"We thought that we we're past the point of no return with our 9 month old. He wouldn't sleep without either being nursed or rocked. He would wake 5-6 times a night and would never sleep in his crib. He was either in his mother's arms or in bed with both of us. Nobody was sleeping and we were reaching critical madness. After the first week and half of this program, he would fall asleep on his own, sleep 12 hours a night, by himself, and if he awoke, he would self-sooth and go back down. 2, one hour naps per day, by himself in his crib. A borderline miracle. We are a different family now, everybody is sleeping, when he cries, we know something is wrong rather than guessing if he's tired ( before this he was, all the time). My advice, is DO IT, put aside your reservations, and do it. It will improve yours & your child's lives 10 fold. It's a tough go for the first few days, but worth its weight in gold in the end. Never mind $400, I would have paid $4000 if I'd had known the results.”
Brent & Terra
Oakley - 4 Months
I wasn't sure if spending the money was going to be worth it. Now I can say with confidence it WAS worth it! I have my sanity back! I started this journey with waking up 4x a night and dealing with 30-40 min crap naps all day with my baby. I am now down to 1x a night and he's napping 3 solid naps a day that last anywhere from 1-3 hours depending. I don't feel like I'm living at a sleep torture camp anymore! I can't thank you enough for your support on those days I wanted to give up, for answering my 1000 questions and for giving me back some much-needed sleep.
Madelyn – 4 Months
"We were at our end with our little ones’ sleep issues and having 2 older kiddos meant that there was no way for me to sleep during the day to catch up... so we had to do something about our then 4-month-old sleep habits. It took some time but now we have a baby who happily sleeps thru the night and allows our whole family to sleep better too :)"
Caleb - 9 Months
“Our son at 9-10 months old was waking 2-3 times a night (only nursing once), and would have 3 naps a day, each nap at 20 minutes in length. He also had no idea how to put himself to sleep. Soothers, car rides, swings, stroller walks, carriers, nothing worked. The only way he would fall asleep was for us to rock him. Sometimes, not often, nursing would put him to sleep. Rocking him to sleep would take approx. 20-30 minutes each time. We were exhausted and had no hope in our son being able to fall asleep on his own and to stay asleep. We really did not think the process would work but decided to give it a chance. What did we have to lose. He already wasn't sleeping so may as well try. He is NOW sleeping through the night and actually having two naps a day at 1-2 hours each nap!!!! On top of that, he is putting himself asleep in his crib! We put him in his crib and 10-20minutes later he is asleep. The 10-20 minutes in the crib he is calm, happy even and blabbing to himself. If you feel exhausted and that your little one is just not sleeping or/and cant fall asleep, give it a try! It really does work!”
Charlene & Corey W.
Ellie – 7 Months
“When my little one was newborn, I said I would never do sleep training with her because I never wanted to not respond when she cried out to me.
Our daughter reached a point where her daytime sleep did not exist because she was so distracted by her surroundings - she was miserable and it made all of us miserable!
We knew that the habits we had formed around her sleep were no longer sustainable and that we needed to make a change!
We decided to hire a sleep consultant because it gave us comfort to have a guideline and parameters to follow along with and someone to check in with along the sleep training journey. We were overwhelmed by all the information and different methods of sleep training out there and knowing that all babies are different, we did not want to wing it with a cookie cutter method.
Erin is wonderful to work with! We felt comfortable immediately! She is understanding and not judgemental about the sleep habits that we had in place and works with you at your comfort level to get everyone sleeping effectively! She keeps communication open throughout the process and is available for questions along the way!
As soon as we started sleep training with Erin, she took to it well, and there much less tears involved than we had prepared ourselves for! We have a very stubborn little girl and it became very clear, very quickly that she was ready for sleep training and we are so happy with the results!
We had some travel booked prior to starting and Erin gave us some great travel tips and helped us work through the days away to help our daughter get through these days smoothly. She did great!
We started out with a 7-month-old who was sleeping well at night but with multiple night waking’s, but never napped independently - naps only took place while nursing or in her car seat. Within days she was sleeping completely through the night and napping in her crib during the day - this gave us 2 full weeks to focus on improving her daytime sleep and at the end of the 3 weeks she is effectively napping twice a day (up to 4 hours a day)!
Our daughter is sleeping completely independently for 14-16 hours a day! She is happier when she is awake and goes to sleep with no tears at bedtime and at nap time! We now have a happy and well-rested baby girl (and a happy well-rested mama!)!!
Makayla - 7.5 Months
"This is the real deal and it is actually possible to have your little one sleep through the night. We were a little skeptical at first but just after the first night, our little one was sleeping through the night! Our baby is so much calmer and happier which we didn't think was possible as she was so happy before. Consistency is key and knowing you are doing this to better your little ones sleeping gives you the motivation to keep going.
