This course was amazing! The info provided was such an important building block to determine details of our sleep plan and inform the choices I made. I was nervous about our breastfeeding relationship, him waking up his older brother, the fact that he’s a contact koala baby. We had been bed-sharing and boobing all night for over 10 months. I was too tired and needed help. Moorea’s sleep course gave me the confidence and plan to just try! He squawked for less than a minute every time he woke up, but then put himself back to sleep! He’s been sleeping through the night for a while now and I can’t believe it! After a few days, the new sleep routine has even helped with naps! No more contact-napping- I’m free!! I truly can’t recommend this program enough!
The first couple nights with the sleep savvy Online Course we had a bit of protesting and your email gave me the confidence. Any crying never lasted more than a couple of minutes and then she promptly went to sleep. And the subsequently sleep has been much better with fewer wakings! Thank you!
I really like your philosophies and approach to parenthood and will no doubt be back to get more packages when we reach the relevant stage in development!!
I wanted to say Thank you! We have a great sleeper at 4 months! Your baby sleep class was more helpful than all of the other baby prep stuff we did. It wound up being more valuable to us than our childbirth class. I think people should trade back all of the onesies and receiving blankets and get to this class. LOL.
Moorea! Thank you so much for having that special call with us. You’re right, I think I needed some help with consent around my body and boundaries and it was making sleep a bigger challenge than it needed to be. We feel more confident and our quality time is better because we are not so exhausted!
I feel like the happiest person on earth right now! No nursing, no carrying, no rocking, just sleeping. Thank you so much for the sleep plan and thank you for being so helpful and supportive!
I was so relieved to get into this course and realize we could still co-sleep and nurse but not be awake every hour! Working on that balance of flexibility and rhythm has been key! Thank you!
This process has been surprisingly intimate and lovely. I thought I’d be fearing bedtime but instead I feel eager to learn with my daughter. All these changes we’ve made have surprisingly felt rooted in love and compassion and respect! Thank you so much, Moorea!
We did it! Putting her down got easier then wakes got easier now she slept through! It was so much less traumatic than I thought!
I can’t believe the transition from our bed to his floor mattress in his own room went so well and so quickly! Thank you so much for the plan we worked on together. Thank you for the right words to help him understand the change. I think it saved me so much grief.
I had been dreading that moment for a year and then it was suddenly over.
He slept 8pm-6am. Hiring you has dramatically improved the quality of my life!
Thanks so much for the tips in the workshop! Things have been going well here! My sister is visiting with her 3 1/2 month old guy and is really struggling with his sleep regression so it has been awesome to share with her my experience!
I feel so good. We are all sleeping through till 6:30 and there is a noticeable difference in all of our moods.
Your approach really aligned with our style and comfort level. It helped us get back to sanity after a long and challenging 9 month sleep disaster!
I want you to know that your method was such a source of hope and light to me during a dark time of deep, prolonged sleep deprivation. Your work helped me climb out of that dark place, while respecting myself and my son, and honoring our relationship.
I just want to say thank you times a million. In just these three days I now have my life back and she is a champion sleeper!!
Thank you very much for this detailed plan. Our little girl is happily sleeping and without Cry-it-Out! I felt like a new person b/c I hadn’t had that much sleep in a row in over a year. I even started having dreams again! Thanks so much for your help. I honestly feel like a different person!
I took your sleep savvy class last Saturday. She was waking at night frequently and usually nursing or rocking to sleep. We implemented your course Saturday night and it has worked since to help her sleep 8-9 hrs at a time. Still nursing, still bed-sharing!
We made all the changes – with where she sleeps and with feeding and calmly attending to her in only the ways in our Sleep Savvy plan. We are down to one waking and if she cries too long we might hum a little to calm her or rub her lovie on her cheek for a bit. I’ve seen such improvement these last few days that I can hardly believe it. I am almost scared to write it because I don’t want to jinx myself.
Everyone told me it was Cry It Out or don’t sleep till she’s 5. I never knew a sleep coach would work with parents who want to co-sleep and breastfeed after a year. Thank you so much for working with our individual needs and helping me get twice the sleep I was getting!
Thanks Moorea! We did go ahead with “turkey,” sleep plan you gave us and it worked like a charm – after 2 not-too-bad nights, that is. Totally worth the effort and the investment!
It took ONE night. She sleeps in the crib now from 9-6:45 like a CHAMP. THANK YOU!!!!!!
Things have been going really well with Max. He is going to bed around 7:30 pm with minimal crying. Even better, he’s been sleeping straight through until about 4:30 am. Thanks for all your help! It’s unbelievable that a week ago, Max was still sleeping with us and waking up multiple times a night. Wow! I only wish we had contacted you sooner!
Our sleep work with Leo went so well that I never needed to call back for our second call I guess I will save it to ping you about gentle discipline!
Thank you so much for your advice!
Bedtime has been amazing- she pops herself off the boob and wants to go in her crib- she had never wanted to go in her crib during the day before. I feel good that she isn’t traumatized by the early morning struggles either- the last round of CIO we had tried led her to be anxious as we even approached her crib!
After a year of feeling totally desperate and feeling like NOTHING was working to help this baby sleep, I do see major improvements in the last few weeks! Thank you!
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Another morning pee in the potty. Hot damn, Moorea! Dry at night. How did this happen so fast?!
I just wanted to share the good news that C. had his first fully-potty trained day last week. It was fantastic! I have to say that having even an almost potty trained child at 13 months-old blows my mind. He’s even been telling me when we’re on the go that he needs to potty. Thanks so much for your help and support.
