INFANT SLEEP CONSULTANTS

Gentle INFANT Sleep Training

When your child is not sleeping, it can have a huge impact on the well-being of your child, yourself and the rest of your family. We know because we have been there ourselves with our eldest son Teddy. The exhausting bed times, sleepless nights, and the inability to switch off thinking about when they will next wake up.

However, after working with a sleep consultant and following a gentle sleep training plan, our baby’s sleep was unimaginably better in just a couple of weeks. And so was our family’s entire dynamic and happiness.

A lack of sleep for your baby is all-consuming, emotional and draining, but it can get better.  Book a FREE 15mins call to discuss how we can help you all get better sleep in a matter of nights with our gentle sleep training programme.

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Based on 124 reviews.
Laura Jackson
Laura Jackson
23/07/2022
We started working with Dani when our daughter was 8 months old. Although we were not in a terrible state with sleep, as a first time mum diagnosed with PND i really struggled with anxiety around sleep. Dani was completely empathetic and reassuring, and worked with us continually through a tricky nap transition. She literally held my hand whilst trying to navigate naps and tweaks and having her there was so comforting so i never felt alone. You simply cannot put a price on good quality sleep, and although we continue to have tricky days on the whole we have an incredibly happy and energetic (now) 1 year old, who goes down for her naps and sleeps solidly for 11/12 hours a night. I know if i ever need some advice on tweaks and the next nap transition i can go to Dani, which i think is amazing. Honestly i cannot put into words how much she has helped us, if you are hesitant or sceptical, dont be - the difference in a baby who is well rested is phenomenal. Thank you Dani ❤️🙏
Marguerite Lançon
Marguerite Lançon
22/07/2022
Chris has been and continues to be an incredible support in our baby’s sleeping journey. When we came to Chris, our baby was 7 months old. We were all exhausted, our mental health was taking a toll, we had no time for ourselves let along our relationship as a married couple. It would typically take us between 30min-1h to put her to sleep at night, and even then she would sometimes wake-up every 30min till midnight, making it impossible for us to have dinner together or have any sort of life in the evenings. She was sleeping in our bedroom and waking-up every 2-3h and each time it would take us 30min to put her back to sleep. We would also experience frequent split nights where our daughter would wake up at 3am and be up till 5:30am. We had already worked with another sleep consultant and it didn’t bring too much value to us so we were hesitant to invest more money in sleep training. After we started working with Chris, we saw improvements from the first nights. We also experienced a difficult start and had to interrupt the programme mid-way as baby got sick but even then what we had started doing made navigating this challenging time much much easier. Today we are able to put our baby in her crib when it’s time for bed or for a nap and leave the room (she even pushes us away to get to her crib!), she sleeps in her own bedroom, we can leave her with a relative or a sitter and enjoy and evening/night away, and she sleeps through the night (it’s the first time that we get to have 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep in 9 months). Here are some of the things that we really enjoyed and continue enjoying in our work with Chris and that is different from other consultants: - The programme clarity and how gentle it is - so easy to follow and implement. We had 1-2 nights that felt difficult but not unbearable at all as we were not leaving her to cry. - The flexibility - working with the previous sleep consultant, it felt very isolating as I was told that my baby needed to sleep in her crib at all times. I felt stuck in my house and didn’t have much social interactions. Chris told me right during our first meeting “go out and have lunch with friends” and provided advice in case things wouldn’t go as planned. Same for travelling, Chris just provides very practical advice so that we get to actual enjoy doing things with our kids instead of getting overly anxious about their sleep. - The unlimited support. I cannot stress that enough. Baby’s sleep continuously evolves and Chris is wonderful at bringing support every step of the way. He helped us through the 8 months sleep regression, adjusting to 6h différence time zones, change in wake-window and transitioning naps - The personalized plan - Chris was very respectful and worked with us around our objectives. Our baby was a small weight when we started working with him so cutting night feeds was not an option and the plan we designed was all about helping our baby sleep independently and not sleeping through the night right away. Really the best investment we’ve made. We all feel much more confident, healthy and happy thanks to working with Chris!
