Problem: The witching hour that just wouldn’t stop.
I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you for all your help over the last couple of weeks. Thanks to your tips and strategies, Luca is sleeping so much better and we no longer find ourselves in a battle each and every night… We are so grateful for all your support.
Mum and Dad of Luca, 5 months
Problem: Our not-so-little guy was still waking multiple times overnight and ending up in our bed by the end of the night.
Our 5 year old son, Davis, has never been a “good sleeper”. To be honest I do not recall a single time when he slept through the night on his own. We read so many books and tried so many different techniques to try to get him the rest he so needed. Unfortunately, we had little success. He strongly resisted going to bed, woke multiple times overnight and at some point over the course of the night he would inevitably end up in our bed.
His lack of sleep was affecting his mood, his behaviour and his performance at school. It was also taking its toll on us since if he wasn’t sleeping, neither were we. We were at our wits end and did not know what else to do. Then we heard about Sleeperific from a friend.
To be honest, we didn’t want to get our hopes up too high since we tried so many different techniques previously. After speaking with Krista though that all changed. She has such a warm, empathetic and supportive approach that it instilled confidence in us that we could truly do this and so could our son. She was very knowledgeable and had some wonderful and very practical suggestions at each stage of the game.
Success did not come easily. He had truly never slept well in five years and initially he was not interested in changing his sleep habits. It was not an easy road but Krista was there every step of the way to walk us through the steps and continue to provide emotional support at the toughest times.
For the first time in his life, Davis was able to sleep through the night in his own bed. The first time it happened I thought I was dreaming. He was so proud and so were we. He hardly resists going to bed now and rarely wakes up overnight. He now sleeps through the night most nights and we couldn’t be happier.
I truly don’t think we could have done this without Krista’s support and we will be forever grateful. We wholeheartedly provide the highest recommendation for Krista and her company, Sleeperific! Thank you so much Krista!
Cheryl & Carlos Lalonde, parents of 5 year old Davis
Read about our work with the lovely Ana-Maria and her sweet family over at Bluebird Kisses
Problem: Two boys tag teaming all hours of the night.
I just wanted to take a moment (while BOTH boys are asleep at the SAME time…. woooo hoooo!) to thank you so much for all your guidance and support over the past two weeks.
When I first contacted you, I was struggling so much with Samuel’s sleep and was spending my days tired and resentful. I wasn’t enjoying the time I had with him because I felt like he was ALWAYS awake.
Within a few days of starting your program, I could see the changes taking place. For me, the biggest change has been knowing there are BREAKS in my day – whether it be with both boys sleeping, or with Owen awake, I get a BREAK from having two kids all.the.time. And the value of this to my sanity I cannot even express.
I’m that mom — the one who loves her kids fiercely, but who also struggles with the weight of knowing that I’m it. I’m the mom. The one these two boys will look to and run towards every day of their lives until they’re grown, and even after that. The weight of that is so heavy some days, especially in the thick of breastfeeding and sleepless nights and temper tantrums.
So, thank you. For restoring my sanity and providing my family with real life tools to encourage, promote and protect the sleep of these two little munchkins.
We ALL say thank you.
- Rob, Owen, Sam and Katy of Katy Brunkard Photography
Problem: Needing help to discreetly sell her child, OR make bedtimes more manageable. We chose the latter.
Hear it from the almost 3 year old himself:
Met this sassy (and sleep deprived) Mama on Monday. Consulted with her on Tuesday. Sent a sleep plan on Wednesday. Implemented on Thursday. Happy Friday!
Problem: Didn’t want to make all of the same sleep problems that we made with our first child.
Thank you so much, Krista, for all of the valuable information that you provided us. You were so personable and friendly – we instantly felt comfortable working with you and sharing all of our concerns, and our many, many mistakes! You are a fountain of knowledge regarding sleep and babies!
