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Baby Sleep the Night TM
By Karen Bramall
Creator of The Five Stroke Rule TM
Amanda Whittaker
Amanda Whittaker

I remember plucking up the courage to venture out with my son to a baby group. Whilst I was expecting everyone to look as dishevelled as me and to smell of sick, all the other mums appeared to have it together and beam about how well their baby slept and how easy and wonderful motherhood was. I immediately felt the odd one out because my son did not sleep... Ever....


Not only did he not sleep anywhere other than in my arms, he was sick all day due to his reflux.

I felt like I was the only one who had a baby that didn’t sleep, and that there was something wrong with him. What I didn’t realise was that those mothers weren’t being particularly honest about sleep, and that there was such a stigma about babies and sleep. When I finally found someone to help with my son’s sleep it was a complete game changer, I finally started to enjoy motherhood! I couldn’t believe mothers were suffering with sleep deprivation and being judged on seeking help.

I became so passionate about sleep when I saw all of the benefits from a good night’s sleep, not just for my son, but as a family.

I have worked with families for 12 years who have experienced the worst effects of sleep deprivation, during sensitive times of their lives and in a vulnerable position. I can give you the confidence, and work with you supporting you to tackle sleep situations from new-borns to older children in beds.

Bedtimes don’t have to be a battle, and you don’t have to suffer on your own.

I can also help and support you with any reflux that your little one may be experiencing since I am now a Certified Expert in reflux. As I have previously mentioned, my little one had awful reflux, and I was fobbed off by the doctors as being a ‘worried first-time mum’. I can help you get to the bottom of any problem about reflux, how it can be managed, and how to solve it without the use of medication, and I won’t be fobbing anyone off...
Phone: 07763852666
Email: Amanda.Whittaker@babysleepthenight.com
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Testimonials
We were so lucky to have found Amanda. At 4.5 months old, our son would not nap at all unless held in mum's arms, and wanted to be held all night long as well. He was waking multiple times a night to breastfeed. Amanda listened carefully and took all our concerns on board. She produced a detailed and concrete plan of action, which was exactly what we wanted. It was great to have a plan, after a frustrating experience of working with another sleep consultant (with our older son), who would just give vague recommendations like "make sure you extend his naps". 
 
We followed Amanda's plan and could not believe it when we got amazing results (from multiple night wake ups to a single wake up) as early as the second night into the process. Then within days, our son started sleeping through the night (up to 11 hours). Throughout the process Amanda was incredibly supportive and always available to answer our multiple questions, responding to each email very quickly; the phone calls were really helpful too. We could not have had a better experience. 
 
If and when any of my friends or family have a new baby, I will be sending them straight to Amanda. 
 
Susan Mum to Max, 4.5months old

After a year of sleepless nights and with both my husband and I working full time, we finally decided to try one of Amanda's sleep plans to get Jaxon sleeping! Jaxon had never been the best sleeper at night, nor was he the worst, however he had recently started to refuse to nap for mummy and it would take an age for me to get him to sleep at night (although daddy didn't have the same issues!) The sleepless nights were beginning to catch up on us so we took the plunge, a decision we definitely don't regret.

We fully expected that it was going to be a horrendous two weeks trying to implement our new sleep plan, however, Jaxon took to it so well, we were shocked. The road then became a little tougher while Jaxon adjusted to his new nap routine, but we persevered and the difference in him is amazing.

Since starting the plan we have only been into Jaxon's bedroom once after putting him to bed (and that was a particularly hot night whereby we removed him from his sleeping bag, opened his bedroom window and gave him a sip of water before he settled himself back to sleep) and I am writing this after 8 nights of him sleeping through altogether - prior to this plan he had only done this about 4 or 5 times!

Amanda worked with us to find a plan that worked for Jaxon and kept in touch on a daily basis adjusting the plan and assisting us with advice as and when required. We would definitely recommend Amanda to anyone having sleep issues with their child/baby and should we ever have another baby we would look to use her to implement a plan a lot sooner. Thank you!

Jaxon, 15months

Like most dads and blokes in general, I tend to be very sceptical about 'experts' in day-to-day tasks (like getting your child to sleep properly) and also find it difficult to ask for help.

 
Having spent 6 months with a newborn that didn't sleep properly whilst dealing with a rambunctious toddler and seeing the impact it was having my wife and I, our parenting and general quality of life, I accepted it was time to act and having done a bit of research, my wife suggested we got in touch with Amanda.
 
We weren't disappointed.
 
From the pre-appointment questionnaire, through the initial consultation and ongoing check-ins, we found Amanda to be empathetic, reassuring and above all, really human and friendly.
She took time to hear our challenges, our concerns and even made sure to force a smirk at my dad jokes which was always greatly appreciated. 
 
