Mary Foster

MaryFoster

It all started with a little boy…

My mission is to help tired parents enjoy time with…AND without their babies, safe in the knowledge that bedtime means bedtime!

Hey, I'm Mary

A little boy, who wouldn’t sleep. From the day he was born, he would scream if he was put down on his back. He would choke, projectile vomit and scream. And so I held him. Day and night. Night and day. It was the only way he was comfortable.

Truth be told, I didn’t mind. I loved the cuddles, but I wanted sleep, too. I met other mums and they would complain that their little one had woken once the night before. I thought, “Wow! Unless I’m holding him upright, he won’t sleep at all, and he still wakes up multiple times.”

I felt like a terrible parent. What was I doing wrong?

One of my biggest parenting regrets…

If only I had the knowledge that I have now. Instead of feeling that I was a failure as a parent, I would have had a much better understanding of the impact of reflux on Andrew’s sleep and ways to help him sleep better.

One of my biggest parenting regrets is not hiring someone like myself now when he was a baby. He didn’t consistently sleep through until close to 3 years old. By that point, I had a 2nd baby and was pregnant with baby number 3.

Passionate About Sleep

I started Sleepy Lambs Sleep Consulting™ when our 3rd baby was just 4 days old in 2014. We had moved from Canada to the UK just weeks before. Supporting families with sleep was a perfect fit. It combined my education and passion for science and my strong desire to support families so they didn’t struggle.

Sleepy Lambs Sleep Consulting has expanded grown and changed a lot since 2014. We expanded with our highly acclaimed online sleep programs in the Sleepy Lambs Sleep Academy. Our comprehensive sleep consultant training course provides outstanding training to sleep consultants around the world.

Jess Astor

Hiya, I'm Lindsey!

A little boy, who wouldn’t sleep. From the day he was born, he would scream if he was put down on his back. He would choke, projectile vomit and scream. And so I held him. Day and night. Night and day. It was the only way he was comfortable.

Truth be told, I didn’t mind. I loved the cuddles, but I wanted sleep, too. I met other mums and they would complain that their little one had woken once the night before. I thought, “Wow! Unless I’m holding him upright, he won’t sleep at all, and he still wakes up multiple times.”

I felt like a terrible parent. What was I doing wrong?

One of my biggest parenting regrets…

If only I had the knowledge that I have now. Instead of feeling that I was a failure as a parent, I would have had a much better understanding of the impact of reflux on Andrew’s sleep and ways to help him sleep better.

One of my biggest parenting regrets is not hiring someone like myself now when he was a baby. He didn’t consistently sleep through until close to 3 years old. By that point, I had a 2nd baby and was pregnant with baby number 3.

Passionate About Sleep

I started Sleepy Lambs Sleep Consulting™ when our 3rd baby was just 4 days old in 2014. We had moved from Canada to the UK just weeks before. Supporting families with sleep was a perfect fit. It combined my education and passion for science and my strong desire to support families so they didn’t struggle.

Sleepy Lambs Sleep Consulting has expanded grown and changed a lot since 2014. We expanded with our highly acclaimed online sleep programs in the Sleepy Lambs Sleep Academy. Our comprehensive sleep consultant training course provides outstanding training to sleep consultants around the world.

My Services

How I Work

Every little one is different! For long-term sleep success, I take the time to understand your little one’s sleep challenges.

I take into account your little one’s temperament, any potential causes, and consider the medical, developmental, nutritional, as well as the emotional impact and your parenting preferences, as we help your little one love to sleep!

First Step

Let’s chat! Book a free discovery call to hear more about your little one.

Support Options

We’ll discuss your goals and find the right support option for your family.

Get Started!

Sign up for your support package, book your meeting, complete your questionnaire, and we’ll get started!

Sleep!

Time to catch up on your sleep and figure out what you’ll do without sleep battles anymore!

