My twins were born at 26 weeks gestation, Rosie and Eliza. We have been incredibly lucky with their health and development. Rosie endured continuous medical trauma for the first five months of her life at RCH in NICU and we experienced almost losing her. She is covered in scars to prove this. I quickly discovered upon getting both of my precious babies home that Eliza naturally regulates herself easily but Rosie didn’t. When it came to sleep Rosie was my very tricky one, where I fell into all sorts of bad habits with her just to get sleep for both of us.
The girls are aged four now and Rosie’s sleep issues were only getting worse. She was now fighting us each night, refusing sleep, frequently waking overnight and staying awake for hours and sleeping in late. I had become completely exhausted and worried and consumed by the problem and felt so unsure about what path to take to help my little girl and clean up the big mess that sleep had become and I felt desperate.
Rosie had developed very difficult behaviours to manage, she was exhausted and lacking stamina every day and we were all on egg shells due to her tantrums, melt downs and bad moods. I had become convinced Rosie had something profoundly wrong with her and was caught up in mother guilt. Why can’t I help her? I am making it worse in my approach. It must be linked to her horrendous start to life. I could handle being at fault but felt so stuck in knowing how to fix her. I was so worried about her.
My best friend encouraged me to reach out to Emma and from the day Emma came onboard, our lives changed and most importantly,Rosie’s changed. For the better! Emma’s non judgemental, calm and unwavering support, her confidence and belief that she had the answer was exactly what I needed.
Emma educated us, provided us the theory, prepared us so incredibly well for the steps we needed to take to regain control as parents and retrain and reset Rosie’s circadian rhythm. In the process she taught us how to teach Rosie to actually get herself to sleep and make her feel proud of herself. Emma listened with empathy and gave me constant guidance and direction and support. I felt so safe and held by her, yet not dependent on her. I quickly felt relieved as we regained the power as parents and could see Rosie responding in all the ways Emma predicted. I could not believe it! It was working and suddenly it was all seeming clear.
In just two weeks Rosie had become and remains a champion sleeper. She goes to bed and stays quietly in her bed for 12 hours and is self reliant now when it comes to sleep. Rosie is a different child now. She is well rested, she is in a consistently good mood, she does not have melt downs or epic tantrums. She is funny, not grumpy and purely delightful. I have clarity now in what was caused by chronic over tiredness, what was consequently behavioural and what are more likely to be personality traits. Emma predicted this would be the end result. I took a leap of faith and one I am so deeply grateful to Emma I took.
Emma is clearly gifted at what she does and I have nothing but the utmost respect and appreciation for her incredible work. She’s so lovely to work with and makes you feel like you’ve known her forever. I cannot recommend Emma highly enough to anyone. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Emma.
Thank you Emma❤️🙏
After trying other ‘sleep schools’ and having no success we were about to give up with getting our 6 month daughter to sleep longer than 2-3 hours at night. Then we met Emma! Our daughter soon learnt to fully self settle, she went from napping 20mins during the day to sleeping for over an hour! Her night sleeps are down to one wake up over night, I no longer have to feed her back to sleep and I’m still in shock that she also has no dummy!!! Emma’s knowledge and experience enabled me to put all my trust in her and she did not disappoint the results are just amazing. She is so lovely to talk to and I can not recommend her enough to my friends who also have troubles with their baby’s sleeping. She is amazing, Thank you again!
You have absolutely changed my life completely. Thank you so much for going above and beyond to help me through these last few weeks. Mila is now sleeping all night and her day naps are so much better I now get a couple of hours a day to sit down. You are truly fantastic!
Emma you have changed our lives !
My husband and I are so grateful for the work Emma has done with our munchkin and Eliya is now sleeping through the night and napping beautifully.
Emma is just outstanding and has a gentle and caring approach with sleep.
I would highly recommend Emma!!
Emma you have transformed our lives!! We can not thank you enough for helping us teach Hamish how to be the most perfect little person. After 3.5 years of sleep deprivation from our daughter we were determined not to make that mistake again…and we are so pleased we reached out.
