Hi, I’m Erin Forish, CLC & CPST

Sr. Pediatric & Adult Sleep Consultant from Blue Bell, PA

A little about me…I’m a formerly sleep-deprived mama of three, married to my husband Rich. Our three beautiful, loud, and sometimes sassy children are Farrah, Richie, and Vail. Having three kids in three and half years has kept us very busy and at times, exhausted. That exhaustion impacted our lives in ways we had never experienced before having kids. The days of no sleep and being able to fully function at home and at work were over…we needed help.

Working with a Pediatric Sleep Coach was life-changing for us. So much so that I decided to pursue it as a career myself. I understand what it’s like to be a tired parent, not being able to think clearly, wishing so badly that you could fix the sleep issues on your own, but being so tired that you can’t see your way out of it. I’m here and I can help you get your little ones to be strong independent sleepers! 

So, if you’ve found me and Tiny Transitions during a desperate and exhausted “how to get a baby to sleep” Google search, or by personal reference, I want you to know that I understand and that I can help! I’ve been there. I didn’t want to ask for help. But, the absolute best decision I ever made was to seek help. Our Pediatric Sleep Coach was my lifeline – she educated me and guided me through it all. Best. Decision. Ever. 

So, if that sounds familiar to you, please use the link under my photo to setup a free discovery call to see how I can help you and your family get the sleep that you need!  Being a parent is hard enough…sleep deprivation makes it harder. I’m excited to meet you and be a part of your journey!

Anna E., 4 Years old

“We hired Erin after we were so defeated in our four year olds sleep regression. Erin was no nice, a great listener, and talked us through everything. We saw improvement very quickly, and now she is doing great. Erin gave us tools to continue to use throughout sleep issues as well as many other areas in parenting. We could not be happier with taking the leap to hire a professional. you can’t put a price on sleep!”

Aileen S, Almost 3 Years Old

My almost 3yr old has struggled with sleep and separation anxiety since day 1. When he was two and a half he stopped taking naps all together and I thought that was it for us. I was just going to have to deal with a chronically tired and straight up miserable kid forever.

One morning, a few weeks ago, I just couldn’t take it anymore. We had to make a change. But I felt like we were at such a loss. We have and do all the things the internet tells you to do but nothing was working.

I needed more support. So, I called Erin and she was AMAZING.

She listened to all of my struggles and took into consideration all of our unique challenges. We came up with an initial plan. She was gentle, supportive, yet firm in her approach in such a way that gave me the confidence I needed. We ended that conversation with a clear plan and me feeling like, Ok! I’ve totally got this!

It’s now been about two weeks and my kid is happily taking a “rest” every day! AND has put himself down for a nap a few times without me being in the room! This has been HUGE for our family.

I couldn’t have done this without the support from Erin! She has been there for me throughout the entire process cheering me on and offering that one-on-one support that I couldn’t find anywhere else.

I highly recommend Erin! She is that person you need in your corner to help keep your head up, encourage you to keep going, and will be high-fiving you along the whole way!

Sachin P

“We were facing trouble with our baby’s sleeping pattern. Our daughter did not get quality sleep. Not only her sleep schedule was erratic , she would wake up multiple times overnight. This would make us feel tired during day because of lack of sufficient rest. We found tiny transitions. Erin was fantastic and always very patient with us. Erin walked us through all what we needed to do. With her guidance, we did see initial positive change in first few days itself. Babies take their own time to adjust to new schedule and the techniques shared by Erin came in handy and helpful to help us stay the course. Baby is getting quality sleep and we are now getting enough rest for ourselves. We strongly recommend Tiny Transitions and Erin, if you are looking for help with your baby’s sleep issues.

