Baby Sleep the Night TM
By Karen Bramall
Creator of The Five Stroke Rule TM
Maria Murphy
Maria Murphy

20% Discount Current Special Offer!! See Below
I am a busy mum of two young children.  I was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and currently live in Hertfordshire, England. 

When you have a child one of the most popular questions you are asked is – do they sleep well?  When I had my daughter that answer was NO!

My daughter mainly slept on our chests as a new-born baby both day and through the night!  It got to the stage that my husband and I took turns during the night to sit up in bed with her sleeping on our chests!  We were both getting barely any sleep.  The fatigue we experienced from the lack of sleep had an immensely negative impact on our daily family life, work life and mood.

My daughter was eventually diagnosed with Reflux at 3 months old which explained a lot and after a course of medication we were told her sleep would ’get better’ ….but it never did.  A few months passed by and we were told by medical professionals that when she’s weaned and solids were introduced her sleep would ‘get better’ ….but it never did.  By 9 months old we were taking turns at bedtime lying beside her on our bed for hours then we’d gently try to transfer her into her cot hoping she remained asleep.  If she woke mid transfer we had to repeat the process with her for hours again.  I read books, spoke to Doctors, Mid Wives, Health Visitor’s, family and friends over a period of months about her not sleeping well but any advice I received didn’t help and she never ‘grew out of it’

After struggling for one whole year it all got too much for me.   I was exhausted and tearful.  I felt I was just surviving each day by the skin of my teeth.  I wasn’t seeing my husband and our relationship became strained as he was working by day and our evenings were spent trying to get our daughter to sleep.  We had no quality time together and I had no energy, enthusiasm or motivation to do things together as a family.  Life was passing us by.  One night desperately searching the internet I found Baby Sleep the Night.  I phoned for a free 15 minute call which was a huge turning point in my life.  My daughter went from never sleeping well to naps in her cot and 12 hours sleep at night.  It was literally life changing for us as a family.  I was a new woman, I had energy and my spark was back.  My daughter learnt to be an independent sleeper at 1 year of age and still is today. 

I was so overwhelmed by the process and the positive effects the results had on my family that I decided to change my career to do the same for other families.  I have been specifically hand-picked and personally trained by Karen Bramall founder of Baby Sleep the Night.  I am fully certified and I want to help others achieve what I did.

My goal is to help families by teaching and supporting you to give your children the gift of good sleep skills by providing you with all the information you need.  I use gentle and effective methods which provide comfort to your child and allowing them room to develop their new skills successfully - you don’t need to suffer anymore - I am here to help you! 

I will listen and understand your child’s sleep situation. I will create a sleep plan specifically designed for your child working around your family’s lifestyle as much as possible. With some changes you too can have a baby that sleeps through the night and takes good naps too!  I’ve had 100% success rate with all the families I have worked with to date.  I am proof it works.  You will be helping your children learn a skill for life – being an independent sleeper. Just imagine your child sleeping through the night…. The feeling is priceless I can assure you! 

I am available weekends and evenings.  Please scroll down to view the packages I offer as well as some reviews from my happy clients.

Consultations can be face to face (within Hertfordshire - further distances can be accommodated - please call for details).

I also offer full face to face consultations in Dublin, Ireland at certain times of the year - please call for details. 

I offer private consultations via Facetime or Skype in the UK, Ireland and worldwide. 
Please get in touch for a free 15 minute consultation and let me help you.

*If paying in Euros, the London Stock Exchange rate will be used at the time of booking to calculate the GBP to EURO price*
*Phone number for clients in Ireland  
IRE 087 9304998*



Phone: 01920 466392
Email: maria.murphy@babysleepthenight.com


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.
  • Five 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 Special Offer £196!! by Skype/Facetime/Phone. If your child is in a bed this package is £265  Now £212! due to the complexity of the plan. 

Face to face consultations are available within a 30 minute driving radius of Hertfordshire (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 £100 Special Offer!!  By Skype/Facetime/Phone

Face to face consultations are available within a 30 minute driving radius of Hertfordshire (further distances can be accommodated – please call for details)

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 £125

The Overnight

This personal support package is for those who want me at your home (in the Hertfordshire area) 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.
  • Five follow-up telephone calls Five 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 five 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 £895 Special Offer £716!!



In no small exaggeration, Maria has literally changed our lives!

