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It may not feel like it at times, but your child wants to sleep! Good quality sleep is a basic need, vital for physical and cognitive development and emotional well-being. 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 teaching your child the skills they need to achieve great sleep does not need to be an ordeal for you or your little one.
Friends, relatives and the internet are awash with advice as to what you “should” do to overcome your child’s sleep challenges, but there is no one method that works for every child. You may be overwhelmed with information and unsure where to start, or you may have tried so many different methods that you have been left believing that nothing will work for your child. Little Sleep Stars can show you the way to fantastic sleep, using gentle methods to create a bespoke sleep plan that will be the cornerstone of achieving both fast and lasting results.
If you are experiencing:
- bedtime battles;
- frequent/multiple night-wakings;
- early-rising (waking for the day pre-6am);
- a dependency on feeding or rocking to sleep;
- short or non-existent naps;
- co-sleeping out of desperation rather than choice;
or any other sleep-related challenge, book your free evaluation call today and take the first step on the path to the rest your family deserves.
Practice hours are designed to meet the needs of busy families with daytime, evening and weekend appointments available. Using the latest in web-based video-conferencing I work with clients throughout the UK and internationally.
Free 15 minute call to discuss your child sleep challenges
Understand what is holding your child back from fulfilling their sleep potential
Discuss how these issues can be addressed
Ask any questions about my methods and what to expect
Absolutely no obligation to proceed to one-to-one work
Perfect for babies under 4 months and parents-to-be to enable a flying start using the gentlest ways to shape great sleep habits
Little Sleep Stars Newborn Sleep pack, containing helpful handouts and go-to guides
Initial 30 minute call to discuss any questions and concerns you have regarding newborn sleep and my comprehensive tips for maximising family rest during this precious time
Two follow-up calls of 20 minutes each to discuss how your little one is doing and any questions you have
The most useful gift you can buy an expectant parent - ideal for baby-showers (gift voucher available)
A detailed assessment of your current sleep situation
90 minute face-to-face (online) consultation
Bespoke sleep plan designed to meet the needs of your child
Six support calls (or emails) as you implement the plan
Lifelong membership to the Little Sleep Stars online support community
Custom Little Sleep Stars sleep pack
Advice on upcoming milestones
A copy of your consultation recording
50% sibling discount
Suitable from 18 weeks to 6 years old
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Why it's OK not to love every minute of being a parent
When we become parents, it can seem that we are expected to enjoy every single moment - and that if we don't, it somehow means that we don't quite love our child as much as we should. When sleep is a challenge, parents can spend their day dreading bedtime and/or with a cranky, tired child where it feels like no one is having fun. And here's the rub, whilst anxiety is well-known to drive sleep disturbances, the relationship is bidirectional meaning that a tired parent has a greater risk of feeling anxious. To understand more about parental anxiety, and learn some simple strategies with which we can begin to manage it, read what Holly Crosby from Simplyou Coaching has to say...Continue reading...
Is it really a "sleep problem"?
You would probably be surprised to know how many families I actually turn away when they contact me for help with their child's sleep! Well, "turn away" is perhaps the wrong phrase - "redirect" would be more accurate. I do this because sometimes, particularly with young babies of around 4 months, the scenario the parent outlines makes me suspect there is an underlying issue - something structural or digestive that means a little one really can't, as opposed to won't, sleep. This article provides a brief introduction to one such issue with signposting to the most appropriate way to investigate fully.Continue reading...
Why Boundaries Matter
Anyone who has parented a little one old enough to walk has been there: in the supermarket, with a screaming child. These moments are inevitable. And when it's you in the middle of it, you feel like every passer-by is casting glares of disapproval and judgement in your direction. You know you have a few choices but, you can't think clearly amidst the sound of your child crying as if their world is caving in. If this sounds familiar, continue reading for tips on how to handle these moments calmly from professional parent coach, Kacie Morrish.Continue reading...
