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!
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.
Katie is nothing short of amazing! Our 18 month old was co-sleeping and falling asleep with us night after night. The only way we could get him to sleep in his cot, was when he was sound asleep and we built up the courage to do the dreaded transfer from our couch to his bed.
Within 24 hours of meeting Katie, our 18 month old had his first full nights sleep in his own cot. What was even more amazing was the fact that he went to sleep in his own bed, something he has never done before! I put the first night down to "beginners luck"....its now been 3 weeks and our little boy has continued to self settle for all his naps in his cot and sleep through the entire night. I cannot recommend Katie enough. She instantly made us feel comfortable and her approach was so subtle, I couldn't believe how easy it was! Katie was so understanding and reassuring and her level of contact and support was fantastic. My only regret is I didn't contact Katie sooner. She has genuinely changed our lives. We have more time to ourselves and our once stressful, emotional and exhausting bedtime routines are long gone. We have a great little sleeper thanks to Katie and I cannot recommend her enough.
Thanks to Katie, my baby Kai is now sleeping 14 hours a night. I can put him to bed and walk out without him being asleep and he self settles. He goes down around 6pm and wakes around 7am :) when Katie first told me she could guide me through getting to this point I remember thinking 🤔 hmmmm not my Kai... he sleeps with us, goes to sleep around 9:30pm and cries whenever someone isn't holding him to sleep! My husband and I hadn’t had a good night sleep in 10 months and were exhausted. But Katie was right and I cannot believe my now 14 months old Kai is not only sleeping 14 hours a night but is self settling when he goes in his cot. I feel like a new person and it only took 3 weeks :) thanks so so much for your patience Katie, with me throughout this journey. Your service is definitely worth every cent :) will be recommending you to everyone :)
No one can ever try and understand the damage sleep deprivation does to you until you live it yourself.
With a 3 year old at home already I was used to the crappy sleep that comes with a baby. With one you learn to just deal. When another one comes along that’s when it all changed for us.
With Little Miss L (16 months) we had already done a day at sleep school – which was great while she was still swaddled and it worked for a while. Then we used a sleep consultant who was used by a friend of a friend. That worked for a while too…however it was absolute hell. Leaving her to scream herself to sleep while I cried, watching the monitor, was not ok. Speaking to that sleep consultant every day for three weeks and being told it was my fault…..not ok!
When you are a mother who has already experienced dangerous pregnancies, struggled with recovery, riddled with PTSD from those pregnancies and drowning in post-partum depression it can all very easily get out of control.
THEN I turned to Katie! Ironically I had looked at her website mid-2019 and was choosing out of her and the other sleep person. I only went with the other person because someone else had used her. I always felt that Katie would be good, I only wish I listened to my instincts back then.
After 13 weeks…..yes that’s right 13 weeks of hell…I emailed Katie. (This is of course after I had gotten in touch with the first sleep person who very kindly reminded me that it was my fault)
Straight away Katie's reply was exactly what I needed. Not knowing who I was, she very kindly went into great detail about what she thought and even wrote that I should stop doing what I had been doing because it was clearly doing more harm than good. As soon as I read that email I felt some kind of ease. When I booked a phone consult…talking to Katie was like talking to a friend. Even when she disagreed with some of the things I was mistakenly doing, not once did I feel judged. All I felt was hope. She let me tell my story and after that phone call I felt that there was possibility.
You have to understand that 13 weeks of that kind of sleep deprivation…holding your baby for hours overnight crying and sobbing yourself while you do that because you don't know what else to do....going to bed at 6.30am for 45minutes every day….it definitely changes you and I found myself just broken.
I spoke with Katie every day and even when things didn’t always go to plan…that sense of dread, anxiety and stress didn’t appear at all. This woman completely changed our lives and I don’t know if I will ever be able to explain just how grateful I will always be. Katie made the process so easy and I actually looked forward to her calls.
About a month later when Little Miss L started trying to stop day sleeps, once again Katie had a few ideas and after a week we had her back on track. I can now put her to sleep and there’s no screaming involved. I don’t have to sit and watch the monitor crying and praying that she will sleep just so I can have a moment to breathe. If we do have any night wake ups, I don’t feel that stress anymore because I know what I can do.
I wish that I could go back in time and give the gift of Katie to all my friends when they had kids. This woman changed our lives, if you anyone reads this and wonders if Katie is for you I’m writing to tell you she is. Never have I spoken to a more genuine person who truly does want to help. Thank you Katie, from the bottom of my heart!!! I’m so very glad that someone like you exists in the world and will always be grateful for what you have given me. Life is hard, but to any struggling parents out there…..this part of it doesn’t have to be.
