My youngest daughter had sleep issues for the first year of her life and by 13 months she was still waking to be fed two or three times each night. I was ruined! The sustained lack of sleep, alongside the postnatal depression and anxiety I was suffering from had taken its toll and I knew something had to change. Within one week of starting her sleep training, my daughter was sleeping through the night and she has consistently done so ever since – she is now five!
In my opinion, sleep deprivation is one of the worst things in the world, often (and certainly in my case) leading to extreme irritability, irrational behaviour and low mood, all of which can affect your personal relationships and, potentially, your relationship with your child.
The difference teaching my daughter independent sleep skills made to my life was incredible and it was this that inspired me to become a Sleep Consultant. I am passionate about wanting other people to benefit from my experience and I feel privileged to now have the knowledge and ability to help people suffering in this way. Seeking professional help with my daughter’s sleep difficulties was the best thing I ever did, my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner!
My training plans are gentle, easy to follow and tailored individually for each client, as all children and families are unique. Please contact me for a free initial consultation in which we can discuss your particular situation and how I can help you.
Consultations can take place face-to-face (within a 30 minute drive of Verwood) or via FaceTime, WhatsApp video call or Skype.
I am available during the day, evenings and weekends. Please scroll down to view the packages I offer as well as some reviews from my happy and well-rested clients!
Getting Anna’s help was the best decision we have made as parents so far. Our little boy was waking hourly through the night and could only sleep if nursed/fed or bounced. He was in our bed earlier and earlier each night and needed me to help soothe him back to sleep upon waking every time. Naps were a constant battle with it often taking more than 40 minutes to get him down for a 20 minute sleep. In lockdown with no help at all and no end in sight we were all at our wits end and each of us truly miserable, and so we enlisted Anna’s help.
To say that things are totally different would be an understatement. Now our baby boy goes down awake for each sleep (day and night) and puts himself to sleep within 10 minutes. He was sleeping through the night (7-6) from night 2/3 of the plan and his naps are going from strength to strength, quite often nailing 2 what I like to call chunky naps (1.5 hrs at least) a day and a shorter topper upper.
I can honestly say that not only are we, as parents better rested and much happier, but more importantly, our beautiful baby boy is SO much happier and a total joy. We now know that whatever life throws our way (teeth/illness etc) we have the tools and he has the ability to sleep! It’s game changing.
Without a doubt the best decision we’ve made and one we wouldn’t hesitate to make again.
- Amy mummy to 4 month old little boy
Getting going with breastfeeding my second daughter was difficult, and had somehow led to a baby very dependent on me to get to sleep. I was spending hours with her overnight as she was unable to settle herself at just under four months of age.
It was a struggle to look after my older daughter in the daytime.
Anna was very confident from the start and this gave us confidence to trust her method.
On night 5, our 3 month old was sleeping 12 hours, feeding once overnight and napping for 5 hours during the day.
This was a dramatic change, and the impact on our family cannot be overstated.
We would highly recommend this and it seems that the earlier you get help, the less ingrained those sleep habits are and therefore easier to fix!
Julie & 14 week old Baby Girl
Anna has helped our family immeasurably.
We have gone from very disrupted nights - constantly replacing a dummy and elaborate rocking and humming routines to a baby that can self settle, sleeps through the night and is much more content during the daytime.
Anna was able to give advice with a great balance between prescriptive, easy to follow steps and personalised support for us and our daughter. Her advice on crying and our need to support Tommie to learn self soothing skills for herself has helped to make us more relaxed and rested parents.
We were initially concerned that Tommie was too young to go through a sleep programme but she responded immediately, losing the dummy in one night with minimal fuss and only taking two nights to drop night feeds completely and self-settle through the night from 7pm until 7 am.
The naps have been harder to crack but Anna has been with us every step of the way and we are most of the way there now.
Nuala & Ro, Thomasina - 4 and 1/2 months
When we hit the dreaded 4 month sleep regression myself and my husband were at a complete loss how to help our baby sleep through the night.
After two months of split nights and early mornings we sought help. Anna was amazing she analysed our current routine, listened to my concerns about fitting naps in around the school run and helped us achieve a sleep environment for our baby where she can happily put herself to sleep. I learnt how to sleep train my baby with lots of support from Anna and could not be happier. We are dummy free and have a happy baby who routinely sleeps for 12 hours per night.
From Hannah, very happy and well rested Mummy!
I worried that doing some gentle sleep training with my four month old son was too soon, and I should be expected to just deal with the multiple night wakings for a few months more. But I’m so pleased we decided to go ahead with Anna’s plan - the fog of exhaustion that comes with having a newborn baby has lifted, and we are all getting good nights of sleep!
We’ve gone from 5 feeds at night to none at all, and on the whole, my son sleeps 7pm to 7am now (apart from a few blips due to teething etc which is inevitable). And the nap time routine has gone from being a tough mix of rocking to sleep, tears and a very sore back for mum or dad over the course of an hour or more, to a lovely, calm and relaxing process of no more than five minutes.
