Baby Sleep the Night TM
By Karen Bramall
Creator of The Five Stroke Rule TM
Sleep Solutions for Families
Sleep Consultant Training & Mentoring
Maria Murphy
Maria Murphy
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.

Naps can be hit and miss, that’s if they even happen some days.

Not to mention if you are up multiple times overnight to help your child resettle. It can all amount to be one exhausting situation for everyone involved.

I can assure you it doesn’t have to be this way.

It is never too early or late to make positive changes to your sleep situation, it was the best thing I ever did and I never looked back, my only regret is I wish I did it sooner!

I personally love my sleep; I can’t function without it, so it was a shock when my daughter didn’t sleep for any length of time.

As a New-born she mainly slept on our chests, day and overnight! We took turns during the night to sit up in bed with her sleeping on our chests! We barely slept and the fatigue we experienced had an immensely negative impact on our family.

She was diagnosed with Reflux and after medication we were told sleep would ’get better’ but it never did.  By 9 months bedtime meant lying beside her until she fell asleep for hours, gently transferring her to the cot hoping she would stay asleep. If she woke mid transfer, we had to repeat the process over again meaning bedtime was always unpredictable. I read books, spoke to Doctor’s, family, friends but any advice I received didn’t help and she never ‘grew out of it’.

After struggling for 18 months I hit breaking point. I was exhausted, my relationship with my husband became strained as our evenings were spent trying to get our daughter to sleep. I desperately searched the internet and all the things I tried failed.  I decided to get help from a professional sleep expert.

With some straightforward changes my daughter slept 12 hours overnight and napped in her cot. I never thought it would work as I was sure she was unfixable, and I had a child that just didn’t sleep…how wrong I was! 

She learnt to be an independent sleeper, a skill for life and it transformed my life!

I write articles for Ireland’s leading parenting magazine, Easy Parenting, as a member of their panel of experts. I love being a regular speaker at pre and post-natal courses and workshops. I aim to provide invaluable information and sleep advice to parents by hosting sleep clinics at venues, events and on my social media platforms.

I am available weekends and evenings. Please scroll down to view the packages I offer as well as some real-life family transformations from many of my past happy clients.

Consultations can be face to face (within Hertfordshire - further distances can be accommodated - please call for details). With the wizardry of modern technology our consultations can be video/phone calls so I can help families worldwide.
Please contact me for your free 15 minute consultation to find out how I can help you.

*If paying in Euros, the London Stock Exchange rate will be used at the time of booking to calculate GBP to EURO price*
Phone: 079 20610261
Email: maria.murphy@babysleepthenight.com


After struggling with hardly any sleep in our house for 2 months, I contacted Maria in desperation on the recommendation of a friend. 

Within 5 nights he was sleeping through the night without making a peep and no longer relying on a dummy, bottle or any comfort from me to get back to sleep! 

In fact, from the very first night, I haven’t had to get out of my bed once which is a miracle! 

Anyone else struggling should contact her, there is no need to be so sleep deprived. If my son can sleep soundly for 12 hours after previously waking every 45-60 minutes, so can yours! 

Thank you, Maria, we owe you big! 

Kelly & Arthur (11 months old)

We are so grateful for all the expertise and support provided by Maria. We put off using a sleep coach for so long as we just didn’t believe it would work and were nervous about being told to leave our son to ‘cry it out’ - which we didn’t want to do.

We finally used Maria after nearly 18 months of poor sleep; constant wakes, constant feeds and only settling next to mum.

Maria was a miracle worker. The caring and tailored approach, which was adapted to cater for our son’s temperament, meant that with little resistance, our son learnt to settle in his cot and now sleeps 11-12 hours each night, as well as having a good daytime nap.

The support and level of care Maria provided was invaluable. Thank you.

Anonymous (18 months old)

Before we started working with Maria, our son would take approximately 1.5hrs of one of us being in the room cuddling him with us resorting to more and more elaborate techniques to get him to finally sleep. We then experienced around 6 months of 4.30am wake ups and felt exhausted.

I was initially nervous about speaking to a sleep consultant as I wasn’t sure what it would entail and really didn’t want to leave my child to cry on their own. Maria has a lovely, gentle, but assertive nature that made me feel immediately at ease and reassured us that the technique would be gentle and kind on both our son (and us!).

We saw almost immediate results with the early wakes with a small tweak to nap times and by the 5th evening of a very slightly different and very gentle routine, we were able to leave our son’s room at night time. The change was incredible.

After the full 2 weeks of working with Maria, we are now a much more rested household, with a very happy and well rested son! We also now get to eat dinner by 7.30pm rather than 9pm and this week I’ve been able to join a Pilates class - without sounding cheesy, it has been life-changing.

Yasmin & Max (2 years 1 month old)

After 9 months of our little boy not sleeping through the night we decided to get in contact with Maria and oh my are we so thankful that we did, our only regret is that we wish we did it sooner.

We found ourselves stuck in a rut and unable to get out of it. Our little boy fed to sleep and was waking every 45 minutes- 2 hourly throughout the night and would only go back to sleep if breastfed. I was exhausted but it was the only way we knew. 

After 3 nights he was going to sleep independently and sleeping through without needing a feed!!! Maria was brilliant, only a call or text away, very approachable. She regularly checked up on us to see how we felt the course was going. 

To be honest we were a bit apprehensive at first as he is a very stubborn boy and had tried various different methods before and didn't think it was going to work but how wrong were we. Maria not only tailors the plan to your child, but she is also reassessing your child’s sleep every couple of days to ensure the routine is the best for your child.

Don't wait forever like we did, it really is a simple fix and we are now back to having our evenings again!

Tom, Lillie and Freddie (9months)


Firstly, we can’t thank you enough for what you have done for our family.

Matilda-Rose now officially has a designated time for her daytime nap for 2 hours. She also doesn’t rely AT ALL on having her milk bottle or dummy throughout the day or bedtime. She goes to bed awake, and self-settles herself straight to sleep from 7pm-7am every night. 

Me and mark never imagined being able to have our evenings together and spending quality time together, especially before little man arrives in October. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! 10/10 service & you were always there to answer our many questions we had along the way! 

Jade, Mark & Matilda-rose (16 months old)

Maria helped us so much, I thought my daughters sleep was unfixable and that she was just a baby that wouldn’t sleep in her cot or through the night. 

We were co sleeping and breast feeding every 45 minutes throughout the night and within a few days she was sleeping through, in her cot, without any feeds!

It took a bit longer to fully perfect the naps and bedtime routine but now she is an amazing sleeper! 

