Gentle Sleep Training to Help Your Child Sleep
Does your child not sleep through the night?
Does your baby scream when put down? Does your child only sleep on you? Do sleep and nap times devolve into a battle of wills between your toddler and you? Are you desperate for a good night’s sleep?
A one-to-one consultation with a Baby Sleep the Night™-certified consultant will help your child, and you, get the sleep you need!
Baby Sleep the Night™-certified sleep therapists are professional sleep experts. They will give you a detailed gentle sleep training programme that is tailored to help your child sleep, and as consultations can take place online or in person, this is regardless of where you are located!
Book a FREE 15-minute consultation with a Baby Sleep the Night™-certified consultant NOW!
How Do Sleep Therapists Help My Baby Sleep?
Sleep therapists study child sleep behaviour and the best practises to ensure that a child imbibes good sleep habits. This helps children go to sleep consistently at night. They even self-soothe themselves back to sleep if they do wake up in the middle of the night, removing the need for parents to get up every time their child wakes up.
Parents tend to suffer through sleepless nights when their baby, child, or toddler fights sleep. They feel a child having sleep problems is a rite of passage, or that asking for help to get a child to sleep is a sign of failing as a parent.
I want you to know that this is absolutely not true!
Parents are not given enough information about something as vitally important as sleep. I’ve even heard medical professionals and health visitors give advice on the subject that is shockingly bad, and in many cases, makes things worse.
There are so many parents who have had children who would scream when put in cots. Others had exhausted babies fight sleep, or need feeding throughout the night, or babies who would only sleep when held… ALL night long.
Some parents even had children who would wake up multiple times a night. I’d know… I was one of them!
So What Does a Child Sleep Consultant Do?
A sleep consultant helps take all the trial and guesswork out of getting your child to sleep. They will design a plan for your child, using your knowledge about your baby, that you are comfortable implementing. This plan will be tailored to your child, but based on the Baby Sleep the Night™ philosophy.
This in turn is based on my personal philosophy, which is in line with the recommendations by the UK’s National Health Service, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Canadian Pediatric Society.
I, Karen Bramall, designed the Baby Sleep the Night™ sleep plan for parents like me and you get our child to sleep really well through the night and take great naps too. It begins with a no-obligation free 15-minute consultation, for them to assess your child’s individual situation, explain how they can help you and for you to see if they’re the right fit for you. This can be face-to-face, or over the phone, Skype, FaceTime, or WhatsApp, so it really doesn’t matter where in the world you are! You have nothing to lose but 15 minutes of your time, and it will most likely be the best free 15 minutes you ever spend!
Should you decide to go ahead with working with the consultant, you would then complete a detailed questionnaire and book in a further 90-minute session.
This in-depth consultation is designed to get every detail of your child’s sleep habits. It is also used to identify why your child is fighting sleep. They will then use this information to fine-tune the sleep plan for your child and to teach you exactly how to implement it successfully.
Your child sleep consultant will then be there to answer every question that comes to mind. They will often tweak the plan as necessary to suit your child’s needs, which regularly change as their sleep skills improve. It can often be like walking a tight rope due to these changes and is where so many parents go wrong without professional help. However, your child sleep consultant will be there to and guide you through the detailed and gentle sleep training plan, step by step!
The beauty of having a network of self-employed, independent child sleep consultants is that there’s someone available to help you with almost immediate availability.
Each and every one of these Baby Sleep the Night™-certified consultants has undergone an extensive training and mentoring programme where I’ve taught them personally. They are fully certified to give you all the confidence and tools necessary to teach your child to sleep through the night and take great naps too!
Having a dedicated sleep professional on hand is absolutely invaluable! Almost every parent I’ve ever worked with has told me I’m a miracle worker and that it’s the best money they ever spent!
Is There a Child Sleep Consultant Near Me?
All of the Baby Sleep The Night™ certified consultants offer their services remotely, with the power of the Internet, it really is like being in the same room! Some people still prefer Face to Face so if you particularly want your dedicated sleep therapist to meet you in person, you can choose a sleep consultant near you. If you don’t find one very close to you, don’t worry. Most of these child sleep consultants will be happy to travel. Call them to see if that can be arranged!
