Podcast 070: Helping Your Baby Sleep Through the Night | Jen Varela

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My guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Jen Varela, a sleep training expert who focuses on the achievement of each family’s sleep goals whether in co-sleeping environments, room sharing or separate rooms.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. Even though every family is different – they have different sleeping styles, different schedules, and different parenting styles – every baby can learn to self-soothe.
  2. Science behind sleep and why your baby or toddler is having night awakenings
  3. What daytime “awake windows” are and why they might be causing your baby to have trouble sleeping through the night
  4. the 5 reasons why night awakenings happen and what you can do about them

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About Jen Varela:

Since 2010, San Diego sleep training expert Jen Varela has helped more than 400 sleep-deprived families with private one-on-one sleep coaching. She focuses on the achievement of each family’s sleep goals whether in co-sleeping environments, room sharing or separate rooms. Jen’s experience ranges from helping families with infants in sleep shaping skills to families with toddlers who are transitioning them to their own room for the first time.

Jen Varela is a mother of two children. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Counseling from California State University Fullerton, California. She is a member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants and a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach® trained by Kim West, The Sleep Lady®.

About the Author

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience. Dr. Jay is also the proud father of his 3 year old son, Niko who keeps him very busy (and happy) outside of the office.