Some children may need help with self-settling, but this is often not the full story. My holistic sleep plans consider many other factors that may be impacting your child's sleep, including sleep environment, nutrition, nap timings, nap durations, wake-up times, bed times, sleep associations and medical considerations.
One common misconception is that sleep training always means 'Cry It Out'. This is certainly not the case. Children are all different plus each family has their own beliefs and parenting styles, so if your plan includes a sleep training element I will always provide multiple options and work closely with you to find a method that you're totally happy with.
With so much sleep information out there it's hard to know what to trust. I have a first class science degree and my recommendations are all based on science and evidence. Your sleep plan will not only explain what to do, but also why you are doing it. In my experience, this gives families the confidence to stick with their plans and improve their child's sleep as quickly as possible.
Improving and extending naps
Moving away from rocking, cuddling or feeding your child to sleep
Teaching your child to sleep through the night
Teaching self-settling skills
Early morning wake-ups
Establishing predictable and consistent daytime routines
Teaching your toddler to stay in bed
Transitioning away from co-sleeping
And so much more!