Everything You Need To Know About Getting A Sleep Consultant

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Everything You Need To Know About Getting A Sleep Consultant

A sleep consultant is a trained specialist who helps you figure out the issues affecting your baby’s sleep schedule. They then assist you in defining your goals for your family's sleep schedule and help you implement an effective course of action tailored to your specific circumstances.

Sleep consultants help your child develop healthy, self-sufficient sleeping patterns and get up at suitable times, which enhances the quality of sleep, productivity, and general quality of life for the entire family.

How Do I Find A Sleep Consultant?

There are many factors to consider while choosing a sleep consultant. You may find entirely virtual programs conducted over the phone, and others that provide individualized, hands-on support for you and your child. When comparing costs, it's important to consider not only the initial investment, but also whether or not that investment provides unrestricted communication and support. This may be crucial to some parents, while others may feel more motivated to address the sleep issues.

If you have a tight schedule, brief consultation sessions lasting just 15 or 60 minutes are available from certain doctors. If you have a few specific questions you'd want to be answered, but your baby’s issues aren’t severe enough for you to need severe consultation, these might be a nice place to begin.

In order to learn the consultant's approach, and if they’re right, you should pepper them with specific questions. Your parenting style and where you and your children fit on the sleep needs spectrum will determine which technique is most effective for you. 

When Should I Get My Child A Sleep Consultant?

By the six-month point, you should have a clear idea of whether or not sleep is going well, but you may begin working with a sleep consultant much sooner if necessary. There is no minimum age to begin working with a sleep consultant; however, the sooner you begin, the better. You can even begin planning for your baby in advance.

Remember that if your sleep expert recommends crying it out, you shouldn't start until after your baby is 12 weeks old. Still, it's neither too soon nor too late to get help if you're having trouble sleeping beyond the first month. The two-week mark is a good time to establish routines and get newborns to sleep through the night.

Summer's Sleep Secrets is a great online resource if you want your baby to sleep better. Sleep specialists are on hand to help you, and your baby, get a better night's rest.  Find out how we can help you today!