Frequently Asked Questions - Toddler Sleep
Can I bring my toddler to a Toddler Sleep workshop?
We do recommend that you find alternative childcare arrangements as the course material can be quite complex and we cover a lot which requires your full attention. Todlers are just not able to sit quietly for this long! Also some parents decide they would rather not bring their toddler along to a session where they will be spoken about; you never know when little ears are listening!
I really do not like the idea of toddler sleep training methods that involve cry-it-out or controlled crying techniques. Is ToddlerCalm™ the workshop for me?
Rest assured we dislike these methods too! We promise to never teach you to leave your child to cry alone. We discuss the "pros and cons" of these and other popular techniques, but they are not part of our Toddlercalm approach. Our ethos is completely different to most other sleep "experts".
Is it possible to hold a private Toddler Sleep workshop?
Yes, we are happy to arrange this with you however the course is designed to work best in a group. So if you have some friends who are interested this could be a great option for you. We also offer the organiser/host a discount for getting a group together.
How do I know it will work?
While this class offers no guarantee that your toddler will be sleeping through the night (except in good time, of course). We do promise that all of the concepts discussed in our sleep workshops are rooted in psychological research and current physiological understanding. We seek to back up everything we teach with appropriate scientific research and can make any of the appropriate references available to you upon request. We have also both used these techniques with our own children and can testify to the benefits of this approach.
We also have a list of happy parents who have given us some great feedback - see our testimonials here
Do you offer refunds if I miss a class?
No. As we are unable to offer your missed class to anyone else; although we will be pleased to offer you the chance to attend the session you have missed on a subsequent group course for free of charge.
Are ToddlerCalm™ Sleep Workshops just for mums?
No – definitely not! We welcome both mums and dads (and grandparents or nannies!) on all of our classes and workshops as we understand the importance of both parents attending to learn a new way of parenting their child. This doesn't mean that single parents or parents attending alone aren't welcome though, we aim to include everyone!
Do you have a book I can read to learn more about your methods?
The ToddlerCalm book "ToddlerCalm: A Guide for Calmer Toddlers and Happier Parents" is a great resource whether you are doing the classes or not. It explains all the concepts and gives you all the tools that you will need.
The benefit of doing the classes or workshops is that you then get to discuss and practice the techniques. Sarah Ockwell Smith's "The Gentle Sleep Book" is another great resource on this specific topic.