Client Testimonials

The Sleep Sense™ Method, created by Dana Obleman in 2003, has already helped thousands of parents just like you teach their children healthy sleep habits. It was my strong belief in Dana’s system that inspired me to become a professional sleep consultant, and I look forward to helping you and your family achieve the same results that my recent clients have been enjoying. Here are some letters from them:

June 2015

Before we hired Judy as sleep consultant, our 4 month old was waking every 2-3 hours in the night. I’d nurse him to sleep as it was the only way I could be sure he’d go back to sleep, and I was too tired to try anything else. Naps were a catastrophe, never longer than 40 minutes and usually in the buggy or on me as I couldn’t seem put him down in his cot without him waking up.

Now our little one sleeps from 7pm-7am, no night feeds or comforting necessary. If he wakes, he’ll chat himself back to sleep. Naps are going really well, he now sleeps for 45 mins and then 2 hours, all in his cot. He rarely cries when put down to sleep now, either. Judy was very supportive throughout the sleep training, always replying to my worried emails quickly with reassuring words. The catch up calls were timely and well spaced out; as soon as a problem or question arose it was quickly addressed.

Within 3 nights our little guy was sleeping 11-12 hours at night, and within 2 weeks the naps were fairly consistent and have only gotten better. I am quite a nervous first-time mum and had a lot of concerns about whether sleep training was the right thing to do, but decided it was worth trying – I’m so pleased we did it, it was not as scary as I thought it might be and our little guy adjusted so quickly. Life is so much better at our house now that we are all getting a decent amount of sleep, and we have Judy and the Sleep Sense programme to thank for that.

– Melanie (Arthur)

May 2015

Thank you so much for helping us again. I’m so pleased I got in touch with you for Henry’s sleep.

Henry, our second baby, was waking up countless times at night and being fed each time, sometimes taking ages to resettle. I had tried a bit of controlled crying but wasn’t confident I was doing the right thing or that the rest of his routine was right.

His sleep is now so much better and reliable. As a result the whole family sleeps well. He even slept well on our recent holiday!

I really like your approach. It’s quite firm and very no nonsense but in a caring and supportive way. You completely understood what we were going through and the theory behind your sleep plans makes a lot of sense. Everything is really well explained and thorough. The calls and emails are great to have throughout the process. Hard work but very worthwhile persevering, and provides a very handy set of rules for any future issues.

Thank you again

– Claire (Henry)

December 2014

So, I have been putting off emailing to say how amazed and grateful we are as I didn’t want to jinx things, but after the 15th night of 12 hours straight sleep I figured it wasn’t just luck it was your magic!!!!

As you know, Jessica was controlling us at night, we had got into all sorts of bad habits and after 3.5 years we simply needed your help – and help is exactly what you have us!!

The first few nights had their testing moments of course but the fact I can now put Jessica in her bed, read her a peaceful bedtime story, give her a big kiss, tuck her in and say goodnight and not hear a peep out of her until 7am is the most amazing feeling!! She is a different child, eats her breakfast happily and has energy right around until bedtime (strictly 7pm!), I also happily eat breakfast and have more energy!!!!

I cannot thank you enough, I wondered how and if it would work but it truly did and I am telling everyone how amazing you are 🙂

Thank you a million times over – wishing you all a wonderful christmas xx

As you say, ‘Sleep well’!!xx
– Lisa (and Jessica)

We were recommended Judy by a friend who had had a difficult time with their 18-week-old.

Judy started by sending us a questionnaire for our 13 week-old son and from the very outset  we were unable to answer anything because there was simply no structure to his sleeping and eating patterns.  He was sleeping approximately 6 hrs every 24hrs and we couldn’t seem to do anything to help him sleep properly. He didn’t like being in a cot or moses basket and night times were becoming very desperate. The only way we could soothe him was by having him fall asleep on our chests and we just knew this was not the right thing for anyone.  He was getting so overtired, it was heart breaking to see him so upset and unable to do anything about it.

We felt helpless.

After several weeks of unsuccessful attempts to get him in to a sleeping routine, we called Judy and it was the best decision we ever made. We have never looked back and from that night when we had our introductory conversation with Judy, we knew we had done the best thing we could for our son, and for ourselves, although it was him who was most important.

We followed her instructions to the absolute, without ever compromising anything she had instructed us to do and from Day 2 we could see her technique working! The best part about it was that it was so simple and yet highly effective; at the same time, it was utterly harmless to everyone! We not only felt like we had given Ayrton a gift, but that we had built an even stronger bond with him since we could now help him to help himself and it was so wonderful to experienece.

My husband and I would look at each other every morning and say in disbelief “he’s still asleep?!?!”…..We still do!

Ayrton goes to bed and wakes up with a smile on his face and its so rewarding. After just 10 days, it was astonishing seeing such a difference in our young son, and in the life we were leading as new parents.  Bedtime for us now, has become such a positive experience, rather than a stressful one which filled us with dread! I really cannot express what an investment this has been and I would recommend it to every parent who is concerned in any way about their baby’s sleeping. I have been encouraging friends of mine who are still in a bedtime battle, unable to go out of sight 6 months later, because they can’t leave their unsettled baby.

Sleep is  such an important part of their young life and will continue to be so, so to get it right at such a poignant time, is critical and i will be asking for Judys support if we are to go on and have more children. What gift is better than the gift of sleep and inner-calm. Judy is an intelligent, unjudgmental, supportive and empathetic professional who has found her true niche in life. I feel we have made the first best descion ever made for our child, lets hope there are plenty more.

There are no negatives to this experience so call her now – why would you wait????

– Parent Siobhann

November 2014

A truly touching testimonial, copied from Amelie’s page

“Before we fill you in on Amelie’s progress in terms of development, we wanted to say a massive thanks to a certain individual that we’ve never actually met in person and yet that has had such a huge influence and impact on our lives. Here is the testimonial we wrote about Judy at BabyWinkz Consultancy. If you’ve every had issues with your child sleeping (or rather, not sleeping) then read on. This lady is a genius!
Our daughter Amelie is four years old and profoundly deaf and has never slept particularly well. We have always been told that this is quite common in deaf children due to the fact that when their hearing aids are removed at night (for safety reasons) they don’t hear the natural sounds in the home that would comfort a hearing child and, for example, reassure them you hadn’t dropped off the face of the earth the moment you left their room. We have also been told deaf children can suffer from night terrors which are a type of nightmare than can also cause sleepless nights.

We’d tried everything with Amelie to get her to sleep; a strict routine at bed time, leaving her to cry, ensuring not too much excitement before bedtime, you name it, but things actual continued to get worse until the point she was getting into our bed every night (this was originally the only way we could remotely get any sleep between us) and even that wasn’t guaranteeing a peaceful night. My wife and I both have jobs and we also run a business from home, so four years of late nights and broken sleep eventually had us at breaking point!! This is where we decided to call upon the services of Judy at Baby Winkz.

Two families we know had used Judy for their heairng children and couldn’t speak highly enough of her services. At this stage we felt we had nothing to lose, despite struggling to see how this women could all but guarantee a good sleeping pattern for your child without (in most cases) even meeting her or visiting your house. Here goes nothing, we thought…
After a short phone call to Judy (who may we add is one of the nicest, most genuine people you could ever want to meet) to see whether she felt she could help, we arranged an initial hour-long Skype session (that lasted closer to two – you will feel like you’ve know Judy for years) which was then followed by a questionnaire. Judy then tailored a sleep plan for our daughter based around all of her findings. Having never worked with a deaf child personally before, Judy couldn’t make us any promises other than she would try her best to help and, after consulting a colleague, she could see no reason why her methods wouldn’t work.

It’s safe to say that Amelie took to the new plan better than any of us could have expected. She has always liked routine in her life, but this was a lot less painless than we had hoped in terms of crying and upset. Don’t get us wrong, that’s not to say some of the earlier evenings weren’t a little trying, but it’s so much easier to allow your child to cry when somebody who makes a living at this has reassured you it is for the best and will be okay. After just a couple of nights Amelie was already self settling when we put her down (which is vital if you want your child to settle during night wakes, which all children and adults have) and after the first week we were starting to see the end of the broken night’s sleep, too. To say we were amazed would be an understatement.

