We always feel privileged when we work with a family and help them get the sleep they all need, and deserve. We strongly believe in what we do, and the Sleep Sense methods we use, and we look forward to helping you and your family achieve the same results that our recent clients have been enjoying. Here are some letters and messages from them (the seminar feedback is on the seminar page):
I called Jenna when I’d reached my limit. My six month old was completely reliant on me to get to sleep for naps and bedtime. I was exhausted, emotionally drained and struggling. We had multiple night wakings, short naps with no patterns and endless walking around rocking and singing her to sleep. I felt like I’d researched and tried everything and nothing was working.
Now, we couldn’t be further from this.
She sleeps in her own cot for naps and at night. She no longer needs me to get to sleep & she’s continually improving as the weeks pass. Without Jenna, I’d never have been able to do it! She was kind, supportive and most importantly, gave me confidence in myself. I’m a first time mum & she’s given me the tools and knowledge to conquer any obstacle I might face when dealing with sleep. My husband was away at the time and when I needed someone to reassure me, she was there. When I cried because I felt like I couldn’t do it, she was there.
There aren’t the words to express how grateful I am for her help and guidance. I was probably on the brink of some potential mental health struggles – Jenna saved me.
You cannot put a price on that.
Mummy to 6 month old
When Alex was about 4 weeks old, he started showing signs of colic (crying for hours, refusing to sleep, generally miserable) which got worse and ended when he was about 12 weeks. Unfortunately, during this time we were so frazzled we would do absolutely anything to get him to sleep and keep him quiet so as not to wake our eldest child. He learned some very bad habits and consequently would only go to sleep being fed or rocked. When the colic finally seemed to pass, we were left with a baby who was incapable of settling himself and so would wake every 30-60 minutes.
Jenna was recommended to us and I cannot stress enough how life changing it has been. The night before we started the sleep plan (when Alex was 4.5 months old) he woke up 14 times, after just one day of the plan he woke up 4 times, and now at 5 months wakes 2 times a night. Additionally, before we started, I had no idea how best to manage Alex’s naps so I just let him sleep when and where I could. Jenna’s insight and support was absolutely invaluable, and gave me confidence in my decisions where previously I always second guessed if I was doing the right thing.
I highly recommend Little Dreams Consulting, they have been fantastic and I feel like I finally have my life back.
Mummy and Daddy to Alex (8 months old)
Our 12 week old daughter was gorgeous in all ways but sleep. I was wearing her in a sling to get her to nap, she was overtired and I was exhausted. I had spent so much time googling that I felt completely lost and confused.
Contacting Little Dreams was a complete turning point. Within a week both she and I were feeling much more rested and I finally had a bit of time to myself while she napped (without me carrying her!) Two weeks later and she was sleeping through the night. Jenna helped us to find structure, gave us a huge amount of support and now I feel confident of my daughters sleep needs going forward. Thank you Jenna!
Mummy and Daddy to 12 week old
I wish I hadn’t left it nearly 4 years to sort out the terrible sleep we were all getting! Within just a few weeks, things were completely different, I couldn’t believe it. Bedtimes are now easy, Jude goes down without a fuss and stays in bed until morning (no more 5am wakes either). Not only are we all getting way more sleep each night, we have our evenings to ourselves again! I cannot recommend Fay enough. Her calm and clear approach was second to none and the support we received through the whole process was impressive. Thank you so much for everything Fay – honestly changed our lives!
Mummy and Daddy to Jude (3 years old)
When we came to Fay we were so exasperated with our daughter’s poor sleep that I’d just taken her to the doctors to see if something might be physically wrong with her like an allergy. There wasn’t – she was simply overtired and couldn’t sleep properly which resulted in a lot of crying. Fay’s advice was clear, concise and – most importantly – hugely effective. She gave us confidence from the start that she could help and the sleep plan was sensible and straightforward to follow. It was hard at times but Fay listened well and continued to provide us with support and great advice. In less than a fortnight, our daughter went from waking every hour to sleeping through the night! We are very grateful to Fay for everyone in the house now being much more well rested
Mummy and Daddy to 8 month old
We cannot thank Jenna enough for her support. We went for over a year without a full nights sleep and began to survive rather than live. Bodhi now sleeps 12 hours most nights and needs no encouragement or aid to fall asleep. She has helped to change our lives and we feel incredibly lucky to have found her. Her encouragement and reassurance got us through some tough hurdles and she has honestly been like a super hero to us all.
