When I tell people that I’m a sleep consultant for infants and children, it’s met with either one of two responses: 1) “Oh wow! I could have used your help when my kids were younger”; or 2) “Oh wow! Doesn’t that stress you out? Why do you want to have to do that all over again with someone else’s baby?”
It hadn’t really occurred to me that helping other families as a sleep consultant was a bit of a Groundhog Day scenario. It’s true though. At times, my role as a sleep consultant forces me to relive my own personal experiences with sleep training.