Caity Flohr EditedThe most important thing people should know about working with Tamiko is that she supports gentle parenting. There was no criticism of my choice in safe co sleeping while my daughter was newborn, and she was willing to offer advice on any step I wanted to take next, be it continuing to co-sleep or move her into the crib or bassinet.  I hesitated on working with Tamiko because I was afraid she would recommend the cry it out method, and look down on co sleeping.  But that wasn’t the case at all! Because of her advice, my daughter now sleeps through the whole night in her crib and I get a full 8 hours of rest. Hallelujah! 

— Caity F, mom of a 6 month old baby girl

Allie TBefore working with Tamiko our son had no schedule and would sleep wherever.  And wasn’t good sleep.  It would be 10-20 minutes in the swing, 10-20 minutes in someone’s arms and this would go on all day. Tamiko really helped us get him on a schedule and get him sleeping longer at night.  

—Allie T, mom of a 2 month old baby boy

During our slumber party you’ll get to:

  • Sleep like a baby  husband. No really.  I’ll handle all of those pesky night wakings for you.
  • Worry Less. Live More. You’ll breathe a sigh of relief knowing you now have the freedom to run errands (or work) without your baby in tow.
  • Have some girl time. Yes I’ll take good care of your baby but I’m also there for you.  Whether you need a listening ear or just someone to watch “chick flicks” with ya, I’m your girl.

 

Here’s what you can expect:

BEFORE: 

  • Once you click the “Join The Party” button below, you’ll be taken to my questionnaire where you’ll provide some basic information and tell me all about your sleep challenges. 
  • You’ll then head over to my calendar, where you can schedule the time for our complimentary 30 minute call.  During this call, we’ll finalize the details of our slumber party and I’ll answer any questions you may have.
  • Based on the dates we selected during our call, I’ll email over a letter of agreement and an invoice for your deposit.
  • If you live outside of the Austin area, you’ll provide me with your travel agent (or assistant’s) information so we can get my travel arrangements (flights and transportation) squared away. 
  • Once I receive your deposit + letter of agreement + travel confirmations (if any), you’ll be confirmed on my calendar. 

I’ll then send over:

  • Your pre-work document you’ll use to set your baby’s nursery up for their sleep success.
  • My grocery list (or list of 3 allergies for your chef)
    • *local families, I handle the groceries myself*

 

DURING:

  • I’ll arrive at your house ready to start our slumber party.  You’ll give me the tour, introduce me to your sweet baby and then the fun begins!
  • We’ll sit down and discuss/develop our sleep plan during my stay.  We’ll also go over your pre-work document and do a nursery walk through to make sure we’re set up and good to go.  I’ll also walk you through your sleep tool kit (which many clients have called their Sleep Bible.  I’ll get into that a little later.) 
  • Then you’re free to go run errands, work or do whatever you need.  I’ll take of the baby for the remainder of our time together.  I’ll share our plan with your any of your staff (i.e. nanny, grandma, etc.) who will be helping with the baby during my breaks.
  • Each morning/evening (your preference) we’ll touch base for a quick meeting to discuss how the previous day went.  I’ll also begin to show you what I’m doing with your baby so you’ll be able to get the same results once I leave.  And course I’m available to answer your questions. 
  • Every time your baby has a fantastic night, we’ll have a fun celebration.  Think cupcakes, chocolate, confetti…I mean why not?!
  • On our last night together, we’ll recap our progress and I’ll leave you with a step by step instructions you can implement after I’m gone.

 

AFTER:

  • At the end of our time together, you’ll have a baby that sleeps much better than when I arrived. 
  • You’ll also have a step by step blueprint which you can use to get your baby’s sleep on track during teething, illness, travel (or whatever). 
  • And you’ll be light years ahead of your other friends who prefer the “try whatever and hope it works” method. 
  • I’ll also send over a simple survey where you can share your results and *brag* about your sweet baby.  I’ll then upload and share your responses on my site (with your permission of course). 
    • If you prefer to remain anonymous that’s cool too.  I’ll just share the first letter of your last name (i.e. Mama L) with your testimonial on my site.

Parents of newborns often lose two hours of sleep per night until their baby is 5 months old.  That’s 44 hours of sleep down the drain.  YIKES!!!

And forget about staying alert during the day.  You’re just sleepwalking trying to make it from one breastfeeding to the next.  You’re short tempered, drinking up to 4 cups of a coffee per day and are overwhelmed by the thought of trying to get it all done. 

