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You can find out more about me, my approach and how I can help your sleep goals with a strategy aligned to your little one's personality and your parenting style.
There's no obligation ... just a chance for us to know each other a little more!
WELCOME, I'M KATIE
As a certified Holistic Sleep Coach, I aim to create a life balance that prioritises everyone’s wellbeing and strengthens the bonds within your family.
Helping my clients with their family needs by providing the guidance and evidence based techniques needed to understand the root cause of their sleep issues and develop a plan that works for them.
For more about me, see the "about me" page.
MY HOLISTIC APPROACH
Parents are continually looking for quick fixes from 'sleep training' to leaving their children to self-soothe, but quick fixes are often not sustainable. Holistic sleep coaching recognises that your babies behaviour is usually completely normal, as is the parent's understandable reaction to sleep deprivation! Your babies needs are not just physical but psychological, emotional and relational as well. When these wider contextual factors are explored and addressed, sleep can be improved gently, quickly and without any actual 'sleep training' or crying alone techniques.
During my coaching practise, I consider the bigger picture for a multi-dimensional approach:
Age, developmental stage and what is considered "normal" according to evidence-based research
The family context, including siblings, wider family, parental health, environment and community influences
Emotional and mental health, anxiety and stress
Nutrition, allergies, intolerances, diet and feeding habits
Exercise, sleep hygiene, and routines
Sleep biology, cycles and circadian rhythms
COMMON PAIN POINTS
The contributing factors that cause a child to experience sleep problems are often intertwined. It's my job to partner with your family to unpack these contributing factors and address them in manageable, goal-orientated steps, whilst being mindful of the parent and child attachment along the way.
Below are just some examples of these sleep factors and pain points.
ORGANISATION OF SLEEP
How much sleep a baby/child gets within 24 hours and how that's facilitated is the best starting place for sleep coaching.
Over-tiredness is the source of many sleep problems and the (perhaps not so good) habits which are either planned or through necessity to make it through the day.
Sleep hygiene affects both the quality and quantity of sleep, and goes beyond the typical bath > book > bed routine.
From nutrition, naps to optimal lighting & temperature - I help optimise sleep strategies to help adjust those habits that have crept in.
Big change on the horizon? Anything from returning to work, upcoming travel, house move or moving your little one into their own bedroom can affect sleep and routines.
Whatever the change, we'll work on a solution that's personalised to your child and family to get back on track.
Forget the old 'early bird will catch the worm' adage, that doesn't apply when you're an exhausted parent.
Whilst it's very rare for a baby to have a nice, consistent 8 am wake-up (which I'm sure you deserve) ... we'll work together to understand reasons for their early rising and develop practical strategies to edge them towards a more sociable hour.
REFLUX, COLIC & ALLERGIES
Parents know their child's sleep can be affected both by illnesses, such as coughs and colds, as well as persistent conditions such as reflux, colic and allergies. During these challenging time's, the child will often require more attention leading to a greater strain upon the parents.
My research led approach to address these challenges aims to bring balance and harmony back into the family environment.
Babies love motion or cuddles to soothe them back to sleep. Can you blame them? However, sleep dependency hinders their parent's productivity and sanity!
During this process, we'll partner on the best strategy to wean your baby off motion/cuddle dependency and help them to learn to self-settle without the intervention of mummy and daddy.
Babies and young children will wake in the night for biological and emotional needs. However there becomes a point where constant nighttime parties get out of hand / become unmanageable.
Once we understand the reason for these wakings, we can address in a child-appropriate, age-appropriate and gentle manner.
We are all different, with different personalities, behaviours and temperaments. Thats the amazing thing about life!
During a consultation, expect to be asked questions about your little cub's personality and behaviours, to enable a sleep strategy to be personalised to them and tips to help manage behaviour, aligned to your parenting style - as daytime and nighttime behaviour are intrinsically linked.
For more information about the packages I offer, please see the links below.
If you are ready to get the show on the road, my contact details are below, or you can fill-in the form on the "Contact" page.
Finally, if you still have questions, we can organise a 15 minute free consultation to get to know each other, and discuss the right approach for you and your family.
"A cliché line, I know, but I really was at breaking point when I contacted Katie. Having explained my 9 month olds specific issue with post midnight waking without resettling, Katie suggested practical and easy tweaks to his routine that she believed would lead to him being able to settle back to sleep much more quickly/ independently.
Three nights in and we have experienced a drastic change. He settles much more quickly and has much longer periods of sleep through the post midnight to morning part of the night - rarely waking now.
I am amazed at how implementing Katie’s simple and gentle suggestions have made such an impact, and I am also enjoying these longer and much needed periods of sleep myself.
If you are having sleep issues with your little one, whatever they may be - I highly recommend contacting Katie for friendly and effective support"
— Sarah, Enfield