The final thing to sort were the early (5-5.30am) rises, but again Judy had this covered, giving us a couple of tips to try out which worked a treat. It sounds silly to anybody that has never experienced sleepless nights or been sleep deprived but for those that have, when we call Judy a miracle worker you’ll understand exactly what we mean. Kids are demanding enough during the day, so it’s essential you get a bit of down time in the evening and a good night’s sleep. This hasn’t just helped mummy and daddy, but also Amelie is a different child during the day now she’s getting a good night’s sleep.

You can forget expensive holidays or shopping sprees, we can both say, hand on hearts, that BabyWinkz has been the best money we have ever spent and we can’t recommend Judy enough. “
– Parents of Amelie

January 2014

I was worn out from lack of sleep. Owen was waking every two to three hours: like a newborn! I was blaming this on all sorts of things: teething, hunger etc. he was sleeping in a tiny rocking bed next to me and I could never get him to settle in his cot.

He sleeps through the night and the naps are getting better and better. Sometimes he protests but I’m feeling more and more confident about how to deal with this.

Judy gave us a clear plan which both of us could follow. This meant that my partner was fully on board too. I had a lot of questions and was full of self doubt but Judy’s belief in her methods meant she convinced me too! She was able to help us every step of the way.

Owen sleeping has given me a new lease of life! I can think more clearly, manage without the cleaning lady and plan an occasional evening out. None of this was possible a month ago. There is a cost, but it was well worth it.

– Margaret (and Owen)

December 2013

Prior to finding Judy online we were having a total nightmare with our 10 month old. Naps were terrible throughout the day and night times were unbearable. He was waking almost every 2-3 hours and having 2 full feeds plus a dummy. After only 4/5 days he was sleeping through the night and we had our lives back!! He was also not in a constant jet lag state and we noticed he was so much more alert and happy. 

Thanks to Judy we are now back to a rested, happy family!! I just wish we had found her 6 months earlier.

– Sarah

As you may remember I was fairly sceptical about starting the sleep training as I felt we had exhausted all sleep training techniques (we hadn’t used a sleep trainer but had tried various things people had suggested to us and/or things we had read up about) and none of those techniques had any long lasting results. 

Lana’s night wakes were not that bad as she only woke up once or twice and would settle back easily if she was given a bottle. However, after 10 months of interrupted sleep we were pretty desperate to get her to sleep through!

Given that we had exhausted all other routes I thought why not give you a go! It really was a last resort and I had absolutely no hope that it would work. However, you were so compelling when you said “this will work” which I found extremely convincing and reassuring. The fact that you had absolutely no doubt that the technique would work definitely gave us confidence in using you.

I have to admit that I did find being confined to a routine for the 10 days difficult as it was not something I was used to but the fact that Lana took to it straight away and started sleeping through the night from day 1 made it completely worthwhile.

We are almost 2 months on since we started the programme with you and Lana is still sleeping through the night.  Thank you so much for your help and support through the process it really has been amazing and I only wish we had contacted you sooner!

– Susan (and Lana)

Before we got in contact with Judy getting my daughter to sleep was such a struggle. She had no real routine before this, we would rock her to sleep, travel in cars for her to sleep or put her in our bed, whatever would make her sleep! Since working with Judy our daughter now sleeps in her own bed with no need for rocking or car journeys, she now puts herself to sleep which is wonderful for us as a family as we are all happier because of this and we all sleep better.

The support Judy gave us was invaluable, once we got our sleep plans we emailed everyday as well as telephone support, it was nice to know we had her support and was guiding us through this process in case we had hiccups along the way which everyone does have.

I’m looking forward to working with Judy again for my 3 year old who also struggles to sleep due to bad habits.

As a family we are so much happier and so is my daughter as she now gets all the sleep she needs and has learned to put herself to sleep which is fantastic.

It makes me want more children!

Thank you for all your help and support.

-Jennifer (and Ayda)

November 2013

We came to Judy on the recommendation of a friend.  Whilst Sam had in the past been a ‘good’ sleeper, we found ourselves at the end of ropes after 6 weeks of incredibly disturbed sleep.  He was waking anywhere from 3 to 10+ times in the night for his dummy, a cuddle, or some milk.  We used every excuse in the book to explain why he wasn’t sleeping well–teething, jetlag from our travels, transition out of our room–you name it, we used it!  I was beginning to think about my transition back to work in the next few months and simply couldn’t imagine how we’d function as a family in the current state.

Because we already had a good review of Judy’s services from a friend, we knew what to expect.  It was hard to imagine in the beginning that Sam would ever sleep 7am-7pm but we approached it with an open mind.  We followed Judy’s 10 day plan letter of the law–we wanted to make sure that if we were going to put in the effort that we did it properly.  It was hard work-there isn’t a magic wand you can wave.  But after just two nights of Sam waking and crying, he got it and we never looked back.  Whilst Sam did occasionally wake in the night after this, he would almost always settle himself back to sleep without us having to go in.  As his night sleep improved, his day sleep followed and by the end of the ten days, we had a regular napper and a baby who would smile when we put him down to bed for the night.  It is a pleasure to have relaxed evenings and to wake up to a happy and well-rested baby. 

Judy provided ongoing support and reassurance throughout the two weeks.  She was also able to quickly help us make adjustments when things changed–for example Sam started rolling onto his belly and waking himself up (a new thing!) during the plan and she helped us manage this without throwing off the plan.  She listens to the individual situation and writes the plan accordingly.  I also found the support around Sam’s eating helpful as I hadn’t appreciated how much this plays into their sleeping.

I’m sure Judy gets this often from clients, but I only wish we had done this sooner!  We are so grateful to now go to sleep without dread and have our lives back.

– Katie and Paul (and Sam)

Qwe from birth would sleep a maximum of 2 hrs both day and night and this was really having a toil on me. We started sleep training him when he was 3 months and it’s like he was waiting for the program. From the 1st day, I would put him to bed and within 5-10 mins he would be asleep. He started by having one wake at night but by day 4 he was sleep. 7pm -7 pm. This was the best thing that ever happened to us as a family. I know have time for the other children and hubby while during the day I am able to plan my other activities.

Thanks to Judy and having time and patience to take us through the program. My husband was also a very great support as he was there for all the days to put Qwe to bed and this helped in getting him off the breast as a prop.

– Winnie (and Qwe)

October 2013

Our 3 year old has never consistently slept through the night.  Whilst he is not up for long at a time, his up to 4 times waking a night was impacting his behaviour during the day and my energy and patient levels as a Mum!  Two weeks later, with Judy’s help we now put our son to bed at 7pm knowing he will not wake until 7am the next morning. It really has transformed our lives and I’m so glad we sought professional advice to ensure we got the right result.

– Carolyn (and Olivia)

My son Reggie (14 months) was having to be fed in order to get to sleep and while I was still breastfeeding him and happy to, he was using me as a prop in order to go to sleep, which meant that when he was waking through the night. I was having to wake up to feed him for a few mins to get him back to sleep which was quite tiring and we were both getting disturbed sleep.

He was missing naps in the day where he was getting over tired and wouldn’t give in so some times he wouldn’t sleep in the day at all as he would only fall asleep in the pushchair or the car!

I didn’t want to have to go through the same heartache I had with my 3 yr old daughter trying to get her in a routine at night took months And very stressful for both of us, so my friend gave me Judy’s contact details and within the 1st 24 hours i could see her routine plan was working Reggie was falling asleep on his own!! It was like a miracle.

Being persistent and knowing Judy was at the end of the phone gave me the confidence I needed to be strong and follow through with the plan.

He is now having his scheduled day time nap and sleeping 13 hours at night. Bliss!

Judy’s plan is brilliant and I will recommend her to every1. I have also now got the courage and knowledge for any future children I have, but will be using the plan sooner.

