Frequently Asked Questions

How does sleep training work?

Calm Nights sleep training uses gentle, supportive techniques to calmly teach your child how to fall asleep and stay asleep independently. In order to sleep well consistently, children need to develop their own strategies for falling asleep without relying on Mum or Dad and this is what I teach. A Calm Nights sleep package includes a detailed, personalised sleep plan for your little one tailored to suit your family, customised personal follow-up support for 3 weeks and a good-bye package to help keep you on track.

 

Isn’t sleep training just a fancy name for ‘cry it out’?

Definitely not! I use the proven, gentle methods of the Sleep Sense Program to teach your baby/toddler to self-settle and sleep through the night. This means teaching your little one healthy sleep habits, NOT leaving them to cry alone.

 

How do you sleep train a newborn?

You don’t! My newborn package does not aim to sleep train brand new babies but is designed to gently guide parents in how to set up great sleep habits with their child right from birth. It includes information on what to expect in newborn sleep patterns, signs to look for to know when baby is tired, settling techniques and tips on how to create a great schedule with your beautiful baby.

 

When is the best time to sleep train?

Setting great foundational sleep habits early can help your child sleep well for life. Studies have shown that that up to 30% of babies have trouble sleeping and has also been shown that 80% of children who have sleep issues in infancy will continue to have sleep issues for a further 3-5 years, if not into adulthood! To help solve these problems before they start, I offer sleep training packages for babies from the age of 12 weeks onwards.

 

Will my baby cry?

For many parents, the main reason they are concerned about sleep training is because they are worried that their baby might cry. The key word being ‘might’! Even though we don’t know whether your baby might cry, just the idea of them crying stops many parents from starting sleep training. Will there be tears? Honestly, there probably will be. I can’t tell you how long your baby might cry on their first night however, if you consider a few nights with some tears in comparison to a lifetime of good sleep habits I can guarantee it will be worth it. I can also guarantee that I will support you through the entire process.

 

Does sleep training actually work?

Yes! With consistency, dedication and time you will definitely see your little one’s sleep improve. Because my sleep plans are customised to suit your child’s individual needs and the needs of your family, they will give you the absolute best chance at success and getting your whole family a great nights’ sleep. Check out our Testimonials

 

What do I get for my money?

The price of each sleep package reflects the level of expert knowledge and support you will receive. The prices of my sleep support packages are based on my skills and knowledge, developed through thorough training and backed by the world-renowned Sleep Sense program. A great nights’ sleep is invaluable but the value of a lifetime of great sleep skills for your child is priceless.

 

Which sleep package do I need?

Each of my bespoke sleep packages is tailored to suit different ages and stages of development. I also offer a variety of extra support bundles to help ensure your family’s success. To find out which packages and support bundles would best suit your needs, please book your free 15 minute sleep evaluation so that we can discuss what suits you best.

 

Which payment methods do you accept?

Calm Nights processes payments using ‘Square’ and we are able to accept Visa, Mastercard & American Express credit or debit cards. We also accept payment via bank transfer.

 

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, all of our services can be paid with Afterpay.