“So there I was with my 7 month old daughter, waking every two hours and having to breastfeed her to sleep. I was the walking dead. Sam turned up and she was amazing, with (my baby) and Me, there were a few tears but not half as bad as I thought. I never felt judged and Sam said the training could go at a speed that I felt comfortable with. My daughter went down to one feed during the night and now one month on is sleeping through….Yes I am one of those smug mums that can say that! Sam gives you all the tools and I never felt as if I was abandoning my daughter. Moving forward I feel confident in dealing with any bumps in the road and that is thanks to Sam! Forget all the apps and gadgets, you just need Sam!” Family F, Hampshire.
“Sam is an absolute angel! I called her in desperation due to my 14 week old son waking up grumpy every 20 minutes during daytime naps, and me and my husband still rocking him to sleep/holding him until he fell into a deep sleep before putting him down. I was conscious of developing bad habits and really wanted him to learn to self-settle (plus have my arms free again!). Within a few hours of her arrival, I was putting him down to sleep awake yet drowsy, and he settled himself with no fuss whatsoever. At the end of Sam’s 48 hour stay, I had a completely different baby and I was a different mum. I didn’t want her to leave! Our families and friends have all commented on how much happier he is, and he is sleeping 7-7 so we have our evenings back! I am much more aware of his tired signs and awake window, and we have a little pre-sleep routine which works just as well when we’re out and about as it does at home. Sam is amazing with babies (and parents) and is so patient, caring, and just a genuinely lovely woman. I honestly don’t know what I would have done without her help, and I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone struggling with their baby’s sleep.” Family T, Leeds.
“I cannot thank Sam enough (as I’ve told her many times!) for all her help with my son’s sleep. He went from waking 3 or 4 times a night to sleeping through in under a week! She gave me the confidence I needed to sleep train my son in an approach that I was comfortable with. She provided so much information about all aspects of the daily routine including play and feeding and talked through it all with me. Sam was an absolute pleasure to have in our home and built such a lovely rapport with my baby and my family, I felt like I’d known her for years! I would highly recommend Sam to everybody as she has changed our family life!” Family M, Bolton.
“Sam changed our lives! And I am not being dramatic when I say this. We were living in a total nightmare. Our little daughter had severe silent reflux. She was diagnosed on day 7 when we had to take her to A&E as she was screaming for hours on end after each feed. We were put on medication and told that we would just have to live with it. For the next ten weeks we fought a daily battle with (our daughter). I was at the point of total exhaustion, as was my partner. (Our daughter) would only sleep on me day and night. We couldn’t leave the house as she would not sit in her buggy or car-seat. I felt like it would never end. So in comes Samantha with all her years of experience and a wealth of knowledge. Within an hour of her arriving at our home, (our daughter) went down for a nap in her Moses basket for the first time. I actually cried with joy and relief. I still get emotional thinking about it now. Sam gave me the confidence to be the mom that I wanted to be. Our lives improved massively following her 48 hour visit. Sam’s approach is very gentle and she is so calm. I loved having her in my home. It felt like having a friend there. She was also empathetic to our situation, which made me feel like I wasn’t failing. I 100% believe every new mom and dad should have a visit from Sam. She is incredible. Our daughter is now 6 months old. She is a healthy, happy baby. I use the tools that Sam gave me every day. We can finally enjoy life with our beautiful daughter and she certainly is enjoying it now.” Family N, Wetherby.
“Sam is a bonafide miracle worker! She is also the loveliest person, and made us feel like we had a family member staying when she was with us. For 6 months I had not had more than 3 hours of uninterrupted sleep, this all changed with (my baby) sleeping through from the second night with Sam! The second night!! Now, more often than not, (my baby) is sleeping through, I am feeling sane, and I can finally be the mother I want to be to (my baby). Sam not only gave me sleep, but she also gave me confidence to know what (my baby) needs, and when she needs it. My only regret is that I waited so long to contact Sam! I would recommend Sam in a heartbeat to anyone looking for the help and support with babies and young children.” Family A, Alderley Edge.
