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BORN HAPPY

Born Happy provides individualized in-home and virtual baby and toddler parent coaching.

Your Baby Coach specializes in sleep coaching, eating, breastfeeding support, fussing/crying, developing, and teaching baby basics.

 

Your Toddler Coach specializes in sleep coaching, behavior issues, eating, and developing.

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Baby

Baby Basics, Sleep Coaching, 

Eating, Breastfeeding Support,

Fussing/Crying, Developing

Toddler

Sleep Coaching, Picky Eating,

Tantrums, Behavior Problems,

Potty Training

BORN HAPPY

GROW HAPPY

LIVE HAPPY

INDIVIDUALIZED, IN-HOME AND VIRTUAL

COACHING AND SUPPORT FOR PARENTS OF BABIES AND TODDLERS

World Class Services and Support

Research Based Coaching

Information is based on the most up-to-date research, and recommendations are in line with those of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Comprehensive Baby Coaching

The wide range of topics covered will equip you with the knowledge and confidence needed to care for your baby from birth through the first birthday

Professionally Certified

Katie is a Registered Nurse and Certified Lactation Counselor

You Choose the Toddler-Specific Topic

Coaching and support is available for a wide range of toddler-specific topics.  You choose the topic based on your specific challenge.

Personalized Experience

All information and support will be tailored specifically to you and your baby

I Come to You

Whether in-person or virtually on Skype/FaceTime, you won't need to leave the comfort of your home.

Meet Your Consultant

Katie Ramirez, RN, CLC

Baby/Toddler Coach

I am a Registered Nurse and Certified Lactation Counselor.  I have spent more than a decade serving patients at major university hospitals such as Vanderbilt University and Penn State University Medical Centers.

I am also the proud mother of two beautiful children, Roberto (age 5), and Veronica (age 3).  I have a passion for health, wellness, and happy children, and believe that, with the necessary knowledge and support, all parents can live happy.

Nashville, TN

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What People Say

 

KATY SMITH

SPRING HILL, TN

BABY SLEEP PACKAGE

April 19, 2019

The absolute best thing we did for our family. Naps were a major struggle until we began working with Katie. Within a week of working with her, things began improving. Thanks to Katie, nap time became a happy time for everyone!

ASHLEY STOVALL

CLARKSVILLE, TN

BABY SLEEP PACKAGE

March 29, 2019

My husband deployed to a remote area less than 30 days after moving to a new town. I had a 6 month old that wasn’t sleeping and with no support, it was incredibly hard. We hired Katie and she really listened to the details and unique challenges that I faced in my daily routine. After developing a 2 phased practical and customized plan she communicated and supported me throughout the day. She was ALWAYS there when I had a question and she frequently tweaked the plan as needed. Katie was an amazing support to have. I really don’t think I would have been able to wrap up this deployment and ‘do it all on my own’ without her. My son is now sleeping through the naps and the night like a champ! Most importantly, I am empowered with tools that will help him for years to come. Katie has been such a blessing to our lives! Do not hesitate to work with her!

CAT DE VOS

NASHVILLE, TN

BABY SLEEP PACKAGE

February, 2019

Sleep training with Katie was the best decision we have made as new parents! Our world is night and day different (literally). Katie was patient , extremely knowledgeable, and thorough from beginning to end with us in tackling our sleep issues with our little one. As a result of the training, our babe sleeps 11+ hours ( uninterrupted) each night and is also a master napper! We can’t recommend Katie enough if you are struggling to establish a healthy sleep routine with your little one.

KATIE GONZALEZ

NASHVILLE, TN

FIRST YEAR PACKAGE

February 7, 2019

My husband and I could not be more thankful for the help Katie provided during the first year of our daughter's life. Katie is kind and knowledgeable, and she made our transition into parenthood so much easier.

I will be forever grateful for Katie's help with breastfeeding in my early weeks of motherhood. Her expertise as a lactation consultant was crucial to my breastfeeding success. Katie also deserves immense credit for helping us to establish healthy sleep routines from the beginning that set us up for success. Our daughter is now an excellent overnight sleeper and napper. When she sleeps well, our whole family is able to thrive.

