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I’m so grateful to Katie for her help. She has been an absolute angel. Our little one was waking every 1-2 hours through the night. This led to many sleepless nights sitting in the rocking chair. I was so hesitant to speak to a sleep consultant until I heard about Katie’s gentle methods. I was so relieved to hear that it was possible to sleep train in such a gentle, respectful way without the need to leave your baby alone. Katie was so flexible with her advice and happy to work with whatever we felt comfortable doing.
The whole process was a lot smoother than I ever imagined it would be and I honestly wish I had found Katie sooner. Our little one now sleeps through the night which is incredible to say the least. Thank you Katie for providing such great support and guidance. You have been an absolute Godsend!
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After trying multiple strategies unsuccessfully, friends recommend we connect with Katie. Katie supported my son with gentle sleep and settling techniques. Using a consultative approach Katie created a routine that was fit for purpose for our family. During our 8week plan we were also referred to other health professionals as Katie identified key medical barriers relating to my sons sleep. Knowing Katie was a phone call away to debrief and trouble shoot was very helpful. Small tweaks to our routine made big improvements to my sons overall wellbeing. I loved that Katie did not have a one-size fits all method and carefully considered our needs holistically. I would recommend to any family looking for a bit of extra support and guidance.
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Katie provided our family with such invaluable advice in a very kind and supportive manner. After one phone consultation with Katie, our 9 month old baby was once again sleeping through the night and his day time naps have also remarkably improved. To say we are amazed is an understatement!! Thank you Katie, we are so grateful for the wisdom and kindness you shared with us.
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We are blown away by how much our one year old’s sleep has improved since we started working with Katie.
We reached out to Katie when our daughter was 11 months old, after many months of multiple night wakings which did not seem to be resolving with age. We had hesitated for a long time to seek help, as we were very wary of sleep training culture, and did not resonate with variations on the cry-it-out approach, but we were all exhausted and overwhelmed with the lack of sleep. A friend of a friend recommended Katie and her gentle, attachment-based methods seemed right up our alley!
We opted for the distance package as we were having problems with both day and night sleep, so we felt that ongoing support over a couple of months would be necessary as we experimented with what worked, and implemented the changes. Katie was very thorough and assessed all aspects of our daughter’s sleep including medical, environmental and behavioural perspectives, from pregnancy right through to the current time. Katie’s suggestions about the sleep environment, routine and recommended wake windows were particularly useful.
Throughout the journey, Katie ensured we were comfortable with the changes we were making, and was always quick to respond via email or phone if we had any questions (which we did, as we were making big changes!)
Our daughter has gone from waking almost hourly most nights to sleeping through the night, and having short contact naps to taking one long nap in her own bed. Bedtime is much more fun (and fast!), and no crying it out was needed! Instead, Katie’s approaches have help her to feel loved and supported, and secure in the knowledge that her parents are there to respond whenever she needs us.
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Katie is fantastic! We went from having nights where our baby was waking up every 1-3 hours and still napping 3 times a day at 8 months (I couldn’t get her to stay awake for more than 2 hours between naps), to 2 naps a day and sleeping incredibly well over night in just a matter of days.
I kept telling myself it was just a phase, but after 6 weeks we finally sorted out some advice and i didn’t know how easy it could be to start something new.
To any parents looking at a sleep consultant, do yourself a favour and contact Katie, you won’t regret it!
After 18 months of our son never sleeping through the night, we finally decided to seek help. Finding a sleep consultant that matched our values was important to us. Having co-slept for a lot of our son’s life, as well as previously feeding him to sleep when needed, we wanted a gentle approach and weren’t interested in trying cry it out methods. Our son went from crying anytime we tried to put him near the cot, to sleeping 12 hours solid the first night. We were absolutely shocked. Katie empowered my partner to take ownership of the nighttime routine and helped form a special bond between the two of them, where they both look forward to the nighttime routine now (a big change from the dread it used to bring!). We now have the knowledge and understanding of how to form positive sleep associations combined with the appropriate awake times to suit our son, and finally feel like we are getting our own lives back. Our only wish is that we found Katie sooner!
