Sleep is my thing.
Let's make it yours too!
Putting our children's needs first is our parental instinct. You have followed your instincts perfectly to Rested Darlings! Getting proper sleep is a basic need that I will help you achieve through a customized sleep plan process. Contact me for a free sleep discovery call to learn more.
“It takes a village to raise a child and as a pediatric sleep consultant, I am part of that village.”
- Daniella Costa, Pediatric Sleep Specialist
What if I told you that you were only a few days away from getting a full night’s rest again?
Instead of replacing that soother for the 586th time that night, bouncing, or rocking your precious little one, what if your baby could sleep through the night all on their own?
Already tried a method you read off a web article that seemed to work at first but now come to struggle again?
Imagine if you put your baby, toddler or child to sleep with just a hug & kiss and the next time you see them is in the warmth of the morning light, well rested and happy as a clam! And with no more "REGRESSIONS".
This isn’t just a dream, this can be your reality.
Hi there! I’m Daniella. I became a Certified Sleep Specialist because discovering the power of healthy sleep habits was the single most influential experience in my young motherhood. My family’s life was so positively impacted by discovering healthy sleep strategies, I made it my career to be a resource for struggling parents who are in what can feel like darkest side of parenting.
Sleep affects every aspect of life. From baby’s milestone development to even one's relationship with their spouse. Teaching healthy sleep habits creates happier, more confident children and even happier families.
What led me to this most rewarding career?
When I became a first time mom with a baby that had severe sleep troubles, it felt as if I was thrown into the deep end with no raft or skill to swim. I felt alone in my problem, like an immediate failure as a mother because her baby couldn't achieve the most basic thing - sleep! Trying to read a book on how to get my baby to sleep was like trying to read about learning to swim while attempting to tread water. I didn't have the time, the energy level nor the patience to read through the various baby sleep books while in the thick of sleep deprivation. I didn't know anyone who used a solid sleep training program to my standards. The internet was (and still is) a sea of misinformation with some extremely misleading and contradicting methodologies. I made some mistakes and I made some triumphs in my personal sleep journey.
Over the last 6 years I have been passionately learning everything about pediatric sleep. This passion led me to my career as Certified Sleep Consultant, so that I could become a resource for those mothers who are in the same boat as I was in - in desperate need of support.
With all the info on the web, why hire me to help you?
Of course, you can learn about baby sleep and various sleep training methods in the many books and websites out there. As a sleep consultant I am your one stop shop for everything related to pediatric sleep. In my professional training, I have studied the topics of sleep science, toddler and child behavioral management, even pediatric nutrition. I mentored under best-selling author of The Sleep Sense®, Dana Obleman in which I gained an invaluable amount of knowledge and experience. I am professionally trained and certified to help you through any of your child's sleep issues.
My customized Sleep Plans are holistic, meaning I don't tell you how to "make your baby cry it out". There is no one-size-fits all mentality when it comes to sleep training, which is why many, many people fail when attempting the basic versions. My sleep plans are 100% customized and individually tailored to your child's needs. My programs are always deeply founded in sleep education, nutrition and psychology taking you through what to do and why throughout every single day of our time together. Bump in the road? Not a problem because I'll be with you, guiding you through it to get you right back on track.
I love helping people above all. It is compassion and empathy that keep this world turning! If you find that your child is having sleep challenges I would love to help and start on this new journey together.
The Rested Darlings Approach
Every child is different and there is not one book on sleep that is one size fits all. I have studied sleep science and every baby sleep method out there. I will save you the time, endless research and the trial and error of trying various methods. We will work together to decide on the approach that is right for YOU. I will take the time to understand your situation and design an effective plan tailored to you while providing emotional support along the way. We are in this together!
Newborn Sleep Master Class:
During this 1.5 hour private course, expectant parents, caregivers, and parents of newborns will learn:
• Safe sleep environment
• Newborn sleep education
• Nursery essentials that promote good sleep
• Common challenges & how to avoid (such as mixing up nights and days)
• PDF guide
This package makes a perfect gift for a baby shower! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for Gift Certificate inquiries.
Newborn Darlings Sleep Plan + Support
For infants 3 weeks - 3 Months
Your sweet darling is here! It’s a beautiful yet demanding time and you want to be able to enjoy this newborn stage, not just survive it. We will start this journey together by educating you with gentle tips for healthy newborn sleep by providing you with a newborn education guide and private 45 minute consultation. I will help guide you all the way through the newborn stage with regularly scheduled phone calls and email support from 3-12 weeks of age.
Little Darlings Sleep Plan Program
Babies from 4-18 months
Just when you thought you were on your way to better nights, have you found your old habits of getting baby to sleep have evolved to take longer and become more complex? The dreaded 4 month regression is not only real but is a crucial time to get on the right track with sleep. This package will identify and correct any sleep issues and guide them into sleeping 12 hour nights – yes 12 HOURS!
Darling Tots Sleep Plan Program
Toddlers from 18 months – 3 years
The constant power struggles we have with our toddlers can really wear us down and by bedtime we are at our most tired and least patient. But bedtime doesn’t have to be tough! During these developmental years, it is crucial for your little one to get enough sleep. This is a 3 week package that will give you CLEAR direction and a PLAN to make healthy change. By the end of the plan your toddler will be sleeping through the night and enjoy consistent naps. Plus, you will be able to enjoy your nights to yourself and feel confident in hiring a babysitter!
*Length of program and price determined upon assessment.
Lil’ Big Darlings Sleep Plan Program
For Children 3 –10 years
It’s never too late! It is our responsibility to teach our children life skills and good sleeping skills is absolutely one of them. A well rested child is more even tempered and more eager to learn. No matter what the sleep habits are currently, this 4-6 week package will teach your child independent sleep skills, address any issues of anxiety that they may have around bedtime and help them feel comfortable and confident staying in their room the rest of the night.
*Length of program and price determined upon assessment.
All programs are customized to your induvial needs. Details of Sleep Plan programs can include:
- Sleep Evaluation
- Nursery/Bedroom Assessment
- 90 minute One-on-one Virtual Consultation
- Customized Sleep Plan
- Follow-Up Telephone Calls for Guidance
- Minimum 2 Weeks of Unlimited E-mail and Instant Messaging Support
- My Tips for Future Success Packet
- Customized Travel Sleep Plan for Premium programs
Nap Transition Program $99
Going through some funky naps these past few weeks? It may be time to drop a nap! My Nap Transition programs get naps where they should be for your little one's age. This program includes a full Sleep Evaluation, a private consultation meeting to go over the Nap Transition plan and 3 weeks of phone call and email follow up support.
Rested Family Plan
If you have an another child of similar age who may have some sleep challenges as well we can add a plan for them at a reduced cost. Price determined by age of additional child.
Extended hours text support $100/ 3 nights
You can lean on me in your time of need! I offer live support through out the first few nights of your sleep journey to help you through it and guide you along the way.
Let’s Stay Rested $79
An option for clients I’ve worked with in the past who are looking for a refresher package.