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Baby Sleep Essentials

The complete guide for parents and 0-12month old's to sleeping again and getting independent sleep with up to date science and connection, without cry it out of any kind.

Every baby is different

The baby in front of you is NOT the baby in the book–and that’s perfect!

Parents of more than one kiddo can attest that sleep (and temperaments) are rarely the same child to child. Of course you're having a tough time figuring out exactly what to do! Especially, when anything you google results in “cry it out” and sleep training methods while your pediatrician and family tells you your baby isn’t sleeping because you have to leave them to cry😳. Everything about that advice makes you uneasy–you’re not sure why but it’s NOT something you want for your little one.

This course is for you if--what you really want is to...

Sleep again. The sleep deprivation is real but what you are reading online just doesn't feel like the right solution to getting sleep.

For your baby to get their best, healthiest sleep while accepting, respecting and meeting their needs and setting realistic expectations based on biology and science.

Get independent sleep without compromising what's important to you you want more independent sleep but leaving your baby to cry or letting go of nursing, rocking or holding to sleep is just not what you'd like to do.

Feel confident in your parenting choices knowing you are doing what is best for your baby based on up-to-date reliable knowledge. Be ready to share with friends and family why you’ve chosen NOT to let your baby cry it out or sleep train and feel good about your choices even if others disagree.

Ready to make these wants your reality?

I feel like a better, more present and mindful parent

“I wish The Baby Sleep Course had existed when I was pregnant or at the very least in the newborn stage of my parenting journey. Having realistic expectations surrounding my baby’s sleep and paving the path for actually sustainable sleep routines that are compatible with my family was game changing. I feel like I now have the tools to help adapt and adjust as my baby grows older.”


Enrolled in Baby Sleep Essentials since 2020

What makes Baby Sleep Essentials different from other baby sleep courses?

Talkin’ Sleep’s Baby Sleep Essentials Course is designed to jumpstart your personal journey to a rested night’s sleep free of guilt, shame, or regret. Because your #1 priority is your baby! Inside the course you’ll find all the tools you need to do what’s best for your family using techniques grounded in the latest scientific baby sleep research and evidence based parenting practices.

Enroll in baby sleep essentials and get

Baby Sleep Knowledge in bite sized 5-15 minute videos with slides & written notes

80 page Easy to reference downloadable course Handbook

Unique - to - You Sleep Schedule and Wake Window Design Worksheets

Customizable workbook with printable quick guides and worksheets

INSTANT LIFETIME Access to all the materials within the course

LIFETIME updates of course materials

Better Sleep. Restful Nights. Zero Risk.

I understand that you want to invest in results not empty promises, so that’s why I created my Satisfaction or your money back Zero-Risk Guarantee.

We’ll never ask you to give up those things that spark joy in your parenting journey.

We know parenting is hard–and that you can sometimes feel anything but joyful. You’ll never hear us say things like, “your baby is waking because you nurse them to sleep” or “you are teaching them bad habits” or whatever other toxic parenting BS that’s out there–because that’s just false. And yet–on the other side of the baby sleep spectrum are people wanting you to remove the connection and love you feel for your little one in order for them to comply with sleep wants. Uh-huh! That’s not what we’re about here at Talkin’ Sleep!




Whatever you do to get your little one to sleep AND brings you joy
we’re all about that.

This is a guilt-free parenting area–and one of the reasons our approach is about providing you with information, tools, and strategies to maximize babies' sleep without compromising those parts that you and your baby enjoy.

Course Alumni MaryCallie, her little one and husband are greatful for what they learned from the Baby Sleep Essentials Course.
I have felt pretty defeated lately, but this course is helping me get back to feeling empowered in motherhood. Thank you for that gift.

I just wanted to say THANK YOU. Tonight I watched the video on what is NOT normal, and I finally had the confirmation and affirmation I have been searching for. My son is almost 10 months old and he wakes up after 1-2 hours CONSTANTLY. I thought I had done everything wrong because he nurses to sleep, but your course has helped me understand that there is something much deeper going on! And if we had done CIO we wouldn’t have had the chance to investigate that, and his needs wouldn’t be met.

Until that video I was encouraged by how much we are doing “right”, but I couldn’t understand how we weren’t seeing results. I am an avid googler, but this is the first time in MONTHS that I have something new to try (that isn’t CIO), and I cannot even tell you how encouraging and motivating that is!


Enrolled in Baby Sleep Essentials since 2022

Curious to see what’s inside the 4 modules that make up Baby Sleep Essentials?

Let’s check them out!

New motherhood can be confusing and full of conflicting advice that goes against your instincts. It doesn't have to be.

When you sign up for the Baby Sleep Essentials Premium Course you get access to up to date information vetted by an actual infant and child mental health professional and designed to give you confidence to mother *your* way.

Sound like the solution you’ve been searching the ends of the internet for?

Real People. Real Success. Real Sleep.

Your time is precious

As parents ourselves– we understand that everyday is a unique adventure and there is hardly ever warning when things are not going to go according to plan. It’s one of the reasons we have committed to zero time limits on our course access. We know that you are trying to take in the information you need as quickly as possible in teeny-tiny slices of time throughout your day. And pressure to take in all the information we’re providing would just make this–well–icky!

