Lindsay Lewis, Halifax Pediatric Sleep Consultant

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Lindsay Lewis is a mom of three little ones and the owner of Lindsay Lewis Sleep Solutions. About 5 years ago, after she was struggling through overcoming her own kids’ sleep challenges, Lindsay realized that she had a passion for helping others with their children’s sleep. Lindsay offers one-on-one services as well as workshops (pending covid regulations and group coaching through HRM.

“I believe that sleep is fundamental to our health and well-being and I truly believe every child is capable of sleeping well! I recently added another sleep consultant to my business and it’s been so exciting being able to serve even more tired families.”

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What training have you done?

“I’m a Sleep Sense certified sleep consultant and was trained by Dana Obelman, a pioneer in the field of pediatric sleep coaching and the creator of the hugely successful Sleep Sense program.”

What’s the difference between when a child is sleepy vs overtired?

“When a child is sleepy, they have had a sufficient amount of awake time and will generally accept sleep easily. A child that is overtired can be harder to settle and act hyper or have sudden bursts of energy.”

How do you feel about co-sleeping?

“I feel that if it works for your family and you’re doing it safely, that’s great!”

When do you know it’s time to transition baby or child into their own bed?

“I think it’s a decision best made by the family. If you feel that co-sleeping is no longer working for your family for whatever reason, then that’s a good time to transition!”

When and how should parents introduce their toddlers to a wake clock?

“I suggest introducing an ok to wake clock any time after age two or when/if you’re having trouble with chronic early morning wake-ups.”

When do you know it’s time to cut out naps?

“The average age that a child stops napping is between 2.5 – 3.5 years old. Some signs that it might be time to cut out naps…
  • Your little one is taking a long time to fall asleep at bedtime.
  • Your child is waking very early in the morning.
  • Your child is struggling to fall asleep for their nap.”

What is it like working with you?

“I try to make it as easy and straightforward as possible because I know my clients are exhausted! I like to start with a quick phone call to hear more about the child’s sleep challenges and see if we’re a good fit to work together. Once we both decide it’s a good fit, my clients fill out a questionnaire and that’s what I use to build their child’s sleep plan. We then have a one-on-one consultation to go over every aspect of their child’s plan and I support them for 2 to 3 weeks while they implement the plan. I’m with them every step of the way. I’d say my core values are trust, compassion and commitment.”

Your number one tip or piece of advice for parents?

“Do what works for your family! If you want to co-sleep, co-sleep! If you want to teach your child to sleep independently, do it! Follow your gut and remember that you know what’s best for your family.”
To connect with Lindsay, you can find her on Instagram, Facebook or on her website.
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