Recent Blog Posts

It’s All About Balance – Late Nights & Irregular Schedules

Going on vacation? Grandparents Coming To Visit?  If you’re worried about breaking the “rules” when it comes to sleep, try not to! Balance is the key when it comes to having babies, toddlers and children out of their routines. Travel, guests, special events and holidays can all bring later nights, or sometimes life happens. Making […]

Success Stories

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Thank you so much, Sophie! Our 11-month old now sleeps through the night and self soothes. We’ve never been comfortable leaving Freddie to cry on his own and I was concerned that might of been our only option to teach him to settle himself. However, by you teaching us about awake windows, routines for nap times and tired signs Freddie now settles himself!

We are so grateful to Sophie, her approach always made us feel empowered. We made a couple of tweaks to what we were doing and before I knew it everyone’s sleep improved!

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Laura
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Katie changed our lives, it used to take over an hour to put my son to sleep and now it’s all of 10mins! And all in a loving, gentle and easy way!

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Nirmani Herath
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I would highly recommend Alexis to anyone with sleep issues.

For months we struggled to settle our baby each night until eventually, frustrated and exhausted, we decided we needed to try something different. Alexis was patient and reassuring and gave us the tools we needed and, importantly, the confidence to make a change.
We were surprised at how quickly our 11 month old responded to the changes and started settling in her cot in the evening and at how much happier she was – we hadn’t realised just how much her sleep issues were impacting her daytime mood. Alexis was also there to support us during a setback due to a serious illness and hospital stay and she is now happily fully recovered and actually even enjoys bedtime these days!
Thank you, Alexis!
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Allison Smith
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Sally guided us on sleep windows and routine all with no ‘cry It out’ methods, much bigger chunks of sleep, a routine and a much happier baby!

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Mum of 2
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Katie’s help was invaluable in identifying why our 10-month-old baby was sleeping poorly. She went from waking up every hour to just once in the night which is a massive improvement and has meant more sleep for the whole family.

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Beatrice
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Sally was friendly and supportive. She reassured us that we were doing a good job.

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Jenny
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Caro is one special lady, who has helped us get our 3 1/2-year-old son back into a good sleep routine super fast, using a very simple and easy to follow programme. Caro supports you all the way, I cannot recommend her enough. If you are thinking about help, don’t hesitate.

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Sarah Scragg
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Life changing!

I cannot thank Charlotte enough for the help, support and guidance she has given us. I only wish we had found her sooner.

Our little girl was 2 when we found Charlotte and for those 2 years she had barely slept for more than an hour or 2 without waking and wanting us squealing vomiting headbanging you name it she did it…. we thought this was her normal… we were sleep-deprived and emotionally broken.

Fast forward to now and WOW! My little one sleeps through ALL Night. Charlotte has transformed all our lives and made us all a lot happier.

Charlotte was always there to help us every step of the way. So personable and relatable and such a lovely lady.
Thank you so much for making us feel normal again. xx
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Kim Vere
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We were lucky enough to be the winners of Charlotte’s competition and we could not be more grateful!

Charlotte not only helped us crack the bedtime meltdowns and nightly wake-ups, she’s also given us the confidence to believe that tuning into our daughter and taking notice of her sleep signals can be all we need .. and best of all .. no more sleeping in our bed!
Charlotte made us feel at ease from the off, with her kind, bubbly and caring personality. She constantly made sure we felt comfortable with what we were doing and was always on our terms. She really took the time to learn about our parenting style and our needs and wants from the course.
We really felt like everything she said, had a logical reason behind it, and she made us feel like we totally understood the process from start to finish.
No matter what time of day, she never made us feel as though we couldn’t reach out to her, from minor questions to full-on meltdowns.
We couldn’t see a light at the end of the tunnel and to be honest, were a bit skeptical as to how much could change in just a couple of weeks .. but how wrong were we?!
We felt like we had tried everything, followed different ideas and advice and nothing seemed to be helping.
3 weeks later and there’s no more dreading nap and bedtime, and Poppy now sees her room as a fun safe place, which she settles in with no problem, all thanks to Charlotte.
We really will miss Charlotte, in the few weeks we’ve known her, we feel like she’s become a really good friend!
She was always just a message away whenever we needed reassurance or advice and every bit of advice she did give, worked!
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you! X
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Ash Duff
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Sally was fantastic to work it, she was very positive and understanding. She helped sort out our 13-month-olds sleep issues in a short time, using a gentle and kind approach. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her to other families, she had a massive impact on our family and I’ll be forever grateful. Thank you!

