Rachel (parent of 10 week old twins)
"I'm so happy they now have the independent sleep skills that they will use for a lifetime"
At 10 weeks old my twins were still waking up 2-3 times a night and I was exhausted. Now they are sleeping through the night and I'm getting the sleep that I need. I'm so happy they now have the independent sleep skills that they will use for a lifetime. Kim and Sleep Wise are amazing, professional and very supportive!
Megan (parent of a 10 month old) IL
"I would highly recommend this process to anyone with a new born. I feel so great knowing that my baby is getting the healthy sleep she (and we!) need!"
Prior to Sleep Wise, my 2 month old daughter was dependent on a pacifier, rocker and/or mom and dad holding her for hours at a time for sleep. Every nap was a battle! Within 5 days of working with Jeannine, we no longer needed to use a pacifier or rocker and started getting into a nap schedule. Within a month, our little one was successfully napping 4-5 naps per day, and is sleeping through the night most nights! We owe our sleep success (and happiness! ) to Jeannine. She answered every question, email, text...even if I asked the same question multiple times because I have mommy brain. I would highly recommend this process to anyone with a new born. I feel so great knowing that my baby is getting the healthy sleep she (and we!) need!
Karen and Derek, Parents of 3-month-old twins NY
"If you are struggling like we were, I highly recommend you work with Kelsey at Sleep Wise Consulting! You will not be disappointed. Sleep has made are family much much happier."
Working with Kelsey Hotchkiss with Sleep Wise Consulting got us on the right track for giving our twins a full night sleep. We had a great basis/schedule going but we were struggling on eliminating our middle of the night feedings. We knew our twins were ready but something was missing and we couldn’t figure it out. We felt like we were never going to have a full night sleep again! After working with Kelsey and developing a plan that worked for both our daughter and our son, we are now all enjoying a full night sleep. If you are struggling like we were, I highly recommend you work with Kelsey at Sleep Wise Consulting! You will not be disappointed. Sleep has made are family much much happier.
Thank you again, Kelsey!
Kristin and Scot, parents of 13-month-old twins CA
"I feel so much more calm and confident in my parenting around sleep, not to mention how incredible it feels to be getting full nights of sleep again myself!"
Working with Kelsey at Sleep Wise Consulting has absolutely changed our lives. My one-year-old twins were totally dependent on me to fall asleep, and would wake up 2-3 times a night each and need to be nursed back to sleep. We had regular early waking happening, and inevitably one of them would end up in bed with us because I was too exhausted to try and get them back to sleep in their crib again. The level of exhaustion I felt after a year of that kind of schedule took a toll not only on my well being, but also on my ability to be the best mother to my twins and five-year-old and the best partner to my husband. I kept hoping the babies would grow out of it, but I could see that I had created habits that were hard for the babies to break on their own, and they were also suffering from lack of sleep because of it, but I didn’t know what to do about it. I felt stuck. We decided that we needed some guidance, so we gave Kelsey a call.
From the get-go, Kelsey was so friendly and informative. She knew what questions to ask, how to make us feel comfortable, and was able to identify a plan that was specific to our needs as twin parents and as a family. The process felt so easy and smooth because of Kelsey’s warm demeanor, attentive communication, and thorough explanations each step of the way. Kelsey walked us through different sleep challenges and equipped us with knowledge to help tackle these issues as they came up as well as in the future. After our time together, the twins were sleeping through the night and were so much happier for it!
I feel so much more calm and confident in my parenting around sleep, not to mention how incredible it feels to be getting full nights of sleep again myself! Hiring Kelsey as a sleep consultant is literally one of the best investments we’ve ever made and has fully equipped us with tools to continue to foster the health and well being of our family beyond our time with her. Her wealth of knowledge and level of integrity and professionalism was incredible! I highly recommend taking the plunge and hiring Kelsey as your sleep consultant. I promise you will not regret it!
Casey (Mom of 12 week old) NJ
"I would recommend her to everyone and wish I had worked with her when I had my son 3 years ago!!"
It is difficult to put into words how truly grateful I am for the support and encouragement I received from Kelley throughout this sleep training journey! We started working with Kelley when our baby girl was 9 weeks old. Our daughter was doing pretty well overnight but was very dependent on her pacifier, was struggling with naps and could not put herself back to sleep.
After talking with Kelley just once, we knew she was going to be a great fit for us. My goals were to drop the pacifier, get her on a good schedule and teach her techniques to put herself back to sleep, all very overwhelming on my own. Kelley was incredibly supportive the entire time we worked with her. She was such a cheerleader for us and had the confidence that my daughter and I could meet all of these goals, even when I was overthinking and paranoid about everything!
As promised, we met each and every one of our goals. I am in shock every single day and just so proud of my little girl at how far she's come in such a short amount of time. She does not need her pacifier any longer, she is sleeping 12+ hours every night, she is taking consistent naps and putting herself back to sleep if she wakes early! She is such a happy little girl! We wouldn't be here without the help of Kelley. I am forever thankful and so happy we made the decision to work with her. I would recommend her to everyone and wish I had worked with her when I had my son 3 years ago!! 🙂
Kelly (mom of 2.5 year old) NY
"I can’t thank you enough for getting my little man to sleep through the night, and love his new routine!"
I can’t thank you enough for getting my little man to sleep through the night, and love his new routine! I must admit, I was a bit nervous and skeptical at first. However, everything went better than expected with your guidance and knowledge. I would highly recommend you to any parents struggling to get their little one to sleep, and plan on using your services with our twins on the way!
Kelly (mom of a 4 month old)
"Within 2 nights of working with Sarah, McKenna was sleeping in her crib 10-12 hours and without a pacifier!"
Prior to working with Sarah, McKenna would nap for 20-30 minutes at a time, wouldn't go to sleep until after 9 PM every night, and would only sleep in her Rock N Play. Within 2 nights of working with Sarah, McKenna was sleeping in her crib 10-12 hours and without a pacifier! I can't recommend Sarah enough! She was invaluable in helping improve McKenna's sleep. Sleep training can be an emotional time, and Sarah was very supportive and encouraging that we knew what we were doing was in McKenna's best interest.
Katie and Adam (Parents of a 4 Month Old) South Africa
"After a few weeks of work with Dana, Max is a champion sleeper!"
Before working with Dana, Max wasn't a terrible sleeper, but he wasn't able to put himself to sleep, and would wake very early every morning. In the evenings we would rock, bounce on an exercise ball, feed him to sleep, or even put him in his pram or drive him around in the car and once asleep, veeeeerry carefully transfer him to his bed. He was also an absolutely terrible napper, only sleeping for 20-30 minutes at a time during the day. After a few weeks of work with Dana, Max is a champion sleeper! He puts himself to sleep quite happily most nights, and has extended his naps to at least one nap over an hour each day. We are so proud! Thanks, Dana, for all of your help!
Lauren and Ashley (Parents of a 6 Month Old) IL
"After hard work, dedication, and commitment, the outcome is astonishing. Our baby is sleeping through the night, taking fantastic naps during the day, and overall a much happier baby than he was before."
My wife and I are first time parents. Before we reached out to Dana, we were exhausted and desperate for a solution. At the time, our 6 month old son’s sleep schedule and habits were making our life miserable. Despite our best efforts, we genuinely could not figure out what to do to help our baby sleep by himself. The three of us were waking dozens of times each night. It was clear that something needed to change.
I admit, when we first started working with Dana, I was very skeptical. I had never heard of a sleep consultant, and thought for sure it would not yield any results. But Dana’s personality was so endearing. On our first call, she immediately took us under her wing, and ensured us that our life could be joyous - and it could include a sweet baby boy that could sleep through the night on his own will. After hard work, dedication, and commitment, the outcome is astonishing. Our baby is sleeping through the night, taking fantastic naps during the day, and overall a much happier baby than he was before. We would highly recommend working with Dana.
Brooke Soliz (mom of 8 month old Colette) LA
"This has been the greatest experience!"
This has been the greatest experience! Before contacting Sleep Wise and working with Erica, Colette had recently transitioned out of the swaddle but was now sleeping in a rock n play at 7.5 months. She was also being rocked to sleep (sometimes for an hour or more since she was getting older and more alert) and using a pacifier to fall asleep. If she happened to wake up at night, she expected the same routine again. She also had to go through the same rocking/pacifier steps for naps, and sometimes had to be held for the duration of naps. I love rocking Colette, but something had to give so that I could get other things done and so we could all get the necessary sleep at night.
Erica listened to Colette’s current routine and my concerns and put together a great plan that made us feel comfortable. All of the follow up phone calls and encouragement helped to keep me in line and also make any adjustments as needed. Within 2-3 nights, it was like a miracle. Colette was no longer having to be rocked to sleep, didn’t need the pacifier, and made the transition to the crib in her room. At first she would whine a little, but now I’m able to put her in her crib awake, leave the room, and she falls asleep on her own with no protesting. The rare times she woke during the night in the beginning, she was able to put herself back to sleep. She is getting a good 11-12 hours of sleep at night and our whole family has been able to benefit from this. She is also taking consistent naps at home and daycare without any sleep props. I can’t recommend Sleep Wise and Erica enough!
Lindsey (parent of a 8 month old) KS
"I never thought I would see the day where he would sleep 12 hours!!!"
Before we started Sleep Wise our little 8 month old was still waking up for feedings twice a night and we had a sporadic day schedule. Since completing this amazing program our little guy sleeps 12 hours a night and is on a set nap schedule during the day! I never thought I would see the day where he would sleep 12 hours!!! Not only was it helpful for sleep but for a feeding schedule as well. Jeannine was such a great support for my husband and myself along this journey and was always readily available to answer any questions we had. I cannot explain how thankful I am for Jeannine and her help to get our family on a great schedule so we are ALL rested!
Corey and Keri McDevitt (parents of a 12 month old) MD
"I can’t thank you enough."
Before I contacted Megan my son was sleeping 5 hours maybe in his crib at night! That was after rocking and nursing to sleep! Then he was up every two hours. He never took a solid nap and would get a little grumpy because we all knew he wasn’t sleeping right.
After we started the program my son now sleeps a solid 12 hours a night and the best part he puts himself to sleep! He is also taking an hour and a half nap! He is so much happier and it’s so great having him on a routine now that I can plan around, when before I never knew! Not to mention I have more quality time with my husband, when that was definitely lacking beforehand. I can’t thank you enough.
