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Babies and sleep is a hot topic. Everyone has something to say about it. We need to look at sleep holistically. It is more than nap times and sleep schedules. As a society we need to change the messages with give families. We need to stop asking if a baby is sleeping through the night. The truth is most babies do NOT sleep through the night (babies do not sleep like adults, they sleep like babies) . Your worth as a parent is not rated on how much your baby sleeps. We are here to support you and your baby with your sleep needs.
A Certified Baby-Led Sleep and Wellness Specialist provides you with information about normal infant and child development and how it relates to sleep.
Our mission is to help parents find sleep solutions through responsive parenting practices while building connected relationships. We are passionate about helping families improve sleep without resorting to sleep training. Our approach:respects and nurtures the attachment system; supports the natural progression of development;gives parents an understanding of what “normal” baby sleep looks like; appreciates your baby’s still-developing brain and dominant survival instinct;encourages parents to believe and to follow their own instincts; and empowers a parent to make changes to improve the quality of their baby’s sleep.
The Baby-Led Sleep Approach will help you: understand realistic, age-appropriate expectations about sleep; learn about yourself as a parent and your impact on your baby’s sleep; be a responsive parent by listening to your child’s cues and dealing with your child respectfully while supporting any distress, in an effort to build and nurture trust; create a safe sleep space; appreciate the emotional work required to support sleep, understand what causes sleep interruptions, and how sleep actually works; and use the tools that encourage better sleep for your baby, as well as help you gain control over the conditions that affect good sleep, such as your own behaviour, nutrition, environmental factors, routines, time, and “village” of support.
Babies wake up for many reasons including developmental leaps, teething, hot, cold, hungry, thirsty, security, and comfort. A baby who is waking hourly for more than a few weeks is a red flag and causes should be investigated
Our sleep educator will help you better understand your baby's needs and develop a support plan with you.