FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARE THE PARENTS PHILOSOPHIES AND BELIEFS RESPECTED?
Absolutely! When you fill out your intake form prior to me creating a sleep assessment, I ask parents what type of parenting style they have and what they are/aren't comfortable with. My number one priority is to make sure parents feel valued and respected throughout the process.
DO YOU ONLY HELP PEOPLE IN CHRISTCHURCH?
I can help people all over the world. I can work with families through phone/email/skype if they don't live in Christchurch.
WHAT IF I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE RIGHT PACKAGE FOR ME IS?
After looking through the different packages, if you are still unsure about what package is right for you, simply flick me an email at and I am more than happy to help discuss your options.
DO I ONLY SUGGEST 'CRY IT OUT' METHODS?
Absolutely not. After finding out about the parents philosophies and learning a bit about the child, I then create a sleep assessment that best suits you. I don't thing that CIO methods are going to work for everyone, and thats completely okay.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT A RESPONSE?
I aim to respond within 24 hours.
WHAT DO THE PERSONALISED SLEEP ASSESSMENTS INCLUDE?
Age appropriate and personalised routine (day and night). Ensuring we create a routine that fits around your other commitments (school drops offs, work)
Sleep environment - how to create a healthy and safe environment for babies and children
Naps - amount of naps per day, duration, awake periods
Overnight Sleep - sleep times, what to do overnight if your baby or child were to wake
Settling techniques - both controlled crying and no-crying methods (suited to the family and baby/child)
Milk and food solids intake - healthy diets that contribute to sleeping
Sleep associations - creating consistent routines, the use of cuddles and dummies
Transitioning to their own room
Transitions from moses baskets, cots and beds, also from co-sleeping
Safe sleep - safety in their cots and in their rooms, health or medical problems