Mallory & Bryn (parents of a 2 year old) LA
"Kelli helped our baby girl, our marriage, and our sanity!"
"We thought this was just another thing we would try that wouldn't work. To our amazement her night time wakings were cut in half by night 2. She was paci free and putting herself back to sleep and within 1 week, she was sleeping completely through the night! For the first time in 2 years, we actually had a good night's sleep! Kelli helped our baby girl, our marriage, and our sanity!"
Taylor (mom of a 5 month old) FL
"Kelley helped us make small gentle tweaks that made such a huger difference."
"Working with Kelley Ryan has been an absolute pleasure! We started introducing healthy sleep habits into our little boy’s routine at 2 weeks old. He learned how to fall asleep on his own and was sleeping through the night by 8 weeks. At 5 months old, HE STOPPED! He had learned to roll over and was moving all around the crib all night long. He would have multiple hour long stretches of talking to himself, whining, crying, fussing, basically doing everything but sleeping. He wasn’t hungry. We didn’t know what to do. After a month and a half of no improvement, we realized we needed help. We were exhausted and he was exhausted.
We were definitely skeptical of hiring someone because we felt like we were already enforcing healthy sleep habits. We had also been successful in sleep training our first child without any issues. We didn’t know what else we could do to improve what was already in place. We were nervous that Kelley would recommend a hard core “cry it out” plan which we weren't uncomfortable with. Boy were we wrong. Kelley helped us make small gentle tweaks that made such a huge difference, and we saw that difference within just a couple of days. One of the biggest challenges that we faced was working with our daycare which was not being very consistent with our schedule. Kelley was super involved in helping us work through this which was a key factor in getting us some night time rest.
Now, we are all getting rest! Our little boy is waking up much more rested and is so much happier and healthier for it. My husband and I are actually getting sleep which has made a huge difference on our relationship with each other. We are also better, more present and patient parents to our 4 year old. I highly recommend working with Kelley. We are so glad that we did!"
Sarah (mom of a 16 month old) IL
"She is waking up happier and far more rested than ever before."
"Prior to working with Jeannine, my husband and I were convinced we had been cursed with kids who were terrible sleepers. I am now so incredibly happy to say that my 18 month can fall asleep on her own and sleep through the night. The bedtime process has become so much easier, on both my daughter and us as parents, and she is waking up happier and far more rested than ever before. Jeannine was terrific to work with throughout the program and provided the expertise and support we needed. Thank you, Jeannine!"
Ashley (mom of a 12 week old) NC
"My family is now well-rested and overall much happier."
"Before we started working with Jeannine, Graham was taking over 30 minutes at night to fall asleep and having to be rocked to sleep for most naps. His naps involved a lot of crying and were also lasting only 30-45 minutes on average. After working with Jeannine, Graham falls asleep at night within 15 minutes and sleeps all night long. He is able to self soothe with the use of no props. He also is able to put himself to sleep for all naps and is taking hour plus naps at home 95% of the time. We are still working through naps at daycare but they are slowly improving as consistency improves. My family is now well-rested and overall much happier. We no longer have to dread the unpredictability of naptime and bedtime because we know Graham can now put himself to sleep and stay asleep. Thank you Jeannine!"
Debbie (mom of a 12 month old) TX
"I had no idea that some of the things I was doing could cause sleep issues!"
"After 12 months of dealing with inconsistent naps, I decided to hire Jeannine at Sleep Wise. She tweaked our schedule just enough so that my son became a much better napper. I had no idea that some of the things I was doing could cause sleep issues! Thank you Jeannine for giving my LO more sleep!"
Adele (mom of a 3 month old) MA
"We finally decided to hire a consultant and I can honestly say that was the absolute best decision we have ever made."
"Before I worked with Sarah and Sleep Wise Consulting, me and my husband were at our wits end with our son Weston. We were first time parents and struggling a lot with getting him to go to sleep and stay asleep. He would wake up multiple times throughout the night and it would take forever to get him back to sleep only for him to wake up soon after. Needless to say it was torture. We finally decided to hire a consultant and I can honestly say that was the absolute best decision we have ever made. Our consultant Sarah was so nice and accommodating it made it much easier to handle the whole process. My son started sleeping 8 hours the second day and now sleeps from 7 am to 7 pm every night with ease. Sarah was so generous with her time and advice and made sure she was always available for any questions we had and to really walk us through everything. She answered all of my concerns and then some. She gave sound advice and positive affirmations that helped me to keep going when it got tough. If it wasn't for her I probably would have given up but she assured me I was doing the right thing and it would be worth it and boy was she right! I cannot thank her enough for all her help and kindness throughout this whole process but mostly for giving us back some sanity! My baby is much happier now and he is way less fussy than before. Everyone compliments us on our "happy and calm" infant now. He goes down for naps and bed so quickly and easily it's like a miracle and it has honestly made our lives so much easier. We thank you and Weston thanks you!!!"
Maliaka (mom of a 9 week old) GA
"We didn't think it would be possible!"
"Prior to working with Kelley, our then 9-week-old son could not fall asleep on his own. He constantly needed his pacifier during naps, and at night he needed to be held to fall asleep, or he would scream. We were putting him down to bed around 10 pm, completely asleep, doing a dream feed around midnight, then expecting one or two more wakings throughout the night. In addition to being exhausted, we were discouraged and frustrated; we’d read Babywise and were convinced our baby should have been sleeping at least 9 hour stretches at night by that point— what were we doing wrong?
Now at 14 weeks, our little boy sleeps like a champ. We put him down for naps wide awake, walk away and come back at the end of the nap to wake him up. At bedtime, we put him down at 7 pm wide awake, and then we have to go in and wake him up at 7 am. Kelley helped us drop the swaddle and the pacifier, all in just a few weeks. We didn’t think it would be possible!
We are so incredibly grateful to have the gift of sleep return to our household. My husband and I are getting the same amount of sleep — if not more! — as we did prior to having a child. When the next baby comes around we will be calling Kelley right away."
Anne (mom of a 9 month old) TX
"My only regret is that I did not start sooner!"
"Jeannine is absolutely ahhhhhmazing !!! My 8 month old baby has always struggled with sleep ! She got up multiple times at night and only took 30 minute naps! Very frustrating!!!! After only a few days of working with Jeannine , my baby is sleeping thru the night an average of 12-13 hours and is taking 1.5-2 hour naps!! This is nothing short of a miracle ! Please please call her if you need help ! You will not regret it! My only regret is that I did not start sooner!"
Rachel & Greg (parents of a 5 month old) NC
"If you're thinking about using her or this program...do it!"
"Working with Kimberly and Sleep Wise Consulting is the best decision we have made for Graham and our family in the past six months. Before we started the program, Graham was waking up anywhere between 8-15 times a night. We were all sleep deprived and it made the days especially hard with an infant and a toddler. After two short weeks working with Kimberly, I am so proud and relieved to say Graham is sleeping twelve hours a night and taking 2-3 great naps a day. Kimberly was wonderful to work with and gave us a clear and concise plan. She held our hand through the entire promise and answered any questions we had. If you're thinking about using her or this program... do it! I promise it will be life changing. We have our evenings back and a well rested and happy baby (and parents!). "
Carly (mom of an 8 week old) WA
"This is absolutely priceless to me!"
"Thanks to Sleep Wise and Kelley my family is rested and I can enjoy my last three weeks of maternity leave feeling great and soaking up the time with Blaine and our toddler instead of feeling like a zombie! This is absolutely priceless to me!"
Emily (mom of a 3 year old) AL
"We will be forever grateful!"
"Our life before working with Jeannine had been really trying for about 6 months. My three year old wouldn't stay in his bed and was waking up 4 to 5 times a night. He would even chase me to the door when I put him in his bed. He always ended up in my bed and neither he, nor I were getting any sleep. His behavior during the day had gotten really bad. I felt like everything was out of control.
After working with Jeannine our lives have been blissfully restful! My son falls asleep on his own and stays in his bed all night long. During the day he is a completely different child. I have my happy, respectful and loving child back. I am so glad that we worked together on this investment in my family. We will be forever grateful for Jeannine!"
Anna (mom of a 3 month old) VA
"For the first real time since I've given birth, I enjoyed being a mom."
"I want to extend a HUGE thank you for what you've been able to do for me in just three days. Ever since we started sleep training, I feel like a different person since I've given birth. Before we started sleep training, I would get very frustrated with Matthew's crying and have very little patience to deal with him.
But now with this plan you've given us, I am much more patient with Matthew. I haven't been frustrated with him, but instead I've been able to enjoy quality time with him.
For the first real time since I've given birth, I enjoyed being a mom. You are a big part of the reason why this is so. I know there will be setbacks along the way (teething, sickness, etc), but I now feel confident on how to handle these thanks to your guidance."
Kristin (mom of an 8 week old) NY
"Audrey is now a super happy baby!"
"My husband and I are first time parents with no experience. For the first 8 weeks Audrey slept on me and every time I tried to put her down for a nap in her bassinet, swing, etc she would wake up immediately and cry. Our daughter was born only 5 lb 5 oz so we thought maybe she hated to be put down because she was so small and got cold very easily. The first night my husband and I followed Kelley’s sleep plan Audrey was sleeping in her crib. Within no time she was sleeping 15-18 hours a day compared to the maybe 8-10 she was before. Also she now sleeps 12 hours at night with on average one 20 minute waking to eat. I am so glad we stuck to this plan because I can now sleep in my own bed again and spend more than 5 minutes with my husband. Audrey is now a super happy baby and that makes for happy parents!"
Genevieve and JP Park (parents of a 3 month old) CA
"We saw results immediately!"
"Working with Sarah at Sleepwise Consulting has been life changing! My son was 3.5 months old, and had been napping in a swing for over 2 months due to reflux - he simply would NOT nap in his crib, or on any flat immobile surface, ever. His night sleep was average - I was still feeding him late into the evening and he would sleep anywhere between 5-7 hours a night. I knew he was capable of more because of his age and because he’s a very chubby baby (17 lbs!). I go back to work in a few weeks, and was desperate to get my son on a consistent, healthy schedule before then so we could both be well rested.
Fast forward to working with Sarah - she quickly put us on a new, easy to follow schedule, and we saw results immediately. My son slept from 9:30 - 7pm on the very first night, and consistently got better and better throughout our two week plan. He’s now an independent sleeper who is able to self-soothe - sleeping nearly 12 hours every night with zero sleep props. And his naps! I’m happy to say that we have officially broken the swing down and put it in storage - my son is now taking 3 long naps per day, and my sanity is restored. This was by far the best money I’ve ever spent - my entire family is so much happier because we’re well-rested. Thank you, Sarah!"
Caleb and Kendyl Hammons (parents of a 12 month old) LA
"You took two of the biggest skeptics and turned us into firm believers of Sleep Wise"
"We are SO pleased with our results! Jonah is sleeping a million times better now! His mood has also improved tremendously now that he is getting the sleep he needs. You took two of the biggest skeptics and turned us into firm believers of Sleep Wise! We cannot thank you enough for your help-we could not have done this on our own."
