My name is Kim and I am a certified sleep consultant (newborn-child), a certified HUG teacher and a member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants. In addition, I completed the 2016 Infant Mental Health Community Training through the Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMHP) and the Hospital of Sick Children, Toronto.
I am a mom of two fun-loving toddlers who fought sleep from the day they were born. Our journey towards restful sleep made me realize that I was passionate about infant and baby sleep, and more specifically, dispelling the myth that letting a baby Cry It Out is the only way to teach a child to sleep independently.
If your baby doesn't sleep through the night, that's okay! The problem arises when a baby is waking frequently and sleep is being disrupted. Eliminating the wakeups that don’t require a feeding is important for babies, so they are able to achieve restful, restorative sleep. Parents need to have realistic expectations and understand that babies will sometimes wake in the night, however, the key to night waking is how we respond to our baby and how our baby falls back to sleep. One of the key components to sleep success is learning to listen to what your baby is communicating. I coach my clients to listen for cries that sound like transitional cries when a baby is still asleep but moving into the next sleep cycle, or emotional cries that may require comfort. Encouraging your baby through the sleep learning process is vital to developing new habits and reinforcing your sleep expectations. Teaching independent sleep is one of the greatest gifts you can give your baby, and yourself!
To learn more about effective, proven and gentle techniques that will give you the confidence to help your baby sleep soundly and independently, contact me tonight!