Frequently Asked Questions
For Your Information
What is a pediatric sleep consultant?
What is a postpartum doula?
A pediatric sleep consultant is a trained professional who specializes in helping families establish healthy sleep habits for their children. They provide guidance, support, and personalized strategies to address sleep challenges and improve overall sleep quality for infants, toddlers, and young children.
Who is our ideal client?
A postpartum doula is a trained professional who provides physical, emotional, and informational support to families during the postpartum period, which typically refers to the first few weeks or months after childbirth. Unlike a birth doula who focuses on supporting families during labor and delivery, a postpartum doula assists families in adjusting to life with a new baby and offers guidance on newborn care, breastfeeding, emotional well-being, and household tasks.
What type of client will I refer to a different sleep consultant?
We have two types of ideal clients:
1. Expecting and/or new parents who are looking for guidance in all things postpartum as well as navigating sleep with their new baby or babies.
2. Parents or caregivers who are looking support while teaching their child or children positive new sleep skills.
We specialize in working with families who:
1. Have gone through infertility, ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) and pregnancy loss.
2. Identify within the Queer spectrum.
3. Famiilies in which the parents are Deaf and use American Sign Language to communicate.
Although I'd love to work with everyone, that just isn't possible. I want to make sure that when we work together, we will be the best fit possible. Unfortunately I am not able to support families who choose to bedshare or families that are looking for "no cry methods".
When should I consider hiring a pediatric sleep consultant?
If you are experiencing persistent sleep difficulties with your child, such as frequent night awakenings, difficulty falling asleep, or inconsistent nap schedules, it may be beneficial to seek the help of a pediatric sleep consultant. They can provide expert advice and tailored solutions to address your child's specific sleep issues.
Do you have a "no cry" sleep training method?
I am not familiar with any "no cry" sleep training methods. Crying is how babies and toddlers communicate and it is important that we listen to what our children are telling us. While I can support you with parent-led and gentler methods, I cannot guarentee that your child/children will not cry. Chances are, they will. I pride myself on being a responsive parent and I support you and your family in the same manner that I would support my own child.