I have worked with well-meaning families that have offered their baby sleep crutches and then start to feel frustrated and resentful when their baby wakes up in the night and needs support to fall back asleep. It's so common! My approach to helping families get out of this, falls in a sweet spot between attachment parenting and sleep training. My approach helps families build skills that support sleep for everyone.
I believe that:
Most infants and young children are capable of learning how to rest and fall asleep with minimal support.
Physical and emotional contact are important needs for caregivers to meet.
Supported and connected crying is a healthy part of life that supports sleep and wellbeing.
There are sometimes somatic and developmental reasons that infants are not sleeping well. Extended professional screening and treatment is sometimes necessary.
Underlying relational and development tension are expressed in the sleep patterns of a family.
Everyone is happier when they get better sleep :)
During the sleep overhaul sessions we:
Clarify caregivers perspectives and desires for family sleep
Create a sleep plan that all caregivers are comfortable with
Complete a developmental screening to make sure there are not underlying issues/traumas impacting baby's sleep
Receive guidance on ways you can support your baby's development from home
Family Sleep Over Haul Package!
1 in person session with infant and caregivers
Personalized reading resources for caregivers on topics that need extra support
2 follow up phone sessions
1 ,co-created, written sleep plan
1 in person closing session
Well Baby Check-In
Many people rely on doctors visits for developmental guidance and concerns for their baby. Unfortunately, many families do not recieve the level of support they are looking for and are often told that the baby will "grow out of" concerns that parents have. The first year of a baby's life is such a whirlwind of change, joy, and exhaustion. In these sessions, we come together to deeply support you and your baby. You and your baby get a chance to receive care, holding, and holistic guidance.
A developmental screening of your baby's growth
Techniques to help your baby meet developmental milestones like rolling, crawling, and walking
Guidance on nursing and eating
Time to appreciate and observe your baby's development
Ease crying and fussiness
Baby bodywork! We use touch and movement to support your baby in releasing tension and encourage healthy development
Guidance for ways of playing and holding your baby that support growth and wellbeing.
Investment: Sessions are $140. Scholarships available on case-by-case basis.
Location: Home visits in Marin and East Bay
Caregiver and Baby Circle
Come get the support of being held by a group of women. We spend our time listening to one another and sharing the the things are needing to be held. Then we focus on the babies developmental growth and challenges. We open up into a question and answer time and you get a chance to ask questions about your baby's growth!
For: Mamas and their pre-crawling babies
Currently on Break. New Location and time to be announced Aug 2020!