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.

 

 

Baby’s body clock

Our circadian rhythm helps us with being awake by day and asleep at night and follows a roughly 24-hour cycle responding primarily to light and darkness in our environment.
Our bodies start producing more cortisol around 4am-5am preparing us to wake up. Cortisol is a stress hormone that our bodies need to be awake but also for fight or flight situations or when our blood glucose is low.
Our cortisol levels dip a few times during the day, usually mid-morning and again late afternoon. No, it isn’t always that big lunch making you feel drowsy!
Cortisol levels dip again after dinner; that’s why we usually feel sleepy as we settle in on the sofa.

Darkness and light play very important roles in regulating melatonin production. Our bodies secrete melatonin when the sun sets at night and it keeps increasing until we go to bed.
Artificial light like bright lights, television screens, I-pad and mobile phone screens interfere with our body’s production of melatonin. (Blue light blockers are widely available and could help adults who can’t give up their screen time)

Most babies take 12 weeks to develop their circadian rhythms. While the baby is in utero the mother’s melatonin is passed across the placenta and helps the baby with a day-night routine together with his mom’s routine that he senses. At birth, this hormonal bond is broken and the baby has to struggle by himself to establish a routine.
Studies suggest that babies exposed to natural lighting patterns (brighter during the day and dark at night) adapted to the 24hour cycle quicker than those exposed to constant low levels of light. Babies getting outdoors often developed stronger circadian rhythms as a result.

Long days and irregular bedtimes can disrupt our circadian rhythms and it is therefore very important to keep a regular sleep and wake schedule with enough time allowed for quality sleep. Routine is especially important for babies.  Do not overtire your child thinking that they’ll sleep better or longer during the night.
It can be helpful to make bedrooms as dark as possible to prevent early morning light from waking you up too early. Avoid bright lights and screen time for an hour or more before bedtime.

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