Sleep Like a Baby
Our sleep education system teaches parents how to gently introduce age-appropriate sleep interventions in an effort to avoid cry-it-out sleep training later on. We teach infant sleep using a stoplight as a learning tool. Our classes are broken down by age into the Green Light, Yellow Light, and Red Light.
Green Light: Months 0-3
Were you under the impression that your newborn was going to “sleep like a baby”? Wake up and smell the coffee! Getting a newborn to sleep longer than a few hours in a row is a lot harder than it sounds. Join us for a reality check on what to expect in the first three months and the science behind sleep. We’ll talk about specific strategies to support newborn sleep, and review our top picks for sleep books and products. We’d love to have you take it prenatally, but of course new parents are welcome as well. Babies must stay home so parents can learn.
Tuition: $25 per couple for the 90 minute class.
Yellow Light: Months 3-6
Your busy baby is becoming so much fun! Along with rolling, sitting and other developmental milestones comes a need for closer attention to good sleep habits. Now is the crucial time to set up the right sleep habits. We’ll review information from the Green Light stage. Then you will learn about increasing sleep independence, what’s typical for nights and naps, weaning off swaddlers and pacifiers, all about sleep associations, and how to support emerging daily patterns. Our emphasis is on staying emotionally connected to your infant and how to avoid cry-it-out sleep training. The class size is kept small for lots of interactive discussion and learning from other parents. Babies must stay home so parents can learn.
Tuition: $40 per couple for the two hour class.
It is our strong recommendation that you not take this class until your baby is 3-6 months.
Red Light: Months 6-12
Your little one is changing fast, and all this new development requires you to adapt your sleep parenting. Up to 45% of parents report a sleep problem in the second 6 months of life. This class will review the foundation of “Base Skills”, and explore temperament, naps and sleep consolidation, and how to gently phase out unwanted sleep behavior. You’ll explore different approaches for sleep teaching, and when to know if your child may have a medical issue or spirited temperament which may require more in-depth coaching. Our approach avoids resorting to cry-it-out sleep training. Sleep issues can be complicated, and this class is not designed to take the place of a one-on-one consultation.
Tuition: $45 for the 2.5-hour class
It is our strong recommendation that you not take this class until your baby is 6-12 months.