“I contacted Sam when my baby was 11 months old. My baby would only settle or go to sleep with me and having never had more than a couple hours uninterrupted sleep at a time and a failed control crying episode, I knew it was time I had to do something! When I first spoke to Sam on the phone, I knew instantly the approach would be right for me and my son. She explained everything clearly about what her method is and how the baby is never left for extended periods to cry, and I couldn’t wait to book in! Sam arrived two weeks later on the Monday and I felt completely at ease in her presence. She explained to me there would be tears (probably from both of us) but I looked forward to starting that night. The first two nights were hell and we barely slept, however, Sam kept reassuring me that progress was being made and showing me it written down (physical proof is great when you’re sleep deprived), and by night three we only had two wake ups! Night 4 was a little different but by night 5, to my shock, he had slept through the night! Sam has honestly been a god send, me and my partner finally sleep in the same bed again! I am much happier as I’m not always exhausted, my son has come on leaps and bounds, eating more food, gaining more weight and I have now realised how important it is for his development that he also gets a good night’s sleep too! It’s now been nearly two weeks of him putting himself to sleep alone and since night 5, I have not had to settle him or sing him to sleep. I simply put him in, say night-night and leave the room. She has changed our lives!!” Family S, Harrogate.
“If you have found Sweet Dream Babies, you have lucked out. When Sam arrived it was like a long lost friend turning up on our door step. She is the Mary Poppins for babes!! Sam is not only super professional but also the most lovely, calm individual. She is very passionate and dedicated to her work. She does not do small talk, she gets straight to the problem and starts to make changes. You think you will never survive without her, but she left us with the most detailed plan for going forward. Sam was a big support throughout our journey. It was not easy as we had unknown allergies to add to the mix. However, we have a happy babe that enjoys disco bath (a Sam fav) and sleeps well. Sam’s experience and personality combination is truly amazing.” Family M, North Crawley.
“Without doubt having Sam was the best investment that I have ever made! The word has to be spread! She is nothing short of magic! The night before she came, (my son) had his first night in a room on his own in a cot, and I nearly lost it. I literally couldn’t put him down and he wouldn’t stop crying. Then when Sam came and sorted us out he slept for 9 hours and 20 mins the first night and then 11 hours and 9 minutes on the second night! He has nailed naps too which we have never done before and looks so much healthier and happier. Plus, I had the biggest stretch of sleep since May 3rd! Bonus! I just can’t believe how brilliant she is. I actually cried when she left. I honestly think that she has single-handedly significantly improved (my son’s) life, not just immediately but has set him up for a healthy future (& us too). I can’t thank her enough!” Family C, Harrogate.
“I can’t thank Sam enough for the help and guidance she has given me in getting my daughter back on track with her sleep. Sam has shown me how to restore calm at bedtime and that I can enjoy spending time with my daughter. I had previously been battling the dreaded bed & bath time routine and things had become horribly fraught and frantic. Sam came and stayed with us for 48 hours and taught me new techniques and methods so that my daughter and three month old son are now in bed before 7pm. The results came almost instantly and within less than a week we’re like a totally different family!! Sam has restored my confidence that I can be a good Mum and this has been invaluable. I would highly recommend Sam to anyone struggling with their children’s sleep or general routine.” Family V, Leicestershire.
“I contacted Sam because I was struggling to get into a good daytime nap routine with my two very young children. She gave us a huge amount of helpful, professional advice which was easily applied and yielded immediate results. If your child is struggling with sleep then Sam will bring years of experience to gently and quickly resolve the problems. I couldn’t have hoped for someone more professional, thorough and importantly, non-judgemental. Thank you so much, Sam!” Family A, London.
“It has been so wonderful to have Sam with us and we can’t thank her enough for all the learnings she has given to us. As I sit here and write this reference I feel, for the first time in 12 weeks, relaxed, confident and happy. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that I now have the knowledge and capability to make my baby boy happy. It’s amazing to know that I now understand him. I can’t believe what a difference it has made already to my life. Seriously, I have to keep pinching myself! Sam has changed our lives!! Thank you!” Family B, London.
“I contacted Sam because our 1 year old son was up so often at night- we were absolutely exhausted. We were in contact via Skype and e-mail, and even from the distance Sam was able to build up a trustful relationship and to analyse and understand our situation. She helped us through this phase and taught us how to support him to create better sleeping habits- and it’s unbelievable: he now sleeps through! What I especially loved about working with Sam is her positive energy and that she always helps to find the best individual approach for the family with tailored plans and ideas. Thank you Sam for the great support!” Family S, Zurich, Switzerland.
