Frequently Asked Questions

Laying down the foundations to healthy sleep habits from birth can avoid sleep problems in the future. The average age babies can sleep through the night range from between 10 - 12 weeks, providing baby is healthy and has a good weight (not less than 5kg). While this is only an average and not possible for all babies, it is important to take individual differences, health concerns and parenting styles into account.

Sleep dependencies or external ‘props’ are strategies that your baby relies on to fall asleep. These can range from nursing, bottles, soothers or rocking. This means that baby is not using their independent strategies to fall asleep, but relies on someone else, to help them to fall asleep, even if they wake up in the middle of the night.

As babies grow, they will experience a range of developmental milestones. Babies' sleep changes dramatically at around 3-4 months of age when they go from two sleep cycle stages (active and quiet sleep) to more sleep cycle stages,  similar to an adult’s (Stages 1 Light NREM, 2 Actual NREM, 3 Deep NREM and 4 REM). With the development of multiple sleep cycles, sleep-wake cycles increase. This is when baby finds it difficult to fall asleep independently after waking up.

Good question!

FOUND Sleep Consultancy philosophy follows a gentle and holistic approach based in The Sleep Sense™ Program, which offers many positive aspects. The main reason it is that it is clear, simple, and easy to follow. It also allows parents to follow individualised approaches based on their parenting style and the child’s temperament and personality.

And – at FOUND sleep consultancy, our experience has prepared us for just about every question that you (as a parent) might have about sleep solutions. This will ensure that the answers to those questions are clearly explained.

No.
The “cry-it-out” method works like this:

Step 1: Put child to bed.

Step 2: Walk away.

Step 3: Let child scream, cry, howl etc. until child is asleep.

Now, while the CIO method does work, most parents simply aren’t comfortable with it. That being said, you should make peace with the fact that your child will probably cry during the process. After all, babies can’t say things like “Hey, I actually preferred it when you were rocking or feeding me to sleep four times a night… Can we go back to that system?” Instead, they cry!

If you’re interested in discussing your sleep concerns and expectations further please do not hesitate to contact FOUND Sleep Consultancy.

You can also get much more information about exactly what’s included in FOUND Sleep Consultancy Services by clicking here.

Yes, The Sleep Sense Program can support older children’s sleep challenges. With most health behaviour theories, positive reinforcement is a key part of learning, so it recommends making use of fun incentives like reward charts! Yes, it can be fun!

Yes, The Sleep Sense Program can support older children’s sleep challenges. With most health behaviour theories, positive reinforcement is a key part of learning, so it recommends making use of fun incentives like reward charts! Yes, it can be fun!

Absolutely! FOUND Sleep Consultancy can work with twins, trips, and multiples. It’s a little more work (isn’t EVERYTHING when you have multiples?) but it’s 100% doable! You’ll find some testimonials from parents of multiples who have used The Sleep Sense™ Program on the “Success Stories” page, which you can find by clicking here.

Yes. The goal is to allow your child to fall asleep independently. If you share a room, a great strategy is to set up a partition or divider of some kind between you and your child for the first little while. (even a temporary cover will do). Once your child is sleeping well through the night, you can remove the divider (if you choose).

Keep in mind that when you are ready for your child to move to their own room, he/she might take some time to adjustment, so it might be necessary to follow the sleep plan again.

Families from all around the world who needs Sleep Support can contact FOUND Sleep Consultancy. Consultations can be offered to families in a variety of options, for example, phone, Skype, email or Whatsapp, from anywhere in the world.