“Sam, you took me from breaking point and banging my head against a brick wall, to full of positivity within 24 hours of talking. What started out as a request for helping with consistent early waking (after having a dream sleeper for 2 years) turned into so much more. Correcting the sleep was an added bonus in my opinion. You have taught me SO MUCH about the behavioural changes at this age and helped me understand how to understand what’s happening so I don’t even get to breaking point. I just know how to talk to (my son) to achieve what we both need out of a situation. You approach is gentle, yet keeps the parent in control which was so important to me. I thought I’d tried everything via midnight googling, but BOY did you teach me a lot. I’m gutted our 2 weeks has come to an end but only because I love chatting to you… our sleep is back on track, I feel like the balance has returned and the meltdowns hugely reduced. 2 certainly is a turbulent age but I’m so glad I understand why now, and don’t just go along with ‘the terrible twos’ and think it won’t end. I think you’re the bees knees and will certainly be following your tips and tricks until he’s 18 😂 Thank you…Mum, Dad and a very well rested, happy boy x” Family A, Yorkshire.
“When I first contacted Sam my 7 month old son wouldn’t fall sleep without being swaddled and I was replacing the dummy and reswaddling him at least every hour… all night long. My husband and I had no time for ourselves in an evening and I had no energy for my baby and toddler in the day. But I was terrified of giving up the dummy and swaddle and convinced my baby would never sleep without it! Sam gave me the confidence to ditch both, and within less than a week the difference was incredible! 8 weeks on he now goes down awake in his cot without a fuss and usually sleeps for about 10 and a half hours! Sam has been knowledgeable and patient throughout the journey and I have felt so supported – it’s like having a good friend to message when I need advice! After a couple of weeks I realised our son was actually sleeping through and my husband and I had our evenings back – without me being constantly on edge waiting for the baby monitor to sound again! Honestly I feel like Sam saved us and I only wish I’d contacted her sooner! I know that there will be tough times ahead when teething, regressions or illnesses hit, but Sam has give me the confidence to deal with those inevitable sleep setbacks as I know how to respond to get things quickly back on track. If you’re struggling with your baby’s sleep, call Sam!” Family C, Yorkshire.
DAD TESTIMONIAL: “During our pregnancy, I was beyond excited about our little arrival and felt ready for what was to come after finishing our ante-natal classes. However, the reality was that once our little girl was born, it was clear that I was out of my depth. Whilst my wife took to everything like a duck on water, I was plainly drowning. This was incredibly tough on both of us as my confidence in dealing with our daughter hit rock bottom whilst my wife felt like she was dealing with everything single handedly. The situation was not helped by our daughter being breast fed, refusing to drink from a bottle and being a terrible sleeper, so the night times and the complete lack of sleep that came with that became my wife’s sole domain. Thankfully, we have now turned the corner and a significant amount of our progress has been due to the work that we have put into our daughter’s sleep with Sam. My wife and I were able to go through Sam’s programme together, as equals, and share the experience rather than the responsibility falling unfairly on either one of us. It has been truly rewarding seeing the gains made in our daughter’s sleep together as a team and we are now both equipped to deal with any hiccups thrown at us together. Lastly, sharing the burden has only made my admiration for my wife grow after now starting to fully appreciate what she went through in those early weeks and months when she had to largely deal with our daughter at night by herself.” Family J, Yorkshire.
“Hi Sam, we’ve gained so much knowledge and confidence over the last 8 weeks of working with you, and we’re now equipped with the skills to navigate sleep for the rest of (our son’s) toddlerhood and beyond. We’ve been amazed at how easily he has settled in to his new routine, and how effective the techniques have been in shaping, and improving the quality and duration of his sleep. Our sleep has definitely also improved, and we now sometimes even dare to stay up later than 9pm! Thank you so much for providing such a beneficial, and importantly for us a gentle, service. I have recommended you to a couple of people already, and will continue to recommend you as you’ve really helped our family so much!” Family C, Yorkshire.
