Phoebe is a certified sleep consultant for children aged 0-6. She helps families with all sorts of issues evolved around sleep. We had a chat to understand how Phoebe helps families.
Tell us a bit about yourself
My name is Phoebe. I’m a mum to Amelie (1.5 Years old) as well as a sleep consultant for children between 0-6 years.
My little girl kept me up for hours on end at night and would cry her way through the day from being overtired, never wanted to nap and I had to rock her around for hours on end so she’d sleep. I felt like a failure as my little one wasn’t sleeping through the night and wasn’t doing everything my friends kids did. I tried so many different techniques and programs that you find online, I would try taking advise from my peers and friends but nothing seemed to work. After struggling for months, I decided to start looking for help again when I stumbled upon a sleep coaching company. I registered with them straight away. After a couple of days, we saw the first improvements. I didn’t think this was possible as I had months of struggling. And after a couple of weeks, she was sleeping through; I was SHOCKED. I never thought anyone was able to help me.
Because this changed my life, I decided to do the training so I can change other people’s lives too.
Why do children have sleep issues?
Did you know 1 in 4 children have a harder time sleeping than others do? Self-settling is a learned skill where some children need a guided, gentle hand to help them learn it. A lot of children will experience some sort of sleep issue at some stage of childhood but it’s only an ‘problem’ when it starts effecting the family, parents sleep, child’s mood etc . Sleep is a vital part of life and plays an important part in a child’s development so a good night’s sleep is really needed. For the parents as well.
What sleep issues can you help resolve?
- Night wakings
- Early rising
- Nap refusal
- Inability to self-settle
- Nap transitions
- Transition into own room/ big bed
- Sleep crutches (rocking, feeding)
- Bed hoping
- Ditching the dummy
And many more…
What if parents don’t want to let your child ‘cry it out’? Tell us about your approach
The System I use is a gentle, holistic approach to secure your attachment to your child. I know when I was looking for someone to help me, it was so important that I felt comfortable with the techniques being used.
Once you decide you need help on your sleep journey, I will create a bespoke plan that works for you and your family to help resolve the issues you are having. I will talk you through the plan and teach you about sleep and where it could be going wrong for your family. I will support you and guide you through the plan and be with you along your journey to improve your little one’s sleep. I shall be on hand to answer any questions you have along the way and tweak the plan when I feel you are ready for the next step.
When will parents first start to see a difference in their child’s sleep?
It honestly depends on the child, the circumstance and the parents. If parents stick to the plan and are consistent and persistent they should see a difference within a couple of days. Some see a different from night one and with some it takes a while longer. Every child is different and will need a different approach so it’s hard to tell. In normal cases you should see a massive difference after a couple of weeks if not less.
Contact Phoebe to book in a FREE 15 minute Sleep Evaluation. Phoebe is offering 20% off for Clapham Mums on all packages, please mention Clapham Mums while booking a session.