Sarah C,

“As a first time mom I never in a million years would think that I would stress over my daughter’s sleep. For nine months I struggled with naps and overnights. I read everything I could find online about sleep and I kept telling myself that eventually she would sleep, eventually she would figure it out, eventually I wouldn’t be waking up every hour tending to her every need. We broke every rule out there. We were rocking and holding her to sleep, nursing to sleep and co-sleeping. She would wake up every two hours and wanted to be nursed and held. It just was not sustainable and it was beginning to not only take a toll on me but I knew it was taking a toll on my daughter. She was waking up tired with dark red circles under her eyes. We both were not the best versions of ourselves because we were tired and exhausted. I finally reached out to Tiny Transitions and booked a call with Erin.

Erin listened intently to our current situation and never judged me for “breaking all the rules”. As a mother of three she knew exactly where I was coming from and her encouragement and guidance was exactly what my family needed. We are one week through the process and I can say that our little one is sleeping in her crib all night with very few wake ups. She is waking up happy and more playful and we are all getting sleep. If you are in a similar situation book a call with Erin. You will have all the steps and guidance you need and she will be there with you every step of the way. Ironically I used to laugh at people that hired sleep consultants…I was so wrong. It is a game changer!!

Darah B,

“Erin is truly the reason we got through this difficult time in our life. She is patient, caring, and empathic during our calls and has truly changed my family’s life. My son is sleeping through the night and I was hopeless that this would get better! Ask for Erin, she is amazing and absolutely meant to help people!

Fallon T, 18 months old

“Erin was wonderful to work with! With her help and guidance our 18 mo. old has learned to sleep independently in her crib. I was able to drop comfort night feedings and stop co-sleeping. Our little one adjusted easily to her new, gentle sleep schedule. For anyone on the fence, go for it! You and your baby deserve to have the best quality sleep!

Aaron K, 10 months old

“We worked with Erin from Tiny Transitions to improve sleep for our 10 month old daughter. In just a few weeks, she went from waking up 4x per night to sleeping through the night. The most impressive part was the support we got from Erin throughout the process. She was always available, super supportive, and never judgmental. She worked with us to find a solution that worked for our family and was a great coach along the way. The improvement has been life changing and our only regret is not doing this sooner.

Amanda P.

“Erin was absolutely amazing. She was knowledge, friendly, but most of all, helpful. She walked me through the entire process and gave me the confidence and tools to help my baby become a better sleeper. The process wasn’t nearly as stressful as I thought it would be, and that was because of Erin. She was truly the best, and I highly recommend her for all you baby sleeping needs!

Krystin K.


We worked with Erin on newborn sleep shaping after weeks of fighting sleep. Erin helped us enable our newborn to sleep safely and on his own, and restored some sanity back to our home.

Katie W.

“After meeting with Erin and the Expecting Parents Sleep Program, it made me feel more confident about dealing with newborn sleep!

Courtney D, 3 month old

My family and I worked with Erin to help transition our 3 month old into her own crib from the Snoo and help with bedtime. Erin was so supportive, we saw huge improvements in just the first week after implementing her suggestions.

I highly recommend Tiny Transitions and Erin specifically!

Melissa J, 1.5 year old

“We worked with Erin from Tiny Transitions to help our 1.5 year old fall asleep on her own, remain asleep throughout the entire night and sleep past 4:00AM! I was so pleased with the gradual transition and improvements we saw our daughter making within the first week of this process. Erin was a wonderful resource and available whenever we needed her. She was non judgmental and customized the plan to fit our daughters needs. We couldn’t have made these changes without her support and we are so thankful to be sleeping well again! I will definitely call her again if needed for future children.

Jamie S,

“Erin was a huge help in transitioning our son from 2 naps to 1 and helping us push out his wake time. She was considerate, patient and a pleasure to work it. Would absolutely recommend utilizing Erin at Tiny Transitions for all your baby sleep needs!

Gianna S.

“We are so thankful for the help tiny transitions sleep consulting provided us. Erin was patient and responsive and accommodating to our sons needs to help better his sleep habits. He is napping 2 hours a day and independently falling asleep on his own at nights! We appreciate all of Erin’s time and efforts. Thanks again and we would highly recommend this program to every parent!