Katie helped us every step of the way, from showing us how to bathe a newborn to helping us to introduce solid foods. Having someone we could reach out to with questions anytime was incredibly reassuring. There's so much information online, but knowing we had a reliable source who knew us and our situation and could offer well-researched information was so much better than venturing down a Google rabbit hole every time we had a question. And as a mother herself, she understands the challenges that parents face and could provide her personal insights along with research-based information.

I think so many families would benefit from Katie's guidance and expertise, and I highly recommend Born Happy.

CHAD HOWAT

NASVHILLE, TN

BABY SLEEP PACKAGE

February, 2019

Katie helped my wife and I immensely. As first time parents, there was just way too much information online to sort through, trying to figure things out on our own. Katie came in and taught us new things and also showed us the correct things we already were doing. It was worth it to hire her for the same reason you’d hire a personal trainer-trainers don’t lift the weights for you, but they hold you accountable and correct you when you get off track. And really, it was the accountability that forced the consistency. Our baby was VERY challenging to get to go to sleep. We still have tough nights here and there. He will likely always be a difficult sleeper, but I can say things vastly improved since he started sleeping better. We highly recommend Born Happy.

NATALIE EMBRY

NASHVILLE, TN

TODDLER SLEEP PACKAGE

December 31, 2018

Katie was a true professional. Our 4 year old daughter was a challenge at bedtime and I really began to think there was no hope. Katie was available all the time and was a wealth of knowledge. Our daughter made huge improvements...while her sleep issues are not 100 percent solved...I would say they are 80 percent resolved and I have hope for the future.

KARLA GALLEGOS

FRANKLIN, TN

BABY BUNDLE PACKAGE

November 30, 2018

Katie is awesome!! We started working with Katie when my son was about to turn 1 year old. He was waking up and nursing multiple times during the night, had super early morning wakings, ended up in bed with us overnight and didn't know how to soothe himself back to sleep. My husband and I were at a loss because we were not getting any sleep and both have full time jobs. Katie made sure to meet with us and create a plan specifically for my son and had weekly phone calls/texts to guide us through helping our son. She is very knowledgeable about not only sleep but also portions on food to give your child, when baby is sick and what to do, and many other things that I learned from her knowledge. Now, my son only wakes one time a night, doesn't have early morning wakings and doesn't come to bed with us overnight. Thank you Katie!!!

CLAIR CASTLEMAN

NASHVILLE, TN

BABY BUNDLE PACKAGE

October 30, 2018

Hands down... the best thing I could've ever done for my daughter. My daughter co-slept with us until she was a year old. Within those few months before her first birthday, I contacted Katie with my goals were. Katie made every single goal achievable and successful for us! She is SO knowledgeable, kind, patient, VERY patient, and so helpful! Every family and every baby is different, and Katie does an amazing job at customizing a plan just for you and your child. I was very sad when our time came to an end, but on the opposite end, I was ecstatic that every wish I had for my daughter to sleep in her crib on her own, came true! I cannot say enough wonderful things about this and Katie. If your hesitant, absolutely do not be! I'm telling you to make the leap! You will not regret it. Thank you, Katie!

AMY HAND

NASHVILLE, TN

BABY SLEEP PACKAGE

October 20, 2018

Katie is an angel! She is so kind and bases all of her methods and recommendations on extensive research. My husband and I were starting to think we were never going to sleep again with our second, but I’m so thankful I found Katie to rescue us! She gave us very simple methods/tips that were easy to implement...and she always made sure that we were comfortable with what she was recommending and that every approach was age appropriate for our baby. She helped us feel like confident parents again! Our house is MUCH happier and rested now after our six week guidance from Katie. Do not feel like a failure if you need help from someone! Katie will give you the tools and confidence to teach your child to sleep. We would highly recommend!

