Pediatric Sleep Consultant Extensive Program

Program Overview

Pediatric Sleep Consultants (also known as Child Sleep Consultants, Baby Sleep Consultants, Baby Sleep Coaches, and Infant Sleep Coaches) are people with various backgrounds who help families struggling with behavioral childhood sleep problems. They are good listeners with solid communication skills, and they are passionate about helping others.

Families turn to the Child Sleep Consultant for a wide range of sleep issues: frequent night wakings, short naps, early morning wakings, resisting falling asleep, nightmares, moving to a separate room, and many others. Sleep consultants help children achieve healthy sleep and advise parents on how to solve various behavioral sleep problems.

Although pediatric sleep consultants are not medical providers, pediatricians often refer families to them when children need some type of individualized sleep coaching. These consultants fill the need for educated professionals who can solve most behavioral sleep problems with children.

Career Paths

Over 40% of children have frequent sleep problems during infancy and childhood. Millions of families need support and guidance to help their children sleep better. Our program will help you learn all the needed skills to become a successful Pediatric Sleep Consultant.

A certification in Pediatric Sleep Consulting is also suitable for professionals who have a background in related fields such as:

  • midwives
  • nurses
  • lactation consultants
  • child care professionals
  • preschool teachers
  • child psychologists

Our program helps these professionals to extend their knowledge for child sleep and learn new approaches for solving behavioural childhood sleep problems. In this way they can add value for their patients or clients.

Program Duration

This is a self-paced distance learning program. You can take all of the classes from the comfort of your home.

It typically takes about 12 month to complete the program if you study part time (4-6 hours per week).

Expected Income

The average price for a single 90-minute consultation ranges from $200 to $500, depending on the consultant's experience and location.

Online consulting with follow-up calls (for 1 family) costs between $800 and $1,500. It can include:

  • Sleep consultation: a 90-minute virtual call
  • Personalized sleep plan: it takes about 2 hours to create the plan
  • 4 weeks (on average) of Q&A support (virtual via FB Messenger / Snapchat / WhatsApp/ Viber) - 10-20 mins per day answering additional questions or adapting the personalised sleep plan according to the child’s needs.

How much should you charge as a consultant ? How many families can you help per month? This is your business and it will be your decision to make.

Some of the reasons most graduates decide to become certified pediatric sleep consultants

Profitable and Rewarding Business 

They want a profitable and rewarding business all while helping people.

Helping the Community

They want to be able to help their community by bringing good night’s sleep to parents and children.

Еasily balance family and work

Most of our students are mothers who want a meaningful career. They want to be able to balance family and work.

Our graduates work on their own terms

They can choose their own working hours. And where they work from—this can be their home or the office across the street. They have the freedom to work from various locations across the world—for example, they could spend 1 month per year with their family working from Hawaii, Seychelles, or Maldives. They have the freedom to choose.

Adding value

Some of our graduates come from careers such as midwives, nurses, child care, preschool teachers, child psychologists, and lactation consultants. Our program helped these professionals extend their knowledge of child sleep and learn new approaches for solving behavioral childhood sleep problems. In this way, they can add value to their patients or clients.


International Institute of Infant Sleep provides an extensive program where you will learn all the needed skills to become a successful Pediatric Sleep Consultant and start a successful sleep consultant practice. Our training is science based. You will be able to easily understand and critically analyze any solution before applying it. Our learning materials are backed up by reliable sources - scientific journals, articles created by medical experts and industry leaders, textbooks written by prominent authors and scientists. 

IMS511 Science of Sleep

In this course students learn:

  • Neurobiology of sleep and wakefulness
  • Sleep-wake regulation
  • Circadian rhythms, how it affects sleep and health
  • In-depth look into children sleep
  • The importance of sleep
  • Sleep needs for infants and children

IMS101 Introduction to pediatric sleep consulting

Introduction to pediatric sleep consulting. The role of the child sleep consultant - students review expectations and boundaries.