Thank you so much Maria! 

Rachel & Norah (7 months old)

Thank you for all your help!


Olivia is doing so well she’s sleeping from between 8-8.30 all the way through to 7-7.30. She no longer bothers with multiple breast feeds to sleep either so it’s a win win all over!


We have had a few wobbly days where she’s cried her being ill but we got through it and she’s been fine since.


Thank you for all the information and guidance to help us going forward on what to do with naps, holiday and sickness. I will definitely keep them at hand for when I need them.


Thank you again xx


Jade & Olivia (2 years old)

Maria was recommended to us by a friend who had used her in the past. At the time our baby, Aoife, was only napping for 30 mins max in the day and would only sleep in 2hr blocks at night, usually on me. We would have to rock and bounce her each night for up to 45 mins sometimes, with her crying, before she would give in to sleep.

Maria taught us a controlled crying method which was appropriate for our baby after we talked at length with her about what our expectations were and how Aoife reacted in certain situations.

We also decided to put her in her own room for the first time. I'm very pleased to say that Aoife took to it very well and by night 4 of the 10 night programme she was sleeping through the night with minimal fuss going down on naps and night sleep.

We definitely wouldn't have tried this method without someone there to support us and tailor the method to our baby.

Maria was very professional and confident which gave us confidence. As dramatic as it sounds it really did change our lives and I'm pretty sure had it not been for Maria we'd still be bouncing Aoife to sleep now, 3 months on! 

Stacey & Aoife (5 months old)

Oskar from birth needed aids to get to sleep. The strongest of his needs, or what I thought was the only way he would sleep was being held, rocked or stroked by Mum. He would  wake frequently, sometimes on the hour, every hour. 

After 8.5 months of sleep deprivation leading to stress and anxiety. We knew we had to make a change. Not just for us as parents but for Oskar, he was not a happy well rested baby. 

We were recommended Maria by a friend. I must admit I was very hesitant to make the changes through fear of hearing my baby cry. Something, I just never let him do.

After having initial contact with Maria and from hearing the success the programs had with our friends. We knew we wanted to take that leap. 

Maria provided us with a tailored routine and support programme after looking at all our problems in great detail.

I found the first week difficult and of course there was crying from Oskar and me! 

It wasn’t a straightforward fix for Oskar, as we hit teething and standing in his cot mile stones mid programme. With Maria’s dedications to finding the solution, we made massive progress even with these hurdles. 

Maria is not just very professional but personable, we fully trusted her and her expert advice throughout. Answering our endless questions with care and bundles of experience. 

It was a difficult process because although sleep deprivation is like torture, it’s the fear of the unknown and potentially hearing your baby cry fills you with doubt. But if I could rewind 2 weeks and tell myself what I know now. I would tell myself to trust the process, it works. And my god will it pay off.

We are a well rest family unit, we are happier, we are enjoying bedtimes and we have more energy to give to Oskar. 

We can’t thank Maria enough for all of the advice, expertise and skills she has proved. 

She has honestly changed our lives. 

Amy, Eric & Oskar (8 months old)

We used Maria upon recommendation from a friend who told us that with Maria's help, sorting their daughters sleep was life changing for them.

We were nervous at first introducing a new routine for our 7 month old son. He was still in our bedroom and waking multiple times at night for his dummy and also a comfort feed in the early hours.

Not only that I had made it a habit to have him in bed with me in the mornings to get a little extra snooze time! His naps were also short and inconsistent. We wanted to introduce sleep training to improve his naps, transition him into his own room, remove the dummy and generally help us all sleep better!

To cut a long story short, in just 2 weeks with Maria's help and guidance we managed to accomplish all the above! Maria creates a detailed plan to help you accomplish your needs and provides invaluable support on your journey.

The initial few days were tough going so be prepared for some resistance but please stick with it, the results are priceless! Our son now sleeps through the night in his own room bar sickness or teething, no longer uses a dummy and has decent naps in the day which gives mum and dad a well needed rest too.

We would highly recommend Maria and if we have another little one, we will be sure to use her again. 

We enlisted Maria’s help when our daughter was 11 months old, as our bad habits and a house move had now resorted to our baby co sleeping in the bed with us, and even this wasn’t for any long period of time before she needed rocking again to fall asleep. Maria had previously helped my nephew so I knew her success rate would be amazing. We also have our second baby due in august so we were on the clock to correct this before our new arrival.


Her approach was gentle to two nervous parents worried that they’d created too many bad habits. She didn’t judge and just eliminated the props that our daughter relied on the sleep, such as her bouncer and also being fed to sleep or rocked. By night 2 we already saw amazing results and our daughter is a different child who loves to play all the time now and is so much more active since removing the bouncer.


We cannot thank Maria enough for teaching us these skills , do not be afraid to ask for help if you aren’t sleeping!


Rosie , Ben and Fern (12 months)


When I approached Maria I was utterly exhausted and just didn’t know what to do next to help my little boy get a good night’s sleep.

Thomas was 20 months old when we started working with Maria. He was taking a long time to put to bed, waking frequently in the night ( often for long periods) and waking early in the morning. 

Right from the first meeting I could tell Maria was knowledgeable and professional in her approach which helped me feel at ease and put my trust in her . I felt the plan Maria put together was very personalized and took into account our individual circumstances. I know that without Marias 1-1 support calls and emails  I would not have had the confidence to make the changes we desperately needed to make . 

Making the changes in the program seemed daunting at first but Maria clearly explained the logic and process and we started to see changes extremely quickly. Thomas quickly began sleeping through the night for the first time in months and gradually his wake up time moved later . 

Working with Maria was the best decision we have made . It’s given my husband and I our evenings back, we are getting full uninterrupted sleep and getting up at a much more reasonable time.  More importantly it’s taught Thomas a valuable life skill (how to get himself to sleep and settle himself without my intervention) and he is a much happier boy because of it . 

I would ( and have ) highly recommend working with Maria - it has certainly made our household a much happier one . 

Keri-Ann & Thomas (20 months old)

We worked with Maria when our daughter was 6 months old and was really struggling with her sleep. Following a difficult bout of reflux she was only able to sleep in our arms and would scream when being put down, unable to sleep through the night in her own room at all. We were approaching breaking point - very stressed out and constantly exhausted from taking turns at night and doing multiple feeds. 

Maria developed a personal plan for us and spent the time to walk us through it in detail (twice) before we began. Although it wasn't without stress - there were still a lot of tears on night 1 - Maria made it incredibly easy to follow and supported us fully in the first few days.