Casey & Kevin (parents of a 3 month old) IN
"I feel like I got my LIFE BACK!"
"After doing "Eat, Play, Sleep" routines with our first child and it working so well, we knew we'd start right away with our second daughter! Sadly, all of our "tricks" didn't work with our colicky, dairy-sensitive child and we were at our whits end! I felt like I constantly had a child attached to me between both kids, my husband and I were arguing over the "plan" for each day and night, and the baby would scream for what seemed like ALL DAY. We finally decided we needed someone else to be "in charge" and we could then implement a plan together. Cue Sleep Wise. Sarah helped us with all sorts of things related to Clara's sleep, feedings, and routines. Clara was a 30 minute napper and was up a few times per night to be rocked or held and had a late bedtime. Now, if Clara wakes from a nap early, she puts herself back to sleep 90% of the time. She also sleeps 11 1/2 - 12 hours per night with a 7pm bedtime! I feel like I got my LIFE BACK! My husband and I get time to hangout in the evenings and I am confident in Clara's sleep without worry. She is so, so happy now! Our entire family is so well rested and is thriving on the consistency. We can't thank Sarah enough!"
Lisa and Michael Riley (parents of a 5 month old) MA
"Good sleep makes her so much happier!"
"Before hiring Sarah Walden my daughter April would take very short unorganized naps. I couldn't get her to nap in her crib, even though she loved the crib at night time for bed. It seemed so strange to me. I had tried following the babywise schedule from birth and felt like I had done so much right but I didn't have that schedule mastered like babywise says should happen. I scoured Facebook and websites looking for answers on how to create this schedule for my daughter. She needed it because she would take short naps, wake up happy for 30 minutes then get so upset screaming and crying because she was so overtired. She needed consistent good sleep. I knew that it would make her a happier baby. She was also waking typically once in the middle of the night to eat. It wasn't ideal but it was manageable. So Sarah's plan for April was fairly simple to follow, and she gave me a 100% guarantee that it would help my daughter sleep better. Within 3 days April already had a few successful nights sleeping through the night and naps were greatly improved. By the end of our two weeks my 5 month old was taking 3 naps a day in her crib & sleeping through the night with very minimal wake ups if any at all. If she did wake up she learned how to self sooth herself so I didn't even need to get up to help her out with it. Also she was able to take naps while I was out at church or at a friends house. I thought that she wouldn't be able to nap anywhere but her crib. But I was wrong, the routine we used was manageable even with a change to her surroundings or her schedule. Good sleep makes her so much happier!!! I would highly recommend Sarah and Sleep Wise Consultants.”
Sarah (mom of a 7 month old and 5 year old) CO
"We have our bed back and it's amazing!!"
"My two youngest children, Davey (age 5) and Grace (age 7 months old) had different but equally draining, poor sleep habits. Since Grace was about 2 months old, she was up every 45 min-1 hour ALL NIGHT LONG. Grace also would only nap ON us or possibly in the car after screaming for 15-20 minutes. Because Grace also had bad eczema, I felt like I needed to co-sleep with her so that I could be there to help her through the night. I was finally at the point where I could not function during the day anymore due to being so overly tired all the time. I was hesitant to reach out for help, after all, she is my third child, I should know what I'm doing right? Wrong! All my kids are so different and I realized I needed help and fast. While we were at it, I figured we should probably cut the bad habit Davey had started about a year prior, of not being able to sleep without daddy. My husband is not good at telling Davey "no", so he was not thrilled when I made the decision to hire a sleep consultant. Kelley turned out to be the best thing for us and my husband was quickly on board once he saw the amazing results!! Ever since the FIRST NIGHT, Davey has slept in his own room all night long and with only a nightlight! We couldn't believe it!! Grace was a little tougher, however, after just a few short days, she was falling asleep on her own, only waking up 1-2 times a night, as well as sleeping in her crib for her naps. Kelley's techniques and experience made this easier than I thought and I will forever be grateful to her for helping us. We have our bed back and it's amazing!! Sleep is so important and I'm happy to be getting my Zzzz's; I would highly recommend Kelley to anyone who has children with any kind of sleep issues. Let her work her magic, you won't regret it!"
Crystal (mom of a 5 month old) CA
"I just want to thank Kelley for her help! She saved this mama from going insane! I saw results after day 1 and she always had a solution for any little issue we ran in to! This was worth every penny!"
G.K. & B.K. (Parents of a 4 month old) WA
"The Sleep Wise program was the best money we have spent on anything baby related."
"Our sleep consultant Dana was amazing. We started working with Dana when our daughter was 16 weeks old. Chloe would take short naps, wake multiple times a night, plus she was dependent on a pacifier, swaddle, rock n' play and often us holding her to sleep and back to sleep when she'd wake early. I'd read every sleep book, I was exhausted and I just wanted someone I could talk to, to help guide me through the sleep training process.
Dana was that person and I'm so thankful. Our daughter is now able to go to sleep on her own, naps well & has slept through the night. The Sleep Wise program was the best money we have spent on anything baby related. I highly recommend Dana and Sleep Wise Consulting."
Kirsten & Kyle (parents of a 6 month old) IL
"Not only is he sleeping SO much better at night, but Sarah created us a daily nap/eating schedule that we desperately needed."
"My husband and I were skeptical when we first decided to try the 15 min free consultation. Our 5 month old son was up every hour or two every night and was getting 2 to 3 bottles during the night as well. Needless to say, we created some bad habits and we were feeling lost, hopeless and irritable.
Sarah assured us that we were not horrible parents and that she could really help us turn things around. She delivered! We saw results as early as night 2 through the Sleep Wise program.
Not only is he sleeping SO much better at night, but Sarah created us a daily nap/eating schedule that we desperately needed. We had constant communication through the whole process. She never seemed annoyed when we had questions or concerns through our time with her.
Bottom line, our family needed structure and a plan. Working with Sarah gave us that. Our now 6 month old is sleeping good and thriving and we feel like we have a little bit of our life back."
Ali & Matt (parents of a 13 month old) OH
"I wish I had reached out earlier!"
"I always figured Blake was just a "bad sleeper" and that I would have to pat his back until he fell asleep and that he would never sleep through the night. He was 13 months old when I reached out to Jennifer and she said it's not fair to say Blake is a "bad sleeper". While he had some good independent sleep skills already he needed to be taught how to fall asleep on his own and if he woke up in the middle of the night he needed to learn how to fall back asleep on his own. The first couple nights were tough but we stuck to it and by night 2 he wasn't getting up between 4-6am, he was sleeping 12 hours straight. Naps improved too; she helped me transition to one nap a day. I wish I had reached out earlier; would have saved me some major stress! While every night or nap isn't perfect, I have the skills and foundation now to handle it."
Leslie (mom of a 4 month old) IL
"Words can't express how we appreciate you!"
"My husband and I were skeptical and pessimistic at first on this whole sleep training idea. It was just so hard to believe that our little one would sleep through the night, let alone in his crib, and take naps all by myself. Nonetheless, you made us a believer by showing us the way and making it happen!
Words can't express how we appreciate you, Dana! You have been a wonderful sleep consultant and we have gotten so far because of you.
I know that we will be tweaking his sleep schedule while he changes/grows, but you have given us the tools and knowledge we need to make our little man a good sleeper and we have no one else to thank but you. Thank you once again, Dana!"
Tara & Eddie (Parents of a 3 month old) IL
"He is a much happier baby!"
"Before starting to work with Dana, our little Mason had so many sleep props in order to get any kind of sleep and would wake up 4-6 times a night. By the 3rd night in working with Dana our little one was getting in 12 hours of sleep a night! We honestly couldn't believe it! Two weeks later, Mason is now sleeping through the night and falls asleep within minutes of putting him in his crib. He is a much happier baby now that he's getting the right amount of sleep!"
Katie (mom of a 13 month old) WI
"We are proof that it works!"
"Our lives have changed...he sleeps through the night (till 7am which I never thought was possible) and naps are so much better. He's happier, we are happier parents and happier as a couple. Jeannine is amazing and we are so grateful for all she's done and for you as well Katie! It's made such a profound impact on our lives - our ability to get out, make plans etc and have babysitters at night! We were resigned to the fact that he just wasn't a good sleeper - so we are proof that it works!"
Natayla (mom of a 6 month old) UT
"Now he is sleeping 12 hour nights straight, taking great naps and is so well rested!"
"Before we started working with Jeannine our son was taking short naps and waking up every two to three hours during the night. He would only go back to sleep if he was nursed again. He wouldn't sleep anywhere but his crib or the car seat. We were exhausted and tried several different thing to try and help him sleep through but nothing was working and each day got a little worse.
But now he is sleeping 12 hour nights straight, taking great naps and is so well rested. We can also create a sleep friendly environment at our families homes so that we can be away from home a little more often. My husband and I are also getting the sleep that we need in order to do more than just get through the day. The best thing we have done for our family is work with Jeannine!"
Lisa (mom of a 4 month old) IN
"Our baby was sleeping through the night by the 3rd night!"
"Our baby was an awesome sleeper until he turned 4 months old and the sleeping changes from newborn sleep to adult sleep. He couldn't get the hang of falling back asleep on his own, and we didn't know how to help him learn. We could not get him to nap longer than 30 minutes at a time, and therefore I was spending entire days fighting to get him 4-5 naps per day because he was constantly tired and needed to be rocked to sleep. We had researched some crying techniques but I'm emotional jelly so knew that whatever we decided to do we had to stick with it, or it would only get worse if I caved in the middle of the training. We heard about Sleep Wise Consulting from friends of ours who said they had unbelievable results. This was a gentle sleep training technique that, yes is difficult to hear your baby cry, but I never felt like he thought we were abandoning him, because we were always there to comfort him. This is what I was most afraid of when I heard "sleep training." Our baby was sleeping through the night by about the 3rd night. He was just under 5 months old. That wasn't even one of our goals - he was still allowed to get up two times to feed if he wanted to, but because he had the tools he needed to put himself back to sleep, he didn't even need to feed anymore in the middle of the night. We've been sleeping through the night ever since. We were able to consolidate his crazy nap schedule into three nice long naps. Kelley gave us the tools to move forward and we were able to easily transition to a two nap a day schedule when he turned 6 months old. I would (and do) recommend this to everyone who needs a little help/support teaching their baby to fall asleep on their own. Like I said, I am emotional jelly and I did it. It was hard, but I sleep, and I'm a much better/happier mother because of it. Thank you so much Kelley and Sleep Wise Consulting!"
Parker & Thomas (parents of an 11 week old) NC
"I knew I needed help and she was missing out on a critical part of her health and developmental needs without such important sleep."
"We welcomed our first daughter, Hatton, after a very long wait. We were overjoyed to finally become parents to our precious girl! I remember so clearly - during our hospital stay - hearing each nurse say “wow she is so alert. She is quite vocal.” At the time, I figured they said that to every new parent…gracious was I wrong!
