No two babies or children are exactly the same! One approach may work for one child but not for another. This is why I have such great success with the families I work with. In order to solve a personal problem, you need a personalized solution.
Many parents try following the methods outlined in a book and find it is not successful, and there are dozens of reasons why that can happen. The biggest reason why the solutions that work for one parent don’t work for another is simple. They’re not dealing with the same baby!
Some babies are heavily reliant on sleep props. Others can’t sleep in a room that’s too warm. Some may not be getting enough daytime sleep, and others might be overtired. Some children have developed an association between feeding and falling asleep. Another child might be ready to drop their second daytime nap.
And, of course, it could be any combination of all the above, or the many other sleep challenges that children may experience.
Adding to the challenge is the fact that most solutions don’t work overnight, so parents might try a solution that could potentially help their child to start sleeping through the night but abandon it before it takes effect due to some heavy protesting on their child’s part.
In short, sleep is a complicated issue and there’s very rarely one single thing that can remedy the situation overnight.
As a professional sleep consultant, I have the experience and training to recognize which problems result in specific symptoms, and I can work with you to develop a personalized plan for your child that addresses those individual issues. I can also provide some much-needed support when things don’t seem to be working and give parents the encouragement they need to follow through on that plan until it starts to work.
Consider the example of a personal trainer. You could just buy some dumbbells and watch some YouTube videos to get in shape, so why pay someone to guide you along?
Well, because they’re able to give you solid advice based on education and experience, they can help to keep you motivated, and they know how to respond to the problems that might arise when it comes to your specific situation. The same applies when you hire a sleep consultant, like me, to help solve your child’s sleep problems.
When it comes to your child’s sleep, I hope for every parent to find success on their own, and with as few problems as possible. But if that doesn’t happen for you, I as a professional Pediatric Sleep Consultant have the answers and support you need to achieve great sleep for not only your child, but your entire family!