Infant and Toddler Sleep Certification for Professionals

Ready to become a feeding and attachment-supportive Infant and Toddler Sleep Educator and Consultant?

 Add to your services or start a career that is important, ethical, lucrative and fulfilling.
Upon completion of
Sleep Savvy, you will be not only competent but confident in this revolutionary work! 

Sleep deprivation and postpartum mood disorders are bosom buddies.
Join me to help families balance parental mental health and baby’s growth and development!

Enrolling on an ongoing basis, to my capacity.

Who is the Sleep Savvy Certification Program for?

⦿ Postpartum Doulas

⦿ Lactation Consultants and Counselors

⦿ Postpartum or Perinatal Counselors and Psychotherapists

⦿ Family Doctors, Naturopaths

⦿ Parent-Baby class facilitators

⦿ Newborn Nurses, NCS

⦿ Peer Breastfeeding Educators

⦿ Childbirth educators and birth doulas, if you wish to educate and prepare families.

This certification is not for sleepy parents: Parents, please see my sleep pages.
If you are a sleepy parent AND a family professional, you will be welcome to use your own child as one of your practicum cases!

 Sleep Savvy Certification can be completed in as little as 3 months or as long as 1 year from start date.

I have supported over 2,000 families with the Sleep Savvy Method. May I mentor you into a new chapter in your career? The Sleep Savvy Method is evidence-based information coupled with extensive experience and it is informed by my background in lactation counseling and education, postpartum mental health counseling, and early childhood development. I currently (and usually quietly) boast of a 100% satisfaction rate with client families who are now getting their zzz’s without compromising their values or jeopardizing attachment, healthy growth or lactation. Will you help me bring this breastfeeding and attachment-friendly sleep education and method to even more families?

           -Moorea Malatt, The Sleep Savvy Method Creator; Sleep Educator-Consultant PMH-C; LEC; CLC

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.

Randi Weiss

Vancouver, Canada, Pediatric Occupational Therapist

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.

Tamara Yeskel

Maryland, USA, Sleep Consultant

Course Content

Module 1 A & 1 B: Self-study (Online video modules plus slides)

⦿ Comprehensive infant biology, cultural anthropology of human sleep, history of infant sleep

⦿ Behavioral psychology of infant, toddler and preschooler sleeping through the months

⦿ Commons sleep challenges around wake, nap and bedtimes and their solutions

⦿ Sleep environments, positions, transitions as they relate to both lactation and formula feeding

⦿ Co-sleeping, Bed-sharing, and Crib-Sleeping considerations drawing on work of Dr. McKenna and Dr. Ball

⦿ Communicate to families the tenets of safer sleep – balancing divergent AAP and Breastfeeding Medicine guidelines and a critical discussion of sleep products available.

⦿ Infant nutrition as it relates to sleep

⦿ Colic and Reflux as they relate to sleep, lactation and formula feeding

⦿ Sudden Unexplained Infant Death prevention in various sleep environments

⦿ Recognizing sleep disorders in infants and children

⦿ Common external sleep disruptors and preventions

⦿ Positive and Negative sleep signals (associations) and their solutions

⦿ Infant instincts and behaviors with sleep throughout the months and growth periods

⦿ Creating 24hr sleep rhythms and increase innate melatonin with circadian rhythm protocol.

⦿ Special considerations for families of multiples and those with older children / siblings.

⦿ Special considerations for serving bottle feeding, formula-feeding and exclusively-pumping families.

⦿ My Patience-Building Method for teaching toddlers/ preschoolers to fall and stay asleep in their own room using attachment theory.

⦿ Help parents make decisions about when to night wean gradually, help create a night weaning or full weaning plan and provide guidance on maintaining breast/chest health during the process.

⦿ How to work with two parents with divergent views on the sleep learning process

⦿ The differences in process of home vs phone coaching vs. in-home sleep care

⦿ Scope of sleep consulting, how to protect your business, and knowing when families need different or extra help referrals as well as how to assess if a family is not the right fit for your unique practice.

