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/Rachael Kullmann

About Rachael Kullmann

Hey, mama! I’m Rachael, the founder and chief baby whisperer behind Sweet Babydreams Sleep Coaching. As a mother of 3 lively kids, I have personally experienced the effects of sleepless nights and tiring days with no naps. Now, as a certified Infant & Child Sleep Coach, I help transform bad sleepers into bedtime-enthusiasts and nap-junkies, so that you and your little one can get the rest you need.

Does baby know best? When and why to introduce a sleep schedule

“Do you feed on a schedule, or on demand?” In all my years as a sleep coach and as a mom, this is one of the most common questions I’ve heard new moms being asked. Often, though not always, the question is posed to actually mean: “Are your forcing your child to fit your routine, [...]

By |2018-11-16T06:57:05+00:00November 15th, 2018|Day routine, General Sleep Tips, Newborn|

4 Practical Tips for Getting Your Baby On a Sleep Schedule

Do the the very words “sleep routine”, “sleep schedule”, or “sleep plan” make you cringe? As a new mom, you might stress about getting your baby on a sleep schedule, or any kind of a routine. Maybe you’ve already tried everything you can think of to get your little one on a predictable day rhythm [...]

By |2018-11-16T06:57:05+00:00November 1st, 2018|Day routine, General Sleep Tips|

Shhh-Patting Technique: How to Get Your Newborn to Fall Asleep

The "Shhh-pat" method from Tracy Hogg, the Baby Whisperer, is one of my absolute favourites for settling babies newborn till about 5-6 months. Often babies in this age group aren't quite able to calm themselves when they are a little worked up, and this method is super practical and easy to follow for parents wanting [...]

By |2018-11-16T06:57:05+00:00October 21st, 2018|General Sleep Tips, Newborn|

Sleep Associations: When Should Your Baby Start Self-Settling?

If you've spent any amount of time googling your way to a sleeping baby, you've probably encountered the term sleep associations or sleep props, and how they are bad for sleep. But what are sleep associations in the first place, and why are they important when it comes to your baby's sleep habits? What are [...]

By |2018-11-16T06:57:05+00:00August 13th, 2018|General Sleep Tips, Sleep training|

5 Top Sleep Tips For A Relaxing Summer

Summertime. It always sounds so dreamy. Barbecues, vacation, family time, swimming, fun and laughter. But when you have kids, especially a baby, summer can sometimes be the most exhausting time of year. Give me hot and sticky weather, longer daylight in the evenings, a baby who is thirsty all the time, throw a couple of [...]

By |2018-11-16T06:57:06+00:00July 16th, 2018|General Sleep Tips, Travel|

4 Sleep Training Myths Debunked

The most common question I hear from parents before they book with me is “Will sleep training traumatize my child?!” It’s a fair enough question. No parent in their right mind actually wants to do something that negatively impacts their child, either now or in the future! This question in particular makes my blood boil [...]

By |2018-11-16T06:57:06+00:00June 11th, 2018|Sleep training|

5 Signs Your Baby Needs Sleep Coaching

In my experience, many parents wait too long to start sleep coaching. They come to me tired, frustrated, sometimes depressed or on the verge of a nervous breakdown, and they just don’t have any energy left to improve their child’s sleep. I would love to see  families asking for help sooner and getting the support [...]

By |2018-11-16T06:57:06+00:00June 4th, 2018|Sleep training|

10 Biggest Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Child’s Sleep

Wouldn't it be nice if everyone's child was a great sleeper? Unfortunately, that isn't the case. Often, parents come to me sleep deprived and frustrated because after trying everything they could think off they're child's still waking up multiple times a night and having trouble settling for naps.  Some parents actually already know what they [...]

By |2018-11-16T06:57:06+00:00May 28th, 2018|General Sleep Tips, Sleep training|

7 Secrets to Successfully Sleep Training Your Baby

So most of us moms have at some time or another done something to improve our baby’s sleep (unless we had that annoyingly easy-going child that everyone was jealous of). Maybe you've even done crazy, nonsensical things out of sleep deprivation just to try and get some shut eye. Like hanging the crib from the [...]

By |2018-11-16T06:57:06+00:00May 14th, 2018|General Sleep Tips, Sleep training|

Where should my child sleep? Age appropriate sleep options for your child

I’ve recently been getting quite a few questions from my clients about when to change a baby into a toddler bed. There a lot of factors to consider when choosing a bed option for your child. And the struggle already starts while you're preparing for your child to be born. Do you buy a sidecar? Crib? What [...]

By |2018-11-16T06:57:06+00:00April 16th, 2018|Sleep environment|

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