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Cleveland Sleep Training Services

Sleep training, also known as sleep coaching
or sleep consulting is a method of helping
babies/toddlers to learn to fall asleep on their own.

Based in Cleveland and are offering sleep training nationwide.

Sleep Training

What is sleep training?

Sleep training is a method of helping babies/toddlers to learn to fall asleep on their own.  Some babies do this early on naturally, but many have trouble falling asleep or getting back to sleep without assistance. There are a few different methods used depending on parenting style and baby’s personality.

When can I start sleep training?

Many sleep consultants recommend sleep training begin between 4-6 months of age. Around 5-6 months is when most babies have developed a regular sleep pattern, have begun to naturally drop many of their night feedings, and are starting to show signs of the developmental skill of self-soothing.  These are all signs that the baby may be ready to begin sleep training. Every baby is different and we can help you decide if sleep training is right for you and your baby based on their age, development, temperament, sleep goals, and parenting philosophy.

If your baby is under 5 months, you may be interested in a 30 or 60-minute consultation to talk about newborn sleep and how to work on setting up healthy sleep habits. We also offer in-home overnight newborn care with one of our nighttime postpartum doulas to work on healthy sleep habits with the baby, while you get some much-needed rest.  More information is here.

  • early wake-up times
  • waking up multiple times nightly
  • nap inconsistencies
  • having to rock/hold to sleep
  • having to feed to sleep
  • nap transitioning not going well
  • bedtime battles
  • crib-to-bed struggles
  • getting a child from your bed to theirs
  • and more…
  • Professional, experienced and dual-certified sleep training
  • Sleep consultant that is a certified lactation counselor (CLC)
  • Sleep consultant that is also a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner that looks at the many facets of children and is passionate about their overall physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing
  • Sleep consultant with over 25 years of working with newborn-4 year old
  • Methods of sleep training that cater to your family’s philosophy on parenting including attachment parenting-no cookie-cutter plans here!
  • Support for you and your family throughout the process
  • Sleep packages  based on your needs or 30 min/60 min consults for those that don’t need a full package
  • We will never charge you extra for multiples

There are many methods to sleep train.  While many traditional methods have some level of tears (they are a natural reaction to change), there are methods that are slower, gentler that involve fewer tears.  All our methods include parental support throughout the process. The degree to which you want to support is up to you!

We do offer customized plans that are designed for low to no tears to support those parents with an attachment parenting philosophy, bed share, and/or have higher needs babies/toddlers. We will work with your family to find the best method for you and your child.

The answer is no!  As a certified lactation counselor, our certified pediatric sleep consultant is passionate about keeping nursing sessions if that is what the family desires.  Sleep training does not mean you cannot nurse at night.  We will focus on how many feeds you’d like to keep, what times make the most sense for you and baby, and have a plan to wean when you are ready.

Parenting babies and toddlers how to sleep doesn’t mean you have to stop nursing! These are two completely different things.

We have you covered!  We offer 30 & 60-minute phone or Zoom consults to answer all your sleep questions!

Common questions are:

  • Based on age, how many naps should my baby have?
  • How do I know if it’s time to drop a nap?
  • What does sleep look like, based on age?
  • How can I start to wean at night?
  • Why is my baby taking short naps?
  • Suddenly, my baby isn’t sleeping well.  What can I do?
  • How do I get my baby back on schedule after an illness, teaching, travel, etc?
  • My toddler is out of the crib and won’t stay in bed. What do I do?
  • How do I flip nights and days?
  • How do I gently get my child from my bed to theirs?

We offer support to families with newborns through age 3.  Support before 16 weeks, is working with parents on education of newborn sleep, creating schedules, and healthy sleep environments through our phone/Zoom consults.  From 16 weeks through age 3, we can provide not only phone/zoom consulting support but also sleep consulting packages to get your child falling asleep on their own.

As a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, our Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant is able to offer customized sleep plans and support to meet each unique family’s needs that address all aspects of the child and family such as:

  • Age
  • Temperament
  • Overall health
  • Developmental skills
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Nutritional needs
  • Parental philosophy
  • Childcare setting
  • Appropriate schedules
  • Sleep goals

Once we discuss all the factors involved, our sleep consultant will design a sleep plan specifically for you.  We do not use one specific method to sleep train. We believe each child and family has specific needs that need to be addressed in each plan. You will not find a “one size fits all” method or plan with our sleep training services.

We frequently work with families that identify as attachment parents!

About our Cleveland-based sleep consultant:

Lisa is our dual-certified pediatric sleep consultant and Founder| CEO of Nurtured Foundation. She has trained and certified under Summer Hartman of Summer’s Sleep Secrets as well as Meredith Brough with Sweet Slumber.

Her motto is “Loving boundaries build security and security brings sleep!”

She has worked as a certified postpartum doula & certified newborn care specialist since 2008 and has a degree in Family Studies. She has supported families both during the day and at night. Her many years of experience and education have led her to combine both her passions: Supporting and mentoring parents and getting families the sleep they all need.

Every family and child has unique needs and Lisa’s plans are customized to reflect those needs. This is why Lisa uses her years of experience to make personalized sleep plans. There is no “one size fits all” method. All of her plans allow parents to comfort their children through the process of practicing their sleep skills. Lisa offers traditional sleep training methods as well as a very gentle, intuitive method for those looking for low tears and a slower plan for independent sleep.

In addition, Lisa is also a Certified Lactation Counselor and Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner that believes in the importance of the breastfeeding relationship. You can maintain a breastfeeding relationship while getting sleep.

Lisa will work with you to reach YOUR sleep goals for your child!

Many FSA and HSA plan cover sleep consulting. Check with your benefits coordinator for coverage.

We also offer a no-cost fifteen minute phone consult to see if sleep training is right for your child and family.

30-60 minute Sleep Consultations

Don’t need a sleep plan or sleep training services, but have questions?  We have you covered!  Lisa is available to schedule 30 or 60 minutes calls to talk about your sleep needs.  Whether you need more information on infant sleep, advice on naps, early wake-ups, or something else, sleep-related, Lisa can help!

The Traditional Package

  • 60-minute sleep consultation by phone or video to go over the intake form to discuss your sleep goals, evaluate the sleeping environment, and decide on the best sleep method to reach those goals.
  • Create a sleep plan specifically for your child.
  • Provide one (1) week of follow-up support and coaching via text/phone 8a-10p.
  • Best for families with easy-going/textbook children that are ok with some supported tears.
  • Option to add additional weeks of support.
The Intuitive Package

  • 60-minute sleep consultation by phone or video to go over the intake form discuss your sleep goals, evaluate the sleeping environment, and decide on the best sleep method to reach those goals.
  • Create up to a 3 phase plan to help you make the changes to reach your goal in a slow and intuitive manner.
  • Provide (2) weeks of follow-up support.
  • Best for families that want a low-tear, slower approach and are ok with a longer training period.
  • Many co-sleeping & bed-sharing families, parents of spirited children, and/or attachment parents love this method to transition to independent sleep.
  • Option to add additional weeks of support.


If you would like to check availability,
or would like more information on sleep training in general