Sleep Solutions Consulting

Sleep Solutions Consulting Sleep Solutions Consulting is dedicated to provide sleep coaching for maternity, infant and child through a simple and easy to follow sleep plan.

03/14/2016

I am a mom that is passionate about helping other moms!
We all have our days of being tired, drained, overwhelmed, over joyed, just an all around mix of emotions! The fact is that we are all human and we all would do anything for our children! Even though we have our days, at the end of the day you are still a GREAT mom! Never forget that!
My passion is to help moms and be a support during those though times! I am a sleep consultant and I have had the please of helping many moms and dads get their little ones into a good routine! If you need guidance and support I am here to help you 100% of the way! I do not limit my emails, texts or phone calls! I want you to feel comfortable and successful through the process of getting you and your little one into a great sleep routine! If you are looking for advice on how to help baby get into a good sleep routine them please don't hesitate to call or text! 306-530-2703.
My fee is $150. Which includes a sleep plan as well as unlimited support to get your family sleeping soundly!💤

07/20/2015

Sleep Testimonial: Another great success!:)

Mandy!!! Grayson slept for an hour and a half this morning, and has been sleeping for over an hour now for this nap!! I hardly know what to do with myself right now!! Lol

07/12/2015

I love being a sleep consultant! It truly is so rewarding to see the positive changes in their babies sleep routine and the happy well rested parents:)
This is the message I woke up to this morning! So happy for this family!

Mandy, we are SPEECHLESS! I know you kept saying he might surprise us, but we were like, "Noooooo, not our baby!!" Well, he definitely surprised us!!!
He slept until 3am!!!! So that means a 5-hr uninterrupted stretch, and EIGHT HOURS without nursing!!!
And THEN he slept another 3 hrs!! Did another feeding at 6:30, then went back to sleep until 8. It was truly amazing!

SLEEP REGRESSION | Sleep Solutions Consulting
06/11/2015
SLEEP REGRESSION | Sleep Solutions Consulting

SLEEP REGRESSION | Sleep Solutions Consulting

Sleep regressions are every tired parents big fear. Especially if you have completed sleep coaching your child and now things have gone off the rails, you are...

FOLLOW THE SLEEPY CUES | Sleep Solutions Consulting
06/11/2015
FOLLOW THE SLEEPY CUES | Sleep Solutions Consulting

FOLLOW THE SLEEPY CUES | Sleep Solutions Consulting

When all else fails, follow your baby's sleepy cues. Babies are experts at letting parents know when they are getting tired and need sleep. Babies have early ...

For all you new mom's out there....Baby Sleep SolutionsAre you waking 2-3 times a night with you baby? Is you baby havin...
04/26/2015

For all you new mom's out there....

Baby Sleep Solutions

Are you waking 2-3 times a night with you baby? Is you baby having short power naps during the day? Are both you and baby exhausted from not sleeping?
As a certified sleep consultant I am here to help your baby learn to love sleep! I help set up a sleep program for your baby/ toddler/preschooler and help the whole family get the rest and sleep that you deserve! I am also a support system to help you through the whole process and answer any/all questions along the way!
Contact Mandy Amichand 306-530-2703 for a free 15 min consultation.

Sleep Solutions Consulting
11/05/2014

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HOW AND WHEN SHOULD I MOVE MY CHILD FROM A CRIB TO A TODDLER BED?There's no set time when you have to replace your child...
07/30/2014

HOW AND WHEN SHOULD I MOVE MY CHILD FROM A CRIB TO A TODDLER BED?

There's no set time when you have to replace your child's crib with a regular or toddler bed, although most children make the switch sometime between ages 1 1/2 and 3 1/2.

IF POSSIBLE, IT IS BEST TO WAIT UNTIL YOUR CHILD IS CLOSER TO 3 YEARS OLD. Many little ones just aren't ready to make the transition. Of course, you'll need to move your toddler to a bed when he's simply too big or too active to sleep in a crib anymore.

Many parents make the switch because they're worried that their active toddler might climb or jump out of his crib — and this is a real safety concern. But it's best not to react to climbing out of the crib or any other sudden sleep problem with a sense of alarm.

Don't rush right out and buy a new bed the day your toddler first climbs out of the crib. He may not be ready to move to a bed, and it may not be safe for him to be up and about during the night when everyone else is asleep. Buy yourself some time by lowering the crib mattress as far as possible, so the side rails are relatively higher and more difficult to climb over.

Another reason parents make the switch to a bed is the impending arrival of another baby. If this is your situation, make the switch at least six to eight weeks before you're due. You want your toddler well settled in his new bed before he sees the baby taking over "his" crib. Depending on your toddler's age, you could also consider delaying the switch until the new baby is 3 or 4 months old. Your newborn will probably spend those months sleeping in a bassinet anyway, and your toddler will have time to adjust to the new baby, making the transition to a bed easier when it does happen.

