WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
10+ years in service and I've worked with some amazing people who love Sound of Sleep and my services. Check what they have to say.
In a moment of desperation and unravelling, we reached out to Diane at Sound of Sleep Consulting. Our 14 week old son was waking multiple times in the night and having all his naps on us. The night before we contacted Diane, our son woke 8 times in the night and each time required our assistance to get back to sleep. Diane responded to our request for help within the hour and we started sleep training that same week. We purchased the Sleep Time - VIP One Month Private Package and it was money well spent! Our son now sleeps 12 hours at night in his crib, typically waking only once for a feed (our choice) and all of his naps are now in his crib. We put him down awake and he puts himself to sleep, normally within just a few minutes. The transformation for our family has been incredible! We are all sleeping better now and have the energy to enjoy our son’s awake time. We could not have made this change without Diane's guidance and we're so thankful for her support.
We started talking with Diane when our son was only 8 weeks old and would primarily only nap on my chest and was in our room for night time. Our son was a loud and noisy sleeper so I wasn’t getting that much sleep and knew that what was best for us as a family was moving him to his own room and I wanted to nip any bad sleep habits in the bud. From the first time I spoke with Diane I knew that hiring her was the right and best decision for us as a family. Our son is now almost 6 months old and we have completed the newborn package and are currently using the 3-month support package. I can not express how much I value her services and the impact she’s had on our sons sleep and overall well-being and truthfully ours too because we have been getting a full nights sleep consistently since he was about 13/14 weeks old. She is professional, responsive, caring and understanding. As we now navigate through the typical challenges in his first year (developmental leaps, teething, nap transitions), I feel confident knowing the skills Diane has given us with carry us through it all! I recommend her to everyone I can! Yes, sleep training is hard and takes commitment, but is 100% worth it. Thank you, Diane.
KATIE, MOM OF WILLIAM
We are so happy with the results of the sleep training program Diane created for us. At 4 months old our baby girl was waking up 3-5 times a night, daytime naps were starting to regress and our feeding felt constant. She was getting increasingly fussy as a result of lack of sleep. She would only fall asleep nursing or being held and rocked. We were both exhausted and frustrated with the on demand schedule. The sleep training worked so well for us. It was so much more than just teaching her to sleep. Jolene learned self soothing skills that make sleep, car rides and walks smooth and it helped her get in a predictable routine. It has completely changed our life! We have a predictable sleep, feed and play routine throughout the day and a set bedtime and wake time. Which means outings, activities, cooking, cleaning, self care and exercise are now easily integrated into our daily lives. Diane was amazing to work with and a great support. Having a coach tell me exactly what to do and how and when to do it reduced all my anxiety and fear about feeding and sleeping and taught me a lot of skills and resources to continue to help her cope as she grows. Having someone on call for weeks to answer questions was much easier than searching through books and online. Now our girl is always happy, she is exceeding all of her milestones and we have our lives back. This was the best investment we could have made and I recommend this for everyone. Thanks for everything Diane!
JULIA, MOM OF 4 MONTH OLD JOLENE
Diane saved our lives. She’s the greatest and had my son sleeping through the night within 2 days. Her method is very easy to follow and adapted to our family. The follow-up calls were great and she was always open to answer our questions and doubts. My little man is now very rested during the day and I am in a better mood now that I have my sleep back. Thank you Diane.
Diane has been a wonderful help in getting my sleeping back under control. For the past few years I have been dealing with constant awakenings, this makes for long and dreadful nights. With Diane’s help and guidance I was able to fall asleep faster and stay asleep without any or very few awakenings in the night. Diane was always very supportive and invested in helping me find a positive change in my sleeping habits.
JUSTIN, ADULT SLEEP CLIENT
As our baby approached four months and naps in her crib were nearly non-existent, I finally admitted I needed help. The only way I could get her to bed was by nursing and the only naps we could count on were in my arms or in the car. Every day felt like a battle; I was spending so much time just trying to get her to take a nap. Working with Diane was the best decision! In just two short weeks, my girl can now go to bed awake and put herself to sleep, sleep through the night, and take three naps a day in her crib! I’m absolutely amazed and so happy I asked for help. Diane was incredibly supportive and was always available when I had a question. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to any mom or dad looking to get their little one’s sleep sorted out. A happy, rested baby is more than worth the investment!
LORI & JAMES, PARENTS OF BABY REAGAN
This is our second time working with Diane and once again it was a great experience with an amazing outcome! This time we contacted Diane before our baby was born so we could work on proper sleep routines from the beginning. We didn’t want to lose as much sleep as we did the first time around and it was a success! We started gentling working with Manya’s sleep when she was just 5 weeks old and to our amazement, she was able to fall asleep in her crib by herself with little to no crying. At 12 weeks we had a baby girl sleeping 12 hours through the night, really you can’t ask for anything more. We were thrilled. Then continuing to work with Diane Manya started napping for 1-2 stretches during the day. We now have an extremely happy, smilie, well-rested girl and we couldn’t be happier. We would recommend Diane and the newborn sleep package to everyone. Thanks again Diane!
