By Paeds in a podBabies23 Apr 2019


Sleep. Are nights with your little one manageable? Possums Sleep Program helps families achieve more manageable nights. It does NOT involve ‘cry it out’ and it works!


What happens during a Possums sleep consultation?

Many families ask,“What happens during a Possums’ Sleep consultation?” So I thought I would shed some light on what to expect.

Our sleep consultations are an hour long appointment and we need every second of that hour! That is because we need to collect a lot of information from the family and then we have A LOT of information to share back to the family.

We take a big picture approach. We consider sleep to be one part of the puzzle. We gather a thorough history including details of pregnancy and birth, baby’s health, mother’s health and feeding history. Often we may need to observe a feed – breast and/ or bottle. Finally we explore sleep and what the current patterns are for the family.

We will spend time discussing the facts about infant sleep and sharing what is reflected in the research. It can be very surprising for a family to hear what information has no evidence behind it! There are a quite few myths to dispel!

Next we will help the family understand why their little baby is doing what he/she is doing. This is achieved by understanding how human sleep works.

It soon becomes clear to what the plan will be to get their family’s sleep patterns back in sync. This plan is carefully put together with a family. Every family is unique and parents know their baby better than anyone else. We acknowledge individual parenting values and align our advice to match. The plan never involves leaving a baby to cry. The ‘dial’ analogy we use will explain why.

The Possums Sleep Program is targeted at addressing the physiology behind unmanageable sleep patterns. Families find the plan forward very manageable, tailored to how their life works and very much in line with their own unique parenting values.


For  individualised support call 07 3177 2000 or use the booking form.

This post was written by Registered Nurse & Lactation Consultant.


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