Be sure to base the timing of the switch on your child's readiness rather than on the need to free up the crib, however. Many parents find out too late that it would have been easier to borrow or buy another crib rather than move their older child to a bed before he was ready.

Some children adjust readily to this change, while others have a hard time with it. Every child is different. It's not unusual, though, for firstborn children to resist the transition. He may be very attached to his crib and all of his associations with it. The move to sleeping in a bed is just one of many changes at this stage in a toddler's life — it may coincide with toilet-training, starting preschool and other pressures to "grow up."

If a new baby's on the way, your child may feel possessive of his baby things, including his crib. Later-born children often have an easier time making the switch to a bed because they want to be just like their older brother or sister. They're eager to move from the crib, which is "for babies," into a "big-kid bed." However some toddlers, whether first- or later-born, are just plain ready and relish this change in their status.

TO EASE THE TRANSITION:

~ Put your toddler's new bed in the same place his crib used to be.
~ Your child may find it soothing to continue to sleep with his old crib
blanket, even if it's
too small.
~ Don't forget to put up a guardrail to prevent your toddler from
falling out of bed.
~ Get your toddler excited about having a "big-kid bed," example: let
them pick out their
own sheets/bedding.
~ Use a Gro Clock(found on Amazon or at Toys R Us) to help your
toddler learn
when it is sleepy time and when it is okay to wake for the day.

If you find that you've made the switch too soon and your toddler is upset, don't give up right away. Encourage your child to try out the bed. If he's still distraught after a few days, bring the crib back.

Some toddlers simply aren't ready for a bed. It takes a certain amount of cognitive development for your child to understand that a bed has imaginary boundaries that he must stay within. If your great sleeper all of a sudden takes a long time to fall asleep at night, gets out of bed many times, or wanders around the house, he's probably not ready for his own bed. As with potty-training, sometimes it's worth taking a step back and bringing back the diapers — or in this case, the crib — and trying again later. Just be sure you don't present the reappearance of the crib as a step backward in development or a punishment.

Finally, remember that the switch from a crib to a bed is a big milestone for both you and your toddler. It is important to stick to the routine so that your toddler can adjust to the new and exciting changes of becoming a big kid. Be consistent and try to make the process fun!

COMMENT, LIKE & SHARE to get entered into a draw to win a Gro Clock!  A great sleep tool to help you toddlers know when ...
07/23/2014
Gro Clock

COMMENT, LIKE & SHARE to get entered into a draw to win a Gro Clock! A great sleep tool to help you toddlers know when it is okay to get out of bed in the morning!
Draw will be made shortly so be sure to get your name in!

How do you get your children to understand when it's time to get up? SIMPLE "'stay in bed until you see the sun!" This updated version of the Gro-clock uses fun images of the stars and sun to communicate when to go back to sleep and when it's time to get up. Due to popular request, this version of t…

Is your toddler an early riser?  This is a great sleep tool that will teach your child when it is time to get up each mo...
07/15/2014
Gro Clock

Is your toddler an early riser? This is a great sleep tool that will teach your child when it is time to get up each morning!(Also includes an adorable book to go with it!).

LIKE and SHARE my page and you willl be entered into a draw to win a Gro Clock for your little one! Also, for every REFRRAL you send me your name will be entered a second time for a chance to win!

How do you get your children to understand when it's time to get up? SIMPLE "'stay in bed until you see the sun!" This updated version of the Gro-clock uses fun images of the stars and sun to communicate when to go back to sleep and when it's time to get up. Due to popular request, this version of t…

A new baby is a true gift but is definitely a lot of work. Adjusting to a newborns sleep patterns can be truely exhausti...
07/14/2014
Kids

A new baby is a true gift but is definitely a lot of work. Adjusting to a newborns sleep patterns can be truely exhausting on both mom and dad. The main thing is to make sure you are communicating as a couple! Once baby gets into a routine it starts to get a lot easier!

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SLEEP TRAINING TESTIMONIALI don't know if I would classify this as a testimonial but I thought it was very fitting to sh...
07/10/2014

SLEEP TRAINING TESTIMONIAL

I don't know if I would classify this as a testimonial but I thought it was very fitting to share about sleepovers at a Grandparent's house!

I had a wonderful visit with Sally Elliot( RN and YMCA Prenatal Instructor)the other day. If you don't her, which I would be surprised if you didn't, you need to meet this wonderful woman! She has a wonderful gift and she helps so many expecting mom's and families!

She told me that she thought about me(Sleep Solutions) the other night when she had her 3 grandchildren over for a sleepover. They were very excited to be at Grandma and Grandpa's(who isn't?!) and in turn had troubles sleeping due to that excitement. Part way through the night the children had to be separated into different rooms so they could go to sleep. She asked me what would I suggest in a situation such as this and my response was this:

It's supposed to be fun at Grandma and Grandpa's!

