What age children do you help?
The majority of children that we see range from 6 months to 3 years of age. In certain circumstances, we do see younger babies, as well as older children - including teens.
Do you also offer sleep advice to parents?
Yes. Given that you (the parent) are responsible for implementing the programme, we see your sleep as an essential part of its success. We offer advice to parents on how to improve their own sleep, as well as on how to have more energy during the day by effectively managing the negative consequences of sleep deprivation.
How long does it take for your programme to work?
It depends on the type of sleeping issues present, as well as the motivation of the parents to implement the programme in its entirety. On average, most parents report improvements in their baby’s/toddler’s sleep after the first few days, with consistent good sleeping habits established within a month. In some cases, such as where the child's poor sleeping habits are well ingrained, they are reliant on multiple sleep aids or have learnt to sleep and wake at the wrong times, it may take longer.
How do I know the programme will be right for my baby?
We recognise that every family is different, which is why our advice is always tailored to the specific needs of your baby and family situation. We will work with you to devise the most effective and easy-to-implement approach for you and your baby.
Do we need to visit a clinic?
No. All sessions are delivered via Skype, Facetime or phone as this has been proven to be the most effective and popular delivery method for most parents. Before the start of a session, parents will be asked to complete an in-depth questionnaire on the sleeping habits of their child.
What are your techniques based on?
We combine the latest scientific research and clinically proven techniques to ensure your baby sleeps through the night. All of the techniques are based on tried and tested behaviour-modification programmes designed to gently encourage your baby to sleep. To help parents, we use a range of clinically-proven mindfulness and acceptance-based tools, all of which have been tried and tested by the Sleep School.