Hi, I’m Karen and I am a child sleep consultant who is passionate about helping children sleep through the night.
Why do I care so much? The answer is quite simple.
I am a mother of three beautiful daughters. That’s how I have first-hand experience of what it is like to endure months on end of disrupted sleep.
Trust me when I say I really understand what you’re going through!
That’s why I offer some immediate relief. Here are the first steps to getting your child to sleep.
How Did I Become a Baby Sleep Consultant?
None of my children were very good sleepers as babies, leaving me with many sleepless nights.
However, after the birth of my third child, my sleep problems intensified. Starting from the day she was born, my baby refused to sleep. When she did, she’d wake up every two hours and left me utterly and totally exhausted.
‘ Why won’t my child sleep?’ I despaired.
After months and months of sleepless nights, I almost crashed my car with all 3 of my children in it! At that point I realised I needed help to get my baby to sleep the night for all of our sakes.
I did extensive research and found the perfect baby sleep consultant for me. Within 3 days, my 5-month-old daughter suddenly began falling asleep at 7 o’clock in the night… and sleeping right through until 7 o’clock the next morning!
Even if she did wake up, she quickly settled herself again without any intervention needed from us. I can still remember my husband and I looking at each other in disbelief.
This profound (and almost instant!) transformation made a huge impact on me. I decided there and then to dedicate my professional life to helping other parents solve their children’s sleep problems.
How Do I Help You Get Your Child to Sleep?
Over the last decade, I helped thousands of families worldwide by developing gentle, caring sleep solutions to get children to sleep, with a 100% success rate provided they stick with my gentle sleep plans.
This I did with my detail-oriented approach tailored to each baby, toddler, and child’s specific needs. I left no stone unturned to ensure that the child slept the whole night.
Many of these parents underwent the same transformation I did, and became as passionate as me about baby sleep solutions.
That’s when I made the change in my approach. After years of running a four- to six-week waiting list, I realised that one of me simply wasn’t enough. I realised there weren’t enough people out there doing this job, and even fewer actually doing it really well!
I have taken a step back personally from daily one to one consulting, and now only help a handful of VIP clients per year (Email me for further details!). I now create new baby sleep specialists with my Baby Sleep the Night™ consultant training programme.
I handpick and train child sleep consultants, and equip them with tools to transform their own lives, and other people’s lives, for the better.
Do You Wish to Become a Child Sleep Consultant?
I can help you transform your life as well.
Whether you want to become a Baby Sleep the Night™ – certified consultant or need a child sleep consultant near you, you can find help here.
If you’re looking for a child sleep consultant because your baby won’t sleep and you need help, please check out the Baby Sleep the Night™ – certified consultants page.
If you’re interested in becoming certified as a sleep specialist by Baby Sleep the Night™, get in touch. I don’t accept just anyone on my course. However, if you meet the requirements, you’ll find a career that’s equally incredibly rewarding and flexible! I’ve truly loved every single day of my work transforming the lives of families over the last decade, whilst still being there for my children.
My wife sought out and registered us for the course following a recommendation on social media. I was indifferent to… the idea at first but was absolutely prepared to put my full effort into it as it would have been a waste of money not to fully commit to the course, and I wanted to get the most out of it and also solve my sons sleeping problems. The facetime interview enabled us to lay out Alex’s issues in fine detail, whilst also building a rapport with Karen. She was able to lay out the programme that we would be required to follow over the subsequent days and discuss the details of it. It was therefore possible for her to tailor the programme to our particular situation. Subsequently we received the supporting course paperwork to be read before and during the programme. This reinforced in my mind what we had discussed in the online chat. The crib sheet proved particularly useful thereafter and is still sitting on the dresser in Alex’s room to refer to. Although not proposed on the course, me and my wife took the opportunity to walk through the process of the new routine whilst Alex was in playgroup. In this sort of dress rehearsal, we literally walked through the new routine from bathtime through to bedtime, just to make sure we would have everything we needed to hand, that we had the ergonomics sorted out, the lighting correct, and to confirm we were both in agreement as to how things would play out and how we respond to situations. I think this helped greatly as we it got the first night off to a good start with no disorganisation. I found that a small set of yellow ear plugs were a great help on the first few nights since crying was inevitable. Having them in, I didn’t completely block his crying out to and I didn’t want to, but it took the edge, preventing his crying from getting the better of my instincts to see to him. I also was able to message my wife who was downstairs with the baby monitor and this gave us mutual support and feedback. I had belief in the outcome of the course by the end of the online chat with Karen. Her estimates of how it would play out were surprisingly accurate. Needless to say in my opinion the course has been a complete success and was worth every penny. Our lives have already improved significantly in the last two weeks. My advice to other parents who do this is for both parents to commit to the programme and then stick to it ruthlessly. Read more “”