She was always available to answer quick questions and offer encouragement. We started to see a dramatic change after the third night, and by night 4 our daughter was sleeping through most of the night without much crying or waking at all. By the end of the 10 day programme our daughter was sleeping fully through the night from 7pm until 7am without any night feeds or waking at all, and we were able to put her down for naps in her cot during the day successfully!


Fast forward to a month later and we now have a really simple sleep / nap schedule with two long naps per day and 11-12 hours at night. Maria's sleep advice has been a real game changer - a true transformation and we wouldn't be where we are without her. HIRE HER NOW!

Will, Rhanya & Mae (6 months old)

Wow! What an improvement!

From taking up to 2 hours a night to settle from me rocking, walking around the house, trying to leave her to cry, giving up and letting her stay up and fall asleep on our bed to 15 mins in her own cot in just a couple of days I’m blown away!

With a few minor changes I literally have my life back!

I used to dread bedtime but now we look forward to it and both parents are able to put her down.

I can’t believe I put this off for so long thinking ‘she’ll get better’ ‘it’s a phase’ ‘she’s probably too old now’ when all I needed to do was pick up the phone and start the plan immediately!

If anyone is doubting doing this then do not!!

Thank you so much Maria! 

Natasha & Penelope (22 months old)

What can I say? Thank you SO much. You have truly changed our lives.

We went from a baby that fed to sleep and woke every 45 mins to an hour to a baby that sleeps in her cot for every nap, does not feed to sleep, self-settles and sleeps through the night.  

I never thought I’d have a baby that would do any of these things. We were absolutely broken when we got in touch with you and now we feel like new parents! 

She’s been doing well on the new schedule I just can’t tell you the change in us all!

It’s been a pleasure to work with you. Thank you so much. 

Sally & Nancy (11 months old)

I first met Maria at Mamahub when my baby was new-born. Fast forward six months, she was the first person that popped to mind when very early morning wakes and naps became a constant struggle every day. Our baby would only be fed to sleep and during the day, would only sleep on me or in a carrier.

Within a couple nights, our baby was sleeping 12 hours and her feed to sleep association was gone. Naps took a bit longer to crack but the whole process of bedtime/nap time is so easy and stress free now, the whole family are so much happier and anyone can now put Ivy to bed. We are a family that works best with routine which we now have and Maria has passed on so much knowledge that we feel confident to continue with our plan and have a well-rested Baby and stress free mummy!  We would have no hesitation is recommending Maria to anyone”.


Holly, Barry & Ivy (6 months old)

We had always been fortunate to have a good sleeper from the start with Audrey but we were always conscious that she was very much helped to sleep and not able to self soothe. This became even more apparent when we hit the 4-month sleep regression.

All of our usual tricks stopped working, it was as if we had a completely different baby all of a sudden. We tried reading online tips to help and executing them ourselves, none of which worked. Weeks passed of this and I began to really struggle, feeling so alone with lockdown didn’t help either, not having the physical support from family and friends made us feel like we were very much on our own. But then we discovered Maria. Maria came highly recommended from a friend who had used her previously.

We began with the free 15-minute phone consultation and I knew from the first moment Maria spoke that I needed and wanted her help. Maria is incredibly calm, relaxed, knowledgeable, and supportive. She very quickly became like a close friend as she helped us to navigate through the sleep training.

The training made so much sense, simple but effective changes to our routine that encouraged self-settling for both naps and bedtime and a routine that helped to lengthen naps and make for a better quality of sleep (for everyone!)

Our sleep training journey was by no means straight forward, unfortunately Audrey cut 2 teeth during week 1 which rocked the boat a little. It took a lot of hard work, tears (from us aswell as Audrey!) and patience, and Maria was there to support us every step of the way through texts, phone calls and emails. If it wasn’t for our daily check ins we never would have gotten through it.

By week 2 we were in a much better place and things went from strength to strength thereafter.

My only regret was not discovering Maria earlier and starting as we meant to go on with Audrey. We certainly will if we are lucky enough to have baby number 2 one day!

Harriett & Audrey (5 months old)

Maria has changed our lives so much - she has been fantastic.

Our son Jack was 6-month-old and had been waking anything from 2 to 4 times a night. Sometimes he would fall back asleep in our arms if we rocked him, other times he needed a bottle to go back to sleep. He was dependent on the sucking motion of the bottle.

Maria then tailored a plan to suit us and our baby. It was easy to manage, and Maria was always there to guide us throughout the 14 days. Jack broke his first tooth during the period, which Maria helped us learn how to deal with waking’s due to illness / teething.

Jack now sleeps 12 hours straight. He has two naps a day and self-settles himself to sleep every time. He is so much happier as he is getting the sleep he needs.

We are so much happier as we are also getting our sleep. Maria you are amazing, and we can't thank you enough for your help and guidance.’

Eric, Caroline & Jac (6 months old)

I was really struggling with Jenson’s sleeping and naps to the point it was making me quite upset. He would only nap in the pram or carrier outside on a walk which was completely impractical in the rain and cold! It meant that I could never have a bit of time to get things done while he was asleep too.

After a lot of thought and tears we decided to investigate getting some help and Maria was recommended from another very happy mummy and so we contacted her.

After our first chat I knew Maria was going to be amazing and able to help us.

It took some time; we still have the nights and naps that are not perfect but he is a baby so what do you expect!

The improvement is amazing! He now naps in his cot for both day naps and sleeps in his own cot overnight.

It’s given me so much more time to be able to get a few things done as knowing he has had a good comfortable sleep.

We are so happy!

Alice & Jenson (6 months old)

What can I say other than THANK YOU!!!

Before we found Maria we were in a constant cycle of making a small amount of progress for a week or so and then circling straight back to the beginning, we felt like we were never going to have a calm bedtime and full night’s sleep. 

We had it all.....early waking, bad napping, long painful battles at bedtime and constant night wakes. We were exhausted and felt like there was no light at the end of the tunnel. 

Within days of working with Maria we had our first full night’s sleep! We couldn't believe it, he had NEVER slept the whole way through the night before. At the end of our 2 weeks with Maria we have a completely different child when it comes to sleep. He sleeps through the night, self-settles, naps well and I no longer dread bedtime. 

We can't thank Maria enough. Her help has been nothing short of life changing, as family we are so much happier, and we now have the confidence that we know how to deal with teething/illness disrupting sleep. 

Fay & Albie (9.5 months old)

When my second child started waking in the night, I was straight on the phone to Maria, she had worked wonders with my first born and I needed my life back once again!

