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"When I first found out I was pregnant, like any modern Mum, Google became my new best friend. Any weird feeling or twinge was typed into the search box and thousands of reassuring pages and articles popped up letting me know that it was normal.
When Max was born, I assumed that Google and I would have this same type of relationship. 3 weeks into my new role as a mother, I was sleep deprived, dealing with a screaming refluxy baby and had no idea what I was doing. Google was no help! Type in “Newborn” and thousands of search suggestions pop up. I read blog, upon blog, article upon article, book upon book. Nothing seemed to help. I even reached for my Mothers vintage copy of Penelope Leach “Baby and Child” the book she used to raise me, thinking an ‘old school’ approach would help, but nothing did.
But as a stubborn modern Mum, I refused to accept defeat by this tiny human. I would fake a smile, put on a tone of concealer to hide the bags under my eyes and just get on with life. My mental health was suffering, my relationship with my husband was suffering, it was taking a toll on my body and still I refused to ask for help.
Things had to change! By the time Max was 4 ½ months old, I decided to swallow my pride and accept help. Emma from the Baby Sleep Consultant came bounding into my living room with a big smile, a huge plastic box of things and amazing confidence that we could get things sorted. After a great discussion about the style and type of parenting my husband and I wanted to do with Max, we set about a new bedtime routine and settled him into bed without his dummy with ease. From there, I had a plan. The following days after Emma’s visit were hard – I am not going to lie, but with the fantastic support from Emma we got through and now things are only going from strength to strength."
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“I think a miracle has occurred. Our baby devil has turned into an angel! First nap on the first day was a fight and pretty much since then he has been behaving himself and doing text book naps. Night time is much better, had an hours fight last night (1.30-2.30) but after a breast feed he slept until 7.30 in his own cot (unheard of!). Overall we are just amazed at the change in our boy – he is so much more content, happy and relaxed (as are we) and the household as a whole is a much nicer place to be. I did notice today was a bit more difficult but I do remember in your assessment saying this can happen and to persevere so we will. She has slept for 2 hours for her lunchtime/avo sleep EVERY DAY!!!! I’ve even had to wake her a couple of times at 2.30!! She has pretty much slept through the night also..obviously being sick shes a bit coughy and snotty so i have been checking on her when grizzling but all in all I am amazed!! haha So yeah very stoked I enlisted you to help us!!! Thanks!"
“I just want to say a HUGE THANK YOU I can’t believe how Avas sleep habits have changed so much. She has gone from being rocked or fed to sleep, waking every 2 hours, co sleeping and now she can self settle and sleeping in her own cot with around 1-2 wake ups during the night – Best money spent ever! Thank you for the support you have given us, it has been amazing especially for a first time mum that knew nothing! Ava is also starting day care soon and I just hope she gets enough day sleep !! If things go pear shape can I email you again?? and Im happy to pay also! Thank YOU!” – Annie
“Thank you so much for your help, it has been wonderful being able to have the help of someone who is open to many different parenting styles. I was beginning to feel quite down as the only places that I was able to source help from were all pro co sleeping etc, everyone seemed against CIO, gradual withdrawal worked really well for us. I am so glad I came about your page and will recommend you to other mums. We do have a little way to go but knowing we have been… able to drop night bottles and have her settled in the evening by 7:15 is such a relief! Thank you again” – Danielle, A very happy Mum, Dad and baby
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“Its been an amazing journey. My little girl likes her cot now Recommended your service to a few friends, as you were recommended to me as well. We will probably get back to you with some one of questions later down the track. Thanks for all the help, loved the holistic approach. Best $149 ever spent. You can quote me on that!!!!! Thanks again” – Ilse and Dineke
“The sleep training has made a massive difference not only to George’s sleeping at night but he’s eating more (thanks to no bottles through the night) and so much more alert during the day. Last night he went to bed around 7, slept through til 5, then spoke to himself in his cot for a bit before nodding off back to sleep til after 6! I never imagined we’d ever get his sleeping sorted after 15 months of broken sleep. I know we may still have some ups and downs but I feel so much better equipped to deal with it. It’s given me my life and sanity back I have recommended you to a few people and will carry on going so. Thank you” – Vicky
“Thank-you for all your emails and support during the time you have worked with our little family. I cannot believe the positive changes in Lola’s sleep patterns and attitude to bed! She is doing so well considering those two teeth arrived just as we were adjusting things!”
