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Baby Sleep the Night TM
By Karen Bramall
Creator of The Five Stroke Rule TM
Sleep Solutions for Families
Sleep Consultant Training & Mentoring
Dr Sarah Stanley BMedSci BM BS MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH
Dr Sarah Stanley BMedSci BM BS MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH
When my eldest daughter was 10 months old, I navigated returning to work as a busy GP with being sleep deprived. Ahead of my days at work, my partner would take our daughter out in the car at 4am, because this became her favourite place to sleep, or he would take her downstairs to sleep on him, so I could get a few hours rest before I needed to work a 12 hour day in the surgery.

Looking back, I think I had naively assumed that because of my job and medical training, I would know how to get my baby to sleep through the night. We fell into a pattern of breastfeeding to sleep and feeding several times a night.

 

Through all of medical school and my postgraduate training, I don’t think I was taught anything useful about baby and children’s sleep and so I understand how difficult it can be for parents to know where to turn for help when their child isn’t sleeping well.

 

I was fortunate to be well-supported by my partner and family and they helped me through the toughest of sleep deprived nights, weeks and months. In more than 10 years of work as a GP and by starting to talk about baby and children’s sleep, I have become increasingly aware of how far-reaching the consequences of sleep deprivation are and how big a part this plays in the mental well-being of the whole family. I am passionate about the science of sleep, children’s sleep behaviour and the effects of sleep deprivation and am so pleased to have found a way of using my consultation skills, alongside this knowledge and passion to help families who are struggling.

As a Mum who has been sleep deprived, I can empathise, help and guide you through a personally designed and tailor made sleep plan, which I will ensure you are comfortable implementing in order to give the best help to your little one. As a result, you and the rest of the family will get more refreshing sleep, leaving you ready to tackle whatever the day holds -  whether it is looking after your bundle of joy, going off to work or both . . . or more!

 

I offer a no-obligation 15 minute phone call to learn more about your family’s individual situation, to explain how I can help and to check we are the right fit for each other. If we go on to work together, I will support you with a combination of phone, Zoom and email consulting and together we can make sleep deprivation a distant memory.

 

If you can’t immediately see a time in my calendar to suit you for a 15 minute call, then please email me and I will do my best to work with you to find a time for us to chat. Don’t delay, get in touch today if you are ready to take the first step in making that life changing transformation for your whole family.
Phone: 07306 760927
Email: sarah.stanley@babysleepthenight.com
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Testimonials

"After talking to Sarah on the free consultation we both felt confident going forward that this was the right thing for us. There was no pressure at all from Sarah to carry on and left the decision down to us. 

The Skype call was very thorough as Sarah got to know our routine and lifestyle. After this we got our routine to learn before starting with the programme. Sarah was very flexible with when we could start which was helpful. 
From night one the routine was very easy to follow and did work. Our son could not even be in the cot with us stood next to him without screaming, he however spent the night in the cot (with a few wake ups)
As we progressed the plan worked perfectly for us and our son and within the first week he was sleeping through the night. We spoke daily to Sarah be it by email (just updating) or by phone call. 
Using Sarah’s service was the best decision we have made and now our son goes to bed without crying and sleeps through the night. 

Thank you Sarah. "

Dad of nearly 16 month old boy.

“We approached Sarah as our 7 month old was waking frequently at night, reliant on feeding to sleep, and only doing short 45 minute naps. We knew something had to change - I was spending large parts of the day and night settling her to sleep and this was eating in to precious time with our children. We were exhausted and frustrated.
Sarah listened to our situation, and provided a clear structured plan. She was always very approachable and quick to respond to updates and queries throughout the 2 weeks.
 When we started working with her, our daughter seemed far off being able to settle herself to sleep. But through working with Sarah and putting our trust in her, our daughter does much longer naps, has much better nights,  and settles herself to sleep, which is amazing. This has greatly improved the quality of life of our whole family! I thoroughly recommend her services to others. “

Mum to 7 month old Florence

Sarah was so supportive and caring from the very first contact with her. She could not do enough to reassure us that this was the right way to move forwards with our 18 month old who just wasn’t sleeping (unless it was in our bed which meant we weren’t!).

Sarah took great trouble to get to know us and our daughter and ensure what she was suggesting would fit into our family and lifestyle. She responded to emails so promptly and even though she wasn’t physically with us through the process we felt so supported throughout. 

I cannot recommend her highly enough. This method works! Thank you Sarah."

Becki and Glenn, parents to 18-month old Ellie.