Your experience, your genuine intent to help and your considerate words complement your professional abilities as a sleep consultant. We trusted you immediately when we understood your strong science and medical background. Everything you taught us was backed by research and tried and tested.
You have changed not only Hamish’s sleep habits (and ours!), you brought back our happy, playful, content little man we lost when he lost his interest in sleep. Thank you….you really are an angel.
Emma, you have changed our lives in two weeks! I can’t express how grateful my husband and I are. Lucie was 4 months old and was waking every 90 minutes over night, day time naps were non existent and self settling was something I honestly thought we could never achieve . We both were convinced that nothing could fix the mess we were in. Within 5 days you had routine and structure back in our lives and Lucie began to day nap and self settle. She only wakes once over night for a feed now which is age appropriate. You also helped us wean the dummy in 5 days too! With massive success! You ultimately have saved our marriage as we now get time together are are less exhausted and frustrated. She is also a much happier baby. You are a miracle worker. You are so supportive and gentle and we would recommend you to anybody. Thank you thank you thank you! Xxx
We engaged with Emma, following a friend’s recommendation after 3 months of very broken sleep with our 8 month old. I was exhausted when I finally reached out to Emma.
Emma tailored the program to suit our ‘gentle’ parenting style, which allowed my partner and I to build on our confidence over a few nights, whilst allowing Lachlan to learn to settle on his own.
I was doubtful prior to starting the program, having read and following so many ‘sleep guides’, however after only 3 nights of ‘training’ we were all getting a better nights rest!
We can’t thank Emma enough for her encouragement and commitment, we have learnt so much and her program really does work!
We have been working with Emma over the last 2 weeks and I can’t believe what a difference just 2 weeks has made! We were exhausted and I wasn’t sure how we were going to keep going due to the lack of sleep we were getting.
It seemed to be taking Mia our 14 month old longer and longer to get to sleep and she was waking multiple times a night and requiring us to hold her every time she woke to go back to sleep. Emma was patient and understanding.
She supported us the whole way through the process and her advice was amazing. She empowered us and gave us faith in ourselves that we were doing the right things. Our little girl is so much happier thanks to the better quality sleep she is now getting. She’s sleeping through the night and napping for 2 hours during the day. Thankyou Emma for your guidance and support… we are so grateful!
Emma’s approach worked wonders for our family. We felt like she really considered our situation, our parenting style and our little one’s nature and personality. She was really supportive and best of all her system worked! Our two year old had never been a brilliant sleeper, but had hit a really tough patch that was affecting all of us in getting enough sleep. Now he is sleeping well, going down without a fuss and is happy and proud of his ability to ‘sleep in my own bed, all night long.’ Would absolutely recommend Emma.
Emma has been an absolute miracle worker! After having a great sleeper the first time around it was a rude shock when my second baby Ruby didn’t follow the same pattern.Before speaking to Emma I did a lot of my own research online and in books (Save our Sleep), I even bought a sleep guide in the very early hours of one horrible night!
While there was heaps of information it was hard to know which advice to follow and for how long. I also had questions that were not answered despite trawling through many questions from other parents. After a few rough nights in a row I was done, so I reached out to Emma and it was the BEST thing I ever did!
I was nervous it was going to be so hard and that my sleep (or lack of) was going to get way worse before it got better.That wasn’t the case at all. Emma’s advice is so gentle. She set only one new goal each night so as not to break us which made it much easier than I’d thought.
The best part was having someone as knowledgeable and warm as Emma to coach me through it all and offer a plan that was tailored to us based on what happened the night before. Having someone listen to what my baby actually did and confidently give me clear advice was worth so much more than any guide or book.
True to her name Emma is certainly the baby sleep expert. Her knowledge of sleep and things that influence sleep is amazing. Thank you so much Emma, sleep was exactly the gift I was looking for.
