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  • Connect:
  • Delia, AB
  • 2 Kids
  • Expertise:
    • Breastfeeding
    • Infants
    • Toddlers
    • Big Kids
    • Babies with reflux
    • Babies with colic
    • Medical challenge (e.g., extreme eczema)
    • Reflux
    • Newborns
  • Works With:
    • Before Baby
    • 0 - 4 months
    • 4 - 12 months
    • 1 - 3 years

Nichole Clayholt

It’s finally come true… I am officially a Certified Sleep Expert and a Certified Lactation Counsellor (Registered in good standing with Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice)!! This is a wonderful dual certification and I am beyond excited at the new services I am able to offer our Sleepwell families. Parenthood can be a wild journey, but consider me a compassionate, dedicated and knowledgable co-pilot for wherever your journey takes you:)
A little about me….Wow! How far you can come in a short period of time! Before the arrival of my daughter I had very idealistic dreams about how sleep would go in our household, and never before have I been so wrong. I was in absolute awe how one tiny 5 lb. human could cause so much havoc in so little time. We struggled a great deal with colic, reflux, breastfeeding challenges and of course sleep. The old adage….what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, rings so true! The road to parenthood, was a steep learning curve, but I am grateful for every lesson in hindsight. We worked with Sleepwell as clients and I was overwhelmed with the extraordinary transition we made, suddenly I had a fun-loving, happy baby, simply because she was getting the sleep she needed.
It didn’t take me very long to realize that this profession, was also a wonderful place in the world for me. I love waking up each day to make someone else’s day just a little brighter. I have a true passion for helping children learn the skill of independent sleep, because I have seen first-hand the incredible difference it can make for the entire family. I believe that helping children learn to sleep is a gift we give them for the rest of their lives, and one that will always treat them well.
Our family welcomed our second little girl in June, and it was absolutely amazing how realistic expectations, and confidence around sleep and breastfeeding made the transition to 2 under 2 really smooth.  I believe wholeheartedly in the information and guidance we provide in the Getting Ready for Baby package- confidence stems from starting out on the right foot. I also know the importance of good routines and healthy sleep habits to help every learn their new role when a family grows:)
When I am not chasing my sleep consultant/ lactation counsellor dreams, I am busy farming with my daughters and my husband in east-central Alberta. In my “spare-time” I enjoy gardening, cooking, baking and am forever tackling a “project.”
The process of learning independent sleep is often a big decision for families and I promise to work closely with you to help you meet your sleep goals. I have a great passion for this profession, and it spills over into excitement, encouragement and dedication to your family’s success.