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Sleep Education

Sleep-Education-Service

We want to set the stage for good sleep habits so your baby can grow up knowing that bedtime is a safe, and peaceful time. Our sleep experts will provide support to you and your family, answering your questions and creating a customized plan to optimize your sleep and achieve overall balance in your life.

Phone Consultation

$95
  • Consult with you on the phone
  • Create a custom sleep plan
  • Strategy packages peer-reviewed by certified doulas
  • 2 weeks of email/phone follow-up care

In-Home Consultation

$275
  • Consult with you in the comfort of your home
  • Create a custom sleep plan
  • Strategy packages peer-reviewed by certified doulas.
  • 2 weeks of email/phone follow-up

Our sleep support team will teach you about:

Sleep
schedules
Calming
techniques
‘Normal’
sleep patterns for a baby
Create balance
to achieve family health & wellness

Safe Co-Sleeping – Notes from Sleep Expert, Dr. James McKenna

  • Breastfeeding significantly helps to protect infants from death including deaths from SIDS/SUDI and from secondary disease and/or congenital conditions.
  • Infants should sleep on their backs, on firm surfaces, on clean surfaces, in the absence of smoke, under light (comfortable) blanketing, and their heads should never be covered.
  • The bed should not have any stuffed animals or pillows around the infant and never should an infant be placed to sleep on top of a pillow.
  • Sheepskins or other fluffy material and especially bean bag mattresses should never be used.
  • No water beds.
  • Infants should never sleep on couches or sofas – with or without adults.
  • Bottle-feeding babies should always sleep alongside the mother on a separate surface rather than in the bed.
  • Both parents should agree and feel comfortable with the decision. Each bed-sharer should agree that he or she is equally responsible for the infant and acknowledge that the infant is present.
  • Both parents should think of themselves as primary caregivers.
  • Infants a year or less should not sleep with other children siblings.
  • Persons on sedatives, medications or drugs, or who are intoxicated or excessively unable to arouse should not co-sleep on the same surface with the infant.
  • Extremely obese persons, who may not feel exactly where or how close their infant is, may wish to have the infant sleep alongside but on a different surface.

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