Thank you for your continued support and concern and helping us finally solve our potty challenge. Your spirit is so generous. I hope one day our paths will cross, so that I may give you a real hug for being by mine and my husband’s side throughout this challenge. You are a gem to us, and we will always think of you fondly.
Moorea was fabulous last night with potty help and coached me through helping D get out what was backed up gently, respectfully, and with D’s involvement and participation.
Jazzie had another poop on the potty! Thank you! We are so excited.
Her potty learning has actually been a great bonding time for us, especially as she becomes increasingly mobile. Everyone at her ‘baby college’ class always asks how she got so great at pottying so soon, and while a lot of it is her, I really credit and thank you.
She’s peeing in her potty already!!! Thank you!!
Thank you for the incredibly beneficial phone call! He pooped. He peed. Such a triumph! You are such an authentic, special person. You are a God-send!
HI Moorea! M. is proud to say that she is 100 percent diaper free now and really excited about it! Your suggestions were extremely helpful and we used the school break to really get into the groove. She is even in regular undies at night!
With our second child now, I was just referring back to the potty handout that you sent with we did the potty workshop with you. It’s very helpful, so thank you again!
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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.
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!
I was just referring back to the worksheet that you sent when we did our amazing phone consult with you on gentle discipline with our son. We have peace! It’s been so very helpful, so thank you again.
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.
So now I have done all three of your courses now and hope you write the books because I want to bring them to baby showers! I feel really secure in my parenting choices now and doing what is right for our child and our family instead of what everyone else was telling us. I’m remembering really important things you said in the moment when I really need to recall them! Such helpful tips!
We have been using the techniques taught by Moorea in the Gentle Discipline class and they have worked wonders. I feel confident that I’m doing the right thing with how I gently discipline my 2 year old.
My husband and I got a lot out of your discipline class and we could not have taken it at a better time. Now that [she] is 15 months, we are finally using all of the tools and communication is going really well!
I would have paid 10 times what you charged for the gentle discipline course. I think I’d bought 20 books and I was only getting more and more confused. We started implementing the boundaries and helpful phrases and I suddenly had a new 2 year old and I’m now confident in my parenting even in public! Haha! Thank you!
I am unbelievably grateful for the mentorship that Moorea provided through this course. Moorea is the only sleep professional educator I found who was really “speaking my language” when it came to working with infants and families. I am a pediatric occupational therapist and put a lot of stock into the business of co-regulation and general child development knowledge. Moorea does too. And more than that, her work is as evidence based as is possible in this field. I now feel very well equipped to be tackling sleep issues with infants and toddlers.
My main reason for signing up for this course was to support families even if/ whether they are planning to bed share, find bed sharing helpful once baby is born, or for occasional bed sharing and removing the fear and misinformation about it. I found the group discussions and case studies helpful for real-world applications of what we were learning. The ongoing mentoring aspect of the training, especially when I have practicum clients to apply it with was another big draw over a program that ends on the final day of class. The marketing session I also found really helpful for considering how to offer these services in addition to the other doula related services I offer.
I’ve absolutely loved the one on one component of your course. It’s impossible to get real support from real humans these days and I’ve found your support to be a critical part of my sleep support journey. Thank you for being available for questions, suggestions and overall guidance.
This course was so very informative. I learned many different types of strategies for different ages. Moorea is very knowledgeable and very supportive. In other words, the course is just awesome.
I’m watching the Art and Science of Lactation and Sleep and I can’t believe your knowledge AND lovely way of teaching this information. You are calm and peaceful and have the best phrases. I’m not sure I will ever reach your skill in this subject but it’s worth trying because I want to help families. Thank you.
The links and handouts were awesome. I feel like I finally have the compiled evidence to stand behind a lot of the sleep recommendations I make as a lactation counselor. But you also helped me remember to be really careful that I give evidence versus opinion on people’s sleep choices.
I took a while researching different certifying courses. I felt right away after coming across Sleep Savvy, that this was the right course for me. I have a more attachment based philosophy when it comes to infant care and Sleep Savvy fit exactly my way of thinking. I am very excited to see how sleep consulting becomes a part of my career.
I loved being able to talk through how to approach common client situations together with my peers. Plus the focus on how baby sleep affects parental mental health and how closely connected feeding and sleep often are (or at least feel to parents) was extremely insightful!
Thank you for the really great edits and suggestions on the sleep plan. I am already learning so much in your program and am very thankful to have found you! The level of mentorship support I am receiving in this program is exactly what I was looking for and is helping me gain the confidence to move forward with my business.
I’m starting to get more sleep work than I know what to do with! I have had major success with clients and people keep recommending me!
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to learn about your approach to getting children to sleep without crying it out. It was eye-opening to see how many families responded that they needed my help. It is very rewarding to know that I can truly help a family. I love coaching these families, and enjoy being a supportive, encouraging person in their lives as they learn to set boundaries that result in wonderful results for the entire family!
When it comes to sleep, there’s no one Is rather learn from than Moorea. Her energy is calm, her pacing is easily absorbable, and her sense of humor makes an otherwise-overwhelming topic approachable and (dare I say) fun! This is the kind of energy that helps sleep deprived parents find courage and follow their intuition, and was exactly the kind of modeling we need to see as students. Thanks for a fantastic, individualized mentorship approach to this topic and training – it’s inspiring on every level.
Those videos you shared where you were supporting babies in learning how to sleep on a flat surface were absolutely invaluable to me. I feel like I can better hold this balance of supporting bedsharing and babywearing AND crib sleep.
Thanks so much for your time, Moorea. I enjoyed working with you and learned so much from this training.