DeveloBaby Sleep

Online Physical Therapy exercise program for babies under 2 years of age who have difficulties surrendering to sleep or staying asleep due to motor restlessness or other sensory seeking behavior. DeveloBaby Sleep contains an array of specific sensory-stimulating exercises that can be implemented in daily family life as well as tips and tricks for good sleep hygiene.

  • Prioritized, simple exercises
  • Designed for busy families
  • Illustrated with pictures & videos
  • Instant & perpetual access
  • Secure payment with QuickPay
  • English
  • Dansk

Available languages

299,00 DKK

(inclusive of all taxes, VAT and fees)

Program description

During the first few years of a baby’s life, the ability for good sensory integration (the ability to sort, organize, and process sensory input) develops. Babies who are particularly restless and sensory seeking often have a harder time processing sensory input. Often the restlessness causes the baby to have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Some babies also have motor restlessness while awake. It is common for babies to be restless, and it is seen in many babies, but fortunately it is something we can help the baby with in most cases.

To help your baby achieve good sensory integration and thus less restlessness, you can do exercises at home that stimulate the relevant senses. This program will teach you how to do this in a way that is easy to incorporate into everyday life. The program includes specific exercises and a variety of tips to help your baby sleep better.

If you have any further questions about the program or are unsure about anything, please send me a message (maybe attach a short video of your child) via my Instagram @develobaby or by email at maria@develobaby.com.

Note: If your child is over two years old and the challenges are more related to sensory sensitivity, I recommend you consider the exercise program DeveloBaby Sensory Integration instead.

Frequently asked questions to DeveloBaby Sleep and DeveloBaby Sensory Integration

Motor restlessness is a common term for when a child is seeking sensory input. This means that the child tries to stimulate their senses in order to calm down. Most common signs are:

  • Increased physical restlessness, an increased need to rock, moving the head from side to side.
  • High need for swaddling, weighted blankets, constant movement or being physically in touch with mom or dad (joint sense)
  • Strong need to suck or nuzzle something (tactile sense).

Not at all! Many children have some degree of it. Today, we just know that sensory stimulation helps a lot of them to calm down.

Yes, definitely! Motor restlessness can be the reason why your child doesn’t settle down and therefore doesn’t fall asleep. And poor sleep is poor sleep whether it occurs during the day or at night.

Yes, this is even common. I affectionately call these children “zapper kids”. They are restless during the day but go out like a light at night.

It depends on how strong your child’s motor and communication skills are:

  • DeveloBaby Sleep for babies under the age of 2 years, with exercises you do on your baby, as well as a whole lot of advice on so-called good sleep hygiene.
  • DeveloBaby Sensory Integration for kids above the age of two years contains the same exercises but adapted for children over 2 years of age, as well as sensory motor play activities that the child performs themselves (guided by you).

It works for those kids where sensory integration is the cause of the difficult sleep. However, if the cause is something else (ears, stomach, etc.) then it needs to be combined with treatment for this. Baby sleep is sometimes complex, so the exercises should be seen as one important tool in the toolbox. Some people just need other tools to get the job done.

It depends on how familiar you already are with motor restlessness and sensory integration. As a starting point, I have created “motor restlessness” for parents. I have intentionally written the program in an easily digestible language, as my target group is sleep-deprived parents who are not interested in reading background knowledge on the subject at a high professional level. The idea behind my entire project is that you don’t have to read a lot of thick books to get the important knowledge needed to help your child. I have boiled it down so that everyone can understand what I’m talking about. See also here under terms and conditions before you purchase.


Frequently asked questions to exercise programs

After completing the purchase process successfully, you can access your exercise program here on the develobaby.com. During payment, enter your email address and password. After successful payment, you will see an additional heading in the menu called “My Programs”, including links to all the exercise programs you have purchased access to. You could be reading your first program in under 60 seconds from purchasing. When you come back to DeveloBaby.com after a few days, the system will have logged you out automatically. Then simply log in again with your email address as your username and the password you chose during the checkout process.

My exercise programs are accessible online here on DeveloBaby.com. As the programs contain video clips that couldn’t be played in PDF or other types of print, there is no downloadable or hard copy version. That said, using a PC/Mac you can in fact print the exercise programs you have purchased by pressing Ctrl+P on Windows and Command+P on MacOS when you are on the exercise program page. However, the programs are not specifically set up for this purpose, so it’s much nicer and more user-friendly to view it directly on your mobile, tablet or computer.

You have perpetual access. However, I am obliged to adhere to certain privacy data regulations (such as GDPR), which state that I cannot store customer data longer than necessary. Therefore, the system limits your access to one year at a time. When a year is about to expire, the system will automatically send you an email so you can easily extend your access if you want to keep it.

No, this would be against the terms & conditions. You purchase access for yourself and the people living in your household. If you, however, buy an exercise program as a grandparent, you can of course share the access with the person you bought it for. Please let me know if you do so, because I check frequently if a log in is used by several parties. In contrast, if you are a manager in an institution and want to procure access to one or more exercise programs for your employees, please write to me so we can work out an agreement on multiple licenses. Please read more under Terms and Conditions.

Current legislation states that the usual 14-day right of withdrawal does not apply to digital products. The reason for this is that it is virtually impossible to argue that you haven’t used digital products once you’ve logged in. Therefore, I do not generally offer refund. Please read more about my return policy under Terms and Conditions.

Yes, I’ve gone to great lengths to explain each exercise in layman’s terms so that everyone can follow. There are also pictures and videos to accompany the exercises, where I perform the exercises on a real baby.

No, certainly not. In my exercise programs, I have put the exercises in prioritized order. There are a lot of exercises in each program, so in principle you can spend your whole day doing exercises if you find it enjoyable, but you can also choose to do the top three or top five, and therefore the most important ones. This makes the exercise programs suitable for everyone, no matter how much time and energy you have to spare.

The exercises are basically just strength training, just like when you go to the gym. They are designed to strengthen your child muscles wrt the exercise programs purpose, e.g. addressing back-overarching. Therefore, exercises will always make your child stronger. Whether your child achieves each milestone with good quality using the exercises depends, of course, on the starting conditions and whether there are any special conditions that would require a individually tailored approach. But no matter what, helping your child build a stronger body will never be in vain. For the vast majority, standardized exercises, as presented in my exercise programs, will help the child move on to the next milestone well and strongly.

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Disclaimer

All content on DeveloBaby.com is based on recognized professional standards in Denmark, and you can expect them to be in line with the advice you receive in the public health system. If you find that your child has pronounced sleep or motor challenges, or that there is a lack of effect from the general exercises, I recommend that you make an appointment with me, either in person or online, so that I can customize the program for your child. If your child is unwell, please always contact your health care provider or physician. Read full disclaimer…