– Katrina (Reggie)

“We we’re put in touch with Judy by a friend who had great success with Judy’s personalised sleep plan for their baby. With my son being a toddler and with his sleep pattern getting progressively worse, I was a little reserved that we wouldn’t have the same success.  However, having got to the point where my husbands’ and my relationship was paying the price for the endless sleepless nights and a little boy who would often spend the day getting increasingly grouchy, due to the lack of a decent nights sleep, we decided to place our trust in Judy. It was trust well placed.

Judy created a personalised plan for us with the proviso that we must commit to it 100%.  Being a working mum and my husband working crazy shifts, it was not always easy but Judy was always there to encourage and reassure us and adapt our plan when needed.  Judy opened our eyes as to how I had become a “prop” to my son and, despite all our best intentions, we weren’t allowing our son to learn the skills he needed to be a successful sleeper! Judy’s caring nature, skill and own personal experience meant she was aware of our sons needs to enable him to become a good sleeper and stuck by us until our son reached that goal!

Just a few weeks on and we now have a happy little boy who sleeps through the night and happily goes to bed! We can’t thank Judy enough for all her help. It really was the best investment we have made. In return, our son is now rested enough every morning that he’s ready to successfully take on the day in his toddler inspired way and with our little family getting its much needed sleep, we are a stronger, happier, healthier family unit!

Thank you Judy x”

– Yve (and Oliver)

We contacted Judy as the twins were turning 8 weeks. They were born 3 weeks early, so as per her advice we started of implementing a day/night routine that allowed them to catch up in terms on weight. Within 3 weeks (I can’t remember lol so please correct me if I’m wrong) we had them down from 3 night feeds, to 2 night feeds to 1 night feed. We stuck to 1 night feed for a few weeks until the twins were a good weight and we dropped it all together.

When we first started working with her, I was initially hesitant, I didn’t believe that getting them to sleep through the night by the time they were 3 months was an achievable objective, how wrong was I! Judy was amazing at seeing us through every stage and her support was invaluable. The twins put on more weight on average once we started sleep training them. I get plenty of ‘me time’ which used to seem like such a remote possibility before we met Judy. We can have dinners in or out with friends again, without having to worry about the twins waking up. And last, but not least WE SLEEP!!! We are all so content, us because we sleep, our oldest because he can have us to himself once the twins are in bed at 6pm, and the twins as they know what to expect.

We recently went away with our oldest for a holiday leaving the twins with my sister and mum and they had no issues with them whatsoever! They were superstars and took their naps well and slept through every night! I know that this could not have been possible without Judy! My husband and I have found the best gift to give all our friends having children, Sleep!

– Bhavna  (and Ayaan, Daiya & Diya)

Before we contacted Judy, Edward used to sleep with my nipples in his mouth and next to me in our bed. Later Edward and I slept on the mattress because the bed is becoming too crowded and dangerous. He would not sleep without me.

However, things have been so much better since we contacted Judy. She gave us a very detailed sleeping plan. We followed her plan and kept asking her questions. She is so patient and helpful. We achieved a lot together. We are so happy now our 10 month old son Edward is sleeping through the night in his cot and in his room and have 2 naps during the day. We cannot believe this all happens just after 10 days. Thank you

– Doreen (and Edward) 

September 2013

Before we contacted Judy, our daughter could not self-settle to get to sleep. This meant rocking her to sleep in our arms every bed- and every nap- time. This was less of a problem for bedtime, as she tended to sleep quite well at night once asleep. But this was a problem during the day as she only slept for half an hour each time. I would spend more time getting her to sleep then she would then spend asleep. This was becoming very tiring! And then when she decided she would no longer let my husband rock her to sleep and demanded me every time, it became even more tiring! These short naps also meant she was over-tired at bedtime and as she got older and used to being rocked every time, the over-tiredness and inability to self-settle began to lead to some night-waking. We needed help!

Judy reassured us from the very first time we spoke to her that she could help our daughter get more sleep and that she would be able to self-settle. The thought of being able to put her in her cot wide awake and walk out and have her fall asleep and be asleep for 12 hours (as Judy described) sounded so unrealistic to us!

The first few days of the sleep training were really hard on us (and our daughter) but Judy was there to reassure us and encouraged us to persist. And – it worked! It was amazing to see the changes.

Now, our daughter can put herself to sleep for all naps and every bedtime. I no longer dread putting her to sleep and think she is also reassured by the consistent bedtime routine Judy helped us to establish. She sometimes still struggles with the long daytime sleeps, but everything is much much better! Personally, I feel like I have regained some freedom too! So we are all much happier and really thank Judy for her help and support!

– Anna (and Elodie)

Before we heard about Judy, our 18 month old daughter was waking up about 3 to 4 times a night to take milk. On a typical night she guzzled no less than 2 litres of milk between 7pm and 7am. Between the milk bottles and the diaper changes the night was a buzz of activities and we hardly slept more than three continuous hours.

It’s been exactly two weeks since we started working with Judy. We remember how we dreaded the first night of the programme…. hearing our daughter cry for almost one hour non stop was heart breaking but Judy was very supportive and encouraging throughout the programme. (Judy Note – I do not practice the “Cry It Out Method”)

The results have been amazing, baby has been sleeping from 7am to 7pm. We all used to go bed after 11pm, today the house is quiet after 7pm, even the nannies are enjoying their rest after a hard day’s work.

Judy we can never thank you enough for changing our lives. We are all enjoying our long nights.

– Ann and Paul, Nairobi

Before approaching Judy for help with our Son’s sleeping, my evenings consisted of breast feeding my Son to sleep and carefully ever so carefully laying him in his cot without waking him so I could get half an hour or more to eat dinner and get ready for bed. Once he woke, I would take him to bed with me and feed him throughout the night. Neither of us were getting good quality sleep, my husband had taken himself off to the spare room and I was a sleep deprived zombie. I concluded at then nine months old, my Son deserved and needed good quality sleep, and so did I!

I tried a few methods that I’d read about including the cry-it-out technique. Nothing worked and I felt friends and family didn’t believe I had given the cry-it-out enough of an opportunity to work as it had for them. I felt alone, unsupported and confused about what to do.

Judy was recommended through a friend of a friend, so I bit the bullet and made contact. Immediately Judy reassured me she could help and both my Son and I would soon be sleeping soundly, I felt relieved I had found someone who finally understood my difficulties.

Judy was always polite, reassuring, kind and straight forward. The sleep plan she devised was simple to follow and we cracked on with it immediately. The first night I had to wake my Son in the morning, which was a first for me and as the following nights of the plan went on his sleep was improving. The day time naps were a huge challenge and one I have still not managed to overcome despite continued advice from Judy while working with her.

I absorbed everything Judy taught me and would recommend her services

– Helen

Even in those early days after being born Zachary didn’t want to sleep.  He wouldn’t sleep anywhere, not even in a pram or a car, the only place he could happily snooze off was attached to me feeding! This continued for about 6 weeks until we discovered the magic of the dummy!  At the time it felt like a lifesaver, Zachary started to sleep on walks, in the car and even in bed!

However, the dummy itself soon became the problem as I found my self getting out of bed to put the dummy in time and time again during the night. When Zachary got to about 6 months he was rolling all around his cot in search of the dummy and getting various limbs stuck between bars!  By the time I went in to put the dummy in for him he was wide awake and thinking it was play time!

When he turned 8 months one of my friends recommended Judy to me as her twins had undergone the sleep training with her and they now both slept through the night.  We were nervous to start the training as it meant completely giving up the dummy (and I still remembered those early days before we started using it!) but it was the best decision we ever made.

Zachary didn’t miss the dummy one bit… and neither did we!  He amazed us at how quickly he got the hang of sleeping!  He now sleeps through the night every night, on the odd occasion he will wake during the night but he is able to get himself back to sleep quickly so we never have to go into him.  It is amazing to finally be getting a good nights sleep!