“I called in Sam to help with my 8 month daughter after 3 weeks of 3-4 hours of broken sleep a night and being at the end of my tether. She was waking and standing up and screaming every time I laid her down in her cot and was waking screaming and not going back to sleep unless exhaustion hit. So no sleep during the night and she was sleeping at best 20-30 mins twice a day during the day and pulling at her ears and scratching herself when stressed and overtired. Sam came to stay for 48 hours and coached me through the first night on how to respond to her during her wakes. She made subtle tweaks to my bedtime routine and pretty much after that first night she has been a transformed baby! The next night she got herself off to sleep within 10 mins on her first wake and only a couple of minutes on a second wake. Now a fortnight later she sleeps 7-7 and I find myself waking up early as I have had 9 hours sleep! Not only has my daughter been transformed and her scratching and ear pulling pretty much eradicated, I also feel the difference. I feel a different person and now have some time to exercise, have time for me and to appreciate and take pleasure in my baby more. Sam is a lovely person to have in your home, her extensive knowledge is a great comfort and I have seen amazing results. I cannot recommend her highly enough!” Family J, Essex.
“We booked Sam to help us with our 18 month old son who was waking very early, was difficult to get to sleep and didn’t really have a day time routine. We can’t believe how effective Sam’s techniques have been. Our son’s sleeping improved almost immediately and we have stuck with Sam’s routine and the results have been fantastic. We really liked Sam’s structured approach which we felt was also gentle enough for our son. We couldn’t recommend Sam highly enough. Sam is lovely to have staying with you and is so knowledgeable about childcare, we have found the whole experience so worthwhile and just wish we did it sooner!” Family G, London.
“Two and a half years of broken sleep! We were close to breaking point and with our second child on the way, we needed professional support. Sam took time to get to know us over Skype and understand what we had been doing so far. She was very supportive and non-judgemental. She then gave us some clear guidance on how to adjust our daughter’s routine and how we needed to tweak our behaviour in order to get better results. She warned us that it may take some time to take effect, but within a day or so, our daughter was settled at night by 7.45 and sleeping through until 6.30am. It was such a relief! I cannot recommend Sam enough. She listened intently and delivered a comprehensive tailored plan for us and attentively followed up to ensure we were getting the results we needed. I wouldn’t hesitate in engaging with Sam again- she has had such a positive impact on our lives! We can’t thank you enough Sam!” Family R, Kent.
“I was struggling with my twin girls and called Sam to help me get a better sleep routine. She came for 48 hours and we had instant results. I went from getting 2 hours sleep each night to 8 hours sleep again. Sam was amazing and a joy to have in the house with us. I have already told all my friends about her and will keep recommending her to anyone struggling.” Family S, North Yorkshire.
“Sam came to our family at very short notice, to help ‘trouble shoot’ with my 18 week old daughter’s sleep habits. Sam stayed with our family for a 4-day period, over which she transformed my daughter’s sleeping habits and set up a routine, which we are still using successfully. My daughter, who had been waking frequently during the night and sleeping in our bed from about 2am onwards, began waking just once in the night from the 2nd night Sam spent with us and sleeping independently in her cot from the first night she stayed.” Family M, Gloucestershire.
“Sam has done more for us in 3 days (of sleep training our little one) than I thought possible! My baby boy is a very light sleeper and has reflux and with some easy to implement tips, I was able to help my baby sleep better for daytime naps and his night time sleep. Sam gave me confidence with a great routine and gave me a bit of my life back.” Family J, West Sussex.
“Not knowing many children or babies we had no idea where to begin! From the moment we came back from the hospital with our little bundle, Sam set us at ease and helped us get into a fantastic routine. We have been able to enjoy our evenings (unlike many people I know) and our little girl slept from the 10.30pm dream feed until 7am at 10 weeks, and is now sleeping 7pm – 7am (from 20 weeks)! Sam is amazing and kind, and I would recommend her to anyone.” Family F, North Yorkshire.
“Thanks to Sam’s guidance, my newborn daughter and son consistently ‘slept through’ (from 10pm to 7am) from 5 weeks and 8 weeks respectively. Fast-forward to a 3 year-old and a 2 year-old and they are still consistently sleeping from 7pm to 7:30am (8am if we’re really lucky!). I am tremendously grateful to Sam for the good sleeping habits she has given us; thanks to Sam the children are well-rested and I have the energy to be the best possible Mum I can be and contribute fully at work. Bed-time is stress-free quality time, and after 7pm my husband and I are guaranteed some peaceful hours for grown-up conversation and an uninterrupted night’s sleep. Sam has a very gentle and sensitive approach with babies and children, and is highly respectful of both their needs and the needs of the family as a whole. Her professionalism and dedication to her work is humbling, and she comes with an enormous amount of accumulated experience and wisdom. She is grounded, loving, clever, sensitive, humorous…I consider her to be my family’s guardian angel and I am eternally grateful to her.” Family A, London.
