Join the 2014 Hourly Wakings Study (HoWa2014)
Welcome and thank you for participating in the
2014 Hourly Wakings Study. Your input is of invaluable importance and
help yourself and thousands of
parents worldwide reduce unnecessary
To make the study useful to you right away, I will offer free e-mail
counseling to participating parents who currently experience
unnecessary wakings with their baby (subject to availability). If you
have overcome a period of frequent wakings, sharing your experience is
all the more valuable.
To thank all, I will also be giving away $50 Amazon Gift
Cards by prize draw.
Get started right away, completing the
questionnaire takes less
than 5 minutes!
More info about the HoWa2014 study and Frequently Asked
--- TEMPORARILY CLOSED ---
The first round of the study is now
closed for new entries. A new round may be opened in May. For current
help with frequent wakings, visit the hourly wakings section.
About the HoWa2014 study
Your rewards for participating
To parents who are currently experiencing unnecessary frequent
I will offer free e-mail
(subject to availability). Subject to availability
means that I will work with as many parents as is feasible for me -
i.e. enough hours in a day. I promise you with all my passion for the
subject that that will be a lot.
I will also give away $50
Amazon gift cards
The goal of this study is twofold:
- Help YOU now with dedicated advice to reduce your
- Increase knowledge
and fine-tune techniques to help parents
worldwide in the future
Waking up frequently is very normal and in fact absolutely necessary
for a very young baby.
But once mature enough to make it through 5-10 hours of a night without
feeding, most of us expect a child to sleep those hours in one stretch
In reality, many if not most babies and toddlers go through one or more
periods during which they wake up several times a night, without it
being truly necessary.
Need for reassurance, hunger, stuck sleep patterns, habits, and lack of
self soothing skills are only some of the possible causes.
By conducting this study I engage myself to not only gather information
but closely work together with parents who are currently experiencing
such frequent unnecessary wakings, to devise and fine tune gentle yet
efficient techniques to overcome such periods of interrupted nights.
I value your privacy and will
never share any confidential data
you provide along with your
By completing the questionnaire you agree for the data you
provide to be used by me, Heidi Holvoet, and my co-workers for
analysis, development and fine-tuning of gentle
If you provide personal data like name and e-mail
address, none of those will be used for anything but a personal
contact by e-mail to provide you with personalized advice, or to award
you the $50 Amazon gift card in case you win one of the prize draw
Complete the questionnaire.
Take me to the questionnaire.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to participate?
parents and carers looking after a baby or young child. Whether he/she
wakes up very frequently or on the contrary sleeps through right now,
your input is invaluable to make the study useful.
What will you do with the data that
I, Heidi Holvoet, will personally analyze all the information that you
provide and use that to develop new and finetune existing gentle
sleep techniques. Co-workers may assist me with that.
Is my privacy secure?
Absolutely! All information that you provide is confidential. When used
in the study, what you shared about your baby's sleep will be
disconnected from your name.
How will you use
my name and e-mail address?
I will never share your name and e-mail
address with anyone. The only times I will use your e-mail address will
be to provide the promised sleep advice, free of charge or the Amazon
Do I get a reward for participating?
Yes. You will be able to opt in for receiving personalized sleep
advice (subject to availability) based on the info you provide in the
questionnaire and for entering the $50 Amazon Gift Card giveaway.