She really knows her stuff and often pre-empted questions and challenges we had, with prompts or stories from her experience.
Given she got into this game due to having had personal experience of child-based sleep deprivation helps her relate to those she works with and also provides confidence in her recommendations.
 
And here's the important bit - her advice works!
 
The very first night that we put her plan into action, our daughter Juliette responded extremely well - going to sleep almost instantly and then barring one brief wake-up and settling period around 23:00, she slept right through to morning.
This has steadily improved in recent weeks to the extent that she will now sleep for 11 straight hours and have a couple of decent naps during the day; this is genuinely life-changing.
 
The regular check-ins we had with Amanda were great to ensure we were on the right path and her suggested tweaks to the plan saw continual improvements. 
 
The idea of sleep management and training may not be right for everyone and takes a bit of bravery to jump into, but if and when you're ready to do so - get Amanda to help.
 
She is brilliant and will help change your life. 
Ian & baby Juliette (6 months old)

I was so pleased to have found Amanda.  Evie was up multiple times a night feeding and also wasn't able to self settle.

After the first week working together Evie was able to self settle and all I needed to do was pop her in the cot and she was off to sleep she no longer has milk in the night and has a set bed and wake time, night-waking in rare now and I know how to deal with it so it doesn't develop into a habit.

If anyone is thinking of working with Amanda DO IT, it was the best thing we did. Thank you so much.

Sarah Moaby

We contacted Amanda as our son was starting to suffer from night terrors. He would also wake half way through the night and come into our room and then fall back asleep with us. We were also having inconsistent sleep times as well (anywhere from 20:15-21:00). Concerned things weren't improving we contacted Amanda.

The process lasts two weeks. We found the first 5 days the hardest but started to notice improvements within the first few days.

By the second week our son was asleep by 20:00 (without us even being in his room) and was sleeping through for 10+ hours. The night terrors went away and so did the walk into our room during the night.

The contact with Amanda during the two weeks made a big difference. It gave us the reassurance we needed and kept us motivated.

After two weeks our son's evening routine is working perfectly and he is getting consistent sleep and so are we! Thank you Amanda for all your help, it has been an absolute game changer for us.

I would happily recommend you to anyway who wants to sleep train their child.

Arvinder S. Marwaha

We saw Amanda for a newborn consultation and I'm so glad we did! Our 3 and a half month old now sleeps like a dream. And a very good dream at that.

An average night is nine hours before a feed then she has another few hours before waking up at a sensible hour in the morning.

I'm a different person without sleep deprivation turning me into she hulk and my husband appreciates that.

We've had a big difference with nap times too, I can actually put her down at nap time without having a tiny human limpit on me.

I can't recommend Amanda highly enough, she was professional and knowledgable and answered all my questions without pause.

Kat Duthoit

I’m so glad we contacted Amanda. Our one year old son wouldn’t have afternoon naps and was in a routine of waking throughout the evening and only sleeping in our bed at night.

From the initial consultation Amanda gave us the confidence that we could get him into a proper routine and back into his own cot. From the first night our son slept in his own cot from 7pm to 7am and we have our evenings back!!

Best of all our son seems happier and now loves bed time! We can’t recommend Amanda enough!

Heather Ferris

Amanda has transformed our lives and our baby’s sleeping habits!

Before we started the sleep program I was dubious about how successful the program would be. Partly because I have a stubborn 7 month old baby and partly because I didn’t think I was mentally strong enough to deal with any meltdowns.

Before we started, my daughter was waking up at least twice in the night, often refused to nap in the day and was only boobing to sleep.

After our initial consultation with Amanda I already felt more confident in the program’s more gentle approach to sleep training. She was brilliant at explaining every step and answering all our questions. I was amazed that after night one (and ever since) my daughter slept all the way through the night 7pm-7am.

Amanda was there every day providing such helpful advice and guidance, tweaking the plan where needed to best suit our daughter’s sleeping patterns.

At the end of the two weeks, she is now independently napping twice a day, falling asleep within a minute of being put in her cot, and sleeping soundly throughout the night. She is a much more well rested and happier baby, which was resulted in a much more well rested and happier mummy! Now that she is in her routine and doesn’t need a boob to sleep, it also means my husband and parents can put her down to bed giving me the rare opportunity to have an evening to myself!

The program has far exceeded my expectations. Amanda has really transformed our lives for the better. I am so glad we found her, she’s been amazing throughout. We couldn’t recommend her highly enough!

Chantelle Houckham

We saw Amanda for a newborn consultation with our second child. After a not so great start to sleep with our daughter, when our son came along we knew we couldn’t go through the same!

Amanda devised an easy to follow routine with positive sleep associations, guidance and reassurance throughout.

