I am Rocio, Ignacio's mom, a beautiful boy who came to transform my life and fill it with purpose.
Motherhood made me discover a new passion for baby sleep. So much that I decided to make a change in my life to become a child sleep advisor and thereby contribute to having more and more well-rested children and families.
I know first-hand how important a good night's sleep is and the multiple benefits it brings to the whole family.
... in respectful parenting, where there is a balance between accompanying the child and allowing the child to explore the world on their own. In this approach, the role of parents is to lovingly guide and assist their children in their explorations and responding to their needs.
... in the importance of good sleep habits in children for healthy cognitive and emotional development.
... that sleep plans should be tailored according to each child's developmental stage.
... that a well-rested family has many more opportunities to create positive interactions with their children.
The techniques I use to help a child learn to sleep independently aim to minimize their frustration and maximize their calmness, also of the family during the process.
My plans encourage parents to accompany their children so that they feel seen, heard, secure, and regulated, while giving them the time and space to discover and learn how to fall asleep independently.
They also promote adjustments in schedules (according to the child's developmental stage), routines and sleep environments.
All of this together is what leads us to achieve good sleep habits.
A sleep process can be a significant change for many children because it involves replacing a deeply grown up previous habit (such as falling asleep while drinking milk or being held) with new sleep associations (like a dark room, white noise, and their crib).
This process of change will surely generate discomfort and frustration, which will likely be reflected in crying.
Crying is a natural response and a form of communication for babies in any situation that presents a challenge for them.
Crying during a sleep process is how babies express: "I don't know how to fall asleep! I'm tired! Why are they changing things? They're supposed to put me to sleep as they always do. This is frustrating and I don't like it."
It's important to understand this and know that the crying should gradually decrease in both quantity and intensity as the nights go by.
Through a respectful sleep plan you will be teaching your children that it's okay to feel sad, upset, or frustrated.
In life there will be difficult challenges, but in these situations they can always rely on their parents and that you will always be available to accompany them, guide them, and provide them with security.
For me this is the true value behind a comprehensive and respectful sleep plan, in addition to bringing the peace and rest that families desire so much.
My goal is to maximize rest and family well-being by empowering parents with tools to achieve their desired sleep goals for their children without compromising their parenting style.