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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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How Cranial Osteopathy May Help Your Child Sleep
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Sensory Processing and Sleep
It is only by having a holistic understanding that sleep challenges can be dealt with gently and in a way that respects children. For some, the issue isn't behavioural - either fully or at all. A number of issues can masquerade as a behavioural sleep problem - one of those issues being sensory-integration challenges. In this article I discuss what sensory-processing is, and how it affects sleep.Continue reading...
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!
18m and 4y
We live in Colorado and Lauren was very highly recommended to us by a friend. I wasn't certain anyone could really help us solve our sleep issues as we previously hired a local (well-known) sleep consultant and tried more intense methods to no avail with our now 4 year old daughter (who just started sleeping through the night at 3). I didn't want the same to happen with our 1.5 year old! Lauren has amazingly insightful advice and she delivers it in such a confident yet understanding way. Her emphasis on remaining consistent and strategies around this has been life changing with two kids--not just for sleep but for other areas of discipline and day-to-day struggles as well. Lauren does not adhere to the cry-it-out method either, which was a last resort we tried that didn't work with our first, and was quite painful. Lauren's education and expertise on the topic really shines through on this front as her gentler methods REALLY work much faster and more permanently than cry-it-out ever did for us. She crafted a plan for both of my kids that was unique to their situations and made the process so comfortable and encouraging. Both of our children had very early milestones and sleep has always been a struggle compared to most other kids their age. Before I contacted Lauren, I had given up on my 3 year old and assumed she just didn't need as much sleep as other kids. Lauren has shed so much light on my own children and how lack of sleep was showing up in all sorts of ways. I have also learned so much about children's sleep and sleep cycles - I really wish I had found Lauren as a first-time mom. I am so thankful we called her up, even though we were late in the process. Both are now sleeping through the night (although they are still early risers!). My husband and I are so thankful."
Lauren has been an absolute life-saver (and sanity-saver!). My son had never been a great sleeper and it had gotten to the stage where he would either wake every hour and a half from bedtime until the morning or he would wake at about 11pm-3am every night. The lack of sleep was effecting me mentally and put a massive strain on my relationship. I felt like a zombie as well as a failure as a mother. Thankfully we started using Lauren who has completely turned things around for us, my little boy now sleeps all night and I can put him in his cot awake and he will happily drift off to sleep himself. It didn't happen overnight and has taken dedication and perseverance but Lauren was with us at every step of the way. She is totally against letting them cry it out and the whole process is about what is best for baby and you. I must have been in daily contact with Lauren for the first few weeks and have never felt like I couldn't contact her or that she was ever pushed for time. Everything she advised was explained brilliantly and always made perfect sense as to why we were doing certain things. I know that if we ever have any hiccups in the future I can go back to Lauren and if I ever have a second child I will be booking Lauren in for a call on the due date!! I wish I had gone to Lauren sooner for help, not only did I get sleep back in my life which enabled me to function normally and be me again but she has made me realise I am not a failure as a mother and has given me a lot of confidence in my ability as a first time mum.
I felt completely broken and useless before I spoke to you and it was putting a strain on my relationship. Things are so much better now all thanks to you and I even feel happy enough now to go back to work (but I'm waiting till after the summer as want to enjoy this one unlike last summer)! But most of all my little boy has benefited the most, now he is getting the full amount of sleep he should be and he is blossoming in front of my eyes everyday!
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!