You have an awesome day with your baby or your older child, and now it’s naptime. You bring them into their room, you both share a sweet cuddle, you put them into their bed, wish them sweet dreams and then you leave the room. They fall asleep all on their own without needing to have you there with them and you are free to put your feet up and take some time for yourself!
Just imagine…LIKE REALLY IMAGINE and then ask yourself this…
What would you do with that blissful alone time ahead of you?!
I’m sure you could fill a small book with ALL the answers you come up with. It’s the how that you can’t seem to nail down.
That leads us into the top 7 reasons parents work with us and how we can help you too!
One of the bigger challenges that the families who reach out to us encounter is SHORT NAPS. Anything around naps really, not being able to get naps on track, consistently napping for only 20-30 minutes at a time, no naps. We help you step by step as you work through your nap struggles. Most importantly you get your YOU time back to rest and rejuvenate and that is very important.
Next up is NIGHT WAKINGS. Keeping in mind that newborns wake often and babies under 7-8 months waking once or twice during the night is to be expected but we are here to help with those extra night wakings that are happening. If you find that your little one is waking up multiple times a night, or they are waking and having a really hard time falling back to sleep, that is something that we help our families with so that you can ALL get a more restful sleep and be able to parent that way that you would like to parent throughout the day.
On to FIGHTING SLEEP. We want you to relive the little daydream we laid out at the beginning of this blog and remember how blissful it was for you and your child to go right to sleep without any frustration. Frustration runs high when it takes forever to get them to fall asleep. When you have to bounce them, rock them, or walk them around until they fall asleep and then they wake after 20 or 30 minutes or you’re getting so many night wakings.
Another important one is EXPECTATIONS. Knowing what to expect and this is a really good one for first time parents who haven’t been around babies or had a lot of exposure to babies and how they develop. We help with all those unknowns and all your questions. “Is this what they are supposed to be doing?”, “Should I be doing something different?”, “Is my baby waking too early, what time should they be going to bed?” “How do I help them through this transitional phase?” All of those expectations are things we grow through with our families to help them feel comfortable and confident with knowing what to expect and how to handle it.
That leads us to our next reason which is OVERWHELM & ANXIETY. In this day and age the amount of information available at our fingertips is HUGE, which is great but at the same time how do you filter out the good from the bad advice? How do you cut through what will work best for your child without trying 15 different things and feeling frustrated and discouraged? It’s too much. That is what we are here for. We take all of our years of experience and knowledge and we give you something to work with that is based on YOUR CHILD and YOUR PARENTING. That eliminates the wondering and second guessing.
Another tough one is CONSISTENCY and SUPPORT. Navigating this parenting hood, it can get hard to get everyone on the same page. Sometimes having an outside source of support and guidance can be the key to getting everyone on the same page and doing the same thing. We look at how your little one learns and base the consistency on that. It holds you accountable but you also get that guiding support which will help everyone learn and grow with much more ease and peace.
One the biggest and most important pieces to this entire puzzle is CONFIDENCE. If we are approaching parenting and sleep learning without that confidence then our little ones will sense that and pick up on it right away. They will test what it is that we are trying to implement at the time and that will lead to frustration and stress for the entire family. We help you gain that confidence in what you are implementing, how you are responding, what you are doing from day to day with sleep and parenting so that you feel confident about what you are doing. That is a GAME CHANGER in your parenting journey. We will help you feel good about what you are doing and feel confident with your approach.
That brings us to the fun experience Elisa and her family recently went through that reminded her of ALL the great things we do for our families and the WHY!
Elisa got a puppy! (Not to compare dogs to children! haha)
She shares her experience with us…
“He is wonderful but puppies sure are a lot of work! He has some puppy behaviours that need correcting before he gets bigger. In order to tackle this I watched videos and read things. Everything contradicted the other piece. I was left more overwhelmed than not.
I felt so consumed by it, which was making me stressed. All of the conflicting info also made me feel under confident which I know is not good for helping my dog (nor is it good for helping our children sleep!)
All this to say that I felt like I was drowning before I reached out to the trainer. I felt like I had no idea what I was doing. But as soon as I spoke to her, I felt a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders. I knew I was going to get the guidance I needed and that brought huge relief immediately. Also, I knew it was going to be an investment and that would keep my husband and I consistent and on the same page.
You don’t have to struggle through this alone. We can do for you what this trainer did for me. We can give you relief, confidence and most importantly, the gift of sleep!”
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