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Catriona
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Katie is brilliant. She helped me with my youngest when he was 7mths old and struggling to settle or sleep for any length of time.

Her steps are simple and easy to follow and very effective. She’s super friendly and efficient, I would recommend her to everyone. Thanks Katie!

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Hazel Anslow
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Louise has been amazing in turning bedtime dread into a really positive end of the day for our family, she has worked so hard to tailor her recommendations and advice to meet our little girl’s individual needs that we were able to see huge improvements within the first week of starting the sleep training plan! I can’t recommend Louise enough, she exceeded our expectations of what we thought we could achieve together as a family and in terms of sleep patterns, she was incredibly responsive and constructive as well as being thoroughly supportive. Definitely worth every penny (and more in my opinion!)

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Rosey Rudge
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Whilst we didn’t have huge issues, we asked Alexis to support us with a bit of reassurance. Our little one only slept during breastfeeding which put a lot of pressure on mum.

Alexis gave us not just valuable advice, but an empathetic approach to creating a bespoke sleep schedule that worked for us. She is approachable and most importantly, very caring.

After the process, we feel so much more confident about our little one’s sleeping habits and signs, and have recommended Alexis onwards!

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Andrew Cheng
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Katie was fantastic to work with. Our 2-year-old kept on waking through the night, and she took the time to understand the issues that we were having and guided us through them. Katie came up with really helpful solutions to help us teach her to sleep through the night. Katie’s advice made a difference, and we now have a better understanding of what our daughter needs, and she has been receptive to the new changes. Hopefully will continue well 🙂 thank you!

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Mum of 3
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We attended a sleep workshop with Caro, our 4-month-old little girl wasn’t napping during the day. It was a very informative and helpful session. The invaluable tips and advice shared have really helped improve our baby’s daytime sleep. We left feeling more confident and with a plan we could work with. Caro shares science-backed information that can be tailored to your family’s individual needs and values. Thank you, Caro, highly recommended!

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Tweedy Gem
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Louise has recently helped us to help our 6-month-old baby, who was struggling with a range of sleep issues. We are overwhelmed by the amazing support that Louise provided throughout our 3-week package with her. Louise spent a lot of time getting to know everything about our baby so that she could decide the best approach we would try for him. she filled us with so much confidence throughout, and we would recommend her to anyone looking for some help with their babies sleep. We will definitely go straight to Louise in the future for any more sleep issues we may have

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Shannen Bird
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Can’t thank Katie enough for the support she has given us over the last 6 weeks.

We booked a course after a period of 8 months where our daughter went from sleeping perfectly to waking every 2 hours, often for up to 2 hours at a time.

Katie was fantastic and within 2 days of implementing the sleep techniques she taught us our daughter was sleeping through.

It’s been absolutely amazing not only for our daughter who is now happier now she is sleeping properly but also for us as a couple, we were very much struggling with the lack of sleep and it was impacting our relationship but now we are a much happier household.

Loved our weekly check-ins with Katie and never felt that anything we were asking was a stupid question.

Have already recommended her to friends and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others. The best Christmas present we could have brought ourselves!

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Sophie Oates
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Of absolute great help with my little girl when she was born earlier this year and decided sleep wasn’t necessary. Katie helped in many ways and stayed in contact even after she had completed her work with us.

The help she provides in getting them in to a good sleep pattern, not just at night but with daytime naps too, is so helpful. She helped us to understand all there was with routines and how to help them sleep better without any stress.

Would definitely recommend her for people struggling with little ones that can’t/don’t sleep well. Very happy with our results. 8months down the line and my little girl goes down like an angel now ?

