Why Hire a Sleep Consultant
I never want to convince parents to hire me. I don't go out and try to find clients or make moms feel bad about their current sleep situation. Tired parents come to ME when they have reached the end of their rope or when they've heard their friends talking about working with me and they are ready to give this whole sleep coaching thing a chance.
Frankly, it is none of my business how often or how well your family sleeps. Sleep can be such a sensitive subject and my goal is never to make a mom feel guilt or shame over what she is or isn't doing about her baby's sleep.
I've also found, after working with countless families, that the parents who aren't 100% committed, aren't successful. It's that simple. Sleep coaching isn't easy breezy. If it was, my job wouldn't exist. And you can be sure that if a family needs to be convinced to hire me, they will not be personally invested in the process.
With all that said, read on, but remember, I'm not trying to convince you of anything. Simply answering common questions that I've come across after talking with over 100 families.
It is rare that anyone prepares you or teaches you how to get a baby to sleep well! There are endless classes and materials for pregnancy, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, formula feeding, baby wearing, diapering, starting solid foods, etc. but not for sleep. Meanwhile, friends and family are full of well-meaning but useless (and often contradicting) advice!
“Better get your sleep now before the baby comes because once he’s here you can forget about sleep for the next 18 years!”
“Never wake a sleeping baby.”
“Don’t let that baby sleep all day or you’ll be up all night.”
“If you pick up a baby every time she cries, you’ll spoil her.”
"Keep her up all day and she'll sleep like a charm at night."
“You shouldn’t schedule your life around the baby, rather the baby should adapt to yours.”
This is where Little Luna comes in. I will learn about YOUR baby (because each baby is different) and help YOU (because all parents are different) by creating a plan for sleep success. Below are some reasons why you should hire a sleep consultant: