Ask A Santa Barbara Baby Sleep Coach
We don’t focus on a single “method” like Ferber, CIO, or Pick up Put Down. Instead, our Santa Barbara baby sleep coach will spend time observing your baby to learn your baby's preferences and capabilities. Then we create an ongoing plan that fits your baby's and your family's needs. While all Mommywise Certified Sleep Coaches have a similar approach, we customize our support to each family.
One thing everyone can agree on is that change is hard. It's a shared universal trait of humans, and true for babies too. So we can absolutely expect some tears while shifting your baby's sleep.
Our goal is always to minimize overall crying and make the process as short as possible while being as effective as possible.
This includes supporting you, helping you navigate and understand your baby's sleep needs so that you can always convey confidence to your baby, which in turn helps your baby be confident.
We start working with clients as early as 4 months of age all the way through 2 years of age. We find that babies who have moved out of that important “fourth trimester”, shifted into their new circadian rhythms (this is what happens in that 4 month sleep regression), and have weight gain and established feeding habits that are conducive to long term successful sleep training.
We take our promise to get your baby sleeping very seriously. You’ll be offered a call for a thorough, 45 minute sleep assessment where we dig deeply into the routines, attachments, and associations that are happening for your baby. We’ll ask questions about your baby’s health, along with your goals as the parent. Through this assessment and answering your questions about the process, we come to an agreement about whether working together is the right fit.
We’ll make recommendations of which program we believe you need to be most successful, any obstacles that we see might be in the way, and anything else that may mean that working together may or may not be the right fit.
We’re not shy in referring people to other resources if we don’t believe we can help you get your baby sleeping through the night. We would much rather that you have the right resource than sell you something that would waste your time and energy.
Absolutely. We love helping you create a plan for your twins to sleep in the same room. The majority of the time, this works just fine. On rare occasion, twins tell us they will be better sleepers if in different rooms, but that’s often just for a nap, not all the time.
We love that you're co-sleeping with your baby (if that's what's working for you.) In fact, Tiffany co-slept with both her sons (until it didn't work anymore).
It's our goal to help your baby fall asleep and stay asleep independently. So, if you're hoping to continue co-sleeping, we're happy to give you some references of coaches that will help you achieve that goal.
After your complimentary 45-minute Sleep Assessment, we’ll give you the thumbs up or down on whether we believe we can truly get your baby sleeping through the night and support you 100%. We’ll make a recommendation on the packages that would suit you, with pros and cons, and anything else that you will need to have in place to work together.
We’ll find the soonest possible dates that work for you and your coach (we know you’re tired!). The coach stays with you for either 2 or 3 full days and nights, supporting you and your baby during the process. When the coach leaves, you’ll have confidence in supporting your baby’s new habits and will have an understanding on how to get through hiccups like teething, illness, travel etc. It’s inevitable that your baby will hit new developmental skills or have a hiccup sometime in the month of follow up support. You can use your 3 scheduled coaching calls to fine tune your baby’s sleep habits, work through these new developments, or just check in and let us know how wonderful your world feels now that you’re sleeping!
Our promise to you is that we will continue working with you until your baby is sleeping through the night. We are as committed to you as you are to the process. So long as you work alongside your coach, implementing the ideas we suggest, keeping the dialogue open, your baby will succeed - and we will be there with you every step of the way.
It is rare that a baby isn’t sleeping through the night when we leave. But all of our clients meet their goals before the end of our support period. 100%.
We recommend you pick up any book you and your baby are interested in reading and just spend some time snuggling.
Seriously, you can spend hours trying to find the right book not knowing if you're implementing the method well enough. And, most books are designed to give you "just enough" to make progress but not enough to get you to your goals.
So forget the books that lead to more confusion and overwhelm. Let us sift through what's right for your baby so you can have more time snuggling and enjoying your time together.
While we encourage families to book us ahead of time, we know that most people "wait to see" if sleep will change. Often families are reaching out because they've "tried everything" and are just exhausted. Since we offer our services as "first come, first served" our availability changes quickly and frequently.
We do our best to start working with families within a week to ten days from their inquiry.
We recommend that you do book in advance if you know that you are ready to sleep train. Many families will set up our services when their baby gets to a specific age.
We sure do. We are thrilled to support families all around the Santa Barbara area, including Goleta, Carpinteria, San Luis Obispo, Ojai, Ventura. We also serve Seattle and Portland Or.
Oh, and we travel, too!
We’re happy to travel if need be. And we can also refer you to another Mommywise Certified Sleep Coach if there is one in your region of the country.