“I’m so glad we got in touch with Emma. We were struggling with our five month old who has reflux and barely slept day or night. She quickly provided us with a practical and detailed plan, which was tailored specifically to our wee boy. We found the regular contact from her as we worked through the plan fabulous. A month on and his sleeping just continues to improve, he now settles to sleep with minimal fuss, naps well during the day and is sleeping a whole lot better at night – bliss! I can’t thank Emma enough for her advice.” – Christina
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“I Just wanted to say thanks a million times over for your help with Zaviers sleep problems! Honestly you have been the best help and its been hugely appreciated by myself and my husband! I have know idea how you do it, but your amazing at it! Thanks again!” – Jenn, Brent and Arnel
“Hi Emma, Just wanted to let you know how things are going and to say a big thanks for all your help.We are definitely making progress and I am feeling more confident now – not quite ironed out all the kinks but at least it’s not such a rocky ride these days! Chloe has been MOSTLY sleeping for two hours for her second sleep – sometimes more and sometimes less, but at least its longer than 45 minutes and I have even managed to resettle her once – I thought this was impossible! The time taken to get her to sleep has largely improved, the last few days has been ten minutes, but we are probably still half an hour on average but a definite improvement to our long stressful battles! Our evening routine has gotten better too and last night was our best night ever – we had ten hours sleep, then fed and went back to bed for two hours!!! I heard her wake a few times, but she settled herself and went back to sleep – amazing stuff. Although our no-cry techniques haven’t been exactly tear free, it’s been nice to have someone offer assistance that fits with my instinct to not let my baby cry alone, and I think this is what really sets you apart from other sleep consultants. Thanks again – I have recommended you to other friends who are struggling too.” – Emma Darke
“I’m so glad we got in touch with Emma. We were struggling with our five month old who has reflux and barely slept day or night. She quickly provided us with a practical and detailed plan, which was tailored specifically to our wee boy. We found the regular contact from her as we worked through the plan fabulous. A month on and his sleeping just continues to improve, he now settles to sleep with minimal fuss, naps well during the day and is sleeping a whole lot better at night – bliss! I can’t thank Emma enough for her advice.”
“Annabelle is doing AMAZING! She now goes down for her first two sleeps with no assistance at all!! The holiday period has mucked her routine slightly but now that I have the skills and confidence I can get her to sleep whenever. Contacting you is the best decision I have made – your advice and help has truly changed my life.”
“I first contacted emma when my daughter was six weeks old and would only do her afternoon sleep in my arms. Emma taught me how to get her to sleep in her cot again and how to create a sleep time routine. I then needed emma again when my daughter was eight months old and standing in her cot. I had fallen into the habit of feeding her when she started waking in the night when I really didn’t need too! Emma taught me how to get her back to sleeping through the night again. I can’t recommend emma enough – she knows what she is talking about and is soooo cheap. It really will be the best money you ever spend!” – Stacey
“Thanks Emma, you have totally changed our world! My darling Nellie loved being rocked and cuddled to sleep, and I loved rocking her, but realised at the 12 week stage that we needed to progress her to self settling and shortening the amount of time it took to get her to sleep. We also needed to get past the 45 minute intruder!! I had tried patting and shushing previously to no avail, but after receiving your assessment, I had the confidence to tackle the new sleep routine head on. The first few days weren’t easy. But some soothing classical music on my ipod and my earphones helped drown out the crying as we got through a few 40 minute sessions before bubs finally drifted off. That only happened a couple of times and within 3 days she was amazing and responding incredibly well to the change. 3 weeks on and we now have a baby happy to go down in her cot without much patting (except for night time sleep where she still grizzles a bit), who puts herself to sleep and also self settles if she wakes during her sleep. We still have the odd day where she needs a little more support, but it’s been crazy-hot and she’s teething so I don’t mind that at all! We also have had success with falling asleep in the car seat and in her buggy which previously was something I avoided, as it resulted in endless screaming. Overall happy baby and happier mummy and daddy! I have already sung your praises to other mothers – thanks again for giving us the confidence to help our little girl (and us) get the rest she needed!” – Cheers, Emma
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”We are doing fantastic thanks Emma!! Kaelin has slept through the night all but 2 nights (when she was hungry as she didn’t eat well during the day one day, and was out with her Aunt the other day and she didn’t give her the protein part of her lunch!) since the 20th. The daytime sleep routine is going great. The only thing I’ve found is she needs more like 45min than 30 in the morning. And we still get a good 2 hour sleep in the arvo, and she’s in bed by 6.45 at night. I’ve only had to use the settling technique a few times. She got the hang of it really fast!! (I actually ended up deciding on the 1st of the options you gave, as this is the one my husband copes the best with and he needs to be able to settle her when I’m out etc.). We shifted her in to her sister’s old room which is much quieter and darker. And she sleeps all the time in her merino sleeping bag now.”
