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Sleep Programmes

Downloadable sleep programmes with the exact information you need to transform your baby's sleep.
 

Our programmes cut through the noise of sleep training, providing you with a proven, no-nonsense, responsive approach that's helped over one thousand families. We believe in supporting babies to get the best possible rest and taking the stress out of sleep for parents.

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What Parents Say...

What Clients Say

"My baby is now getting all the sleep she needs and wakes up happy after naps and in the morning. You cannot put a price on that!"
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This Is For You If
Your Little One...

  • Is waking up lots overnight 

  • Falls asleep whilst feeding 

  • Needs to be rocked or held to sleep

  • Can only nap in the pram or buggy

  • Only takes short naps and fights naps

  • If the lack of sleep is impacting you 

  • You're SO ready for much better sleep! 

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Imagine Being Able To...
 

  • Find the joy in parenting again!

  • Put your baby down awake at bedtime in their cot without tears

  • Have the confidence to know you're doing when it comes to sleep

  • All be getting more rest enabling you to be able to be the parent you want to be 

  • Have predictable breaks every day when your baby naps in their cot

  • Have more time for yourself and each other in the evenings

  • Stop feeding, rocking, cuddling, walking, holding to sleep each night

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A taste of what you can expect from your sleep programme

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  • What if it doesn’t work?
    In answer to this question, think of a Sleep Consultant a bit like a Personal Trainer – if you are able to follow their exact plan then you will absolutely be able to reach your goals. As long as your baby is healthy and you are able to follow the exact guidance in the sleep programme you will be able to transform your baby’s sleep and usually within around 1-2 weeks. We’ve helped over a thousand families now to transform sleep and have many 5 star reviews on Google and Instagram if you want to read from other parents who have been where you are. If you are unable to follow the plan in the Sleep Programme for whatever reason, that will hinder progress. But you can always pick back up again when you feel ready, and continue.
  • What settling methods does the Sleep Programme include?
    We teach “controlled comforting” which is where you will stay in the room with your little one to reassure them as they are falling asleep. And for older babies, "controlled crying" which is where you will leave your baby's room for short intervals (starting from 1 minute) and return to reassure. We only recommend introducing one of these settling methods after making sure that your baby’s sleep environment and daytime sleep are working well though, so that we minimise any crying as much as possible and ensure the best chance of success. Our Sleep Programmes guide you through these three areas step-by-step. We do not advocate the “cry it out” method which is leaving your baby’s room and not returning to reassure.
  • How much crying will there be?
    This totally varies from baby to baby but when we are introducing any kind of “change” for our baby crying is a normal reaction. Just like sometimes when you are taking them out of the bath they cry, or when you’re changing their nappy, or getting them into the car seat. It is our job as parents to reassure them through this initial change and friction and by being totally consistent we can show them that this new “normal” is actually quite wonderful for everyone! For babies up to 4 months we are just giving tiny amounts of practice at settling in their crib and staying with them the entire time. It is mostly about getting really great sleep foundations in place for younger babies. For babies over 4 months, the first couple of nights and days there is usually crying and this is the hardest bit of the process. We give you a time limit on that and a “plan B” for what to do if your baby doesn’t settle during the allocated amount of time. So rest assured, this will never be going on for “hours and hours”. Whichever settling method you choose, we introduce it gently at the beginning so that your baby is seeing you for either constant or very frequent reassurance.
  • How long does it take?
    The content of the Sleep Programmes is exactly what we cover in our one-to-one consultations and we find that most families will see a huge improvement in sleep within 1-2 weeks. Often, under a week if you are able to follow the plan to a T. If you are wanting to take a gentler approach (controlled comforting) then progress can take longer.
  • Will the routine mean I’m stuck inside all day?
    No. We had enough of that during lockdown for a lifetime! One thing we recommend is if you are wanting to work on getting your baby used to napping in their crib or cot that for the first week you aim to do as many naps at home as you can. This way your baby gets practice 2-3 times per day plus practice at bedtime and overnight which means progress happens much quicker as they get “used to” their new sleep environment sooner. This means, crying decreases right down and they are settling happily within 1-2 weeks.
  • Do I need to stop feeding to sleep?
    You absolutely don’t “need” to do anything if it doesn’t feel right for you. If feeding to sleep is something you are enjoying currently then it’s totally fine to continue that for as long as it is working for you. Often though, when a baby is relying on something like feeding in order to get to sleep initially, they are then needing that same thing in order to fall BACK to sleep when they are stirring between sleep cycles during the night. So if you are wanting to get longer stretches of sleep happening or work towards your baby sleeping through the night then often that means introducing the skill of independent sleep where your baby will be going into their crib or cot awake and then getting themselves to sleep (just as we do!)
  • Does it matter if my baby is still in our bedroom?
    No, you can absolutely still do the sleep training with your baby in your bedroom as long as they are in a cot or crib. The sleep programme is not suitable for if you are co-sleeping and wanting to continue co-sleeping. You don’t need to move your baby into their own room in order to get your baby sleeping well, and we follow the Lullaby Trust’s guidelines on sleeping in the same room as your baby up to the age of 6 months. The "getting them used to falling asleep in their crib or cot" bit is usually the harder bit, the "transitioning them to their own room" bit is usually fairly easy and actually, way more of a big deal for us than it is for them!
  • How long do I have the Sleep Programme for?
    The Sleep Programme is a downloadable, interactive PDF and you have lifetime access.
Choose Your Sleep Programme

Dear Tired Parent

I know you're struggling.

Your baby has just woken again, or it's 3am and they won't settle or it's 5am and they're wide awake. Everyone says having a baby is hard but is it supposed to be THIS hard? 

You need help with sleep but you've Googled and Instagrammed your way into baby sleep analysis paralysis! And, combined with the sleep deprivation it's leaving you frozen and not knowing what to do next.

You may be blaming yourself for "bad habits" you feel you've got your little one into. Or wondering if yours is just a bad sleeper? Or wondering if it's too late to change things?

I'm here to tell you ABSOLUTELY NOT. You can 100% make changes if you are ready to and it is not too late. Good sleep - longer stretches of uninterrupted sleep and predictable naps - are totally yours for the taking. My sleep programmes walk you through how to understand and help your baby to sleep better, step-by-step without ever needing to leave your baby to "cry it out".

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Meet The Sleep Chief

Hello! I'm Emily, I'm founder of The Sleep Chief, an OCN Level 5 certified Sleep Consultant and fellow parent to a small person. When I was pregnant with my baby I decided to really delve deep and read up on the subject of sleep, determined to find a way to avoid the dreaded first months and years of sleep deprivation - otherwise known as torture!

After our son was born and we started to gently nudge him into a routine, putting the sleep theory I had learned into practice, I was surprised and delighted when he started sleeping through the night from 4.5 months old. He has predictable naps each day and has never had a disturbed night or regression since he started sleeping through. And, with ZERO "crying it out" or harsh outdated sleep training methods.
 

I made the decision to train as a sleep consultant, completing my qualification whilst on maternity leave. I started The Sleep Chief business to help other parents and to pass on what I learned with our own little sleep thief. Getting no sleep or terrible sleep for months on end is not something you just have to "put up with" and is 100% something which can be worked on and improved in a relatively short period of time.

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