My name is Nicole Johnson and I am a married mother of two wonderful boys, as well as the Senior Baby Sleep Consultant and owner of The Baby Sleep Site®.
When my eldest son was a baby, he had a lot of sleep problems. Sleep like a baby? Yeah, right! You had better hope you never sleep like my baby did. He would wake up every one or two hours, all night long. I had to do so much to get him through the night.
By thoroughly researching the key literature and scientific reports, I became an expert in sleep methods, scheduling routines, baby’s development needs and more. I overcame my son’s sleeping issues in a way that matched my own parenting style, and knew it was my mission to help other tired parents “find their child’s sleep.”
I started by leading an Internet-based message board and helped countless parents just like you overcome their own sleeping challenges much quicker and faster than I had. I then created this website in 2008 and expanded my offerings to include e-books, articles, a blog, and customized sleep consulting. The feedback from around the world has been incredible!
I would love to help you with your challenge. Know that I never offer one-size-fits-all advice or pass judgment on your parenting philosophies. I incorporate who you are and what your child is undergoing to create a unique service. And I will give you the support you need to see your challenge through to the end.
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YOUR TEAM OF SLEEP CONSULTANTS
Amy joined the Baby Sleep Site team in 2015, after years of studying infant sleep while working through her own son’s “allergy to sleep.” As a client-turned-employee, Amy first turned to Nicole and team for help in 2012, after the birth of her first child. Together, they worked to resolve her son’s extreme sleep deprivation and implement a step-by-step approach to healthier sleep habits. It was then that Amy discovered her passion for helping other families struggling with infant sleep, and began sharing her experiences and newfound knowledge with other exhausted moms. Like a lot of new moms, Amy experienced a few breastfeeding struggles, as well. Again, Amy saw this as an opportunity to use her experiences as teaching opportunities for other moms in similar situations. Amy is a Certified Lactation Consultant and has been instrumental in forming the world’s largest and most respected online peer-to-peer breastfeeding support group – having helped more than 35,000 women in their breastfeeding journey. When she’s not coaching new moms on infant sleep and nutrition, Amy is busy chasing after her own young children (in opposite directions, of course!) or in the kitchen testing out new recipes and perfecting her famous coconut cake!
Miriam Chickering joined The Baby Sleep Site in December 2012. She is a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Registered Nurse with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She had the privilege of co-authoring Essential Keys to Your Newborn’s Sleep with Nicole Johnson and The Gentle Art of Mothering. Miriam has experience as an obstetric nurse consultant, nurse manager, college instructor, and enjoys teaching young families as a nurse educator. She is the president of Nurses International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources for nursing students and programs in the developing world. In her personal time, Miriam loves spending time with her husband and five children, reading, hiking, and horseback riding. Miriam is committed to helping all mothers achieve healthy sleep for themselves and their babies, and specializes in harmonizing sleep needs and a good breastfeeding relationship.
Shaye Halpert joined the Baby Sleep Site in November of 2011. She has a Bachelor of Science in journalism and is a licensed attorney. She has worked as a lawyer in both the private and non-profit sector, but mostly in the not-for-profit sector helping families facing crisis. She also is the mother of a beautiful toddler that keeps her busy. Together, they learned to overcome both reflux and sleep issues. When she isn’t working for The Baby Sleep Site™, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and tackling just about any do-it-yourself project.
Jennifer Howard joined The Baby Sleep Site in August 2012. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. As a Certified Life Coach and Mental Health Therapist, she has extensive experience helping others meet their personal goals. Jennifer is also the mother of a spirited and energetic toddler. Having faced many sleepless nights, she became passionate about helping her daughter, and others, to develop healthy sleep habits. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys traveling, practicing yoga and training for races with her husband.
