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"We used to have to tiptoe around as my son would only sleep in the swing downstairs or in the bassinet in our room."

 

He’s now in his own crib in his own room from 7pm-7am! The greatest gift… Getting my nights back with my husband.#parentingwin #pizzanotpictured

Thank you Violet!

~ Christine

"Within 3 nights our son was putting himself to sleep for both naps and bedtime."

I  filled out my son’s sleep profile after buying her sleep package and waited anxiously for Violet’s reply. She was very responsive ( we received our plan within 24 hours) and the sleep plan was extremely detailed and educational. She went on to explain about sleep schedules, max wake times based on your child’s age, a good sleep environment, feeding for hunger vs. comfort, lovey’s, self soothing techniques etc. I had no idea about any of that stuff and was so glad she shared all of this information with us and it made so much sense after we read it. 

Within 3 nights our son was putting himself to sleep for both naps and bedtime. Yes, you read that right, he was putting HIMSELF to sleep, it was amazing.  Within a week, he was putting himself to sleep, taking 1-2 hour predictable naps, and going to bed at a good predicable bedtime and only waking up once at night to nurse and would put himself right back to sleep until the morning.

Not only did his sleep and schedule completely transform, but his demeanor also completely changed. Instead of being fun and happy for about 30-40 minutes after waking up and then being super fussy until we got him to sleep again, he was happy ALL THE TIME. He was finally getting the rest he needed to grow and develop and started hitting milestones left and right. My husband and I could not be happier and we love watching out little boy thrive. 

He is now almost 9 months old and sleeping 11-12 hours through the night and has been since 6 months old. We actually look forward to our bedtime routine every night knowing that once we are down with the routine he will go to sleep with no problem and get the sleep he needs. 

We have used the other emails when we had questions on sleep regressions, sleep training, illness, etc. and needed help tweaking how sleep schedules. Violet again was very responsive and extremely helpful and taught us how to work through these issue without undoing all the work we had done with him. 

This is not a cry it out method at all! I was so hesitant to try sleep training because I was nervous my son would think I wouldn’t be there for him and was abandoning him. 

Violet’s method is effective, but gentle sleep training. You will not leave them to cry it out by themselves in their crib. You will learn gentle techniques to help soothe your baby while teaching them to fall asleep on their own.

 We could not be happier with Violet and her sleep program, she has turned our household completely around now that we are all getting the sleep we need and are happy and healthy. My husband often jokes that we should start buying her email packages for first time parents as a shower gift instead of something on their registry. Thank you so much Violet and we will definitely be using her services again in the future if needed for future children

~Kelsey, MI

“Like me you probably thought no one can help you. You’ve tried everything, all the tricks and your baby is different”

~Teresa

"This was life-changing"

Our 9-month-old son Jack was waking up multiple times a night and only napping for short periods of time. Within less than a week, he was sleeping 11 to 12 hours at night and napping for 1 to 2 hours at a time! 

The best part of it all however, was that we were able to get to this point GENTLY. We were always able to comfort him and never felt like we were leaving him on his own. This helped us feel confident in the process and he responded very well to this method. 

We are so proud of him, so thankful to Violet and so happy to be sleeping! Violet always responded quickly with clear and concise help, we knew exactly what we needed to do next. When our 2 weeks was up, we felt confident to continue moving forwards and felt educated ourselves to handle sleep in the future. This was life-changing and so wonderful to know our sweet son is sleeping well!

~Chelsea, Colorado

Violet is truly amazing. 2 weeks- and our baby (8 months old) is sleeping straight thru at night between 8-10 hours and doubled his nap lengths (45min naps to 1.5+), as well as learned to self soothe and put self to sleep. (huge!!!) my husband and I can not thank her enough… we FINALLY feel like we can become “normal” again. Words do not describe our gratitude.

Being able to get a ‘personalized plan’ specifically for our babe and situation- was great. Being able to email her day or night (sometimes middle of the night :)) and get responses almost immediate every time- was truly amazing.