Thanks to you, we were able to recognize our daughter’s sleepy cues, understand the sleep patterns of a baby, and most importantly, understand our daughter’s sleep needs. You gave us the tools we needed to start helping our daughter fall asleep unassisted (yeah!) as well as how to start creating a sleep routine that would mean less crying (yeah, again!). I am finally finding myself a more calm mommy because you helped me to figure out how to make my daughter’s sleep routine easy. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I will definitely be recommending you to all of my mommy friends!
C & S, Parents of Sarah, 3 months old
Problem: Frequent wakings at night and through naps.
Benjamin was a good sleeper until he learned to stand up on his own. We thought it wouldn’t take too long for him to grow out of it. But we were wrong. By the time he was 10 months old, he would wake 4 to 5 times a night for 5 mins to 1.5 hr each time.
I am so glad we found Krista, she was very knowledgeable and supportive. She sent me a sleep plan shortly after we communicated. I asked for a week extension to set up the house for the sleep training, due to our family circumstances. During that week, we implemented a few simple changes Krista suggested, and the magic happened.We never had to cope with a sad, crying child which we feared would be part of sleep training. Our son has been consistently sleeping 11+ hours at night with two long naps during the day. He is now so happy and alert during the day. Thank you, Krista!
M & P, Parents of Benjamin, 10 months old
Problem: Bedtime battles of epic proportions.
We didn’t know what was going on? It would take 2-3 hours to get our kids to bed and we had no idea why? We were at our wits end when we decided to give Krista a call. After speaking with her for 20 minutes, we already had some insight into how we could start making this better. Krista empowered us with her knowledge and enthusiasm, but was also our biggest cheerleader and motivator when we needed her.
Krista has been so warm and friendly. It was so easy to connect with her and we really knew she cared for our family. And as it would turn out, we DO have great kids! Thanks so much for helping our family. Sleeperific changed our lives – for the much, much better.
R & A, Parents of Astrid (4 years) and Owen (11 months)
Problem: Co-sleeping just wasn’t working anymore.
We decided we wanted our bed back. But I was completely resistant to the idea of a sleep consultant. I was convinced the only tool they had was to let your children cry it out. But I knew that there was a better, more rested and happier parent in me who needed to get her family back in working order.
Krista provided me with her wonderful advice, but also her generous and kind support. She was very respectful of our wishes to avoid crying. She devised a plan that we were all comfortable with. And it was completely successful! Both our children are sleeping independently and instead of dreading bedtime and the drama that went along with it, we now look forward to those times. Not only that, but I feel better, I’m a better parent and a better person because we’re all sleeping well. Thank you so much for giving us our lives back!
M, Mama of Merrin (4 years) and Danica (2 years)
Problem: Overtired baby
When my son, Jacob turned 6 months old, I decided that since he STILL wasn’t sleeping through the night and his naps never lasted more than a half hour, I would enlist the help of a professional. It just so happened that that week I received an information sheet about kids and how important a good nights sleep is for them. On the back of the sheet was Sleeperific contact information. I started thinking about contacting Krista. I finally sent out a desperate email at 5:30 one morning begging her for some help. She actually got RIGHT back to me, calling at 7:30. I enrolled with the program and after finishing a detailed questionnaire, she sent me back a 10 page Sleep Plan! I was so excited to start this and I finally had some hope!!
It wasn’t even two days before I started noticing a difference! I was able to put Jacob in his crib with out much crying – before I would to rock him to sleep every time he went down. He then started sleeping through the night (other than one night feeding) – before he was getting up every 2-3 hours. A couple weeks after that, he’s started having longer naps! Slowly we were getting our life back!! Thanks to Krista and Sleeperific, our family is finally sleeping through the night! Not only that, but Jacob is napping longer than half hour spans. I work from home, so it is very important for me to be able to sit down and actually get some work done. Krista was there to help me anytime I needed it, whether it be emailing a few times a day or calling and having her call me right back. I really did lean on her completely for support during the ‘sleep training’ process and she was always uplifting – especially after a long trecherous night! I wish I would have contacted her right away and had her work with us from birth. It’s amazing the difference support and knowledge can make! I would suggest Krista’s services to anyone and everyone with a child. . . and I have been!
J, Mama to Jacob, 7 months