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We are here to answer all your questions!
I don’t live near you…can I still work with Blissful Dreamer?
Yes! Blissful Dreamer works all over the United States and the world! We offer consultations through Skype/Zoom, email, and phone. If you live in Massachusetts you qualify for in-home consultations and support.
*Blissful Dreamer respects all parenting styles but does not work with parents that want to continue sleeping in the same bed as their infant.
Do you provide Overnight Newborn Care?
YES! We know bringing home baby can be overwhelming and exhausting. Most families book Overnight Newborn Care to establish healthy sleep habits and have additional support early on. Contact us to learn more about our Newborn Care Services.
What is Blissful Dreamer’s preferred method for sleep training?
Blissful Dreamer is educated on many approaches. Our sleep plans are customized to fit your parenting style. There’s no one size that fits all.
*We stay updated on all sleep methods and recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Do you use the “cry it out” (CIO) method?
Yes, if we discover and agree it’s the best method. Typically, it is not our first choice, and we promise to take steps to ensure that minimal crying takes place during the training.
Note: Now, while the CIO method does work, most parents simply aren’t comfortable with it. We don’t think that a parent’s brain is “wired” to listen to the hysterical crying of their child without doing something to comfort them!
Crying is your children’s way of protesting change, and you can expect that making changes to their sleep habits will result in some protest. That’s why we always tell parents that our program will most likely involve some amount of protest on the child’s part
I feel like I have already read and tried everything out there. What makes your program and consultations different?
Great question! I think the reason is that our method is clear, simple, and easy to follow. Plus, it allows parents to be a part of choosing which approach is best based on their child’s temperament and personality.
Another great thing about our company is the one-on-one support we provide to our clients to ensure that the program is going as planned. We answer any questions along the way to better sleep.
My husband has one approach, and I have another approach…how will you work with us?
Working with a sleep consultant is actually beneficial when a husband and a wife have different views. As the middle person, a consultant is able to see both sides, gather what’s important on each side, and develop a plan that works best for the child and the family as a whole.
This is just a phase. We’ll wait it out, right?
What most people do is sit back and wait. If you really want to stop being tired, get a full night’s sleep, and have your evenings free with your spouse with a glass of wine and a movie, you must change things. Things don’t magically change to reverse the habits you have built. Waiting is waiting, but making changes will make a difference.
What makes this different from reading a book or getting advice from others?
Every child is different. There is no “one size fits all” answer that works for every family. We get to know your child and the situation to develop a package and approach, which will get you results. Even better, we are there to help make course corrections along the way! The worst thing you can do is to copy what other people do. It’s exhausting to compare your family to others, and it can become a real challenge in your relationships.
Your baby didn’t come with a manual, but we’re here to offer you the chapter on sleep. If you have a consistent plan that works, then you can eventually be flexible and enjoy a night out every now and then! Now trust us, we’re all for reading books and blogs and getting free advice from family and friends. However, if you’ve tried all of those and none of them worked, reach out to us, and we can discuss what’s going on.
We can’t afford it.
We hear this often, and we are strong believers in budgets and managing finances, but we also think prioritizing what’s best for the family is important. Think of the cost versus the investment. Yes, it may seem expensive to some, but lack of sleep is costlier to the baby’s health and learning as well as the whole family’s health.
The skills your child will learn during our time together will give them good sleep habits that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. On top of sleep, you will GAIN so much more! We see results with every case, and it’s so amazing and rewarding.
You get to improve your relationship with your baby, other children, and significant other. You get some more “me” time back. You can work out again, drink a glass of wine, or even have time to start a book, relax, or have some quiet time! It’s an investment for the whole family.
How do I know it’s right for me?
With all the information that’s readily available online, in books, and through personal resources at your disposal, why would you want to invite a stranger into your home to get your child sleeping through the night?
We know that a lot of our clients felt that way before they hired us! But we know that it’s a concern a lot of parents have when they’re thinking about getting some professional help with their little ones’ sleep habits. And it’s a valid question! After all, your mother managed to get you to sleep at some point. Your friend might have four kids who are all champion sleepers, so she should have some answers for you, right?
Well, yes…and no! The biggest reason why the solutions that work for one parent don’t work for another is simple. They’re not dealing with
the same baby.
Some babies are heavily reliant on sleep props. Others can’t sleep in a room that’s too warm. Some may not be getting enough daytime sleep, and others might be overtired. This baby might have developed an association between feeding and falling asleep, whereas that one might be ready to drop their second daytime nap.
And, of course, it could be any combination of all of the above or the many other sleep challenges that babies might experience. Adding to the challenge is the fact that most solutions don’t work overnight. Parents might try a solution that could potentially help their babies start sleeping through the night but abandon it before it takes effect due to some heavy protesting on the babies’ part.
In short, sleep is a complicated issue, and there’s very rarely one single thing that can remedy the situation overnight. A professional sleep consultant has the experience and training to recognize which problems result in specific symptoms. A consultant can work with you to develop a personalized plan for your child that addresses those individual issues.
Sleep consultants can also provide some much-needed support when things don’t seem to be working. They give you the encouragement you need to follow through on that plan until it starts to work.
Why do we need someone to help us get our child to sleep?
Have you ever started your car to find the “check engine” light on? What do you do? Take it to a mechanic. Have you ever realized it’s time for a haircut? What do you do? Go to the salon. Have you ever worked with a lactation consultant, dietitian, or therapist?
Have you ever looked back at all the things you bought for your child: a crib, a Pack ‘N Play, a car seat, a monitor, furniture, bottles, and swaddles, but your baby still isn’t sleeping well? Touch base with us, and we can teach your little one how to sleep. The best thing is that it’s an investment for life!
When can my baby start sleep training/ conditioning?
We always say that bedtime and nap routines can start from day 1. A child is never too young to learn healthy sleep habits and routines! But to get a baby sleeping through the night, there are a few things we check first. Your baby should be at least 15 pounds, without any major medical concerns, and on a healthy growth curve approved by their pediatrician.
If all these points are met, then we’re ready to start helping you get your little one sleeping through the night!
How long will this take?
It depends on the method we decide on based on your parenting style, your family dynamic, and the temperament of the baby. Clients have seen great progress in as little as 2 weeks, and with a 4- to 6-week commitment, your sleep woes will be in the past.