JENNA BUNCH

FRANKLIN, TN

BABY SLEEP PACKAGES

October 15, 2018

Katie was a pleasure to work with and really really helpful! We were really struggling with sleep for our 6mo old and with her help we were able to get her into her own room/crib and went from waking up 6-8xs a night to just once a night. I would highly recommend Katie to anyone who needs sleep help!

KARA MISCHKE

MURFREESBORO, TN

BABY SLEEP PACKAGE

October 10, 2018

Katie was beyond amazing. We hired her to assist with sleep for our 3 month old daughter. At the time, I had two under the age of two and desperately needed help understanding appropriate schedules, developmental timelines, and how to get our girl to get better sleep (and us too!). Katie was FANTASTIC to work with and taught us so much. We went from an extremely difficult 1-3 hour time-frame of getting her to bed at night, multiple wake ups throughout the night, and little to no day time naps, to consistent and easy 3 naps per day and sleeping through the night in a 8-10 week time period! I am so grateful for her help, care, and knowledge provided to our family.

CHRISTINE CLOANINGER

CLARKSVILLE, TN

BABY SLEEP PACKAGE

August 29, 2018

I spent WEEKS researching different sleep consultants, both near and far, and could not find a single one that believed Cry It Out method (CIO) did not work for all babies. Enter Katie. From our very first conversation, she reiterated to me that every baby, every family is different and has different goals. She worked with us to find a sleep training plan that fit us AND our son, not the other way around. After less than 2 weeks, my son (7months at the time) went from sleeping 2 and 3 hour stretches with maximum involvement from us (think walking, swaying, shhhh-ing, rocking, bouncing...sometimes all at once!) to sleeping an 8 hour stretch (then back down for 4 more hours) with minimal involvement from us (most times simply holding was enough.) Within 3 weeks from meeting Katie, my son started sleeping through the night 100%. 7:30pm-7:30am, without waking. He quickly preferred to put himself to bed over snuggles with us. At more than 3 months later, he still takes 1:30-2hr naps 2x a day in his crib AND sleeps peacefully through the night. He wakes up happy each sleep session and loves his sleep. Thank you, Katie!!

CHRISTY LAMPA

NASHVILLE, TN

TODDLER SLEEP PACKAGE

August 29, 2018

We found Katie like most parents do - out of desperation. All activities requiring sleep were a huge struggle for our then two-year-old, and a challenge for us. From frequent nighttime wakings to falling asleep only with us in the room to early morning wake-ups at 4:30am, we handled it until we couldn’t take it any longer, and called on Katie to help the three of us find some relief. Katie went above and beyond to not only equip us with the right tools and language to help our little guy with his sleep, she empowered us to confidently guide our son into times of rest that benefitted all of us. Her expertise, availability and compassion was more than I could have hoped for. If you are on the fence about asking Katie to help you with a hurdle your family is trying to get over, why wait? She is the perfect partner to provide the lift you need to get you over the hump into a place where your family is thriving. Thank you Katie!!

NIKKI OTTOLINI

FRANKLIN, TN

BABY SLEEP PACKAGES

August 22, 2018

Katie has been such an amazing sleep coach!! Everett (my LO) was waking 11-12 times a night and would only go back to bed if I nursed him - so we were co-sleeping and I was basically getting no sleep. He wouldn't sleep in his crib either. He also was only taking 30-45 minute naps and was so fussy because he wasn't getting enough sleep. I finally got desperate after reading articles and watching videos that did not help us. Katie helped personalize a sleep routine for us and walked us through everything step-by-step. Everett now sleeps in his crib, goes to sleep on his own, only wakes once for a feeding and is waking up happy between 7-8:30am each morning. I honestly did not think anyone or anything could get Everett to sleep through the night. Katie is AMAZING - she is so patient, non-judgmental (especially after my fails and cheating setbacks), and never pressures you to do anything you do not feel comfortable doing. If you have even thought about hiring a sleep coach, you WILL NOT regret hiring Katie. She truly has been a blessing to us in so many ways! I can't thank her enough!!