Even after working with Maria twice, it’s still hard to believe how a baby can go from waking up every half an hour during the night to sleeping 12 hours in a couple of days but that’s where Maria comes in and works her magic!

Having two young children at home in lockdown, routine was important, and Maria helped us to organise our day with naps, feeding and bedtime.

Sleep is such an important part of all our lives, the children are so much happier having better sleep and as parents, we have more time for each other and better sleep ourselves! 

Davinia & Tilia (6 months old)

I am so thankful to have found Maria. I met her through MumaHub, an online support course, when Arna was around 6 weeks old. The advice she gave in the session seemed to make perfect sense and after implementing her simple suggestions they made a huge difference to our day. I then booked a sleep chat with Maria a few weeks later and she helped to refine what we were doing nap wise for Arna, again helping us to understand Arna's needs and helping us to create a good routine from early on. 

As Arna grew her sleep needs changed and we found ourselves with a baby who, by the age of around 5 months, was waking every couple of hours through the night. The four-month regression had certainly set in! After it was clear this was not a 'phase' we purchased the full sleep package with Maria. After the first night Arna was self-settling and her sleep extended dramatically, including her nap length. She was then sleeping through a few days later, bar one night feed that we kept in due to her petite size. A few weeks later, after she was a little bigger, we then had the knowledge and confidence to drop this feed also and Arna adapted just as quickly as before.

I really cannot thank Maria enough for all her help and support. Arna is a happy, well rested little soul and we are also getting the rest we need too.

Maria's attention to detail and her explanation of everything has helped us to feel so confident in how to go forwards and her plan has left us with what to expect as the months go by and is a great point of reference if we are ever in doubt.

Sally & Arna (5 months old)

My partner and I are incredibly grateful for Maria’s support and expert advice. In the last two weeks we have seen our sons sleep habits completely transform and he is sleeping independently for longer stretches than we believed he was capable of.

Having relied heavily on being fed to sleep, our 7 month old went from waking and feeding for up to 5 times per night, to sleeping in his own room without night feeds from day 1.

A huge transition but he handled it amazingly! 

The quality of his sleep has improved greatly, he is happy and content during the day and self-settles within 15 minutes for most nights and naps.

The process was nowhere near as difficult or stressful as we had anticipated and we just wish we had found Maria sooner.

Stephanie & Jacob (7 months old)

We contacted Maria as I was due back to work and our daughters sleep had progressively gotten worse. We would only be able to get her down for naps by taking her out in the buggy.

Night times were usually broken sleep with us having to spend up to two hours rocking her back to sleep. We knew we had to do something so contacted Maria who was so kind and helpful.

I was so nervous to make the changes, but we were supported and given lots of information on how to do it gently.

We noticed a difference from night one. She will now go to sleep by herself with minimal fuss which is amazing!

Thank you so much. 

Kylie, Darren & Esmae (10 months) 

Oh my goodness, what a transformation for us all!

In 2 weeks my 9-month-old who was up 2-3 times a night; had very unpredictable naps and who wouldn’t let daddy put her to bed; is now sleeping through the night, self-settling, has a clear schedule and daddy can put her to bed!

This means my 3-year-old is less disturbed, my husband and I are sleeping better, and we are not discussing sleep/dreading the next nap all day every day.

So grateful to Maria for helping us along this journey.

Wish I’d done it with my first born, wish I’d done it earlier with my second born!

Rebecca & Penny (9 months old)

My friend told me about her experience with Maria so I decided to give her methods a try.

After a very kind, positive and non-judgemental call and forming a plan we got to work.

Within 7 days we went from my 3 year old having a bottle at bedtime, almost an hour of procrastination and then after that me lying in his bed until he went to sleep to me being out of the room, bedtime complete in about 40 mins in total!!!

Very few tears from my little one, and only out of annoyance that he wasn’t getting his way. A month on and still going well!

Thank you so much, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend - in fact a friend is already half way through her sleep training with Maria with a 3 year old and 9 month old!

We must pass on the secret of easier bedtimes and an evening back!!

Josie & Harrison (3 years & 6 month old)

Prior to Maria’s help we had a 9 month old baby that took on average an hour and a half to get to sleep at night with lots of tears and woke frequently throughout the night upset.

He would only go to sleep whilst feeding on the breast and putting him down into the cot would often result in him waking back up again. In addition to this he would only sleep during the day being rocked in his buggy and these naps were rather too short.

We were all shattered and we dreaded every nap and every bedtime and didn’t know what to do!

I reached out to Maria (blubbered down the phone!) and felt very supported and listened to from the offset.  By day 2 of the personalised sleep plan our baby was settling in his cot during the day and falling asleep without needing to be held and fed at night, I couldn’t believe it!

We now have a happier baby that settles easily at night in his cot by himself after his bath and story and sleeps right through the night.  I cannot thank Maria enough for her support it really has been life changing for us.  

I would recommend Maria to anyone who is struggling and wouldn’t hesitate to contact Maria again should we have any problems later down the line. 

From now well rested parents to a happy 9 month old boy.

Our little boy, Oliver was 9 months old when he started to have trouble sleeping. When he was 14 months old he had surgery to remove his adenoids as we had discovered the reason for his multiple night wakes was due to sleep apnoea. However, a couple of months on he was still waking multiple times and his naps were unpredictable too. It was clear he had some really bad sleep habits.


After mentioning this to a friend she recommended I contact Maria. In all honesty, I thought things would get better, so I left it a few more weeks... it got worse! I remember emailing Maria in the middle of the night, desperate for help. At the time our little boy‘s childminder had to self-isolate, so my husband and I were both trying to work and cover childcare on very, very little sleep.


We were averaging about 4 hours a night with Oliver screaming between time and us trying everything from milk, to dummy, to rocking and even sitting watching TV with him until he nodded off. This was mentally and physically exhausting and was starting to put massive strain on us as a family and as a couple. I lost count of the number of times we just sat in tears feeling helpless - like we were the worst parents to our now 16 month old. The more sleepless nights, the more we worried about our little ones development, mood swings and health too.


Maria was such a breath of fresh air. She was calming, very reassuring and gave us a clear plan of action. She responded promptly to any questions we had and tailored a step by step guide to help us teach our little one to settle, sleep and self-sooth. The thought of better sleep for our little one, better sleep for all of us seemed impossible - but, sure enough, within 10 nights our little boy was sleeping through 7pm to 7am and napping for a couple of hours too... no milk, no rocking, no dummy.


And, when Oliver returned to the childminder she was able to replicate his new routine in her setting (after two days he was asleep within 2 minutes!). I cannot begin to express the difference this has made to our family and to our little boy. He is much calmer, content and happy. I have already recommended Maria’s services to a few friends & wouldn’t hesitate to pass her details on to anyone else with a child that has sleeping difficulties.


