Sleep training professionals can work with families both in-home as well as remotely. Long ago, the concept of a sleep trainer would have been someone who came into your home and showed you/assisted with teaching baby to self soothe. This could take anywhere from 2 or 3 nights, to 2 or 3 weeks, depending on the temperament of a child and the dedication of the parents. Of course, this could make sleep training packages difficult to navigate because one may not know in advance how long it will take to train their child and the cost could be astronomical if they are paying by the hour or by the night.
With the rise of COVID and the world moving online in 2020, the sleep training world has too, moved online. Working as remote sleep training specialists gives us the opportunity to work with families worldwide! We help families through phone, video, text and email. This model has provided consultants with opportunities to reach people they once would never have imagined.
What does it look like to work with a remote sleep consultant?
Initially, we will get to know you through an intake video chat, to ask questions and learn more about your family and struggles with sleep. A sleep plan is then written for your family, and emailed within a few days. The next step will be setting up a group chat, as needed, between the sleep coach and the family/caregivers (either parents and/or nanny, etc.)
In the beginning, chats will happen regularly at bedtime, after bedtime, and/or in the morning to check-in. It will seem like a lot at first but this is so vital to the success of the sleep training program. Making sure you are updating the sleep specialist on the progress of your little one will help navigate things day to day and create success for the long haul.
Once your baby or toddler is sleeping better, the communication may quiet down. With our concierge package, our support is long-term and we hope to hear from you again as needed, throughout the months and years following the sleep training. Blips come up from traveling, sickness, milestones, new siblings being born, moving, etc. These hiccups are grounds for reaching out for a quick chat, circling back to the methods we laid out prior, and having us help you get back on track.