Baby and Child Sleep Consultants in Toronto & Newmarket
Sleep is a family affair – we all need it to function at our best.
Healthy sleep is the foundation for your child’s physical, mental, and emotional growth and development. But, baby sleep can feel anything but natural, and just when you think you’ve found your stride with your little one, it can morph into something totally new.
Our sleep consulting services help you understand sleep at its core: how it morphs and changes throughout development, how to align your child’s biological and behavioural systems to lay strong sleep foundations, and how to establish tailored strategies to approach sleep struggles with gentle composure.
Sleep support services in children ages 0-5 have been shown to promote physical and mental development, increase happiness and decrease irritability (for both child AND parent), and to strengthen the parent-child relationship.
Say goodbye to sleepless nights
How Sleep Consulting Can Help
Through our sessions, we take the guesswork out of the emotionally charged moments of lost sleep. We provide you with the insight to recognize sleep developments and anticipate sleep challenges before they occur, giving you the tools to be proactive in your approach to your baby’s sleep.
Sessions focus on improving sleep using the three positivity pillars:
- Positive reinforcement
- Positive associations
- Positive connection
At West End Mamas, we do not adhere to prescriptive training methods – every sleep plan is tailored to meet your family’s unique needs and values.
What sleep consulting includes:
- Setting age-appropriate sleep/wake rhythms
- Establishing a sleep-promoting environment
- Discussing safe sleep practices
- Managing sleep transitions (regressions, nap transitions, night weaning, bedtime resistance, nighttime fears)
- Developing strategies to help your child feel confident and secure in their sleep space
Meet our Infant and Child Sleep Expert, Dr. Denise Gassner, here.
Our sleep support services are virtual
Commonly Asked Questions About Sleep Consulting
What age is best to start sleep ‘training’?
We work with parents with babies from 0-5 years of age. Establishing healthy sleep foundations can begin as early as the first few months with your baby and continue throughout their early development. Our sessions can help you manage a challenge you are currently experiencing or prepare you with what to expect and equip you with proactive strategies to ease through major transitions
Do I have to use a ‘cry it out’ (CIO) approach?
No. We do not adhere to prescriptive training methods – every sleep plan is tailored to meet your family’s unique needs and values.
We work to help you instill feelings of confidence and security for your baby in their sleep space while supporting your attachment with your child.
My baby co-sleeps. Does this mean I cannot benefit from sleep consulting?
No. Sleep is a behaviour that can be shaped to a wide range of different environments and parenting styles. We work with you to establish tools that will work within your family values and preferences.
Do I have to night wean to get better sleep?
No. Nighttime feeds can be both nourishing and nurturing throughout your baby’s development. We can work to ensure your baby’s system is aligned to promote developmentally appropriate sleep patterns while continuing to meet their other needs.
Are you ready to get some ZZZ's
Complementary Services & Treatments
We provide a holistic approach to treatment, and have a wide variety of services that compliment each other. Click on the links below for more information about how our other services can help you on your path to motherhood.
“It is so important to take care of yourself when you’re caring for a baby in your womb or a child at home. West End Mamas has wonderful services that help pregnant women and mothers take control of their health. I came to WEM’s Toronto location for prenatal massage and acupuncture while I was pregnant, and again for pelvic floor physiotherapy during postpartum. Each specialist that I met with gave me excellent, nurturing care.e does and has a beautiful and calm energy about her that instantly makes you feel comfortable. I trust her fully and she’s helped my back issues so much! Osteopathy: Cathy Boyce! I don’t even have words to explain how healing this woman is!! She has magical powers…just book with her and you’ll see!! They have so much more going on here, I’m positive everyone is amazing! So so grateful I found WEM to help me on my journey through pregnancy and beyond :-))”
– Kara Hendershot
“I have gone to West End Mama’s for prenatal and post natal care for both of my pregnancies. Most recently I have for prenatal massage and prenatal chiropractic care, both where I left feeling a lot better than when I entered! All practitioners take the time to listen, as well at get to helping with the route issue. WEM’s is a fantastic resource for women, and all the practitioners are women. I highly recommend their services.“
– Caitlin Wakefield