Hello, my name is Shea Kleinman, owner and operator of Rested Nest LLC.
I am a certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant. My journey started out like most sleep consultants. My 6 month old was still waking every 1-2 hours at night. I was a first time mom and tried reading, watching, listening to friends, etc. - any possible method to help your child sleep. Nothing I tried was working for us. I couldn't find the right method that worked for me and my family.
Finally after weeks of trying out new methods with no progress, a relative told me about hiring a sleep consultant. I was hesitant at first because I wanted to make sure I wasn't just leaving my child to cry himself to sleep. Turns out, sleep training isn't that!!! The sleep consultant we hired was so helpful in showing us gentle ways to put our baby to sleep. That being said, she did provide us other methods to help in case the most gentle method wouldn't work. But luckily for us it did. After working with her, our son went from waking 1- 2 hours to only waking once per night to feed. I didn't realize that was a part of sleep training! It encompasses so much more, and affects every part of your life!
Then our consultant opened her own certification process, and I knew I wanted to do it. I wanted to help other families the way she helped us. I have a passion for helping people, and this just seemed like a great fit. I am so thrilled about this journey, and I can't wait to start helping families get the sleep everyone needs.