Sage Sleep Coaching

Sleep Coaching

Sage Sleep Coaching

I will share with you the secret to sleeping through the night: don’t have a baby! While many unqualified “experts” will promise to have your baby sleeping through the night in days at great financial expense to you, the biggest price is paid by your baby, as these Cry-It-Out (CIO) and Controlled Crying methods are scientifically proven to be damaging to infants.

While knowing what you don’t want to do is important, I can show you what to do. You see, the options are not to train your baby to sleep like an adult before they are ready or capable or barely survive  in zombie mode. There is another path – a path where connection and independence are in harmony.

I will not promise to have your baby sleeping through the night, because that is not normal or necessarily healthy. I will promise to transform your nights in a way that honors your baby’s needs, gives you more rest, enhances the bond you share, and improves your family’s overall functioning. I understand that your desire for more sleep is desperate yet exists within your ultimate goal of raising a heart-full child. I can bring more sleep, better sleep, and peace.

Perhaps you have honored your maternal wisdom throughout your child’s infancy and are now struggling with transitioning through changing nighttime needs. There is always a way to shift a nighttime routine or arrangement with respect and compassion. 

I can help you to create a harmonious nighttime for your family that honors your needs, relationships, and lifestyle with a sensory approach that incorporates Montessori and Attachment Parenting. Take nighttime from a nightmare to a dream with Sage Sleep Coaching.

  1. Expectations: Addressing your expectations for your baby and sleep are a critical first step.
  2. Sleep Arrangement: Next we will cover the “where” of sleep, tailoring to the specifics to your unique family’s needs and your long-term goals, including safe sleep (reducing the risk of SIDS and your anxiety).
  3. Sleep Environment: Then we will dive into creating a sleepscape that will foster both connection and independence, taking into account all of the senses.
  4. Routine: After that we design a full routine around your family’s flow and joy that fully nourishes all of your little one’s needs going into sleep.
  5. Night Waking: Finally we go over the plan for meeting your baby’s awakenings in ways that allow for better sleep for everyone.
  • Night Weaning: If needed, I can support you through a loving process of night weaning your toddler, providing a plan with specifics for your family to facilitate this transition without abandonment.

The average low budget nursery set costs $1,100 for the crib, crib mattress, crib bedding, changing table, etc., and not only are those things unnecessary but they actually get in the way and are outgrown in a flash (often before even being used). Instead of investing in all those devices of disconnection, invest in a long term path of restful connection – put your money where your heart is. Sage Sleep Coaching is sleep coaching for the connected family. If gentle, respectful, conscious, natural attachment parenting is your path, you have found your guide.

“Sage Coaching has provided us the confidence, assurance and resources/tools to help us continue to parent from a place of love and respect. Rachel was able to easily assess our family sleeping needs and put into place a step by step plan of action in the middle of a sleepless family crisis! Our greatest benefit obtained from our experience with Sage Coaching is knowing that we had the support, guidance and wisdom of Sage Coaching to make it through the transition of sleep arrangements. There is no way we could have done it on our own and that was becoming more and more apparent. We are so grateful to Rachel. She truly is an angel!

We have achieved peace! Peace of mind, peace and quiet, a peaceful nighttime routine. The ultimate goal that we hoped to achieve was sleep (lots and lots of restful sleep) however we have received so much more from our experience with Sage Parenting.”

Carlee & Ryan, Sage Parents to Madison

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For only $400 for one month, you can be coached through your parenting challenges from anywhere in the world, at any time, without ever leaving your home. I will guide you with a personalized plan rooted in connection that unfolds as an easy conversation with a trusted guide to support you as you shift.

  • 1 month of email coaching
  • personalized guide
  • rapid response time
  • Facebook group membership

In Home

In home coaching is a perfect option for any Seattle-Tacoma families. For only $800, I will come into your home for up to 2 hours, get to know your family, show you a new path, and then create a personalized guide to get you from where you are, to where you want to be, plus 2 weeks of follow up email support. Only $200 for each additional hour or session.

  • 1-2 hour coaching session
  • personalized guide
  • 2 weeks of email coaching
  • Facebook group membership

Availability: Only 10 coaching slots available each month, including one flex fee slot (What fee is within your reach this month? Reach out and let’s talk.).

