Hi, I’m Melissa!

My name is Melissa Perry and I am the luckiest wife to my incredible husband and mother of three amazing children. I have been surrounded with children all my life. I began my career as a babysitter at the tender age of ten helping my father care for my three little sisters. During college, I was a full time nanny and gained experience in all ages from infants to pre-teens.

The fifteen years of training I had with children definitely helped as I had my own. But even after all those years of experience, nothing came close to prepare me for the birth of my first child. By far the hardest challenge I had faced thus far in my life. I was exhausted mainly due to the lack of sleep and that’s putting it lightly. 

The string of sleepless nights and exhausting days left me feeling anxious, irritable, and unsure about my

ability of being a good mother.

And while there was support for other maternal challenges, birth coaches and lactation consultants, there was no one I could talk to about my daughter’s ongoing sleep issues. While the sleep books offered advice, they didn’t offer support, encouragement or the invaluable feeling of connection with a person who can help and truly understand. Thank goodness I have a husband who helped as much as he could, but it was really up to me to figure a solution to the madness. We eventually did get our daughter to sleep through the night, but the process was grueling. I thought, “There has to be an easier way.”

I spent weeks devouring every book and website that had ever been written on babies sleep. The more I learned, the more I wanted to share this information with other parents. That’s when I founded The Cradle Coach. Sleep is so important for your baby’s health and your mental well-being, yet no one teaches you about it. We felt there needed to be a go-to place for sleep support. Since then, I have received my certification as a Happiest Baby on the Block Educator and a Maternity and Baby Certified Sleep Consultant from the International Maternity and Parenting Institute. I’ve also received my certification as a Newborn Care Advanced Specialist from the Newborn Care Training Academy. 

As a mother of three, I know sleep transforms the health and wellness of not only your child, but your whole family. It’s my passion to give the gift of sleep to families all over the world!



Melissa Perry

Founder & Senior Sleep Consultant

Rachel Fiorello

Director of Operations

Mary Grace Pinkard

Sleep Consultant and Social Media Director

Meghan Harper

Sleep Consultant

“worth every single penny

This was our second time using The Cradle Coach! I was more nervous this time with our son but reassured we would be able to accomplish our goals, and I would be able to sleep again. Having him on the schedule has helped not only me –but my entire household– and I know it is what’s best for him to finally get to sleep he needs, worth every single penny.

Alexia Haas

“I finally feel confident

I really loved how positive Rachel was during this process, especially on the nights when we wanted to give up! Starting this process, I cam in saying to Rachel that I am drowning in exhaustion, and I do not know how to manage bedtime or nap times with two children. Now, in just a week’s time, I finally feel more confident as a mom and that I can do this! There are truly not enough thanks in the entire world!

Katey Lew

Sleep Services We Offer

COACH ME DIY guides and training for all ages.
Perfect for parents who want to simply read instructions and go for it all on their own.

TELL ME Quick 1-on-1 phone calls. Best for parents who’ve slept trained their child previously and are having setbacks or are in need of specific advice on their child’s sleep.

SHOW ME Customized sleep plan designed for your child’s needs with 1-on-1 support with a sleep consultant. Perfect for parents who desire a sleep plan catered to their child and their family’s routines.

our sleep


If we could change one thing about what we do, it would be to change the term “sleep train”. When people hear about sleep training or that you’re a sleep consultant, they automatically think they will be forced to let their child cry.

As your sleep guide, our mission is to find the right method of sleep plan that suits your family and situation. We don’t practice with one program or one method. We educate on many methods and our goal is for our parents to choose a method that they are comfortable with – provided it’s one that suits their child’s personality and temperament.

Babies can’t communicate their complaints like we can in regards to change. Who likes change? When a child is crying, more times than not it’s because they are fighting the change that the parent is implementing. We can’t promise you no crying. Chances are, there may be some crying involved in your sleep plan. We can promise you that we will work with you in developing a plan that you are comfortable with and ready to do. We will offer you the guidance and support you need to make it through the process.

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