Our Sleep Training Method
Sleepless nights are a common struggle for parents and babies, but it doesn’t have to be this way. At Strong Beginnings, we have created a tried and true Sleep Training method for giving little ones the gift of great sleep.
Every family’s situation is unique, which is why we work hard to build customized plans that use the gentlest approaches to address your child’s sleep challenges. You stay with your baby every step of the way, offering physical comfort and verbal reassurance as we build their sleep skills and confidence. This is an essential part of my programs, ensuring that all of your child’s needs are being met and we are creating an environment in which they can succeed as they master how to fall and stay asleep.
How do we get your baby to great sleep?
The honest to goodness Sleep Trainer truth
Is it Easy?
No, not always. Change can be hard on us all. Trust me to give you clear and supportive guidelines and advice as we navigate our time together so that you feel confident in your child and yourself again.
Will there be crying?
At every age and stage, we work with your baby on what they are developmentally capable of doing without using crying as a learning tool. For newborns, this means no crying. Ever.
For infants, yes, there can be crying. It very much depends on the severity of your circumstances, how quickly you want results and how we wish to approach changing your child’s sleep habits. Oftentimes, crying is your baby saying, “Mom, Dad! I preferred it when you fed or rocked me to sleep, it was easier than trying to learn how to do it myself.” That said, we DO NOT use CIO (Cry It Out) methods, and this approach is not in line with my own parenting philosophy. You will not leave your baby, you will always be responsive and caring and respectful no matter what approach we use.
For toddlers, there is not crying but sometimes there are tantrums. But let’s face it, at this stage, tantrums over change or not getting their way is nothing new to you. We will be building their confidence, allowing them to feel like they have control and working with them to motivate the change in sleep habits. Our approach varies per child and circumstance, but once again you will always be responsive and caring and respectful no matter what approach we use.