Two questions and we’re underway: Where are you now? Where do you want to be?
I’m Ready

Reviews

“If you are struggling with a toddler who still wakes up 6-8 times per night. If you are getting no sleep and are unable to function during your day at home or at work. If you have heard about methods like CIO and you cringe at the thought of distressing and damaging your child, I highly recommend hiring Rachel Rainbolt of Sage Parenting. Liam has been sleeping through the night for almost 4 months now. I am a new person. More rested, more productive, more sensitive. I feel amazing and I feel amazing knowing I helped my boy sleep through the night without harming him in any way.
We could not be more grateful to Rachel and I wanted to share this with my friends who are parents of small children.”
Francesca Orlando

“Your support has been beyond helpful, you’ve been life changing! Where I used to fear nap time and thought I couldn’t have my toddler home full-time, nap time is now the easiest part of my day! It’s amazing that we got to this point. I can’t thank you enough!!!”
Erin Stetson, Sage Mama of 2

“Sage Coaching has provided us the confidence, assurance and resources/tools to help us continue to parent from a place of love and respect. Rachel was able to easily assess our family sleeping needs and put into place a step by step plan of action in the middle of a sleepless family crisis! Our greatest benefit obtained from our experience with Sage Coaching is knowing that we had the support, guidance and wisdom of Sage Coaching to make it through the transition of sleep arrangements. There is no way we could have done it on our own and that was becoming more and more apparent. We are so grateful to Rachel. She truly is an angel dressed in teal!

We have achieved peace! Peace of mind, peace and quiet, a peaceful nighttime routine. The ultimate goal that we hoped to achieve was sleep (lots and lots of restful sleep) however we have received so much more from our experience with Sage Parenting.

I am a why person. I love to ask the question why. After I obtain the reason why, I need a plan. Sage Coaching educated us on the mental, physiological and emotional development of Madison which made it easy to understand why we needed to restructure our nighttime parenting to meet her needs. We have seen wonderful results and I know that we will continue to do so.”
Carlee Rivera Sims

“I want to thank you. We want to thank you. From the bottom of my heart I do. I can’t believe that no one, NO ONE, was able to help us make our life with a baby sustainable. I died inside, so many times. And then we pay 400usd (sorry, I am pragmatic :D) and try an overseas online coaching (yes, people were eye rolling) and you save us, change our life entirely to the better. We are still quite shocked about how easy the process was at the end, to get to a sustainable level. But shell shocked that no one could help us before. You are a life savior, please never stop doing what you do.”
Mareike Friemel

“I feel so fortunate to have been able to connect with Rachel and attain some of her wisdom. Through coaching I have learned so much about sleep and have been able to offer my little one the most natural and nurturing sleep that I can imagine! Coaching has taken away my fears surrounding what “sleep should look like ” in babies. Since becoming a mother, I’ve heard so much advice from friends and medical professionals that did not fit what I wanted for my baby and I. I am so grateful that Rachel shares a similar approach to looking at sleep. I have learned the importance of following what feels natural and this has facilitated such a strong bond between my baby and I.

The outcomes we have achieved are stress relief for myself (and as a result my baby too I’m sure!), improved nap times, and greater understanding of my baby and his needs!! I am grateful that there are approaches to sleep that do not involve tears. I have gained a wealth of knowledge and learned creative, gentle, baby-friendly approaches to sleep.

Coaching has been so incredible and therapeutic for me. Help from Sage Parenting has increased my confidence as a mother. I have no doubts regarding the approach I am taking regarding sleep and my baby. I follow his cues completely and am grateful for the strategies offered to help facilitate better/deeper sleep. Rachel is so kind, motivating, and incredibly empowering. I am truly grateful for all of her help! We need more Rachel Rainbolts!! Your kindness and compassion for infants and their parents shine through!!

