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When your child isn’t sleeping well, it can be all-consuming. I know because I have been there. Whilst it really may not feel like it at times, your little one does want to sleep. All children have both the need and the ability to sleep well - it’s just that some require more help than others to realise their sleep potential.
The good news is that helping your child achieve great sleep does not need to be an ordeal.
It’s often said that it takes a village to raise a child. Whether your village comprises family members, friends or other new parents you’ve met along your pregnancy or parenting journey, everyone will have a view regarding what you “should” be doing to help your child sleep. Many will have shared that opinion with you - maybe more than once. And let’s not even get started on what the internet has to offer!
All-too-often, two extremes are presented: leave your child to cry or resign yourself to the fact that they will, eventually, grow out of hourly waking, even if that takes several years. No children are the same and when it comes to sleep, the factors driving sleep challenges, and in turn the best solution, are as diverse as the children themselves. It is always possible to achieve biological best sleeping (which respects a child’s age and developmental stage) using gentle approaches where you work with, rather than against, your child - and where you support and respond to them, every single step along the way.
At Little Sleep Stars, we know a lot about sleep. But you are the expert in your child. We will achieve the best outcome for your family because I will listen to you, work with you and respect your priorities and parenting style.
I will never recommend you leave your child alone to cry.
If your current sleep situation isn’t bringing your family the rest it needs, book a free introductory call to discuss how things can be gently turned around. If you are based outside of the UK, please note that all diary times are GMT/BST.
The last thing you need is another person telling you things you don’t believe will work.
That’s why I offer a complimentary introduction call so you have the chance to share what’s happening for you and little one right now and understand how I can help.
Because your time with child is precious, we do this in a 15-minute call so you can get a feel for what we can do together. On that call I will either make a recommendation for you to rule out some of the common health reasons your baby might not sleep or invite you to find out more about how we can work together.
Imagine giving the gift of a good night’s sleep, the most useful gift for new or expectant parents!
Think of this as a live “what to expect” where you discover what is “normal” for baby sleep and how you can gently optimise sleep from the outset.
- A one-hour call focused on you, your baby, your lifestyle and parenting principles so you feel confident right from the start...
- 24/7 access to my most valued sleep guide videos in a library that saves you hours of searching on the internet for that one thing that might work...
- Complete reassurance and guidance on what to do and why it will be the right choice for you and your new family...
Suitable from pregnancy/birth to 6 months.Book Now
By 6 months baby has had time to get used to the routine of living in the big wide world. But sometimes they miss the memo about sleep and that can persist through their toddler years and beyond. In the early years, little ones change faster than they ever will again and that’s great news if you want to help support baby or child to learn something new.
Working together with the sleep solution means you’ll get:
- A detailed assessment of your current sleep situation so we can work with your family to get the best results for you...
- 90 minutes of dedicated listening and advice where we explore your tailored sleep solution - perfectly individual to you and your child...
- Six guidance and review calls to keep the sleep solution working optimally whatever little one decides to do with the new learning process...
- Ongoing contact via my dedicated client support group so you can be sure your results will be long-lasting.
Suitable from 6 months to 6 years old.Book Now
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Working with Lauren with one of our best decisions we've ever made! Her gentle methods made me feel that I never sleep trained my little one. I have learnt so much from Lauren, being a first-time mother feeling traumatised by poor experiences with breastfeeding and sleep and now to a confident mother who knows a lot about how to regulate naps and bedtime routine. Lauren gave me so much confidence and made it easier and enjoyable to look after my daughter and not lose my sanity over sleep deprivation. Thank you, Lauren, for making our little star shine brighter.