Vicky, Nicky and Bodhi (13 months)
We cannot recommend Fay highly enough. We have been working with Fay since our son was 6 weeks old, and the difference it has made is amazing. He is a much happier baby, and we are much happier parents! Since he was about 4 months old, we managed to get him napping in his cot, by himself, and sleeping through the night most nights. We cannot thank Fay enough. To have structure to our day, and know our child’s sleep needs is such a great tool. Fay always explained everything clearly, and has offered support throughout the whole process. I would still be sleep deprived and wearing my son in a sling for naps if it wasn’t for Fay. THANK YOU!!!
Mummy and Daddy to 6 week old
Our son’s sleep had regressed significantly when he was 12 weeks old. He went from sleeping 7-8 hours in a row to waking every hour. This went on for months and left us all completely exhausted. Eventually, when he was 5 months, we got in touch with Little Dreams. We felt like we had tried everything but nothing would work. When we got in touch with Jenna things changed in just a few nights. We will forever be grateful for her endless advice, reassurance and encouragement. We couldn’t have done it without her. Our son is noticeably happier now that he gets some sleep! We are also very well rested and enjoying time as a couple in the evenings!
Catherine, Andrew and James (5 months old)
Fay has brought sleep and happiness to our home. She gave us great advice and help from the first day. We are less than two weeks in and my Son has just slept through for the first time. He seems happier chap for it as is his long suffering mummy. My 6 year old has really enjoyed the evening routine we’ve introduced too.
Thank you again Fay for all your amazing help
Mummy and daddy to 8 month old
I would recommend Jenna to anyone, we first contacted Jenna as our almost 3 year old literally went to sleep for 2-3 hours and then was up every 45mins/1hr throughout the night and this had been going on for the last 12 months. He needed one of us there to settle him at all times and this had resulted in one of us sleeping on the floor in his bedroom as it was the only way we could get some sleep. With Jenna’s help and support we have seen such an improvement and cant quite believe we now have a child who goes to bed on his own and can sleep all night in his own bed. Thank you so much Jenna for giving us all some much needed rest.
Emma, Si and Jackson (3 years old)
We called on Jenna’s help after over 6 months of nightly wakings. We had a 3yr old who wouldn’t go to sleep on his own, and would then be up in the night for up to 3hrs. We were at our wits end and couldn’t work out how to change this around! Jenna came in with such a positive but realistic attitude. It was a total dream, so much more gentle than I was expecting. We had hardly any tears at bedtime, the routine was followed to the word and within 9 days he started sleeping through. We have had a couple of wobbles (as we were told to expect) but with the support from Jenna we have negotiated them easily. He has slept through consistently from 3 weeks. I really didn’t expect it to go so smoothly! The support from Jenna was amazing, our 3yr old loved the positive videos she sent and I really think it made a huge difference. Couldn’t recommend Jenna highly enough!
Rebecca, Ben and Kit (3 years old)
We are all so grateful for the incredible changes you have helped us to make. When we went in to this process I was really optimistic but I think everyone around me (my husband in particular) was worried that I’d be disappointed when things didn’t improve quickly enough. I also think lots of people were sceptical that you’d be able to ‘fix’ such a difficult baby. We are obviously so happy with how much improvement we’ve seen and now feel we can look forward to Christmas (I had been dreading it). Thanks so very much Jenna.
Mummy and Daddy to 5 month old
I would highly recommend Fay, thanks to her our 9 month old boy is now sleeping through the night and having reliable regular naps. He is much happier and we are able to enjoy parenthood much more having had a full night’s sleep. Fay was calm, clear and very supportive throughout the process. We are delighted to have found her.
Mummy and Daddy to 9 month old
As a single parent, trying to get Tommy to stay in his bed, as well as dealing with my daughter, was a challenge. After meeting with Fay from Little Dreams Consulting I felt very hopeful and reassured. She explained everything so that I understood why Tommy wasn’t sleeping. The sleep plan was excellent, I was really impressed with it, it included so much. Tommy was tricky and I think we both knew he was going to be a challenge, and without Fay’s help I really don’t think I could have done it. Having Fay there to support me helped so much and gave me the reassurance I needed. I’m so glad I stuck with it, what a difference, I can’t thank you enough!
