Toddler + Older Kid Services
Toddler fighting sleep? Look no further!
I love toddlers and preschoolers. I love their curiosity. I love their spunk. I love their complete inhibition and desire to explore. And naturally with that comes the desire to also explore boundaries and limits…which is not always such endearing behavior! Many parents find that the shift from babyhood to toddler stage is gradual, often happening somewhere between 18 months and 2 years. Parents start to see the desire for more independence happen in those situations expressed by the ‘no, me do it’ phrases or the complete and utter exasperating meltdowns over seemingly benign things! And of course, with all of these new desires, skills and curiosities comes a new battle of wills! As fate would have, this often manifests when you feel like you have the least amount of energy to deal with it – BEDTIME!!
Even for those kiddos that have had great sleeping skills as an infant, toddlerhood can throw a curveball into bedtime routines and night wakings like no other! We get the crib jumpers, the stallers, the kiddos that are all of a sudden deathly afraid to be on their own to fall asleep. And all of a sudden your sweet, simple bedtime routine has turned into a battle of wills ultimately ending in you most likely lying on the floor pretending to be asleep (or maybe even falling asleep) in order to get your toddler to sleep too. At this age, our kids are learning all about boundaries, testing the waters, and seeing just how far we’ll let them go with just about everything!
The good news – you’re not alone! All of us as parents have encountered this in some capacity. However, the reality for many families is the feeling that what worked before is no longer working for their older child and it can feel absolutely overwhelming to even know where to begin to change it. You’ve tried going back to CIO- nope doesn’t work this time. But you also know that camping out on your child’s floor for the foreseeable future is also not conducive to healthy ‘ahem’ grown up time 😉.
Your Toddler Package
This is where I come in. Although we might not realize it, structure and routine are crucial for our toddlers as it brings a sense of security and stability. When sleep problems exist at this age, having clear consequences in place, as well as rewards, help us get them back on track with a healthy sleep schedule. In this package, my support is provided over a 4 week period, as toddlers are typically more strong-willed and require a little extra TLC and time to establish boundaries.
It’s important to meet our kids where they’re at. That means strong, healthy, and loving boundaries. But it also means that we get to be a part of celebrating with our kids when they learn new skills and overcome tough obstacles. We get to be their number 1 cheerleaders and it is so satisfying to be able to encourage and reward our children when they meet their goals. 😊
What Your Online Package Includes
Follow Up Call
Some families prefer to meet in person which I love! This gives me the additional opportunity to properly evaluate your sleeping space in person.
What Your In-Person Package Includes
Sleep Space Evaluation
Follow Up Support
4 weeks of support – by phone, email, and text