Lauren (Mom of a 6 month old and 3 year old) PA
"I can finally enjoy being a mom of two because I'm getting the sleep I need. Best money I ever spent!"
Katie truly changed our lives. I was losing my mind with a 6 month old who was up every hour and a 3 year old who ran out of her room several times each night. Nighttime was a circus and I dreaded bedtime each day. Katie talked me through teaching both kids how to fall asleep independently and stay asleep, and provided the moral support to enable me to stick to our plan. Bedtime is now my favorite time of day and both kids sleep through the night. We are a happier healthier family and my kids have become more resilient now that they know how to self-soothe. I can finally enjoy being a mom of two because I'm getting the sleep I need. Best money I ever spent! I am forever grateful!
Elizabeth and Westbrook (parents of an 8 year old) VA
"He went from sleep walking and sneaking in to co-sleep to sleeping all night by himself."
We are so thankful to Kim for helping our son William. He turned 8 during the sleep training. He is likely the oldest, newest sleeper in the group, but he is sleeping all night and staying in his bed all night, which is amazing!! He went from sleep walking and sneaking in to co-sleep to sleeping all night by himself. We were so ready for this to happen. Working with Kim was wonderful. It was very comforting knowing we had someone helping us navigate the way to helping William sleep. Thank you so, so much!
Corey and Ericha (parents of a 7 month old) WA
"My husband and I saw a difference right away! I couldn't believe it."
At four and half months my son stopped sleeping like a baby and stopped napping almost completely and was no where near sleeping through the night. After lots of research, I realized he needed to be on a schedule and he needed to sleep only in his crib. After trial and error, two months later, he was still only napping 30 min at a time and not sleeping through the night and I knew he could be!
That is when I reached out to Megan and Sleepwise Consulting. She was so understanding, she listened to my concerns and my needs and came up with a plan to get my son sleeping through the night. My husband and I saw a difference right away! I couldn't believe it. Megan was so helpful and was very easy and lovely to work with. Now after a few weeks, my son is sleeping through the night and napping twice a day, one and a half hours each nap! Not only am I happy he is sleeping better, but he is happier! He has always been a calm and sweet baby but now he is even happier. We couldn't be more thankful for Megan and her help getting our son on a sleeping schedule!
Elizabeth (mom of a 3 month old) UNK
"In just one night of working with Sarah, Ansley started sleeping 11-12 hours straight!"
Sarah has been a godsend. Before we started working with her, our sweet girl was waking every hour or two nightly. After a couple months of this, I knew we had to make a change. In just one night of working with Sarah, Ansley started sleeping 11-12 hours straight! She has also gone from an all-day and night snacker to eating full meals during the day. She is a much happier baby, and I am one thrilled momma! Sarah was absolutely wonderful to work with!
Jenny and Jordan Strickland (parents of a 7.5 month old) IN
"My baby has been sleeping for the night for 2 weeks!!! Aww yeah!!"
My baby has been sleeping for the night for 2 weeks!!! Aww yeah!! He started crawling, went from laying down to sitting all on his own, and cut a tooth. He's finally growing because he's finally sleeping!
I owe my life to Sleep Wise. It's literally the best money I've ever spent. My crying, colicky, 7 month old baby was waking up 4-5x a night and we were all miserable. We all got our first full night of sleep on night 1 and Ezra slept for 12 hours without waking up once! Monica is a magical sleep fairy and granted all my wishes. I can't wait to share this with my mom friends who are struggling. It saved my life.
Amanda (Mom of a 3 Month Old) CA
"The experience far exceeded my expectations and was worth every penny!"
I am beyond thankful for a well rested baby, husband and mama! We just wrapped up working with Dana Levy Mihajlovic who was introduced to me after she worked with a ton of moms in my moms group! We started working with Dana when my little one, Sawyer, was 10 weeks old. The experience far exceeded my expectations and was worth every penny! Every time we spoke with Dana my confidence and understanding of Sawyer's sleep needs grew. The program felt so natural but I would not have been able to figure it out or troubleshoot issues by just reading a book or googling. It is never too early or too late to work with her and I have already started telling friends who are pregnant about her work.
Gone are the days of being nervous to go to bed thinking when is Sawyer going to wake up and how long is it going to take to get him back down. Sawyer has learned to go to sleep on his own and in his own crib at night and for naps. He also started sleeping through the night (7pm-7am) regularly just before he turned 12 weeks old! I am still down for 1 middle of the night feed, until he is 4 months old and his doctor gives the okay to fast all night, knowing I can tell when he is really hungry and that I can put him down wide awake after the feed and he will go back to sleep. No special baby swings, swaddles, pacifiers here 🙂 I plan to continue to have calls with Dana as I transition back to work, start Sawyer with a nanny, and along the way as we hit major transitions in his sleep development.
Kimberly (Mom of a 7 Month Old) CA
"Calling Dana was hands down the very best decision I have made all year, not only for me, but for my marriage, and of course, most importantly for my baby."
Calling Dana was hands down the very best decision I have made all year, not only for me, but for my marriage, and of course, most importantly for my baby. Our perfect little angel baby would not/could not sleep through the night. The longest stretch of sleep he would get was around 3.5 hours after 1 am. As the months passed and he grew bigger/stronger/more capable, we hoped he would naturally fall asleep on his own and stay asleep longer, but the opposite seemed to be happening. I had read everything I could about sleep training in books and online (time and energy permitting), however with so much information (some of it contradictory) and without a clear and effective plan, I was unwilling to put my baby through the agony of trying new methods or implementing changes when the desired result of sleeping through the night was by no means guaranteed.
During our first conversation with Dana, she restored our hope and let us know that she could help us, and that more importantly, she was the last person who wanted to see our son cry for hours on end. We described in detail our baby's day and night time schedule as well as his relevant habits. Dana presented a comprehensive and tailored plan to address his sleeping issues as well as a new structured schedule. The plan was personalized and compassionate, concise and logical, and with Dana's extensive experience of helping hundreds of families with the same problem, she continuously reaffirmed my husband and me that making these changes would ultimately lead to our baby sleeping 12 straight hours through the night within a few days. We had daily calls with Dana to track progress and address any setbacks, and by Night 4 of the training program he was sleeping through the night.
Since completing the program with Dana, our baby consistently gets 11-12 hours of sleep at night, takes 2 naps during the day (1-1.5 hours each), and falls asleep on his own in his crib with minimal crying every day. I am overjoyed that my baby no longer cries out of frustration and exhaustion for hours at night because he does not know how to fall asleep. I am overjoyed that my baby is getting the sleep he needs to rest his little mind and body so that he is ready and eager to take on a new day. I am overjoyed that my husband and I are able to get several hours at the end of the day to spend much needed quality time together. And finally, I am overjoyed that my husband and I can expect and rely on a full night of quality, uninterrupted sleep so that we can also be ready to take on the day and be the best parents to our precious baby.
Rob and Megan (parents of an 8 month old) TX
"I highly recommend Jennifer she was very knowledgeable and friendly and we never felt judged for our previously unsuccessful bedtime routine. If you are exhausted and need help this is definitely the solution you’ve been looking for!"
Jennifer has been a lifesaver for our family over the last two weeks. Before she started working with our family Larkyn (9 mo) was sending us the signals that she wanted to learn the new skill of independent sleep we just weren’t recognizing it! We had formerly been rocking her to sleep, feeding her several bottles through out the night, and re-inserting her paci on a regular basis. These sleep props were no longer working and Larkyn was waking up continually throughout the night and became inconsolable for several nights before we started! Since Jennifer has worked with us Larkyn is on a clearly defined daytime schedule and is now getting the quality sleep that she needs sleeping 12 hrs straight throughout the night! I highly recommend Jennifer she was very knowledgeable and friendly and we never felt judged for our previously unsuccessful bedtime routine. If you are exhausted and need help this is definitely the solution you’ve been looking for!
Kirsten (Parent of a 16 week old) VA
"Our investment in getting good sleep for our sweet Harrison and ourselves is PRICELESS, and worth every penny!"
Prior to working with Kelley, we were struggling with a lot with sleep issues. Our son had tongue and lip ties, along with acid reflux; this contributed to the difficulty with eating and resting well. We had gotten into some pretty bad sleep habits just trying to 'survive' but we weren't surviving. In addition to our new baby boy Harrison, we have a toddler and it was difficult to function day after day. Harrison was on acid reflux medication and we had his tongue ties released just days before starting to work with Kelley. We knew we needed help getting Harrison to be a consistent and independent sleeper. Prior to working with Kelley, Harrison would sometimes nap for 2 hours and then the next nap would only be 30 minutes; there was little consistency and predictability in our day. At night he would wake 2 to 4 times in the night; and would sometimes not go back to sleep unless he was held. We were WORN OUT.
With Kelley's help, guidance and encouragement; we now have a baby that puts himself to sleep for every nap and bedtime independently without any sleep props. He is sleeping through the night most nights; and when he doesn't we now know what to do. Harrison is a great napper and has allowed me to get out of the house more often with both my kids during the day, and not feel frazzled. Kelley was amazing through the process, and answered ALL my questions and eased any concerns that I had. Our investment in getting good sleep for our sweet Harrison and ourselves is PRICELESS, and worth every penny!
Natalie (Mom of 5 month old) WA
"He was sleeping around 11 hours a night the first week of working with her!"
We started working with Kelley at Sleep Wise just after my son turned 5 months old. He was sleeping 8-10 hours before he turned 4 months and then he learned to roll over. The started waking about 2 times a night consistently and we made the call! Kelley was so easy to talk to and gave great, doable advice to start with Mosby! He was sleeping around 11 hours a night the first week of working with her! She talked with us on the phone or through email almost daily during our time together and helped tweak naps, gave tips about early wakings and middle of the night wakings that made noticeable differences quickly! My son had surgery at 6 months and is right back on track sleeping through the night! We are so thankful for Kelley's help with Mosby's sleep!
Brittany (Mom of a 3 month old) FL
"This has been one of our best investments yet."
It has been such a pleasure working with you and this has been one of our best investments yet. From the beginning the idea of Sleep Training and letting my baby cry it out, has been daunting and overwhelming. You made the process so easy for us! Collins took to the new routine right away and you really allowed us to see a new perspective on how to help her get the sleep she needed. Before working with you, I would have such anxiety around naps and night wakeups. Now she is sleeping through the night most nights and when she does wake up, I feel so much better knowing how to adjust. Thank you for the rest you have given to our family and I cant wait to recommend Sleep Wise to anyone who needs it!
