As new parents, Brian and I were definitely sleep deprived. Zoë is finally sleeping through the night at age 4, and at age 2, Kaylee still wakes during the night needing comfort. I know we’re not alone.
We co-sleep, because it works best for us, and I’m not a fan of modern-day sleep-training methods. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want my daughters to get a full night’s sleep every night – I’d love to get a full night’s sleep!
That’s why I was intrigued by the Holistic Baby Sleep System. It’s a new noninvasive acupressure system for babies and toddlers, which balances their circadian rhythms to help them sleep better. It essentially resets their body clocks.
The system was developed by acupuncturist Jennifer Taveras, L.Ac, and uses Chinese medicine. It’s easy to implement and put into practice – and it’s not a sleep training method.
The system highlights 12 acupressure points that are stimulated over a 24-hour time period. Once the baby’s sleep rhythms are optimized, the 12 points can be used in 15 different combinations to address common pediatric health complaints like teething pain, constipation, cough and ear infections! I am super excited to have this system at my fingertips.
The Holistic Baby Sleep System training DVD includes these sections:
- How the Chinese Clock regulates the circadian rhythms
- 12 acupressure points for sleep regulation + wellness support
- Acupressure point stimulation techniques
- General sleep protocol for balancing the circadian rhythms
- Three alternative sleep protocols for sleep regulation
- The use of the 12 points for the treatment of 15 common pediatric health conditions
- A well-baby acupressure protocol to improve digestion, stimulate growth and support immunity
More About Jennifer Taveras
Practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine since 2000 in NYC, Jennifer originally began using this system for preventing jet lag. After having her son in 2007 and witnessing the struggles families have with infant sleep issues, she set out to see if her method could help with children's circadian rhythms.
She conducted test groups in NYC, San Francisco, Raleigh, Ithaca and Colorado to develop the simplest and most effective protocols for optimizing infant sleep. She then took the building blocks of the system, the 12 acupressure points, and assembled them into 15 different configurations to help alleviate common pediatric health conditions. It is Jennifer's mission to make the powerful applications of Chinese Medicine more accessible to the general public and empower parents to be able to use this gentle but effective medicine in their own homes.
Great mission, and one I am very happy to support! I am still working my way through the system, and I’m confident I’m going to come away more informed and ready to help my girls through a variety of common childhood issues with a more holistic approach – and maybe even some things I can use for Brian and me!
If you’re a parent who struggles with ensuring their child gets enough sleep, please check out the Holistic Baby Sleep System. I wish I would have discovered it sooner! I’m looking forward to using it for any common ailments our kids have in the future.