We also know that many of you are opting to grow your families as time goes on–we want you to utilize the knowledge you gain from Baby Sleep Essentials to help every one of your little ones as they develop and grow. Especially since the odds of having identical sleep habits amongst your kiddos isn’t gonna be a thing–every baby is different.

If we’re not your flat white (that’s coffee FYI)
-- that’s okay!

Honest–there are no hard feelings if our approach to sleep doesn’t align with your personal sleep philosophy. Every family should get a choice in deciding what’s best for them. Giving people options beyond that status quo variety is kind of our thing. We want you to know that your decision on how to navigate baby sleep is 100% the right decision for your unique family.

On the fence about us?

Being a data driven person myself–I want you to have all the details to help you make the best decision for you. So we looked at all the families we’ve helped over the years and found that Baby Sleep Essentials will be perfect for you if….

Your parenting style would be considered respectful, natural or gentle and you don't want to fall into the routines of your parents because well...that sucked!

You want to parent using your intuition but need some extra encouragement because parenting is eff-ing hard!

You’re willing to accept what is biologically normal infant sleep while doing what you can to maximize your baby’s sleep.

Doing what’s best for your baby is THE priority and you want to confirm that what you've done so far is on the right track–and if not how to adjust to make that happen.

You sleep trained with your first little one but say HELL NO to doing that again! The crying haunts your dreams to this day. 😱

For the record I think you’re doing great because you’re here! By researching and taking the time to make sure this is the right place for you means you’re already on the right track. ​👏

Sound like the perfect fit for your family?!

Not all Courses are created equal

Depending on the type of support you're looking for–Baby Sleep Essentials Course might not be the right fit for you. Let’s take a moment to make sure we’re on the same page, here are things you won’t find in the course:

If you're still with me--it's looking good that we're the right fit!

There’s just one more thing I want to add. If you’ve already taken numerous sleep courses from varying sleep experts AND nothing is helping your little one sleep–it’s time for one-on-one support from an expert. This individualized support allows the expert to review your specific family needs, your little one’s medical history and can help you decipher all the clues to create a curated solution for your family.

Ready to get some realistic sleep?

Despite what you may have heard, YOUR well-being is actually essential

It’s true! When you find solutions to your family's struggles that align with your personal values and philosophies, your whole family will feel it. So yes! Your mental and physical health are important when it comes to your baby’s sleep.

I’m Valerie–

founder of Talkin’ Sleep AND a real life mental health professional!
(Registered Social Worker, M.S.W, R.S.W if I am being exact. )

When I became a parent myself and started researching baby sleep more and more I realized a terrible truth–the baby sleep world is unregulated and anyone can claim to be an expert and spread blame and misinformation around. 😱 So those people telling you to walk away from your baby when they are upset, to stop cuddling and loving on them because you’ll “spoil” them–they are misinforming you!

Actual baby science supports connection + compassion!

As a self-proclaimed psychology nerd, I read those giant peer-reviewed articles on baby sleep, and developmental psychology for pleasure. THAT is my passion and it’s what I bring with me to my Talkin’ Sleep families. Years of scientific research and practical experience working one-on-one with families from all walks of life guide our content. That means you can feel confident that what you learn from Talkin’ Sleep is in the best interest of you, your baby AND your family.

Ready to try a whole new approach to your sleep journey?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Heck yes! This self-paced course allows you to go directly to the content that is most relevant to you. All the content in Baby Sleep Essentials is delivered in short (5-15 minute) videos explaining what you need to know to make changes right away. PLUS, with lifetime access to the course, you can return to content over and over as your baby (or family) grows. 

I am confident that my course will work for your baby, because the content is based on the most pressing questions I receive from parents in their baby’s first year. PLUS, I am proud to say that I update and expand this course content based on feedback from parents just like you!

If you’ve taken the course and did not find it helpful, get a full refund with our 30-day money back guarantee.

Absolutely not! I am personally against cry-it-out and sleep training of any kind. It is not inline with current scientific evidence and the thought of leaving children to cry breaks my heart.  

You will never be asked to leave your baby to cry for any length of time for any reason. You will also never be asked to ignore your intuition. This is not a course to teach you how to train your baby to sleep. (It is a biological function after all!)

This entirely depends on your baby and their unique needs. Inside this course you will get the information you need to help get your baby down to the minimum number of night wakings per night and continue to meet their needs in an age appropriate way. 


For some babies this will be a full night, but other babies may still wake at night and require a quick feed or resettling. The key thing that sets this course apart is that I’ve designed the content  to help you eliminate the root of what is causing wake-ups. 


At the end of the day,  I would be wary of trusting any sleep courses that guarantee a certain number of hours of sleep.

The course is intentionally designed for the first year (0-12 months), and the content is relevant up to 18 months. The Talkin’ Sleep Toddler Sleep Courses are best for little ones 1 – 5 years. LEARN MORE HERE

No, this course does not–but we offer that as a standalone webinar! GET NIGHT WEANING WEBINAR

Bottom line: Yes!

The Baby Sleep Essentials Course is designed to help you guide your baby to their best possible sleep by focusing on the things that ARE in your control. Such as their environment, expanding knowledge of their own unique personality and needs, having realistic expectations, balancing household schedules, and identifying the reasons for sleep disruptions.

That being said–the allied healthcare provider in me has to add–if there is a known medical issue that is causing a sleep disruption, treating the condition should be your first step in that process.

Ready to use science AND your intuition to solve your sleep?