FAQ Page 2018-07-14T16:20:07+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sleep Training? 2018-07-08T02:08:05+00:00

Sleep training is teaching your baby to transition from being awake to asleep without your help. This includes bedtime, naptime and all-night long.

Who does the actual training? 2018-02-27T21:44:28+00:00

You do! I write the Sleep Plan for you, which tells you what to do. I am there for you as a coach and a guide. If you have questions, get stuck or need encouragement, I am here to help. The actual training of your baby is up to you. Sleep training is quite simple once you know what to do. Sometimes we just need someone to guide us along the way. That’s why I’m here.

How do I know that sleep training will work for my baby? 2018-03-06T00:40:25+00:00

Sleep training works for 99 percent of parents who are willing to stick to their sleep plan. All of my clients who have followed their sleep plan have seen success.

How long will it take to see results? 2018-02-27T21:41:24+00:00

Done properly, most parents see great improvement within 3 or 4 nights and can get a full nights sleep within a week.

I’ve heard that crying can cause emotional damage to babies. Is this true? 2018-03-06T17:22:59+00:00

Not according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. In a recent study, researchers found no negative effects on babies that were sleep trained. These findings measured stress levels, emotional and behavioral problems and secure attachment to parents.

According to the authors of the study, “behavioral interventions appear to improve sleep without detrimental effects on the child or family.”

Here is a link to the study

What age can I sleep train my baby? 2018-08-06T09:40:36+00:00

A Baby Sleep Plan is ideal for you if your baby is anywhere between the ages of 4 months and 4 years.

A Newborn Sleep Plan is best for you if your baby is younger than 4 months. While most newborns are not ready to sleep through the night until 3-6 months, there is still a LOT you can do to help your newborn sleep longer stretches at night and maintain a consistent daytime schedule.

Can I sleep train my baby if he/she has medical issues? 2018-02-27T21:44:50+00:00

If your baby has a medical issue of any kind, you must get clearance from your pediatrician before beginning to sleep train. In general, it is always advised to consult with your pediatrician before beginning any sleep training program, regardless of your child’s medical background.

My baby sleeps well at night but is a terrible napper. Is there hope for me? 2018-02-27T21:42:47+00:00

Of course! Nap training follows the same patterns as sleep training. Together we can turn your baby into a champion napper.

Will nap training still work if my child is in daycare? 2018-02-27T21:45:11+00:00

Yes, as long as your child’s caregiver is willing to follow the steps you lay out for them. I suggest providing your child’s daycare with a copy of your sleep plan so that everyone is on the same page.

Do you believe in the Cry it Out method? 2018-07-08T02:09:46+00:00

Who wants to hear their baby cry for hours when there are gentler techniques that almost always work? Changing habits may bring about some levels of frustration in your baby, depending on their age, temperament and current sleep habits. My method is to guide you along the gentlest path possible.

Do you work internationally? 2018-02-27T21:42:26+00:00

Absolutely!

How do I get started? 2018-07-08T02:08:37+00:00

When you’re ready to sleep train, you can choose whichever training plan works best for you. You can find them in the blue Training Options tab at the top of the page. After checkout, you’ll be directed to a Sleep Assessment Form, which will give me the information I need to create your sleep plan.