For babies 0-16 weeks old
The first few weeks of your baby's life are so beautiful and so uncertain. Your family has just grown, you're bonding with this precious life, and you're learning all of their new sounds. You're trying to figure out how to feed your baby, your body is healing, and sleep is so interrupted. Whether this is your first baby or fifth, every newborn experience is completely new because every child is different! While it's not time to sleep train a newborn, positive sleeping habits can be cultivated during these early days and make long term sleep even smoother…
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Those early newborn days are both so beautiful and so exhausting. Frequent wake ups and seemingly endless feedings are "par for the course," and lots of snuggle time is both sweet and necessary. AND you can start establishing daily rhythms and sleep routines so you and your newborn can gain confidence in sleep from the start. Your sleep plan will include:
tips to ensure your newborn's sleeping environment is safe and ready
daytime schedule and routine suggestions as you enjoy contact naps and practice bassinet naps
guidance for how to approach bedtime and night wakings
realistic expecations for what your newborn is capable of doing at this age
lots of grace for the tougher days and nights
I used to FEAR the nights, but now I actually ENJOY them...Lauren graciously answered ALL my questions and helped me creatively problem solve for both my newborn AND my toddler (whose sleep continued to be all over the place until we got help!). Her knowledge, resources and experience truly helped transform our daily life from one of survival to all of us THRIVING because we were actually sleeping!
- heather from virginia
Lauren's approach allowed us to gently instill good sleep habits early on while still offering lots of love and support to our baby. It was helpful when she reassured us that specific issues were normal for that age or gave us suggestions on things we could try to work through an issue. Our son was a very happy baby in part because of Lauren's support in helping us give our baby the best sleep we could. At the end of 12 weeks, our son was sleeping 10 hours at night and was sleeping 11-12 hours a couple weeks later.
- jackie from virginia
I was spending 45+ minutes every night and most nap times trying to coax my baby to sleep by rocking. I was desperate for my time back and my poor rocker was starting to have an imprint of my body...I was skeptical at times, but I stuck to the plan and what seemed like miracles began to happen. Lots of firsts - first time sleeping through the night, first time falling asleep without the swaddle, first time falling back to sleep on her own after waking up...Now my sweet babe at 4 months old gets laid down in her crib, drowsy but not asleep, and falls asleep on her own - without me rocking, shushing, patting, anything!
- kayla from georgia
You have a newborn who won't sleep anywhere but in your arms or in your bed
You're expecting and want to learn as much as you can before your baby is born
You want to get whatever sleep is possible in those exhausting newborn days
You want to enjoy the cuddles and know that your newborn can sleep in the bassinet
Yes! As a breastfeeding mom myself, I'm passionate about making sure you know that no matter how you feed your baby, they are capable of sleep! We will practice keeping your newborn awake during feeds and separating sleeping from feeding, so your baby does not rely on the breast or bottle feeding to get to sleep.
While I have seen some newborns start sleeping through the night by the end of our time together, that is not the norm nor the expectation. It is very developmentally appropriate for your baby to still need night feedings, and your sleep plan will walk through how to navigate those feedings.
Yes! The beauty of technology is that I am able to work with families local to Northern Virginia, as well as those worldwide! All of our interactions are virtual, whether you're local or not.
If you’re uncertain about what package or sleep plan option is the right fit or have additional questions about working together, you can book a 20-minute call to connect with our team before booking your service.
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