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I am located on the central Gold Coast and I travel right across the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas.
I also take online consults from anywhere around the world.
Will you let my baby Cry It Out (CIO)?
It is very disheartening & extremely disappointing when people assume that the only way to help/assist a baby to go to sleep is to leave the baby in a room to cry it out! This belief could NOT be further from the truth!
When assisting babies to settle I have done it all: I have picked up baby’s, cuddled them, rocked them, patted them, given them comforters, given them a dummy. I work WITH the baby AND the family until we find a method that everyone is happy with and that they can work with.
I will be honest however and let you know from the onset – there will be some crying and/or fussing for short periods of time. We are changing your baby’s ‘normal’ and as a result we expect some protesting. Parents2b will work with you and together we will support your baby while they learn this new skill.
I agree … some techniques like CIO might gain quicker sleep ‘success’ (so to speak) than others BUT at the end of the day it won’t work unless it works for the family.
How old does my baby need to be to sleep train?
Parents2b looks after babies from newborn’s however it MUST BE NOTED that for babies under 4 months of age NO formal ‘sleep training’ will not entered into. The focus for babies under 4 months of age is establishing good sleep habits, understanding appropriate wakeful periods, routine and appropriate age related settling techniques.
I have read the books and it doesn’t work! Why is Parents2b any different?
I am sure all parents out there would agree with me about the large amount of differing and often confusing opinions, techniques and ideas when it comes to ‘advice’ on sleep & settling associated with babies. Google, Facebook, publications, friends, family, health professionals … the list is endless when it comes to this ‘advice’.
Unfortunately one size DOES NOT fit all when it comes to babies!
It is also a common scenario that parents have attempted multiple settling techniques from multiple sources …. but often out of exhaustion (and nights are generally the breaking point) they have been unable to follow through with the ‘advised’ settling techniques and subsequently resort back to their old ways – generally resorting back to rocking and/or feeding their baby back to sleep.
The points I am trying to make here is that
Parents need to understand that teaching their baby to self-settle will NOT happen overnight. This needs to be stressed. It takes commitment, consistency and support. Your baby has been assisted to sleep for 6 days, 6 weeks, 6 months, 12 months….. They will not learn to fall asleep on their own in one sleep cycle.
Imagine if I took your bed away tonight and made you sleep on the floor. You wouldn’t sleep well and you too would protest until I either gave you your bed back OR you learnt to sleep on the floor. Your baby is no different. It takes time to learn this new skill.
Parents2b works with you to decide on an individual strategy that you are all comfortable with and one that you can repeatedly follow through from beginning to end. You need to work within your comfort zone ….
There is no point engaging the services of someone to help you with your baby’s sleep unless you are comfortable with the method. If you can’t follow through with the techniques there is no point! Gentle methods tend to take longer so you need to be prepared for this.
Consistency & support is the key. Often failed attempts from sleep and settling consultations is caused from parent’s inconsistency. Parents2b offers 2 weeks of ongoing support to parents post online & in home consultations.
Regular updates are required to allow Parents2b to work with you to implement any changes that maybe needed, talk through scenarios that may expectantly occur during the initial implementation time, to troubleshoot, to support and to assist parents to learn about the techniques as they teach their babies.
What are the signs my baby isn’t getting enough sleep or is overtired?
1. Waking up after one sleep cycle (approx. 45 mins)
2. Multiple daytime napping, aka power-naps (approx. 20 mins)
3. Early morning wake ups (3/4/5 am)
4. Falling asleep when being held / on the bottle/ on the breast
5. Sleeping well until midnight then waking constantly until morning
6. Difficult to settle when put into the cot or falling sleep instantly
7. Difficult behaviours when initiating the bedtime routine (crying as soon as you enter the room)
8. Scratching their face/pulling at their ears
9. Sucking their fingers/fists
10. If held, arching their back or leaning backwards
What happens if I still require support after my initial 2 weeks?
Parents2b is more than happy to continue to support you if your sleep issues have not been resolved in the initial 2 week’s post consultation. You have numerous options of continued support.
Ongoing online support $100 for 4 weeks
30 minute phone consultation $50
1 hour phone consultation $100
What are Parents 2 B terms and conditions?
There is a $50 non-refundable booking deposit (rebated given at consultation) on all sleep consultations. There is a 24 hour cancellation policy – if cancellation is less than 24 hours the full consultation rate is payable.
Post consultation support is via Facebook private message, text or email. Fair play policy applies. Parents2b will endeavour to respond within a reasonable period of time. This is usually within 3 hours – within business hours (these can be found in contact us). This time may be extended on Fridays and weekends. Parents2b will post notification of holiday’s / leave on their Facebook page.
There is a NO refund on services provided. Often a failed sleep consultation is the result of lack of consistency. Parents2b will support you for 2 weeks post consultation. During this time it is essential you stay in contact with Parents2b and communicate your progress, concerns and questions. If we do not hear from you – we cannot support you.
Parents2b reading material is copyrighted and therefore, in line with copyright standards they are not to be shared or distributed without written permission from Parents2b.
Parents2b gives preference to their current clients – enquires about services will be answered within a reasonable time frame – usually 48 hours.
Can I buy Gift Vouchers to give as a present?
“YES Parents 2B offers gift vouchers which you can buy from my shop. Click the link in the top menu’.