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Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

How Do I Get My Baby to Sleep? Workshop

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This 90 minute workshop will cover the same content as my on-line Foundations of Infant Sleep seminar but with more hands on opportunities and more interaction.

The cost of this workshop is $50 —a partner, spouse, or co-parent is welcome to attend with you. Register before February 1st for a reduced fee of $40.

Email heather@heatherboyd.ca to hold your spot.

Sleep: we all need it to be healthy. But it's not always easy to come by with babes and young children in the house.

Join me on Saturday February 9th for an in-person sleep workshop. This workshop will give you the information and tools you need to support sleep in the early days and beyond.

This workshop is ideal for pregnant women and partners, parents with young infants, or professionals wanting to understand more about the biological basis of infant sleep. It provides an overview of what to expect, how to problem solve typical sleep challenges (so you may not need a sleep trainer), and when to seek more support. The information is applicable to older infants too and will help in understanding why sleep issues emerge and how to support sleep. Medical issues that contribute to sleep challenges, how to rule them out, and how to address them will also be discussed.

Invoices are available for Ontario residents who have Occupational Therapy coverage.

The cost for this 90 minute class is $50 per couple (caregivers in the same household).  Register and pay before February 1 for the fee of $40. Participants will:

  • Participate in the 90 minute workshop in Fonthill;

  • Receive a handout with basic concepts covered in the class;

  • Receive a resource list with book and website recommendations related to infant sleep;

  • Receive an invitation to a free 30 minute Q&A about infant sleep approximately one week after the class. This Q&A will be open to all past participants and will be an opportunity to ask questions that you didn’t think of during the workshop! For those who cannot attend the live class (e.g. you’re in the Pacific Time Zone and that is just too early!), this recording allows you access to the workshop at a time that fits your schedule.

The value of this 1.5 hour workshop and 30 minute Q&A is that, armed with information and strategies, you may find you feel you have the tools you need to ride out and support the sleep challenges you and your family are experiencing. However, if you find that you want more support, you’ll be leaps ahead in terms of understanding the basics of infant sleep. A private sleep consultations are available to Ontario residents by phone or video ($100/hour) or through a home visit ($250). Rates for private consultation are expected to increase November 1st.


For more information or to register e-mail me or call 905-749-8254. Register before February 1 for an early rate of $40 per family.

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Foundations of Infant Sleep on the Web
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Foundations of Infant Sleep on the Web

Learn the What and Why of Infant Sleep and Infant Sleep Challenges

On the Web November 24th

Sleep: we all need it to be healthy. But it's not always easy to come by with babes and young children in the house.

Join me on Saturday November 24th for an interactive, virtual sleep workshop. This workshop will give you the information and tools you need to support sleep in the early days and beyond. The best part is if you sleep in and miss it, it will be recorded and available for you to watch when it's right for you!

This workshop is ideal for pregnant women and partners, parents with young infants, or professionals wanting to understand more about the biological basis of infant sleep. It provides an overview of what to expect, how to problem solve typical sleep challenges (so you may not need a sleep trainer), and when to seek more support. The information is applicable to older infants too and will help in understanding why sleep issues emerge and how to support sleep. Medical issues that contribute to sleep challenges, how to rule them out, and how to address them will also be discussed.

Invoices are available for Ontario residents who have Occupational Therapy coverage.

The cost for this 90 minute class is $50 per couple (caregivers in the same household).  Register and pay before November 17 for the fee of $40. Participants will:

  • Be able to listen and participate in the live 90 minute workshop on-line;

  • Have access to the workshop video recording to re-watch (or to watch for the first time if life gets busy and you cannot attend live!). The recording will be available for two weeks following the class;

  • Receive a handout with basic concepts covered in the class;

  • Receive a resource list with book and website recommendations related to infant sleep;

  • Receive an invitation to a free 30 minute Q&A about infant sleep approximately one week after the class. This Q&A will be open to all past participants and will be an opportunity to ask questions that you didn’t think of during the workshop! For those who cannot attend the live class (e.g. you’re in the Pacific Time Zone and that is just too early!), this recording allows you access to the workshop at a time that fits your schedule.

The value of this 1.5 hour workshop and 30 minute Q&A is that, armed with information and strategies, you may find you feel you have the tools you need to ride out and support the sleep challenges you and your family are experiencing. However, if you find that you want more support, you’ll be leaps ahead in terms of understanding the basics of infant sleep. A private sleep consultations are available to Ontario residents by phone or video ($100/hour) or through a home visit ($250). Rates for private consultation are expected to increase November 1st.


For more information or to register e-mail me or call 905-749-8254 or complete the online form, which will also place you on a mailing list for future events. Register before November 17 for an early rate of $40 per family.

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The Art and Science of Infant Sleep
Jun
20
10:15 AM10:15

The Art and Science of Infant Sleep

Infant Sleep.  There's a Better Way.

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PLEASE RSVP FOR THIS EVENT BY CALLING

905-749-8254

OR EMAILING HEATHER@HEATHERBOYD.CA

Join us at this free family-centred workshop to connect with Heather Boyd, O.T. Reg. (Ont) and other families of young children.  At the June Drop-In we will be discussing something that parents wish they had more of, and babies don't seem to want enough of: SLEEP!   

There are basic biological and developmental needs of infants that sometimes feel at odds with what we expect and what we need as parents, and sleep is one of those big ones.

We will bust the myths of infant sleep, including the myth that there are only two options for tired parents: cry it out, or be a martyr.  There is another way: respect and nurture your baby's sleep needs (without letting them cry it out) and make fundamental changes to our approach and our expectations to meet our own sleep needs.  

I plan to cover:

  • attachment-theory
  • the science of infant sleep (what are the basic biological needs)
  • common challenges
  • popular sleep training methods (cry it out, controlled crying)
  • advantages of night-time parenting
  • self-care
  • how to set up a safe sleep environment

The size of the group and the time we have means that we will focus on an overview of infant sleep and night-time parenting.  The goal is to understand the basics of infant sleep so that you can feel more informed and confident about supporting your infant's sleep needs.  To problem solve specific sleep challenges, consider scheduling an individual one-on-one consultation with me or let me know that you are interested in a small-group problem-solving session.  Explore my fees here.

 If you have concerns about nurturing your infant's healthy relationship with sleep, or your own sleep, please join us.

Infant Sleep.  There's a Better Way.  

 


Further Details:

My approach to sleep education and support provides alternatives to 'crying it out' and finds ways to shift from a practice of letting babies 'cry it out' towards meeting the needs of infants in nurturing and evidence-based ways.  I welcome you to come to explore ways of shifting to a more responsive way of helping everyone in the family get their sleep needs met.   It's all about making small changes that respect your parenting values and instincts. 

This is a family-oriented event.  Older siblings are welcome.  Please consider bringing a blanket for baby to lie on, a quiet (non-battery) toy to play with, and, for pre-school and school-age siblings, developmentally reasonable, non-electronic activities.  There is space for up to 10 rollers/crawlers with their parents, plus siblings.   

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