Lily - 5.5 months
"We were at the end of our rope with our almost 6-month-old daughter. I had fallen into the trap of either nursing or rocking her to sleep, but really no one in the house was actually getting any sleep. She was napping for no more than 30 mins each time and waking every 2 hours throughout the night. We were all zombies, so late one night I did a desperate search for a sleep consultant. Erin was recommended by other local moms on a Facebook group, so with our fingers crossed, we took the plunge. It was scary at first. I didn't want anyone else to know. I felt embarrassed that I couldn't figure out how to get my own child to sleep and thought I would be judged negatively by anyone who found out. But after a very short time with Erin, I realized how crazy I was being and truthfully could not care less what anyone else thought of us because the results have been incredible! Our daughter now has three solid naps a day and sleeps through the night! I'm still in shock by the huge difference this has made in our lives. Not only is our daughter happier and more well rested, but we are too! My only other hesitation was the cost. Yes, it's a hefty sum of money, but I only regret not calling Erin sooner. She does not simply give you a cookie cutter plan, she fully customized and adapted our plan during our time together. Erin was very prompt with answering all of our questions and was adamant on our success. Yes, there were some very hard days, yes there was some crying (from both of us!), but with a little pep talk from Erin and some encouragement we got through it. I would fully recommend Erin for anyone who is having difficulties with their little ones sleeping!"
Max - 2.75 YO
"We thought that we were doing everything right to give our son the best chance at sleeping well. Erin's' expertise and knowledge proved to us that in certain situations, a specialist is required to get the results that are necessary to have and maintain a content, happy and rested household. We have only the odd night waking compared to multiple times a night. We are all accumulating sleep and keeping up on it as opposed to living in our previous chronic sleep deprived states.
Now that we have the knowledge of what works with our son within our expectations as a household, we are all much better rested, happier and much more able to enjoy the time together as a family. That is priceless. Sleep is priceless and is proving to be the backbone in our family’s ability to be content! Even our friends and family are noticing the difference. I would tell anyone who will listen that this was well worth the time, effort and money. Erin is a real person. She is genuine and kind, understanding and funny. We handed our sleep struggles over to her and immediately felt a sense of relief. We were confident that she would walk us gently through this transition period with ease and she did!! If anything slips, we're now confident that we have the tools in place to move forward instead of falling back into the habits that ended up causing us the struggle to begin with. She worked with us in our unique situations to find the best route to achieving our sleep goals. There isn't a black and white answer and she will work hard to find what will work for your child.
I am grateful to have had Erin's help."
Oliver - 9 months
“In the beginning, I was worried that either I didn't need help and could/should be able to do it on my own and that if I couldn't get my child sleeping, nobody could. But Oliver now sleeps through the night and we have a solid sleeping schedule. We even survived our first sickness with the new routine! He still only has mostly 2 forty minute naps per day but luckily, we have the plan and skills to be able to make this work for Oliver and our family. Although we are still working on the naps I didn't realize what a difference the consolidated night sleep would have on Oliver's daytime temperament.
I am so glad we were recommended Erin Neri as our sleep consultant. She was easy to talk to and a pleasure to work with. What I liked most about Erin is that she doesn't just give you a plan to blindly follow, she teaches about good sleep habits and explains the importance of the process so that you understand. This understanding gives you the confidence you need as a family to be able to manage your child's sleep schedule. We are now all getting the sleep we need!”
Henry - 6 YO & George - 3.75 YO
"My 3 and 6 year would not go to sleep independently. Either my husband or I had lay down with them until they fell asleep. This taking sometimes up to an hour. If our 3 year old had a nap during the day, even a 5 minute one, it would take hours for us to get him to fall asleep at night. Once they were asleep, our 3 year would come into our room several times a night. No one was sleeping. Our 3 year old was often cranky during the day. My husband and I were not sure if we wanted to spend the money on a sleep consultant and it not work for our two boys. They are strong willed boys. What we were doing was not working so we hired the "Sleep Fairy, Erin." It was the best money we have spent in a while. Both boys go to bed independently and stay in bed all night, even if they are not sleeping at home. If my 3 year old has a nap, he still goes to bed on time. We are all getting a good night sleep. Everyone is in a better mood during the day.”
Katelyn 6.5 Months
At first, my husband and I thought: “This is a normal phase that will pass.” A month later and she was still waking up every two hours at night. That’s when we decided to call Erin and we are so glad that we did!
Knowing that Erin came highly recommended and was someone in our community made the decision very easy. I like how she was completely understanding and acknowledged our problems. I also appreciated how she had a quick and simple answer to all of our questions.
EVERYONE is able to get the sleep that we need. We know that we can put her down for the night and that will put herself to sleep. It usually takes about 5 minutes, during which she coos herself asleep (I like to think that she is signing herself a lullaby). We also have a more consistent and predictable nap schedule, which helps us in so many ways.
And to top it all off, my husband and I are able to spend time together in the evenings without the baby; which is allowing us to feel more like ourselves.
We also know that we can leave in the evenings, and that our baby won’t wake up, and if she does, she can put herself back to sleep without our help.
100% no questions asked. I would recommend anyone who thinks: “I never knew I could be this tired with a baby.” It’s so easy to think “this is normal, it will pass, it’s just a phase” but it’s not.
Such an invaluable experience that I recommend to anyone.