Case Study: Conor & Katie

Synopsis

Conor (approx 1year 8 months old) and Katie (approx 4) can wake up frequently during the night and need assistance from parents to get back to sleep. This results in parents and children having a very unsettled night’s sleep. Both children are capable of sleeping during the night. They both eat well during the day and have no medical issues.

Diagnosis

Conor and Katie both fall off to sleep in the evening with one of their parents by their side this results in the child getting a fright during the night when they awake and the parent has left the room. This usually wakes the other child who also won’t settle unless a parent is in the room. Neither child wishes to be alone in their room at night time.

Proposed Solution

I created a step by step plan of each child.

Conor

The step by step plan showed Conor’s parents how to gradually move away from Conor each night, the emphasis of this plan was to reassure Conor his parents were there for him, even if they were not in his room.

Outcome

In a few days Conor’s parents saw a huge improvement in Conor’s sleep pattern. After 2 weeks Conor went to bed without any assistance from his parents and slept through the night.

Katie

A reward system was put in place with different levels of rewards given for certain behaviours. Katie’s parents spoke to Katie about what was expected from her at night-time, her parents reassured her that they would be there for her and checking on her regularly throughout the night. A day was set as to when the new system was going to start, this allowed Katie to think about the changes and get her mind ready for the new system.  Katie was fully involved in making the chart and planning the rewards.

Outcome

Katie quickly saw the benefits to the new system and slept through the night after 3 nights.*

* 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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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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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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