Helping babies, children and their families get a good night’s sleep.

Peaceful Sleep Solutions – Anne Grier, RN, BSN
Pediatric Registered Nurse | Child and Baby Sleep Consultant

Peaceful Sleep Solutions - Baby & Child Sleep Consultant Peaceful Sleep Solutions
Gentle Sleep Coach

“We are a new family after working with Anne. She and her sleep solutions saved us! After months of dealing, on our own, with our emotional toddler and her very messy bedtime (lots of vomiting), not to mention, our preschooler who wouldn't let us leave the room until he was fast asleep, we called Anne in desperation. We were skeptical...how could bedtime ever be peaceful?? It was so stressful and challenging!...but within weeks Anne had us all sleeping soundly, without the fights, negotiations, crying or mess!"
- Jenny, mother of two

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GSC Philosophy

Many parents ask “Are you a cry-it-out proponent or family bed advocate? Do I have to stop breastfeeding to sleep coach my child, do I have to choose between two camps: cosleeping/no crying or crib/cry-it-out?”

Child Soothing

You do not have to pick a camp; this isn’t about right or wrong. It’s about what is working for you and your family.

It is true that the CIO method and the starker extinction methods can work well and a bit faster than gentler methods IF you as the parent can follow through consistently and for long enough.

The Gentle Sleep Coach philosophy was developed by Kim West LCSW-C, The Sleep Lady® because she found so many parents had difficulty following through with a sleep coaching program that they feared will damage their child emotionally or filled them with so much guilt they couldn’t follow through.

The GSC approach is a gentler alternative for families who emotionally or philosophically resist letting their babies cry it out: for families who tried “Ferber” (controlled crying) and it didn’t work, and for families who let their baby cry-it-out earlier but now find it doesn’t help. It is also for families who believe in co-sleeping but find that their children aren’t really sleeping all that well, even nestled snugly with their parents. Or for families who did co-sleep for a few months to a few years and now want the family bed to revert back to the marital one.

Can you guarantee “no crying” you might ask? No, no one really can. For example, if you as the parent have taught your child that the way to fall asleep is to be held to sleep for all naps, bedtime and wakings and you decide that you want to change this; your child will naturally protest or resist this change. After all, they don’t know why you have changed your approach. If your child is pre-verbal then they will cry. My goal is to have as little crying as possible. I encourage parents to be loving and responsive but to allow the child the room to learn this vital life skill of putting themselves to sleep. The parent responds and stays with their child and offers physical and verbal reassurance without putting the child to sleep. This supports the development of a secure attachment between parent and child.

I will work with you to create an individualized, step-by-step sleep plan that will factor in your parenting philosophy, your child’s age, health and temperament, mother’s well-being and the related family dynamics. And most importantly I will support and coach you through the process from beginning to end- for night sleep and naps!

If you have any questions about the Gentle Sleep philosophy, please don’t hesitate to ask. I can be reached by email or by telephone at (781)-312-8610

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The art of putting yourself to sleep is a priceless
gift you can give to your child and your entire family.

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