Rachel Mitchell

Pediatric and Maternity Sleep Consultant

Rachel Mitchell is a certified maternity and pediatric sleep specialist, parent educator, and mom of six. Her mission is to help parents and families thrive. She gives parents the skills to get their children the rest they need. Over the past ten years, she’s helped thousands of families get sweeter sleep with her unique approach, based on understanding your child’s temperament and unique sleep profile.

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Reasons Why Your Baby Wakes Up Crying or Screaming Desperately

As a parent, you can feel quite desperate when your baby wakes up crying hysterically but sometimes this is caused by new milestones.

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Swaddles and Sleep Sacks: Safety Tips and What to Keep in Mind

Swaddles and sleep sacks are all the rage with mamas these days. Some swear by them. But are they really safe? Here's what you need to know.

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Naps in Baby’s First Year

Sleep is crucial to your baby’s happiness, so it’s vital to make sure you’re creating the right habits early with your baby's nap schedule.

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Best Baby Sleep Tips Ever From Experienced Moms

We've created a collection of some of the best baby sleep tips ever from experienced moms to help you and your little one get some rest.

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Bedtime Routine Tips To Help Baby Fall Asleep With Others Besides Mom

Say goodnight with the perfect bedtime routine and learn to make memorable moments with your baby, from playful baths to enchanting stories.

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Considering Hiring a Sleep Consultant? What to Know

Navigate the sleep challenges of parenthood and get the rest you need with the help of an experienced sleep consultant.

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When You Can Expect Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

New parents often wonder when their baby will sleep through the night. Learn the truth about baby sleep and set realistic expectations. 

Mummy lulling her crying baby to sleep

Reasons Why Your Baby Wakes Up Crying or Screaming Desperately

As a parent, you can feel quite desperate when your baby wakes up crying hysterically but sometimes this is caused by new milestones.

Cute healthy little Asian 18 months / 1 year old toddler baby boy child sleeping / taking a nap under blanket in bed while hugging teddy bear, Daytime sleep

Naps in Baby’s First Year

Sleep is crucial to your baby’s happiness, so it’s vital to make sure you’re creating the right habits early with your baby's nap schedule.

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Four-Week-Old Baby: Feeding and Sleep Expectations

4-week-old babies often have a different eating schedule than adults. Understand the feeding and sleep expectations for your baby.

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Newly Updated Safe Sleep Guidelines from the AAP

Learn about the updated safe sleep guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and what the Safe Sleep for Babies Act means for you.

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The Most Overlooked Safe Sleep Practices that Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Safe sleep practices are top of mind for any parent. Find out what 5 overlooked ones you should follow to get better rest.

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When to Stop Swaddling Your Baby

When should you stop swaddling your baby? Learn what signs to look for and how to transition them away from the swaddle here!

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How to Teach Your Baby to Self-Soothe

Teaching your baby how to self-soothe takes time and patience. Here are some tips for how and when to do it right.

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The Five S’s to Soothe Your Baby

Very young babies all go through periods of fussiness. Here, we discuss how using the Five S's to soothe your baby can help.

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Sleep Training: What It Is and What to Expect

Sleep training gets a bad rap sometimes. But many parents swear by it. But what exactly is sleep training and what can a parent expect?

Image of an Asian mother swaddle her newborn baby on bed. Woman taking care of her sleeping baby in bedroom

Swaddles and Sleep Sacks: Safety Tips and What to Keep in Mind

Swaddles and sleep sacks are all the rage with mamas these days. Some swear by them. But are they really safe? Here's what you need to know.

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Nightmares vs. Night Terrors: What’s the Difference?

Nightmares vs. night terrors...how do you know the difference and how can you help? Here's what you need to know about each sleep disruption.

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Awake Windows: The Secret to Understanding Baby Sleep

Are you having trouble figuring out your baby's sleep schedule? Try following his or her awake windows instead! Here's how to do it.

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Surviving the Witching Hour with Your Newborn

Sometimes newborns get fussy at the same time every evening and nothing helps. Welcome to the Witching Hour. Here's how to survive it.

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Common Sleep Disturbances in Pregnancy and How to Manage Them

Adequate sleep is important during pregnancy. Often, though, common sleep disturbances can keep pregnant mamas awake. Here's how to deal.

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5 Reasons Your Baby is Taking Short Naps

Many babies struggle with taking short naps. Here are five reasons why it may be happening and how you can help.