That being said, at the same time you don't want to be sending cranky, overtired kids home the next day!

Of coarse you child is going to have some nights that they will be out of routine whether is a sleepover, teething, growth spurts, or going on holidays! If your child's routine gets shuffled around for 1-2 nights it won't be the end of the world, just make sure to start right back up with their routine as soon as you can. They will adjust quickly!

As a parent though, I think it is important to also state to your family or friends(who ever is taking over the bed time routine) what your bedtime routine looks like.

When my children stay overnight at Grandma and Grandpa's I know they are going to be busy and having fun, and yes they may go to bed at a slightly different time, however, my parents follow the exact same bedtime routine that I do with them at home. They have a bath, a snack and milk, read books, sings songs and go to bed. My kids know what to expect regardless of who is taking care of them because they know their routine! Kids LOVE consistency! My parents respect my routine and follow it to the best they can so that my children have that consistency even at Grandma and Grandpa's.

So my advice:

1. Be sure to be clear on what your expectations are for your child's
bedtime routine.
2. If you aren't clear on what your bedtime routine consists of then try
not to be upset with the routine they put in place when you are
absent.
3. One night out of routine is okay! Sometimes mom and dad need a
night out too and just need to let someone else take over! Hand
over the reins for a night and start back up the routine as soon as
your child comes home:)

Memories of your grandparents are one of the best gifts you can give your child! Let them have fun:)

07/07/2014

SUMMER HOLIDAYS AND SLEEP ROUTINE

We just returned from camping up at Clear Lake, MB and like most holidays you can get a little bit out of routine. I have a 3 year old and my daughter will be 2 this September. They are in a very good sleep routine on a regular basis and when travelling it can sometimes throw them for a bit of a loop. The main thing was to stick to our routine the best that we can. Even for myself I was a bit surprised how well they adjusted to our camping in the trailer but they slipped right into their regular routine and we were able to have a great camping trip, despite all the rain:)
Here are some tips on what to do when travelling or planning a small family holiday!

One of the biggest mistakes parents make when traveling is trying to pack too much fun into one day.

You just can’t travel like you used to in your kid-free days. You have a baby now and they need to sleep. A lot.

If you have a newborn (0 – 3 months old), they are taking 4 to 5 naps per day and probably don’t have a regular sleep schedule yet. They can usually nap anywhere so being on the go is a lot easier at this age. As long as your baby can nap in a stroller or carrier, you don’t have to worry much about traveling affecting their naps when they are under 3 months old.

Once your baby is between 3 and 6 months old, they should be napping at least 3 times per day and have an established nap schedule. Infants between 6 and 14 months typically require two solid naps per day and toddlers (15 months to 3 years old), require one nap per day. This is when traveling with baby and keeping them on their sleep schedule becomes more difficult.

Keeping as close to your baby’s regular sleep schedule as possible is the ideal but this just isn’t always realistic when you travel.

TIPS TO KEEPING YOUR BABY'S NAP ROUTINE:

1. Try to have at least one of your child’s naps in the same place they
sleep at night (ie Pack and Play).

2. Use the same nap/sleep routine you do at home and be sure to
pack their favorite blanket or stuffed toy.

3. Make sure you offer your baby a place to nap like a stroller or
carrier while you are out.

4. Plan your excursions around your baby’s nap schedule. For
example, let them have their first nap of the day where they sleep
at night, their second nap in a stroller or carrier while you are out,
and their third back at “home”.

It’s very normal for babies and toddlers to test the boundaries around sleep when they are somewhere new so hold tight to your routines and be consistent. Within the first day or two, they should be sleeping well in their new environment.

SLEEP REGRESSIONSleep regressions are every tired parents big fear.  Especially if you have completed sleep coaching you...
07/04/2014

SLEEP REGRESSION

Sleep regressions are every tired parents big fear. Especially if you have completed sleep coaching your child and now things have gone off the rails, you are bound to be frustrated and discouraged if your baby begins waking again. Parents ask me all the time, “Once my child has learned how to sleep, what regressions may happen? What do we do when there is a sleep regression? How do I help my child without falling back into bad habits.”

What is a sleep regression? A sleep regression is when your baby was previously sleeping well (possibly through the night) for a long period of time and then, all of a sudden, without a known cause (such as the big sleep stealers: illness, teething, travel), their sleep suddenly goes downhill. Sleep regressions can last anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks and often coincide with cognitive or developmental milestones. Commonly sleep regressions tend to happen at 6 weeks, 3-4 months, 6 months, 8-10 months, 12 months, 18 months and 2 years old. Fear not, most children do not experience a full regression at each of these milestones.

