NYC Baby & Infant Sleep Training
We Offer in Home and Phone Consultations 814-317-6257
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Infant Sleep
Solutions for
New York City
Parents

Give your baby one of the greatest
gifts you will ever give - the gift
of sleep.

It is Important
for the Whole
Family to be
Sleeping.

Dr. Natalie Barnett will tailor sleep
solutions for your baby based upon
your circumstances.

Our Methods
are all Based
on Scientific
Literature

Seven Oaks Sleep Science
brings a scientific yet gentle
approach to sleep training.

  • Before we met with Dr. Barnett I was fighting with my husband, I wanted to fire my nanny and I didn't know how I would possibly cope going back to work. My daughter was waking five to seven times a night and taking all her naps in the swing. Dr. Barnett was like an Australian Mary Poppins coming into our house. Within days Isabella was sleeping beautifully and order and calm was restored to our home. She changed our lives.

    Megan and Brian, New York City
  • Dr. Barnett has helped us with our third and fourth boys. When she helped us sleep train we went from being exhausted and overwhelmed to thoroughly enjoying our babies. I am now pregnant with number five and I will be calling her soon after we leave the hospital! Being a physician, I am very comfortable with the medical needs of newborns but it is the support Dr. Barnett provides that is the most valuable to me. It is very easy to second guess yourself when you are alone but knowing she will be calling to check in every day helped me stay on track.

    Sarah, Chicago
  • Natalie saved my marriage! By teaching us how to get our son to sleep, she made our whole lives feel better. As I caught up on sleep I became more confident in my mothering skills and I turned back into the happy woman my husband married. We will be forever grateful.

    Lucy and David, Sydney
  • I suffered from postpartum depression which I am sure was exacerbated by a lack of sleep. Dr. Barnett collaborated with my therapist when we were teaching our daughter to sleep. I felt like I had a team of people watching out for me and once my daughter's sleep issues were solved and I was able to properly sleep, I was then able to focus on my therapy and getting myself well.

    Elizabeth, New York City
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NYC Baby, Infant & Toddler Sleep Training & Consultations

Welcome to Seven Oaks Sleep Science – a New York City infant sleep consultation service.

New York City baby, infant & toddler sleep specialist, Dr. Natalie Barnett, will tailor sleep solutions for your baby based upon your circumstances. She specializes in teaching healthy sleep habits to babies aged 3 months to 18 months.

Dr. Barnett is a scientist with postgraduate training in pediatric sleep science. She brings a scientific yet gentle approach to sleep training and all of her methods are based upon published sleep research.

Philosophy

Dr. Barnett believes that all babies can be taught how to sleep. Sleep is not necessarily something that comes naturally to babies and many need to be gently but consistently taught new sleep habits. Her methods are all based on scientific literature by Jodi Mindell, PhD, Judith Owens, MD MPH, Stephen Sheldon, DO and others. She believes that teaching babies to sleep requires consistency and preparation and she will guide you through the entire process. She also believes that it is the support as much as the information that is the most valuable to parents. The follow-up support is a key component of the sleep training process. We are all tech-savvy and easily able to find a lot of information quickly but Dr. Barnett is able to sort through that information for you and help you give your baby one of the greatest gifts you will ever give- the gift of sleep.

Jodi Mindell and others¬†reported that behavioral sleep interventions generally produced clinically significant improvements in bedtime resistance and night wakings. Dr. Mindell analyzed over 50 studies and found that in over 94% of cases, behavioral interventions (like those provided by Dr. Barnett) were effective. They also found that this clinical improvement in sleep was usually maintained for long periods of time. Dr. Barnett has found that in all of the families she has worked with, there has been improvement in their baby’s sleep.

In an American Academy of Sleep Medicine report, Timothy Morgenthaler, MD, recommended that parent sleep education is an effective therapy in the treatment of infant sleep problems. Dr Barnett believes that parent education is crucial to the success of her methods and aims to empower parents with enough sleep knowledge that they will be able to eventually analyze their baby’s sleep behavior and then be able to respond to various sleep issues as they arise.