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Olivia Cutt
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Thanks to Katie and her gentle support and encouragement I have my evenings back! As my baby is only a few months old, I’m happy with night feeds (for now!) but I can’t stress enough how good it feels to have the baby down and have some time to myself. Katie took the time to understand what we wanted and tailored her advice to work with us towards those goals. Thank you, Katie, and when we are ready we’ll definitely be seeking her advice to get my baby sleeping through the night.

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Jenny
Mum of a 3-month-old
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Super support when desperately needed. Was so good having someone on my side that understood exactly what I was going through. Alexis offered solutions that were achievable even though I was sceptical. It really proved to me that a sleep consultant was the best way forward and to trust in her knowledge! Would definitely recommend ????

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Melanie Darling
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Louise Millard @sleepylambs is one of the most amazing people in my life right now. My baby sleeps thanks to her. The woman has actual magic powers. Fact. And I’m a serious scientist.

5
Zoe Walters
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Sally was kind, caring, and interested in learning about our family’s specific needs. She came up with a plan and modified it multiple times. Her timings were flexible and she went above and beyond to adjust to our travels and schedules.

5
Meg
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Caro is extremely understanding and supportive, knows exactly what you are going through and acted as my rock during the three weeks we had. She is also very organised, replies quickly, which is super helpful when you are a sleep-deprived mum in despair.

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Kenzo
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Lindsey was amazing with helping us sorting our 2yr old daughters sleep problems. Within 2 weeks my little one is now sleeping through. Much nicer than the multiple wake ups we had before.
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Susan Louise Jones
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When we got in contact with Katie, we were so desperate for help. At 6 months old O was sleeping at night for a maximum of 2 hours at a time, was regularly unsettled and we were really struggling. From day 1, we felt supported and cared for. On each phone call, we made changes, but only to a level that we were comfortable with, and saw a difference in O’s sleep straight away. We had long stretches at night, more relaxed naps, an easier bedtime and a happier mummy and daddy. We are working towards a more structured daytime with Katie’s advice, and it’s going so well. I can safely say that we were so lucky to have found Katie when we did, and I would recommend her to anybody who needs sleep assistance. Thank you for all you did for us!

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Naomi
Mum of a 6-month-old
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Absolutely 100% would recommend Paddy! He went above and beyond in helping me puzzle out the best times for my son’s medication that allowed him to get it into his system and didn’t cause disruption to the sleep my son was getting! My son slept well in his basket at night but only when he started his sleep on me and naps during the day were entirely on my chest. Paddy offered help and advice to stop that. He stopped us both from forming bad habits and supported me the whole way through. I’ll really miss his guidance.

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Helen Bullock
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Within a few nights of beginning our three-week journey with Caro, our two-year-old’s bedtime transitioned from a very stressful wrestle to a calm, positive co-operation.

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Mum
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Alexis helped us with our 6-month old. He only slept for between 2-3 hours at any one time and wasn’t able to self soothe. I had to either feed him to sleep or walk around rocking him until he fell asleep, this could take hours. Sometimes he would wake as soon as we put him down and we’d have to start all over. I was exhausted and I dreaded bedtime.

Then we found Alexis and our lives changed! She was so kind, helpful, knowledgeable and really listened to our concerns to work with us and advise us of the best options for us.

Our son now self soothes, sleeps from 7 pm – 7 am and has 3 naps a day. It’s incredible!!

I’d never heard of sleep consultants before and now I couldn’t recommend Alexis highly enough.

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Kate Hirst
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We cannot thank Louise enough, she really has changed our lives. We have our evenings back, our own bed, and time in the day when our daughter naps in her cot – She self settles and is no longer reliant on milk. We would have never believed this was possible but Louise was determined to get us there. She was always at the end of the phone, let us go at a pace we felt comfortable with while giving constructive and supportive advice which she adapted as we needed to. She really does work miracles!

