So you have decided it is the time to sleep train. You have decided it is the right time for you to go for it but how are you going to do it? Are you going to read a book, buy an online course or hire a sleep consultant?
Many parents seek sleep help in hiring a paediatric sleep consultant and others are just not sure about it due to cost and what others may think, perhaps they feel they will be judged or not supported. Perhaps you or they feel you can learn it all from a book or Dr. Google!
In this week’s blog, spoken words come to "paper" by real Mums I had the pleasure to work with. We hear their “why” they chose to hire a sleep consultant, what drove them to making that decision to help their child and in turn the family sleep better and reach those sleep goals they aspired to.
They spoke about the journey itself and how they felt at the end after reaching their sleep goals.
I am extremely grateful for these mum's who took part in today's podcast, they know who they are and I hope you all enjoy reading their stories!
Recently I asked the question on my social media “Why do you choose NOT to work with a sleep consultant”? The choice of answers were ...
The most common answer was “expense” and then a close second “what can I learn for a sleep consultant a book can’t teach me..”?
These are extremely valid answers. Of course the cost of a book is a tiny fraction of the cost a sleep consultant may be so of course we will head to the book shop first. Even read some blogs online and scroll our phones in the hope of finding free advice and answers. Even ask our friends what they did to get their child to sleep.
In this blog today I am going to go through a few reasons a sleep consultant may be the better choice for your family and is worth every penny…
Meet Ralph! Ralph is 3 and half! He was a great 11 hour sleeper when he was a baby right up just before his 3rd birthday.
Then, a little holiday away everything changed. Ralph liked to have a story read to him to fall asleep, he then wanted to sleep with Mummy and Daddy. On return home after a week away bedtimes became harder, he started refusing to put pyjamas on and taking up to an hour to fall asleep. He always found an excuse not to sleep, teddy fell out of bed, and his covers fell off, another story and then another then another then another!
Ralph was full of questions as well! He liked to know things especially if he was going to nursery the next day and who will be there! His parents tried to leave the room but it never happened easily or without a battle.
Then Ralph started to wake in the night and not go back to his bed unless Mummy or Daddy came with him. 4.30am became a favourite for Ralph to start the day!