Daniella joined The Baby Sleep Site in August 2013 and is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with a Bachelor’s in communication studies and a background in education. She began taking courses in child development and early childhood education when she discovered she was going to be a mom. Having faced a year and a half of sleepless nights and short naps she sought Nicole’s help. After successfully helping her daughter develop healthy sleep habits with the Baby Sleep Site’s invaluable support she became passionate about sleep and helped many friends and family with their own sleep issues. When she is not running after her bright, sweet and spirited toddler, husband and three dogs she enjoys writing, practicing yoga, cooking healthy meals and being outdoors. She has been through it all and is thrilled to be helping exhausted parents and babies get the healthy sleep they deserve.
Lauren joined The Baby Sleep Site team in September 2013. She is a certified Baby Planner and discovered through her training that she had a special love for addressing sleep issues and helping families with breastfeeding. Lauren is also currently pursuing her certification as a Lactation Counselor and really enjoys helping families with babies of all ages. Lauren has three young children who have all had their own unique sleep challenges. She has dealt with colic and reflux related sleep problems and through teaching her own three young children how to sleep, she has come to love helping others achieve restful nights for themselves and their children.
Bonnie joined The Baby Sleep Site team in October 2014. She has a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Bonnie is also a Singer/Songwriter. Bonnie experienced many challenges with her own daughter’s sleep such as colic, reflux, as well as a lip & tongue tie. Bonnie and her husband struggled horribly with her daughter’s sleep issues, in many cases waking 6-9 times a night. Those many sleepless nights wrecked havoc on Bonnie’s postpartum depression. After reading many articles and scouring the internet for solutions, Bonnie reached out to Nicole and her team here at the Baby Sleep Site. She was very grateful to get help and relief. Empowered with this new information, and a baby that would sleep through the night, Bonnie turned her efforts to helping other tired parents find the answers they need to their child’s sleep problems. She loves to chase around her silly, creative, and lovable 2 year old daughter.
Elaine joined The Baby Sleep Site in May 2013. She holds a BA in Sociology and has worked as a teacher, writer, author and magazine editor. She became a certified postpartum doula in 2000 and has been committed to helping parents gain confidence with their babies ever since. Elaine is the mother of two wonderful daughters and has two grandchildren she adores. She enjoys living on a lake, tending her nativegarden, kayaking, Zumba, watercolor painting, photography and is addicted to knitting.
Kelly is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Lactation Counselor. She holds an MS in Nutrition and minor in Psychology. Kelly began her career working in clinical pediatrics. Over the years, along with maintaining a private practice, she has consulted with universities, schools, and early intervention. She several published articles and was the winner of the 2013-14 MA Woman to Watch in the Medical Field Award and the 2015 Top 10 nation wide “Dedicated and Deserving Dietitians”. Sleep and food/nutrition are linked; Kelly enjoys researching sleep neurobiology as it relates to her work in pediatrics and nutrition. In 2013, after having a baby herself, Kelly struggled tremendously during the postpartum period. Now, she is more passionate than ever about sharing her knowledge, training, expertise and experience (if helpful) to help others during their moments of challenge.
When she is not working she enjoys her family; being outdoors, reading, running, being at the beach and sleeping under the stars next to a campfire!
Sarah joined The Baby Sleep Site team in September 2013 and holds a BS in Human Development. She is a certified General Ed. and Special Ed. teacher in Texas as well as a licensed Social Worker. She started her career in Early Childhood Intervention for the State of Texas, working with parents to help their children, birth to three, with various developmental and special needs in the home setting. She then went on to further her career in Special Education and taught an elementary Autism unit focusing on Applied Behavior Analysis in a public school. She became more involved in researching sleep when her first child was born. Through colic, breastfeeding difficulties, and now food sensitivities and a strong willed temperament, she continues to research ways to help her son and family get the sleep they desperately need! She has had The Baby Sleep Site bookmarked since the beginning! Her son is now 4 and a half and she and her husband also have a busy 2 year old little girl. In her spare time she likes to read about natural living and cook healthy foods from scratch and hope that her children and husband will eat it!
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