He still wakes early sometimes but we are still working on that and it is definitely so much better than it used to be.  Judy was supportive throughout and we had contact every day to tweak Zachary’s routine so he would be getting the best sleep and also for her to give advice on what to do when things didn’t quite go according to plan.  We are very grateful to her and I am recommending her to everyone we know whose baby is not a good sleeper.  I’m glad we didn’t wait any longer, 8 months without getting good nights sleep was quite enough and it feels so good to be sleeping again!

-Natalie (and Zachary)

August 2013

We are delighted to have a happy sleeping baby thanks to the BabyWinkz sleep training programme.

We used to rock our 4 month old baby to sleep in our arms for hours with a dummy wedged in his mouth and then lower him in his cot really carefully just for him to wake up 35 mins later. I would then breastfeed him back to sleep.

I was doing this 4 to 5 times a night, every night and decided I needed to do something to help all of us! The training worked within a few days and I couldn’t believe it when he slept for 12 hrs from 7pm until 7am!

My husband and I can both put him in his cot awake to go to sleep without a dummy or a feed and he goes to sleep in a few minutes. It’s brilliant to have our evenings back and we can go out and leave him with family confident that he won’t wake up whilst we are out.

He is a much happier baby too. He gets the right amount and good quality sleep during the day and night so that when he is awake he is happy. It was hard to survive through the programme as it does require your baby to cry when they are learning how to self settle themselves back to sleep but its really worth it!

The support throughout the programme was really reassuring and I was so surprised at how quickly my baby took to his new routine and slept through the night. I would highly recommend this to anyone! Thank you.

-Madeline Cooling

Getting in touch with Judy has been the best decision we have made as a family. Before we spoke with her our 2 year old had started waking at night and not settling. My partner would end up sleeping on his floor most nights!

We had a brand new baby as well who was waking two hourly overnight for feeds, so all four of us were exhausted, grumpy and pretty miserable. We worked on the toddler first and within a week he was sleeping through and able to settle himself, something he hasn’t been able to do since his sister was born.

Then we focused on the baby! We thought this would be an impossible task as she was still waking two hourly for feeds. Imagine our delight when she slept through for 12 hours after just one night! That was two months ago now and we are all having wonderful sleep. The kids have even been poorly and travelled and are still sleeping well! We cannot thank Judy enough. Now our house is a much happier and well rested place! I would recommend Judy to anyone thinking of starting sleep training.

-Katy Brent

June 2013

Parents to a 2 ½ year old boy, with another one on the way in a couple of months. We had thought that we were doing well with sleep with our Son, as I slept with him. But we knew he needed to be in his own space before baby number 2 arrived. We approached Judy to get help with getting him adjusted to his cot. We were so wrong about our sleeping arrangements!!

We found that after night 4 of following Judy’s personalized plan he was sleeping through the night, with no interruptions!! If only I knew that 2 years ago! We found Judy to be on point and extremely knowledgeable about what we wanted and needed to do. She understood every anxiety, every thought process we had, and it was extremely supportive to have her communicate to us daily.

It helped tremendously, as it was not just our son who needed adjusting, but us as a family too. I am happy to say that he has been sleeping well and by himself happily. We cannot thank Judy enough, for helping us. We have been recommending Judy to all our friends, and cannot stress how much she helped us.

-Shital

Previous Satisfied Clients

Aarini had so much trouble falling asleep. Her bedtime was between 11 pm and 12 pm. Sometimes she wouldn’t even sleep at 12 pm. We would resort to taking her for a drive. Even that didn’t work at times. She would fall asleep in the car, but as soon as we would come home and lay her in the crib, she would wake up. That 10 min drive would be a power nap and she’d be up until 3 am, sometimes 4 am! And by then she would be so exhausted that she would be wailing away! It was so frustrating for us and I’m sure for her too. At the worst times, she would be up every hour, need a feed and to be rocked for at least 20 minutes before falling asleep. Our record was being up till 6 am, taking a sunrise drive and then heading off to work!!!

But Judy changed everything. On night 1 of her sleep training, we expected her to resist the changes we were bringing along. But it was brilliant! She took to it so well, we never thought that our baby would ever sleep by 7:30 pm! Now, she is in bed and asleep latest by half seven and that gives us time with each other. We almost forgot what it was like to be a couple. Our princess now sleeps through the night and even when she does wake up, she knows how to put herself back to sleep. We have also seen a change in her development speed which is always very pleasing.

Throughout our two week programme, Judy was extremely involved and helpful. Our regular skype chats became a feature in the house. Her e-mail responses were prompt and gave us a lot to work with for each day. The method is extremely “user-friendly’ and got both me and my husband involved which was great. We mostly appreciated that the plan was catered to Aarini and was not a copy paste. Some of our friends also did the programme with Judy and although the age difference between our children is one month, both plans were very different. We would defiantly recommend other parents who are having the same problems to use Judy’s help and guidance. Thankfully, the next time we speak to her, it will be to tell her how great Aarini is doing and not to complain about a sleepless night. Those days are long gone !

–Ridhi, Kenya

Prior to Judy assisting us in sleep training our baby, she was all over the place – her bed time was 11pm and getting her to sleep at that time involved bouncing/rocking/ssshing/nursing to sleep. And a lot of the times she would fall asleep in our arms and the minute we put her down in her cot she would be wide awake and crying. Nap times were a whole other story, she was only napping 45 minutes at a stretch and even this if we were lucky. Because of her being so sleep deprived she was always tired and this probably affected her night sleep drastically.

Now, she is sleeping from 7:30pm to 6:30am every night, we put her in her cot wide awake and she self soothes and goes to sleep, only waking once in the middle of the night for a quick feed. Her naps are fantastic – she naps about 3.5 hours throughout the day and is happier, chirpier and so communicative! 

Judy was a fantastic help throughout and she was so very supportive of us and encouraged us to stick to the plan through the two weeks of sleep training. Her emails each morning made us feel that we weren’t alone and that we were doing really well. Without her we wouldn’t have stuck to the plan so well and achieved such a brilliant result. 

Between my husband, my baby and myself we are all sleeping so much better and feel so much more rested and energetic. 

The programme was simple to follow with just a few basic principles that ensure the plan works and within 2 nights we had a definite result! 

It makes me so proud to say that my 3 month old baby is sleep trained and has the ability to put herself to sleep and that too quite happily!

Thank you so much Judy!!! We are definitely sleeping like babies now:-)

–Meera, Kenya

Before being referred to Judy,  our 7 month old daughter was waking up an average of 4 times a night. We kept hearing that it must be hunger and we should feed her, that she needs comfort and we should consider co-sleeping …that she would eventually grow out of it as all children do. Every month that passed we thought this was part and parcel of infancy and it would get better. Eventually after many months of endless nights and trying everything from petting, walking, feeding, comforting and bringing her to our bed we were mentally, emotionally and physically exhausted.  In Kenya sleep coaching/training is rare and thankfully a friend of a friend recommended Judy. Very hesitant and skeptical of reaching out to a long distance consultant,  and out of complete and utter desperation for help we contacted Judy.  I had read a spectrum of thoughts on child sleep and sleep training  – Ferber, Tracy Hoggs, Dr Sears, Elizabeth Pantley – with an overload of information I was unsure of what method was right for us and in need of an expert to reassure us and help us in making the right decisions. On our first call with Judy, she was able to ease our concerns and once we put our trust in her, the only way was towards a full nights sleep.  After 3 days on the plan, our daughter was sleeping through the night and after 10 days on the plan we were able to travel without any hesitation.  Our daughter is sleeping from 7.30 pm to 6.30 am, and a month later I still count my blessings every morning. Till this day we cannot believe it.  Judy gave us the confidence to take the necessary steps and with her guidance and reassurance we were able to pave the way to a restful nights sleep for the entire family.   Thanks to Judy we are back to sanity and best of all our daughter is thriving with the sleep that she is getting.

