Sleep Consultations

Sleep Consultations

Are you at your wit’s end and struggling with sleeplessness?

Confused about how to best assist in your little ones’ sleep, so you no longer have to assist?

Is your baby or child’s sleep disturbing the harmony in your home?

leah decesare, doulas RI, Mother's Circle, testimonials for Leah DeCesareLearn about how to nurture your child’s ability to fall asleep without outside assistance and how sleep associations can help or hurt your child’s sleep. Sleep, and quality sleep, is critical for development.

We can work together to look ahead and assist you in laying a healthy foundation for future sleep, or if you are struggling with sleep issues in a baby or older child, we will discuss your family’s needs, review your history and create an individualized plan and strategy to encourage independent sleep in your baby.

We can’t sleep for our babies and children, but we can help them to gently learn how to fall asleep, stay asleep longer and go back to sleep on their own.

Sleep isn’t like a typical milestone, and even babies who sleep well will have disruptions for illness, travel or bursts in development, but with loving support, you can guide your baby back to sleeping well after such situations.

“For the baby, learning to sleep is part of becoming independent.  For a parent, teaching a child to sleep means being able to separate, and to step back and allow the baby to ‘learn’ to be independent at night. …Understanding [disruptive sleep periods at times of developmental growth] may give parents a better chance to offer their baby reassurance and limits.  He will need these to learn how to get himself back to sleep.  Learning to sleep is a necessary step toward independence.”  – T. Berry Brazelton, MD

“Sleep is the power source that keeps your mind alert and calm. Every night and at every nap, sleep recharges the brain’s battery. Sleeping well increases brainpower just as weight lifting builds stronger muscles, because sleeping well increases your attention span and allows you to be physically relaxed and mentally alert at the same time. Then you are at your personal best.” – Marc Weissbluth, MD