⦿ When phone consulting versus in-person or overnight consulting is appropriate and how to know the instances when an overnight consultant present might cause more harm than good. We set families up to thrive without us and facilitate parenting confidence.

⦿ How to get in touch with your intuition for sleep consulting unique individuals versus one-side-fits-all approach.

⦿ Updated sleep research as it arrives

Module 1C Presentation: Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Sleep

⦿ Mental health challenges through 2 years as they relate to parent-infant sleep and when to widen the family support team.

⦿ How and why mental health challenges related to sleep can be more prevalent and challenging for lactating families.

⦿ How to balance sleep needs with lactation to prevent and alleviate postpartum mood challenge symptoms

⦿ How to support families in crisis as the sleep support member of a care team and how to help families form this care team.

Module 2 A-D: Family Sleep Case Studies

We will meet on Zoom calls to workshop 8 predetermined case studies at mutually agreeable times so that you can start practicing with and get into the groove in a low-pressure way!

Module 3: Sleep as Your Practice

Webinar / Zoom format workshop calls, Tutorial Videos and Q & A.

⦿ Templates for intakes and plan creation, printable for quick note-taking while you chat with clients.

⦿ How to decide when you are under scope of sleep consultant versus a postpartum doula or night nurse versus lactation support. What kind of sleep help comes from a counselor / therapist?  What a consultant is and is not. How can other professionals work sleep into their practice.

⦿ Understanding the most current marketing approaches/methods and easy ways to get started and build your biz.

⦿ Special updated biz marketing tips and tricks for the sleep part of your practice and beyond.

⦿ How to price your services and create your unique packages.

⦿ How to draw in ideal clients and weed out those who are not aligned or ready.

⦿ How to develop confidence in your work and how to set sustainable boundaries/ prevent burnout.

⦿ How to create a lucrative sleep consulting biz and how to make sure your clients keep referring you to friends.

⦿ I’ll also mentor you through any interpersonal, biz or boundary challenges you have with your general postpartum clients.

Module 4: Practicum with Families

⦿ 24+ hrs Working professionally with 3+ families during this program. (You will charge a package fee, Moorea will teach you how to find and support these practice clients.) Up to one year to complete this.

⦿ Mentorship one-on-one from Moorea on each case.

⦿ Support and help editing your written plans, text access to Moorea when you’re working with practicum clients.

How We Educate Parents

⦿ What attachment really is and how to protect it

⦿ Communication and culture

⦿ Stress-free nap rhythms

⦿ Mantras and visualizations to supplement sleep plans

Solos Sleep for Toddlers and Preschoolers

⦿ The Science of Sleep

⦿ The Evolution of Security: The Attachment Building Process

⦿ Sleep Skills and Behaviors

⦿ Weaning away from pacifiers, lovies, thumb sucking, and stuffies.

⦿ Choosing and setting boundaries

⦿ Safe and Healthy Sleep Environment Choices

⦿ Sibling Room-sharing

⦿ Establishing stress-free naps and quiet time


⦿ Personal coaching by your mentor, Moorea Malatt, and workshop time with your peers through the private Facebook group.

⦿ Comprehensive, customizable intake documents to share with your clients. It will help you determine how you can best serve their needs.

⦿ Sleep Plan templates, examples and other PDFs to serve your clients.

⦿ Lifetime access to Module Videos, slides to show your clients, videos, PDFs, memes.

⦿ The very latest sleep information regularly brought to you via Facebook group classroom.

⦿ Forever access to Moorea for mentorship via private FB group and email.

⦿ Your listing as a Certified Sleep Savvy Educator and Consultant. I often refer clients out to my students.

⦿ PDF Certificate and badges for your website upon completion.

Free Bonus

⦿ Zombie Prevention Skills for Overnight Professionals (science to help you arrange your own sleep for optimal health if you’re currently working overnights.)