Consultations are just as effective when done remotely as they are face to face, so don’t worry if there’s not a consultant near you.
Baby Sleep The Night™ Certified Consultants
Gemma Wade BSc (Hons)
I am a mother of two, and experienced post-natal depression. I am passionate about supporting families with babies and children with sleeping difficulties. Evening and weekend consultations available
Helping First Time Mums Reclaim their Sleep! If you are looking for not only the practical guidance but also the emotional support needed to understand the causes of your child’s sleep issues and develop a plan that works for you, you’re in the right place!
Camilla Pretorius (BA Psychology)
I understand what it’s like to not have the support of close family nearby to alleviate some of the pressures of being a new Mum, especially the need to get some sleep. ‘It takes a village to raise a family’ – it is my mission to be that ‘village’ for as many parents as possible.
Kate de Kock BEd
I have been in your shoes; I am a mum of two little boys and sleep training completely changed my life. I am a fully certified Sleep Consultant with a primary school teaching degree and seven years of classroom experience. I am passionate about seeing families transformed by helping babies and children to sleep through
I can’t say this enough, “you don’t have to accept sleep deprivation as part of being a parent!” It’s ok to want a good nights sleep. My job is to guide you in achieving this. I offer a non-judgemental, supportive plan , because I myself have been where you are, and know there’s another way.
I provide sleep training in an empathic way, taking your parenting style into consideration to create bespoke plans. I have genuine desire to help frazzled parents bring sleep back into their lives.
Kathrine Ashbridge BA (HONS), P.G.C.E., BWY DIP, CBH DIP, SMRB Dip
As a Mum of two boys, one with severe autism, I have been in your sleep deprived shoes! I have one hundred per cent success rate with the families who follow my sleep plan. No judgement, just tailored support.
Dr Sarah Stanley BMedSci BM BS MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH
I am a Mum of two and an NHS GP. I have juggled sleep deprivation and returning from maternity leave to a busy career. Now an accredited baby and child sleep consultant, I can help transform your child’s sleep with a tailor made sleep plan, restoring joy to bedtime and offering non-judgemental support.
Lack of sleep, anxiety and wondering which way to turn? Being a 1st time Mum I experienced this first hand. My passion is to help others achieve healthy sleep habits.
Martha Döring BA(Hons)
I am a Norland Nanny with a BA(Hons) in Early Childhood Development. I have worked with over 100 families and seen first-hand how detrimental sleep deprivation is, so changing that for a family means the world to me!
My 1st had colic, reflux & sleep apnea causing sleep deprivation for us all. Solving it was life changing. When my 2nd (an IVF miracle & silent reflux sufferer) arrived we were ready to help her become a great sleeper too. I want to help you to achieve results quickly but gently. Are you ready?
With a background in Teaching, Child Development & Counselling, seeing families transform is what I LOVE. Want to hear the words “Welcome to the Sleep Club” a phrase that I now use with my clients? Click here to find out more!
Lizzie Edge BSc Psychology
“Sleeping like a baby!” Seriously who came up with that phrase?! They clearly had not met my middle child and if you are here I assume you are in a similar position! I can help you make that phrase become your reality.
Sophie Wilkinson BSc (Hons)
As a Children’s Mental Health Practitioner & Mum of two sleep fighting warriors, who also suffered with allergies/reflux, I know all too well the immense strain that sleeplessness has on families. I truly believe that difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations & BabySleeptheNight got me to mine. Let’s start your journey!
I’m a firm believer in ‘a house that sleeps is a house that smiles’! I know what it’s like struggling to get your little one to sleep, trying all sorts of techniques, methods and products to help them settle and after all your efforts they wake up soon after.