My husband and I contacted Diane at Sound of Sleep Consulting Services when our son was almost five months old and was still waking up every 1-2 hours per night. I started to feel chronic exhaustion and I couldn’t function properly during the day due to the lack of sleep. My son was also very cranky and always seemed tired every day. I was truly concerned that he could not develop properly due to his poor sleep habits. The first day we met with Diane, she came to our home and patiently explained to us the customized plan she had created to help improve our son’s daytime and nighttime sleep. In less than two weeks our son went from waking up every 1-2 hours per night to waking up for a single feed from 7pm until 7am. Diane would answer all of my questions via email the same day and continued providing support through phone calls. My son’s naps have also improved tremendously as he is now able to have two naps that last 1-2 hours and a third shorter nap in the late afternoon. My husband and I can’t thank Diane enough for her ongoing support during the two weeks she worked with us. She gave us the tools and strategies to help our son learn how to fall asleep on his own and we are all so much more rested now!
ALEXANDRA, MOM TO EMILIO
Almost six months had passed, and each morning I would waken up sandwiched between my 3 and 4 year old boys with no husband in sight. It wasn't enough that it had taken 1 hour to get them to sleep the night before, they just wanted me and were in the habit of getting it. I wanted my life back and my husband back into his own bed! Desperately, I contacted Diane. I was given a schedule that would take approximately 3 weeks. It now has been three weeks, and I cannot begin to explain how different life is for us as a family. We are now able to kiss our boys goodnight and leave the room right away. My husband and I have our evenings back and can enjoy a glass of wine together, and the best part is, wakening up with no kids in our bed! Everyone is rested and content. Thank you Diane. From one who was truly too tired and exhausted to think it even possible, you are amazing!
JUDITH, MOM FROM IRELAND
By the time I contacted Diane, my little Evalyn was almost 4 months old and would only sleep on my chest all night. After hours of nursing and fighting with her to go to sleep every night, I would shimmy myself into my bed with her on top of me and she would nurse off and on all night long. During the day she was napping either in her swing or in my wrap carrier. I should mention she is not my first, or my second, but my third baby. Sleep has always been my mommy's Achilles heel. When people would ask if I was getting any sleep (which is always the first question you get asked when you have a baby), I would hold back a sneer, smile and say "no, not really." Then quietly wonder if sleeping through the night was really a thing lol. I have never been able to handle the sound of my infants crying, it stresses me out to the max, and so I just did whatever it took to avoid it. This meant 18 months of nursing my first daughter every 45 minutes, and her still needing an adult in the room when she falls asleep, at the age of 7. My second was naturally a bit better sleeper, and I did let her learn to fall asleep on her own but she did this quite easily without much fuss. She continued to wake through the night though, and also still does most nights at the age of 4. I knew things weren't going to change with Evalyn's sleep on their own, (my first baby was a good indication of this) and I also knew I couldn't continue living the way I was living. I didn't have time to do anything with my other two children or my husband. I was missing them, and also worried about Evalyn, because I could tell she was always overtired. When I called Diane, I was desperate but oh so anxious about how I was ever going to be able to get through "real sleep training". She assured me we'd make it through if I stuck to her plan and that she would help me through the whole process. I'm not going to lie and say it was easy for me, because it wasn't. My little one had many skills to learn during the process and we were asking her to do pretty much the opposite of anything she had ever experienced. But I followed Diane's plan to the letter, and my mantra was "just stick to the plan". Diane provided me with the encouragement I needed and helped me through every step of the process. She stuck with me until Evalyn was sleeping great both day and night and she felt confident that I was feeling good about Evalyn's sleep. I am so grateful that I had Diane's help. I wouldn't have made it through night one if I hadn't, and I would have second-guessed everything I was doing. Diane's plan took all the guesswork out, and the results were easy to see on the sleep logs that the plan was working. All I can say is that having a baby who can sleep independently is pretty much life-changing. I have time in the evening for my other two children, my husband and yes even some for myself! Best of all, my baby wakes up rested and smiling.
CRYSTAL, MOM TO EVALYN, 5 MONTHS
After months of long nights having to rock our baby to sleep and frequent night wakings, a friend recommended Sound of Sleep to us because they had a great experience. We had never heard of sleep training until then but are so glad we decided to move forward with it. Diane is very personable and throughout the process, she was positive, helpful, and supportive - we really enjoyed working with her. Because of sleep training, our 5-month-old son can now nap and fall asleep at night on his own without rocking; and self-soothe himself back to sleep. On the 3rd night of training, he slept 12 hours through the night - something we didn't think he was capable of. As a couple, we got our evenings back, and as a family, we got our sleep back. We feel great knowing that our son is now getting the quality sleep he needs and can do it on his own. It is by far, the best money we have spent on our baby and ourselves to date. Thank you so much Diane - all the best to you!
