I'm struggling to decide which package will work best for me. Can you help?
It can be tough choosing which package to go for because you never know how your baby is going to respond to the changes before you start. No matter how difficult things feel now, you might find everything just clicks and you end up sleeping through within a matter of days (it happens)! On the other hand you could find implementing my advice incredibly difficult, in which case it will take a lot longer.
It's also impossible for me to predict. Some of the babies I think are going to be the easiest turn out to be the most challenging, and some of the babies I think are going to be the most challenging turn out to be the easiest.
We are therefore left with a scenario where some parents overpay (but get great results) some parents underpay (and struggle) and some parents (through sheer luck) get the support package just right.
Make a decision based on your available budget (obvs) and your feelings about how resistant or adaptable your little one seems to be. If you think he or she is going to be very challenging (you might be surprised!) go with some additional support. Also, how resilient and/or confident do you feel making decisions as a parent? Do you have older children and some experience of routines/sleep training, or is this all very new and worrying? Are you good at reading, understanding and putting things into practice independently, or do you prefer bite-size chunks and one-to-one coaching? How do you feel about asking questions within a Facebook group of other parents? If this makes you uncomfortable opt for some private support. If you're fine with that, the bronze package may be perfectly sufficient. Finally, how old is your child? In general the younger they are the easier this all is (for both them and you) but the more things will change as they grow up. You may therefore want to choose silver or gold for peace of mind that you can stick around long term without additional cost. If you have an older child, long term support may be unnecessary.
Can I choose the Bronze Package and upgrade if I have difficulty?
This is a question that gets asked a lot and unfortunately the answer is no. If I allowed this, everyone would choose the bronze support and a certain percentage would return to upgrade after a period of difficulty. This period of difficulty (where the parent struggles alone) can be particularly detrimental to the sleep. So it would mean me having to unpick issues which perhaps weren't there initially, and I'd also have to reacquaint myself with old cases which would create a lot of additional work. So for these reasons I ask that you make the decision upfront.
What happens if it doesn't work?
The only reason it won't work is you. I know that sounds like a complete cop out but it really is the case! If you put in the work and follow my advice then I assure you, it WILL work.