Frequently Asked Questions

The program is different from many others in that it is 100% biological & entirely scientific, which is why it works for such a huge majority of babies. It achieves improved nighttime sleep by synchronising baby’s circadian rhythm. You will follow our 6 Elements to make simple changes to the way your baby fills their day. You will learn to tune in to your baby’s cues & allow them to naturally regulate the timing & length of the naps that they take. We show you how to integrate & implement these Elements to synchronise your baby’s circadian rhythm, resulting in biologically and developmentally appropriate sleep patterns that better align with your own. You can then join the ranks of thousands of other parents & babies who are sleeping better, enjoying greater connection & less stress thanks to our Program!

The Program is suitable from birth onwards, and the core units are designed primarily for babies between 3-24 months of age.

The Program itself can still be used for newborns (where the focus is on establishing a healthy Circadian Rhythm rather than reducing wakings), older toddlers and children though; with the help of the modification guides which are included as part of the Program resource library.

  • It is developed based on modern scientific research.
  • You can comfort your baby whenever they need you. We do not require baby to self-settle to sleep well & do not teach self-settling. This is a milestone which baby will achieve naturally & in their own time.
  • You can choose how to get your baby down to sleep – you can feed, pat & rock or lay them down if this is what works for you.
  • There are no prescribed awake times, nap schedules or specific routines that you need to follow. We respect that every baby has unique sleep requirements which can vary day-to-day. Our Program results in biologically and developmentally appropriate sleep, meaning baby will naturally develop a predictable routine once the Program is established, but we do not force them into a schedule.
  • No need to purchase expensive sleep devices such as red lamps or white noise.
  • An ‘amazingly simple’ methodology – our clients are often amazed that such improvements can come from something so simple (you’re probably doing some of the Elements already!), but it is the combination of all 6 Elements being implemented simultaneously & consistently which delivers the significant improvements that so many of our clients experience.
  • A 30 Day Money Back Guarantee is included with our Support Package, so there is no risk when trying our program.
  • Throughout the hundreds of families in our tester groups & thousands of existing clients, 90% of participants saw significantly improved nighttime sleep within two weeks & a further 7% saw improvements within 30 Days.

    If you are sceptical or unsure whether the program will suit your needs, we recommend opting for the Support Package. This includes one-on-one email Support for as long as required to get the program working for you and eligibility for the 30 Day Money Back Guarantee so you can receive a full refund if you find you are not happy with the overall impact of the Program.

It is delivered within our wonderful parenting education app, Bright via a series of 13 self-paced video units and accompanying guidebook resources.

Our Sleep Program Community Group is also found within the app & is a wonderful source of advice, support & sharing with other like-minded parents.

The videos will take about an hour and a half for you to view. You then begin incorporating the 6 core Elements of the program into your daily life instantly!

Support is available on-demand from Day 6 onwards, delivered straight to your email inbox for as long as you require to get the Program working for you.

Due to the very nature of the course & how it uses our innate biological processes, it is highly likely that if you implement everything as we advise, you will see improvements in your baby’s sleep within 30 Days.

The exception here is if there is an underlying medical issue which may be contributing to the sleep disruptions. We encourage all of our clients to consult their doctors first to rule this out.

Periods of teething, illness or age-linked sleep regressions may also delay the improvements resulting from the program. We recommend trying it for 30 Days to allow these phases to pass & give the program the best possible chance to work.

If you’ve tried sleep consultants, sleeping devices, self-settling, timed naps & other commonly believed rules, then you are just like us & a vast majority of our clients!

We spent a small fortune on all of the above before formulating this program. We were thrilled to finally have figured out the biologically and developmentally supportive approach which has worked so well for us & now for THOUSANDS of other families too! It is effective because the program harnesses the innate biological processes that we as humans all have, whereas most of the ‘sleep techniques’ commonly sold instead manipulate baby’s behaviour.

 

Our Program doesn’t offer any specific advice for multiples. Though it can be effective, we do not generally recommend it if you hope that both babies’ will synchronise sleep and wake patterns in unison. As we do not prescribe time-based routines, this is not something that our Program can promise.

The program can be successful for children in daycare under certain circumstances.

 

The program was designed for babies who spend majority of their day in the care of people who understand the program and are willing to implement it. This could be one parent, two parents or a combination of parents and carers, but it relies on the carer being able to observe and interact closely with the child in order to implement a majority of the Elements.

 

Realistically I would not expect to see results from the program if baby is at daycare full time unless they were in a relatively small home-style care environment where the carer was able to familiarise themselves with the program and observe and respond to their cues quite consistently.

 

With this in mind I would recommend opting for the Support Package Upgrade once you get started, if you aren’t 100% sure whether it will suit your needs or work with your childcare arrangement. This is because the Support package includes one-on-one email assistance for as long as required to get the program working for you as well as eligibility for the 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. This means that you can receive a full refund of the Program Fee if you find the program isn’t working for you 😊

This program was primarily designed for those experiencing disrupted overnight sleep to improve nighttime sleep quality, so day naps aren’t a focus of the program. With that in mind many of our clients find that everything synchronises & improves together once the program is established, but if your nighttime sleep is already excellent I wouldn’t necessarily advise making too many significant changes as this will likely be disrupted (at least initially) by doing so.

 

If baby is sleeping well overnight & is allowed to take naps as needed during the day then I would not be concerned that they aren’t getting the sleep that they need 😊

The Program can be implemented with all safe sleeping arrangements including safe co-sleeping, bedsharing or cots. We just require that clients familiarise themselves with the safe sleeping guidelines/recommendations relevant to their preferred sleeping arrangements & apply these prior to starting the Program.

Baby sleeping through the night is certainly achievable as a result of the Intuitive program, but it depends on your individual baby & their developmental readiness to do so; so we don’t guarantee a certain number of wakings overnight.

 

Generally the clients who find success with the program report at least a 70% reduction in wakings initially, with ongoing improvements continuing over time. Fussy periods such as teething, illness or sleep regressions can disrupt progress, but generally everything settles back down once these pass.

Our advice for transferring & transitioning to the cot is included in the Program Resource Library. Sleep location won’t impact the efficacy of the Program so our actual videos don’t cover this specifically.

 

Even though it isn’t a focus of the Program many of our clients find that baby is considerably easier to transfer since implementing everything as they are generally sleeping more solidly & are easier to get down to sleep.

Our program is based on a pool of research which includes that of the wonderful Dr Pamela Douglas, who is the founder of Australian organisation Possums. This is the same research used for the Possums Approach so at the core it modifies similar variables & may not prove helpful if you have previously tried the Possums program.

 

We have an excellent working relationship with Possums & donate a percentage of our profits back to their organisation in order to further their research into infant health & development.