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.

 

 

Parents need sleep too!

It can be very disappointing to parents when they, themselves are still waking frequently at night, even after their baby starts sleeping through the night.

Your body need time to adjust and settle back to its former sleeping habits. If however you had sleep problems before your baby arrived it is most likely that your previous sleep problems will reappear or continue.

Lack of sleep affects every aspect of our life and how we function. When we get enough sleep we tend to be happier and less anxious, our memory works better and we perform job related duties better. Fatigue related accidents and fatalities is a serious world wide problem.
Adults need an average of 8 hours sleep a night. Some get by with 7 hours and others love and need 9-10 hours. Those who get less than 7 hours are almost always sleep deprived. They are the washed-out looking ones, feeling blank and dull and constantly in a drowsy state.

If your tasks are keeping you up way past bedtime prioritise and schedule the less important tasks for tomorrow another day. Delegate tasks to the rest of your household: older children may even be happy to take on tasks for some pocket money.

If naps revive you then make time for regular naps to fit in with your child’s schedule. Breast feeding mums often find taking naps easier because of the hormones secreted during breast-feeding that makes them sleepy. Take care that naps don’t interfere with your night -time sleep if you overdo it.
If you usually have trouble falling asleep or have an irregular sleep/wake cycle naps may not be the solution for you.

Give yourself a bedtime routine too, to signal your own body and brain that it’s time for sleep. Take a not too hot shower or bath before bedtime, do a bit of reading for 15-30min (preferably not screen reading) while you have a cup of chamomile or put lavender oil in your diffuser to calm you down.
Keep to a regular schedule for going to bed and getting up, even on weekends. You can’t catch up on lost sleep.

Avoid caffeine if it over stimulates you. Alcohol makes you sleepy at first but can cause wakefulness later during the night. Sleep professionals caution that any substance that affects the nervous system is likely to have an effect on our sleep. Nicotine, a stimulant drug is an example. Even though you’re not a smoker, other people’s secondary smoke may make it hard for you to get to sleep.  Here’s a biggie: avoid screen time 1-2hours before bed and keep the lights dimmed.

Anxiety and depression can affect sleep in two ways. In a depressed or anxious state we may find it hard to fall asleep or we may wake up in the early hours of the morning unable to go back to sleep. The anxious person is sleep deprived and exhausted during the day and their anxiety increases about not getting enough sleep. It turns into a vicious cycle. If you have physical or emotional problems that are interfering with your sleep talk to your doctor for the right referrals.

The take home message is that parents have to be kind to themselves in order to be the best parents they can be!

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