Everyone’s situation is different. No “one size” approach fits all. We do not believe in the full blown CIO method and were looking for alternatives… anything but that…enter Miss Violet! Her knowledge and skills are expert level.

Put your trust in Violet- she has helped us, and she WILL help you. Worth every cent!! Thank you thank you Violet. you are our angel and we are forever grateful…

~ Jen, Wisconsin

I was yet again Google-ing “why won’t my baby sleep?!”

Good Evening! With our consultation time at an end, and my 7 month old fast asleep, I just wanted to take a minute and tell you how grateful I am for you. You quite literally saved my sanity!

When I first reached out to you I was at my wits end, was tired of making excuses for why my baby wasn’t sleeping well, and couldn’t tell myself, yet again, that by “8 months (9, 10, 11 months) he would just grow out of it.”

How I found you was fate I believe! While up at all hours of the night, willing my baby to just go to sleep!, I was yet again Google-ing “why won’t my baby sleep?!” I came across an article about baby sleep patterns and for whatever reason I decided to read the comments after the article. I found comfort in reading other mom’s struggles with their babies! And there in the comments section a woman referenced your site and made a comment about “you have to check this woman out… best money ever spent!” I clicked on the link and there you were!

After reading through much of your site I decided to reach out to you and buy one of your consultation packages.  Just to be sure though, I was going to buy the 2 week package, because surely my baby was unlike any other, stubborn to boot, and would most likely need weeks of training… if it would even work at all. Ha!

Once I received your sleep plan for Mason, looked it over, and committed myself to making this work, I spent that first night hardly able to sleep I was so anxious. I was prepared for the first night being the worst night ever. Surprisingly it wasn’t that bad, and then when Mason slept through the night that second night, I thought beginner’s luck for sure! But then he continued to sleep through the night… EVERY night! Amazing!

Long story short… you’re AMAZING! I cannot thank you enough for everything you’ve done for my family in two short weeks. We are all sleeping better and in a predictable routine, and that makes for a very happy household! You’re instructions are so precise and easy to follow, and it really helped to have a step by step plan.

The best part… talking to you was like talking to a sister or best friend! Someone you could go to for advice and still be so kind and encouraging. I’ll miss talking with you daily!

I will never be able to thank you enough! You truly are a lifesaver!

Forever grateful,

~Samantha, Colorodo

My daughter was 9 months old and I finally decided that I had enough sleepless nights and naps were no break for me either. I was feeding P at least four times through the night and naps were only 30 minutes long. So, my husband and I found the Sleep Baby Sleep website and decided to use Violet as our sleep consultant. We decided she was our best option because she was the most reasonably priced consultant we could find that offered so much more than the others! 

We weren’t disappointed either. Violet gave us great information and a plan that was easy to follow. We loved getting the daily support and quick responses to our questions. 

Within a few days our daughter was sleeping 12 hours a night and her naps got longer!! We couldn’t believe how fast it worked and wondered why we had waited so long to get help. It is amazing what night after night of good sleep can do for a family! Thank you Violet for offering your time and experience to help our family catch those extra zzzzzzz’s!

~Melinda, Canada

"It was worth every penny."

I saw unbelievable improvement in my baby’s sleep within 3 days of starting the plan. This is amazing to because my baby never slept a full night for the 7 months she’s been alive! She was very dependent on me, nursing, and a pacifier to fall asleep. Before I reached out to Violet, the baby was sleeping in my bed and still waking multiple times per night- I was at my wits end and knew something had to change, I just didn’t know how to go about it. I took a leap of faith and purchased a 2 week plan and wow, it was worth every penny.

 Now my baby is sleeping through the night and in her own crib and her own room. She’s taking actual naps now too, not just cat naps. She’s more pleasant during the day and I enjoy having a predictable schedule. Of course there are still rough days as my baby’s adjusting to her new schedule, but with the 2 weeks of emails I had to Violet I was able to work through the tough times and now feel confident about what to do when bumps in the road arise later on. I cannot thank Violet enough and highly recommend her plans/services to anyone struggling with infant sleep.

