Sleep. We all know it’s important. We all do it every day of our lives. Yet somehow it just doesn’t come naturally for so many babies and new parents, alike.
Why can something so vital be so darn hard to come by? And how can we, as parents, help set our babies up for success in sleep so that everyone can get the rest they need and deserve?
In this workshop, Dr. Denise Gassner will outline for you:
-How sleep is physiologically regulated at different stages of development, and how to ensure your daily rhythms are meeting your child’s sleep needs.
-How to promote comfort and security in your baby’s sleep space so they can transition from wake to sleep with ease.
-How to guide your baby to master their own body rather than relying on external sources when falling asleep.
-How to be clear and consistent in your messaging so your baby knows exactly what to expect.
Denise will help you develop a plan that clearly signals the transition to sleep for your child and continues to promote positive associations with sleep time so that it remains a secure and enjoyable part of the day.
Why is sleep important?
Sleep allows your baby to actively engage with the waking world. Sleep is a fundamental component of growth and development. Your baby experiences the world while awake, but they process all that information, emotion, and behaviours that they have taken in while sleeping. Prioritizing healthy sleep is one of the best things you can do for your little one. And, let’s be honest, it’s super important for parents too!
Sleep is a learned behaviour. Though the act of actually being asleep is a natural state of the brain, the act of falling asleep is learned. Moving from being awake to being asleep is the most vulnerable transition we experience on a daily basis. Sleep itself will happen in some form eventually, but how sleep is initiated and maintained throughout the multiple sleep cycles we experience is heavily dependent on behavioural patterns and a feeling of comfort and security.
It is Denise’s intention is that you leave this workshop with clear, actionable strategies to create a safe, secure, and positive sleep space for your baby so that they can feel confident and secure each and every night.
This class is best suited for those with babies age 3 months to 18 months.