Lauren literally changed our lives. I originally spoke to her when my daughter was just 3 months old; but Lauren gently turned me away as she advised any sleep issues at that age were not behavioural so suggested some other avenues to try. However, a few months later we were no closer to sleeping through, so I contacted Lauren again (her approach on the initial call meant there was no doubt who I'd go back to if we still needed help) and we started working together. Without her support, we would never have realised that our daughter would so quickly - yet gently - learn that she could settle herself to sleep. This in itself has literally given me hours of my life back! I still have to pinch myself that I can now pop my baby down in her cot and leave the room, and she is asleep within minutes - gone are the days of pacing the room for 2-3 hours, waiting for her to fall asleep. We also understand a lot more about sleep cycles and the routine we have put in place has worked wonders - not only do we get a 10-11 hour stretch overnight, but also a guaranteed 2-3 hours worth of naps in the day. I no longer need to sleep when the baby sleeps, and our baby is never grumpy! Sleep advice books are all well and good, but it's nothing like having your own sleep consultant who works with you to tailor your needs as a family. We would not be in such a good place without Lauren's expert help. And, most notably, she went way above and beyond what we expected, giving us more time than we felt we paid for in order to get to our sleep solution. I wouldn't hesitate to contact Lauren for anything else in the future - she is so passionate about what she does that she makes us feel so at ease about asking for help. Thank you, Lauren!
Lauren was recommended to me by a friend. I was wary of going to a sleep consultant initially, I wasn't keen on the idea of sleep training and didn't feel comfortable leaving my baby to cry. After months of hourly wake ups however I was desperate! Lauren was amazing, she listened carefully and gave practical advice that made perfect sense. She always gave several options with the pros and cons of each and never suggested I do anything I didn't feel comfortable with. Her approach is baby-centric and her techniques are gentle, I never felt I was doing anything negative to my little boy. After months of feeling like a complete failure it was so great to have someone behind me giving me confidence and the whole way I felt like she was in it with me, giving over and above throughout. Lauren even had a call with me months after the initial programme when other problems arose. I can't recommend enough!
We had been struggling with early wakings and short naps with my now 18-month old when we enlisted Lauren's support. She had never been great at napping but we had successfully managed to get her into a good nighttime routine between the ages of 6-12 months but then our luck was out!! Lauren was helpful, kind and really listened to us about what we felt the issues were with our daughter. She encouraged a wide-ranging view of the difficulties and encouraged us to seek further support from our GP about reflux. Lauren seemed to understand instantly the type of personality our child had (curious, inquisitive, busy, sociable) and really made us realise that, although it may have seemed that she didn't need much sleep, she really required much more than she was getting. We made a number of changes, including implementing a much earlier bedtime to help our daughter catch up on the sleep she was losing in the mornings. Gradually, we were able to push it out and she is now sleeping about 7/7:30pm to 6:30/6:40am without any wake-ups and consistently has a 1hr 45min nap during the day! We are also now not afraid to occasionally put her to bed at 6:15/6:30pm when we know she is exhausted and this doesn't impact on her morning wake-up time. We're delighted and very grateful to Lauren for her support!
I was at a complete loss at how to deal with my 15 month old and his sleep problems. We had hourly wakings for milk throughout the night, co-sleeping, very early mornings, inability to self settle, short naps... the whole shebang! I felt I'd lost all control when I got in touch with Lauren. It turned out to be the best decision I've made all year. Within a couple of weeks he was sleeping through and making massive progress on his naps too. Lauren has been absolutely fantastic and everything she has advised has been spot on. She helped me to create the perfect environment for my son to learn to self settle and with Lauren's advice the rest started to slot into place from there. I was by his side every step of the way, and Lauren made me feel she was by mine. Excellent.
Freddie was nine months when we contacted Lauren, and I wish we'd done it sooner! We'd had months of hourly wakings and huge struggles with re-settling. Exhaustion was starting to impact every part of our daily lives. Every child is different and Lauren completely recognises this and works with you to put plans in place that suit you and your family. At no point during our plan did we ever feel alone. Lauren was always on hand to answer queries and support us with any problems that cropped up. Freddie suffered with bad wind and also had a couple of colds during our sleep plan so our path was not always straight forward. However, Lauren didn't let us lose hope and supported us to give our little boy the love and care he needed while also keeping to our longer term aim of teaching him how to sleep well. Freddie now sleeps through the night, self settles and is a much happier little boy!