Here’s what is likely to be going on at each regression:

6 WEEKS: Newborns frequently go through a series of growth spurts leading to increase hunger and fussiness. Think about how rapidly your newborn is growing at this age! So much happens in a relatively short span of time and this all takes lots of work on your baby’s part.

3-4 MONTHS (referred to as the 4 month sleep regression): I often think of this as one of the hardest time periods. In addition to a growth spurt, your baby is going through bursts of brain development increased awareness of her surroundings leading her to being more distractible in months past. At the same time, many of the tricks (like Harvey Karp’s infamous 5 Ss) you may have used in the first several months to get your baby to sleep may stop working. Whereas previously you may have been able to put your baby to sleep while holding her and transfer her to her sleeping spot, now the minute you put her down she wakes. This is challenging because some babies are still really too young to soothe themselves from a wakeful state to a sleeping state so it may take several tries to get your baby into bed. Some babies will also begin rolling at this point, which means if you are still swaddling, you will need to stop so that your baby doesn’t roll themselves in the swaddle. Also, there are often a few days to weeks when your baby will roll from their back to front and get stuck (or vice versa) and not be happy in whatever position she is stuck in. Lots of tummy time is essential to help your baby become proficient at rolling during the day so less practice at night is necessary.

6 MONTHS: If your baby wasn’t an early roller, he may begin rolling more frequently by 6 months. With rolling and increased core strength comes crawling. Some babies will crawl as early as 5 or 6 months. Others wait until a bit later. Whenever it happens, it can become a big sleep stealer where you may see your baby up on all fours in his crib rocking back and forth, just practicing and getting ready for his upcoming mobility. Some babies also go through a growth spurt at 6 months so increased hunger can occur.

8-10 MONTHS (referred to as the 9 month sleep regression): This most often coincides with your baby’s new found ability to pull herself up to stand. When this happens, your first job is to make sure she knows how to sit back down. This can be practiced during play time when your baby is standing at a couch, coffee table, or ottoman height surface. Place something on the ground that is sufficient incentive for your baby to reach down for it. Maybe it is a favorite toy or something that is often off limits like your TV remote control or cell phone. Guide your baby down to reach for the object, at first helping to bend her legs and then letting her do it on her own. You can also practice this in the crib and can work on teaching your baby to walk her hands down the crib rails to a sitting position. It is essential that you ensure that your baby can sit herself once she can stand, otherwise she will have no way of laying down to return to sleep if she wakes and stands. You can end up in an endless game of “I lay you down, you stand up.”

12 MONTHS: Walking! Some babies will walk sooner then 12 months, some later. I see 1 year olds having less regressions than younger babies but whenever your child begins walking, it can easily throw your child’s sleep for a loop. This regression can crop up about 2 weeks before you see any significant skills emerge. As with the earlier milestones, be sure to give your baby lots of practice time during the day so his is a bit more tuckered out when it comes time for sleep and is feeling less of a need to practice in bed.

18 MONTHS: While many babies have been babbling away for months by now, words and direction following can really begin to emerge at this point. Your toddler will still have difficulty communicating exactly what he wants, which can produce much frustration for both parent and child. Remember, your child’s receptive language (what he understands) is likely to be move advanced then his expressive language (what he can articulate) so be sure to talk to him about what you are doing and when you are doing things that involve him. Toddlerhood often brings the obsessive need for predictability to help your child have some semblance of control of their environment. Being very consistent with your bedtime routine and in your response to any night wakings is essential to keeping any regressions short lived.

2 YEARS OLD: Some children’s verbal skills may not increase until closer to 2 leading to a later regression. Some 2 year olds may also be potty training. When children potty train at a young age, it can sometimes throw sleep for a loop. Most children do not night potty train when they learn to stay dry during the day. This typically follows later (by months to years for some). Still, if your child potty trains early, it can lead to a few sleep troubles as she begins to master a new skill.

WHAT TO DO DURING A SLEEP REGRESSION:

It may be that you don’t even realize that the regression is happening until your child masters his new skill and then you look back and think “So that is what was happening!” If you find yourself in the midst of a sleep regression, do your best to soothe your child by being responsive but not creating any new sleep crutches or falling back into old ones. Try to remind yourself that this is temporary, but if previously you didn’t need to step foot in your baby’s room at night, you may now need to make an appearance, even if it is just for a “parenting check.” When you establish that your child isn’t sick and that there is nothing that you need to “do,” you can go back to a spot of increased support if you have gone through a behavioral fading method and your child was once comforted by having you close by. Or you may need to do a few timed checks to reassure your child that you are nearby but that it is still time for sleeping. Recognizing that your child also is tired and frustrated with whatever developmental milestone is happening is also helpful to keep in perspective. Hopefully it will be short-lived and everyone will be back to sleeping great very soon. If not, feel free to contact me for a free 15 minute consultation and get to the bottom of whatever is going on.

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