Any new or seasoned parent will tell you sleep can be one of the most difficult parts of raising children. I am not just talking about your child sleeping through the night, but also your own sleep deprivation which can take its toll in many different areas of your body, mind, and emotions. From increased postpartum depression to unpredictable moods to physical illness, the lack of sleep has a huge impact on daily living. From personal experience, I went through the first few months as a new parent completely unaware of how crazy I was behaving. At the time I thought I was fine, but then sleep and hormones straightened themselves out so when I looked back on those days I realized how truly worn out I was. No parent intends to make unhealthy choices for their children but often erratic sleep patterns can do just that.
Kinder Sleep is a website dedicated to helping parents and children with sleep struggles. Andrea Strang is a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach, Child and Infant Sleep Consultant, Postpartum Doula, and Adult Insomnia Coach. She and her team can help you achieve optimal sleep by providing:
- Sleep Consultations in person or by phone or Skype
- Overnight phone/text/e-mail support
- Hands-on sleep training/coaching if needed
- Workshops and Webinars on sleep and parenting
- In-home help day or night
A recent study suggests that new parents lose on average 44 days of sleep in the first year of their child's life. The first few weeks with a newborn are crazy especially when navigating it for the first time. Good quality sleep is crucial to overall health and as your "sleep debt" begins to escalate, there is no shame in seeking help. You, your child, and surrounding family members will applaud you for it.