So you may not mind waking up at night for the night time feed because it doesn’t take too long for baby to nurse and then fall back to sleep. You wouldn’t want to change anything just in case he starts waking up more frequently. But what if I tell you that your 7 month old baby doesn’t actually need to wake up for those night time feeds anymore? Would you be able to stop the night time feeds altogether?
Why is it so important that your child learn to sleep through the night and have a good long consolidated sleep without any disruption?
Maybe you’re still a little unsure whether or not my sleep consultation is right for you. That’s perfectly normal. After all, you’ll be making changes to your child’s sleep routine, and you want to be sure you’re doing the right thing!
I just want to share one truth that I learned when I first started this journey of sleep training. The truth is sleep is incredibly important for our children – no matter how old they are! Doctors agree that healthy sleep habits are just as important as a diet and exercise – and some argue it’s even more important.
So why is it that some parents are so concerned about giving their children a healthy diet but when it comes to sleep, they are a bit lax about it?
Here are some facts I found about the importance of sleep for our children.
- Children who sleep longer have higher IQs. (Sleep Med, March 2010)
- Boys who sleep well are at a significantly lower risk for hyperactivity. Sleep deprivation and ADHD are both overlapping problems. (Pediatrics, November 2009)
- Children who sleep well score higher on all kinds of tests, including math and literacy. (SLEEP Abstract, 2010)
- Babies who sleep well at night consistently perform better on tests designed to assess memory, emotional control, and organization. (Child Development, Nov/Dec 2010)
Based on the scientific studies and our common sense, we can agree that sleep is really, REALLY important for your child not just for you! If your child is not taught the necessary skills to sleep well, you’re putting them at a dramatically increased risk for the things that all parents want to avoid!
I’m not saying this to scare you… I’m just really passionate about how important sleep is for kids – and I think it’s our job as parents to give our children every advantage we can! I do practice what I preach and seeing my children having enough sleep from a young age and waking up feeling refreshed, energetic and happy, that’s the best gift I have given to my children since they were babies.
I really believe my sleep program will be able to teach your child these skills quickly and easily, so I hope you will give me a call or email me and give it a go. My success stories so far speak for itself on how effective my program is.