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“When my son was 21 months old and had never slept a night in his bed and went from bassinet to co-sleeping (which I am not an advocate for but when you are exhausted you will do about anything for sleep), I had reached my breaking point. I was tired, my husband was tired and our son was grumpy ALL the time. I knew something had to change. I saw one of our neighbors who had a small infant at the time and she looked so rested and happy. I asked her how things were going and she introduced me to the world of sleep training and Sarah Walden. Two days later I emailed Sarah and my life changed forever! Jack was sleeping in a twin bed in his room and would wake up at night and come into our room screaming and crying the whole way until I put him in our bed and he went back to sleep but neither my husband nor I did. While it was sweet cuddling with Jack at night, the hour or more it would take me to get him to sleep only for him to wake a few hours later was not so sweet. Once I talked to Sarah I knew as long as I trusted her and went with what she told me to do things would get better. After just a couple of days I could see a difference in Jack and in myself. He was sleeping better and sleeping ALL night in his room in a CRIB!!! We are now about 5 weeks later and Jack is sleeping 12-13 hours ALL night and nap anywhere from 1.5-2.5 hrs in his crib and he wakes up HAPPY!!! No more grumpy Jack or grumpy mommy! Our house functions better, well all have more patience with each other and we ALL sleep!!!! I can’t thank Sarah enough and I recommend her to anyone I know who is having sleep issues with their children!! You won’t be disappointed I promise!”
“Thank You!!! Your program has been life changing! This guy hadn’t slept alone in 9 months which meant Mom never slept. By night three we both slept 12 consecutive hours!!!!! Amazing!!! I am a better Mom and Josesito is a happier baby!”
“When we contacted Jeannine we were frustrated and exhausted. Although I had read books on baby sleep and scoured the internet, I could never find the structured guidance we desperately needed. When we started with Sleep Wise, I was totally lost. Midi almost never slept on her own. Unable to get her to sleep at night, she would always end up in our bed nursing frequently all night. Naps were totally erratic and always in her swing.
Now two weeks later, she falls asleep almost instantly in her crib and most nights sleeps right until morning. She takes 3 good naps a day with very little fussing. We have time for our selves and our marriage now. I truly feel I am a more confident mom and appreciate the time I spend with our baby so much more. Jeannine provided the support we needed through this journey. It was tough to hear our daughter cry, but Jeannine reassured us through educational resources, phone calls, as well as extremely quick replies to all our e-mails. We also know the support is there for any hiccups in the future! Thank you so much!”
“Working with Jennifer made a HUGE difference for my family. We were consistently up in the middle of the night with our daughter, often more than once, and nap times were a real struggle. Now my daughter, my husband and I get more sleep than we thought possible…and boy did we need it! Jennifer created a sleep plan geared specifically for my family and my comfort level. Her support, guidance and knowledge were essential for us to make the necessary changes to get more sleep. We’re so grateful that our friend of a friend passed along her business card. Jennifer’s services were worth every penny…and then some!”
“It is hard for us to put into words how much Jennifer and the Sleep Wise program changed our lives. Before coming to Jennifer, getting Molly to nap and go to bed was a full time job. We would have to use every sleep prop imaginable and she would never get a good nap in her crib, which meant we never had a free hand the whole day. We just thought that Molly was a “needy” baby and we would just have to deal with it until we thought she was old enough to get on a schedule.
We reached out to Jennifer when Molly was three months as her sleep had got even worse, waking up multiple times at night, never seeming to be very hungry, and then waking for the day as early as 3:30 am. Jennifer was able to talk with us the next day and was able to answer all of our questions and designed a program to meet Molly’s specific needs. On day two, Molly slept through the night in her crib, with minimal protesting, and was taking all of her naps in the crib. For the first time since she was born, we actually had free hands and time, and were no longer exhausted so we could then truly enjoy the wake time we had together. Both us and Molly were thriving!
Molly continues to sleep through the night and loves her sleep schedule and routine. She is much happier and calmer, and all thanks to Jennifer. This program is truly magic and we look forward to working with Jennifer until Molly graduates to her big girl bed!”
“I am what you would call an “attached parent”… we co-slept starting the night my precious daughter was born (at home!) and nursed on demand around the clock. It wasn’t a problem in the beginning – I wouldn’t trade my co-sleeping days for anything and I loved nursing all the time. The problem was, although she transitioned beautifully to her crib at 6 months, Sloane was still waking up several times per night to nurse. Also, she was never a good napper and as I was trying to re-start my company, this added a lot of stress for our household. Not to mention, my husband and I were exhausted – always at the mercy of her sleep (or lack thereof) and would spend lots of time in the car and on walks trying to get in extra zzz’s!! At 9 months, it was time to do something. I hated the thought of letting her cry, but I knew that there would be a little protesting if we were to get to a better place as a family, and I was right. My husband and I couldn’t BELIEVE how quickly she responded to the new schedule and what I thought would be a grueling fewweeks of “training” ended up being the beginning of our sleep-filled nights almost immediately upon following Sarah’s recommendations. Sloane now knows how to put herself to sleep, takes great naps and is in general an even happier baby than she was before, which I didn’t think was possible. We are thrilled and so incredibly thankful for this new season in our home! I’m rested, and that makes for a better mama!! Thank you, Sleep Wise!!”
