Individual Expectant Parent Consultation
There are many professionals who will help you while you are pregnant and guide you through the birth of your child. Once your baby is born, you are largely on your own, having little preparation for what to expect from your newborn with regard to sleep. This individual workshop will help prepare you for how to handle those sleepless nights and get a great start to helping your baby to become an excellent sleeper.
Fee: $120, includes an hour and a half, in-home or Skype/phone workshop reviewing early childhood and infant sleep development. Informational resources provided + 2 follow up phone calls of 15-20 minutes each following the birth of your baby.
Newborn/Sleep Shaping Package
(ages 0-4 months old)
While this stage is too early in your child’s development to begin formal sleep training, there are a variety of different tools and coping strategies that parents can begin incorporating, to the point that it may be unnecessary to actually need to sleep train your child by the time he or she is developmentally ready to sleep for longer stretches. The Sleep Shaping consultation reviews important information about sleep science as it relates to the developmental needs of newborns (0-4 months) with special attention paid to your child’s nutritional needs at this stage. This consultation also covers several specific “tips and tricks” to help families establish healthy sleep habits right from the start. Families will find confidence in this knowledge and it will bring more balance to your days and nights during the newborn phase. Further support during this stage can also be obtained by participating in a 6 week session of The Chicago New Moms Group.
Fee: $195, includes review of your child’s history with attention to your child’s developmental stage, temperament and sleep record, in-person or Skype/phone consultation and 2 follow phone calls of 15-20 minutes each.
Basic Sleep Package for 1 Child
(ages 4 months – 6 years old)
The basic sleep consultation package includes a comprehensive review of your child’s history, evaluation of your child’s temperament and a review of their 5-day sleep record. Consultation takes place in your home or via Skype/FaceTime or phone, ideally with all parents present and other caregivers, if applicable. Consultations typically take 1½ to 2 hours at which time we will review your client history, your goals for your child’s sleep, and answer all questions. Together we will create an gentle, individualized, easy to follow plan based on your child’s developmental stage and readiness as well as your goals. Following our consultation and plan, I then provide you with 8 follow up phone calls once you begin implementing your plan in order to provide support and answer questions. During this time, I continue to review your sleep record and offer suggestions and recommendations as needed. The consultation and follow ups comprise of a proven system to increase follow-through and success with the individualized sleep plan. With my guidance and your consistent commitment to the personalized sleep plan, your family will create and preserve healthy sleep habits for naps and nighttime sleeping.
Fee: $445 (add $50 for multiples), includes review of your child’s history with attention to your child’s developmental stage, nutritional needs, temperament, and sleep record, in-personal or FaceTime/Skype/phone consultation and 8 follow up phone calls.
Basic Sleep Package for 2 or More Children
(ages 4 months – 6 years old)
Your family will receive the same consultation including comprehensive assessment and support as with one child (as described above). For each of your children, their histories will be evaluated both separately and in conjunction with one another as it relates to your family’s specific circumstances. A comprehensive plan will be developed based on your whole family’s needs.
Fee: $595, includes review of your child’s history with attention to your child’s developmental stage, nutritional needs, temperament, and sleep record, in-personal or FaceTime/Skype/phone consultation and 10 follow up phone calls.
(available at consultant’s discretion)
In some instances, consultation without follow up may be available. This option can be discussed on an individual basis with your sleep consultant.
Fee: $210, includes review of your child’s history with attention to your child’s developmental stage, nutritional needs, temperament, and review of your child’s 5-day sleep record as well as in-personal or Skype/phone consultation. Your family will help to create a step-by-step, customized plan that you will then be able to implement. Should you wish to receive follow up support, additional fees will be assessed.
4 follow up calls
Should you need additional follow up calls beyond your purchased package or, if after your consultation is complete and you find yourself with a new issue, you may purchase packages of 4 calls for $130 (approximately 15-20 minutes/call or $130/hour). If you do not use all the time, the fee will be prorated based on how much time you use.
I regularly give infant and toddler sleep workshops to seminars at companies, law firms, hospitals, schools and parenting groups to discuss infant and toddler sleep topics. All workshops provide parents with information and practical tips they can implement with their children as well as the opportunity to ask questions. Please visit the calendar of upcoming workshops to see where I am already scheduled to speak or contact me if you would like me to speak to your group.
All fees listed are for in home consultations within the Chicago city limits. Travel to homes outside the city of Chicago will incur a travel fee. Consultations may be done via phone or Skype.