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Jennifer

Jennifer

Your Baby Sleep Consultant expert.

What to look for when hiring a Baby Sleep Consultant

Searching for the right Baby Sleep Consultant can be a daunting task. In the end, you need to feel comfortable with your selection, as the journey to addressing the sleep challenges is often an emotional one – one where you will rely on the guidance and support of the sleep consultant throughout the entire process. 

Consider these points when searching for the right consultant for your family;

Knowledge of the consultant – is the sleep consultant professionally trained with the various sleep training methods or do they only practise with one particular method? Do they take a holistic approach in teaching a baby how to sleep? Do they consider a baby’s personality and temperament when recommending a particular sleep training method? How long has the consultant been working in the field? How many families have they helped?

Determine the fit – do you prefer a structured approach or do you feel more comfortable with a gentle and graded approach when it comes to making changes to your baby’s sleeping habits? Many untrained sleep consultants are quick to prescribe the cry-it-out method, which may go against your philosophy or doesn’t fit with your baby’s personality or temperament. 

There are a number of baby sleep training methods and approaches available to parents to help teach their baby to sleep. Most of these approaches fall into one of three categories; 

1). No-cry methods 2). Crying methods and 3). Methods that sit somewhere in between options 1 and 2. It is the sleep consultant’s job to work closely with parents to determine what method is best suited to their parenting philosophies and then equip them with the tools, education and strategies they need to help improve their baby’s sleep. 

Before you hire your baby sleep consultant, make sure your philosophy matches their process and methods.

Compassion and empathy – often, you form a close relationship with your sleep consultant, as working with someone to overcome any challenge is always a bonding experience.  Given that you are likely to develop a close working relationship with your consultant, your sleep consultant should care about you, your baby and honour your parenting style.

Training, experience and testimonials – what training has the sleep consultant done? Do they hold relevant qualifications? How many years experience do they have? Does the sleep consultant have others to vouch for their services? Often, sleep consultants receive feedback and testimonials on their Facebook Pages, website, Instagram, LinkedIn profile or on parenting blogs which may help you in your decisions. 

On going support – teaching your baby how to sleep, sometimes is not a quick fix. Does the sleep consultant support and guide you during and following the consultation? If so, what does the support consist of? And how long does the support last for?

Referrals – you can ask one of your mums at mothers groups, friends or local parenting Facebook groups to see if they have already reached out for help and can make a recommendation. You can vies My Newborn’s reviews here: 

Whether you are a mother of a newborn or 2 year old, it’s never too early or too late to start teaching your baby/child healthy sleeping habits. If you have a baby or young child who is having sleeping difficulties, and you have tried almost everything to help them sleep better, maybe you need to take it one step further and hire a Baby Sleep Consultant

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Terms & Conditions

Jennifer is a qualified IMI Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant, Doula and MNT Maternity Nurse. These qualifications enable her to assist pregnant women with their sleep issues, support women during labour and the birthing process, guide parents during the postpartum period and educate families about their baby’s sleeping habits. Jennifer provides safe and gentle sleep training methods based on knowledge obtained during her studies, successful qualifications and 16+ years experience.

Jennifer has obtained her paediatric First Aid Training through KidZAid and is registered to work with babies and children in Australia and Europe. Techniques and methods used are all derived directly from her qualifications and from her many years of experience.

Jennifer’s advice does not replace the advice from your Doctor or Paediatrician, and her advice should not be relied upon as medical advice. For medical advice, you should always seek the advice from your medical practitioner. Therefore, you should consult with your health-care professional should you have any healthcare related questions or before embarking on a new sleep program. If a medical problem appears or persists, do not disregard or delay seeking medical advice from doctor. Accordingly, Jennifer expressly disclaims any liability, loss, damage, or injury caused by information provided to the client.

Jennifer will educate, support you and guide you through the sleep challenges needed to make change in your baby’s sleeping habits. As a Baby Sleep Consultant, Jennifer is not responsible for your application of the sleep solutions once the consultation has concluded. Once the sleep consultation has concluded it is the responsibility of the parent(s) to apply the agreed methods and solutions. Jennifer has an extremely high success rate, however, the success of Jennifer solutions is in the hands of the parents’ commitment & perseverance once the sleep consultation has ended; therefore Jennifer cannot make any guarantees of success. However, Jennifer will use her best endeavours to support you until the desired result has been achieved.

  • I agree to check with my healthcare provider/doctor if my baby has any medical conditions, which prevent them from being trained safely.
  • I agree to follow safe sleeping practices in line with SIDS recommendations (https://rednose.org.au/article/what-is-a-safe-sleeping-environment).
  • I agree to disclose any medical conditions to Jennifer, which my baby has or has had previously.
  • I understand that my customised baby sleep program is meant for my baby only and should not be shared with a third party. I acknowledge the information might not be suitable for another baby.
  • Any changes I make to my baby’s sleeping or eating arrangements are my decision and My Newborn will only make suggestions for change, of which I am responsible for choosing to implement.
  • It is my responsibility to contact My Newborn for my follow up support and send the sleep log information through to be assessed for feedback as frequently as suggested.

In-Home Cancellation Policy
To confirm any In-Home Program, the client will be required to pay a 25% non-refundable deposit to secure the booking. The remaining amount of the In-Home Program will be required to be paid on the day before Jennifer arrives. Any cancellations barring medical or other emergencies will forfeit the deposit. If  you cancel less than 48 hours before the scheduled visit, the full amount will be required, unless Jennifer can backfill your place with someone on the waiting list.

If your baby is a little under the weather and does not have a temperature, the program can generally proceed as planned. If your baby is sick with a temperature or has been diagnosed with a medical condition by a doctor, the program will be postponed until your baby is better. A doctors certificate may be requested.

Remote Program/Phone Consultation
To confirm the Remote Program or Phone Consultation Jennifer will be required to be paid in full before sleep plans are constructed and the phone consultation takes place.

Remote Program Cancellation policy
The Remote Program and Phone Consultations are non-refundable after the start of sleep work (i.e. when any sleep advice has been delivered to the client via email, text, phone).

Acts of God
If an act of God, such as a fire, flood, earthquake or other natural calamity shall cause you to cancel the sleep services; Jennifer will require payment only for the time actually spent sleep consulting.

Doctor’s appointment
Jennifer requests that every client has an appointment with their doctor to ensure their baby is developmentally on track and fit for sleep training. 

Travel
Within 25km from Bondi Beach. An additional fee of $25ph travelled will be charged if travel is over 25kms.

As the client, you knowingly and voluntarily agree to waive and release Jennifer from any and all claims of liability or demands for compensation that you may acquire during the time working with Jennifer.

By checking this Agreement, you agree to the terms and conditions detailed within.