Sleep Guides 

After some quick, immediate support ? Why not try one of Sarah's downloadable pdf sleep guides.

In addition to providing comprehensive and personalized services for my clients, I also post helpful links for site visitors to enjoy and benefit from. Although nothing beats a custom-tailored program, I hope you’ll find these resources helpful.

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Newborn Sleep Shaping Guide

This guide is for any caregivers looking to support newborn sleep in babies from newborn up to and including 4 months old. It covers realistic sleep expectations, some loose sleep routines and a range of loving and gentle ways to support your baby to develop healthy sleep habits early on.

Please note: once purchased, the guide is automatically sent out via email, so please ensure you input your correct email details. If the guide is not received, please check your spam/junk mail before contacting us.

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4 Month Sleep PROgression

This guide is for any caregivers looking for a guide on how to survive the four month sleep PROgression!


It covers what this PROgression is, why it happens and what you can do to support your baby's sleep through this, usually, rather unsettling time.

Please note: once purchased, the guide is automatically sent out via email, so please ensure you input your correct email details. If the guide is not received, please check your spam/junk mail before contacting us.

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6-18 Month Comprehensive Sleep Guide

This is for those of you who would like to learn more about sleep and how you can support your little one’s sleep journey using gentle and responsive strategies.

In this comprehensive guide, I aim to teach you all about sleep for 6-18 month olds.

The guide covers: 

How sleep works:

·       sleep cycles
·       your baby’s circadian rhythm
·       sleep pressure
·       awake windows
·       sleep needs
·       normal amounts of sleep at

        different ages

Naps:

·       when to have them             
·       nap transitions
·       nap environments

Daily routines which support sleep:

·       the importance of exercise
·       food and its impact on sleep
·       bedtime routines, keeping it

        stress-free

Trouble shooting:

·       why are they waking at night?
·       what’s with all the short naps?
·       what’s with all the early wake ups?
·       should I let my baby have a

        danger nap?

Coping with:

·       progressions/developmental   

        changes
·       separation anxiety
·       sleep deprivation

As well as:

·       checking/ruling out any underlying

        problems which could affect sleep
·       support with falling asleep and

        sleeping in their own sleep space
·       gentle strategies to move away

        from an unsustainable sleep

        support (such as rocking to sleep)
·       options for night

        weaning/reducing night feeds



Please note: once purchased, the guide is automatically sent out via email, so please ensure you input your correct email details. If the guide is not received, please check your spam/junk mail before contacting us.

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Transitioning to the cot & bed

In this comprehensive guide for babies 6 months and older, I aim to teach you how to lovingly (no cry it our or non responsive strategies involved) support your little one to sleeping in their own sleep space. We do this step by step and gradually so that you can make the transition in a time frame that suits you and your little one.

The guide covers:

Sleep space options

  • Cot (crib)

  • Toddler bed

  • Floor bed

  • Which might be best for your little one

Preparation
Setting up the sleep space
Night lights
Sleep space safety
Comforters, how to introduce them
When is a good time to start ?

Transitioning
Example naptime and bedtime routines
Creating positive associations
Getting them into their sleep space
Where to start- naps or bedtime?

Bedsharing
Combining independent sleep with bedsharing
Safe bedsharing guidance
Moving away from bedsharing

Trouble shooting

  • Baby won’t unlatch

  • Short naps

  • Early morning wake ups

  • Baby gets upset as soon as they realise it’s sleepy time

  • Baby wakes as soon as they touch the surface

  • Baby keeps rolling onto their tummy

As well as

  • Supporting with falling asleep independently

  • Gentle strategies to move away from an unsustainable sleep support (such as rocking to sleep).