“My friend told me about Emma and said I should contact her about Mackenzie’s sleep routine I thought pffft no one can help me with her I thought she was a lost cause. Mackenzie since birth pretty much refused day sleeps, I thought I had tried everything…swaddling, white noise, putting to sleep in her room…and when in her room didn’t work I brought her in to the lounge. When she was 3 months I bought a hammock and that provided temporary relief…somewhat, she had to be rocked in order to sleep so instead of having time to do the chores etc while she slept I sat there rocking her. You would think because she didn’t sleep in the day she would sleep at night (ok some of you know this isn’t how it works) but nope numerous wakeups and hours of being awake each time throughout the night. Late one night during my 3rd wakeup I sent Emma a distressed email asking for help and thank goodness I did. Emma wrote out a detailed plan and let me know where I was going wrong, she helped me transition Mackenzie from the hammock to her cot and gave me the help I needed to finally get her sleeping in the day and the night. She provided me with invaluable support while implementing this routine and answered every little question i had thoroughly. Emma told me of others successes and I seriously thought Mackenzie would be the one who just fought everything and proved her routines wrong but by the second night she slept through! And she now sleeps through most nights from 7pm to 7am and has 2 day naps also. So amazing! This is a long winded testimonial but Emma seriously saved my sanity, I get a great night sleep now and am ready to tackle the new day with a clear head (most days). If you need help seriously get in contact with Emma she’s a life saver!”
“I’m very slow on writing this but Emma helped us when we needed it most to banish our 2 hourly wake ups, day and night! It was some simple tweaks to our routine which made the difference and although every child is different, I was able to take the advice which fitted with our situation. Thank you Emma!!!” – Kelly Markham
“Hi Emma, firstly sorry for the delay in this email – your advice and help have changed our lives so much and we can’t thank you enough. With your guidance and advice we now have an 8 month old who has a good routine during the day and particularly prior to bedtime and goes down each night without a murmur and puts herself to sleep – I never thought that was possible and can’t believe we battled so long trying to get her to sleep for the past few months. She is also sleeping all night, eating well and so much happier. Now we listen to other parents in our coffee group battling with settling, feeding, up numerous times in the night etc and suggest they get some advice like we did – it’s life changing, getting our evenings back is amazing. Our Anna was a bit stubborn but your quick responses to our emails when times were tough were invaluable. Thank you so so much! Regards” – Suzanne & Troy
Hi Emma, I just wanted to say Thank you for equipping us with the knowledge and skills to help our little Shriya get to sleep and get into a routine during the day. She is eating and sleeping better for now, and we are dealing with her first cold at the moment – I guess the changes never stop, and we will very likely be in touch again at some stage! So once again thank you! You have been a lifesaver!! And I no longer worry that she isn’t eating enough or sleeping enough. She is a much happier and rested soul in the morning, happily rolling and playing and kicking the side bars of her cot. Many thanks and warm regards” – Harsha Naranbhai
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“I think a miracle has occurred. Our baby devil has turned into an angel! First nap on the first day was a fight and pretty much since then he has been behaving himself and doing text book naps. Night time is much better, had an hours fight last night (1.30-2.30) but after a breast feed he slept until 7.30 in his own cot (unheard of!). Overall we are just amazed at the change in our boy – he is so much more content, happy and relaxed (as are we) and the household as a whole is a much nicer place to be. I did notice today was a bit more difficult but I do remember in your assessment saying this can happen and to persevere so we will. She has slept for 2 hours for her lunchtime/avo sleep EVERY DAY!!!! I’ve even had to wake her a couple of times at 2.30!! She has pretty much slept through the night also..obviously being sick shes a bit coughy and snotty so i have been checking on her when grizzling but all in all I am amazed!! haha So yeah very stoked I enlisted you to help us!!! Thanks!