–Tamiza, Kenya

My baby boy was six months old and I’d only had 5 consecutive hours of sleep 7 times since he was born, nothing more. I was exhausted, on my own, and on my knees. The night before I started working with Judy, I’d had 2 hours sleep twice, and another stint of 90 minutes, really normal, unfortunately. I was very emotional during the day before starting the programme in the evening, some friends helped me put a cot in the spare room. Before this, Dominic had been sleeping in my bed, the cot just acted as a barrier to make sure he didn’t fall out, he’d never slept more than 20 minutes in his cot in his life. I was so worried I wouldn’t able to get through the evening, let alone the night. But, Judy reassured me that afternoon with a skype call, and everything was so much better than I could ever have imagined it would be. 

I was so glad of Judy’s continuous support, helping me make adjustments at every stage of the day till we found what worked for my baby. I have learnt a lot about various different factors to consider when making plans for the day so that I can go forward with confidence on my own.

Two weeks later and I can’t believe that my baby behaves so differently at night (sleeps 7-7 in his cot), and yet by day is just as happy a little joker as he always was. I however am totally different by day and by night! In the evening we have a lovely bath time and story time before I kiss him good night and leave his room. At night I go to sleep, well, after enjoying an evening to myself, and by day I am a lot less grumpy than I was before he was sleeping. I have started doing some work at home in the nap times and evenings too, so could have easily earned back Judy’s fee if I’d been charging (I am not charging as I am still on maternity leave). Furthermore, the cot purchase was suddenly worthwhile, before working with Judy the cot was the biggest waste of money! So the consultancy fee was the best money I ever spent on my baby, or on myself as a new mum in fact. I am now finally enjoying my maternity leave, life feels positively luxurious.

 –Claire, London

Before Judy was recommended to me, I was breastfeeding my 10 month old son to sleep, he had a lack of daytime routine and he only had half an hour sleep during the day.  I knew this wasn’t enough and thought it was contributing to the night wakes but didn’t know what to do about it.  Cameron was generally waking 3-4 times per night and also started waking half an hour after putting him down to sleep.  My husband went on holiday for a week with the idea that I could try controlled crying.  Well, after 2 nights of my idea of controlled crying (which I didn’t carry out properly as it was too upsetting) I’d had enough.  Judy was recommended to me and after reading her website and testimonials I decided to have a chat with her to see if she could help.

I wasn’t 100% confident that anyone could help but I began to get some faith in reading other peoples situations on Judy’s website.  I haven’t looked back since.  Judy managed to put a sleep plan together for me really quickly as I wanted to get some way into the plan before my husband came back from holiday.  The plan was straight forward and a much better option than controlled crying.  Cameron went from sleeping half an hour during the day to a total of 2.5 hours.  After a few nights, he slept through which continued until one regression night but then since then I have had a full nights sleep and so has he.  He is a much happier baby during the day and therefore I am a happier mum.

Judy’s support and encouragement were amazing especially at a time when I was on my own carrying out the plan.  In fact, I didn’t feel like I was on my own with Judy.  We were a team aiming to reach the same goal.  Judy’s response to my queries were really quick which helped when things were not quite going to plan

I would highly recommend Judy, she is amazing.  I am going to miss our daily communications.

–Nyree, Kent

Our 2 year old son Harry had never been great at sleeping even though he slept in his own room.  Unfortunately my husband became ill and we spent a bit of time travelling to London and staying with different people whilst my husband had treatment.  This meant that Harry had no proper routine at bed time and slept with mummy.  I was also heavily pregnant so as you could imagine I was exhausted.

I picked up Judy’s business card at a baby show last year and it had been sitting in my car for months!!  The breaking point came when we finally got back home to Kent after my husband’s surgery and we were all sleeping in the same room- Harry in our bed and a new baby in the moses basket.  So we put Harry in his own bed in his own room but he would wake two to three times a night.  In addition Archie would also wake during the night for his feed.  So we were hardly getting any sleep.

I contacted Judy as we were desperate for a full night’s sleep and I was worried about my husband’s recovery.  Judy’s sleep plan was so simple to follow and Harry did so well.  By the end of the 10 day programme he slept through the night.  I did have to go through the tough love which is what all parents dread, but it only lasted a very short period for one night.

We also decided to sleep train Archie who was by then 4 months old.  He had been waking every 2-3 hours and was snacking on the breast.  I did not think that Archie would sleep through the night and did not believe it was possible!  However after 3 nights Archie slept 12 hours.  My husband and I were amazed. 

However it took us much longer to establish Archie’s day time nap routines  and he was very determined and would resist us at every nap time.  I was at the end of my tether and was going to give up, but Judy was a great comfort and support and helped us to stick with the programme.  I was getting signs from Archie that he was ready to start solids and Judy advised me that starting solids would help Archie to settle during the day.  I started weaning Archie at 19 weeks after consulting with a nursery nurse.  It was only when I started weaning that I realised how hungry he was. Judy’s plan catered for Archie’s feeding and natural sleeping pattern.   Archie self settles much more easily for his day time naps now which is such a relief.

We cannot recommend Judy highly enough.  She has a caring approach and is firm in her belief that she will get your child to sleep through the night.  She was always there for me in my times of despair and would help me through it when we spoke on the phone.  We are so glad that we had Judy to help us with our boys.  For the first time in nearly three years my husband and I sit and have dinner quietly and can snuggle up on the sofa together.

 Thank you Judy for being so marvellous.  We are finally getting the sleep we have been craving…..

–Maria, Kent

Our son Charlie was 21 months old and had never really slept through the night.  He would wake and end up in our bed most nights.  Charlie was always good at putting himself to sleep, but one day that changed, he would scream to be cuddled and not wanting to wake his older brother who attends school, we would give in and cuddle him until he was fast asleep.  My husband and I had no evening together and no room in our bed ! A friend persuaded me to call Judy, I am so glad I did.

 After speaking to Judy on the phone, I started our personalised plan a couple of days later. It was straight forward and easy to follow and Judy assured me that as long as we stuck to the plan we would have success. Night one wasn’t half as bad as I imagined and within days Charlie was sleeping 12 hours straight.

Judy’s support was excellent, always at the end of the phone to talk things through and very quick email responses if we were unsure about anything.

Charlie is sleeping brilliantly despite illness and teething. Thank you Judy you were our Christmas fairy godmother.

–Dawn, London

Before I met Judy, I was breast feeding my 4 month old daughter  Alice to sleep, which sometimes included 4 night wakings and sometimes each feed would take 40 mins and if she woke up when I tried to put her in the cot then I would have to start all over again! I was exhausted and looking after a 3 year old as well as a baby meant I had no life, no time and was wondering how much more I could take, I was a total nervous wreck and was finding it impossible to bond with the baby and to have time for my 3 year old and my partner.

At a routine weigh-in at  my local clinic, the health visitor gave me Judy’s website address after explaining to them how miserable and tired I was. As soon as I got home I checked out the website and burst into tears. It felt as though there was an answer to my prayers. However, as a natural born worrier I was very anxious about putting my trust into someone else and was worried that if it didn’t work what would I do then. I contacted Judy and spoke to her in depth, she was so friendly and helpful and didn’t at any point push me into making a decision. After a couple of weeks of debating what was the best thing to do, I contacted Judy and got the ball rolling. She came out to meet us which really helped with the whole process, she was so warm, encouraging and friendly and really set our minds at rest. We started the plan a few nights later and I was AMAZED at how kind, loving and supportive it was to our baby girl. Night 1 wasn’t anywhere near as bad as I thought and night 2 was better, by night 3 we didn’t even have to go into Alices bedroom during the night and by the end of the programme I put her in her cot, kissed her good night and closed the bedroom door. She goes to bed at 7pm and we dont see her again till 7am and she has 3 restful naps in the day.

This has truly changed our lives. I now have my evenings with my partner, my 3 year old has one on one time with me and Alice is happier, feeding better and even seems pleased to be going to bed – which is something I never thought would happen. This whole process has been life changing and I have bonded with my daughter, as I have observed and watched her throughout the programme and now I am not so tired I can truly enjoy her for who she is and my 3 year old is enjoying being a big sister more as there is now harmony in the house instead of an overtired, crying baby and a stressed tired mother. None of this would have been possible without the continued support of Judy, she really did go above and beyond for us and encouraged us all the way. I only wish I had done this sooner, it’s changed all of our lives for the better.

