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No Cry-it-Out Sleep Training

Tired of being tired? 

Transform your naps & nights with Sleep Steps®

Imagine for a moment when your child sleeps through the night…

  • Takes longer and more consistent naps
  • Settles at bedtime independently – and without tears
  • Stops waking up early
  • Doesn’t fight bedtime 

It’s no secret that babies and children who are rested are just happier.   

And so are you.

Your Wait Is Over.  

Introducing the Sleep Steps® Sleep Training Program

Sleep Steps is a course & community you can join for support on helping your baby or toddler sleep better.

Created by the Founder of Tiny Transitions, you get EVERYTHING you need to successfully help your child sleep better, for less than a cup of coffee a day.

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Navigating Your Sleep Coaching Journey Together with Us.

The industry’s first all in one membership community for newborn, infants & toddlers that includes access to a Certified Sleep Coach.

Designed out of a desire to make affordable & customized sleep coaching available to all families & all budgets.

Say good-bye to eBooks and courses that aren’t helping your child sleep better with our all-inclusive membership program with Live Events, the most comprehensive sleep education program available today – all of for just one low monthly, cancel any time.

Sleep Steps Course + Coaching Calls + Community

one subscription – 0-4 years old

$47/month

No-Risk Guarantee

If you purchase Sleep Steps and find that your child is a bit more challenging than you anticipated, and prefer a 1:1 coaching package with Tiny Transitions, we happily allow you to apply the cost of your month of coaching towards privately working with our team.

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Your sleep before our course:

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Your sleep after our program:

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“I highly recommend the Sleep Steps program offered by Tiny Transitions. This program was educational, convenient and most importantly, effective.”

Megan Haffner

Member for her 4 month old & toddler

Baby & Toddler Sleep Training Course

Hi, I’m Courtney, the Baby Sleep Boss

I can write these things because I lived these things.

My first son threw me into a crash course on sleep.

  • I had no idea why he was crying.
  • I didn’t know if he was hungry
  • I couldn’t tell if he needed a nap, or if something was wrong.
  • I didn’t know how long he should be awake
  • I slowly felt more and more anxiety, and extreme exhaustion

And I spiraled.

It was the only job I had ever felt like I failed at.

I fell into postpartum anxiety and depression – so desperately wanting to be the wife and mom who had it all in order.

The clean house, the happy baby, the breast-feeding ease.

I was completely overwhelmed. 

I knew something had to change, and so I dove into figuring it out.  The result of these changes was a happier, SLEEPING child, and an immediate change to my mental health and wellbeing as a mother.

I had to teach my son that he COULD sleep. 

And that’s what I want for you and your child. 

That’s Exactly Why I Created Sleep Steps®

Sleep is not a luxury, it’s a necessity and our mission is to provide comprehensive sleep education, coaching and community for newborns, infants and toddlers, at a price everyone can sleep well with. 

Sleep Steps is the only program of its kind.  By combining the ease of an app with live coaching and comprehensive support, we are helping parents + children across the world finally get some sleep.

With this one of a kind membership, you’ll learn how to:

Teach your baby or toddler how to settle down

at bedtime – without the tears and drama

Create a nap schedule

that is consistent and provides good, restorative sleep.

Respond to your baby’s needs without creating habits

that create further sleep issues

Understand why your child wakes up early

and how that impacts your day

Learn how to quickly stop a sleep regression

and get sleep for the entire family – including yourself 

Remove the anxiety of naptime and bedtime

from every part of your day

Rekindle your relationship with your spouse

so that you’re on the same page and feel like a team 

“Joining Tiny Transitions Sleep Steps program was the greatest decision I made as a first time mother!”

Courtney is full of expert knowledge from her experience and backed up by data. The Sleep Steps program allows you full access to everything you need to know to start off your sleep journey from the beginning of your child’s life, or to jump in at any point that you have struggles.

We opted to start the program the first month of our son’s life and will stick with it indefinitely as there is always something popping up that we need to work through.

By starting early we were able to sleep coach and implement healthy sleep habits so we never needed to formally sleep train. We now have our 3 month old sleeping through the night on his own for 10-11 hours each evening, thanks to this program and all of Courtney’s advice!

The most valuable aspect of the Sleep Steps program, is the access to sleep specialists to answer your questions and troubleshoot your individual circumstance.