By week 6, we were in the throws of colic, attempting to soothe a child who took 2 hours to go down at night and would wake every 2 to 3 hours until morning. By week 11, I knew I needed help. I did not have the time or emotional capacity to read a book on how to support a child’s healthy sleep habits, but I knew she was missing out on a critical part of her health and developmental needs without such important sleep. I witnessed the cycle of exhaustion morph into tears that contributed to physical discomfort that would ultimately keep her awake. I had no idea how to support our daughter, and I felt absolutely helpless.
When I heard the words “sleep training," I envisioned laying outside of my daughter’s room for 2 hours listening to her scream with a box of kleenex by my side. I knew that was not an option for our colicky girl. Oh what a gift to discover the methods of Sleep Wise! Jennifer was so gracious and compassionate with us from day one. She created a personalized, specific, and 100% feasible strategy for both my husband and me and instilled confidence in our abilities as parents. Eight days after our first night of implementation, Hatton slept through the night and has done so since!
The greatest gift from this wonderful process? Waking up to a rested and smiling child. We are eternally grateful for Jennifer!”
Lorna & Christopher (parents of a 12 month old) CA
"I am still in awe and so very thankful that we committed to this!"
"When Leanna Mar turned ONE, I knew it was time for her to sleep in her own crib and in her own room. I was worried about how we were going to accomplish this since she was co-sleeping, nursing every 2-3 hrs during the night baby. She was also not falling asleep until 10ish every night. It was crazy. Once I started Leanna's sleep program with Jennifer, our lives changed. By the third night, my child was sleeping 12 hrs straight. I am still in awe & so very thankful that we committed to this.”
Kimberly (mom of a 11 month old) WA
"Just after a couple of days working with Kelley, we notice huge improvement with everything!"
"Working with Kelley is truly amazing and life changing for us! Before we made the call to Sleep Wise our son was waking up multiple times during the night with half the night co-sleeping and naps were a hit or miss. It became a struggle to get him to sleep, stay asleep and even eat consistently. Just after a couple of days working with Kelley we notice huge improvement with everything! Our son has continually been sleeping through the night, naps great (too great!) and eats like a champ with no fuss. He goes down to sleep happy and wakes up happy, which was our goal when we first started! Thank you so much!!"
Jessica & Thomas (parents of a 3 month old) CO
"Our entire family is happier and we ALL sleep at night!"
"Jennifer Loney was a God-sent helping our third born sleep WELL! We began his sleep training right after the newborn stage, at 4 months. Starting early made the biggest difference. Our son was waking up 4-6 times a night and his naps were sporadic. As a newborn, he didn’t want to miss any of the action, and would keep himself awake for over two hours at a time during the day, which was too long for an infant. My husband travels often and after coming home from a long trip, I approached him with having a sleep therapist. After one day home with lots of crying, and this being our third child, he said, “Pay her!”
Our success with sleep training was almost immediate. The first night and first full day was rough, but the second night, our son slept for 10 hours straight. The third night, he slept for 12 hours, and the fourth night, he dropped his night feeds. After that point, he was sleeping consistently through the night AND taking three naps a day averaging between 1.25 hours-2 hours PER nap. The success blew our minds! I almost feel like I am bragging by saying this, but we really are a much happier and a very well rested family. It feels amazing to say that we have a 4 month old that sleeps all through the night! We remain disciplined and orchestrate our schedules around their sleep schedules to ensure for happy and well rested kids. It has been so worth the added discipline to teach them great sleep habits early on. Now, in the evenings, my husband and I KNOW, our children will be sleeping for 12 hours that night for us to enjoy much needed alone time together!
Jennifer was calm, patient, and has a true passion for teaching children how to sleep well. She had so much empathy when I was overwhelmed and frustrated, and reassured me every step of the way. Never once did my husband or I feel alone in this process. We were coached so well, it’s as if she was in our home with us. We have a young toddler and we already plan on having her guide us to transitioning him to a big boy bed soon. We have also already said this will be the FIRST purchase we make for future children! If you’re thinking about this still, STOP! The sooner you sign up, the sooner you will sleep! Best money we EVER spent!”
Rayleigh (mom of a 4 month old) OR
"I took to the internet for advice on how to best navigate sleep challenges...but that left me feeling frustrated because I found conflicting advice."
"As a first time Mom with no other experience with babies, I'm learning so much as I go. My baby girl would sometimes sleep okay but often wouldn't and there was no predictable timing to her sleeping. I wanted some consistency for her health and also for my sanity. I wanted to have a more predictable schedule so that I could plan things around her naps and not have appointments scheduled when she was tired and needed to be sleeping. I also wanted to stop early morning or middle of the night wakings. I took to the internet for advice on how to best navigate sleep challenges and to help my baby get the best rest she could. But that left me feeling frustrated because I found conflicting advice. I wanted my baby to receive the most love and nurturing I could give her but I also didn't want to create bad habits that would cause more problems in the future. So I found myself feeling lost and stressed out whenever my baby wasn't sleeping as she should be and didn't know what I should do. I decided to hire Jennifer as a sleep consultant so that I could have an expert tell me exactly what to do (and what not to do). I loved that I got to work with Jennifer for two weeks so I could ask her tons of questions along the way as things came up. All her advice has worked because now when I put my baby down for a nap, I know what time she will be going down for a nap and I know how long she will sleep. And she wakes up in a good mood. At night she's sleeping 12 hours so I have quality time with my husband before bed and all three of us are getting uninterrupted sleep. I feel relieved to be educated on what the right way is to help my baby sleep well. Thank you for that peace of mind, Jennifer!"
Beth (mom of a 9 week old) FL
"My husband and I have time at night together again!"
"We were in such a horrible place before we contacted Kelley from Sleep Wise. Remy would only take naps in the carrier and was impossible to put to bed. He was waking 2-3 times a night and then would just stay awake forever. Sometimes we were wrapping him in the middle of the night! No one was sleeping and my husband and I were arguing all the time. I was missing out on one on one time with my toddler that he desperately needed with a new baby around. Remy was only 9 weeks but I knew this was the time to sleep train. My toddler was so easy to sleep train and I had no idea where to even start with Remy. He was such a different child and I had zero discipline with a toddler around. I opted for the quick fix and created bad habits. Enter Kelley!!! Wow. I cannot say enough praise for her and what she did for my family. Remy sleeps from 7-7 and takes 3 solid naps in his crib, not on me!! No swaddle. No paci (and he was addicted). Self soothes! My husband and I have time at night together again. I get to spend time with my toddler while Remy naps. She took on every problem with Remy with such ease and confidence which gave me confidence. She encouraged me to have the discipline to stick to it and not take the easy road. Seriously I tell every mom I know about our success story because getting sleep when sleep deprived is the best thing on the planet!! I cannot thank Kelley enough for what she has done for me and my family."
Erinne & Ron (parents of a 2.5 year old) IL
"We could not be happier with the results!"
"There are not enough words to express how wonderful Dana was throughout our sleep training. This was the second time that my husband and I hired Sleep Wise and we, once again, could not be happier with the results. Dana was absolutely AMAZING to work with. She gave us the confidence that we could make this work. In the middle of our time together we had to transition Carter to a toddler bed and she made the process so much easier. She will forever be one of our favorite people!"
Deanna (mom of a 2 year old) TX
"I would call her all over in a heartbeat!"
"Annabelle is quite the character! She knows what she wants and she wants it now. She's an opinionated free spirit with a love for life. So to spare you the book, I will give you a highlevel of what our sweet Annabelle has been through. Annabelle was born with a syndrome called Pfieffers Syndrome, but unfortunately we didn't find out until she was about 18mo. So what did this mean for Annabelle? This meant she had tight airways, snored from day one, and work up every hour at night as an infant. Finally when she was 13 months old it was discovered that she had sleep apnea that had been causing her not to sleep, and therefore not grow like she should have been. Shortly after it was discovered they removed her tonsils and adenoids and whaala! She started sleeping so well and started growing!! Fast forward to 16mo... we move from Las Vegas to Nevada, but to make things interesting we take a week vacation in Colorado. With some consistency and determination we were able to get her to sleep through most of the night again. At 18 months (when we discovered her Pfieffers Syndrom), it was determined that the syndrome had not only caused the tight airways, but Craniosynistosis which is the early fusion of the plates in her head. She had a minor surgery in Jan to relieve pressure on the brain, tubes placed in her ears in March, she was in the ICU for RSV for 4 days in April, and on June 1st she had a major surgery where they removed pieces of skull to make room for her brain. This last surgery kept us in the hospital for 6 days and kept mom by her side 24/7.
Needless to say when we got home a normal sleep pattern was out the window. No matter what we tried she fought us tooth and nail. We tried laying with her, but she just played and when she finally did fall asleep and we tried to leave her room, she would wake up. I spent 3 hours rubbing her back one night. This went on for a few weeks until we finally threw in the towel. Everyone was tired and cranky and we needed help. Jennifer gave met with us and gave us the sleep routine and rules, and we were all super excited! Even Annabelle was excited about her sleep chart. After about a week, and Annabelle finally realizing we meant what we said, she slept through the night!! She still tries to test us every once in a while, but we stick to our guns and she knows the rules and goes back to bed. I couldn't be happier with Jennifer and everything she helped our family with. I would call her all over again in a heartbeat!"
Kerri Ann (mom of a 5 month old) NY
"She is overall a happier baby!"
"When my husband and I initially tried transitioning our daughter into her crib we thought we were doomed. Our child would only nurse to sleep, napped only when in someone's arms and refused to sleep in her crib. I was referred to Jennifer by a friend and initially thought, I'm her parent I should just know what to do. Well, hiring Jennifer was the best thing we could have done for our girl! Not only is she now sleeping through the night after two weeks, but she naps consistently in her crib and is overall a happier baby because of the good quality sleep she gets now! Jennifer takes you step by step and explains what you're doing and why. It wasn't always easy but it has been well worth it. Jennifer is beyond supportive and has been a blessing to our family!"
Casey (mom of a 4 year old) NY
"We couldn't be happier!"
"We've been struggling with having consistent good sleep since Marley was 2. She was great until she figured out how to climb out of her crib and then things went downhill from there. She climbed out at 18 months and we were able to get her to stay in a pack n play until she reached 2 but then she climbed out of that as well. Once we transitioned to the toddler bed everything changed. Naps were a struggle as was bedtime. It was very hard to get her to relax and stay in her toddler bed. We ended up rocking our 2 year old to sleep!! We were not even doing that when she was a baby! Eventually we got away from that on our own but we did need to lay with her and then night wakings started and so did early wakings! She was either waking and coming in our room on her own, or waking up crying. And then early wakings came in as well, anywhere from 5am - 615am. Naps went out the door at 3 years but then she started falling asleep almost daily this summer due to early wakings.
Finally we decided to call Sarah and with her guidance we went from laying with her to fall asleep, her coming in our bed almost every night and waking at 530am to now falling asleep on her own, sleeping all night and waking no earlier than 6:15am. We are hoping to make it consistent to at least 6:30am but we are so happy to even be where we are now! We did all of this without our daughter shedding a tear. It was such a great process. We just got back from vacation and she did amazing there too! We couldn't be happier!"