⦿ NEW: My soothing pre-sleep visualization recording for parents and children (can be shared with your clients).

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.

Sara Venaglia

Bay Area, CA, Lactation Counselor, Birth and Pospartum Doula and Sleep Educator

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.

Elisabeth Timpone

Hudson Valley, NY, Birth & Postpartum doula and CBC

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.

Stacey Wooton

Vancouver, BC Canada, Postpartum Doula

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!

Patricia Grenseman

Gig Harbor, WA, Postpartum doula, Sleep Educator and Consultant

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.

Rachel K

Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist, Certified Sleep Savvy Consultant and Educator

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!

Gwen Kiehne

Certified Sleep Savvy Consultant and Educator, Birth and Postpartum Doula and Lactation Educator

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.

Adriane Stare

Brooklyn, NY, Certified Breastfeeding Educator, Postpartum Doula

You will be Prepared and Certified to: 

⦿ Provide sleep education to expecting and new parents in your own classes, workshops and newborn groups. (You will not be trained to educate other professionals.)

⦿ Support families in-home from the newborn weeks, skillfully navigating the challenging 3-4mo period and into 6 months.

⦿ Virtually support sleep-deprived parents effectively and ethically through unique tailored plans you co-create with them according to their goals, needs, and values – through 3 years!

⦿ Add biological and developmental sleep expertise and education to your current work or create a new whole business adventure.

⦿ Serve families in heart-warming work you feel deeply appreciated for and for which you are well-paid!

Your course is roughly 40 hours of mostly self-paced instruction and practicum.

How You’ll Receive Your Certification:

⦿ Submit Practicum Cases Final Summaries: 10-15 pages of the work you’ve compiled along the way. 

⦿ You’ve demonstrated ongoing engagement with the material, and taken responsibility for your learning.

⦿ Schedule a 20min wrap-up meeting so I can answer any last questions.

⦿ Candidates have 1 year from their enrollment date to finish all requirements of the program, unless you let me know about hardship. This course could be completed in as little as 3 months. This is at your pace.

⦿ You’ll receive a printable PDF of your Sleep Savvy Certificate as well as Sleep Savvy Educator and Consultant badges for your website and marketing materials.

Your tax-deductible investment is $2225

PayPal Financing Available for Single Payment Option.

Most of my students have a return on investment within the first 5 months or earlier.

No annual fees, re-certification fees, and no fees for ongoing access to your mentor.

Hi! Moorea Malatt (more-ray-uh muh-lot) 

I’ve worked with tiny humans and parents for 25 years, the last 11 specifically as a Sleep Educator and Consultant and before that as a Lactation Educator & Counselor LEC and Postpartum doula. I’ve been certifying professionals in sleep education and consulting for 7 years now!

I have a PMH-C certification in Perinatal Mental Health, Bringing Baby Home Educator (Gottman) and have an AA in Early Childhood Development and a BA in Psychology. I’m trained as a postpartum doula and in the past, I’ve worked in infant care centers, directed two toddler preschools and taught parenting classes in infant care, lactation, sleep, gentle discipline and toileting. I approach all parenting topics with a combination of appreciation for attachment theory, a developmentally-appropriate feeding focus, physiological and emotional development, and all the data I can get my hands on; then I tailor my consulting to each family’s unique needs. I hope I get a chance to share the magic of many years of wisdom and experience with you!

My Sleep Savvy Method is approved by Neurologists, IBCLC Lactation Pros & Perinatal Psychotherapists.

Seal: Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C)

PayPal Financing Available for single payment option.

Want to meet me and ask questions about this program?
Schedule a FREE 15 min call with me here.

I offer discounted mentorship to family agencies and professional groups of 4 or more.
Send me a message if you’d like to know more about getting your organization certified as a group.

Refund Policy:
Once you have completed the course and mentorship practicum, students are eligible for a partial refund if you feel I did not provide the training or mentorship I promised.
Once you have access to course materials, there are otherwise no refunds, though you may delay your start date if needed!