Why should we get help?
Only 20% of children sleep through the night from birth, with the rest needing to be gently encouraged to do so. This means that the majority of new parents need to teach their children this vital life skill and here lies the problem. Whilst every parent we work with have based their actions on the best intentions, most are done whilst under the brain fog of sleep deprivation. In this state it can be incredibly challenging to decipher the best approach for your baby and stick with it, especially when so many approaches exist and everyone has a different opinion. At Baby Sleep School we aim to provide you with an objective (and well slept) view point, helping you to make the most helpful decisions for you and your baby.
What age children do you help?
The majority of babies that we see range from 3 months to 3 years of age. In certain circumstances we do see younger babies and older children.
How long does it take to work?
The length of time a programme take to work depends on the severity and type of sleeping issues presented, as well as the motivation of the parents to implement the programme. On average most parents report improvements in their babies/toddlers sleep after the first few days, with consistent good sleeping habits being established within a month. In some cases, such as where the child's poor sleeping habits are well ingrained, they are reliant on multiple sleep aids or have learnt to sleep and wake at the wrong times, it may take longer.
Do you offer early or late sessions?
Our sessions run from 8am till 7pm. This ensures that you can receive the help you need, at a time that works best for you.
Do you offer advice to parent as well?
Yes. Given that you (the parent) are responsible for implementing the programme, we see your sleep as an essential ingredient to its success. All of our programmes offer advice to parents on how to improve their sleep, as well as how to have more energy during the day by effectively managing the negative consequences of sleep deprivation.
Do you do home visits?
We do not offer home visits as they are generally not needed. Once you’ve had your initial phone or skype session you’ll receive a plan of action guiding you how to teach your baby to sleep through the night.
What are your techniques based on?
At Baby Sleep School we combine the latest scientific research and clinically proven techniques to ensure your baby sleeps through the night. All of the techniques are based on tried and tested behaviour modification programmes designed to gently encourage your baby to sleep. To help our parents we use a range of clinically proven mindfulness and acceptance based tools, all of which have been tried and tested at our Insomnia School.
How do I know the programme will be right for my baby?
At Baby Sleep School we recognize that every family is different, which is why all of our programmes are tailored to the specific needs of your baby and your family situation. We will work with you to devise the most effective and easy to implement approach for you and your baby.
Do you we need to visit a clinic?
No. All sessions are delivered via skype or phone as this has proven to be the most effective and popular delivery method for our parents. Given that you will be responsible for implementing the programme we do not need to meet your baby.