Unlike other branded, baby sleep-training theories, systems or solutions you may have come across, our method includes lots of common sense, emotional and logistical support.
We know that your baby is unique. Books can’t understand your baby, and books can’t support you – but we can every step of the way! Our In-Home Sleep Training Programs are based on a simple, unique, and customizable 3-step process along with 5 key elements.
The 3-Step Mommywise Method
1. Detailed Assessment + Getting to Know You
Before we meet, you will fill out our comprehensive intake questionnaire to help us get clear on your needs and goals, so that we can effectively jump right into our work in-person. Next, we’ll come to your home, get to know everything about your family, your baby, the geography of your home, and any obstacles holding you back.
2. Your In-Home Supported Sleep Training + Customized Action Plan
Depending on the In-Home Sleep Training Program you choose, one of us will stay with you in your home for 72 hours, 48 hours, or 2 consecutive nights. During this highly focused time, we will get to understand your baby’s habits and needs, while taking into account his or her age, developmental stage, personality and more. We will develop a tailor-made action plan and modify it to perfection over the 48-72 hours we are with you. Every step of the way we are holding your hand, ensuring that your baby is cared for, sleep trained, and that you feel confident maintaining the changes, before, during and after, our time together.
3. Implementation + Extended Support
Our Sleep Training Programs are designed to continue supporting you with coaching calls and unlimited phone and email support for up to 4 weeks after your In-Home Supported Sleep Training. We include this feature because it takes time and consistent practice to change routines, overcome regressions, recover from sleep deprivation, and to make new habits stick. Your baby will be sleep trained after 24 hours, but the ongoing support will ensure that your baby is a great sleeper forever!
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“I was truly skeptical that anyone would be able to help me get my 8-month old son to sleep through the night, but Devon was a life-changer. She was extremely supportive and walked me through the entire process. By the second night he was like a changed baby. I couldn’t believe it! My little boy has been sleeping through the night each and every night since Devon came into our home. My only regret is not contacting her sooner. I truly can’t thank her enough. Not only did this experience give me back my evenings, it really impacted my son’s demeanor. Before this, he was cranky and clingy most of the day. Once he started napping and sleeping through the nights, everything changed. I now have a little boy who is so much happier and easy going. Thank you, Devon!” —Tracey N
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The 5 Key Elements of the Mommywise Method
Although every family and every approach is unique, here are the 5 elements we’ll cover:
1. Manage Your Energy
If you’re trying to sleep train your baby by following a book, you are going to feel scared, confused, and insecure that what you’re doing is going to work. So, when you put your baby down to sleep, you might in turn pass that anxiety onto your baby. This is natural and normal. However, when we are with you during the sleep training process, we help you manage your energy, so that you pass on confidence and encouragement to your baby.
2. Change Sleep Routines
How your baby falls asleep is both the crux of the problem–and the solution. Your baby is probably comfortable falling asleep while feeding in your arms, but this is not helping her to learn how to sleep independently. While we’re with you in your home, we’ll help you analyze how to change up your sleep routines and sleep associations, setting you up for success, so that your baby learns to fall asleep independently without needing your “help”.
3. Minimize Tears
The elephant in the room is always about crying, and here’s the thing – If you want to empower your baby to learn to sleep independently without excessive crying, there is no way to do this without a few tears in the beginning. We will discuss this at length, and together we’ll co-create a plan that will minimize the tears, make sleep training smooth and seamless for your baby, and lead you to sustainable success.
4. Understand “Reacting vs. Responding”
Until your baby learns to sleep through the night, you won’t know whether or not your baby is crying due to a habit or a genuine need. Right now you’re probably reacting to your baby out of fear because you do not know if she is hungry, wet, or perhaps frustrated because she can’t roll over. However, once your baby is sleeping through the night, you will understand and KNOW if there is a genuine need that requires a response! By the end of our work together, you will be empowered and fully prepared for what to expect through the toddler years, including how to adjust nap schedules as your baby grows, and how to manage developmental changes along the way.
5. Overcome Setbacks
Because sleep training is never a linear process, we include 4 weeks of unlimited support after your baby is sleep trained. Once your baby is sleeping independently, night and day, he may later get sick, go through a developmental leap, or get some new teeth. Any of these changes disrupting sleep may feel like failure, but they’re normal bumps in the road. When we work together, we will show you how to get back on track after any setback, so that you’re 100% confident you can do it on your own in the future.
BONUS = Thrive!
We will encourage you to thrive by setting additional goals for yourself—beyond sleep—which will help you to feel more connected, energetic, and happier as a whole family. You may want to reconnect with your partner, feel less anxious, and gain more confidence as a parent. You might wish to go on regular dates, schedule some family travel, and/or create a sustainable fitness practice. ANYTHING is possible once you’ve recovered from sleep deprivation!