I wondered about what it would be like to be a Sleep Consultant for a long time before I finally went ahead with my over 80 hours of training with the Family Sleep Institute. And when working with expectant couples offering prenatal, breastfeeding, and parenting classes, I am always intrigued by the interest in the room when we discuss infant sleep patterns. I was certainly concerned as a first and second time parent about the lack of sleep I was anticipating, and this proves to me that I’m not the only one! I also found out I wasn’t the only one when I was scouring the world for answers to my children’s sleep issues.
Isn’t it overwhelming when you’re getting so much (and often conflicting) advice from family, friends, mom’s groups and the internet about how to get your child to sleep better? I am all for talking to other people and sharing experiences to help others and get help for yourself, but it doesn’t always work. Here are a few reasons why:
When it comes down to it, I’ve done the research… so much research. I’ve read the books, I’ve talked to others, and I’ve received some top-notch training. As a certified Child Sleep Consultant, I pool all that information and customize a plan that will work for you and your child. So you don’t have to spend any more nights typing, ‘Help my child sleep NOW!’ into Google or your favorite Facebook mom’s group and sifting through the advice.
Now let’s get some sleep!