Creating healthy sleep for baby using gentle loving techniques

Certified Sleep Consultant

Hi, my name is Brittney McCarthy and I help create healthy sleep habits for babies and children using gentle loving methods. I have been successfully providing families with more sleep since 2013. With butfirstsleep, it is possible to have a child who enjoys going to sleep every night. Feel free to check out my success stories below. Have a question? Message me today. For weekly tips, follow me on social media. Direct links below.


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The Basic: $180

Sleep assessment

Full step by step personalized sleep plan

1 follow up email (no expiration)


The Plus : $240

Sleep assessment

Full step by step personalized sleep plan

1 week of unlimited email coaching support

3 follow up emails (no expiration)

Tips and tricks for troubleshooting


The Premium : $300

Sleep assessment

Full step by step personalized sleep plan

2 weeks of unlimited email coaching support

1 thirty minute phone call per week (during weeks of training)

4 follow up emails (no expiration)

Tips and tricks for troubleshooting


Package Add Ons

  • Additional follow up emails: $40 each

  • 1 week of email support: $100

  • 1 thirty minute phone call: $30

  • Sibling discounts available


Photo credit: Kayleigh Ashworth Photography

Photo credit: Kayleigh Ashworth Photography

Newborn Starter Plan

Newborns are what we call them “new.” Therefore implementing healthy sleep habits at an early age will allow your newborn to develop the “sleeping skill” much sooner and easier.

Newborn Starter Plan: $80


This journey started during my 35th week of pregnancy with my first child. I knew I wanted to make sleep a priority for my child but wasn't sure of the approach I wanted to use.  One day my husband's co-worker says to him, "hey you should sleep train your daughter when she's born, we sleep trained our son and he sleeps 12 hours at night and he's only 3 months old."  That was it, I was hooked.  I began gentle methods at birth and was full-on training her at around 2 weeks old. By 12 weeks she was sleeping in her own bed and sleeping 12 hours at night.  I chose not to use CIO methods.  She was the happiest baby anyone had ever met (so I was told).  Not only did she sleep well, but she ate well and was and has always been really well behaved.  I truly believe her healthy sleeping habits provided a foundation for positive results in the other areas.  My friends and family also noticed the difference and wanted that for their children as well.  This further lead me toward the next step of sleep training other children for friends and family.  I have now made my way into becoming a certified sleep consultant by Sleep Baby Sleep.  I also have a BA in Education along with classes in early education. I taught preschool for 5 years. I love children and I LOVE sleep. With #butfirstsleep it is possible to have a happy, healthy baby who LOVES sleep as well.

    And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.  1 Corinthians 13:13  Don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything.  Philippians 4:6-7

    And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

    1 Corinthians 13:13

    Don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything.

    Philippians 4:6-7

    Education and Experience

    • BA degree in Liberal Studies (Education) with early education classes
    • 5 years early childhood teaching experience
    • 5 years sleep training experience
    • Certified sleep consultant through SLEEP BABY SLEEP

    Success Stories

    Brittney, you are truly a gift that keeps on giving! Like I’ve told you before, we could not have done this without you!! We are so incredibly pleased with your service. Your patience and encouragement were what made this experience such a success and an easy one at that. Matias has completely surprised us. He’s accomplished things we never thought possible. As a breastfeeding mom, I didn’t think it was possible to get my, very stubborn, 9 month old to fall asleep independently and stay asleep! I was getting up every 2-3 hours to nurse and now, my smart little man falls asleep all by himself and STAYS asleep ALL NIGHT LONG! Your daytime/nighttime routines and schedules gave us the structure we so desperately needed and wanted. You have not only given us our sleep back, but also our free time to enjoy some ‘us’ time we haven’t been able to enjoy these last few months. So again, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
    — The Silva's, Canada

    Brittney helped us sleep train our third daughter JayaRose. She wasn’t sleeping well like the first two kids did and we were having a hard time as she was already four months old and waking up every 3 hours. Once we decided to get help with But First Sleep we were very impressed with Brittney’s attention to detail and how she took the time to learn our schedule in order to create the customized sleep plan. Within one week of sleep training Jaya started sleeping first 6 hours and then all the way up to 10 hours. It feels so great to finally get rest and also to know that the baby is getting the rest she needs as well! Highly recommend!
    — Yasmin, Temecula