To have this feature at such an affordable price point is golden! The app is user friendly, and accessible across devices.

There is a combination of videos and documents that are being modified to include the newest research and tailor to all learning styles. Not to mention the community that is being built of members so you can troubleshoot and learn together!

Dr. Natalie Bieber

Family Medicine Physician

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Here’s What’s Included in Sleep Steps

Signature 3-Step Sleep Steps Framework for gentle, effective sleep changes

Age-Based Modules for pinpoint coaching of your newborn, infant or toddler

A comprehensive written sleep program to support you every step of the way through implementation

Over 100 videos, PDF’s and worksheets for all of the ages, stages and situations parents face

The nation’s more diverse and experienced team of award-winning sleep coaches

A community of pediatric professionals, parents and sleep coaches, to support you where you are 

Chat threads to seek sleep-training advice from us

A village of parenting experts & professionals 

Weekly Live Coaching Calls, for implementation accountability in real-time {no pre-submitted questions, just join and ask – we ensure your questions are always answered live.}

+ Available Private 1:1 Coaching Calls, for for sensitive subjects or conversations you prefer to keep close.

Take a Look at What We Will Cover

The Sleep Steps® Program was designed to offer the newborn, infant & toddler program in a single subscription so you can come the sleep and stay for the community.

Our comprehensive sleep education cuts out the conflicting advice from friends or social media with gentle, effective sleep coaching with results in just a few days.

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newborn baby sleeping

MODULE ONE

A Course for Navigating a Newborn

Newborns don’t come with manuals, and sadly, we are ushered from the hospital without anything but instinct on how to care for them. Let me walk you through gentle strategies to lay a healthy sleep foundation so you can love the newborn stage as much as you love that baby.

The topics covered include:

  • Foundations of Newborn Sleep
  • Creating Your Sleep Sanctuary
  • Establishing Full Feedings
  • Structuring Your Day
  • Swaddle, Sleep Sacks + Wearable Blankets
  • Bedtime for Newborns
  • Teaching Sleep Hygiene/Sleep Coaching
  • Dream Feeds
  • A Day In The Life of A Newborn
  • Expectations for Sleep Success
  • Beating the 4 Month Regression 

MODULE TWO

A Course on Infant Sleep Coaching

Allow me to guide you through a fully adaptable and comprehensive sleep training program designed to teach your baby how to sleep independently for 10 to 12 hours every night and settle independently for naps on a schedule, through our Sleep Steps® framework. 

The topics covered include:

  • Sleep Foundations for Infants to Thrive
  • Creating a Sleep Sanctuary + Safe Sleep Practices
  • The Use & Management of Sleep Props
  • Structuring Your Infants Day
  • Balancing Intake + Sleep for Infants
  • Your Infants Bedtime Routine
  • Sleep Coaching – Bedtime + Overnight
  • Sleep Coaching – Naps
  • Expectations for Sleep Success

 

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Don’t Forget to Keep Their Feet Warm

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Give Yourself Some Breathing Room

MODULE THREE

Toddler Sleep Training & Behavior Support

Allow me to guide you step-by-step through a fully personalized and holistic approach for achieving independent nighttime sleep, regular naps or quiet periods, and navigating each new phase of your toddler’s sleep & behavior journey.

The topics covered include:

  • Foundations of Toddler Sleep
  • Building Your Toddler’s Sleep Sanctuary
  • The Use of Props with Toddlers
  • Structuring Your Toddlers Day 
  • A Bedtime Toddler Routine
  • Sleep Coaching – Bedtime + Overnight
  • Sleep Coaching – Naps 
  • Toddler Behavior Foundations & Fixes
  • Boundaries, Rewards + Consequences
  • Expectations for Success

MODULE FOUR

Common Obstacles & Sleep Regressions

Your child is unique and so are their sleep struggles. That’s why we have a comprehesive section of troubleshooting education for both infants & toddlers, to ensure you catch a little z’s along with your baby.

