If you're one of the many parents with babies and toddlers who need more sleep, then Caroline McMahon has a program that may help improve sleep behaviours.
Caroline, who is one half of Motherpedia's Caroline's Angels monthly column, has launced a national Six Weeks to Better Sleep Program which starts on Monday 4th March.
"It offers help to parents who are experiencing sleep issues, or who would like their baby or toddler to have more sleep," says Caroline.
The program is self-paced and is conducted online using proven, evidence-based and gentle techniques.
"Making changes to the sleep haibts of babies and toddlers does not have to be overwhelming for parents or aggressive," says Caroline.
"Having knowledge about your baby, taking account for their likes and dislikes and the personalities, helps to better influence change."
Caroline says there is not a "one size fits all" approach to solving sleep issues for young families.
"A commonly held belief is that the only way to teach babies to sleep is to wait until they are old enough to do controlled crying.
"Our six week course is different from that. It introduces parents to basic sleeping strategies. Each week we add new building blocks that help your baby or toddler adapt, and making it a smoother and gentler transition to more and longer sleep for the entire family."
Caroline says the benefit of the Six Weeks to Better Sleep Program is that incremental changes are made each week, parents meet others with similar issues, changes are made to suit the personality of each child and there is online support such as e-mail, webinars and private facebook groups. The cost for the six week course is $149 and can be booked online at Caroline's Angels.