Our sleep challenges started at around 3.5 months. We fell into this deep dark doom of sleep issues that seemed impossible to see a way out of. Feeding to sleep, waking every 40 minutes through the night, having to walk up and down the halls to get him back to sleep, 5am wake ups, refusing naps and hating his cot. I hated the idea of sleep training but had no idea what to try next. Thankfully I found Katie at the Seaford Drop-In and she had some fantastic advice that didn't involve listening to our baby cry it out. Each week I would come with my concerns and I would always leave feeling confident and excited to try her recommendations. Thanks to Katies guidance we no longer have to feed or rock to sleep, he naps like a champion and sleeps in his own cot :) We will be forever grateful to Katie and her holistic approach to sleep!
Before working with Katie I thought that to get our son to sleep better, we would have to enforce rigid routines and rules and deal with a lot of crying. And we put off getting help for a long time because of that.
But the approach we used with Katie was nothing like that. It felt nurturing, flexible and it worked - we went from multiple wake ups and tantrums at bedtime to our son sleeping through the night.
We would highly recommend Katie’s service. She was wonderful and empathetic. The two months of follow up really allowed us to work through a number of pieces of the sleep puzzle. Only wish we got in touch with her sooner!
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As parents firmly against traditional sleep training methods, my partner and I thought that poor sleep was just going to be our lot in life. Our 18 month old was waking every 2 hours overnight and needing us to lie down with him and pat his bum to sleep for naps, bedtime and all resettles overnight, a process that would take anywhere from 30-60 minutes each time.
Katie and her gentle and responsive approach to sleep seemed too good to be true.
However in just two months of working with Katie, our toddler is now settling to sleep on his own and sleeping through the night more often than not, in a toddler bed with the door open all night no less. If an overnight wake does occur, it’s only once and all it takes is us walking him back to his room, tucking him in and he’s out again in less than 5 minutes.
Katie is a sleep magician and was able to help us achieve this with absolutely no crying and a focus on us being there to support him to sleep, building trust that we would respond to his needs for comfort and creating a sleep space that he felt happy and safe in.
Katie was a dream to work with. She was kind and supportive and never pushed us to do anything we weren’t comfortable with. In a world where cry it out or spaced soothing is the norm, Katie is a breath of fresh air and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone facing sleep struggles.
My partner and I cannot recommend Katie and her services highly enough. We came to Katie with our 3 month baby girl with some challenges with sleep, as first time parents we were lost in confusion of opinions and online content.
Challenges we were experiencing were contact napping during the day, inability to have sleeps in bassinet, feeding to sleep, cat napping with only 30- 40 min sleeps during the day and constant waking every hour at night - to say we were tired was an understatement.
We took up the 2 month distance package and we can say through Katies guidance we now have a baby who has naps up to 3 hours across the , sleeps long stints through the night and we no longer feed or contact nap to sleep.
I loved Katies approach it was a stress-free, loving experience for our us and our baby. We now have life long tools and are educated on how to navigate sleep - thank you Katie we cannot thank you enough.
I worked with Katie over a 2 month period to help improve my daughters sleep - she was 20 months at the time. I loved and appreciated Katie's gentle approach to sleep. Never was I advised to leave my daughter to cry or get distressed! After my first meeting with Katie my daughter slept through until 6am, after consistently waking 2 - 4 times a night for the months prior. Katie was a wonderful support over the 2 months and continued to adjust our approach in a way that suited my daughters needs. Thank you, Katie. I can't recommend her service enough if it's a gentle, supportive and nurturing approach you're after, with actual results.
We loved Katie’s gentle approach and that she only made recommendations in line with our values and capacity. Katie helped us create a fun bedtime routine, which our toddler has really started enjoying. Katie also helped normalise our experience, set realistic expectations around day time sleeps and gave us strategies to work with as our toddler grows and his sleep needs change into the future. Katie is a compassionate listener and also gave us a pep talk when we needed it! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her if you’re looking for sleep support which isn’t about leaving your child to cry alone. Thank you Katie for all you’ve done for our family. The journey continues, but we feel so much better equipped for the challenges with your support and guidance.
