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We decided to try sleep consulting because our daughter needed to be rocked to sleep (in a full swaddle with a pacifier), and although she slept OK at night, she refused to nap for longer than 20-30 minutes during the day unless she was on one of us. We began the program when she was four months old and worked with Abby Broussard, who is extremely competent, helpful, and personable. Our daughter moved to her own room, ditched the swaddle and pacifier, and learned to self-soothe immediately. After a few days, she was sleeping through the night, and after a week, she was taking good naps throughout the day. Abby was there with us every step of the way, celebrating with us and also helping troubleshoot and adjust the plan as needed to make it work for our daughter. Now our happy, well-rested five-month-old is a great sleeper on a consistent schedule, and my husband and I have more time for ourselves and each other. The success we had with Sleep Wise may have tipped the scales in favor of having a second child!
I reached out to Monica feeling desperate. My 20 month old daughter Violet was fighting sleep for every nap, nighttime and up multiple times a night. I spent so much time trying to get her to sleep that when she did fall asleep, I would plop down on the couch exhausted. Monica knew exactly what to do. She encouraged me that my daughter COULD be a great sleeper. She was professional, knowledgeable, kind and helpful. Violet now puts herself to sleep peacefully and actually enjoys taking part in the routine Monica created. Words cannot express how different life is for us now that’s Violet’s sleeping well! We’re moving across the country and Violet’s had to sleep in hotels and friend’s houses and she’s doing amazing! Monica gave us confidence to address sleep issues in the future also. The things we learned from Monica will help us with future children too I’m sure!
We moved our 2.5yo to a big boy bed which then led to him getting up all hours of the night and thinking he could run amok in his room when put to bed. The only way he’d fall asleep was if I (mom) was laying on the floor next to him. Marissa helped us get him to go down smoothly at night and naps, sleep through the night, and stay in his bed until his light turned green!
Erica was so kind and patient with us while we sleep trained our 9 month old daughter. Our daughter was held for all naps or took car naps and Erica worked with us to create a plan with our input. I would definitely recommend her!
Prior to working with Sleep Wise, our baby girl wasn’t sleeping her day naps for longer than 1hr and was all over the place. Since partnering with Kate Cross, we have gained a new found confidence in our decision making as parents. The learnings we have taken from Kate, our baby girl now not only sleeps great at night but is now a day sleeping rockstar. We can’t thank Kate enough for all her support, help and caring bubbly nature. We would highly recommend Kate to anyone looking for support.
My baby slept through the night on night 2 of the program! Despite reading all the books and researching every baby sleep philosophy, my son and I struggled so much with sleep that I missed out on much of the joy of his first 6 months. We had a rough start with reflux and holding him upright all night, tried sleep training without Sleep Wise when he was older, and quickly backslid into old habits until I was a basket case of sleep deprived misery. Ashlee was smart, clear, caring, and 110% supportive every step of the way. Baby sleep is complicated, and she continued re-evaluating until every issue was resolved. We now have a thriving, happy family and we understand how to move forward with our sleep skills intact.
Cal has been sleeping until 7am for a week now!! He’s happier and sweeter, and I’m so thankful. I feel we’re in a great spot and have a good plan going forward. So appreciative of your time and energy, Kelsey! Many many thanks!
Sleep Wise, thank you for assembling such a great team, being a phenomenal resource, and putting out GREAT content! Your blog, your emails, etc., are just beautiful (both visually and content-wise)! I like getting them in my inbox (how often do we actually say that?!?!). The time and energy you give to moms is fantastic and I’m really thankful I found you. I will refer you and your team to ANYONE with a question or concern.