The topics covered include:

  • Early Morning Waking
  • Dropping Overnight Feedings
  • Short Naps
  • Overtired Management
  • Pacifiers
  • Reflux + Colic
  • Illness + Teething
  • Daycare & Caregiver Management
  • Travel with Kids
  • Cosleeping, Room Sharing + Bed Sharing
  • Nap Strikes
  • Nap Transitions
  • Anxiety + Fear Management
  • Behavior Coaching theh Tricky Toddler
  • Screens + Device Management & Impact
  • Crib To Bed Transition
  • Daylight Savings Time, Fall + Spring 

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Gentle Sleep Coaching for Newborn, Infant, and Toddler Family

MODULE FIVE

Our Robust Library of Plans, PDF’s, Printables & People to Support You

With the most robust library of content, that’s always growing, we provide you with everything you need to begin and succeed on your sleep coaching journey.

The library of sleep resources includes:

  • A comprehensive written sleep plan for each age
  • Sample schedules by age
  • A digital or printable sleep tracker, to monitor progress
  • Over 50+ charts, diagrams & worksheets for every step of the way
  • A community of parents, so you never feel isolated or alone. 
  • Chat threads so you can get your questions answered quickly
  • A Village of Coaching with monthly webinars with featured parenting experts, on topics ranging from postpartum anxiety, financial planning for families, pelvic floor support, lactation, car seat safety, autism, mindset, medication and more.
  • Optional coaching live on Zoom every week – join and ask, we ENSURE we answer everyone’s questions, no presubmission needed {because who remembers to do that…..} 
  • Discounted private sleep coaching packages or phone consultations, should you decide you might want some 1:1 time with one of our sleep consultants. {We designed the Sleep Steps program to NOT see this, however, we also recognize some babies & toddlers might be more complex, so we want to ensure you feel supported where YOU are on your journey.}

Come for the Sleep, Stay for the Community.

 

Since 2015, Tiny Transitions and a diverse team of Certified Baby & Toddler Sleep Coaches here have worked with families, companies or in partnership with other practitioners to share evidence-based sleep education in the community, because everyone deserves the gift of sleep.

Today, we are one of the nation’s most experienced and diverse award winning sleep coaching agency, having coached over 10,000 families since our birth.

Through all of our work as sleep consultants, we saw gap in the market.

You either hired a private coach, 1:1, which isn’t financially feasible for everyone, or, you buy a glorified eBook with some videos for a few hundred bucks, then to actually speak to someone it’s a couple hundred bucks more.

That didn’t sit well with us.

Sleep is the foundation for which the house is built and without it, the walls could easily crumble down.

We designed the most jam-packed curriculum, into a single subscription program, so that you could get what you need to reset rest in your home, with no long-term commitment.

Effective, Affordable Sleep Training.

Sleep Steps Course + Coaching Calls + Community

one subscription – 0-4 years old

$47/month

"Last night was a success. We started bedtime routine earlier, I put him down awake, he fussed a little and I rubbed his back briefly then left. No wakeups throughout the night! He slept 7:15 pm - 7:00 am...I actually had to wake him up in the morning."

Katie, Chicago, IL

"The content was so helpful! As a new mom, the Sleep Steps Program helped me "fix" my napping issues and solve the "always in my arms" problem. I also found the Coaching Calls helpful--Erin and Courtney were so helpful and supportive on the coaching calls and having other mom's asking questions and relating to what I was going through, made me feel better knowing that I was not the only one having difficulties."

Sydney, Downingtown, PA

"I was sceptical at first to start sleep 'shaping' my 3 month old daughter, but I knew she needed help in order to have a healthy sleep, and I needed help teaching her that. I couldn't be happier we made the decision to sleep coach our baby girl that is now having a restful 12h night sleep, knows how to go back to sleep if she wakes up, and is having independent, healthy daily naps. Without any tears, the whole family is happier and sleeps better now!."

Bia – Philadelphia, PA

"Yes! Amazing - This is such a great program for parents."

Priya – Family Medicine Doctor

"I am so glad I asked for help. And I’m so happy with the care I received from Tiny Transitions. You don’t know how much you need sleep until you wake up one day and feel like yourself for the first time in a long time. Do yourself the best favor in the world. Reach out and ask for help. You deserve it!"

Adrienne, Hoboken, NJ

“As a family medicine physician, I first-hand see the struggles families have when bringing home their babies and how this impacts all aspects of their lives. I look forward to now having a resource and team to refer to as I have high confidence in this program’s ability to help families learn and adapt to their child’s sleep needs.

