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.

 

 

Travelling with a baby/toddler

Travelling or going on holiday with a baby/toddler can cause a lot of stress and usually routine and sleep flies out the door.  Babies and Toddlers who are good sleepers at home and who have a good routine going usually adapt faster and more easily to a new environment and new time zones.  If you’re planning a trip and you have time to prepare, I would highly recommend getting your baby/toddler in a good sleep routine before going on holiday/travelling.

Recommendations:

  • Get your baby in a good routine at least 2 weeks before travelling/going on holiday
  • Change to a travel cot 2 nights before your planned travel.  I always recommend taking your own travel cot with you on holiday. Put your baby in the travel cot for ALL sleep at least 2 days before your travel so he/she can get used to it.  This will lessen the impact of the new environment.  Don’t start co-sleeping if your baby cries a little bit the first couple of nights.
  • Change to the new time zone asap.  Depending on if you’re going backwards/forward in time, your baby might need an extra nap for the day or he might skip a nap.  It is very important to follow your normal awake time between naps and bedtime.  It’s also important to follow your normal routine at bedtime so your baby can recognise all the sleep cues.  On the first morning, follow your normal routine at local time.
  • Choose the right travel gear, it will certainly help smooth the journey.  A baby sling/carrier will make it easier on buses and trains, it also keeps your hands free if you need your passport or pays for things.
  • I always recommend taking a travel blackout blind (like the GRO blinds).  Your baby’s sleep will be a lot better if the room is dark.
  • Never forget your baby’s favourite toys and comforter.
  • At your destination, try to get organised as soon as possible.  Set up the room to make it as close to home as possible.  Settling in will help you remain organised (and sane) throughout your stay.
  • Book the right room(s) at your destination.  If all of you are going to be in one room, that means no sleep.  Consider booking a suite/connecting rooms.
  • Stick to your normal routine and rules.  Don’t bend the rules just because you’re on holiday:

No TV/iPad before bed

No co-sleeping

Try to eat as normal as possible (babies get upset tummies very easily)

Don’t give your toddler extra sugar (lollies)

Bedtime is bedtime.  If bedtime is 7 pm at home, it’s 7 pm on your holiday. You are very busy and active on your holiday, your baby/toddler actually needs more sleep than at home, not less.

  • Never over schedule your holiday. When your baby is overstimulated and is not able to have proper naps in a cot, he/she is going to become overtired and very cranky (not a good recipe for a nice relaxing holiday!!)  Try to organise day trips after the morning nap (which is usually the best nap) and the second nap can be in a pram/car.

Travelling by car/flying:

 

  • Try to travel at night if possible.  It’s easier if the baby/toddler can sleep most of the time.
  • Get a new special toy or colouring books.  Something exciting and new that can keep him/her occupied for while.
  • If at all possible financially, pay for a seat for your baby/toddler even if they are under the age of 1.  Otherwise, you can end up very cramped on a full flight with a baby on your lap.  Not to mention that you can’t fold your table down, which means mealtimes can be difficult.
  • Have exciting snacks for the trip.  Exciting food always keeps them occupied for a while. Don’t give everything at once, it might lead to cramps or vomiting.

It might be very scary to travel with your baby but the more you practice, the better your baby will become at travelling.

Enjoy your holiday!

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