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"The following days after Emma’s visit were hard – I am not going to lie, but with the fantastic support from Emma we got through and now things are only going from strength to strength. No more catnapping during the day. Max is feeding better and is having more awake time. Night times are very exciting too! We goes down to sleep without any fuss, sleeps solidly till 2am – then a very quick and small feed before he wakes again at 7am to start the day. I am happier, Max is happier and my relationship with my husband is happier. I recommended the Baby Sleep Consultant to anyone! Seriously, don’t just put up with it – this is a special time in our lives. Our babies only get to be this small and delicious for so long so we may as well enjoy it. With help and support from Emma and her team you really can make the changes you need to make the most of this precious precious time!"
"We have just finished using Kelly the Dunedin baby sleep consultant and I couldn’t speak more highly of her and their service.
We were having problems with our ten month old son as he wasn’t sleeping at all during the day.Kelly gave me some really amazing information and techniques to use with Harry and was incredibly supportive and helpful through the whole process.The whole experience was fantastic and we now have a baby who has a morning and afternoon nap of two hours!!!!This really is life changing and has made the world of difference for us!!!I highly recommend Kelly and the team at baby sleep consultants to anyone having issues." ~ Michelle
"I am amazed at the incredible response our 2 year old had to the plan Sophie gave to us.
We had ourselves in a complete state before using baby sleep consultants, singing, rocking......and repeating for up to 2 hours to get him to sleep every night. As an added bonus our wee man often vomited with distress if he heard us leave the ŕoom, needless to say everyone was pretty stressed out at bedtimes.... I was cringing at the idea of spending a few hundred dollars on help but looking back, I would have payed double to be where we are now.
We spoke to Sophie who kindly listened to both of us and she created a 'gentle exit from the room plan'.
On the second night he fell asleep within 2 minutes of being put in his bed and on the 6th night we could put him in bed and leave the room straight away. One month on and there's no tears or vomiting and we all enjoy putting him to sleep, completely amazing!
Thanks Sophie for your fabulous skills and incredible support." ~ Carmel
"I am happier, Max is happier and my relationship with my husband is happier.
I recommended the Baby Sleep Consultant to anyone! Seriously, don’t just put up with it – this is a special time in our lives. Our babies only get to be this small and delicious for so long so we may as well enjoy it. With help and support from Emma and her team you really can make the changes you need to make the most of this precious precious time!
I want to thank you once again for all your advice and support. Austin’s sleep has changed significantly thanks to working with you over the past 3 months. I can honestly say it has changed my life and Austin’s for the better. He is much happier and I no longer need to ‘go to war’ every time I need my 10 month old to sleep.
It is like having a sleep mentor – she is there answering your questions and encouraging you, she has given my confidence back – I can’t thank you enough."
"Thank you Cherene who helped get my beautiful baby Oliver sleeping well. Having already had a child and using Tizzy Hall's schedule for my first (with success) I was surprised just how different two children can be! Oliver was a terrible sleeper from the first night in birthcare and for the first 10 weeks of his life he was either crying or feeding. Not nice for everyone involved! While things improved, they were still not great and by 5 months old I was beyond exhausted. I had a really structured day time routine, and wasn't afraid of some controlled crying, but something I was doing just wasn't working as the nights were horrible. Cherene made some simple tweaks to his daytime routine and made a couple of great suggestions about his sleeping environment. With a plan in place, we were armed and ready to make a change. Within a few nights we saw massive improvement and last night Oliver slept the entire night (2 weeks after Cherene came). It was the best $250 we have ever spent and I can't recommend Cherene and Baby Sleep Consultants enough. Thank you!" ~ Bianca
"Sophie has changed my life! After the very first phone call I knew it was money well spent! Our baby was 7 and a half months old when I approached the baby sleep consultant company. We decided it was a good time to get rid of the dummy whilst sleep training as well. Our main problem was she was waking up to ten times at night and her sleep routine was all over the place. After the first day of sleep training using the advice Sophie had given us bubs was sleeping through the night and without a dummy! The support from Sophie has been incredible she was truly amazing and I’m so glad I did it! I highly recommend anyone having sleep issues with their babies to get in touch with a baby sleep consultant!" ~ Amy
