My Ethos & Approach
Sleeps & Bounds is built on the belief that sound sleep is the root of well-being and positive energy for both infant and parent.
Every new mother and father hopes to feel confident and calm about parenthood, but when faced with trying to ensure your child is settled and juggling a vast array of brand new emotions and experiences,
sleep deprivation can all too often be the main cause of preventing that spring in your step.
At Sleeps & Bounds it is my aim to help take away the anxiety around sleep, be your support through a time when things can seem lonely and overwhelming, and inform you on how to best approach sleep for your whole family’s emotional well-being.
I insist on assessing the whole picture before I start sleep coaching. It’s my job to understand why a child is having difficulties sleeping – whether routine, temperament, environment, a new childcare setting, moving home or several other potential, subtle factors – and context is crucial.
There are a huge range of theories and methods out there on how to get your little one to sleep. The simple truth is that every child and every sleep journey is different. My approach identifies the right steps for you and your child, and is completely tailored to your specific needs.
My approach is always gentle. I do not believe in drastic changes or sudden shifts. Any adjustments we make will be considered, gradual and agreed together, to ensure we make the maximum impact with the minimum stress on all involved.
We are in this together! I will hold your hand every step of the way, offering daily support and guidance. If something isn't working, we will discuss it and make the necessary changes to your sleep plan together.
I believe it’s important to inform you along the way about sleep science, sleep cycles and age-appropriate routines and methods. If we end the process with you feeling well-equipped for the future with all the information you need, then I have done my job.
Every child and every sleep journey is different.
A Note on Crying...
Crying is how children communicate, especially when changes are being made to their routine. Throughout the process I cannot guarantee that your little one will not cry; however I will never suggest leaving your baby to ‘cry it out’ and would never ask you to do something you are not comfortable with. My methods allow for support, reassurance and comfort when your baby needs.