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TESTIMONIALS

“We highly recommend working with Kendra at The Sleepytime Consultant for any of your child's sleep needs! As primary caregiver, I went from waking in the night 2-3 times (on average!) for 15 LONG months - to her sleeping consistently for over 11 hours straight - and taking a solid 2-3 hour nap daily. Kendra helped us ease the transition from 2 naps to 1 - and adjust as we tackled a cross country trip. Overall, she helped us hold boundaries around sleep - and I can honestly say that it has changed my relationship with my daughter, how I view her independence and growth; given me time and energy to put toward projects I'd long put off: and given my husband and I much needed time together to fortify our relationship. I thought I could do this on my own - but, I truly couldn't have done it - or done it as successfully and smoothly - without Kendra!”

-Carrie and John

“Kendra helped us achieve what we thought was impossible. Our 1-year-old required extensive rocking and bouncing to get to sleep for 45 minutes to an hour. Each time he woke up at night, it was the same thing. He suffered from colic as a baby, and these heavy movements were the only thing that worked to get him to sleep, but it was taking a toll on our quality of life. After working with Kendra for 2 weeks and sticking to the plan, he is now sleeping through the night! She was helpful, caring, and responsive the whole time. Well worth the investment!”

-Tara and Russell

“Kendra helped us achieve what we thought was impossible. Our 1-year-old required extensive rocking and bouncing to get to sleep for 45 minutes to an hour. Each time he woke up at night, it was the same thing. He suffered from colic as a baby, and these heavy movements were the only thing that worked to get him to sleep, but it was taking a toll on our quality of life. After working with Kendra for 2 weeks and sticking to the plan, he is now sleeping through the night! She was helpful, caring, and responsive the whole time. Well worth the investment!”

-Tara and Russell

Kendra is a lifesaver! My husband and I hired her to help us with our then six-month-old, Arya, who was refusing to nap in her crib at least 60% of the time, and who needed to be rocked fast asleep before being oh-so-carefully transferred to the crib for both naps and bedtime. Within just a few days, Kendra had Arya putting herself to sleep with minimal protest. After no more than a week, she was going to sleep with no protest at all, save the occasional two second whimper when she was first put down! It was an ENORMOUS relief to be able to put Arya down (still awake) and walk out of her room knowing that (1) she had the skills to put herself to sleep and (2) she did not feel abandoned or distressed. Kendra also helped us drop Arya’s last remaining night feed (after clearing it with our pediatrician, of course). During our two weeks working intensively with Kendra, Arya also began to slowly extend the length of her naps, which had been only 20 to 40 minutes long if they were in the crib. A little over a month since the training, she now averages one hour per nap, longer if she is home (as opposed to at daycare). Perhaps the most amazing thing about Kendra is that she is there for you even after your two week training if you really need her. Several weeks after our training ended, we traveled to Israel. We had a hard time getting Arya adjusted to the seven hour time difference, and Kendra jumped online to help us by sharing a few key tips. With her support, Arya was adjusted and sleeping well within just two days! The net effect of all this is less stress and a higher quality of life for me and my husband, and a happy, rested baby. In the words of my husband, hiring Kendra was the best $400 we’ve ever spent, and we will gladly re-hire her if we ever face another major sleep hurdle!

-Carolyn and Yaniv

" You can't go wrong using the Kendra, the Sleepytime Consultant! She has positively and lastingly impacted our lives and our baby's. Her professionalism, care, and skills are top-notch, and we recommend her to anyone. Our colic/ reflux baby went from sleeping 4 hours a night to now sleeping 11+ hours a night with two regular naps a day. (Feel free to reach out to me if you want to chat; we started with Kendra when our baby was 5+ months old) . More Details: My husband and I are first time parents. We had heard about sleep coaching, but thought we could do it on our own with online resources and intuition. (To be honest, we probably were just nervous about how the baby would fair with sleep training.) We tried for one month on our own with no success. Not knowing how to move the baby to the crib, navigate teething, rolling, etc, we reached out to a couple consultants. We chose Kendra because she was sincere, patient and knowledgeable with our questions, and followed up with us. She made sure we were comfortable with the approach and alleviated our nervousness about the first couple nights of sleep training. If you want someone who will listen, give you a personalized plan that you can implement, and make sure you have success, use the Sleepytime Consultant! Thank you Kendra for helping us give our baby the skill of sleep!!”

 

-Suzannah and Alex

“Kendra was such a life saver.  My almost 2 year old would wake up at least one time every night and wanted to be rocked for bed.  She also would sleep like a baby in our bed but WE would be the ones not sleeping with all her tossing and turning.  This exhausted momma could not take it anymore and was referred to Kendra.  She asked questions, listened to my responses and gave me a plan to follow.  It took 3 days and our princess was sleeping all night from 8-7:30.  If you want your baby AND you to sleep all night - contact Kendra!!”

- Joa

“Kendra was such a life saver.  My almost 2 year old would wake up at least one time every night and wanted to be rocked for bed.  She also would sleep like a baby in our bed but WE would be the ones not sleeping with all her tossing and turning.  This exhausted momma could not take it anymore and was referred to Kendra.  She asked questions, listened to my responses and gave me a plan to follow.  It took 3 days and our princess was sleeping all night from 8-7:30.  If you want your baby AND you to sleep all night - contact Kendra!!”