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"Hi Emma, not sure if you remember me, before xmas we had a phone consult & I was telling you what a poor feeder Jackson was and you recommended thickener and told me to go to a doctor that day due to his poor weight gain/fussiness and demand a referral (as nobody had been listening)? Well I wanted to email you with a massive THANK YOU!!!!!! We had the paediatrician referral appointment at Starship on Wednesday, they ended up rushing him through for testing and admitting him to the Cardiac ward as they found he’s got a serious problem with his heart that is going to need surgery. It’s the cause of all his feeding problems as his heart is working so hard he’s to tired to feed etc, is like running a marathon when he feeds. So at home now with medication trying to fatten him up as he needs another kg for the surgery to be safer! So from the bottom of mine and my husbands hearts thank you, thank you for listening and supporting me to follow my instincts and insist on a referral!! I thought you were amazing and despite everything we still managed to get him in a better routine. Thank you so much for your guidance and advice – I think sometimes we have an idea of what we should be doing but without the guidance of someone who actually knows what they’re talking about it can be difficult to stick with it (self doubt and all that!). So thank you again – I have already recommended you to friends!” – Bianca
“I was so impressed with the results we achieved on getting my 13 month old back into a routine! I spoke with Cherene just over a week ago and whilst I was on the phone with her my son was crying in the background….yet another unsettling night of refusing to go into the cot. After spending a month in oz, our routine was out the window as I had to get my son to sleep in the pram then transfer to cot…it was the only way to get him in the cot! When we got back from oz the sleeping problems continued. After 2 whole months of having to push the pram or go for a drive to get my son to sleep, my husband and I were exhausted and at breaking point. That’s when I spoke with Cherene. Only a 30minute chat and we have had the best days and nights we have ever had! My son is back in a routine and we can put him in the cot wide awake and he self settles. We got results the same night I spoke with Cherene! It took only 25 minutes of doing the “interval controlled crying” that first night and he has self settled since! I’m so glad we found a gentle approach that doesn’t involve leaving your baby to cry for hours alone. The strategies and techniques have changed our lives and after all the sleep we have been getting we finally feel human again! Thank you so much!” – Bianca
Thank you so much for your help, the support and advice you have offered has really helped me to persevere. I didn’t think it would be possible for my baby who woke 8-12 times a night and had never fell asleep on her own to be self settling and sleeping basically through the night. Your a miracle worker!
“After a 2 hour broken sleep night we decided enough is enough and we called for professional help. Emma was calm, confident and knowledgable. Boy responded extremely well to her techniques. I still can’t believe how much difference one night could make. He slept through the next night, and every night after that. He even settles himself at daycare now! I learnt so much from Emma I am now calm and confident that I have the skills to deal with sleep problems if they surface again. No more dummy, no more rocking, no more safe t sleep. He is so much happier in general he even eats more as a result! Me and my husband are so impressed by the changes. We now have a new baby, and my husband can finally function 100% at work and looks forward to home time. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her service to all the mums around me.” – Chloe
“Thank you for all your help and support. It was a challenging week but great progress with Eli. I heard about settling babies but never thought I could do it. I am so pleased that there is help out there especially for first time mum like me. Thank you for your prompt response to all my queries.I will do my best to be consistent and follow the routine. Thank you again. You’re the best!”
“Naps have improved SO MUCH i cannot even use words to describe. I know they are not the full hour- 2 hr long stints that would be best, but the fact she is putting herself to sleep so quickly with minimal fuss each day is like a miracle.I no longer need to worry about when she will need a nap – as I now KNOW. its just so amazing I am beyond happy. nights are so much better as well- we are just so happy with how things are going your advice has been really great and helped me to understand better ways to approach things- and just to try new things which made such an instant improvement- so i am one extremely happy mum.”
“Emma is amazing. At 15 months old my little girl Molly had picked up some bad sleeping habits. With Emma’s help choosing the correct sleep solution for us, within 9 days we went from 8+ wakeups to just 1. She also has an actual sleep during the day now instead of a cat nap which makes for a much happier child. Emma’s suggestions were spot on. She never made me feel like my questions were silly and she was so supportive through the whole process. Molly continues to self settle quickly with no tears and sleeps through the night. I cannot praise or recommend Emma enough. Thank you so so much.”
