Does hearing your baby cry make you feel guilty or like a bad mom?
Does a really bad night of sleep ever make you question if this is all worth it? If you were actually meant to be a parent?
Are you so exhausted it scares you?
Have you started to doubt if you’re capable of being the mom your baby needs when you’re this tired?
Have you ever gotten so frustrated when your baby won’t sleep that you’ve burst into tears or felt like you wanted to scream?
Feel judged or guilty or selfish for even considering sleep training…
Know you want to sleep train, but you haven’t because thinking about it sends you into a spiral or gives you a panic attack…
Even tried to sleep train, but always caved because you couldn’t handle the crying…
We loved working with Tara! Every conversation, every text was met with compassion, understanding, and a genuine want to help. I especially liked how she set parameters but we were able to figure out what worked best for our family and make it our own. Her detailed information from the beginning really set us up for success. It opened our eyes to the fact that our little one wasn't eating enough during the day and once we began working on that, naps improved, and so did sleeping through the night. We are now able to give a better version of ourselves to our little one which is a huge blessing.
- Ali S., 16 week old baby
Before working with Tara, our sleep situation was a disaster. We had fallen into a routine of letting our little one sleep on top of us for hours at a time. My husband would stay awake with the baby sleeping on him from 9pm to 3am and then I would take over at 3am. We were exhausted and our baby still wasn’t napping well during the day. With Tara’s help the baby started sleeping most nights from 7pm to 6:30am without waking up at all. It was a miracle. We’ll continue to work with Tara through toddlerhood because she’s been so helpful for us as first time parents.
- Kate B., 11 week old baby
Sleep training means teaching your baby to fall asleep, and back to sleep, independently in their own separate sleep space (which could be in their own room or in your room). Falling asleep independently means they aren’t fed or rocked to sleep or need to be held or in motion in order to stay asleep.
Sleep training ≠ night weaning - some families do both at the same time, but you can enjoy the benefits of independent sleep even if you want or need to continue to feed overnight.
Sleep training ≠ Cry It Out (CIO). Also known as extinction, CIO is just one method of sleep training. Independent sleep can be accomplished through a range of methods and families can choose whichever one feels right for them and for their baby.
I feel like I’ve barely slept for months and I’m losing my mind.
I haven’t been able to figure out a good routine and I feel like a terrible mother because of it.
I dread bedtime so much. Not knowing how long it will take to get my baby to sleep…or how long it will last…puts me so on edge.
I feel so defeated about my baby’s sleep.
Having to constantly hold my fussy baby or spending hours nursing/rocking/bouncing her has me on the verge of a mental breakdown.
I feel like being exhausted 24/7 is making my postpartum depression/anxiety so much worse.
I know I need to get more sleep but my baby crying triggers my depression/anxiety so I feel stuck and don’t know what to do.
Sleep training saved my sanity. I can function at work and enjoy time with my partner and friends again.
Our days are more predictable now, and we’ve been able to return to a sense of normalcy.
Bedtime is my favorite time of day. I savor those snuggles and that last feeding because I know I’m about to get some “me time” and a full night’s rest!
My baby is an amazing sleeper and I feel so much more confident as a mom.
We’re both so much calmer! She goes to sleep easily because she isn’t overtired and she can play by herself without fussing when I need to do stuff around the house.
Knowing I have a guaranteed break to look forward to helps me be more present and bond with my baby when he’s awake.
My baby is a happier baby having learned the skill of independent sleep and I feel so accomplished for being able to push through and teach him that!
This program is for motivated mommas who are ready to let go of their fears and guilt over sleep training and learn the tools they need to be successful in teaching their baby to sleep independently. Through 1:1 coaching and support with an expert in both infant sleep and maternal mental health, you can stop feeling powerless to improve your baby’s sleep and start getting the rest you need to get your sanity back and be the best momma you can be for your little one!
We can get started in just 24-48 hours!
Let’s get started! You’ll complete a questionnaire so I can understand what sleep looks like in your home now, what your goals are, and any current obstacles to making changes.
I’ll review your answers and then create a completely customized coaching strategy and sleep plan for your little one so that over the course of approximately two weeks (four 30-minute coaching calls and one 30-minute call to review the sleep plan) we’ll cover everything YOU need to be successful with sleep training.
We’ll start by covering “Healthy Sleep Foundations” (full feedings, wake windows, and naptime/bedtime routines) so you can start seeing some improvement in your baby’s sleep right away. Additional topics covered are customized based on your initial assessment, and may include any of the following:
• Challenging Myths about Sleep Training
• Understanding the Postpartum Brain
• Getting Effective Support from Your Partner
• Psychoeducation on Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, etc.
• In-the-Moment Coping Strategies
It’s go time! You’re ready to begin sleep training and I will be here holding your (virtual) hand the whole way!
During our third and final week (a period of 7 consecutive days), you’ll implement the plan we created together and keep a log for me to review each day. I will be available daily through Voxer for voice/text support to encourage and reassure you, help you troubleshoot any issues, and celebrate your successes!
You did it! I will send you my graduation guide, “We Sleep Trained, Now What?” This guide covers daytime/nighttime sleep needs, recommended wake windows, and sample schedules for every age from birth through age 2 so you can be confident your baby is continuing to get the rest they need as their sleep needs change! This guide also covers all of the most common sleep disruptors through the infant and toddler years and how to deal with them.
You will also be invited to join a private Facebook group for Sleeping Baby, Sane Momma graduates where you can get follow-up support and additional education and resources as your baby grows!
Hiring a sleep consultant is a big investment and I want to make sure that you are ready, that my philosophies are the right fit for your parenting style, and that my services will help you to accomplish your specific goals!
If it turns out I'm not a good fit for you, I’ll help connect you to another sleep consultant or to other resources to better meet your needs!