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Before Halie, Kade was an “okay” sleeper – he woke up once in the night and naps were usually about an hour. Although, there were many things we were doing that we knew had to be reconsidered when it came to helping him sleep. We were rocking him and used a pacifier, so without these things he could not sleep. Finally after some family trips and worrying about his sleep, we decided to get some help.
Halie was open, honest and so supportive when it came to listening to Kades needs and what she recommended for him. Some of what she recommended was stop rocking and pulling the pacifier. Needless to say we were nervous, but he took to it so well. He is now embracing sleep like never before. We are able to lay him in his crib to self soothe himself, no longer waking in the night and he is able to have 2 solid naps. It’s truly amazing! We are so grateful for all the help and recommend this for anyone searching for some guidance for their little one. Thank you again!
Before Sleep Wise my 3 month old daughter would still wake 2-3 times a night and it took so much time to put her down for naps. I wasn’t sure how many naps she should be getting, how long they should be, or what was appropriate wake time because she was premature by a month. Marissa’s expertise helped us to not only understand my daughter’s sleeping patterns but also her feedings and awake time. After Sleep Wise she woke 0-1 times per night and we were confident after we put her down for a nap or sleep she would put herself to sleep in 5-15 minutes usually without much fussing! After Linley started sleeping well, I could focus on myself again. It also allowed me to enjoy my time with her more and to feel rejuvenated!
Our baby slept on my chest, every single night of the first 8 weeks of her life. Being an Engineer in my career, a general ‘rule-follower’, and a natural-born ‘planner’, it was hard to accept the truth that no amount of researching or planning would truly prepare us for parenthood. We searched everywhere for answers to, “Why can’t I lay my baby down to sleep, at ALL? How do we navigate this silent reflux diagnosis? Are we stuck living with this situation forever?” We were then directed to Marissa, who changed EVERYTHING.To be honest, at first we were skeptical, and somewhat pessimistic that it would truly make a difference. Within just a few weeks we started to see progress, and now she’s 3 months old sleeping awesome stretches both day and night. Because of Marissa, we were able to lay our baby down FINALLY, and regain confidence in ourselves as new parents. It was SO nice to have a real person to talk through questions and concerns, and have a plan tailored to our personal situation (vs. a generic model that may be one-size-fits-all…and doesn’t fit you well). At a time when nothing seemed linear, and we couldn’t see light at the end of the tunnel, Marissa quelled our overwhelming fears and gave us clear, simple direction that just flat out worked. Cannot say enough about how incredibly ‘worth it’ this investment is.
Charlotte went from waking 3-5 times a night, and only napping 30- 40 min at a time, to sleeping 10-12 hours at night with 2 solid naps during the day! She’s such a happy little girl now! Monica was so wonderful, she tailored a plan for Charlotte that works for our family. She was patient and so encouraging and I felt she went the extra mile to make sure that we had success.
At age 1.5 we found ourselves really struggling with sleep and our go-tos were working less and less. We are a breastfeeding family and were concerned about finding gentle sleep help that wouldn’t compromise that relationship. Erica Threet was very knowledgable and helped us come up with a sleep plan that was both gentle and didn’t jeopardize breastfeeding — which is impressive because we had been nursing our son to sleep for naps.
When our 6 month old daughter started waking up multiple times a night for hours on end, we knew we needed a professional. It felt like the newborn days all over again! From the moment we spoke with Dana, we knew we could put our trust in her. Dana is professional, kind, calming, confident, and truly feels like a friend that we’ve known forever. Our daughter is now taking two great naps a day and sleeping 11-12 hours a night. We put her down in the crib AWAKE and she is asleep in minutes – totally on her own and without any sleep props. We never thought this was possible. We will forever be grateful for Dana and Sleep Wise!
Sleep with our one and half year-old daughter, Abby, had gotten to the point where we were spending 3+ hours a day putting her to sleep or getting her back to sleep, with her waking several times each night. My wife and I had differing views on how to handle the situation, but both agreed it was time to get some outside help. A referral from a friend led us to call Sleep Wise and it was the best decision we could have made. The first couple of days were challenging as Abby had to contend with a new approach and eliminating those “sleep props” that prevented her from learning the skills to fall asleep on her own. After that, things were progressively better (with the occasional rough nap time) and by the end of 2 weeks she was sleeping through the night, napping well and we are so grateful! The program itself is great, but having Chris, our Sleep Consultant, by our side throughout was the real difference maker. She was calm, knowledgeable and empathetic. Thank you, Chris!
My 7 month old son had slept through the night once before I started working with Monica at Sleep Wise. Admittedly, with two working parents caring for our son during the work-remotely-COVID-19 environment, we enabled some bad sleep habits in order to survive, and we were barely surviving! After working with Monica, our son sleeps 10-12 hours straight at night and has two consistent nap times during the day. The decision to work with Sleep Wise has been life changing – our son not only sleeps better, but he also eats better and is a much more energetic, happy baby! Sleep training was tough, but it was so worth it!
Every parent who is struggling with their kids sleep needs to know about Sleep Wise Consulting, without the help of Marissa our kids would have still waking up up to 7 times at night and not being able to sleep on their own. We have a 5 year boy and a 4 year old girl with whom we had been co-sleeping since they were born. When we realized it was time for them to sleep in their own room we didn’t imagine how difficult it was going to be, we were always tired from the lack of sleep including the kids since they kept waking up looking for us. It took a year before we found out about Sleep Wise, when we called I didn’t think it was possible for them to learn to sleep on their own since we had been trying for months without success. Our coach Marissa was a great support, she gave us the confidence and reassurance we needed to go thru the process and it worked! Our kids are now sleeping 11 Straight hours at night and my husband and I are getting much needed rest and time for ourselves. I highly recommend Sleep Wise consulting and our coach Marissa Gianakas, she is a sweet, caring, and supportive consultant who was always there during the process supporting us .
We were at our breaking point after three months of inconsistent sleep, poor naps and multiple hours of getting our baby to sleep at night. We were not new to becoming parents but with our second child nothing seemed to work. We felt helpless. Working with Alison was the best decision we made. Not only can our daughter fall asleep independently but our entire family is well rested, and we aren’t panicked at bedtime. Thank you Sleep Wise.
I loved working with Marissa. Our daughter was 21 months old when we utilized Sleep Wise and we were desperate but not confident this would work given her age. We have never been more excited to be proven wrong. Marissa listened to our specific needs and concerns. We were able to get our daughter to fall asleep on her own in her crib, without a pacifier.
Without the help of Sleep Wise and Lindsay, our 5 month old would not be falling asleep on his own, sleeping through the night, AND taking daily naps on a schedule. Sleep Wise has been amazing for our entire family and we will be forever grateful for all of their hard work in getting our little one to love sleep!
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