Baby Not Sleeping

Life after your baby’s arrival has probably been a maze of nappy changes, round-the-clock feedings and juggled baby care. If you’re planning to return to work, you may have an eye on this future date, to make sure that everything is set and in place for return to reality.  If your baby is not sleeping your thoughts of returning to work can be filled with dread.
If your baby didn’t get the back-to-work memo and she still has a pattern of night waking, life might get a little more complicated for a while. With a little effort and guidance in the right direction, you can cope with work and a struggling sleeper – and keep your sanity!

Work on Baby’s Routine
Baby’s routine can be a big source of contention when you’re facing a return to work. If possible, spend some time correcting any problematic areas a few weeks before you return to work to help ease the transition. Put a sleep routine firmly in place with your little one and use it for every nap and every bedtime. If your baby cries after you tuck her in, comfort her, but remain firm and help her understand that it’s time for sleep. When night-waking occurs, settle her back in her cot as quickly as possible. This may take a few nights of ongoing reassurance, but sleep training before you go back to work will benefit everyone in the long run.

Be Patient…
Once the big day arrives and you’re back to work, expect a few bumps in the road. It’s typical for families to experience a transition period where everyone needs to adjust to the new schedule. For baby, this is probably the first time she’s been away from you for an extended period of every day, so be a little patient if she regresses and has trouble sleeping. Maintain your typical sleep schedule and routine, and you should find that she adapts and accepts the new lifestyle without too much resistance.

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Consultation with Tailored Plan

Recommended for parents experiencing settling issues and/or frequent night awakenings.  Includes a tailored step-by-step plan.

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Recommended for parents who want to discuss and overcome minor sleep issues with their baby or young child.

New & Expectant Parents

While forming that special bond with your newborn you can also develop positive sleep associations.

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Testimonials

Here is what Baby Sleep Academy customers had to say:

Hilda & Robbi

Hilda & Robbi

Before we met Edel were we completely exhausted and at our wits end, up every night at least 7 times with our son. Within about 10 days Dylan was happy in his cot and slept 12 hours straight! We couldn't speak more highly of Edel and she was such a fantastic person to deal with.*

Lesley

Lesley

Without Edel’s help and support I know I certainly wouldn’t be in a home with two very happy & content boys that sleep all night and thrive on their routine each day. She always understood how I felt. We would highly recommend Edel as a baby sleep consultant – she’s amazing!!*

Muireann

Muireann

I had no time to myself the entire day and despite being a new Mom and being told that this time was unpredictable I knew in my gut that it was wrong. We put our faith in Edel’s expertise in terms of sleep and we weren't disappointed. With the constant doubt we felt as new parents she was able to point us in the right direction.*

* The testimonials appearing on this site were actually received via e-mail submission. They are individual experiences, reflecting real life experiences of those who have used our services. They are individual results and results do vary. We do not claim that they are typical results.  Testimonial Disclaimer

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