I owe so much to Katie! when i 1st got into contact with her our sleep and settling was not sustainable at all and i was at breaking point.
After Katies help, her holistic approach has not only made our lives so much better being able to get more sleep but it helped me to trust my baby and myself. Gaining knowledge and having tools i need to be confident makes every challenge seem so much easier now.
Katie and her team at the drop in sessions are a wonderful, supportive resource to have and i will continue to seek their support in the future
We got onto Katie after our 8month old starting waking every 2 hours and would only contact nap. I was hesitant as I didn’t want to leave her to cry but was reassured there was plenty of other ways and things to look at and that she would never recommend crying it out. She helped us learn and understand our babies needs and after a month we felt so much more confident, anxiety around sleep had gone and best of all our baby was happy and sleeping through the night! We can now easily put her down to nap and feel confident moving forward that we can adjust her sleep when needed. The best investment for your baby and you.
Katie has changed our lives and restored not only our sons sleep but our families also.
A little background into our situation, our 14month old would only fall asleep being rocked on us, he would constantly wake during the night multiple times for long periods and would not settle/fall asleep in the cot. We were at our wits end and it was affecting us mentally and physically. I was so hesitant to reach out for support from a sleep consultant as I have always loved rocking my babies to sleep and didn’t like the idea of the ‘cry it out’ technique but we needed some help as something had to give.
We had Katie for the overnight stay.
With her guidance and knowledge we were able to make some changes around our families routine and what worked best for us. Our goals we wished to achieve were exceeded and our son slept through for the first time ever within a week. Katie further helped identify our sons gluten intolerance which played a massive part in his overnight discomfort.
Katie genuinely cared about our whole families well being throughout the whole process and is an absolutely beautiful person who we can honestly not thank enough.
Katie was absolutely amazing and I can't recommend her highly enough!
When I reached out to Katie I was desperate for help - for 12 months I had been committed to on-demand breastfeeding and co-sleeping (which my son and I both loved and needed), but after a year I really felt I had hit a wall - I kept hoping Lucas would learn to string his sleep cycles together but it just didn't happen and breastfeeding was no longer enough to help him settle easily during the night. We were both exhausted by 1.5 hour night-wakings but I really didn't know how to make changes that didn't involve weaning and/or crying-it-out.
Katie offered immediate help on the day I contacted her, and she then stayed overnight the week after. Her approach is exactly as she explains on her website - it is gentle and supportive, with lots of really practical tips/tricks, and she puts a huge amount of effort to tailor to individual needs. I was so impressed at how respectful she was of where I was at and what I was comfortable (or nervous) about implementing. And she was right...Lucas was so ready to be helped to learn how to get to sleep in his own cot - it was tough on me (and I was SO glad I had Katie there to coach me through it!) but his sleep patterns transformed overnight, literally!
Lucas is now a happy and relaxed sleeper - he self settles in his cot, he loves bedtime and almost always sleeps through. It is hard to put into words how Katie's help improved our lives!!
The two-month follow-up support was also invaluable - in between sickness, beginning child care, going back to work, travelling and Lucas's development leaps there were always challenges and her advice helped us stay on track. Thank you Katie🥰!!
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I can not recommend Katie enough! Not only did we meet all our set goals we surpassed them. We were extremely stressed and had lost hope after months of struggling with our 15month old. Dealing with him wanting to be rocked to sleep every night, constant night wakings and not wanting to sleep in his cot at all. After one night with Katie we saw immediate improvement and he has continued to improve! He is now able to self settle, sleeps through the night every night and absolutely loves bedtime. Our confidence as parents has been regained and our household is much calmer and happier! Katies gentle guidance was the perfect approach for our family. Our only regret is that we didn't find Katie sooner!
My daughter had a string of reasons that had kept her awake at night (jetlag, sickness, teething, developmental) and after a month not showing any improvement I decided to give Katie a call and I’m so glad I did. Katie got a thorough background on our routine, provided really helpful tips and support and after two days and nights of implementing changes, our baby was magically sleeping through. I can’t tell you the difference this has made.