How to Become a Pediatric Sleep Consultant in 4 Steps

How to Become a Pediatric Sleep Consultant

Starting down a new career path can be so exciting, but it can also be one of the scariest times of our lives. It can shake so many aspects of our lives up – especially the balance between family life and our professional goals. I’ve put together this guide on how to become a pediatric sleep consultant in just 4 steps!

My own journey into the world of pediatric sleep consulting began in a place you’re probably familiar with. 

I wanted a career in which I could help people – but I didn’t want to sacrifice precious time with my family. 

Before I became a baby sleep expert, I was a nurse! 

I loved my job and found that I had a calling to help those around me. But (as I’m sure many of you know!) nursing hours are LONG. While I loved my job, I was finding myself exhausted at the end of the day. 

And, I felt guilty for missing so much of my kids’ lives. I’m sure all of the moms out there resonate with that feeling. 

You can read more about my personal story here, but in simple terms…

Becoming a pediatric sleep consultant transformed my life. 

And, I’d love to help you change yours! So here are my 4 easy steps to launch your own life-changing career today!


Step 1: Decide if Pediatric Sleep Consulting is for you…

This career, as rewarding as it is, may not be for everyone. Before jumping into how to become a pediatric sleep consultant, find out if being one is right for you.

Pediatric Sleep Consulting is for you if…

  • You’re stuck in a career that you might like, but don’t LOVE.
  • You’re looking for your true passion that also brings in the $$.
  • You want a work-life balance that lets you spend time with your children and loved ones.
  • You genuinely care for people and want to help families thrive.

On the other hand, it might not be for you if…

  • You don’t want to take the time to get educated in this field.
  • You’d rather work in an office over your home. 
  • You don’t like hearing babies cry (that is a significant portion of this job!).


Step 2: The Application Process

Okay, if you’ve decided that you fall into category 1… the next step is a simple one. 


You can find the application to the Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting here

And, I know that this is an exciting time, filled with eagerness to dive right in – so you’ll receive a response within 24 hours if you are approved. That means that if you apply today, you could get going on your courses as soon as TOMORROW. 


Step 3: Tuition Payment

After you’re approved, the next step is to secure your spot on the program. And remember, this investment isn’t just into your education, but it’s about changing your future. There are a whole lot of baby sleep training programs out there, but I created IPSP to be the go-to, in-depth, comprehensive training program that will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in this field

You don’t want to go cheap on your education in this field – knowing your stuff will give you a huge step up from the competition. 


Step 4: Start Learning! 

With all of the administrative details done, this is where the real adventure begins

But don’t worry, I won’t have you on your computer 8 hours a day, furiously taking notes. The IPSP course is designed to be flexible, catering to the busy lives I know we all lead. Whether you’re juggling family responsibilities, a current job, or whatever else life is throwing at you, our program allows you to learn at your own pace. 

That flexibility doesn’t mean isolation, though! I am just a call or text away for all of my students – ready to provide encouragement, answer any questions, or share insights about my own journey into pediatric sleep consulting!


Why Learning How to Become a Pediatric Sleep Consultant is SO Worth It

The Sleep Consultant Program doesn’t just teach you the theories and practices of the job – it fully prepares you for a career that is all about doing what you love. In this career, you’ll have the privilege of helping exhausted parents and restless babies find peace and (well-deserved!) rest. In my career, I’ve found that the gratitude and RELIEF of these families are the true reward in this line of work. The sense of accomplishment you get walking away from a family that is finally well rested is one of the best feelings in the world. 

Plus, this career offers incredible flexibility and potential for income without giving up those moments that matter most. As a nurse who once worked long hours and dreaded time away from my children, I can attest to the HUGE difference becoming a pediatric sleep consultant has made in my life. 

Not only do I make an incredible income to support my little ones, but I don’t miss a single milestone in my kids’ lives. This balance of professional success and family time has been life changing for me – and it’s the reality you’ll be able to achieve! 


Being a Pediatric Sleep Consultant Really Changes Lives

Choosing to step into the baby sleep consultant path isn’t just a career move, it’s a step towards changing lives – both of the families you will help and your own. 

IPSP’s Sleep Consultant Program will provide you with the tools, knowledge, and the ongoing support you need to succeed in this incredible profession. If you’re ready to start a career that brings you joy, satisfaction, and balance into your life, I’m here to guide you every step of the way

Learning how to become a pediatric sleep consultant changed my life. Let’s get going on your own journey – and start discovering the difference you can make. You can bring restful nights and fun-packed days to families all over the world, while building the life you’ve been dreaming of at home. Click here to start your journey to freedom!



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Why choose IPSP?


Flexible Coursework

Our programs are 100% online and self-paced. Work through the curriculum anytime and from anywhere.


Qualified Faculty

Our instructors have the education and real-world experience needed to help you consult with confidence.

Supportive Community

Your tuition includes access to a community of IPSP-trained consultants. Ask questions, share resources, and discuss trends.

Affordable Tuition

Payment plans make it easier for you to achieve your goals without breaking the bank. It’s premier education without the price tag.

Lifetime Certification

Unlike most programs, IPSP doesn’t charge annual recertification fees.

Instant Marketing

Jumpstart your business with a profile on the IPSP website and in-house referral opportunities.

Hands-On Director

Our founder and lead instructor is only an email, phone call, or text away—every day of the week.


Proven Track Record

More than 1000 students have rewarding careers thanks to their IPSP certification.

Plus, no other sleep consultant certification course is taught by a registered nurse.

Have peace of mind knowing you’re investing in the most robust, most up-to-date training available.

Learn from one of the world’s most respected certification programs.

Sleep Consultant Certification Curriculum Outline


The Science of Sleep

Learn the biology of sleep, including the stages of sleep, sleep cycles, and how child development affects sleep.


Sleep Training Techniques

Develop expertise in multiple sleep training methods so you can match your skills to each client’s specific needs.


Bumps in the Road

Understand how to help your clients manage teething, separation anxiety, night weaning, illness, and more.


The Business of Sleep Coaching

Get the nuts and bolts of setting up and running a profitable business, including insurance and liability.


Infant and Toddler Sleep Basics

Know how to help with bedtime struggles, frequent night wakings, early wake-ups, and so much more.


Creating Customized Sleep Plans

Learn exactly how to create successful sleep plans and develop a sleep plan template you can easily and quickly customize.


When to Refer Out

Sometimes, sleep training may not be an appropriate solution, Know how and when to refer your client to another professional.