We highly recommend Emma!! If I could give her 10 stars I would!! Emma’s work is just magic. Her approach is gentle and supportive and is exactly what we were after. I have to admit that I thought that my 8 month old daughter, Mia was at the point of no return with her sleeping habits. Sleeping in my arms for all of her naps and then allowing me 5min at night to relax before she would wake 2-3 times all through the night (after being held for 2-3hours every night for the past 8 months) was simply life for us. She also wouldn’t let my hubby settle her. I thought this was normal and that the only way was to let her cry it out, which we are against. I couldn’t have been more wrong. With Emma’s amazing guidance I saw changes immediately. The first night when I was able to get my daughter to sleep within 5-10min I just didn’t know what to do with myself – it was AMAZING!!! Towards the end of the program my hubby was able to use the same technique to settle Mia!! This was unheard of 2 weeks ago. Thank you Emma you have changed and improved our lives for the better. Mia is so much more happier that she can self-settle and I have some of me back. You truely love what you do and this was clear to me from day one.
I have 3 boys, a 5 yr old, a 3 yr old and a 1 yr old. We were having problems with both the 3yr old and 1 yr old. The 3yr old took at least 3hours to get to sleep, and the one yr old was waking between 3-5 times in the night. To say I was wrecked was an understatement. I was cranky, tired and struggling. Feeling like no amount of coffee could cure this problem I reached out to Emma.
What an incredible woman. She made me feel so empowered to take charge of my out of control situation. Now my 3yr old goes to bed no fuss. And my baby is sleeping through the night. I feel like a new woman. I am now a lot more present with my kids and husband. Oh, and I’ve stopped being a cranky bear with my husband 😝.
Thank you Emma, you are one special lady!
I am really glad I found Emma! Sometimes it’s so hard to ask for help but I’m happy I took that step. Emma really changed my life. It is amazing how in 2 weeks my life changed from waking up every hour to now sleeping all night! I am happy she guided us in this journey, my baby is now having a lot of rest in the night and is a much happier baby during the day.
You do an amazing job.
Thank you from Martin Tomas and I
We contacted Emma recently to help us with getting our 12 month old, Margo, to sleep through and stop feeding in the night. I have to say, right from the start we felt so comfortable with Emma’s approach and had a confident plan to help our little one to learn to sleep a bit better. Within a few nights Margo was putting herself back to sleep after waking without our help, and after 3 nights, she was no longer feeding in the night! We honestly thought this would never happen but now we have a happy little girl who is sleeping longer and better, doesn’t need a bottle and eats a lot more real food (and enjoys it very much!). We would highly recommend Emma to anyone having trouble, even if you think the bad sleep habit is mild – I promise you will feel so much better for yourself and your little one by just getting on top of it now. Thank you Emma ☺️
Emma was amazing!! Our little boy was 5 months and waking every hour throughout the night, and only having cat naps throughout the day. He was unable to resettle himself without being picked up and rocked to sleep with a dummy. Emma gave us easy to follow techniques and a new nap schedule and within days we saw amazing changes he was like a new little boy! He is now able to self settle on his own without a dummy and sleeps through the night only waking once for a feed. His day naps are so much easier there is no crying, he is straight to sleep on his own.
Emma was a fantastic support and very easy to talk to, we are so grateful for her help!
We highly recommend Emma to help out right from the start with her new born package. We were able to get Rosie on track from the very start and we haven’t looked back. She follows her routine amazingly and sleeps a solid 13 hours each night with just one feed.
It’s so nice to have the reassurance and professional advice as a new mum.
Emma was delightful to work with. She was friendly, approachable and very confident with her advice. I found her to be super easy to talk to, and her strategies worked!! My (almost 12 month old) son now sleeps on a regular day schedule and is sleeping through the night. It was great to have an expert to bounce questions off and get reassurance from on a regular basis. I highly recommend Emma.
As a first time mum, sometimes what you need is someone who has been where you’ve been and tell you exactly what you need to do to to fix your sleep problems!
Emma will listen, understand and guide you through some of the toughest sleep phases of motherhood.
My Ethan was 5 months old when Emma helped my family out of an entire month of his sleep regression within pretty much a week. Ethan has learnt to self settle and resettle through his naps and nights without the dummy. We went from feeding 4-5 times a night down to just one and I don’t even need to swaddle him anymore. I could thank you enough! Highly highly recommended!