Alyssa G, 5 weeks

“Erin is truly a lifesaver when it comes to sleep! I can’t recommend her enough to anyone who is struggling with sleep. I started working with Erin when my twins were only 5 weeks! It was a hot mess those first 5 weeks! I had no clue what I was doing and everything I googled about wake windows didn’t make sense to me! Erin jumped right in and guided me and taught me how to get their sleep in order! It literally saved me! Erin always answered me within a timely manner when I had questions about their sleep or a schedule change! I highly recommend working with Erin if you are sleep deprived or are having issues with sleep! She truly is the greatest!

Dini W, 7 month old

“We were so happy with Tiny Transitions! Our 7 month old never slept more than 2 hours at a time…round the clock. It was exhausting! He now naps consistently and wakes only once a night to eat. We couldn’t be happier!

Laura V, 8 month old

“We loved working with Erin as we worked through bad sleep habits with our 8-month-old. Even though we had previously worked with a sleep consultant when our 4-year-old twins were babies, Erin had a lot to add and really helped us with problem solving and building our confidence. She was compassionate and invested in our success.

Christina T, 2.5 year old

“I am so so grateful for Erin F. from Tiny Transitions!! My 2.5 year old was waking 6-10 times a night when we first connected. It was an ongoing battle for months. I immediately saw changes after starting the program with Erin. She was there every step of the way and now my son (and I) get the rest we really need. Erin really went above and beyond for us and I can’t thank her enough for everything.

Rebecca M.

“We really appreciated Erin’s feedback and ability to give us an attainable sleep schedule. I was super sleep deprived and ready to make the changes we needed! Erin was great about taking into account our baby’s developmental needs and our needs for sleep and making that into an action plan. I have recommended Tiny Transitions to other friends who may be in need of support through sleep skills.

Alexandra L.

“Erin was wonderful to work with, so supportive, and readily available! Highly recommend Tiny Transitions Sleep Consulting to anyone struggling with sleep routines. It only took 3 weeks and made a world of difference!


“Erin was wonderful and supportive the whole process. She met us where we were and tailored the plan specifically to my daughter. We saw results within 3 days and she has been sleeping like a champ since then! Well worth the investment to get us some sleep again!

Linda D, 5 months old

“Erin SAVED ME!! My daughter was 5 months old when I reached out to Tiny Transitions, at that point she would only sleep on me (all naps and bedtime) and it was torture. Erin developed a gradual plan to get her in her own bassinet and, eventually, her own crib in her own room! She guided me, with utmost patience, through an ear infection and a few stubborn baby set backs. I’ve already recommended Tiny Transitions to a few people, before we even finished the program.

Thank you Erin! You are the best!

Ariana I, 5 months old

“Tiny Transitions was a life saver for me with my first child ( and will be used for future children). I started with my daughter when she was five months old. I could only get her to bed through feeding her and multiple put down with constant wake ups. Instantly I was taught how to put my baby down without feeding and on her own which turned my 2 hour bedtime routine into 30 minutes.I also then was taught how to get her to nap on her own and on a schedule. My daughter can now sleep anywhere ( on vacation, in a hotel, at grandma or her aunts house), as long as she has her hatch and darkness!! Erin was SO SO SO sweet, kind, personable and helpful. It did take some time to get my daughter to sleep through the night but, baby steps! She is now 8 months and sleeping 8pm-6 am with no wake ups. What a game changer!!!! THANK YOU TINY TRANSITIONS AND ERIN!!!!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Sleep Training

What method of sleep training do you teach?

At Tiny Transitions, our approach to sleep consulting is not by teaching only a specific formal approach, but through a complete understanding of your child’s sleep struggles, your parenting style, and their overall situation before we determine the best-balanced approach to sleep training, coaching, and adjustments that we will be making and that we feel will be the most gentle but effective approach. The sleep coaching “method: is only about half of the puzzle to sleep training, it’s also about the balance of naps, managing awake windows, and how you implement the changes to minimize tears, something we do differently here to support the smallest protest and tears during the changes we make in support of teaching your child the skill of independent sleep.

