How a Pediatric Sleep Consultant can support you
Nursery prep to rest easy
Swaddles to shushes—be ready for the foggy first weeks
Parents need sleep, too
It’s never one-size-fits-all
Meet our Pediatric Sleep Consultants:
Anne Marie Ausems, MA
Kensey Butkevich, MS, BCBA
Unnati Patel, MPH
Because there is no licensing agency for sleep coaches, you do not need to be trained to call yourself a sleep coach or sleep consultant. With the help of our team of expert advisors, we have sought sleep consultants that have been certified by the following reputable organizations:
- Cradle Coach Academy
- Family Sleep Institute
- Gentle Sleep Coach
- Institute of Pediatric Sleep Consulting
Soon-to-be parents who want to get a head start on setting up a good sleep environment and managing their expectations can work with a sleep consultant during pregnancy.
After baby comes, parents reach out for sleep support for any number of reasons as they figure out how to best support their baby’s sleep so that they can get more sleep, too.
The most common sleep transition that parents need help navigating is the 3-4 month sleep transition, when babies begin to be receptive to routines and their circadian rhythms change. Remember, older babies and toddlers have sleep transitions, too. Whether that’s moving to a new room (or a new bed), dropping a nap, weaning from the pacifier, etc.
Being proactive about these transitions and working with a sleep consultant to develop the best plan of action not only gives you peace of mind, but it also can help promote good habits from the get-go rather than having to work to undo any sleep habits down the road.
How do I know if I really need support from a sleep consultant?
When you aren’t getting restful sleep for several days because your little one isn’t getting restful sleep, it’s probably time to call a sleep consultant. They are trained to help parents navigate all sorts of facets of children’s sleep, such as:
- Sleep environment
- Newborn sleep
- Feeding and sleeping schedules
- 3-4 month sleep transition
- Naptime routines and lengthening naps
- Dropping-a-nap transitions
- Transitioning out of the swaddle
- Moving from bassinet to crib
- Graduating from crib to toddler bed
- Pacifier weaning
- Preparing for daycare sleep