Too Many Books, Not Enough Sleep

     Finding out you are having a baby can be one of the most exciting times in a person's life. You have parties to celebrate, receive gifts, and get to decorate for your new arrival. You have nine months to prepare (maybe less) and at times, it may not seem like enough, while sometimes your due date can't come soon enough. Between doctor visits and painting walls, you are trying to learn as much as you can about your baby. If you started reading from the time you found out your were pregnant until the time you gave birth, you still wouldn't be able to read every parenting book out there. And even if you could, there is still so much contradicting information. How do you even know what is "right" for you and your new family? On top of all of this, all of a sudden every person you come in contact with is a parenting expert (I won't even mention your mother-in-law)!    
     Even with all the information available, every child is unique and so is every family. Some people have children who sleep through the night from day one. Which is great for them but doesn't really help you if your child isn't sleeping well. Some people will tell you it's normal for your child not to nap or sleep through the night.  "My kid just isn't a napper.", or worse, "My kid doesn't need to nap".  Children aren't born knowing how to fall asleep on their own, and while some are able to figure it out on their own, others need a little help.  You're convinced you've done everything "right", but you're exhausted and you gave in just to get your baby to go to sleep! 

 This dad is thinking, "How did I get here?"

This dad is thinking, "How did I get here?"

      This is where I come in. I've talked to all those parenting "experts". I've helped children of all different ages. Most importantly, I know what works and I know how to make it work for you.  Not only am I a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant, I've been a full-time nanny for ten years. This has allowed me to work with many different families and gain special experience from each one. When you hire a sleep consultant for your child, you are getting a plan designed specially for your child and family. I am there to help guide you through the steps and support you throughout the process. Every child can be a great sleeper, some just need a little help getting there.