How do you know when you need a sleep consultant?

Working as a sleep consultant for the last 4 years I have come to understand that there are 3 types of families that come to me.

1. The obvious mombie- the so dog tired, stressed, anxious, tried everything in the book, read everything on the net, asked every opinion from FB, confused and must help me yesterday mum. I place her in the “urgent” box, cause I have been here. The family relationship is pulled tight. Work is being impacted, and mental health is fragile. Sleep success can take 4-6 weeks. 

2. The wait it out for this shall pass mumma.  True developmental sleep regressions do pass, but not 3 years down the tract.  These mummas tend to turn into no 1 mombies. Sleep success can take 2-4 weeks

3. The I can see it mumma.  These are my proactive clients, who want the information and education and support early.  This type of mumma has the time, energy and consistency and patience to focus and take information on board calmly. Then implement my sleep guide successfully.  Sleep success can take 3-7 days. 

Some times as parent’s our expectations are actually to blame for our baby’s sleep problems. Yes. they. are. All babies are different and sometimes you just have to adjust your expectations. I help client’s find this and then reset.

Often once you adjust your expectations and understand your bubs development sleep seems a little less complicated and much more peaceful nights arrive.

I had a moto for those 2am feeds  “there is no where else to be other than with my babies right now”.  That got me through till the next feed 2 hours later :-).

For the first 12 weeks of our twins life, I was existing on 4 hours sleep solid.  I knew/ expected that I would be sleep deprived, but never to that extent for months on end. I barely saw my toddler, and my husband and I were just floating somewhere room to room- and we went for help.  No way could I figure all this out on our own.

We made a plan that suited us, our baby’s and our parenting style. 10 days later we were in a much happier space, all 5 of us.

So please don’t wait, even for a simple question. Contact amanda@groovybabies.com.au or phone for your free 15 minute phone chat.


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  1. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Hi Amanda
    PLEASE can you help me? I’m at the end of my rope.

    I have a 7.5month old. He is my 4th and all have been terrible sleepers so I’m no stranger to sleepless nights. But this is different.

    Although he has never slept thru, what’s going on right now is out of control. For the last 3 weeks he cries pretty much all night no matter what we do. Even resorting to feeding, rocking, co-sleeping – doesn’t help!

    I’ve previously used the Sleep Sense & Save Our Sleep methods with success in getting him to self settle & getting into good routines. We have a great bedtime routine and put him to bed at 7pm.
    Day time he has naps at 9am, about 12.30pm (these are anywhere from 40-90mins) then if needed 30mins at 4.30pm.

    I am back at work & as I mentioned have 3 other children. Every aspect of our lives are suffering due to virtually getting no sleep.

    I must throw in that during the day he’s a sweet, happy little guy. I have even had him checked by my GP in case there was something going on with his ears etc but nothing was found.

    Please help me 🙁

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