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.