Tiny Transitions team and the Sleep Steps program is an invaluable resource. I highly recommend signing up for the Sleep Steps program!”

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Have a Question?

We get alot of questions about sleep training babies, and want to ensure we answer the most common ones right here, before you get started with Tiny Transitions or our Sleep Steps® Program.

What does sleep training a baby or toddler mean?

Sleep training is a set of strategies and techniques parents use to help their babies learn to fall asleep independently and stay asleep through the night. The ultimate goal is to ensure both the baby and the parents have a healthy, restful night’s sleep.

What age is the Sleep Steps program & sleep "training" appropriate?

We like to categorize sleep into 3 areas. Newborns are born with a blank slate, and how they ‘learn’ to fall asleep is how they believe they fall asleep as the skill grows and develops during their first 3 months of life. You can sleep shape a newborn, so you never need to sleep train them out of props later without them needing to cry.  

Infants typically have learned how to fall asleep, in many cases, with the help of someone or something, that we refer to as a prop or crutch. At this age, we are ‘training’ them out of a bad habit, with slow, deliberate, and gentle coaching that, over time, builds the skill of independent sleep and minimizes the need for support or assistance. 

Toddlers generally, at this point, know how to fall asleep but begin to have a certain preference or behavior they like to get to sleep. There is also an aspect of independence and empowerment. Here we help families reset expectations, build boundaries and confidence and teach these little ones they can sleep well and feel great.

How do I know this sleep training course will work for me?

Our goal for this program was to ensure it was set up to support a community of tired parents, with a level of customized support that isn’t available anywhere else in this capacity. If you follow along with the program and implement the changes, sleep will happen in your home. Plus, through coaching in the program, we can help you through sleep speed bumps as they come up. Our risk-free guarantee is also helpful, which allows you to apply the price of a month of Sleep Steps towards private sleep coaching with a member of our team, should you find you prefer more 1:1 accountability and coaching.

What age is the Sleep Steps program for?

This program is appropriate for children from birth through four years of age and teaches gentle, evidence-based sleep coaching strategies that balance age, intake, behavior and realities of life with littles. 

Can I sleep train if my baby is still eating overnight?

YES!! There are many babies who do still need to eat at night, but can also have really good sleep habits too! I will show you how to achieve this balance, recognize it’s time to eat, and provide consolidated sleep that is so crucial to their long-term health (& yours).

Will there be tears during this process?

Change for anyone is hard and if anyone tells you that making changes and adjusting your child’s sleep habits could be done without tears, they are lying to you. (Sorry….setting the right expectations here.) My goal is to tell you to MINIMIZE tears because there are a lot of factors that play into how your child will change habits and behaviors, but I lay it all out there for you. If it was simple you wouldn’t be here.

Do you force a baby to "cry-it out" alone in their room?

No, “cry it out” is placing a baby in a safe space, allowing them to cry until they fall asleep on their own, without engagement from you or without you in the room. We don’t believe this approach is necessary.

What method of sleep training do you use?

There are many methods of sleep training, so let’s start there because everyone teaches SOME variation of these methods in their programs.

{remember, the method is only a fraction of the formula for success. We educate in the program on the whole picture, the why’s and the hows.}

  1. Cry It Out (CIO): This method involves putting your baby to bed and letting them cry until they fall asleep without intervention. We don’t teach this. 

  2. Ferber method (or Check-Ins): Developed by Dr. Richard Ferber, this method is a gentler version of CIO. Parents gradually extend the time before going to their crying baby, offering brief comfort but not picking up or feeding them.

  3. Chair Method (or Sleep Lady Shuffle): The parent sits in a chair next to the baby’s crib and slowly moves the chair further away each night until they are out of the room. The idea is to provide a comforting presence while encouraging independent sleep.

  4. No Tears Method: This approach, advocated by Elizabeth Pantley and Dr. William Sears, involves soothing techniques that prevent crying. Parents might nurse or rock babies to sleep or offer a pacifier.

We take a more holistic look at things here because no child is one size fits all, and we explain in the program how to determine the best needs for your baby. Every child is unique, responding differently to various methods based on age, temperament, and developmental stage.

Rather than enforcing a one-size-fits-all method, we prioritize the individual child’s needs and responses, respecting their emotional wellbeing while gradually fostering independent sleep habits.

Will there be tears during this process?

