Parents, I can help your child become a better sleeper-without having to "cry-it-out!
As a certified Gentle Sleep Coach, I provide sleep coaching solutions for babies, toddlers and preschoolers- without having to "cry-it-out". Together, we will create and implement a customized, gentle sleep plan that best suits your child’s needs, as well as your parenting style and desired sleep training goals. I offer in-home or phone consultations with follow-up support throughout the sleep training process to families in Blacksburg, VA and the surrounding New River Valley area. I also work with families outside of the local area, offering the same level of service and support via phone/Skype and email…as far away as New Zealand!
Meg, mother of 12 month old and 3 year old
The Sleepytime Teacher completely saved my life! By 11 months old my younger son was still waking up to ten times a night. I had to nurse him to sleep through the night and for naps, and couldn’t put him down in the crib without him waking shortly after. I was a zombie and couldn’t imagine how we were ever going to break such bad habits. My husband and three year old son were also suffering after almost a year without a good night’s sleep. Erin came recommended to me from a friend, and I’m not exaggerating when I say she is a miracle worker! After three weeks of using her technique, along with her guidance and support, my younger son was putting himself to sleep for naps and at bedtime, and sleeping through the night. I would never have believed we could come so far in such a short period of time. After addressing all of my younger son’s sleep problems, she also helped me with our older son. Both boys now put themselves to sleep in their own bed, on their own, and sleep through the night. The change has been amazing, for the kids, myself and my husband, and also for our family as a whole. It has been a privilege to work with someone like Erin who is supportive, kind and most of all, sensitive to our unique needs and situation. I have recommended her to everyone from close family and friends to a saleswoman at a furniture store, and will continue to sing her praises!
Carrie, mother of 11 month old
Erin was so easy to work with. She gave us many tools and support to get our little guy to become a better sleeper. Even better, she gave me the confidence I needed to implement the strategies she taught me. We are so thankful to have been able to work with her and finally get some sleep in our house!
Leah, mother of 21 month old
Working with Erin gave us our lives back! We thought it would be impossible to fix my daughter’s sleep issues, but within two weeks she was back to sleeping all night and taking naps longer than ever. Erin gave us daily advice and told us what to expect each day and night. By implementing her strategies we were able to get our daughter sleeping in her crib all night without waking up, and taking two hour naps daily. Our daughter turned into a much happier child with all of her sleep, and we are much happier parents too! Erin was always readily available and helpful. I cannot recommend Erin enough!
Erin Anderson, The Sleepytime Teacher, is a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach. She has been in practice since June 2012 and has helped countless tired families get the rest they so desperately need. As a mother and former sleep-deprived parent herself, Erin understands how exhausting, frustrating and overwhelming it can be to have a child that isn’t sleeping well. Therefore, it is her goal to give parents the guidance and support needed to help their children become better sleepers. Click here to learn more about Erin and here to learn more about her Gentle Sleep Coaching services. Erin has been recently recognized by Tuck as "one of the best sleep consultants in the US"!