Pediatric Sleep Coaching & Parental Support
Pediatric Sleep Coaching & Parental Support
As a Gentle Sleep Coach and Registered Nurse, it is my mission to educate and support families along the journey of parenthood. I offer personalized sleep solutions that are customized to the child's unique needs while matching the individual parenting style.
As a gentle sleep coach I will support, educate, empower the family as we work throughout their sleep challenges and create goals in which we will work towards achieving.
I will help families address sleep challenges that include but not limited to:
-gradually dropping nighttime feedings
-sleeping through the night
- early morning rising
-establishing nap schedules
-moving from the crib into a bed
-and much more
Additionally I offer prenatal education and support to help prepare you for pregnancy, labour, and bringing your newborn(s) home. As well as, postpartum support and education to help you feel competent in caring for yourself and your newborn
The Gentle Sleep Coach Program is the first and most extensive professional sleep coach training and certification program available. The program involves over 80 hours of training with an extensive faculty panel that includes medical doctors, psychologist, lactation counsellor, postpartum doulas, family therapist, occupational therapist, and an attorney.
Following the training each coach must pass exams and participate in case mentorships with Kim West, LCSW-C (a.k.a. “the Sleep Lady”) who has been helping tired parents for over 20 years. Clinical mentorship and ongoing advanced training are also required to maintain certification as a Gentle Sleep Coach.
The GSC Program also includes an exclusive advanced training specifically focused on babies 0-5 months of age. This specialty training is designed to give Gentle Sleep Coaches the knowledge, education and all the tools and resources they need to successfully work with families of newborns through 6 years of age in a safe, healthy and developmentally appropriate manner.
Since birth my daughter has been a horrible sleeper and we just did what we could to get whatever sleep was possible. We tried everything before finally asking for help. Getting the chance to work with Kala was a true gift because she helped us get our life back! Within a few weeks she was napping for twice as long, sleeping through the night, and all of us were healthier and happier because of it! Kala was really flexible around our schedule and our expectations: we never felt pressured to do things a certain way or try anything we didn’t feel comfortable with. Instead, she just provided the support and education we needed to finally get a good night’s sleep. I couldn’t recommend her enough!
In such a short amount of time my child’s sleep improved. She went from napping only in our arms and sleeping in bed with us waking up multiple times a night to putting herself to sleep in her crib for naps & bedtime and sleeping through the whole night. It is exactly what we and she needed.
Kala went above and beyond for anything we needed. Thanks for all your guidance and help. You changed our lives for the better. We are VERY thankful and would recommend you to anyone needing a sleep consultant.
Kala was very knowledgeable about children and sleep. She always walked me through the steps and explained the why behind everything. She supported my decisions along the way and adapted her teaching to make it work for our family. Kala was very responsive and answered messages daily. Overall, Kala was very knowledgeable, encouraging, and helped every step of the way.
As first time parents, especially being a first time mom it is very challenging. Not knowing what to do and what's the right thing to do. It's truly a life-changing experience with its fair share of trials and tribulations. Taking care of a baby is, after all, for some is not a child's play. Kala has been a great help to our family not only to my son's sleep but to me and my husband's too. She's very open to listening to us and what our desired goals are. Kala has been very supportive in guiding us through the process and would always give us encouragement and reassurance along the way. She's always been there for us when we needed her and readily available to respond to us. We are truly grateful for the help that Kala did to our family. We highly recommend her as she's very passionate and good with what she's doing.
Kala is AMAZING! It was a hard few weeks of consistency and commitment to the sleep training, but so worth it! We went from spending hours after our bedtime routine getting my 2 year old to sleep. Now we have a quick bedtime routine, and then she goes to sleep on her own, AND we got her napping again! I am so so happy. Kala was there through every step of the process and responded so quickly to every question or email I sent to her. She was so great and I’d recommend her to everyone with kiddos having any kind of sleep troubles!
I just wanted to say thank you for everything! Our experience has been truly life changing. I haven’t had this much sleep in 6 months and it’s all thanks to you and your help. To think, that in just a few short weeks, our baby went from no naps and up every hour or two every night. To now, having 3 naps and 11 hours over night. It’s unreal. We will be telling everyone about you!