Working with Karen has been life changing and I cannot recommend it enough. Our little boy was 16 months old… and had never slept for more than 3-4 hours without needing us. Before starting work with Karen I had spent the previous month sleeping on the floor next to his cot which at 3 months pregnant with our second baby and working full time was pushing me to the limit. Zach had suffered with severe silent reflux for his first year and the management of his treatment (as well as his medication) resulted in very poor sleep habits – e.g. Dummy, night feeds, holding upright 20mins post feeding. Once he was better we had tried many things ourselves including controlled crying which just led to a cot phobia. Having spoken with Karen I felt confident she could help although couldn’t quite believe we could fix Zach’s sleeping in just 2 weeks. Before starting the first night we were very nervous and steeled ourselves for a very long night. It wasn’t easy but he accepted the changes much better and faster than we ever dreamt he could and unbelievably on the 2nd night he slept through for the first time ever and has continued to do so!!! 3 weeks on I still have to pinch myself every morning that we now have a ‘sleeper’. Read more “”
At 6 months Amber was feed to sleep at night which could take up to an hour, was waking up… to 6 times a night and had to be feed back to sleep. During the day I was walking around 7 miles a day with Amber in the pram so she could nap. I was exhausted and so was Amber. I knew something had to change but I didn’t know how to go about it. There is so much information about sleep out there working out what was best for Amber seemed impossible. In the end it was my Mum who found Karen’s website. Having discussed the way forward with Karen I was bracing myself for the worst, however nether me or my husband had to get out of bed on the second night until 6 in the morning, it was unbelievable. Amber did amazingly well and picked it up very quickly despite some challenges. In the first two weeks Amber had a tummy bug, a persistent cough, her first teeth came through and she learnt to crawl but she still manage to self settle both at night and naps! 2 ½ weeks after starting Amber sleep programme we really put it to the test by going way for 4 nights over Christmas to two different places with 2 4-5hrs car journeys. I wasn’t looking forward to it. However Amber proved Karen’s programme works by sleeping through each night without too much grumbling and although most of the naps were short she still stuck to her routine! Thank you Karen for giving us the confidence to follow the sleep programme through and I would highly recommended Karen’s services. Read more “”
I waited until my son was nearly a year old before contacting Karen as his sleeping habits were erratic –… we’d have a mix of good and bad nights and I kept thinking it would sort itself out. But around the year mark the lack of consistent sleep was really starting to take its toll – with early morning wakings standard practice (anywhere between 4:30 and 5:30) and usually some form of night time waking too. I wish we hadn’t waited!Karen put together a plan tailored to my son’s needs and since starting it he is sleeping between 11-12 hours a night and is able to self settle on waking. Naps are improving too, and I’m sure we’ll get the consistency there in time too. It’s not always easy but Karen has been on hand to provide advice every step of the way to support us on the journey to sleeping the night. Thank you for all your help Read more “”
We contacted Karen about our daughter Evelyn when she was 7 months old and was waking around 4-5 times a… night and only settling by being breastfed. Our first daughter was a legendary sleeper and slept 7-7 from around 10 weeks so we weren’t prepared for the torture that is sleep deprivation! We had no idea what to do and were given so much conflicting advice from breastfeeding counselors, friends and from researching sleep solutions online. What we needed was a plan and the confidence that she could and would sleep well! That’s where Karen came in. We were amazed to read past testimonials of her successes with other families going through the same as us and after a 15 minute consultation call we were sure that she could help us. Our initial consultation was an hour and a half and consisted of a really detailed discussion about Evelyn and her sleep habits, how we felt about her sleep and what we had done so far to try to help her. We had basically done exactly what we had with our first daughter, expecting it to work exactly the same, but soon realised Evelyn was a very different baby. Karen talked us through our detailed sleep plan which involved a few small but significant changes to our bedtime routine and a bit more structure around day time naps. She was calm and supportive every step of the way and reassured us that we were doing what was best for Evelyn and for us, and she was right. The first night Evelyn woke twice briefly and settled herself and then had a longer waking and with our comfort and support was able to get back to sleep. The next night she woke briefly twice, and then after 4 nights she slept all night! We couldn’t believe it. We thought it might be a one off but 2 weeks later she is still sleeping 11-12 hours at night and having 2 good naps a day. We are starting to feel more human again and its all down to Karens support and advice. We cant thank you enough for what you have done for us and for Evelyn! Thank you so much. Love from Liz, Ian and Evelyn x Read more “”