Erin Jordan
Erin Jordan
19/07/2022
Honestly has changed our lives. We were muddling through with our little boys sleep and not doing badly until the 8 month point and then we were all getting no sleep at all. With direction and support from Chris our little boy is now falling asleep happily in his own bed independently and not waking until 6am in the morning. The support is there whenever you need it and any questions were answered so quickly. So great! Thank you so much!
Victoria McNaughton
Victoria McNaughton
17/07/2022
I can’t recommend The Daddy Sleep Consultant enough! After 20 months of sleep deprivation after having my little boy, he would only sleep for a maximum of three hours and would only settle / resettle for me. Chris brought sleep to our house, finally!! And gave us the tools that we needed for my partner to step in and settle him. I wanted to do a gentle approach as we were Co-sleeping and breastfeeding and I couldn’t find away to break the cycle myself. Chris prepared a bespoke plan for us that we followed and within three nights we had sleep, a happier and well rested little boy. Thank you The Daddy Sleep Consultant ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Laura Robinson
Laura Robinson
17/07/2022
Our 1-1 course with Chris the Daddy Sleep consultant literally changed our lives! Our 9 month old was still co sleeping and waking up to 8 times a night and only going back to sleep after being fed and she would only nap being held. I was going to bed with her at 6pm every night and had no time for myself or to spend with my Husband. We had our consultation with Chris and were on board with his gentle but firm approach and within a week of the initial consultation, she was only waking twice a night and within 2 weeks she was in her cot sleeping most of the night. By 4 weeks we were able to put her down. To sleep, walk away and she would go to sleep by herself and she would sleep through the night. An absolute game changer. She also now naps in her cot which was unheard of before.Chris was on hand through the whole process. His ongoing support meant we could make any tweaks we needed.We can’t thank Chris enough for giving us the support and tools to make this change, we never thought this was possible.
Rachel M
Rachel M
15/07/2022
Chris has been so helpful and really listened to what we were wanting and tailored the plan to that, which sounds obvious but so many sleep consultants have a one size fits all approach, so we really appreciated this! Our 14 month old took to the plan really well. We were very gentle in our approach and he now regularly sleeps through the night. It's amazing the benefits this has brought to us all. Thank you!!!
Aminah Barnes
Aminah Barnes
12/07/2022
We contacted Chris because our 5 month old daughter would only nap on us and be fed to sleep, and would wake up several times a night - often ending up in co-sleeping. Chris responded really quickly and helped us understand the changes we needed to make. We saw huge changes from about day 3 and a month later she now sleeps through the night - naturally weaning herself off night feeds. Naps have dramatically improved too! We're really glad we chose to work with Chris - we have evening time, and our baby is happier now she has better sleep!
Louise Anderson
Louise Anderson
11/07/2022
We contacted Chris when our little one was about 6 months old. We had started co-sleeping when she was around 3-4 months old. Our daughter was waking every 60-90 minutes for a feed and we were struggling with the transition from this to her own cot in her own room. Within a few weeks and with Chris’s valuable help, our daughter was able to self settle in her own room and is only waking once for a night feed. I cannot recommend his services enough! He was great to work with and super helpful. Highly recommend.
Muireann O'Sullivan
Muireann O'Sullivan
10/07/2022
Highly recommend Chris - after months of sleepless nights, we contacted him, and within days the whole family was sleeping through the night! We still can’t believe how easy it was to help our baby sleep with the right advice. Knowing what to do and have support from Chris has been invaluable. We thought that having a “sensitive baby” would make the process really challenging but Chris has a very gentle approach which really suited our family. We just wish we had done it so much sooner!
Irene
Irene
10/07/2022
We were up on the hour every night and walking the majority of naps during the day before we reached out to Chris. To say we're glad we did would be an understatement. Our 6 month old now absolutely loves a long cot nap and is now sleeping through the night. The first few days and nights were really tough but Chris was on standby the entire time answering any concerns in record time. We are all so much better rested now 🙂

