The Sleepyhead Squad
Founder & Certified Infant + Toddler Sleep Consultant
Hey there tired parent! I'm Julie Connelly, owner and certified sleep consultant at The Sleepyhead Coach. I live in Westchester, NY with my husband and two daughters (5 and almost 3) and every night I love when 7pm rolls around when I can confidently say goodnight to them and get my personal time in (hello Netflix!).
I actually didn't have any real sleep struggles with my first - she's what I like to lovingly refer to as my unicorn sleeper! I started to realize I had a knack for this baby sleep thing when my friends would constantly ask me for my daughter's ever-changing schedule.
But for me, my journey to becoming a sleep consultant started after my second daughter. I struggled with how to manage her nap schedule while dealing with my 3 year-old’s day-to-day activities. I wanted immediate results and the techniques I used for my oldest weren't working for my daughter. I had to readjust my mindset and use a different approach for her personality and really hold myself accountable to be consistent.
When I discovered the pediatric sleep consultant world a light bulb went off in my head. Here I would get to do what I naturally love to do in relationships (support and give advice, I'm a Type 2 Enneagram!) for parents who are going through something SO profound that I can personally relate to. With two completely different sleepers of my own, I pride myself in creating unique plans that will work for your unique child. No copy and paste Pinterest advice over here!
Did you know you don't have to follow just one sleep book or sleep chart you find on Google?
I take a holistic look at what is at the root of your child's sleep issue and work with you to implement a customized plan that aligns with your parenting philosophy. So if you are at the end of your rope and and you want a sleep coach who is going to really support YOU, then we are your people. I won't give up on you. Let me support you along the way and restore peace back into your home!
Senior Certified Infant + Toddler Sleep Consultant
I am Leah Nolan, a mom of two little cuties and a certified senior sleep consultant at The Sleepyhead Coach. I live in Fairfield County, CT with my son, daughter, beloved dog, and silly cat. I like to lead with a gentle and loving hand when looking into what will be the best method for your child to learn to love their sleep as much as we love ours. I want to learn what your parenting philosophy is and work with you in creating a custom sleep plan that fits everyone in your family. Together, we will work as a team to teach your child to love their sleep sessions.
I want this process to be as smooth as possible for your whole family and in the end everyone can be well-rested and brighter each and every day moving forward.
For me, my journey to becoming a sleep consultant started with my first-born son. He was no light weight coming into this world at 10.5 lbs and continued to be a big milk drinker! This meant he wanted to feed throughout the night and would only take his naps on my chest. By the time he was 5 months I was one exhausted mama to say the least and made the big decision to use a sleep consultant. To my complete and utter disbelief within a couple of days, he was sleeping through the night and in his crib for his naps! I thought this was too good to be true but instead it was my new reality.
Sleep training had given me my sense of freedom back and a baby that was delightful. From that moment on I knew in my heart that this was something I needed to be a part of. I wanted to help all other exhausted and lost parents find the path to sleep-filled nights again.
Nothing brings me more joy than hearing the excitement and relief from parents after they see it really does work and it doesn’t have to be scary. Allow me to guide you to the sleep you and your little ones need and desire!
"I was so anxious about sleep training, but Leah was very knowledgeable and supportive. The sleep training plan she provided was so thorough that I was confident in my ability to soothe my baby while also teaching her the vital skill of falling asleep on her own. By the second night, my baby was no longer waking multiple times, and by the third day she was napping three times a day! I could not have done this so easily without Leah's guidance and constant support."
Ashlyn, 6 month old
"Julie was amazing to work with. She was incredibly kind, flexible, patient and attentive to my questions, concerns and anxieties regarding sleep training. Prior to working with Julie, my 8 month old daughter needed to be rocked to sleep and was waking every night for milk. Leveraging Julie's methods, I was able to break those habits in just a few days. I'm so thankful that I no longer need to wake up in the middle of the night to feed and soothe my daughter. I just finished the program and have already recommended Julie to my friends and family that are having babies soon."
Natalie, 8 month old
We're not just great at our jobs. We're legit!
The Cradle Coach Academy Certified Infant & Toddler Sleep Consultants
Institute of Pediatric Sleep & Parenting Newborn Sleep Certification
Vetted & Approved International Association of Child Sleep Consultants
Reducing the Risk of SIDS and SUID in Early Education & Child Care, American Academy of Pediatrics