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WeeSleep Sleeping Baby

The WeeSleep approach practices only gentle and positive methods to ensure success.

A well-rested child is healthier, curious, energetic, happy, playful, and eager to learn. A well-rested Mom (and dad!) is healthier, happier, more focused, more present and more patient.

When parents entrust WeeSleep to help with their child’s sleep challenges, either through 1-on-1 consultations, online packages or webinars, they are placing a great deal of trust in WeeSleep and the services our team offers.

The WeeSleep team takes this responsibility very seriously. We value your precious time and your commitment to your child’s health. The WeeSleep Dream Team goes the extra mile to ensure working with us is not only an affordable means to amazing sleep health, but also clear and easy for you. You won’t ever be left confused or overwhelmed. WeeSleep goes above and beyond to provide you with exactly what you need to get your child’s sleep issues resolved once and for all.

While most books and programs dealing with child sleep issues take philosophical stands (based largely around the issue of  “crying it out”), we believe that your child’s sleep is much more important than our personal views on this subject. That’s why the WeeSleep approach places so much emphasis on accommodating different parenting styles, lifestyles and living situations. The bottom line is that you, as a parent, need to be comfortable with your new sleep plan in order for it to work for your child!

Our approach to improving your child’s sleep is pretty simple :

  • We will give you trustworthy, straight-forward information about WHY sleep is so important for your child’s comfort, happiness and health. (This will give you all the drive and education you need to make positive changes to your child’s sleep patterns and unwanted habits.)
  • We will lay out an easy-to-follow, step-by-step plan that lets you make some choices about what is the right approach for  your child. (All children are different, and nobody knows your child better than you do. Our team encourages you to use your  knowledge of your child to customize his or her sleep plan.)
  • We will show you how to measure success.  (No, you shouldn’t expect your child to sleep 12 uninterrupted hours on the first  night—although it does happen! Our team will tell you what you should expect along the way.)

A little note about the big question – CRYING. Since many people ask us about whether our solutions involve “CIO” (crying it out), we think it’s something that warrants to be acknowledged here.

Crying is your child’s way of protesting change, and you can expect that making changes to their sleep habits and dependancies will result in some protest. You’re altering a well-entrenched pattern.  You (or a pacifier, a swing, a car seat or another sleep association) used to be in charge of soothing, and now your child is the one in charge.  It’s a hard shift to make and we can’t blame our little ones for having some strong feelings about it!  That’s why we are always sure to tell parents that our program will most likely involve at least some amount of protest on the child’s part. However, when the protest is managed in a positive, loving and gentle way, those tears will turn to happy nap and night times.

We want to make it very clear that our approach is not “cry it out” (or CIO).  CIO is a method of sleep training that is often referred to as “extinction,” and involves leaving your child alone until they fall asleep without any support.  Our philosophies and methods offer ongoing support, guidance, love and reassurance as your child is learning to become an independent sleeper.  The reason that the WeeSleep approach is so powerfully effective is that it lets us establish a plan that you feel comfortable with, based on what you know about your child, that you share with us. And when you are careful, thoughtful, and consistent (like we advise) when working with us, your baby will feel supported and will learn to understand that this new pattern helps him or her sleep well.

The WeeSleep approach is aligned with the best practices recommended by The American Academy of Pediatrics, The Canadian Pediatric Society, and The UK’s National Health Service.

 

approachJaney Reilly

Certified Paediatric Sleep Consultant

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