Does This Sound Like You?
It starts when it’s time for your baby to rest.
The endless rocking or swinging or walking or patting while you grit your teeth.
Just another 20 minutes and maybe you’ll be able to put him down.
The clock watching as you wonder how long it’ll be before your get your boobs back tonight, and how long it’ll be before she wakes up… again.
The chasing, when you realise it’s 11pm and he’s still playing AND wants you to join in.
The inconsolable crying, fighting sleep even when you know she’s so tired.
The baby that slept better as a newborn, because now, at 14 months she’s STILL waking up every 2-3 hours at night and latching is the only way to calm her, and put her back to sleep.
When baby has finally gone to sleep, you gently leave the bed and sneak out of the room breathing a sigh of relief thinking maybe you can get something done now.
Less than an hour later you hear it….. The cry that baby has woken up and you’re not there.
What is Easy Peasy Sleepytime?
Easy Peasy Sleepytime is a self-study training program that shows you how to help your baby’s sleep more independently so you can get the rest you need.
If you want to reverse your sleep debt, and help your baby sleep peacefully without leaving her alone to cry, this is the program for you.
Your Game Plan
* Preparation - What you need to prepare before you start. I’ll point out the key points that you might miss out.
* Tools - “Special Time”, “Play and Laughter” and “Stay and Listen” are a few of the tools you’ll learn and use throughout the program. These are core parenting tools that you can use anytime, not just to help with sleep. .
* Goal setting - When you get a big picture goal it’ll help you stay motivated and focused throughout the program.
Fundamentals of Good Sleep
* Play - The secret sauce for babies and toddlers to sleep better! I’ll give you examples that you can follow easily.
* Create Special Time - This is a powerful tool to overcome sleep separation, especially when done consistently.
*Understand Tears and Tantrums - When you know why they break down you’ll be able to support your child’s through the crying with ease.
* Listening Partnership. My most reliable parenting and self-care tool to keep you motivated.
Small Steps To Relaxed Sleep
* Action Plan - Once you have the fundamentals in place, we put together the exact steps you need to take to carry out your sleep plan.
* Using the Tools - I’ll give you step-by-step examples and describe the exact process on how to use each tool, from what to say and what to do at bedtime and during the night wakings.
* Create Your Sleep Plan - Download the sleep template and we’ll complete it using the tools and strategies from module 2 and 3.
* Making Naps Longer - You’ll learn when babies naturally lengthen their naps and how you can encourage them to be great nappers.
* Ideal Nap Environment - You’ll learn what the best nap environment is for your baby and why noise actually isn’t very helpful.
* Napping On-The-Go - How to cope with naps when you’re running errands with your baby, managing play group activities or when you travel.
Dealing With Regression
* Developmental Regression - What to expect from your baby, why it happens, and how it affects sleep.
* Nightmares vs. Night Terrors - How to tell the difference and what you need to do in each situation.
* Sleep and Travel - How to manage sleep when you travel through different time zones.
* Developmental Milestones - This is the biggest sleep disruptor for your baby. We’ll talk about how to support your baby during these important transitions
* Teething - I’ll bust the myth that all the unexplained fussing is due to teething.
Preparing For The Next Phase
* New Siblings - How to help your older child cope with the arrival of a new baby.
* Changing Rooms - How to help your child transition out of the cot and into the toddler bed.
* Illness - What to do with disrupted sleep when your child falls sick. This can’t be avoided unfortunately and your baby needs more tender loving care, but it doesn’t mean that you have to create new sleep habits.
* Going to School - How to help your child deal with separation anxiety when they go to school for the first time, when mom goes back to work or when they are placed in daycare or with a babysitter.