When should my child stop taking naps?
This is a question I get daily. A lot of parents feel their kids are ‘non-stop’ and don't need naps or a lot of sleep. This is a huge misconception because this is when their bodies and brains grow. This is when they develop. A lot of kids are ‘all riled up’ from being overtired and overstimulated. Most parents are ready to eliminate the nap not necessarily because they want to but because they are tired of fighting with their child for that nap so they assume, ‘my child must not need it’. That couldn’t be more untrue. A lot of times the nap is dropped secondary to going to school/daycare. Other times it’s secondary to another baby and their schedule. Other times it’s because, as I mentioned before, parents are tired of the ‘fight’ that ensues before, during and after naps. And finally, it can allow more flexibility in the schedule if the nap is eliminated. Imagine trying to get anything done if your child still needs 2-3 naps/day!! But as we all know, sleep is vital to life and tremendously necessary for proper development. Reach out to us here to find out if you have eliminated naps too soon and if so, if you need help getting back on track.
How do I eliminate overnight feeds?
What do I do about traveling and time zone changes?
I’m breastfeeding – is the sleep help you offer breastfeeding-friendly?
Absolutely! It’s definitely OK to nurse for nutrition, however, if your child is nursing as a means to soothe-to-sleep, we will want to help your child eliminate their nurse-to-sleep association and continue to use nursing for nutrition. It is best to allow your child to self-soothe to sleep; mainly because they will need those skills throughout their life as well as those times when you are not with them. When you are ready to eliminate the nursing completely, it can be done gradually by eliminating the daytime feeds, then the feed right when he/she wakes up then the feed right before bed.
How do I get help for a sibling?
Do I need to have my child present at the consultation?
No, it is better if they are not there and if they need to be present because they are nursing or there is nowhere for them to go, then its best to have a caregiver designated for them so that the parents can pay attention to the consult. There is such a large volume of information presented at the consult that it is best if you are not distracted when listening. However, if this is not possible, we can still complete the consult but it may be more difficult.
How does this process work?
You can start by scheduling a free 15-minute consultation with Dr. Vyas here. During the call, your information will be reviewed and based on the details given in the call, a sleep package will be recommended that will help your family the most. On the same day as your phone call, you will be directed to a website to complete the disclaimer paperwork. After completion of the form, you will receive an email with all the available packages discussed and a method to schedule the consult that was recommended. You will also complete disclaimer paperwork, a sleep questionnaire as well as make payment in full. Then the real work begins. After the consultation, you will start to follow the rules outlined by Dr. Vyas in order to get your child sleeping and eating better. You will get multiple follow up emails as early as the day of your appointment with useful information. If you have questions on what is included, refer to the services section here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is my purchase secure and guaranteed?
See our Refund Policy HERE.
How long do I have to use my services?
Do you take insurance?
We do not currently accept insurance but do accept payment from an HFA (Heath fund account). If you don't have that, Dr. Vyas is willing to work with you on price.
Can my package be transferred?
What if I need more help? What are my options?
Do you work on weekends?
Most of our consults take place on the weekdays between the hours of 9-5pm CST. Dr. Vyas may make expeptions for certain clients. Make an appointment at www.sleeplessinnola.com/consult to discuss further.
What training does Dr. Vyas have?
What if we are not successful?
How long will it take my child to learn?
What age children does Dr. Vyas see?
From pregnant moms that want to get their nurseries set up for optimal sleep for their little one to adolescents with sleep difficulties and every child in between.
Who would benefit from more sleep?
Why should I hire a sleep consultant?
What will I have to do to make this work?
That is a good question. Dr. Vyas prides herself on making sure that every client gets lots of support so that the client feels supported, heard and can implement the changes needed to ensure success. However, even though Dr. Vyas will provide you with the tools to reach your goals, you must be prepared to work. Just paying for the program will not change you, your perceptions, or underlying hard ingrained behavioral pathways that have lead to poor sleep habits and thus inadequate sleep. We will have to gradually work to eliminate the associations, however, it will take hard work to eliminate the bad habits and it will take time. You will have to log your progress and make adjustments on a daily basis until the goals are reached. If there is a regression, you will have to work harder in regaining control secondary to those changes. If you believe that you are GOING TO DO IT and you CAN DO IT, you will be all in. It will be the work you put in that will give you the results. Many people do think the money spent is a big motivator to actually do the work. But remember no program will work if you simply sign up and pay. You have to be involved, you will have to work, you will have to be active, persistent and consistent and Dr. Vyas will be there to help support you through the process.
Will my child cry?
There are many sleep training strategies that you will see online or be advised to follow from friends and family that worked for them. But you need to put into practice the strategies that reflect your parenting style and schedule. Additionally, the goal is to undo bad habits and associations in a gentle and safe manner with the fewest tears as possible. Your baby may cry as a way to indicate to you that he is unhappy with what you are doing. But if the foundatin of sleep and feeidng is established as you work to undo the badhabits, the amount of teas is minimized. Crying is one of the ways babies communicate. But with our gradual approach, we try to minimize the number of tears so that everyone is happier but still successful!
How can I make a free 15-minute consult appointment with Dr. Vyas?
Click here to make an appointment based on your availability.