Parent Education & Encouragement

gentle sleep coach

Parent Education & Encouragement

Hi I'm Heather

pediatric sleep consultant Heather Blanton Burns

I’m the founder of Cultivating Bright Futures. I’m so glad you’re here.

I know kids. I’ve been taking care of them, in some capacity, for my entire adult life. As a practicing Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, my passion is helping families like you navigate waters of the ultimate job; raising a child.

What I’ve found over many years of clinical experience, through helping thousands of families, is that there are many ways to be successful as a parent; the kind of parent that you’ve always dreamed of being.

Over the years, one of the topics that comes up at every health maintenance visit is sleep. You are not alone if your child has never slept well or if they used to, and they now have regressed. As a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach, my mission is helping your family achieve one of the most integral pieces of health and wellness; good, high-quality sleep. I do this through a gentle sleep coach approach that does not involve a cry-it-out or rigid scheduling method.

Gentle Sleep Coach Packages

Bright Futures Baby Package

For families expecting a little one or with children aged newborn to 5 months, this package offers families a guide that covers the basics of sleep science and offers tools to lay the foundation for healthy sleep habits early on.

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Bright Futures Baby Package

For families expecting a little one or with children aged newborn to 5 months, this package offers families a guide that covers the basics of sleep science and offers tools to lay the foundation for healthy sleep habits early on.

Bright Futures Basic Package

For families with children aged 6 months to 6 years old, who have major sleep concerns, this package offers a comprehensive assessment of your child’s history and current schedule, as well as a personalized gentle sleep plan that fits your family’s unique needs, parenting style, and desired sleep goals.

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Bright Futures Basic Package

For families with children aged 6 months to 6 years old, who have major sleep concerns, this package offers a comprehensive assessment of your child’s history and current schedule, as well as a personalized gentle sleep plan that fits your family’s unique needs, parenting style, and desired sleep goals.

Bright Futures Total Package

For families with children aged 6 months to 6 years old, who have major sleep concerns, this package offers a comprehensive assessment of your child’s history and current schedule, as well as a personalized gentle sleep plan that fits your family’s unique needs, parenting style, and desired sleep goals.

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Bright Futures Total Package

For families with children aged 6 months to 6 years old, who have major sleep concerns, this package offers a comprehensive assessment of your child’s history and current schedule, as well as a personalized gentle sleep plan that fits your family’s unique needs, parenting style, and desired sleep goals.

What Mamas Are Saying

“Heather provided a step-by-step plan.

She was very patient and made herself available.  She never missed a scheduled follow-up call and responded to all texts. 

We were able to be candid about our challenges and she remained non-judgmental. 

Now [our baby] is back in her room in the crib!”

-Erika

Working with Heather allowed us to break habits that were disrupting our daughter’s sleep as well as our own. We have now found a comfortable routine for sleep that still allows us to be with her while she settles for bed, but does not disrupt her sleep at night.

Heather seemed very knowledgeable about children and sleep. She was cognizant of the differing temperaments of children and how sleep evolves even week to week at times.

She created a plan that met our unique needs and helped to adapt our plan as our needs changed.

She was very supportive and non-judgmental. I felt comfortable being open and honest, even if it meant admitting to caving or straying from the plan slightly. She was gentle and reassuring while helping get me and my daughter back on track.

I truly found Heather to be a wonderful sleep coach. I felt as if I was talking to one of my close friends.

-Emily

“Heather was wonderful!

I had to learn the differences [in her] cries and Heather helped with that.

[She] sleeps until 6 am now!”

-Rebecca

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