Frequently asked questions

How can you help me? What are your qualifications?

I pride myself on being honest and relatable. I’ve done the work to get here. I am an RN, BSN and a mother of 4. I’ve spent time in the NICU and Step down nursery with my own kids. I’ve held a management position, been a floor nurse, and have even served on a medical mission trip in Africa. I have personally experienced Postpartum depression and anxiety. I have experienced scary pregnancies, but thankfully have healthy babies. I’ve experienced a miscarriage. I have had unique life experiences that have brought me right to this career during the exact right time in my life. I am a snuggler and I love to hold my babies. I think all mother’s should be able to hold their baby and enjoy it. I also appreciate science and the rawness of motherhood. I believe in giving our children tools to succeed in life, and sleep is such a big one. Science doesn’t lie and I let it guide me when it comes to sleep. I have vast experience in working with special needs populations and feel this has given me the ability to see and think outside of the box. I won’t judge you, but instead empower you. It’s my nature. I’m a helper. You can learn more on my About page.

How long will it take to get my baby/child to become a good sleeper?

Many things determine the length of time it will take. A child’s temperament, the family lifestyle, the chosen training method, and most importantly, parental consistency when it comes to following the sleep plan. Nighttime sleep improves first, and then daytime sleep. I can honestly say that I have had great success in helping clients start sleeping better within 1 week and up to 2 weeks when the parents and caregivers take my advice and stay consistent.

Do you offer a guarantee?

I do not offer a guarantee. Consider our relationship one like a health coach trying to help you lose weight and get healthy. I will give you all of the tools and be your biggest cheerleader, but I cannot do the work for you. You have to implement the plan and follow my advice in order for it to work.

Will my child have to cry?

We all cry. Babies and children will cry at some point. It’s inevitable. Crying is a way to release emotions, and is actually helpful to those that can’t verbalize their needs. Crying is not always a bad thing, but rather very normal and healthy. I am trained in many methods of sleep training from very gentle to the cry it out method. I get to know you and tailor one to fit your parenting style and child’s temperament. The first few nights are always the hardest, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how quickly you’ll see positive results if you stay consistent and follow the agreed upon plan.

Which package is right for me and my child?

My packages are divided into 2 age categories in order to make it simple for our exhausted mom brains. You simply decide if you want 1,2, or 3 weeks to work with me. The more gentle the method you choose, the longer time it typically takes. Ultimately, it comes down to you and what you feel you can afford and how consistent you feel you and the other caregivers can be during the time frame you choose. Contact me if you have questions about which package to start with.

What if we have multiple children who need help?

I absolutely can help with multiple children and am able to help you with more than one child at a time. Being a triplet mama myself, I am able to give unique perspectives. I do not charge extra for multiples and love to work with and get to know other moms of multiples. I can also work with kids of different ages in your home, but each child will need their own package due to their different ages and therefore, a different sleep plan. Some parents find it overwhelming to sleep train more than one child at once. I welcome the challenge if you do.

How young can my baby be when working with you?

I love newborns. I have a package for that sweet and eye opening time in life. We work together to make sure your baby is sleeping safely and set up for success when it comes to sleep. Once your baby starts showing social cues such as smiling(3-4 months), you can know it’s a good time to look into hiring me for a week or more. Sometimes, newborn mothers just want to ask a few questions and talk to an actual person. I offer a 45 minute call that allows you to do just that. Newborns are unpredictable because they aren’t developmentally ready to sleep and stay up for longer periods of time. I’ve got your covered from newborn up to 4 years.

Can one call really do enough to actually help me?

1 call is all some mothers need. I do my best to lay out all of the needed information and answer all of your questions. I ask that you come into our call with all of your questions ready. I typically will have you send those to me ahead of time. If your child has many factors that are making sleep a problem, then you may need more time. If you don’t have a schedule in place at all and/or you child has behavior type situations that are affecting bedtime, you may need more help. We can always try one call if you prefer and then you add a package if you see you like my help and want more long term help from me.

What else can you help with besides sleep?

I am here to help guide you to teach your child to enjoy sleep and follow biological and developmentally appropriate sleep times to help make that possible. I can also help guide you on daily schedules, nighttime feedings, breastfeeding basic support, pregnancy/labor preparation, postpartum education, newborn care, and more.