“We thought this was just another thing we would try that wouldn’t work. To our amazement her night time wakings were cut in half by night 2. She was paci free and putting herself back to sleep and within 1 week, she was sleeping completely through the night! For the first time in 2 years, we actually had a good night’s sleep! Kelli helped our baby girl, our marriage, and our sanity!”
“After 12 months of dealing with inconsistent naps, I decided to hire Jeannine at Sleep Wise. She tweaked our schedule just enough so that my son became a much better napper. I had no idea that some of the things I was doing could cause sleep issues! Thank you Jeannine for giving my LO more sleep!”
“Before we started working with Jeannine, Graham was taking over 30 minutes at night to fall asleep and having to be rocked to sleep for most naps. His naps involved a lot of crying and were also lasting only 30-45 minutes on average. After working with Jeannine, Graham falls asleep at night within 15 minutes and sleeps all night long. He is able to self soothe with the use of no props. He also is able to put himself to sleep for all naps and is taking hour plus naps at home 95% of the time. We are still working through naps at daycare but they are slowly improving as consistency improves. My family is now well-rested and overall much happier. We no longer have to dread the unpredictability of naptime and bedtime because we know Graham can now put himself to sleep and stay asleep. Thank you Jeannine!”
“Prior to working with Jeannine, my husband and I were convinced we had been cursed with kids who were terrible sleepers. I am now so incredibly happy to say that my 18 month can fall asleep on her own and sleep through the night. The bedtime process has become so much easier, on both my daughter and us as parents, and she is waking up happier and far more rested than ever before. Jeannine was terrific to work with throughout the program and provided the expertise and support we needed. Thank you, Jeannine!”
“Working with Kelley Ryan has been an absolute pleasure! We started introducing healthy sleep habits into our little boy’s routine at 2 weeks old. He learned how to fall asleep on his own and was sleeping through the night by 8 weeks. At 5 months old, HE STOPPED! He had learned to roll over and was moving all around the crib all night long. He would have multiple hour long stretches of talking to himself, whining, crying, fussing, basically doing everything but sleeping. He wasn’t hungry. We didn’t know what to do. After a month and a half of no improvement, we realized we needed help. We were exhausted and he was exhausted.
We were definitely skeptical of hiring someone because we felt like we were already enforcing healthy sleep habits. We had also been successful in sleep training our first child without any issues. We didn’t know what else we could do to improve what was already in place. We were nervous that Kelley would recommend a hard core “cry it out” plan which we weren’t uncomfortable with. Boy were we wrong. Kelley helped us make small gentle tweaks that made such a huge difference, and we saw that difference within just a couple of days. One of the biggest challenges that we faced was working with our daycare which was not being very consistent with our schedule. Kelley was super involved in helping us work through this which was a key factor in getting us some night time rest.
Now, we are all getting rest! Our little boy is waking up much more rested and is so much happier and healthier for it. My husband and I are actually getting sleep which has made a huge difference on our relationship with each other. We are also better, more present and patient parents to our 4 year old. I highly recommend working with Kelley. We are so glad that we did!”
“Before I worked with Sarah and Sleep Wise Consulting, me and my husband were at our wits end with our son Weston. We were first time parents and struggling a lot with getting him to go to sleep and stay asleep. He would wake up multiple times throughout the night and it would take forever to get him back to sleep only for him to wake up soon after. Needless to say it was torture. We finally decided to hire a consultant and I can honestly say that was the absolute best decision we have ever made. Our consultant Sarah was so nice and accommodating it made it much easier to handle the whole process. My son started sleeping 8 hours the second day and now sleeps from 7 am to 7 pm every night with ease. Sarah was so generous with her time and advice and made sure she was always available for any questions we had and to really walk us through everything. She answered all of my concerns and then some. She gave sound advice and positive affirmations that helped me to keep going when it got tough. If it wasn’t for her I probably would have given up but she assured me I was doing the right thing and it would be worth it and boy was she right! I cannot thank her enough for all her help and kindness throughout this whole process but mostly for giving us back some sanity! My baby is much happier now and he is way less fussy than before. Everyone compliments us on our “happy and calm” infant now. He goes down for naps and bed so quickly and easily it’s like a miracle and it has honestly made our lives so much easier. We thank you and Weston thanks you!!!”
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