SleepyHead Solutions is proud to have worked with many families helping their children (and, in turn, their parents) achieve a good night sleep. Here are their sleep success stories.
We were in a bad place when we were referred to Renee. We hadn’t gotten a good night’s sleep in what felt like forever! Our two year old had mastered climbing out of his crib and would refuse to go back to sleep without either my husband or I staying in his room until he did. Although we were told it was time to transition him to a bed we needed help on how to do that, and how to do it as smoothly as possible. Renee listened to our issues and concerns and put together a comprehensive plan for us. She let us know to stay patient but to follow the plan as best we could and even armed us with the best tools and things to say to our son while going through this transition. After just a few rough nights, of which she warned us, he was happily going into his “big boy” bed AND sleeping through the night! He even stays in bed until his green light comes on! We honestly couldn’t have done it without her – it’s been life changing!
Danielle H. (parent of a 2 year old)
Los Angeles, CA
We had the pleasure working with Renee addressing our 2.5 year old little girls sleeping issues. It would take us an hour to two each night to get her to bed and we were at the end of our rope on what to do to get her to sleep. With an expected arrival of our newborn girl we knew we had to get our daughter sleeping ASAP. Within two weeks we had her sleeping through the night. We were able to discuss each day our issues the night before and used her tools to make our daughters sleep routine smooth and short. Thank you again for all of the help.
Liz K. (parent of a 2.5 year old)
St. Louis, MO
Renee is amazing! Our 21 month old was waking up SO early and we were all suffering because of it. Renee helped us set a schedule that would work for everyone and we’re seeing great results. Within 2 weeks, he has gone from sleeping 7P-5A to 6:30P-6:30A and is a totally new kid! She’s perfect at laying out the rules that you probably already know, but holds you accountable to following them.
Meghan P. (parent of 21 month old)
Renee was absolutely wonderful to work with. Prior to engaging her expertise, our 10-month old boy has massive regression in his sleep pattern. He would only fall asleep while nursing and only Mommy could put him to bed. He was waking up three-four times a night and only wanted to breastfeed, not because he was hungry, but because it was his soothing mechanism. He would only in Mommy’s arms, which made it impossible to get anything done during the day.
We had tremendous results when we started Renee’s plan. On night three, our baby went to sleep within five minutes and hasn’t looked back since. It takes babies longer to learn how to nap but within 2 weeks our baby was taking two quality naps and not crying when being put down awake in his crib. Renee helped us to completely separate breastfeeding from sleeping. We were uncomfortable night-weaning our baby at this time, so Renee adjusted our plan to allow one feeding between midnight and 4am. Well, a month later and he has only woken up for that feeding three times! We have structure to our days now and aren’t hostage to his scattered nap schedule prior to the program. We stick to our “soothing bedtime routine” that Renee has put into place and our baby was even able to sleep through a party at our house with over 50 guests.
Renee was super engaged the entire time, admittedly more than even we were and (trust me) we were incredibly determined to make this work. She was super responsive to all of our questions and emails and followed up daily based on our sleep/nap log. She helped adjust our son’s plans based on his needs as we got into program too. She was available evenings, weekends, etc.
I can’t say enough good things about Renee and her expertise. Our son has always been a super happy baby but now he never fusses or cries due to tiredness. His hair has gotten much longer. He eats three times as much food now. He is growing quicker. It’s been unbelievable to watch. This was one of the best investments we have made for our son and our marriage.
Brittany and John M. (parents of 10 month old)
St. Louis, MO
Renee was a absolute angel helping with our son’s sleep schedule at 9 months. We were still co-sleeping because unfortunately we were displaced from our home in Big Sur when he was only 4.5 months old due to a landslide. He was waking me up every 1-1.5 hrs and would only go back down to sleep if I nursed him for long periods. She gave me the confidence and support I needed to start the sleep training and he was sleeping 12 hours through the night within the first week. His naps naturally fell into place when we stuck to her guidelines. She mentioned there will be times we would need to do sleep training again as he goes through different development stages and she was right. He has had a couple of periods of regression with his naps along the way, but she has given great advice on how to deal with it as it arises. He’s still sleeping 12 hrs solid through the night at 15 months which is an absolute blessing. I am 6.5 months pregnant with our second child and I will do the same sleep training process I learned from Renee, but I plan on starting it around 6 months this time around. A well rested baby and mama makes all the difference in the world.
Mandy and Patrick O. (parents of 9 month old)
Big Sur, CA
My son was not a bad sleeper. But we had some concerns: Why were his naps only 30 minutes when we knew he should be sleeping 3-4 hours during the day? And he seemed to only be able to fall asleep with a pacifier – Is that okay? Do we really have to keep replacing the pacifier in his mouth every time it falls out (between 2 and 8 times a night)?! We were hesitant to work with a sleep consultant because we didn’t want to be told that a) we had to get rid of the pacifier – our son loves the pacifier, and b) that we had to be very rigid with our schedule and never be away from home during a nap – that just wouldn’t work with our lives. We sought out Renee when our son was 6.5 months old. She was very understanding and reassured us that she could help. She was flexible with our decision to keep the pacifier, giving us advice on using them. She taught us what to do when our son would cry when we put him down to sleep. Our biggest takeaway was what Renee taught us about the prime nap times that would lead to our son taking two predictable naps a day, each 90 minutes at least (but still give us some flexibility in our daily schedules later in the day). The 2 weeks of communication and feedback via Google Docs was extremely helpful. We are so happy we worked with Renee and got the information and tools we needed to help our son have his best sleeps.
