Sleep Clinic — for Children 0-5 years

Libby Bowyer has developed specialist interest in supporting parents to establish good sleep routines in babies and young children. She has studied at the Southampton Sleep Clinic and completed their Sleep Practitioners Course.

The aim of Libby’s independent sleep clinic is to promote good sleep practice in the pre-school age group by helping parents to establish good bedtime routines and to provide advice on how to manage any sleep difficulties that may occur.

Sleep is vital for the health and wellbeing of all the family.

Appointments can be arranged anytime between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm.

The benefits of good sleep

Babies and children need good sleep in order to aid growth and brain development. Recent studies have shown that good sleep improves children’s appetites, enhances their intellectual ability and lifts their mood.

Good sleep is vital for parents. Tiredness effects mood, the ability to cope with parenting and also the ability to function during the day. Tiredness can also effect family functioning and relationships.

Good sleep is vital for siblings. Being kept awake or woken up by disruptive younger siblings with poor sleep patterns, can result in siblings becoming tired and unable to cope well with daily activities, school work and relationships.

Learning good sleep habits at an early age is a vital skill for life!

Best Start (Babies 0 – 6 months)

150.00         90 minutes

The Best Start consultation will cover healthy sleep habits and gentle methods to help lengthen your newborn’s day and night sleep. Although it is to be expected that newborn babies will not be sleeping through the night, we will discuss age appropriate: sleep requirements, schedules and sleep goals for each stage of development during the first 6 months so you can get your newborn off to the right start. We will discuss your current challenges and how to “gently” remedy them.

This is a single 90 minute appointment in comfort and privacy of your own home. It is designed for parents of babies aged newborn up to 6 months. The aim of this appointment is to devise an individualised sleep plan in order to lay a healthy foundation for the newborn baby which will get them off to the best start and allow them to grow into great sleepers.

Included there will be then 4 follow up emails to provide ongoing support.

The Baby Sleeps

Sleep clinic standard Package (7 months – 5 years)

225.00         1.5-2 hours

This package provides an initial consultation in the privacy of your own home, ideally with both parents or carers present lasting for 1.5 to 2 hours. During this appointment your child’s sleep pattern will be discussed and assessed using information you have provided in a sleep diary (and feeding chart if applicable) which will have been sent to you in advance of the appointment*

A tailored sleep programme; developed specifically for your child, your family, your particular problem, will then be produced after the appointment and you will be provided with a written outline of your programme.

Included there will be then 4 follow up emails to provide ongoing support.

* Once the initial Consultation has been booked you will be sent a sleep diary to complete for a week prior to the appointment. Parents of children under the age of one year will also be sent a feeding chart to complete. This diary (and feeding chart if applicable) should be sent by email to Mulberry Cottage Baby Consultancy before 4 pm on the day prior to the day of the initial consultation in order that we have an idea of the particular sleep problem and we can get the most out of the Initial consultation. (see Terms and Conditions).

Sleep Clinic Standard Package

Duration of Packages

Although we endeavour to accommodate flexibility into the duration of our packages, in exceptional circumstances the sleep package will extend no longer than two months.

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One off top up appointment

45.00         20 minute phonecall

If circumstances change

. A one off Telephone consultation may be arranged to discuss any issues if circumstances have changed for any reason.

(A one off top-up consultation can only be booked within six months of completion of the original sleep package)

Want to find out more? Call us on 07766 538569