~Amber, Florida

"From waking 3 times a night, and a teary bedtime and naptime, to sleeping 12 hours!"

This has most definitely been the best decision I’ve made as a dedicated Mum. I wanted to ensure I was doing the best for my baby, and the best way I learn is from one to one advice. There’s so much conflicting information on the internet, and from many different sources, so to be guided by just one person (with renowned success) was my favourite option and I am forever thankful for the excellent advice. 

Violet has been a wonderful mentor. Her advice was caring and personal and has made such a difference in our lives. 

My little boy (11 weeks) went from waking 3 times a night, and a teary bedtime and naptime, to sleeping 12 hours at night with just one feed, and a much smoother nap time routine. We are one proud, happy family  thank you Violet, you’ve been amazing! ~ Gemma

"Wylder started sleeping 6-7 hour stretches at 8 weeks old"

~Lauren, Wylder and Wyndham

While I loved bed sharing with my daughter, it was not only creating a strain between my husband and me, but it wasn’t allowing me to accomplish daily tasks, as my world revolved around going to bed and waking with her, along with being tired throughout the day with her multiple wakings through the night to nurse. She was also dependent on her swing to nap, which was very sporadic. 

We turned to Violet because my husband wanted to try CIO and I was very much against just shutting the door and letting her cry. I figured a mediator with experience would save a lot of arguing. I won’t say the process was easy, but it was absolutely worth it! 

Hillary now sleeps from 7:30p-7:30a consistently. While I greatly miss our snuggles (and even nursing in the middle of the night), it’s been nice to be back in the same room with my husband after 7 months in different rooms. Plus, now I get to wake earlier in the day to get things accomplished before she wakes for the day! I am back in the habit of my 5 am workouts, which I really missed! Oh, and now I wake each morning and get to pump! I never had the ability before, so I never had a stash built, making going anywhere without her difficult. Now that I have a little wiggle room, my husband and I have been able to go on a date!

~Katie, Indiana

"I don’t know what we would have done without you."

You literally changed our lives. Before working with you my little one was sleeping swaddled in the rock n play and would wake up several times each night (and only fall back asleep if I nursed her). To make things worse, she was only able to nap while my husband or I held her and walked around with white noise playing in the background. God forbid we tried to sit down with her. Needless to say, life was difficult. 

After speaking with you we swapped the swaddle for a sleep sack, and started putting our little one to sleep in her crib (that before then had been used to hold her clean clothes…) at night and for naps. It took about 24 hours for her to “get used to it.” In that first week she was waking up, at most, twice per night. 

We no longer have to hold her to nap, and we are getting some serious use out of her crib. I will say it again, I don’t know what we would have done without you.
~ Nicole, Massachusetts

"Unfortunately different methods I tried either didn’t work or I just wasn’t comfortable with"

On my 10 year wedding anniversary I finally had all members of my family sleeping through the night thanks to Violet. A week prior I was so exhausted, delerious from lack of sleep, and desperate to get real sleep again. My sweet little 10 mo old girl was waking up every 2 hrs to nurse herself back to sleep. As much as I loved the cuddle time I couldn’t be without sleep anymore and neither could the rest of my family. 

I read all the different ways to sleep train and had a lot of advice from friends and family. Unfortunately different methods I tried either didn’t work or I just wasn’t comfortable with. I really just needed someone to flat out tell me what to do every step of the way.

I googled “how to get baby to sleep” again and there was Violet’s site! I thought why not what do I have to lose at this point! All of the reviews made me cry because I could relate to all of them! 

I purchased the 7 day package and was so glad I did. Upon the initial conversation with Violet I already felt at ease and knew I made the right choice. She guided us every step of the way and was so kind and paitent with ALL of my questions. I felt like I should have known the answers to some of them but I had to ask anyway just to make sure I wasn’t going to do the wrong thing. 

