Without proper rest, it’s really hard for working professionals and stay-at-home parents alike to function after a baby comes home. Some infants are easy to get into a routine, but some children are not. Between nursing schedules or colic bouts, it’s tough for a new parent to know what to do. Instead of trying to figure it out by themselves, especially when there’s so little time or patience to do it, they hire a baby sleep coach instead.
What is a baby sleep coach? They are coaches who help parents teach their baby how to fall asleep by themselves. Yes, they are similar to a life coach but instead are a highly trained professional who assists desperate parents to get a good night’s sleep after a baby comes home. Sleep coaches can be found either through online courses, phone and text chats, or in-person for a fee. They help exhausted parents figure out their baby’s sleeping style so that the child can quickly find a routine that works for the entire family.
The cost of these services can range from $50 all the way up to $7500 for the in-home sleep training package. Sleep coaches can acquire certification from various programs, but this does not qualify their services to be paid by health insurance companies or by Medical Expense Accounts.