–Thank you Judy, you are amazing and inspirational. x Jo, Kent

Our 11 month old daughter was a nightmare during the night and would wake up to six times a night to be breast fed. I was at my wits end as was getting barely any sleep when a friend highly recommended Judy to us and that she would give us the tools needed to get our daughter to sleep. 

I had my doubts but thought we would give it a try.

Judy was brilliant and extremely confident that she could help. Her advice and passion right from the start was a breath of fresh air as we thought that this was how our lives was going to be, with no hope of change in sight.

The programme was extremely simple to follow and had results with our daughter by the second night which to me was a miracle!!
Judy’s support was there for us every step of the way, which we needed regularly to ask questions and just to know we were going along the right path.

By the end of the programme I had a child that could go to sleep on her own, and that slept right through for 12 hours which I thought would never happen!
As a family we are much happier as we have all had a good nights rest which we hadn’t done for 11 months!

I highly recommend Judy Clark to anyone who has problems with their children sleeping. Was worth every penny and just wished I had known about her sooner.

Many thanks Judy for all your wonderful help, and will continue to recommend you to all We know who need you in their lives.

All the best

–Abi, Nigel, Lily and sleeping baby Amelia x

Our daughter was five months old and we had not had a single night where she had slept through the night, but most nights we were up for hours trying to soothe her to sleep and my husband and I were both utterly exhausted and didn’t know what to do. After hearing about Babywinkz, I contacted Judy and she said that our daughter should be sleeping 12 hours at night and that the program would give us this. Given our desperate situation and given Judy’s confidence that we would have success, we decided to embark upon the program.

I had cut out a night feed a couple of weeks before the program anyway, but by night 2 our daughter slept through the night, I could hardly believe it. We are delighted to get our sleep back and our sense of humours and sanity too, so many thanks for your help Judy, it has made a massive difference to us!”

–Klaire, Kent

We first met Judy at The Baby Show in Bluewater shopping centre and we spoke to her for 15 minutes. Judy straight away gave us some tips on how we could help our daughter sleep and where we were going wrong.  We then decided to seek Judy’s help as our daughter was 14 months old and we were due our second child within a month, so we were desperate for a peaceful night’s sleep.

Our daughter would constantly need rocking to sleep, whilst playing with mum or dad’s hair. She would then sleep for about an hour in her cot then end up in our bed, even then she would never sleep through the night and be up most nights from 1am until 4am and be up by 8am. Both my husband and I were exhausted and we would even resort to coming downstairs half way through the night, rocking her until she would fall asleep again.

Judy created a tailor made sleep plan for our daughter. We stuck to the plan and she now sleeps 12 hours through the night, as well as nap in the day, which we thought would happen!

Judy supported us throughout the programme and would answer all our emails and arrange phone calls within a couple of hours. Our daughter fell ill half way through the programme and Judy gave us the extra support we needed to get back on track. We both would definitely recommend Judy to all our family and friends, the programme is a roller coaster ride, however the results are amazing. The best lesson we have taught our daughter is teaching her how to self settle and sleep through the night.

–Sundip & Nimisha, London.

Before contacting Judy my son Jesse, 13 months had never slept through the night. He would go to sleep with either me rocking him to sleep or breastfeeding him. He wouldn’t go to sleep until 8pm at the earliest and some evenings he would still be up playing at 11pm! He would then wake 2 or 3 times a night with me having to rock him back to sleep sometimes taking up to half an hour. Some nights I would resort to bringing him downstairs thinking he was hungry and feeding him weatabix. The final straw was when one night I decided I would try not getting him out of the cot and just laying him back down telling him to go to sleep, after an hour and a half of him screaming and me laying him back down my partner took him out the cot took him downstairs, they were playing until 3am!! The next morning I contacted my nutritionist in desperation to see if there was anything I was doing wrong with his eating, was he going to bed hungry? She reassured me he wouldn’t be hungry and gave me Judy’s number, she told me Judy was a miracle worker. I thought it was too good to be true, I spoke to Judy and when she told me she would definitely be able to help me and have Jesse sleeping through the night from 7PM!!! I was over the moon and was trying to fight back the tears! We started the programme, I was very nervous as I hadn’t done anything different with Jesse and the thought of him getting distressed made me upset however it was so much easier and calmer than I thought.  Now 2 weeks on I am sitting with a cup of tea writing this testimonial at 8pm Jesse has been asleep since 7pm and will sleep until 7am. It has made such a difference to our lives I now have my evenings back and Jesse is happier having had the sleep he needs.  

–Sophie, Kent

From when she started teething our daughter needed more comfort at night which, of course, we gave. By 9 months she was waking every hour or so, was in our bed most nights and was latching on and off the breast all night long. She was not getting the sleep she needed and neither were we! We needed to take some action; but who could we trust? We met Judy at a trade show and took advantage of the free of charge first consultation. It all sounded too good to be true, we felt our daughters sleep problem could not be solved with such a simply plan.

After a reassuring on line chat Judy got everything to us in record time and we were ready to go within a couple of days. The plan seemed easy as it  was adapted to suit our family. Furthermore it did not need us to leave our daughter to cry alone. We were expecting a struggle but after so little sleep decided if it worked (if!) it had to be worth it.  

Day one; our daughter was in her cot in her own room she took only 45minutes to settle – that was a good start but the best was yet to come; she slept 12 hours through the night.  We had to wake her at 7am. Each night just got better. On the second night she took a few minutes to settle and 12 hours later we were waking her up again! By night 4 we were putting her in her cot  and we left the room until 7am the next day. Astonished we eagerly watch on the video monitor as she slept soundly 12 hours every night and 2 naps during the day.

A  few weeks on we are still amazed that our daughters (and our) sleep ‘problems’ were rectified so quickly and easily; she really loves her sleep  and is much happier. We are so pleased with the results and so grateful to Judy for the amazing support. We 100% recommend Judy’s services and urge anyone thinking about using her to stop thinking and start sleeping.

–Tracey Mahesh, Kent

My 18 month old has never slept through the night and his night wakings were becoming more and more frequent, which was leaving us all exhausted and virtually non-functional on a permanent basis.  Judy’s services were recommended to me and once I had her details and viewed her website I did not hesitate in contacting her.  Within days she started us on our customised program, I was very pleased with the swiftness with which Judy put things into place.  At the outset Judy spent a lot of time talking to us explaining her sleep program, concepts and reasonings behind her actions that she asked us to put in place.  She prepared us for each step and once we completed each phase she was there to support, encourage and congratulate us on the amazing progress we were making.  The result, by the end of the week my son was sleeping through from 7pm til 7am!  In addition Judy has given us the tools to deal with my son’s sleep behaviour and now we have the confidence to do the right thing to help him get a good nights sleep which means we ALL have a great nights sleep now 🙂  Judy is amazing I don’t know what we would have done without her, we can’t thank her enough!!

–Sinead, Kent

Before I started working with Judy I was completely exhausted. My 3 year old son had always been a brilliant sleeper but had started to wake up 2 or 3 times a night since the arrival of our new baby and combined with the baby’s wakings meant I was sometimes only getting one or two hours sleep each night. Judy gave me straightforward advice and an easy to follow plan. Now thanks to Judy both children are having at least 11.5 hours uninterrupted sleep at night. I feel well rested and like I’m regaining my sanity!

–Jennie, London

Before we started the program, I was breastfeeding Edward to sleep for both his naps and multiple night wakings. I didn’t know any other way of putting him to sleep and I couldn’t bear to hear him cry. I felt that we really connected with Judy – she really empathised with my husband and I and our (slightly) different positions. She was always there to talk to on the phone, answer my questions and offer me encouragement. Now, we are truly amazed: Edward settles himself to sleep without any help from us, other than a consistent bedtime routine. He also sleeps for 11 hours at night, with no wakings at all.  My husband and I finally have some yearned for couple-time together each evening! And we are so proud of our son for his capacity to learn so quickly and his resilience. Thank you Judy for bringing harmony to our new family!

