A good night’s rest without guilt or guesswork
When we become parents, sleep gets a lot more important — for our little ones and for ourselves. But not every child is born a good sleeper. Even with all the Google searches, self-help books and well-meaning advice, many parents wonder if they’ll ever feel rested again.
For them, we started Nite&Day. We believe there’s no wrong way to teach your child to sleep. Many parents ask “Are you a cry-it-out proponent or family bed advocate? Do I have to stop breastfeeding to sleep coach my child?” You don’t have to pick a camp. The only right answer is what works for your family. The fact is, rules that make you feel guilty aren’t good for anyone.
I practice the Gentle Sleep Coach Philosophy advocated by Kim West LCSW-C, The Sleep Lady®. She developed the program after finding many parents didn’t follow through with traditional sleep coaching, worried they would damage their child emotionally. GSC is a gentler approach where you offer physical and verbal reassurance as you teach your child the vital life skill of putting themselves to sleep.