Is Sleep Consulting For You? A Checklist

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Is Sleep Consulting For You?

Find Out With My Checklist


Looking for a new career path? I have guided so many women in search of the perfect job ask me about baby sleep consulting. After all, that’s my job — and I love it! Is sleep consulting for you? Find out with this checklist I created based on the success of my very best students at IPSP.

Once you’re ready to get started, scroll to the end of this article to find out what classes you need to take and how to apply. If your application is approved, I’ll be seeing you in class. Can’t wait to see you there!

Here is how to find out whether you’ll make an amazing sleep consultant, plus all the info you need to get started.

In This Article:

  • Introduction
  • What is Baby Sleep Consulting?
  • What Does a Baby Sleep Consultant Do?
  • Checklist: Is Sleep Consulting For You?
  • Is it Hard to Become a Baby Sleep Consultant?


What is Baby Sleep Consulting?

Baby and toddler sleep consulting means you help parents teach their child to self-soothe to sleep. (That’s important; more on self-soothing later.)

An infant sleep consultant is not a medical doctor or registered nurse, though of course, you can be both. (I am!) You can also be certified in other things besides baby sleep consulting. For example, many of my students are also certified in potty training and sign language for babies.


What Does a Baby Sleep Expert Do?

These caring individuals:

  • help mothers get their babies to sleep healthfully
  • use proven methods to map out the ideal plan for the family
  • keep track of clients’ progress
  • help new mothers with breastfeeding or bottle feeding
  • check in on the mother’s emotional health

Getting certified as a baby sleep expert is a great first step, and it can open up doors to a brand-new career for you.

My students love:

  • The flexible hours
  • Having more free time with their own families
  • The ability to Zoom or text with clients
  • The income (baby sleep consulting is very popular right now!)
  • Making new friends and new connections, both professionally and personally


Checklist: Is Sleep Consulting For You?

I have had the honor and sincere pleasure of teaching thousands of students. And I have discovered a few common traits the most successful among them have. With that in mind, a baby sleep consulting certification may be for you if:

  • You have a desire to help. Sleep consultants work one-on-one with families so everyone gets a better night’s rest.
  • You need career flexibility. Sleep consultants generally make their own hours.
  • You want to be able to spend time with your own family. Because this career is so flexible, you don’t miss the important milestones.
  • You want to learn on your own time. At IPSP, you can complete your classes around your own schedule.
  • You like making connections. You will work personally with parents and infants. You’ll also be reaching out to network with other professionals.


Is it Hard to Become a Baby Sleep Consultant?

You will need to go to school for a minimum number of hours in order to get certified. As for the work itself, my students love their classes. When they get stuck, I am there for them. Remember: it is very important that your school offers resources in case you have questions.

You will need to:

  • Take a minimum number of hours’ worth of classes.
  • Take specific classes that cover all aspects of sleep consulting, including when to refer out, legal possibilities, and the biology of infant sleep.
  • Pass your classes and become certified.
  • Reach out in order to get the word out about your business.

Our promise to you is that you will receive the best education on a flexible schedule, with the opportunity to pass the program and become certified. After that, you can start working right away. How many clients you have and how often you work is up to you. Networking can help. I always tell my students to reach out, especially via social media, so that clients can get to know them and pass the word along that they’re available.

If you feel sleep consulting is for you, I’d love to see you in class! Check out the IPSP Sleep Consultant Certification. We offer three easy payment plans including discounts. Before you know it, you’ll be on your way to the caring career of your dreams.





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How to Become a Sleep Consultant.

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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.