From 14 weeks old our son was sleeping through the night with a minimum of 7 hours. Now at 5 months he is one very happy sleeper!

Amanda’s passion is evident and we cannot recommend her highly enough.

Thank you Amanda, you have one very happy mummy, daddy, baby and toddler!

Jodie Sunderland

We just completed our 2-week sleep program with Amanda and I can honestly say that it was worth every penny!

Before we started the program, we had severely interrupted nights for the last 5 months. Waking up 2-6 times each night to feed the baby back to sleep was taking its toll on our family. So we reached out to Amanda after a friend recommended the sleep program.

With Amanda’s help we now have a baby that sleeps through from 6pm-6.30am without any feeds and his daytime naps have improved a lot as well.

Nathalie Clissen-Valdez

After a terrible 8months of no sleep with my son I reached out for a sleep trainer to help. A local mum suggested Amanda and I’m so glad I contacted her. It’s the best thing I have ever done.

Amanda was lovely, friendly, supportive and professional. I didn’t really know what to expect and if she would even be able to help my son.

He didn’t sleep for more than a couple of hours at night. He didn’t nap for more than 30mins. I was rocking him to sleep constantly. Or driving around in my car for hours just so he would sleep. He was miserable, I was miserable and I knew something had to change.

Amanda made the process so easy. She came to my home, she supported me with phone calls and was always at the end of a email for any questions or advice I needed along the way. Ethan took a little longer to get the hang of his new routine. Longer than Amanda was suppose to stay with me for. But she continued to support me even when she didn’t need to.

Ethan now sleeps through the night 6.30pm - 6.30am something I thought would never happen. No more rocking to sleep and his naps have improved so no more driving around in the car for hours.

I can never thank Amanda enough. And would 100% recommend her to anyone who needed help.

Zoë Lewer

I have just finished my two weeks with Amanda, my son Louie wasn’t sleeping through the night at all, he was waking once or twice every night screaming the house down, I was reverting to making him a bottle of milk every time he woke just to calm him down and to get him back to sleep, once he had his milk it would take a while to get him back settled and asleep. I was so miserable and exhausted... as I have a 3 year old too!

I got in touch with Amanda, she came and gave us the consultation and promised me Louie would be sleeping through after the two week plan.

He picked the new routine up so quickly and was sleeping through till the morning on the second night. I couldn’t believe it! Since then he has done so well and has been sleeping though till 7.15am every morning, he is in a brilliant routine now and can get himself to sleep with no milk or dummy!

I would recommend Amanda 100% she has been amazing and her new routine has changed our lives! I’m getting a full 8 hours sleep every night! It’s amazing!

Rebecca Chana

We just completed our 2-week sleep program with Amanda and I can honestly say that it was worth every penny!

Before we started the program, we had severely interrupted nights for the last 5 months. Waking up 2-6 times each night to feed the baby back to sleep was taking its toll on our family. So we reached out to Amanda after a friend recommended the sleep program.

With Amanda’s help we now have a baby that sleeps through from 6pm-6.30am without any feeds and his daytime naps have improved a lot as well. 

 

Thanks so much for everything and wish you all the best!

 

Take care! 

Nathalie

Hi Amanda,

Hope you and your family are well and safe.

So I’m sitting here contemplating life, and how lucky I am, and just wanted to thank you so much for your life changing advice.

Violet is the happiest little girl, and absolutely loves her bed now, to the point where at nap time (or when she wants it) she goes to the door and says “mama night night”. Bed time she’ll only allow 1 story before pointing at her sleeping bag and saying again “mama night night”.

It really has made our family life so much nicer, and Daisy gets her time with us which is now more important than ever!

So thank you x x x

Packages

One-to-One Sleep Solutions Package
This is the most popular package, and consists of:-

  • A preliminary evaluation. This is a comprehensive questionnaire about your child’s sleep habits and routines that you’ll fill out prior to our meeting. (Having this information in advance helps us make the most of our time together).

  • A private, 90 minute consultation in the comfort of your own home, or via Skype/FaceTime or telephone, where we’ll discuss strategies, troubleshoot possible problems and learn how to address bedtime, naptime, nightwakings or any other specific issues you might be dealing with.

  • A detailed, fully customized sleep plan, that I will prepare for you after the conclusion of our meeting.

  • Four follow-up telephone calls during the first week following the consultation. These follow-up calls last about 15 minutes, and we’ll use this time to deal with any setbacks you might be having or answer any general questions.

  • One week of e-mail support. After your four follow-up telephone calls have been used, you still have an additional week of e-mail support where you can email me once daily, excluding Sundays I will always aim to reply to your queries within one working day.


The total cost for the One-to-One Sleep Solutions package for a baby or toddler in a cot is £275 by Skype/Facetime/Phone. If your child is in a bed this package is £295 due to the complexity of the plan.

