Newborn Baby

My Approach: 

I am a sleep specialist specializing in holistic, attachment-based sleep support for women, babies, toddlers, and breastfeeding families. I help families get to the root of their child's sleep struggles. 

 

My approach draws from attachment theory, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and the science of biologically normal sleep and development. I am committed to helping foster attachment and finding solutions that work best for the entire family.

My approach helps parents:

  • Understand biologically normal infant sleep and development

  • Getting to the root of your child's sleep problems 

  • Balance of nurturing their baby and taking care of themselves

  • Finding a more sustainable way to parent at night

  • Developing strategies for supporting you and your baby

  • Exploring everyone’s sleep 

  • Discussing the wellness of your family overall

  • Make changes in a gentle, responsive way

My approach is NOT:

  • Sleep training 

  • Cry-it-out methods

  • Separation tactics 

  • Quick fixes

  • No Guarantees or promises that your baby will be sleeping through the night in a few weeks.  

What is good sleep quality? 

 

Sleep is the basis of good quality of life. Sleep is much more than just getting the right number of hours of sleep in a night.  Good sleep quality is always restful and restorative. When we get good sleep quality, we wake up feeling happy, rested, and not tired throughout our day. Our moods and emotions are both regulated when we get sleep quality. 

 

To achieve good sleep quality, you need to eat well, breathe well, have good nutrition, good gut health, and a balanced nervous system to achieve good quality sleep.

What is poor sleep quality? 

Poor sleep quality is associated with low moods, depression, behavior, and learning difficulties, as well as long wellness challenges in the long run. 

 

What does poor sleep quality look like in children?

 

Catnapping for less than 40 minutes, waking up more frequently than every 2 hours at night, excessive night waking, taking a long time to settle to sleep, resisting sleep, sleeping more than would be considered age-appropriate, and being unable to make age-appropriate awake time.

Children usually do not show poor sleep quality until they hit school age and begin to struggle.

It is never too late or early to build a foundation of good sleep quality. 

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