Sleep Consultant Carla

Educator
trained & CERTIFIED SLEEP SENSE™ CONSULTANT 0-8 years
COMPLEMENTARY FOOD CONSULTANT

Erfahrungen & Bewertungen zu Sleepystar Schlafberatung - Carla Kurtin
Carla Kurtin, sleep consultant, sleep sense, helping exhausted parents, zertifizierte Schlafberaterin Sleep Sense™ Mutter, Mum

My Journey

I would love to share a bit more about myself and the journey that led me to found Sleepystar.

From a young age, I’ve been fascinated by children and have always enjoyed working with them. This led me to become a teacher specializing in sports and pedagogy. To get more hands-on experience in the field of educational sciences, I decided to work as a teacher at a vocational college for educator training. Obtaining additional qualification in social pedagogy from the district government significantly enhanced my professional competence and expertise. This allowed me to combine my two passions – teaching, counseling, and working closely with children during practical phases.

In 2018, I received the incredible news that we were expecting our first child. I was overjoyed. For me, it was a dream come true, envisioning playdates, cuddles during sleep, strolls with the stroller, coffee meetups, and days and nights marveling at my little miracle. Cliché? Perhaps, but that’s genuinely how I pictured it.

Having worked with children for many years, I knew it would have its ups and downs, but how hard could it really be, right?

My little darling Emily, she arrived, she cried, she took over. Let’s just say things didn’t go as planned. I breastfed every 1.5-2 hours for months; she drank incredibly slowly, always fell asleep at the breast, woke up shortly after, wanted to nurse again, and we had cluster feeding for months. Then eventually came the bottle and the pacifier, and I can tell you – it only got worse. She woke up every 2 hours at night, and for months, I slept on a chair with Emily at the breast so my husband wouldn’t wake up. I suffocated under the phrase „This is normal. It will get better, it just takes time.“ I was scared. How long? Why isn’t she sleeping? Why does she need to eat constantly? I was so desperate. My love for my daughter was unconditional, I had all the patience in the world for her – but it was definitely not anything like I had imagined.

Then, after 10 months, I became pregnant again, and I knew I would do a lot of things differently with the second child, which I did. Rhythm and structure from day 1 in the hospital. I had a midwife who told me exactly when to do what and who informed me that babies don’t just cry when they’re hungry, even if they initially stop when they start feeding. Henry actually slept through the night after a few weeks, didn’t need a nighttime meal after a few months, and was always happy and content. Emily continued to sleep very poorly. So, I know very well what it feels like to be disproportionately controlled by external factors and exhausted, and to feel like you don’t know what to do anymore.

Schlafberatung Baby, Friedlich schlafendes Baby
Carla Kurtin, sleep consultant, sleep sense, helping exhausted parents, zertifizierte Schlafberaterin Sleep Sense™ Mutter, Mum

When we finally reached out to a sleep consultant after three years, due to our daughter’s sleep issues, we were physically and mentally exhausted, worrying about her sleep patterns and development.

With the guidance of the sleep consultation, we were able to gently support our daughter in establishing healthy sleep habits. Since then, not only does our daughter happily sleep in her own bed at night, but her entire demeanor during the day is more balanced and refreshed. Suddenly, we also regained the ability to spend evenings together as a couple, pursue hobbies, and sleep through the night.

This success and relief motivated me so much that I decided to extend help to other families as well. I opted for certification training with SleepSense™, one of the world’s most renowned and comprehensive sleep consultancy programs.

As an educator and certified sleep consultant, I have already assisted hundreds of families in achieving more sleep and balance within their households. I’ve become a trusted referral source for pediatricians, midwives, pharmacists, psychologists, and occupational therapists.

My hope is that you can experience all the joys you envisioned with your child and provide them with the best start in life, with restful and extended sleep during the day and night. You don’t have to navigate this journey alone, and I am thrilled to accompany you with knowledge and empathy along the way.

WITH LOVE,

Carla

Client review

We are incredibly happy and relieved that we decided to do this sleep training with Carla! Tessa, who is 11 months old, has been sleeping through the night for five nights now and we can hardly believe our luck! The training has structure, background knowledge, competence and heart! Everything we wanted and all the goals we formulated have been achieved! No more pacifier and no more bottle at night. Tessa is more balanced than ever, and for us the days have much more quality again. Thank you Carla!

Parents from T., 10,5 month old

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Erfahrungen & Bewertungen zu Sleepystar Schlafberatung - Carla Kurtin