Emma was amazing and her gentle approach helped my 8 month old that was waking multiple times at night for feeds to sleep through the night. There was lots of things that needed to be tweaked a little as I’d read so much information and tried so many techniques. But Emma guided me and gave me the confidence to help my baby learn to sleep so much better.
Highly highly recommend Emma! Our little Matilda that’s 6.5 months, has gone from being rocked, fed, doing whatever to get her to sleep and was never able to resettle herself, to a baby that now SELF SETTLES and RESETTLES. Emma was so supportive in the way she guided us through the process & kept us on track despite Matilda teething during the training.
We are so grateful for Emma’s help and Matilda is a much happier baby for it!
I never thought I would see the day our 3.5 month old (at the time we began) would be able to settle herself to sleep, let alone nap longer than 20-30 minutes during the day. But after just 1-2 days of working with Emma, our little girl had already taken a huge leap in understanding how to settle herself to sleep at night. She was so reliant on being fed to sleep, or vigorously bounced on an exercise ball with the dummy in for her day naps, that it caused me so much anxiety at bedtime, and made me so short tempered and frustrated during the day. Now after 2 weeks with Emma’s almost-daily guidance and support, our baby girl settles herself to sleep without a dummy for EVERY sleep/nap, sometimes naps for a whole 2.5hrs at midday, and can resettle herself when she needs to, especially during the night. She even slept through the night (a whole 12 hours) once already at the 4 month old mark. I am so grateful to Emma, I feel like I have my sanity back and no longer dread bedtime (in fact I’m so excited at bedtime now!). The best thing about Emma is that she is always there for you through the process – it’s not an initial consult with 1 or 2 follow ups. I think this was by far the best thing about her services, is that she is there to kindly and gently support you through it all, even if it takes a little longer. Thanks Emma!!
We had fallen into some bad sleep habits when Seb was 8.5 months old and going through a regression. It got to the point where he was waking half an hour after going to bed and would be awake for 2 hours, then up 2-3 times in the night. We were exhausted. Emma tweaked his day time sleeps and gave us the tools to re settle and we had results almost INSTANTLY!! We also cut out a dream feed and overnight feed and are having consecutive sleep throughs! I’m shocked. Could not recommend Emma more highly.
Emma has definitely saved me!
My little girl Isla was waking every 1-2 hours overnight and wanting to be fed each time.
She was also barley napping through the day and we always fed to sleep which I think was a big contributor for us with all the night time wakings.
Isla took to the new way Emma showed us for getting to sleep, settling and resettling so well.
I was so amazed and wished we had done it sooner.
We no longer feed to sleep and are having appropriate naps during the day.
Puts herself to sleep at night and today for the first time put herself to sleep for her nap.
We had a bit of a set back with the busy Christmas period and being unwell for a few weeks but are slowly getting back on track.
Hopefully we will be back on track very soon!
I could not recommend Emma enough!
Two words to describe our amazing experience with Emma – Life Changing!
We enlisted Emma’s help with Conor’s sleep when he was 10 months old. As a bub Conor had many months of terrible silent reflux later found to be due to a dairy allergy. As a result he spent the first months of his life pretty unhappy, in a lot of pain and definitely not sleeping! Once we had sorted out the medical side of things we still had a bub who was difficult to settle and not keen on naps and only catnapping if at all. We found ourselves spending long periods of time rocking him to sleep at night only for him to wake hourly and while co-sleeping seemed to work for a little while, this too was short lived. Our growing concern that Conor wasn’t getting the sleep he required to develop and thrive lead us to Emma, who had been recommended to us by a friend. Emma was wonderful with not only Conor but myself and my husband as well, listening to any concerns we might have, working with what we felt comfortable with and answering our endless questions. Her patience and compassion was appreciated beyond words especially at a time when we were chronically sleep deprived, not thinking clearly and grieving the recent loss of my Dad as well. Within days of working with Emma, Conor’s night sleeps improved dramatically and over the course of 2 weeks we all started to settle into a new routine and daytime naps had started to become an actual reality! Fast forward a few more weeks and we were able to go on our first trip together to Sydney. What would have previously been a very stressful holiday became so much easier and more enjoyable now that we and Conor had the tools and routine to help him with his sleep. Conor has continued to thrive and is a noticeably much happier little boy, progressing in leaps and bounds and just loves life! We are all extremely grateful and can’t thank Emma enough for her help!