“Hi Emma! Eva is now sleeping all the way through from 6.30 to 3/4am on her own, then going down after a feed for another few hours until 6am. For the first time in over 7 months I got a 7 hour stretch of sleep all to myself over the weekend!! Day time naps are great too, with typically a 1h30 hour nap in the morning and a 2h15 nap in the afternoon, no dramas and no more 45min wakeups. So I just wanted to say a big thank you for all the advice and support, and especially for being so respectful and sensitive to my wishes for a gentle approach. It was exactly right for our needs and I feel somewhat vindicated after all the pressure I kept getting to leave her to cry it out.” – Judy and Eva
“Sorry this has taken a while but I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your amazing advice that has literally changed our lives!! Beau is now having two great sleeps per day and has gone from a baby who with a very very short attention span to one who can happily sit and play with toys by himself for an extended period of time. It’s lovely to watch him explore his toys rather than just constantly demanding the next one. Sleep has just done wonders for both of us! I honestly can’t thank you enough! Cheers!” – Nikki and Beau
“Hi Emma, Just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your help! I cant believe that Ryder has gone from being a baby that woke at 5 every morning and catnapped during the day to sleeping in until 7 and me having to wake him up from his daytime sleeps so he doesn’t sleep too long…..and all in the space of a week!! You are awesome Emma, I cannot thank you enough!!
“Thank you Emma – not only for helping me to have two children who take regular naps and sleep well at night, but for making me a more confident mother. The tips you have given me have been vital – I feel like I know so much more, and can easily determine what Heidi needs now by being able to rule out things like hunger, tiredness etc. I’m able to predict her needs easily and it makes looking after her so much easier, knowing what is coming next. I was lucky enough to have Emma’s help with both my children, and from starting good habits young with my first he has maintained these and become a fantastic sleeping and eating 3.5yr old. My baby Heidi who is 17 weeks sleeps through the night, feeds well and has regular naps during the day – including one for over two hours. I am so thrilled that I was able to achieve this kind of sleep for my children (as sleep is when our children grow) but wouldn’t have been able to do it without Emma’s help. Not only am I so much happier, but my kids are too. Content and happy kids. Ill never be able to thank you enough Emma.” – Sacha Barrac
“It took 10 days of staying at home and being consistent at nap time before we made any progress. Emma was always available by email to answer any questions, give clear and concise advice and support when the going got tough. There has been HUGE progress in our house with naps now – I had a boy that goes to bed happy, puts himself to sleep and wakes up happy. No more having to walk in the pram to get him to sleep or having to rock / hold him for sleeps. He has gone from 2 x 20 minute naps a day to one nap being around 1 hr 20 mins and the other one getting close to an hour. We can’t thank Emma enough for her help. It is so great to have a happy, well rested boy and be a Mum that enjoys her time with her son even more now.”
“Thanks so much Emma! I can’t believe how easy this whole process has been and how well Felix has responded to it – and with hardly any tears! I was starting to feel like I was going crazy with these short short naps and an unhappy baby all the time. The karitane nurse from plunket told me that his 40min naps were because he should only be up for 30mins at a time before being fed and put into bed, and then to just leave him – that I needed to be tough on him. But it just didn’t sit right with me. So thank you thank you thank you, you’ve given me my sanity back and made me feel like I’m more in control now than what I was. Honestly you’ve given me my confidence back.”
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“Hi Emma, I’d like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart, and feel free to put this up on your website of Facebook page. Boy is nearly 1, and has never slept through the night ever. I blamed it on wind, eczema, hunger, noisy neighbors … Tried different swaddles, comforters, dummies, white noise, room temperatures…… We spent so much money on different baby products that promised brilliant results, spent time reading different books and tried different techniques. Night after night we were hoping he would grow out of this ‘phase’ which seemed to last forever. Thank you so much for your advice, it has been just what our family needed. It is amazing what a difference a solid nights sleep can do for us all, Holly is much happier and patient and Mum and Dad are more rested. Feeling much more relaxed and refreshed.” – Regards Bailie, Raymond and Holly
“I cannot thank you enough for all your advice and support over the last two week!!! The fact that i have been getting a full nights sleep for the past week still blows my mind. I was really not coping and i only realise this now that i have had two weeks of your awesome routine. It really works so well with my twins and my whole family. Many Many thanks.”