Things were just not fitting into place with child number two in terms of sleep. We had become very good at finding excuses (sleep regression, teeth, change of routine etc.) but after 9 months of interrupted sleep we needed help.

Maria listened to our needs and designed a plan to fit around our family life. Importantly, we never felt judged but were always supported. Change can be scary but it really did feel as if Maria was there every step of the way and we were astounded at the speed of results.

The plan and guidance from you has been excellent and the transformation has been amazing, it's almost an odd feeling now!

I would not hesitate to recommend Maria and only wished we had approached her sooner! A house that sleeps is a house that smiles.

Dave, Kate & Reuben (9 months old)

"My husband and I were at our wits end. Our 13 month old son had not slept well since birth and we were used to regular night wakes - often up to 5 times a night, and having to spend 45 mins to an hour to get him back to sleep.

We both work full time and the lack of sleep was starting to affect both our home life and our ability to function at work. We were apprehensive about sleep training initially, but we really needed some help.

Maria was so kind, gentle and patient with us and listened to all our worries, concerns and problems. Her methods were very gentle and we never left our son's side until he was ready. Now we just put him in his cot wide awake, say "sleepy time", walk out the door and he falls straight to sleep happily all by himself - he then stays asleep for 11 to 12 hours and we don't need to go into him at all!

If he does occasionally wake up then he soothes himself back to sleep. It truly has changed our lives and has made us so much happier as a family. Our son is also so much happier in himself and is no longer overtired.

We would highly recommend Maria and thank her for all her help and support"

Fiona, Jeff & William (13 months old)

My little girl who is 8 months old woke up multiple times at night.  At each wake she would only go back to sleep with a feed or sometimes that wasn’t enough and she ended up sleeping in my bed in arms.  I wasn’t getting any sleep and was exhausted as I had another young child to look after too.  Not only that the awkward position I needed to be in to hold her was painful causing a physical effect on my body.

Working with Maria has been life changing for us.  I felt totally out of control and exhausted from no sleep.  I know have my confidence back again and Edie now sleeps in her own bed all night long.

It's been amazing how quickly she got into her new routine. After her new bedtime routine she goes into her cot wide awake and self-settles herself to sleep independently. If she wakes in the night she goes back to sleep all by herself.  I no longer have to feed her to sleep numerous times overnight and we are both happily in our own beds!

We couldn't have done it without Maria’s help and clear, calm nature.  I felt confident in following her instructions.

Bedtime has become a joy again fo us as a family. 

Michelle & Edie (8 months old).

Our little girl was 6.5 months old; she was only sleeping for 3 hours approx. 9pm-12a at night, then waking every hour. I was at the end of my tether; I was feeling exhausted and poorly. A friend recommended ‘Baby Sleep the Night’ and my Husband and I decided we had nothing to lose and we were put in touch with Maria.

We are so glad we did.  Maria was very friendly and knowledgeable and we quickly started putting into place the bespoke sleep plan she designed for us.  My Husband took control the first night as I was feeling so poorly, I was sent to bed for the first time on my own!

 I was ordered to sleep for 8 hours and that Hubby would stay with baby and follow the plan. Hubby said he would bring her to me if they were struggling. The next morning, I was shocked to learn she had almost slept through the night!!

She woke once, grumbled for a short time and self-settled herself independently back to back to sleep!  This was amazing; she was usually breastfed back to sleep many times throughout the night!  


Since that night her night time sleep aswell as her day time naps have been great, we have had the odd blip which Maria talked us through, giving us tips and advice for when we couldn’t stick to the plan or baby was teething and unsettled.  


I have to say it has been life changing! Our little girl is so much happier and rested, and so are we!  Thank you Maria!


Teresa & Margot (6 months old)

Before enlisting the help of Maria, I was getting up 4 or 5 times a night for my son who was 1 year old. I had fallen into bad habits by feeding him to sleep.

Sleep (or lack of it!) had taken over our lives and I wasn’t sure that I’d be able to cope with going back to work feeling exhausted.

I couldn’t imagine anything working but a friend had recently used Maria and so I thought I’d give her a call.

We got our lives back on night 2 of the plan!

If only I’d known about her sooner! 

Davinia & Ashton, (12 months old)

‘Our almost two year old was waking multiple times in the night and screaming for hours on end, there was no pattern to it and we were never sure if he was going to have a good night or a terrible one.

