Sleep in our family is the most important thing to get us through our day. We thought we had it all figured out. My first son, who just turned 3, was always a great sleeper. Slept through the night at such a young age. No issues. Along came our little girl two years later. She was up hours and hours through the night. We were lost in what to do. Nothing seemed to work. We were totally exhausted and at the end of our rope. Then, an ad posted on my Facebook wall, from Diane. I was sitting on the couch one morning looking at my Facebook wall and totally exhausted. It was meant to be. I emailed her immediately and she came to our rescue. She developed a sleep plan for my daughter. Within two days, my six month old now sleeps two solid naps and 12 whole hours through the night. This has honestly changed our lives. In just one week! This is the best decision we have ever made! Diane gave us the confidence that teaching any child to self soothe, without sleep props is totally possible. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Kelly & Audrey (6 months old)
“We couldn’t be more happy with the results from our personalized sleep plan provided by Diane. Our son was quite young when we started (4 months) we hadn’t envisioned beginning sleep training that early but events overtook us! Since birth we would swaddle our son and rock him to sleep, it worked great! At 3.5 months our little guy started rolling over and the swaddling had to stop for safety reasons. We tried to get him to sleep without the swaddle to no avail, I thought he would never sleep well again! We turned to Diane who not only provided us with sleep solutions to remove the swaddle she also taught us how to put our son to bed without rocking. All of a sudden we had our evenings back and we didn’t have to worry about our son’s safety! As a mother herself Diane’s support, reassurance and empathy sets her apart from others in her field. We would recommend her to any parent in need of sound advice and expertise.”
Katherine, Jon & Miles (4 months old)
It’s 7:30 pm and both our 3-year-old daughter and 10-month-old son are sleeping peacefully while my husband and I enjoy some well-deserved alone time over a glass of wine. More likely than not, we won’t hear a peep from them until the sun is up and it’s time to wake up for the day. As you know, it was not always like this! It seemed as though our friends’ children all slept through the night from the early days but that was certainly not the case at our house!
I remember when we met a few months ago; my husband and I were absolutely exhausted! Our 8-month-old son was still waking 3-4 times a night to feed. In between rocking him to sleep and feeding him, I would lie in bed with my daughter until she finally (FINALLY) fell asleep.
I still cannot believe by the 4th night of following the custom plan you created for him, I was able to place him in his crib while he was still awake and leave the room! I did not think it was going to happen with him! He just rolled over and went to sleep!
That’s when we knew we needed to work together to address the needs of our daughter, who could usually be found awake until 9:00 pm and then creeping into our bed most nights! The custom plan for our daughter was also extremely successful and I’m so impressed with your ability to pinpoint several issues right away that were contributing to her problematic sleeping. I love that we had regular communication so we could troubleshoot. Your willingness to help via email came in handy several times and I always looked forward to our “debriefs” on the phone.
I also appreciated the fluid nature of the sleep plan so that it could be altered over time where necessary. I honestly would have had such difficulty if I was using some sleep book for example. It’s not the same as literally having an expert available to support, help, encourage and troubleshoot. You were able to determine very quickly the issues that were contributing to the sleep dilemma over here!
Thank you so much for your respectful treatment of our family, your support and encouragement, your reminders to stay consistent, and most of all—the greatest gift—showing us how to give our children great sleep skills for life!! I mean this when I say we could not have done this without you. You have helped us carve out “us” time again and we are tremendously grateful! I would not hesitate to recommend ANY parent who needs more sleep to work with you!
The Neal Family (Asher 8 months old, Adele 3.5 years old)
I am so grateful to Diane for her guidance and support in sleep training our daughter.
I was exhausted – a walking zombie! I had never regained my sleep from my first child (who is now 4.5 and still wakes throughout the night!), so when baby number two came along – I was in a constant fog – too tired to function properly.
My daughter was waking every 1-2 hours throughout the night, and would typically only take 20 minute cat naps during the day.
She napped in my arms, in a baby carrier, car seat or swing – but never in her bassinet.
Diane was a guest speaker at a fit mom exercise group I had joined. When I first heard her tips and that babies as young as 3 months can sleep through the night – I thought “ya right!” The very thought of my baby sleeping through the night brought tears to my eyes.
After speaking with Diane and learning more about her techniques and the value of teaching a baby how to sleep, I decided to give it a try.
Working with Diane was the best decision we made – not only for our daughter, but for our whole family.
Diane was very patient and listened well. She put together a customized, comprehensive plan for us to follow for two weeks.
She was very supportive through out the process. It wasn’t always easy and it took absolute dedication, but her phone calls and encouragement kept us on track. I was co-sleeping with our daughter and it just wasn’t working for us. Diane helped greatly with the transition into her crib in her own room.
By the end of the two weeks my 6 month old daughter was sleeping through the night (sometimes as long as 13 hours!) and having good long naps through out the day. Our daughter wakes happy and actually seems to enjoy going to bed! I really never thought it would be possible!
I now have time to relax in the evening. I am getting my sleep back at night and am able to get things done during the day. Its amazing!
I would recommend Diane to anyone who needs help with sleep. Her help has really changed our lives.
We will be working with Diane again to help our 4.5 year old sleep through the night in his own bed. I look forward to having her by our side for this next challenge.