Shelley and Jason G. (parents of 6.5 month old)
South Orange, NJ
We sleep trained our kiddo when he was 19 months because I couldn’t take it anymore. We were co-sleeping and he was nursing all through the night. It was the worst. My husband was against sleep training from the beginning, which I wasn’t, but he finally gave in to me contacting a sleep consultant after I was at my wits’ end. Renee formulated a plan according to our needs and our kid’s temperament. I had read every sleep training book and I just needed someone to say, “Hey, do this” and if something was going haywire, tell me how to adjust. Renee did just that and now my kiddo sleeps like a dream. My husband turned his attitude around because our child was now sleeping through the night and he got the nice version of his wife back. (I also sent him out of the house the first 2 nights of training so he wouldn’t stress out and derail the process). I had fears of causing some sort of “emotional turmoil” for the baby, but he’s still a cuddle bug and a happy silly little dude. Naps took a while (like 2-3 weeks) but really the night time only took about 4 days for him to get it. It’s worth it. Renee is awesome. She’s straightforward and supportive and a very reasonable price. Do this for your kid, for your family, and for your sanity!
Allegra H. (parent of 19 month old)
It was a pleasure to work with Renee during this process. The conversations, time given, and feedback provided the ultimate support while sleep training. Our family was waking every 45-90 minutes with a 4.5 month old prior to working with Renee. After creating a plan that worked for our family, we now only wake once per night. It was a wonderful feeling to feel so supported and knowing we had an expert to consult for weeks while trying to overcome the sleep aids we had created. We now understand when and how sleep should occur on a daily basis, which has given us a much happier baby.
We would highly recommend Sleepyhead Solutions to anyone that is struggling with sleep issues.
Sarah H. (parent of 4.5 month old)
St. Louis, MO
Renee is INCREDIBLE! My seven month old baby was on a terrible sleeping schedule and Renee patiently helped me come up with the best sleep plan for my baby and she’s now sleeping through the night and taking her naps at the correct times! She is a real life saver!! I highly recommend.
Mushky N. (parent of 7 month old)
I am so appreciative to Renee from SleepyHead Solutions for her help and guidance on getting my 7 month old baby to sleep. I was hardly sleeping, let alone had any personal time, as my baby wouldn’t go to sleep on her own, and wouldn’t allow herself to be put down once she did fall asleep, and stayed asleep for very short increments of time. Then a friend recommended Renee. She discussed various sleep training options and made sure I was comfortable with the plan that worked best. Her step by step plan was comprehensive, and includes eating times and a complete daily schedule and routine. She provides daily feedback and monitors progress and is readily available for the parents on this journey. Our baby’s new sleep routine has been transformative for the entire family! Thank you, Renee!
C.H. (parent of 7 month old)
It’s official, you are my hero! I started that Friday right after we got off the phone. We went shopping for our poster board decorations, we had our family meeting and we made our board. He had a meltdown during ‘quiet time’ and I had to put the monkey lock on but after less than ten minutes he settled down and quietly laid in bed. He didn’t sleep but he rested. That night he went to bed at 530 and slept until 645 am and stayed in bed until his light went off. First thing he said when he woke up was ‘let’s see how high I can jump since my body rested!’ It was hilarious and adorable. He slept through the night last night as well without any issues. He woke up around 545 (because of the time change) and stayed quietly in there until his light went on. I was standing in the hall and I heard him say ‘YAY! the light came on!!’ and cautiously peeled his head out.
Seriously amazing! Thank you. I’d send you a gift if I had your address! And I also thank you for giving me a reason to say ‘I told you so’ to my husband! 🙂 We are so grateful!!!!
Jen R. (parent of 3 year old)
Los Angeles, CA
After our chat last week, my husband and I began implementing the plan discussed. We are blown away. It’s almost like M. was waiting for this. He has adapted so well. We followed your cues and have put him in bed awake after bedtime ritual. He has shed some tears but never more than 5 minutes before falling asleep in his own crib! Naps and nighttime. I’ve been disassociating nursing from sleep and, instead of taking me an hour to put down, it’s done in minutes without anguish on either end! At night, we are still doing one feed but he is sleeping 5-7 hour bouts before waking for a quick feed and then going back down again. For us, this is such progress! I just wanted to share and thank you for nudging us into a healthier sleep routine.
