We believe that working with a child as a unique individual, customizing our approach, always results in the best success. Our approach is to first carefully observe the child’s physical and emotional ability and need, based on age, temperament and individual sleep history.
Any time we are trying to learn something new, stress is counterproductive to internalizing new concepts. This is one reason why we do not use any kind of Cry It Out method. In contrast, as trained doulas we're able to teach through a language that the child can understand using empathy, sensory associations, natural biological rhythms and nutrition, thereby thoroughly supporting them through the practice of gaining self-soothing skills that will ultimately help the child become an independent sleeper
Whether you have a family bed or your child is in their own room, we can help. We also provide support through the inevitable developmental and situational regressions that accompany life.
For our clients who have a specific and more isolated sleep situation with which they need help, then working together in hourly blocks as needed can be preferable. For example, clients who currently have a sleep plan in place but need a bit more help implementing or adjusting an aspect of it or who have questions around shifting to or from daylight savings or who will be traveling across time zones. These are just a few examples where we have found that at home phone support is highly successful.
We will set up a time to talk by phone that is convenient for your schedule and we will send you a New Client Form to be completed 24 hours prior to our call. Our hourly fee for phone support is $50.00/hr.
PHONE CONSULTATION WITH TWO WEEKS OF FOLLOW-UP PHONE SUPPORT
We will set up a time to talk by phone that is convenient for your schedule and we will send you a New Client Form to be completed 24 hours prior to our call. We will spend about 45 minutes to an hour having a thorough conversation about your child’s current sleep and your immediate goals, addressing questions, providing information on best practices for healthy sleep and beginning to formulate a plan to address your child’s sleep issues based on your child’s sleep needs and your parenting philosophies.
Upon reviewing and analyzing all of the information we gathered during our intake, we will send you a sleep plan for you to implement. You will receive your custom sleep plan usually within 24 hours but no later than 48 hours after our initial intake consultation.
Usually, families need a little reassurance or additional information around questions that arise while implementing our sleep plan. Since follow-up support is such an important component to your success, we set aside 20 minutes per day for 14 days for you to call and/or text following our initial consultation. And we strongly encourage you to please call us daily for support as you are implementing the plan. We are a team and we care greatly about us working together towards achieving your goals for healthy sleep for your child.
The fee for this package is $675.00 and includes the intake, sleep plan and 14 days of 20 minutes per day of follow-up support for one child. A discounted rate of $425.00 can be applied to another sibling.
IN-HOME OVERNIGHT SERVICES
For some families, they really prefer to have us come into their home and work directly with them and their child of which we are also happy to do. We will set up a time to talk by phone that is convenient for your schedule and we will send you a New Client Form to be completed 24 hours prior to our call. On our call we will spend about 45 minutes to an hour having a thorough conversation about your child’s current sleep and your immediate goals. Once we arrive at your home for our overnight consultation we assess specifics such as the entire sleeping environment, sleep time routines, schedule, your child’s temperament, and their needs and abilities. We also spend time establishing a connection with your child to build familiarity and trust. We guide and lead through example implementing our customized sleep plan for your child or we can work solely with your child while you catch up on a good night’s sleep. We find that this type of support can be especially helpful for our clients who are struggling with the baby blues, postpartum depression or chronic sleep deprivation.
While continuing to implement our sleep work once we leave your home, it is not uncommon for families to want a little reassurance or additional information around questions that arise. Since follow-up support is such an important component to your success, we provide ongoing phone and text support for 14 days as you continue to implement the plan. We are a team and we care greatly about us working together towards achieving your goals for healthy sleep for your child.
The fee for our in-home overnight consultation is based on the number of nights, the number of hours each night and if travel is required.
PAYMENT AND SCHEDULING
Once you have decided how you would like to work with us on establishing healthier sleep skills for your child(ren), or if you need our help with determining the best way to achieve your goals, complete our Client Inquiry Form and we will get back to you within 24 hours to schedule a tentative intake meeting. We will also simultaneously send you our New Client Form and an invoice for our services. Once we receive your completed New Client Form and payment, then your intake meeting will be confirmed.
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