Kelly and Tommy, aged 2 ¼ years
Jenna truly has changed our lives! Our little girl (8 months) was waking every hour all night, every night and would only fall back to sleep if I fed her. She always ended up in our bed as I was too exhausted to get up any more. Day time naps were also terrible and she’d manage 20 minutes in the pram/car/bouncy chair.
Jenna’s kind and gentle approach combined with her professional experience and amazing knowledge turned our lives around in less than a week!
Now 4 weeks later our little star sleeps well in her own bed all night, takes two naps a day in her cot and is generally a cheerful and playful baby who makes great company.
Thank you so much Jenna!
Mummy and Daddy to 8 month old
We were always skeptical that anything or anyone would get our son to sleep as we just thought it was just the way he was. He refused to go to bed, let alone sleep! After our first meeting, with Fay from Little Dreams, talking through things and having sleep and it’s processes explained properly, we felt more encouraged. There were improvements from day one and a notable change in mood. The changes to his routine went down really well and within 3 weeks of meeting with Fay he was saying “night night mummy” and sleeping through the night. We can’t recommend Little Dreams enough, bye bye sleep deprivation! What a game changer!
Nicola Adam and Ethan (2 ½ years old)
We contacted Jenna just before our little boy’s first birthday. We had got stuck in a routine of feeding him to sleep and he was waking 6-10 times a night. Within three nights of implementing Jenna’s plan, our boy was sleeping through the night. As predicted, his appetite for solids improved substantially and his daytime milk feeds were better (less frequent but longer) straight away. We have been really pleased with our experience with little dreams and would highly recommend Jenna. Her approach is thorough, professional and tailored to suit the individual needs of your child. Don’t hesitate to get in contact with Jenna if your family needs to improve your sleep situation.
Mummy and Daddy to 12 month old
We struggled with disturbed nights until our little boy was nearly 4. Not long after that, our little girl arrived. She was a relatively good sleeper, but around 11 months, after a run of chickenpox, colds, teething, etc, she started waking regularly in the night and the dreaded sleep deprivation soon set in again. After meeting Jenna she put together a plan for us to follow. Within a few days it was as if someone (or Jenna) had waved a magic wand and our little girl’s sleep was back on track. Jenna was so approachable and reassuring and on hand to guide us through each step. You really can’t underestimate the affects of long term sleep deprivation and we would highly recommend Jenna and Little Dreams Consulting to any sleep deprived parent!
Mummy and Daddy to 11 month old
Aimee’s sleep has been consistently good and we are delighted with her progress.
Thank you so much for all your support – it has made such a difference and we still can’t believe it. Everything feels better and more under control – work, home life, our relationship. I just feels like this is the way it is supposed to be and we are all so much happier as a family.
Thanks again Jenna, you really helped us to achieve what we didn’t think was possible.
Louise, Andy and Aimee (2 years old)
We cannot recommend Jenna highly enough – to any parents at the end of their tether or, if you have any rational decision-making capabilities left, well before that! Our son is happy and settled. He has gone from random naps and wakeful nights to regular daytime naps and 12-hour nights. He’s eating better. There were big changes within a couple of days and life-changing ones within two weeks. Jenna worked with us on a thoughtful and caring plan tailored to how we feel as a family. Jenna – thank you!
Tamsin, Gregor and Hugo (19 months old)
We reached out to Jenna at a point of desperation; our 2 year old daughter Sophie was difficult to put to bed, and when finally asleep, she was waking and coming into our bedroom some 5-6 times a night. Frankly, we were all exhausted!! Jenna was great, fitting in around our work and Sophie’s bedtimes for her house visit and her phone calls. The support emails were always friendly and helpful. The plan that Jenna put together was clear and easy to follow and we never felt rushed to work our way through it, especially when some nasty bug and teething problems put things off track for Sophie. The results have been been so beneficial to all of us; Sophie has clearly taken another step in her development and is a much happier girl as a result of good sleep habits, and we’re finally getting some sleep too!!
Mummy and Daddy to Sophie (2 years old)
We decided to contact Jenna when our son was 1 year old as he had not slept through the night. Our son’s sleep has improved dramatically and he also stopped using his dummy within the first couple of days. Jenna is very friendly, caring and professional. Thank you Jenna for your all support and knowledge.
Mummy and Daddy to 1 year old
Thanks so much Jenna! Our lives have completely changed in the last couple of weeks, we feel like different people so we cannot thank you enough! I’ve been telling all my mummy friend’s how amazing it is too!