Our son Harry only ever woke once or twice during the night from birth and it was quite manageable. He… even slept through the night at 2 months. However when he reached 3 months old there was significant regression as he began waking 4/5 times a night and sometimes every hour all night, each time I would have to feed him. We could not understand why there was an all of a sudden change as we followed a set routine every night and hadn’t deviated from it. Harry was not good at being put down in a moses basket or cot for a nap from birth, he would wake after only 20 minutes or less. Harry would only nap well in someone’s arms and by 3 months he had to be rocked to sleep and we couldn’t put him down at all without him waking up straight away. This meant that I was literally stuck to the sofa all day with breastfeeding and naps. It was mostly our fault, it was difficult to conceive Harry and therefore we literally didn’t want to put him down and enjoyed every last cuddle with him. By 3 months however we began to realise that we were not getting anything done, we could not go anywhere and we had no time to ourselves at all. Soon we began to dread night time and exhaustion had set in. So we contacted our good friend Karen, we were desperate to get Harry back into good sleep habits. We didn’t like to see Harry upset so we were concerned about the possibility of having to leave him to cry during sleep training but we were honest with Karen about this. After our first consultation with Karen we knew immediately we had done the right thing. Karen really listened to our story and concerns and gave us so much knowledge about how our little baby worked, what was going wrong and how to improve it in a way that was comfortable for us as a family. Karen was so thorough, supportive, honest and made no judgements. We were given a bespoke sleep and nap plan and we were able to stay in Harry’s bedroom and sit by the cot so he was never alone. Although we were warned by Karen that she could not say Harry would not cry a little we were put completely at ease knowing we could be in the room with him. It even taught us the differences in his cries. We had a few very hard emotional days to begin with and we ensured we stuck to the plan to every letter. Karen was there to support us every step of the way with lots of words of encouragement and it kept us going. Within 3 days Harry was sleeping through the night (around 11 hours) and 5 days in he was having 3 naps a day in his cot of one and a half hours or more. AMAZING Read more “”
Strength, determination and conviction that you’re doing the right thing are qualities that dwindle when in the depths of sleep… deprivation! After 7months of existing on around 2-3 hrs sleep a night, desperation had set in to find a way of helping our gorgeous little girl to sleep soundly. When Karen introduced us to the clarity, simplicity and step by step approach of her plan, I knew this was exactly what I needed! With Karen’s unfaltering guidance and support, in a matter of days we were on our way to sleep like we’d never before experienced! The results really were astonishing and within a week our little girl had gone from not sleeping for more than an hour at a time to sleeping a straight 10 hours. Success, blissful nights and a much healthier, happier household! Read more “”
At 6 months of age, Henry had never slept for more than an hour at a time, night or day.… He wasn’t napping well in the day and was obviously grumpy. We were both totally knackered and feeling that we weren’t able to engage with him as much as we should because we were so tired. Life was simply survival. We found Karen and asked for her help. She was fantastic, within 5 nights Henry was sleeping through for 12 hours and within a week he was having 3 naps in the day as well.We are now 2 months, one change of clocks, 3 holidays and one bout of illness down the line and all 3 of us are still sleeping well.Karen’s advice worked and was tailored so that neither Henry or us were too upset with what was going on. She was confident and dealt with our problems in an open and understanding way. We would have no qualms about recommending her to anyone who is having problems with their baby’s sleeping. Many, many thanks Karen. Read more “”
At 18 months Molly had never slept through the night, waking up regularly and co sleeping with me. I decided… that it was time to implement a new routine and help Molly learn to self-settle but wanted to make sure that whatever I did I followed it through and made it as easy as possible for Molly (and me!). A friend recommended Karen and I am very grateful she did as Molly now sleeps through the night for a minimum of 12 hours. The plan made a lot of sense and Karen made sure she explained the reasons for each step which made me fully confident it would work and demonstrated the importance of consistency. I really can’t believe that now, as long as I follow my routine, I put Molly into her cot, walk out the door and before I know it she is asleep and then I don’t see her again to the morning! Thank you Karen! Read more “”
We first called on Karen when I was pregnant, to help get our older son James sleeping independently in his… own bed in plenty of time for the arrival of his baby brother. This has worked like a dream and set us up really well for the first few weeks of expected sleep disturbance with the new baby, Alex. However, thanks to the advice Karen gave us on managing day and night sleep with a new baby, the sleep disturbance was really kept to a minimum, and by 4 weeks old Alex was only waking for one night feed. When we started to have problems with short daytime naps a few months in, which was leading to more night waking, we called on Karen again for some help tweaking our day and night routines. This has worked so well. Alex is sleeping through the night at six months old, and sleeping really well in the day which gives me some time to get things done or have a rest. I am sure the help we have had from Karen has helped prevent a recurrence of the post-natal depression I had with James which had a lot to do with being exhausted and not knowing how to change things. Karen has given us a proven toolkit to work through problems as they arise. The very reasonable cost has been a small amount to pay for the peace of mind it has brought us. Read more “”