Love a very grateful mother.
After months of frequent evening wakes and sleepless nights with my 10 month old, we stumbled upon Katie. With one phone consultation she was able to provide us with a schedule that was more suited to our little girl’s sleep needs and gave us a consistent approach for our night time waking. If only I had of contacted her sooner!!! Two weeks on and we’ve finally started getting our evenings back and have had several nights where she’s slept through. Thanks Katie! 🙏
Call Katie! 😀 Do not hesitate.
The incredible time and effort she has put into helping our family has been amazing. Her expert knowledge, individualised approach and supportive, nurturing manner have helped my husband and I feel confident in helping our little boy find sleep. Before embarking on this journey with Katie I felt so conflicted and confused about this sleep business and now I have confidence, clarity and conviction 😉 in how I approach it!
I'm not sure anything has challenged me more as a parent so far and Katie's support has absolutely been the best investment I have ever made. Do it for your family, yourself and most of all your little one.. call Katie! 💛
When I first contacted Katie I had an 18 month old who was co-sleeping with us & waking every 2-3 hours overnight. I had recently returned to work which also meant returning to night shifts so I contacted her desperately seeking a solution to help my little man get through the night without needing me!
Katie was so lovely and supportive of our needs and within a few nights my little man was self settling and sleeping through the night in his own cot! This also allowed us to gently night wean and I honestly can’t believe how easy & gentle the process was for all of us. The constant phone support from Katie was a godsend and it was so reassuring just knowing that I could contact her at any stage during the process with my questions.
I would highly recommend Katie to any parents needing a better nights sleep, and for anyone who may be feeling a little reluctant about the process or ‘sleep training’ like I was initially, don’t be!! It really was the most gentle process and we are all so much happier after a good nights sleep. Thank you Katie we are so grateful!! xx
What I’ve appreciated most about Katie is her flexible, common sense, practical and caring approach. I had got myself so worked up about sticking to a routine that it was having a huge impact on myself and my little girl Grace. Katie helped us to put in place a flexible schedule that focused more so on awake times and quality sleep than set ‘go to bed times’.
Within days of speaking with Katie, Grace was practicing her new self settling skills and only needed the occasional reassuring bottom massage before she would settle off to sleep.
Grace’s sleep and eating have improved so much since we started working with Katie. I’m so pleased we got in touch with h and set Grace up for sleeping success so early on in her life.
Thank you Katie, you’ve been an absolute god send!
Being a hairdresser I get a lot of great tips and I think by far one of the best ones was Katie @Katie’s babies. I was pregnant when I saved her number into my phone. But I client swore by her. So once my baby was 5 weeks old even though I didn’t have any issues as Bub was sleeping a normal amount for his age. But I sought the help of this gem to help me to learn what I needed to know to get into the right habits for the future. So glad I did. As I now live by the manual she gave me. Katie’s soft gentle calm energy is just what you need. But the day she left my house, I tweaked his last nap of the day and he slept thru the night at 5 weeks. I then really started to get some more help from Katie once my boy was a bit older between around 8-10month mark. She has a way of explaining, helping and making you feel empowered when it comes to sleeping babies! She’s funny down to earth, and feels like a friend in your life. To know you have someone in your corner like Katie you can sleep easy (literally!!)😛🙏🏾💜
”Sonny was 18 months old when we finally reached out to Katie. We had got to the stage of dreading the day coming to an end because it meant we were gearing up for a night of unpredictability and completely disrupted sleep. My husband and I were even taking turns sleeping on a mattress on the floor in Sonny’s room just to try and get some sleep ourselves. It was becoming a desperate situation. ⠀
Sonny needed to have one of our hands on him to pat him to sleep and he was waking anywhere from 2 to 6 times a night, depending on...who knows what... maybe the angle of the moon that night?!?!⠀
It was taking us between 20 - 60 minutes to get him to sleep each night, including wake ups in the middle of the night. ⠀
There were two really important things for us when seeking help: that the professional was gentle and listened to us and that they were evidence based. Katie is all of these things and more!⠀
The first night Katie guided us with gentleness and set the right pace for us which led Sonny to self settle in 25 minutes and sleep through. Katie’s presence and reassurance was so calming. The next night it was 7 minutes to self settle to sleep and slept through all night. It has been nothing but the same ever since. Even when he is sick or teething, he is sleeping through the night and putting himself to sleep. Katie used her learnings and experience to help us tweak his routine, awake times and supporting Sonny to self settle. Within days we had a totally transformed child who was sleeping through the night but also totally rested and able to engage with his surroundings and play. It made a world of difference to my husband and I as we both work 4 days a week in demanding jobs and the disrupted sleep was taking its toll. ⠀
Also, as someone with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, my own sleep hygiene is really important to function and manage life as a mum. Katie’s follow up has been fabulous, and her information booklet goes through every stage of baby and sleep, so we have the tools & information if we have another baby. The only question we now have is why didn’t we get help sooner? A truly amazing experience and a very happy family! Thank you Katie ☺"
I called Katie to help with my little boy Sam shortly after he turned one. He was a poor sleeper from the day he was born, so by the time a year had passed, I was exhausted, depressed and so rundown that I seemed to catch every cold and gastro bug going around. We had done sleep school twice, but it didn't make any substantial or long lasting improvements. I was full of sadness that motherhood was nothing like I had hoped.
