SLEEP CONSULTANT IRELAND
Gentle sleep training
When your child is not sleeping, it can have a huge impact on the well-being of your child, yourself and the rest of your family. We know because we have been there ourselves with our eldest son Teddy. The exhausting bed times, sleepless nights, and the inability to switch off thinking about when they will next wake up.
It’s all-consuming, emotional and draining, but it can get better. Book a FREE 15mins call to discuss how we can help you all get better sleep in a matter of nights.
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HOW OUR TEAM OF SLEEP CONSULTANTS CAN HELP YOU
We specialise in designing gentle sleep training programmes specific to your family and lifestyle for children from 5 months up to 4 years old. We do not believe in, or use, the “crying it out” method.
It’s important to us that everyone is able to make positive changes to their baby or toddler’s sleep so we have created a range of support options depending on your needs and budget. We offer free 15-minute consultations to discuss the one-to-one coaching – book now.
You may prefer our age-specific online sleep training courses, priced at only €45 – which allow you to achieve your sleep goals at your own pace.
WHO IS THE DADDY SLEEP CONSULTANT?
Born in Donegal but raised in Glasgow, I am Chris McFadden and I’m the only qualified male sleep consultant in Ireland. Most importantly, I am just Daddy to my 3 amazing boys – Teddy, Rafferty and Malachy.
To help with your child’s sleep routine, I spend time getting to know what your challenges are so I can develop a bespoke solution for your family.
I will provide all the necessary support you need so that we can work together to ensure these are positive long-term changes. I also have a team of sleep consultants, trained in my gentle sleep training method, who provide the same level of exceptional support. Meet the team here.
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What does a children's sleep consultant actually do?
A good sleep consultant will change your life – it’s as simple as that. They will identify what changes you need to make to your child’s routine, give you the right plan to help your child self-settle and be responsive to any changes that are required during the support period.
Just have a look at our review – we set up this business to change family’s lives, and we do it every single day. We wouldn’t change it for the world.
How do you sleep train a baby?
There are many different ways to sleep train a baby. We focus on a much more gentle approach with our methods and if you are thinking about doing it without a sleep consultant supporting you one-one-one, we would highly recommend our online course. It will give you the structure to achieve what you want, in a more gentle way, in around 10 to 14 days.
Do you use Crying It Out or the Ferber Method?
No, we do not use these methods or any other methods where you leave your child to cry on their own to sleep. We always follow a gentle method of sleep training.
Which SLEEP TRAINING method do you use?
We use a mix of different sleep training methods which all involve a gentle approach.
What is gentle sleep training?
Gentle sleep training is where you are generally with your baby providing support during the change you are making to their ability to settle to sleep. Non-gentle approaches include the Crying It Out or Ferber Methods, neither of which we use in our online courses or 1:1 programmes.
when should you start sleep training a baby?
We begin our programmes from 5 months. Many sleep consultants do it from 6 months for two reasons: 1. The baby will have started weaning and they believe that no night feeds are then required; and 2. Babies can be left independently from 6 months according to The Lullably Trust and many sleep consultants use Crying It Out or Controlled Crying methods where the baby will be left on their own.
We start from 5 months as we do not believe that night feeds should be stopped at 6 months and believe this should be a baby-led decision. Also, with our gentle approach, you don’t need to leave your baby to help them self-settle.
Do you sleep train toddlers? Or just babies?
We work with up to 4 year olds, though have also worked with 5 and 6 year olds in the past, depending on the issue. Whilst toddlers can be a little more difficult to change because they are often in their own bed and can leave it, the increased communication and language they have can offset that challenge. Never think your child is too old to change their sleep habits. Our 2-4 year online course or our 1:1 coaching programmes can help you change something you probably think is impossible.
How long does your sleep training programmes take to work?
The timeframe is different for every baby but we usually see changes in the babies we work with in as little as 5-7 nights. From starting to having a baby who self-settles, sleeps most of the night and has good naps is usually around 2 weeks.
Can you guarantee it will work for my child?
Whilst there is never any guarantee, we firmly believe that if you work with us one-on-one or buy our online course, commit to our approach and principles and be consistent with the guidance, you will see the improvements that your whole family needs. Our Google reviews are testament of this.
What IS Sleep Training?
Sleep training is the process of helping your baby learn to fall asleep on their own – also known as “self-settling” – which will, in turn, help them fall back asleep when they wake during the night (unless they need something such as a cuddle, feeding or nappy change, or are a little poorly). For toddlers, this is often more about the process of setting boundaries around the sleep process as often toddlers know how to get to sleep on their own, they just like to refuse and protest against doing so!
Whilst most sleep consultants will look at a child’s sleep holistically, i.e. daytime routine, sleep environment, stimulating activities and a bit of nutrition, sleep training is often a necessary part of changing a child’s sleep patterns, especially when an infant is unable to self-settle. So if your baby is unable to self-settle, sleep training will be the likely solution to changing this and improving the whole family’s sleep.
We understand sleep training can be difficult; we understand it’s not something every parents wants to do and that’s why we practice gentle sleep training. We also understand there are different methods, a whole host of sleep consultants out there and many conflicting literature – it can be a minefield for parents, especially ones who are sleep deprived. However, our view is that hiring the right sleep consultant with the right gentle sleep training approach can change your life in a way that you will never forget. So if you think you need help with sleep training, get in touch to discuss our 1:1 coaching programme or buy our online gentle sleep training course and start today.
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