“Sam came to help us with our fourth child as I was getting into bad habits rocking her to sleep, carrying her for hours in the evening and slipping up on her routine in order to meet the needs of our other daughters. She was with us for 4 nights and during that time, successfully managed to teach our 6 week old to fall asleep by herself with no aids. Sam was 100% professional. (She took) the family’s needs into consideration and by understanding a baby’s psychology and being so gentle, there was minimal crying. I couldn’t recommend Sam more highly. It is an emotional time with a newborn and Sam absolutely allows you to enjoy it, feel totally comfortable and reassured, and leaves you feeling in control and calm.” Family A, Leicestershire.
“I have never met anyone who is so comprehensively and passionately in tune with the needs of babies – not to mention their mums and dads. I can honestly say that Sam changed my life; from living in an exhausting chaos of constant guesswork to being in a state of ahead-of-the-game baby bliss.” Family C, Manchester.
“For me, the greatest pleasure that Sam gave me was to help me get to know my daughter’s personality, and how best to provide for her individual quirks. Sam’s guidance transformed me from feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of looking after a newborn, to having the confidence and skills to look after my daughter to the best of my abilities.” Family A, London.
“As new parents, everything is a big question mark when it comes to babies! After 3 months as a first time Mum, I needed some answers from someone with experience to help me understand my little girl better. Sam was our saviour – and yes, I will call her our Baby Whisperer!!!” Family G, London.
“I cannot praise Sam enough. I learned so much about the kind of mother I would like to be from watching Sam with (our daughter). She has a very loving, gentle way with babies and children, always showing them respect as individuals yet managing to remain in charge. In all, I found Sam to be unstintingly kind…She is extremely diligent and knows her stuff inside out, always going the extra mile to teach rather than take over. I recommend Sam wholeheartedly.” Family H, London.
“Sam has been wonderful from start to finish. This is our 3rd time now and we have no qualms in recommending her for maternity nursing or sleep consultancy to anyone. If we have another child, we will book her in! Thank you Sam, you have been a real support and your advice has been invaluable.” Family L, Canterbury.
“From the moment Sam arrived in our home it was as if a breath of fresh air swept through the house. She explained the thought process behind everything. Sam has a wealth of knowledge and helped us feel more secure in how we should take care of our daughter. Sam gave me so much emotional and physical support during the four weeks. She empowered me to think positively and have the confidence that I had gained the skills to take care of my daughter.” Family V, London.
“Sam taught my husband and I everything we needed to know when it comes to taking care of our son in order to ensure that he develops in the best possible way. When Sam left us I felt like a confident mother knowing how to take care of my son today and what changes I would need to implement as he grows and develops. It is evident that she truly loves her job.” Family M, Surrey.
“Sam joined us when (our daughter) was 2 weeks old and still entirely nocturnal. She was not sleeping for more than an hour at a time and we were just fire fighting problem after problem. It was extremely tiring and very stressful. Sam quickly helped us understand the different cries, and started work establishing a routine. Sam taught us far more than we could ever have hoped for. From a young age (our daughter) slept through the night. Sam had an enormous impact on the quality of life of both baby and parents!” Family A, West Sussex.
“When I first met Sam I knew her ethos was totally in line with how I was hoping to look after our little boy. As relatively clueless first time parents her support and instruction has been invaluable. She has empowered us and made us believe in our own abilities. She has a lovely way of teaching us all we need to know while being relaxed and easy, and our little boy also adores her – we can’t thank you enough Sam!” Family E, Staffordshire.
“From the moment I cam home, Sam demonstrated her great professionalism, experience and care for our little baby. Everything was well organised and ready, and her approach was always calm and gentle. (Sam) was very discreet…kind, thoughtful and considerate. Sam always maintained a sense of humour and had a wonderful touch with both of our boys. She was brilliant, lovely company and it was a pleasure having her to stay with us at such a special time.” Family J, Jersey.
“I have been lucky enough to have Sam staying with me…to help with my newborn daughter. During this time she has been absolutely invaluable and I cannot speak highly enough of her. Sam does everything in such a calm, relaxed way that means (my daughter) is a calm, relaxed and happy baby. She has so much experience and is so confident in her work that I immediately felt at ease and trust her 100% in everything does. She also looks after me as well as she looks after (my daughter).” Family C, Norfolk.