Meaghan (mom of a 4 month old) CA
"She helped us put all of the pieces into place"
"We are so happy to have worked with Sarah. We knew our little girl had the potential to self soothe but we didn't know how to get her there. We were rocking her to sleep for naps and she was screaming until she passed out, just to wake up after 30-40 minutes. She was also starting to have night wakings due to the 4 month sleep regression. We knew it had to change so we contacted Sarah. She helped us put all the pieces into place to help our little girl fall asleep on her own for naps and bedtime. She helped me feel confident enough to let my baby girl self soothe. Now she falls asleep on her own for her naps and sleeps anywhere from 1-2 hours for her naps and at night she sleeps 12 hours and wakes up happy and refreshed. I fully recommend working with Sarah for any sleep issues you may be having. "
Alejandra (mom of a 3 month old) FL
"We even skipped the 4 month sleep regression!"
"We contacted Kelley from Sleep Wise Consulting when our second little peanut was 13 weeks. Our first baby did so well on a babywise schedule, we thought it would be the same with our second. He had a bit of reflux at the beginning and only slept on me at night and held during the day. We also started a big remodel on our house and so he slept in the pack and play next to me in the living room at my parents while my husband and my toddler slept on the guest room. It finally got rough when I had to go back to work and he was still waking up every hour after 4am and only gave us 30 min naps. After talking to Kelly he started sleeping 1.5 hours and even before we officially started our plan, he slept all night with only a few tips from her. I only wish we would have started sooner, because our entire household slept and was happier, I even had more time to spend with my toddler. It was by far the best money we've ever spent on anything. He is now 25 weeks and he sleeps like a champ. We also have a schedule going forward that I've been able to use when he seems to need a schedule change, we even skipped the 4 month sleep regression and have sailed smoothly through leaps and growth spurts. I cannot thank the Sleep Wise team enough."
Emily & Adam (parents of a 7 month old) IL
"The only thing we regret was that we didn't turn to her sooner."
"We turned to Dana for help after 7 months of waking every 2-3 hours every night. My husband and I were experiencing emotional strain, and our boy was very obviously not getting the sleep he needed! During our consultation, Dana was very polite, professional, and straightforward with her goals for Jameson's sleep. We were in shock to hear how much sleep he was missing out on and, to be honest, nervous to start. Dana talked us through the two weeks; she was our motivator to continue and see it through. By night three we had a sleeping, happier baby boy. We cannot thank Dana enough for all of her guidance and support. The only thing we regret was that we didn't turn to her sooner. Thank you, Dana!"
Sara (mom of a 13 month old) IA
"We are thrilled that we reached out to Kelley!"
"My husband and I were hesitant to ask for sleep help with our one year old. He was such a good sleeper in the beginning and we thought we could get him sleeping through the night on our own. After several months of trying on our own we finally contacted Kelley. After our son started sleeping through the night after just a few days of working with her our only regret was not asking for help sooner! Kelley was very patient with us and kindly answered the many questions we had. She wasn't judgmental and always had our son's best interest in mind. Our son is now on a schedule, has more energy when he is awake, and seems happier! He no longer needs to be rocked or held to fall asleep. He takes a nap each day and goes to sleep all on his own after his new bedtime routine. We are thrilled that we reached out to Kelley and we are so thankful that we have some time for ourselves in the evenings again."
Whitney & Lee Southwell (parents of a 15 week old) MS
"I'm so glad we trusted Sarah and the team because the end result is a happy sleeping baby and an overall happier household."
"Grayson was giving us fits from 7 pm to midnight every night. It was a vicious cycle of feeding, sleep for 30 minutes, wake up and cry and repeat, for hours! Once he finally settled, he was still waking every 3-4 hours to eat during the night. With two other small children in the house, we were mentally and physically exhausted and battling anxiety as bedtime hours approached each night. Before starting, Grayson was sleeping solely in his swing, swaddled. I am happy to say now at 15 weeks old, he sleeps solely in his crib with no swaddle or paci. He goes down wide awake and puts himself to sleep within minutes. For the last 1-2 weeks, he has slept 12 hour stretches at night, and we have to wake him most mornings. Sarah was there every step of the way to answer our questions, calm our nerves and guide us through the motions. It really is amazing to look back and see how much progress he made in such short time. I'm so glad we trusted Sarah and the team because the end result is a happy sleeping baby and an overall happier household."
Rubina (mom of an 8 month old) VA
"I am now a member of the human race again!"
"We are so deeply grateful for your help, Dana. I am now a member of the human race again. I can't even describe what a difference this sleep training has made in our quality of life. And Yusef seems so much happier too. Thank you so much, Dana!"
Raquel & John (parents of an 18 month old) VA
"We never thought it was possible for her to sleep through the night...especially 12 hours, but four nights in she was doing it all on her own! Thank you Jennifer!"
Lynn & Dave (parents of a 5 month old) VA
"Atlas slept through the night on night two!"
"We were referred to Sleep Wise Consulting by a friend. We thought that after 4 months of waking up 1-3 times a night, an uninterrupted night's sleep sounded too good to be true. It wasn't! Atlas slept through the night on night two and now consistently sleeps through the night without any night wakings. His naps are longer and we actually have a routine that we can plan our day around. Jennifer was so patient and encouraging that by the end of the two weeks, she felt like part of our family. We could not be more grateful for getting our sleep back. We are all happier and healthier because of it. Thank you Jennifer and Sleep Wise!”
Annie (mom of a 3 month old) NY
"I'm one happy mama!"
"Before starting with Kelley my 12 week old had a pacifier that I was having to insert numerous times during naps and during the middle of the night. She had to be held to fall asleep and most naps I was holding her until she was asleep and when she woke up early holding for the rest of the entire nap. My life was trying to get her to sleep. Her naps were short and she never went to sleep on her own. She was waking once a night to feed which I was okay with. Kelley helped my family and I in so many ways in just a few short weeks. I still can't even believe that she sleeps 12 hrs at night now. Most days I have to wake her. We took the pacifier away, unswaddled her and she has learned to put herself to sleep on her own. No more holding her for hours for a nap. She loves going in her crib and does not cry at all. This is a dream come true. All of the people in my life can't believe it!! I can't thank Kelley enough for what she has given my family. I only wish I had called 3 years ago for my 3 year old. I did not think that I was going to be able to do this but I trusted Kelley and did everything she told me and I have the happiest baby ever!! I'm one happy mama too!"
Sarah (mom of a 10 week old) CA
"He is a completely new baby!"
"We started with Sleep Wise & Jeannine when my son was 10 weeks old. At this point we were taking nightly shifts between me and my husband to hold the baby while he sleeps in our arms. He refused the dockatot, bassinet, swing etc. So for 10 weeks we were zombies. This is baby # 2 and we also used the sleep consultants for our 2 year old daughter at 4 months old. Anyway, he was nursing every 2 hours through the night too and I was
exhausted. I couldn't get him on a schedule between the gas/colic, reflux etc. We decided to work with Jeannine at 10 weeks after our 15 min consultation. I struggled to start so early but it soon became the best thing for our family. He was successfully sleeping through the night within a few days. We now put him down and he goes to sleep by self soothing. It relieved a lot of stress because I wasn't able to spend time with him to put him down for naps as I have to tend to my 2 year old. Now I am able to lay him down and he goes to sleep without any props. It's such a relief to be able to know what is wrong with my baby now since he is on a schedule. He is a completely new baby. Nolan is always smiling and laughing and happy when before he was always fussy. He needed sleep! I chose Jeannine because I knew she had been in a similar situation with a similar age gap in our children. She was awesome and gave me peace of mind time and time again through our training."
Jackie (mom of a 10 week old) TX
"This decision was the best money ever spent!"
"Thank you Jeannine for all the sleep our family has gained since working with you! Before Jeannine, our 10 week old was sleeping 4-6 hour stretches at night and napping 30 minutes at a time. We had to hold the pacifier in her mouth to get her to sleep for naps and usually had to hold her to fall back asleep once she woke from her naps. I knew that our baby was capable of sleeping much better and since hearing many success stories about Jeannine and the ladies at Sleep Wise Consulting, I decided to purchase package. This decision was the best money ever spent! By night TWO, our baby was sleeping through the night! Jeannine was with us every step of the way and helped us remove the pacifier, dock a tot, and eventually swaddle. Our baby now is able to go to sleep on her own, in her crib, and soothe herself back to sleep if she wakes early from a nap. We are so pleased with how much she has accomplished in the 3 weeks during her sleep plan and are so thankful Jeannine gave us the tools to give her the gift of healthy sleep."
Chasidy (mom of newborn twins) TX
"Our family is so grateful to have three children that are great sleepers - thanks to Katie!"
"We are so happy we chose to use Katie to help our twins learn how to sleep from the start. We used Katie with our older son, and it was amazing how she got him sleeping through the night, so we trusted she would help us with our twins. I was so scared that I would never sleep again because of the horror stories I had heard about twins. Before they were born she told us what to do to help them learn to be great sleepers on their own, and they are! They take good naps through out the day, and are great sleepers at night. With Katie's help, we had two babies sleeping through the night around 11 weeks! We could not have done this without Katie's help!!! Our family is so grateful to have three children that are great sleepers - thanks to Katie!"
Amanda (mom of a 7 month old) MS
"Kelley helped us not only with sleep, but also with nutrition, play time activities, and tips for car naps and vacation."
"Before working with Kelley, my little boy was all over the place with naps- some were 30 minutes and some were 3 hours. He was still waking once or twice at night and the second time I would have to feed him to get him to go back to sleep. Fast forward 2 short weeks and my little boy takes two long naps every day and is sleeping all night. I get a lot of "you have such a happy baby!" comments now! Kelley helped us not only with sleep, but also with nutrition, play time activities and tips for car naps and vacation. She was a pleasure to work with and I can't say enough good things about her. I even overheard my husband, the skeptic, telling a friend that getting a sleep consultant was well worth the money. Thank you, Kelley!"
Heather (mom of a 4.5 month old) TX
"I highly recommend Sleep Wise to any parent who is tired of struggling with their babies sleep issues alone!"
"Before Kelley, Riley was waking up 2-3 times every single night (sometimes for hours!), we were constantly playing the pacifier game and naps were never longer than 30 minutes.
After Kelley, Riley was consistently sleeping 8 hours straight and, for the first time since he was born, slept all through the night (12 hours!) and naps have consistently improved.
I highly recommend Sleep Wise to any parent who is tired of struggling with their babies sleep issues alone. These gals will make your life easier and help your little ones get the rest they deserve (and you too!)"
Brynn (mom of a 7 month old) CA
"Jennifer was so incredibly sweet, patient, and easy to work with!!"
"Working with Jennifer was life changing! My baby was just about 7 months and getting him to nap was a struggle! I would fight for hours to get him to nap for barely 20 minutes. I was also in a terrible routine of nursing him to sleep. As soon as I laid him in his crib he would cry and melt down. I was at the end of my rope! I cannot say enough great things about my experience with Sleep Wise Consulting! Jennifer was so incredibly sweet, patient, and easy to work with!! Within two weeks she had my baby napping on a schedule and sleeping through the night. I am now able to lay my baby down wide awake and he falls asleep completely on his own within 5 minutes! The difference is night and day! We no longer deal with overly-tired melt downs. Having a predictable schedule has been the best thing I could do, for not only my baby, but the rest of my family as well! I highly recommend Jennifer to all my friends who are experiencing sleeping trouble with their little ones!"