Mummy and Daddy to 6 month old
Working with you has been wonderful for our family life. I love our routine – Benjamin is well rested, as are we!
We really valued that your plan fitted with what we felt comfortable with so we have been able to remain consistent. Giving Benjamin all the comfort and care he needs but not helping him get off to sleep. We have already recommended you to friends.
Thank you so much!
Fiona, Tom and Benjamin (6 months old)
I’m so very glad we met you and were fortunate enough to be able to work with you. It has been life transforming! I have passed on your details to our friends and will continue to recommend you.
Mummy and Daddy to 7 month old
We cannot thank Jenna enough for all the help and support she gave us. We were desperate as I had to return to work and our 10 month-old baby was still sleeping with us, breastfeeding every hour at night and none of us was getting any quality sleep. Jenna developed a plan for us and we could not believe it, but it worked straight away and Alba slept through the night for the first time ever, from the very first day we started Jenna’s plan!! Now the three of us feel a lot better and it was totally worth it! The plan was very easy to follow and it helped Alba to learn to soothe herself but always with our support.
Stuart, Raquel and Alba (10 months old)
Jenna has been an invaluable source of advice and reassurance for us throughout our baby’s newborn phase and beyond. She reassured us that what we were experiencing was normal and helped us to guide our son towards developing great sleep skills even at such a young age. When things didn’t seem to make sense to me, Jenna always reassured me with the facts and guidelines for sleep duration day and night at different ages. It is fantastic to work with someone who shares our beliefs, I would thoroughly recommend seeking Jenna’s advice for your child’s sleep.
Mummy and Daddy to 2 month old
Jenna is extremely supportive, friendly and knowledgeable. She has helped our little boy, who was previously waking multiple times in the night and wouldn’t nap unless he was in his sling, to sleep in his cot for daytime naps and settle during the night. Jenna clearly has a passion for helping families in need of more sleep as she even phoned us on a Saturday morning just before her holiday to give us further advice and to make sure we were happy going forward with our plan! Thank you so much for all your help, it’s made a huge difference to our family.
Emma, Andy and Harry (5 months old)
Before working with Jenna Finlay was only sleeping for maximum of two hour chunks before waking up and didn’t sleep independently in the day. On the first night he slept from 6 – 6 with only 3 wake ups! Jenna is so supportive and was always available to reassure and guide us through the plan. Finn is blossoming now he gets all this sleep!
Kate, Michael and Finlay (4 months old)
Jenna has helped us get a good night sleep for the first time in 2 years! Our 2 1/2 year old was up multiple times and always ended up in bed with us. In under 3 weeks he now sleeps through 99% of the time, in his own bed, with little fuss if he does wake up. This has also helped our elder son (4 years). Great service, great support and well worth the money. Thanks a lot Jenna.
Mummy and Daddy to 2.5 year old
Before finding Jenna our 4.5 month old baby Evie would only ever sleep during the day in the sling and we felt unable to put her down awake at night. In no time at all, after working with Jenna, Evie was having all her naps in the cot and was able to self-settle with no intervention from us at all. If you had told us this would happen in less than 2 days I would never have believed it!
Evie seems so much calmer and happier now that she is getting better quality sleep, and as parents we also have so much more time to ourselves. Jenna’s support was invaluable and I could not recommend Little Dreams enough.
Thanks again for all your help these last few weeks, it really has transformed our lives!
Katie, Matt and Evie (4 months old)
Thank you very much for everything that you have done for us as a family. I will admit that I was sceptical at first but I cannot believe the difference that it has made in such a short period of time!
Even Lucas is very proud of himself and has settled so well into his new routine. There have even been occasions where he has asked to go to bed; previously bedtime was difficult and lengthy but it is now a lot calmer and he continues to sleep in his own bed all night! We have already recommended you to friends.
Once again, thank you, you have changed our lives!
Jenny, Chris and Lucas (3 years old)
We had come to think that our son was just a ‘bad sleeper’ and we had got used to periods of OK sleep leading to periods of terrible sleep for all of us. We found ourselves trying different methods, unable to stick to any of them for any length of time. Jenna listened to our concerns and helped us to turn everything around, very quickly. She gave helpful and clear advice and was supportive when we felt wobbly. Our son Milo now sleeps through and has done for months. We have noticed an improvement in his development and all of us are so much happier now that we all sleep. We just wish that we had called Jenna sooner- it is literally life changing!
