Jessica Stutheit – The Lovely Baby

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Jessica Stutheit - The Lovely Baby


Welcome to The Lovely Baby! Whether you are looking for family centered assistance when you bring your new baby home, or need insight on teaching your little one how to achieve a peaceful night’s sleep when the time comes, you’ve found the right place!

With over 20 years of experience working with children and families, you’ll find a wealth of useful information, a loving touch, and a supportive approach to all your needs…. making your time with your family simply lovely.

Meet Jess

Hi! I’m Jess. Thank you for taking the time to visit and allowing me the opportunity to introduce myself. I am an experienced postpartum doula, a certified pediatric sleep consultant and a mother of two amazing, full-grown boys!

I’ve been where a lot of mothers have – tired, overwhelmed, and frankly out of my depth! Its part of why I delved into the work I’m doing – and I love every day! I find such joy in helping parents become confident, empowered and knowledgeable so they can enjoy the special time when their babies are young – to thrive, not just survive during these years.

It’s clear that we can all use support, rest and a helping hand at almost anytime while we are raising a family. I’ve realized, though, that two specific times have emerged as essential moments for families to have extra help, time to rest, bond and recover, and get specific guidance in a way that works for them: Just after the birth of a new baby, and when it comes time to teach that baby good sleep habits. I’ve made these two stages the focus of my efforts to help families succeed in meeting their specific goals, whatever they may be.

I have hands-on experience with children and families for over 20 years.

• In private homes, pre-schools, and primary schools
• Background in Early Childhood Development
• Extensive work with newborns, infants and toddlers
• Practical experience in typical and atypical behavior for infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers and school-age children
• Postpartum Training, Red Cross Certifications in Pediatric First Aid and CPR, AAP SIDS Course Completion
• Postgraduate Training with Family Sleep Institute

My free time is filled with cooking experiments, cheering on student athletes, encouraging my budding film maker, and reading voraciously… and like most moms, making the most of every minute! I have lived all over the US and abroad, and have recently expanded to include New England and Florida!

I believe every day is a new opportunity to help someone, to learn something new, and to smile – just because! When you are ready, please let me know how I can help your family discover how to thrive!

Family Sleep Solutions that Really Work…

• How do I balancing the need for sleep and love for my baby?
• Is this nighttime behavior normal?
• What does healthy sleep look like for my newborn?
• How can I get the baby to go to sleep and stay asleep?
• Are my toddler’s behavior issues and sleep related?
• How do I stop daily naptime disasters?
• Why won’t the baby go an hour without feeding?
• How do I get my anxious child/teen to sleep better?

Do questions like these run through your mind all day, as you hope and pray for rest, trying not to break down at the thought of yet another sleepless night? You are not alone…and I am here to help!

The Lovely Baby Sleep Philosophy

I have had the privilege of experiencing the many stages of childhood and all the joys and challenges each one brings! I’ve worked in so many settings with these kids over the years that one thing has become beautifully evident: Each family comes with it’s own unique structure, needs and values. There isn’t just one way to raise children, and there is no one size fits all method or philosophy to teach our children to sleep. I feel it is so important to approach your family’s situation with an open mind and an open heart. I want to help find a path to better sleep that suits your specific circumstances, belief systems, and time frame. Your path is as individual as your child is, and it’s my pleasure to help lead the way to healthier sleep.

My Coaching Methods

My coaching methods have been developed using a variety of different sleep strategies from varied parenting styles, multiple experts and mentors, and diverse cultures – not just one program offering a cookie cutter approach. After our in depth consultation, I will develop a comprehensive sleep plan, which is scientifically rooted, formulated with your values in mind, and applied with compassion for your child and for you. My goal is not only to get the entire family sleeping better, but to do it in a way that you, as parents, can feel good about.

If you’d like to have a chat before booking, feel free to schedule a free 15 minute call to see if we are a good fit for your family.


The Lovely Baby


You would never guess that our little guy used to be a horrible sleeper. We were up all night, for days, even weeks at a time. It’s no secret I’m a softie, and the idea of a sleep trainer was just crazy to me. Jess came highly recommended and I have to say she is absolutely amazing. Her knowledge of the science behind sleep and behavior modification was second only to how supportive, kind and patient she was throughout the process. Her coaching was easy to understand, and what’s more important, we made a plan I was comfortable using with my baby. It totally worked, and he sleeps so well, through the night and for all his naps. He is happy and flexible and bedtime, as she promised, is truly a peaceful and beautiful time for us.

M. T. Greenwich, CT | December 22, 2023

Jess is truly incredible. As a doula, not only did she have a contagiously calming presence (for the baby, but also for mom), but her knowledge and experience immediately put us ease. Placing your newborn into the arms of complete stranger, especially when it’s your first, is never easy, but with Jess I felt relieved. Every time she came, I had anxious questions to ask, and she would answer them, one by one, calmly and insightfully. When it came time to sleep train, she gave us thoughtful support throughout and made adjustments according to my son’s specific needs. My son thrived, ate better, refluxed less, and slept like a champion, due in large part to Jess’s care and attention. Couldn’t recommend her any more highly.

B.D. Riverside, CT | December 22, 2023

Jess was kind and professional and listened to all of my concerns carefully during our initial phone conference. Her sleep plan was beautifully designed and clearly explained directions to follow and reasons why, in order to implement the sleep changes. I was very impressed with her ability to consider my son’s needs/personality as well as my family’s to choose an appropriate sleep strategy and to successfully navigate us through it each day! Thank you.

L.K. North Haven, CT | December 22, 2023

Jessica’s help was invaluable to our family. Before working with her, our 10-month old child’s sleep was a major stress point. Jessica fully listened to us, validated our concerns, and identified sleep strategies that were both developmentally appropriate and matched our parenting style perfectly. Jessica’s knowledge, training, and experience were evident and our baby’s sleep is worlds better than it was before we started working with her!

J. E. East Haven, CT | December 22, 2023

Thank you Jess for changing our lives. We welcomed our daughter in April and spent 4 months trying to get her to sleep. Jess arrived and in just a few days our baby girl was sleeping 12 hours a night, eating better and finally napping well through out the day. Jess is so calm, patient and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend having her as part of the family!

K. D. Wilton, CT (4 Day Live-In Coaching) | December 22, 2023

We engaged Jess to sleep train our son before I went back to work. This was a complete game changer and worth every penny! He went from sleeping sporadically in 30-45 minute increments throughout the day and a few wakeups at night to a set schedule of 3 naps during the day and 12 hours at night. We now put him down at night and don’t worry at all about him waking up until the next morning. We are all so much more rested and life is just easier now. We feel so fortunate that we found Jess and she will be the first person we call if we have another baby!

L.D. New Canaan, CT (4 Day Live-In Coaching) | December 22, 2023

As a parent working on my PhD in Natural Medicine, I strongly believe in the philosophy and methods Jess uses to support the families she works with. Over the last 20 years, I have watched her evolve in her field to become the expert to whom I continually refer my clients for sleep disturbances. She is extremely professional, has excellent communication skills, is continually growing her knowledge base, and most of all has a compassionate heart. I genuinely wish she had been there, many years ago, when my youngest child had serious sleep issues.

B.L.S., (BHHS, MNM) Denver, CO | December 22, 2023

We consulted Jessica and wish we did not wait as long as we did! If only we had known she existed sooner, the quality of our lives would have been so much better. She was available to us whenever we needed her. She treated us and our children with compassion. Her approachable, kind demeanor made it easy to work with her. She tailored her approach to the individual needs of our children. She is truly remarkable and her plans were 100% successful and helped us achieve the desired goals that were best for our family. She is a genius and we feel so fortunate to have found her! She changed our lives!

M&J.J.J Woodbridge, CT | December 22, 2023

Jess is absolutely wonderful to work with. She is kind, knowledgeable, and really helps you understand the process of sleep and how to attain goals. She makes sleep plans customized to your little one, so things work consistently and appropriately. My daughter has some medical complexities which really challenged me as a parent particularly with sleep. Jess helped me overcome those challenges gently with my daughter and effectively. I learned why I was doing things and how it was important to her sleep cycles. My daughter sleeps very well now in her crib for both bedtime and naps. I am also much more confident in knowing what she needs. What’s also reassuring is I know Jess is there if we hit another bump in the road. She really sets you and your family up for success!

J.H. Orange, CT | December 22, 2023

Jessica’s expertise, warmth, and support has been an invaluable resource to me and my family. My son had some early medical challenges that prevented his being on any kind of an eating or sleeping schedule until he was five months old. Needless to say, I was exhausted but also anxious and confused about what I could ask of him in terms of getting into a more structured routine after having back to back illnesses. With great knowledge and compassion, Jessica designed a feeding and sleeping schedule that helped to get my son more regulated, which has been a saving grace for him and my husband and I. In just a few short weeks, William was eating on a set schedule and sleeping through the night. I am so grateful for Jessica’s in depth assessment of what would work best for our baby and how to gently nurture his independence. Since working with her I’ve found I trust my instincts more and am more fully enjoying time with William who is now better rested and more comfortable!

K.M. Darien, CT | December 22, 2023

My husband and I were really struggling with our littlest to get her to sleep for long stretches and to establish a nap schedule during the day. She much preferred to be awake. She has a 2.5 year old brother who slept like an angel since 3 months old, so naturally we assumed she would do the same. After months of trying, we were introduced to Jess by my sister who also saw massive success with her live-in program. We however opted for the personalized out-of-house plan, and from my very first call with Jess, was blown away by her knowledge and experience with children. She is extremely warm and supportive, while also being very direct with the methods that she’s confident will work. She put together a 2 week long program for our 6 month old daughter, with the goals (we set) of sleeping 12 hours, naps with longevity and learning to self soothe. Our daughter got a bit sick midway and also popped 2 teeth, so that threw a wrench for a day or so, but Jess taught us to be strong and consistent, while also making minor adjustments to the plan to temporarily help with her situation. After she was back to her regular self, we immediately went right into to the program again, in a more aggressive way, as my daughter is very strong willed and we knew it would only work if we remained equally strong. After 4 weeks I can proudly say that our child is sleeping 12 straight hours, napping twice a day for anywhere from 1.5 -3 hours each nap, and self soothing each time. Our family could not be more grateful for Jess; all that she’s taught us and ALL of the sleep we’re now getting! My daughter is happier and we are living life more functionally. I have nothing but praise for this woman as she saved us from a life of exhaustion, and will recommend her for the rest of my life to anyone who’s struggling to get their child to sleep, and to sleep well. Thank you Jess!!!

A.K. New Caanan, CT | December 22, 2023

I’m not exaggerating when I said my baby boy was the best thing that happened to me last year and I have to give it to Jess for this year! I slept trained my oldest son by myself and was planning to do it myself again with this baby. He turned out to be a completely different baby from his brother and I wasn’t sure what to do. The challenges I faced with him is that he is very small, had some feeding aversion early on, and is a restrictive eater. He is unable to get all of his nutrients during the day so I can’t eliminate night feedings (7 months old). I was very concerned he’d be hungry if I sleep train him bc I had the misconception sleep training = no night feedings. I spoke to few sleep consultants and ended up going with Jess because I liked that she really took the time to listen to my concerns and offered the option to do in home training, which was my back up plan(very few consultants gave that option). After our phone consultation, Jess came up with a very detailed customized sleep plan that I’m comfortable with and addresses all of my concerns. During the training process, she checked in with me few times a day to make sure I was on track, answered questions, and made sure I was supported. Even though I was able to sleep train my other son by myself and pretty familiar with all the basic principles, I found it extremely helpful to have Jess on my team. She really made sure not only my baby’s needs were met but mine as well. Within a week, my baby was putting himself to sleep at bedtime and nap times! After night feedings, he puts himself to sleep independently. He is so much happier now that he’s rested so is the rest of the family. I really cannot recommend Jess enough!!!

V.L. Trumbull, CT | December 22, 2023

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