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All in a Month’s Work

As always, I work with children across a wide range of ages in any given month.

This past month, I happened to work with two boys that were both 2.5—one locally and one in Connecticut. The two different families were comfortable with different methods, but both had the same goal: to build confidence in their toddlers so that they could self-soothe, go to sleep independently, and stay in their room all night.  Discerning which methods work best for different families is an important part of what I do.

I recently worked with a 6 and a 7-month-old, who each needed more time to adjust to new routines. Depending on their individual sleep associations, some infants need you to reinforce new sleep habits longer than you might think. This adjusting process can be a challenge for mom and dad.

Lots of phone consultations were also scheduled this month. I have the pleasure of speaking with many parents who truly love having a conversation focused on the individual needs of their child. Learning and tweaking sleep schedules, adjusting feeding, setting expectations, and staying consistent are all important parts of the process of working with clients.  I truly enjoy getting to know each family and creating a plan to help them become a well-rested household.  

 

Looking Back on the First Quarter

Brantley- three year old happy sleeper
Three Year Old Happy Sleeper, Brantley

The first quarter has been full of fun clients, new packages, and building my Sleep Happy Team!  I am so thankful for the opportunity to support sleep-deprived mamas each week in my part-time business.  This past month, I worked with clients in Nashville, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C., along with Texas clients in Melissa, Aledo, and Fort Worth.  In February I got to work with several 4 month olds, while March’s clients included multiple 7-12 month olds and two 2-3 year olds.

Working on sleep through sickness and tornado sirens is always tons of fun and we had plenty of those struggles this past month.   I am looking forward to summer in hopes my clients are experiencing less sickness.  A common theme this quarter has been learning importance of day sleep at any age.  If there is not a commitment to day sleep, you often hit roadblocks you can’t overcome with night sleep.

On the business side, I added a new follow-up package for former clients…the Sleep Happy Club Membership.  Families receive up to two hours of sleep consulting support each month through text, email, or phone, along with monthly updated milestones for an introductory rate of $100 per month for a 3-month or 6-month membership.