Hayley, Clive and Milo (2 years old)
Thanks for all your help. Before we met you our almost 2 year old was up in the night, sometimes for hours at a time. Since working with you, not only has our son’s sleep improved but so has our eldest daughter’s, and with only a few small and simple changes. Long may it continue.
Mum and dad to 23 month old
Our little 6 month old boy was waking every 1-2 hours overnight and needed to be fed back to sleep. Since working with you for two weeks our son’s sleep has improved dramatically. We even went away and I can honestly say this week would not have been so good if it wasn’t for your help. Mac is sleeping through the night giving me and Bryan our evenings so we still get a bit of a holiday! We are so much more conscious of what he needs and when and having his feeding and sleeping routine established has just made things so much easier. Most of all we are enjoying ourselves and not getting stressed out or being overly tired!! Can’t thank you enough! We will definitely recommend you to others. Thanks again for all your help and support.
Lindsey, Bryan and Mac (6 months old)
I cannot recommend Jenna highly enough. Our 7 year old was terrible at getting to sleep without us laying with him until he was asleep. Every night was a battle and he would often still be awake at 1030 and then wake in the early hours and want to come into our bed. This was having a huge effect on his health (and ours), his behaviour deteriorated and family life was becoming increasingly difficult. We implemented Jenna’s plan within days of the consultation and our son has followed the plan from day 1! He has now been sleeping through for over a month and he is often asleep by 830 each night and he is settling himself. The impact on our family was immediate and even our son has said he feels a lot happier. Jenna’s support has been invaluable and everybody is happier and healthier as a result. I would not hesitate to recommend Jenna, our only regret, why we waited so long!
Emma, Al and Jack (7 years old)
Our three year old daughter, Eva, has never been a good sleeper. We could easily settle her back to sleep but we were up 2-3 times a night. At 2.5 years old it got progressively worse, we were up 5+ times a night with her screaming for hours. We felt like we had tried everything, but we were at our wits end!
I honestly thought that we would have to accept that she was a terrible sleeper.
I emailed Jenna in desperation. We had no idea what to do with Eva, we felt as though we had tried everything. Jenna was very quick to reply to my initial email and then to call me to talk about our situation. She was very informative, understanding, non judgmental, and reassuring.
We immediately implemented the plan that Jenna created for us. Within a few days we could see huge changes and within three weeks we were ALL beginning to sleep all night again!!!
Throughout the process Jenna was incredibly supportive. We spoke both on the phone and via email for a few weeks. She was quick to tweak our plan if she thought it wasn’t quite right but equally just reassuring if she felt as though it would just take a few more days.
Eva is so proud of herself and we are so proud of her. She’s a much happier little girl who suddenly doesn’t mind going to bed, and if she does wake in the night she very quickly settles herself back to sleep. Our only regret is that we didn’t call Jenna sooner!!!!! Thank you for helping us ALL get more sleep Jenna!!
Heather, Ben and Eva (2.5 years old)
“Having always been a really bad sleeper myself, I knew I wanted to give our 6 month old daughter Phoebe the gift of good sleep skills from an early age. The urgency was increased by ongoing hourly wakes.
Jenna was absolutely incredible. She helped us take that important next step with full confidence – for the health and well being of our whole family. Her amazing knowledge, professionalism, responsiveness and reassurance are exactly what we needed during this potentially very stressful period.
Immediately, our daughter Phoebe went from waking hourly to just once a night. We have weathered multiple viruses since, but the great sleep habits that Phoebe learned have meant the nights were barely disrupted at all, meaning we could all recover far more quickly. She is such an incredibly happy baby as a result – so chatty and smiley and full of beans. There were definitely some tricky patches along the way, but Jenna was always there with reassuring words of wisdom. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.”
Becky, Dan and Phoebe (6 months old)
We asked for Jenna’s help for our 10 month old and she has worked absolute wonders. Grace now sleeps through and naps in her cot in the daytime. Jenna is a lovely person, a fantastic resource and a great support. We would highly recommend her to anyone needing help with their child’s sleep. If anything, we only wish we’d done it sooner! Thank you Jenna.
Amy, Graham and Grace (10 months old)
This time last month (February 2018) I was getting ill through sleep deprivation with a 6.5 month old sleeping in 20 minute bursts. Last night my husband and I went out for the evening, spending quality time together, safe in the knowledge that our little one was asleep at home with Nana.
