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Getting To Know Your Business 

Do you have a shop front? Where are you based?

I don’t have a shop front as my business is run through my Facebook page and website. I am based in Clare, Suffolk but offer face – to -face sleep consultations across Suffolk, as well as Skype consultations worldwide.

Tell me a bit about your business, what makes it special? 

The Infant Sleep Practitioner provides gentle and holistic sleep solutions for babies and children up to 5 years.  The suggested methods are tailored to your child and are designed to protect that all important parent-infant attachment.  I will work closely with your family to gain an understanding of all the factors that may be affecting sleep for your little one. We will look in depth at your current routine and sleep environment, as well as rule out any medical issues or possible allergies/intolerances which may be impacting on sleep quality.  I will then help you to put lots of gentle solutions in place and possibly tweak nap times and bedtime routines to help promote better sleep. 

I offer a range of packages to suit all budgets, with support follow up’s.

How long have you been in business? 

The Infant Sleep Practitioner launched in March 2018.

What is your favourite part of being your own boss? 

Being able to use both my own personal experiences and training to help families. 

Many of the families that I work with have tried just about everything to help their children sleep better and they usually contact me at the point at which the lack of sleep is hugely impacting on the whole family unit. Most families are looking for gentle methods to help encourage more sleep, whilst some may have tried cry-it-out methods and they didn’t work.  Whilst it’s normal for little ones to wake through the night, it can have a huge impact on families, especially if you have a toddler who is still waking every two hours each night. 

Do you offer products or services? 

Please give information about these products / services. I offer a range of sleep packages to suit all budgets. The following sleep packages include an in-depth sleep assessment which allows me carefully unpick all the factors that may be affecting sleep for your child.  Many of the sleep packages also require parents to complete a sleep diary which allows me to gain an understanding into your child’s sleep pattern. 

The Unlimited Sleep Support Package – £160 – suitable for babies over 6 months –  includes a home, telephone or Skype consultation of up to 2 hours, thorough sleep assessment, tailored sleep plan and 3 weekly support follow up’s for 6 weeks.

Full Consultation and Sleep Plan – £120 – suitable for babies over 6 months –  includes a home, telephone or Skype consultation of up to 2 hours, thorough sleep assessment, tailored sleep plan and 2 weekly support follow up’s for 2 weeks. 

Consultation only – £70- suitable for babies over 6 months –  includes a home, telephone or Skype consultation of up to 2 hours and sleep assessment. Following the consultation, you will receive an email outlining our discussion and tailored sleep solutions. 

New Baby Sleep Shaping Package – £120 – Suitable for babies under 6 months –  includes a home, telephone or Skype consultation of up to 2 hours and sleep assessment. Babies under 6 months are not expected to sleep through the night but you can encourage good sleep habits from early on. This package helps parents to lay good sleep foundations for their baby from the early day. This package covers age appropriate sleep expectations, how to create the right sleep environment and introduce gentle sleep and bedtime routines. We will also cover common sleep issues and discuss any sleep concerns that you may have. You will also receive a tailored sleep shaping plan and 2 weekly support follow up’s for 2 weeks. 

Group Sleep Workshops – please see website for details

What is your favourite product or service you offer? The New Baby Sleep Shaping Package – new parents often feel at a bit overwhelmed during those early days and I love being able to reassure them that they are doing a fantastic job. This sleep package is all about providing new parents about  honest expectations about sleep, as well as providing lots of gentle sleep tips.

If I want to hire you for your services, how can I do this/find you? Please pop along to my website: www.infantsleeppractitioner.co.uk 

        

Time to get a bit personal…

 What kind of family commitments do you need to juggle along with your business? How do you find balance? I am a mummy to a very energetic two year old, wife to a pilot who is often away, as well as an early years teacher. It takes a lot of practice trying to create that work/life balance. I am always trying to be creative with my time!

What are your favourite tv shows, foods, or songs? 

I don’t really watch much TV but I do have a secret love of property programmes! I would have to say that my favourite food is chocolate. 

What can you be found doing when you have time off? What’s time off?! On a serious note, I love hanging out with my family and exploring new places. We seem to spend most of our time visiting different parks! As a parent, it becomes a bit of a life achievement when you find a park that is fenced in, meaning you can relax for a few seconds without having to ensure your child doesn’t take off in the direction on the nearest road. It’s the little things in life! 

What is your favourite place to get away to? And why? 

Jersey in the Channel Islands is my top place to get away to. Having spent many years visiting the island and it being our wedding location, the island is really special to me. The beaches are just stunning and the added bonus is that the flight is super fast too, making it great for taking little ones. 

And last but not least! Snog, Marry, Avoid: Mr Tumble, Mr Bloom, Mr Maker!! 

Can I just run in the opposite direction?! 

About Vicky Barbour-Andrews

The Baby Experts - All round crazy lady, owner of two businesses, two little people and a husband. I am one of those people who just doesn't stop. On both of my maternity leaves I have chosen to start up a new businesses with my new 'spare time'. Some may call me crazy, some may call me stupid but to me I am just me, take me as I am as I do anything for a hassle free life as I believe it is for the living and enjoying - grab it by the balls people as we don't know how long we have here!


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