April (mom of a 3 month old) AZ
"I literally feel like a new mom and a better wife!"
"We started Babywise from day one. We read the book while I was pregnant because a few people recommended it to us. The first weeks were draining, but that is newborn life right? My daughter, Savannah, did well with eat, wake, sleep. Putting her to sleep was the biggest challenge, but she was still new, so I didn’t stress too much. I had to hold her to get her to sleep, but then the holding started to take longer and longer each day (at least an hour), and the second I put her down, she was miraculously wide awake. I knew holding her to go to sleep was a sleep prop. Every week, I felt like we had to add a new prop so she would go to sleep. First the pacifier, then we needed to cover her eyes with the burp cloth, then butt pats. I knew we were heading down a bad road. At this point Savannah was only waking twice at night, then once, so I felt like other than taking forever to put her to sleep, we were doing okay. Then eleven weeks hit……I felt like it was the four month sleep regression that reared it’s ugly head early.
At eleven weeks, night wakings increased. First two wakings, then three or four. And let me remind you that each time she woke up, it would take at least an hour of holding to get her back to sleep. Then I hit rock bottom. I got to the point from about 4 am on I would just hold her the rest of the night. At one point, I would let her sleep on my chest in her recliner until DWT. She began waking early from naps, so I would hold her the remainder of the naps to make it to the next clock time on my three hour schedule.
I was getting little sleep, and little done at home. I was exhausted and cried a lot. A lot!!!!! And all because I couldn’t figure out her sleep (not to mention breastfeeding is hard too with a dairy free baby). Why wasn’t Babywise working for me? I was doing everything the book suggested. I asked advice daily, tried everything people suggested, and it just wasn’t working. I wanted to throw in the towel. Maybe Babywise wasn’t for us. I even had to unfollow all Babywise groups on Facebook because I was OBSESSING over sleep and it was driving me insane.
I finally convinced my husband that we needed to call Sleep Wise Consulting. At least for the free 15 minutes, what was there to lose. I had read so many of the mothers who worked with them had so much success. I knew it was an investment, but I also knew we needed help. So we called and I am so very thankful we did.
We worked with Kelley. She spent so much time getting to know Savannah and our family. She gave us strategies and tips, and a schedule just for Savannah. She answered my billion questions daily. I am not going to lie and say it was a simple fix. It took work, but I was willing to do anything to get my little one sleeping. Our main goal was to develop independent sleep skills and get night sleep better. If we could improve naps, that was a bonus. On night two or three, Savannah was already sleeping through the night!!!! That was way higher than our expectations, and I couldn’t believe this was my child. She was falling asleep at naps and bedtime all on her own. No more holding for an hour each time she slept. It was glorious. I literally feel like a new mom, and a better wife! It has been over three weeks since we started working with Kelley, and other than one or two MOTN wakings during the first week, we have a baby that STTN every single night, naps are awesome (no more 45 minute intruder), and she can put herself to sleep all on her own without any sleep props. I feel like it was months ago since we worked with Kelley because I feel so rested. I call Kelley a miracle worker because she would help me make small changes to ensure Savannah was getting exactly the amount of sleep she needed. I will be forever grateful for her."
Melina (mom of 6 month old twins) TX
"The day after our plan started with Kelley, I had seen a complete change in both of them! They are just HAPPY...all the time!"
"I wasn’t sure hiring a sleep consultant with a full plan was the option for us. They knew how to put themselves back to sleep, had good sleeping habits, etc. I just knew I could do it on my own… Well, after weeks of trying to tweak our schedule I decided maybe it wasn’t going to be as “easy” as I thought. The day after our plan started with Kelley, I had seen a complete change in both of them. They were usually happy most of the time, but even just changing the bedtime routine, they are just HAPPY! All the time! No more crying while we get dressed at night.. it’s the little things! Their whole demeanor has changed. We are now on a consistent 2 nap schedule & I am confident to make changes in the future on my own. So thankful for that!"
Caitie (mom of a 8 month old) OR
"I knew the first couple of nights were not going to be easy...however they almost were!"
"Before I made the decision that I needed help sleep training my daughter I dreaded night. I would have to go lay down and nurse my daughter to sleep at 7pm and continue nursing every couple hours throughout the night. Then I ended up having to stay there the rest of the evening because if I left she woke up, which was really taking a toll on the quality time I needed with my husband. My daughter was grouchy and always tired because she never got a good nights sleep! Naps were just as bad I rocked and nursed her and anyone else had to rock, walk, bounce everything to get her to sleep and you couldn't set her down. After finally choosing to go ahead and contact Katie to help me, I knew the first couple of nights were not going to be easy.. however they almost were! It went way easier than I thought and my daughter is rocking it. She ended up sick at the end of our 2 weeks which made it harder but she is back on track. I couldn't have done it on my own and we are so thankful to finally have lives and a well rested baby! Thanks Katie!"
Jessie (mom of a 9 month old) IL
"Following Dana's plan, he slept 12 hours by night 2!"
"Before Dana, Callum was waking up multiple times a night and up for the day at the crack of dawn! I was an exhausted zombie. When I was told that Callum is capable of sleeping 12 hrs a night with no feedings I was skeptical. His sister, who's 3 never slept that long and he was waking up so much it didn't even seem possible. Following Dana's plan he slept 12 hours by night 2. Amazing!!!! I thought I would just have accept that Callum would always wake up but now that's he's well-rested he's happier, healthier and thriving!
Dana was a pleasure to work with. She's a very kind and encouraging person. She truly dedicated herself and gave it her all when it came to improving Callum's sleep. Thank you Dana!!!! You're a lifesaver!"
Janel (mom of a 6 month old) WI
"On night 3 of working with Dana, he was sleeping through the night consistently!"
"Dana helped us to realize my son’s amazing sleep potential! When we started working with her, he was 6 months old and was waking 1-3 times a night and needed to nurse back to sleep. He was addicted to his swing for naps and if you tried to put him down in his crib, he would cry and only sleep 40-50 minutes.
Our goals were for him to sleep through the night and to improve naps. On night 3 of working with Dana, he was sleeping through the night consistently! By the end of our two weeks, he had become a napping pro in his crib. Dana gave us the tools needed to meet our goals!
It’s been two months since we worked with her, and we are still applying these tools whenever something affects his sleep (i.e. learning to crawl, teething, leaps.) We use what we’ve learned and are back on track within 1-2 nights!
His improved sleep has made my happy boy even happier. He loves to explore and learn new things and I am so happy that we made this investment in our son. Of course, my husband and I are benefiting from his great sleep habits as well. We no longer go to bed afraid to fall into too deep of a sleep knowing that there could be a crying baby to answer to at any moment.
Throughout the entire process Dana was incredible! She took the time to explain every step thoroughly, to answer all of our questions and most importantly to give us the encouragement we needed to help him reach his sleep potential! We are so thankful for her!"
Sarah (mom of a 6 month old) VA
"The best money you can ever invest is in your child's sleep and your own!"
"Before we started working with Kelley, we would have to bounce/rock and sing our 6 month old, Ace, to sleep for naps and at bed time. It took anywhere from 5 minutes to 35 minutes, sometimes more. He would take short 30 minute naps and wake up anywhere from 1-6 times a night. To top things off, he was sleeping in our room, in our bed-something I swore I would never do when I was pregnant. But sometimes, when you haven't slept more than 2 hours in a row and you are physically exhausted, you do the things you said you would never do to try and get more sleep.
Enter Kelley. She gave us a solid plan to address all of our sleep issues. Her reassurance, support, and knowledge helped us to quickly get him into top sleeping shape. She helped us navigate this sleep process WHILE Ace was learning to sit up AND break through two new teeth (que sera sera). Not only did Ace do it, but he aced it! He was able to move into his own room and crib, learn to fall asleep without being bounced/rocked or sung to, AND he can fall asleep by himself! Kelley believed in our family and gave us the tools to make our dreams of helping our son to develop important sleep skills that will benefit him the rest of his life. The best money you can ever invest in your child's sleep and your own! I feel like I got a piece of my life back that I'd been missing, Kelley is the best!"
Kate (mom of a 3 month old) CA
"Sleep Wise Consulting was a godsend!"
"Working with Kelley was simple, streamlined and successful! I contacted Sleep Wise in hopes of getting my son to put himself to sleep on his own but it surprisingly had the added benefits of night weening and nap extending. Our son was 13 weeks and 13 pounds when we started sleep training. Kelley was very professional and super organized. Tracking sleeping and eating data helped Kelley make slight adjustments to our wake times and nap lengths that really made a difference in the end. I had always heard that sleep training would only take a few nights but I was still absolutely shocked when my son went from sleeping a max of 5 hours at night to 12 hours in only 4 days. I had also accepted the fact that my son would always be a 45 minute napper but after only a week and a half he was consistently taking 2 hour naps in the morning. Most importantly, we now only spend a few minutes putting our son to bed at night, instead of hours playing the pick-up out-down game, which has given my husband and I some much needed bonding time. Sleep Wise Consulting was a godsend. I highly recommend working with them!"
Andrea (mom of a 12 week old) CO
"Having Sarah to guide us in teaching our daughter healthy sleep habits worked much better than all of the expensive things you find on baby registries!"
"Thank you, Sarah! We started working together when my second child was only 7 weeks old. We saw immediate improvements in her sleep and now at 12 weeks old we are all happily sleeping through the night! Why do we all spend so much money buying contraptions to soothe our babies and help them to sleep when the BEST investment we can make is helping them learn to soothe themselves!? Having Sarah to guide us in teaching our daughter healthy sleep habits worked much better than all of the expensive things you find on baby registries!"
Lisa (mom of a 5 month old) MN
"I am beyond grateful for Dana, her patience and how much she genuinely cared about my baby."
"To say I am grateful for Dana is a complete understatement, and while life changing sounds a bit dramatic, it really is the best word I can use to describe my experience working with her. Prior to working with Dana, Ellery would take three 30 minute naps and would wake 4-5 times every night to nurse. At first I just convinced myself it was because she was a little baby and didn't have the ability to sleep longer, but as the weeks went by and she continued to wake this frequently, I knew something had to change. The sleep deprivation was really starting to get to me, and I would go to bed with severe anxiety.
I am beyond grateful for Dana, her patience and how much she genuinely cared about my baby. She blew my expectations out of the water and helped achieve what I really thought was impossible. After our two weeks together, she gave me so many amazing resources to help continue my successes with Ellery and navigate through future potential challenges down the road. In addition to being a sleep miracle worker, she is one of the most kind, understanding, patient, encouraging, genuine persons I have ever met."
Jennifer (mom of a 12 month old) GA
"We worked with another sleep consultant before you and it was hours upon hours of screaming. My husband and I are so thankful for you and it's been less than a week."
