I do not agree with that.
Sleep is a skill to learn. I prefer to have a plan which helps and supports your child learn the skill of how to go from the awake state to the sleep state without assistance.
I am a sleep consultant. I have studied with the Family Sleep Institute. I have studied the biology of sleep and sleep development, the research behind sleep training and the various methods.
I have taught my own six children and over 35 foster children healthy sleep habits.
Go to my website: http://www.gentletouchsleeptime.com/contact-me/
Request a 15 minute “Get Acquainted” call to discuss your sleep situation and which package which be most helpful to you.
Go to: http://www.gentletouchsleeptime.com/sleep-packages/
Choose the package and click on “Buy”. You will then be sent a Paypal invoice.
After you have made the payment to Paypal, you will be sent several forms to fill out:
1. Consultation Contract
2. Family Contract
3. SIDS form
4. Intake form- to answer questions about your sleep situation and what your sleep goals are
After I receive your intake form back, I will review your intake form and then your consult will be scheduled.
During the consult I will talk about sleep as it relates to your child’s developmental age. I will talk about what is working with your sleep situation and what is not working and why. I will discuss the changes we can bring to your situation to improve sleep. I will discuss your sleep goals which you listed on the intake form. We will talk about the possible ways to reach those goals; the benefits and difficulties associated with each method. You will choose which of the options to use to help your child sleep. We will discuss the start date for the sleep plan.
I will send you the personalized sleep plan within 2 days. You will have 24 hours to review the plan and ask any questions. I will ask you to start keeping a sleep log of the times and length of sleep to send to me each day.
We will begin to implement the plan at bedtime of the agreed upon date. The sleep log should be returned to me between 8AM-3PM each day for the 14 days. I will review the sleep log daily and answer email questions. You have unlimited email and/or texting but I will respond no more than 2 times per day. A 15 minute follow-up phone support can be scheduled in advance when you choose.
There will be a reminder 24 hours prior to the ending of the contract to give you opportunity for questions. There will be an email wrap up of the consult. I will give tips to deal with the coming developmental sleep issues.
My goal is your success. I support and coach you to that success.
It is confusing to know what is the best way for your child.
The best part is that a sleep consultant provides a live person to answer your questions and apply the correct help to your child. As a sleep consultant I keep you on track to reach success.