Here are many of the common problems I have dealt with. Often families will have one or several of these problems. If you don't see something that fits you exactly, give me a call or sms to discuss.
A child's sleep is a problem when that sleep situation no longer works for the parents and/or family. It is always important that parents are aware of age appropriate sleep patterns first to make sure they have proper expectations of their child. If you have questions about whether or not your child's sleep is normal, you should contact your pediatrician or you can call me to see if it is something in my domain.
Typically this is a sleep association. The child has learned to fall asleep with one of these types of assistance. In many cases, the child either has not learned to fall asleep on his or her own and has developed a bad habit.
As the assistance by the parent continues, the child will usually continue to wake many times during the night, with most frequent wakings the second half of the night.
When the child wakes, the only way the parents can get the child asleep is to repeat the entire process again.
Usually the assistance given to the child only takes a few minutes. But gradually, as the days and weeks go by, it takes longer and longer to get the child to sleep
You have other issues not listed, please contact me to discuss what is wrong and I can determine if your situation is something I can help you with. contact me
Please always make sure to have your child examined by your doctor to rule out any medical conditions that may be keeping them awake at night.
Dealing with sleep problems does not always mean crying. There are different method depending on problem, age of child, speed to correct problem and parents' preference. All this is discussed during the consultation.