South Florida Baby Sleep Help
My Backstory, My Education & My Passion!
Why and how I became a certified baby and child sleep consultant.
My journey to find my passion for helping families!
Welcome to my “About Me” page! I think it’s important to know who you’re going to be working with, especially if they are going to be involved with your precious little one(s). So, my name is Laura Knecht, I am a south Florida local, born and raised in Broward
Before I settled down with a house and family, I went to college to study Early Childhood Education, with the goal of becoming a teacher like my mother! After several years of working within the school system, I decided it wasn’t for me. I left to work at a local YMCA, creating and teaching within their Early Childhood Program (including various Mommy and Me classes & Infant Swim classes) and After school Programs (including tutoring and Cooking classes).
After meeting my husband, we settled down and started growing our family, fur babies and little humans included – insert warm fuzzy feelings here! After having my son via an emergency C-Section and struggling to recover from surgery, we found that my son had many allergies leading to terrible breakouts and
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Once we had resolved the root of my son medical issues, he still struggled terribly with sleep. Now that we knew he was not in pain or uncomfortable, we were desperate to try to help him (and ourselves) get more sleep. And when I say he was a terrible sleeper, I mean the worst, just awful! He would sleep, at most for 1.5-2 hours overnight and it would take us 30-45 minutes just to get him to sleep. Forget napping – my son only slept in the stroller, but not the car. The car was the devil as far as my son was concerned, he would scream bloody murder whenever he was placed in the car seat.
We tried just about every product designed to help him sleep- swings, rockers, bouncers, sleep sacks, oil diffusers, the works and still nothing! Each night my husband or
We eventually found an online program that came with a plan and most importantly real expert support. Even though it wasn’t as much support as I would’ve liked, it made a real difference. When Logan slept through on his first night, I couldn’t believe it and it didn’t seem real. It was just a fluke. Nope, it was the real deal. My baby was sleeping and for the first time since he was born, he seemed happy and playful! He was a new baby, a rested baby. It was the most wonderful thing I had felt since becoming a mother! I knew then, that I wanted to be that expert support for other families. I wanted to hold their hands and explain that it would be okay and that together, we can get their baby to sleep peacefully!
With my background in early childhood education and my passion for teaching, becoming an infant and child sleep consultant seemed like a natural path of progression for my career, now that I was a mom. There are no degrees for Pediatric Sleep Specialist but after doing lots of research on the different sleep education and certification programs, I found my path. Upon completing The Sleep Sense Certification and Training Program, I created Good Little SleeperZzz and started helping families nationwide. While growing my company, I continued my education with online classes: specializing in Reflux/GERD, Newborn Development, Breastfeeding, Baby Led Weaning, Tongue & Lip Ties and more.
After starting my company, I was thrilled to be accepted into the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants, as well as the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants. Through these associations, I am able to continue my education on the most up-to-date research and studies from around the world, all relating to infant and child sleep.
Infant Sleep Help in South Florida
Now, when I am not taking a new
If you’re tired of struggling with your child’s sleep and you’re ready to get some personalized help for you and your family, then let’s talk! Not sure about my package options or what kind of plan you need, then check out My Services Page to learn more. The best way to decide which of these options is right for