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Sleep, Baby, Sleep Consultant Training Program

Through the years of sleep consulting, I have been asked by several of my clients to train them in what I do. I do have to admit that this is an amazing career, so I can definitely understand the interest. I get to help sleepless parents all over the world, while still being home with my two little girls, not missing a single thing.

As a sleep consultant you get to give sleep deprived parents the gift of sleep. This is so amazing and rewarding. Not to mention all of the wonderful parents and families you get to meet along the way. Helping people all over the world, is such a great feeling. If you are passionate about sleep topics, parenting, or just helping other people, then you would be a great sleep consultant. I can teach you about babies and sleep, but the passion will have to come from within. If this sounds like this is something for you, then I am here to help you every step of the way. I will work hard to help, and even give all of my secrets. All I ask I ask in return is that you work just as hard in becoming a great sleep consultant.

Course Outline: 
The Sleep, Baby, Sleep consultant training program is basically composed of all my tricks of the trade. I will be sharing with you everything that I do as a sleep consultant, nothing is off limits. I will teach you how to be a successful sleep consultant, how get clients, how to market yourself and your business. You will be learning about infant and toddler sleep, sleep troubles, client coaching, putting together sleep plans and anything else that you need to start and run a successful business. 
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Course Content:

Infant and toddler sleep basics as they relate to sleep consulting.

This content will be divided into age groups and we will be discussing the most important aspects of infant and toddler sleep as it relates to sleep consulting. Don't worry, I won't overwhelm you. Sleep topics are vast, so we will be focusing in on the information that you need to consult. 

Common infant and toddler sleep problems.

You will learn about a variety of sleep problems and learn how to help clients. Bedtime struggles, frequent night wakings, regressions, early morning wakings, pacifier and sleep prop dependency and so much more.

Sleep training methods and techniques.

We will discuss different types of sleep training methods and techniques. What works, what doesn't. You will learn about gentle sleep methods, and how to handle tears. I will give you my tricks and secrets of how I have helped so many clients through the years.

How to create sleep plans.
You will learn how to create a successful sleep plan. We will discuss the different sleep plan components, how to put them together, and how to create templates to be prepared ahead of time. 

Business Aspects.
This content will cover how to start your website, business cards, banners, ads, book keeping, insurance, liability, and anything else that you need help with.

. . . And SO much more!

Requirements:

Successful completion of the course will be demonstrated by completing required reading, tests, case studies and discussions. The course is designed to be taken at your own pace, so there will be no rush to get everything done at once. I know many of you are busy at home with your little ones, so I created this course to be self paced.

There will be a final exam at the end, that will require you to put together all of the information that you have learned throughout the course and create a sleep plan based on one of my current clients. You will also be required to respond to the client’s questions as well as different scenarios that come up during the consultation. Don't worry, you will have plenty of time to prepare for this. 

Certificate of Completion:
A certificate of completion will be issued once all of the requirements are submitted and passed. If you are having trouble passing a requirement, we will work through this together to make sure that you are successful. You will be able to print your certificate as soon as it is issued. You will also be given a Sleep, Baby, Sleep certified logo for business use on your website to show your training and certification by Sleep, Baby, Sleep.  


Mentoring and Support:

Besides the wealth of information I will be giving you, I will be available to you every step of the way to guide and support you. I will make sure you are confident and ready to go out and be a great sleep consultant. I will work with you on your first clients for 6 months, or until you are ready to do it on your own. I will also help you set up your website, help you with sleep plan templates, and anything else that you may need.

Investment:
$1,400 or 3 monthly payments of $500. 
Other payment options can be arranged. 

If interested, please fill out the short application and I will be in contact with you so that we can discuss your journey into sleep consulting in detail.
                                               








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Swim, Sun, and Fun Giveaway!

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Swim, Sun, and Fun Giveaway!!  Summer is one of those exciting times of year no matter where you live or how old you are!  This giveaway  is about celebrating the season in every way.  Prizes include outdoor games, pool/beach gear, vacation essentials, outdoor sporting goods, entertaining and more.......
I have to thank each and every wonderful sponsor who helped truly make this giveaway event possible!

Hosted by:
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A Lucky Ladybug, Tyrneathem, Java John Z's, 
and A Ladybug on the Go

Please be patient with our bloggers websites and load times since this is such a large event.  The forms may take a little extra time AND it may seem like this one has a little extra work to enter.  Even though each of the packages have their own giveaway form, you will find that most of the entries are identical.  This way if you like/follow a page in one you will already have it done for the next!


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Merlin Magic Sleep Suit Review & Giveaway!


The Magic Sleepsuit™ is an innovative baby swaddle transition product that provides babies with a cozy, calming, and safe sleep environment. The Magic Sleepsuit is designed for babies who are transitioning out of the swaddle, yet still need that cozy and contained feeling to help them sleep.