I'm so proud of him. He's doing so great. I"m honestly shocked. Really shocked! This is not how it went last time AT ALL when we worked with another sleep consultant. We had hours upon hours of screaming for well over a month before I just gave up. I wish I would have known about you 6 months ago. The combo of feeding schedule, nursing, wake times, etc. has been amazing for him, thanks to you! Tommy and I are so thankful for you and it's been less than a week! He's laughing and smiling more and it's so sweet to see!"
Jackie (mom of a 4 year old) TX
"Sleeping through the night by night 1"
"We noticed a difference the first night and it only got better with him falling asleep on his own, in his own room and sleeping through the night by night 1! We went from rocking/singing and bed-sharing to independent sleeper in no time! Thanks Jennifer."
Kelli (mom of a 4 month old) LA
"She is now 8 months old and sleeps 12-12.5 hours and naps like a dream!"
"My 16 week old had been waking every 1-3 hours since birth. I just chalked it up to she's a 'bad sleeper'. Katie proved me wrong! She was encouraging, supportive, and she truly cared about Joanna. Joanna became a different baby once Katie guided us through the process of teaching her independent sleep skills. She is now 8 months old, sleeps 12-12.5 hour nights, and naps like a dream! So thankful for Sleep Wise Consulting!"
Rachele (mom of an 11 week old) IL
"I couldn't be happier to say that our little guy has crushed all the goals we set out for him!"
"We started working with Dana when our son, Mav, was 11 weeks old. During our initial conversation with Dana she asked what our goals were. We wanted him to sleep through the night, not wake up at 5 a.m., take longer naps, and eliminate the witching hours. After two weeks I couldn’t be happier to say that our little guy has crushed all the goals we set out for him. I would have never believed that in just two weeks his sleep could be completely transformed, but it was! We are so proud of him, the bags under our eyes are dissipating, and we are truly enjoying every waking moment. Though it was challenging, it was the best thing we could have done for our family. Dana was tremendous to work with. Her support and encouragement was much appreciated and I truly enjoyed checking in with her regularly. It’s something I plan to do as Mav continues to grow and change – she has clients for life!"
Rebecca (mom to a 5 month old) NC
"I could have never come up with the perfect plan that Kimberly created!"
"As a second time mom, I had read all the books and blogs on sleeping and had sleep trained my now 2 year old when she was a baby. I felt confident I would be able to do the same with my second child but quickly found this to be impossible to do on my own. My second didn't respond to any of the methods I tried (and I tried everything!) and when he turned 4 months old I knew I needed help. I could not tend to my toddler and meet her needs while working off little to no sleep. Not to mention, I was stressed out not knowing if I was trying the right things or if my sons sleep would ever improve. I reached out to Kimberly at Sleep Wise and with her help everything began to change for the better. She listened to my needs and analyzed my sons sleep habits in order to create the perfect sleep plan for our family. She thoroughly went over this plan and answered the million questions I had. I felt even more comfortable taking her advice knowing her background as a nurse practitioner and former employee at a pediatric sleep clinic. After the first night my son began sleeping longer stretches and within the first week he was sleeping through the night! I could never have come up with the perfect plan that Kimberly created but I'm so thankful she was there to get us to getting sleep again!"
Catherine (mom of a 5 month old) Utca, Hungary
"The hugest difference now is that now when he wakes up in the morning, or from a nap, he is smiling and happy!"
"I can not say enough about Katie Pitts and Sleep Wise. When Oliver was 2 months old, my husband and I trained him to sleep through the night, and by 3 months he was able to sleep 10-11 hours at night. However, once he began sleeping at night, his naps got progressively shorter, to where he would wake up after 30 minutes. When he would wake up, he would be cranky, and I began to miss my sweet baby, wondering when these short naps would end. I read every sleep book, and tried everything and I could not get Oliver's naps to lengthen! By the time he was 5 months, he was getting increasingly cranky and fussy after his short naps, and he was just miserable to be with! He also was waking up at 5 or 5:30 am, and I couldn't get him to sleep longer (we couldn't put him to bed later than 7 or 7:30, because he was so miserable in the evening from short naps) - we would give him a pacifier to get him back to sleep but it didn't always work, and he would wake up fussy and stay that way all day. I was so sad to not be enjoying my time with him as a stay at home mom. I finally called Katie around the time he turned 6 months old. She listened to every detail and wrote a detailed proposal for his specific needs. The first morning we implemented her plan, we had to actually wake Oliver up in the morning, he was sound asleep! .By the end of the first week, he had had more long morning naps than not, and within three weeks, both morning and afternoon naps were getting longer, not to mention, he sleeps 11-12 hours at night uninterrupted. The hugest difference is that now when he wakes up in the morning, or from a nap (or when we wake him up), he is smiling and happy! Katie wasn't just able to give me the plan for Oliver, but watch his habits, and help me learn how he functions and be able to discern his individual sleep needs and implement them. I can't believe this smiling baby is once again a joy to be around at home during the day! He is so happy, and smiley, and goes to sleep with absolutely no help from anyone or anything. One night, during our sleep training, a fire broke out on our balcony! I had to wake up Oliver and run downstairs with him. He was outside for 45 minutes being passed from neighbor to neighbor and when the coast was clear, I came back up, placed him right in his crib, and never heard a peep. No rocking, no pacifier, no anything. He is an independent sleeper and is all the better for it!"
Katy (mom of a 7 month old) VA
"Working with Katie Pitts has changed my life in the best ways possible. When I started with Katie, my 7 month old, Tommy, was waking up 3-4 times a night. In swooped her expertise and in a matter of a few days his wakings went to 1 and by the end of our time together, my son was sleeping through the night! His 30 minute naps are now turning into 1.5-2 hours - something I thought I would never see!
Katie was incredibly timely and thorough with her calls and emails and went above & beyond when Tommy through in his stubbornness 🙂 For the first time since my son was born, I was able to get back on the elliptical, let my husband know when we could eat dinner, and leave the house in the evenings knowing he would not wake up! Most of all, I know my son is getting the amount of sleep he needs to grow up strong and healthy!
I told Katie personally and I will reiterate it here - working with her is the best investment I have made - I would recommend her to any parent!"
Brittany (mom of a 6 month old) IN
"I can’t thank Sarah enough for her help to our family. I have never been in such a weak and desperate place and Sarah met me there and helped quickly.
Thank you for supporting me personally and helping my sweet Caleb get some sleep. After 6 complete months of never even sleeping 6 hours, and more often being up 5-6x/night, life feels like a ‘dream’ right now. We are all so grateful.”
Amber (mom of an 8 month old) IN
"I read Babywise and followed the basic principles for my son but still we had early wake ups , short naps, and some middle of the night wakings. As my son turned 8 months I felt like I had missed something; I questioned what I was missing and truly feel like I was failing. We decided to hire a sleep consultant because I needed someone else to think about Clark's sleep with me. I was able to send her our sleep log and get feedback, tips, and suggestions on what to do next. For me, working with Katie gave me such peace of mind. I had someone on my team when troubleshooting sleep issues. Spending time learning from a Katie was the breathe of fresh air; and the encouragement I needed. The sleep package was worth every penny."
Kea (mom of a 4 month old) NY
"Before we started working with Kelley, our 15 week old son was a pacifier addict. He would sleep for about 4-6 hours at night before waking up for a feed, which was great, but then would wake up anywhere from 1-10 times between 4 and 7 AM crying for his paci. He also was a habitual 32-40 minute napper - never longer! We were frustrated and exhausted...but immediately saw results after we started working with Kelley! He slept through the night after just two nights, no more middle of the night feeding or early morning waking for his paci. After about a week he adjusted to three solid naps per day, sleeping anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours - we often have to wake him up from his naps now! Kelley was so kind, easy to work with, and accessible. I can't thank her enough - or recommend her highly enough - for all that she's done for our family!"
Kimberly (mom of a 6 week old) CA
"I realized it was luck that my 1st was such an excellent sleeper and I assumed my 2nd would follow suit but that wasn't the case. By 5 weeks my little girl wasn't extending her night sleep. She was waking every 2.5/3 hours 24/7. I wasn't functioning well but I thought it was too early to call Sleep Wise because I kept hearing that this was normal newborn behavior. After 6 weeks, we were still in the same spot. I felt that she could give me a longer stretch at night. And my girl was more irritable compared to my son. Out of desperation I used the 15 min call and Jeannine Conte was confident that she could help me. She believed me! She agreed that my babe could do better. So the next week (at 7 weeks) we started with Sleep Wise.
After the first week, we had ditched the swing (2 out of 4 naps in the swing and half her night sleep was in the swing), all sleep was in the crib, she was able to put herself asleep within 5 min and she was consistently giving me 2 hour naps. After the 2nd week, we ditched the swaddle and we are now in the sleep sack. By this week (10 weeks) we got an 11 hour stretch last night! It looks like a 12 hour night is in my near future. I gave Jeannine some lofty goals and we met every one of them. Best of all, my daughter wakes up happy and smiling every morning and she is no longer irritable. She loves to hang out and watch everyone. The extra sleep has helped us to see her true personality.
My husband was skeptical about using a sleep consultant but just this week he reflected on our daughter's progress and agreed that this was a good investment in all our sleep and mental health.
If you have a newborn and you're struggling, you don't have to endure the sleep deprivation. There is hope! She's now a better sleeper than my 1st! Just amazing!! Thank you so much Jeannine for giving my family back their sleep!"
Rayanne (mom of a 9 month old) Winnipeg, Canada
"I read almost every sleep training book available and despite this, our daughter London just couldn’t sleep. I tried everything and exhausted and frustrated by my baby’s hourly middle of the night awakenings, I contacted Katie. With Katie’s help and encouragement, London now sleeps a solid twelve hour night and takes two successful naps. I’ve come to realize it wasn’t just one thing that Katie suggested. Rather, it was how she used her expertise to put it all together in a successful sleep training program. I only wish I had started working with Katie sooner!"
Emily & Dylan (parents of a 14 month old) CO
“Working with Sarah has been so instrumental in getting the sleep that our family needed for over a year! She shared with us the skills and knowledge we needed in order to commit to helping our daughter learn to sleep. Before Sarah’s help, our little girl would only fall asleep in our arms after reading countless books, nursing multiple times, and lots of rocking. She would wake up almost hourly during the night to seek out the same comfort to fall back asleep. Now she says “bye” when I lay her in her crib and she puts herself to sleep…and stays asleep!! It has given us some adult time to enjoy things. We are generally much happier now that we are getting sleep. I feel more confident leaving her with caregivers and our baby seems to be eating better since sleeping more.”
Caroline (mom of a 6 month old) NH
"Our 6 month old baby girl was sleeping well for naps, and going down for bed well at nighttime. We were on a great schedule and many people would probably wonder why we would even hire a sleep consultant! Our issue was that we wanted our baby to be sleeping straight through the night with zero wake-ups. So we reached out to Dana and asked for her to help us through the process. Having Dana walk us through the process helped us to become more consistent and not give in when we were tempted to divert from the plan! Now, thanks to Dana, our daughter is sleeping much better through the night! And as an added bonus, my husband and I have learned so much more about baby sleep. We now understand key principles in developing independent sleep habits and have a good idea of schedules for each baby stage as we move forward. If you are struggling big time with your baby's sleep, with inconsistent naps or a baby waking every 2 hours through the night, then hire Dana and you will see great improvement. She knows her stuff. We get two solid naps a day (1.5 to 2 hours each) and have a great night sleeper. I think that's a win!"