I cannot express how grateful I am to Dana and Sleep Wise for getting my family to the point we are at with our infant’s sleep habits. As first-time parents, we were desperate to improve our sleep via our newborn’s sleep in any amount possible. We began with the newborn sleep plan which Dana described as a really great way to gently enter into the infant sleep plan when the baby is old enough to take to a sleep schedule. She was completely right. As a type A person with not an iota of expertise in babies or baby sleep, it was a huge relief to me to lean on Dana to do the heavy lifting of telling me what to do rather than have to figure it out myself–and all while feeling like a zombie. The support was invaluable to me. Dana always had a tip to suggest or a tweak to how we were doing things which gave me hope that the sleeping situation would improve, and provided me with the peace of mind to know we were doing the best we could given the baby’s age. Then once it was time to commit to a plan that our baby was developmentally ready to respond to, it went very smoothly. I was shocked at how well the first night committing to the infant plan went. And whether all of the newborn plan lead up was preparing the baby or preparing my husband and I… it worked! Thank you, Dana. I am so glad we made the choice to work with you!
Nikki, the sleep genie! When we first reached out to Sleep Wise, my husband and I were at our wits end. Our little one was waking up every 30 minutes throughout the day and night. She had been sleeping on me since she was first born. It was BAD. Some friends suggested Sleep Wise to us and reached out to them without hesitation. There were so many sleep consultants to choose from and we are so thankful that the sleep consultant quiz helped us choose the right consultant for our family. We needed someone who was non-judgemental/understanding but held us accountable. That person was Nikki as she fit this description perfectly.
One of the first questions asked by Nikki was what fears did we have? We were honestly afraid that by the end of our time together, our little one’s sleeping habits wouldn’t be any different. We were convinced that she was an anomaly and there was no “sleep cure” for her. Our little one has been that “unique child” in everything she does so far. We just knew that sleep wasn’t going to be any different and we weren’t wrong. Our little one was unique compared to other stories we’ve heard about sleep training from friends. However, I think this speaks to Nikki’s character and giftings all the more. Nikki was still able to transform our little one’s sleep habits despite the numerous curve balls thrown.
Here are some improvements that we have seen since working with Nikki: Not only does she sleep better, but she eats better! An issue we have had since birth. Her napping has improved drastically, so we no longer have to worry that she will only be asleep for the next 20 minutes. She is sleeping independently and mom and dad have their room back! We no longer have to be concerned with accidentally waking her at night when we go to bed. She even seems more alert during the day!
Nikki was timely in her responses. She is professional, yet very personable. She was able to troubleshoot challenges efficiently. She was even open to answering questions after our time with her was officially over. All of these qualities made her a phenomenal sleep consultant. While we were thrilled to have our little one sleeping better, it was hard seeing Nikki go. She had quickly become a part of our family.
I cannot believe how much progress was made in just 2 weeks. My baby went from waking every 45 minutes to sleeping 11-12 hours a night with solid naps during the day! Monica was so sweet to work with and took our whole family’s needs into consideration when creating our plan. I didn’t know my baby could sleep so much!
After years of infertility and losing our twins my husband and I welcomed our rainbow baby Mackenzie! Mackenzie never slept though. We were so grateful to have received our blessing we assumed that we needed to hold her all the time. She would only nap unless you held her and she would get up frequently throughout the night. Typically she would sleep for 2-3 hours at a time and my husband and I would just take turns. I dreaded the nights because I never knew what to except. We thought there has to be a solution.
Our solution was Kelsey Hotchkiss! A few friends had recommended us to her and how could we have not known that other couples used a sleep specialist! She was amazing and truly admirable to work with. She was compassionate, understanding and very attentive towards all of our needs. Kelsey walked us through every step and made sure we felt confident with the process. I am happy to say that Mackenzie is now sleeping 10 hours a night and taking 2 full naps on her own every day! This was a game changer for my husband and I. Thank you Kelsey Hotchkiss and Sleep Wise Consulting! We are forever appreciative for all your help and support.
Erica was an absolute pleasure to work with! My 4 and 6 year old have been struggling with sleep for over a year. I was at my breaking point and never believed things could change. She said my kids could learn how to fall asleep on their own, which I thought was impossible. I’m absolutely amazed at the results from the program she built for us – it saved our lives, and my sanity! Thank you Erica!
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