1. What should I expect during the consultation?
The consultation is structured to make sure you are guided through all the aspects of the sleep coaching. You will be asked to ﬁll out an intake/history form ﬁrst and hen your one-and-a-half hour in-home/online consultation with Valentina will be booked. During the consultation, she’ll create a personalized plan for your family that respects all your values and goals. Valentina will be available to answer your questions and address your concerns. Once You’ll feel ready and comfortable with the plan, the program will be implemented and you’ll have support from Valentina over phone and email. During this period, you’ll be asked to ﬁll out an eat/sleep log daily to help Valentina guide you through the program while optimizing the results.
2. What if I’m in another country?
Distance doesn’t matter. We’ll be able to work together thanks to video calls (Skype, Whatsapp, FaceTime, etc), phone calls and emails. Valentina helps families all around the world and the results have proven to be the same.
3. Do you practice the cry-it-out method?
No. Unattended and prologued crying is something Valentina doesn’t suggest, as she believes in the attachment parenting philosophy and its principles. Her goal is to minimize tears as much as possible keeping in mind that a little crying is inevitable as the child deals with changes.
4. What’s your success rate?
Consistency is key during and after the program. Valentina can guarantee the results you are looking for if you stay consistent and there aren’t unknown, underlying issues that are out of her control.
5. Are you breastfeeding-friendly?
100%. Valentina recognizes breastfeeding is the best gift for our babies, but she also understands that sometimes, it’s just not possible, and that’s okay too. She is very parent-choice-friendly.
6. Why should I hire Baby Buona Notte over the other sleep consultants?
We believe that what other parents have said about Valentina so far is the best advertising for her and her work. Here is some of their thoughts:
“We were so so so happy to have connected with Valentina and get to the bottom of Roen’s issue! I truly was blown away by her services. She is wise beyond her years, completely supportive and absolutely lovely. I would recommend Valentina to anyone”
“Valentina is a great motivator, as well as having the right knowledge on the topic, she always has a positive approach to the difficulties of the path, it really is like being a team with her and feeling that the results will be coming. With us it was beyond all expectations”
“Thank you very much Valentina because besides being a very well prepared consultant she is also a sweet and very helpful person who knew how to be close to me despite her physical distance”
What Parents Say….
“For the first two years of her life, my toddler Roen, was a pretty great sleeper. She had no major problems….until one day, she suddenly began refusing to nap in her crib. She was too young to drop a nap and I could tell she was tired. I’d put her down for the nap and she’d cry and beg to get out, then immediately fall asleep in the stroller or on the couch. As a working mom, I rely on this nap time to get things done! But most importantly, I knew her little body and brain needed the sleep. This nap resistance went on for a few weeks before I became completely desperate and reached out to Valentina for help. One of her first steps, after doing a home visit to check out out our sleep environment, was to share some basic tips, which we implemented immediately. I still can’t believe how quickly things improved. The tips are simple, but we needed a reminder of how important they are and how effective they can be. Adding them to our routine didn’t only help Roen’s sleep….they helped our sleep as parents!!! In one night, our bedtime routine had changed for the better. I couldn’t believe it!!! We continued working with Valentina who’s approach is completely gentle. We chose a sleep training method that was 100% gentle, in fact, which involved me falling asleep with Roen. I loved it as I’ve never been interested in doing conventional ‘sleep training’ with my baby. Every day, I’d check in with Valentina and she’d provide tips on how to handle the day, nap times etc. In the end, my knowledge about children’s sleep grew exponentially! I now feel so empowered when it comes to Roen’s sleep — I know how to handle all situations thanks to the information Valentina’s shared with us. But I was most impressed with how Valentina was able to think outside the box when it came to our unique situation which. In the end, she determined that our issues surrounding the nap weren’t actually sleep related…they were caused by something else entirely! Thanks to Valentina’s wisdom and ability to see the big picture, I was able to focus on another element of Roen’s life which has totally helped her sleep and our relationship. We were so so so happy to have connected with Valentina and get to the bottom of Roen’s issue! I truly was blown away by her services. She is wise beyond her years, completely supportive and absolutely lovely. I would recommend Valentina to anyone.”
“Our son was about 8 months old when Valentina coached us. Our bedtime routine took forever because he wouldn’t fall asleep. Vaidan was waking up multiple times in the night to nurse. He had to nurse back to sleep otherwise he would just scream and scream. He was waking up at 5am every morning and was just all around grumpy. Nap times were the same and he had to be nursed to sleep. Now Vaidan sleeps 11.5 hours through the night. He goes to sleep on his own. When friends are over and we go to put him down and come out a few minutes later, they always say “thats it?” in amazement. He knows his routine and we put him down awake and he goes to sleep on his own. Sometimes he may wake up in the middle of the night but he puts himself back to sleep within a few minutes. He generally wakes up happy and talking to his stuffies around 7am. Valentina was very knowledgable about sleep coaching and we are ever grateful for her expertise. We have a bit of a different ritual for night time than she originally suggested but culturally for my husband it was important we did it that way and she was non-judgemental. The plan she created was very gentle. Vaidan did cry in the beginning but nothing compared to before Valentina started helping us and since we were consistent it quickly stopped. Valentina was quick to answer all of our questions in her calm manner. We were so exhausted before she started working with us and now we get some alone time and a full night’s sleep. Thank you Valentina from the bottom of our hearts! There is no better gift for new parents than the gift of sleep”.