What are the methods to sleep training?

There are 5 main methods to sleep training/sleep coaching a child. While these are the foundations that all sleep consultants are going to use, regardless of the “adjective” they use to describe their ‘approach. Here at Tiny Transitions, we balance and have experience in all of them, to create a holistic approach to sleep coaching that doesn’t subscribe to just one “approach” you most are Certified with, but rather is the best for their age, temperament, and your unique goals on the journey to giving your child the gift of sleep.

  • Pick-Up / Put-Down Method – This approach is best suited for children under 4-6 months of age, depending on their developmental milestones. It is a foundational way to teach a newborn to sleep through the night, {while eating as needed & appropriate} but also building and strengthening the skill of independent sleep in their first weeks of life. This is the gentlest form of sleep training {though involves minimal if any tears}. It is not suitable for babies certainly older than 4- 6 months, as it can become too stimulating and cause more tears as they grow.
  • Staying-in-the-Room / Sleep Lady Shuffle® / Camping Out – This is a sleep training approach that is used in which a parent wants to be in the room and your child prefers that you are in the room with them until they are sleep. {Think toddlers} – This is a gradual wean of a parent out of the room, however, in this approach, they are able to offer support, engagement, and comfort to a child with balance, slowly weaning and lessening their support as you progress through sleep training. The age of the child and the props to fall asleep lesson over time and the way this approach is implemented is dependent on the age. {A 4-month-old vs. an 8-month-old and how we use this foundational sleep training method vs. an 18-month-old are going to be vastly different.}
  • Inter-based check-ins / FERBER® / Leave-&-Check Method – In this sleep method, parents put their child to bed awake and then wait outside the door for the set, intervals. After each timer goes off, the parents can enter the room and soothe the baby but they have to leave the room after one or two minutes. The parents then set another timer for the increased interval and wait to enter again. The intervals used are going to depend on the child, their temperament, age, and overall sleep issue we are working with as they learn.
  • Extinction Sleep Training / Cry-it-Out {CIO} – This method is generally the fastest sleep training method, however, not something that we use here at Tiny Transitions unless a parent specifically requests it. With a Cry It Out method, parents leave their child in his bed sleepy but awake, walk out of the room, and return in the morning. That will generally lead to howls of protest but eventually, the child will tucker out and fall asleep. Of course, video monitoring is encouraged (especially if your child is an “emotional crier”), but overall, parents stay hands-off until the child gets the hang of self-soothing. While many Pediatricians recommend this approach as a result of not knowing what else to do, it’s generally not necessary to take this approach to sleep coaching with children and not something we favor here at Tiny Transitions, because there are gentler and effective approaches to sleep training.

Do You Teach the Cry-It-Out Method?

Unless specifically requested by a parent {which believe it or not it sometimes is} we don’t need to or prefer to use this approach to sleep coaching, as there are other more gentle and effective approaches to teaching a child the skill of sleep.

How long should I expect crying during the first night of sleep training to see results?

The changes are typically met with protest because the child doesn’t actually realize they have the ability to settle themselves. Sleep is a skillset, that children learn, based on how they are ‘taught’ to go to sleep. So for 7 months, if they only fed to sleep, that’s all they know. They have to learn they have the skill, and once they do, each time they wake and re-settle happens faster and easier as the skill sharpens. The time in minutes varies, we have clients on night 1 that settle in 20 minutes and others that take 45. It’s not 100% tears though, it’s more of a spike in protest in response to changes, then a lull of eh-eh-ah-eh-ah-eh-ah type self-soothing in a valley, while they practice. Then another spike, for less time, and a longer lull {practice} in the valley. I typically see the spikes and valleys to sleep lessen by 50% every day, yielding a child settling independently at bedtime in under 10 minutes, sleeping through the night, and staying asleep until an appropriate time in the morning {with feeds overnight where they are age-appropriate for nutrition} in 3-5 days.How long should I expect crying during the first night of sleep training to see results

Will my breastfeeding be impacted by sleep training?

