What to Expect from a Baby Sleep Consultant: Your Path to Restful Nights

What to Expect from a Baby Sleep Consultant

Welcome to the ultimate guide to baby sleep consultancy! I’m here to fill you in on exactly what to expect from a baby sleep consultant.

My name is Violet Giannone, and I’m on a mission to transform the restless nights of families just like yours. I’m here to take you on a journey into what it means to hire a baby sleep consultant (and why you might want to become one!).

So new dads and sleep-deprived moms… this one’s for you!

First of all… WAKE UP! I know you’re nodding off as you read this, running on three hours of sleep.

But if you pay attention, this might be one of your LAST sleepless nights — if you decide that a baby sleep consultant is the missing link in your family.

I’m here to guide you through what to expect from a baby sleep consultant, the essential skills to look for, and why the Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting is crème de la crème of baby sleep consultancy.


What to Expect from a Baby Sleep Consultant #1: Educational Excellence

It can sometimes feel like the sleep of your baby is an unsolvable riddle that slowly deteriorates your sanity.

An experienced and properly educated consultant — one with credentials from acclaimed programs — can be the difference between ongoing sleep struggles and peaceful nights.

Baby sleep consultants are well-versed in the science of sleep and keep themselves updated on the latest research and practices.

A good consultant should be able to assist you with understanding the complexities of your baby’s sleep and be able to explain what sleep has to do with development.

Institutions like the Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting offer a rigorous curriculum that covers a range of subjects, from sleep biology to creating personalized sleep plans. Check it out here!


What to Expect #2: Experience Beyond the Classroom

Unlike in the textbooks, no two babies are alike — which means that practical, hands-on experience is ESSENTIAL. The best baby sleep consultants have worked with a diverse range of families and children and have the testimonials and success stories to prove it.

Joining a supportive community can offer both a network of clients and seasoned consultants to learn from.

We have HUNDREDS of incredible students who have graduated from our programs and are out in the world changing lives.

Want to connect with them? Learn more about us here!


What to Expect #3: Communication, Patience, and Empathy

A baby sleep consultant is more than just an expert.

They are a confidant, a cheerleader, and a support system.

They guide parents through one of the most challenging and vulnerable periods of raising children. Effective communication, never-ending patience, and genuine empathy are essential traits that set the best apart from the rest.

In a field where exhaustion often leads to “big emotions”, a great consultant remains calm and collected, ready to adapt and cater to the individual needs and parenting styles that walk through their door (or, these days, their virtual door).


Get resources!

The Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting stands out in the world of pediatric sleep consulting. We have a reputation for providing cutting-edge education, business tips, and a supportive community – it’s the perfect springboard for both clients AND budding consultants.

IPSP offers so many resources, from blogs to direct consulting services. You can check all of them out on our website!


Interested in Becoming a Pediatric Sleep Consultant?

There are unending reasons to step into this career. It’s incredibly rewarding – both emotionally and financially.

If you are considering a career pivot or searching for a profession that offers the flexibility to work from home and around your family life – it could be a perfect fit for you!

And, you get the satisfaction of making a real difference in families’ lives.

IPSP’s Sleep Consultant Program is a comprehensive course that not only equips you with the knowledge to thrive but also arms you with the resources to build a successful business. In the program, we combine theoretical learning with practical application – creating the BEST consultants who are ready to hit the ground running.


Enroll in Our Pediatric Sleep Consultant Program

The road to becoming a successful baby sleep consultant starts right here!

Join the ranks of professionals who are changing lives, one bedtime at a time.

Graduates of our program graduate ready to transform sleepless nights into peaceful rest. Or, if you’d like to know more about what to expect from a baby sleep consultant, check out the rest of our blogs!


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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.