Dr. Mindell and others found that good sleep hygiene practices and routines were associated with better sleep in infants and children. Their findings supported the recommendation that children of all ages should fall asleep independently, go to bed early and have a well-established nighttime routine. Dr. Barnett will develop a good daytime and bedtime routine for your baby and work with you and ensure that your baby is able to fall asleep by him/herself.

Studies have shown that improving infant sleep improves maternal health and wellbeing. When your baby is sleeping through the night, you are also able to get a good nights’ sleep. Sleep deprivation can exacerbate some of the symptoms of post-partum depression and behavioral sleep interventions can help alleviate these symptoms. Dr. Barnett understands how a lack of sleep can affect postpartum depression. She will happily work in conjunction with your psychiatrist or psychologist during the sleep training process to ensure that everyones needs are being met. Dr. Barnett is particularly cognizant of the needs of new moms and knows how important it is for the whole family to be sleeping. Getting your baby to sleep so that you are able to catch up on sleep is a great non-pharmacological way to treat some of the symptoms of postpartum depression.

Contact Our Experienced NYC Baby, Infant & Toddler Sleep Training Specialist Today

Please call us at 814-317-6257 for a free ten minute sleep assessment. Natalie is an experienced NYC sleep scientist who can determine the best package for your family so you can be on the way to getting all the sleep that you and your baby need!

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Packages We Offer

We offer several different packages depending upon your needs. Our preference is to meet with you in your home but we also offer phone consultations if that is preferable to you.

Daytime House-Call (Manhattan clients only)

Our daytime house-call is our most popular package. This includes:

1. A 30 minute phone interview prior to the house-call.

2. A 2 hour in-home consultation to properly assess the baby's sleeping environment and provide all the sleep science information you will need to then implement the changes required to have your baby sleeping through the night and taking good naps during the day.

3. The package also includes four follow-up phone calls to ensure correct implementation and to support you through this process (approx. one hour of calls).

Nighttime House-Call (Manhattan clients only)

Our nighttime house-call is for those parents who feel that they need added support during the bedtime process. This package includes:

1. A 30 minute phone interview prior to the house-call.

2. A 4 hour in-home consultation to properly assess the baby's sleeping environment, be there when the baby falls asleep at night and provide all the sleep science information you will need to then implement the changes required to have your baby sleeping through the night and taking good naps during the day.

3. Four follow-up phone calls to ensure correct implementation and to support you through this process (approx. one hour of calls).

Phone Consultation

Our phone consultation package includes:

1. A 30 minute phone interview prior to the consultation call.

2. A 2 hour phone consultation to assess the baby's sleeping environment (through photographs that you email to us) and provide all the sleep science information you will need to then implement the changes required to have your baby sleeping through the night and taking good naps during the day.

3. Four follow-up phone calls to ensure correct implementation and to support you through this process (approx. one hour of calls).

Hourly Consultations for Past Clients

We recommend a monthly follow up phone call for the first four months after the initial consultation. Your baby's sleep needs will change significantly over the first eighteen months of life and we want you to feel like you have a real sleep partner in us and that you can reach out to us at any time.

Natalie Barnett, PhD, Grad. Cert. Sleep Sci.

Natalie holds a PhD in Genetics from the University of New England in Australia and was previously Assistant Professor in the Neurogenetics Unit at NYU School of Medicine in New York City. Natalie has a Postgraduate Certificate in Pediatric Sleep Science from the University of Western Australia and has worked as a pediatric sleep consultant for over five years. She is able to apply her scientific knowledge to everyday sleep problems and enjoys nothing more than giving families the gift of sleep.

Natalie is a native of Australia and grew up in the outback on a wheat and sheep property called Seven Oaks. Natalie has seen in Australia how well new mothers are supported and the importance that is placed on infant sleep and its impact on family wellness. Natalie wanted to bring some of that support and sensibility to mothers in New York City. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and three sons and understands the demands and space limitations that are often placed upon New York City parents.

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