Baby Sleep Consultant in Richland, Sumter, Kershaw, Clarendon, Florence, and Lee County, SC

Tonja B. - Sleep Consultant
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As a mother of four children, one who had sleep issues, I understand the emotional strain and stress that a child not sleeping through the night can have on a family. I recently discovered the need for children to sleep through the night in order to be well-adjusted individuals.

My sleep philosophy stems from research and training that I will incorporate while helping you teach your child good sleep hygiene. I offer families peace of mind, relief that sleepless nights will soon turn into bountiful sleep for everyone in the family! I develop customized sleep plans while getting to know you and your child’s personality and developmental milestones. I am with you every step of the way as you give your child the gift of sleep.

I’ve undergone comprehensive training, which has given me the very best tools and knowledge available to help you get your little one to sleep at night.

Healthy Sleep Habits Make for Healthy Children

A well-rested child is curious, energetic, happy, playful, and eager to learn.

When parents entrust me as their child’s “sleep guide,” either through one-on-one consultations or seminars, they are placing a great deal of trust in me, and I want to let you know that I take this responsibility very seriously.

While most books and programs dealing with child sleep issues take philosophical stands (based largely around the issue of “crying it out”), I believe that your child’s sleep is more important than my personal views on this subject. That’s why the my method places so much emphasis on accommodating different parenting styles. The bottom line is that you, as a parent, need to be comfortable with your new sleep plan in order for it to work for your child.

My approach to improving your child’s sleep is pretty simple:

  • I’ll give you honest information about WHY sleep is so important for your child’s well-being. (This will give you all the motivation you need to make changes to your child’s sleep habits.)
  • I’ll lay out an easy-to-follow, step-by-step plan that lets you make some choices about what is the right approach for your child. (All children are different, and nobody knows your child better than you do. I encourage you to use your knowledge of your child to customize his or her sleep plan.)
  • I’ll show you how to measure success. (No, you shouldn’t expect your child to sleep 12 uninterrupted hours on the first night — although it does happen! I’ll tell you what you should expect along the way…)

A little note about the “crying” question: Since people always ask me about whether my solutions involve “crying it out,” I think it’s something that deserves to be addressed here.

Crying is your child’s way of protesting change, and you can expect that making changes to their sleep habits will result in some protest. That’s why I’m always sure to tell parents that my program will most likely involve at least some amount of protest on the child’s part.

Please understand that I will never ask you to leave your child to cry alone, nor will I ask you to ignore their cries. The reason my method is so effective is that it lets you develop a plan that you feel comfortable with, based on what you know about your child.

So, if you’re struggling with your child’s sleep, there are a couple of different ways I can help: an individual consultation (in-person or over the telephone) or a group seminar. Both include a customized, step-by-step plan to solve your child’s sleep problems by Tonja, your baby sleep consultant expert in Richland, Sumter, Kershaw, Clarendon, Florence, and Lee County, South Carolina.

The best way to decide which of these options is right for you is to call me for a FREE 15-minute telephone consultation. That will give us a chance to discuss your child’s specific situation and come up with some ideas for a solution.

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