Well it doesn’t have to be that way and I’d love to help! 

Invite me over to your place, I’ll share my baby sleep training secrets and your baby will be sleeping better in no time.

To start our party, you’ll click the button below and…

  • Complete your questionnaire 
  • Then a member of my team will contact you within 48 business hours to schedule our complimentary 30 minute call
    • so we can start planning our partay!

Your investment starts at $750 per day

(with a required 10 day minimum)

Slumber Parties

 

 

What’s the best way to select dates for our slumber party?

I suggest having two weeks of dates in mind.  Your preferred dates and your back up dates.  Your preferred dates would be your 1st choice and the backup dates would be what we’d use if I’m already booked. If you having a planned birth or C-section, it’s probably best to give yourself a two week buffer postpartum if you’ll have a doula or family help after your baby arrives.

 

How far in advance should I book my slumber party?

I highly recommend booking your slumber party as soon as you know you’ll need my services.  My calendar tends to book up fairly quickly.  I’ve had mamas book me in their 1st trimester.  It’s your call but the sooner the better.

 

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely!  For all slumber parties booked with at least 60 days’ notice, 50% of your contract term in due upon booking and the remaining balance is paid in monthly installments due on the 1st of each month.  The entire balance must be paid 30 days before I arrive.

 

I’d like more than 10 days of service.  Will you be able to accommodate me?

Sure!  If I’m available, I’d love to help your family.  Just let me know your preferred dates and we’ll go from there.  During our 30 minute call, we can get into more detail.

 

Ready to PARTAY?  Then let’s do this!

 

Your investment starts at $750 per day

(with a required 10 day minimum)

Slumber Parties

 

Kristin NOur son would never sleep more than 2-3 hours at a time, and he would often spend most of the night waking every hour or less.  On the first night, Tamiko sat down with us and discussed our son’s sleeping and eating habits during the day and night. After the first week, he began to sleep better during the day and slightly better at night with the changes we had made. We could not believe the transformation we saw taking place in our baby. He learned to self-soothe and sleep for longer stretches of sleep both at night and during the day. He was even noticeably happier. When telling our friends and family about Tamiko, we find ourselves often saying, “She was worth every penny.”

– Kristin N., mom of 7 month old baby boy

What’s included with my slumber party?

My world famous sleep toolkit (many clients have called it their Sleep Bible)

This book includes EVERYTHING you need to know about getting your baby to sleep through the night. 

  • Sleep schedules from newborn-age 5
  • Time changes tips for when we fall back or spring forward
  • Time zone tips which are great when you’re traveling coast to coast 
  • Travel tips so flying (or driving) with your baby is super easy (+ more!)

 

My brain is yours for the pickin’.  You’ll have access to my 7 years, 15,000+ hours of in home sleep consulting work at your disposal.  And if you ask me, that’s worth its digi-weight in gold. 

 

Lots of loving support.  I am not here to judge your parenting style or choices.  There’s enough “mom shaming” on the interwebs to go around.  I’m here to uplift and support you.  Basically I’ll be that extra pair of hands so you can get sh*t done (minus an adorable baby on your hip).

 

Lots of fun.  Life’s too short to be serious all the time.  We’ll share lots of laughs together.  Maybe even a meal or two.  I’ll spend my days snuggling and loving on your baby (when she’s not sleeping) and just enjoying getting to know her better.  I use to be a nanny in my former life so I have a ton of childcare experience under my belt too!

 

But wait!  If you call in the next 5 minutes you’ll also receive :)…

  • 5 days of follow up email support. After our time together is done, you’ll have 5 days from my departure (1 email per day) to send over any Q’s you forgot to ask while I was at your place.
  • (sur)Prizes, baby! I’ll send you a special treat to thank you for trusting me with your most precious gift and celebrate all the success we made together. 
  • Baby Sign Language lessons. I LOVE THIS STUFF!  Learn the simple (and amazing) way to speak with your baby.  I’ve had babies as young as 3 months talk back to me. It’s so cool!
  • Sharing is Caring. 10% of your investment will go straight to my #SwabForTraneka Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraiser.  On Dec 31, 2014 I lost my dear friend Traneka to Large Diffused B-Cell Lymphoma and now I’m on a mission to raise $10K in her honor.  Together we’ll give blood cancers a BIG swift kick in the a$$ and be one step closer to a cure.

 {in my best Jay-Z voice} Allow me to (re)introduce myself

Tamiko Kelly HomepageHi! I’m Tamiko.