IMS421 Safe Infant Sleep

In this course students learn about:

  • SIDS awareness and prevention
  • Factors Influencing Sleep Choices
  • Techniques for having effective conversations about SIDS with parents that can help offset potential issues
  • Safe co-sleeping with babies. Supporting parents who believe that co-sleeping is the right choice for them. Breastfeeding and bed-sharing.
  • Safe sleep for twins
  • General sleeping safety precautions - checklist for parents

IMS425 Infant Sleep from Birth to 4 Months

In this course students learn about:

  • Introduction to infant sleep
  • Sleep associations
  • Breastfeeding and Sleep
  • Gentle methods to help babies at this age sleep well during the day and night
  • Gentle alternatives to sleep training and soothing methods for infants
  • Naps from birth to 4 months
  • Bedtime routine for infants
  • Helping infants distinguish day from night
  • The 4-Month Sleep Regression

IMS431 Growth Spurts and Developmental Leaps

In this course students have the opportunity to learn about growth spurts, developmental leaps and how they affect child sleep - from birth to 24 month.

IMS111 Infant Sleep 5-12 months

During this course students learn about:

  • Difference between sleep-wake rhythms and sleep schedule
  • Awake windows and how to use them as a base to create a healthy sleep-wake rhythm
  • Bedtime routines
  • How to handle frequent night wakings at this stage
  • Short naps
  • Early morning wake-ups
  • Nap Transitions - from 3 to 2 naps
  • Twins and multiples 

IMS739 Solving Toddler and Preschooler Sleep Problems

During this course students learn about:

  • Introduction to toddler sleep
  • How lack of sleep can affect toddlers
  • Creating healthy sleep-wake rhythms for toddlers
  • Sleep strategies for toddlers
  • Nap Transitions - from 2 to 1 naps
  • Frequent night wakings for toddlers
  • Transitioning from a Crib to a Bed
  • Difficulty getting to sleep and staying asleep
  • Bedtime resistance

IMS840 Sleep 360 - The Biopsychosocial Approach

In this course students learn how to use the biopsychosocial approach when solving behavioural sleep problems. We review how multiple factors can impact child sleep. Our students learn how to evaluate sleep issues in a holistic manner taking into account many variable:

  • Nutrition 
  • Feeding
  • Activity
  • Sleep environment
  • Family dynamics 
  • Parents’ mental health. 
  • Baby temperament and personality
  • Child needs

IMS304 Attachment Theory and Child Sleep

In this course students learn about attachment theory, how it affects child sleep and how parents can help their children cope with separation anxiety.

  • Introduction to Attachment Theory
  • Evidence-based facts about separation anxiety
  • Why does separation anxiety affect child's sleep
  • How to help children cope with separation anxiety 

IMS841 Sleep Training Techniques

Our students become experts on all internationally recognised sleep training methods. Throughout this course we explore all the different ways of handling crying - “no tears”, “let tears” and “cry it out” methods. Our students learn about:

  • how to implement the methods
  • what to expect when you start implementing a particular method
  • in which situations a certain method may not work
  • how to choose the best method in various situations

Most importantly, students learn to evaluate the pros and cons of all internationally recognised sleep training methods. They understand the science behind them and learn how to adapt them to the needs of every family. In this way they know what is the right solution for every child.

IMS435 Conditions Affecting Sleep

Our students get an in-depth understanding of various sleep challenges such as teething, colic and illness and how to help parents properly manage sleep during periods of discomfort.

IMS437 Introduction to Sleep Disorders

During this course students learn about various physiological conditions that disturb sleep. 

  • Bad dreams 
  • Nightmares
  • Night terrors
  • Sleep Talking
  • Sleepwalking
  • Bed-Wetting
  • Snoring 
  • Insomnia

According to several studies most sleep disorders go undiagnosed and untreated. This course helps students learn which disorders are appropriate for consultation and which should be immediately referred on to medical professionals.

IMS903 Sleep Plan Workshop

In this course students learn:

  • The value of sleep diary
  • What is a sleep plan?
  • How to structure it?
  • What information should be included (or not included) in a sleep plan?
  • How to create a successful sleep plan to resolve a particular sleep issue?

During this course students have the opportunity to review case studies from experienced pediatric sleep consultants. They will be able to evaluate sleep questionnaires from actual clients and learn valuable lessons. 

Assessment: At the end of the workshop students receive a case study and they should create a written sleep plan using the knowledge they gained during this course of study.