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baby girl smiling on a bed
Lucy Esser
{ I was very happy with the sleep support I received from Alexis, simple and easy to implement changes that made such a big difference with little disruption to my little one. I felt supported throughout and like I could always reach out for any questions no matter how big or small. Thank you again x
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Stephanie Thatcher
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I cannot thank Lynda enough. I had a baby with very bad reflux and found myself getting so stressed about sleep/naps. Being in lockdown didn’t help either! Lynda was amazing. She was so supportive to me, and some of my friends with little ones. Gave us lots of helpful ideas which were totally adapted to each of us/our babies. An absolute godsend to me as a first-time mum! Thank you, Lynda ????

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Lynda Stachowiak testimonial
Rachel Craggs
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Within a few nights of beginning our three-week journey with Caro, our two-year-old’s bedtime transitioned from a very stressful wrestle to a calm, positive co-operation. The level of service Caro gave went far beyond our expectations. Her kind, caring and empathetic nature made us feel very supported and she was so responsive whenever we had queries or wobbles during the program.

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Sarah
{Within a week our daughter was getting longer and better quality sleep. Alexis was fantastic support; not only did she come up with effective solutions, she was always on hand to answer questions and give me a boost if I needed it. I now have a plan of action for whatever the day throws at me. I’m extremely grateful for her guidance and would highly recommend parents with any type of sleep worry to get in touch.
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Clare Sayers
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He went above and beyond in helping me puzzle out the best times for my son’s medication that allowed him to get it into his system and didn’t cause disruption to the sleep my son was getting! My son slept well in his basket at night but only when he started his sleep on me and naps during the day were entirely on my chest. Paddy offered help and advice to stop that. He stopped us both forming bad habits and supported me the whole way through. I’ll really miss his guidance.

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Helen Bullock
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When things weren’t working Paddy recognised it and we tweaked things. He was also honest when we had to keep going and made sure we were happy and comfortable.

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Reah Wilkins
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We have been struggling with poor sleep for the past 7months!! With wakings every hour at night that required nursing to sleep and poor daytime naps. We had tried everything and weren’t getting anywhere. Our last hope was to contact a sleep consultant. We got in touch with Louise. (I was very sceptical about this. I honestly had no hope of this working) After working with Louise we have our evenings back and my LO sleeps through the night!! Will sometimes wake up once for a feed. But that’s it!!
Honestly, if you are looking for some help with your LO sleep, contact Louise. She is a godsend and a miracle worker!! She completely transformed our lives!! Thank you so much for everything Louise!!
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Shaheena Damani
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Alexis helped with our little boy he would only sleep on his front for a couple of hours at a time and he would cry as soon as we would put him down. Now our little boy is doing 5-hour stretches at night sleeping on his back (he has since slept through too!) He settles so much better.

Alexis is very professional, great communication and easy to talk to. Thanks again for all your help!!

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Lauren Whitter
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We contacted Caro when our almost four year old struggled to fall asleep at night and had frequent night wakening’s, our three-month-old baby was sleeping better than his big sister so we decided to bite the bullet! Caro was a godsend, she loaded us with tips and techniques which have ensured we have a consistent nighttime routine. We feel confident dealing with these issues now and have seen a massive improvement in the space of three weeks! If your having trouble with your little one’s sleep please don’t hesitate to contact Caro, you certainly won’t regret it! We wish we had enlisted Caro’s expertise long before now. Thanks a million, Caro. X

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Danielle Williamson
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I stumbled across Sleepy Lambs on a google search after weeks of sleep deprivation after my LO went back to his childminder after having 6 months of lockdown at home with Mummy. He had bad separation anxiety and it was taking me hours some nights to get him to sleep. We had tried almost everything but never had anyone telling us we were doing it right and to give us the reassurance we needed.

We were lucky enough to have been assigned Alexis to help. As soon as we had our initial consultation I felt so much more confident and reassured that everything would get better and here we are 3 weeks later sadly saying goodbye to Alexis after all of her help. Charlie is now in bed asleep inside 10mins and all of this has been done without any crying or distress. We are still working on the early wake-ups but I have been left with some suggestions and techniques to work with.