I’m a Texas girl (raised in Houston to be exact) now living in Austin.

I’m a former nanny, awesome big sis and child sleep expert who has a slight obsession with all things sleep.  I love this stuff!

I’ve spent almost a decade and over 20,000 hours fine tuning my skills with exhausted babies all over the US.  And what I’ve learned is that getting your baby to sleep through the night isn’t hard. 

But it’s hard to do when you have a JOB (yes being a SAHM is a job!), older kids and husband.

I mean, how can you do it all?  You get overwhelmed just thinking about it!

AND THAT’S WHY I CREATED MY SLUMBER PARTIES.

I want to make it easy for busy (& exhausted) mamas to get their babies sleeping through the night.  Allow me to do the heavy lifting and work in home with your family to develop a sleep solution that works. 

What you’ll learn during our time together will serve your family well for years to come.

When you have someone doing the step by step plan, getting your little one back to sleep will be a breeze.  Dare I say, easy?

And I love the chance to show you how.

Your investment starts at $750 per day

(with a required 10 day minimum)

Slumber Parties

 

Can you tell me a bit more about your qualifications?

Of course!  Here’s my street cred:

  • Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner  
  • West Coast Regional Director, Association of Professional Sleep Consultants
  • Certified Happiest Baby Educator, Happiest Baby on the Block
  • Certified Child Sleep Consultant, International Maternity & Parenting Institute
  • Featured on ABC, care.com, Yahoo Finance and the Austin American Statesman (to name a few)
  • International speaker who has shared the stage with Dr Harvey of the Happiest Baby of the Block, Nanny Stella of Nanny 911 and Dr. Jenn Berman of VH1’s Couples Therapy

 

So let me make sure I understand.  You’re saying you’ll come to my house, sleep train my baby and I can sleep all. night. long.

Yep!  That’s exactly what I’m saying!  And if you’re breast feeding, I’ll deal with those 3 am feedings too.  You just pump the milk and I’ll make the bottles.  Easy peasy!

 

Ok, ok.  But I’m being pulled in so many directions and really want to spend more time with my older kids.  Is that cool?

Um, yes!  I actually encourage it.  When a new baby arrives it’s really easy for the older kids to get lost in the shuffle.  So please spend as much time with them as you need.

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A side benefit that actually turned out to be HUGE was not having to drag my newborn out into public and leaving her with Tamiko while I shuttled her siblings around. I think it gave her a more relaxed environment and resulted is a super mellow baby.  I would recommend Tamiko to any new mom but especially those with multiple children. It is so hard to focus your attention on a newborn’s schedule and they demand all of your attention so it is great to have someone to help so that your other children don’t feel resentful towards the new baby.

– Jeanette C, mom of 2 boys and one 3 month old baby girl

 

What age of babies do you work with?

I work with babies 2 weeks and older.  With younger babies (up to 8 weeks), we are not technically sleep training.  We are laying the foundation so they naturally learn to fall and stay asleep on their own.  They will still need to wake during the night for feedings.  Our goal will be to feed them and get them back down quickly. Once they’ve gained enough weight and we have the doctor’s OK, we can begin to eliminate night feeds and get them sleeping longer stretches.

 

When is the best time for me to have you over for a slumber party?

Having a baby is such an exciting time and everyone wants to visit.  Have me over after all the family and visitors have left.  We want things to be as normal as possible when begin working together.  Of course, visitors can still pop in to see your baby.  But I will ask you to have them visit during her wake times.

 

So where will you sleep during our slumber party?

I ask that families provide me with a separate room near the baby with a queen size bed and private bath.  It’s also fantastic to have a small fridge and bottle warmer in my room so I can feed your little one during the night. 

If space or the layout of your home is an issue, I can also share a room with the baby.  However during my breaks, I will need a separate quiet room to rest and recharge.

 

Will one week be long enough for you get my baby sleeping all night?

That depends on a couple of things.  The age of your child, the sleep problems we’re trying to correct and if there are any medical issues.  I suggest starting with one week and if during our call I think we’ll need more time, I’ll let you know.

 

I really can’t bear to hear my baby cry.  Do you I have any options beside cry it out?

Absolutely! I have several low cry solutions in my diaper bag.  While I can’t guarantee that your baby won’t cry, I DO teach you how to minimize the crying so everyone can get back to sleep.  One important thing to note is it can sometimes take a bit longer to see results when using a low cry option. 