When he turned one, Sam's alertness went to a whole new level; he started standing in his cot shouting, often for over an hour at a time. It felt like every time I closed my eyes he would start wailing. I felt like a failure because I had no idea what I should be doing.
A friend from mothers' group had used Katie and recommended her. We found Katie incredibly knowledgeable and supportive. We did an overnight stay and it was a gamechanger for us. Katie gave us the perfect balance of clear advice and guidelines, balanced with gentle, flexible techniques. Sam is now two and I can truly say he has been a fantastic sleeper ever since we had Katie's help. Thank you Katie for giving us back our rest and enabling me to enjoy motherhood again.
My little girl Anika was sleeping through the night at 9 weeks...I couldn’t believe my luck! However when she turned 5 months that all changed in an instant. After weeks of multiple night wakings I resorted to co-sleeping and feeding on demand overnight. Fast forward to Anika being close to her 1st birthday and we were still waking in excess of 5 times and feeding almost as many. I knew something had to change. I was exhausted, snappy and my family wasn’t getting the best version of me. I also worried Anika wasn’t getting the quality sleep she needed. I heard about Katie through one of my mothers group friends. I was a bit hesitant at the thought of sleep training as there was no way I was going to leave Anika to ‘cry it out’. I was looking for something gentle and that is exactly what I got. Katie listened and provided me with a plan accordingly. Initially I wanted an overnight stay but with the Covid pandemic I had to do the telephone package. This was exactly what I needed! Here I am 1 week later and Anika is sleeping 12 hours in her own cot and settling like a champ. I’m blown away! I was always sceptical reading reviews of such quick progress but here I am writing my own. Katie is amazing, if I could I would give her a massive hug! Thank you for giving us our sleep back!!
“Our 18 month old boy is now happier than ever, thriving and well rested because we made one very important phone call and opened our doors to Katie for support!
It was a loooong and slow road that led us to contacting Katie for help. We doubted whether we should be able to sort out Sammy’s sleep on our own, justified that things could be worse and believed that it had to get better.
We reached breaking point when Sammy began thrashing around his cot, waking overnight screaming and then rising early in the morning beside himself. We knew we couldn’t continue ssshing, patting, cuddling or feeding to sleep and then carefully transferring him back to the cot. We were exhausted after walking him in the pram for his entire nap or driving the streets for hours at night to get him back to sleep.
I won’t lie, we were incredibly anxious that first night, but Katie has been so gentle and encouraging in teaching us how to best support Samuel with his sleep. When hiccups emerge she’s a simple text or phone call away. We’re not on our own, we have Katie on our team and it’s been the best decision we’ve made for our family!”
Thanks to Candice, Chris and gorgeous Sammy for sharing your story 🥰
Katie is our Fairy Godmother! Our little Princess has not been a good sleeper day one, and we have been struggling with night sleep for over 14 months.
We have done lots of reading and research, but the approaches offered by these resources were simply not for us and mostly were not working, which did make us feel a bit of a failure.
Katie was recommended to us by a large number of friends and we finally made the decision to contact her. I wish we did it much earlier!
Katie gave us confidence that our stubborn little bear can sleep well, and even though it took a few weeks, she guided us every step of the way and we felt her support and confidence shine through our own actions.
Our baby girl is much happier having better quality sleep and we finally can breathe with relief!
Thank you Katie, I wish every new mum and dad would get a gift voucher for your services, then parenthood would come much easier for a lot of people!
Sienna had never been a great sleeper.
From 4 weeks old she was diagnosed with colic, then at 5 months diagnosed with both gluten and dairy intolerances. Sienna didn’t nap for very long and wouldn’t sleep unless she was in my arms, so we took the Co-sleeping route. It worked until it didn’t and I was constantly struggling with getting through the day. I spent hours bouncing on a exercise ball. It was the only thing that would make her fall asleep. Sometimes hours on end.
