My approach to improving your child’s sleep through healthy baby sleep habits is simple:
1. I will provide you information about WHY sleep is so important for your child’s well being. This will give you all the motivation you need to make changes to your child’s sleep habits.
2. I will walk you through an easy-to-follow, step-by-step plan that lets you make some choices about what is the right approach for your child. All children are different and nobody knows your child better than you do. I encourage you to use your knowledge of your child to help customize his or her sleep plan.
3. I will show you how to measure success. No, you shouldn’t expect your child to sleep 12 uninterrupted hours on the first night – although it does happen! We will tell you what you should expect along the way!
Do I have to make my child “cry it out?”
A little note about the “crying” question: Since people always ask me about whether my solutions involve “crying it out,” I think it’s something that deserves to be addressed here.
Crying is your child’s way of protesting change, and you can expect that making changes to his or her sleep habits will result in some protest. That is why I always tell parents that my program will most likely involve at least some amount of protest on the child’s part. However, I will never ask you to leave your child to cry alone to cry if that is not something that feels right for you, nor will I ask you to ignore your child’s cries. The reason that my baby sleep method is so effective is that it lets you develop a plan that you feel comfortable with, based on what you know about your child.
If you have any questions at all about the philosophy behind the Sleep Sense™ Method and teaching your child healthy sleep habits, please don’t hesitate to contact me at Houston Sleep Consultant or Dallas Sleep Consultant and ask! I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (832) 640-5492.