–Lucy and Richard, London

I had real issues with my two and a half year old son’s sleeping habits, in that he would need to fall asleep in our arms before being put to bed and when he woke up in the small hours of the morning, we let him come into bed with us.

My Sleep Consultant, Judy gave me a ten day plan and assured me that if I was consistant and followed the plan my son would be falling asleep by himself and in his own bed. I was a little sceptical but determined to follow through, and sure enough my son now goes to his bed at 7pm every night and falls asleep himself. If he wakes up through the night he quite happily goes back to his own bed without argument and sleeps until the morning.

We are now a much happier household!

–Louise, London

My baby was 9 weeks old and would sleep all day and feed all night, she would only have 2 bottels in the day and about 4 to 5 at night. Judy helped me to change that around, she was so helpful. when my baby got to 12 weeks she was going straight through the night from 7 to 7 with no bottle. really pleased with the whole experience.

–Leanne, Kent

Judy changed my life, before meeting Judy I was sleeping with my 3 year old daughter and had no time to myself or to spend with my husband. I was physically and mentally tired with all the night wakes and had given in to my daughter and was in her bed instead of mine. With Judy’s help I am now able to go and have my time after putting her to bed and spend time with my husband. I also get to have a goodnight sleep enabling me to focus at work and not feeling tired.

Thank you, it has made the biggest difference to my life!!

–Jharna, Kingshill, Kent

For a whole year, my husband and I did not sleep! Our one year old little girl had become reliant on being rocked to sleep and would often wake up every half an hour at night wanting mummy to rock her again. I had become exhausted and just couldnt do it anymore!

I turned to Judy after another sleep consultant company had failed me and I hadnt got the results I wanted after 6 weeks. Judy worked with me for 2 weeks and in the space of 2 days, I had already got little one sleeping through the night!

I couldnt believe how effective Judy’s plans and routine that had been specially tailored for my baby was . I was really pleased with the results and to this day my little one is still sleeping through the night! I would recommend Judy to any parent that tells me their baby doesnt sleep!

Cannot thank Judy enough, she was always there for me and really taught me the value of sleep! THANK YOU!

— Prab Reehal, Birmingham.

Archie was always difficult to get to sleep both for naps and at bedtime in the evening and we felt that we had tried everything. At 3 yrs old he often woke up in the night for hours at a time and was not able to self settle. The problem seemed to be getting worse and with a younger baby in the house we were getting exhausted and more and more desparate.

We tried ignoring the problem, letting him cry it out, staying on the stairs till he settled, laying in bed with him till he settled.  We questioned whether he was too hot (no blankets) was he cold (more blankets), was he hungry, did he need a drink, was he insecure or was he just playing up. 

After working with Judy, we are now able to put Archie to sleep without any drama. He mostly sleeps through the night and can self settle if he does wake.  Most importantly, we feel confident with the knowledge gained to deal with any problems if they arise.

— Amanda and Stuart, Kingshill, Kent

By the time I contacted Judy when my baby was four and ahalf months old I was at the end of my tether, I had notslept for more than three hours since he was born. Myexperience of motherhood and my relationship were intatters. My baby boy needed (or I thought he did) to be heldto go to sleep, when he woke in the night he expected thesame again, and again! He also wouldnt sleep in the day.Yawn!

I met with Judy and started my personalised plan threedays later! By the end of day three he was sleeping muchbetter at night. By the end of ten days he was takingstructured naps in his cot, I would put him in there awakeand he would just go to sleep! I didn’t have to stay withhim at all, he would even give me a cheeky smile when I leftthe room. He now goes to bed at 6.30pm and sleeps until 7am

when I wake him! He does sometimes stir in the night but hesettles him self and the sleep goes in!! Our lives havechanged for the better, my only regret us that we didn’t doit sooner!! 

— Jill, Rochester Kent

Having tried just about everything I could think of to get my 9 month old son to sleep through the night … I contacted Judy, within days and with only a few tweaks to our routine he went from waking every three to four hours to sleeping 10-11 hours straight. Thank you Judy for helping our household all get back to getting a good nights sleep again.

— Sarah, Geneva Switzerland

Thank you so much Judy this is an invaluable service. Your Sleep Plan is very straightforward and your manner is warm, understanding and supportive that we will all achieve sleep at the end of it.

Before we began, Lucia would cry through the night waking every few hours and would only settle with her dummy in our arms before being put in her cot asleep. She now rests and eats better and by following your routine sleeps through the night for 11-12 hrs straight without stirring or the use of her favourite prop, in fact we no longer need to use them at all!!!

It is indeed an ‘investment’ in our future, as Lucia is clearly now a much happier baby now and also our relationship is better as a result of the sleep.

 Many thanks again and God Bless,

 —Christian.

Before we started working with Judy, our six month old son was waking every two to three hours during the night and wasn’t feeding at all well during the day. I was frightened to stop night feeds as I believed he was hungry in the night due to not feeding much in the day. Judy provided us with fantastic support and a very easy to follow plan and within days our baby was eating three full meals, taking bigger milk feeds and on a brilliant routine. His sleep also drastically improved and he now sleeps through the night and settles himself beautifully for his daytime naps. I feel like i’ve got my life back again and have energy to enjoy the things I used to do! Thank you so much Judy!” 

–Emily and Mahesh London

Before calling Judy I was at breaking point, my 7 month old twins were waking up hourly most nights and would only sleep if rocked by either myself or my husband. We had them in a good daytime routine and were doing everything we thought was right but somehow we couldn’t get them to sleep! We knew they could do it as they were sleeping through at 3 months but following a cold they never got back into a decent sleeping pattern… Until I called Judy! The plan was difficult to follow because with twins everything is twice as hard but with dedication and encouragement (which Judy does not hold back on) it worked. Now the twins sleep 11-12 hours a night and even nap during the day! We have the odd nighttime wake up by my daughter but nothing compared to before. My husband and I always say how much more energised we feel and how good it is to actually sleep! Calling Judy was the best thing I ever did, she is a fantastic sleep consultant who will guide you every step of the way.

 —LMP mother of twins, Croydon.

Night 10 tonight, and the daughter I thought would never fall asleep on her own, was happy to watch me leave her room after saying goodnight! Judy, you are amazing, and I will recommend you to all my mummy friends!!! Thank you 🙂

–Veronica, TW Kent

We were using a dream feed but really wanted this to stop as we didn’t feel it was fair on our baby but we did try and stop it before but our baby kept waking, so we thought she still needed this feed.  Our baby was using Mum as a ‘prop’ to get to sleep and not letting Dad settle her.  Also would only fall asleep with a t-shirt that Mum had worn.  Our baby was only sleeping for up to 30 minutes at any one time and was classed as a ‘cat napper’.  She would fight her sleep.  She didn’t sleep during the day.  The foundations of a routine were underway but wasn’t really clear and we were so tired we had no clarity.  

The staying in for 10 days solid was hard but it was worth every minute!  Judy’s support was excellent, she came out to the house, provided emails and telephone support through the programme.  The actual programme worked very well for us and its the best thing we have ever done and wouldn’t hesitate contacting Judy again, she is amazing.

Our baby girl has been sleeping through the night (7pm-7am) since she was 16 weeks old (now 24 weeks old) and she sleeps during the day.  Life is good!!  Our baby is so much happier and so are we!  We have to wake her sometimes which we never did before.  We all sleep which is so great!!!

A HUGE thank you to Judy for making our life so much easier and everyone including our baby so much happier. 

 –Sarah and Barry, Kent

Hannah was 15 months old when I started the programme and had never slept through the night once.  She has always been very happy to go to sleep on her own but staying asleep was another matter.  She had no pattern to her waking and could wake up to 6 times a night from midnight.  She would be happy to start her day from 3am onwards which I fell into the habit of allowing, to save getting up and down and saving the crying.  I also fell into the trap of a bottle of milk sometimes in the early hours of the morning would allow me an extra couple of hours sleep so that also became a pattern.

