Sammy Sleep Nanny | Baby & Child Sleep Consultant
Are you struggling and exhausted with lack of sleep? Are you feeling overwhelmed and not clear of a way out? Is your little one unable to self settle, waking frequently, rising early or unable to nap? Are you having bedtime battles?
Sleep deprivation can be brutal affecting the entire family. It can impact on relationships, decision making, work, health and mental wellbeing.
The good news is you don't need to struggle alone as help is here! I am a certified sleep consultant and coach parents how to help babies and young children to become efficient sleepers using holistic, gentle and responsive solutions. This encourages secure attachment and never entails a child feeling distressed.
Your child and family all deserve consistent restorative sleep and restful nights to wake up refreshed and enjoy the day together. I absolutely love what I do as a Baby & Child Sleep Consultant, knowing I make such a huge difference in a family's life, it's not only so rewarding for me, but transformational for you.
Some of the common sleep challenges I offer solutions to are:
Nap struggles and transitions
Rocking/holding/feeding to sleep
Ditching the dummy
Frequent night waking
Transitioning to a big bed
Moving out of parents room
Please get in touch to book a free chat to talk over your goals, offer some advice and to see if we are a good fit to work together.
Sammy Sleep Nanny
Baby & Child Sleep Consultant x
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Why Sleep Train Your Little One?
For some families, sleep disturbances cause little impact while for others they can be hugely destructive. We've seen marriages fall apart, mothers suffer with depression, careers lost and near fatal accidents! Child development suffers and some children end up medicated when, in fact a behavioural intervention for sleep could have resolved things!
Sleep is vital for an infant's brain development. During sleep neural pathways are formed and memory consolidation takes place
Sleep deprivation can lead to poor concentration and confusion which puts both parent and child safety at greater risk
Health & Wellbeing
Parent and child sleep deprivation can lead to poor immune systems and increased illness as well as potential mental health concerns
A well rested family will feel better, interact and connect better bringing an overall sense of deeper joy and happiness!
Common Sleep Challenges
Difficulty settling to sleep at bedtime can bring about challenging behaviour but this is often caused by over tiredness. We will help you to overcome this problem.
Rocking/Feeding To Sleep
If your baby has become dependent on you rocking, holding or feeding her to sleep, we can gently work on her independently falling to sleep and becoming less reliant on you every time she wakes up.
Waking at Night
We all wake in the night and we're not trying to stop that. What we are aiming for is the ability to resettle back to sleep without the need for someone or something to do it for the baby or child every time.
Is your little one consistently waking early before 6am? There are several reasons as to why babies wake early. I can help you understand the specific reasons for your little one, devise a plan and help guide you through the solution
Short naps, a lack of naps and nap resistance are common challenges. We will explore the most suitable approach to help your child get restorative sleep in the optimal intervals.
Moving Away From Co-Sleeping
If co-sleeping is no longer working for you as a family, I can help you gently transition your little one into their own cot/bed and room whilst maintaining a secure attachment
When we put him down to nap we can now leave the room and he will settle himself, with very little help from us, whereas before we were needing to rock/stroke/feed him to sleep each time.
Lissy - Mum to Arley, 4 Months
Sleep Training FAQ
Sleep training is often misunderstood to be a process that requires leaving babies to cry...This is not true. Sleep training responsively means assisting a baby or child and meeting all their needs while helping them to achieve the best sleep they are capable of at any given stage in their development.
What if it doesn't work?It works! The only thing that may let you down is failure to consistently implement the strategies provided. If sickness, travel or other life events disrupt progress, you will still have the education and tools to get back on track when you are ready. If I see any reason to suggest your child may need a different type of expertise such as medical, I will disclose this upon receipt of your intake form.
How long will it take ?A behavioural intervention can resolve a baby or young child's sleep challenges in as little as 1-3 nights or it could take 4-6 weeks. Most families see a vast improvement within the first 7-10 days. There are a number of variables that can determine the speed of progress, particularly consistency and we will discuss this during our consultation to ensure you get the best results.
Will my baby cry ?All babies (and young children) cry. It is how they communicate. Anyone offering a no-cry sleep training is suggesting your baby stops communicating! We help you to read the cries and understand what the needs are and we offer suitable responses so you are never ignoring any cries.
What is your success rate ?100% of the families I work with achieve the results they are looking for when they commit to consistently implementing the strategies taught to them.
Do you guarantee results ?I provide a service that consists of information and support. I cannot control how that is used by the customer, therefore I cannot guarantee the customer's results. I can guarantee satisfaction with my assessment and consultation, after which the results are in the customer's hands.