Hi! I'm Sari Broda, a Certified Child Sleep Consultant from the Family Sleep Institute on a mission to help parents feel confident about their babies sleep. I am also a Certified Lactation Counselor, a Certified Nutrition Coach, and a Child Behavior Specialist in training, which allows me to provide parents and their babies with a very personalized, holistic, and unique approach to sleep.
I am originally from Bogota, Colombia and moved to Miami, Florida when I was 10 years old. I attended New York University and have been living in New York City since 2007. When I was pregnant with my son (I now have 2 young children), I thought sleep would simply fall into place. We’ve all heard the phrase “sleep like a baby”. Once my son was born, I realized things weren’t actually that easy. When he turned 7 months, he became “the world’s worst sleeper” (I’m working to trademark that!). Aside from the obvious exhaustion, it caused me to feel guilty, anxious, and frustrated with him and with myself. Simultaneously, it caused him to be irritable, cranky, and overly clingy. Our sleep situation was not sustainable. I began to do tons of research and found a plethora of information - some helpful, some confusing, and some simply scary. I realized the baby sleep world was a deep dark hole that threw parents in a million directions without a clear path. I realized there was a need for sleep education that was sensitive, thoughtful, and effective. I became fascinated with the topic and found my passion in helping parents navigate the world of sleep.
Not all babies are created equal and not all parents have the same philosophies, so not all sleep coaching should be a copy-paste format. I have come up with a structure where I provide families a personalized sleep plan that fits their needs and I become more than a sleep consultant, I am a resource, an educator, and a coach to the families.
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