With Jenna’s guidance, and the knowledge and structure Jenna has empowered us with, we’re now feeling a new lease of life – with our little one settling well each evening, sleeping through the night and getting into the swing of daytime naps. Even a fever hasn’t knocked her off being able to self-settle. Thank you Jenna
Hannah, Chris and Ellie (6 months old)
Austin, our third baby, was still waking several times in the night as he reached his first birthday but it was when he started becoming really difficult to settle at bedtime as well that I knew I needed professional help. We’d got ourselves into a bit of a rut allowing him to fall asleep on me at bedtime and then throughout the night (in order to minimise the noise disturbance for our two elder daughters) feeding to sleep at every waking and getting him into bed with me for the remainder of the night.
After attending Jenna’s sleep seminar and feeling completely exhausted I knew something had to change and I enlisted her help. Jenna was super friendly, encouraging, supportive and always at the end of the phone when I needed her. We put all of her recommended changes into practice immediately and on the third night he slept through for the first time ever. He also went back to settling very easily at bedtime and over a month later is still an excellent sleeper with on a rare wake up here and there. He’s happy in the daytime and clocking up some good daytime naps too!
It felt strange at first admitting that we needed help because we’d already had two children but it was a brilliant decision for my husband and I. Having three children is wonderful, especially when we’re getting a good night’s sleep in order to enjoy them all the more! Thank you Jenna!
Kirsty, Tim and Austin (11 months old)
I got in touch with Jenna as Billy, our nearly 3 year old, had never been a great sleeper and we had all got into bad habits leading to us having to sit with him (sometimes for ages) at bedtime, him coming into our bed in the night then waking us all up far too early in the morning.
I had thought about contacting a sleep consultant at points but kept telling myself Billy would get there, I was also worried about paying lots of money for advice when I felt we had tried ‘everything’. Jenna was very encouraging when we first spoke, I liked her and her approach, and we decided to ask her to help us.
From the start Jenna was extremely thorough with getting information from us about Billy which gave me confidence that the plan would be personal rather than generic. We also looked at the daily routine in general and learned more about how this might affect sleep. Her home visit was great for both us and Billy to get to know her a bit, and I really appreciated speaking regularly so we could discuss any unexpected happenings or share successes from the night before! Jenna always rang exactly when she said she would which meant it was easy to fit in calls and also responded to e-mails really quickly.
The first few days were definitely hard work for all of us as Billy got used to the changes, but Jenna was really supportive when we spoke and reassured us that this was very normal. We also tweaked things a bit along the way so that we weren’t just charging ahead with the initial plan if things weren’t quite right.
We were so pleasantly surprised by how quickly things started to work, and with a plan in place for each part of the process, it was easy to follow in the middle of the night without wavering or second guessing yourself. Jenna suggested involving Billy in the process given his age and this was a brilliant idea as he looked forward to talking to her, and spoke about how happy she would be that he had followed his sleep rules! Definitely a great influence!
We now have a 3 year old who falls asleep by himself with no complaint – rather than dreading bedtime I definitely enjoy this part of the day now. He sleeps all night in his own bed and stays there quietly until the sun on the Gro-clock comes up – amazing! We have our evenings back, are getting full nights of sleep and can relax knowing that as a general rule if Billy will rarely wake in the night and, if he does, is able to settle himself with minimal interaction from us.
Vicky, Ben and Billy (3 years old)
Our 13 month old son, Jonah, had been a great sleeper until he was five months old, at which point it became terrible and never really recovered. By the time he turned one, we were really struggling with multiple night wakes, unpredictable naps and eating, and two exhausted parents! We got in touch with Jenna to help us with two things: helping Jonah learn to fall asleep on his own (he had always been fed to sleep) and stopping the multiple night wakes. After seven months of terrible sleeping, we were dubious, but willing to try anything (other than traditional ‘cry it out’ methods)!
From the first interaction with Jenna, she was empathetic, professional, reassuring and entirely optimistic that she could help us, and we really warmed to her approach. After the initial telephone consultation and email communication, Jenna came to meet with us (and, as it turned out, our son who was fighting sleep yet again!) one evening, to go through her proposed plan of action. Two nights later, having spent the day implementing the new nap and eating routine, we nervously and apprehensively prepared ourselves for a rough night while we helped Jonah learn to settle himself. That rough night never came, and within a week our son was sleeping 12-13 hours a night, and if he did wake up, he’d simply settle himself straight back to sleep again. We simply couldn’t believe it.
