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Baby Sleep the Night TM
By Karen Bramall
Creator of The Five Stroke Rule TM
Emma Towers
Emma Towers

Picture the scene – it’s 2016…it’s 8:15pm and I’m sat quietly in the rocking chair scrolling through my phone not daring to move for fear of the slightest noise disturbing my daughter’s journey to sleep.


I’ve been upstairs since 7pm and my stomach is growling with hunger, desperate to start my evening with my husband.

At 8:30pm I get up and tip-toe out of the room like a ninja. I’m exhausted and broken from another drawn out and painful bedtime.

Does this sound familiar?

As a result of my daughter’s colic and reflux I felt like I was already failing as a parent and just didn’t feel like I had the energy to start to change things, let alone believe we would be able to improve her bedtimes and sleep.

It was only when I was expecting my 2nd daughter (an IVF miracle) that I suddenly realised that things had to change and that I needed to take control.  I sought help from Karen Bramall, founder of BSTN. It was life changing.

I look back now and wish I had known how quickly we could have gained back our evenings and how we desperately needed to give our daughter those vital self-settling skills that she lacked in order to improve her wellbeing and health as well as our own.

We had spent over 3 years rocking her, sitting with her and waiting for her to go to sleep but we were too broken and sleep deprived until that point to make the changes needed or to seek help. That was the key – we made the decision that things had to change. We had reached that point.

Fast forward to today and bedtime is no longer something to fear. I feel so passionately about sleep and the skills that I was taught, that I am now leveraging nearly 20 years of business consulting experience and my BSTN methods training, provided by Karen Bramall, so that I can help others, like yourself to achieve your child’s sleep goals and to give you back quality time in your evening to re-charge by ensuring a smooth bedtime routine.

Are you ready to make the change?


I offer bespoke packages and plans, leveraging gentle techniques, through which we will work together, step by step, virtually holding your hand and coaching you through solutions to the sleep challenges big or small that you may be encountering. My consulting skill-set, helps me to analyse the details of your specific circumstances to work out your child’s needs and to guide and support you through the plan.

I am available evenings and weekends for consultations as well as during the school holidays and work remotely using Facetime, Skype, Whatsapp or Zoom. Please scroll down for more information on the packages that I currently offer and for some reviews from some delighted clients. I look forward to speaking to you soon! Emma
Phone: 07771961924
Email: Emma.Towers@babysleepthenight.com
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Testimonials

My 9 week old would only sleep in carrier, and I was often found pacing the kitchen at 3 am in the carrier having spent 5 hours in it for her naps that day. Emma was brilliant and really helped me understand how I could help Charlotte sleep consistently well in the cot. We focused on getting Charlotte to self settle and making sure she was awake for the right amount of time.
After a couple of weeks Charlotte was settling for all her naps and bedtime. Her naps have got longer often 2-3 hours and she now sleeps for long stretches at night (even sleeping through a few times). This has given me some much needed rest and time with my toddler. I felt really well supported throughout and Emma was always there to give me the strength to be consistent.

Rosanna and Charlotte 9 weeks old

My wife and I have two boys aged 6 & 4. Our youngest hadn’t slept well since birth really, with lots of night wakings (between 1 – 4) and more recently being much more difficult to settle down at bedtime. This ultimately led to my wife selflessly sleeping on a mattress on his bedroom floor, so she could settle him and not wake myself and our oldest son. The result of this was my wife was constantly tired through prolonged sleep deprivation and our youngest son suffered through the associated poor sleep and was irritable and had questionable behaviour during the day as a result. The strain on our family was tangible and real - something had to change.

 

We found Emma after being referred by a very impressed friend. After an initial telephone call and thereafter a FaceTime call we completed a questionnaire detailing the bedtime routine, nature of night wakings, household set-up etc. This enabled Emma to produce a bespoke Sleep Plan. Before commencing it, we had another telephone call and talked through the plan, we had lots of questions and lots of concerns. We were sceptical, mainly because of the time we’d been doing things – we thought it was probably too late to change things, to make any improvements. Thankfully, we were wrong.

 

We both accepted things had to change in terms of bedtime and night waking routine. We followed the plan as closely as we could. It was very hard in the first few days. There were uncomfortable moments, tears and anger (from our son!). We relied on Emma to provide us with advice, knowledge and emotional support, all of which she did, brilliantly. Having follow-up telephone calls and emails reassured us we were doing the right things and little tips helped us to further improve. After a few nights, things slowly started to change. The bedtime routine became easier and there were no raised voices, no getting in and out of bed multiple times. Any night wakings were quickly dealt with and he was back to sleep very quickly. We were impressed at how quickly things changed for the better. After just 2 weeks, our 4 year old has slept through the night on 4 nights, with night wakings limited and quickly resolved. We’re not there completely and he does still wake at night. But with a consistent approach, things will continue to improve. He is a much happier, more engaging little boy. We’re delighted with the overall experience and can’t thank Emma enough. We know he will become a consistently good sleeper very soon.