All I can say is Thank you! Sarah has been amazing and so supportive with our journey to better sleep with my daughter. From night one our lives changed for the better for her and for me. I cannot thank you enough for that, even at night 9 when our little girl came down with a bad case of tonsillitis, Sarah gave the best advice and continued to support us through what could have been a disastrous few nights. 
Sarah is very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions and took time to check in a respond to all of my emails. 
Alice has gone from taking 2.5 hours to get to sleep of an evening and waking 3/4 times a night to now, taking 10 minutes and going off on her own which I never thought would happen and to not waking at all! We also took away Alice’s dummy which I thought would be impossible but we have managed it!
Naps are still hard for us but we are managing so many more naps in the cot than we ever have! 
 
I cannot thank Sarah enough for spending the time to explain everything from the process children go through to sleep to how to continue through Illness and for checking in everyday to not only see how Alice is but how I am and how I was feeling through the process. 
I am truly grateful. Thank you so much. 

Kind regardsMegan, Mum to Alice. 

"I can honestly say letting Sarah help/guide us through what was such a difficult time with our sons sleep has changed our life, we have gone from being awake from anything between 4-5am to a grumpy toddler to 6-6:30am to a ​much happier boy and that’s all been down to the help/support and guidance we have received from Sarah for the 2 week period. We really didn’t know what to do and now we are so glad we used her service. I would recommend Sarah to anyone who’s child is struggling with sleep to give it a go it’s definitely worth while."

From the parents of a 20-month old boy.

"We can’t thank Sarah enough, she has helped our little family so much. Gone are the evenings we used to spend constantly picking up and putting down our baby in the cot. Sarah’s plan was clear to follow, her support throughout the process was brilliant, and most of all, she really cared. The results we have seen are amazing. We will be recommending her to our family and friends."

From the parents of a 7-month old girl

Sarah has been amazing in supporting and guiding us through this process. It has been nothing short of life changing as a family to now be able to have a smooth bed time routine and plenty of full nights' sleep. We can’t recommend her enough.

Mum to a 14 month old boy.

My Wife and I have a little boy who is now approaching 19 months old and is a fantastic little boy, however he has never slept very well at night. This has always been a struggle for myself and my wife who has had to deal with up to 5/6 wake ups per night, and on better nights maybe only 2 wake ups! In addition to this, my wife was the only one who would be able to settle our little boy in the middle of the night, if I (Dad) tried to settle him then things would escalate and he would scream and get so worked up he would be sick. If I attempted to pick up my little boy when he woken in the night, he would try and climb me and point to the door to find mommy. 
 
At 18 month old, we had a particularly bad night where we myself and my wife hardly had a wink of sleep due to our little boys wake up every hour, it was then my wife reached out for help and found support in Sarah Stanley. 
 
We worked with Sarah who originally gave us a free 15mins call to discuss our challenges and the impact it was having on us as a family, this is when Sarah informed us that this was something she could help us with. After agreeing to work with sarah we then scheduled a 1hour video call where we went through our sleep challenges and our night time routine, Sarah then discussed the plan with us in detail and answering any questions along the way.
 
Once we started the plan, my wife and I agreed that I would be the one to take the lead as this was an issue we needed to resolve, our little boy not letting dad settle him at night. I took the plan and followed it to the word, however we did have have a challenging first night but we were prepared for that due to the changes the our little boy would be having to adapt to. As the program progressed through the week, we turned a corner where our little boy let daddy attend his bedside to settle him when he woke. However as the following week approached, our little boy had a couple of nights where he woke once or twice at most, but then slipped in to a string of nights where he slept the entire night through. This was a major breakthrough for us. Since then we have had a few nights where we have had 1 wake up but more nights where he has slept through. 
 
We have had 5 nights of regression from our little boy recently but after referring back to the plan and sticking to our routine, we have gone back in to nights with no wakes again which is fantastic.
 
We have so far with Sarah’s help and I cannot explain the positive impact it has on us as a family, it makes our little boy happier in the day as he does not wake up tired and not being tired parents makes the days much more enjoyable.
 
We cannot thank sarah enough for all her help and support, Sarah was extremely professional throughout the process and I can only wish we reached out for help earlier. 
 
Thank you again Sarah, 
 
A much happier Lodge-Knowles household :)

We honestly cannot Sarah enough for her help and support through this process - my goal when we first saw a friend share a post about Sarah becoming a sleep consultant  was to get our little out of our bed and into the cot in our room - never did we think he would be sleeping in his own room and settling himself to sleep after only a few weeks. There’s definitely been some ups and downs but Sarah’s support through this time has been amazing. We still have a way to go but with all the tips and support stresses Sarah has taught we know we can overcome things. I would definitely say if you are having sleep issues with your little one and don’t know how to solve them then definitely get in touch with Sarah! 

 

Thank you again for everything!! 

Mum to 21 month old boy.

