With Dr. Kiri Gurd, PhD MSc
Winter Session: February 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13
Spring Session: March 20, 27, April 3, 17, 24
- Fridays 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. for babies 4 – 12 weeks old (from due date)
- Fridays 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. for babies 12 – 20 weeks old (from due date date)
At Baby Sleep Science, we’ve developed a class for parents, new and veteran, that will:
- Provide a warm, supportive, non-judgmental space in which to bond with others as well as your baby – easing some of the loneliness, stress and guilt that can accompany parenting.
- Educate parents on important sleep science basics – giving parents evidence-based information and tools required for a healthy sleep foundation and, if necessary, a successful sleep intervention outcome.
The model of the class is similar to the relaxed atmosphere of ‘new moms,’ ‘second time moms,’ etc. type groups that abound throughout the Boston area, but this group will have the added benefit of a sleep focus run by a sleep expert. Each week will begin with checking in with one another – how the week went, the ups and downs. We believe this aspect is critical as research shows that a caring community has powerful potential to help prevent, lessen, or ameliorate the risk of PPD and PPA as well as just the typical emotional roller coaster of parenting. Following this check in, a specific sleep topic will be focused on for the remainder of the class.
Class 1: Sleep Basics (circadian rhythm, sleep pressure, sleep cycles) and Sleep hygiene
Class 2: Sleep Schedules and Routines
Class 3: Feeding and Sleep
Class 4: Sleep Training Tips
Class 5: Illness, Teething, Travel, and Sleep
Time will always be left to ask questions so I can help you troubleshoot specific concerns.
It’s important to note that this class will not be a step by step sleep training class. One of the cornerstones of baby sleep science is that we believe sleep training is not a one size fits all endeavor. Rather, we use what we know about infant and child sleep science to determine a sleep training plan that feels ‘right’ for the family – this means that every families’ plan is highly personalized.
For more information, please contact Dr. Kiri Gurd at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Dr. Kiri Gurd has been working at Baby Sleep Science for 5 years. She has done over 1,000 consults as well as given numerous workshops and talks at pediatric practices, child care centers, and hospitals. She has brought her expertise as a qualitative Sociologist to the Baby Sleep Science team and was mentored in the high-level neuroscience by Erin and Meg. She currently teaches at Emerson College and lives in Roslindale with her three young children (6, 3 ½, and 11 months).