Well Rested Baby was founded in 2011 by Family Sleep Institute certified Child Sleep Consultants Amy Lage and Heather Hartzell. Both parents of a toddler, Amy and Heather decided to supplement all of the reading, thinking and talking they did about their children’s sleep with a formal sleep education so that they could help other families achieve the same great results they have seen in their own children! Well Rested Baby takes a team approach to working with clients – we discuss all cases and reach an agreement on the best plan to recommend for your family, giving you the benefit of two sleep consultants for the price of one!
Amy prepared for the arrival of her daughter by reading everything she could find on what to expect for the first year. While this was excellent information, nothing she read discussed anything about infant sleep. Like most new parents she thought this was something her daughter would just do when she was tired. When this proved to be an incorrect assumption, Amy and her husband read everything they could get their hands on in attempt to get their daughter’s sleep (and their own) on track and even hired a sleep consultant. Even with their knowledge of what they should be doing, the aid of their sleep consultant was immeasurable — within a week, their daughter was taking fantastic naps and sleeping 12 hours straight each night. Amy is thrilled to be able to share her knowledge with other parents and hopefully transform their lives by helping them get a good night sleep!
Before becoming a child sleep consultant, Amy spent the last 10 years in the retail world as an off price buyer, most recently for Century 21 Department Stores. She has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Apparel Marketing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Amy, her husband Jeff, their 2 and a half year old Stella, their 3 month old Harley, and their two dogs Jackson and Cody live in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts.
As a first time parent, Heather assumed that her daughter would “sleep like a baby” with minimal effort — and after many sleepless nights and skipped naps was saddened to learn this was not the case! After reading everything she could put her hands on about infant sleep, Heather got her daughter on a naptime and nighttime sleep schedule, taught her how to soothe herself to sleep and learned that, with a bit of effort and a whole lot of consistency, every baby can become a great sleeper. She is excited to help other families achieve the same success (and many good nights of sleep)!
Before becoming a child sleep consultant, Heather was an Intellectual Property litigation associate at a large law firm in Boston. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin and Classical Civilizations from Wellesley College and a J.D. degree from Boston College Law School. Heather, her husband Kevin, their 22 month old daughter Ryleigh and miniature schnauzer Simon currently reside in Maplewood, New Jersey.