IMS905 Working with Families

During this course students learn about:

  • How to approach parents in a considerate and professional way
  • Applying empathy and active listening during pediatric sleep consultations
  • Guiding families to identify sleep problems and coaching to find appropriate solutions
  • How to effectively communicate with parents the best methods available to them based on their individual needs
  • Various parenting styles and how to adapt sleep training according to their individual needs, values and philosophy
  • Postpartum blues, depression and anxiety. Knowing the signs that require medical attention and when to refer out
  • In some cases, sleep training could not be a good solution for the child’s needs. When should consultants refer their clients to another professional - doctors, psychologists, therapists, lactation consultants or nutrition specialists. 
  • How to build and maintain healthy boundaries
  • Ethics and confidentiality

IMS907 The Business of Sleep Consulting. Marketing Strategies and Techniques

During this course students learn about:

  • How to build a successful brand?
  • Starting your business from scratch
  • How to create a successful marketing strategy with 0 budget?
  • Pricing Psychology
  • Digital marketing for beginners
  • Building a stylish and successful website 
  • Introduction to SEO. Rank your website higher on Google. Effective techniques that anyone can do.

List of Benefits

Pediatric Sleep Consultant Extensive Program

Personal Online Mentoring

We have created a robust training program that prepares our graduates to face all challenges. Our graduates excel as sleep consultants without the need for additional mentorship sessions.
However, some of our students prefer to receive one-on-one support and guidance from an experienced sleep consultant after they graduate.
If you choose this extensive program, you will have the opportunity to discuss all of your cases with an experienced sleep consultant (on a daily basis, for 8 months).

Modern Website to Promote Your Sleep Consulting Practice

Our business team will help you create a mobile-friendly website with modern looking design. You will be able to choose your own name, logo, style, colors, images, texts, promotional messages.
Our helpful and caring web design experts will launch the website for you.
You will be able to update the content of your website anytime you want, because it will come with an easy to use administration panel - anyone, without technical expertise will be able to support your website. This means, no support fees, no monthly charges.
In addition to this, you will receive a free domain name and hosting for 2 years.

Google Search Engine Optimization

Your clients will be able to find you on Google thanks to our SEO experts.
This service includes:

  • on-page SEO, which focuses on optimizations related to your website, like your title tags, content, and more.
  • technical SEO, which focuses on optimizations related to your website’s backend, like your page speed, site architecture, and more.
  • SEO Audits for 1 year (once per month)
  • Effective link building strategy for your website
  • Meaningful content building strategy for your needs
Our experts Play Fair! In all we do, we value honesty and integrity. We always play by the rules, employing white hat SEO without spamming. We follow the rules and achieve success.

Comprehensive Marketing Strategy

Our business experts will help you build a strong marketing strategy for your business. They will help you:

  • Identify and list your business goals
  • Understand your potential clients and define client ​​personas
  • Determining your value proposition
  • Research your market
  • Profile your competitors
  • Develop strategies to reach your goals

Social Media Marketing Strategy

Social media marketing is the practice of using social media channels (for example, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) to advertise your service. 
Our business experts will create an effective and comprehensive social media marketing strategy that is tailored to your goals and needs. They will:

  • Select the social networks that bring you the most value based on your goals
  • Analyze how your social profile compare to your competitors’ profiles
  • Help you create a social media mission statement
  • Help you identify the right audience personas
  • Identify key success metrics
  • Teach you how to track, analyze and optimize your profile


This program has everything you need to launch a successful business. It is an excellent option for you if you are looking for a ready-made business solution for your sleep consulting practice and one-to-one mentoring from a sleep consulting expert. Once you have completed all of the courses in the study program, you will have one-on-one tailored sessions with our brilliant instructors who will help you establish your business from the ground up.
$6957 is the total for the whole course of study. All prices are in USD.
You have the option to pay in full or to split your tuition into 3 or 5 installment payments. There are no additional charges or interest rate! International Institute of Infant Sleep is searching for students who are determined to transform knowledge to drive social change.

Quality of Our Programs

We are determined to uphold the quality of our programs. You will be prepared to work with families independently as Pediatric Sleep Consultants or alongside your current role as a nurse, nanny, preschool teacher or a lactation consultant.

We believe that our students should have access to the most comprehensive distance learning education and we provide:

  • Internationally Trusted Certification
  • Getting know-how from experienced child sleep consultants with healthy and holistic approach to child sleep
  • Excellent study resources written by our teachers - professionals with background in healthcare, psychology, consulting and business
  • Top-of-the-line distance online education. Our institute uses Canvas LMS. This is a state-of-the-art Learning Management System that is easy to use, intuitive and it is full of rich content (video and text)
  • Expertise to help any family who needs support and guidance when their child has sleep problems
  • Knowledge and ability to create a successful and profitable business

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We accept students from all over the world. No matter where and how you live, you can start a meaningful and well-paid career.