Corley WBefore working with Tamiko, I was very worried that there wouldn’t be gentle options because I really didn’t want to go the cry-it-out route.  However together we developed a gentle plan (with very little crying) so everyone could get back to sleep.  Within the first week we saw improvement in the length of time she was sleeping, and how quickly we were able to get her back to sleep when she did wake up. 

—Corley W, mom of a 9 month old baby girl

 Sound good?  Let’s get started!

Your investment starts at $750 per day

(with a required 10 day minimum)

Slumber Parties

 

We’re a high profile family.  Are you willing to sign a confidentially agreement?

Of course!  But you should know that I run all confidentially agreements by my attorney. As soon as she give me the green light, I’ll sign and we’ll be good to go.

 

I have a fully staffed home.  Do you have experience working in these types of environments?

Yes, I do.  I’ve worked for several clients with fully staffed homes and fit in with their teams nicely.  My job is to make your life easier.  Just consider me a valuable member of your baby team.

 

What about the baby’s dirty diapers, laundry and bottles? Will you handle that?

Yes ma’am!  I wash all the bottles daily and do the laundry about every 2-3/days.  I’ll even wash your breast pump parts if you need me too.  I’ll also keep the nursery tidy during my stay.  Depending on your diaper pail, I can empty it daily or when it’s full.  Totally your call.  Basically if it has to do with the baby I’ll handle it during our time together.

 

I’m an assistant who’s doing research for my employer.  We’re doing our interviews in person.  Are you available?

Well hi there!  I’d love to meet you in person.  The booking process is the same for every family interested in my slumber parties.  Click the button below, book our complimentary 30 minute call and we can get into more details about the next steps of the interview process.

 

I need to speak with my husband.  Can I book the call and then get back with you on dates?

I recommend you speak with your hubby before our call together and get some dates selected.  I’m an unable to “hold” dates without a signed agreement.  I suggest picking two sets of dates and in case I’m already booked you’ll have a backup option. He’s also more than welcome to join us on the call.

 

 

Before Tamiko came to help us with our newborn son we thought we had a lost cause on our hands for being a good sleeper. Tamiko had our son sleeping through the night by the end of the first week. Our son was sleeping between 11-12 hours each night with rarely a peep in the night. She also gave us a great direction on what to do on the weekends and during the day if sleep issues came up.  She was excellent.

– Amy J., mom of 10 month old baby boy

 

 

Your investment starts at $750 per day

(with a required 10 day minimum)

Slumber Parties

 

 

We co-sleep.  But there’s not much sleeping going on. Can you help us?

I support all parenting philosophies and if you’re ready to transition your baby to their own sleep space, I’d love to help.  Depending on your goals, we’ll develop a plan that’ll meet you right where you are and take you where you want to be. 

Caity Flohr EditedThe most important thing people should know about working with Tamiko is that she supports gentle parenting. There was no criticism of my choice in safe co sleeping while my daughter was newborn, and she was willing to offer advice on any step I wanted to take next, be it continuing to co-sleep or move her into the crib or bassinet.  I hesitated on working with Tamiko because I was afraid she would recommend the cry it out method, and look down on co sleeping.  But that wasn’t the case at all! Because of her advice, my daughter now sleeps through the whole night in her crib and I get a full 8 hours of rest. Hallelujah! 

— Caity F, mom of a 6 month old baby girl

 

We have travel plans coming up during your stay.  Can you can travel with us and take care of the baby?

Absolutely.  I have a passport and will travel.  Of course you’ll be responsible for covering my travel expenses (flights, transportation, meals, etc.) but I’d love to help your family during your next vacation.  It’ll be fun!

I’m also happy to stay home with the baby while you travel with your hubby (or girlfriends).  Every mama deserves to have an adult playdate every once and awhile 🙂

 

 

Will you organize my baby’s closet, get rid of things that are too small and then pick up some new clothes (or shoes) for her in the right size?

I’d love to and it’s one of my favorite things to do.  If we have time during our stay and your baby starts sleeping well earlier than we thought then let’s do it.  Just remember, getting your baby sleeping is our priority and if we have time, we’ll totally fit this in.

Shhh…don’t tell anybody but I use to be a fashion stylist in my former life 🙂

 

We’re a vegan [ or insert your way of eating here]. Are you ok with that?

That’s fine with me.  Everyone deserves to eat the way they’d like.  I actually use to be pescetarian many moons ago.  And to be totally honest, there are many weeks that I still don’t eat meat.  I have several sensitivities myself and totally understand the importance of eating to fuel your body.  So it’s not a biggie at all.

