Frequently Asked Questions about Sleep Training
What sleep training method do you use?
Unlike other branded, sleep-training theories, systems or solutions you may have come across, our method includes lots of common sense, emotional and logistical support. Our method is based on our training and certification with New York City's best Sleep Coach and is supported by a wealth of evidence and research and years worth of success stories.
Your baby is unique. There is no cookie-cutter “solution” that’s going to make him or her into a great sleeper. We consider his or her age, developmental stage, personality, and your home to help him or her to sleep through the night, and nap restfully every day,–in the fastest, easiest way for him or her.
Is this the "cry-it-out" sleep training method?
We love babies, and we don't want to hear them cry. And we know that you certainly don't want to hear your baby cry all night! Our goal is to minimize tears and maximize success. A bit of crying is normal in the beginning as your baby adjusts (it's the only way they can communicate, after all).
Rest assured that your Sleep Coach will be there every step of the way, monitoring and observing your baby to make sure he or she is doing okay, and guiding you through the process. We promise the well-rested smile that will greet you in the morning will be worth it!
DO YOU RECOMMEND ANY BOOKS ABOUT SLEEP TRAINING?
Nope! Here's the thing: if there was one magic solution that a book could offer, there wouldn't be so many conflicting books.
Books are great in theory, but they don’t know your baby, or help you make decisions in the middle of the night. They don’t help you understand if your baby needs something, or if she’s just waking out of habit. If we work together, we are WITH you, in your home, holding your hands before, during and after your baby is sleep trained, so you’re not freaking out or worried that you’re doing something wrong. We get to know you, and your baby.
What's the best age to sleep train my baby?
We personally think that the best time to sleep train your baby is somewhere between 12-16 weeks of age, but we happily work with babies and toddlers all the way up to three years old!
How do i know when my baby is ready TO BE SLEEP TRAINED?
Your baby is old enough when you're ready. You know your baby and your family best: chances are if you're looking into sleep training your baby, it's time.
If your baby is 12 weeks or older, currently healthy and developmentally on track, not experiencing teething pain at the moment, we are happy to help. We just ask that you're ready to reduce to one or zero feedings at night, and that all of your baby's care givers are on board.
WHAT IS THE 4 MONTH SLEEP REGRESSION? CAN SLEEP TRAINING HELP?
While disrupted sleep around the 4 month mark is a thing, we like to think of it more as a leap than a regression. Your baby is going from a sleepy little newborn to an intelligent, wakeful, and curious child that wants to interact with the world more. While it's amazing to see your baby grow and become more aware of his or her surroundings, the unfortunate side effect is that your perfect sleeper may be up more often than they once were. We get many calls from many sleep deprived parents around this 3-4 month mark.
The good thing is we can absolutely help! And the best part is when your baby is getting the sleep that he or she needs, they'll be even more wakeful between naps to explore the world around them.
HOW LONG WILL SLEEP TRAINING MY BABY TAKE?
If your baby is healthy and we’re with you in your home, your baby will be sleep trained within 48 hours. Yes, it sounds totally impossible, but we offer a 100% guarantee! We also offer a 72 hour package for families that want the reassurance of in person guidance for an additional bedtime.
CAN YOU HELP MY BABY TRANSITION INTO SLEEPING IN A ROOM WITH A BIG SIBLING?
Absolutely! Our method will help your baby (or babies) to sleep even if they do share a room with an older sibling.
can you sleep train my twins if they're sharing a room?
Yes! As a parent of multiples, you have probably gone without sleep for some time now. We can get your twins sleeping through the night even if they share a room with one another.
HOW DO I KNOW THAT BLUEGRASS BABY CO. CAN HELP ME?
Our promise is that we will only accept you as a client if we're 100% certain that we can help you sleep train your baby. Our passion is helping parents, and that can't be accomplished by wasting your time and money if we can't guarantee with absolute certainty that we can sleep train your baby.
During your Complimentary Sleep Assessment, we get on the phone and get to know more about your family and sleep situation to determine if we're a good fit. We only accept clients who we're 100% confident that we can fix their sleep troubles. The biggest changes happen in the days and nights that we're with you, but the training support doesn't stop there. You have four weeks of unlimited support after we leave so that you can solve any issues that come up and maintain successful sleep for years.
WHAT IF SLEEP TRAINING DOESN'T WORK?
This is one of the biggest concerns of our clients, and we completely understand. You're exhausted and it probably feels like you've tried absolutely everything to get your baby to sleep.
We promise a 100% success rate. In short, we will not let you fail. Yes, there will be setbacks, but that’s a good thing because we’ll coach you through whatever comes up, so you can confidently overcome ANY setbacks in the future.
DO YOU OFFER PHONE CONSULTATIONS OR VIRTUAL SLEEP CONSULTING?
We offer phone and email support only as follow up for our in-person packages. Our reasoning is simple: we don't want to charge you for anything that we aren't 100% certain will work to get your baby and family sleeping through the night. Your family deserves the care that goes into crafting a plan just for you. Without getting to know you, your family, or your baby, there's no way we can guarantee the sleep solution will work. We only provide personalized in-home care to ensure that you are successful in 72 hours or less.
WHAT AREA DO YOU SERVE?
Bluegrass Baby Co. primarily provides sleep training services to Kentucky (Louisville, Lexington, and beyond), Indiana (Southern Indiana, Indianapolis, and beyond), and Ohio (Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, and beyond). We are happy to travel to anywhere else within the US or abroad for an additional travel fee.
IF I WANT TO WORK WITH YOU, WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP?
Your next step is to apply for a complimentary sleep assessment. If we sense that we can help, you'll be invited to schedule your sleep assessment to discuss how we can get your family to the restful nights that you dream of.