We’ve all been there – that feeling of hopelessness in the middle of the night when, once again, baby is awake.
If you’re feeling stuck, or just like you could use a little support around best ways to handle night time, it may be time to find a sleep consultant to help you and your baby sleep.
Whether you’re a new mom just getting her feet wet or a seasoned one dealing with sleep issues your older children never had, a sleep consultant can be the key to helping you, your baby, and your entire family the sleep that you need.
Here are our favorite local sleep consultants:
Jessica is a child sleep consultant, newborn care specialist, certified breastfeeding specialist and postpartum doula. She is passionate about helping the entire family get the sleep they need. She will help you set up healthy sleep habits during the first 4 months of your infant’s life with in-home or virtual guidance.
For your little ones 4 months and older, she will customize a sleep plan that suits your family’s needs using a variety of methods. While you implement the plan, she strives to provide in-the-moment support so you’re not second guessing what to do at any phase of the process.
Contact Jessica for a consultation at 717.953.4214 or [email protected]!
If your child is struggling with sleep issues, WeeSleep is here for you.
We take the guesswork out of sleep. Sleep training is all we do, and as such, we are able to provide each parent we work with an actionable set of steps specifically designed for the unique needs of their child. No guessing. No trial and error. The results? Healthy, restful sleep for not just your child, but your entire family.
The results speak for themselves. WeeSleep has a 98% success rate in getting children to sleep through the night (10-12 hours) in two weeks or less.
Susan Lattuca is your family’s answer to getting better sleep! A certified pediatric sleep consultant, Susan works one on one with families of children newborn through age 6 by creating a personalized plan that fits the unique needs of your family and child.
Susan supports you every step of the way so you know exactly what to do and how to do it. There is no guess work involved! Schedule your free info call today!
Uma, the founder of Little Pumpkin Sleep Solutions, is a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant. She strongly believes that there is no one-size-fits-all solution and every baby is very unique with their own personality and needs to be approached individually.
Services (ages 0-5 years):
Personalized holistic sleep plans and support
Troubleshooting phone consultations and guides
Free weekly baby sleep Q&A on Instagram
Kim Hawley, MA, MPH, IBCLC is a Holistic Sleep Coach, Lactation Consultant, and Peaceful Parenting Educator. Her specialty is holistic, developmental, attachment-based sleep support for babies, toddlers, and nursing families.
Kim supports families through one to one packages, a group support program, and teaches a prenatal and little baby sleep class through the Breastfeeding Center of Greater Washington. If you are looking for a responsive alternative to sleep training that is nursing supportive, reach out.
Lauren Engler is a certified pediatric sleep consultant who helps families of newborns, babies, toddlers, and school-aged children.
When working one-on-one with families, Lauren personalizes a sleep plan to help them approach sleep with both confidence and a plan. While working together, Lauren is in regular touch with families to provide support and encouragement, to answer questions, to make sure the child is progressing, and to make any necessary changes along the way.
Find a DC Area Sleep Consultant
A sleep consultant can be an invaluable resource for parents, whether they have a newborn or toddler.
They are sleep experts that typically offer education around the science of sleep, advice on how to implement best practices, and personalized plans and support to help your child sleep through the night.
Many sleep consultants offer free consultation calls that will give you an idea of their philosophies and personalities – your relationship with a sleep consultant is high-touch, so you want to make sure they’re the right fit!
Once you find the right fit, you generally sign an agreement and then receive a plan personalized to your child and family’s needs. Then, you and your sleep consultant work together to implement the plan and tweak as needed until your little one sleeps all night long (and you, too!).
Ready to find yours? Here are local sleep consultants who come recommended by our contributors & readers:
Best Night Nurses in the DC Area
A night nurse (also called a baby nurse) can be a game changer those first few weeks at home with a newborn.
Night nurses typically provide night-time care for newborns, taking care of things like diaper changes and bottle feeds so parents get much-needed sleep. If the mother is nursing, the night nurse brings the baby to her for overnight feedings.
Aside from the benefit of better sleep for parents, night nurses also are experts on helping babies learn to sleep through the night and setting schedules that work best for your family.
You typically work with a baby nurse for several weeks, but longer term contracts are often available if needed.