Sleep Support: Consultation, Training, Coaching
Do you have a little one who struggles with sleep? Someone who needs a lot of help to settle, rises early, or wakes during the night? Or maybe you have a 3-12 week old and would like help establishing healthy sleep patterns from the start?
Carrie Fosbinder is a Senior Postpartum Doula at Birthways and Certified Infant and Child Sleep Consultant.
After seeing first hand what a huge difference sleep makes in health and happiness during the postpartum period and early years of childhood, Carrie brings her experience and education to the assistance of struggling parents who could use some guidance. She is certified to work with children five and under, and uses a range of age-appropriate sleep coaching techniques. With a holistic approach that looks at the child’s entire day, Carrie makes recommendations suited to each individual child and family; she can help you implement recommendations in your home and is available for phone or email support as you follow through.
Newborn to 16 wks
Support for children under 16 weeks of age includes: a sleep summary outlining what to expect and how to support healthy development during the newborn phase. It may also include: an in-home or phone consult to discuss the summary, in-home sleep environment assessment, and post-consult follow-up support.
16wks to 5 years
Consultations for children over 16 weeks are based around a customized Sleep Plan (this is the How-To document for addressing the sleep issue) and Interactive Daily Support during Sleep Plan implementation, via Carrie’s assessment of clients’ daily logs (this involves regular phone or email check-ins to make sure everything is on track). Both the Sleep Plan and Interactive Daily Support are necessary for successful coaching. This support may also include: in-home or phone consultations, in-home Sleep Environment Assessment, and/or in-home coaching support to clearly demonstrate and assist with coaching method(s) and other recommendations. Once the Sleep Plan has been implemented and Daily Support is no longer necessary, Post-consult follow-up via phone or email is available for any questions that arise.
Fees begin at $100 and are based on the specific needs of your family. After submitting your sleep questionnaire, you will receive a quote from Carrie that she feels best meets your particular needs. You will work with her to decide what steps best suit you. There are different techniques and approaches to teaching sleep. Some techniques take more time than others, as do some situations and temperaments. We want to find the best fit for your child and family, which will affect the final package and price.
To get started, please complete this Sleep Support Questionnaire and we will be in touch soon!