Establishing Sleep Rhythms, 0-5 Months
Private Coaching, 1:1 Consultations, Group Coaching, Educational Workshops
Similar to establishing breastfeeding, your little one needs help to establish early sleep rhythms. Feeding is directly related to sleep patterns and blending the two is an art!
Establishing Early Sleep Packages Include
Initially getting to know each other! Finding a good parenting match and understanding the process.
Complete assessment and review of all intake forms. Investigation of any sleep barriers or road blocks.
Detailed discussion of plan and changes needed, during our one-hour, initial 1:1 confernce call and consultation.
This comprehensive sleep stratgegy session will address all aspects of early parenting (feeding, sleep, development and emotion)
After the initial strategy session you will recieve a summary email, complimentary lesson on area of focus, and several resources.
Beyond the stretegy session the next coaching bundle includes three follow-up conversations for supporting those changes.
Parenting is hard! It takes a village!! Full coaching support includes unlimited texts/emails and three weeks of phone support.
Comprehensive 1:1 coaching for three weeks covers all your sleep and parenting challeges:
Feeding routines, sleep routines, sleep structure, ideal rhythms, wake windows age by age
Bedtime challenges, sleep associations, patterns, emotional needs, responsive parenting
Sleep education and sleep science review, prevention of early rise, frequent night wakings, false starts
Balanced naps, extended naps, activity, sunlight, ideal sleep environments and more.
During the three weeks you will also receive the parenting package by email, this includes the puzzle peices for sleep
The puzzle peices include 15 lessons for building a stronger more connected relationship with your baby through sleep.
You will also have scheduled calls every M-W-F for encouragement and guidance along the way, as well as daily texts
Along with coaching through breastfeeding, emotion, sleep and new parenting challenges you will have access to our online groups
Facebook group community, mommy village weekly webinars, baby-led sleep courses, and our e-book!
Private Coaching Calls $150/hr
These can be booked any time for a complete assessment and review of sleep strategies
We will discuss establishing rhythms and routines, while following natural biorhythms
Supporting baby emotion, responsive parenting, building trusting relationships and deeper connections
Why your baby's right brain dominance matters so much, and how to be more attuned to body language cues
Co-regulation between the primary caregiver and baby, how to optimize this tool and use natures design best
Understanding emotional development, knowing when to soothe your baby and down-regulate
Introduction to conscious parenting and mindful mothering to improve sleep for baby
Sleep science, rhythms, patterns and routines, the details and basics of sleep foundations
Balancing nutrition and sleep, weaning strategies and options for managing night feeds
The Argument Against Extniction or CIO
The central nervous system remains immature and cannot regulate from distress. Trust in the world is imperative and the core-self is forming. All mammals are designed to seek close proximity to their primary caregiver for safety, especially during a time when their brain is developing an alarmingly fast rate. Breastfeeding must also be protected at all costs and always comes first. Although fed is best, we still want moms to have the option to breastfeed their babies without needing compromise nursing for sleep. Babies are very dependent on their mothers and sleep is a vulnerable state. Connection, trust and building emotional safety is our priority. Babies sense of danger when separated from their caregivers and respond by shuting down as a protective response to stress.
Independent sleep is a process that takes time and is directly related to development. If we were in living in "tribes," your baby would be sleeping beside you for a few years! In our culture, safe sleep practices are in place to provide close proximity without bedsharing. For many of us, we often need to make a change. Sleep is critical for parental health and work preformance. Making sure your baby gets enough quality, healthy sleep is always our focus and not all babies sleep well co-sleeping or room sharing. Some babies are active and overstimulated. By recognizing and respecting the emotional needs of your baby, making the changes that work for your family situation and adapting to todays ever changing world, we can carefully make the shift without using any form of sleep training.
The one hour newborn sleep session is the perfect solution for avoiding barriers that prevent blissful sleep. While learning the early sleep cues and emotional responses from an early age, you can prevent sleep challenges down the road! If your baby is at least 5.5 months old and having frequent night wakings, difficulty settling, short naps, early risings, split nights or rocky starts, you can begin the process of sleep coaching by shifting the comfort zone and supporting emotion in arms.
Encouraging your baby to self-settle from a state of calm is not the same as "sleep training." You will not be leaving your baby to cry alone, I do not promote emotional isolation. The term self-soothing implies that baby can down-regulate emotion from a state of stress or hysterics, this is not my belief and as such, the term self-settling is used to describe natural self regulating patterns from a state of calm not stress. A baby who remains calm after you leave them, and can surrender to sleep is a baby who feels safe and secure in their environment. This takes time to achieve but is absolutely possible!
The sleep process involves guiding, helping, supporting and respecting the baby's limits. You will first balance the foundations and build up the underlying components that support sleep, work on emotional synchronization with awareness, self reflection, pause, patience, compassion, empathy, respect and a deeper understanding of the emotional mirror through conscious parenting. Lastly, you will watch your baby for cues that indicate readiness for independent sleep.
Sleep science gives us many clues and provides an excellent foundation for sleep structure at each stage of development, understanding the chemistry behind sleep and the basics of sleep drive and circadian rhythm will help you meet your baby’s needs more effectively. Looking at all factors that contribute to sleep, is imperative to long term success. Balancing nutrition, emotion and activity can go along way! Education on the biology of sleep, wake windows, temperament and developmental markers are also important before removing any sleep association. Positive affirmation and emotional connection is imperative for long term success.
" I will teach you how to identify your baby’s emotions, support them with empathy, use sleep science and manage nutrition to allow sleep to evolve. By understanding each developmental stage and remaining emotionally available, your baby will sleep without compromising other needs. The program is about educating parents from a holistic approach!"