When you bring home that bundle of joy from the hospital unfortunately, there is no instruction manual and at the same time you will be bombarded with advice from well-meaning family & friends. That’s not to say this advice is wrong – it’s just that sometimes what is good for one baby may not work for another. Maria and The New Mummy Company have the experience of dealing with hundreds of babies and can help answer all the questions you may have.
We offer a personalized sleep consultancy which will walk you through the bedtime schedule, allowing us to coach and advise on the best routine for your circumstances.
‘Andrea was fantastic. Our sleep coaching was such a success and I sincerely believe it’s the best thing we’ve done since becoming parents. Andrea’s personality worked really well with mine. She was calm and flexible and not overly “coachy”. She listened to me and my concerns with Noa’s sleeping (which seemed ever changing and new) and always made the most thoughtful suggestions. She always checked in to see how we were making out following a period of trial and error. I would highly recommend her to any mother. She has definitely equipped me with the necessary tools so that I feel confident moving forward without her, which I believe is the most important thing. I will miss having her to bounce ideas off of – our conversations were so productive and helped me retain my sanity throughout the process.’ The Payne Family.
Sleep coaching sounds like a harsh term but it doesn’t have to be. There are various techniques that are suitable depending on the age of your child. Firstly sleep coaching cannot be attempted on babies less than 4 months of age, during that period The New Mummy Company can assist with positive sleep habits and sleep associations. If your baby is younger than 4 months a Night Nanny may be another option for respite to sleepless nights. Our sleep techniques have been tried and tested over the years and have worked for hundreds of happy families who are no longer sleep deprived.
Our Sleep Coaching Program at The New Mummy Company is completely customized to your individual situation as there is no book or off-the-shelf sleep plan that will match your baby’s needs, your schedule and your lifestyle exactly. This is why we get to the root cause of a sleeping issue by discussing your specific situation and providing you with a plan which you are comfortable implementing. We allow YOU to choose the method we will use to get your baby sleeping as you would like.
• Are you awakened multiple times per night by one or more children?
• Are you exhausted after spending hours rocking, wearing, or cuddling your baby to sleep?
• Has bedtime become a battle of wills that takes hours?
• Is co-sleeping no longer working for you?
• Are you aware that your child is sleep deprived but are unsure as to how to fix the problem?
Did you know that there are options other than “Cry it Out” and “Wait it Out” that can drastically improve your baby’s sleep? It is true that the CIO method and the starker extinction methods can work well and a bit faster than gentler methods, but only IF you as the parent can follow through consistently and for long enough.
The Gentle Sleep Coach ® philosophy (GSC) was developed by Kim West LCSW-C, The Sleep Lady® because she found so many parents had difficulty following through with a sleep coaching program that they feared would damage their child emotionally or filled them with so much guilt they couldn’t follow through.
The GSC approach is a gentler alternative for families who emotionally or philosophically resist letting their babies cry it out, for families who tried Ferber (controlled crying) and it didn’t work, or for families who let their baby cry-it-out earlier but now find it doesn’t help. Or for families who tried co-sleeping for a few months thru a few years and now want the family bed to revert back to the marital one.
Our goal is to have as little crying as possible. Encouraging parents to be loving and responsive, but also allow the child the room to learn this vital life skill of putting themselves to sleep. The parent should respond and stay with their child and offer physical and verbal reassurance without putting the child to sleep. This method supports the development of a secure attachment between parent and child.
We will work with you to create an individualized, step-by-step sleep plan that will factor in your own parenting philosophy; your child’s age, health and temperament; your well-being; and your family dynamics. Most importantly, we will support and coach you through the process from beginning to end for night sleep and naps!
Premium Sleep Package (Our most popular package).
Included in your premium package:
Basic Sleep Package.
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We require you to return your sleep history form 48 hours in advance of your sleep consultation.
‘It still amazes me how quickly Andrea was able to hone in on what were our baby’s problematic sleep behaviours. She offered us a very gentle and effective method of teaching our baby how to soothe himself to sleep while minimizing tears on both baby and parents side. Within days of implementing Andrea’s sleep plan, we had our baby off a soother, and had him sleeping in his crib through the night without waking, even to nurse. And only a little time later, our baby was sleeping a minimum of 12 hours through the night without waking (and still at 12.5months old) and is napping on a consistent and regular basis. My husband and I are forever grateful for Andrea’s gentle approach to sleep coaching and self soothing. Her services are highly recommended by this well rested family’ The Phillips Family
These concerns are shared by many and are far more common than you may believe. Once you are ready to tackle these issues, we are here to work with you by implementing a customized sleep plan specific to you and your family. Call us today on 1-844-237-4686 to book your free no obligation 15 minute consultation.
“We are so happy we were put in touch with Maria from The New Mummy Company. Our family was exhausted and unhappy after 2 months of sleepless nights. We were so unsure of what to do. Maria helped us understand our options and tailored a plan for our needs that we were comfortable with. We felt support the whole way through. Maria made sure that we understood the process and the science behind sleep training, all the while keeping our baby’s best interest at heart. We are a new family now!”
– The Tocker family, Toronto.
“Maria came into our house and she was so easy to talk to and completely helped transform our little guys sleep routine. She made me feel like I could get through sleep training no matter what and always instilled confidence in me. Her approach is kind yet firm and she seriously knows what she is talking about! Now our 6 month old, Gray, not only sleeps through the night (12 hours, seriously) but he also naps twice a day and is also a much happier baby. We have taken everything Maria has given us and use it everyday and night and any time that we find ourselves where we need to go back to the beginning, we always remember everything she told us and repeat it and get Gray back to where he was. It works every time! She is also there to help you and to listen to you. Amazing!’
– Sara Kay (first time mom) Casting Director, Lewis Kay Casting, Toronto.
We were blessed with what is known as a “high need” baby. Our daughter needed to be constantly bounced and entertained to keep her from crying. We thought this was just her personality. We read all kinds of books before and after she was born and even attempted a sleep and eat schedule from birth with no luck. By 3.5 months I was spending minimum 3 hours rocking and nursing her to sleep and if she only woke 3 times in the night it was a good night. That is when we called Maria.
Maria assured us that Hadley was not high need nor was she extremely sensitive like we had thought. It was that she was overtired and would be a happy and easy baby by the end of our 2 week training. We were sceptical to say the least. We felt that our baby was a special case and that there was no way that she would allow us to sit down to a grown up meal or even consider going out for an evening and leaving her to be put to bed by someone else! She proved us wrong. By the third day we had a totally new baby on our hands. She was happy and contented and it felt like everything else was just working much better now that she was getting more sleep!
Now we are those parents with the awesome happy baby that every parent is jealous of. I remember going to sleep with a feeling of dread wondering if I would be woken up in one hour or two or if I would get any sleep at all! Now I know I will get a full night tucked under my covers and that feeling is priceless! Best of all Maria gave us the tools and confidence to know what to do when her schedule goes off. We are more confident parents because of it and we are grateful every day that we made the decision to call her.
Owner Maria Robertson is the driving force behind The New Mummy Company. Maria is passionate about supporting new & expectant parents and has built a range of services that cater specifically to Canadian families.