Why in the world do people hire sleep consultants? When there seems to be an unlimited amount of information available online and on the shelves of Chapters, it can seem a little bewildering to imagine budgeting for a professional to help you get your baby to sleep through the night!
I get it, Mumma!
I mean, our parents didn’t need professionals to help us sleep through the night, and we all have that friend with three kids who all slept like angels from the day they came home from the hospital. Surely, they have some wisdom to impart. Maybe they do.
But, when you’ve tried it all and are still ‘Sleepless in the UK’ it might be time to call in the big guns.
So, why do people in the UK (or where ever you are) choose to hire a professional to help to build better sleep habits for their children?
Parents choose to hire sleep consultants because they want to get their children sleeping well without a bunch of trial and error and fuss.
When you have a problem at work that you don’t know how to fix, you hire an expert to handle it. Valuable resources can be wasted by trying every idea and suggestion that comes your way and valuable sleep can be lost trying to troubleshoot your baby’s sleep. Get straight to the point by bringing in a professional who is experienced and trained to identify what is causing your problem (your baby won’t sleep more than a couple of hours at a time, associates feeding with going to sleep, etc.) and let them develop a customised strategy.
Tired parents choose to work with a sleep consultant because they don’t want to go it alone.
You’re so sleep deprived your coffee needs coffee. You need support and guidance from someone who gets it! A sleep consultant can be your new sleep BFF! Most sleep consultants provide a range of packages that allow you to choose just how much support you need from an intensive 30 minute consulting call to support at bed time in the comfort of your home. You don’t have to feel alone.
Tired parents choose to work with a sleep consultant to be sure they’re putting their baby to bed safely and want reassurance that they’re doing what’s best for their family.
You share a deep connection with your child and want to be sure that you are meeting their needs and keeping them safe.
Babies and children often protest when developing healthy sleep habits and that can make it challenging to identify whether you are doing what is best for your baby. A sleep consultant provides a plan to meet your family’s needs and then provides the support to help you follow through, with reassurance that you’re doing everything you can to keep your baby safe and healthy.
A sleep consultant can help you to relax through the process of implementing your sleep plan and reassure you that all is normal and well.
Sleep consultants are a reliable resource for well researched (and still tired) parents.
Many clients are well researched in the ways, methods and theories behind pediatric sleep. For the knowledgeable client, there can be a lot of anxiety around choosing the best method for your child or forgetting necessary information and steps.
Working with a sleep consultant means you can have a clear plan and someone to reach out to for clarity. Unlike family and friends who offer well-meaning advice, your sleep consultant is not emotionally attached to your experience. For someone who is looking for unemotional support and information, a sleep consultant is the perfect caring resource.
If any of these reasons resonate with you in your search for more sleep, I encourage you to contact me with questions. I would love to meet you where you are in the process of developing a sleep plan for your family and help you and your child get the sleep you need!