Individual sleep coaching

Personalised solutions for kids aged 4 months – 5 years

Individual sleep coaching

Personalised solutions for kids aged 4 months – 5 years

Does your child…

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wake up frequently in the night?

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only do short naps (<45min) or skip their nap even though they still need the sleep?

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wake up very early in the morning (before 6:30am)?

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need you to rock, nurse, lay with them, or carry them to sleep?

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take a long time to fall asleep, often fussing or crying?

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have an unpredictable sleep schedule?

Then we can help!

This is why coaching with Sweet Babydreams works

Sweet Sleep System

Instead of focusing on just self-settling, we look at sleep holistically, bringing together all aspects of sleep like a jigsaw puzzle.

personalized plan

We focus on your family’s and child’s needs, putting together a custom sleep plan. Because cookie-cutter solutions don’t always work!

science & practice

Our methods are based on scientific research and tested on hundreds of families over 6 years and across multiple countries.

one-on-one support

We offer families daily support during the whole coaching process, ensuring that you feel equipped and encouraged to make changes.

Premium online sleep coaching services

CUSTOM SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR FAMILY

Understand your child’s sleep requirements, so you can confidently offer what they need

Get expert advice about infant and child sleep without having to do all the research yourself (trust us, we know how tiring that can be!)

Learn clear and practical changes you can make, with as few tears as possible (from both you and your little one).

Learn a holistic approach to sleep and find a solution that uniquely fits YOUR family.

Sleep Easy Package

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Sleep assessment

Analysis of current sleep issues, so we know exactly what’s causing the sleep problems.

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Sleep consultation

A 45-minute consultation via live video call to develop a sleep plan that works for your family.

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Sleep Notes

A short summary of your consultation, so you have the key elements of your sleep plan outlined for you.

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Support week

7 days of daily support from your coach via our sleep logging system, so you can implement with confidence and get extra help should problems arise.

*This package is best suited for children over 2 years old, as well as babies with minor sleep issues.

198.00

Got double sleep trouble? We’ve got you covered!

Sleep Tight Package

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Sleep assessment

Analysis of current sleep issues, so we know exactly what’s causing the sleep problems.

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Sleep consultation

A 45-minute consultation via live video call to develop a sleep plan that works for your family.

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Personalised Sleep Plan

A 25+ page PDF individualised to your child and family, with a detailed description of your sleep plan + additional information about your child’s development and sleep that you can refer back to for months to come.

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Support period

12 days of daily support from your coach via our sleep logging system, so you can implement with confidence and get extra help should problems arise.

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Follow-up call

A 20-minute video call within 3 weeks of finishing your coaching to answer your final questions and set you up for future success.

297.00

More than 1 child struggling with sleep?

Not sure which package to choose or whether individual coaching is for you?

We’d love to hop on a free 20-minute call with you to discuss your child’s sleep issues and find the best way forward for your family.

Great advice. Stephanie was able to help me with my baby's sleep schedule and routine. She adapted her advice based on my baby's needs and rythm.

Marie Eve, grateful mama from Canada

Coaching with Sweet Babydreams was one of the best things I have spent money on.

Caroline, well-rested mum from England

Thank you soooo much Stephanie for helping us teach our 5 month old how to settle himself to sleep & extend his nights. Your guidance & assistance were tremendous during this process.

Natalia, happy mom from Canada

My baby girl finally has a schedule, sleeps twelve hours at night and naps by herself during the day!

Tiffany, grateful mama from China

I should have sought your help earlier - it would've saved me a lot of heartache and tears.

Caroline, calm mama from Canada

Within a week, our son was sleeping through the night, and I felt like a new woman.

Cherise, happy mom from USA

See how Sweet Babydreams has helped other families like you

I was introduced to Sweet Babydreams at time when I was feeling very tired and discouraged. I’d read so many books and researched extensively online about infant sleep, but I still couldn’t find a way to get my baby to sleep. They provided our family with an extensive, highly supportive and specifically tailored plan to meet the needs of our son, parenting style and living arrangements, enabling us to feel confident that we could teach our son to develop a healthy sleep pattern. Thanks to Sweet Babydreams we experienced the whole sleep training process with more ease and less guilt!