- Joa

"When we first contacted Kendra, I was sleeping on a futon mattress next to our 21-month old daughter’s crib, holding her hand until she fell asleep. Tess would usually wake up in the wee hours of the morning and I would hold her hand until she went back to sleep. It was not a good situation and it was killing my back sleeping on the floor! Within about 5 days of implementing Kendra’s suggestions, Tess was sleeping on her own and I was sleeping in my own bed. When we first started using Kendra’s “system” my husband was out of town for three nights and I was starting a new job. It was a stressful time! Kendra was so patient with me and was available to answer my panicked emails when things didn’t go so well. Her follow-up phone calls were really helpful and she was such a great cheerleader and support for us. It’s been about a month since we started working with Kendra and I am so happy to report Tess is now a model sleeper: we read stories, sing songs and Tess is usually asleep (on her own!) by 8:00 and sleepsuntil around 7:30. Having a routine and referencing Kendra’s “toolkit” has brought so much peace to our household. Tess wakes up rested and happy and my husband and I are able to sleep well, knowing that Tess is probably not going to wake up during the night. I highly recommend contacting Kendra sooner, rather than later, if you are having any difficulties with your little one’s sleep!”

- Christy and Greg

"It was such a pleasure working with Kendra, we had reached our wits end trying to get our 14 month to sleep through the night. Our son would wake up for extended periods of time in the middle of the night and we had tried everything friends and the internet had recommended, with no success. I reached out to the SleepyTime Consultant, but had very little hope anything would work for us. Kendra went to work and within just a few days created us a sleep plan, which she explained in detail exactly how and why it would work. She also was willing to make small adjustments to the plan based on our comfort level and schedule. Four nights after implementing the plan, our son slept through the night! Kendra was there for us the whole time, encouraging us along, answering questions and helping us navigate through the plan. It’s been over two weeks and our son is still consistently sleeping through the night. The only thing I wish I had done differently, was contact Kendra sooner. She’s wonderful and I highly recommended her services!!"

-Missy and Chase

“We worked with Kendra for a few weeks. During that time she helped us scale back our bedtime routine (it was taking over 2 hours!) and significantly reduce nighttime wake-ups for our 2-year-old. Kendra gave us very clear instructions and great ideas that our daughter responded to in a very positive way. Thank you Kendra for giving us back our evenings!!”

-Melissa

“We worked with Kendra for a few weeks. During that time she helped us scale back our bedtime routine (it was taking over 2 hours!) and significantly reduce nighttime wake-ups for our 2-year-old. Kendra gave us very clear instructions and great ideas that our daughter responded to in a very positive way. Thank you Kendra for giving us back our evenings!!”

-Melissa

“We worked with Kendra for a few weeks. During that time she helped us scale back our bedtime routine (it was taking over 2 hours!) and significantly reduce nighttime wake-ups for our 2-year-old. Kendra gave us very clear instructions and great ideas that our daughter responded to in a very positive way. Thank you Kendra for giving us back our evenings!!”

-Melissa

"After many sleepless nights my husband and I finally decided to find a sleep consultant to help our 5-month old get more restful sleep. We knew we had developed some habits that were comforting at the time but ultimately not helping any of us long-term. She relied on nursing to sleep, and refused daytime naps.

It’s really hard to ask for help sometimes, but when I was faced with the end of maternity leave and returning to work with a nearly 5 month old still waking up 4-5 times a night some nights I knew we needed help.

Let me say this now: if you are sleep deprived, if your baby is waking up many times in the night and relies on you to nurse (or whatever) them back to sleep, do not walk, but RUN to Kendra!!! In just a couple short week Kendra has our baby girl going from multiple wake ups a night to sleeping 12 hours a night. We have an older daughter who started sleeping through the night on her own so this whole not sleeping thing was new to us. We googled a lot of techniques online but nothing compared to the personalized step by step plan Kendra made for us based on what we told her about our current situation. She had an answer for every scenario, responded quickly to emails, and was there to troubleshoot with us on the not so good nights. I think we had an idea of some of our issues prior to working with Kendra, but we needed the support and accountability she provided. She pushed us out of our comfort zone in a good way that has us now sleeping much better, and longer! My husband and I actually get to unwind at night together and have an adult conversation. We actually got to watch a movie last week, uninterrupted, for the first time in over 5 months!

I can not recommend Kendra enough. Sleep is so important for everyone in the family, it has made us all happier and healthier. Especially the baby! Thank you Kendra!!!"

-Sarah and Mike

"I highly recommend Kendra for sleep training. We had a rough 4 month sleep regression, and she was so helpful and encouraging throughout the process! I love that Kendra will give you a couple options so you can choose what is right for your family. My husband and I had a couple long/ challenging nights, but now our little guy is putting himself to sleep and sleeping 11-12 hours a night... thanks to Kendra!"

-Andi and Greg

"We have a 30 month old daughter that was waking up during the night and didn't go to bed after we rubbed her back or stayed with her until she gets asleep (aprox 1 hour).  That was driving us crazy.  After having a consultation with Kendra, we got really helpful tips that took us 3 days to make my daughter go to sleep by herself and sleep continuously, at least, 10 hours.  Our best night after almost 3 years!"

-Oscar and Jackie