LIBERTY COGEN

NASHVILLE, TN

BABY SLEEP PACKAGE

August 18, 2018

Katie was an absolute dream to work with (pun intended). Our daughter was a terrible sleeper, but by 4-months old we had her sleeping in her own crib and putting herself to sleep for every bedtime and nap time. Katie works closely with you and your needs to help make the best plan for YOU. Non-pressuring, non-judgmental, and patient. Everything that you would want in a sleep coach! Now she's almost sleeping through the night and Katie is always available to lend a hand when needed. If you are a new parent and want your sleep/life back, hire Born Happy!

MICAH LOYED

MURFREESBORO, TN

TODDLER BEHAVIOR & SLEEP PACKAGES

July 22, 2018

Contacting Katie has made such a difference in our overall family happiness factor.  She has helped us learn how to be more effective parents, be more in touch with our son's emotions, and how to help him learn to respond to challenges.  She also helped with his sleep schedule (no more being prisoner every night staying in his room for him to go to sleep or 4AM wake up calls every single morning).  She was extremely patient and kind, understanding and non-judgmental, and she made sure we understood the reason and science behind  every suggestion she made for our sleep and behavior plans.  We have noticed such an incredible difference in our family dynamic, how well our son has responded to the parenting modifications she suggested, and how he is a happier child overall.  We are so blessed to have had the wonder experience of working with Katie, and think that anyone who contacts her, and puts in the effort and work to follow through with her plan will see an amazing difference in their lives. 

ERIN DORGAN

GERMANTOWN, TN

TODDLER SLEEP PACKAGE

June 12, 2018

Our son had a difficult time as a 2 1/2 year old staying in bed. Katie helped us tremendously! Our son went from hysterically crying and screaming at bed time to quiet. Katie meet us where we were as a family and provided us with great recommendations. We needed the whole length of the session to see change but it was so worth it!

JULIA STEELE

NASHVILLE, TN

BABY SLEEP PACKAGE

May 24, 2018

Katie Ramirez helped our family so much. Our daughter was 9 months old when we hired Katie as our sleep coach. We had been running on fumes at this point. I had not slept through the night since the baby was born and at 9 months it was only getting more challenging. We were up multiple times, holding to sleep in the early hours of the morning and trying to manage through days of short naps. We decided to make a change but with our busy schedules and sleep deprived state we did not know where to start. I found Katie through a google search and called right away. From the first chat with her I could tell we had made the right choice. She gave us the tools and confidence to handle our sleep challenges and within the first two weeks our sleeping scenario changed. Our daughter learned to put herself to sleep and started sleeping through the night just shy of the two week mark. Her sleep continued to improve and she now consistently sleeps through the night with an improved nap schedule. Katie was very hands on through the whole process. We had phone chats and texted most days about next steps or improvements. It felt really good to have someone to talk and guide us through this journey and I would recommend Katie to anyone who is dealing with sleep challenges. She saved our sanity!

COURTNEY AKERS

WHITE HOUSE, TN

BABY SLEEP PACKAGE

May 18, 2018

Katie is absolutely the BEST!
She is very knowledgeable and personable in every step we needed to help our little one sleep.
I would recommended her to anyone needing a little guidance or at a complete loss of what to do for your baby.  She is so helpful and kind. Everyone needs a Katie from day one to help guide and give you the confidence you need. 100% recommend her.

 

VANESSA EVIGAN

NASHVILLE, TN

BABY SLEEP PACKAGE

April, 2018

My experience with Born Happy was wonderful. I felt coached along the entire journey and all my questions were always answered. As much as I thought I couldn’t do sleep training and wanted someone to come do all the hard work for us, I was thankful for this process and felt confident afterwards. We are so thankful our son is sleeping through the night now! I’d highly recommend Born Happy to anyone looking for help getting their baby down for better naps and sleeping through the night.

