Katie provided a gentle approach to help my daughter improve her sleep-I wasn’t able to get my baby to sleep without holding/rocking her which got very tiring as she grew and grew! Now my 8 month old can go to sleep in her cot without much fuss at all and as a result, her day naps and night sleep have drastically improved. Thank you Katie
I just wanted to share our most recent set of wins with you. When we met you last year in lockdown, our daughter would not let me leave the room, multiple night wakes and horrendous bed times.
Tonight, I did bed time on my own, there were no tears, she was happy when I left the room and I was even able to close her door when I left the room! What?! Who even is this kid??
It was definitely a 'journey' but I just wanted to update you on how far we've come and how grateful we are for the help you gave us when we were in the trenches.
We reached out to Katie when our 12 month old boy was waking up ever single hour and my partner and I were no longer able to share a bed due to his lack of sleep and long work hours. The sleep routine we had going felt like it was killing me. I was extremely exhausted everyday, in tears and totally deflated. This went on for months and then when I fell pregnant again, it was finally time to fix this. Katie had my little one sleeping 12 hours through the night in the first week with only one wake up. Now he sleeps entirely through the night. Katie was patient, understanding and never judgmental. She helped bring back my confidence also but most importantly she brought back the sleep to our household. Including my partner being back in our bed.
I absolutely wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Katie to anyone else struggling because she is totally worth it. We chose the 6 month package and I’m so glad we did. Just incase we came across any bumps or hurdles within that time, they were generally resolved within a few days anyway. Katie is wonderful and I am so appreciative for her help the past 6 months.
I contacted Katie when our little girl was 8 weeks old. I was worried about contacting a sleep consultant and considering “sleep training” at such a young age but my husband and I were so exhausted. Our little girl, Charlotte was barely sleeping during the day and it would take me between 2-3 hours to get her to sleep at night. Three long hours of pacing the house!
Katie was so supportive and gentle with her approach. Her strategies helped that very day. She is so kind and approachable and I recommend anyone doubting whether it’s the right time to not hesitate. Her ongoing support is always helpful. Contacting Katie was the best thing we have done for our family.
I had a one off chat with Katie to discuss my 1 year old bub who was co sleeping with us as it was the only thing she would accept, and waking 5-10 times a night. Getting her to sleep was a nightmare and keeping her asleep was unheard of. One chat with Katie and THAT night she slept in her cot and woke once. It’s been like that for over 5 nights now! Sleeps for 5ish hours, wakes once, is back asleep within 5-15 mins, then sleeps another 7 or so hours! We waited so long to get the help thinking it couldn’t possibly change anything and that we’d be told to ‘cry it out’ and leave the room. If I’d known Katie would have such a gentle, nurturing method that works SO quickly and so well I’d have booked in 8 months ago 😅. Thank you Katie!!!!!
I cannot recommend Katie highly enough.
We contacted Katie when our daughter was 20 months old and I was unable to see past the sleepless nights and exhaustion. We used the virtual consultation package (due to COVID) and Katie supported us through every step and was easily contactable when we had questions.
We felt Katie listened to our needs and created a program that suited our family life which made it much easier to execute and to remain confident in. Katie was calm and understanding, reassuring whilst being realistic about the work ahead of us.
Within a week our daughter was sleeping through the night with little intervention.
I questioned for months whether we needed help and now I can only look back and think why did it take me so long!
Our daughter is much happier, her behaviour has improved and Mum/Dad are less grumpy. Thank you Katie for your kindness, understanding, enthusiasm and support.
We can not recommend Katie and her 21 day sleep challenge enough - our two year old was waking 6-10 times a night and needing to be resettled each time either by rocking, bottles, or sitting with him for hours at a time - he would even be wide awake at all hours of the night. My partner and I work full time and had run ourselves into the ground thinking ‘we could handle it’... THEN we found Katie. Within the first few videos we had completely changed our routine with Kai and could NOT believe the change - he went from screaming when we tried to put him into his cot to trying to climb IN to go off to sleep all on his own! We learnt even the smallest tricks and tips that have made a huge impact thanks to Katie!- he now sleeps ALL night with the occasional wake up but is easily resettled. Katie you are and angel and we are so great full to have had your help!!!!!
We have been incredibly grateful of the support given to us from Katie. Our daughter suffered from severe confusional arousal (not that we knew exactly what was happening at the time). Kaitie responded to our panicked email within hours, offering us support and reassurance. We were never made to feel rushed and Katie was more than happy to work within our comforts and parenting style. I can honestly say that this was the best phone call I made all year. Thanks again for your time, patience and expert advice.
I highly recommend Katie’s Babies for help with sleep issues.
At 13 months old both me and my fiancé were at breaking point due to extreme exhaustion, our gorgeous little man had never been the best sleeper but it seemed the older he got the worse he was becoming. We were waking up every three hours to have a bottle during the night, other wise he would scream the house down.