I came across Emma after many many months of my little 1 year old boy not sleeping. He would wake up sometimes every 40 mins every night and my husband and I were exhausted from just not sleeping, I had tried everything out there. Then on facebook she popped up and I thought maybe I will have a look. Best decision I have made! Emma has been wonderful and fit me in so quickly for a chat. Within a few days my little boy went from waking up most of the night to now sleeping through every night and going down without any help. Its been amazing! I recommend her to everyone. It’s worth it! Thank you so much Emma for all your help!:)
I reached out to Emma after reading another mum’s review describing her situation that was almost identical to my own and I’am so glad I did.
My lovely little Sophia was 4 months old, sleeping beautifully at night but catnapping her way throughout the day. It upset me to see her wake up prematurely from a nap crying and struggling to make it through the day. I knew things could be better for her but didn’t have a clue as to how I could help her. So I made contact with Emma and was immediately reassured that this problem could be resolved.
The first week was a little harder than I anticipated but Emma’s gradual approach, kindness and extensive knowledge made it as easy as it possibly could have been. After a little over two weeks Sophia has three naps a day, one of which is 2.5hrs and she sleep from 6:30-7 overnight. I have regained my evenings and have added structure to the day. Emma has given me the knowledge to adapt things when a little extra flexibility is required and the know how to get things back on track should future issues arise. Best of all Sophia is well rested and an absolute delight throughout the day.
I am so pleased I reached out for help when I knew things could be better. Emma is truly passionate about helping mums and babies navigate the world of sleep and thank goodness for people like Emma.
Sally and Sophia
Working with Emma has been the best thing I’ve done for our baby. Ethan was never a great sleeper & had a lot of sleep associations that needed to be removed as well as only napping 30 mins 2-3 times during the day & waking 2-3 hrs during the night. So many times I heard it was normal for babies to cat nap, however deep down I knew my baby needed far more sleep.
At 5 months of age with Emma’s gentle guidance & achievable little goals Ethan has now settled into a routine, self settles & sleeps 2 hrs in the afternoon as well as sleeping through the night. It didn’t take long at all.
I can’t recommend Emma & her approach enough. I wish I’d contacted her earlier. To see Ethan even happier than he was before & thriving due to more sleep is reward enough.
** Not all heroes wear capes!!! **
Emma, you are my hero!! You saved me when I were in a state of utter exhaustion and despair. Your encouragement, reassurance and expert advice transformed my life from anxiety-filled days and tearful, sleepless nights to calm, predictable days and drowsy (but happy), relaxed nights. Thank you so, so much for you support through what was the toughest part of my life 💚 Sebastian and I are so much happier now. Also, you’re just a legend of a person 😁👍🏼 xoxo
Emma is amazing, very passionate, kind and thorough professional. We found Emma when our 14 month old had very strong sleep associations and sleep regressions. Emma gave us lot of support and guidance and within 3 nights our girl started sleeping through the night. Bed time become less stressful. Now our girl has fallen into routine and is a changed baby. Cannot thank and recommend Emma enough! Only regret we have is we could have got her sooner!
Emma changed our lives! Charlotte-our four month old daughter- would need 40 minutes of bouncing on a Swiss ball to go to sleep at night and inevitably she would wake as soon as we sat down to dinner. Her daytime naps were 30-40minutes max, each time requiring 10-15minutes to settle (again on the Swiss ball) and was waking 3 times per night. It is hard to know what is ‘normal’ for a baby this age but my husband and I were exhausted and needed a rest. After chatting to Emma we started a regime and though the first 3 nights were hard we soon saw some improvements and Charlotte now sleeps for two hours at midday with two other daytime naps and wakes only once per night for a feed (she occasionally wakes additionally for a grizzle but quickly self-settles). I can also plan my day as I know exactly when she’ll be feeding and sleeping.
Sleep is so important for both baby AND parents. Please don’t persist thinking your baby’s lack of sleep is ‘normal’ when you are struggling to meet each day.