I first contacted Emily after our daughter turned one as she was waking up very frequently, taking short naps and only feeding to sleep and I was really starting to struggle! We booked a face to face home visit and it was so good to have Emily meet our daughter and speak in person.
Our consultation included two weeks WhatsApp support which was invaluable and really helped. I couldn't believe Emily had the time to answer my messages and stay in touch. Emily is so caring and understanding. She never rushed us and was so mindful of all our needs and our situation.
Emily asked lots of questions and gave us lots of ideas to help with our little one's sleep. She didn't put any pressure on us and really listened and proposed things in line with what we were thinking. At no time did I ever feel uncomfortable with anything Emily suggested, it was how I wanted to be with my daughter.
Emily gave me the confidence to try new things and also made me feel calmer about what I was doing. The hardest bit was definitely working up the courage to try different things (my daughter was only falling asleep while feeding) but Emily was so kind and encouraging that it made it much easier. After only three nights, my daughter was already sleeping better and waking up much less (twice in the night as opposed to every 45minutes to 1.5hours.. so to us, that was amazing!)
Thank you so much for everything Emily. I feel like everyone needs an 'Emily' in their new parenting life :-)
Sarah and Matt, Marlow
Emily is an amazing, caring person who’s really help us normalising our baby’s sleep. We contacted Emily when our little one was only a few weeks old and Emily was very reassuring that everything we were experiencing was normal. Emily asked us a lot of questions and gave us a lot of answers too!
Our little boy was constantly eating, not sleeping, not liking being on his back and Emily recommended we get him checked for tongue tie and also take him for some body work due to the nature of his birth (forceps). Our boy had a tongue tie and loads of tension. Since his feeding better, his sleep is improving slowly but surely and he’s a happy boy.
We’ll contact Emily when he’s a bit older to help us make sure he settles in his bed, which at the moment he doesn’t. Only co sleeping. Emily really cares about your little one. She’s passionate and wants to help parents and babies. She was someone I could turn to when I didn’t know who to contact and always checked on us too.
Zouhoure and Dan, High Wycombe
Emily is amazing! We contacted her because our little one (15 months at the time) was really struggling to settle to sleep and waking countless times throughout the night. She would take hours to settle (in our arms) and would wake as soon as we put her down...we were at our wits end!
Emily was really knowledgeable and experienced, lovely and sensitive with a gentle approach. She went over and above what we were expecting. We felt immediately reassured that we weren't doing anything wrong and she gave us some really useful tips and advice on what to change/adjust to help get us back on track. Our little one is now 18 months and in her own room and cot, and is sleeping a million time better (sometimes even through the night which was unheard of previously!).
It was such a relief for us to find Emily, and we wouldn't hesitate to use her again. Highly recommended sleep coaching!
Emily brought us so much reassurance during those early months of parenting. Her calm and kind persona, together with her wealth of experience and knowledge made our whole experience of being new parents easier. Her advice and methods work! After spending weeks just trying to figure things out from the internet, friends or family, all i really needed was Emily to tell exactly what to do!
I loved her gentle approach, it was exactly how I wanted to engage with my son. Emily really is a wonder!
Nina and Jacques, Gerrards Cross
Emily came to do a newborn home visit with my first child in August 2019 and later ended up working for us a mixture of nights and daytimes for a further 6 months and I couldn’t help but feel she was an incredible find, to the point that when I was pregnant with my second child in late 2021 I knew we had to have her back for another 6 months of nights.
You are always looking for that right balance of a professional, knowledgeable and nurturing maternity nanny which I didn’t think was possible to find until we came across Emily. I instantly trusted her and knew she wouldn’t just be a night nanny but an extension to our family.
She guided me through the different stages with my children’s sleep and was a much needed support. Emily is a kind soul who constantly checked up on the girls even when she wasn’t working and if I asked her any questions she would always be happy to answer.
Once Emily steps into your home, she will make those incredibly difficult nights into a time you will cherish with your baby rather then be anxious about. We miss her coming to us and couldn’t recommend her enough. She's incredible in so many ways!