Katie was amazing, a god send, an angel, she was extremely reassuring (especially to a tired and emotional mummy) she made us feel confident in taking that first step to getting help.
As per Katie’s advice we tweaked a few small things and 3 nights later we had a baby boy sleeping from 5:30pm to 5:30am that right 12 hours!!!!!! We honestly couldn’t believe it. He is now 15 months old and still sleeps through the night he is even teething (molars) we vary rarely hear a peep from him, if we do he just puts himself back to sleep with no fuss what so ever.
I wish I hadn't waited o long to get help. We seriously can’t thank Katie enough for changing our life, we are all so much happier it’s the best thing we have ever done!
There's a reason that they use sleep deprivation as a torture method. It is brutal, unforgiving and affects so many other aspects of our lives.
As a new Mum of twins, who are very different in weight and temperament, I was up 5 - 7 times a night with my 5.5 month olds. And driving myself crazy during the day hoping that each 30min catnap, wouldn't take 1hour to achieve.
I've learnt that choosing to finally sleep train isn't going to magically fix your babies. But with Katies guidance and help she has given me the tools and the confidence to tackle each sleeping difficulty I had.
Katie is warm, knowledgeable and non-judgemental, all things you need when you're a tired zombie Mum who is desperate for some rest.
Do yourself a favour, and stop wondering if you're doing something wrong, comparing your baby against others, and forever trawling Google with "when will my Baby sleep through/self soothe etc" and contact Katie
You won't be sorry ❤
Katie has changed our lives for the the better. When we first contacted Katie we had hit rock bottom. Our 7 month old was waking every hour of every night and had been for months. We were all broken. After a consultation via zoom Katie put together a plan of action that we felt comfortable executing. Within two days our son was sleeping through the night and we haven’t looked back! Katie was always available to answer questions and encourage us when we weren’t sure of what we were doing. We’re no longer tired and grumpy and our son is rested and happy again. I highly recommend Katie to anyone with children having sleep issues. 🙏🏻
We would like to thank Katie from the bottom of out hearts.
TLDR: she helped with our 2 1/2yo girl getting her from multiple night wakes and horrible bed times to tear free, calm bed time and sleeping through the night.
We started working with Katie a few months ago, signing up for 6 months of support as we knew it would be a somewhat long road.
Our small person has never been a great sleeper and it was at the point where neither of us were coping. It is a bit of an investment, but if you're wondering if you've missed the boat with your toddler, we are testament to the fact that change is possible.
Katie looked at our whole journey and was very caring, looking at all facets of our life to work out our goals. She worked on a plan for us and helped us tweak bed time, she did this a few times until we settled on the way that worked for us. She called us every day while we were in the trenches, and gave us so much support. She changed what didn't work for our family and adapted to our parenting style.
The bonus that also came from this is that she has helped us improve toileting for her. We went from multiple accidents to pretty much no accidents with just a few tweaks.
Katie is a true treasure and has many tricks to call upon for even the most stubborn of tiny people.
If you're reading this at 2am like I was a few months ago, feel like you've tried everything and failed, give Katie a go. She really cares and if you're ready for the changes, then improvement could well be on the cards for you. There is hope out there fellow parents, just send the inquiry and get the ball rolling.
Thank you for giving us our sanity back Katie. We will be forever grateful!
Where do I begin??
In January 2020, we welcomed Arlo into our family- final piece of the puzzle.
Having been our 4th baby, my partner and I thought this would be a breeze- we knew all the tricks right?
Arlo entered this world with a hatred of sleep. Waking every two hours, only settling with feeds, being held and rocked to sleep for EVERY nap. It was taking it’s toll on me, my partner, our relationship and our family- “Mum, why is Arlo always crying? Why wont he just sleep? It’s annoying me!”
We finally decided to get some help. Firstly I headed to a settling class, learnt some great tricks but to no avail.
We then enlisted the help of a “popular” sleep consultant- not only did it set us back $$$$ but it left us feeling more confused and incompetent then before hand.
We had reach the point of defeat, we just had a difficult baby.
Then I saw a post recommending Katie. This post changed our lives.
I did my research as I was very sceptical due to our prior experience. I had nothing to lose at this point though so I reached out to Katie in the hopes she had the magical answer.
When I first spoke with Katie, I found her so relatable which helped me let my guard down. Her voice was calming and reassuring. Although I didn’t have Arlo’s sleep figured out Katie still made me feel like a great mum. Katie reinstalled my confidence I had lost.
I worked with Katie for a couple of weeks trying new routines until we found what worked for Arlo. We finally found a routine where Arlo now snuggles into his cot without any fuss (9/10), he self soothes for all naps, he wakes once over night for a feed and then goes straight back to sleep. Not only did Katie help Arlo’s sleep but she changed our lives. Arlo is more content during his awake periods which makes him a lot more pleasant to be around, I have more energy and I’m not grumpy and tired all the time, I get time with my older children, our day is a lot more predictable and my relationship has found its spark again- probably because I’m not snapping his head of every time he opens his mouth.