Thank you, Alexis, for everything, it is not just Charlie you have helped, it is Rob and I also. ???????????? xx

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Lucy
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As part of Lindsey’s qualification, she helped me with my 6-week baby. Although there isn’t so much ‘sleep training’ that can be done with a 6 week old baby, her knowledge and advice was second to none!

She helped me understand about how long wake windows should be, learn to identify tired signs and suggested a good routine. My baby is now 14 weeks old and sleeps pretty well! I mean last night was 8pm-5.15am and then went back to sleep after a bottle until 9 am! So although she is still waking for a feed, I am happy with where we are for her age.

As she grows and goes onto solids, I would be more than confident enough that she will go right through the night! Thank you Lindsey ?

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Mel Henley
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If I could sum up how I felt before I spoke to Charlotte in one word, it would be desperate.

Charlotte took the time to listen to our problems and worked out what was best for us (and importantly Charlie) to solve them.

The support she offered us was second to none and she encouraged us every step of the way.
With Charlotte’s help, we’ve gone from having a 5-month-old who wouldn’t sleep longer than 2.5 hours, to a 7-month-old who can sometimes go 9 hours! We’re all happier!
Thank you, Charlotte!
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Juliet Warren
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Our 2.5-year-old daughter had never been a good sleeper and we had started to accept we would always be up several times a night. Jess came into our lives via Zoom, she assessed all aspects of our daughter’s awake and sleeping habits, with a few simple changes we had instant improvement.

With continued support, we tweaked some more and now she is sleeping through!

Jess was supportive, understanding and took the time to research our individual circumstances whilst respecting what we did and didn’t want to do. I’d recommend her to anyone.

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Jess Astor
Nicola Lacey
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Thank you for your help and guidance.

Having Sally as our sleep consultant was the best decision we could have made. Our journey started with a toddler waking up 5 times a night to a peaceful full nights sleep. We also had the chance to peacefully transition to no more milky bottles!

Your kindness and understanding took away our stressful situation. I would recommend your services to anyone!

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The Retiefs
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Lindsey has done a brilliant job with our little ones. Lifesaver!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lucian Si Adriana Fedor
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With a newborn, a toddler, new country and a pandemic we needed as much of a routine as possible, so when I saw Sally’s advert I jumped at the chance.
Our toddler was waking in the middle of the night and wouldn’t go back to sleep without one of us. She also only wanted to nap in our bed with one of us. Sally rectified both aspects for us with continuous support and we haven’t looked back since.

Whilst helping us with our toddler sally also extended her help to our newborn. Whilst I think everyone expects no sleep with a new baby we were missing all Alice’s sleep windows and falling really short on her recommended hours of sleep which can go on to affect their growth and learning. Sally introduced us to a great app and guided us on sleep windows and routine all with no ‘cry It out’ methods or anything and we were suddenly dealing with much bigger chunks of sleep, a routine and a much happier baby!

She answered texts, emails and checked in on us regularly. If your little one is struggling with sleep patterns and nap issues I can’t recommend her highly enough. Thank you, Sally!

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Katie was an amazing support. She really took the time to understand the sleep issues I was encountering with my toddler as well as his personality so that she could suggest the right strategies. Katie was very flexible in her approach, ensuring that I was comfortable with our sleep plan. She was proactive in ensuring we had follow-up calls which were always very helpful, and she was always available if I had any questions in between. I am very grateful to Katie for the support she provided and the confidence she gave me to keep communicating with my toddler and to encourage better sleep habits!

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Michelle
Mum of a Toddler
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If I could give 100 stars I would!

Charlotte gave me the confidence I needed and now my baby who would only sleep on me or in his rocker now naps and sleeps like a champ in his own cot! Always made me feel like I was doing the best job and was so lovely!

I really miss our weekly calls ?? would recommend 100% xx

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Ellie Godderidge

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