Hello, tired parent!
As a Holistic Sleep Coach and a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), I specialise in supporting parents of breastfeeding toddlers and pre-schoolers to implement gentle, responsive changes that pave the way for improved sleep. As parents we often hope that as our children move out of the baby phase, their sleep will naturally improve. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, that's probably why you are on my website!
Holistic sleep coaching goes beyond traditional sleep training methods. It's about understanding and respecting the whole child - their physical, emotional, and developmental stages - as well as the family's lifestyle and values. My role is to guide you through understanding your toddler's sleep, offering strategies that align with your breastfeeding goals and your parenting philosophy.
Breastfeeding is a unique journey for every family, and receiving tailored support at each stage is crucial. Whether you're looking to address sleep difficulties while maintaining your breastfeeding relationship as it is, seeking to adjust the dynamics of breastfeeding to make it feel more sustainable, or in need of support as you gently close this chapter, I'm here to provide the support you deserve. Throughout the sleep coaching journey, your breastfeeding goals will remain a priority, seamlessly woven into a comprehensive plan that supports both feeding and sleep.
My philosophy when supporting parents with their little ones' sleep:
• Gentle Sleep Strategies: As a sleep coach, I promote family-centred, gentle strategies that are age and developmentally appropriate. All sleep interventions prioritise your child's attachment and maintain your connection to your child through responsive parenting. I will never ask you to leave your child unsupported. Changes can be made in small steps, making them easier for your little one to adjust to and minimising tears. Every sleep plan is unique because each child's needs and temperament are different; what works for one family may not work for another.
• Fun: Children understand the world through play, so expect to do lots of teddy bears bedtimes! Also, silly time before the bedtime routine is a wonderful way for you all to enjoy each other and build that connection.
• Comprehensive Assessments: I don't just look at sleep in isolation. My assessments delve deep into your family's unique sleep patterns, diet, emotional support needs, development, and behaviour management. This holistic perspective ensures that our strategies are tailor-made for your family.
• Empowerment: As a parent, you have an innate understanding of your child. While I'm here to provide guidance, ultimately, you're in control. With my support, you will receive a personalised sleep plan that aligns with your parenting style and your child's developmental stage.
• Understanding your goals: Central to my philosophy is the understanding that your sleep goals are unique. These goals may include fewer night wake-ups, better naps, or night weaning. I will present a variety of different strategies to help you achieve your goal, allowing you to choose the one that suits your child best. If you are a breastfeeding parent, your feeding goals will be prioritised and integrated into a cohesive feeding and sleep plan.
• Ongoing support: With the 2 and 4 week sleep support packages, you have the option of daily support. This enables you to ask questions, refine the plan as the weeks progress, and receive advice on how to manage sleep situations as they evolve throughout the day
Sleep Issues I can assist you with:
Transitioning from co-sleeping
Bedtime anxieties in toddlers
Explore sleep packages:
Delve into two weeks of intensive sleep coaching with this package. The process begins with a detailed initial consultation, where together we'll develop a sleep plan perfectly tailored to your child's unique needs. Following this, you'll benefit from a 2 weeks of support via WhatsApp, offering real-time guidance to finely adjust and effectively implement the new sleep routine.
The package includes two follow-up calls. These are crucial in reviewing your progress and fine-tuning the sleep plan further, ensuring a smooth continuation to the next phase of your child's sleep development. Learn more.
This four-week sleep support package is ideal for little ones
struggling with more complex sleep issues, as well as for families seeking comprehensive, in-depth support over an extended period. It facilitates gentle change over several weeks, ensuring the process is not only manageable for your child but
sustainable for your family. The journey begins with an initial consultation, during which we will thoroughly examine your sleep issues. Following this, you will receive daily support via WhatsApp, where you will be gently guided through your sleep plan. The package also includes 4 additional catch-up calls, providing opportunities to review your progress and develop the next stage of your sleep plan. Learn more.
This six-month sleep support package is ideally suited for younger babies, who often experience rapidly changing sleep needs, and more sensitive children who benefit from a gentler, slower approach. Throughout the six-month plan, you will have access to four sleep consultations. These can be scheduled whenever you feel the need, whether it's to discuss progress on a sleep plan, address specific issues, or make adjustments to the plan as your child
grows and develops. In addition to these consultations, you will also benefit from ongoing support via email. This ensures that any questions or challenges you encounter are promptly and effectively addressed, providing continuous guidance and peace of mind. Learn more.
Sleep Packages Summary
As a Holistic Sleep Coach and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), my approach encompasses more than sleep strategies alone. It's a comprehensive approach considering every aspect of your baby's well-being. My previous experience as a Health Visitor has equipped me with the skills and confidence to work effectively with complex families from a diverse range of backgrounds.
"Working with Jenny for our little boys sleep was the best decision we’ve ever made! We were definitely at a crisis point and Jenny guided us through to reach our goals…which I honestly thought were unrealistic - things have dramatically improved for us as a family. Jenny is very kind and friendly and had a gentle approach to tackle sleep which is exactly what we were comfortable with."