I split my work as a NICU Neonatal nursery nurse with being a child sleep consultant and I am deeply passionate about my both jobs. I create gentle, caring and bespoke plans to help empower you to teach your child to sleep independently through the night and take great naps. Teaching my child to sleep
Philly Wallis PGCE BSc Psychology
Do you feel like you’re spending all of your time either trying to get your child to sleep, or keep them asleep or every conversation is about your child’s sleep (or lack of it)? I’ve been there! And now, as a certified child sleep and reflux consultant, I can help you.
Twins and Multiples Specialist based in Dorset. Transform your little ones’ sleep in as little as a week even if you have twins, triplets or more keeping you up at night…
Tarra Leatham BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies PGCE
Are you sleep deprived? Are your relationships and mental health suffering because of tiredness? If so then I can help you with your little ones sleep. I completely understand because I have been there with my own sleep thief – please do not suffer as I did!
Do you get the bedtime dread? I used to too! But it really doesn’t have to be that way. Using my gentle, personalised sleep plan you and your little one can be on your way to a good night’s sleep.
Due to mum passing away in June we had some delay in starting as we did not feel ready to take on the challenge. Karen was sympathetic and understanding and said it was entirely up to is when we were ready. I wish we hadn’t waited, as after weeks of night wakings and driving him round in the car at all hours when we finally did start in august, miracles happened! Thomas had a dummy all the time and at 20 months still had 4 bottles a day. Karen said we had to cut them all out, which we did. The first night he cried for an hour, but after that we have had no issues at all! He has taken to it so well and even settles himself at nursery or if we are away from home. We are 3 weeks in and he has not once needed us to go into him between 7pm and 6 am. You need to be prepared to follow Karens advice to the letter (even if it goes against your “mum” instincts). It has changed our lives, we have our evenings back and we haven’t had to try and function on 2 hours sleep!! It was worth every penny and would recommend it to anyone!
I was reassured to a degree by Karen’s visit when she explained more about how it all worked. Lots of what she said made so much sense, and I could see where we’d been making mistakes. Mala had been such a poor sleeper that we would always try to make sure she was as tired as possible when going to bed, only for her to have another terrible night and leave us wondering what more we could possibly do to help her sleep. Karen explained that over-tiredness was as much of a problem as under-tiredness, and this made sense as we’d started to notice that the days where she slept the least and went to bed the latest were amongst her worst nights. It was as if the frustration caused by over-tiredness would prevent her from getting into the calm place she needed to sleep solidly.
Despite the reassurances I felt from understanding more about the method and from Karen’s kind and professional manner, I still felt worried that the plan wouldn’t work for Mala. I had images of her screaming for hours on end. It felt like after sixteen months of cudgy times in our bed with breastfeeding on demand, the cot would feel like such an alien experience to her. I tried to stay positive, knowing that with another baby on the way this was something which had to happen, there wasn’t any choice. Clair wasn’t going to cope with this pregnancy without getting more sleep. I also believed that our friend had picked up on Karen’s leaflet for a reason and that we’d been led to someone who could help us at just the right time, which gave me confidence in the face of my worries. However up until the first night of the plan I couldn’t envisage how Mala would actually fall asleep on her own!
In the end our transition from sleepless nights to sleep-full ones was easier than I possibly could have imagined. The first night was the most crucial one, and the hardest. As anticipated, Mala cried pretty forcibly when I first popped her into her cot, said ‘night night time Mala’ and she realised that she was being expected to fall asleep there on her own! The only thing that made this easier was reminding myself that Mala cries pretty forcibly about other things sometimes that there isn’t any choice about, like when she wants the keys when we’re driving the car and obviously there is no way to give them to her! I had to keep reminding myself that training Mala to sleep by herself wasn’t an attempt to hurt her or deprive her of something but was for her own benefit as much as ours and that it was so important for her growth and development that at sixteen months she experienced solid periods of sleep. This helped me to be strong through the ten minutes she cried forcibly as you battle against your parental instincts to pick your darling up and cuddle her. Then all of a sudden the moment I could never envisage came along; she fell asleep!