CHARLES & LISA
ISABELLA & BRUCE, WITH 5-MONTH OLD ALEXANDER
KELLY, WITH 6-MONTH OLD AUDREY
KATHERINE & JON, WITH 4-MONTH OLD MILES
SUSAN, MOM OF 5 YEAR OLD JEREMY
THE NEAL FAMILY (ASHER 8 MONTHS OLD, ADELE 3.5 YEARS OLD)
RESTED MOM TO 3-MONTH OLD
Sleep and bedtime had me feeling like a prisoner in my own home. If friends came over, I would miss at least half an hour to an hour of socializing with them to put my son to bed, I’d have to ask them to leave if he woke up so he could come to my bed (he always needed me right beside him). I knew this wasn’t okay but I kept telling myself he won’t sleep with me forever..pushing away the ideas of actually having to face that time and how to tackle it. When my second son was born and started having troubles sleeping - I knew it was time to seek help, I knew it was time to call Diane. I had heard amazing things from a friend of mine and the idea of reaching out was lingering in my mind for some time. My oldest son would freak out if I didn’t sit in his room until he was asleep, only to wake up and scream for me to bring him in my bed - nightly. It was one thing when it was just him and we managed this for a little over a year (creating some really unhealthy sleep habits that I thought would take forever to break) but adding another baby with sleep troubles just meant even less sleep for me and also gave me fear that it would further interrupt my oldest sons sleep. I was right. Sleep for me was basically non existent, I remember Diane asking me how I was even functioning on such little sleep. So there I was with a 5 month old who was waking every 2 hours and a 2 year old that would toss and turn keeping me awake when I did finally get to lay down. We started our journey with Diane who gave my children and myself her absolute ALL. She made me feel like I was her only client, like I was a friend when she would check in on how the boys were and then would say “but how are YOU?”. I felt such a strong connection and such strong support from Diane from the second I reached out until our last day. She provided my boys with their own sleep plans and also taught me how to help them with their sleep skills. I still can’t believe how far both boys have come. I am finally back to a point where I look forward to bedtime. I no longer have anxiety wondering what kind of night we would all have. After a lot of hard work put in by everyone - we all have a routine that allows for a predictable night. Our investment in having Diane work with us was by far the best gift I’ve ever given my family and myself. Thank you so much for giving me back a time where I can relax after the kids are in bed. Thank you for giving me my bed back! Thank you for helping us all find our way back to nights that meant when you hit the pillow you wouldn’t wake up until it was actually morning. Thank you for all of your hard work and support.
We got help from Diane when our son hit the common 4 month regression. She walked us through a gentle program that we were comfortable with. To this day (15 months old) he loves his sleep. Some babies' sleep resolves on it's own eventually, but sometimes you might just need a little help. Diane is worth every penny and then some. I wish every new parent could have her life-changing help as we did.
I can’t thank Diane at Sound Of Sleep enough for helping to give both of my babies the skills and gift of better sleep. Diane explains step by step, makes sure you feel comfortable with the methods used and answers any and all questions and concerns with such compassion and professionalism. I always recommend her to any friend having sleep issues with their children. I knew when I was struggling with my second baby’s sleep habits that I wanted to use her support again and I am very thankful that I did. This is my happy and healthy baby after a very restful night and sleeping on her own safely in her crib.
Thank you Diane for all of your hard work and knowledge with helping improve my sleep!I highly recommend Diane as an Adult Sleep Consultant. Diane worked with me to tailor a sleep program that was manageable and addressed each of my sleep issues. I really appreciated her weekly telephone consultations with me - to see what was going well; what things to work on; and which changes to make. She was very attentive and I never felt rushed during the consultations. I found it very helpful to make sleep, and a specific sleep schedule, a vital part of my routine. Prior to working with Diane, I would go to bed too late; vary my bedtime drastically; and would wake up 5-6 times per night! With the recommendations from Diane, and being accountable through my sleep log, I am now able to sleep through the night! This has resulted in waking up feeling refreshed and having more energy throughout the day for my family and my job. Prior to meeting with Diane, I did not put myself as a priority, sleep or otherwise. The sleep coaching with Diane helped me make big changes in my life. Many thanks Diane!
MONIQUE, ADULT SLEEP CLIENT
I used to be a great sleeper. But since having kids, I have become a terrible sleeper. I tried regaining my sleeping skills on my own and thought that I was being consistent but it took working with Diane to show me the good habits I needed to gain and what bad habits to lose. Through her gentle but persistent support, I have once again become a consistent, resilient sleeper.