 My husband and I were exhausted and grumpy - we expected this of a new-born baby but not of a toddler. His older brother had slept through (apart from illness) since about 8 months so we had no experience of this and we just kept expecting him to ‘grow out of it’. 

 I contacted Maria after another miserable night and she agreed to take on our case. She came up with a 10 night plan for us – she made some changes my son needed (of which I was very skeptical about) and various other things but now he is sleeping 7pm-7am every night!

 I now find joy in him again and we can have fun in the daytime instead of being tired and miserable. 

 If you are in doubt about employing a sleep consultant - then don’t be - it was one of the best decisions we have made since being parents. 

 Thanks again Maria for returning my sanity!‘


Nicola & Ted, (22 months old)

"Enlisting a sleep consultant is daunting. It's a lot of money to pay someone you're putting a lot of trust in and an important decision to make while you're sleep deprived. 

Other people we contacted either didn't reply, were too expensive or seemed to use the same inflexible programme rather than actually listen to what we needed and adapt accordingly.Maria is not like this. She was wonderful.
She listened to our exact issues and tailored a programme that suited our daughter and also us. She was supportive, had answers for all our questions and was very understanding. 

Our 1 year old daughter had never fallen asleep without being held, rocked or fed to sleep, and had never slept more than 3 hours straight. I never would have imagined that in less than 2 weeks, she would be sleeping 12 hours a night with 2 hour naps, all with no intervention. It has transformed our lives and we are both so grateful and can't thank her enough.

Maria's programme will change your sleep deprived lives for the better and we are so glad we met her. Thanks so much Maria x

JST (former sleep deprived parents) to a 12 month old."


Want to extend a massive thank you to Maria for all her help and support.
I reached out to Maria when my little girl was nearly 4 months old, after 3 weeks of no sleep and lots of frustration. We were used to 6/7 hours of uninterrupted sleep a night but all of a sudden my little one started waking every 45mins/1hour and needed comforting.
I was shattered and miserable. With Maria's help, my little one now sleeps 12 hours a night and naps in her cot for 4/5 hours a day without any protest at all! My friends & family are just shocked by how good she is at sleeping. The road was tough and took us 3/4 weeks before it all fell into place. I was ready to give up on multiple occasions but Maria was there to give us help and support the whole way through. The tough times were definitely worth it!

I now recommend Maria to everyone who asks!   

Clara & Lauren (4 months old)

“Maria was immensely helpful in helping us to get 13 month old Finlo into a routine and sleeping through the night before my return to work. It’s amazing how quickly he took to it and we are so grateful for Maria’s help as we are all getting more sleep and can now function much better as a family.

Thanks again. It’s my first day back in the office today and I really couldn’t imagine where we would be without your help.''

Louise & Finlo 13 months old.

‘Having had a baby that started sleeping through the night at 12 weeks I had a rude awakening at 16 weeks when the 4 month sleep regression hit and my son started waking anywhere between every 45 minutes to 3 hours. After 7 weeks of extremely broken sleep I felt there was no end and felt broken myself! Thank goodness for Maria who was super supportive, responsive and positive. By night 3 our son started sleeping through the night again and this is still going some 5 weeks later! 

Sleep is so important not only for the parent’s sanity but for the babies’ development and so this is such an important thing to get right. I would 100% recommend to anyone who is struggling with their baby and the nights to work with Maria and she will show you there is light at the end of that dark tunnel!’

Gabby & Zac, (5 months old)

'So after many months, if not years, we were on our knees with sleep deprivation thanks to our gorgeous two year old daughter! She had us up multiple times in the night and we used every trick in the book to get her off to sleep as quickly as possible. That involved everything from bottles to dummies and many times, sleeping on the floor holding her hand. Lack of sleep was affecting all areas of our life and the situation had become intolerable.

So in walked Magic Maria and with her calming and soothing tones and she introduced a plan for Daisy. It involved the removal of the bottles and dummies and frankly we were terrified! However the dummy fairy arrived and the first night was so much better than expected. Yes there was some protest but we were in her room to give her our physical comfort. Night one was so much better and we did not have to go into her room once! It was somewhat of a miracle and it only improved night on night. Indeed every night since, Daisy has been sleeping through and if she wakes she resettles herself independently back to sleep.

The bottom line is listen to Maria, follow the plan to the letter and you'll see immediate results. And Daisy's happy day time demeanor has not been diminished in anyway. She is still the same happy girl but without the tired and grumpy parents!

