Frequently Asked Questions

Who are you, and why are you the best fit for my baby?

When it comes to your baby’s health, don’t opt for middle terms: choose the highest quality of service. Drawing on my years of experience and training which includes a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Psychology, and a Master’s in Medical Sciences, I have invested years researching and studying the science of sleep. I have worked with families in the same situation as yours. As a professional and, most importantly, a mother, I understand the importance of uninterrupted sleep. We live in a very judgemental society but if you work with me, I will recommend solutions based on your comfort and lifestyle. There is no judgement – only kindness and support.

But why should I work with a sleep consultant? Do I really need one?

Getting help from a Sleep Consultant helps diagnose schedules, wake times and keep you accountable to be as consistent as possible. I am trained and certified to diagnose your child’s sleep patterns while guiding you emotionally when you experience anxiety or need to call me at 2 am to just talk through the process.
An example I can give is working out. You can either work out at home watching videos or ask for a professional trainer to create a personalized workout for you, instead of just DIYing things. Of course, you get results both ways, but with the personal trainer you have a customized plan that will work for you. Just like that, when you hire a sleep consultant like myself, I create a customized plan for your child and follow up with you all the way through with consistency so that you achieve results way faster with less effort than if you were to do it by yourself.

Can I sleep-train and keep nighttime feeds?

Of course. My Sleep management program will teach your baby to fall asleep without you around if a feeding time is not needed. If your child requires night time feedings, I fully support that – the concept here isn’t to starve your child but to differentiate between genuine hunger and feeding to sleep habit as a means of self soothing. I work with you to help instill healthy sleep hygiene and get rid of comfort feeds but you can definitely keep your baby fed when they are genuinely hungry while following my instructions!

When can I start sleep training?

I have worked with babies aged 4 weeks all the to 5 years. There is no right or wrong answer here. You can start when you and your family are ready. As long as your child is gaining weight and height and has been cleared by the pediatrician – you can start. Remember, just because you sleep train doesn’t mean that the baby cannot have night feedings – you can still continue night feedings if the baby is too small to sleep through the night. When you do start, consistency is key- so make sure that you can dedicate a few nights to the process.

I hate hearing my child cry. Is there a sleep training method for parents like me?

My gentle sleep training methods are a perfect fit for your needs: You can choose from a wide array of strategies and see which one makes you feel better about the brand new independent and happy sleep journey you’re about to embark on.

Will sleep training make my baby feel abandoned?

All my sleep management programs are the safest choice for your bundle of joy: It only happens when your baby is feeling tired, with appropriate wake times in place and in the context of complete safety. Want more evidence? You’ll notice your baby or toddler will express themselves by means of crying or whining when they are hungry or need your attention even if they stopped crying at night and nap time. Sleep training does the opposite of making your child feel abandoned – it instills healthy and safe boundaries while increasing the quality of sleep for both parents and children.

I think my baby might just be too stubborn for this - what do I do?

I have had many high needs babies, and I can assure you that the outcome is positive! Moreover, this might just be the best choice you make for your child as they are easily stimulated and very perceptive. You might even notice that once they hit their sleep targets, you will see less of the clingy and cranky behavior that you see now and more of the calmer, happier behavior.

How long will the process take?

It really depends on the type of program you choose, but typically it takes anywhere from 3 to 10 nights to see drastic improvements. It is all about consistency and believing in yourself and your child.

And now the most important question: Will this work?

100% guaranteed! Check out my reviews on Facebook and website to see what other parents have said. Let’s provide you and your baby with the rest you deserve! Feel like we’re a match? Contact me to get started!

I need more resources to explain the health benefits of self soothing and instilling healthy sleep habits - can you please guide me?

Yes, contact me for peer reviewed articles from pediatricians and renowned child psychologists and I will be more than happy to provide them for you!

If you have other questions that will benefit other parents, please contact me on neha@thesleepycub.us and I will answer them promptly.

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