Me and Ryan are extremely grateful for your help and support! With Rueben (19 months old) who has never slept in his cot, we can not believe how well he has done throughout  the programme despite catching a cold towards the end. He is so much happier in himself, eating 100x better and we don’t seem to have to carry him through the day because he is full of energy from a perfect night sleep. Your help has been incredible down to every detail in the routine we have for Rueben and I can not believe at the end of this we are able to put him in the cot and he goes to sleep independently without either of us there. I’m still in shock! :). We love that he has a routine that actually makes him enjoy getting ready for bed and the smiles we get from him in the morning are just amazing. What once was a hectic night or rocking for hours and laying next to him to try and get him to sleep is now a as thing of the past and most of all Rueben is one happy boy! Thank you so much for your help. I didn’t believe we could do it, but we did! :) 

Mum to 19 month old boy

Sarah,

 
I cannot put into words how grateful I am for the support and guidance you have given me and my family over the past 14 days. 
 
We were in a position where each night both myself and my partner and our 2.5 year old were only getting 2-3 hours of sleep. A 10pm bedtime and a 1am wake up… EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. It was a battle. And I lost every time. 
 
Sleep deprivation was making life difficult and not enjoyable. 
 
I dreaded bedtime…. I thought I was doing everything I could to give my daughter the tools she needed to sleep well during the night. I would spend my lonely hours during the night with my daughter who wouldn’t sleep googling every possible parent sleeping tips and trying to get them to work, and feeling so deflated when they didn’t. And I say lonely, because I felt like I was the only parent who’s toddler didn’t sleep during the night - I know that isn’t true, but at the the time I did feel this way and I tried to accept I just wasn’t going to sleep for a long, long time.
 
Luckily, in a slightly sleepy conversation with my neighbour she mentioned you and tagged me in one of your facebook posts… and I am so SO glad she did, because you have changed my life. 
 
You were kind and caring and took so much detail to make sure the plan for us and our daughter was perfect. 
 
You said to us on our initial call before the plan started that towards the end of the course we will start to feel so much better… and that was so true and still is!! 
 
I can’t stress how easy the course was and for anyone undecided about whether to do something like this - if you are having troubles with your little one during the night don’t delay it until you feel at the brink of despair like I did. I am now getting full nights sleep, and bedtime is actually a lovely, enjoyable time now. 
 
You have to be 100% committed to the plan, but trust the process, it does work, it does get so much better. We have the odd wake up but it is quickly resolved with no stress at all - and I accept there will be nights like this as that is completely normal. My only regret is I didn’t find Sarah sooner. 

Mum to 2yrs 7 month old.

Our daughter has never been a great sleeper. For 8 months straight, she was up multiple times during the night, it got to the point where just to have a few hours I started to have her in the bed with me… which I know was leading to further bad habits. 

It got to desperation point, I was going through a difficult period both mentally and emotionally. I had just returned back to work and decided it could not continue like this, for my own sanity. I rarely use fb now, but when I went on out of the blue, a friend shared Sarah’s post about offering sleep coaching. Her experience called out to me… she got it. 

We arranged a call… and both myself and my husband shared what we currently do with Mia during the day and at bedtime, what our hopes were and Sarah explained to us how it would work. She’d put a plan in place that we would follow to a T and with regular catch ups, she’d help us out a long the way. 

It wasn’t easy… I felt quite overwhelmed by it all as I anticipated it being a tough road ahead and just didn’t know if I had it in me. But, we decided things had to change. 

We extended the plan an extra week as with teething and illness, we had a bit of a blip but I have to say… Mia is now in her own room, sleeps without a dummy at night… and we are having a better nights sleep. 

I have finished this course with a much better understanding of Mia’s sleep pattern. Sarah has given us the tools to work with and I do (dare I say it) feel so much better for it. 

I’ve gotta admit, there were times I thought this isn’t working, and the scepticism kicked in… but Sarah is on hand to offer positive reassurance and remind you of all the progress you’ve made, it spurs you on to persevere…. And I’m so glad we did. 

Thank you Sarah. Xx 

Mum to 13 month old girl. 

I don't know how I can put into words how amazing this is. I wish I'd have known about it sooner. Our 15 month old was waking anything from 8/9 times per night, some nights waking at 230/3am & staying up for hours on end. We would never in a million years think we would be able to put him to bed and leave the room without sitting there until he's asleep and then creeping out.. & now we can!

 Sarah's plan has honestly changed our lives. Our whole family is happier, the feeling of dread coming up to bedtime is no longer & overall everything is much easier. 
 