Yessica and Adam, Taplow
Harry is doing much much better now, after improving his sleep. He is willingly turning off his screens an hr before sleep and reading his book. It’s hard to get him to put his book down actually! He’s also sleeping deeply, and wakes up much more rested than before. It’s still a bit of struggle to get him up and about but it’s far far better than it was.
The knock on effect of proper sleep is of course a game changer. He’s more engaged, happier, more willing to get into a conversation, and he seems happier at school. The screens off, and book reading has made a massive difference. Thank you for the steer. We just need to make sure he keeps it up. Thanks again
We’ve been working with Emily on and off for a number of months to try and get our little girl sleeping better. Emily took the time to understand our situation in depth and she listened carefully to what we said and tailored the service to our needs.
She was always incredibly patient and reassuring and went above and beyond at times to ensure we got the support we needed when we were at our most desperate. We were very much against sleep training especially controlled crying type techniques and she fully respected this and only suggested strategies that we felt comfortable using. She helped us create a better sleep routine and then she helped us with other issues that cropped up along the way.
Our 15 month old daughter now sleeps much better and, as a result, my husband and I are also sleeping a lot better! I am fairly certain that we wouldn’t be at the point we are without Emily’s support and guidance and we are very grateful we found her.
Kerry and Chris, High Wycombe
I contacted Emily to help me settle my 4 month old at night. She would go down beautifully, but wake 45 mins later, the very frequently all the way through the night. We worked on her nap times, feed times & different ways to settle her.
Emily straight away made me feel at ease & motivated to make some changes. My daughter is now 6 months old & sleeping so much better both day & night. Sleep deprivation is the worst! I now have the confidence to continue with the tools Emily has given me. Seeking help was one of the best decisions I ever made!
Before I contacted Emily I was in a right state with my 11 month baby Fearne. She only fed to sleep and refused the cot so we co slept and breast fed all night. She often only slept 7 to 8 hours on and off as refused to go to bed until midnight due to being so overtired. Naps during the day were hard to get and I would have to co sleep next to her on my bed and feed her during it or go for a drive. My husband couldn’t get her to sleep unless driving or pram and she wouldn’t take a bottle of milk. This meant I was feeling pretty trapped and exhausted and had no time alone.
I really debated about contacting a sleep coach as I always said didn’t want a routine , loved breastfeeding and didn’t want that to stop and I really didn’t think babies could self settle. I didn’t like idea of training my baby not leaving her to cry. However it was coming to breaking point where I was barely getting any rest and any breaks apart from work.
Emily totally understood my situation and even though we had so many issues to sort took it really slow with us. We had so many set backs along the way of teething , illness and injections but Emily reassured and help us along the way. At times I never thought she would get it and just couldn’t be tamed so to speak.
However she now takes two naps a day , self settles so I no longer feed to sleep, myself or husband can put her down to sleep and she just rolls over and goes to sleep with no crying. As soon as I turn on the light and put sleeping bag on she yawns and kisses me good night. We can often leave the room within a few minutes. We are working on leaving straight away.
In the evening she goes to bed at 7pm with no fuss with or without milk prior as I work two eves a week. We have also stopped night feeds and we had our first ever sleep through the other night ! 7-6.15am! It’s not perfect , nothing ever is but I know that I have the tools and ideas what to do if things go wrong and how to get back on track. What to do if a nap goes wrong or if she wakes how to handle it.
Emily has been a godsend with my endless texts and questions but most of all she’s given us the confidence which I was really lacking as I often questioned my abilities and decisions due to her sleeping behaviour.
To say she has changed our life would be understatement. To have a evening and time in the day back - it’s like she’s given us hours back. I feel so much more refreshed, feel like I can handle things easier and less trapped. I can now even go out in the evenings and not panic.
Thank you so much Emily- best money we have ever spent.
Gemma and Darren, Aylesbury
Emily has been really wonderful in helping with my 17 month old sleep issues that started a few months ago.
