Emilie has a very gentle approach to helping children improve their sleeping habits. She trained as a sleep consultant as part of the Naturally Nurturing Sleep program, which endorses gentle sleep coaching.
Parents can often assume sleeping is a developmental milestone that comes naturally, just like walking, but, in reality, healthy sleep habits are actually a learned skill. In parenthood, we coach our children in many ways throughout their lives. So, just like reading and riding a bike, it is important for a parent to acknowledge and feel empowered to coach their children on how to independently and peacefully go to sleep and stay asleep.
Emilie’s approach is designed for parents who want their child to sleep well, but do not want to leave them alone to cry in order to achieve this. Crying is very stressful for children and parents and I do not believe it is necessary to achieve good sleeping habits. Following a consultation, Emilie creates personalised, easy-to-follow plans that help babies and young children resolve sleep problems – ending the cycle of bad sleep.
Need to know:
- Sleep teaching service available for children between 3 months – 6 years of age.
- Parents need to be consistent for at least 2 weeks but most sleep issues are resolved in the first 1 – 4 days.
- Emilie works primarily with families either in her consulting room in London NW8 or in clients’ own homes. Phone consultations are available when in-person meetings are not possible.