Our daughter Olivia was the definition of a cat napper. Thirty minutes of being put down for a nap, which required being rocked to sleep, she would wake up crying. This would happen 4-5 times a day and would result in her only getting 2-2.5 hours of sleep a day. After reading what felt like every blog, multiple sleep books and no longer believing the advice that “she will grow out of it”, we contacted Jessica.
After our initial consultation, Jessica reassured us that this sleep behavior was certainly something that she could assist with. A few short days later, we had our detailed sleep-training plan, and by detailed I mean 13 pages! The plan not only went over how we were to get Olivia to nap longer, but also included suggestions on how we should be feeding her, changes to her room to support better napping and answers to many questions that I had when I had tried to “sleep train” Olivia on my own.
Within the first week we noticed an incredible change in our daughter. She was napping an hour and a half at a time, 2 times per day, followed by a short nap before dinner, and her nights had improved too! It made such a difference in Olivia’s mood.
My husband and I felt so supported by Jessica. She was an absolute pleasure to deal with and very prompt to respond to our many questions. We would highly recommend Jessica to anyone. It has been the best decision we have made as a family and the greatest gift that we have been able to give to our daughter.
Nicole and Angelo, Calgary, AB (daughter, age 7 months at time of training)
When I contacted Jessica to start sleep training, we were co-sleeping and (minimal) naps were taking place on the living room floor. I was desperate to get my bed back and some well deserved adult time. My little one was 9 months old and had never slept in her crib. The times she was placed in her crib resulted in screaming even if it was just to play.
The first night we started sleep training, she slept in her crib the whole night and I and finally had my evening/adult time and my bed back. This was something I thought might be impossible.
With Jessica’s sleep plan, support and me being accountable to follow through, my family is definitely happier and healthier. I did read some sleep training information online but this came with no one to answer my questions, give me support or hold me accountable to follow through with the plan and this is what I got with Jessica.
I always say that this was one of the best decisions I have made and I should have done it months ago.
Abbie and Kent, Saskatchewan. (daughter, age 9 months at time of training)
Our daughter Emma is our third child so you would think we would be able to get it right! Apparently not when it comes to sleeping! Our first child was a piece of cake when it came to sleeping; our second an absolute nightmare and we never got help, which we are still paying for now at 3 years old (that will be Jessica’s next job with us!!). With Emma, we had good intentions and started out good but then made two big mistakes: 1) of letting her have a soother to fall asleep and 2) by letting her sleep for long periods of time while being held! So after almost 4 months of me having to hold Emma for all her naps and being up several times a night (which is obviously normal to a point for a young baby) we decided we just couldn’t function like that anymore and I contacted Jessica! It was one of the best decisions we have made! We had read the sleep books so wondered what more an actual sleep consultant could give us…and the answer is…a sleeping baby! Emma had just turned 4 months old when we started the sleep training. I prepared myself for the worst but Jessica’s plan was thorough and she was so involved that it made things much easier. The first couple days were the most difficult but I was amazed that Emma was actually sleeping in her crib, granted her naps were short. By the end of the first week she would be having hour long naps in her crib, though she would still cry a lot when she was first put down. We stuck to the program and after some time she got used to the new routine. It was so helpful to be able to contact Jessica in the first few weeks of training to help us with any questions we had. She was able to provide solutions for every problem we ran into! And two months later Emma is sleeping like a dream child for naps and during the night! I can’t thank Jessica enough for her help!