Frequently Asked Questions
Will my baby be asked to cry it out?
Definitely not. I do not believe in, nor support, the "crying it out" method.
I will never ask you to leave your child to cry alone for long periods of time, nor will I ask you to ignore their cries. The reason that my strategies are so effective is because you are able to develop a plan that you feel comfortable with, based on what you know about your child.
However, please note that crying is your child’s way of protesting change, and you can expect that making changes to their sleep habits will result in some protest. That’s why I’m always sure to tell parents that my program will most likely involve at least some amount of protest on the child’s part.
How long will it take?
Every child is different. While some children will have acquired new sleep skills in just a couple of days, others will take longer, depending on their age, character and environment etc. In most cases however, your child will have learnt sleeping independently and have acquired healthy sleep skills by the end of the 2 to 3 weeks of support.
I have twins. Can I still get in touch with you?
What about naps?
How can you train newborns?
Why "Clair de Lune"?
Can you train siblings?
Do you support co-sleeping? Will I be able to share a bed with my child?
No. Your child needs to learn to sleep on his/her own. Staying in your bed would be too confusing for your child and would not encourage independent sleep.
How old does my child need to be?
I work with newborns (starting at 2 weeks), babies, toddlers as well as pre-schoolers.
What qualifies you to sleep train my child?
I am a certified Sleep Sense™ Consultant and was selected to train with the world-renowned sleep expert Dana Obelman and her Sleep Sense team.
The Sleep Sense™ Program is recognised and approved by the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants, whose mission is to promote the highest standard of practice for the professional sleep consulting industry throughout the world, to ensure that client needs are met with professionalism, excellence and ethical care.
In addition, I am a certified alternative psychotherapist (German "Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie" certified by the Health Authority of the Land Hamburg).
Do you only work in English?
No. I am French-German and therefore can help you in French, German or English.
Where are you based?
I am based in Hamburg, Germany. However, I can help you wherever you live. My services do not include any home visits. We will be in touch via phone, video call, Whatsapp and e-mail.
Do you offer home visits?
No. I feel I can help you to the best of my ability via phone and e-mail.
I am breastfeeding. Can my child still be sleep trained?
Of course! I support both breast- and bottle-feeding.