– Rachael from Alberta, Canada

Worth it! My husband was sceptical of the program, so I started when he wasn’t home. Within days, my daughter (11 months old) no longer needed her 2 am bottle and was sleeping through from 7am-7pm with little help from me. Some of the things that our coach Rachael advised I would have never thought of, like needing more sleep during the day to help her sleep better at night. It is now 3 months later and we are happy and rested. My little one falls asleep fast and alone, she has not gone back to a bottle during the night and she wakes up in the morning happy to see me, and I am happy to see her!

– Becky from Switzerland

What I learned was to find a sleep method I was comfortable with, put it into practice, and to stick with it. Perseverance and patience was key, and having the tools, tips and encouragement from our coach is what helped me to not give up.  Without a plan, I was trying methods left and right, but after discussing with our coach what method to use, and how to implement it, I felt more confident that I was tackling my baby’s sleep training correctly.  One of the surprising things I learnt was how so many other small factors affect my baby’s sleep. My baby is now a toddler of 2 years old and sleep is no longer an issue.

– Caroline from Québec, Canada

Your programme was one of THE best things I have spent money on. My son never suffered from the infamous 4 month regression. If anything, his sleep started to improve at this point. By 4 and a half months he was sleeping through the night and we have had pretty good night sleep ever since. He’s at a point now where after his bath we go into his bedroom and he points to the cot. We put him in and after about 10 minutes he’s asleep. Even when teething we don’t really have disrupted sleep.

– Caroline from England

We started with a baby who would only nap ‘on the move’ and needed to be rocked to sleep every night (sometimes for two hours!). Now our son takes three naps a day in his crib. He falls asleep easily at nap and bedtime with very little help from us. The recommendations we received were thoughtful and clear, with thorough explanations of and rationale for what we were doing and multiple strategies so we could choose an approach that best suited our family. We appreciated the encouragement and gentle redirection along our journey.

– Kristie from Alberta, Canada

To put it simply: Sweet Babydreams saved my mental health. Yes, my son was a bad sleeper and I was extenuated, so the sleep coaching obviously helped immensely for that, as I finally could rest more. But what also made a huge difference for me, was our coach’s genuine and warm support at different stages of my journey in motherhood. Throughout my son’s sleep regressions, I sought for support and never was I disappointed: after our conversations around my baby’s sleep, I always felt understood and full of renewed hope.

– Céline from Québec, Canada

I was feeling tired and discouraged

I’d read so many books and researched extensively online, but I still couldn’t find a way to get my baby to sleep. Rachael provided us with an extensive, highly supportive and specifically tailored plan to meet the needs of our son, parenting style and living arrangements. Thanks to Rachael we experienced the whole sleep training process with more ease and less guilt!

Rachel from Alberta, Canada

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One of the best things I've spent money on!

Coaching with Sweet Babydreams was one of THE best things I have spent money on. Our little one never suffered from the infamous 4-month sleep regression. If anything, his sleep started to improve at this point. By 4.5 months he was sleeping through the night (!) and we have had pretty good nights sleep ever since. 

Caroline from England

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Sleep is no longer an issue!

What I learned was to find a sleep method I was comfortable with, put it into practice, and to stick with it. Perseverance and patience was key, and having the tools, tips and encouragement from our coach is what helped me to not give up.  Without a plan, I was trying methods left and right, but after discussing with our coach what method to use, and how to implement it, I felt more confident that I was tackling my baby’s sleep training correctly.  One of the surprising things I learnt was how so many other small factors affect my baby’s sleep. My baby is now a toddler of 2 years old and sleep is no longer an issue.

Caroline from Québec, Canada

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He falls asleep easily

We started with a baby who would only nap ‘on the move’ and needed to be rocked to sleep every night (sometimes for two hours!). Now our son takes three naps a day in his crib. He falls asleep easily at nap and bedtime with very little help from us. The recommendations we received were thoughtful and clear, with thorough explanations of and rationale for what we were doing and multiple strategies so we could choose an approach that best suited our family. We appreciated the encouragement and gentle redirection along our journey.

Kristie from Alberta, Canada

You saved my mental health!