“I cannot begin to put into words how grateful I am for your help with Reagan. As a second time mum I honestly thought I knew how to do it all, how wrong I was!!! I struggled so badly with Reagan and only now wish I had contacted you at the beginning! I have had so many hours of tears and self doubt but I now know that Reagan and I both had the ability to get him to sleep well, we just needed some guidance and the confidence to do it! You have not only bought sleep back to our home but peace, balance and confidence. I feel again that I am not just getting by but loving being a mother to my two beautiful kids, which is no less than they deserve. Thank you for being accessible, affordable, patient and understanding. You have changed our lives. Especially mine and Reagan’s. thank you so so much.” – Janica
“I wanted to say from the bottom of my heart a BIG thank you for your assessment and consultation for my little bubs Jai Christopher. Up until 7 months old Jai was waking up every 2 hours for a milk feed. We saw results really from day one and now Jai mostly sleeps through the night and mostly can resettle himself. That really was just so amazing for me…getting more that 2 hours of sleep at a time! Initially I was reluctant to get professional help, worried that I would be told to do controlled crying method, which didn’t sit comfortably with me. So I was really pleased that you offered us 3 choices of which we were able to choose the one that best suited Jai and our parenting style. I also liked that you took a holistic view so were able to offer insight into why Jai was waking up. So many, many thanks! You’ve really helped me and Jai get more sleep. It was really the best thing I’ve ever spent money on. Warmest Regards” – Praveen
Thank you so much for your help over the past week with Kaylee’s sleeping. As you said, with our consistency it will get even better, and your right…she is just about perfect again! Last night she went to bed with no problems, woke around 3ish cried out for a few minutes and self settled, and got up at 6.50am as she had done a poo – and this time she wasn’t tricking! So not having to get up to her every 2 hours feels so much better, and I have noticed she is so much more of a happy child for it. Your advice and help has been invaluable and I can’t thank you enough! Kind Regards” – Erin
“We have now had 3 WHOLE nights where I haven’t had to go through to him and he is really happy to be put in bed wide awake!!! Thank you so much for your help (to be honest, I thought that I had kind of tried pretty hard before contacting you and wasn’t sure whether we would see a change but your advice about food and everything has been AWESOME!!!!)”- Nicki
“Hi Kate, So I guess this is our last consult. She slept from 6pm to 6am last night!!! SO HAPPY!! I’m pretty confident I can get the lunchtime nap sorted if I just stick to the nap times and stand my ground Thank you so much for all your help – any last suggestions are very welcomed. … I’m so impressed with how this experience has gone. Thank you again” – Sarina
“Just wanted to say THANK YOU for helping me over the past week. It has been greatly appreciated as I know how very busy you are. Our evenings have improved drastically if I look back to what we were doing last week and now this week. Last night Alistair slept right through from 7.30pm to 6.45am this morning, I could not believe it!! I of course was awake at 2am and then 4am in anticipation that he was going to wake. What a little legend! Continuing with PU/PD every sleep now and he’s just doing so much better. Your services are outstanding and a Godsend to so many mums, really amazing what you are doing! All the best.” – Xenia and Ali
“Thanks so much for your help we wouldnt of had the courage to do it ourselves! We have got Harper in a nice routine and things are going really well and he is a happy smiley boy now It made us really upset that he was so tired and just not the happy boy we once had and that we had waited so long to seek help. Harper is still a little man with Attitude but alot happier now!! Thanks again.” – Kelly
“Emma, you have really been a life saver!! Peter and I just can’t believe the turn around in getting up 8 times a night only a week ago til now and hopefully the situation will just keep improving!! We haven’t had blocks of sleep since before James was born, its an amazing feeling to have a taste of what other parents talk about……sleep and adult time when baby is in bed!!! So we are confident that we are heading in the right direction with the nights, it’s just the days that are hard but I keep reminding myself that you said they are harder to break.Looking forward to feedback” – Melissa
“I can’t express my thanks enough, after 8 months of inconsistent Naps and wake up after wake up at night, we finally have a baby who easily naps and is happy to sleep all night. Your approach is unique and worked so quickly, we couldn’t be happier! Thanks again” – Sarah and Robb
“Hi Emma, We are now on day 3 of your recommended routine for Levi to help him sleep through the night and all I can say is THANK YOU! We have followed the suggestions in your assessment to the letter and it has changed our lives! Last night he slept from 6.15pm to 7.15am. So far I don’t really have any questions, I am just hoping it lasts. Thanks again and I’ll be in touch during the week to let you know how we are getting on. Cheers.” – Sara
“Charlotte went to bed at 7 last night without her dummy put the sleeping bag on her and she fell asleep all by herself without dummy and without crying and to make it even better slept till 4.30 this morning, gave her a bottle because she hardly touched her one at 6.30 before bed and woke at 7.30… FEELING AMAZING TODAY!!! THANK U SO MUCH!!”