Brittne (Mom of a 10 month old) MT
"If you're wondering if this is for you, it is!"
Our baby girl had been sleeping through the night starting at 2.5 months. We thought life was easy and loved all the sleep we were getting! At 6mo our baby started waking sporadically throughout the night. We soon turned to zombies and looking back on our summer i'm not sure how we survived. When our little girl was close to 10 months we found out we were expecting. We knew we couldn't keep doing this night routine if I wanted to have a healthy pregnancy, not to mention what would our nights be like with a newborn added to the mix?! We found Sleep Wise Consulting mentioned on a facebook post with a story similar to ours. We went all out and dove in by scheduling a consultation the next week. After the first weekend of her new recommended schedule, our baby girl was successfully sleeping through the night! It has been a dream ever since. If you're wondering if this is for you, it is!
Teresa and Tim Larem (parents of a 3.5 month old) IL
"I can now spend quality time with her vs. spending hours trying frantically to get her down for any sort of nap or for bed. I also feel like we learned so much that we can tackle any future sleep issues down the road."
We were blessed with a beautiful but terrible sleeper. I was spending hours rocking my baby to sleep only for her to wake up after 20 minutes, and she was dependent on swaddling and her pacifier to fall asleep. I was insanely sleep deprived and was having a hard time functioning.
When our daughter was 16 weeks old we reached out to Emily at Sleep Wise Consultng desperate for help. Emily was amazing. Within just 3 days of following her custom advice, our baby was sleeping through the night and no longer needed a pacifier or a swaddle. I would have never been able to achieve the same results without Emily's amazing advice and support. Emily was very responsive to every email and even checked in on us on her day off- we couldn't have done this without her.
Our daughter now sleeps amazing and puts herself to sleep-I can now spend quality time with her vs spending hours trying frantically to get her down for any sort of nap or for bed. I also feel like we learned so much that we can tackle any future sleep issues down the road. I recommend anyone struggling with sleep to work with Emily- you will not regret it!
Brooke (mom of a 8 month old) GA
"I can’t put a price tag on how much happier he is and how much more energy my husband and I have."
After months of sleepless nights I decided to hire a professional to help coach us through sleep training and let me just say—-GAME CHANGER. My son Beckham took to our sleep plan way easier than I expected and within 3 nights was sleeping 12 hours at night and taking two solid naps! I can’t put a price tag on how much happier he is and how much more energy my husband and I have. Our entire home has benefitted from the program and I’m so glad I decided to contact Sleepwise!
Ashley (mom of a 4.5 month old) CA
"I am so glad we decided to go this route! Everybody in our home was sleepless and cranky, but within days our baby was sleeping a continuous 9-10 hour block at night and we are now so refreshed."
We had a great experience sleep training our 4.5 month-old - Jennifer answered all of our questions and addressed all of our concerns about sleeptraining a baby with acid reflux. I am so glad we decided to go this route! Everybody in our home was sleepless and cranky, but within days our baby was sleeping a continuous 9-10 hour block at night and we are now so refreshed. We are well-rested, Everly is so much happier and loves her crib! Jennifer was very encouraging and knowledgeable, and she made herself available throughout our time together. No regrets - this was one of our best decisions in parenting!
Audrey and Eli (Parents of a 6-month-old) TX
"I wish I would have called her immediately instead of waiting!"
Kelsey was such a blessing to us! Before Kelsey, our normal life stressors were enhanced by the fact that my little guy had stopped sleeping through the night. In my exhaustion, I started feeding him back to sleep in the middle of the night, which in turn caused disaster! I was irritable and short-tempered with everyone because I was so exhausted. Not only was I exhausted, my poor baby was too! Kelsey walked me through every step of the way and made me feel better, even when I messed up. She made me confident in my choices and provided all the 'pats on the back' and 'you’re doing greats' I needed right when I felt like I did something where I felt like I screwed everything up! She is a God-send, and I’m so very thankful for her! Now, my guy is on a very predictable schedule and is back to sleeping through the night! I wish I would have called her immediately instead of waiting!
Ryan and Samantha (parents of a 7 month old) NY
"We went from multiple wakings & feedings throughout the night to a sound asleep baby from 7pm to 7am. It was truly remarkable!"
Working with Stephanie at Sleep Wise was an absolute pleasure. Prior to pursuing a sleep training program, our days (and nights) were unpredictable—sleepless nights led to exhausted days. We knew that not only for our daughter, but for our relationship as a couple, something had to give. We needed to take back control.
Stephanie helped to lead a personalized, well-informed approach to help our daughter find the sleep she needed and a routine that brought both her and us comfort. We went from multiple wakings & feedings throughout the night to a sound asleep baby from 7pm to 7am. It was truly remarkable!
Stephanie brings a wealth of knowledge in pediatric sleep & behavioral development, as well as a kind, warm demeanor. She was incredibly attentive to our needs, both remotely via text and phone calls as well as during the consultation in our home. We truly felt that we had an expert by our side throughout the whole process. If you find that you are in a similar situation that we were in a month ago, don't hesitate to give Sleep Wise a call!
Sarah (mom of a 9 month old) NJ
"If you’re hesitant about sleep consulting, just do it. I wish I started it earlier."
My son used to take 30 min naps but he now takes 1.5 hr naps most of the time. When he does wake up from a short nap, I know he will have a successful transition and put himself back to sleep. This is an incredible skill he learned as I worked with Ashlee. Ashlee answered all my questions very thoroughly. If you’re hesitant about sleep consulting, just do it. I wish I started it earlier.
Kourtney (Mom of 10 month old) CA
"I am so grateful that we finally got the help we needed. My only regret is that we didn't contact Erica sooner."
Erica was absolutely wonderful to work with. From the first time I spoke to her, she was so kind and patient with me. She had tips and advice for every concern that I had.
Prior to contacting Erica, my son was waking up almost every hour of the night. He would end up in my bed around midnight and wanted to nurse all night long. Neither my son nor I were getting a good night's rest. Naps were also a difficult for us. I had to nurse him to sleep and then carefully lay him in his crib hoping that he wouldn't wake up. Finally when he was about 10 months old, my husband and I decided we had to do something. We had tried sleep training in the past, but nothing seemed to work.
Erica put together a simple yet detailed plan for us to follow. Within just a few days, Benny was sleeping 10 hours at night. There was a bit of crying involved, but I was confident knowing that Erica was instructing us on how to deal with each issue, and she allowed my husband or I to be in the room with him while he learned how to comfort himself at night. Now I am able to set my son down in his crib at 8 pm at night and know that he will be fast asleep until the morning. It is such a relief. We have even done a bit of traveling, and I've seen the sleep training benefit him immensely in being able to comfort himself to sleep even in an unknown environment. I am so grateful that we finally got the help we needed. My only regret is that we didn't contact Erica sooner.
Brandina and Bryan (Parents of a 3 month old) CA
"Our only regret is that we didn't start with Sarah sooner, and save ourselves the angst of trying to get through another program on our own."
We started working with Sarah after briefly trying another sleep program, which we found too challenging to implement on our own and needed more support. Our son was napping exclusively in a carrier, which we knew would not be sustainable once I went back to work. Sarah is fantastic! She is collaborative, attentive to your unique needs and concerns, and incredibly supportive. The program was clearly organized, and easy to understand. That said, it did take a lot of perseverance and dedication on our end, but our son made incredible progress, and Sarah was with us every step of the way - coaching, explaining, and cheering. We definitely could not have done it without the support. Our only regret is that we didn't start with Sarah sooner, and save ourselves the angst of trying to get through another program on our own. We know that we will be back for tuneups with Sarah down the road. Thanks again, Sarah!
Julie (mom of a 4 month old) CA
"Every night, I put him to bed, wide awake and wiggling, kiss him, and just walk out of the room. And every night, he just rolls around a bit, and puts himself to sleep."
When we reached out to Sarah, our baby Charlie was 16 weeks old. While being a relatively good sleeper compared to many other babies I knew, I as a first time mother, was drowning. The lack of sleep, the fussiness in the afternoons when I got home from work, and then the fear when I put him down at night... what kind of night was I going to have and how little sleep would I get before going to work.
Our first call with Sarah after filling an easy questionnaire was really helpful but I was not convinced. Sarah talked about setting an ideal schedule of sleep from 7 to 7. I was skeptical to say the least. Our Charlie was maybe sleeping 7-8 hour stretches and struggling with naps during the day. This just seemed way too dream come true for me.
Sarah listened to all my objections to why her plan might not work. She offered insights with the patience of a saint and never once talked down to this very sensitive first time mom.
We went with her plan. She coached us through that first night and held our hand. For two weeks straight she was right there with us guiding us when we had questions and giving us the confidence to make smart decisions.
It really only took a few nights for the dream come true to really happen.
In the days and weeks that followed those first two weeks, it was like a dark cloud lifted. I started to sleep again, soundly, and enjoy my baby when I came home from work. I felt so connected to him all of a sudden. Sarah is directly responsible for this connection I finally felt after months of swimming through a tired and anxious fog. I cannot thank her enough for all that her guidance.
There are still nights where I look at little Charlie sleeping In the monitor and I just cannot believe this is my baby. Every night, I put him to bed, wide awake and wiggling, kiss him, and just walk out of the room. And every night, he just rolls around a bit, and puts himself to sleep.
I wholeheartedly recommend Sarah to literally anyone who will listen. She’s a miracle worker!
Jen and George Salloum (parents of a 5.5 month old) NY
"My parents were over last night for the first time since we started the sleep training and could not stop commenting on how HAPPY our daughter is."
Just wanted to share... My parents were over last night for the first time since we started the sleep training and could not stop commenting on how HAPPY our daughter is. She's always been a smiley girl but she is just so much happier since we've been working with you. I attribute that to good sleep and a better routine so THANK YOU!
Katie (Mom of a 3-Month Old) NC
"I have no idea how people do this without the tools that she's given us!"
I really can't thank Dana enough for helping us figure out the sleep puzzle. I have no idea how people do this without the tools that she's given us! I am always so grateful that with her help that we've been able to teach our daughter already how to be a little independent girl!
