“It takes a village to raise a child and as a pediatric sleep consultant, I am part of that village.”
- Daniella Costa, Pediatric Sleep Consultant
Hi there! I’m Daniella. When I became a first time mom with a baby with severe sleep troubles, it felt as if I was thrown into the deep end with no raft or skill to swim. 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! Now, as a mother of 2 toddlers I have spent the last 5 years passionately learning everything about pediatric sleep. That passion led me to become a Certified Sleep Consultant and my mission is to help parents through this most trying part of life. Sleep affects every aspect of life from baby’s milestone development to one's relationship with their spouse. I firmly believe teaching healthy sleep habits creates happier, more confident children and even happier families.
I love helping people, even more than the topic of sleep! 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!
Before your Darling arrives:
A great option for parents wanting to start learning about healthy sleep habits before the arrival of their baby. This package contains a one-on-one consultation and personalized information packet including wide range of topics from ideal room environment to comparing various baby sleep ‘aids’.
Newborn Darlings: For infants 4 – 12 weeks
Your sweet darling is here! It’s a beautiful yet demanding time but 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 and techniques for healthy newborn sleep. Got an urgent question? Instead of reading through varying comment threads, hear directly from a professional on your most pressing sleep needs at any time throughout this stage. My support will last right through until your child is 12 weeks of age.
Little Darlings: 3-18 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: 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 package 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!
Lil’ big Darlings 3 – 10 years
It’s not 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 package will help your child fall asleep alone – and within 15 minutes!
All packages are customized to your induvial needs and prices are determined upon assessment. Details of package services include but are not limited to:
- Sleep Evaluation
- Nursery Assessment
- 90-Minute Consultation
- Custom Sleep Plan Creation
- Follow-Up Telephone Calls for Guidance
- Minimum 2 Weeks of Unlimited E-mail and Instant Messaging Support
- My Tips for Future Success Packet
Add-On Package Options
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 plan cost.
Let’s Stay Rested:
An add on refresher for clients I’ve worked with in the past who are looking for a refresher. Starting at $100
Overnight text support:
The first few nights can be quite nerve racking. I offer live support through out the night to help you through it and guide you along the way. Inquire for more details.
Stand Alone Support:
Perhaps you've started sleep training and feel a bit lost? Maybe your darling sleeps great at night but naps are out of wack? Let's talk! I offer one-on-one phone call support to steer you in the right direction. Inquire for details.