Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting Reviews

Real People. Real Reviews

Reprinted with the permission of the graduates and unedited except for grammatical errors/clarity

When searching for a program – I wanted one that blew me away. I knew if I was going to spend the time and money to give this my all… I wanted the best! My husband and I are both low-income teachers but knew I didn’t want to choose a program just based on the price. I wanted to learn and become the best consultant and I can be! I am so happy with my choice!!! 

This was a fantastic program! I feel prepared and ready for this journey! I feel confident to help parents and answer questions that come my way. I truly feel like I have so many options and knowledge to troubleshoot any issue that pops up. If I am stuck, I feel comforted that I have a community of support behind me always! This has been a fantastic experience!!!

Connie Schreffler

Consistent Sleep by Connie

I have been an Early Childhood Educator in British Columbia, Canada for the past 12 years working with families with newborns to 5-year old’s. Over the years I have seen so many parents struggling with good sleep habits and their children. I gave out ALOT of unsolicited advice to my families about techniques to try at home to help get their children to sleep, and stay in their beds throughout the night.


When the pandemic hit, the daycare I worked at shut down. During that time, I was at home with myself, husband and 8-year-old son. I realized during this time at home, how nice it was to be living a slower lifestyle and how relaxed I was not being at work all day and I was loving all the extra time I had to spend with my family!


I was excited when the daycare re-opened to get back to work and my regular routine but soon realized how exhausted I was quickly becoming from being back to the 9-5 grind. I was missing being at home, and struggling to keep up with the daily house chores, online learning my son was doing, and performing at work. Without the Covid-19 shut down I don’t know if I would have realized how much I needed a change, but having that time at home made me realize how much I valued it, and I wanted more of it!!


I started researching ways to work from home with my background in Early Childhood Education. One of my friends suggested becoming a sleep consultant as she had just hired one to work with her family. It was a genius idea! I knew that I could thrive as a sleep consultant.  Even though I had already been giving out advice for years at the daycare, I wanted to be certified so that parents could have the trust and guarantee that I knew what I was talking about and for my own clarity that I was giving parents proper advice and was recommending techniques that would get them results.


After a few google searches, I came across the Institute of Pediatrics Sleep & Parenting and I instantly knew that I wanted to be trained through this institute.


I loved the fact that you were a nurse, and that I could have you in my back pocket for mentoring if I needed it while I set up my business. I loved the course lay out and how I was able to get answers to my questions fast!


IPSP was laid out very well and was easy to understand, it set me up so well to become a sleep consultant!! The groundwork that was laid from taking the course has given me a lot of confidence as a sleep consultant and has made it very easy to go back over my notes when I get new clients to make it easy to find the information I need when writing out customized sleep plans.
I graduated in December of 2020 and am now building my NEW business day by day!


The best part….I am completely in charge of my own schedule and able to pick when I am available to work. My son is 9 now and I am so appreciative that I took the course through the IPSP and that I have made a career change. As now I am able to drop off/pick my son up from school and am able to re-arrange my schedule as is needed to fit my family needs!!


Being a sleep consultant is so fulfilling when I hear back from the families I worked with, just how much I helped them and their children get the sleep they all deserve!!


Thanks for all my new opportunities!!!

Kierstin DeRosier

Calming Roots

I can’t say enough great things about IPSP. Violet did an amazing job delivery a easy to follow, at your own pace and more importantly, a very informative course. I would recommend this course to anyone that is interested in becoming a Pediatric Sleep Consultant! I can’t wait to start my new chapter and start my new career helping families!

Amanda Wilkinson

This was an amazing course to get started on the path to becoming a pediatric sleep consultant/baby sleep training specialist.

The material within the course was laid out in a clear and concise manner, it was easy to follow and understand. The quizzes/tests were directly related to the material taught and can easily be applied to real life situations as a sleep consultant. The instructors were very helpful with answering questions and providing feedback. I really enjoyed that the course was self paced so I did not feel pressured to meet deadlines, that afforded me the opportunity to take my time and really take in the information instead of rushing through it because I had to meet a deadline.

The fact that the course was self paced so there was no pressure to meet deadlines. You only had to be certified once through IPSP, some other required recertification ever so often.

There is also the 6 months of mentoring that is so crucial to helping me start my sleep consulting business.

Violet provided so many helpful materials in the library of files that I can use as a jump start to getting my own business off of the ground.

I believe the most important part of the course for me is the graduate listing page which can really help in promoting my business and sending clients my way

Karen Edwards

Missouri City, Texas

I loved taking this program! I really enjoyed seeing my progress every time I submitted an assignment or completed a module. Seeing what percentage I was at in completing the course was very motivating.

I chose IPSP over other programs because it is the only program that I came across that had pediatricians on the team, offered continued mentorship after completion of the course, and helped me to identify the difference between official sleep training programs and fake/scam programs.

Amy Sweet

Canada, BC, Kamloops

This course is worth the money! The layout is easy to follow, the quizzes & case studies keep you on your toes, the material (and links to different areas) are all current and I like having the library files for references.

I looked at different courses before deciding on IPSP, I felt the communication with Violet was clear and not pushy, all the different methods of sleep training are covered in great detail, I feel confident working with new families and I believe if I have questions or concerns, I can reach out to IPSP for guidance. Also, there are no annual fees!