As a Lactation Counselor as well, I take the breastfeeding relationship very seriously because I know that it is important to so many mothers who have a goal to nurse for a specific period of time. Most new mothers question sleep training because they don’t want to impact your supply. I share with moms all the time that sleep training improves your supply!! Here’s why. First, the baby is rested, and when you are rested, you nurse better and more efficiently, cause supply to be better. When you wean off overnights is determined by the total intake of a baby, some babies sleep through the night, even when exclusively breastfeeding at 3 months, sometimes at 6 months, it’s still appropriate to feed overnight, based on supply, and a whole host of other situations. People look at sleep training and breastfeeding as “one or the other” and you can have a child that sleeps well, naps independently, and can have a great supply and protest your breastfeeding relationship. Milk is supply and demand, so when you shift off overnight feedings, the milk simply moves to the daytime, as does your supply, in about 3-5 days. While other sleep consultants out there will cut overnight feeds {in my experience too soon} – here, we look at your goals, babies’ needs, and overall sleep challenges and build a sleep program that works for you.

What is the right age to sleep train a child?

Sleep is a skill that can be taught to a child at any age. It’s about helping them to recognize they have a tool that they don’t necessarily realize they have. With newborns, it’s about building that sleep skill from birth, without needing to formally sleep training, something we do all the time with newborns here. For infants, it’s about replacing props like rocking, feeding or bounding to sleep, all they know, with the skill of independent sleep, they sometimes need to be shown they actually can do. {If you only ever learned to walk upon your tippy-toes, for example, it takes some time to realize that oh, walking with your feet flat is actually much easier, and through practice that becomes the norm. It’s the same with sleep training an infant {4-17 months} as they don’t realize they actually have the ability because they were never taught. When working with a toddler or school-aged child who has sleep issues, it’s more about behavior modification, timing, and positive empowerment. Toddlers can typically sleep, they just ‘prefer’ how they do it today, i/e you laying with them, co-sleeping, hair twirling, and head rubs until they are asleep, with them requesting that you do it for them every single time they go to sleep or wake. Do, the long and short of it is that you can sleep train at any age. All children can learn the skill of sleep that is best for their cognitive, emotional, and physical development.

Do I have to get rid of the pacifier when I sleep train?

The quick answer, no necessarily. Pacifiers are great for newborns and infants, supporting a child’s natural tendency for soothing and calm. Some babies use a pacifier, others never take to one, both are ok. While some sleep consultants have a zero-tolerance for pacifiers, we have so much experience with them, we don’t require you to drop the pacifier unless it’s a true prop that requires YOU to put it back in 46 times a night. Many children settle with it, then it falls out and they don’t wake, or like and use it as needed, putting it in themselves. The good news with the pacifier is that if it does need to go, it really is something they don’t even remember they used in a day or two, because we have sharpened their skill of settling and sleep so much, making it actually EASIER for them to go to sleep, stay asleep and take long naps!

How is your sleep training program different from other sleep consultants near me?

Results & customer service. Hands Down. We get you the results you desire, with a unique approach based on your goals and parenting approach, and have supported thousands of families with gentle and effective sleep coaching. We offer the best, and most comprehensive support, 1-1 coaching, customer service, guidance, and options on the market. We don’t restrict emails, we don’t like phone calls or text messages. We work with you, support you, communicate with you, and get you the results you desire. Most parents don’t realize the limitations that other consultants put around ‘contacting’ them – and it’s a shame, as a tired parent, navigating sleep training, we are here to support you.

Do you recommend I work with a Sleep Consultant near me or can they be located anywhere?

That is a personal choice for you. We have a large team, covering many cities across the US and also have a Spanish Sleep Consultant, if you prefer a coach who speaks/works with you in Spanish. We have sleep coaches in the following cities and also will fly to you, if that’s a preference, it’s something we do often for more high-[profile clients and celebrities, who want a little more hands-on help.