I would not hesitate to recommend Maria and would encourage you to go for it. There is light at the end of the tunnel!

Thank you Maria for your help.

Annabel & Darren xx Daisy, 2 years old'


Our son was 6 months old and has reflux but although this was under control he just was not sleeping. I’m exclusively breastfeeding and night-time’s were so tough, he would wake every hour to feed through the night and daytime naps were so inconsistent. We also have a four year old daughter and to say our house was miserable from lack of sleep is an understatement.

I tried so many things, constantly looking for an answer and nothing ever worked. Then Maria Murphy was recommended to me, I just had to take some control. She turned everything around, and even from our first conversation I knew that things were going to change, for the better! 

Even the first night was nowhere near as hard as I thought it would be and the continued support I received was so needed and appreciated. Our little boy is now 7 months and sleeping through the night for 12 hours, if he wakes he self-settles himself independently back to sleep, he takes 2 good naps during the day and the change in him and us all in unbelievable!

He is weaning now and just such a happy boy! 

I cannot thank Maria enough, she saved me! 

Jodie & Marley (7 months old)

I started working with Maria when my daughter was over 4 and a half years old. I actually thought I was too late that a child of this age was too old to be sleep trained, but I was wrong.

From day 1 Maria put me at ease explaining that if I stuck to the plan we discussed together that Kate would sleep through the night & she did. Previous to this I was lying beside Kate in her bed hoping she wound fall asleep quickly before I did but many times this didn’t happen & I would wake up in the middle of the night still in her bed. When I moved Kate would then follow me to my own bed so neither of us were getting a good night’s sleep & that led to tiredness & crankiness on both sides. I’m delighted to say Kate is now sleeping for 11-12 hours in her own bed each night.  If she wakes she re-settles herself back to sleep independently.  

She’s in better form & myself & my husband feel the benefits of having our evenings back and some time for us. We have a new bedtime routine with Kate that she absolutely loves. I would highly recommend Maria and I can’t thank her enough for what’s she’s done for our family. 

Kind Regards

Emma & Kate (4 years 10 months old)

"A massive thank you for all your help and guidance to sleep train Alex. I felt like I just got a baby who never slept and he'd grow out of it. I just thought it was something "we just get on with", being constantly tired. Thank you for being so supportive and being on hand and having such patience and understanding of exactly what we were trying to achieve.

 When I got in contact with Maria, Alex was 2, still waking for bottles at night, had a dummy, was held while falling asleep. With your amazing plan, he now sleeps in his own room, and is an independent sleeper, who no longer wakes in the night and if he does he re-settles himself independently.

 It truly is the stuff you dream of. I can't thank you enough." 

 Barbara & Alex (2 years old)

"Our son Oscar, aged two and a half, hadn't slept through the night since he was five months old. It could take hours for him to settle and our sleep would be disrupted every night, with him waking up to three or four times. We had a routine in place, but clearly it wasn't working. 

 Maria really took the time to find out more about Oscar and his sleep patterns and habits. When she presented us with a new bedtime routine to follow, we thought it was mad - there was no way Oscar was going to cope with these changes (or us for that matter). How wrong we were - Oscar adapted so quickly and the difference was noticeable even after the first night. Bedtime has now become a really enjoyable experience for us all. 

 Oscar is sleeping through the night and settling down quickly - we've even had the odd lay in. Most importantly, we're all feeling so much happier and healthier as a result. 

 Maria has been a fantastic support throughout the whole process, guiding us every step of the way and we couldn't have done it without her. She's made what we thought was the impossible, possible."

 Hannah, Tom & Oscar (2 ½ years old)


‘Working with Maria has literally changed our lives. My baby was only sleeping for an hour and a half at a time on a bad night and three hours on a good night. She would cry out for milk or her dummy and I never had a decent night’s sleep. Since working with Maria she has guided us and supported us to make small adjustments that have worked wonders! My baby is now in her own room and only wakes once during the night. When she wakes she doesn’t cry or call out and re-settles herself back to sleep independently when she’s ready. She is in her bed for 12 hours and we all now feel amazing! Would highly recommend Maria if anyone else is struggling with their baby sleeping through the night or their baby not being able to fall asleep independently’

 Thank you again for all your help,

She is still sleeping ‘like a baby’

 Danny, Serina and Baby Darcey (6 months old)

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 01920 466392 or email maria.murphy@babysleepthenight.com
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