I know that we will surely have hiccups along the way, but with her skills already established and Dana's help, I'm confident that it'll be so much easier than without them!
Nanjoo (Mom of a 3.5 Year Old) IL
"Today, Madison is definitely happier and well-rested, not to mention the boost in my relationship with my husband. Our quality of life has definitely improved for all of us."
I have a lovely but stubborn 3.5 year old girl, Madison, who has never been a good sleeper all her life. She rarely presented us with a fully rested night either. Putting her down was a long process every night and my husband and I both dreaded being the one to put her down. She could not and would not go down on her own and most definitely wake up at least once in the middle of the night screaming for us. That all changed 3 weeks ago when we were introduced by two my dear friends to Dana Mihajlovic, Sleep Wise consultant.
With her thorough consultation and guiding, we are now able to walk out of my daughter's room so that she can go down on her own and stay her bed until the morning. Dana made us realize that it was really us, the parents, who didn't give Madison the chance to learn sleeping skills on her own. Today, Madison is definitely happier and well-rested. Not to mention the boost in my relationship with my husband. I think my dog is much happier now too since he doesn't have to hear the nightly tantrums. Our quality of life has definitely improved for all of us. Thank you Dana!!
Sarah (Mom of four month old) CO
"I can’t express how much she helped all of us! It has been an absolutely wonderful experience and I wish I would have contacted them sooner!"
Before working with Erica my 4 month old daughter would only sleep a maximum of 1 hr and 40 minutes at a time at night and would only nap for 28 minutes while being held. I was so tired, frustrated and felt like I was a terrible parent since my child wasn’t sleeping. Everyone “knew” why she wasn’t sleeping and so I tried everything they suggested. Nothing worked.
I decided to reach out to my local Sleep Wise consultant. I was convinced that this wasn’t going to work for my daughter but I figured it was worth a shot. I was terrified that my child was going to be the only child that Sleep Wise was not going to be able to help. When we started working with Erica I felt extremely supported and confident. I finally felt like I knew what I was doing and I was doing the best thing for my daughter. After the second night, my daughter started sleeping longer stretches and now only wakes for one feed (which was my choice). Her naps are lengthening and she will sleep for 2 hours at a time during the day. She puts herself to sleep easily and quickly at every nap and bedtime. I feel great as well since I’m getting more sleep.
Using Erica from Sleep Wise to help our family was the best money spent since she was born. I can’t express how much she helped all of us! It has been an absolutely wonderful experience and I wish I would have contacted them sooner!
Stephanie and Jonathan (Parents of 5-month-old Twins) CA
"No more swings or pacifiers! No more 45-minute nap intruder! We all get sleep at night now!!"
Thank you so much, Kelsey, for all your help!! It is such a relief to have a workable schedule for the twins and that they go to bed in their cribs now!! No more swings or pacifiers! No more 45-minute nap intruder! And I am able to spend more time with my 2.5-year-old because they have more predictable naps!! My husband and I cannot thank you enough!! We all get sleep at night now!!
Maya (Mom of 9 month old) NY
"I can honestly say that Kelley has changed our lives for the better and made us a stronger family!"
Bedtime was something that my husband and I dreaded... it was the least favorite part of our day. Kelley changed that completely. Through an individualized sleep plan and patience and caring of our needs, she has made the absolute best part of our day. Whereas before my son wouldn't fall asleep on his own and only slept for 3 hours at a time, he now self-soothes and sleeps for 12 hours a night, plus a 2-hour nap!! I can honestly say that Kelley has changed our lives for the better and made us a stronger family!
Carolyn and Scott Worthington (parents of a 3.5 month old) NY
"Our daughter is such a happy and well-rested baby and we're so glad we made this decision!"
Our 3.5 month old daughter couldn't fall asleep without motion- we spent hours bouncing her on a yoga ball and walking her in the stroller (and there was still plenty of crying). Naps only lasted 20-40 minutes and she was waking up at least 3-4 times a night to feed. It wasn't a healthy or happy situation for anyone, including our baby. We knew we needed to sleep train, but were anxious about doing it wrong and creating a worse sleep situation.
We decided to work with Emily after hearing about her through our community, and are so glad that we did. She gave us a personalized plan that accounted for our level of comfort with night feedings and held our hands throughout the whole process. Our daughter now takes long, predictable naps and easily falls asleep in her crib. The yoga ball is gone forever. We also have the tools to deal with anything that comes up like teething, travel, and developmental milestones. We're now ready to end night feedings, and are confidently using what we learned from Emily to finally complete this last step. Our daughter is such a happy and well-rested baby and we're so glad we made this decision!
Holly and Jakob (Parents of a 4 Month Old) Sweden
"Making the decision to teach our 18-week old how to sleep independently was hands down the best decision for our family."
Making the decision to teach our 18-week old how to sleep independently was hands down the best decision for our family. She was used to being rocked to sleep and held for all naps. She was also addicted to her pacifier and waking up constantly. We were exhausted to say the least! With Dana’s guidance she now falls asleep in her crib and sleeps SO much better. We can now enjoy our days and we get to spend quality time with our toddler as well.
Greg Garcia -Middle Infielder, St. Louis Cardinals (and dad of newborn) St. Louis, MO
"Your team is a lifesaver!"
We are so grateful for what Sleepwise has done for us, and we will be working with your company for all our future babies. Your team is a lifesaver!
Kara (mom of an 8 month old) OK
"I had tried EVERYTHING! Everyone had advice for me to try but yet no one was willing to be there during the night to go through with it."
Before working with Sarah, Everly would be up anywhere to every 2 hours, every hour, be awake for 2 hours at a time and was relying on a binky to fall asleep. I was purely functioning off of 1-3 hours of sleep sometimes. I had tried EVERYTHING! Everyone had advice for me to try but yet no one was willing to be there during the night to go through with it. I was tired of running around with my head cut off. I was tired of feeling like a failure to my daughter.
At 8 months old I reached out to Sarah AGAIN. Yes, I had previously contacted her but I thought I could do this on my own. This time I was so unbelievably ready for change.
Sarah took into every consideration of mine from breastfeeding, to formula supplementation, drowsiness, traveling and what my own observations. Night one was HARD, like want to scratch my eyes out hard and I cried but Everly slept through the night the very next night. I got a glimpse of what a sleeping through the night was and there was nothing more motivating to keep going. We had to adjust Everly’s schedule a couple times and there were still hard nights that I wanted to give in. But with that she is now sleeping through the night consistently! I can not thank Sarah enough!
Amanda and Barryton (parents of a 7-month-old) VA
"A skeptic I was at the start, but a believer at the end!"
When we started with Kelsey, we had a lot of apprehensions regarding the role of a sleep consultant. Sleep is not an exact science, as nothing with a baby is. We had a baby who was only sleeping for 45 minutes to an hour at a time. At each wake up, he was in need of suckling to sleep again. Our baby's inability to self soothe and his resistance of pacifiers or even good old rocking to sleep made quality sleep impossible. Our previous routine was not feasible to survive, and the stress only increased for months!
Amidst all of that, one forgets that even the *baby *is not having a restorative and refreshing sleep, which must have been very rough on him. During this journey, we realized that Kelsey is not just a sleep consultant - but a mom herself and even someone you would call a friend. Through both trying nights and nights of victory, Kelsey more than just told us what to do; she was a comfort. She has an abundance of patience and her support was more valuable than what we can put into words. There was such a gentleness getting us through our doubts. Kelsey welcomed our concerns, and we never felt abandoned.
Our son is now able to put himself to sleep and wakes up with an even bigger smile, if that was possible! The benefits of refreshing sleep are not only able to be seen on his face, but also in the eyes of his parents! It is hard to believe that we *never *thought he could self soothe even just a few weeks ago, and now he is independently doing it for all sleep! A skeptic I was at the start, but a believer at the end. We are grateful and blessed to have worked with Kelsey!
Kristina (parent of a 3.5 month old) CA
"You worked with us to create a gentle sleep plan that still allowed me to prioritize my breastfeeding relationship with my son. I can’t thank you enough for giving me back my sanity and teaching us healthy sleep habits to help our baby thrive."
Prior to working with Jeannine, Ben started waking more than once at night to nurse (when he previously was waking only once at night), and was taking 45 minute to 1 hour long naps during the day. He was inconsistent with his sleep, and I was starting to become more exhausted and frustrated as the days passed.
Longing for a routine and a little bit of structure to our days, I reached out to sleepwise consulting. After our initial consultation with Jeannine, Ben no longer needed his pacifier to fall asleep, and was waking only once at night to nurse. He started taking a 1.5-2hr naps during the day, and was now waking up happy and smiley. As an exclusively breastfed baby, I was not sure this would be possible.
Thank you Jeannine for teaching us more about infant sleep behaviors and giving us the tools to help our little guy sleep well. I now feel more confident in knowing how to assess Ben’s needs due to our schedule. Our schedule has given me freedom, as I now know what to expect and how to adjust if necessary. Jeannine, you were so kind and helpful. You worked with us to create a gentle sleep plan that still allowed me to prioritize my breastfeeding relationship with my son. I can’t thank you enough for giving me back my sanity and teaching us healthy sleep habits to help Ben thrive. Thank you!!!
Emily (parent of a 6 month old) WI
"I'm so happy he is finally sleeping, but I'm even more excited to say that I have a whole new baby. He is well rested, so instead of crying all day, he spends his days smiling and playing!"
Prior to working with Jeannine, our 6 month old was waking 5+ times a night. I also had to sleep with him just to get him to sleep what little he would! In addition to that, his naps were barely 40 minutes (at most). He also spent most of his days fussing or crying because we were all JUST SO TIRED! I missed my husband and my sanity!
My baby is now sleeping 12 hours a night and taking naps that are AT LEAST an hour. I'm so happy he is finally sleeping, but I'm even more excited to say that I have a whole new baby. He is well rested, so instead of crying all day, he spends his days smiling and playing! Jeannine was worth every penny!
Krystin, mom of a 9 month old MT
"I just can't believe I waited four months to make the call! If your baby isn't sleeping, it doesn't have to stay that way!"