Change for anyone is hard and if anyone tells you that making changes and adjusting your child’s sleep habits could be done without tears, they are lying to you. (Sorry….setting the right expectations here.) My goal is to tell you to MINIMIZE tears because there are a lot of factors that play into how your child will change habits and behaviors, but I lay it all out there for you. If it was simple you wouldn’t be here.

Is This Cry-It-Out Sleep Training?

No, “Cry it out” is placing a baby in a safe space, allowing them to cry until they fall asleep on their own, without engagement from you or without you in the room. We teach you about how to identify the best method to align with your personality and your family’s sleep goals. 

What Method of Sleep Training is This?

There are many methods of sleep training, so let’s start there because everyone teaches SOME variation of these methods in their programs.

{remember, the method is only a fraction of the formula for success. We educate in the program on the whole picture, the why’s and the hows.}

  1. Cry It Out (CIO): This method involves putting your baby to bed and letting them cry until they fall asleep without intervention. We don’t teach this. 

  2. Ferber method (or Check-Ins): Developed by Dr. Richard Ferber, this method is a gentler version of CIO. Parents gradually extend the time before going to their crying baby, offering brief comfort but not picking up or feeding them.

  3. Chair Method (or Sleep Lady Shuffle): The parent sits in a chair next to the baby’s crib and slowly moves the chair further away each night until they are out of the room. The idea is to provide a comforting presence while encouraging independent sleep.

  4. No Tears Method: This approach, advocated by Elizabeth Pantley and Dr. William Sears, involves soothing techniques that prevent crying. Parents might nurse or rock babies to sleep or offer a pacifier.

We take a more holistic look at things here because no child is one size fits all, and we explain in the program how to determine the best needs for your baby. Every child is unique, responding differently to various methods based on age, temperament, and developmental stage.

Rather than enforcing a one-size-fits-all method, we prioritize the individual child’s needs and responses, respecting their emotional well-being while gradually fostering independent sleep habits.

Is it possible sleep training won't work for my child?

Yes, not all children respond to sleep training in the same way. There are many reasons why sleep training might not work, including a baby’s age, temperament, or any underlying medical conditions. 

Additionally, inconsistent application of sleep training methods can also lead to poor results. If one method doesn’t work, it may be worth trying another, or addressing any other potential issues that may be disrupting your baby’s sleep with a healthcare provider.

What can I do to maximize the chances of successful sleep training?

Consistency is key. Show up to the calls, ask questions, and engage in the community. We want you to win and are here to coach you through it. 

Additionally, inconsistent application of sleep training methods can also lead to poor results. If one method doesn’t work, it may be worth trying another, or addressing any other potential issues that may be disrupting your baby’s sleep with a healthcare provider.

How is Sleep Steps different from other programs out there today?

There are many popular self-guided sleep coaching courses and eBooks available today. Two of the more popular ones we see here have a lack of support unless you pay for the next ‘level’ package. The problem, most people need COACHING. They have questions, their child is unique, and they are unsure. That’s where we are different. You have UNLIMITED access to hot seat Zoom calls we host every week at multiple times. You have access to chat threads as well, and our team of Sleep Coaches will get back to you and help you transform your sleep in a few days.

Can I book a private call during this if I want to?

Of Course! You will have the option to book a private call with me or the team, at an additional cost, if you would like some additional 1-on-1 support, but based on how I set up this program, with your success in mind, it should not be necessary. You have weekly access to live calls, where all of your specific questions are answered.

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The Bottom Line

Sleep Steps uses gentle, effective sleep coaching to transform your children into happy, well-rested kids.  

You’ll actively restore the balance in your home and allow yourself to love parenting as much as you love your child. But it’s not going to be for everyone.

If you’re not willing to work to change bad habits, this will not be for you.

If you’re afraid of tears, this won’t be for you.  It’s impossible to do this without ANY tears.

If you’re dead-set on co-sleeping, this will not be for you. This program teaches independent sleep.

Still not sure if this is for you?  Click here to send us a message and chat about whether this program can help you and your child on your sleep journey.

Sleep Steps Course + Coaching Calls + Community

one subscription – 0-4 years old

$47/month

If you have any queries, feel free to reach out to us at community@tinytransitions.com. We’re eager to assist your family in achieving better sleep.

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