Frequently Asked Questions
Sleep begins here with Dream Start Baby. To get started with your program click here
Once you have successfully purchased Dream Start Baby, you will receive a Confirmation Email and you will have immediate access to the Members Area for 15-months (from the purchase date). This is where you will find and enjoy our Videos, Printable PDF Charts and Guidelines.
Here at Dream Start Baby, our core philosophies and beliefs are as follows:
- Independent sleep and consistent routine for your baby from DAY ONE.
- All babies are capable of putting themselves to sleep, easily and naturally.
- There is no such thing as a baby who hates sleeping.
- Your baby will only sleep well if their overall 24-hour routine and processes and sleep environment are set up correctly.
- Babies thrive on routine and consistency.
- A happy, well-rested baby equals a happy, well-rested parent.
We recommend purchasing Dream Start Baby around the 5-6 month mark (for a full term pregnancy), to get the most out of our resources . We don’t advise purchasing before that time because your access will expire before you are required to watch our 10-12-Month Video and before your baby reaches 10- 12-months of age.
Absolutely. As with everything we do in terms of baby sleep, it’s all about ensuring safety and risk minimisation. We have a whole segment dedicated to SIDS and we talk in great depth about how to make sure your baby is safe while they sleep.
We very much believe that the parent / baby relationship is equal and that everyone’s needs are just as important. You and your baby are a team. Whilst Dream Start Baby very much promotes independent sleep and settling, we also encourage parents to observe and follow their baby’s lead. Our values and philosophies may not align with all styles of parenting (attachment parenting included) and for parents who require alternative support and assistance, we encourage you to contact Maryanne or Steph through their individual Sleep Consulting Business Websites. They will happily put you in contact with a Sleep Consultant who shares the same parenting values and beliefs.
Bed-sharing is not aligned with our philosophies which are based around independent sleep.
Dream Start Baby is for all healthy babies from birth to 12 months of age. Ideally, you begin Dream Start Baby from Day One however if you don’t, that’s absolutely fine.
If your child has a serious medical condition, it is essential that you consult with your GP or Paediatrician before implementing the Dream Start Baby guidelines and recommendations. Provided you have clearance from a medical professional, there’s no reason why you cannot commence Dream Start Baby.
You sure can! Dream Start Baby is for singleton babies or multiples.
Yes, absolutely!! Dream Start Baby is for married couples, single parents, de-facto couples. Anyone and everyone who has, or is expecting a newborn baby and wants to correctly set up their newborn baby’s sleep and routine can use Dream Start Baby.
Dream Start Baby is for families all over the world excluding those who live in Canada and the USA. Unfortunately at this point in time, our insurance does not cover Canada and the USA but we are working on it.
Now, Maryanne and Steph live in Australia and therefore talk about Australian climates and products that are readily available in Australia. The products we recommend are all online so if you just cannot source our preferred products, then use or purchase something similar.
If you follow the Dream Start Baby guidelines and recommendations and provided you remain consistent, you will see great improvements in your baby’s sleep very quickly. If you are starting from Day One, your baby should sleep and settle well from the beginning. If you are starting with an older baby, it will take a little longer for your baby to settle and sleep well, given there will be a change in their sleep habits and practices. With babies of all ages (newborn-12 months), the changes in their sleep will be a process that evolves and consolidates as time goes on.
Yes, absolutely. Dream Start Baby is for all babies up to the age of 12 months.
Maryanne Sayers is a certified Baby and Child Sleep Consultant. She completed her studies with the International Maternity and Parenting Institute. Maryanne is also a member of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants. Maryanne is the owner & founder of My Sleeping Baby www.mysleepingbaby.com.au.
Steph Gouin is a certified Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant and she too completed her studies through the International Maternity and Parenting Institute. Steph is also a member of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants. Steph is the owner & founder of Before Baby and Beyond www.beforebabyandbeyond.com.au
To find out more about Maryanne and Steph’s personal backgrounds, please have a look at the “About Us” page.
Absolutely. All Dream Start Baby members have the extra option of booking a private consultation with Maryanne or Steph. We also encourage everyone to join the Dream Start Baby Private Facebook Community where, not only will you be able connect with other Dream Start Baby parents but you can also touch base with Maryanne and Steph, as they will be overseeing the Facebook community group and dropping in when they can.
Of course you can. Both Maryanne and Steph are available for one-on-one consultations and they would love to hear from you. They can help you set and implement up healthy sleep habits for your little one and they can also help you tackle any existing sleep issues you may have, so you can all start getting the sleep you desperately need and deserve. Visit the About Us page for more details.
Yes! Once you join up to Dream Start Baby, you will have immediate and exclusive access to our Dream Start Baby Facebook community. This is a closed group and is only available to those who have purchased Dream Start Baby. You will be able to connect with other new parents from all over the world. Maryanne and Steph will oversee the group and will contribute from time to time.
We think Dream Start Baby is the perfect gift, be it for a Baby Shower, a Birthday, Christmas or simply to treat someone special who has a new baby or is expecting a little one.
If you would like to organise a Gift Voucher, please email us at email@example.com
We do not provide a refund on Dream Start Baby. Dream Start Bay is an educational resource and guide. It’s a bit like buying a book and when you read a book from cover to cover, you cannot take it back. Dream Start Baby is the same.
You can access Dream Start Baby on all your personal devices however you can only be logged in to one device at a time.
We have put our heart and soul into Dream Start Baby. We ask that you respect our hard work and that you do not share your log-in details. This is a breach of copyright, as detailed in our Terms and Conditions. We do oversee and monitor how many different IP addresses access individual accounts. Dream Start Baby reserves the right to cancel an account if a log-in is shown to be used in multiple locations.
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