You can read all the books and articles on sleep, but you can't talk to a book or ask it questions. We were first time parents and didn't know the answers and needed help and support because what we were doing was not working! We got a baby sleep consultant, Sarah Walden, and it was life changing! My daughter slept pretty good up until 5 months of age, then things changed. Ever was only sleeping in three hour stretches then waking up crying and wanting to nurse all.night.long. I was exhausted and I literally had anxiety all day thinking about how little sleep I was going to get during the night. But once we started following the sleep schedule Sarah created, on the second night, she slept 10 1/2 hours straight, no waking up or nursing! Now, we have gotten rid of her pacifier, have a simple bedtime routine, she naps great AND she sleeps 11 1/2 hours a night. Not every night is perfect but it is a 150% better. I just can't believe I waited four months to make the call! If your baby isn't sleeping, it doesn't have to stay that way! Sarah gave us the tools and support we needed and it worked!
Randa and Ben Irvine (parents of an 18 month old) NY
"The process was so simple and it worked like a charm for Parker and our family. It is literally night and day - I now have a night and day."
Working with Emily was such a pleasure. She is the perfect balance of professional and personal. The process was so simple and it worked like a charm for Parker and our family. It is literally night and day - I now have a night and day. Prior to working with Emily, our son was waking up every 2-3 hours to nurse. He now sleeps through the night with no attachment to nursing prior to sleep. We have an established night time routine that takes about 20 minutes.
Lisa and Chris Song (parents of a 4 month old) TN
"She delivered on every one of our goals - and at a much better value than the sort of quotes we were seeing for in-home consultations."
Before working with Kim, our infant son was not napping well, struggled at bedtime, and was waking constantly throughout the night for a feeding or soothing. By the end of our two weeks together, Sterling was falling fast asleep at bedtime, sleeping through the night, and had become a much better napper thanks to Kim's in-depth consultation and customized schedule.
If you're hesitant about working with a virtual consultant as opposed to a local consultant, know that we faced the same dilemma but found Kim to be kind, professional, and generous in the ways of patience and empathy for sleep-deprived parents with too many questions. She delivered on every one of our goals - and at a much better value than the sort of quotes we were seeing for in-home consultations.
You get out what you put in, but there's comfort in having someone with real experience in your corner to coach and encourage you in teaching your child to become a better sleeper. For that, we're happy to recommend Kimberly Brown and Sleep Wise Consulting without reservation.
Meghan and Mike (Parents of a 3 and 6 Year Old) IL
"We don't know what to do with ourselves now that we have all this time on our hands."
Before sleep training I was spending upwards of an hour laying on a bean bag waiting for my two girls (ages 3 and 6) to fall asleep in the same bed. It wiped out nearly the entire night and Meghan I barely saw each other once bedtime started. By the time it was through I was usually too tired to stay up and do anything and just went to bed (and in some instances simply fell asleep on the bean bag!).
We implemented the sleep plan outlined by Dana and very quickly found our lives completely transformed. The girls were sleeping in their own beds and the bean bag was gone within the week. "Why didn't we do this years ago!" my wife said one night after both girls were asleep in less than 5 minutes.
Now Meghan and I can spend time together after bedtime. If only Dana had a program for couples trying to find something they both would be interested in watching on TV! We don't know what to do with ourselves now that we have all this time on our hands.
Josh and Tyann (Parents of 5 month old) KY
"Our friends and family can’t believe we don’t have to rock him to sleep every night!"
Before working with Susan, Henry was taking short, inconsistent naps at daycare (sometimes no naps!), and he was waking usually 2x/night to eat “snacks.” He was taking all of his naps at home in his Rock n Play. My husband and I both work full time, and we were exhausted.
We had a long journey with Susan. Every time we started the program, Henry would get sick. He got a stomach virus that lasted more than 2 weeks, then he was hospitalized for RSV, then he got bronchiolitis. But Susan stayed with us until Henry was healthy. She worked around our work schedules and Henry’s daycare needs and made sure the program she built worked for our family.
It was hard - so hard! - but we did it with Susan’s constant support, and we are so glad we did! Henry now consistently sleeps through the night - we just lay him in his crib after bedtime routine, and he puts himself right to sleep. Our friends and family can’t believe we don’t have to rock him to sleep every night! He is actually taking naps at daycare - they aren’t great, but they’re happening, despite daycare not really following any of our instructions. lol
My husband and I routinely tell people it’s the best money we ever spent. We just can’t recommend Susan and Sleepwise program enough! Thank you!!
Parya (mom of a 7 month old)
"We still can't believe that our baby who used to get up over 20 times a night, now sleeps through the night and takes two full naps during the day!"
We still can't believe that our baby who used to get up over 20 times a night, now sleeps through the night and takes two full naps during the day. Casey was wonderful with giving us customized instructions and supporting us along the way. We are so very happy with the results!
Catherine (mom of a 10 month old)
"It was the best money we've ever spent! Now our daughter sleeps through the night and takes 2 long naps every day."
I used to tell people that my daughter hated to sleep. She would wake up every couple hours and the only way we could get her back to sleep was to feed her (if we were lucky) Her naps were never consistent and my husband and I were at our breaking point... then we hired Casey.
It was the best money we've ever spent! Now our daughter sleeps through the night and takes 2 long naps every day. She even slept like a champ while we were traveling to multiple locations this summer. My husband and I are so grateful for Casey!
Nickie (mom of a 6 month old)
"Deciding to work with Casey was one of the best parenting decisions we've made, and worth every single penny!"
Deciding to work with Casey was one of the best parenting decisions we've made, and worth every single penny! Casey is extremely knowledgeable, reliable, communicative, and understanding. She laid a foundation for understanding our baby's sleep needs, and empowered us to keep building on that great foundation as we journey on without her.
My 6 month old now puts herself to sleep completely on her own, sleeps through the night, and takes consistent naps. For me, one of the biggest rewards has been to see how HAPPY my baby is now!
Lainey (mom of a 2 year old)
"I was spending an hour in my son's room every night, sitting by his crib and holding his hand through the bars until I could sneak out."
I was spending an hour in my son's room every night, sitting by his crib and holding his hand through the bars until I could sneak out. He was also crying to come into our room by 9:30 PM. As two working parents, that meant we no longer had any "us" time in the evenings.
With Casey's guidance, advice and support, we not have a sweet boy who will go to sleep on his own and sleeps through the night. Not only did she give us a well rested family, but the confidence to deal with issues that might arise in the future!
Stefani and Anthony (Parents of a 10-Week Old) FL
"What was important to me was how she made me feel, which was like a friend, not just like a customer."
We had a very rough time before we started with Dana from Sleep Wise. Our 10-week old son slept at night for about 2-3 hours at best, then would wake every 45 minutes to an hour after that. During the day we followed no schedule whatsoever. He did not take good naps at all. My husband and I were both struggling mentally and emotionally. Sleep deprivation and frustration led us both to a bad state of mind. We tried many sleep positions, and props and ways to try to get him to sleep and nothing was working well.
I decided to contact Dana because I knew I needed help and we could not do this alone. Dana understood exactly what we were going through and could not have been more pleasant to work with. She was exactly what I needed and more. What was important to me was how she made me feel, which was like a friend, not just like a customer.
So how has our life changed since working with SleepWise? Well our baby is sleeping 11-12 hours through the night. And his naps have definitely improved. He is sleeping in his crib and prop-free! I cannot say that this was easy on us or was like magic. It took time and patience and a lot of coaching from Dana, but, IT WORKED. And we could not be happier.
Truly, I thank Dana from the bottom of my heart because I feel like she rescued me and my family. This was the absolute best thing we could have done for our baby because he now has healthy sleeping habits and is getting full rest. It was also the best thing we did for us. It brought us closer together and made us a happy little family again. THANK YOU DANA! We could not have achieved this without you. I highly recommend this program and cannot say 'thank you' enough!
Tiffany (mom of a 3 month old) FL
"I can’t believe not long ago, I was holding him for every single nap and it was taking over an hour to get him to bed. Life is good!!"
Thank you for everything. I can’t believe not long ago, I was holding him for every single nap and it was taking over an hour to get him to bed. Life is good!!
Courtney & Dave (parents of a 5 month old) MA
"We have both learned SO much and now have a baby who takes wonderful naps, puts himself to sleep, and sleeps through the night."
My husband and I had been in survival mode since the birth of our second son. After 5 months of sleep deprivation our son was an over-tired, cranky baby who couldn't sleep more than a few hours ever. We were at our wits end. At night he'd wake up 8-10 times and his naps were at best, 45 minutes. I received info about Katie from a friend on social media. After our initial 15 minute call we were SOLD. Katie is so caring, educated and patient. She's super responsive and genuinely invested in having you and your child succeed.
We have both learned SO much and now have a baby who takes wonderful naps, puts himself to sleep, and sleeps through the night. Our son become sick during our sleep training and Katie even stuck with us a few days past our plan to make sure he was OK. We are so thankful for our experience with Katie. Our son is now rested, and so are we. THANK YOU Katie!!!
Haniya and Zaheen Khan (parents of a 6.5 month old) NY
"We're all happier and more rested than ever."
I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that Kaia is still doing well with her routine...even while teething and through developmental milestones like crawling. We're all happier and more rested than ever.
Joelle and Ryan (parents of a 6 month old) WA
"We were surprised how quickly it started to work and how painless it actually was."
We were hesitant to hire a sleep consultant and tried listening to well-meaning friends and family and buying books (so many books) to try to help our baby boy learn to sleep. Nothing we tried worked and and our sleep deprivation was affecting our parenting, our relationship, and our careers. Thank goodness we found Stephanie! Her approach was equal parts knowledgeable and compassionate. She treated us as if we were all part of the same family and it was her number one goal to get our son to sleep through the night. We were surprised how quickly it started to work and how painless it actually was. And when we needed small adjustments, Stephanie was immediately able to course correct to help our son sleep better. It felt like she was always available to us with encouragement, support, and thoughtful feedback. Our son now naps consistently and regularly and sleeps through the night. We are happier parents with a much happier child. We cannot say enough good things about our experience with Stephanie!
Natalia and Kevin (Parents of a 6 Month Old) CA
"You were always there for us! We never felt rushed during our phone calls, on the other hand, you went above and beyond!"
Your precise direction and instructions for us has resulted in an absolute success. Our doctor had told us if Evan did not learn to self sooth, he would continue with the night terrors for potentially 2 years. This was beyond emotional and terrifying for us, our baby was waking every 1.5 hrs for months screaming with what the doctor diagnosed as night terrors. We were helpless and distraught seeing our baby experience this. The lack of sleep was ripping our family apart.