BRIEN, ADULT SLEEP CLIENT
Just want to say it was amazing working with you. I have recommended you to many other moms. It was a wonderful experience and I am So So happy with your easy-to-follow steps and the process was so supportive, resourceful and I learned so so much. I loved how we had constant communication and access to help and the ability to ask questions whenever and any time knowing I’d get a quick and detailed response. Americo is getting the much-needed sleep to be happy and develop to his full potential and myself and my husband have more rest and energy. It has been life-changing. He now has the successful independent sleep skills and habits to carry with him as he grows and it makes our job much easier if we can get that solidified as early on as we did. I feel like a new person, wife and mom. Our days and nights of struggling to get him to sleep with bouncing rocking feeding , the unpredictability and just not really knowing what to do.. we now have a better understanding of baby sleep and can feel confident in our skills now and no more wondering and feeling helpless and anxious. My old self is coming back and it’s because of you! Thank you x 1000. Best decision I made. 🙂
SARAH & NICK, PARENTS OF BABY AMERICO
My husband and I cannot thank Diane enough for the incredible support she was to our family as we worked together to re-teach our daughter how to sleep again. Our story begins with our two-year old girl jumping out of her crib. To prevent her from injuring herself, we removed the outside wall of her crib with the hopes that she would learn to stay in her bed and sleep through the night. After months of trying every which way without any success, we found Diane when we were at an emotional and physical low. Diane saw us through several months of transitioning our little one back to a crib, instituting a sleep plan that involved bath-, bed-, night-, and naptime routines, and learning how to approach situations that arise in a loving, yet firm and positive, way. Her patience, enthusiasm, understanding, dedication, and compassion were extraordinary. We are now able to approach sleep with confidence, and we continue to be extremely grateful to Diane for helping all of us sleep soundly, and thereby improving our emotional and physical health. The only thing we would change is starting to work with Diane much, much earlier! We thank Diane for a life-changing experience, which has been both empowering and lasting.
STEPHANIE, TOM & CLARA
I thought I knew what to do when my 2nd baby girl was born. For the first 6 weeks, we called her sleepyhead! But then she came out of the newborn phase and didn't want to go to sleep on her own anymore and nap for no more than 30 mins! I became exhausted as I couldn't rest during the day anymore. The way I used to put my first girl to sleep wasn't working. I was spending hours sitting beside her to keep her asleep and I was missing time with my firstborn. I didn't want this to continue as I knew babies can sleep better, they just need to be guided or taught, but I didn't know what else to do! So I called Diane to my rescue! She came to our house and gave us a straightforward guide on what to do and when. It was exactly what I needed as I was getting really frustrated with the daytime naps. My baby was a great sleeper at night but with Diane's advice on routine at bedtime, my baby continues to sleep through the night at 8 weeks! Yes... she sleeps 9 to 12 hours straight a night! Don't wait to get help. Moms don't need to be exhausted when they have newborns. I knew improving her sleep would also improve my health and recovery.
DANIELLE, MOM TO BABY M
When we first contacted Diane, our 9 month old was co-sleeping and waking 8 times a night. We did read various sleep books and attempted and quit CIO after 3 hours. We could not find a training plan that was effective while causing the least amount of stress and tears for all involved. Hiring Diane was the best decision that we have made! Within the first 24hrs, night waking were cut in half and throughout our time together (and two new teeth) our daughter was sleeping through the night regularly. Her common-sense approach combined with her constant support made sleep training less stressful and gave us the tools to tackle time change, disrupted schedules and teething (among other things). If you are considering sleep training and are unsure of the method that is right for your family, we highly recommend Diane as a Sleep Consultant. You will not be disappointed!!!
BEN & NADIA
I finally need to set an alarm in the morning!!! The kids are sleeping so well - in bed at 7:00pm and up at 6:30am, for Ashley, and 7:00am (or later!!) for Everett!! No more grumpy pants when they do get up because they are fully rested and ready to start the day!! I don't think I've been to work on time this week and it's a fantastic feeling!!! The work you do, Diane is truly a gift to families! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Sleep training is not something I would have looked into to be honest. As a new mom I thought feeding my 6 month old son every two hours in the night and sleeping supervised in his swing every nap was normal. He was hungry so I fed him and he had great naps in his swing, so what was the big deal? I was gifted a sleep package from a family member and Diane quickly and efficiently helped me solve the problems I didn't really know I had. I had encouraged my son's bad sleeping habits and accepted the little rest we were getting as "normal."Not only has my son learned self-soothing techniques, I'm getting more sleep allowing me to be a better mom for him. Diane is very knowledgeable, professional and kind. In very little time my little guy was sleeping through the night and napping without the need to be rocked. It was truly magical. I am forever greatful. I would recommend her services to anyone. The only thing you have to lose is more sleep!