Hey there! My name is Kinsey and I'm from Texas, but currently living in Virginia. I have a son, born in March, and I seriously struggled with getting any sleep for what seemed like an eternity. My son was a very dependent sleeper, always wanting to be rocked, fed, bounced, you name it. I could hardly ever put him down whether he was awake or asleep, and it's honestly a miracle that I even made it through that time. The lack of sleep took a major toll on my mental health as well as my marriage. I managed to sleep train my son on my own since I couldn't afford to hire somebody to help me. Since then, I feel like myself again and my relationship with my husband has improved immensely. So I quickly made the choice to become a Sleep Consultant in order to help parents get the rest they need at a price they can afford.
Many people have misconceptions about sleep training. Your baby does not need to be left to cry or feel abandoned in order to learn how to sleep independently. I believe in a gentle approach to sleep training. Children naturally need reassurance and comfort. It is completely possible for them to be more independent when utilizing a proper schedule and learning self-settling techniques. With that being said, after bad habits have become ingrained after many months, there may be no way around working through some tears. A gentle approach worked for my family, but I'd be more than happy to assist you with any method you prefer.
I have been certified as a Sleep Consultant through the Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting. I'd be more than happy to share my personal sleep training experience with you as well as answer any questions you may have.