Dana, you were God sent and have substantially improved our quality of life as well as health and well-being of our little guy. We followed your instructions to the T which resulted in an absolute success. Now Evan is sleeping 11-12 hrs through the night and has 2 scheduled naps during the day. You were always there for us! We never felt rushed during our phone calls, on the other hand, you went above and beyond!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! ❤️
Lily (mom of a 3.5 month old) MD
"Victor went from waking up 8 to 10 times at night to waking up only once within days. And we just dropped the midnight feeding following your direction so he now sleeps for almost 12 hours at night!"
I really enjoyed working with you to help Victor start sleeping better. I think you gave a very good advice and suggestions, but were flexible and understanding. I really appreciated your timely responses. Victor went from waking up 8 to 10 times at night to waking up only once within days. And we just dropped the midnight feeding following your direction so he now sleeps for almost 12 hours at night. Thank you for your help and support!
Daryl and Jenna (Parents of a 3 Month Old) MA
“She was all smiles when she got up… and so were my husband and I!”
I’ve been drafting this email for a couple weeks trying to find the right way to say thank you for how much you helped our family. I’m happy I waited so long so I could let you know that Maddy has been sleeping through the night since Friday! That’s 4 nights in a row. She’s also been doing amazing with naps. She’s by far the happiest baby I have ever encountered. And I’m not just being a biased mom- friends and family will back up this statement!
Besides bringing so much happiness to our family through the joy of sleep, I’d like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me the confidence of knowing I’m doing right by Maddy when it comes to sleep. This was the one area of motherhood I felt like I was floundering in. Well, not any more! Naps at home have been going amazingly- and most importantly you’ve given me the skills to finally feel confident in leaving the house with her for longer than an hour at a time. We’ve already had a couple adventures these 2 weeks since we’ve finished the program. We had a great time as a family and Daryl and I are both thrilled to have a bit of a social life back on the weekends.
Stephanie and Ed (Parents of a 4 Month Old) FL
"You took a huge weight off of our shoulders."
You took a huge weight off of our shoulders, Dana, and we now know exactly what to do with our baby’s sleep! She is sleeping through the night and we are too and are in better moods throughout the day.
Garrett and Steph (parents of a 3 month old) CA
"My husband was skeptical about sleep training, ("Couldn't we just learn this sleep training stuff from some book?"), but after seeing how difficult it can be to sleep train without proper guidance, he and I both are telling all of our friends that it's worth every penny."
Before Sarah came into our lives, we were lost as to how to handle our little one's sleep. Miles took very inconsistent and unpredictable naps during the day, and his bedtime was anywhere between 10pm-12am. He wouldn't sleep unless held, rocked, swayed and swaddled, and then we always risked waking him when transferring him to the bassinet or rock and play in our bedroom. That baby room with a brand new crib and rocking chair? Never used it. We couldn't even begin to imagine a baby sleeping in there! And the worst part of it all was the constant doubt and questioning - Is he getting enough sleep? Why isn't he sleeping? He's supposed to be sleeping, right? Should we wake him up? Has he been sleeping too long? Maybe he's hungry - should we feed him? Why is he crying? Should we pick him up or let him cry it out? Are we doing any of this right??? And all the books we read just made it more confusing. Without anything to compare it to, we thought this kind of sleep "schedule" was as good as it was going to get.
Thank goodness for sleep consultants! Working with Sarah was one of the best decisions we made for our new family. She dispelled doubts, answered all of our questions, and gave us back a sense of predictability and control. After just the first day of sleep training, our little one was falling asleep on his own, in his crib, without the need for swaddling, swaying or rocking. He's no longer dependent on a pacifier to calm his fussing, either. He now has a predictable schedule for naps during the day, his bedtime shifted to 7pm instead of 11pm, and he has been able to sleep through the night (a whole 12 hours!) with just one waking, or no waking at all.
My husband was skeptical about sleep training, ("Couldn't we just learn this sleep training stuff from some book?"), but after seeing how difficult it can be to sleep train without proper guidance, he and I both are telling all of our friends that it's worth every penny.
Krissy and Bryan (Parents of a 2.5 Year Old) NC
"You have literally saved our lives."
You have literally saved our lives. I’m serious. We had been going on 8 weeks of waking multiple times per night and/or sleeping in bed with our 2.5 year old son.
Any parent who has been there knows you get desperate and you know that you are creating bad habits but you JUST NEED SLEEP! James was needing one of us to lay with him until he fell asleep which typically took an hour. Then when (not if) he woke up in the middle of the night he needed one of us to again lay with him to fall back asleep. We soon just began switching nights with him and basically slept in his bed those nights. We were in a bad pattern and didn’t know how to get out. Not to mention we were all tired, cranky and not dealing with our emotions well. Our household was tense to say the least.
It did take every bit of the 3 weeks to get on the right path but we are there! With Dana’s help we are now getting James to bed within a few minutes of finishing his routine and he has slept through the night 3 nights in a row now! I’m sure we will have some bumps but we both feel much more prepared to handle them. I also have to mention that having that 3rd party who is an expert and objective helped us as parents not to argue about what to do, we just listened to the plan. It wasn’t magic or instant but I do think we have set our son up for better sleeping habits now. Thank you again, Dana for all your help, knowledge and encouragement!
Melina (mom of a 12 week old)
"I cannot thank you enough Katie for all of your support. I’m a better mom because of you.”
Adam & Jenn (parents of an 11 month old) IL
"We are so glad that we decided to reach out and get some help from Katie, we only wish we had done it sooner!"
We can’t say enough about how amazing our experience was with Sleep Wise consulting. After months of night wakings and short naps, we decided to reach out and get some help from Katie. We are so glad that we did, we only wish we had done it sooner! Our 11 month old would wake up every night one to three times, and her naps would last about 30-45 minutes. After a surprisingly short amount of time working with Katie, our little lady started sleeping through the night (11-12 hours) and taking 1-2 hour naps. Katie was both professional and empathetic in helping us find the best way to get our daughter the sleep she needs. Thank you Sleep Wise. We will be forever grateful.
Megan Quitkin (mom of 5 year old twins) NY
"We are so pleased with how wonderfully this has worked!"
Before working with Emily, our 5 year old twins were having a tough time sleeping through the night. Bedtime sometimes took hours with multiple requests for more hugs and kisses or trips to the bathroom. Then, once they did fall asleep it only lasted for a few hours before both kids were in our beds until morning. My husband and I were exhausted from the disrupted sleep and longed to get back to when they both slept soundly through the night as babies and toddlers. Emily was a huge help to our family in establishing an easier and more structured bedtime that allows both children to fall asleep quickly and easily in their own beds and stay in bed until morning. We are so pleased with how wonderfully this has worked!
Emily Henderson (parent of a 5 month old) CA
"I'm so glad we went with this program."
Before I contacted Ashlee with Sleepwise consulting my 4 month old son Jack was consistently inconsistent. He would take about 4 naps a day ranging from 30 minutes to an hour and he would wake up at 4 am ready to get the day started. Ashlee helped me get a schedule and routines in place and helped me realize that my son needed more awake time so that he would nap better. I'm so glad we went with this program. My son sleeps for about 12 hours each night, waking at 7 am ready to go. He also takes 2 naps a day and goes down for them easily. I would highly recommend this program and I would enthusiastically recommend Ashlee as your consultant.
Katie (Mom of 10 month old) IL
"I appreciated the thoroughness and professionalism that was displayed every emotional step of the way."
Thank you Erica for saving this mom’s sanity! My 10-month old son was waking every 2-3 hours since birth and could only sleep in a Rock n Play. Lack of sleep for this momma was leading to immense frustration and helplessness. I thank God for sending Erica to us! Erica answered every question I had, was incredibly knowledgeable and reassured me every step of the way- she fixed our problems the first night! I never thought I would enjoy the bedtime process, but now I look forward to our bedtime routine! I appreciated the thoroughness and professionalism that was displayed every emotional step of the way (I cried during the consultation!). Our Niko is well-rested and happy and so is this mom!
Murphie and Kevin (parents of a 4 month old) VA
"My husband and I finally feel human again now that we can both get a good night's sleep."
I returned to work after maternity leave and our second child, a baby girl, joined her brother at daycare. Our baby was not a naturally good sleeper unlike her brother. My husband and I did our best to function on a lack of sleep, but it was creating a lot stress and strain in our family. We tried reading different sleep training books and doing it on our own, but we felt that they didn't have enough specific advice on how to sleep train a baby that was in daycare.
So, my husband and I decided to start researching a sleep coach. We received a referral from our doctor's office for Kim. After an initial phone call, my husband and I decided to move forward with hiring Kim as our sleep coach. Thank goodness we did. It's been the best decision we made. Kim was with us every step of the way -- from mitigating issues or new circumstances to providing us with a needed confidence boost -- as we worked to implement a plan to teach our baby to sleep. After a couple of weeks, she learned to self soothe and put herself to sleep. My husband and I finally feel human again now that we can both get a good night's sleep. We whole heartedly recommend Kim to anyone who's looking for a sleep coach.
Missy (Mom of a 12-Week-Old) IL
"She’s helping me lay a healthy foundation for my newborn and while it’s hard work, I know it’s SO worth it."
I cannot say enough good things about Dana! She was heaven sent when we worked with her over a year ago with my oldest, who is still sleeping like a dream! Which is exactly why I purchased the prenatal package for my newest baby. She’s helping me lay a healthy foundation for my newborn and while it’s hard work, I know it’s SO worth it. Dana is such a genuine person, too! I truly love talking to her, she’s a great person!
Tina & Nigel Prentice (parents of a 3 month old) TX
"Sleep Wise Consulting and Katie are definitely the best gift we ever gave to ourselves. Our family is now resting peacefully and happier than ever!"
Katie is by far the best assistance our family has ever received, hands down. We had a rather tough time getting our newborn baby girl to sleep. She would wake up two to three times a night and could only fall asleep in our arms. After 30 minutes to an hour of rocking singing, bouncing, etc. we would finally get her to sleep to only have her wake up within five minutes of laying her down. We were exhausted to say the least! We tried a few well known books, but the self help approach just wasn't getting it done.
