In one-on-one sleep consultations (by phone, Skype, or in-home if you live in L.A.), we create an individualized sleep plan for your family. We do sleep consultations for babies, toddlers, and school age kids. This is how it works:
- We ask you questions to get a picture of your baby or child's history regarding sleep, nighttime feedings, and any other information relevant to sleep.
- We ask for your family’s sleep goals, because they vary! There isn’t “one right way” to sleep. Our goal for you is that your whole family has healthy sleep, and that your sleep patterns and routines work for everyone in the house.
- We collaborate on creating a strong and clear sleep plan for you that has true potential for success.
Two things make a sleep consult successful: It’s comprehensive and focused (we recommend both partners be there) and you feel confident and prepared to be very consistent in your behaviors. Both these pieces make a sleep plan effective and reassuring to your baby or child.
- Full 90-minute consult in your home - $420 (depending on location)
- Full 90-minute consult by phone or video call - $420
- ½ hour phone session - $140*
- 1 hour phone session - $280*
*These shorter phone sessions are offered for people who have read our book or attended a Happy Sleeper class. This is for people who understand the basic approach and need additional help without a full consultation. If you have the book, a phone consultation can work well for issues like baby not napping well, taking a long time to fall asleep, questions about schedules, nap or nighttime sleep regression, separation anxiety...As long as you know the basic concepts and have our book as reference, a phone consult can be very helpful.
Email us at Contact@thehappysleeper.com to schedule a consultation.
Follow ups – After we do a sleep consultation, we’re happy to answer brief emails over the first few weeks (or up to 4 weeks if we're working on naps) and/or have 2 or 3, 10-15 minute phone chats, if needed, to trouble shoot your plan. Normally, these brief catch-ups work out just fine, and we like to hear from you about your progress! Shorter phone sessions are also available for questions that may come up later, which wouldn’t require a full consult.
Lectures for parents, clinicians and educators
We speak in lecture or workshop format. Talks can be customized for your needs and age group (newborn through school-age children). Our most popular topics include:
Baby Sleep Class (babies 5-24 months)
This class is an introduction to the Happy Sleeper method. We outline the 5 essential healthy sleep habits and parents walk away with a plan for achieving a full night's sleep and good naps. This class addresses topics like breastfeeding, weaning, co-sleeping, transitioning to the crib, early morning waking, short naps, and more.
Preschool Sleep Talk (children 2-6)
This talk is a ton of fun! We teach parents and educators the "3 C's" of successful preschool sleep, and demonstrate with visual props exactly how to implement our preschool sleep strategies. Bedtime resistance, night wakings, early morning rising, naps, nightmares/night terrors, and developing a healthy relationship to sleep -- all are addressed in this talk. It's informative and entertaining!
Newborn Sleep Class (babies 0-4 months)
Encouraging your newborn’s sleep to develop to the best of her abilities. Working towards establishing the 5 essential healthy sleep habits, naturally extending stretches of sleep, and navigating breastfeeding and sleep.
The Biology of Sleep
How sleep changes through the first years of life, and what biological principles control baby sleep. This talk can be tailored to be academic or practical.
Breastfeeding and Sleep
It's incredibly important to maintain your milk supply while you're working on sleep, and we never recommend that nursing mothers wean babies very early (5 months at the earliest, and even at this point we recommend keeping one pump or dream feed). At the same time, it's very possible and achievable to improve sleep even when you're feeding at night. This talk helps nursing mothers navigate feeding and sleep, co-sleeping, transitioning to the crib, and weaning.
Please ask us about scheduling and speaking fees: firstname.lastname@example.org