Our Unique Holistic Approach to Sleep Consulting
Our Baby Sleep Consultant Certification is very unique because we focus not only on role of a Baby Sleep Consultant, but the breastfeeding/bottle feeding relationship, parent counselling and the importance of emotional well-being in sleep consulting practices.
You receive professional development in breastfeeding, sales, nutrition and post natal depression and anxiety. We are the only organisation who works this closely with these experts and they continue to offer mentoring to you where needed with clients.
Our consultants understand a diversity of parenting philosophies, including attachment parenting and main stream parenting. They consider children’s temperaments as well as parent temperaments in the context of sleep and sleep training, we can help you achieve you sleep goals together as a family, and identify and discuss factors that may impact your child’s sleep habits.
Our certification is very unique because it focuses on evidence based techniques, taking into account all research on sleep as it is published. We consider the Neurobiology of sleep as well as behaviour modification techniques.
How Our Training Program Works
We start with new-born sleep and science of how sleep works and why infants need it.
We work with our Baby Sleep Consultants to teach them to understand the relationship between the science of sleep, the behaviour of sleep, and the emotional well-being component of sleep.
Baby Sleep Consultants do not believe in the one size fits all approach to sleep consulting or sleep training. We consider behaviour modification and sleep training to be one solution, but our unique holistic approach means that in some cases it is not even necessary once we have made changes to sleep hygiene, environment and timing.
All Baby Sleep Consultants are taught to be experts on all behavioural methods of sleep training from no cry to cry it out, we have our own unique methods which we know from experience are very successful.
Our personal philosophy on no cry sleep training makes us sort after in gentle parent circles, as we have effective yet nurturing techniques developed and taught only by the Baby Sleep Consultant training programme.
We teach our consultants to address key issues such as health, sleep environment, timing, culture, family situation, dietary requirements, and sleep associations which could be contributing to sleep disruption before moving onto sleep training.
The term sleep training gets a bad rep in some circles and all of us at Baby Sleep Consultant feel strongly about ensuring the physical and emotional well-being of mother and baby/child are protected at all times. All consultants understand when a baby is neurologically ready to change their sleep habits and understand the importance of sleep on preventing post natal depression.