Four weeks later, we were hit with a growth spurt that coincided with being away in a couple of different places over Christmas, so our son’s routine was knocked off kilter for a week and his sleep regressed a little. However, with some brief and clear instruction from Jenna, within two days of being home, our son was easily back into his perfect day and night-time routines, sleeping for 13 hours. Jenna has completely and utterly changed our lives – we can both now focus more clearly at work and at home, as a couple we have more quality time together, and as a family we spend more time enjoying each others company rather than worrying about what the night will bring. As far as we’re concerned, Jenna is a miracle-worker, and we will be eternally grateful for what she has helped us achieve.
Andrew, Laura and Jonah (13 months old)
We contacted Jenna when our son was 13 months old, by this point I felt like we had explored every possible gentle method to encourage sleep and nothing had worked. I was feeding Freddie to sleep for each nap and bedtimes could take up to an hour of feeding and rocking, we were exhausted. I was so desperate for help but adamant that we would not try any form of cry it out and I’m delighted that with Jenna’s expertise and support Freddie slept through in 3 nights with barely any tears! I can’t thank Jenna enough for her help, our family is now finally getting the sleep we all need.
Matt, Kitty and Freddie (13 months old)
We thought we were beyond help! Our 10 year old daughter had developed sleep problems around the age of 5 then later developed anxiety which affected her bedtime even more. A month ago, our daughter was going to sleep around 10.30 or 11pm every night (after a long battle). We’d tried everything and were all exhausted, emotional wrecks, it was taking over our lives. We started working with Jenna a few weeks ago, in January 2018, and my daughter has made huge progress. Both children are now asleep by 8.45/9pm and our family life is so much happier. I can’t recommend Jenna more highly, I just wish we’d done something sooner!
Paula, Jude and daughter (10 years old)
Our daughter was breastfed to sleep and woke a number of times in the night – the only way of getting her back to sleep would be breastfeeding her in the night and I was exhausted. On the fifth night our daughter slept through! Now that is something that I didn’t think I would ever say! Jenna provided a clear explanation of the changes we needed to make to address the sleep issues we were having and supported us in making them. She was always available and was very friendly – just like talking to another mum (but one with expertise in sleep!) My husband and I regularly tell people that using Little Dreams Consulting has been one of the best things we have ever done – we only wish we had spoken to Jenna sooner!
Our children now go to bed at a sensible time and go to sleep by themselves on their own. They sleep through almost every night and wake up at a sensible time – obviously this means that my husband and I have more time in the evening together and have a decent night’s sleep too! The biggest benefit is how much happier our daughter is in general; she eats better, is less grumpy, seems to enjoy her naps and has really developed a huge amount since the sleep improved.
It’s been a brilliant experience with so many benefits for our family and of course Elin.
Melissa, Tom and Elin (12 months)
Due to serve acid reflux since birth, we inadvertently created a sleeping culture that relied heavily on our baby only being able to fall sleep whilst in our arms. This was compounded by the fact she would wake up every 45 mins throughout the night, which made it impossible to function as a family unit over, especially over the last 3 months.
In desperation, after what felt like being awake for 11 months, we reached a point where we could not continue as we were, so we contacted Jenna but did so reluctantly, as we had heard horror stories about controlled crying and assumed the worse. These fears were quelled during our initially 15 min consultation, as were immediately impressed with Jenna’s knowledge around sleep, her warmth but more importantly, her concern for our daughters wellbeing.
After we completed the questionnaire, which enabled Jenna to create a bespoke training programme that suited our parenting style, she presented the plan in a clear concise manner and further alleviated any concerns we had.
We implemented the plan as instructed and the regular catch ups enabled us to revisit and flex according to our baby’s needs. Jenna ensured we remained consistent and we quickly noticed improvements; day one she fell asleep by herself and within a week, she slept through the night for the first time. We now enjoy a good and regular sleep pattern.
I can’t stress enough how significant this is, as we managed to change a pattern that was formed over a long period of time within a week and we now enjoy our evenings and sleep again!
If you are struggling parent(s) who has come this far to read this, I would urge you to take the next step as I can honestly say Jenna’s help saved us!.
Mum and Dad to little girl (11 months old)
We have just finished a two week consultancy with Little Dreams. Our little boy (6 months) has developed his self settling and sleep skills hugely. I’m incredibly proud of him but I know we could not have done it without Jenna’s help and support. He is so much happier having proper naps in the day (previously he would not nap at all) and sleep at night and we feel so much more confident going forward. I would thoroughly recommend getting in touch with Jenna.
