“I had a very fussy baby. For the first two-and-a-half months of her life she refused to be anywhere but in my arms – including through the night. I was getting very little sleep, which made our co-sleeping arrangement even more dangerous than it already was and only worsened the difficult emotions that often come during the post-partum period. I was so desperate to get some rest. I tried everything: Taking Cara Babies, Moms on Call etc. These courses offered a helpful framework with which to work, but when you’re sleep deprived and none of the baby-sleep tips and tricks are working, it’s defeating, distressing and exhausting.
I wish I had reached out to Kristin sooner. When I contacted her one afternoon, she first asked a series of questions to get a good understanding of my frustrations and the challenges that I’d faced with getting my baby to sleep. Following that, she was able to immediately provide live coaching. She walked me through an afternoon nap, feedings, a bedtime routine and, finally, putting my baby down for the night… IN HER CRIB!! When things didn’t go smoothly, Kristin would quickly adjust and provide next steps. And let me tell you, when you’re an unsure and sleep-deprived new mom, all you want and need is live coaching: “Ok, this is what we’re going to do next…” “Great job. Now try the pacifier and swaddle.”
After one afternoon and night working with Kristin my baby was on a schedule, and after continuing to implement that schedule for a few days (with continued check-ins and coaching from Kristin), things were running smoothly. I recommend Kristin to all of my mom friends and I plan to solicit her help when I have my next child. She saved my sanity.”
– Calista, North Carolina
“Kristin is my cousin and I turn to her for everything so naturally when I found out I was pregnant and had my daughter I texted her all the time with questions on what products to buy, how to feed, what to do to get my baby to sleep. That last one was so important. One week in and my husband and I were so exhausted from waking up every 3 hours to feed. From day one, Kristin was able to direct me and guide me to build a very flexible but structured approach to having my baby build a great foundation for sleep. She taught me about swaddling, making sure she was eating enough throughout the day, building a bedtime routine, what sound machine to get, the importance of darkness, naps and wake windows (who knew that was a thing). . .all the things that become super important after the first 2-4 weeks when your baby just doesn’t fall asleep anywhere with all the lights on. My daughter has been falling asleep, since very early in infancy, between 7 – 8 pm (Kristin calls it the magic window for sleep and it is!) and waking up around 6 am. She wakes up once or twice for her soother but without Kristin, I’m not sure I would be sleeping at all. She also coached me through the 4 month sleep regression and helped me stay sane during that time. She has been such an amazing cousin, friend and most importantly my sleep guru. It’s not over yet and I anticipate that she will continue to allow me to get some great shut eye moving forward as well.”