Hand on heart, this really does work! Thank you Maria, our little boy is so well rested and we are now one very happy home x


Wendy, mum to Oliver (16 months old)

I highly recommend Maria fantastic sleep Nanny and she gave me the support I needed to focus on helping my child learn how to self-soothe and get her better at sleeping through the night.

As a family it has also helped us massively as we were getting very little broken sleep and it was a miserable unhappy home. To be able to say I also got rid of a dummy and a bottle (which my child was addicted to) before she was the age of two is just amazing. 

I can’t thank Maria enough for her time patience and belief in me and the support I received from her within the 10 days. 

Charlotte & Isla (22 months old)

Thank you so much Maria! You don’t know how much this has changed our family life for the better.  

I don’t know how I was functioning on the little sleep I was having over the 17 months. Bea was waking up at least four times a night and feeding on me. I was physically and mentally drained going to work and looking after Beatrice 17 months and Millie 5 years old.  

We are eternally grateful to Maria and I can’t believe the difference in Beatrice now. We would highly recommend Maria and I loved how it was such a gentle approach which worked amazingly.  

The Baker family (17 months old) 

Once the bedtime routine was finished Bertie relied on a parent to fall to sleep every night.  He relied on Mum to feed him to sleep or Dad to lay with him to asleep. 

When he woke in the night, which he did multiple times, he needed Mum to feed him back to sleep on these night wakes or Dad to lay/cuddle with him.  A typical night would be he wakes once and cries for mummy, mummy goes to him, lays with him and breastfeeds until asleep again.   

Wakes a second time, Mummy goes to him, breastfeeds to sleep otherwise the crying wakes his older brother.   

He would also be really wakeful and restless from 2am-5am.   

Mummy would stay with him but risked reawakening him on exit causing her to get stuck and having to repeat the full process again until he drifted back off to sleep again.    

The entire household is affected by Bertie’s poor sleep.  His older brother in particular didn’t cope well with the stress that permeates the household as a result of us all being utterly exhausted all the time. 

I helped parents introduce a new bedtime routine to help and support Bertie be independent on his journey to sleep.  We introduced a sleep training clock and put some boundaries into bedtime with a reward system and the results are outstanding.   

Bertie now goes to sleep independently at the beginning of the night, when he wakes up overnight, he is able to self-settle himself back to sleep.  He no longer needs help from parents to go to sleep and he has learnt to self soothe.  He looks forward to waking up in the mornings and running into Mummy & Daddy’s bedroom to tell them it’s wake up time.  

Parents say ‘We want to thank you SO very much for all your help. Bertie is a changed boy and, although we know we’ll have some setbacks along the way, we have confidence with the plan and cannot believe how much it has changed our lives for the better.  

Even though he has a stinking cold at the moment, last night he slept all night despite being bunged up and coughing.  He went to bed without ANY fuss whatsoever tonight and is such a happy little boy.’ 

Laura, Ross & Bertie (2 years and 8 months old)

Maria has changed my life!! 

I was so indecisive of whether to do this plan as I suffer with such bad anxiety but I just couldn’t take any more of being woken up every hour for either a dummy or rocking back to sleep! This was also coming between mine and my husband’s relationship and I just felt I was so tired and miserable all the time.  

I saw results from night 1 even though that was the hardest night and every night my baby slept longer and longer. 

Once Maria had explained the plan, I thought to myself how is this going to work and I couldn’t believe on the first night he went to sleep no rocking shushing or dummy and was put down wide awake! 

Maria made me feel so comfortable and confident to try new things and I was sad to see my plan come to an end as I felt a close bond putting my baby’s life in her hands and getting such good results! 

For anyone thinking twice about doing this plan or for people that don’t like change please put your trust in Maria and I promise you it will be the best thing you have ever done! 

I thought to myself I either have 10 days of change and see results or carry on being tired and miserable and it was the best decision I had ever made! 

I wish I had reached out sooner I am truly blown away! 

Lucy & Hadleigh (6 months old) 

My 8 month old Abby was co-sleeping with me and I’d had enough given she would not nap for more than 45 minutes and it took at least 20mins to get her to sleep before I could sneak away.  

I just couldn’t get anything done or have any free time. At night she would wake several times. I needed help to get her to go down in the cot independently and sleep better for the sake of the whole family, and with a house move pending it was more important than ever. 

Maria was so helpful and understanding. She quickly formulated a clear and constructive sleep plan for Abby and supported me along the way despite my apprehension to leave Abby.  

She was a tough cookie to crack but we got there by the end of the support plan and she goes off to sleep in her cot independently and goes through to morning.  

I’m super grateful to Maria and all her support. If you’re thinking of booking just do it...sleep is priceless!! 

Clare & Abby (7 months old)

We can’t thank Maria enough for all her help and advice throughout the two weeks we were with her. She has completely changed our lives for the better and she made the whole process seem so easy with her calming voice and encouragement throughout. 
Before we got in touch with Maria our daughter needed a bottle or dummy to fall asleep. The majority of the time she woke she would need us to replace the dummy to get her back to sleep which left us constantly on guard as to when she would next wake, you could never fully relax. We decided when she turned 5 months to put her in her own room and at the same time get rid of the dummy.
Maria’s bespoke and comprehensive sleep plan was amazing, and after feeling nervous the first night she reassured us and after that night our daughter was sleeping throughout the night and self-settling without her dummy. Her naps also became soo much longer in length and she went to sleep within 5-10 minutes! It has been a dream come true for us! 
I can’t recommend Maria enough to anyone who needs some support with their little one's sleep. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be to make the change. 
Georgina & Everleigh (6 months old) 

For the last 4.5 months, I had been breastfeeding Zavier to sleep, which meant I sat in a dark room from 6:30pm. He would feed/suck for comfort for hours, after which I would be exhausted and fall asleep by 8:30pm, only to be woken a maximum of 2 hours later before the feeding to sleep cycle would start again.   

The 4 month regression compounded things, with 45 minutely wake-ups. It was relentless. My husband and I could not spend time together and he moved to the loft to be able to work the next day due to the frequent night wakes. It was isolating and depressing and so we decided to reach out to Maria.  

My husband was a little sceptical that by two weeks he would be able to sleep, but I was desperate and optimistic.  Night one of sleep training was like magic. After a short period of crying, he slept in his crib without a dummy for a 7-hour stretch, woke for a feed and then settled back to sleep again post feed before waking up again around 6am.  It was nothing short of a miracle, we kept checking he was ok!  

