Baby and Child Sleep Support

Sleep is a family affair – we all need it to function at our best.

Healthy sleep is the foundation for your child’s physical, mental, and emotional growth and development. But, baby sleep can feel anything but natural, and just when you think you’ve found your stride with your little one, it can morph into something totally new.

Our sleep support services help you understand sleep at its core: how it morphs and changes throughout development, how to align your child’s biological and behavioural systems to lay strong sleep foundations, and how to establish tailored strategies to approach sleep struggles with gentle composure.

Sleep support services in children ages 0-5 have been shown to promote physical and mental development, increase happiness and decrease irritability (for both child AND parent), and to strengthen the parent-child relationship.

How Sleep Support Can Help

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Through our sessions, we take the guesswork out of the emotionally charged moments of lost sleep.

Learn to recognize sleep developments and anticipate sleep challenges before they occur, giving you the tools to be proactive in your approach to your baby’s sleep.

Sessions focus on improving sleep using the three positivity pillars:

  • Positive reinforcement
  • Positive associations
  • Positive connection

Oona does not adhere to prescriptive training methods – every sleep plan is tailored to meet your family’s unique needs and values.

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What sleep consulting includes:

  • Setting age-appropriate sleep/wake rhythms
  • Establishing a sleep-promoting environment
  • Discussing safe sleep practices
  • Managing sleep transitions (regressions, nap transitions, night weaning, bedtime resistance, nighttime fears)
  • Developing strategies to help your child feel confident and secure in their sleep space

Meet our Infant and Child Sleep Expert, Dr. Denise Gassner, here.

Start your journey with Oona

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Commonly Asked Questions About Sleep Support

We work with parents with babies from 0-5 years of age. Establishing healthy sleep foundations can begin as early as the first few months with your baby and continue throughout their early development. Our sessions can help you manage a challenge you are currently experiencing or prepare you with what to expect and equip you with proactive strategies to ease through major transitions

No. We do not adhere to prescriptive training methods – every sleep plan is tailored to meet your family’s unique needs and values.

We work to help you instill feelings of confidence and security for your baby in their sleep space while supporting your attachment with your child.

No. Sleep is a behaviour that can be shaped to a wide range of different environments and parenting styles. We work with you to establish tools that will work within your family values and preferences.

Not if you don’t want to. Nighttime feeds can be both nourishing and nurturing throughout your baby’s development. We can work to ensure your baby’s system is aligned to promote developmentally appropriate sleep patterns while continuing to meet their other needs.

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Direct insurance billing

Oona works with insurance companies to do online billing for treatments, whenever possible. Simply ask if your insurance company is compliant when you book your appointment.

Complementary Services

We provide a holistic approach to treatment, and have a wide variety of services that compliment each other. Click on the links below for more information about how our other services can help you achieve your health and wellness goals, and feel your best.

Our Registered Massage Therapists are specialists in fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and pediatric issues. Reduce physical and emotional stress levels, and alleviate sore muscles and anxiety.
Pediatric and adult chiropractic services by our expert practitioners. Regardless of where you are in your journey, we’ll gently address your aches and pains, and reduce any discomfort you may be experiencing.
Acupuncture balances the body’s systems to achieve overall optimal health. Acupuncture is a relaxing and non-invasive treatment that can enhance the efficacy of other treatments and services.