Mum and Dad to little boy (6 months old)
Jenna was very supportive and helpful as we tried to get our 18 month old, Frida, into a better sleeping pattern. Frida went from needing to be picked up and rocked back to sleep at least once or twice through the night to sleeping straight through 12 hours or, if she woke up, was able to self sooth back to sleep. Jenna was readily available to talk and responded quickly to emails so we always felt we had support through the process. She was even able to work with us remotely and we still got very positive results. We would, and already have, certainly recommend her to any parents hoping to find better sleep for their little ones and themselves.
Marianne and Frida (18 months old)
Freddie was a good sleeper but just after his first birthday became a habitual night-waker, often waking for hours at a time in the middle of the night and still managing to get us up at 5am as well! We turned to Jenna after about 6 difficult months when we felt we simply couldn’t go on. We were immediately reassured with Jenna’s optimism and in-depth knowledge of the science of sleep. There is a really practical and sensible rationale behind Jenna’s approach which gave us the confidence to get started right away. It’s fair to say ours proved to be a challenging case but Jenna was never deterred and worked tirelessly, going above and beyond to find solutions that worked. We’d definitely not hesitate to recommend her services to other parents who are struggling, it is clear that she genuinely cares about making a difference and leaves no stone unturned.
Tim, Vienna and Freddie (18 months old)
I called Jenna as bedtimes with our 5 year old had become unbearable and stressful with arguments, crying, and my son finally going to sleep at 10pm. Not only that but he was sleeping in the top bunk bed and I was sleeping in the bottom because he wouldn’t sleep on his own and halfway through the night he would come down and get in with me. We were both exhausted. Jenna came to our house and worked with us, together with our son, and within a week he was sleeping on his own for 10 hours, through the night, and staying in bed until it was time to get up. We are all so much calmer, his behaviour in general is so much better, as he is not exhausted, and we no longer have the bedtime stress.
Mum and dad to Sonny (5 years old)
Before working with Jenna our little boy woke multiple times in the night. Now the plan is working. We can sleep more! Seb is happier, following a routine, and we believe this has sped up his development.
Mum and dad to Seb (9 months old)
No one in our house had slept for more than 3hrs at a time for well over a month… night times were a desperate game of musical beds with our 6-month old boy all too often only falling asleep at the breast. We contacted Jenna at Little Dreams Consulting as we wanted a gentle approach to help our little boy to sleep – the Sleep Sense program felt like the right approach for us. Taking the time to get to know our lifestyle and our baby’s natural habits, Jenna helped us to help our boy achieve a full 12hrs sleep within just 5 nights. We wholeheartedly recommend Little Dreams Consulting to anyone whose baby has sleep struggles; it’s incredible how much can be achieved in such a short time, everyone in your household will feel the benefit.
Sarah, James and Alexander (6 months old)
Jenna provided her specialist advice and techniques to get my 5 and 3 year old children to stay in bed and to sleep though the night in their own beds. I had tried many techniques, was exhausted and dreaded bedtime, particularly with my older child. Jenna was very clear with her plan to address the situation and encouraging throughout. Much to my relief and amazement she has transformed bed times and, for the first time in more than 3 years, I don’t dread bedtimes. We are a much happier family post her help. I would recommend Jenna.
Sinead, John, Niamh and Lois (5 and 3 years old)
Our daughter (who has severe allergies) would not fall asleep, or sleep, in her own bed and had to have some sort of physical contact with her mum in order to fall asleep. This had been going on for a number of months before we contacted Jenna. Bella now falls asleep, independently, in her own bed and sleeps there all night. We are working together as a family, with her bedtime routine, ensuring she does not get over tired. It has meant more freedom on an evening so we can get our young son into a bedtime routine too. Although it can be hard implementing these plans, as life doesn’t stop and children get sick, I am very happy with the improvements and can see light at the end of the tunnel.
Mum and Dad to Bella (age 4)
We are delighted to have met you and gone through the Sleep Sense process. Things are going well and we really could not have taken that step forward without your help.
Laura, Kris and Eddie (3 years old)
Jenna’s excellent advice and support has helped us finally achieve a good night sleep! I wish that I had come to her for advice and assistance earlier and couldn’t recommend her highly enough.
Fiona and Rory (1 year old)
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