My son puts himself to sleep so easily with every nap now, and he naps for up to 2 hours - which I thought would never happen. My son is much happier baby now he is getting the sleep he needs, and his development has come on leaps and bounds too. Anna’s plan, expertise and support has changed our lives. And it isn’t about shutting the door on your child and leaving them to cry - you are there comforting them and reassuring them - which is what mattered to us the most. There is a gentle way to teach your child to sleep and Anna can help you find a way that is perfect for your family.
Thank you Anna!
We contacted Anna as our son was having trouble self settling, napping and sleeping past 5am and it was one of the best decisions we have ever made! On the final night of the tailored 10 day sleeping plan our son was napping twice a day, self settling at each nap/bedtime and sleeping 7am - 7pm.
We were sceptical at first if it was going to work but with the tailored plan, telephone support from Anna we now have a happier little boy and his personality is shining through!
We cannot thank Anna enough for helping our family and her positive attitude throughout.
Vicky Mum to Jasper - 11 Months Old
I contacted Anna to help with my daughter’s sleep after a year of very disrupted nights. Since she was born, my daughter was a difficult sleeper. She never fell asleep on her own, always needed to be rocked/cuddled/driven in a car/pushed in a pushchair. Even once she did fall asleep in my arms, or whilst breastfeeding it was almost impossible to put her down without her waking up. In the end, I gave up trying and accepted the status quo – all naps in my arms, night sleep with my boob in her mouth. In the evenings I would breastfeed her to sleep, gently put her in her cot once asleep, and creep out of the room. She would then wake up any time between 20 mins (usually) or 2 hours (rarely) later. So I spent my evenings on tenterhooks always anticipating her crying and being ready to go back in and start the process again. At night she was pretty much permanently attached to the breast, making it for a very uncomfortable night’s sleep. The situation had vast implications on my life, and I felt things could not carry on the way they were. I was never keen on the idea of sleep training, but in the end I decided she will never learn to sleep if I don’t facilitate the change.
I was told about babysleepthenight.com by one of the mum’s in my baby group. I decided to contact Anna and it turned out to be the best decision since having a baby. Anna took good care to get to know my family, our particular circumstances, and my daughter’s sleep habits. The plan she came up with for us was clear, well-structured and most of all, it worked! My daughter slept through the night on second night, and has done since then. Almost 3 weeks later, she has not woken up in the night once! There were difficult moments, as the change in our evening routine was quite significant, so she obviously protested quite a bit. I found it hard at times, but knew I had to stay strong for both of ours sake. Anna supported me over the phone and via emails, which was very helpful. My daughter now sleeps through the night and puts herself to sleep within minutes of me leaving the room – no need to rock, cuddle, breastfeed etc. She also naps on her own, in her cot now. It truly was like a miracle for us, and the improvement to our lives cannot be stressed enough. I wholeheartedly recommend Anna’s help if you’re struggling with your little one’s sleep.
(Anna, Alicia's mum)
Our 2-year old daughter (2nd child) has been a ‘bad sleeper’ all her life. Over the last year this has manifested in my wife and I having to get up at least twice every night to settle her - every night… We met Anna by chance, and laughed when she told us that she could get our daughter sleeping from 7am to 7pm, without any need to settle her, within 10 days. After completing a questionnaire and then running through a consultation with Anna, we had a bespoke plan presented to us with clear instructions not to deviate.
It resulted in changing the bedtime routine, how we put her to bed, how we settled her (if required) and a plan for the days 1-3, 4-6 and 7-10. It still amazes me to say that within 3 nights she settled herself at bedtime and slept through the night without requiring settling. My wife and I shared the responsibility to ensure that one of us wasn’t associated with the new routine, so it required some hands-on support from us both, but the results are amazing. Anna was always available for any questions, support and advice.
2 months on and our daughter sleeps from 7pm-6.45am without the need for any settling - completely transforming our nights and ensuring we can catch-up on much needed sleep! I simply can’t recommend Anna enough - the results she promised she’s delivered, and the immediacy was astounding.
By the time our daughter was almost 2 years old, I'd resigned myself to the fact that she just wasn't a 'sleeper'. She never slept through and always woke 2 -5 times a night. Every time she'd wake, either myself or my husband would have to get up and go and settle her. This became such a part of our normal life, that we no longer considered it a problem and became more and more accustomed to this routine and the sleep deprivation that went with it.
A chance meeting with Anna was to completely transform our lives. She suggested that with her help, our daughter could sleep from 7am to 7pm without waking and the dummy would go to boot! I remember laughing when Anna first said this as I just couldn't imagine anyone knowing how to change our daughter's routine, especially as we really thought we'd tried everything.
After completing a consultation and interview, Anna devised a bespoke sleep plan for our daughter. Initially we felt some nervous trepidation as it was going to require a lot of dedication and strength from us as parents. But Anna was always patient, sympathetic and supportive. She was always available to talk through any worries and made us really believe in the plan and gave us the confidence to see it through. So much so, after the third night, our daughter slept through the night and I'll never forget the feeling of elation!
