Frequently Asked Questions
We get it. Your baby is your baby. We are moms too, and we feel the same way about our children.
You are here. Probably because you're tired and you don't know what to do. You're looking for answers. And, because of that, I already know you are a great mom.
We are here to answer all your questions about working with us, to help you make the best decision for your baby.
Do I need to sleep train my child?
No! It's totally up to you whether or not you want to - or feel like you need to - sleep train your child. Read more about considerations here.
Will sleep training damage my child's secure attachment to me?
In short, no. In fact, based on the way that a secure attachment is developed in the first place - with presence and support during difficult situations - we'd even argue that sleep training actually promotes a secure attachment.
For a more detailed answer...and some science, read here.
What about crying?
Crying is a developmentally appropriate mode of how your child communicates as a newborn baby and well into early childhood. Children cry for a few reasons - to have their needs met, to share their emotion, or to protest their dissatisfaction with something. As parents, we feel it's important to support these feelings rather than supress them, and that is the mindset we share with our clients when it comes to sleep training. While we strive for unnecessary tears, we also understand that we are making changes around your child's sleep habits, and they'll likely protest these changes at first - and that is okay! You can listen to more thoughts on this topic here.
Do you offer in-home services?
Erin offers local, in-home sleep consultations (+complimentary nursery evaluations) and bedtime support with any Lake Country local clients.
If you're looking for in-home support with your newborn baby or during the fourth trimester, we highly recommend chatting with our friend, Maggie, at Lake Country Newborns!