 

Ready to get more sleep?  Click below and let’s party!

 

Your investment starts at $750 per day

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Sounds good but my baby has reflux. Can she really sleep through the night?

As long as her symptoms are under control and you have your doctor’s OK, we can totally do this!  I have lots of experience with reflux babies.  I even have some special tips in my diaper bag that I’d love to share.

 

My son was diagnosed with a bad case of silent reflux and we just assumed good sleep was something that was lost for our family until he outgrew his reflux. But then we met Tamiko! After working with her for just a few days, we can lay our son in his crib at night and after a few minutes of talking to himself, he is fast asleep.

— Anita P, mom of a 4 month old baby boy

 

I’ve tried everything to get my baby sleeping through the night and nothing has worked.  How will working with you be any different?

Think of me as your favorite girlfriend.  You know the one who has all the advice and can somehow magically provide you with answer that you’re too blind to see for yourself?  Yep that’s me! 

When you’re in the thick of exhaustion it’s IMPOSSIBLE to think straight.  You’re so emotionally drained that you’ll do whatever it takes to get back asleep fast.  And most times that’s the very thing that has you up all night. 

When you work with me, I’ll be able to see things through a different lens and provide you with practical solutions that work.   You’ll be able to ask me questions, get clarity and a step by step plan.  And that’s what makes this different.  I’ll implement the plan for you so you can get results (+rest) in half the time.

 

Corley WTamiko makes it as easy as possible for the sleep deprived parent. Within the first week we saw improvement in the length of time she was sleeping, and how quickly we were able to get her back to sleep when she did wake up. I highly recommend Tamiko’s services to other moms who are having trouble with frequent wakings and haven’t been able to make any of the plans laid out by sleep books work.

— Corley W, mom of a 9 month old baby girl

 

Ok, I’m 95% sure.  How can I really be sure your Slumber Parties are right for me?

Alright mama.  Here’s a loving list of reassurance for ya:

  1. You’ll get sleep like a baby because I’ll be doing all the work FOR you.
  2. You’ll save hours (months or years) of frustration by trying to “break the baby sleep code” on your own.
  3. You’ll have all the tools (in your sleep bible) so that when your baby goes through teething, crawling (or any other developmental milestone) you can get her sleep back on track.
  4. You’ll be able to breathe a sigh of relief (and kiss overwhelm goodbye) because I’ll be in your house and you can pick my brain.
  5. You’ll be heard, supported and encouraged throughout your entire sleep training process. I believe in you (and your baby). Together we can totally do this!
  6. You’ll be able to spend more time with your other kids. Having a newborn demands so much of your time and I’d love to ease that burden for ya. 
  7. You’ll spend more time with your happy, well rested baby. I mean that’s why you’re here right?  You love your baby more than life itself and you just want her to be happy.
  8. You’ll get more “me” time. I’ll handle the naps and night time so you can go out with your girlfriends, watch your favorite show, or DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.  The choice is yours.
  9. You’ll be able to brag to all of your mommy friends and tell them how fantastically your baby sleeps in her crib all. night. long. Go ahead! It’ll be our little secret 😉
  10. You’ll be able to reconnect with your hubby. He’s your dream boat.  The dude you love.  I know you miss him.  Now you can enjoy some much needed time together and maybe start working on baby number #2 (or 3).  The possibilities are endless!

 

And here’s an added bonus that’ll make ya feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside:

10% of your investment will go straight to my #SwabForTraneka Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraiser.  On Dec 31, 2014 I lost my dear friend Traneka to Large Diffused B-Cell Lymphoma and now I’m on a mission to raise $10K in her honor.  Together we’ll give blood cancers a BIG swift kick in the a$$ and be one step closer to a cure.

 

That’s it.  That’s all she wrote.

Let’s PARTAY!!!

 

Your investment starts at $750 per day

(with a required 10 day minimum)

Slumber Parties

Baby L is doing so well now!  For the past 5 nights he has gone down around 8:00 and slept until around 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.  It’s unbelievable!  My wife and I even went to Nashville this past weekend and her parents kept him in their baby bed (with all monitoring) and he did great for them too (they were under strict instructions to follow schedule). I think what we are doing now is working great.  We have been putting him down for naps on a consistent basis and for the most part he has every one of his naps down. Thank you so much!!

— Will, father of a 2 month old baby boy

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