My name is Angela Walsh. I am a Child Sleep Consultant Certified by the Family Sleep Institute, and the founder of Babes in Sleepland. As the mother of four grown children (three boys and a girl), my mission is to help parents like you enjoy every moment with your baby or toddler by giving you the confidence and know-how to create a healthy, consistent sleep environment for your little one.Believe me, I know firsthand how quickly babies and toddlers grow up. And I also remember all too well how hard it is to keep a sense of perspective when you feel overwhelmed, uncertain, and stressed that you and your family aren’t getting the rest you need.
When my firstborn son wasn’t sleeping, I had no idea what to do or where to turn for advice. Mothers of my generation tended to buy into the notion that sleep deprivation just came with the territory.
For years I have gravitated toward working with children and families, starting with volunteering at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. When my own children were in school full time, I became a substitute teacher, and led a parent connection group.
I am active on several fronts in my community, working to help moms and children in need of guidance and a helping hand. In addition to my private sleep consulting practice, I am a Certified Consultant at Pregnancy Care Center in New Rochelle, New York, where I provide counseling and support.
With my youngest son heading off to college, I found myself able to pursue full time work, and thinking back to what it was like having infants and small children, I was excited to learn about the opportunity to build a sleep consulting practice. I realized that the need for sleep consulting was very great when I learned that pediatricians only spend about six hours during medical school being educated in the field of sleep.
I decided to pursue the extensive training I would need to become Certified as a baby and toddler sleep coach. As I completed the 70 hours of classroom training (I loved every book I read and paper I wrote) and the practical field internship- I knew I had found my calling, and Babes in Sleepland was born.
Part of my training included being certified by the “Safe Sleep Modeling Program”, administered by the Canadian Foundation for Sudden Infant Death. (CFSID). I am also trained as a community outreach “champion” in conjunction with the Safe to Sleep Champions Initiative, administered by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Since becoming certified, I have furthered my education in order to work with families of children with special needs, moms with postpartum depression, and I can guide and advise parents who are looking for daycare facilities. As a member of the Family Sleep Institute, I am part of an experienced team of consultants who constantly help and guide each other to share the latest developments in sleep research, diet and nutrition, post–partum depression, breastfeeding challenges, infant reflux, and safety issues regarding child and baby equipment.
As I begin to work with your family, I want you to rest assured that we at the Family Sleep Institute, think of ourselves as a family as well—a family of trained and caring experts. I have access to the expertise and resources of our entire group at all times, and I will work diligently to make sure your baby and family receive the help you need to succeed.
Additionally I can and do, work with families who live throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
- Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant, Family Sleep Institute
- Sleep Consulting with Families who have Children with Special Needs, Debbie Sasson, PsyD
- Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths Safe to Sleep Campaign, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
- Understanding Adult Sleep, PattyTucker, PA-C
- Postpartum Depression and other Postpartum Mood Disorders, Sarah Stern, Ph.D.
- Sleep in the Infant and Child, Reshmin Amin, MD, MSc
- Chiropractic and Infant Toddler Sleep Disturbances, Dr Glory Eidt
- Safe Sleep and Child Care