Anyone who has children knows the misery that endless nights of sleeplessness or broken sleep can bring.
Sleep is intrinsic to our mental and physical health, which means it’s as important that the little people in our lives get the right amount of sleep as it is that we do. Unfortunately, sleep can be in pretty short supply for everyone when there’s a toddler or new baby in the house.
Some little ones sleep really easily, but a lot don’t. That’s because sleep is a skill and, just like maths or riding a bike, some children need a bit more help to learn it.
But teaching them can be tough which is why it’s so easy, when the chips are down and the hour is long, to retreat into an unhelpful routine to just get some sleep. Things like feeding or rocking every time they wake leads to ingrained behaviours that make it even harder for your child to sleep alone and without help.
Lucy Barker is our respected Baby Sleep consultant and uses her extensive skills and work as a highly qualified baby sleep specialist and the personal experience and empathy gained as a formerly sleep-deprived mum of two to bring night time harmony into the home.
It’s hard enough raising a family with all the attendant anxieties, stress and worry that can bring, but lack of sleep can have a debilitating effect on our mental and physical health, leaving us less able to cope with the pressures of juggling a busy life at home and at work.
Sleep deprivation can also inhibit your child’s mental and physical development, making them less receptive to their new environment and the lessons that each day brings. Resolving sleep issues early in our children’s lives and teaching them how to be self-sufficient when they go to bed works for everyone.
How our baby sleep sessions can help
We work with children from 18 weeks through to toddlers and younger children. Whether you’re the parents of a child who’s never slept through the night, looking for a bit of help to get your child to settle when they first go to bed or trying to deal with repeated broken nights, every sleep plan is tailored to the specific needs of the family we’re working with.
Lucy’s record is enviable, helping mums and dads everywhere to put an end to night-waking so that everyone in the household gets the sleep they need to deal with the challenges the dawn brings.
With one-to-one coaching, a personalised sleep plan, daily online and telephone support and bolt-on sessions, there’s everything you need to bring peace and quiet when you need it most.