working with children from Newborn to age 5

There is no one way to tackle babies and sleep – no one size fits all. Your child may not respond to what works for another child, stop wondering why what worked for your friend’s baby isn’t working for yours – they are individual little people with their personalities, quirks and sleep needs. This is why I get to know you all first to determine the best method and routine for you and your little one. I encourage home visits as this allows us to get to know you and your family so we can work with you to find out what’s going to work for you, your family, your parenting style and your lifestyle. We want your baby to sleep, we don’t want to change your life!

Phone Consultation and Sleep Assessment Package – $199

I am only ever a phone call away. I provide phone consultations Australia-wide because I believe no mother or family should ever feel like there is no one there to help them. After we have run through a sleep intake form our phone call is scheduled for about an hour and this is at a time that is most convenient for you. We discuss the situation and determine what the underlying cause is before discussing some approaches and techniques that suit your baby’s needs. I provide you with a personalized step by step plan to target your specific problems in a way that does not compromise how you want to parent your child. Phone and email support is continued on an as-needed basis.

Skype/Facetime/Google Meet Consultation Package – $250 – (most popular)

Parents often prefer a face-to-face consultation, but either live remotely or do not require a full day or night package. These consultations are a great way for a qualified baby sleep consultant to get to know you, your little one and the home environment on a more personal level. You can show me your baby’s sleeping environment and I can meet everyone and get to know you, at a time that is convenient to you . First I ask you to complete an initial intake form, then after discussing the sleep difficulties you are experiencing, your goals and your parenting style, we work on a step-by-step plan that will regulate your child’s sleeping patterns and help you settle them down faster. These personalised plans cover what issues are causing your baby’s erratic sleep patterns, why the issue needs to be resolved and how this can all be done in a way that you are comfortable with. We review room environment, routine, nutrition, stimulation, appropriate wake windows and more to get to the bottom of what is going on and why – every situation is unique. This consultation lasts around 1 to 1 and a half hours. Do not worry if you have to attend to/ put your baby to sleep while I am in consultation with you! I am happy to wait. Support for this package is unlimited via phone or additional video call if you prefer, although most issues can be resolved within a two-week timeframe.

Overnight Stay Consultation Package 5 pm-6/7 am – $650

Sometimes it helps to have someone in your home who can guide you through the process of getting your little one down to sleep and provide hands-on settling and coaching, especially when nothing else seems to work. After your initial intake form is completed, we organise a time for me to stay the night with you to offer support and advice and ease your baby into your new routine. You don’t even need a spare room or bed – I will nap on the couch, ready to jump into action whenever needed! I spend the evening getting to know you, your family and your parenting style before putting your little one to bed, and assist with any wake-ups until morning. I walk you through the process, providing assurance and guidance where necessary. It is always comforting to know someone is there to help if the going gets tough at 2 am and I am available to answer any questions that you might think of during the night. I will leave you with your personalised plan outlining the methods we have discussed and implemented, and a step-by-step guide for the following weeks so you know exactly what to do to get your baby to sleep once I leave. Support is then unlimited via phone and email should any issues arise in the future.

Day Stay Consultation Package 8 am-3/4 pm – $490

As per the overnight consultation, the day-stay consultation package allows me to provide you with the support, knowledge and resources to help get your baby to sleep. This is particularly useful if your baby sleeps reasonably well at night but battles going down for naps. I will also leave you with your step-by-step personalised plan so you know exactly what to do. Additional day visits/night stay combination packages can be arranged at a reduced cost, just ask.

Email Assessment Package- $120

This package is suited for less complex sleep issues that you may be experiencing with your child. After reviewing your intake form I tailor a plan to suit your parenting style and child’s personality. The same factors are considered when constructing this plan as in all other packages, support is again unlimited via email only.

If you are unsure about how much support you require give me a call or send me an email and we can have a chat about your particular situation.