From this first night onwards something seemed to click with Mala and over the coming days settling time got easier and easier and her waking at night got less and less until, on the third night, a miracle happened and Mala slept for twelve hours without waking! A week before, this would’ve been something we couldn’t even of dreamed of. Since then Mala has had her odd little wobble but generally she has slept solidly for at least ten hours each night, and the months and months of sleep-deprived desperation seem far in the past!
We couldn’t be more grateful to Karen for everything she has done for us. Mala learning to sleep has literally been a life-changing experience that has improved our quality of life immeasurably. Our house is a much, much calmer, happier and more productive place than it was a few months previously and Mala’s solid evening sleeping even meant we were able to get a babysitter in and have our first meal out in sixteen months! One of the things that makes the programme so effective is the structured support that Karen gives – its amazing what a difference it makes having someone there to talk to and get advice from when your in the midst of something that feels so huge, and she couldn’t have been kinder or more supportive in her role. There’s one more person I have to thank in helping to bring this massive transition about and that’s Mala! She learnt so, so quickly what was expected of her and we literally couldn’t be more proud of the way she embraced her new circumstances at exactly the moment we needed her to the most. Its now her who talks me through each step of her night time routine, saying ‘jamas, books and ‘night night’ at all the right moments! Thank you Karen and thank you Mala for giving us our lives back!!
If you’d have said to me six months ago I would be sleeping for more than two to three hours in a row at night and more than five hours in total, I would have never have believed it! Since the night we brought our baby Harry home he has not slept through a single night.. Until now!
After twenty one months of sleep deprivation we were at our wits end mentally and physically.
When a friend recommended us to Karen, I was ready to get help. It had been suggested to me in the past but I think like many parents I hoped things would get better on their own and felt that if we just hung in there we could sit it out until then! I must admit that as much as I wanted to put my faith in this stranger to solving all our night time traumas, I was somewhat dubious as to how she was going to achieve this.
After all, many stories I heard were of babies or toddlers not wanting to go to bed and having to be asleep before being put into their cots etc. Harry rarely made a fuss about actually going to bed, his problem was the million times through the night when he would wake up!
I couldn’t understand how anyone could stop that. My doubts were outweighed though by my desperation for sleep! Working with Karen was very interesting. She had been where we were now and it helped knowing she understood. Most of the changes we were advised to make were so subtle that my doubts about how they would make a difference started to worry me.After the first two nights it was clear that these changes were extremely noticeable to Harry!
Karen had always said from the start that the first few nights would be the hardest and she wasn’t wrong! Also I wasn’t expecting for the changes we had been advised to make in the daytime to be as challenging as they were also. Throughout it all though Karen was there and we followed her instruction to the letter.
Well to cut a long story short! I am still waiting for this amazing transformation to Harrys sleep pattern to end and for me and my other half to fall back into our nights of cat naps and crying (apply that to whoever you wish)!! to reinstate itself! I just can’t believe that pretty much from day four of working with Karen our boy has slept all night every night without us getting up to him.
I still do not know how this happened! But it did and all I can say if you are reading this through bleary eyes after yet another sleepless night when that first little murmur from their cot sets your adrenalin racing and your palms sweating is, get in touch with this lady!
We are still working on the finer points of Harry’s routine but everything takes time to perfect and obviously when he was poorly with a cold over Christmas things were harder, but we have the tools now to get back on track when we need to. All I can say is that it worked! Don’t wait a single day more!
Happy, restful new year!
Our home is now filled with sleep filled nights as a result of this amazing advice. Friends, family and work colleagues are astounded at the results, and have asked ‘who is this magical lady’? !If you are in the same or a similar situation to me, I strongly recommend you put your trust in Karen, and follow her advice to the letter!
I did it, and so can you!!” Thank you!
How Can I Become a Baby Sleep the Night™-Certified Child Sleep Consultant?
And if you think that YOU might be interested in training personally with me, and becoming a Baby Sleep the Night™-Certified Consultant then email me email@example.com to find out what’s involved! It’s the most incredibly rewarding job that you’ll love EVERY second of!