 It’s now over two weeks later and he has amazing nights sleep. His naps have improved dramatically in the last week from a mere 20 minutes to a 2-hour stretch. We could not be happier and I finally have some time to catch up on other things and precious time with my husband.  

 We are so grateful for Maria’s help and it truly has been life changing for us. 

 Vita Aldo & Zavier (5 months old) 

Wow wow wow, where do I start, Maria changed our lives! I’m still in shock my baby sleeps and my husband who initially was a bit sceptical is now fully behind the process. 

I come to Maria when my little girl was 4 months old, I already have a little boy who’s 3.5 years old and my husband is self-employed so works long hours and can work lots of days, my little girl was having nights where she woke every hour and my little boy started waking too. 

I was absolutely shattered and completely exhausted and didn’t know what to do. I’d heard of Maria through a friend and booked a 15 min consultation and as soon as I spoke to Maria I felt instantly relieved.... someone understood and someone was going to help me, her approach sounded positive and I felt really comfortable.  

We went with the tailored plan and support for 2 weeks and it changed my life, by the day 2 my daughter was self-settling and didn’t have a dummy, by day 3 she had slept through.... I was in shock. 

I followed Maria’s plan to a T and we just had amazing results! It was a pleasure to work with Maria and everything she said happened! My baby girl is so much happier and well rested and we love every moment now. We still have a little way to go with our son as I think his is a phase but the tips that Maria gave us helped loads and it’s all in a positive direction. I cannot thank Maria enough for helping us and would recommend her to anyone struggling with sleep with their little ones she’s a miracle worker! 

I’m sure over the next few months and years we will face changes in sleep in our little ones and I wouldn’t think twice to get back in contact with Maria for advice. 

Holly & Margot (4 months old) 

Cannot recommend Maria enough! Not only did she improve all of our sleep, she equipped us with new skills as parents and gave us the tools we needed to create a routine that worked for our family.   

We did have a bedtime routine, but it was always a bit hit and miss and we weren’t really consistent with it. After that my little one was either rocked or fed to sleep and then carefully transferred into his cot; which normally ended up with him waking up and us starting the process again. At its worst, this could take over an hour before he was properly asleep.  

He was also very reliant on his dummy; I was up at least every hour during the night putting it back in for him. I had tried going cold turkey, but it always ended in tears and no sleep for us both.   

We also didn’t have much structure to our day, so naps were a bit all over the place and he rarely made it past one sleep cycle resulting in lots of short naps.  

With the incredible support of Maria, he now has a consistent, structured bedtime routine in place; he goes into his cot wide awake and drifts off to sleep with no more dummy! When he wakes in the night, he also settles independently so I’m no longer up and down like a yo-yo - #winning!  

We also have structure to our day now which has helped him have better longer naps but for us as parents it has given us what money can’t buy… time! I now have time in the morning to actually make and drink a hot coffee and then more ‘me-time’ in the afternoon.  

As first time parents you often feel overwhelmed with all the sleep do’s and don’ts  out there but honestly reaching out to Maria was the best thing we did – the plan was simple and achievable, she made us feel comfortable in raising any concerns, was SO helpful and you can tell she generally cares about your little one and wants the best for your family’s sleep needs.  


Kelsey & Jasper (5 months old) 

Our family is sleeping again!!  

Maria has been so supportive and amazing throughout our two week programme. Honestly can’t recommend her highly enough and express how grateful we are to her.  

It’s honestly the best investment we have ever made. Before, my 11 month old was relying on nursing to sleep, would resist naps, hated her cot and would wake every sleep cycle during the night and need to be fed to go back down.  

I was completely exhausted and had no idea how to change the situation! Maria gave us very clear steps and a bespoke plan and supported us through it all and it’s been completely life changing for our family.  

She now takes 2 proper naps and sleeps through the night and is much happier now she is not overtired.  

I can’t recommend Maria highly enough if you’re having sleep struggles. 

Suzi & Evie (11 months old) 

I have been following Maria on Instagram for a while but always thought I wouldn’t be able to do the training or that it wouldn’t work for us.  

I am so glad I decided to go for it and messaged Maria to ask for help. From the first phone call Maria gave great, easy to follow advice.  

We put her plan into place and from the very first night our son’s sleep improved. He was previously waking up 3-4 times a night and we would have to feed him to sleep, plus his daytime naps were short and at irregular times. He now has two solid day time naps and sleeps 12 hours a night in his cot. It’s amazing!  

I’ve been telling all my friends about Maria as she has been so lovely and helpful and clear and concise with her plan. We are so impressed we have contacted Maria again to help with our daughter’s sleep. 

Alex & Max (6 months old) 

We can’t thank Maria enough for giving us our sleep back and teaching our little boy how to self-settle. I was given Maria’s details from a friend who told me how great she was and she couldn’t have been more right.  

Francis was waking multiple times throughout the night, needing his dummy to go back to sleep and the worst was his 5am wake ups every day. Everyone in our household was exhausted! 

I had never used a sleep trainer before and I was a bit apprehensive but Maria really listened from the beginning and was very supportive throughout the whole process. The sleep plan was very gentle and loving. After a few days, Francis had stopped waking in the night and no more dummy. Maria was able to change the sleep plan to suit him and he starting sleeping later and later. Sometimes, I can’t believe he now sleeps from 7-7 and I wake up before him!  

Thank you so much Maria, you have transformed our lives and we will be forever grateful. 

Lucy, Jonny & Francis (17 months old) 

My little boy had never been a great sleeper but at the age of one and still feeding in the night, needing motion to fall asleep and then waking up at 4am to start the day, I knew something had to change.
After an initial consultation, Maria carefully put a plan together for us. It allowed us to support him to sleep at the start of the night and support him back to sleep during the night.

We adjusted his naps and followed her plan careful. Even with a 24 hour temperature 5 days into the plan, he was sleeping through by day 7.  It has absolutely changed our lives. Maria gave us the confidence we needed to stop feeding during the night and help him self settle.  I honestly couldn’t recommend her any more.

Kayleigh & George - 12 months old

We approached Maria for help with our daughters sleeping when she was 16 weeks old.  She had generally been a good sleeper until this point but started waking during the night hourly between 1.30am and 4.30am, with her wake up time moving from 6.30am to 5am or earlier.  During this time she also needed to be settled back to sleep by constantly replacing her dummy and with my hand on her tummy.  It quickly became that we were having less and less sleep and she needed more from us to settle.  Her naps were also very irregular, sometimes sleeping for 1.5 hours, sometimes 25 minutes.  


