Baby and Toddler Sleep Coaching | About Sweet Babydreams

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Empowering parents through education & coaching

We help tired mums find peaceful sleep for the whole family

All hilarious memes aside, sleep deprivation is no joke. Not only does it have a negative effect on health and relationships for you as a parent, but it’s not good for your baby either! Sleep is not a luxury, it’s a necessity that’s just as important as eating nutritious food or getting enough exercise. At Sweet Babydreams we believe that every family deserves good sleep, so they can thrive. We’re here to make that possible for you and your family, too!

All hilarious memes aside, sleep deprivation is no joke. Not only does it have a negative effect on health and relationships for you as a parent, but it’s not good for your baby either! Sleep is not a luxury, it’s a necessity that’s just as important as eating nutritious food or getting enough exercise.

At Sweet Babydreams we believe that every family deserves good sleep, so they can thrive. We’re here to make that possible for you and your family, too!

“Will I ever sleep again?”

That’s what I kept asking myself after a year of postpartum depression, 45-minute naps and frequent night wake-ups. I’d tried everything Google told me, but nothing helped my baby sleep better.

Finally, I “caved” and, very skeptically, started working with a sleep coach. “What could they tell me that I haven’t already tried?” I thought…

Much to my surprise, my daughter slept 12 hours through the night within 3 days and minimal fuss! 

It felt heavenly! Not only did we both sleep through the night, but my little girl was happier throughout the day, and I could enjoy quality time with my husband again. I wondered why I hadn’t reached out for help sooner!

Mama, that transformation is possible for your family, too! 

With the right support, children from newborn to kindergartener are fully capable of learning healthy sleep habits, and getting the daily rest they (and their parents) need.

We believe in:

a holistic approach

We look at sleep holistically through our Sweet Sleep System, bringing together all aspects of sleep to create individualised sleep plans that keep your child’s tears to a minimum, and strengthen the bond between you.

a family-centered process

Families are at the heart of what we do. Well-rested families are proven to have better relationships, stronger bonds, and less stress than families where sleep is a constant struggle. We focus on sleep solutions that meet the needs of each and every family member.

Keeping tears to a minimum

No mama wants to see their baby upset! While some tears are normal during the sleep coaching process, we’ll help you recognise your baby’s communication and support your little one through overwhelming emotions in a loving, responsive, and respectful way.

an individualised plan

There are no one-size-fits-all sleep solutions – what works for one child may not be right for another! We take your child’s development, sleep requirements, and personality into consideration when creating a personalised sleep plan for them.

support & encouragement

We’re committed to journeying alongside you towards healthy sleep for your family. If you’re feeling discouraged, confused, or hopeless right now, we encourage you – with the right tools and support, you are capable of making the changes necessary!

Science & practice

Our approach is based on science, formal training and years of experience working with families. We strive to stay up-to-date with the latest research, regularly furthering our education, and networking with other healthcare professionals to provide you with the best possible service.

We believe in:

A holistic approach

We look at sleep holistically through our Sweet Sleep System, bringing together all aspects of sleep to create individualised sleep plans that keep your child’s tears to a minimum, and strengthen the bond between you. 

A FAMILY-CENTERED PROCESS

Families are at the heart of what we do. Well-rested families are proven to have better relationships, stronger bonds, and less stress than families where sleep is a constant struggle. We focus on sleep solutions that meet the needs of each and every family member.

KEEPING TEARS TO A MINIMUM

No mama wants to see their baby upset! While some tears are normal during the sleep coaching process, we’ll help you recognise your baby’s communication and support your little one through overwhelming emotions in a loving, responsive, and respectful way.

AN INDIVIDUALISED PLAN

There are no one-size-fits-all sleep solutions! Each family and child is unique. We take time to get to know you, hear your story, and meet you where you’re at to offer a sleep solution that’s just as unique as your child and your family.

SUPPORT & ENCOURAGEMENT

We’re committed to journeying alongside you towards healthy sleep for your family. If you’re feeling discouraged, confused, or hopeless right now, we encourage you – with the right tools and support, you are capable of making the changes necessary!

SCIENCE & PRACTICE

Our approach is based on science, formal training and years of experience working with families. We strive to stay up-to-date with the latest research, regularly furthering our education, and networking with other healthcare professionals to provide you with the best possible service.