We Googled sleep consultants and found Sleep Wise Consulting. Katie immediately responded and shortly thereafter gave us a consultation. She was very thorough in her assessment and told us she has had 100% success rate, and we could have the same if we remained consistent with the sleep plan. And so we did. It was absolutely amazing how fast our baby girl adapted to the new sleep plan. After one night of training, she was sleeping through the entire night! She is now napping 3 to 4 times a day- perfect for our baby's age, anywhere from one hour to two hours each. There are no more sleep props - we simply lay her down in the bed and she falls right to sleep.
The first night of the plan Katie was with us the entire night until the baby went to sleep. The following day, she started communicating with us first thing in the morning and was with us every second of the day for our naps and bedtime. She was very comforting and knowledgeable throughout the entire plan. She never left our side or made us feel like she didn’t have time for our questions (and all of this while she is raising her own family). Her help was invaluable! Sleep Wise Consulting and Katie are definitely the best gift we ever gave to ourselves. Our family is now resting peacefully and happier than ever.
Alex and Gary (parents of a 9 month old) VA
"I am so glad I invested in Kim with Sleep Wise Consulting!"
I am so glad I invested in Kim with Sleep Wise Consulting. Kim worked with my specific needs and created a comprehensive and easy to follow plan which resulted in better sleep much quicker than I expected. I especially appreciated the level of genuine support along the way. Thank you so much for helping us!
Amy Leipziger (mom of a 4.5 year old) NY
"Working with Emily and seeing this success has finally given me peace of mind!”
Just one month ago, bedtime was something I dreaded because it took on average 90 minutes before our 4.5 year old son would fall asleep close to 9pm and involved time outs and cajoling him to go back to bed And he came to our bed every night and would toss and turn frequently waking up at 5am insisting on playing. Needless to say, we were exhausted! And it was made harder by the addition of our daughter who needed my attention at night. Two kids demanding middle of the night attention pushed us to the breaking point. We thought we had tried everything so when our pediatrician
recommended working with Emily we decided we had nothing to lose.
We now have no hassles at bedtime, and I no longer worry about what time he’s coming into our room and how little sleep I will get. We’ve also seen a major impact on our son developmentally. His language skills have improved dramatically - he’s much more verbal and engaged, and I can only credit that to him finally getting adequate sleep and having a consistent routine.
Working with Emily and seeing this success has finally given me peace of mind!
Katie Carroll (Mom of a 6 month old) NY
"I thought I had the baby that would never catch on to sleep training. I’m relieved now that’s not the case and happy to be sleeping through the night myself for the first time in half a year!"
Thankfully after following a strict routine for three challenging weeks, Josie is sleeping 11-12 hours at night. Sometimes she wakes up at night and fusses but puts herself back to sleep in under 10 minuets. Gone are the nights of bouncing her on a yoga ball to get her to sleep and then gently lowering her into the crib trying desperately not to wake her up. She sleeps a full two hours for naps too now. I thought I had the baby that would never catch on to sleep training! I’m relieved now that’s not the case and happy to be sleeping through the night myself for the first time in half a year!
Mandy (Mom of an 7 Month Old) NC
"Watching my little one put himself to sleep at night, sleeping through the entire night, and then waking up to play in his crib quietly in the morning is the best feeling."
Working with Dana was the best decision we could have made! I had been working with our son for at least a month, doing everything you read in the books to get him to sleep and he just wasn’t having it. I was hesitate to use a sleep consultant, honestly because I wasn’t sure what Dana could change that I wasn’t already doing. During our first call she was so confident she could get my son to sleep through the night that I didn’t even think twice about starting the sleep journey with her. The changes that Dana were able to help me make really made a HUGE difference, and put Klein in the best position possible to start sleeping through the night… and then he finally did! It helped me so much to have an expert to help navigate me through the sleep issues, solve them, and reassure me about all of the other details in between. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. It is an amazing feeling when everyone in the house is well rested! Watching my little one put himself to sleep at night, sleeping through the entire night, and then waking up to play in his crib quietly in the morning is the best feeling, and I owe it all to Dana.
Pam and Matt (Parents of 5 month old) AZ
“I can't imagine where we would be now if we hadn't reached out for help. Such a great investment!!"
We can't thank Erica enough! When we started Landon was 5 months and up every couple hours. I ended up sleeping with him in the LazyBoy by 4 am so we had at least a few hours of sleep. Within a short time we made huge nighttime strides and he started putting himself to sleep for naps and nighttime. Landon was a tricky guy with early morning wakings and short naps... but Erica stuck with us until we found a balance we can all work with and Landon is getting the sleep he needs to be happy and grow! I can't imagine where we would be now if we hadn't reached out for help. Such a great investment!!
Katie (mom of a 6 month old) FL
"It’s some of the best money I’ve ever spent. As a mother of young children, there is nothing more valuable than restful, stress-free sleep. I can’t recommend her enough."
My second child was 6 months old (and my oldest had just turned 2) when I decided I needed to invest in our sanity and hire a sleep coach. My daughter did INCREDIBLY well with Sarah’s guidance. It was nothing near crying it out. In fact, we experienced LESS crying from day one because I was provided the tools to be giving her the right schedule without the guesswork and stress so she wasn’t crying from being overtired or confused or overstimulated. It was mostly just breaking MY bad habits that I thought were helping. My biggest regret is that I hadn’t done it a year and a half prior with my son.
Nora has been sleeping through the night since the first night of working with Sarah, at 6 months old. Recently, at 10 months, we went through a phase of her waking up at 5am for 10 days or so before I cashed in a follow up call I had with Sarah. Two days into following her simple suggestions and she slept til 7:15 which is a massive improvement for all of us.
The price tag had me hesitant at first, but it’s some of the best money I’ve ever spent. As a mother of young children, there is nothing more valuable than restful, stress free sleep. I can’t recommend her enough.
Kendra (mom of a 4 week old) IN
"When she was 4 weeks old I decided to hire a sleep consultant. I thought my husband was going to kill me but it turns out it has been the best money I have ever spent."
When Charlie was 4 weeks old I decided to hire Sarah as my sleep consultant. I thought my husband was going to kill me but it turns out it has been the best money I have ever spent.
- she slept in a ROCKING rock n play
- slept in our bedroom
- woke up 2 times during the night (super hard to get back to sleep)
- refused to nap anywhere but on me
- swaddled tightly
- paci always
- late bedtime with zero routine
- lots of crying
- sleeps in her room
- sleeps in her crib
- sleeps through the night (most nights)
- no paci
- no swaddle
- no rock n play
- goes down (if she wakes up in night) right away
- all naps in crib
- very minimal crying (if any at all)
- earlier bedtime with routine
I’m not saying this will always be the case. We WILL have bad nights and naps but I am so grateful for how far we have come together. With the help of Sarah, we will be better equipped to handle those tough nights!
Paige (mother of twins) CO
"It was the best money we've spent all year, and we cannot sing her praises enough!"
It was an absolute joy to work with Sarah. She completely transformed my life from being an exhausted mom with 3 kids under 3-years-old to a well-rested one. Before working with her, my 3-month-old twins were refusing to nap during the afternoon and alternating their wakeup times every hour at night, making for very fussy babies and very tired parents. With her guidance and the routine she created for us, my twins now take 3 naps a day and are both now sleeping from 7:30pm until 5am, which was a HUGE win. Most importantly, Sarah educated us on what to do when the routine goes awry and how to ensure our babies are staying simulated without getting overtired during the day. It was the best money we've spent all year, and we cannot sing her praises enough!
Lindsay and Sam (parents of 7.5 month old twins) IL
"I would highly recommend Sleep Wise Consulting for any and all sleep problems, big or small. Sometimes, it takes an outside eye to get your little ones back on track."
I was feeling very discouraged with our twins sleep and how to fix it; mainly because it wasn't the typical "I need help getting them to sleep through the night" issue. Our big hurdle was naps, schedule issues, and getting rid of props. Working with twins is a big undertaking, but after speaking to Jennifer for only 15 minutes, I felt very confident that she could help us!
We are now able to anticipate an age appropriate schedule which includes adequate daytime sleep, and 11.5-12 hours overnight. Paige and Brynn have become wonderful independent sleepers!
I would highly recommend Sleep Wise Consulting for any and all sleep problems, big or small. Because, sometimes it takes an outside eye to get your little ones back on track.
Ashley and Ryan Williams (parents of a 5 year old) NY
"We couldn’t have found a better sleep coach who listened to our problems/struggles and helped us overcome sleepless nights."
We have a five year old boy who has struggled with falling asleep on his on for over five years. It started out with co sleeping for three years and then we tried to transition him into a room with his younger brother. My husband and I would have to sit by his bed and
rub his back to help him fall asleep as well as sleeping with him or on the trundle by his bed. This went on for five years. He wasn’t getting good sleep and neither were we.
About three months ago, I was reading a Mom website I’m part of and saw Emily’s posting about her sleeping struggles she went through with her son and how she found this amazing company to help guide her through the struggles she was having and how she recently completed her sleeping consultant training with them. After reading her post it just clicked with me that she was the one who could help.
Emily was so kind, thoughtful and professional. We met with Emily one on one with my
son to discuss the new sleeping plan. I was so amazed how well my five year old was sleeping after three days working through her sleep plan. Emily was terrific. Emily guided us and kept us focused each step of the way. I honestly can’t say enough. We couldn’t have found a better sleep coach who listened to our problems/struggles and helped us overcome sleepless nights.
We have a five year old now who is going to bed on his on and sleeping through the night. Thank you Emily for our families sleeping success. We are all loving our rest now!
Tiffany (parent of a 4 month old) PA
"Bedtime is enjoyable and my husband and I now have our evenings back together as we’re not stressing about multiple night wake ups."
Working with Jennifer was such a blessing. She was so kind, understanding and knowledgeable. After just a few days our son was able to fall asleep on his own, sleeps through the night and started taking longer naps all in his crib. Bedtime is enjoyable and my husband and I now have our evenings back together as we’re not stressing about multiple night wake ups. We are beyond thrilled with his results and have Jennifer to thank!
Lyndsay and Reid (parents of a 3.5 year old and 8 month old) IL
"Both of our kids are now sleeping through the night, which is something we never thought would happen."
Dana's the best! Hands down, she's heaven sent! Because of her, my husband and I are able to get our sanity back! Both of our kids are now sleeping through the night, which is something we never thought would happen.
Debora (Mom of a 13 Month Old)
"We followed the plan and we saw results from night 1!"
