Established in 2006 Baby Sleep Fairy is a specialized partner company of All in the Family Counselling.
Babysleepfairy is a baby and child sleep consulting company that helps parents to solve common sleep problems such as bedtime struggles, middle of the night waking, early morning waking and napping problems. Sleep is a brain function and something that must be learned. There are also many popular cultural beliefs that are not based the reality of how the brain works nor the biology of sleep. These cultural beliefs often prevent many parents from having sleep success.
Baby Sleep Fairy provides an evidence based approach on appropriate sleep behavior, explaining normal child development sleep development as well as defining sleep problems. Parents are assisted in in choosing the best approach to solving their child's sleep problems. Ms. Fontana doesn’t base it on any one method but rather what will work best for the family and the child’s particular sleep issues. For more information on how Babysleepfairy can help you contact us at 9030 7239 or send us an email
Don't Put off Tomorrow what can be easily Fixed Today
Too often parents will avoid or delay correcting their child's sleep problems because of fear of crying or the horror stories they may have heard about sleep training. Often the lack of success comes from not correctly understanding how sleep works and incorrect applying sleep training methods. When I meet with parents who have said they have tried "sleep training" but it didn't work, what I have found is that they are implementing the wrong sleep solution to the wrong problem AND they are doing it incorrectly. There are actually four sleep problems, but most people focus on only one problem, night waking. But night waking can be affected by three other problems and if these are not addressed you cannot fix the night waking.
Sleep is both a brain function and biological function. Too often cultural beliefs and the many pop culture books and website provide misinformation about average child sleep behaviors. The incorrect or often over generalized sleep information that parents get often prevent parents from getting sleep success. Clinically, the process of sleep is very well understood. It is a behavioral issues, not a medical issue. So it is important to work with a mental health professional trained in child development rather than a pediatrician or nurse as they are trained in biology and often not in behavior. Therefore once a person understands how sleep works now they will understand how to correctly implement appropriate sleep correction methods. Correcting sleep isn't difficult or long. In fact most problems can be fixed in 1 night to 4 nights.
What is your sleep worth to you? Research consistently shows that poor sleep habits of a child affect the whole family. Poor child sleep habits increases the risk of a mother developing post-natal depression and this risks reducing the bond with her child. When adults are not sleeping well they less productive at work. In general when we are sleep deprived our frustration tolerance is reduced leading us to be cranky and grumpy. We loose the ability to think clearly, focus and remember important information. The same is true for your child. Contact us to learn how we can help you turn things around quickly in our 90 minute sleep consultation.
Common Sleep Issues
- Night time wakings, multiple times or at the same time
- Bed time struggles, taking 30 minutes or longer to get the child to bed
- Middle of the night wakings for 1-2 hours each night and no amount of ignoring solves the problem
- Early morning wakings where the child is really ready to start the day at hour around 430am or 5am or such early time
- Problems with napping, either the child won't naps and needs or needs to be held to sleep and takes very short naps
- Transitioning from cot to big bed and won't stay in the bed
- Needs a lot of assistance to fall asleep at night such as rocking, bouncing, patting or feeding
Why Sleep is Important:
Sleep is very important for maintaining a healthy immune system, the ability to regulate emotions and keep learning. Poor sleep impacts a child's ability to regulate their emotion, pay attention and learn and as well maintain their immune system. When looking at sleep its important to not only assess your child's sleep amounts, but also look at the sleep consolidation and sleep distribution over a 24 hour period. By six months of age children should be sleeping 6 hours in a row and have zero to one feed. By nine months children should be sleeping uninterrupted at night. In fact continuing to feed at night reduces the quality of sleep and is indicative of a sleep problem.
Read the article on A Child's Sleep and School Performance
A consultation is 90 minutes long, includes an action plan and sleep notes emailed to you after the consultation. The focus is to help parents solve their current problems as well as give them the skills and knowledge to avoid future problems. Clients usually only need one consultation.