So, your baby isn’t sleeping. Maybe you’ve resorted to swing naps, bouncing all night long, or trying to figure out how you can transform into a human that simply doesn’t need any sleep at all.
We’ve yet to find a way to not need sleep, but we have found a way to get your baby to sleep (and let you sleep in the process).
One-size-fits-all books just don’t work. The main downfall of them is they neglect to take into account one very key element of baby sleep. Your baby! The reason sleep books are a dime a dozen is because each baby is completely unique in what they need and each family is unique in their goals. A book can’t adapt to that, It’s just a set of rules, printed there in black and white. And if it doesn’t work?
Well, then we start to believe our babies just don’t sleep.
The truth of the matter is your baby can and will sleep. They just need the proper environment and coaching to do so. This could involve any number of situations that a book off Amazon just can’t account for. While the authors of these books may have some sound advice, they don’t know you or your baby!
Another little secret is this: “no cry” solutions just don’t work.
Nobody likes to hear their baby cry. We’re actually biologically programmed to respond to baby’s cries. Studies have found that the effects of a baby crying on a parent’s brain is similar to them being electrocuted. Feeling a little shaky after a long cry session with baby? That’s why.
While crying can signal that something is wrong with baby, it also is the only way they have to communicate with us. What they’re trying to communicate is not always something that needs fixing. Imagine being a brand new baby, unfamiliar with the entire world. They have a lot of learning to do. With that learning and frustration comes tears. These aren’t necessarily tears that need to be addressed, simply a baby communicating that something is different and unfamiliar.
Babies often cry when they want to move but are unable to, for example. During tummy time, many babies get annoyed and frustrated because they can’t roll or move. They may cry but this isn’t a danger or pain cry, it’s simply them communicating, “Hey! I’m pissed!”
The same happens when babies begin to learn how to sleep independently. They get frustrated. That doesn’t necessarily mean we need to run to assist them, though. Letting them learn on their own is a great way to help them establish healthy sleep habits for the rest of their lives.
The secret? Your family needs a customized approach combined with support.
We’ve cracked the code. By using an approach that is custom-tailored to your baby, your family, and your goals, we’re able to create a plan that is unique to you. We sit with you, learn about you and your baby, see your space, and devise an all-encompassing plan including how to reset during bumps in the road. Carolina Dream Tree is with you for 72 hours, walking through each naptime and bedtime. We’re helping to reassure and give guidance as you and your family adjust to your new normal (11-12 hours of baby sleep a night!). We offer support in the weeks following and guarantee results.
By using this method, we minimize tears and maximize success!
We leave our clients well-rested and ready to help their baby continue to develop their newly learned skill through illness, travel, and any other curve balls life may throw at them.
The secret is that there isn’t one secret. It’s a customized and supported approach to baby sleep.