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    What to Expect

What to Expect

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Congratulations on Booking Your First Step to Better Sleep!

Your booking isn’t just about helping your baby sleep better; it’s also about improving your own mental health. Here’s what you can expect during the sleep training process:

What to Expect During Sleep Training:

Initial Sessions:

  • First Two Nights: We arrive between 6:15 - 6:30 PM and leave at 5:00 AM.
  • Third Night: We arrive at 9:00 PM and leave at 5:00 AM to see how your baby responds to you taking over the first few hours.

Normal Reactions:

  • Expect crying as it’s your baby’s form of communication. Night two may be louder as they recognise the change.
  • Some babies may wake up tired and clingy, and some might vomit, poop, or try to climb out of the cot. These are normal reactions.

Learning Process:

  • It takes about two weeks for a baby to fully adapt to a new routine, with significant changes noticed within the first three nights.
  • We focus on teaching your baby to independently settle back to sleep, including the elimination of night feeds.

Regression Phase:

Around the 5th or 6th night, you may experience a sleep training regression. This is normal and expected, and we’ll support you through it.

Support and Communication:

  • You’ll receive two weeks of phone and email support post-training. Write down your questions and contact us anytime.
  • Each morning, we’ll provide a handover via text or chat. If your baby is sleeping, don’t get out of bed—we’ll send you a message and quietly leave

Practical Details:

  • Room Arrangements: A spare room, bed, lounge, or floor space is all we need. If your kids share a room, we’ll work around your situation.
  • Daily Handover: If your baby is still asleep, stay in bed. We’ll text you the update.
  • Parking and Alarms: Let us know about parking and any home alarms beforehand to avoid disturbances.

Understanding Our Method:

  • Our approach is not the “cry it out” method. Your baby will be with our team as we guide them to settle.
  • Crying is expected, but we are always present to comfort and assist.

Preparation Checklist

  • Leave out spare clothes, nappies, cot sheets, and sleeping bags.
  • If you have a baby monitor, great! If not, it’s okay—we’ll spend a lot of time with your baby.

Customised Support

  • We offer 3 or 5 nights of sleep training, a detailed schedule, and two weeks of phone or email support.
  • Each baby receives an award upon completion.

Why SleepBaker is Successful

  • We help parents see that their baby can sleep, and this success encourages them to continue.
  • We understand the emotional toll. Sleep deprivation affects wellbeing and can cause conflicts. We’re here to support you through this.

Our Commitment:

We don’t cook, clean, or watch TV during the night. Our sole focus is on your baby and supporting you.

We look forward to helping you and your baby achieve better sleep!