 I saw the advert for Babywinkz in a local magazine (Kings Hill Mums) and at the time I had returned to work full time but was still surviving on 5 hours maximum sleep. I knew I had to do something especially as I was struggling to stay fully awake in meetings. So I contacted Judy and embarked on her tailor made programme.  The support from day one was fantastic both by phone and email. The benefit was I was talking to someone who had been through all the same struggles so fully understood the highs and the lows. 

The programme was very easy to follow and the daily catch up and guidance was a real support as I was on my own doing it while my husband was away.  It was one of those cases when you listen to someone say something but you have to actually see it to believe it.  All that Judy said to do and would happen did.  Hannah has once ever sleep for 6 hours in on go and now she has completed 11 hrs quite happily.

 I can not recommend this programme more highly it is life changing for not only Hannah but us as a family.  Thanks Judy.

 –Jane, Kent

We looked for some help with Gemma’s sleeping because we felt that the direction we were getting from health professionals was quite non specific. For us, we needed the support of someone who could say ‘ if you do this then things will improve’. Judy was very supportive and always available and Gemma’s sleeping improved greatly during the time which we worked with her.

–Serine, Kent

In addition, I’ve also included some letters written in by parents who have used Dana’s Sleep Sense™ Method in their homes so that you can see they had to say:

Dear Dana,

I just want to share that I am THRILLED with your program! We are now into the 2nd month and even in the very beginning he is sleeping 11-12+ hours straight through the night!

He has learned to put himself back to sleep and we never thought that would happen, it has been simply amazing! We used to be the parents who got no sleep, now our friends are jealous that he sleeps so many hours through the night and their child doesn’t!I brag to EVERYONE about how well he sleeps and that we have a life again!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I never dreamed I would sleep through the night for 8 hours again! You are awesome!

Stephanie

Dana,

Why didn’t we try this sooner?! As we speak he is sound asleep in his crib – and has been since 7.15 pm. We are so pleased to get the evenings to ourselves again, and Tinius – who has always been a very happy boy – is even more happy now. It is now obvious to us that he didn’t get enough sleep before and that our difficulties getting him to sleep in the evenings were due to the fact that he was overly tired. Now we follow your advise on bedtime routines and everything else we learned from the sleep Sense program and are happy to say that your success rate is still 100% :-).

Best regards,

Karianne, Jarle and Tinius Wanggaard

Dana,

I would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to you. Your system is well explained and well researched and has worked wonders in our house. It is like Hana is saying ‘Thank You Mammy – i really needed this’, she is so happy since we began. We tell her it is ‘Sleepy Girl Time’ she knows what that means now and tucks her head into her blankey when we say it to her, ready for bed. She is so clever. We are going to stick to it for her sake and like the other parents you mentioned we are delighted with the time together we have now.

So once again, Thank You – keep doing what you are doing,

Fiona O’Connor
Kildare, Ireland

Hi Dana,

It is 10 to 7 on this lovely Spring evening and Joshua is sleeping soundly in his cot as he did last night and the night before for 10-12 hours. He always slept well to begin with but when he was unwell and the teething started it all went wrong. We did what we thought was the right thing to do at the time but soon realized that Joshua had developed a whole new routine – one that involved not going to sleep at night and then waking up several times a night for a bottle!!

Thankfully, your Sleepsense plan put us all back on track and we hopefully will never look back.

Many thanks again and good luck in all that you do.

Toni Taylor

Dana,

I followed all of your instructions and my 2-year old was sleeping through the night (in his own room) in less than a week. The first couple of days were terrible. He would come into our room about 15 times per night. He also threw terrible tantrums which included emptying the contents of his dressers and removing his mattress from his bed!

However, by Day 3 we started seeing positive progress. I don’t have to tell you what a difference it has made in our household. We are all sleeping again and my son’s overall disposition has improved. He was always a good boy but because he was tired, he would act out at times. I am happy to report that he has stopped throwing tantrums entirely and he seems generally happier and more secure.

I have referred you to six friends and I will continue to refer you to others having sleep issues. THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Christie O’Toole

Dana,

I cannot thank you enough for giving me the gift of sleep! Two days before my son turned 9 months old, I was at my wits end and felt like I was on the verge of a breakdown. I had not had more than 4 hours straight of sleep in a year, and was truly exhausted. It affected my home life, my relationships with friends, and especially the quality of my work at my job.

My son had never slept more than 5 or 6 hours straight, but at 6 months old he began to wake up every 3-4 hours. I honestly thought he was just hungry, but didn’t realize I was setting him and myself up for sleep failures. Well, he is now 9 months old. As of last night, which was night # 8, on your sleep program, Christian slept for 10 1/2 hours straight! He woke up one time, cried for about 30 seconds, and was back asleep before I could even open my eyes to check the time. By night 3, he was sleeping 9 hours, which was amazing to me. Because I was so accustomed to waking up throughout the night, I can’t even sleep past 4:30 am now, but I know that it will take some time for my body to realize that it can truly rest again.

Thank you for giving me my me-time back in the evenings, for giving me sleep back at night, and for teaching me how to be a better parent. We are all much happier now, and I am even back to working out in the mornings while Christian sleeps. At this point, I am telling EVERY parent that I know about your program. It was well worth every cent and more!

God bless you!

Gailda Davis

Hi there,

Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

I just had my first full night of sleep in 5 1/12 months. It was the third night of implementing the program and she slept from 7:00 to 5:00 and went back down until 7:00. I am so happy I woke up crying:)

Thanks again! You are a life saver

Elyce, Kevin, and Jaidyn Battle

Dear Dana

THANK YOU SO MUCH! Your sleep programme is fantastic and truly works! Last night was our 6th night and things are going brilliantly well! I really can’t thank you enough.

Joel slept through on the 3rd night, had a bit of a blip on the 4th night, but I think it was because he had a dirty nappy and was uncomfortable but 5th and 6th nights…straight through!

Thank you

Carolyn

Hi Dana

You are a life saver!!!! Within 1,5 weeks of starting your program, Kaide is going down at 7:30 with no arguments, and he is managing to put himself back to sleep within 10 minutes, he is also having two nice sleeps in the day. I am a totally different person, and our relationship has improved tenfold.

After having just accepted that this was to be my lot in life, I had resigned myself to the fact that I would have to survive on between 3 and 5 hours sleep a night. I have my own business, which means if I loaf, I don’t get paid, so sleeping in the day is out of the question. Kaide is with me all day and would only sleep for 30 minutes once a day, so as you can imagine, I could not function to full capacity at all.

We got advice from everyone, and tried everything, but all people could say was, “you made your bed, now lie in it.” Everyone knew the problem, but no-one could give us a solution, even the doctors. That is until I stumbled upon your website. You made it so easy.

Our history with Kaide was the cause of the problem. When he was born, his Dad and I were building a lodge in the Kruger National Park. Seeing as the house we were in was the only accommodation at the time, we had to share it with builders, plumbers, head office staff etc etc, with up to 14 people sleeping in a three bedroom house with us and our 6 week old baby.

Kaide also had colic, and as I was the only one who never had to do heavy work, it was my duty to keep the little guy quiet when he awoke in pain, so everyone else could get a decent nights sleep. I would sit up all night with him to keep him quiet, and pass out at about 5am. During the day he would only sleep for 6 minutes at a time, so there was no time for me to sleep then either. As he got older we found that if he went down before 8pm he would wake at 9:30, and would not go back down until 12:00. If we put him down at 9pm, he would sleep till 8am, but still he awoke at least 5 times a night and needed me.

Having become so accustomed to rocking and shushing him back to sleep, when he awoke in the night, that is exactly what I would do. Not realizing that this was not actually what was expected of me, that my child would not despise me, or worse end up with a low IQ from screaming. I definitely suffered with depression and only now can I see how badly. I was starting to lose it, and Kaide and I were not enjoying one another at all. Your program has given us back our lives, and has recreated that special bond that I lost with my child.

Thank you so much

Gary, Candice and Kaide