 

LIZ MADARIS

NASHVILLE, TN

TODDLER SLEEP PACKAGE

April 10, 2018

After 17 months of up and down/back and forth sleep issues, my husband and I knew we had to do something when our daughter continuously started waking up at 3:30 am every morning ready to be up for the day... Now looking back, we wished we had contacted Katie sooner. She, and her expertise, were a lifesaver for us, and most importantly, for our daughter. After one week (maybe a week and a half) of implementing Katie's individualized regimen for us, our daughter was taking two hour naps consistently (at daycare AND at home on weekends) and sleeping from 7:30pm to 6:00-6:30am every morning. Katie was always available with answers to the questions we had throughout our journey--even answering questions for us in the middle of nap or nighttime sleep strikes. I cannot recommend Kate enough! Her assistance, coaching, and care have changed our lives!  Katie's methods are grounded in research and years of experience as a nurse, mom, and caregiver. She is the real deal and undoubtedly will be able to help your family too!

ASHLEY GISH

NASHVILLE, TN

BABY BUNDLE PACKAGE

March 23, 2018

I wish all new parents could have a Katie in their life. We had a colicky, reflux-y baby who was absolutely miserable and could not sleep. With both of us back at work and completely sleep deprived, we had zero time to research best practices and formulate a plan of action, and ended up trying several methods inconsistently with obviously little effect. With Katie's guidance, we built a solid, approachable, and not-scary plan and noticed nearly immediate results. Within a month, we noticed an incredible turnaround. Now 3 months out, we have a happy, healthy, goofy, SLEEPING baby who last night not only slept through the night, but slept through the night when we had 8 house guests and a barking dog. Katie's approachable manner, responsiveness, and enthusiasm for research and building a plan that works for *your* family make her an invaluable choice.

 

KELLY SIMMONS

NASHVILLE, TN

BABY BUNDLE PACKAGE

March 23, 2018

Katie is wonderful! We would absolutely work with her again, and recommend her to friends. We saw immediate results, but Katie was also there to help with hiccups along the way--- always fast and thorough with her communication and making sure we felt good about our plan and progress. Thank you, Katie!

 

HEATHER SULLINS

WHITE HOUSE, TN

BABY SLEEP PACKAGE

March 15, 2018

Where do we even begin? Like most first time parents, we were ignorant and beyond exhausted. We gained so much confidence in working with Katie and now have a very happy baby boy who loves to sleep! We couldn’t be happier and highly recommend her services!

JONI LEE

NASHVILLE, TN

BABY SLEEP PACKAGE

March, 2018

Katie was so attentive through our infant sleep problems. She texted and called regularly and I felt like I wasn't going through it alone. She adjusted her recommendations based on our needs. Highly recommend!

 

KATY MOODY

FRANKLIN, TN

BABY SLEEP PACKAGE

February 12, 2018

I was about to spend $2700 to have a sleep consultant come stay with us for a weekend to get my daughter to sleep. I’m so glad I didn’t waste all that money. Katie was able to guide me on helping my daughter to sleep through the night without feeding her every time she woke up. Such a lifesaver! I loved the support.

 

REBEKAH ANN CLEMENTS

WHITE HOUSE, TN

BABY SLEEP PACKAGE

January 18, 2018

Katie was extremely helpful to my husband and I and is a pro at teaching sleeping skills for little ones. She was a blessing to our family.

JEREMY HEZLEP

FRANKLIN, TN

TODDLER SLEEP PACKAGE

January 11, 2018

We sleep now!!!! We had a 13 month little girl who hadn't slept more than 4 hours at a time... EVER. In addition to that her older brother (3.5) required that I lay down with him to fall asleep. My wife and I were exhausted and felt like bedtime was a nightmare every day. I went to work exhausted and neither of us could shake the foggy brain feeling. Katie helped us tweak our routine, presented us with a plan and ultimately gave us hope. Both kids responded instantly. Our little girl slept 11 hours ON DAY 3 of her new routine. Our boy learned to fall asleep on his own within 4 days. Both kids were sleeping 10-12 hours a night within a week. I can't thank Katie enough for what she did for our family. She helped us rescue back our lives and our evenings. My wife and I now have 2.5 hours every night to ourselves. We are 6 months in and both kids are still rocking it. I cannot recommend Katie enough. She has achieved angel status in our house.

