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We help babies sleep better.

Online sleep classes and resources for newborns to 24 months.

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Cara Dumaplin holding a newborn

Hey there! I'm Cara.

I'm a neonatal nurse, wife of a pediatrician, and a certified pediatric sleep consultant. I'm also a mom to four kids, so I know first-hand how important good sleep is for your entire family.

I created Taking Cara Babies to help babies sleep so that the whole family can truly thrive. Let’s meet your babies right where they are developmentally with strategies that match your family’s priorities and lifestyle.

Cara Dumaplin
Founder of Taking Cara Babies & proud mama

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My Classes

Your baby can be a great little sleeper.

Not sure how? I’m here for you. My classes will teach you everything you need to confidently handle baby sleep so your whole family can thrive.

Newborns (0–4 months)

First Five Months Bundle

  • Confidently lay a healthy sleep foundation for your baby.

  • Read your baby’s cues so you know when they’re ready to sleep.

  • Help your baby fall asleep independently.

  • Make sleep progress during the tricky 4-month sleep regression.

5–24 month olds

The 524 Month Collection

  • Customize a night-training plan to help your baby sleep independently for 10-12 hours each night.

  • Set up a daytime routine that fits your family’s lifestyle and values.

  • Remain emotionally connected to your baby throughout your sleep training journey.

  • Meet your baby where he is developmentally in every stage from now through 24 months.

My Blog

Free Sleep Tips

Have baby sleep questions? Try my searchable blog. You’ll find schedules, troubleshooting, and so much more!

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Babies and Fireworks

When the fireworks start, parents worry about how to help babies sleep through the noise. Let me share with you some tips I have about how to handle babies and fireworks.

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