Someone else was also going through a rough time with a non sleeping baby on Facebook and requested everyone’s recommended sleep remedies on a Mums group. Katie’s name came up not once, not twice but 5 times from different women who swore she was fabulous!
I went on her site but got scared away thinking that maybe my situation wasn’t that bad and that I could surely solve it myself. Right?! ..
Another 3 month’s went by after reading books, listening to mother’s group opinions but I was still in the exact same position. Nothing had changed.
January came around and I thought it’s time, so I emailed Katie and a couple of weeks later Katie, the sleep queen arrived on my door step. (We decided on the overnight package - best decision by far)
I’m going to be honest, The first night was hard but Katie made it easy and I 100% would of called it quits if i didn’t have her by my side. She made me feel at total ease and took me through the exact stages Sienna was going through. Fast forward 3 days later and Sienna would wake once a night, fast forward 5 days later and my baby was sleeping through and in her COT!! UNBELIEVABLE.
Sienna now naps for 3 hours in total a day and my now 1 year old is sleeping through the night. She is such a happy baby.
We have had some rough times with interstate trips that have made Sienna go back a few steps but I just use our book and revisit the steps we did in the beginning and BAM 💥 she’s back on routine within a couple of days.
If you’re scared to do this, don’t be. It will change your entire life. I thought I was getting somewhat decent sleep cosleeping but to be honest, looking back now I definitely wasn’t.
Have total faith in the process, she’ll change your world for the better.
Katie, we can’t thank you enough. (You’ll be on speed dial for baby number 2!)
I’m not sure if Katie is a magician or just a Sleep Goddess, but she has given us one of the greatest gifts as first time parents- a baby who knows how to sleep.
We got in touch with Katie when our little man Hudson was just 5 months old, and in a cycle of overtiredness and difficult sleep habits - he needed to be vigorously rocked to sleep, held for naps (which rarely surpassed 30minutes) and had frequent nighttime wakings which was taking its physical and emotional toll on all of us. But within 24 hours of Katie’s visit, we had an entirely different baby!
In the early days, we felt we had a pretty lucky sleeper in Hudson - we’d rock him to sleep and pop him in his cot at night and he’d just wake for feeds as needed. But when we hit the 3-4 month mark, things regressed dramatically and suddenly he wouldn’t be put down without waking and screaming so we ended up having to hold him for naps and were up and down all night - there was no predictability in his sleep which meant days and nights were constantly on alert for when he’d wake and need our attention, making it near impossible to have any down time.
We were recommended to give Katie a call from a friend who had similar issues, and from the very first email I knew Katie was exactly who we needed to talk to - she was so kind, understanding and comforting to an overtired/overthinking mum who felt like she was doing everything wrong!
I was absolutely floored when Katie came and helped Hudson self settle to sleep within 40minutes on his first try. And then he slept through to morning with just a few feeds already on that first night. The next day, he did 3 self settled naps, 2 of which were 1.40 minutes long all on his own! It was an incredible feeling not only to take back our time but to know he was having happier/better quality sleep that was so important for his development. And already by the second night, he was settling in under 10minutes, and waking in the morning happily just chatting and playing in the cot until I got him up! Not only is he a great sleeper in his cot now, but he’s snoozing in the car seat, the pram, his portacot - we have so much flexibility in our life now!!
He is overall an entirely happier/well rested baby since working with Katie, as are we as parents - sleep is no longer the focus of our day (or night!) and we can finally just enjoy our time together and getting out and about with our happy little man.
All of Katie’s information, strategies and advice from settling through to feeding, sleep environment and troubleshooting issues is invaluable - and her close support throughout the process made it a really happy experience and not at all stressful on any of us. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough to any parents who are feeling the sleep pressure and aren’t sure where to start on helping their little one. Thank you Katie!!
Katie is a miracle worker. After going on holidays, having croup and approaching her first birthday our perfect little sleeper became a different child. She would only co-sleep (something we never did before) could not be left alone and would wake crying every hour or so throughout the night. Katie came to our home for 4 hours, in that time she gave us the tips we needed to take back the control and let our little lady know who’s boss. Katie gave us back the confidence to know what we needed to do and in just a few nights we saw massive improvements. Within the week we had our normal 12 hour a night sleeper back. Katie is gentle, supportive and kind. She’s also just lovely to have a chat with! I would highly recommend her to anyone going though a rough time with sleep. Thank you again Katie! You saved us!