HOW OUR TEAM OF SLEEP CONSULTANTS CAN HELP YOU

We specialise in designing gentle infant sleep training programmes specific to your family and lifestyle for children from 5 months up to 4 years old. We do not believe in, or use, the “crying it out” method.

It’s important to us that everyone is able to make positive changes to their baby or toddler’s sleep so we have created a range of support options for our sleep training programme, depending on your needs and budget.  We offer free 15-minute consultations to discuss the one-to-one coaching – book now.

Or you may prefer our age-specific online gentle sleep training courses, priced at only £39. This is a great way to achieve your sleep goals at your own pace.

Chris the Daddy Sleep Consultant

Who Is The Daddy Sleep Consultant?

One of the best sleep consultants in the UK, we are a family-owned business helping families get the sleep they all deserve.

Chris is the first qualified male infant sleep consultant in the UK & Ireland and Dani – also a qualified sleep consultant – has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology covering infant development. More importantly though, we are simply Mummy and Daddy to our three amazing boys, Teddy, Rafferty and Malachy.

To help with your child’s sleep routine, we spend time getting to know what your challenges are so we can develop a bespoke and gentle sleep training solution for your family.

We will provide all the necessary support you need so that we can work together to ensure these are positive long-term changes. We have a team of gentle sleep consultants, trained in our gentle sleep training methods, who provide the same level of exceptional support. Meet the team here.

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What IS Sleep Training?

Sleep training is the process of helping your baby learn to fall asleep on their own – also known as “self-settling” – which will, in turn, help them fall back asleep when they wake during the night (unless they need something such as a cuddle, feeding or nappy change, or are a little poorly). For toddlers, this is often more about the process of setting boundaries around the sleep process as often toddlers know how to get to sleep on their own, they just like to refuse and protest against doing so!

Whilst most sleep consultants will look at a child’s sleep holistically, i.e. daytime routine, sleep environment, stimulating activities and a bit of nutrition, sleep training is often a necessary part of changing a child’s sleep patterns, especially when an infant is unable to self-settle. So if your baby is unable to self-settle, sleep training will be the likely solution to changing this and improving the whole family’s sleep.

We understand sleep training can be difficult; we understand it’s not something every parents wants to do and that’s why we practice gentle sleep training. We also understand there are different methods, a whole host of sleep consultants out there and many conflicting literature – it can be a minefield for parents, especially ones who are sleep deprived. However, our view is that hiring the right sleep consultant with the right gentle sleep training approach can change your life in a way that you will never forget. So if you think you need help with sleep training, get in touch to discuss our 1:1 coaching programme or buy our online gentle sleep training course and start today.

Sleep FAQ’s

What does a sleep consultant actually do?

A good sleep consultant will change your life – it’s as simple as that. They will identify what changes you need to make to your child’s routine, give you the right plan to help your child self-settle and be responsive to any changes that are required during the support period.

Just have a look at our review – we set up this business to change family’s lives, and we do it every single day. We wouldn’t change it for the world.

How do you sleep train a baby?

There are many different ways to sleep train a baby. We focus on a much more gentle approach with our methods and if you are thinking about doing it without a sleep consultant supporting you one-one-one, we would highly recommend our online course. It will give you the structure to achieve what you want, in a more gentle way, in around 10 to 14 days.

Do you use Crying It Out or the Ferber Method?

No, we do not use these methods or any other methods where you leave your child to cry on their own to sleep. We always follow a gentle method of sleep training.

Which SLEEP TRAINING method do you use?

We use a mix of different sleep training methods which all involve a gentle approach. 

What is gentle sleep training?

Gentle sleep training is where you are generally with your baby providing support during the change you are making to their ability to settle to sleep. Non-gentle approaches include the Crying It Out or Ferber Methods, neither of which we use in our online courses or 1:1 programmes.

when should you start sleep training a baby?

We begin our programmes from 5 months. Many sleep consultants do it from 6 months for two reasons: 1. The baby will have started weaning and they believe that no night feeds are then required; and 2. Babies can be left independently from 6 months according to The Lullably Trust and many sleep consultants use Crying It Out or Controlled Crying methods where the baby will be left on their own.

We start from 5 months as we do not believe that night feeds should be stopped at 6 months and believe this should be a baby-led decision. Also, with our gentle approach, you don’t need to leave your baby to help them self-settle. 

Do you sleep train toddlers? Or just babies?

We work with up to 4 year olds, though have also worked with 5 and 6 year olds in the past, depending on the issue. Whilst toddlers can be a little more difficult to change because they are often in their own bed and can leave it, the increased communication and language they have can offset that challenge. Never think your child is too old to change their sleep habits. Our 2-4 year online course or our 1:1 coaching programmes can help you change something you probably think is impossible.

How long does your sleep training programmes take to work?

The timeframe is different for every baby but we usually see changes in the babies we work with in as little as 5-7 nights. From starting to having a baby who self-settles, sleeps most of the night and has good naps is usually around 2 weeks.

Can you guarantee it will work for my child?

Whilst there is never any guarantee, we firmly believe that if you work with us one-on-one or buy our online course, commit to our approach and principles and be consistent with the guidance, you will see the improvements that your whole family needs. Our Google reviews are testament of this.

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