How can I help?
Initial 15-minute consultation
I offer a free chat on the phone to help you decide if working with me will be useful for you. It's a chance to get to know me, and to begin to describe your current situation and the kind of support you're looking for. We can use this call to decide whether a structured plan would be useful for you, or whether you might be better served by ad-hoc support and advice on the phone or in person.
Ad-hoc advice and support
£79 for the first hour, £60 for subsequent hours - concessionary rates offered where needed.
Sometimes you need a friendly and knowledgeable ear to talk through your experience, and seek reassurance or seek advice. If you have questions about sleep and you'd like to talk them through with someone you know will never suggest sleep training or non-responsive methods, get in touch. I'm here for you and your family for as long as you need.
This option is a great choice for those who are looking to work on gentle transition (ie advice on moving away from contact sleep; night weaning; moving child into their own room)
If cost is a barrier for you, I also offer calls on a donation basis - generously supported by other parents. Spaces are limited but if you'd like to get in touch about low-cost 1:1 support, please contact me.
Full consultation and gentle sleep plan
After your initial call, I will send a questionnaire covering all aspects of your baby's sleep. From this I will draw up an in depth written assessment, highlighting areas with potential to see improvement and suggesting any possible changes. We will then have a 60-minute consultation (in person or online) to go over the assessment, and a bespoke plan will be delivered by email after our session. Three follow up emails over the next two weeks are included in this package.
Full consultation and follow up
The full consultation package, plus a 60 minute follow up session to be used up to three months after your initial session.
Newborn Reassurance Call
£60 for one hour
This call is for you if you are in your first four months and needing some reassurance around your new baby's sleep. Learn about what is biologically normal; learn about safe infant sleep set ups; cut through some of the conflicting advice you might have heard about "self-settling", "regressions" or establishing "bad sleep associations"; build confidence about learning and following your baby's cues.
Gentle Sleep Peer Support Group
Sliding scale £2-£8
A drop-in group at Rodborough Community Hall in which you can join me and other local parents to learn about normal baby sleep, connect with others, and seek support. The group meets on the third Monday of every month and you can book your space at bookwhen.com/stroudgentlesleepsupport
Your New Baby's Sleep Workshop
£25 per family
Get together with friends for this two-hour workshop in which you will learn what you can really expect from your new baby's sleep. We'll cover realistic expectations, biologically normal infant sleep, guidelines for safe sleep, and strategies for maximising your family's rest. I run this workshop for a minimum group size of four families. Get together with your new baby friends in your home, mine, or (if a larger group) in a larger venue. If you'd like to arrange a workshop, get in touch to find a suitable time.