“We contacted Sam when our daughter was just over 6 months old and her naps and overnight sleep were all over the place. The newborn stage had been wonderful – lovely cuddles as she snoozed on me after nursing…but fast forward a few months and this way of doing things wasn’t sustainable. Nursing no longer sent her to sleep as quickly for her naps, or didn’t work at all, and I struggled to get her to sleep in her cot. It was taking sooooo long to get her to sleep and then she’d often wake up 10 minutes in and would only ever sleep for 30 minutes. With trying to get her onto solid foods, to baby groups on time etc. I felt like things were out of control and I was always on the back foot. To make things worse she often woke up every 2 hours through the night and would only go back to sleep if I nursed her so my husband couldn’t help. It was also taking an hour to settle her at bed time. I was sleep deprived, stressed and needed help. I had also fallen into the trap of googling things about baby sleep and felt overwhelmed, confused by all the information and like I was failing as she wasn’t doing the things it sounded like a baby ‘should’ be doing. Sam was an absolute life saver! She was so kind and listened to all of our troubles and didn’t make us feel like anything we’d done so far was wrong. She worked with us to create a routine that worked for us. On the first day (!!) we got our daughter down for a nap within 10 minutes of settling her after following Sam’s new nap routine. Sam also made us realise that there will be things that interfere with her sleep but has given us tools to navigate the difficult times. She also allowed us to work at a pace we felt comfortable with. We were with our little one every step of the way. There was no leaving her to cry; we just gently introduced new things and were able to give her all the support she needed. We can now put her down for the night in her cot and she just needs a few cuddles before she settles down to sleep. If you had told me that was possible a few weeks ago I probably would have laughed in your face! It was really lovely working with Sam. She always responded really quickly to our questions and it was like having someone rooting for you and cheering you on. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Sam to anyone else in the same position.” Family J, Yorkshire.
“When we started working with Sam our 6 month old baby daughter’s sleep was in total chaos. She was waking every hour every night and couldn’t nap except in a sling. We had had months of trying all sorts of things to try and improve her sleep and nothing had worked. We were feeling very desperate and utterly exhausted. Sam helped us to understand her sleep needs and to implement an age appropriate routine, but the best thing for us was how she gave us the tools to respond gently and appropriately to the night wakes in a way that taught our daughter that she didn’t need to feed every time she woke up. We never wanted to use controlled crying methods and Sam showed us how we could implement change without ever leaving her to cry. Of course there was protesting along the way, but we never had to leave her upset and offered comfort and support the whole way through. Sam helped us understand which battles to fight, where to expect difficulties and how to handle them gently while still establishing some boundaries. She always responded promptly to questions and supported us to feel confident in what we were doing. After some hard work we saw some amazing changes. Our little one started going for naps in her cot and only waking once or twice at night. By the end of our time working with Sam she was sleeping through the night and much happier little baby! This is nothing short of amazing in a few short weeks! Throughout this whole process Sam has been so incredibly helpful, kind and encouraging, always working at the pace we were comfortable with, guiding us through some hiccups and celebrating the successes with us. We are so profoundly glad to have worked with Sam, the changes she has enabled us to make have literally changed our lives. We have gone from feeling very desperate and not enjoying parenting to feeling happy and confident and really enjoying our daughter and our time as a family. Thank you so much Sam!” Family J, Yorkshire.
“I honestly can’t believe that it has only been 2 months since we started the sleep shaping! Everything is so different! My daughter is so much happier and I finally have confidence. We are currently swapping between our old house and new and I am able to put her down for her nap in both without any fuss. I can also occasionally mould her naps and daily routine depending on what we are doing. I no longer panic that she won’t sleep and I have the confidence to work with her and support her rather than it being a battle that normally ended with both of us in tears. There are truly no words to thank you enough for what you have done for us. I am so grateful for your help and I hope I can continue to use the tools you have given me as my daughter grows. Thank you Sam. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!” Family N, Yorkshire.
“We contacted Sam when our twins were 3 months old. The routine and guidance Sam gave us worked within a week. We had a structure in place for their day time naps and we had our evenings back! Sam was professional and very easy to work with. She gave me hope and confidence, she really has worked wonders! I am so glad we got the help we needed, we can’t thank you enough Sam! Xx” Family L, Leeds.
“I’m so relieved I decided to contact Sam regarding my 13 month old son’s sleep issues during the night. He would wake me up most nights; up to 8 times screaming out for no apparent reason. The only way I knew how to deal with it was to keep giving him milk and cuddles. As you can imagine this eventually took its toll! Sam advised me on new techniques to try, which I did and I can honestly say within a very short time my sons sleeping routine has improved immensely. I feel more confident and in control and my son is definitely a happier boy now. I wouldn’t hesitate on recommending Sam, she’s extremely experienced and her knowledge has turned motherhood for me back into a positive. Thanks so much!” Family C, South-West UK.
