Educating New Parents. | Teaching Babies. | Nurturing Families.
The Early Weeks was born out of the realization that new parents face many challenges on their journey into parenthood. When the needs of education, sleep and support are met, the outcome for new families is much more positive. The Early Weeks and months can then become a happier, stress free celebration, rather than a sleep deprived event.
We are your trusted newborn care professionals and are here to help you be successful, whatever your goals.
Expecting multiples? No problem! We know babies and will help meet the 24 hour demands of twins, triplets or quadruplets.
Here's what some satisfied parents say about The Early Weeks:
As first time parents to twins, my wife and I found Katie’s expertise and unique skill set as a Newborn Care Specialist to be incredibly valuable. She is professional, knows how to handle NICU/preemie babies and is an excellent educator. Her proficiency in getting infants on an appropriate schedule, establishing healthy sleep habits and teaching babies to sleep through the night is a wonderful talent and amazing gift for new families.
Above all, she helped us become confident new parents and gave us the peace of mind we needed. Katie is fantastic and we cannot recommend her enough!
First Timers, New Jersey
As soon as we met Katie we knew we had found the right person to care for Henry. She not only took great care of our son but also helped us address some sleep challenges he was having. He was held for the majority of his naps during the newborn period. At 3 months of age, he was transitioned to his crib and would only take 30-45 minute naps. As a result, he was overtired most days.
On the very first day, Katie had some great suggestions to his schedule and how Henry was prepped for naps that made an immediate difference. With Katie’s guidance, our son is now consistently taking a 1.5 hour morning nap, a 2-hour afternoon nap, and a 30-minute catnap. As a result of his improved nap schedule, Henry is also consistently sleeping 12 hours each night!
As a pediatrician who cares for infants and children on a daily basis, I would wholeheartedly recommend Katie to any family with a newborn, infant, or multiples. Our family was so lucky to find her. She has made a huge impact on Henry’s sleep and we can’t thank her enough for working with him and our family through this transition.
Lisa Taylor, MD - Boise
Katie was the knowledge resource I had been seeking and hadn’t found in my previous newborn care provider. I was desperately seeking someone to help my husband and me with nighttime duties and to establish a routine to follow since all I seemed to be doing was feeding the baby and trying to get him to sleep.
As soon as we started implementing her sleep training guidelines, feeding recommendations and schedule our life got so much better! Our son was happier with a schedule, we were happier with a schedule. Our baby was sleeping which meant we were too!
As a Newborn Care Specialist, Katie is trained to spot things that some parents may not be aware of such as positional plagiocephaly and torticollis. Our son had both, which we did not know, but she immediately pointed out. She readily made suggestions to keep it from rapidly progressing which included specific stretches, special swaddling and seeing a physical therapist.
Katie is a game-changer in the world of newborn care and the only resource of her kind in the Treasure Valley. If you are a new parent or about to be one and like the idea of having a happy, rested baby, Katie is for you!
Amy P. - Boise
Mother of twins, Washington, DC
Emily, Exhausted New Mom
When we found Katie, our twin 8-month-old boys were bed-sharing with us, bottle-fed to sleep, waking 2-3 times a night to feed, and had never slept in their cribs. We were in a bad place and I wasn’t sure how we were going to change it. I secretly hoped that maybe they’d just grow out of it.
At first, my husband was on the fence about hiring a sleep consultant but was willing to try anything to get the boys out of our bed and sleeping on their own.
The day before Katie arrived I asked my husband, “ Can you imagine what life would be like if this works?” He said, “ No, it is incomprehensible and it would be like we won the lotto.” I am forever grateful that we bought that “lotto ticket” and hired Katie.
The results were far more than we ever expected. The boys were sleeping through the night, on their own, in their cribs by the second night! We could not have done this without Katie’s knowledge and support. Thank you, Katie!!
I am an exhausted momma of two sets of twins. The lack of sleep has paid a toll on my body. I was desperate for my babies to sleep so I could be a healthier me and a better mom and needed help quick. Katie came to the rescue! She is worth every penny and more. Katie went above and beyond in helping me get my babies to sleep. She is very knowledgeable in all areas of a baby’s needs. She truly cares and is invested in helping you and your babies succeed. She is very professional, so warm and friendly, and down to earth. She makes the process easy and makes sure you and babies are comfortable with whatever she is recommending. If something doesn’t work for ya she finds another solution. I am excited to say my babies are sleeping through the night and I am a less exhausted momma with the help of Katie! I am so glad I found her...Thank-you Katie for all you have done to help my family.
Katie is a lifesaver. This is our second time using Katie. She originally helped us get our 1-year-old sleeping through the night and when sickness majorly derailed our sleep routine, she was a huge resource in guiding us to getting him back on track. He went from refusing to sleep without being held (night and naps) to independently sleeping within 2 days and we couldn't be more thankful. Any parent who has experienced the exhaustion and desperateness that comes from a toddler who refuses to sleep will understand how invaluable her knowledge and tools are. She was incredibly responsive and always checked in to make sure we were doing ok.