MOOREA MALATT -CLEC, CPD, CLC
Lactation Counselor. Sleep Educator. International Parent Consultant. Postpartum Doula.
Mom. Your New Friend.
ARE YOU LIVING WITH A SMALL, SLEEP-AVERSIVE ALIEN?
I had a baby who was awake a lot. She seemed to need less sleep than others and she woke every hour for many months. She would stare at me in the near-dark with those big eyes by the glow of my sleep tracker app and I had to convince myself she was not an alien. I re-read all of the books I had used in years a postpartum doula and night nanny and the only method that sat right with my gentle and respectful parenting values just didn’t work.
Waiting-it-out was making me delirious with sleep deprivation. In fact, I may have had a period of postpartum psychosis when the waking was at its worst. But I still couldn’t bear to let her cry in a room alone.
One day I found myself with a RedBull in one hand and a child I resented in the other. This wasn’t what the motherhood I wanted. So I took everything I knew about infant and toddler development, communication and lactation and created a method that could even work for co-sleeping and breastfeeding / chestfeeding families. It was an experiment that turned out to be a miracle for my mental health and my relationship with my daughter, and then a miracle for my friends’ families. Now Sleep Savvy has saved hundreds of families.
I believe parents can get their own needs met and still parent gently and attentively. I was put on this planet of help you find that balance. I also believe that we need to get into the habit of communicating our own needs to be able to model self care and boundaries for our children.
My perspective is influenced by biological development, emotional development and cultural anthropology, combined with my experience in over 20 years of supporting babies, toddlers and their parents. I make it easy for you with informative articles, affordable DIY online courses and tailored phone and email consulting in my areas of expertise: sleep learning, gentle discipline and potty skills.
I’ll fix your problem and help you prevent future problems!
I’ve been there.
*I’ve got your back*
Lets co-create a plan to solve your current challenges and build your rockstar parenting confidence into the future!
Don’t know what kind of help you need? Fill out the email form below and tell me what’s going on with your little one.
And my daughter? She drifts off in one minute, sleeps through and does not like waking up for elementary school 😉
Moorea Malatt CPD, CLEC ( “Mo-ray-uh Muh-lot”)
Sleep Educator, Parenting Consultant, Certified Lactation Counselor-Educator, Writer.
- Certified Lactation Counselor-Educator UC San Diego
- Postpartum Doula Seattle Midwifery School/Bastyr University
- BA Psychology and Biology University of Western Washington
- Certified Life Coach- Coach Training Alliance
- AA ECE Early Childhood Education- Cal State Northridge going wayyy back!
- Half a somatic psychotherapy MA I may never finish until my kids are grown 😉
I’m Published here:
Natural Mother Magazine Articles: Express Yourself; Ways to Encourage Gratitude in Young Children; Understanding Night Terrors and Nightmares; Rest Assured: Safer Bedsharing; Gentle Discipline is Love;
The breastfeeding & sleep contributor in The Ultimate Guide to Sex Through Pregnancy and Motherhood by Cleis Press.
and my own book coming 2019!
We need to thank you for being our 3rd partner in parenting. You have gotten us through major tantrums, communication challenges, a forever bedtime and night waking, the picky eating problem of the century and now feeding challenges with a second baby. You have to make an app so everyone can have you as a parenting partner in their pocket!
My husband and I got a lot out of your discipline workshop and we could not have taken it at a better time. Now that E. is 15 months, we are finally using all of the tools and things are going really well!
Questions? Talk to me! If you're not sure about the best way I can serve you, tell me a bit about your challenge here. I would love to hear from you if you have any questions about services, workshops or speaking engagements. Please fill out the form below and I will reply as soon as possible.
Thank you for helping us realize our sleep challenges were really gentle discipline challenges and helping us have a clear plan for dealing with all of the fighting of every boundary that Z was doing. It never occurred to me the fixing daytime challenges would help our sleep but it has tremendously and I now have such great communication with my tiny person.
I feel like the happiest person on earth right now! I was immediately at her side, put my hand on her back and she fell right back asleep! And then the same thing again with no nursing, no carrying, no rocking. Thank you so much for the sleep plan and thank you for being so helpful and supportive!
The Discipline workshop gave me clear ideas about what to expect for the preschool age, and a few guidelines plus specific tips on how to handle disagreements. I also like having a frame in which to look at this age. I liked the emphasis on language, and emphasis on a general approach, symbolized in the time-out/ time-in scenario.
Moorea has an uncanny ability to connect with children, create a safe and loving environment, great communication, and tremendous skill in getting children on track emotionally and behaviorally. She is one of a kind and we feel lucky to have her in our lives.