All I have to say is TRUST THE PROCESS. When we had our consultation & a more in depth zoom meeting with Sarah, some of the things she had said we would have to do, did make me nervous, because I just didn't think some of the strategies would work on him, but he surprised us from the very first night. He now sleeps 12 hours per night & goes to sleep on his own, self settles & naps are much easier now we have had guidance.
 
If you are hesitant, please do not be. you will not regret it. Its Magic!!

Mum to 15 month old boy. 

Having Sarah as our sleep consultant has literally been a life changing experience. Toby was waking every 1-2 hours overnight for the dummy and very difficult to get back to sleep after 5am, was still feeding 2-3 times a night, his day time naps were erratic and often short and overal we were really struggling. 

 
I was very reluctant to even look into a 'sleep trainer' as I thought it was going to be something that just got better with time but 5 months later  when Toby was 8 months old we were still in the same situation. Sarah's gentle and gradual approach has made it totally acheivable. I also didn't want to get rid of the dummy as was worried how he would react and she totally supported me in this decision. Toby is now either sleeping through the night or waking once and has great day time naps.  Although we have had the odd blip such as an early morning wakes I also feel that I now have the tools to deal with it and feel that I can manage and continue to follow the plan to hopefully correct any issues that arise. 
 
It seems crazy to reflect back to where we were a few weeks ago and the difference that few changes to his routine have made! Thank you Sarah! xx

Mum to 8 month old boy.

We were struggling with settling our 7 month old at bedtime for months and getting her to stay asleep (without me nursing her!)... until we stumbled across Sarah. In the two weeks Sarah worked with our family we have been guided & supported in to the best sleep plan for us, as a family and ultimately Sarah has helped us to teach our little one to go to sleep on her own. We could not reccomend Sarah enough she has changed our approach to bedtime and ultimately given us our evenings back with a strategy going forward & we can't thank her enough!

Mum to a 7 month old little girl. 

Sarah has complete changed our lives with in the space of 2 weeks. My little girl now goes to sleep on her own and sleeps through the night which a month ago we would of never of dreamt of !If anyone is hesitant then please please just give Sarah a chance, my only regret is that I didn’t reach out to her sooner .

Mum to baby girl.

Packages

One-to-One Sleep Solutions Package
This is my most popular package, and consists of:

 

A preliminary evaluation. This is an in depth evaluation of 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 via Zoom or over the phone, where we’ll discuss strategies, troubleshoot possible problems and learn how to address bedtime, nap time, night-wakings or any other specific issues you might be dealing with.

A detailed, fully customised sleep plan, that I will prepare for you after the conclusion of our meeting.

 

4 x follow-up telephone calls during the first week following the consultation. These follow-up calls each last about 15 minutes, and we’ll use this time to deal with any setbacks you might be having or answer any general questions.

4 x follow-up emails after your four follow-up telephone calls have been used. You may email me once a day and I always aim to reply to emails within one working day.

The total cost for the One-to-One Sleep Solutions package for a baby or toddler in a cot is £270 and £290 for a child in a bed.

Available online.


All Areas Covered via video call. 
New-born – Get it right from the Start Package
This is a comprehensive training plan helping parents of newborns 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 also a fantastic gift package for new parents and consultations can take place before or after the baby has arrived. Gift certificates are available and can be posted direct to the lucky couple if required.

The package consists of:

A private 60 minute Zoom or phone call where we will discuss:

How to establish a healthy sleep plan for your newborn.

Baby 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.

Common sleep issues that can be easily avoided.

 

A detailed sleep plan for your newborn. If you are expecting, the gentle, caring techniques in your sleep plan will teach you how to create an independent sleeper from day one. It will give you a flexible guide to quickly bring some routine to a time of your lives which can otherwise become quite overwhelming. If you baby has already arrived, your sleep plan will be fully customised for your family.

 

1 x 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 our consultation if you already have your baby at home. This call typically lasts around 15 minutes.

 

2 x follow-up e-mails where you can email me with any questions or concerns any time within the first 3 months of your baby’s birth, or after our consultation. After 3 months you can purchase an extra week of email support at any time, should you need it. I always aim to reply to emails within one working day.

 

The total cost for the Newborn – Get it right from the Start Package is £130.

Available online.
The Refresher
It is not uncommon for babies and toddlers who have been taught to be great sleepers to test the boundaries from time to time. This option is for parents who have met with me in the past, but are looking for a Refresher.

 

This is also 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 60 minute consultation, by Zoom or over the phone, during which we’ll 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 of your questions and concerns.

 

Optional 2 x follow-up emails that you can use for any additional questions that might come up as you get things back on track. I always aim to reply to emails within one working day.

 

The total cost for The Refresher Package is £100 or £130 including two follow up emails within 10 days of the package.

Available online.
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 07306 760927 or email sarah.stanley@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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