What Is a Baby Sleep Consultant?

Hey everyone! My name is Elizabeth King, I’m a mom of 3 and the founder and CEO of Sleep Baby Sleep Consulting. I am very excited to be guest posting on the Dreamland Baby Blog today! As parents, I know that getting a good night’s sleep is one of your top priorities and I am excited to talk about how we can help you make that happen! My team of certified sleep consultants and I work with families every day teaching their babies how to sleep well at night and take great naps. We work one on one to create customized solutions for each baby and family since no two are the same! 

If you are new to the idea of sleep consulting or have hesitations about sleep training in general, I am so glad you’re here. There are a lot of misconceptions about sleep consulting, sleep training, and baby sleep in general. There is talk of lots of crying and expecting babies to do something they are not ready for. This does not have to be the case!

The benefit of working with a baby sleep consultant, as opposed to relying solely on books or blogs, is that you will get a solution that is customized to you and your baby. Instead of a general 4 month schedule, you can ask your sleep consultant to work around your other children’s school schedules or a regular doctor's appointment you may have. You’ll also have a direct line of communication to your consultant for answering specific questions that you just can’t get from a book. We also have tons of experience with every possible baby sleep problem. Having an expert to guide you, whether it’s your first baby or your fourth, can make this parenting journey so much easier and less stressful! 

“But what about crying?” “Are you going to just ask my baby to cry it out? I can do that on my own.” These are questions that I have heard many times and I think they are natural and valid. No parent, including me, likes hearing their baby cry. My best advice for parents is to find a consultant that you connect with and trust and tell them about your concerns. A great sleep consultant will work with you to create a solution and plan that is a good fit for your wants and needs! At Sleep Baby, in addition to minimizing tears as much as we can, we also will work to help you feel confident and comfortable with knowing what your baby needs when they cry in general so you can address the root of their crying rather than feeling like you’re throwing shots in the dark. As much as we don’t want them to, babies do cry, it is the way they communicate and we want to be able to respond to their needs appropriately!

At Sleep Baby, we focus on the whole child, not just their bedtime sleep. While we are working with families on teaching their babies to self soothe (put themselves completely to sleep independently), we will also work on shaping their day so they are set up for sleep success! We feel strongly that we cannot ask our babies and toddlers to sleep soundly at night when there are roadblocks like overtiredness or hunger that are stopping them. First we remove all of the obstacles to sleep, then we work with parents to teach them sustainable, independent sleep strategies. 

Our team of amazing baby sleep experts work with each family to design a plan that is a fit for you. After our initial consultation is, we support you as you implement the plan with your little one! I know I’m biased but I think our team is the best out there. Each one of our consultants is also a mom and gives the most incredible support. We absolutely love cheering on parents as their whole family starts sleeping well. 

Sleep Baby was born out of a deep love for parents. As a first time mom, I felt the isolation and anxiety of not knowing what I was doing. I wanted to be able to provide that support to other parents and give them the tools they need to get great sleep. On top of self soothing skills, routines, and schedules, the Sleep Baby team truly works to build confidence in each one of the parents we work with. We hope you think of us as your friend who just happens to know a lot about sleep!

If your baby or toddler is struggling with sleeping soundly, falling asleep at night, sleeping all night, or taking naps we would love to help! We have many different consulting packages and work with families all over the world. Your baby sleep consultant will come alongside you to learn about your family and your child’s needs then design a customized sleep solution for you. If you have questions or want to learn more, we’d love to talk! You can visit our website or reach out to us any time at hello@sleepbabyconsulting.com to set up your free 15 minute phone call with one of our incredible baby sleep consultants!

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth King is a mom of 3 boys and the founder and CEO of Sleep Baby Sleep Consulting. Based in Charlotte, NC Elizabeth can often be found outside or making frequent trips to her hometown of Charleston, SC. She founded Sleep Baby after realizing that having someone to talk to and ask questions of is an invaluable resource as you are finding your footing with a new person in your family and feels that every parent should have that kind of support. Elizabeth is passionate about babies and their parents and loves the joy on their faces when she hears that their baby finally slept all night. She’s been a professional sleep consultant for over 5 years, worked with thousands of families around the globe, and is a member of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants. 

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