My approach places an emphasis on parental instincts and a baby’s cues. My mission is to help parents find sleep solutions through responsive parenting practices while building connected relationships.
I like to view infant sleep as a complex puzzle, with each baby having their own unique pieces. The key factors in this puzzle include underlying medical conditions, individual sleep needs, sensory requirements, temperament and personality, birth history, home life, and parental mental health. While there are other factors at play, these are the major ones.
When working with a family, I thoroughly examine their baby's characteristics and sleep patterns before addressing these puzzle pieces. Remember, each puzzle is unique, so my recommendations for each family will differ based on their child's individual needs. For some children, addressing underlying medical conditions may be crucial, while for others, addressing sensory needs or temperament might be key.
This diversity is what makes my job exciting and fulfilling, as every family and baby I work with are different, ensuring that it never feels repetitive. Holistic infant sleep support means understanding the unique child in front of me and determining what their puzzle looks like, as well as identifying the missing or misaligned pieces that need adjusting, in order to maximize rest and wellbeing for the entire family.