Meet our team

Rachael Kullmann

Rachael Kullmann

Founder & Owner, Certified Infant & Child Sleep Coach, Postgrad Diploma in „Children, Young People and Family Wellbeing“ (Coaches in English & German)

After experiencing the relief of resolving her firstborn’s long-term sleep issues through sleep coaching, Rachael trained as an Infant and Child Sleep Consultant, founding Sweet Babydreams in 2015. Now a mom of 3 lively kids, a consistent day-routine and good sleep enable her to balance work with family-life. Besides 1:1 coaching, Rachael enjoys educating other professionals on sleep, so that more families can receive the tools they need to thrive and be well-rested.

Hanna Saar

Hanna Saar

Owner, Online Business Manager, MA in Psychology, Infant & Child Sleep Coach (Coaches in English & Estonian)

After working with Rachael to improve the sleep of both her daughters, Hanna became a passionate advocate for child sleep education and coaching. She joined the Sweet Babydreams team in 2018, first as an Online Business Manager. With a Master’s degree in Psychology in her back pocket, Hanna started sleep coach training in 2019 so she can bring more sleep to moms in her native Estonia.

Mari Volar

Mari Volar

Virtual Assistant & Copywriter

As the all-rounder design, writing and technical assistant for Sweet Babydreams, Mari’s skill-set knows no bounds. On top of her behind the scenes organisational hacks she recognizes the vast importance of good quality sleep, having spent more than a decade working in childcare and early education. Now based in Cologne, Germany, Mari, like the rest of the Sweet Babydreams team, works remotely to bring better access to sleep to people worldwide.

Eliana Koov

Eliana Koov

Infant & Child Sleep Coach, doula, lactation consultant, pregnancy crisis counselor, BA in Psychology (Coaches in Estonian)

Now a mother of 2, Eliana learnt the hard way what months of sleep deprivation and nursing issues can do to a young family when she first became a mom. Her interest in becoming a sleep coach was sparked by her work as a lactation consultant and the problems she frequently saw parents facing. She knew there had to be better sleep solutions for parents and babies and was determined to learn! Now she helps families find better rest, more confidence and a clearer understanding of sleep as a valued member of the Sweet Babydreams’ team.

Kerli Okas

Kerli Okas

Infant & Child Sleep Coach, Doula, Lactation Consultant, Pregnancy Crisis Counselor, university degree in education sciences (Coaches in Estonian)

Parenting her own three sons and supporting countless babies and their families, Kerli has seen first hand just how important it is for mommy and daddy to be well rested for days with their children. Kerli has graduated from the sleep coaching program at Australian Institute of Sensitive Sleep and works with Sweet Babydreams in Estonia, to help young Estonian families find better sleep, more joy and more happiness. 

Marlis Tragust

Marlis Tragust

Certified Infant & Child Sleep Coach, Speech Therapist (Coaches in German)

Originally a speech therapist, Marlis felt compelled to learn more about child sleep after struggling with and finding solutions for her oldest daughter’s sleep issues. She then trained to become a certified Infant and Child Sleep Consultant, joining the Sweet Babydreams team in 2020. Marlis wants to empower other families with the tools to solve their children’s sleep issues, so that they can enjoy a fulfilling family life. 

Ine Geysen

Ine Geysen

Marketing Assistant, Sleep Coach in training (Coaches in English)

Ine struggled with sleep deprivation and a lack of community support as a first time mom living in a foreign country. After the Dreamy Day Routines guidebook transformed Ine’s life, she joined the Sweet Babydreams team as assistant marketing manager in 2020. Ine has a background in marketing and education, and is also in the process of completing her certification as an infant and child sleep consultant. Ine is passionate about reaching as many families as possible and educating professionals so that sleep issues can be prevented right from the start.

Monika Valgma

Monika Valgma

Sleep Coach in training, doula and lactation consultant (Coaches in Estonian and Russian)

Monika learnt the hard way why good sleep is important – after suffering months of sleep deprivation as a first-time mom while struggling with postpartum depression at the same time. Through her work with families she has come to realize that most often new parents struggle with two specific things – sleep and nursing. Monika finds it of utmost importance to be able to help families with both – and thanks to her thorough training she is able to do just that.  It takes a village to raise a child – and sometimes a trained sleep professional.

Stéphanie Schöttle

Stéphanie Schöttle

Sleep Coach in training (Coaches in English)

A mom of two young boys, Stephanie thought that sleep deprivation, tiredness and [caffeine dependency] were just part of the journey. After seeking the help of an infant sleep consultant for her oldest son, she realized that exhaustion shouldn’t be an inevitable side effect of motherhood and that a happy, well rested family is possible. Recently joining the sleep coaching team from Montreal, Canada, she wants to help tired families locally and worldwide sleep well to live and rest well.

