What age does my child need to be?
We work with newborns, babies and toddlers up to 5 years old.
Which Package is right for me?
We offer a free initial 15 minute phone consultation with Natalie which involves an in depth discussion about your circumstances. In this discussion Natalie will suggest which package would be appropriate for you and your family.
How do I know when I need to start sleep training my baby?
It’s never too early to introduce gentle sleep enhancing methods into your day and night-time regime with your baby.
If you have already tried other sleep training solutions, such as an ‘In hospital’ Sleep School or a ‘Night-nurse’ and are still experiencing difficulties, then it is an optimal time to introduce our gentle sleep training techniques.
Will I have to leave my baby to cry it out?
We do not offer a CIO (crying it out) solution. Some children may cry (out of frustration), but we never encourage the caregiver to be absent during these moments. We will formulate a sleep plan that you are comfortable with implementing, with an overall aim of aiding your child to develop healthy sleeping patterns.
What makes this type of sleep training unique from other ones I have already tried?
Our sleep training is conducted entirely in your own home. You will not be required to leave your family in order to participate.
We work closely with you to understand why other sleep inducing strategies have not worked. We will always respect and take into consideration your preferred parenting style, so that together the overall goal of creating a harmonious sleeping environment for all of your family members is achieved.
We strive to empower parents to develop long lasting skills they need to settle their child to sleep. Once learnt, these skills can be easily applied as your child develops and their sleeping patterns and needs change.
Once incorporated into your day and nighttime regimes, our techniques can be easily adopted by all of your child’s carers (including grandparents, nannies or babysitters).
Do you work Internationally? Are payments secure?
We absolutely work internationally! Besides having clients from Australia, we have helped parents and their children from the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. All international calls can be made via Skype. Our international payment service is offered through PayPal or Bank Transfer.
Will I have to stop breastfeeding?
We support your preferred feeding style, which could include breast, formula or combination feeding.
Do you attend Mother’s Group Sessions as a Guest Speaker?
We would love to arrange a visit to your Mother’s Group!
Once arranged, we are happy to receive questions in advance or are happy to answer ad hock questions on the day.
Sessions run for an hour and can be arranged both on an individual and group basis, with further consultation available if necessary. Mums will enjoy this relaxed and fun way of managing your child’s sleep.
How beneficial will the new baby package be for me?
If you are an expecting mum or a new parent looking for some useful tips and suggestions about how to get your newborn baby to sleep and what baby products to buy in preparation for the birth, you will find this consultation extremely useful. We will run through various tips and suggestions that will help you throughout your child’s life. This package can be for you or as a great gift idea for a friend who just had a baby. Contact us for more information how to arrange a gift card.
Why do I need a sleep consultant? I have read so many sleep books already and nothing has really worked so far. What will a sleep consultant advise that I haven’t already tried?
Sometimes dealing with sleeping issues can get very confusing. There is so much conflicting material out there that can make a parent feel at a loss at which direction to take with your child. It’s sometimes helpful having someone external arrive on the scene who can be objective and advise on solutions that work. Long periods of sleep deprivation can also cloud your judgment and make change difficult to implement. A good sleep consultant is there to advise and coach you through this process and encourage you when things get difficult. We like to work closely with my clients in building a program that is both flexible and appropriate for each family we treat.
Once the consultation period starts, do I need to clear my calendar completely for the next 3 weeks?
It’s a good idea once you start sleep training to know that your life may feel a little bit restricted in the beginning just until your child’s sleeping habits are back on track. We don’t recommend that you plan any major holidays or big changes such as moving house during this time. If this is something that is unavoidable, you are better off waiting until this change is over before starting to sleep train your child. It is easier for them not to have too many big changes occuring at the same time.
What if I need additional support once the consultation period is over?
If at the end of the consultation period you feel you need additional help, we can arrange an extension. Refer to the maintenance package on the consultations page for clients who wish to extend the consultation for a further month at a discounted rate.
What if I need more support after I have paid for the new baby package?
If you feel after the new baby consultation that you would like further help, you may want to consider waiting a little while and then purchasing the pre deluxe or deluxe package once your child has reached 3 months of age.
Am I ready for this?
We will be here to educate and coach you through this process. We will put you on the right path with the right plan, but you have to do the hard part. You have to implement the plan and be consistent with it. We don’t like to guarantee time frames – every baby is different with different personalities and temperament – but we can guarantee that if you are willing and dedicated to stop this no-sleep cycle with you and your child and will be 100% consistent until your sleep issues are resolved, then your child will be “sleeping through the night” before you know it. If you feel you are almost ready and just need that extra push to get started, contact us now.
Will Natalie be visiting my house?
If you are located in Melbourne, Australia Natalie will arrange an in-house visit with you. For all interstate/international clients, Natalie will arrange a consultation via SKYPE.