Episode 168: Sleep Training & Beyond with Sweet Dreams LA's KIMBERLY VON SLOMSKI


This week on the show we talk sleeping! From the youngest to the oldest in the family, how can we all get more sleep? How can we deal with the upcoming time change? What is the best Sleeping routine? These and many more questions are answered by sleep training expert, Kimberly Von Slomski- founder of Sweet Dreams LA.  Kimberly has worked with babies and children for the past 23 years and is a Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist, and Lactation Educator Counselor. She believes that babies and parents alike need sleep for happiness and well being (Yaaass to more sleep!!).

Before the interview, Paulina and Bricia talk #LibraSeason birthdays and their upcoming plans for the holidays. Bricia just wants a white Christmas, is that too much to ask for?! 😫

You can find more information about Kimberly by visiting SweetDreamsLA.com & by following her on IG at @SweetDreams.LA.


(11:40): Tell us a little bit about yourself/ how did you get into this profession/ how long have you been doing it?

(14:16): What age range do you specialize in?

(14:45): What is sleep training?

(16:00): What is your position on the cry-it out sleep training method?

(19:00): Paulina’s experience with the crying out method

(20:20): Is it harder to train babies a year later?

(21:50): Babies sleeping alone vs sleeping with siblings

(23:50): Breastfeeding & Sleep training recommendations

(25:13): How does a session work with you? How do you determine whats the best action for a baby?

(29:00): How many hours of sleep should a baby be getting?

(31:00): Daylight savings is coming up, do you have any tips we can implement in our sleep routines?

(32:50): Tips for Daylight Savings time for older kids

(33:48): How do you determine sleep problems in kids?

(38:10): What is a good bedtime routine for babies/toddlers?

(40:50): How do you stop kids to coming into your bed?

(42:20): Babies moving into their toddler bed tips

(43:20): It’s the weekend and I want to sleep more, how can my kids sleep more?

(46:35): Traveling! How do you adjust your kid to a new time zone? & thoughts on melatonin

Pick or Tip of the Week

(49:28): Bricia’s Cloud Island Blackout curtains were/are key for her getting Eddie to sleep & after this conversation she is 100% purchasing the Hatch Baby Rest Night Light & Sound Machine

(50:12): Paulina's tips are 1. Get a great baby monitor 2. Wink Naturals Kid's Sleep Melts

(52:48): For families who travel or are planning on traveling, Kimberly recommends packing black trash bags and painters tape to tape the windows in hotel rooms for instant black out curtains! Genius 🙌🏽