ABOUT

Get to Know Me
and My Philosophy

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ABOUT ME

Katie Blackwell

Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant

Sleep Training my own babies was a journey.  I was so overwhelmed by all the information I read on the internet, not to mention by all the guilt that comes with motherhood.

Once we found a method that worked for us, it was life changing.   By seven months old our twins were consistently sleeping through the night.  As I began to work off my sleep debt I slowly started to morph into the mom I always wanted to be. I stopped just surviving and started to enjoy parenthood.  I was happier, my husband was happier, and my children were happier.   

I have been obsessed with baby sleep ever since!  I think that parents should be able to enjoy the baby stage and focus on falling in love with their babies, not just on survival.

MY APPROACH
Creating a plan that works for you

I believe that every parent and child is unique, therefore a cookie cutter approach to sleep training just isn't good enough.  My process involves getting a detailed understanding of your child's personality and your parenting style so that I can create a sleep training plan that is effective and will work for both of you.  No one on the internet can tell you the right way to parent, especially me. I will use your parenting expertise to create the best sleep plan for your child.   

My approaches are evidenced based and backed by research.   That means that not only will I create a plan that is customized to you and your child, but it will also be a plan that WORKS.   

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MY EDUCATION

I am a certified sleep consultant through the Cradle Coach Academy.  I was very particular with my choice about deciding where to get my certification through.  The Cradle Coach academy offered me a comprehensive education with over 200 hours of self paced content and volunteer hands on experience.  I have worked with several families on a volunteer basis, all of whom showed significant improvement in their child's sleep! 

 

Prior to sleep consulting I obtained bachelors degrees in psychology and sociology.  I also have earned my masters degree in social work.  These degrees offered classes related to my current field including child development classes and behavior modification courses.