Emily (mom of a 13 month old) MI
"I cannot thank Jeannine enough for the support, guidance, and confidence that she provided to our family. Before working with Jeannine, Jackson relied on a bottle to go to sleep at night and would only nap for 30 minutes during the day. In such a short time, Jeannine was able to help Jackson learn how to put himself to sleep soundly both at night and during his daily nap, which is now two hours long! What amazed me most was how Jeannine was able to work within our current daily routine, and with a few minor adjustments, give us such amazing success."
Kate (mom of a 7 month old) CA
"I requested assistance from one of the sleep consultants with Sleep Wise Consulting and was paired with Kelley. I opted for a 15 min phone consultation then added a week of email correspondence for extra assistance. The reason for reaching out was my pretty great 6 month old sleeper (usually 8-10 hours of sleep with no wake ups!) was continuing to rise early (5am). Despite a month of dealing with the early wakes and cries, I was desperate to figure out how to fix it - I tried sneaking in a bottle, holding him in his dark room, doing 5 minute checks until wake time - none of it helped! Although I was so pleased he could do so many hours on his own, I was getting frustrated that he couldn't finish through and make it to at least 11 hours, which would be the best for his health and development. Literally day one of her suggestions, my baby responded so well to 2 naps and within days was sleeping 6:45pm-6:30am. It is hard work to stay consistent with a schedule but it has made such a difference in our home. Now my baby is getting the rest he needs and in hand I am able to sleep better at night! We are all happy and well rested! Best decision to have an expert look at our day-to-day routines and to help us find a schedule that works for all of us. Thank you, Kelley!!"
Bethany (mom of 9 month old twins) OH
"We can not thank Kelley enough! Bedtime used to be super stressful for my twins and me. After looking over our schedule Kelley made some suggestions to help bedtime go smoother. A few days later and bedtime is a breeze. The added bonus is the schedule changes allowed my girls to have the best naps they have ever had too!"
Hannah (mom of a 13 week old) CA
"Before we started working with Jeannine, our 10 week old baby boy, Randon, was waking anywhere from 25-45 mins into his daytime naps. I’d run upstairs and try to put his binky in his mouth in hopes of soothing him and getting him back to sleep. Sometimes it would work, often it didn't. I found myself sitting in on his naps, just killing time in the dark, to try to be there when he awoke and to get to him faster with the binky. I was miserable. I had no down time, no time to get anything done, and no time to myself. At night, we were spending an hour and a half trying to get Randon to sleep for bedtime. When we contacted Sleep Wise Consulting, Randon had started waking up almost every two hours during the night from about 10 pm to 6 am. We felt we were spending all of our time just trying to get our baby to sleep. We didn’t know what we were doing wrong. We had read all the books, kept him on a consistent schedule, had the perfect bedtime routine (so we thought), and our baby just did not want to sleep.
We scheduled our 15 minute consultation with Jeannine and were desperate to start as soon as possible. After three weeks of working with Jeannine, things have dramatically improved! No rocking, no shooshing, no pickup put downs. His nights are now 7 pm - 7 am...and for the first time ever, he slept through the night with no feedings! During the day he’s now taking full 2 hour naps. I have so much time to get things done, Randon is way happier, and best of all, my husband and I actually feel like we can function because we’ve been getting sleep."
Erica (mom of a 14 month old) CO
"After fourteen long and sleepless months, Katie rescued us! My son Cole had never been a good sleeper. He required thirty minutes to an hour of rocking, bouncing, singing, shushing and crying (him and me) before he would fall asleep ̶ if he fell asleep at all. He slept in ninety minute intervals and would often be awake for hours in the middle of the night. After fourteen months the lack of sleep had negatively impacted every aspect of our life. We contemplated investing in a sleep consultant for months before actually hiring Katie. I wish we had done it sooner! With Katie’s help Cole now puts himself to sleep every time, he takes great naps and sleeps through the night! We will never be able to thank Katie enough for being so optimistic and thoughtful through the whole process. She was thorough and reliable. You could also tell that she was really invested in helping my son get the sleep he needed to thrive; therefore, allowing us to get the sleep we needed to help him do so. Sleep Wise Consulting was by far the best parenting decision we have made and was worth every cent."
Kelly (mom of a 3 month old) CA
"We just finished a three week session with Kelley. She was awesome to work with and made a HUGE difference. We started at 9.5 weeks and Paxton was having a really hard time with his bedtime (crying for up to 2 hours before going to sleep), waking up for two middle of the night feeds, and naps that had previously been good were falling apart. Now at 12.5 weeks he has started sleeping through the night (11-12 hours), goes down very easy for bedtime and naps and we have gotten rid of all sleep props. She also helped us transition out of the swaddle (it was easy peasy for us). We are so glad we did this. We were doing things about 90% right but she helped with some really important things - small changes that made an immediate and large difference. We read a few other people's posts about Sleep Wise consulting and thought "Why can't they just share what they learned?" And the short answer is that every baby is different; even if you are already on a good schedule or following a good routine, there are probably a few changes that will help everything click into place. Kelley helped get to the bottom of things really fast and we saw immediate results. They give a free 15 minute consultation/evaluation so at the very least, check that out. We feel like we have gained days of our lives back because Paxton is sleeping so much better! Since both kids are in bed by 7pm, we have the whole night to ourselves again!"
Lolly (mom of a 3.5 month old) VA
"Despite all my efforts in getting our daughter off to a good start sleeping, I could not get her to take longer than 45 minute naps and she was still waking twice a night at 12 weeks old. I just wasn't sure what else I could do to improve her sleep but I knew she was capable of better sleep. I myself was exhausted from being up multiple times a night. I asked Kelley if my sleep goals were reasonable in two weeks to obtain. Kelley was amazing in finding what Charlotte needed to extend her naps and nighttime sleeping. Within a day she was already taking 2 hour naps and doing so well we actually had to cut down her daytime sleep because she was getting too much! I couldn't believe it! At the end of our two weeks she was taking three very reliable naps and sleeping through the night. Kelley's confidence and reassurance during our emails and phone conversations helped me understand what Charlotte needed and was she was capable of in regards to being a great sleeper! Good sleep and rest so that you can enjoy your child is worth every penny. We've already recommended Kelley to ALL the new parents in our life and will continue to do so!"
Diana (mom of a 5 month old) CT
"Before working with Katie at Sleep Wise, our little Mia was waking up anywhere from 3 to upwards of 20 times each night - at almost 6 months old! The night after night of perpetually interrupted sleep left us all exhausted and frustrated. While we had a great schedule and routine going for us, and despite a few attempts to sleep train on our own, things weren't getting better. We knew we had to find a way to help Mia sleep better. Katie helped give us the strength and guidance to help Mia become an independent sleeper. With some minor schedule and routine adjustments, Mia is now a baby who is able to self soothe during night wakings. Katie helped us give Mia gift of lifelong healthy sleep habits. We are all sleeping longer and more soundly. Katie also helped us with age-appropriate schedule changes (for example, going down to 2 naps), navigating through teething, making changes to Mia's sleep environment, and she paid close attention to where we needed to tweak things to make the schedule work better for Mia and her sleep needs. It is wonderful to know that we have the extra support from Sleep Wise whenever things should change or regress. Thank you so much, Katie!"
Stacey (mom of a 3 month old) CA
"Katie - we talk about you often! Thank you for helping us get sleep, all of us, which has caused for less stressed parents, a less stressed baby and toddler, and such a fun first year with this little man! You truly are passionate about what you do, patient with your clients, and a pure joy to work with!"
Mary Bess (mom of a 6 month old) GA
"Wow, I can't say enough wonderful things about Katie and Sleep Wise Consulting. I wish I would have called her months ago! I have read all the books and listened to advice from so many other moms, and it just didn't quite seem to add up. My child was still just not quite making it through the night. I did the free 15-minute call with Katie and she was wonderful! From the very start, she was prompt and attentive, not missing a mark. She was truly on the ball! Katie walked through our typical days with us and asked some pointed questions to try and get to the bottom of our issues. With just a few tweaks to what we were already doing, Katie's help got my son sleeping 11 1/2 hours after only 4 nights! He is now sleeping 11-12 hours consistently. After 6 months of sleep deprivation, sleep never felt so good!!!"
Jessica (mom of a 2 month old) MS
"We started working with Kelley when my little one was 9 weeks old. I was an anxious nervous wreck about going back to work and not having her on a good schedule and sleeping through the night. When we started naps were a disaster and she was waking once a night! We worked VERY hard together figuring out what exactly Anna Scott needed in order to have restful and predictable sleep. By the last week of our time together Anna Scott was sleeping through the night (6-6) and her naps had DRASTICALLY improved. We still have some off days, but I am 100% more confident in my ability to help Anna Scott get the rest she needs because of the guidance and encouragement I received on a daily basis from Kelley. I loved working with her and would recommend her to anyone!"
Saadia (mom of a 17 month old) VA
"We had a very clingy, co-sleeping 15 month old on our hands who was terrified of the crib. We Googled, sought advice from friends, joined sleep solutions Facebook groups, but nothing was working. We were at our wits' end. Although we had doubts that anything could help our crib-fearing son, I am happy to report that we were very wrong. Kelley was so supportive, understanding, and patient throughout the whole process that it felt like she became a part of our family. We are kicking ourselves that we didn't do this sooner! If you are in desperate need of sleep, know that working with Sleep Wise Consulting will be worth every single penny you spend. Our now 17 month old actually takes pride in knowing his bedtime routine and is clamoring to get in his crib by the end. He seems well rested and happy in the mornings (and we definitely are too). From the bottom of our hearts: Thank you, Kelley."
Emily (mom of a 5 month old) NY
"We worked with Jeannine after realizing that our 5 month old little boy needed some help with sleeping through the night and taking more consistent naps. For more than 2 months our little guy was waking anywhere from 1-5 times a night and was taking 3-4 30-45 minute naps during the day. Jeannine took the time to really get to know our family and our son and quickly came up with a plan that we felt comfortable with and that was easy to implement between my husband and I and our nanny. Within 3 days we saw drastic improvements. He would go to bed at 7 and wake up between 5-7 and then started taking 45 minute - 2 hour naps. After our 2 weeks with Jeannine we were able to get our son to sleep 11-12 hours a night with 2 solid 1.5 hour - 2 hour naps. He was a much happier little boy and we loved having a schedule that made sense and allowed us to help our son before he knew he needed it. Jeannine was extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with. She showed that she cared and really helped our family to find balance. I highly recommend working with her! You won't regret it!"