Face to face consultations are available within a 30 minute driving radius of Swanley, Kent (further distances can be accommodated with additional travel expenses– please call for details)
New-born – Get it right from the Start Package
This is a comprehensive training plan helping parents of new-borns train their little ones to have fabulous sleep skills from a very young age and can be implemented from day one! Getting an early start in establishing healthy sleep habits is a huge advantage for both babies and their parents. With this package, you will learn everything you need to teach your baby to be an independent sleeper right from the beginning. It is a fantastic gift package for new parents too and consultations can take place before or after the baby has arrived. (gift certificates available and can be posted direct to the lucky couple if required) It consists of:-

  • A private 60 minute telephone or in-home consultation. We will discuss how to establish a healthy sleep plan for your new-born, discussing sleep needs, schedules for feeding, naps and bedtime, how to help teach your baby the difference between day and night, creating the right sleeping environment, strategies to encourage sleep, when to expect your baby to be sleeping longer stretches, and common sleep issues that can be easily avoided.

  • A detailed sleep plan. If you are expecting, the gentle, caring techniques in your sleep plan will teach you how to create an independent sleeper from day one, and will give you a flexible guide to quickly bring some routine, when baby arrives, to a time of your lives which can otherwise become quite overwhelming. If you baby has already arrived, your sleep plan will be fully customized for your family.

  • One follow-up phone call. If you are following a sleep plan from the beginning then you will find your baby is naturally developing wonderful independent sleep skills, you may find you have some questions so we will schedule a telephone call within 2 weeks of the baby’s birth just in case (if you are expecting) or within 2 weeks of consultation (if you already have your baby at home). These calls typically last about 15 minutes.

  • Two follow-up e-mails I will give you my personal email address so you can email me on two occasions with any questions or concerns any time within the first 3 months of your baby’s birth or our consultation. After 3 months you can purchase another week of email support at any time should you need it .


The total cost for the New-born – Get it right from the Start Package is £125 By Skype/Facetime/Phone


Face to face consultations are available within a 30 minute driving radius of Swanley, Kent (further distances can be accommodated – please call for details)
Reflux Specialist Packages
Reflux package includes


- questionnaire going through signs and symptoms your little one is showing us

- 1 hours consultation with me

- Video from me with my assessment and plan on how to resolve the reflux


The cost for this is £85
The Refresher
It is not uncommon for babies and toddlers who have been taught to be great sleepers to ‘test the boundaries’ from time to time. This option is for parents who have met with me in the past, but are looking for a ‘refresher’. This is a popular option for past clients who have recently had a new baby – or who are expecting in the near future. It consists of:-

  • A private, 60 minute consultation, usually by phone or by Skype, during which we’ll use to discuss any particular challenges you are having with your child. Since we’ve already worked together, a full hour is usually more than enough time to cover all your questions and concerns.

  • Optional 2x follow-up emails that you can use to send me any additional questions that might come up as you get things back on track. I’ll aim to respond to your email within one day.


The total cost for the Refresher Package 60 minute consultation is £100, with 2x optional emails £120
The Overnight
This personal support package is for those who want me at your home within 30 minute driving radius of Poole, Dorset for assistance on the night you choose to implement the program.
This consists of:

  • A preliminary evaluation This is a comprehensive questionnaire about your child’s sleep habits and routines that you’ll complete prior to our meeting. (Having this information in advance helps us make the most of our time together.)

  • 15 minute phone consultation to discuss details of the overnight support- time,requirements etc.

  • Private In-Home/Overnight Support I will join you prior to your child’s recommended bedtime and stay overnight until 7:00 am the next morning. The consultation will take place in the comfort of your home and we will begin your journey to great sleep together.

  • A detailed, fully customized sleep plan This will be prepared for you after our consultation and after the nights stay so you have your own personalized plan to help guide you through the upcoming nights.

  • Four follow-up telephone calls Four phone calls, typically lasting 15 minutes, can be scheduled for the first week following the consultation. We’ll use this time to deal with any setbacks you might be having or answer any general questions.

  • One week of e-mail support After your four follow-up telephone calls have been used, you still have an additional week of e-mail support if any questions arise. You will have my private e-mail address and I’ll respond to your emails within 1 business day


The total cost of the Overnight Package is  £995 within a 30 minute driving radius of Swanley, Kent, Further distances my be able to be accommodated, please call for details.
Book an appointment for a free 15 minutes consultation below, or if you would like to speak to me today please do call or email me now on 07763852666 or email Amanda.Whittaker@babysleepthenight.com
Please note - Appointments are UK time zone so please convert to your local time if you are overseas. Be sure to check whether we are in GMT or BST at time of booking.
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