Hey everyone! I'm Sara, and I live in the South Bay of Los Angeles with my husband, Chad, and two kids, Declan (5) and Emmy (2). In my spare time you can find me running half marathons, hanging out with family, and working as a teacher at a local elementary school. I've worked in education for the past 10 years, and I have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and history from Boston College. I love getting to know my students and their families as a teacher, and had been wanting to apply that outside of the classroom as well. After utilizing Sleeper Teachers to help my son sleep, I realized that there was a new way for me to help children and their families!
My favorite part about being a sleep consultant is watching families transform from exhausted and overwhelmed to well-rested. For families local to the Los Angeles area I love offering in-home sleep support, which allows me to model and implement the bedtime process for the first night or two. I look forward to chatting with you and embarking on this sleep journey together!
I cannot say enough good things about my experience working with Sara B from the Sleeper Teachers team. I started the program with my 11 week old son because we were not getting very good sleep. My husband was sleeping in the guest room so he could be rested for work. Within a few weeks, working with Sara, we are now all sleeping in our beds (no more guest bed for hubby and baby is in his crib). Baby sleeps a 6-7 hour stretch at night and is able to get himself to sleep or naps and bedtime and throughout the night when he wakes.
The process was clearly explained from the beginning so I knew what to expect. Sara checked in with me several times a day and in the evening around bedtime. She responded quickly to questions I left via text or Voxer message. I felt very supported when I needed to vent or cry, and also when we accomplished a goal and I wanted to shout it from the rooftop! I am amazed, grateful, much more rested, and definitely prepared for any sleep challenges down the road.
Sara changed our family’s life! Our almost 2 year old had only slept through the night a couple of times, and we thought it would never get better! The first night we worked with Sara, he slept through the night and has consistently done that for almost every night and nap over the last month. Sara is super supportive and will make sure every step will be what is most comfortable and best for your child! For me, sleep issues for my child come with a lot of guilt and some shame. She made me feel so comfortable and reassured me that 1. This wasn’t our fault and 2. She could help.
We were looking for someone to come in-home and she was super flexible and made it happen. She tailored her approach to working with us so well. We felt really supported and like things were personalized to us. We talked with her frequently throughout the process and she was so invested in us and making sure we were set up for success. Sara will celebrate the little wins with you and troubleshoot anytime something is off. Sara is just fun to be around! Having her in our home was so nice to get to know her better. Working with her has been like making a new friend! We would even look forward to getting messages from her.
PSA for those with little ones struggling to sleep - I cannot recommend Sara Bauer highly enough! We were having a really tough time with our 5 month old and none of the sleep resources we’d found were working. We decided to give her a try since she’s local and was able to come to our home, and it was a GAME CHANGER. Our little one went from no sleep routine (translation: very little sleep for her + no sleep for mom & dad) to sleeping 12 hours without waking over the course of 2 weeks. Sara was so responsive, knowledgeable, and encouraging - she celebrated our victories with us and helped us work through the tough spots. Having her in-home for one evening was exactly what we needed to have the confidence that we were doing the right things. Plus, she’s just a lovely person.
Sleep has always been one of my favorite pastimes, yet I have struggled with insomnia since I was a child. When my son was having trouble with bedtime, I was desperate to give him the tools he needed to have the lifelong gift of sleep. A friend recommended Sleeper Teachers, and I booked my consultation with Sarah Belin immediately. I will forever be grateful for the tools and strategies she gave us.
After working with her, I knew I wanted to join the team. I have always loved working with children and their families. What better way to help than to spread the gift of sleep? If you are struggling, know that you are not alone. I am here to help you!