Without the help and knowledge from Erin, we would not have been able to do this. She is truly great at what she does and I would recommend her to anyone that is having any sleep issues. Sometimes no matter how hard you try, you can't wrap your head around what to do and having someone for support and to lean on who is an outsider, is so helpful. Especially since Erin has been through this with her own kids! Don't wait until you hit rock bottom and are so sleep deprived you can't think straight before you start making changes, you owe it to yourself and your little one. It is so worth it! Thank you Erin, we could not have done it without you."
Aubrey - 10 Months
My husband and I hired Erin after our 10 month old regressed to waking every 45 minutes. We were spending hours getting her to sleep - then constantly alternating turns in her room after she woke. We were exhausted and had no time with each other at all. We needed a program that was effective yet gentle enough to allow us to comfort her through the process. It wasn't easy..... But it worked! After three nights, our girl was sleeping 12 HOURS at night!!!!Naps are longer as well! We really appreciated Erin's encouragement through it, and her availability for any questions we might have had.
My husband and I watched a movie together for the first time in 6 months!!!!! Our whole family is more rested and much happier!
Brooklyn - 10 Months
Initially the cost was our only hesitation. I knew this was a good thing for my daughter and I realized how important getting proper sleep was but little did I know the impact it would have on our whole family. It was well worth it.
Since working with Erin, my daughter goes down effortlessly twice a day for naps and is sleeping through the night (11-12 hours). She has been sleeping through the night since night 6 of the sleep plan. Along with that, she is no longer takes a soother and is completely off night feeding! I can't express how amazing of a feeling it is. She is overall an even happier baby than she was at the start of this! The real test was when her Grandma took her overnight and had the same results, no struggle to go down for naps and bedtime was a breeze, and of course no night waking.
I have to say for anyone considering hiring Erin, yes, sure there is a cost but you are investing in something a new mother and mothers in general are lacking...precious sleep! This seriously has changed our lives. People need to know that Erin won't leave you hanging. There was always a solution to the wrenches my daughter threw at me throughout the sleep training plan. Erin is friendly, and easy to talk too. I recall a couple times I wanted to give up and didn't think I was cut out for doing the training with my daughter but Erin talked me through it and gave me solutions to fix the nap issues we had encountered.
Not only have I seen a difference in my daughter with her sleeping but I have felt the impact too. Prior to the sleep training plan, I was unable to get the sleep I desperately needed as well, I would be waking up anywhere from 2-3x a night whether it was for a night feeding, cause her soother was lost or I would just find myself lying in bed anticipating her waking up so in turn it kept myself up longer than necessary. I can honestly say after doing the sleep training plan that Erin created, it has made me a better mother. I feel better in the morning, no longer lacking sleep, I'm happier and well rested which in turns makes me care for my daughter better. This is huge for me.
I just wanted to thank you Erin, for your support I received throughout this process. It definitely had its ups and downs. But we are so happy with the results. It was worth every penny and I would recommend Erin to anyone. Can't thank you enough, my only regret is not contacting Erin sooner!”
Sloan - 3 Weeks
"When our baby was only a couple of weeks old we were struggling as parents to sleep. Our daughter would sleep during the day and stay up all night and as brand new parents, we were told this is normal. In today’s day and age, there is no shortage of research, opinions, blogs, websites and friends that all add in their tidbits and anecdotes in an attempt to help. It became difficult to wade through all the information on any given subject and we decided as a couple that sleep was priority number one. We felt that if we could just get that one aspect of everything under our belts that we could handle everything else. It made sense to ask for help and it made sense to get that help from someone who knew what they were doing. Erin and I grew up together and I had seen her posts about sleep consulting on Facebook and I decided to reach out. We were concerned it was too early to start the training, but Erin assured us that it was never too early to start developing the right sleep habits. She worked closely with my wife, Sheyanne and reviewed the journals we were keeping and coached us along. It was so great to have a resource like this – another mother who was able to relate to the problems we were having and connect with my wife in order to get the sleep routine set. The guidelines were easy to understand (sometimes more difficult to implement) and achieved the goal of teaching us (the parents) the correct habits and routine. Our daughter is now 10 weeks old and sleeps for 6-10 hours at a time at bedtime. Sometimes as parents it is difficult to know if you are doing the right thing, but we know that we got this one right.
Thank you To the Moon and Back for your help and allowing us to get the most precious commodity available to parents, our own sleep!"
Tommy - 4.5 YO & Charlie -2.5 YOErin's intervention and support have been life changing for my family. She completed a sleep plan for both my 4 year-old and my 2 year-old. Our children now happily go to sleep on their own without a parent right beside them, and routinely sleep through the night. My husband and I have our evenings back and my children finally have the rest that they need. The overall stress in our home has gone down markedly now that everyone is finally getting adequate rest.
Erin is truly supportive and insightful. She was adept at dealing with different sleep issues presented by each of my sons and her personalized suggestions worked wonderfully. I am most happy that this was not a cry-it-out approach, so our children have had loving support in becoming confident and competent sleepers.
I highly recommend this program for problem sleepers. My only regret is not doing this sooner!
To The Moon and Back Sleep Consulting
Providing families the tools & support they need to get their little ones sleeping through the night and napping like champs! Everyone has more fun when they are well rested!