Baby Sleep the Night TM
By Karen Bramall
Creator of The Five Stroke Rule TM
Anne Carruthers
Anne Carruthers

I am a mother of two beautiful, young children. When my first child, my baby boy was born I was so full of joy, excitement and happiness. He was absolutely perfect in every single way. I was feeding on demand, he would fall asleep in my arms, I didn’t want to ever put him down! I hadn’t really learnt very much about the importance of babies and sleep before having him so I just went with the flow, letting him nap on walks in the pushchair or snuggled up on my shoulder after a feed.  Fast forward on to 6 months later, when I was still having to feed him to sleep every time he woke in the night, I was walking for miles and miles with him in the pushchair, desperately trying to get him to nap as he wouldn’t sleep for longer than 20 minutes in his cot, I was breastfeeding around the clock as I felt like he was always hungry. I was exhausted and depressed. I felt like I had lost my independence, I’d stopped doing things that made me happy and what made me feel worst of all was that I had no energy to play and laugh with my baby.

This is when I came to the decision enough was enough and decided to get some help. This is where my journey into learning and understanding about babies and children’s sleep began. Within 1 week of training, my little boy was sleeping through the night, from 7 until 7, and taking good long naps in his cot. I couldn’t believe how quickly our lives changed as a family. My son was happier and so full of life, and I was able to start living my life again, seeing friends, taking up old hobbies, and most importantly I was able to enjoy my gorgeous little boy. It was at this point I decided I desperately wanted to learn as much as I could about how babies and children sleep so that I could help other families turn their lives around in the same way we had been able to.

As a certified Baby Sleep The Night consultant, my passion for teaching and helping families in a friendly, non-judgemental way continues to grow and grow. There’s so much conflicting advice if you have a baby who doesn’t sleep well …”leave your baby to ‘cry it out’”, “don’t do anything they’ll grow out of it”…when you’re sleep deprived it’s enough to make you feel like your head is spinning.  My approach is to listen to everything you have to say. I want to understand your baby and their routine, their sleep patterns and also to understand how you work as a family, you may have an older sibling who you need to work around, work commitments meaning your child spends time at a nursery or childminders. I will then create the right sleep plan so your baby can develop healthy sleeping habits. With my knowledge I will help you gain the confidence to implement the plan, making sure you understand the reason why you’re making certain changes. My own personal experience helps me to understand how completely heart-breaking it can be hearing your baby cry, so we can approach all of this in the most gentle way possible. Working together we will get your baby or child sleeping through the night.

I am based in Buckinghamshire but able to do consultations over Skype/FaceTime nationally and even worldwide. I am also very happy to do evening and weekend consultations. Please do get in touch with me if you’d like to book a 15 minute call to see how I can help you, and even offer you some tips on how to get started on improving your baby’s sleep habits tonight.

 

 

 

Phone: 01296 291175
Email: anne.carruthers@babysleepthenight.com
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Packages

One-to-One Sleep Solutions Package

This is the most popular package, and consists of:-

  • A preliminary evaluation. This is a comprehensive questionnaire about your child’s sleep habits and routines that you’ll fill out prior to our meeting. (Having this information in advance helps us make the most of our time together).
  • A private, 90 minute consultation in the comfort of your own home, or via Skype/FaceTime or telephone, where we’ll discuss strategies, troubleshoot possible problems and learn how to address bedtime, naptime, nightwakings or any other specific issues you might be dealing with.
  • A detailed, fully customized sleep plan, that I will prepare for you after the conclusion of our meeting.
  • Four follow-up telephone calls during the first week following the consultation. These follow-up calls last about 15 minutes, and we’ll use this time to deal with any setbacks you might be having or answer any general questions.
  • One week of e-mail support. After your four follow-up telephone calls have been used, you still have an additional week of e-mail support where you can email me once daily, excluding Sundays I will always aim to reply to your queries within one working day.

The total cost for the One-to-One Sleep Solutions package for a baby or toddler in a cot is £245 by Skype/Facetime/Phone. If your child is in a bed this package is £265 due to the complexity of the plan.

Face to face consultations are available within a 30 minute driving radius of Wendover, Bucks (further distances can be accommodated with additional travel expenses– please call for details)

New-born – Get it right from the Start Package

This is a comprehensive training plan helping parents of new-borns train their little ones to have fabulous sleep skills from a very young age and can be implemented from day one! Getting an early start in establishing healthy sleep habits is a huge advantage for both babies and their parents. With this package, you will learn everything you need to teach your baby to be an independent sleeper right from the beginning. It is a fantastic gift package for new parents too and consultations can take place before or after the baby has arrived. (gift certificates available and can be posted direct to the lucky couple if required) It consists of:-

  • A private 60 minute telephone or in-home consultation. We will discuss how to establish a healthy sleep plan for your new-born, discussing sleep needs, schedules for feeding, naps and bedtime, how to help teach your baby the difference between day and night, creating the right sleeping environment, strategies to encourage sleep, when to expect your baby to be sleeping longer stretches, and common sleep issues that can be easily avoided.
  • A detailed sleep plan. If you are expecting, the gentle, caring techniques in your sleep plan will teach you how to create an independent sleeper from day one, and will give you a flexible guide to quickly bring some routine, when baby arrives, to a time of your lives which can otherwise become quite overwhelming. If you baby has already arrived, your sleep plan will be fully customized for your family.
  • One follow-up phone call. If you are following a sleep plan from the beginning then you will find your baby is naturally developing wonderful independent sleep skills, you may find you have some questions so we will schedule a telephone call within 2 weeks of the baby’s birth just in case (if you are expecting) or within 2 weeks of consultation (if you already have your baby at home). These calls typically last about 15 minutes.
  • Two follow-up e-mails I will give you my personal email address so you can email me on two occasions with any questions or concerns any time within the first 3 months of your baby’s birth or our consultation. After 3 months you can purchase another week of email support at any time should you need it .

The total cost for the New-born – Get it right from the Start Package is £125 By Skype/Facetime/Phone

Face to face consultations are available within a 30 minute driving radius of Wendover, Bucks, (further distances can be accommodated – please call for details)

The Refresher

It is not uncommon for babies and toddlers who have been taught to be great sleepers to ‘test the boundaries’ from time to time. This option is for parents who have met with me in the past, but are looking for a ‘refresher’. This is a popular option for past clients who have recently had a new baby – or who are expecting in the near future. It consists of:-

  • A private, 60 minute consultation, usually by phone or by Skype, during which we’ll use to discuss any particular challenges you are having with your child. Since we’ve already worked together, a full hour is usually more than enough time to cover all your questions and concerns.
  • Optional 2x follow-up emails that you can use to send me any additional questions that might come up as you get things back on track. I’ll aim to respond to your email within one day.

The total cost for the Refresher Package 60 minute consultation is £95, with 2x optional emails £125

Book an appointment for a free 15 minutes consultation below, or if you would like to speak to me today please do call or email me now on 01296 291175 or email anne.carruthers@babysleepthenight.com
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