  • Greater Philadelphia, Phoenixville, West Chester, Exton, PA & surrounding area
  • West Caldwell, NJ, Sparta, NJ, Hoboken, NJ, Long Island, NY, Northern New Jersey / New York Metro
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Tampa / Sarasota, FL
  • Nashville, TN
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Paducah, KY
  • Austin, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Scottsdale, AZ

And more, we are always growing!

My toddler/school-aged child is waking overnight and won’t stay in their bed for sleep, can you help with older children too?

Of course! We work with toddlers, school-aged children, and sometimes even adults on their quest for rest. Giving a child the gift of sleep is an amazing thing. We support children who are experiencing nightmare/night terrors, fear, anxiety, excess stimulation, divorce, and a lack of ability to meet overall sleep needs for their age, to build a balance in the demands of everyday life, their unique situation, and overall sleep needs. We want you to be confident in parenting and are here to support you.

We are going on vacation in a few weeks, can you sleep train a baby before a vacation, or is it best to wait until after?

That depends on the time you are going, how long you are staying, and the sleep arrangements. Sleep coaching results transform sleep in as little as a week, so if you have a few weeks until you go, get on it now and enjoy the vacation! If you are planning to co-sleep on vacation, I would wait, to avoid confusion.

How long until I see results with sleep training and sleep coaching for my child to sleep well?

Clients of Tiny Transitions see major shifts in their child’s sleep in 3-5 days, with the full transformation in about 2-3 weeks. This includes them settling independently and without tears at bedtime, sleeping through the night, waking after 6-7 am, and napping consistently for you in the daytime.

Can I still feed my baby overnight once we start the sleep training journey?

Absolutely! Children who nutritionally need that intake to meet the AAP recommended guidelines of 24-32oz in a 24 hour period should always eat, they are growing and thriving. Children who are eating “to sleep” – AKA a habit feeding will need to wean off that feeding, as it’s a habit, and together, we design a plan to thoughtfully and gently shift that milk from the overnight hours to the daytime hours during our time together.

Can I use a swaddle or the Merlin Magic Sleepsuit when we start sleep training?

Yes! We have so many great swaddles, swaddle transitions, and wearable blanket products that we recommend and use here at Tiny Transitions. These products play an important role in managing a child’s comfort, startle reflex, and balance their room temperature, depending on your geographical location. We also work with many children who don’t use one, and they can sleep great as well, it’s unique to each family and something we work through together.

How do we successfully sleep train if my baby goes to daycare or is starting daycare?

We work with kids in daycare all the time! Don’t worry about that, children adapt to their environment, and we guide you and the daycare on how to best support your child’s sleep transformation. We take balanced but effective sleep coaching approaches so they rock their sleep at home and when at daycare or in the care of another caregiver. We even will speak directly to your daycare if you need, to ensure they understand the sleep transformation, as they too prefer kids rest well when in their care!

I am worried, will I lose my emotional connection to my child when I sleep train?

This is a COMMON misconception. Giving your child the gift of sleep is the best gift you can give them and that will last a lifetime. As a parent, it’s not all or nothing. Cuddle nap? Go for it, just not EVERY nap. Stroller walk, wearing them for naps, skin-to-skin time, rocking to sleep. Check, check, check, check….. When it comes to sleep coaching, you are giving your child rest to be THEIR best, and for you to be YOUR best. Sleep is the foundation for which the house is built, and only positive comes from sleep. When a child is getting the right amount of sleep, they are cognitively, physically, and emotionally their best {so are you.} They eat better, play better, tantrum and cry less, and are more engaged in their day. You are rested and confident in your parenting too, so it’s a win-win!

Will you come into our home or is the sleep coaching done virtually?

We provide in-home and virtually coaching, live bedtime support, overnight support, and full done-for-you sleep coaching/consulting services. Our locations are across many major cities in the US and we also use Zoom, if that’s more your style or better works for you. We coach families every week, across the globe. If you would like to learn more about the coaching and your desires, set up a preliminary discovery call. We have done it all!