Meet our team

Rachael Kullmann

Rachael Kullmann

Founder & Owner, Certified Infant & Child Sleep Coach, Postgrad Dimploma in „Children, Young People and Family Wellbeing“ (Coaches in English & German)

Meet Rachael

After experiencing the relief of resolving her firstborn’s long-term sleep issues through sleep coaching, Rachael trained as an Infant and Child Sleep Consultant, founding Sweet Babydreams in 2015. Now a mom of 3 lively kids, a consistent day-routine and good sleep enable her to balance work with family-life. Besides 1:1 coaching, Rachael enjoys educating other professionals on sleep, so that more families can receive the tools they need to thrive and be well-rested.

Hanna Saar

Hanna Saar

Owner, Online Business Manager, MA in Psychology, Infant & Child Sleep Coach (Coaches in English & Estonian)

Meet Hanna

After working with Rachael to improve the sleep of both her daughters, Hanna became a passionate advocate for child sleep education and coaching. She joined the Sweet Babydreams team in 2018, first as an Online Business Manager. With a Master’s degree in Psychology in her back pocket, Hanna started sleep coach training in 2019 so she can bring more sleep to moms in her native Estonia.

Eliana Koov

Eliana Koov

Sweet Babydreams sleep coach, doula, lactation consultant, pregnancy crisis counselor, BA in Psychology (Coaches in Estonian)

Meet Eliana

Now a mother of 2, Eliana learnt the hard way what months of sleep deprivation and nursing issues can do to a young family when she first became a mom. Her interest in becoming a sleep coach was sparked by her work as a lactation consultant and the problems she frequently saw parents facing. She knew there had to be better sleep solutions for parents and babies and was determined to learn! Now she helps families find better rest, more confidence and a clearer understanding of sleep as a valued member of the Sweet Babydreams’ team.

Kerli Okas

Kerli Okas

Infant & Child Sleep Coach, Doula, Lactation Consultant, Pregnancy Crisis Counselor, university degree in education sciences (Coaches in Estonian)

Meet Kerli

Parenting her own three sons and supporting countless babies and their families, Kerli has seen first hand just how important it is for mommy and daddy to be well rested for days with their children. Kerli has graduated from the sleep coaching program at Australian Institute of Sensitive Sleep and works with Sweet Babydreams in Estonia, to help young Estonian families find better sleep, more joy and more happiness. 

Marlis Tragust

Marlis Tragust

Certified Infant & Child Sleep Coach, Speech Therapist (Coaches in German)

Meet Marlis

Originally a speech therapist, Marlis felt compelled to learn more about child sleep after struggling with and finding solutions for her oldest daughter’s sleep issues. She then trained to become a certified Infant and Child Sleep Consultant, joining the Sweet Babydreams team in 2020. Marlis wants to empower other families with the tools to solve their children’s sleep issues, so that they can enjoy a fulfilling family life. 

Mari Volar

Mari Volar

Virtual Assistant & Copywriter

Meet Mari

As the all-rounder design, writing and technical assistant for Sweet Babydreams, Mari’s skill-set knows no bounds. On top of her behind the scenes organisational hacks she recognizes the vast importance of good quality sleep, having spent more than a decade working in childcare and early education. Now based in Cologne, Germany Mari, like the rest of the Sweet Babydreams team, works remotely to bring better access to sleep to people worldwide.

 

Ine Geysen

Ine Geysen

Marketing Assistant, Sleep Coach in training

Meet Ine

Ine struggled with sleep deprivation and a lack of community support as a first time mom living in a foreign country. After the Dreamy Day Routines guidebook transformed Ine’s life, she joined the Sweet Babydreams team as assistant marketing manager in 2020. Ine has a background in marketing and education, and is also in the process of completing her certification as an infant and child sleep consultant. Ine is passionate about reaching as many families as possible and educating professionals so that sleep issues can be prevented right from the start.

Monika Valgma

Monika Valgma

Sleep Coach in training, doula and lactation consultant (Coaches in Estonian and Russian)

Meet Monika

Monika learnt the hard way why good sleep is important – after suffering months of sleep deprivation as a first-time mom while struggling with postpartum depression at the same time. Through her work with families she has come to realize that most often new parents struggle with two specific things – sleep and nursing. Monika finds it of utmost importance to be able to help families with both – and thanks to her thorough training she is able to do just that.  It takes a village to raise a child – and sometimes a trained sleep professional.