 

Our advice to other parents ‘suffering,’ would be if you’re going to do it – make sure you both jump in with both feet. Don’t apportion blame, stay calm, talk things through with your child and each other, be positive and take comfort from the fact that you can and will achieve a better family life if you do your very best to stick to the Sleep Plan. We’re so genuinely grateful Emma, thank you!

 

James and Kelli

We booked a meeting with Emma after 15 months of terrible sleep, and I just wish we had done it sooner - I cannot recommend her highly enough!

Our little boy woke multiple times a night and would only go back to sleep if I nursed him, but he didn’t drink much, it was only for comfort. He also had refused to go to sleep in his cot since birth, which meant that we have been reluctantly bed sharing for most part of the night as a result. I waited as long as I could but I was at the end of my patience, having gone back to work and waking every 2 hours every night was absolute torture, and I couldn’t see how to improve the situation.

Emma listened carefully to what our problems were, made lots of great suggestions, never judged and worked with us to come up with a plan that is tailored to our circumstances. The key thing was to remain consistent, and Emma made sure we kept on track, by regular check-ins, during which we could also tweak the plan if needed, to make sure it was as gentle as possible.

Our little boy took to the changes very well and even after a few days we already saw a massive improvement. Now, he goes to sleep in his cot during nap-time and bedtime without me in the room, and has started to sleep through the night! We can not believe it! On top of this, I now also have the confidence to keep things on track in case we hit some bumps in the road in the future.

After many months of feeling lost and frustrated, now I have started to feel more like myself again! Have more energy to make the most of my day, be more present and productive. Our lives have literally changed!
We are so grateful to Emma, and not just for her sleep plan but also for her daily involvement and level of care towards how we were getting on.

 

Nora

We really didn't think anything would work with our daughter's sleep but after 2 and a half years of not getting a full night's sleep, we were willing to try anything. 

 

After talking to Emma in the first consultation, we were still a bit reluctant to think this would work. After the first and second nights (night 2 being the worst), we decided, if anything, we had managed to get the dummy to the fairies (phew) but night 3 was the magic night. It just happened. A whole night under the covers of our own bed! We still heard her but didn't have to get up to her. Wow! After that, it just got better and we actually felt we'd had too much sleep! 

 

Emma was so reassuring every time we spoke to her and gave us great tips and advice. Never putting us down when we went slightly wrong but just a lot of praise which kept us going and helped us keep on track. It's important in this to keep to plan and with Emma helping us, it was much easier than if we had been left to fend for ourselves.

 

We know if we had not met Emma, we would still be sleeping on the bedroom floor for periods of time every night. 

 

Thank you so much. 

 

Ross and Georgina.

After working with Emma for 2 weeks I can whole heartedly recommend her and the programme. She has transformed our toddler’s (2.5 yr old)  sleeping habits for the better. We now have a routine which he is happy with; he goes to sleep without a fuss, and at a reasonable hour which has meant we have our evenings back! 

I honestly can't thank Emma enough for her help and support.

 

Sarah and Doug (two very happy parents!)

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 five 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 currently £175 by Skype/Facetime/Phone. If your child is in a bed this package is £265 currently £195 due to the complexity of the plan.


All Areas Covered via Video Chat. Face to face consultations are subject to availability.
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 currently £100 by Skype/Facetime/Phone


All Areas Covered via Video Chat. Face to face consultations are subject to availability.
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 £95, with 2x optional emails £115

 
30 minute Sleep Sessions

Typical areas of focus include;

- Naps - transitions, durations and timings

- Early morning wakes

- Troublesome bedtime routines

- Establishing good sleep habits

- Establishing a good sleep environment



  • A private, 30 minute one to one session, by phone, are designed for you to talk through the sleep challenges that your child may be experiencing and I will discuss with you the potential solutions and techniques that you can implement independently.

  • **Should you choose to upgrade to a full plan, the cost of the session will be deducted from the plan price.**

  • If you wish to book a session through the online booking system then please book 2x15 mins slots or alternatively email me to book: emma.towers@babysleepthenight.com


The total cost for a 30 minute Sleep Session is £30
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 07771961924 or email Emma.Towers@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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