Certified pediatric sleep consultant and founder of Goodnight Baby Sleep Coaching
Hi! I'm Alyssa Hempel - welcome to Goodnight Baby Sleep Coaching!
I am a certified pediatric sleep consultant through The Cradle Coach Academy, and the founder of Goodnight Baby Sleep Coaching. Infant and toddler sleep is my passion (and possibly my obsession...)!
Shortly after my son was born I was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease that caused extensive postpartum pain and very slow healing. I struggled for months to simply get out of bed for middle of the night feedings and most days it was almost too painful to stand and rock my sweet baby without help.
For the first 4 months of my son's life it was easier on my body to wear him constantly. And it worked like a charm to get him to sleep. But when I returned to work, my biggest concerns were how my baby would sleep without me there to wear him for his naps, and how I was going to keep my job when I was working on 3-4 hours of sleep each night and still struggling with pain.
I knew sleep was crucial for my son's proper development, and I knew that if I was to be the best mom I could be, I needed to rest to help my body heal. But getting him to nap independently or sleep through the night completely overwhelmed me. We rocked, swaddled, paced, bounced, and came up with an extended lunge routine that seemed to calm him - but nothing really worked.
We were desperate and exhausted.
When my son was 4 months old, I hired a sleep consultant to help us teach our son to sleep independently. To be honest, I felt like I'd failed because I couldn't figure out how to get him to sleep by myself. But then he slept through the night on the second night of sleep training.
I kid you not. 7 pm - 7 am!
And I realized I hadn't failed - I just didn't have the tools and support I needed to succeed.
With the help of our sleep consultant, within a few weeks we had him on a consistent daytime nap and feeding schedule, he was still sleeping through the night, and we knew how to handle any upcoming sleep regressions and nap transitions. And to top it off, we were finally sleeping too! Hiring a sleep consultant was the best decision we've ever made for our family.
I know how overwhelming it is to be sleep deprived, desperate and praying for your little one to just go to sleep. My goal is to empower your child to get the best sleep possible, for everyone.
If you're ready to make sleep a priority for your family, let's get in touch. I can't wait to help your little one and you get a full night's sleep again!