Cultural expectations for sleep are often at odds with biological infant development. Sleep education is distinctly different from any form of sleep training, as my focus is to support the parents through the creation of a nurturing mindset and implementation of lifestyle shifts rather than to change the baby.

I help parents understand infant development from a biological and evolutionary perspective; this information, combined with the right mindset, empowers parents to facilitate shifts in lifestyle to optimize rest and embrace nighttime parenting without the use of sleep training. I use a combination of emotional support, practical knowledge, developmental science, interpersonal neurobiology research, and attachment theory to support families who want to avoid using behavioral modification to change the baby. I work as a “family sleep doula” to troubleshoot infant/toddler sleep challenges, help parents maintain or restore optimal health, find their parenting groove, and tune in to what they know is best for their baby and their family.

Private Sleep Education Class – approximately 2 hours in your home; $195 per couple (group pricing available – contact me)

Great for expectant parents or parents of a newborn and covers:

  • the art and science of infant sleep (evolutionary biology, brain science, historical perspective and theory)
  • cultural/societal expectations versus reality of infant sleep
  • creating a sleep environment that works for you
  • safe sleep
  • creating a healthy mindset now about sleep for fewer issues later
  • overview of baby temperaments
  • gentle sleep strategies to soothe and calm baby
  • stress management and healthy sleep steps for parents
  • responsive nighttime parenting
  • Q & A

Sleep Support Call – $125

  • Holding space and troubleshooting your family’s sleep scenario
  • 50 minute call

Sleep Support Package – $375

  • Wellness assessment to provide an overview on sleep environment, parent philosophy, and family lifestyle
  • Review of client consultation form
  • 2 hours of talk time for processing, support, and troubleshooting (can be split into 2 one-hour calls or 3 forty-minute calls, to be used within a 4 week period)
  • Correspondence between calls via text and email
  • Creation of a shared folder containing notes, relevant documents, articles, recommended local providers, and other resources
  • Access to my lending library

Check In Call for established clients – $65

  • 30 minutes

Speaking Engagements for Parent Groups and Events  – contact me

I am happy to provide complimentary education and support to Austin area non-profit organizations.