Thank you Susan for helping us! Our 14 month old daughter Olivia had never slept through the night. She also would not sleep in her bedroom/crib. We finally decided we had enough and decided to hire a sleep consultant. Susan is amazing! She listened to our problems & expectations and created a personalized sleep plan for our daughter. We followed the plan and we saw results from night 1! She did wake up a couple times during the first two nights but was able to soothe herself and went back to sleep on her own. By the third night, she was able to sleep on her own, all night long in her bedroom! She now sleeps 11-12 hours at night and takes one 3 hour nap during the day. We are so proud of her! We wish we had met Susan earlier!
Katie & Lonnie Camacho (parents of a 12 month old) NC
"With her knowledge as a pediatric sleep nurse, she has helped me to gain a greater understanding of some of the things our daughter struggles with in terms of her sleep, taking the time to explain and help my husband and I make tough decisions about the care in which my daughter should receive."
Kimberly has been a great help to our family. Our daughter was diagnosed with a sleep disorder and Kimberly with her background in working as a pediatric sleep nurse has helped support my husband and I through the ups and downs of our daughter's sleep progress. With her knowledge as a pediatric sleep nurse she has helped me to gain a greater understanding of some of the things our daughter struggles with in terms of her sleep, taking the time to explain and help my husband and I make tough decisions about the care in which my daughter should receive.
She has gone over and above to help us and to think of "out of the box" solutions for Emma's sleep. She has supported and encouraged us through this process and continually makes time for us to answer questions or address concerns we have. We are very grateful for the time we have had with Kimberly and we will look to her for any additional help we need for Emma in the future.
Alexandra and Aaron (Parents of 12-Month Old Twins) LA
"It has been a night and day difference for our twins, as they are now a lot happier, eating better, and soaring with their developmental milestones!"
By working with Dana we have not only learned about baby sleep, but we have also learned about LIFE! We didn’t want our time with her to end and looked forward to every single phone call! It has been a night and day difference for our twins, as they are now a lot happier, eating better, and soaring with their developmental milestones!
Katie and Aaron Kaswell (parents of a 5.5 month old) NY
"Her sleep plan got our son to drop the pacifier and learn how to put himself to sleep in just one night! She told us it might take 3-4, but clearly, she knew what he needed."
Emily was such a great sleep coach for our family! Prior to having her guidance, we were doing OK but we were using a lot of tricks and props to help our 4 month old fall sleep. And they weren’t even working all the time. We would have normal night wake-ups for our baby to nurse but then he wouldn’t fall back to sleep for hours. We often would need to rock him to sleep and we were convinced he needed to be swaddled. When things didn’t go well (which was fairly often and in the middle of the night), there was tension.
Emily really helped us get over so many humps and bring more peace and ease back to our house with her coaching and her sleep plan. We had so many questions, and she listened and supported us the whole way through. Her sleep plan got our son to drop the pacifier and learn how to put himself to sleep in just one night! She told us it might take 3-4, but clearly she knew what he needed. After just a few weeks, Leo was sleeping on a regular schedule with minimal wake-ups and his daytime naps became more predictable. We’re pretty proud of him and so thankful for Emily’s expertise!
Kristi and Ethan Miedecke (parents of a 3 year old) CA
"After 3 weeks of consistency, and a lot of guidance from Ashlee, I am so happy to say that Erik is sleeping in his own bed, in his own room, all night long. We have our bed back!"
Before we decided to hire a SleepWise consultant, Erik had been sleeping in between me and my husband since he was 10 months old. We went out of town, Erik was sick and he was teething... it was the perfect storm for reactive cosleeping. I was working full time and so was my husband, so instead of fighting the sleep training battle, we just let him sleep with us. As he grew, our bed seemed to shrink. Toes in our back, ribs, and us teetering on the edge... Erik ruled the bed. Not only did he take up more space than any 3 year old should, it made it so we dealt with him until we went to sleep. He had no bedtime and just went to sleep when we did.
It took us too long to decide enough is enough and decided to hire Ashlee to help us get our bed back. After 3 weeks of consistency, and a lot of guidance from Ashlee, I am so happy to say that Erik is sleeping in his own bed, in his own room, all night long. We have our bed back, we get to watch our shows, and we have a couple hours where we just get to talk and hang out uninterrupted before we want to go to bed. Thank you for all your help!
Leigh (Mom of a 8 month old) IL
"Now that my baby is sleeping through the night, I am happier, more relaxed, confident... and actually have time to fold laundry!"
Brittany and Mac (Parents of a 12-Month Old) IL
"We are now two well-rested parents and our son is ringing in his first birthday by finally having a consistent sleep schedule AND sleeping through the night."
Dana came highly recommended and working with her has been life changing to say the least. We are now two well-rested parents and our son is ringing in his first birthday by finally having a consistent sleep schedule AND sleeping through the night - Thank you, Dana!
Donnie (Mom of a 12-Week Old) AZ
"I can literally lay my baby down in her crib with nothing but her sound machine on, walk away, and she’s completely capable of falling asleep on her own. It’s amazing and such a great feeling."
Before I reached out to Dana, I was so frustrated, tired and wishing this baby stage away. I was even beginning to resent my baby for making things so difficult. I decided to contact some recommended sleep consultants to see if there was anything they could possibly do to help me (I felt like I’d tried it all). After speaking to several consultants I knew I wanted to work with Dana. It was so nice to know she wanted me to get the best results I could.
I can literally lay my baby down in her crib with nothing but her sound machine on, walk away, and she’s completely capable of falling asleep on her own. It’s amazing and such a great feeling. I no longer have that anxious feeling about what she’s going to do when I lay her down. I’m so so happy I was able to find Dana and for all her helpful recommendations. It has made our home, my family and especially me so much happier!
Christina (Mom of a 6 month old) CA
"I swear this process was magic!"
Our sweet 6 month old was still up every 1.5-2 hours at night while I was caring for my elderly grandfather. I was absolutely exhausted between being up all night with the baby, taking care of my 4 year old and my grandfather. We spoke to Sarah on a Monday, started a program on a Wednesday and my Levi was sleeping through the night by Saturday and napping at predictable times during the day. My grandfather passed away that Saturday and while it was a terribly sad and difficult time for me, Sarah gave me the biggest gift anyone could have, some physical and mental rest that was much needed! I was so skeptical that this would work because we had tried so much already (we had read all the books!) Once we got started, the whole process was easy, pain free and the biggest blessing I’ve ever experienced! I swear this process was magic. If you are worried about the crying, I promise you will end up with a happier, less fussy, well rested baby in the end which is the ultimate mom goal!
Stefani (Mom of 5 month old) TX
"The support is wonderful and the results have exceeded our expectations."
After the birth of my 2nd daughter, I experienced some postpartum complications that resulted in re-hospitalization and PPD. I needed rest to recover and was not getting it. I expected to get a good block of sleep around 6 weeks postpartum. At 15 weeks postpartum, waking every 2 hours had me at the end of my rope. I could not be myself, a good wife, a good mom and certainly not a good coworker. I did not want my baby to cry but did know I had to do something to manage my rest and anxiety to avoid another emergency.
I reached out to Erica at Sleep Wise and immediately felt reassured during the initial evaluation call. We had many things in place and were on the right track, but there was work to do to achieve consistent sleep. We worked toward a sleep plan that was gentle and responsive, which was the only kind my husband and I wanted. She tailored it for our baby and it worked within a couple of days! I expected 1-2 night feedings for a 4-5 month old but now our baby is sleeping through the night! The support is wonderful and the results have exceeded our expectations. We are so thankful to Erica for her help, and will definitely reach out again if we have any further issues with our children sleeping.
Lisle and Kristina (Parents of 14-Month Old Twins) IL
“The difference in their behavior is drastic. They’re happier, smiling a lot more, absorbing new information, and developing faster than ever."
Our twins are in a much better mood during the day now, and so are we! The difference in their behavior is drastic. They’re happier, smiling a lot more, absorbing new information, and developing faster than ever. Thank you, Dana, for all of your support, guidance, and encouragement along the way!
Melissa (Mom of a 20 month old) IL
"Her development has taken off since she has started sleeping better, and she is much happier! My husband and I feel so refreshed now that we have our sleep back!"
Before we started working with Sarah on a sleep plan for our daughter, Maggie, our main issues were night wakings and short naps. At 20 months, she would wake in the middle of the night and sometimes be up and down crying for 2-3 hours. I was also rocking her to sleep at night and naptime until she fell asleep. Maggie started sleeping through the night on the first night we implemented the plan Sarah made for us! She is now sleeping through the night, consistently, and taking MUCH better naps! Her development has taken off since she has started sleeping better, and she is much happier! My husband and I feel so refreshed now that we have our sleep back, as well!
Sara and Cody (Parents of a 12-Week Old) Saudi Arabia
"Within 2 weeks our baby was able to put herself to sleep with no paci or swaddle, and by 12 weeks was sleeping 10-11 hours at night."
At 7 weeks old, our newborn had absolutely no independent sleep skills. We had to rock/bounce/replace paci, all day and night to get her to sleep short spurts. With a 20 month and 3 year old, we couldn't do it any more. Dana helped us get my 21 month old sleeping though the night at 7 months, so we knew just where to turn for help.
After starting the newborn sleep plan with Dana, we had a rough first week of dropping sleep props, but the second week we started seeing vast improvements. Within 2 weeks our baby was able to put herself to sleep with no paci or swaddle, and by 12 weeks was sleeping 10-11 hours at night. Dana has been an amazing encouragement and support through this process of teaching our little lady to sleep. She has been encouraging in the frustrating moments, understanding in the overwhelming moments, and celebratory with us in the victorious moments. She has helped restore a great amount of peace into our family for which we are forever grateful.
Maddy and Jimmy (Parents of a 3 year old) NY
"Sleepwise gave us the structure to change our daughter’s sleeping habits and now she falls asleep by herself for the first time ever."
Before working with Emily, our 3 year old wouldn’t go to bed on her own (we spent 30-60 minutes lying beside her in her room) and she would end up in our bed nearly every night. Sleep Wise gave us the structure to change our daughter’s sleeping habits and now she falls asleep by herself for the first time ever. We finally get a bed to ourselves and are sleeping much better as a result. Emily was supportive, warm and very responsive throughout the entire process. Thanks again, Emily!