Thank you so much!!”
Robin McMasters

“I cannot thank Sage Parenting enough for all the support I have been given in this wonderful journey. There are so many “sleep training” methods, and none of them spoke to me. While I refused these methods, I was so worried that I was setting me and my baby up for failure. Rachel was amazing and she validated all of my feelings regarding co-sleeping and “waiting it out”. She is compassionate, supportive, and wonderfully nourishing. Just what I needed to be confident in the job I am doing. We have had amazing results in just a few nights. I love the closeness we have, and with her help we are sleeping better, yet still together, and with no cry or stress! I would highly recommend to any family!”
Francesca Orlando

“This is something that I never believed could happen. In less than a month my daughter is napping on her own and sleeping in her own bed (for most of the night). I feel like I have supported and respected her through the difficult process.”
Rachel Carnick

“Okay so this might not look like much to you, but this is our 12 month old son sleeping… He made some noise about 30 minutes ago and we looked at the monitor. A few minutes later he was sitting up … looking around his room quietly. He was rubbing his eyes and then put his thumb in his mouth and put his head down … So funny and cute!! The incredible thing is he didn’t call for us. He’s become more comfortable with sleep and felt safe and secure enough to lay down on his own. He knows that if he calls for us we come. And he might wake up again in a few minutes … need to be tucked in again and I will go in and give him love and support. It’s been a road to get here, but Rachel Rainbolt’s guidance has been amazing. I feel so good knowing that he has arrived at this stage of sleep comfort and security with our support and we never forced him into anything. 2 nights ago he didn’t call for us for 9.5 hours. Last night he called out more and I ended up sleeping with him in his room from 1am on. I now have peace in the nights and with how things have gone. Thank you thank you!”
Deena Barselah

“After unintentionally weaning my toddler one very exhausting night, she was traumatized. She would not let me touch her. She would not look at me. She cried for days. I came to Rachel desperate and devastated and in one day my relationship with my daughter has been restored and our breastfeeding relationship has been saved. I could never thank her enough.”
Sage Mama Sarah

“Well I must say that I clearly know a lot of mental health professionals and other parenting coaches but there is a reason that I come to you. of course we all benefit from outside perspective, but yours is one that I trust implicitly as being gentle, honest and in keeping with the path that fits for us/me personally and professionally. So again, I express my gratitude on behalf of the four of us.”
Dr. Tamara Soles, Sage Mama to twins

“Look at that little diaper butt, all asleep. HUGE THANK YOU to Rachel at Sage Parenting for helping me know how to best help my son feel comfortable falling asleep in his own bed, by himself. After months of struggle, she was a shining light, helping us understand our son and give him the  space and time to go to sleep on his own terms. Today’s nap marks the first time since this struggle started that Chadwick fell asleep without someone in bed with him.”
Sage Mama of 2 Erin

“I was sleep deprived for almost 2 years and it was killing me. He used to wake up every hour to eat. It was affecting my entire life. I hired Rachel Rainbolt and she created a plan for me. It took like two months because I wanted to do it very very slow so he didn’t feel bad about the change. Now he sleeps from 8pm to 5:30am almost everyday. I honestly recommend hiring Rachel so she can create a specific plan for your needs. It really really helped. I feel I am a functioning human being again.”
Carolina Espinosa

“Omg. Rachel Rainbolt is amazing! She’s wonderful. She’s a lifesaver! Started working with her 2 weeks ago. So much better. Her sleep book is exactly how I feel. And Shayna is doing so great already adapting to falling asleep without having to have nipple in mouth. Slowly but surely. We switched to a floor bed, and minimized the bedroom environment, and adjusted our flow. Life is much better. Our whole family is more grounded and happy.”
Eti Kodama

“Once again Rachel’s Sage parenting advice wins ❤️ Bedtime is only taking about 10-15 extra minutes, which is not a big deal, and there are no more tears or feelings of frustration. Thank you!!”
Kelly Bach

“When I first started doing sleep coaching with Rachel Rainbolt, I could never imagine we would get to a peaceful place with sleep. We all sleep together now and, while some nights are easier than others, we mostly sleep. I go to bed and can trust I will wake up reasonably refreshed.

And I just received a text message from our nanny that Zeke (just turned 2) said to her that he is tired and he wants to go to sleep. WHA?!!?

Amazing. Thank you to this group and to Rachel Rainboltfor constantly reinforcing that we move through seasons…”
Deena Barselah

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