Gentle Holistic Sleep Coaching — for Children 0-5 years

Libby Bowyer (Lactation Consultant and Certified Holistic Sleep Coach) has developed specialist interest in supporting parents to establish good sleep routines in babies and young children. She has studied with Lyndsey Hookway and is a certified Holistic Sleep Coach (ONC level 5).

Libby’s aim to promote good sleep practice in the pre-school age group by helping parents to establish good bedtimes routines and to provide advice on how to manage any sleep difficulties that may occur using a holistic, gentle, family centred approach.

Sleep is vital for the health and wellbeing of all the family!

Benefits of good sleep

Babies and children need good sleep in order to aid growth and brain development. Recent studies have shown that good sleep improves children’s appetites, enhances their intellectual ability and lifts their mood.

Good sleep is vital for parents. Tiredness effects mood, the ability to cope with parenting and also the ability to function during the day. Tiredness can also affect family functioning and relationships.

Good sleep is vital for siblings. Being kept awake or woken up by disruptive younger siblings with poor sleep patterns, can result in siblings becoming tired and unable to cope well with daily activities, school work and relationships.

Sleep Packages currently available:

Simple one-off sleep consultation (clinic based) £75.00 – suitable for simple sleep issues and advice on how to establish good sleep hygiene – parents can take notes during the appointment, will receive an email summary of the advice given during the appointment and will receive one follow up support email.

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Best Start (Babies 4 weeks to 5 months)

£155.00          Duration of package – 4 weeks (see details below)

This Best Start package comprises of:

* A two-hour appointment in the privacy of the clinic room at the Holistic Centre 

* Assessment of current sleep information (sleep diary, parental questionnaire and feeding chart***) provided by you prior to the appointment

* Following the appointment, a full report including suggested sleep strategy, which is holistic and gentle, will be sent to you

* Four follow-up support emails

The aim of the appointment will be to discuss healthy sleep habits and gentle methods to help lengthen your newborn’s day and night sleep. Although it is to be expected that newborn babies will not be sleeping through the night, we will discuss age appropriate sleep requirements and sleep goals for each stage of development during the first 5 months, so you can get your newborn off to the right start. We will discuss your current challenges and how to “gently” remedy them.

This is designed for parents of babies aged 4 weeks up to 5 months. information will be provided regarding normal sleep and sleep requirements of babies of this age (with information regarding sleep hygiene and commencing a bedtime routine). Then an individualised sleep plan will be devised with the aim to lay a healthy foundation for the newborn baby, which will get them off to the best start and allow them to grow into great sleepers.

During this appointment your baby’s sleep pattern will be discussed and assessed using information you will have provided in a parental questionnaire and sleep diary*** (and feeding chart) which will have been sent to you in advance of the appointment (and sent back in order for it to be assessed prior to the appointment).

Following this a tailored holistic gentle sleep plan; developed specifically for your baby, your family, your particular problem, will then be produced and you will be provided with a written outline of your plan.

Also included: there will be then 4 follow up emails to provide ongoing support

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Sleep – standard Package (6 months – 5 years)

£265.00          Duration of package – 4 weeks (see details below)

This standard sleep package comprises of:

* A two-hour appointment in the privacy of the clinic room at the Holistic Centre

* Assessment of current sleep information (***sleep diary, parental questionnaire and feeding chart – for babies under one year) provided by you prior to the appointment

* Following the appointment, a full report including suggested sleep strategy, which is holistic, gentle and family centred will be sent to you

* Four follow-up support emails

This package is designed for parents of children 5 months to 5 years of age.  Information will be provided regarding normal sleep patterns and sleep requirements of children of this age (with information regarding sleep hygiene and bedtime routine).

During this appointment your child’s  sleep pattern will be discussed and assessed using information you will have provided in a parental questionnaire and sleep diary *** (and feeding chart – babies under one year) which will have been sent to you in advance of the appointment (and sent back in order for it to be assessed prior to the appointment).

Following this a tailored holistic gentle sleep plan; developed specifically for your child, your family, your particular problem, will then be produced and you will be provided with a written outline of your plan.

Also included: there will be then 4 follow up emails to provide ongoing support.