She never made me feel anything but reassured and comforted…the Lord knows I needed just as much comfort as my baby through this process. It was tough I’m not going to lie, at this point a 10 month old is pretty set in her ways when it comes to sleep, but within a few days she was sleeping through the night!! I could not have been more thrilled. It was weird not tending to her every couple of hours at first, I had a little withdrawal, but now we all get good sleep which is vital to a healthy happy family. It was absolutely money well spent! 

Thank you for everything Violet!! Both of my girls are now able to sleep through the night since one of them no longer wakes the other one up. Rest is one of the best gifts to receive and you have given that to us. Blessings to you and your family 

~Leah, US

"The internet has become a wealth of knowledge, but also dangerous as some of that information is wrong! "

Last night was the first night Tai slept through, no night wakings, all the way until 7pm.
So thankful to have your assistance! When I tell people I have 3 kids, 3 and under, people always ask me how I do it, and honestly I would not have been able to be the parent that I am without your help. 

Initially when you helped me with my oldest, Taj, I was really floundering. Implementing a routine and getting him to fall asleep on his own, adhering to proper awake times…all game changing stuff! Even just now, doing it a third time, having your support and knowledge was worth every cent. 

I honestly cannot sing your praises loud enough! The internet has become a wealth of knowledge, but also dangerous as some of that information is wrong! I’ve come across a lot of wrong sleep training information. 

Your methods are easy, straightforward and based on research and facts! I also trust you because you have a background in science as an RN.

I just wanted to say thank you again!

~Mary Jane

I no longer sign off on emails as “Tired in Toronto”…

As I type I’m watching my almost 5month old baby sleep soundly on the video monitor. He went down awake, without being nursed to sleep with minimal fuss. This is a sight I never thought I would see. I no longer sign off on emails as “Tired in Toronto”…

After a nightmarish experience with a so called “sleep doula”, who basically wanted our baby to scream it out with a rigid, impersonal schedule, my husband and I were ready to throw in the towel and just accept that our son was a “difficult baby”. Luckily, I stumbled across one of Violet’s plans for another family and I was immediately blown away. What a breath of fresh air. I had to hire her immediately.

Her methods were personalized, nurturing and evidence based. Her genuine care and empathy was palpable. I contacted her that afternoon and had a plan that evening. I felt like I was corresponding with a friend daily. She responded promptly and with care in each email. Her initial plan was lengthly, informative and fit our family’s needs perfectly. Most importantly, it was in line with the parenting style that my husband and I were comfortable with. 

My breastfed baby is now sleeping through the night for 12 hours and his naps have greatly improved thanks to Violet and her customized plan! After 7 days, my usually fussy baby is smiling, cooing, meeting milestones and I actually heard him laugh for the first time yesterday–I think I’m a better mom because I’m also getting some much needed rest. It’s amazing what a little sleep can do! I will be telling all of my other mom friends about Violet and plan to give her services as a gift to all of my pregnant gal-pals. ~Christine, Canada

"That very same night he slept within 10 minutes and slept through the night for the very first time! "

“Senne was 10 months when we asked Violet for help. By that point he had not once slept through the night.  Senne did not want to fall asleep unless I spent hours patting, cuddling and rocking him and not leaving his side. If I dared make a move for the door, he would scream the neighbourhood down. Not only would this happen at bedtime but also several times during the night. We were exhausted and so was Senne, it was a dreadful time. Violet sent us a very helpful and detailed sleep plan. Violet responded to my despairing email with a long and reassuring reply, telling me Senne just needed to learn how to fall asleep on his own and that I would soon have a content baby who slept through the night. That very same night he slept within 10 minutes and slept through the night for the very first time! I was absolutely over the moon.

Senne has been sleeping through the night since (and so have we). We are all feeling rested and happy in the morning and Senne greets me with a huge smile on his face. 

I really cannot recommend Violet enough. She is a very skilled and knowledgeable lady who speaks the wise words of a woman who sleeps! We couldn’t have done it without her.”