Ita Walsh

San Francisco

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I was looking for an affordable, relevant and credible course that would make me more marketable in my industry and then I found IPSP and they surpassed my expectations

I am a newborn care specialist and I saw the need to invest in a sleep consultant course. When I search for the ideal course to compliment my field of work IPSP met all the requirements and some of what I needed. The courses are so relevant and informative and the response time with someone getting back to you if you have any problems or questions was so quick and easy. I would recommend anyone to IPSP.

Sistaciou Mccatty

Brooklyn, New York , Sishh Little Babies

It is a great course, with very good information. I like that you can continue having access to it after you finish your studies. IPSP is very professional and has a great community for helping you after you finish with any difficulties or a specific case you need help with. I think I learned a lot, and I am very excited to start my business.

Carolina Trujillo Pelaez

I had an amazing experience with IPSP Consultant training course. I loved how detailed lessons are and that there are many assignments throughout that prepared me for different scenarios that I might run into with families. I really appreciated having section with referrals for companies that create website and other needed things to start up business.

IPSP course really was standing out with 6 month mentorship offer after graduation and having lessons in the course on how to start a business. That was something that helped me make the decision to take this course.

Tanja Mrdak


When I started the course, I had worked with kids for over a decade as a nanny – learned a lot, did a lot of things intuitively. Let me tell you, I learned a TON throughout this course. Violet laid out everything very thoroughly, in an organized manner. The course is extremely detailed – from the very first lesson, you dive into the science of sleep, then to sleep training rules. methods and you and it with practical advice on how to run your business. Great job Violet!

Aleksandra Banasik

The Real Baby World

 I believe the course provided all the necessary information for starting a career as a sleep coach; the structured content and videos are easy to follow, and each chapter’s test refreshes knowledge. Throughout the course, I read the questions of other students posed in each chapter, but… anyone who studies with understanding can find the answer to each of these questions in your content.

Also, a very commendable aspect is the warnings you provide throughout the course about what a sleep coach should not say to their clients and what their working boundaries are, beyond which one must not go.

When I was researching how to get the sleep certificate, among the first (if not the first), Google presented me with IPSP (that’s already the first sign that it’s a verified institute). I researched the content and price, number of followers on social media, and similar, and concluded that it is the right institute for me.


Croatia, Dugo selo

The program is comprehensive, easy to understand and covers the different age-related issues on how to handle them. Each module is structured in very clear formats so that I am able to extract relevant information easily for sleep training clients. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking to become a certified sleep consultant.

I like the self-paced lessons as I am a busy parent and am unable to spend time on weekly sessions which are time-consuming. The team at IPSP replies within a day and they are very responsive and helpful in answering my questions. So I feel very comfortable working with them to obtain my certification.

Jane Anderson

Counting Sheep

It is a really big and good course. I love this course so much, and I can’t wait to purchase the next one. Everyone knows IPSP and recognizes the badge. I just love it. So easy to understand, my first language is not English 🙂 Also the support of the instructors, was unbelievably great. THANK YOU 

Angela van Schaijk


LOVED that Violet was a nurse and that all techniques/strategies were backed up by science and were safe to recommend to parents. I feel confident as a Sleep & Potty Training Consultant.


BC, Canada

Deciding to start this program has changed my life and all of my goals. It is so flexible and easy to learn at your own pace. I loved working through the different modules. The support from the Facebook group is amazing. Even sitting back and just observing what others are saying is great to gain more knowledge. It is also so easy to expand your skills when there are so many opportunities with the many other courses being offered. 

Leya Chepulis

Sunrise Early Development

The IPSP program came highly recommended to me from another certified sleep consultant. It is well written and easy to follow. I feel confident starting my sleep consultant business with the information that was provided in this course.

Lauren Ketting-Olivier

Tiny Stars Sleep

The course is ideal because you can totally complete it from home and at your own pace. Also, it teaches you different sleep training techniques, which is awesome. Some of the other certifications I checked before making a decision would only stick to one method. I also liked that it was taught by a Registered Nurse.


My experience with IPSP Sleep certification was awesome! I felt well equipped to get out there and start helping families just like my own achieve better sleep. As I have questions the support of Violet and also the IPSP Facebook group has been especially helpful.

Christine Weeks

Butte, Montana

It’s a complete course. I’ve learned so much over the last few weeks and I’m confident to start with real clients. It also met my expectations of the kind of coach I want to be (gentle, no cry-it-out). The value for money is great with IPSP.
Hanneke Vermoolen

This was the only course I found offered, that has an actual instructor in the medical field. My experience with the training course was great. I really liked the fact that you can work at your own pace. The information laid out in the course was very thorough but still written in a way that was easy to understand. Violet was quick to answer questions and very helpful.

Sjonea Kassinger

I liked that Violet was a registered nurse and that she also offered help with “how to” start a sleep consultant business. This course was laid out in an approachable and easy to read format.

Kierstin DeRosier

Calming Roots

I love that I could do this course at my own pace as I have 4 young children & just had my 5th. The course was easy to follow & responses to my questions were answered in a timely manner. I also loved the affordable payment plan.


I chose this program because of the trajectory and experience of Violet. It was an amazing experience, I learned more than I expected. It is a complete program with research and accurate information. 

Valeria Alfaro

Tiny Dreamers

I loved studying at the IPSP!! The flexibility it provided allowed me to study while at home raising my 5 month old. Couldn’t recommend this course more!!

Isabel Guidon


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