“Wow!! We have a new baby haha. Absolutely amazing how doing a sleep ritual and buying a sleeping bag has completely changed everything. We went with the spaced soothing but she hasn’t hardly cried at all. I think Milly was getting over tired & over stimulated before naps. She slept till 7.50 this morning which is unheard of. I will definitely be passing your details on. Thank you thank you thank you!” – Marielle & Milly xx
“We are doing fantastic thanks Emma!! Kaelin has slept through the night all but 2 nights (when she was hungry as she didn’t eat well during the day one day, and was out with her Aunt the other day and she didn’t give her the protein part of her lunch!) since the 20th. The daytime sleep routine is going great. And we still get a good 2 hour sleep in the arvo, and she’s in bed by 6.45 at night. I’ve only had to use the settling technique a few times. She got the hang of it really fast!!”
“Hi Emma, this is a very overdue email to say THANK YOU!!! So now she sleeps from 7.30pm – 7.15-7.30am. She is now a happy, fun girl, which I am just loving. There is no more tantrums with her demanding more milk. It’s fab, she’s a different person! “So THANK YOU so much Emma. I immediately got rid of Ayla’s baby bottle and straight away there were changes. I’m also thrilled to say it wasn’t difficult at all as we gave her bottle to a friends baby as Ayla no longer needed it and was a big girl. She will no longer drink milk, but she has enough dairy in her diet so that’s not a concern. She now has her day sleeps in her bed, I just rub her head for 5 minutes and she’s gone. We had a few issues with her playing once in her room for the night, but that was sorted with taking all toys away and introducing them back when she was good. The threat of taking them away again seems to be working. I have talked to many friends about you so hopefully you get some more business. Hopefully I won’t need to be in touch for number 2, but who knows. You have definitely changed my life for the better and it’s so nice to be enjoying spending time with Ayla now
"I have worked with Cherene who has, quite literally, changed my life!
My baby is no longer catnapping for 30 min a day but sleeping for 2 hours straight. He no longer taking up to2-3 hours to fall asleep being rocked in my arms, but self settles in only a few minutes. I have my evenings free for the first time ever and boy have I binged watched some serious Netflix!! haha
I can not recommended Cherene highly enough!!! She was so professional, yet friendly and so thoughtful and understanding to both mine and babies needs during the sleep training process. Honestly, she was fantastic!!!
Thank you SO much guys for giving me a happy, well rested baby and me my life back!!
I’m not exaggerating in the slightest when I say life changing" ~ Helen
“Hi Emma, just to let you know miss Scarlett slept through until 6.30am this morning! Triumph!!! Thanks so much for all of your advice wisdom and input! I can’t believe how easy it turned out to be!! I will definitely be recommending your services to everyone I know with babies!!! Thanks again and Im sure I will be needing your help again at some stage!!!” – Emma-Jane Kieren and Scarlett xxx
“Hi Emma, I just wanted to let you know how well William is doing!! Putting him to bed is a dream now! Thank you so much for your help.”
“Hi Emma, have been meaning to email you and just let you know how things are going with Sam. We can’t thank you enough for your assessment and guidance!! The last 2 weeks have been great with Sam sleeping though from 7pm- unfortunately daylight savings has meant he thinks 0430-0530 is morning! However, going from 5-7 wakeups and awake for hours at a time to an early morning is still tolerable. So once again thank you so much for restoring our sanity. Your advice was simple and very effective. It is fantastic to have decent blocks of sleep again"
"Daniela helped us when at about four months our baby girl became a cat napper sleeping for only 30 minute stretches during the day and melting down by the end of the day. It would take ages to get her to sleep in the evening and when she seemed extra fussy I started cuddling her to sleep again. Daniela came to our home and got us back on track. Our daughter now self settles for most naps and has decent sleeps during the day. She goes to bed about 6:30pm and only gets up once in the night. We have our evenings back and my daughter and I are both so much happier and more relaxed. Daniela was fantastic. She gave us clear, practical advice with compassion. After she visited she talked with us over the next week helping us to understand how our daughter was reacting and tweak things. Thank you so much Daniela" ~ Amanda
"If you are struggling with 1-2 hour wake-ups overnight, when your baby was previously sleeping through, and you don't know what's going wrong, then Cherene has a wonderful assessment and plan just waiting there to help you. I also knew I needed to help my son self-settle, but didn't know how to do it and was scared of 'cry-it-out'. Again Cherene had a number of options and we chose one that was the right balance for us in terms of soothing and learning. If you are ummm-ing and ahhh-ing about whether to book, just jump in and do it, you won't regret it!" ~ Sue