/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.

Why won’t my baby sleep? 5 Reasons Babies Don’t Sleep Well

“Why won’t my baby sleep?” This is basically the gist of ALL my initial conversations with families looking for some support around sleep. Most often baby hasn’t been sleeping well for several months (or never slept well to begin with), and mom and dad are at their wits end knowing what to do about it. [...]

By |2019-03-25T14:40:47+00:00March 21st, 2019|General Sleep Tips|

3 Gentle Sleep Training Methods That Work

Many parents that I work with actually know what sleep issues they need to address in order for their baby or toddler to sleep better, but what they aren’t sure about is exactly how to do this. What they do know is that they don’t want to go down the Cry-It-Out or Ferber roads, but [...]

By |2019-03-07T12:23:16+00:00March 7th, 2019|Sleep training|

Is Sleep Training Without Tears Possible?

“Do I have to let my baby cry in order for him/her to sleep better?!” This is the most frequent question I get asked by families who are thinking about sleep training. Having 3 kids myself, I totally get it. Who likes hearing their baby cry, or feeling like they are causing their child to [...]

By |2019-02-21T08:05:47+00:00February 21st, 2019|Sleep training|

5 Unhelpful Sleep Tips Every New Mom Gets

So you’re little bundle of joy has barely arrived, and the first question everyone is asking you is: “Is she sleeping well?!” This unfortunate question puts lots of mothers under a lot of pressure, as if having given birth just a few days ago wasn’t enough. Plus, what are you supposed to answer?! If you [...]

By |2019-02-13T20:37:47+00:00February 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

How to get your newborn on a schedule?

“I’m going back to work in 2 months, how can I get my newborn on a schedule and sleeping through the night by then?!” The new mom sounded frantic on the phone, desperate for some good news. The answer I gave her was a little more diplomatic that what I’m about to tell you, but [...]

By |2019-01-25T14:01:58+00:00November 29th, 2018|Day routine, Newborn|

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 |2019-01-25T14:05:01+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 |2019-01-25T14:06:48+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 |2019-01-25T14:09:07+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 |2019-01-25T14:11:23+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 |2019-01-30T20:11:40+00:00July 16th, 2018|General Sleep Tips, Travel|

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