We can't thank Lauren enough for all her help with getting our little one to sleep. We felt like we had tried everything before coming to Lauren but after showing us some simple but effective techniques, we finally saw amazing results! Her continued support after working with us is so, so appreciated and cannot recommend Little Sleep Stars highly enough! Thank-you again!
I started to have massive sleep issues with my son after a trip to Canada. With a 5 hour time difference, it created a big disruption to my 20 month old son's routine. There were a number of other complicating factors but what I learned is that you can be a well meaning, loving, intelligent mother and still not do the right thing for your child! After two months or so of being wide awake during the night...every night...for 2 hours, I was starting to breakdown from sleep deprivation. A friend highly recommended Lauren and she was amazing. Of course I did the work and I followed exactly what she said and from the first night of beginning the sleep training, my son slept through the night and each subsequent night. But without her guidance, support and instructions, I would have continued to spiral. I was amazed that we did all the sleep training without my son having to shed a tear. She really did save my life at the time and my only regret was not doing it sooner!
After seeing the success with our eldest even within 1 week, asked for Lauren's help with our 6 month old! We had a wonderful transition from her waking up every 1.5 hours and having 20 min naps in the day to sleeping through the night and having 1.5-2 hour naps, and from her taking an hour or longer to put to sleep, to sleeping within 15 minutes without any help or feeding: all this within 2-3 weeks! Lauren, you gave us back our evenings, our sanity and our marriage: we no longer dread bedtime and know that from 7pm, the night is ours! We will always be so grateful!
Lauren has been a saviour of our sanity. We initially got her help for our (then) 2.5 yr old who was taking upwards of 2 hours to sleep and needed a variety of threats, bribes, cuddles, cries, before she slept. We tried controlled crying, camping out...nothing worked for long. Lauren worked with us to firstly understand what the sleep issues were and then formulated a plan including altering the bedtime routine. We now have a 3 yr old who goes into bed and sleeps within 15 minutes and wakes up over 12 hours later! What I loved about Lauren is the ability to troubleshoot by just dropping an email and the detailed responses we received, as well as the helpful phone calls. She gave me the strength to sleep train and she gave the encouragement we needed.
Lauren's advice and tailored sleep plan worked wonders for our little girl May (now 20 months). May was waking consistently at midnight and staying awake for up to five hours, we were all losing our minds, struggling to manage at work, bickering with each other and our little boy was suffering at school also as it would disturb his sleep. It was also taking us over an hour to get May to bed at night and we were chopping and changing with our approach, unsure what to try for the best. We never thought we would go to a sleep consultant but we are so pleased that we did. Lauren is friendly, approachable, encouraging non-judgemental and probably most importantly firm and consistent with her responses which is extremely reassuring when you are feeling so tired and weary. I'm particularly sensitive to crying so for me I knew I would not be able to go through with controlled crying. Lauren's approach was tailored to the concerns of our family and May's own sleep need. Most importantly she got me and my partner on the same page so we could share things out whilst both being consistent with what we were doing. Knowing what we were supposed to be doing and being able to check in with Lauren if things did not go according to plan or if we were not sure what to do was what got us to this stage. It took some hard work and commitment from us for a very short period of time, but it couldn't have been more worth it, May now puts herself to sleep and settles herself in the night. Most importantly she is a much happier little girl and we are a much happier family as a result. My partner was initially unsure about the need for a consultant has said it is without doubt the best money he has ever spent.
We contacted Lauren when we were at our wit's end. Teddy was 6 months old and we thought we were ready to give him back and get a refund! But we contacted Lauren and I can honestly say she has been amazing. Genuinely caring about us and being there every step of the way. My baby now sleeps 11-12 hours a night and has 3 naps in the day! Which before was completely unheard of. Teddy would wake at least 5-6 times in the night and be rocked, sung, jiggled you name it we did it to sleep. Now he puts himself to sleep on his own and the whole family is now getting some rest. Lauren you're a superhero!! Thank you for everything! We love you!!