Our Approach

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At Sleep Without Sleep Training we support families using the Baby-Led Sleep Approach™.

Our approach places an emphasis on a mother’s instinct and a baby's cues. Our mission is to help parents find sleep solutions through responsive parenting practices while building connected relationships. We are passionate about helping families improve sleep without resorting to sleep training, we have developed a program that:

  • respects and nurtures the attachment system;
  • supports the natural progression of development;
  • gives parents an understanding of what “normal” baby sleep looks like;
  • appreciates your baby’s still-developing brain and dominant survival instinct;
  • encourages parents to believe and to follow their own instincts; and
  • empowers a mother to make changes to improve the quality of her baby’s sleep.

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Meet Nichola

Nichola is a and mother of a little boy who struggled with sleep challenges "I am a proud mum of a strong willed, sweet & funny little boy. I can speak from experience this approach completely transformed my life. I was an overwhelmed new mum who was exceptionally sleep deprived in search of some way to help my son with horrible reflux get some sleep. He just didn't sleep and he cried a lot. Actually almost ALL the time. I was heartbroken and totally panicked by all of the use of the “Cry it out method” I found on the internet. All I knew was I was not going to close the door and leave my son to cry alone. Ever.  

I knew in my gut there just had to be a better way than “Cry it out”.  My anxiety vanished when I found an approach that wasn't "Controlled Crying or Cry it out" and it worked! My son started to sleep at night and nap. Before he rarely napped... and if he did nap it was very short periods and in his swing. When I had the opportunity to become a Certified Baby-Led Sleep and Well-Being Specialist and help other parents I was so excited! I knew I found my purpose. I love that I am able to effect change in families lives that are struggling like I was. I am so passionate about helping families literally transform their lives and foster deeper lifelong connections with their children. What an exciting gift to be able to share. Ahh to sleep!!!"   

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RESEARCH ON BRAIN DEVELOPMENT VALIDATES THAT A MOTHER’S INSTINCTS ABOUT HER BABY ARE BEST, AND THIS VITAL FACT IS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR APPROACH.

The Baby-Led Sleep™ approach will teach you how to connect with your baby on a deeper level and how to reinforce important feelings of safety and security so that when developmentally ready, your baby will be prepared and will know how to fall asleep.

OUR APPROACH WILL HELP YOU TO:

  • understand realistic, age-appropriate expectations about sleep;
  • learn about yourself as a parent and your impact on your baby’s sleep;
  • be a responsive parent by listening to your child’s cues and dealing with your child respectfully while supporting any distress, in an effort to build and nurture trust;
  • create a safe sleep space;
  • appreciate the emotional work required to support sleep, understand what causes sleep interruptions, and how sleep actually works; and
  • use the tools that encourage better sleep for your baby, as well as help you gain control over the conditions that affect good sleep, such as your own behavior, nutrition, environmental factors, routines, time, and “village” of support.