A Few Words About Katie Guzan - Downers Grove, IL

Hello! My name is Katie Guzan and I am a certified pediatric sleep consultant with Sleep Wise Consulting. Like many of you, I have been in your shoes! After our son, Theo, was born in November 2017, quality sleep became a distant memory. But my husband, Michael, and I thought it was bound to get better … except that it didn’t. Naps were short and not restful. We were up multiple times in the middle of the night; shushing, bouncing, feeding him, and then carefully placing him in the crib … to only have him wake up again within a few hours. We were all exhausted. Tempers grew short as nerves frayed and quality sleep escaped us. Something had to give.

I reached out to Sleep Wise Consulting when Theo was a few weeks shy of 6 months old. We worked together and had a plan! Within 2 nights he was sleeping through the night and was well on his way to having good naps. We could put him down wide awake and he would settle himself to sleep. If he woke, he could self-soothe and get himself back to sleep. We were given the tools to help him learn to be a good sleeper. We still get giddy (and feel so proud!) to see Theo put himself to sleep both at night and at naps, enjoying long and restorative sleep. It is the best decision we ever made for our son and for our family. Restful sleep was one of the best gifts as parents we could have given him (and ourselves). After working with Sleep Wise, I became fascinated with learning more about infant sleep (and sleep in general for that matter)!

I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and taught for a few years before going back to school for my Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. The bulk of my professional career has been as a librarian both in schools and public libraries - working with all ages of kiddos - babies through teens (and their parents). I also have a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology. All of this means that I love kids, love to read, and have a love/hate relationship with technology (mostly love though)!

Teaching and equipping others with the skills they need to be successful is deeply ingrained in me - and is something that I really enjoy doing. I have also seen the effects of the lack of sleep on babies, toddlers and their exhausted parents. Sleep is so important for everyone! Having support and a plan with getting that sleep was vital to our family’s sleep story success. I know it can be yours too!

I look forward to working with you and supporting your family with creating a plan that will help your little one (and your family) get the sleep that you deserve and that is so important for your child’s development! Please feel free to contact me (katieg@sleepwiseconsulting.com) to book a free 15 minute evaluation call.

Private Consultations & Services

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Prenatal/Postnatal Consultations

This package is a perfect way to give your little one a head start on learning great sleep skills.  This package is appropriate for babies up to 6 weeks old.

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Consultations for Newborns

This package is specifically designed for babies 2-3 months old and is based on no-cry sleep solutions.

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Consultations for Children 3 Months to 2 Years

This package is specifically designed for babies who need a little help adjusting their daytime and nighttime sleep patterns.

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Consultations for Children 2 - 10 Years of Age

It is not too late to help your toddler, preschooler, or elementary-aged child learn new independent sleep habits.

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Consultations for Twins

Double the fun, double the love, and double the sleep challenges!