I’m a firm believer in ‘a house that sleeps is a house that smiles’!
If you’re reading my profile we have something in common…….we both struggle with our child’s sleep.
I’m a Mum of two and when I had my first baby I knew nothing about babies and sleep. 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.
She mainly slept on our chests as a new-born, day and overnight! My husband and I 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 at 3 months which explained a lot and after medication we were told her sleep would ’get better’ ….but it never did. At 6 months we were told when she’s on solids her sleep would ‘get better’ ….but it never did. By 9 months bedtime meant lying beside her for hours until she fell asleep, gently try to transfer her to the cot hoping she would stay asleep. If she woke mid transfer we had to repeat the process again which could take hours. I read books, spoke to Medical Professionals, 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, I wasn’t seeing my husband and our relationship became strained as he was working and our evenings were spent trying to get our daughter to sleep. I desperately searched the internet again one night and I got help from a professional sleep expert Karen Bramall. With some straight forward changes my daughter slept 12 hours overnight and napped in her cot. I couldn’t believe it, it changed my life. She learnt to be an independent sleeper, a skill for life!
I was so overwhelmed with the transformation it had on my life that I changed my career to do the same for others. I fully certified as a Baby Sleep the Night Sleep Consultant a few years ago and I have worked with many families and helped them transform their lives. Sleep can be a very complex puzzle in children and the smallest thing makes the biggest difference to your child sleeping well.
I work closely with parents by listening and understanding their child’s sleep situation. I create holistic, bespoke sleep plans working around the family’s lifestyle as much as possible. I provide the tools and knowledge you need to teach your child and give them the gift of good sleep skills. My methods are gentle and effective; you provide comfort to your child, supporting them through the process which allows them room to learn, with you right by their side.
If you change nothing, nothing will change. With some correct adjustments you too can have a baby that sleeps through the night and takes good naps!
I regularly 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 client love feedback 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 a 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 number for clients in Ireland IRE 087 9304998*
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.
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)
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 £245by Skype/Facetime/Phone. If your child is in a bed this package is £265due 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 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)
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
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.
It includes bespoke points to work on plan + my sleep tips fact sheet.
Send me an email email@example.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 £30
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 evaluationThis is a comprehensive questionnaire about your child’s sleep habits and routines that you’ll complete prior to our meeting. (Having this information in advance helps us make the most of our time together.)
15 minute phone consultation to discuss details of the overnight support- time,requirements etc.
Private In-Home/Overnight SupportI will join you prior to your child’s recommended bedtime and stay overnight until 7:00 am the next morning. The consultation will take place in the comfort of your home and we will begin your journey to great sleep together.
A detailed, fully customized sleep planThis will be prepared for you after our consultation and after the nights stay so you have your own personalized plan to help guide you through the upcoming nights.
Five follow-up telephone callsFive phone calls, typically lasting 15 minutes, can be scheduled for the first week following the consultation. We’ll use this time to deal with any setbacks you might be having or answer any general questions.
One week of e-mail supportAfter your 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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