You need your baby to get more sleep, with less effort.
You're probably confused about how to help your baby sleep.
Getting your baby to sleep should be "natural" but it seems so "unnatural."
On this crazy parenting journey you're on, you just want to do what's right for your baby and family.
I felt the same way when I was trying to figure out how to get my son to sleep.
How I Became a Sleep Consultant
I've was so in love with my little guy, but it took forever to get him to fall asleep and then he woke multiple times through the night. I was exhausted.
I became totally obsessed. I needed sleep.
If you want to learn more about my journey, you can read my blog post: How I Failed at Attachment Parenting.
Since 2013, I've helped thousands of families,
and children of different ages and temperaments,
become well-rested and happier.
My 8 years of studying Kinesiology and my Doctor of Chiropractic degree taught me everything about the human body from head to tiny toe.
People think of Chiropractors as cracking and manipulations but that was only a small part of my education. My coursework included obstetrics, pediatrics, child development, anatomy, physiology and nutrition.
I know why your little one's poops are green, why your child makes those funny noises in her sleep and what your brain is doing at night while you're sleeping.
When you tell me your story, I've been trained and practiced to know when to ask more questions.
And when you tell me "My gut says..." I'm going to lean in and listen more intently.
I can visualize what your baby's tongue is doing when he's nursing, what your milk ducts look like from the inside and the way your baby's colon is shaped in his tummy.
I understand why your baby's gums hurt before the teeth cut through, why your toddler throws tantrums and why all humans wake in the night.
The greatest education though has been becoming a parent and helping thousands of babies of different personalities and temperaments.
I'm a sleep consultant because it's my passion.
I love and NEED sleep.
I have an auto immune disease that makes me need sleep more than the average gal. I was diagnosed when my son was 9 months old when I couldn't overcome exhaustion.
Do I believe in Cry It Out?
Parents often ask me if I do "Cry It Out" or CIO. "Cry It Out" means to close the door and not return.
I don't believe in that as I believe every child deserves to be heard and acknowledged. I practice RIE parenting.
However, whenever you are changing something on your child, there will be some tears as she expresses frustration at having to learn a new way of falling asleep.
I can teach you how to comfort those tears. I draw from a variety of techniques in creating sleep plans.
My program is not a cookie-cutter approach with fixed schedules.
These approaches can set a gal up to fail.
What do you do on a bad day when things don’t meet the textbook’s plan or your baby doesn't nap as long as she's "supposed" to? These types of programs left me feeling discouraged and inadequate.
I can teach you the skills to read and meet your child’s needs through different phases.
I will teach you how to set your child up for success.
A Canadian, born and raised in Ottawa, ON, I currently live in
Mountain View, California in the San Francisco Bay Area
with my husband and two kids.
In my spare time, I'm passionate about connecting people and making a difference in the life of a parent.
I'm the Secretary on the Board of Directors at the Mother’s Milk Bank of San Jose whose mission is to enhance the use and availability of breast milk to all babies in need.
I am a Co-President of the Parents Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park where I help parents engage in their community and form friendships.