“Hi Sam. We really really have appreciated all your support and I honestly don’t know where we would be now if it wasn’t for your guidance. I think I said it before but it’s by far the best decision we have made regarding our baby girl and I really do feel so grateful that we took the plunge to contact you – it has changed our lives in so many ways. I really feel like we enjoy family time and appreciate much more than we did when we were walking zombies…! Thank you so so much for all your help Sam!” Family M, Leeds.
“When we first reached out for your help back in September/October, I wasn’t a confident mum. I was getting close to zero sleep and at breaking point with my son finding it difficult to leave my side, waking up every other sleep cycle. I was constantly worried about his severe eczema and you were the first person to stand by me and believe me when I knew something just wasn’t right! That meant a lot to me. Fast forward to current day and he’s now sleeping by himself, he can self soothe and he doesn’t need me (most of the time) to do so! The fact that I can put him into his cot and walk away is something short of a miracle for us. And not forgetting I’m finally getting sleep!!! I would have never achieved any of this without you. I cannot thank you enough for your help and support, your knowledgeable words and vast experience made it easy for me to work with you and put my trust into you. And thanks for always being there to answer all my silly questions – you never once made me feel stupid for asking them! You’ve been a huge support, and you’re amazing and passionate at what you do. I know I’ve said it a lot, but thank you, thank you, thank you!!!” Family A, South Yorkshire.
“Sam…my baby has decided he is more than capable of settling himself to sleep and if he wakes up before 6am now, it’s unusual…what a game changer!! Thank you for all of your help and structure, we couldn’t have done it without you. You made what could have been a really uncomfortable situation for me extremely easy and calming, so thank you.” Family R, London.
“Hey Sam!! Last night (my youngest) woke only once at 1am and slept until 7:30am so that’s amazing and I will take that all day long. He is very easy to settle at night and goes straight into the cot no problem. He loves the little routine. (My eldest) is also sleeping much better so, all in all, the progress has been remarkable. So we have you to thank for all of it. I have been recommending you to all my friends who have sleep issues. Very grateful for your patience and the way you approached all of this in such a gentle and loving way. I have learnt a lot so thank you from the bottom of my heart.” Family S, London.
“Dearest Sam, well, you have quite simply changed our lives! (Our middle child) has been sleeping through for 3 months now. We followed your routine but made a few small changes to suit him and our family and it has absolutely worked. After 3 and a half years of him not sleeping this is amazing! (Our youngest) is also doing beautifully. We follow his routine and he now sleeps regularly until 5am and we go in rub his back and he generally falls back to sleep. Normally until around 7am. So I just wanted to say an enormous thanks for coming to see us, imparting your wisdom and giving us our happy lives back. (My husband) and I are different people now and the whole family has benefited from us all getting a good nights sleep.” Family C, Oxfordshire.
“Sam, I can’t thank you enough. You are so very good at your job! Not only were you a guardian angel at a very tricky time, you have also given us techniques and confidence for whatever has come up since with our girls – and I’m sure the advice will serve us for years to come. Luckily (and in large part thanks to your advice), since we last spoke, the whole family has been well rested and very happy! Thank you again.” Family A, London.
“When I contacted Sam I was literally at breaking point. I was struggling with a whole mixture of emotions of becoming a new mum and added to this, myself and my little boy had been surviving on a maximum of 3 hours sleep a night for 5 months…Sam arrived at our home on the Wednesday and instantly made me feel at ease, it was like having a friend I’d known my whole life stay over! Sam gave me the confidence to trust my instincts and helped me investigate further into my little ones skin flare ups, which after multiple trips to doctors and A&E, we found out to be a dairy and soya allergy. Her advice that week and there after has been invaluable and I cannot thank her enough for what she did for my family. My little boy is now happy and healthy, completely rash free, has two good naps during the day and is sleeping through the night. We have been on two holidays and the routine we have at home is used wherever we go and works like a dream! Thank you once again Sam, you are literally like my own fairy godmother 🙂 ” Family D, Dewsbury.
“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.