    Brittney’s guidance in helping us get our second son to sleep was amazing. Our first son was an excellent sleeper so we had no idea how to even start with our second. I was nervous the training might not work because he was 12 months old and I felt that he had such a strong dependency on his bottle and being held to sleep that there was no way I’d ever be able to put him down awake and he’d put himself to sleep, but it happened! After 4 days he was sleeping through the night 7pm - 6am consistently! Throughout the week it took less and less time for him to fall asleep at night and if he’d fuss, he would settle himself. Brittney’s support and reassurance was consistent and she happily answered all my (many) emails quickly. I definitely recommend Brittney’s help!
    — Corrina, Temecula

    Brittney has been so wonderful to provide awesome information on helping me sleep train my son. Being a first time mom she has always being able to answer questions and provide successful feedback. So thankful my son is developing better sleep habits!
    — Tricia, Canyon Hills

    Brittney helped so much with getting my one year old on a better sleep schedule. I was waking up three-four times a night nursing her to get her back to sleep! For that reason, she ended up in bed with my husband and I a lot and I really wanted to change this. Once Brittney sent me the sleep schedule, it took only three days before she was sleeping through the night (no waking at all!) The best part is that Brittney knew I didn’t like the idea of cry-it-out methods, so she gave me specific methods to help gently ease Kayden into a better night’s sleep. She also gave a full day schedule, which is so important for ensuring a good night’s sleep at the end of the day. It was so helpful. I highly recommend getting help from Brittney. Her tips and methods are specific to you and your baby’s needs. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without her!
    — Ramey, Temecula

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    Brittney helped us get our first baby in a great schedule(feeding and sleeping). We learned good habits to start with our baby boy and the benefits of a well-rested baby. It was hard work but totally worth it and brought a sense of normalcy back to our lives after this huge adjustment to being parents. He started sleeping 12 hours around 3.5 months, and his naps were always the same time every day. Our son is two now and still an awesome sleeper. He knows he schedule better than I do sometimes, and I love it! It’s never a guess when his nap time is or his bed time. I love how I can plan my day and still have outings but still give my son the rest and sleep he needs. Brittney was so awesome and always responded to my questions and concerns quickly. She was always available in the beginning with the help I needed, and throughout his first year when we had to drop naps and change wake times. Due with baby number two in a couple weeks and hope to continue with the same type of routine and sleep schedule for baby girl. I know I’ll be hitting up Brittney for a refresher course of the early months.
    — Sam, Murrieta

    Brittney is my sleep hero. I was not knowledgeable in sleep training. I thought the only method was cry it out and just couldn’t bring myself to do that to my little baby girl. At 3 months I went back to work. My first week wasn’t bad (we bed shared and she nursed all night) but it wasn’t quality sleep and her naps during the day were horrific. Brittney had offered her methods, so I took her up on it. In less than one week Emily was putting herself to sleep for naps and sleeping from 7pm to 7am in her own room. She taught us how to make a happy baby and we love her for that. Brittney has always been there for me to adjust the schedule and feedings when needed. We are almost to 11 months and she still sleeps through the night she has 8 teeth and we barely have noticed any issues with teething (I owe this to the sleep). Emily doesn’t cry unless she is hurt and it give my husband and I a few hours at night of us time! I highly recommend our sleep hero Brittney!
    — Tressa, Corona
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    Brittney helped me so much with my second child. We had no idea about the importance of having a sleep schedule with our first child, we were constantly awake through the night. She was a life saver and was always kind and patient with me as I learned how to better support my child with sleeping through the night and taking appropriate naps! It even rolled over into eating well, and having better behavior. I saw a major difference between both my children. I know Brittney’s knowledge & skills played a major role. I’ll be forever grateful, thanks Brittney!
    — Tiffanie, Murrieta

    People won’t believe you when you tell them your baby sleeps all night! Brittney’s knowledge of sleep training is right on. Whenever I needed an updated sleep schedule she had one put together and it was amazing how quickly it worked for my baby. My almost 2 year old has slept through the night since he was tiny. I started early with him since I was better informed this time around. Brittney is great, I highly recommend working with her.
    — Felicia, Rancho Cucamonga


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