A couple of months on and our daughter now sleeps though from 7pm to 6.45am and our lives are transformed. I feel I have a stronger bond with my daughter as the sleep deprivation is no longer there rendering me impatient and irritable. We're all also much more relaxed, confident and happy. I couldn't recommend Anna highly enough and would urge anyone who has had a similar experience to ask her for help, you won't regret it!
From very happy mummy Claire :)
Let me begin my review by saying that I am delighted with the results, and cannot recommend Sleep Training with Anna Rosseter strongly enough.
Our seven month old son Alexander, like many children his age, required feeding approximately three times a night when we approached Anna for help. He had recently moved into his own room with a camera to monitor him, and in the instances where he woke up he would need interaction with my wife or myself to get back to sleep and stop crying.
I was initially very sceptical that sleep training would be able to offer any improvements to his sleep routine, suspecting that it was just the current fashion with no scientific foundation. I could not have been more wrong! Within a few days of the start of his sleep training he was able to self-settle himself back to sleep at night with minimal crying, and night feeds were a thing of the past. The daytime naps have also worked very well, and given us the confidence to know when he needs to be interacted with and when he will settle by himself.
The format and quality of the guidance we received as parents was excellent, giving us the tools we needed to understand Alexander’s needs better, and to be strong when we were feeling unsure. The notes and bespoke guidance that were provided were very clear, customised to his specific needs, and highly effective. During the online sessions with Anna we were given detailed explanations of the reasoning behind the instructions, and told how to make fine adjustments where needed.
We followed the instructions and advice to the letter, and saw quick results. Within a few days we were both sleeping soundly through the night, and the whole family (Alexander included) were transformed. We had frequent online sessions to discuss our experiences, and to update us both on the next stage of the process.
It has been a while since our last session now, and I can say with confidence that taking the Sleep Training with Anna Rosseter was a great decision. I feel that Alexander has benefited from having the structure and routine in his life, and from the increased amount of sleep he is able to get. We are more effective as parents because we are getting proper sleep.
If you are unsure I would say it is well worth the investment - a good night's sleep makes all the difference.
(Elliott – Dad to Alexander, age 7 months)
Anna has been truly fantastic in supporting me and my family with our son’s sleep training.
He had a dummy from when he was 8 weeks old and I was particularly nervous about removing the dummy “cold turkey”! Anna was so reassuring and supportive and I had complete faith in her from the beginning.
I have gone from having to sit in my son’s room for at least an hour minimum and going into his room at least 4 or 5 times a night to give him back his dummy, to him sleeping through the night! I have seen such an improvement in not just my son but also myself and my concentration and patience. Thank you Anna!
(Jodie – mum to Zak, age 13 months)
Anna has changed our lives!
Our baby had started off as a good sleeper and then the 4 month sleep regression started and I was getting up 2-3 times every night, feeding him until he fell back to sleep in my arms and then putting him back in his cot. After 3 months of this I was shattered and knew I couldn’t do it any longer. I fully expected it to take 2 weeks to get him sleeping through the night, as this is how long Anna’s programme is. I was prepared for 2 weeks of sitting next to his cot.
What I didn’t expect is that from the first night our baby would learn the skills he needed to self settle and I would be spending the whole night in my own bed, every night from then on!
Naps during the day took a little longer to establish, but because I had had a full night’s sleep I had the energy to focus on these and tweak nap times until we found the right times for our son.
The programme far exceeded my expectations. He sleeps a lot more than he used to which means I have time to do other things during the day and the time we do spend together is quality time where I can focus on him because I am not rushing around trying to get things done while feeling exhausted!
Anna supported us through the process. She was there at the end of the phone and she responded to emails promptly. We felt confident that we were in the hands of an expert. She certainly has a gift in helping babies sleep. She is a sleep guru!
(Arabelle – mum to Alexander, age 7 months)
“After months of bed sharing and still waking every few hours to nurse back to sleep we knew something had to change. The sleepless nights were manageable whilst I was on maternity leave, but not compatible with full time working. They also weren’t doing much for our relationship given my husband was relegated to the sofa most nights.
I wanted a sleep training approach that would work, but that didn’t mean I left my baby to cry it out. Anna devised a personalised plan taking account of our baby’s sleep props, our existing routines and our parenting styles. Everything was laid out step by step and the follow up phonecalls were really reassuring. There were some tears, but I was there to support him whilst he learned and I was amazed how quickly he began to sleep long periods overnight.
He’s now consistently sleeping 11-12 hours overnight and napping for longer during the day. I am so grateful to have my sleep and health back.”
(Angela - mum to Ashton, age 13 months)
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 £245 by Skype/Facetime/Phone. If your child is in a bed this package is £265 due to the complexity of the plan.
Face to face consultations are available within a 30 minute driving radius of Verwood, Dorset (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 Verwood, Dorset (further distances can be accommodated – please call for details)
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 £95, with 2x optional emails £115
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 evaluationThis 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 SupportI 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 planThis 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 callsFour 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 supportAfter 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 £495 within a 30 minute driving radius of Verwood, Dorset, 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 01202 020960 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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