Enneagram 3, Type A as they come...
I live for my 3 p.m. coffee, am almost always in loungewear, and swear that Audrey Hepburn is the GOAT.
ONCE UPON A TIME
I started from scratch ─ taking classes in drama, voice, commercials, sitcoms, improvisation... you name it. Reading every book and blog out there on how to break into the biz, networking with other actors, paying for workshops with casting directors. I taught myself how to create a website, I lined up in front of Central Casting, worked for meals, got my SAG card, found an agent, auditioned, booked costar credits, and on and on.
It was a painfully-slow process, and I treated each of these milestones as the victories they were. Through trial and error, over the course of several years, I had somehow pieced it all together.
I didn't know anybody in real life who bedshared with their baby. I spent hours and days researching terminology and trying to find the experts in the field. I bought the few books out there on the subject, browsed case control studies online, emailed professors at far-away universities, asked all my mom friends why they'd never done it. I scrolled through threads and message boards until my eyes watered.
Just like before, it took a lot of time and hard work to feel like I had a firm grasp on everything.
I began to think about other new parents out there who didn’t have the resources I did to figure it out ─ what if they didn’t have a supportive partner, or they were already back at work, or if they were experiencing debilitating PPA or PPD. What about them?
By the time I was pregnant with my second little boy, I had a little, prickly feeling in the back of my mind that wouldn’t go away. I wanted to make safe bedsharing information easily-accessible for the exhausted parent frantically Googling at 3 a.m.
I wanted to create content about the nitty-gritty, practical aspects of being a modern parent with a baby in your bed... The beauty, challenges, and intricacies of safe bedsharing.
So I bought cosleepy.com and got to work.
Top: Nursing my toddler while pregnant with his little brother. Left: My happy place! Right: Working on Cosleepy whenever and wherever I could.
MY REALLY OFFICIAL BIO, the TL:DR VERSION
Tiffany Belanger attended UCLA and adventured in the film and television industry prior to parenthood. In 2020 she founded Cosleepy, a cosleeping one-stop shop to help modern parents keep their babies safe and close at night.
Tiffany is a frequent guest on podcasts and blogs, and she was recently interviewed in New York Magazine's viral article Are We All Secretly Co-sleeping?
She's completed training on normal infant sleep through Durham University and keeps up-to-date on emerging research.
Tiffany and her husband are currently bedsharing with their two little boys in Sacramento, California.
NOW FOR THE IMPORTANT STUFF
I am ridiculously good at gift wrapping. The holiday season is my time to shine, baby!
Out of all my acting training, improv classes at The Second City were my favorite.
My two little boys are named after a city and a rockstar.
Unfortunately I want all the pretty things... Only the best of the best. #taurusproblems
Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.
Wine, cozy blanket, and good TV
Emily Henry trade paperbacks
Writer in New York City
The Emerald Isle
Margarita on the rocks, salted rim
My flat iron
A loooooong back rub
Saturday Night Live