Stéphanie Schöttle

Stéphanie Schöttle

Sleep Coach in training (Coaches in English)

Meet Stéphanie

A mom of two young boys, Stephanie thought that sleep deprivation, tiredness and [caffeine dependency] were just part of the journey. After seeking the help of an infant sleep consultant for her oldest son, she realized that exhaustion shouldn’t be an inevitable side effect of motherhood and that a happy, well rested family is possible. Recently joining the sleep coaching team from Montreal, Canada, she wants to help tired families locally and worldwide sleep well to live and rest well.

The Sweet Sleep System

We look at sleep holistically, bringing all the pieces of the sleep puzzle together, and giving you confidence in making changes while minimizing your little one’s tears!

Biology

(WHY)
Most sleep issues develop when a child’s sleep situation isn’t congruent with their age and/or biological maturity. Knowing the biology of sleep enables us to understand their sleep issues, set realistic expectations, optimise the sleep environment, and create a day rhythm that supports peaceful sleep for your little one. 

Development

(WHAT)
We evaluate your child’s
development so we can be sensitive and respectful of their emotional maturity, and understand how their current milestones affect sleep. It helps us assess your child’s nutritional and sleep needs, and to create a safe and sleep-conducive sleep environment

attachment

(WHO)
Understanding your and your little one’s
attachment style enables us to offer a sleep solution that fits your parenting philosophy, and give you personalised support during the sleep coaching process.

Environment

(WHERE)
We help you optimise your child’s sleep environment to suit their biology and development. This makes falling and staying asleep easier, which in turn supports an age-appropriate day rhythm and a good night’s sleep. 

Rhythm

(WHEN)
An age-appropriate day rhythm, guided by your little one’s biology, ensures your child’s sleep and nutritional needs are met. A predictable day rhythm promotes better night sleep, easier and longer nap, supports your baby’s development and growth, and results in a happier baby overall. 

Associations

(HOW)
You’ll get specific and individualised tools based on your child’s
attachment style to respectfully, yet consistently, change any unhelpful sleep habits. How and when we make these changes is informed by your child’s biology and development and supported by an optimal sleep environment and day rhythm

Biology

(WHY)
Most sleep issues develop when a child’s sleep situation isn’t congruent with their age and/or biological maturity. Knowing the biology of sleep enables us to understand their sleep issues, set realistic expectations, optimise the sleep environment, and create a day rhythm that supports peaceful sleep for your little one. 

Development

(WHAT)
We evaluate your child’s development so we can be sensitive and respectful of their emotional maturity, and understand how their current milestones affect sleep. It helps us assess your child’s nutritional and sleep needs, and to create a safe and sleep-conducive sleep environment.

Attachment

(WHO)
Understanding your and your little one’s attachment style enables us to offer a sleep solution that fits your parenting philosophy, and give you personalised support during the sleep coaching process.

Environment

(WHERE)
We help you optimise your child’s
sleep environment to suit their biology and development. This makes falling and staying asleep easier, which in turn supports an age-appropriate day rhythm and a good night’s sleep.

Rhythm

(WHEN)
An age-appropriate day rhythm, guided by your little one’s
biology, ensures your child’s sleep and nutritional needs are met. A predictable day rhythm promotes better night sleep, easier and longer nap, supports your baby’s development and growth, and results in a happier baby overall.

Associations

(HOW)
You’ll get specific and individualised tools based on your child’s
attachment style to respectfully, yet consistently, change any unhelpful sleep habits. How and when we make these changes is informed by your child’s biology and development and supported by an optimal sleep environment and day rhythm.

Individual Sleep Coaching

newborn

(0-12 weeks)

Encourage healthy sleep habits from the very beginning and prevent long-term sleep issues. Learn how to bring more sleep and joy into the newborn phase.

baby+toddler

(3-24 months)

Whether you’ve been dealing with sleepless nights for months, weeks, or days, we’ll hand you the tools to have your little one sleeping soundly in no time!

child

(2-5 years)

Sleep doesn’t need to be a constant struggle! We’ll help you deal with bedtime battles and naptime fights, bringing more joy and ease into your days.

Ready for more sleep but not sure where to start?

Book your Initial Consult to connect personally with one of our sleep coaches!

The initial consultation gives you clarity around what’s causing your child’s sleep struggles, allows you to get to know us, and helps you choose the best sleep solution for your family!

Available worldwide via telephone or online video/audio call!

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