A friend recommended Maria and I can honestly say we are so glad that we took the decision to complete her one to one sleep solutions package.  


Maria was really personable and friendly but always professional.  We felt supported through the whole experience as Maria was always quick to respond to queries and to pick up on small details where she could offer advice and guidance.  At first I was sceptical about how successful the programme would be and as a first time Mum, I felt guilty about 'putting my baby through a sleep regime'.  It turned out I was very wrong.  There was no 'putting my baby through anything'.  She adapted really quickly to the strategies that Maria set out and I realised that by doing this with her, I was equipping her with a skill for life.  Within days, she was settling within 3-4 minutes of being in her cot, sleeping for 1.5 often 2 hours per nap and sleeping from 7pm to 6am (we then leave her to dose back off until 7am).  By doing this, our baby also seems much happier between her nap times...full of giggles and wanting to play.  It is one of the best decisions we made for our baby and us and I would highly recommend.  


Claire & Gracie (16 weeks old

I can honestly say working with Maria @ Baby Sleep the Night has changed my life. Before talking to Maria we were so unsure of what way to turn. We had tried everything but were never consistent and would quickly change as soon as we thought it hadn’t worked. 


Working with Maria gave us the confidence to follow her structured but simple guide and the results spoke for themselves. Night 1 was extremely tough but we stuck to the plan and night 2 we saw results. 


Our baby was 5 months old and waking between 6-8 times a night with 2 feeds, by night 2 he was only feeding once and by night 3 we had dropped the feed. 23 days later he sleeps through and we have already dropped the third nap! 


We could never have done this without Maria and we would highly recommend her! 


Emily & Hunter (5 months old)

Since working with Maria my life with my partner and daughter has changed so much.

I came to Maria after seeing positive reviews on social media and the fact that we were all very much in need of help as my little girl who at the time was 21 weeks needed to be in routine and help with her short naps and bedtime, and not to mention very tired parents. I was not a fan of cry it out so I was very worried about what was needed to help our little girl.

After speaking to Maria she reassured us both that she would work closely with us and she cared. After working with Maria for 17 days we now have a happy little girl her naps have hugely improved I now enjoy bedtime and she can now get herself to sleep all by herself.

Maria was only ever a phone call away and my questions I had she responded within the day. Not only do we have a happy house and baby but Maria has help build my confidence too, I am very grateful for the help and advice and I would not hesitate recommending Maria to any parent.

Joanne, Rhys & Poppy (5 months old)

I wanted to say thank you so so much for your support over the last 2 weeks. The changes we’ve made in just a short amount of time have been amazing. 


I never would of thought that Jacob would be sleeping in his own bed, without a dummy or the comfort of holding my hand to get himself to sleep, and settling himself if he woke up in the night, he has adapted to the plan so well and so quickly, I really am proud of him. I’ve also amazed myself for sticking with it too. 


I now actually get to sleep in my own bed and get a proper night sleep and that is all thanks to you. 


The help, support and reassurance you have given us has been great and I can’t thank you enough.


Kelly & Jacob (3.5 years old)

Before we started a sleep programme with Maria, our son would only sleep on me or my husband, and required multiple sleep props. We were unable to get any time to ourselves and his naps were often short and he would wake grumpy and still tired. 


Maria was an incredible support and guided us through every step of the programme. The first few days weren't easy, and they require hard work and consistency, but it works!


Within just two weeks, he now naps and sleeps in his own room without any of the sleep props he used to need, and we have time and space to ourselves again. 


We would highly recommend Maria!


Helen & Sebastian (3 months old)

Maria Murphy from Baby Sleep the Night genuinely revolutionised our family's sleep!

As a sleep consultant Maria was amazing, thoughtful, understanding and on hand to help when we needed support.

In less than two weeks, our ten month old went from waking multiple times a night to sleeping a full twelve hours, with good naps throughout the day too.

The help we received was worth every penny, and we couldn't recommend Maria highly enough. It is no understatement to say she saved two rather broken, sleep deprived parents!

Ches, Ed & Milo (10 months old)

Maria made us feel totally at ease, she didn’t judge our bad sleep habits and tailored everything to meet our baby’s needs over everything.


It has been the most life changing and positive part of being in lockdown for us.


We never thought we would sleep again and within 2 nights we already saw changes.

Our 14 month old had gone from two 30 minute naps and waking every 3 hours at night to having 2 hour nap and sleeping 6:30pm- 7am.


Maria saved us from a whole world of problems and we are beyond grateful.


We cannot thank you enough Maria... you’ve changed our lives!!

The Brown family (14 months old)

My son is my second child and I knew I wanted to get the sleeping right as soon as possible so I could get him down efficiently in the day (whilst trying to look after my toddler from another room!) and get some sleep in the night. Maria visited us on day 4 and went through the new born baby plan.


Maria was a pleasure to have in our home and explained things really clearly. We didn’t feel ready to start straight away but Maria supported our decision and we were well prepared by her when we did a couple of weeks later.


Our son was soon able to self-settle and by 12 weeks he was able to sleep through the whole night (until the teething kicked in!) 


Maria is very personable and easy to deal with both over the phone and e-mail. If you are looking for a sleep therapist for your baby or child I’d highly recommend her. 


Tippy & Hanson (Newborn)

Our 16 month old co-slept as well as fed on demand all through the night every night. 

On night 9 of the plan she slept through the night in her own cot!  We couldn’t believe it!

Thanks to Maria since working with her things have improved massively for our family. We have all started to get a good night's sleep and I have a bit of time to myself in the evenings. 

We can’t believe the improvement and I'd definitely recommend Maria!

Jo & Bethan (16 months)

As first time parents we were initially following a routine from an expert book which clearly wasn't working for us. No baby is the same! We were rocking, singing, patting and using the dummy to settle Georgia to sleep. We would be on edge waiting for her to wake to try to settle her for longer naps. Enough was enough and Georgia was waking earlier and earlier, so we decided to ask Maria for help as she had previously helped a family member with their little one.

Maria was very accommodating and with Georgia being born premature, Maria knew what things we should be trying at first to help Georgia into a good sleep routine based on her "brain age". 

From night 1 Georgia was put down to bed at 7pm and waking at 7am with 1 night feed. The night feed lasting 20/30 minutes. This has continued and if she does wake in the night we do not have to go into her, she happily settles herself back to sleep until we go into her at 7am.

Day time naps were a little bit more challenging but Maria was there to support and reassure us that everything that was happening was normal and it just takes time. Don't give up! We now have a brilliant daytime napper and overnight sleeper which makes our little girl so happy when she is awake.

