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DIY Sleep Coaching

Everything you need to know about getting your baby and/or toddler sleeping better on your own.

In this course, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to get your child sleeping better.

Sleep Coaching FAQs

What’s the best age to sleep coach my baby? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics; "Babies do not have regular sleep cycles until about 6 months of age. While newborns sleep about 16 to 17 hours per day, they may only sleep 1 or 2 hours at a time. As babies get older, they need less sleep. However, different babies have different sleep needs. It is normal for a 6-month-old to wake up during the night but go back to sleep after a few minutes." In my opinion, you can begin Sleep Shaping your child from newborn to 6 months. At around 6 to 9 months, after your pediatrician tells you that your child is ready, you can begin sleep coaching.

What sleep training method do you use? In this course we will explain 5 different types of sleep coaching methods and how to implement them. You can then decide which one will better fit your child's temperament.

How is your DIY Sleep Coaching Curriculum work?
We will cover:
How a baby learns to self sooth (a.k.a., developing self-regulation)
Where should your baby sleep?
Create a safe sleeping space.
What is co-sleeping and solo sleeping?
Learn different sleep styles such as: bed-sharing/family bed, sidecar arrangement (family room sharing), different beds in the same room and solo.
What is Sleep Shaping, when can it start and what are 5 different methods of shaping?
What is sleep coaching, how do I prepare, when can I start and what are 4 different methods of coaching?
Learn how to set up an ideal sleep environment for your baby.
What are S.E.A. (Sleep, Eat, Activity) Schedules and why this is the first step to successful sleep coaching!
How to create a great bedtime routine and to understand the importance of consistency for successful sleep coaching.

How long will it take to sleep coach my child? If your baby is healthy and you are able to follow the detailed sleep coaching instructions, your baby could be sleeping better within two weeks. Some families see results in less than two weeks, others require a bit more time.


Can you share a few of your successful sleep coaching stories? Yes, please visit my testimonials page.


Your Instructor


Rebecca Kammerer
Rebecca Kammerer

My name is Rebecca Kammerer. I am a certified pediatric sleep coach and certified parent coach, as well as a writer, public speaker, and savior of a sleep deprived childhood, devoted to the pursuit of healthy sleep, for all families that work with me. I remember the early days of being a new parent. I would refer to myself as, "The Bear". I could barleyfunction, I looked like a grumpy ole' bear and I would growl at everyone, especially my husband. I recall how I would wake from the (very little) slumber that I did get, feeling angry. I would feel awful. I did not know how I was going to make it through the day. I later learned that sleep deprivation is use as a form of torture. That's when I knew that I needed help getting sleep.

My background of work and study has greatly revolved around children, most importantly caring for children. I studied psychology at SUNY Purchase. I was fortunate enough to be invited to sit-in on the Post Master's Training Program in Parent Education and Parent Guidance at Adelphi University. I am a certified Parent Coach, trained through, the Talaris Institute. I owned my own Family Child Care center and I was a live-in/out nanny for over 14 years. I been in the pediatric sleep business for 6 years and recognize you are searching for answers. I have been personally trained and certified by "The Sleep Lady", Kim West as a Gentle Sleep Coach. I help parents learn how to "Create Healthy Sleep Habits."

Most recently my studies have been based on “maternal depression and sleep training”. What I learned is how the attachment process between the primary caregiver and child, can be negatively affected by using the cry-it-out method of sleep training, as well as how the baby’s brain can be altered due to prolonged bouts of crying. From this, I have created schedules to help with the overall health of a child. I offer Infant Consults for 4-5 month olds and Sleep Coachingservices starting around 6 to 9 month olds (with ) and up to around 12 years of age.

I am referred by many pediatricians. What is wonderful about this partnership is, even though many of the practice's go-to form of sleep training is the cry-it-out method, they are still open to the concerns of the parent, when they say that that is not for them. At which point they refer them to me.


Class Curriculum


  SEA Schedules: 6 Months to 14 Months
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  SEA Schedules: 14 Months to 36 Months
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  SEA Schedules: 36 Months (3 years) and Older
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and you will have access for the next 2 months! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 5 days and we will give you a full refund.

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