JENNI BOLTON

HENDERSONVILLE, TN

TODDLER SLEEP PACKAGE

December 29, 2017

We were at our witts end with our one year olds sleep patterns of waking up to nurse and needing us to put him back to sleep and Katie helped us form a realistic plan that helped teach him how to soothe himself. He did a 180 very quickly. We are so thankful for her expertise in this arena. If your on the fence, go for it, you won’t regret it! Thanks Katie!

TERESA GRANEY

FRANKLIN, TN

TODDLER SLEEP PACKAGE

December, 2017

Our coach, Katie, has been incredible to work with! We highly recommend her to anyone looking for a hands-on practical approach to sleep training their baby/toddler.

When we first found Katie, our toddler was exhausted, physically and emotionally fatigued, cranky, developmentally delayed in some areas, and fussy - which meant that we were exhausted and cranky too; but with Katie's help our toddler is now rested, energetic, happy, developmentally excelling, and more easy-going. We are incredibly thankful for Katie's involvement in our family's sleep health.

We had multiple initial challenges and Katie resolved them all!

Katie exceeded our initial expectations and continues to exceed them. She is always happy to provide feedback, encouragement and course-correction. We are grateful for her - she gave our toddler (and us) the gift of sleep!

NATALIE HOWARD

FRANKLIN, TN

BABY SLEEP PACKAGE

December, 2017

So glad we hired Katie! What a game change! We were transitioning our daughter into her crib in the nursery, from our room, and it made such a difference having someone to help us with a plan and then putting that plan into action! I also loved how diligent she was at following up, to make sure things were going well, and to see if changes needed to be made accordingly. We highly recommend her- she's the best! <3

 

ANNA BOVI

FRANKLIN, TN

TODDLER SLEEP PACKAGE

December, 2017

Katie has been such a wonderful help to me with my daughter’s sleep issues. She knew exactly what to do to help us all get some needed rest. Within weeks, I saw what seemed like a miracle happen before my eyes. My one year old went from needing so much help settling down to a pro at putting herself to sleep! All thanks to Katie! She is sweet, smart and seems more like a friend than hired help. She is invaluable! I highly recommend her services.

 

MEGAN M

NASHVILLE, TN

TODDLER SLEEP PACKAGE

October 24, 2017

Katie goes above and beyond to help her clients.  Our son would not go to sleep in his own bed or go to sleep without one of us in his room.   Now my husband and I have time to ourselves each night because our son goes down on his own with no fuss!!!  Miracle worker!

ROSE SPEAKER

LOS ANGELES, CA

THE FIRST YEAR PACKAGE

July 7, 2017

Katie wanted to know my goals and helped me achieve them.  I didn't know what to expect or what was 'normal' and she coached me through all my concerns and struggles.  It's also comforting to know that I always have the option of reaching out to someone who has the latest, evidenced-based knowledge.  Katie provided specific and individualized plans and answers.  And it removes the craziness and uncertainty of getting information from the internet.  Also, as a sleep deprived mom who is in school and soon to be back to work, she saved me precious time from having to do research and reading up on everything!

LINDSAY R

SAN DIEGO, CA

BABY EATING

April 13, 2017

We had a wonderful experience with Katie from Born Happy. She spent a good amount of time assessing our situation and provided thoughtful and thorough feedback.  She followed up with us and made herself available if questions came up.  We have had good results using her recommendations and would call on her again if we needed help!

 

KELLY BIERMAN

FRANKLIN, TN

TODDLER EATING

March 18, 2017

I recommend Katie to all my mom-friends! We were finding it difficult to get our son to transition from bottle to cup and from purees to solid foods. It was so helpful to have an expert meet with us face-to-face and give individualized recommendations  versus general information that just wasn't working. Within a week or two he was eating and drinking like a pro! Katie is friendly, professional and experienced, and it's clear that she truly cares about helping the families she works with. 

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