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.

 

 

How can I get my baby to nap longer during the day?

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This is the one million dollar question for many parents. It can be very frustrating if you’ve been struggling for 30 min to get your baby to sleep and then he only sleeps for 30-45 min.

There are 2 parts to day naps:

  1. Falling asleep independently.
  2. Staying asleep independently by resettling back to sleep (learning to go back to sleep after waking up too early).

In order to improve both parts, the following will help:

  1.  Your baby’s room needs to be dark.

One of many reasons why babies struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep during the day is because there is no Melatonin on board to help. Melatonin is a “sleepy” hormone your brain produces when it gets dark at night to prepare you for sleep. The darker it is, the more Melatonin is on board, the better you sleep. Because it’s not dark during the day, there is no Melatonin but if you make your baby’s room as dark as possible (even during the day), it will help to get some Melatonin on board.

2.  Have a naptime routine.

Like bedtime at night when you have a bedtime routine, it’s also important to have a naptime routine. Your nap-time routine doesn’t have to be as long as your bedtime routine, but it’s just as important. Your baby needs to psychologically prepare himself for sleep; he needs that wind-down time. You can’t just dump him in his cot and expect him to sleep. What happens in one sleep situation needs to happen in all sleep situations. For example: If your baby is sleeping in a sleeping bag at night, he needs to be sleeping in a sleeping bag during the day as well.

3.  An example of a naptime routine.

  • Tell your baby it’s naptime  “Hannah, it’s naptime. Let’s go and have some sleep”
  • Pick her up and walk her to her cot in her room
  • Change her nappy
  • Close the curtains (Don’t do it before the time)
  • Put her in her sleeping bag
  • You can read her a short story or sing a song.
  • Put her in her cot
  • Kiss good-bye
  • Walk out

4.  Put your baby in her cot awake.

It’s very important not to feed your baby to sleep or rock her to sleep in your arms and then transfer her to her cot. Because she is in a sleep “state” and all of a sudden her body moves, her brain will wake her up immediately, because “why is the body moving?”. The brain thinks the body is in danger and brings the baby out of sleep instead deeper into sleep.

5.  Eliminate nap time sleep associations.

Your baby needs to learn how to fall asleep independently. He needs to fall asleep without any help. That means:

  • No dummy
  • No rocking to sleep
  • No feeding to sleep

6.  Put your baby down for a sleep before he is overtired.

Each age group has a max awake time. Put your baby down within this time frame and it will prevent over tiredness. When a baby is overtired, they work themselves up instead of down.

7.  When your baby wakes from a nap.

Don’t go in straight away, he might resettle himself and go back to sleep. For newborns (0-12 weeks) wait 5 min before entering the room. From 12 weeks up, wait 10 min before entering the room. If your baby is not crying, don’t go in.

To fall asleep independently, only takes about 2-3 days of consistency.

To stay asleep, be able to resettle and sleep for more that 45 min, can take 4-6 weeks.

Consistency is the key!

Be patient.

Hope your baby’s napping improves.

Christine