About The Baby Sleep Site®

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    Nicole JohnsonMy 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!

    Our FamilyI 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.

    Want to know how you can connect one-on-one with Nicole and get personalized sleep help for your baby or toddler? Click to learn more!

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    YOUR TEAM OF SLEEP CONSULTANTS

    Miriam Chickering

    MiriamMiriam 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

    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.

     

    Liz Harden

    LizHardenLiz joined the Baby Sleep Site in March 2013. She has Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology and a Master’s degree in Public Health. She’s worked primarily as a Health Educator and Health Services Researcher and loves working with families and children. In her free time she likes practicing yoga, spending time outside with her family, and baking. Liz is also a certified Kids Yoga instructor. She is mom to a toddler who is as spirited, energetic, and sweet-as-can-be and who’s had more than his fair share of sleep issues. Liz knows what it’s like to be sleepless and exhausted beyond belief and looks forward to bringing sound sleep to families in need!

    Jennifer Howard

    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.

    Lauren Lee

    LaurenLee1aLauren 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.

    Daniella Knight

    DaniellaDaniella 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.

    Amber LoRe

    Amber LoRe joined The Baby Sleep Site in October 2011. She has a B.A. in Anthropology and a law degree. She has dedicated her life to the well being of children, first as an attorney litigating child abuse and neglect cases and now helping tired children and their families get the sleep they need.

    She’s a wife and the mother of a persistent toddler who went from sleeping through the night at three weeks old to waking hourly at five months old.

    Her challenges with her son’s sleeping issues led her to become passionate about sleeping. She helps to create customized sleep plans for families and can personally relate to all of the exhausted parents seeking the services of The Baby Sleep Site.

    Elaine Petrowski

    ElainePElaine 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 Stellato

    KellySKelly joined The Baby Sleep Site in May 2014. She is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Lactation Counselor. She holds an MS in Nutrition with a minor in Psychology. Kelly began her dietetics and lactation coaching career working at a pediatric medical practice, WIC and with her own private counseling practice. She has consulted with Harvard and Tufts and has several published articles. Kelly was the winner of the 2013-2014 Massachusetts Woman to Watch in the Medical Field category. Sleep and nutrition are often linked; this is how Kelly became more interested in researching sleep neurobiology. In 2013, after having a baby herself, Kelly struggled with postpartum depression. She was lucky to get the help she needed and now wants to share her knowledge, expertise, passion and firsthand experience in order to benefit others during their moments of challenge. Kelly has been referring her clients to the Baby Sleep Site for many years and is excited to be part of such an elite team.

    When she is not working she enjoys her family, hiking, biking, trail running, mini golf, learning tennis and being at the beach.

    Sarah Wiescamp

    SarahWSarah 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!

    Want to know how you can connect one-on-one with an expert consultant and get personalized sleep help for your baby or toddler? Click to learn more!

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