Gentle Sleep Shaping (0-5mo) and Coaching (5/6mo+) with Erica Shane
certified gentle sleep coach + lactation counselor + parent coach
and former NYC birth and postpartum doula since 2001
Hi and welcome!
I have helped thousands of families adapt to new parenthood, all over the globe.
If you are ready for more sleep, and are looking for a seasoned mentor
with a tried & true GENTLE approach, you are in the right place!
Together we will help your child achieve their best sleep.
My sleep shaping and coaching packages look at the whole picture, the whole family.
I meet you where you are, with non-judgment and with tons of compassion, to help you achieve YOUR goals.
"I cannot say enough things about this wonderfully kind and professional person. Erica came into our family as a healing, nurturing, and calming presence. We were new parents with all the anxiety and naivete that comes with the gig, and it was a huge relief every single time Erica would offer her extensive wisdom, and kind energy, always making sure to build our confidence as Mom and Dad." Olivia Wilde
Are you waking multiple times a night with your child? Unsure of how to gently reduce night feedings?
Are you rocking and bouncing your baby for hours at a time, day and night?
Do you wonder how your child will ever fall asleep on their own?
You want sleep. You have read the blogs & books and tried it all
and you're still exhausted.
My proven evidence-based process will take you from where you are to where you want to be.
I bring in a warm and steady sense of accountability and I take time to understand exactly where you are starting from.
I am your guide every step of the way.
featured on MOTHERLY : Read Erica’s article for Parents with Preemies ♥️
Whatever your goals, I got you.
You can be loving and responsive and at the same time give your child the room to master the essential skill of going to sleep on their own.
My hand-held guidance allows you to achieve your unique goals.
“Before working with Erica, I was so overwhelmed with how much information is out there to read on best methods for sleep coaching. As a new mom that lacked confidence, my phone calls with Erica brought me a much needed sense of peace about what I was up against each day. Erica was highly supportive of my individual journey with my baby and always listened thoughtfully. Her coaching container, including the sleep logging, brought me and my husband an incredible awareness of my son’s sleep (especially how important napping is). She held me accountable and gave me a lot to think about. After our work together, my son’s general sleep improved greatly, and I’m now so much more confident in how we are thinking about our son’s sleep, and our ability to teach him how to sleep on his own (at an appropriate developmental level). That, to me, is the value in working with Erica!” Niki
"We found Erica during a frantic and desperate search to get help with our six month old baby boy who was waking up every thirty minutes to an hour each night. At the time we began with Erica, our baby was sleeping in a dock-a-tot in our bed with us. My husband and I barely saw each other as we would sleep in shifts in separate rooms. NEVER did I think that we would get our baby to sleep in a crib, let alone get him to sleep for more than an hour at a time. Erica's passion for helping parents was detected immediately during our first phone consultation. As a new parent, even when you have a team of people helping, it is easy to still feel alone during this new venture. It was so nice to have Erica as an unbiased professional in our corner with us.She would always quickly answer my questions, help calm me down and give me the tools necessary to help our child. We can now proudly say that our baby sleeps for 11-12 hours each night, in his crib, only waking once to eat. Thank you so much, Erica, you have truly changed our lives!" Laura
“Erica is the kind of person who makes you feel comfortable right from the start. She's warm and caring and a natural nurturer. Before she worked with our family, my husband and I were up until ten o'clock most nights putting our two young children to bed. With Erica's patient and steadfast guidance, we persevered and were able to improve our children's sleep schedules across the board. Now both our children are napping consistently, sleeping for longer stretches, and are in bed by 7:30 every night. We are so grateful for Erica's knowledge and compassion and give her our highest recommendation!” Erin
"Erica is a thought leader for all things childbirth related. Her early childhood expertise goes back YEARS and YEARS to her live-in nanny days in NYC. She not only helped my child get to bed...she helped me uncover the parent I wanted to be." Jill