17 month old was sleeping through from 7 months but at 15 months, she was waking at 2am every night screaming and totally inconsolable no matter what I did. This went on for nearly 3 months.
After trying to 'deal' with it myself, Emily was my saviour. Emily is very considerate, really listens and offers sensible and most importantly doable methods. She was reassuring, didn't make me change my whole routine, but rather, offered a few tweaks that would help. She also made me feel better about myself as I was feeling pretty useless.
It has been over 3 weeks now and my little one is now sleeping through again.
Jacqueline, High Wycombe
Emily recently gave me some support with a sleep issue with my 9 year old daughter.
We lost her mother 2 1/2 years ago so the issues were sensitive, unusual and not easy to see as it was very subtle and clearly not a child playing up.
Emily was calm, listened to our very specific issue and helped immensely to ebable us to work through it.
Most definitely more than a "one size fits all routine" approach.
We don’t live in the UK but Emily’s consultation was invaluable even over the phone and her support afterwards has been top notch.
She really helped me navigate the many books and advice floating around to try to establish a routine for our baby boy at 6 months onwards and eradicate night snacking. she is very professional, knowledgeable and accessible.
Emily has helped us tremendously with getting our nine month old son into a better sleep routine in his own cot. With continued support and a sleeping plan in place, I feel so reassured and supported by Sweet Dreams Sleep Coaching.
Emily is friendly and personable and I felt in good hands. The tips and hints really helped us too.
Thanks Emily x
Amy and Neil, Aylesbury
Thank you so much for the home visit at the weekend.
Following our discussion regarding Harry’s sleep pattern, I am so happy with the suggestions and information you gave us to help with his sleeping.
We have started some solutions already, and we’ve also made sure since you came that he is having 2 good naps a day, and he is already sleeping better!
Starting from tomorrow we are setting a rough routine so we shall see how this all goes, he’s still currently poorly so I understand it may not 100% work yet.
Once again thank you so much for your time and support
Aimee and Chris, Chalfont St Peter
It would be difficult, if not impossible to find someone better experienced and equipped to both advise on and provide overnight care for children.
Over the past 10 years Emily has provided care and overnight respite for my children, one of whom does not sleep through the night due to sensory difficulties and sleep apnoea and the other who has complex medical needs requiring overnight supervision. In particular I would recommend Emily because she has understood my concerns and anxieties as a parent and she has gone on to meet all of these needs and more.
Emily’s attention to detail with children is remarkable. She forms strong bonds with them and engages both their trust and their friendship easily. My children both love her to bits!
Emily brings an enormous range of professional and personal experience and is a great source of knowledge on a wide range of subjects to do with children and their development. She provides a great deal of empathy and support to those around her and networks with a wide range of families ensuring access to services is available to those who might otherwise find it difficult to reach them.
Emily is both trustworthy and reliable. She has a strong work ethic and always goes above and beyond what might be expected of her. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her services to you.
Carole, High Wycombe
Emily has been advising us on how to get our 7 month old daughter to sleep longer through the night by establishing a better daytime nap routine.
We have only been following Emily's advice for a few days but have already seen a marked improvement to night sleep.
Emily is very knowledgeable, patient and professional I would highly recommend her.
Louise and Tom, High Wycombe
Emily has a very empathetic approach and really took the time to listen to the sleep issues we were facing.
Emily provided some very pragmatic advice, simple measures to start with which have worked brilliantly! We’ve now got some sleep back in our lives and I'm really grateful to Emily! Thank you!
Nick and Jacintha
We had the pleasure to have Emily as our guest @cafemamaslough .
She came to talk to the mums about her gentle, holistic sleep approach and coaching.
Emily is very approachable, open minded and wants to educate parents and normalise what is normal sleep behaviour depending on the child ‘s age.
She gave invaluable advice and different techniques to try taking into account individual emotional needs and respect family ‘s choices.
I really recommend Emily‘s talk for any support group or for your own individual needs.