~Senne, Renée and Joost, United Kingdom

"My jaw dropped in disbelief"

Violet helped both my sons tremendously. Habits were formed that needed to be broken in order for them to fall asleep on their own. I first contacted her to help my 5 month old, Montgomery, fall asleep more easily without needing me or his bottle. Monty has been a good sleeper since he was born but he needed a little help to master the skill of falling asleep on his own. He is still perfecting his self-soothing skills but has made significant progress compared to before we worked with Violet.

The biggest change though was my toddler, Emmett. This was unexpected given I did not have him in mind when contacting Violet. My husband and I pretty much accepted the routine and wakings surrounding our older son. 

It was after working with her on Montgomery that I wondered if she could help change a few bad habits that had formed with Emmett – the biggest being how he wanted me or my husband crib-side to fall asleep. We’d put him in and hang around until he was slipping into slumber. Usually he’d wake once in the night calling out for us to come “hang out” again until he dozed back to sleep. 

He caught on very quickly because by the second night when he was put in his crib and my husband walked out, all we heard was a big lazy yawn, some rustling around, and then SILENCE! My jaw dropped in disbelief. 

It’s been a week now of going to sleep with no problems and no wakings in the middle of the night!! I’m still awe struck! Thank you Violet!!

~ Mariah, NYC

 

"I saw results IMMEDIATELY!"

I actually had my husband send me his debit card information, to sign up for consulting, because I was rocking my 11week old in his dark room, yet again, for a nap. Hearing Violets success rate had me committed. 

I saw results IMMEDIATELY! Everyday got better. I was worried with only emails that I wouldn’t be able to explain and get the answers I needed but I did. The first day I counted 22 emails. It was SO helpful to not only know the principles but to have someone help you actual implement them. It gave guidelines to ideas/theories I already knew and opened my eyes to my babies dependencies I didn’t see. 

I will be contacting Violet IMMEDIATELY when the next problem arises. I googled for 12weeks (his whole life ;)) trying to figure it out and within a few days With Violet we had it nailed down. I’m telling all my family and friends so they don’t have to struggle with their babies sleep issues! This mom thing is no joke ;). Thank you Violet!
~Marcy, Michigan

Honestly can not thank you enough for all the help you gave us. Can’t believe a few weeks ago I was crying in the middle of the night desperate for longer than 40 mins sleep at a time and now my baby girl gets up once a night and that’s it!!! 

She is so much happier, I feel well rested and I can go back to enjoying the good times during the day rather than stressing constantly and being so tired and grumpy! 

I don’t expect to have any other problems as you gave me so much invaluable advice to cover almost every situation under the sun, but if I EVER have issues I won’t wait. Would happily contact you again! Wish I had found you sooner!
~ Jude, Scotland

 

"This was life-changing"

Our 9-month-old son Jack was waking up multiple times a night and only napping for short periods of time. Within less than a week, he was sleeping 11 to 12 hours at night and napping for 1 to 2 hours at a time! 

The best part of it all however, was that we were able to get to this point GENTLY. We were always able to comfort him and never felt like we were leaving him on his own. This helped us feel confident in the process and he responded very well to this method. 

We are so proud of him, so thankful to Violet and so happy to be sleeping! Violet always responded quickly with clear and concise help, we knew exactly what we needed to do next. When our 2 weeks was up, we felt confident to continue moving forwards and felt educated ourselves to handle sleep in the future. This was life-changing and so wonderful to know our sweet son is sleeping well!

~Chelsea, Colorado

"I had resorted to sleeping on the floor in her room..."

At 9 months, Lilla was waking several times at night and I had resorted to sleeping on the floor in her room. There were nights when she would go to sleep at 7, only to wake at 8:30 and not go back to sleep until after midnight. That was my breaking point. 

While we thought we had taught Lilla to fall asleep on her own, after contacting Violet, we found we were wrong. She was reliant on us to fall asleep and to stay that way. My husband and I committed to helping our sweet baby girl learn to fall asleep on her own and on the second night, I spent the whole night in bed for the first time in 9 months! No more nights feeds!

