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Helping shift work families get the
sleep they need and deserve.

Looking for answers to your sleep struggles?

Of course you are! That’s what brought you here!

Well you are in the right place! I help parents just like you solve their child’s sleep struggles every day. Shift work families are my specialty – as a wife of a shift worker I know that your family faces so many challenges and your child sleeping shouldn’t be one of them.

I will help you find a routine and sleep strategies that suit your family’s unique lifestyle and schedule. Sleep is so vital to having a great quality of life – when your littles sleep well you can too!

Let’s work together to solve your child’s sleep struggles!

Meet Melissa

Hello! My name is Melissa, I am a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant, the founder of Lavender Littles Sleep Consulting, wife to a shift worker, and mother to a toddler who loves to sleep (but it wasn’t always this way)!

After overcoming our own struggles with sleep deprivation I became passionate about helping other shift work families (just like yours) get the sleep they need and deserve!

Since becoming a parent, I am now also passionate about getting good old fashion sleep!

ARE YOU TIRED?

Tired of waking multiple times a night to soothe your baby to sleep?

Tired of spending hours rocking your baby to sleep?

Tired of short naps?

Tired of constant bedtime battles with your toddler?

Tired of early morning wake ups?

Tired of having your child coming into your bed in the middle of the night?

ARE YOU DREAMING?

Dreaming of having a baby who sleeps through the night?

Dreaming of having a child that falls asleep independently in their own bed?

Dreaming of a child who happily goes to bed in the evening?

Dreaming of a child who sleeps past 5am?

Dreaming of a child who spends the entire night alone in their own bed?

Dreaming of naps that are longer than 45 minutes?

I can make your dreams come true!

Newborns

Let me guide you through the first 3 months of newborn sleep. Learn how to lay the foundation for healthy sleep habits ahead of the infamous 4-month sleep regression.

Baby

You know you want to make changes to your baby’s sleep habits but you aren’t sure how to do it. I will take the guesswork out of it so you can feel confident about the changes you are making. Together we will get the entire family sleeping better!

Toddler

Whether you are looking for support during the transition from crib to big kid bed, or need support in ending the bedtime battles or night wakings, I am here for you. We can teach your toddler to be a super sleeper!

Child

It’s never too late to establish healthy, independent sleep skills. Together we can help your school-aged child why sleep is so important and how to sleep well on their own. Every child deserves to have a healthy relationship with sleep!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I work with a sleep consultant?

The amount of information on the internet and in books regarding sleep, as well as the advice from friends and family is very overwhelming. It can be difficult to process it all on a good day, let alone as a sleep-deprived parent. I have gone through the information for you, I thoroughly understand infant and toddler sleep, and know that each family requires a unique sleep plan. As a sleep consultant, I take the guess work out of it and support you in implementing a sleep plan that is unique to you and your child. Working with me will allow you to feel confident, supported, and reassured every step of the way!

Where do you provide consultations?

My consultations are offered virtually, by phone or video call, which means I can provide work with families across the country and beyond!

What is sleep training?

Sleep training is the process of teaching your child healthy sleep habits like how to fall asleep independently, sleep through the night, and have quality naps.

What is the best age to start sleep training?

It is never too early to start teaching healthy sleep habits! The good news is it is also never too late to start teaching healthy sleep habits. The way in which we will teach these healthy sleep habits will differ depending on your little one’s age.

How much crying will there be?

It is important to understand that crying is a young child’s way of communicating. You can expect some tears while your child is protesting the changes you are making to their sleep habits. Through gentle, respectful, and consistent responses to your child, these tears will quickly fade.

When can I expect to see results?

This depends on many factors such as the age of the child, how deeply ingrained the current sleep habits are, and your child’s temperament. With a clear sleep plan and consistent implementation, you can expect to see progress within the first week. Typically, falling asleep independently and consolidated night sleep occur first. Establishing naps that are long enough for your child’s age can take about two weeks or longer. This is why I ask families to ensure they can be home for two solid weeks while we are establishing the foundation of their child’s sleep.

Will we always have to follow a rigid schedule once we complete sleep training?

NO! A well rested child is much more flexible. Once your child is sleeping well on a consistent basis, they will be able to bounce back quickly from a late bedtime due to a family gathering, or a catnap in the car while you are out running errands. To avoid a large sleep debt, these schedule interruptions should not be occurring too frequently.

Get in touch!

306.207.0061
melissa@lavenderlittles.ca
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