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Jennifer

Jennifer

Your Baby Sleep Consultant expert.

Why You Should Hire a Baby Sleep Consultant

Sleep problems can be the toughest thing to overcome in your journey with your baby. Whether they have always been present, or all of a sudden your once great-sleeper is staying up all night, or maybe a recent holiday or illness has interrupted the bedtime routine, sleep problems can spring up for all sorts of reasons.

Research has shown time and time again that a lack of sleep can impact health, immune system, decision making, and so on — meaning that your sleep is just as important as your little ones.

If you find that your family is losing sleep and you just can’t find a way to change it, it might be time to consider hiring a Baby Sleep Consultant.

The Why’s

As a qualified Baby Sleep Consultant, I work with newborns up to the age of 5. I have seen a wide range of cases (thousands over the last 16 years) and I can tell you that the biggest signs that you need some extra help are when your baby is frequently waking at night or having trouble settling to sleep. After six months of age, most children are capable of sleeping 10-12 hours a night. While all children are different, if you feel that your baby is becoming overtired and simply not getting enough sleep, getting trusted advice from a baby sleep expert may be the answer.

Sleep regressions, developmental milestones, illness, teething, holidays, and everything else life throws at you, can turn your once happy sleeper into an unhappy camper. Your baby is going through massive developments in their first few years of life, and as a result, their sleep can suffer.

I know how easy it is to try to google the problems away, however, one of the best things a Baby Sleep Consultant can give your family, is a personalised approach that’s tailored to suit your parenting philosophy and based on your little one’s personality, temperament. Having a trained professional guide you through the different stages of the learning process (yes, there’s a systematic way of teaching a baby how to sleep) can be the best way forward.

Remember: sleep is a learned skill. Taking the time to teach your child healthy sleep habits will ensure a lifetime of quality sleep.

The How’s

Here at My Newborn, there are a range of sleep programs for your family to choose from. Phone consultations, Remote Programs, Overnight Programs and Live in Programs (for the babies who NEVER sleep!). 

It can be hard for parents to find the right Baby Sleep Consultant, so don’t feel shy to send in an enquiry or give me a call. As a fully accredited Maternity Nurse, Birthing Doula, and Holistic Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant, I have a lot of experience to offer and can answer any question you might have about the process.

My philosophy is that your baby should not be left to cry it out for long periods of time on their own. The sleep process should be a positive one, and I firmly believe that having the parents or guardians there to comfort and encourage their child, while they learn their new sleeping skill, is the best way forward. While tears are inevitable during the process, you will never be made to leave your baby cry for extended periods of time, if that’s not part of your parenting wishes.

In conclusion, if you find yourself needing the extra help, don’t be afraid to reach out! Parenting is tough work and parenting with little to no sleep is even harder. Having that bit (or a lot, depending on what your family needs) of outside help, can set your little one up for years of healthy and restorative sleep. Not to mention, the whole family can start sleeping again.

Happy Sleep

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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 Jennifer will only make suggestions for change, of which I am responsible for choosing to implement.
  • It is my responsibility to contact Jennifer 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 after Jennifer leaves your home. 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 or suspected medical conditions
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. 

If during the In Home program, Jennifer feels the consultation should cease due to an underlying or undisclosed medical condition, Jennifer will require payment only for the time actually spent in your home. In this case, to keep the situation fair on both parties, the hourly rate is reduced down from the normal sleep consulting fees (as per the program booked) and charged at $50ph. 

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. Written medical approval may be requested for certain circumstances.

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.