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Tuesday April 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM PDT
Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM PDT

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Babies in Bloom 
1988 Hacienda Drive
Vista, CA 92081

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$290 Per Family

  • Registration Deadline: Saturday 3/29/14
  • A 4-Day cancellation notification required for a   refund, minus $25 processing fee.
  • Group size is limited to 8 families
  • Babies 13-months or under welcome


Jen Varela

Certified Gentle Sleep Coach

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Helping Families Have Sweet Sleep

Gentle Sleep Solutions With Group Coaching

For Babies 5 1/2 to 13 Months

Sugar Night Night is excited to provide of Gentle Sleep Solutions via GROUP COACHING for families with babies ages 5 ˝ to 13 months. Bottom line: we all want our babies to sleep through the night and have bedtime be peaceful, right? It can be done so come learn how! 

During five weeks of Group Coaching you will learn:

  • What the realistic expectations are around sleep and what your baby is capable of.
  • How to meet your baby's sleep needs.
  • Sleep training strategies and identify what method is best for your family.
  • How to create a sleep plan that addresses your specific situation.
  • Get weekly support as you coach your baby to learn the skill of self-soothing.

There are many variables that impact sleep and during this five weeks of Group Coaching you will receive support on how to identify those variables and address them in a way that matches your parenting style, sleeping arrangement and temperament of your baby. This is a personalized coaching approach, not a one size fits all.  Each family’s sleeping arrangements may be different.  Some family’s want to room-share, some co-sleep and some want to have their baby in a crib, all sleeping arrangements are welcome.  You get support and the comfort of knowing that what you are experiencing is normal.   More importantly, you will know what to do about it!   

$290 Gentle Sleep Solutions With Group Coaching includes:

  1. Review of your Baby’s Sleep History (10-page form), Sleep Log and Your Personal Sleep Plan
  2. 3-Midweek Coaching Calls (approx. 20-minutes each) during the first 3-weeks
  3. Five weeks of one-hour group coaching
  4. “Client Status” upon completion which means you can purchase individual coaching calls as needed.  

Note:  Group size will be limited to 8 families and you are welcome to bring your baby to the Group Coaching.

Sending you my best and wishing you many nights of sweet sleep!


Jen Varela

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Jen Varela is the mother of two children. She holds a B.S. degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Counseling from California State University Fullerton, California. She is a member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants and a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach℠ trained by Kim West, “The Sleep Lady”.

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Encouraging Words From Sleeping Parents: 

“When our daughter stopped sleeping through the night at four months old, our friends told us we just had to "get through it."  We struggled to figure out why she suddenly developed sleep issues, and tried a dozen different things to help the problem.  We were not being consistent in our approach and had no confidence in our ability to get her to sleep.  We were trying to "get through it," but we were failing.

Hiring Jen was our best decision since becoming parents.  Although there is no magical sleep wand, Jen became the little sleep fairy sitting on our shoulder every night helping us train our daughter to self-soothe.  She diligently reviewed our sleep logs and helped us problem solve our daughter's sleep issues.  Throughout the process, Jen was supportive and non-judgmental, and provided specific, concrete solutions for us.  She helped us understand what we could expect from our daughter and helped us to see the incredible progress she was making - progress which is easy to ignore when you are exhausted!  We could not have done this on our own because we did not know what to look for and were too exhausted to even think through the problem logically.  Jen helped us develop confidence in our ability to help our daughter sleep, which led to more consistency in our approach to sleep, which in turn led to more consistent sleep for our daughter and us! 

When we started the process with our five-month old daughter, we worked on gentle sleep shaping, including transitioning our daughter to the crib from a cradle that we used to help her reflux.  Her sleep issues gradually improved over several weeks, and after a few weeks, when she was old enough to truly develop self-soothing skills, her sleep issues seemed to substantially resolve over the course of a few days.  The sleep shaping framework we established caused everything else - including her naps and nighttime feed schedule - to fall into place. 

Throughout the process, we learned a great deal about our daughter's specific sleep needs.  However, Jen never advocated a rigid schedule; instead, we learned what guidelines to follow with our daughter so that when we need to be flexible in her schedule, we also know how to adapt the rest of our day to encourage her sleep. 

Gentle sleep coaching provides an important advantage over other methods.  Unlike a cry-it-out method - in which the child is simply exhausted into sleep - we learned about our daughter's actual sleep needs, which takes the guess work out of the process, both day and night.  It is a more long-term solution, which puts judgment in our hands as parents.

When we started sleep shaping, our daughter was up two to four times every night, and took up to an hour to put to bed.  Through Jen, we have learned the keys to encourage good sleep habits and our daughter has successfully learned to self-soothe.  Bedtime has become a much shorter process and we no longer dread it.  In fact, it is one of our most treasured times.  And the whole family is now sleeping through the night.  

With the exhaustion and the confusion that accompanies new parenthood, I do not know how we would have made such progress in such little time.  Jen helped us feel that we were not alone and that there was a light at the end of the tunnel.  We are so grateful for all of her help and support!” 

Brook Kim – Mother of 5-Month Old Daughter