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Gentle sleep solutions for your little one

Sleep Coaching Packages

for babies and children up to 6 years

Frequently Asked Questions

about Gentle Sleep Coaching

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Gentle Sleep Solutions

Is your child keeping you up all night? Does your baby wake-up too early for the day? Are you struggling with naps and night sleep? Let me help you.

Maybe you haven’t realized it, but healthy sleep habits are actually a learned skill, just like walking, talking and riding a bike.
Let me empower you with the skills to coach your child to independently go to sleep and stay asleep.
Trust me, there’s a Sleep Champ in every child, it’s our job to make it flourish!

Do you recognize one or more of the following sleeping problems:

Your child has difficulty falling asleep or needs to be rocked or fed asleep.
Your child wakes up multiple times at night.
Your child wakes up earlier and earlier.
Your child wants to be fed more often at night than necessary.
Your child does very little or no napping during the day (or only in a carseat).
Your child sleeps with you in your bed instead of his own.
Your child isn’t well-rested and needs more and better sleep.
You and your baby are ready to night wean the breast or bottle.

If yes, contact me to discuss the possibilities.

My method is gentle and proven, I won’t let your child cry-it-out.
In only three weeks, the whole family will sleep soundly (again) and your child will Sleep like a Champ.

During this initial phone call, we will discuss your family’s needs and what you’d like to accomplish.
I will walk you through the coaching process and answer any question you have.

What is Gentle Sleep Coaching?

Gentle Sleep Coaching is a strategy where you help your baby learn to fall asleep on their own. What most parents don’t know is that sleeping is a skill that needs to be learned, like learning how to walk or eat with a fork. For many children this happens more or less automatically, but for 25% of the children it turns out not to be that easy. They want to sleep, but don’t know how to do it on their own.

That’s where I can help you.

Together we will teach your child how to sleep independently, with a very gentle
approach: your child will never cry-it-out all alone. It’s a learning process, it might take some time before the skill is mastered so don’t expect miracles overnight. But will lots of love, patience and consistency your child will be a champ sleeper and the whole family will be sleeping soundly again.

What is Gentle Sleep Coaching?

Sleeping is a skill that needs to be learned. For many children this happens more or less automatically, but there are children who have more difficulty with this. They want to sleep, but don’t know how to do it on their own.

That’s where I can help you.

Teach your child to sleep safely and confidently. With a friendly approach according to the method of The Gentle Sleep Coach. Learning to sleep is like learning to walk or toilet training, the process is trial and error and it takes some time. So be patient and don’t expect miracles overnight. But the result is permanent, so the time and energy you put into it is worth it.

Sleep Coaching Packages

Sleep Champs offers comprehensive sleep coaching packages designed to provide solutions for every family, from establishing newborn sleep shape solutions to personalized sleep plans for children ages 6 months to 6 years.

Sleep Champs Tiny Package

Tiny Champs

for babies 0-5 months

Sleep Champs Silver Package

Silver Package

5 months to 6 years

Sleep Champs Gold Package

Golden Package

5 months to 6 years

Meet me

Hi! My name is Christien (pronounce as Christine), I am a certified Gentle Sleep Coach® based in Marin County, Northern California and founder of Sleep Champs.
As a previously sleep-deprived parent I understand how exhausting, frustrating and overwhelming it can be to have children that aren’t sleeping well.

What parents say about me

Since we moved to our new home our son Samuel (2.5 ) was having trouble self settling for his day and night sleeps. Putting Sammy to sleep became a real chore and a battle especially for his daytime nap which he still needed in the middle of the day. His body clock was set for a 4am some times 5am wakeup which meant a very grumpy mum and dad to start the day. It also became apparent to us that Sammy had developed some fears around his bedroom and being in his room alone. I contacted Christien and she was able to provide my husband and I with some simple yet effective techniques to encourage our son to get himself to sleep and a way to gently encourage a later morning wakeup. In just five days we saw huge improvements and felt like things were back to normal. Christien was also highly responsive via email and was always very direct with her suggestions and comments. If only I had contacted her sooner!

Christina and Tyler


“Christien’s help has been invaluable. My 7 month old was waking at least 3 times a night and taking only short naps. I was exhausted and no matter what I did, it did not seem to create lasting changes. I needed someone knowledgeable to provide some trustworthy information and an easy structure to follow. Christien did just that. She was available every day to answer my questions and she was very skillful at adjusting the program to my our family’s individual needs. She listens well and takes everything in consideration when making suggestions. Her approach is a perfect combination of gentleness and structure. With her help, my baby discovered her ability to self-soothe and be a great sleeper. I cannot thank Christien enough!



Christien has helped us tremendously! Our three-year-old had never been a very good sleeper, and bedtime was becoming a struggle as well. With Christien’s expert coaching, we were able to turn our bedtime ritual from a battle of wills into a much quicker and more peaceful process. Consequently, sleeping soundly through the night improved hugely as well. And with a minimum of tears! 

Maria and Ernst, parents of Anne (3 yo) 
Maria and Ernst, parents of Anne (3 yo)