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Sleep Training / Sleep Consulting

Sleep training, also known as sleep coaching
or sleep consulting, is a method of helping
babies/toddlers to learn to fall asleep on their own.

Sleep Training

cleveland sleep training

What is sleep training?

Sleep training is a method of helping babies/toddlers to learn to fall asleep on their own.  Some babies do this early on, but many have trouble falling asleep or getting back to sleep without assistance. There are a few different methods used depending on parenting style and babies personality.

When can I start sleep training or sleep coaching?

Many sleep trainers and coaches recommend sleep training begin between 4-6 months of age. Around 4 months is when most babies have developed a regular sleep pattern and have begun to drop many of their night feedings.  These are both signs that baby may be ready to begin sleep training. Every baby is different and we can help you decide if sleep training is right for you and your baby.

If your baby is under 4 months, you may be interested in our overnight infant care with one of our night postpartum doulas or newborn care specialists.  More information here.

What’s the difference between a sleep consultant and a sleep trainer / sleep coach?

Sleep consultants design and provide a sleep plan for the family to implement themselves and provide additional support via phone, text and/or email. 

Sleep trainers and sleep coaches not only design the customized plan for the family, but they come into the home and help you implement the sleep plan as well as provide phone, text and/or email support. 

Deciding whether you want a sleep consultant or sleep trainer / sleep coach depends on individual family need and preference.  We are happy to help you decide which option is best for your family on our no-charge 15 min initional sleep consult call.

About our sleep consultant/sleep trainer:

Lisa is our in-home sleep trainer & consultant. She has trained under Summer Hartman of Summer’s Sleep Secrets.  Lisa has worked as a certified postpartum doula & newborn care specialist since 2008.  She supports families both during the day and night and specializes in twins.  Her many years of experience has led her to combine both her passions: Supporting and mentoring parents/caregivers and getting families the sleep they all need.

Every family and child has unique needs and Lisa’s plans are customized to reflect those needs. There is no “one size fits all” method.  This is why Lisa uses her years of experience to make personalized sleep plans. In addition, Lisa is also a CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor) and believes in the importance of the breastfeeding relationship.  You can maintain a breastfeeding relationship while getting a good nights sleep!

Some of the sleep issues we can help with include:

  • early wake up times
  • waking up multiple times nightly
  • nap inconsistencies
  • having to rock/hold to sleep
  • nap transitioning not going well
  • bedtime battles

What can you expect from our sleep consultant and sleep coach?

  • Professional and experienced sleep training
  • Methods of sleep training that cater to your families philosophy on parenting
  • Support for you and your family throughout the process
  • A variety of sleep packages that fit your family’s needs whether it’s in home or virtual
  • We will never charge you extra for multiples

We offer in-home and virtual packages. We also offer a no-cost fifteen minute phone consult to see if sleep training is right for your child and family.

Expecting Parents
Newborn Healthy Sleep Habits

 

Congratulations! This package is designed for expectant parents and infants up to 4 months of age. This package has so much to offer and will provide insight into the importance of sleep and what to expect.  We help you create an optimal, safe sleep environment.  We will also show you how to instill healthy sleep habits and what are age appropriate milestones.  We include two (2) follow up emails to be used within four months of baby’s arrival.

Essential IN-HOME
Child Sleep Consultation
1 WEEK OF SUPPORT*

 

This package is designed for families that are seeking to maximize their support.  The  package includes a 60-90 minute in home sleep consultation to go over the the intake form, discuss your sleep goals, evaluate the sleeping environment, and decide on the best sleep method to reach those goals. We will create a sleep plan specifically for your child and family philosophy, as well as provide one (1) week of follow up support and coaching by email, text or phone.

Deluxe IN-HOME
Child Sleep Consultation
2 WEEKS OF SUPPORT

This package is designed for families that are seeking to maximize their support.  The  package includes a 60-90 minute in home sleep consultation to go over the the intake form, discuss your sleep goals, evaluate the sleeping environment, and decide on the best sleep method to reach those goals. We will create a sleep plan specifically for your child and family philosophy, as well as provide two (2) weeks of follow up support and coaching by email, text or phone.

Sweet Dreams IN-HOME
Child Sleep Package
1 WEEK OF IN-HOME SUPPORT

 

This package is our top package and designed to support families throughout the entire process with in home support. The package includes a 60-90 minute in home sleep consultation to go over the the intake form, discuss your sleep goals, evaluate the sleeping environment, decide on the best sleep method to reach those goals, and 5 nights of night doula/ newborn care specialist overnight support to help implement the plan. You will also have one (1) week of follow up support and coaching by email, text or phone.

VIRTUAL Child Sleep Consultation
1 WEEK OF SUPPORT

 

This package was designed for the family that desires virtual support, but don’t feel they will need as much. This is also perfect for families that live outside the Cleveland area.  This package includes a 60-minute sleep consultation by phone, FaceTime or Skype to go over the the intake form, discuss your sleep goals and decide on the best sleep method to reach those goals. We will create a sleep plan specifically for your child and family philosophy, as well as provide one (1) week of follow up support and coaching by email, text or phone.

VIRTUAL Child Sleep Consultation
2 WEEKS OF SUPPORT

 

For the family who wants more support, but would rather it be virtual!  This package includes a 60-minute sleep consultation by phone, FaceTime or Skype to go over the the intake form, discuss your sleep goals and decide on the best sleep method to reach those goals. We will create a sleep plan specifically for your child and family philosophy, as well as provide two (2) weeks of follow up support and coaching by email, text or phone.

If you would like to check availability, or would like more information on sleep training in general