Jinnie (mom of a 3 month old) Australia
"The way I generally describe this journey of sleep is the fact that I felt like I had all the ingredients but lacked the recipe. For example, I knew I could let baby cry and didn't have to react immediately all the time. I knew the dummy was causing wake ups. I knew I shouldn't let baby fall asleep while drinking (but thought sucking with eyes closed meant baby was awake... wrong!) And I knew I had to stick to certain wake times BUT I just didn't know how to put it all together. Enter Kelley with the PERFECT recipe! We saw immediate improvement within 24 hours. She respected my ideals and was a constant positive encouragement despite my emotional ups and downs. After just four days of sleep training my little one went from shonky naps, being heavily dummy dependent and waking up to 6 times a night to solid 2 hour naps, no dummy and 12 hours through the night with only one quick feed which he dropped independently after 2.5 weeks. We hit a rough patch after about a week but Kelley remained super confident which in return enabled me to be at peace. Such a blessing. She was also generous with extra information on travel tips, a plan forward and genuine care. This has been the best investment in my little man's life and one I will be able to use for future babies to come... the gift of sleep that will keep on giving."
Samantha (mom of a 3 month old) IL
"We started working with Jeannine Conte when our LO was about 13 weeks old. Night time sleep was okay (usually sleeping about 8pm-6am with two wake ups/feeds), but naps were a nightmare. To get LO to fall asleep, we had to rock and shush and bounce and walk - and she usually cried the whole time. Then, to keep her asleep, we had to hold her for her entire naps. We tried putting her in the rock n play for naps, but she never slept more than 45 minutes in the rock n play (despite sleeping pretty well in there overnight).
I knew we had to make a change, because LO was going to start daycare and I just wanted to do everything in my power to make sure she would be able to get decent naps at daycare. So I got in touch with Jeannine. Our first night working with her, LO slept for 7 hours straight! The next night it was 9 hours, then 10 hours. I had no idea how much better her night time sleep could be! She's now sleeping about 12 hours every night with one motn feed (she's quite small and still needs this).
Naps took a little more work, but she now naps in her crib and falls asleep on her own. She's consistently getting about 3.5-4 hours of daytime sleep.
I'm so thankful to Jeannine for the help and guidance she provided us. She was always available to answer our questions and tell us how to handle any situation we encountered. I'm so much more confident now that my baby girl will be able to take good naps at daycare!
This was definitely one of the best investments we've ever made as a family. Hubby and I are getting more sleep, more quality time together, and more time to complete household tasks. And baby girl is SO MUCH HAPPIER now that she's getting the rest she needs!"
Jessi (mom of a 12 month old) IN
"Wow. I can't believe it took me so long to finally get help with my daughters sleep habits, which undoubtedly I created. Alexia has never been a good sleeper. Ever since we brought her home it had been a battle to get her to sleep and trying to make her STAY asleep was a whole different war that we weren't ever going to win. I begged other moms to tell me what to do. I begged my own mother to tell me how she survived 8 children. How do I get her to sleep all night?? Or at least sleep longer than ONE HOUR increments?
No one had any suggestions for me other than "you'll have to let her scream". It will only take about 3-4 days of that and then she'll be done. That was never an option for me. How could I just one night abandon my child who for the past 11 months has cried and I've responded. To me that just seemed cruel and very emotionally damaging. But again. 11 months is a long time for me to not get any sleep.
So I contacted Jeannine at Sleep Wise Consulting and she changed my life! I dreaded that first night of implementing the new systems and schedules that she came up with just knowing my daughter would fight and I'd have to hear her scream and we would battle for hours. Night one came and after an hour and a half discussion with Jeannine about how to get her in her crib for bed initially and how to deal with night wakings, we began. It was amazing!! Yes, my daughter cried and put up a fight but by following exactly the plan she had put in place by night 3 there were minimal tears and no more night wakings. Now after completing the 2 weeks with unlimited support and access to Jeannine we are officially graduated to a big girl sleeper! She sleeps in her crib without me or her father going in her room at all until morning.
Jeannine, by teaching us, how to teach Alexia, how to self soothe has given us a whole new life. We now all get the amounts of sleep we need to be a good mommy, a good daddy, and a healthy happy baby. I can't thank her enough for the help, encouragement, and support she showed up for those 2 stressful weeks. It was most definitely appreciated! Now we are even talking about adding to our family now that Alexia is sleeping like a big girl. I can't fully express our appreciation and gratitude to Jeannine for the transformation in our family. Thanks again for everything!"
Lindsay (mom of a 5 month old) MI
"Thank you so so much! I cannot tell you enough how much I appreciate not only every thing you did for us but how much you taught me about Sammy's sleep needs. The fact that you stayed with us this extra week was amazing and I feel so sad that our time is up. I have everything saved that you gave me so I am sure I will be contacting you again in the future should any issues arise. You saved me and sammy from sleep deprivation and paci addiction! You are amazing at what you do and I am so so thankful I found you and made the call. Thank you so much Katie. Truly, it's been wonderful working with you."
Courtney (mom of a 6 month old) FL
"Working with Kelley has been absolutely amazing for curing our 6 months old's short nap problems. Though he had been sleeping 12 hours straight at night, we could not get his naps to budge past 30 minutes. Nap time started to become an hour fight every time. Kelley helped us trouble shoot exactly what was causing both issues and how to solve them! We now have a well-rested baby and very happy mama thanks to all the wonderful help and advice! If you are on the fence or just trying to "ride it out," I promise, it is SO worth it to invest in the gift of sleep through working with one of these incredible ladies!"
Matt & Helen (mom of a 4 month old) MN
"Our 4 month old (at the time) girl didn't have glaring sleep problems. We were following some books with some success, but were dealing with terrible naps and early morning wakings every night. I have seen good reports about Sleep Wise Consulting, and there was a mom sharing about her little girl having similar sleep issues to us and having worked with Kelley. We decided to start with the free consultation and really enjoyed talking to Kelley. Even though the investment seemed a little high at the time, we both work full time and were getting ready to transition our baby to daycare so we wanted to fix her naps and ensure good restful nights for her and us. We signed up for the infant package, and it ended up being money so well spent! Kelley was wonderful to work with. Her daily custom plan worked great for us, along with tweaks along the way. She is so knowledgeable and was able to answer our numerous questions. Besides getting our girl to take great naps and sleep well at night, she really helped us understand sleep and the tools we have going forward to ensure that our girl continues to sleep well. We have a happy 5.5 month old who sleeps great at home and daycare, and two well-rested confident parents who are equipped by Kelley to keep and adjust the routine as necessary. We are very grateful to Kelley for her wisdom and patience. We have been recommending your agency and Kelley to everyone else with infants and young kids."
Jennifer (mom of a 7 mo old) CA
"I wanted to take a moment to thank you Dana for all of your work with us. It was seriously some of the best money I've ever spent... it is such an immeasurable service! You were wonderful through these 2 weeks... despite illness, urgent care trips, trips to the in-laws, and potty-training a toddler. I know we may not have been the "ideal" situation, but you worked with us nonetheless and we would recommend you in a heartbeat. I will definitely miss your guidance!!!"
Samantha (mom of a 13 month old) IL
"My daughter Riley is 13 months now. We worked with Katie when she was 7 months old. Working with her changed everything! I rant and rave to anyone I hear having a sleep problem. Riley has done amazing since 7 months. I was so against the cry it out way and your method was gentle and made me feel so comfortable doing it that way. Your program was worth every penny and if I had to do it again, I would have done it sooner!! Thank you SO much for sleep at night and sleep with just my husband. I'm forever grateful for your services."
Sarah (mom of a 2 year old) TX
"I must admit I was a little skeptical of sleep training in general but Jeannine with Sleep Wise Consulting changed that. My daughter was 2.5 and we were expecting her little sister’s arrival within a few months and she was still being rocked to sleep and waking several times a night where she needed help getting back to sleep. Jeannine really worked with us on stuff we were already planning such as moving her to a new room and “big girl bed” and specific things we needed in our bedtime routine. After expecting an all-night battle with my strong-willed girl, I was completely amazed that she was asleep on her own within 30-40 minutes. She woke up a few times but went back to sleep with little intervention. But by the fourth night she was asleep within minutes and slept completely through the night on her own. At the end of our package time, Jeannine helped us tweak bedtime to a little later since my daughter was now actually getting TOO MUCH sleep. It has been a game changer and we will definitely be contacting her again if we need help with #2. Thank you!!!"
Alex (mom of a 7 month old) AZ
"I honestly don’t know what we would have done without Kelley! My family is beyond grateful for her and the amazing support and guidance that she gave us. Before we contacted Sleep Wise Consulting, my daughter went from waking every 1.5-2 hours in the night, taking unpredictable naps during the day, and needing to be patted or nursed to sleep. Kelley was there every step of the way! She was amazing with quick responses to any questions I had and it was very reassuring to have the support of someone who truly knew the ins and outs of getting a baby to sleep well. I never had to second-guess anything, and that gave me so much confidence going forward with our sleep plan. After working with Kelley for a few weeks, my daughter did a complete 180. She is now able to sleep through the night consistently and take incredible naps! On top of that, my daughter is able to put herself to sleep. All of her sleep problems were corrected so quickly and we were sent off with a wonderful follow up plan. I am so incredibly grateful to Kelley for giving my daughter the gift of sleep!"
Meaghan (mom of a 9 month old) CO
"My husband and I can not adequately express how thankful we are for Kelley and her expertise!! Prior to our time with Kelley, our 8 1/2 month old was reliant on being rocked to sleep for both nap time and bedtime, he was not napping consistently or enough during the day, he struggled with self soothing and he was waking up anywhere from 2-5 times each night. While we initially went back-and-forth deciding whether or not we should hire a sleep consultant, I can say wholeheartedly that I AM SO HAPPY WE DID! In just 2 weeks, our son has learned amazing sleep skills, is able to self soothe to sleep, is napping two times a day totaling 3-3.5 hours, is SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT for 10-11.5 hours, and is more rested in the morning! In addition to all of the wonderful skills he has learned, my husband and I are able to spend more quality time together, we are sleeping through the night and feeling well rested in the mornings! I would highly recommend Kelley to any parent(s) who may be struggling with their little one sleeping at night, she provided a sleep plan that was obtainable for our family, she supported our decisions and was very encouraging when we needed it! She has been wonderful for our family and I am so very happy that we had the chance to work with her! My advice to any parent(s) who are entertaining the idea of hiring a sleep consultant is "Do not wait any longer, call and find a plan that works for you and your family! You will not regret it!"
Meghan (mom of 4 month old twins) IL
"Working with Kelley has been a lifesaver!!! When we contacted her, our 4 month old twins had to be rocked to sleep with a bottle and were sleeping in rock-n-plays. They were waking up multiple times a night and were unpredictable to say the least! We knew we had to have some help and a plan to get them sleeping better and I am so glad we made this investment. Our bigger twin slept 11 hours through the night in his crib without being swaddled on the third night of our time with Kelley! We were completely amazed! By the end of the three weeks, they were both sleeping through the night pretty consistently and were taking mostly consolidated naps on a schedule. We now look forward to our bedtime routine with them rather than it being such a chore to get them to sleep. It is so nice to have a predictable schedule during the day and night and they are such happy, rested babies!!! I would recommend Kelley to anyone!!!"