To put it simply: Sweet Babydreams saved my mental health. Yes, my son was a bad sleeper and I was extenuated, so the sleep coaching obviously helped immensely for that, as I finally could rest more. But what also made a huge difference for me, was our coach’s genuine and warm support at different stages of my journey in motherhood. Throughout my son’s sleep regressions, I sought for support and never was I disappointed: after our conversations around my baby’s sleep, I always felt understood and full of renewed hope.

Céline from Québec, Canada

Hey, mama!

My name is Stéphanie Schoettle and I’m an infant and toddler sleep coach.

Having my first son, I thought babies just slept when they were tired. It was normal for my baby to only sleep 8-10 hours in a 24 hour period. By 3 months I was exhausted and stressed – nothing would help him settle to sleep. Through a friend, I connected with Rachael, the founder of Sweet Babydreams and experienced sleep coaching first hand. My now 5 year-old has been sleeping well ever since and through the night with no effort since he was 11 months. Even better, I applied the learnings to my second son and sleep has never been an issue! What I learned in just one session has served my family for 5 years.

Now, as a member of the Sweet Babydreams team myself, I hope to bring rest and joy to families worldwide.

Sleep Easy Package

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Sleep assessment

Analysis of current sleep issues, so we know exactly what’s causing the sleep problems.

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Sleep consultation

A 45-minute consultation via live video call to develop a sleep plan that works for your family.

N

Sleep Notes

A short summary of your consultation, so you have the key elements of your sleep plan outlined for you.

N

Support week

7 days of daily support from your coach via our sleep logging system, so you can implement with confidence and get extra help should problems arise.

*This package is best suited for children over 2 years old, as well as babies with minor sleep issues.

198.00

Got double sleep trouble? We’ve got you covered!

Sleep Tight Package

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Sleep assessment

Analysis of current sleep issues, so we know exactly what’s causing the sleep problems.

N

Sleep consultation

A 45-minute consultation via live video call to develop a sleep plan that works for your family.

N

Personalised Sleep Plan

A 25+ page PDF individualised to your child and family, with a detailed description of your sleep plan + additional information about your child’s development and sleep that you can refer back to for months to come.

N

Support period

12 days of daily support from your coach via our sleep logging system, so you can implement with confidence and get extra help should problems arise.

N

Follow-up call

A 20-minute video call within 3 weeks of finishing your coaching to answer your final questions and set you up for future success.

297.00

More than 1 child struggling with sleep?

Got questions?

Do I have to sleep train?

Not necessarily. Sleep coaching with Sweet Babydreams is not only focussed on implementing sleep training methods. We look at your baby’s sleep holistically, using the Sweet Sleep System to bring all the pieces of the sleep puzzle together, giving you confidence in making changes while minimizing your little one’s tears!

However, depending on your baby’s sleep issues, part of the sleep coaching process may involve implementing a new settling strategy or sleep training method to wean your baby off of unhelpful sleep associations that are preventing their sleep from improving. While sleep training methods in general have gotten a bad rap, the truth is that you’re “sleep training” your child every time you put them to sleep, whether you’re aware of it or not! The way you approach sleep teaches your child what to expect when it comes to bedtime. You could say that we help parents do sleep “re-training” – that is, changing the patterns their child has known till now for sleep, and replacing them with new, more helpful ones.

*We do not advocate the “extinction” method where parents are to leave their child to cry without any response. There are many other, gentler responsive methods available!

Does the process involve crying?

When changing any habit (for us adults included!) frustration is a normal reaction to change. And the only way babies can express their frustration is through crying. While some tears are normal during the sleep coaching process, we’ll help you recognise your baby’s communication and support your little one through overwhelming emotions in a loving, responsive, and respectful way. 

By first evaluating all the factors that contribute to sleep (see the Sweet Sleep System), we’re able to keep tears to a minimum, because we’re setting the stage for good sleep!

Do I have to stop breast-feeding to improve my baby’s sleep?

No! You don’t have to stop breast-feeding in order for sleep to improve. Our suggested day routines at this age do recommend structured feeding times, as this ensures that baby gets enough calories during the day from solids (once appropriate) as well as milk, in order to encourage longer night sleep. Rest assured, however –  enjoying a long-term nursing relationship AND getting a good night’s sleep at the same time IS possible!

Can I still co-sleep?