I have really enjoyed this process, although hard at times I never felt alone- poor Katie even got a message at 11pm one night when I didn’t know what to do and she guided me through how to manage the situation.
It was a calm and gentle approach which I really liked.
We will be forever in debt to Katie. My only regret is I didn’t contact her sooner.
10/10 from us!!!
I contacted Katie on recommendation from a friend, regarding my 3.5 month old daughter, Millicent. My husband and I were exhausted from the nightly “witching hour” which would usually last from around 5.30/6pm to 8.30/9pm. Millicent was in a cycle of falling asleep while feeding, I would then pop her into her bassinet only for her to wake 10mins later screaming. After not being able to settle her, I would offer her a feed, only for her to fall asleep on the breast and we would repeat the cycle all over again! Daytime sleep was also a little problematic, as she would only being doing 45min sleeps maximum (and not many of them!) resulting in her being way over tired at the end of the day.
In our initial phone conversation with Katie, she took the time to listen to us and what we were currently doing and experiencing. After unloading all of our sleep concerns, Katie was able to identify some strategies and tweaks to our daily routine, that would enable Millicent to accumulate more sleep over the course of the day, begin to link sleep cycles for day naps (yay for 1.5-2 hour sleeps!!) and also start to self settle.
After just one week we saw a huge improvement in Millicent and her sleep. She was linking sleep cycles, starting to self settle and our nightly witching hour was now so much more relaxed, as she wasn’t over tired. After two weeks she was constantly doing longer day sleeps and we were also able to enjoy stories before bed (which we hadn’t previously been able to do, as we were solely focused on settling a screaming baby).
Katie is a passionate and incredibly knowledgeable person, who I would highly recommend to anyone. She is detailed, thorough and caring and we can’t thank her enough for her wonderful support. We now look forward to bedtime, as we can sit with Millicent and enjoy a few bedtime stories before bed.
Thank you Katie for helping us change our daily rhythm, we no longer go to bed absolutely exhausted!
My 7 months old baby boy, Ethan, is a pretty good sleeper, but he went through a phase where he waked up 5.00 am every morning for weeks and was desperate for help.
I've contacted Katie first via email and she responded back the same day. Due to covid restrictions, Katie suggested her phone package. I was very sceptical and wasn't sure if I have the confidence to fix Ethan's early wakings on my own. We arranged a date and had a zoom chat. Katie worked what suited my family and my baby. We had weekly phone catch ups to discuss any improvements or issues. Within 2 weeks Ethan slept from 7.30pm to 7.00am with no early wakings.
His daysleep also improved alot since we've made some changes to his current routine.
I'm so glad I've contacted Katie, she gave me confidence to handle any sleep issues with her help over the phone.
Thank you Katie!
Katie is a household sleep savour!! I contacted Katie when my son was approaching 12 months of age, he was waking up every 2 hours over night, relied on being patted to sleep (and for the resettle) and we ended up co-sleeping at night (and he was still waking every 2 hours), as it was to exhausting to go to his bedroom and resettle him. Katie was referred to me by a friend who had incredible outcomes for her son of a similar age. Katie's approach is all about your goals and values as a family, which was so important to me, and her advise and techniques were tailored to our situation. I originally booked Katie in for an overnight stay, as our confidence was low and thought there was no way we could turn the situation around without an expert there in person. Due to COVD19 lockdown restrictions we had to change the overnight to a 90 minute consultation. My wife and I could not believe the results on the 1st night, by the 3rd night our son was sleeping through the night from 7pm to 6:30am, he fell asleep on his own, resettled himself on his own and has slept in his cot all night ever since (without using the cry out method, which is such a common approach used by sleep consultants). Katie taught us how to be in control and be confident when putting our son to sleep and all 3 of us couldn't be happier. I wish I had come across Katie when my son was 4 months old and sleeping terribly. I couldn't recommend Katie more highly, she literally changed our lives and now we can all 'sleep like a baby'.
After having mastitis four times, and subsequent low supply, as a new mum I had a lot of anxiety around feeding and sleeping. So, my 5 mo was up every 1.5-2 hour over night and only sleeping 20-30 mins at a time during the day since 2.5 months and feeding and sleep times were extremely distressing for us both.
Flynn was 5 months when I contacted Katie, through a friends recent success story, and she is amazing! She works with what suits you and your lifestyle, - she quietly and supportively took my anxiety, comfort levels, ideas - for everything I threw at her, she had a solution for me to try.
It took 2 months for me to get my confidence and implement what Katie had always said from day one, but Flynn is now 7 months old, often sleeping through the night, and 2 x a day for 1.5 - 2 hours as he should. Plus, on the brink of giving up breastfeeding because it caused me so much pain and distress, my supply is regular, and Flynn and I enjoy feed times and are both happy and rested.
Although it was just via phone consultation, it was like we had always known Katie, and we are very grateful for her patience, knowledge and support through a very challenging part of being a new mum. The value of Katie's support is truly priceless.