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Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

Aileen Dunbar

Executive Contributor

Holistic Pediatric Sleep Coach

Aileen Dunbar

Holistic Pediatric Sleep Coach

Aileen Dunbar is a certified Baby-Led Sleep and Well-Being Specialist, a teacher with 15 years of experience, and the mother of two little ones: a 7-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl. She founded Connected Slumber Baby/Toddler Sleep Support in 2021 to help families get more sleep without using sleep training.

Here is what led her to become certified as a holistic sleep coach. When she had her son in 2017, it was clear from the start that he was not sleeping as much as the books said he was supposed to. She didn’t want to use traditional sleep training methods but wasn’t sure what else to do. That was until she found the Baby-Led Sleep approach created by Lauren Weber. She decided to take one of Lauren’s sleep courses and felt immediately empowered through the knowledge she gained about developmentally normal expectations for sleep and strategies she could use to change what was no longer working for her. Then, when her daughter was born, it was clear she was a better sleeper overall. The first couple of months were relatively easy as she would sleep anywhere and for long stretches! As her daughter grew, she went through various sleep challenges, but she didn't stress out over it due to the confidence and knowledge she had gained from the sleep courses.

As a certified Baby-Led Sleep and Well-Being Specialist, her goal is to help her clients with their family wellness needs by providing the guidance and resources needed to understand the root cause of any sleep issues and co-create a sleep plan that works for you, always keeping the attachment relationship between you and your child at the forefront. She will never use any form of sleep training but will guide you through how to make parent-led changes while supporting your child’s emotions.

She is also passionate about reassuring parents that their baby’s sleep is normal and identifying any potential causes for sleep disruptions that should be further investigated. She is very empathetic, and she knows what it is like to feel overwhelmed by societal pressures put on new parents when it comes to sleep. So, her top goal is to empower you to know your baby best and relieve any stress you have about sleep so you can focus on being the best parent you can be!

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Aileen Dunbar

Holistic Pediatric Sleep Coach

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Aileen Dunbar

Holistic Pediatric Sleep Coach

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Editor-In-Chief

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Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

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