The AAP recommends that you room-share with your baby on separate sleep surfaces until your baby is at least 6 months of age, and till 12 months if possible. However, other studies have shown that room-sharing after 6 months of age may lead to poorer sleep quality for baby. We recommend room-sharing until 6 months of age, and then re-evaluating the situation regularly between 6-12 months. 

Our experience with hundreds of families has shown that the presence of parents can start to disrupt baby’s sleep past 6 months of age, which is why we often recommend putting the baby to sleep in their own bed or room after this age. However, in the end it often depends on your child’s temperament, and that’s why even in one family different children may need a different approach. Some babies can still sleep well at night when co-sleeping, others experience more disrupted sleep and need more space. Where your child sleeps is ultimately your decision, and our goal in sleep coaching is to help your child sleep the best they can, wherever they sleep! 

*Whether you decide to bed-share, room-share or put your baby in his own room, please carefully follow the AAP sleep safety regulations at all times. 

Can I still baby-wear?

Yes, you can absolutely wear your baby during and after the sleep coaching process. In fact, we encourage you to wear your baby during awake times, as this promotes emotional bonding, linguistic and motoric development, and generally results in a calmer, happier baby. 

But, after 5 months of age, the movement and light sleep environment while wearing your baby to sleep may cause a catnapping habit. This can result in less restorative sleep, overtiredness and increased night wakings, which is why we encourage parents to let their little one do the longest nap of the day at home in their bed, instead of the wrap. 

However, we also completely understand the importance of staying flexible and being able to get out and about, especially if you have multiple children! Depending on your child’s age, they may have a short morning and late afternoon nap. These naps are easier to do on the go and are ideal for wearing baby to sleep. 

What’s the difference between Sleep Notes and the Sleep Plan?

We know how hard it is to remember lots of details, especially when your sleep-tank is running low. Plus, when you are making changes to your little one’s sleep, we believe that the more straight-forward and clearly explained everything is, the easier the process will be! That’s why we provide you with a written summary of your consult within 72 hours of your consult.

When you choose the Sleep Easy Package, you’ll get a short summary of your sleep plan, including the key changes you need to make, your child’s day routine, as well as a thorough description of your chosen settling method for easy implementation.

Within the Sleep Tight Packahe, you will get the Sleep Plan – a 25+ page PDF , which includes:

 

  • a detailed summary of the personalised recommendations and individualised coaching plan discussed in the 1:1 Virtual Sleep Consultation
  • Lots of valuable information covering all the factors from the Sweet Sleep System, specific to your child’s age and developmental stage that you can refer back to for months to come

 

 

How long before sleep improves?

If you are consistent and work closely together with your sleep coach, you can expect to see improvement in your child’s sleep within the first 5-7 days. There is often a natural back and forth as new habits are formed, and sometimes the sleep even takes a small step backwards before it improves long-term. Depending on your child’s sleep issues, the approach that you choose, and what your specific goals are, we usually see the entire process taking 10-30 days.

What kind of results can I expect?

This really depends on what your baby is capable of biologically and what your specific goals are! For example, at 4 months old, we would consider 2-3 night feeds to be a realistic goal. This little one might have increasing capacity to self-settle, but still need lots of parental support. For a 1 year old however, sleeping 11-12 hour through the night is often possible. However, it’s very important to us as sleep coaches that YOU as the parent also get to define what your goals are, and help create a sleep plan that feels right for your family’s current situation. So if your 1 year old is waking currently every 2 hours to nurse, maybe your goal for the moment is just to get that down to 2 feedings – which is also fine! The Sweet Babydreams sleep coaches are all experts at listening empathetically, creating personalised and realistic sleep plans, and compassionately coaching parents to achieve results that they feel happy with.

Is this compatible with attachment parenting?

Yes! We believe that a strong parent-child attachment is vital to improving your little one’s sleep.   However, we don’t believe that there is one “right” way to parent in order to create a strong attachment. Research shows that the main indicators of healthy attachment are parental sensitivity and consistency. So regardless of your parenting style, whether you co-sleep or have separate rooms, breastfeed or bottle-feed, our team is committed to both helping your whole family get the good sleep you crave while also respectfully and lovingly responding to your little one’s physical and emotional needs.

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