Hola, padres! I’m Ariana, but you can call me Ari. If I’m not enjoying a Sunday siesta with my family, you’ll likely find me with Street Tacos and a Mexican Lager in hand. I founded Step by Step Baby Consulting under the belief that a restful night’s sleep and lactation support is needed and deserved by ALL families. When I found out I was pregnant with my 1st child, I was an overly-confident parent-to-be. I’d had 17 years of auntie duties, had fostered my 3-year-old niece, and was going to have my mom by my side. When I was 7 months pregnant, my mother suddenly passed away & I was hit with an immense depression. I survived by concentrating on the arrival of my son. After my son was born, I realized he was a challenging little sleeper. I compulsively read & researched all things baby sleep, but nothing helped. I endured 8 months of sleepless nights & finally hit rock bottom. It was 2 am, my son was on his 3rd wake up of the night, I went into his room, held him, & cried along his side. The next day, my Doctor recommended I hire a Pediatric Sleep Consultant to help with my PPD & PPA. I quickly hired one, and by day 3, my son was actually napping/sleeping through the night & I was finally able to bond with him! I know what it’s like to be in the parenting trenches, exasperated by sleep deprivation. When we partner together, I want you to feel comfortable enough to let your guard down and chat honestly about what’s been going on. Because here, you’ll never be judged.
Bachelors of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences and Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (2009)
Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant (2020)
Certified Lactation Counselor (2020)
Conscious Disciple Certified (2021)
International Association of Child Sleep Consultants
West Central Breastfeeding Coalition
Family Wellness Program of the San Juan’s
Ariana creates customized, gentle sleep plans, based on your child and your comfort level. Ariana has found that allowing parents/caregivers to be an active part of their child’s sleep journey, enables them to feel comfortable and confident in the sleep plan. Ariana helps you establish a healthy sleep foundation, so that we can get your family and your child that sleep they need and deserve. Ariana works one one one with pregnant people, children ages 0-3 years, and helps with lactation, sleep and postpartum support.