Ever wondered what is actually involved in our sleep consultations? Is there any controlled crying involved? Can we really help without an in-home consultation? When should a parent seek support? Click on each of the questions below to gain a comprehensive understanding of the Safe Sleep Space difference.
All our Sleep Consults are conducted by qualified health professionals or Early Childhood Educators who have extensive experience in early parenting having worked in the field and in the community for many years. All our Sleep Consultants have also undertaken the internationally acclaimed Circle of Security (COS) Parenting training and are registered Circle of Security© Parent Educators. Click here to read more about Sleep Consultants
Our sleep consultations are conducted over the phone. During the initial 30-minute call, our Sleep Consultants will ask the parent a series of questions to understand the individual sleep issues (no two babies are ever the same when it comes to sleep!) and work through a personalised and achievable plan.
During the subsequent calls, the same consultant will continue to work with the parents to build on the strategies and ultimately help their little one sleep better. Our most popular package is our 3-Call Package which is conducted over a period of 10 -21 days.
We have worked with thousands of families, both internationally and across Australia and have found it isn’t necessary to have face-to-face meetings to help parents address their infant or toddler’s sleep and settling concerns. A lot can be achieved over the phone as we have very in-depth conversations with parents in order to understand their baby’s unique temperament and personality, along with any other factors that might be relevant. We also find that parents prefer telephone consultations, as it’s easier, quicker and more convenient to organise for time-poor parents.
No, we do not promote controlled crying or crying it out. At Safe Sleep Space, we promote a gentle approach with an emphasis on caregiver interaction, the child’s social-emotional development and an understanding that every infant, toddler and parent is unique. Our aim is to help families reach sustained change in a loving and informed way. We encourage parents to comfort their children through the change process.
During the early infant stage (from birth to 10 weeks), we offer our Nurture Call Service, where we help normalise newborn behaviour to help parents prepare for the months ahead when sleep challenges may come to the forefront.
From 10 weeks onwards, parents can book a single Sleep Consultation or a 3-Call Package to implement a personalised plan. Basically, parents can contact us at any point if and when they need additional support.
At Safe Sleep Space, we work with parents to help them gain a better understanding of their baby’s needs, cues and capabilities, then empower them with step-by-step and workable strategies for creating an emotional and physical safe sleep space. All our Sleep Consultants are qualified health professionals or Early Childhood Educators with extensive experience in early parenting. We have helped thousands of families over the last 10 years and are renowned for our gentle approach to sleep and settling. As an Australian Council of Healthcare Services EQuIP6 accredited organisation, we are committed to supporting parents with evidence-based, engaging and easy to understand antenatal and early parenting education.
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Absolutely! We have special appointments just for twins or multiples. All you need to do is ensure you select either the Nurture Call (Twins or Multiples) or Sleep and Settling Call (Twins or Multiples) when you make your booking.
Most definitely. We take your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. All our Sleep Consultants are qualified Health Professionals who adhere to an industry-standard set of Medical Confidentiality rules.
Every situation and child are unique. It’s often difficult as a parent to know if a behaviour is something that a child will naturally grow out of or if it requires intervention. Generally speaking, however, we would advise you to reach out if you have any of the following concerns: