Hi, I'm Katelyn.
Award-winning pediatric sleep consultant, child development expert, and most importantly, wife and mom.
I’m a pro at:
• Baby sleep
• Reading research
• Finding creative solutions- no one size fits all here!
• Putting furniture together (what can I say, I’m good at following directions!)
• My alternative career would be a private investigator. I can find any info on the internet you may need in 3 seconds flat.
My superpower is: I can *smell* if one of my kids has a fever!
Let’s take the guesswork out of a good night’s sleep.
Mom to two sweet boys with a baby girl on the way, and wife to my realtor husband. I graduated in 2014 from the University of Georgia with a degree in Child and Family Development, and with over ten years of experience as a nanny.
I thought that parenting would be a breeze. *cue the laughter*
Enter my first son, the cutest, sweetest most high needs bundle of reflux-y joy, who never slept longer than 45 minutes at a time. I struggled through nearly a year of sleep deprivation-induced postpartum anxiety. Once we realized how life-changing sleep interventions can be, I became incredibly passionate about helping other parents get the sleep they and their children need while being responsive and keeping that special bond secure. In early 2017, I became a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant and since founding Sweet Pea Sleep, I have helped thousands of families get the sleep they need.
I see you doing your best to get up every day and be present and patient with the ones you love most.
I see you trying to do everything “right,” to raise your little ones well and be a responsive parent. But right now, you’re exhausted and at the end of your rope.
You’re tired of trying to figure out the right schedule and piece together a plan to figure out how to get more than a one hour stretch of sleep. You’re tired of the Google searches turning up conflicting information and not knowing who to trust.
You want to be a sensitive, attuned and responsive parent, and you’ve also realized that things can’t continue the way they are. Something’s gotta give. You shouldn’t have to navigate the confusing world of baby sleep alone.
I know you want to be a more patient, warm, and energetic parent. I know you need time to spend with your partner at night (or even to just sleep in the same bed again!) I know you want to stop feeling anxiety kick in at bedtime because you know the minute you fall asleep, you’ll be woken up again. I know how hard it is to do all of these things when you’re constantly exhausted, because I was there too!
And now I’ve helped thousands of families become happier, healthier and more well-rested.
I’m so glad you’re here, because it means you’re at the beginning of your journey to becoming happier, healthier and more well-rested too.
How I went from sleeping upright in a nursery glider every night and waking every hour to helping thousands of families get the sleep they need.
Before I became a parent I thought babies simply slept when they were tired. My sweet firstborn son had colic and reflux, and we struggled with sleep for the better part of his first year. We had to bounce on a yoga ball (sometimes for hours) to get him to sleep, and then we had to hold him constantly. We were all exhausted. When we figured out a better way to help my son sleep, it was life-changing for our family and lit a fire inside of me to help other families!
I do what I do because I was an exhausted, unhappy mom waking up every hour. I was told “that’s just what babies do” but within months I was in the throes of postpartum anxiety. I wanted so badly to relish motherhood, but I was too exhausted. My days were spent praying for a 20 minute nap so that I had a second to breathe, and I had started to dread the night and couldn’t fall asleep, even between the constant nursing sessions. My baby was unhappy and exhausted and cried constantly. He even had the most pitiful little under-eye circles.
When we sleep trained, our lives changed (and those under-eye circles went away for both of us!). The best part was that I discovered I could be present and respond to my little one throughout the whole process, and didn’t have to change my parenting values to do it. I want to empower other parents to experience this amazing transformation as well.
The Woman Behind Your Little One’s Sleep:
• Graduated from the University of Georgia in 2014 with a degree in Child Development and Family Science
• Nanny for 10 years
• Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant for four years
• Has two sweet boys and a little girl on the way
• Works from home with her realtor husband - we are ALL always together and it’s a little crazy but we wouldn’t have it any other way!
If we're going to be friends, you should know:
I am always on the go and love to send voice messages. I enjoy all four seasons of Starbucks iced coffee (light ice), and my favorite compliment that gets me all *heart eyes* is when clients tell me that they decided to have another baby because they feel so rested and capable after working together!