How to Help Your Little One Sleep When You’re Away from Home
Hi! I'm Katie!
I help your child sleep better
"Never did I imagine the kind of progress we could make in a week! We saw progress right away and he slept through the night on the fifth night after multiple night waking's for months. We learned so much about his sleep patterns and what he needed to ensure a smooth transition. So very thankful!!!"
"Katie was so amazing to work with! She was happy to answer any questions I had and she provided a very thorough sleeping plan that was easy to follow and worked like a charm. She tailored a plan specific to my child and really worked to figure the underlying cause for her unwillingness to sleep alone and through the night. Within a week my daughter went from crying herself to sleep and waking up multiple times, to happily putting herself to sleep and sleeping all night long. Katie’s help was invaluable. She’s a miracle worker!"
"Katie has provided so much support to myself and our son to help him go from 4+ wake ups a night and only napping being held, to falling asleep on his own and on a regular schedule. She was so kind and supportive and working with her has truly saved my sanity. Thank you Katie for all you have done for our family, and I’d highly recommend her for anyone who needs help and has given up on ever sleeping again"
Do I have to let my child cry it out by themselves?
While I cannot guarantee your child will not cry, I can create plans in which you are there to support your child if they are crying. My goal is always to create a plan that you are comfortable with!
What does your on demand support look like?
When we are actively sleep training together, you are guaranteed a response during my next office hour segment (all times listed in PST):
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
On Sundays I do not offer my morning time slot.
Do we have to night wean?
Night weaning is always completely optional. If you want to night wean then we can explore if your baby is ready for that! My general preference is to wait until 6 months to start the night weaning process. If your child is not ready then we can sleep train without night weaning. If your child is under 12 months then they will need pediatrician approval for night weaning. If your child is older then 12 months then I do generally recommend removing night feedings in order to reduce the risk of tooth decay.
How long will it take for my child to sleep better
This is a hard question to answer because this completely depends on how consistent you are with the plan, and your child's temperament. If the parent is consistent with the sleep training plan, then most children show improvement within 3 days. More easy going/adaptable children will show significant progress in three days. Strong willed children will show a smaller amount of progress within 3 days. Generally parents report that they start falling into a predictable routine between 1-3 weeks. Habits can take up to 3-6 weeks to truly solidify.
Is it really realistic to expect a child to sleep 10-12 hours a night?
Yes! In fact, it's optimal. Children are doing so much growing and developing that they need all the sleep they can get. Getting an adequate amount of sleep (preferably between 11-12 hours at night, but at LEAST 10 hours of sleep) is associated with increased physical health, cognitive health, and mental health benefits.