The Magic Sleepsuit is available in 2 sizes 3-6 months (12-18 lbs) and 6-9 months (18-21 lbs). There are 2 Fabric Options for the exterior, MicroFleece or Jersey Cotton and 4 Colors (Pink, Yellow and Blue Microfleece and Pink, Yellow, Blue and Cream Cotton)

The outer layer is either a soft microfleece or jersey cotton, the inner layer a breathable cotton with a layer of polyfil in between provides just enough security and comfort to muffle your baby's startles and help them transition from the swaddle smoothly.  The scooped neckline keeps fabric away from baby's face, and double zippers make diaper changes a snap.  The Magic Sleepsuit is to be used for back sleeping in the crib, the recommended safe sleep position.   


The baby Merlin Company has generously offered to give away a Magic Sleepsuit to one of my lucky readers. All you have to do is enter through Rafflecopter below. It's really easy to use. All you have to do is login, so that I know how to contact you once you win. Then just simply complete one or more of the tasks, depending on how many entries you want to submit. Yes you can enter multiple entries! Winner will be chosen on June 15, 2015. Good luck everyone!

Visit the Magic Sleepsuit website to learn more about how this suit can help your baby transition from the swaddle while keeping your baby cozy and safe. http://www.magicsleepsuit.com



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How to Get Baby to Sleep While Out: Traveling, Trips, and Vacation Tips

Wondering how to get your baby to sleep while out and away from home? I get this question a lot during springtime and early summer. Getting a baby to nap during outings, trips, and vacation can be nerve wrecking. With the warm weather and summer approaching everyone wants to know how to take their baby out without constantly worrying about their sleep. It's actually pretty simple, this dilemma can be solved in two easy steps. 

First, teach your baby independent sleep. A baby that is "sleep trained" and is able to fall asleep on their own, will be able to do it just about anywhere. It's one of the best parts of sleep training. Learn how to how to do that with your baby in this article about "Teaching Your Baby to Self Settle"

Second, bring something familiar from home that your baby associates with going to sleep. A favorite blanket, stuffed animal, some white noise on your iPhone. Anything that reminds your baby of sleep. Here's my little one, napping while out. She's cuddled next to my nursing cover with her dolly.
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If you are vacationing away from home, bring a pack n play. I always recommend that a baby has their own sleep space even while away from home. If you don't bed share at home, there's no reason to start that habit while on vacation. And that goes for bedtime routine. If you don't nurse or rock your baby to sleep at home, don't start. Follow the same bedtime routine you have at home. It may take a little bit more effort to get your baby to sleep in a new environment, but the effort is worth it when compared to the work you will have to do to break a new habit that was formed while vacationing. 

Getting a baby to sleep while away from home does not have to be a headache and constant worry. Having your baby to fall asleep easily and peacefully while still enjoying yourself during the warm weather is just one of the benefits of teaching your baby independent sleep. If your not sure where to get started. I would be glad to help you with the whole process. Have you considered one of my Sleep Consultation Packages

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How to Put a Baby to Sleep

Want to know the best way to put a baby to sleep? With so much conflicting information on the web, something so simple like laying a baby down to sleep, can turn into a fiasco. So I thought I would put together some of my best tips. Let's talk about how to put a baby to sleep considering safety, comfort, and of course ways to help your baby sleep through the night!

How to Put a Baby to Sleep

Swaddled. If your baby is young and not yet rolling, swaddling really helps keep that startle reflex under control. It also helps your baby feel warm and snug, kind of like she did in your belly. Some babies won't accept being swaddled at first, but give it a few tries before you call it quits. Also try some different types of swaddles and sacks. Not all are created the same. 

On His/Her Back. This is also important for babies that are young and not yet rolling. The SIDS campaign teaches the importance of safe sleep by recommending that you always place your baby on his or her back to sleep. Once your baby is able to roll by herself, she can sleep in any position she can get herself in, but until then, your baby should be put to sleep on her back. 

how to put a baby to sleepAwake. When clients ask me about how to put a baby to sleep, awake is the very first word that comes to mind. A baby that falls asleep by nursing, rocking, bouncing etc will expect that during the night and will wake frequently. The best way to put your baby to sleep, is by putting her down awake. This is just as important when your baby wakes during the night.

In the Dark. Sounds pretty self explanatory right? Not really, many parents still use night lights, and projectors that light up the ceiling hoping that this will help put a baby to sleep. Studies show that even the slightest amount of light can suppress melatonin, the hormone that helps your baby sleep. The room should be dark with no night lights, and anything that illuminates should be covered up. I even have the fire detector light covered with a piece of black tape!

With Noise. It's no surprise that babies are drawn to strange noises like the vacuum, blow dryer, fan and other crazy things. These noises mimic the sound your baby heard while in your belly. Take advantage of this soothing and familiar sound and play some of these noises while your baby sleeps. If you don't have a sound machine, there are many great smart phone and tablet apps.

With Love. Kisses, cuddles, and snuggling is the best part of our bedtime routine. A baby that has enough opportunity to spend time bonding with mommy or daddy will feel safe and secure to fall asleep on her own at bedtime and will sleep soundly through the night. Many times separation anxiety can be "cured" with a little extra loving!

Now that you know how to put a baby to sleep, you can spend less time stressing and googling this topic, and more time enjoying your little one!
Still having trouble getting your little one to sleep? Here's How an Email Consultation May Help!




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