Once you have made it through the newborn stage, we can offer sleep consulting, helping you balance your need for sleep with your infant’s needs to be responded to, fed and soothed. A sleep consultation can help you understand and plan for what to expect, how sleep patterns will change with development, and how to respond to the baby’s rhythms in a way that might maximize his or her sleep consolidation and consistency. We can teach you ways to gently transition your baby into an appropriate sleep pattern, if needed, as well as to gently encourage his or her natural and developing sleep abilities.
There are many different approaches to newborn and infant sleep and each family has different needs and goals. Fortunately, while there’s room for differing approaches there’s also current sleep science to help parents understand their babies’ behavior, support age-appropriate sleep patterns, and make modifications if and when it’s needed.
We take a gentle approach to supporting parents and babies in reaching realistic goals for getting the rest they all need. Our belief is that you know your baby best, and so it’s important for us to combine your expertise of your baby with my knowledge about infant sleep and development.