We cannot thank Maria enough for all her help.

Jess, Ashley & Georgia (4 months)

We want to thank Maria for all her help and support through our two-week plan.

Our 18 month old had never slept through the night but within this short period we have silent nights and story time.

No question was left unanswered and we felt like we always had the help and support we needed.

We will be returning with the next one eventually :) thank you!!!! Xx

Ashley & Dorothy (18 months old)

We have been very impressed with the results of working with Maria who advised and supported us through training our 18 month old daughter to sleep through the night.

Since birth our daughter has struggled to sleep through the night, often waking up intervals and on some occasions for hours on end. 

Myself and my wife were exhausted on a regular basis which affected our everyday lives.  We were recommended to work with Maria and the results have been amazing.  Ivy now consistently sleeps through the night, often for 12 hours.  We now have far more energy and Ivy seems to be a much happier baby for having a full night's sleep.

Thank you Maria and we will definitely recommend you to others.

Andrew & Ivy (18 months old)

“Maria has been a life saver!

Before we were introduced, our 5 month old was a terrible sleeper. We were rocking him to sleep for all of his naps and feeding to sleep at night time and during the night at wakings.

Our baby would typically wake every 2-3 hours during the night which meant that we were getting around 3-4 hours total of broken sleep each night.

Maria’s support and guidance changed our lives and quickly! From night two our baby slept through the night from 7pm-7am. We now have a great little sleeper who can self soothe himself for all of his naps and night time sleep and is so much happier for it.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Maria to other parents struggling with sleep!”

Lucy & Leo (5 months old)

I came to Maria Murphy when she ran a sleep clinic at the Laura trott leisure centre in Cheshunt. The timing was so perfect for us as we had a 4 month old beautiful baby who we had been holding & rocking to sleep who was sleeping in our bed which wasn’t working for us as a family.


We had ended up with these habits as we were new parents trying to learn & we struggled to hear our baby crying & didn’t know how to let himself settle & sleep on his own. This resulted in us taking turns holding him in his nursery (having no evening at all) using milk to get him to sleep , me sleeping with a hand on him thinking he needed help (which was quite the opposite) & him only napping in the daytime dressed in a penguin Pram suit! My husband had been relegated to the sofa & we felt we were living separate lives.


Needless to say meeting Maria was just what we needed! I was immediately drawn to Maria because she’d had a similar experience to me, was a mum & shared her positive results having been through the sleep program herself. I instantly asked if she did 1:1 consultancy & was delighted when she says yes, lived locally & came to our house. This added a real personal touch for me & her price for the package was extremely reasonable. In fact I would say it’s one of the best things I’ve ever spent money on because how can you put a price tag on your baby’s wellbeing, your marriage & your quality of life!


Our son is a beautiful boy but was often teary & irritable which I now know was just tiredness! Nobody tells you how much sleep a baby needs for their age when they’re born! Nobody explains about naps & bedtimes or the fact babies know how to self-settle if they are given the opportunity & space to do so.


Maria’s sleep training is done gently, lovingly & with clear evidence which speaks for itself. Our son was in his crib from day one & just continued to improve daily from there! Maria always had patience, time, perseverance & good tips to help us through. She went over & above to help us & had been the missing piece in the puzzle we were searching for.


I’ll be eternally grateful to Maria for coming into our lives & will definitely be using her again for tips on transitioning our son into his own room & if a second baby were to arrive.


I highly recommend Maria Murphy to you. She has changed our lives & most importantly, helped us give our son the gift of independent sleeping, being able to settle himself & being an extremely contented happy little boy now he is well rested!


Thank you Maria- we will all be forever grateful to you!! Xxx


Emma & Samuel (4 months old)


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)


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 FaceTime/Whatsapp video call or telephone call, 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 bespoke 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.

  • Optional extra - real time text message support - at bedtime settling the first night you implement the sleep plan.  My extra support is charged at an hourly rate if you would like me personally on hand to guide and assist you as you begin implementing your sleep plan.

The total cost for my Sleep Solutions packages are:

Cot Sleep Solutions Package – if your baby or toddler is in a cot £250

Big Bed Sleep Solutions Package – if your toddler or child is in a bed £285 due to the complexity of the sleep 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 20 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 £130.

Face to face consultations are available within a 30 minute driving radius of Hertfordshire (further distances can be accommodated – please call for details)
Get Back on Track package
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 Facetime/Whatsapp video call or telephone call, 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.  Includes 1 follow-up email 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.

  • Optional follow up support phone call that you can use to speak to me for 20 mins and ask any additional questions that might come up as you get things back on track.
    The total cost for the Get Back on Track Package 60 minute consultation plus 1 email £110, with the optional 20 min phone support call £130.

Sleep Chats

Sleep chats is a chance to have a 30 minute phone/video call with me about any specific sleep challenge you’re dealing with.  Suitable if your child is able to self-settle.

This package includes a bespoke points to work on plan you receive after our meeting.  It contains tips & tweaks to implement to help improve your child’s sleep.

Send me an email maria.murphy@babysleepthenight.com to arrange a booking and I will send you a questionnaire to complete to allow me to tailor my advice specifically to your situation.

We can discuss topics like:

•             nap timings and lengths

•             nap transitions or nap drop

•             early morning wake ups

•             bedtime routines and environment

The total cost of a Sleep Chat Session is £40.

Ask me Anything Call
Ideal if you want a chat about your child's sleep or you have questions about sudden sleep changes. You can find out if there are any instant changes you can implement that could make immediate improvements.  The smallest tweaks can make the biggest difference.  You will need to email me a brief explanation of what’s happening so I can prepare and make the most of our talk time (this option is not suitable if you need help with self-settling or night wakes).

The total cost of the Ask me Anything 20 minute phone call is £25.
Sleepover Dusk to Dawn Sleep Solutions Package
This personal support package is for those who want me at your home in the Hertfordshire area or neighbouring counties Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Buckinghamshire, and North London for assistance on the first night you choose to implement the program.  Further distances can be accommodated at an extra charge, please enquire with your specific address for a quote as travel fees may apply depending on location proximity.

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 7am the next morning. The consultation will take place in the comfort of your home and we will begin your journey to great sleep together from dusk to dawn.  I will personally be on hand to assist, support and guide you through the process from the night you choose to implement the sleep plan.

  • A detailed, fully customized bespoke 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 my Sleepover Dusk to Dawn Sleep Solutions Package is £900.
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 079 20610261 or email maria.murphy@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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