Baby Sleep Consultant & Training Services in Gladstone, QLD

Do you have a hard time getting your baby or toddler to sleep? Do they wake up in the night and fight to stay awake? Are you tired of trying all sorts of solutions to help, such as putting them to bed earlier, or not letting them a nap during the day, only to find that it doesn’t help at all?

Would you like personalised assistance from a baby and toddler sleep specialist and support in getting your infant resting better through gentle sleep training at home?

 

If so, Happy Sleepers is here to help. Our Gladstone baby sleep consultants and trainers provide support and guidance on how parents can teach their infants healthy sleep habits. This doesn’t mean simply letting them ‘cry it out’, as you may have heard to do. Instead, we do this by teaching parents how to implement our well-recognised Baby Sleep Training techniques in a way that works for your family.

Learn more on our baby and toddler sleep training available from a dedicated specialist, contact us at Happy Sleepers today by calling 0413 638 299.

Personalised Baby & Toddler Sleep Training

 After becoming a mother to twins, Christine Scheepers – the founder of Happy Sleepers – became intimately familiar with not only the struggles of managing children’s sleep cycles, but also those of parents. This gave birth to developing her own sleep training program for her children, and igniting a passion for helping other parents with custom baby and toddler sleep training.

Christine is now an ICU nurse, midwife and qualified sleep consultant. After a FREE initial 15-minute consultation to discuss the sleep issues required for your infant, we can establish an ongoing schedule of sleep training, including in-home sleep assistance, zoom & phone package or a DIY sleep program for those in Gladstone, QLD.

Contact a Trained Sleep Consultant for Your Infant

For more information on our baby and toddler sleep training services from a trained specialist in Gladstone QLD, contact us at Happy Sleepers today by calling 0413 638 299, sending an email to christine@happysleepers.com.au, or submit an enquiry through our online contact form, and we will be in touch shortly.

 

 

5 reasons why your child isn’t sleeping through the night

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All parents are very eager to raise perfect and happy children. We do this by being very responsive to their needs but we might be sabotaging our own and our child’s sleep in very subtle ways.

1)Your child isn’t falling asleep independently.
You’re rocking, feeding, or cuddling them to sleep.  Your child therefore has sleep associations or props; this could include a dummy, a bottle or mum’s breast or being rocked to sleep. The child can only fall back to sleep with these props…

2) Your child is put down “drowsy but awake”
Drowsy but awake is only in order for newborns (0-4months). When baby is put down drowsy they’re already in the first stage of sleep. They’ll either fight sleep when you lie them down drowsy or they’ll fall asleep but will associate the place and situation they were in during that drowsy phase with sleep. In other words when they wake up in the middle of the night, and you’ve moved them they’ll go: wait a minute, I was in mum’s arms when I went to sleep and where am I now? Cry!!!!

3) Your child is fed too close to sleep. 
We want to make sure feeding and sleep are two separate events. The best way is to feed baby when they wake up in the morning and right after their naps. Give the last feed before bedtimes at the start
of your bedtime routine say before bath time. Take home: Even if baby is not falling asleep feeding; when a feed occurs to close to sleep it can cause a sleep association.

4) Your child is over tired due to a lack of quality naps during the day. 
The longer baby sleeps during the day (obviously it should be age appropriate and not in excess); the better they will sleep at night. Naps are not optional: they’re essential! Keeping baby up later or not
allowing for long enough naps during the day will backfire because of accumulative sleep debt making your child over tired and unable to sleep. You’ll be surprised how well your child sleep at night time when they sleep enough during the day.

5) You’re being a very eager mum by rushing in to the smallest little
stirs from your child’s room in the middle of the night.

If you rush in at the smallest sound because you don’t want baby to feel pain or discomfort you won’t allow your child to learn the art of self-soothing. Wait 10min before entering their room. (Obviously newborns on their more frequent feeding schedule is a different thing.) Anxious parents probably will feel more at ease if they have a monitor in the room to make sure their child is ok while they’re waiting for the child to self settle.  If you allow your child to do this by themselves they will return to sleep after a while: this is when they’ve learned the art of self-soothing.

Try and avoid these mistakes and you might be pleasantly surprised by your child’s ability to sleep through the night!