On the third night, Lilla slept all night and has been doing so (most nights) ever since.

Violet was our saving grace and we are so grateful for all her help, guidance and encouragement. We certainly could not have done it without her.
~ Emma, Australia

"Having instant access to Violet provided us immediate reassurance"

Violet was absolutely amazing!! I truly appreciated the text/email option while working the process. I have already, and will continue to recommend people to her as this sleep training was a life saver.

 Our little man would not sleep through the night. It was so bad that my husband and I had to take shifts to tend to him each night. Our need for intervention became glaringly apparent when I had to return to work and could no longer share the night shifts. 

We bought the package that included the text and email option and this was crucial for us. Having instant access to Violet while we worked the nap/sleep process was imperative to our success. It provided us immediate assurance that we were doing all the right things or gave us additional tactics to employ on the spot. 

Calum is now sleeping through the night!! YAY! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

~Jennifer, Virginia

Before I found Violet I was searching the Internet for solutions to my little ones sleep problems. I bombarded myself with information but just became more and more confused about what I should do. I stumbled upon Violet during this search and after some thought, decided to employ her services. Violet listened to my pleas and came up with a sleep plan. Within 1 night, yes 1 night (!!!!!) my daughters sleep problems were cured! To be more specific, it took 30 minutes of following Violets plan and my daughter slept for 10 solid hours!!!!!! I could not believe it!

 

It has been 6 days now and every night my daughter sleeps 10 hours straight. No feeding, no rocking, no bouncing, no dancing around the bedroom at 35 degrees trying to get her to sleep! Just laying her down in her cot and within 5 minutes she’s asleep! Daytime naps are no longer in a car seat/bouncer/ sling/ pram (unless on the school run)- she sleeps blissfully in her cot! Violet is a miracle worker!

~Emma, United Kingdom

"I can put her in her crib fussy/wide awake and she is sleeping within minutes!"

Before Sleep Baby Sleep, my 5 week old daughter was sleeping in 1 hour increments with a co-sleeper and many other props to help her sleep. I would rock her for at least an hour until she fell asleep only to do it again an hour later. 

After working with Violet, my daughter requires zero props to sleep and no longer requires me to rock her to sleep! I can put her in her crib fussy/wide awake and she is sleeping within minutes! She is sleeping at least 6 hours at a time at night in addition to great naps. 

We finally have our lives back!! Thank you Violet!!

~Madelyn, Missouri

"We are ENJOYING being parents not simply surviving it"

We knew on the first day of starting Violet’s program that this was just what our 5 month old baby had been wanting, to fall asleep on his own!  We would spend hours a day anxiously rocking and shushing and none of that was working.  The nights got so bad we would dread the very thought of them. Hourly wakings, constant feedings, sometimes he would simply be inconsolable.  

We tried co-sleeping, anything to survive but none of it would help our son get consistent sleep, it only seemed to get worse with time.  We started questioning everything, maybe he isn’t getting enough milk, maybe he has silent reflux, maybe he is in pain. 

 Our 3 year old daughter was sensing the stress in the house. My husband works 24hr, sometimes 48hr shifts as a firefighter and it was getting hard for me to handle things on my own when he was gone. Naps would only be successful in a front carrier or car seat and even those were 20 mins if we were lucky.  It was causing so much anxiety that it was getting hard to enjoy much of anything.  We are both energetic, positive people that often try and “push” through hard things, but we were desperate for help and found Violet’s program and were all in.

We really loved the feeling of having a program and guidelines to follow.  Violet is such a great support throughout and I cant say enough how helpful it was to have her feedback throughout the process as well as her answers to all the questions that came up. 

The first day things improved drastically and continued to improve each day until the 3rd night he blew us away by sleeping 12 restful hrs without eating or waking! Ben is now a well-rested, content baby and we are ENJOYING being parents not simply surviving it.

~Chelsea, OR

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