I’m a certified Gentle Sleep Coach and VIP Nanny and I work with exhausted parents to help them get their family’s sleep back on track.

I’m passionate about sleep.

Sleep is one of the most precious gifts that we can give our bodies. With the demands of daily life and little ones around, 8 hours of sleep may seem like a distant dream.

I believe a good nights sleep isn’t a privilege it’s a necessity!

With a B.A. in psychology emphasizing child development, I’ve spent the past 15 years I have working as a nanny for high-profile families in Connecticut, NYC, Paris and San Francisco. These families have relied on me to sleep coach their babies and toddlers. By working with so many children, I’ve seen first hand how every child’s unique personality affects their sleep.

Over the years, I have refined my approach to helping babies and toddler’s sleep through the night. I believe there are many paths to a good night’s sleep. Parents often ask if I’m a proponent of cry-it-out, a family bed, breastfeeding and everything in between. I’m an advocate of respecting each family’s values and philosophy as well as each kids developmental stage and temperament. Read more about my philosophy.

Since July 2017, I have practiced the Gentle Sleep Philosophy taught by Kim West LCSW-C, The Sleep Lady®.  This approach empowers parents to offer verbal and physical reassurance while teaching children the important life skill of putting themselves to sleep. While respecting babies developmental needs families get more sleep for the family with fewer tears and less guilt.

I’m on a mission to empower parents.

Today, as a high-profile nanny, parent coach and gentle sleep consultant, I have the pleasure of working with families, just like you, all over the world get the sleep they need to live life to the fullest.

Nothing makes me happier than helping parents step into their confidence, be empowered and get the sleep they need and deserve. With my guidance and support, parents are able to teach their children to sleep through the night so the entire family reclaims their sleep.  I’m honored by the trust they put in me and I’m inspired by their endless love and tenacity.

Are you exhausted and tired of living in survival mode?

I can help you solve your child’s sleep issues.

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I can’t wait to connect with you and give you the support and confidence that you deserve!

With light and lovingkindness,
Devon Kuntzman

Certifications & Professional Trainings

  • Certified Gentle Sleep Coach – (Kim West LCSW-C, The Sleep Lady®)
  • Infant Mental Health and Development Foundations Program (The Wonder Weeks Academy)
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)

The Gentle Sleep Coach Program is the first and most extensive professional sleep coaching certification program available. The program involves over 80 hours of training, an exam and participation in case supervision with Kim West, LCSW-C (a.k.a. “The Sleep Lady”) who has been helping tired parents for over 17 years. Clinical supervision and ongoing advanced training are required to maintain certification as a Gentle Sleep Coach.

Training topics included:

  • Basic counseling and child development
  • Sleep science and behavioral modification techniques
  • Secure attachment theory
  • Support for the breastfeeding mother

The training also consists of lectures from top specialists, including:

  • Shoshana Bennett, author and leading specialist on Postpartum Depression
  • Lewis Kass, Director of Children’s Sleep Center, on Medical Conditions and Sleep Apnea in Children
  • Anthony Loizides, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Focused on the effects of GERD and sleep

The GSC Program also includes an exclusive advanced training series directly centered around how to gently work with babies 4 and 5 months of age. This program, which I have also completed, consists of over 40 hours of instruction and mentorship.

Curriculum training topics include:

  • Understanding the delicate nature of infants under 6 months of age and how to consider all elements of their well-being.
  • Evidence-based guidelines and instruction on how to evaluate the 4-6 month old child and family and determine if the child is ready for sleep coaching.
  • Gentle sleep solutions and strategies that are effective and developmentally appropriate for the younger baby.

This specialty training is designed to give coaches the knowledge, education and all the tools and resources they need to successfully work with families of babies 4-6 months of age in a safe, healthy and developmentally appropriate manner.