Ashley P. (parent of 9 month old)
St. Louis, MO
Renee has been so helpful as a sleep coach getting our 5.5 month old daughter into a proper sleep routine. My husband and I were sleep deprived individuals as our daughter would consistently wake every two – three hours throughout the night. When we started, the goal was to get her to sleep through the night, and by the second night, she had achieved this goal! We can’t thank Renee enough and would happily recommend her to anyone looking to help their children sleep better.
Sen C. (parent of 5.5 month old)
New York City, NY
Renee is amazing! She helped me get my six month old baby to sleep through the night and take three naps a day. I never thought it would be possible, let alone happen so quickly but her calm and consistent help and guidance made it so. I would recommend her to anyone in need of some highly professional sleep-training expertise!
Laura J. (parent of 6 month old)
Los Angeles, CA
Absolutely a life saver! My child was a terrible sleeper and we had him taking 2 hour naps and sleeping through the night within a few days!
Elizabeth R. (parent of 4.5 month old)
St. Louis, MO
Renee was a lifesaver when my 3 year old twins decided they no longer wanted to sleep! The techniques she recommended were age-appropriate and are working! We are back on track with restful nights thanks to Renee!
Naomi S. (parent of 3 year old twins)
Los Angeles, CA
My daughter is 3 and has some sensory issues, she has a very hard time self regulating and calming down, bed time was a nightmare. We were spending hours and hours a night trying to get our daughter to sleep, she would finally fall asleep between 2 and 430 am every day and usually in my bed. I contacted Renee a few weeks ago at a loss not only was Renee so kind patient and a pleasure to work with she made a perfect plan to work best for not only my daughter but for me and my husband as well. Yes! my daughter is going to sleep at a normal time, sleeping through the night, in her own bed and wakes up happy and well rested! We are seeing such a tremendous difference in our daughters behavior, she has become such a happy girl! Renee has done miracles for our family and we are so grateful! Renee is absolutely amazing to work with, she is patient kind understanding and so supportive through the process of sleep training. She is literally a miracle worker!
Julie G. (parent of a 3 year old)
I knew my baby was more than ready to sleep through the night but the reality showed the opposite. My baby would only nap in my arms and only nursed to sleep. He would wake up multiple times at night and I would run to him every single time. I was exhausted and would look on the internet for sleep training methods but so much information was overwhelming. I was trying to grab all the information and blend it together so I ended up clueless, lost and, even worse, sending mixed messages to my baby. Thankfully, I met Renee. She brought structure to my life and helped with guidance and a daily schedule that helped me to succeed to teach my baby to sleep through the night for the first time ever! I couldn’t believe it! My baby was ready but I wasn’t. Thanks to Renee this was possible. She didn’t only help with structure, guidance, and tips that I could have never thought of on my own and were so crucial for us to be successful, but she also helped with confidence in all those times where I didn’t trust myself to do it. She was there as a friend and as someone who understood. She was always prompt to help and to reassure. She’s amazing and my baby and I will thank her forever. We even dream of her sometimes now that we finally get some sleep. 🙂 I’m so glad we decided to sleep train now and not later. We are all happier in the family and our baby is getting restorative sleep that is so important for his development. This is one of the best things that a parent can do for her child.
Sandra O. (parent of a 10 month old)
UNBELIEVABLE! In less than two weeks, our two year old son, Mendel, went from needing a bottle and parent to put him to sleep, waking several times during the night and ultimately ending up in our room, to falling asleep on his own and staying in his own bed throughout the night! Renee was extremely understanding and developed a sleep plan that made us all feel confident and comfortable. We did not imagine how effective and painless the process would be and how positively Mendel would respond. Aside from becoming a pro sleeper, the consistent schedule helped Mendel become more relaxed and focused, and he has since developed much better eating habits. While still the same adorable ball of energy, he is much calmer and happier, and thus we are all calmer and happier. Thank you Renee! You restored order into the lives of two very tired and overwhelmed parents!
If you are thinking about working with Renee, I cannot offer you a more resounding YES! You will not regret it!
Zalman and Chaya B. (parents of a 25 month old)
I thought I knew all there was to know about sleep. Our son was a great sleeper pretty much from day one, so when our daughter was born I figured she would be the same. Unfortunately, I was wrong and she was the complete opposite. We had to rock her to sleep every single time from day one. We got into a really bad pattern of that and it became exhausting and time consuming. As a mom of two, I didn’t have the time or energy to rock her for each nap and bedtime. She stopped sleeping through the night at four months and was up multiple times a night. She also took very short naps multiple times a day. I was beyond sleep deprived and extremely miserable. Renee helped us enormously and the sleep plan she gave us has been completely life changing! In a very short time, probably less than a week, our daughter was sleeping though the night and taking much longer naps. We were able to put her down in her crib awake, and she learned to fall asleep on her own. Renee has given our whole family the gift of sleep, and we are all so much happier!! I had convinced myself that our daughter would be impossible to sleep train and even asked Renee if this ever doesn’t work. Renee was a life saver to us, and I am forever grateful for her!! Not only did my husband and I need sleep, but our daughter really needed it, as she was so overtired! Thank you Renee for everything you did for our family!
Amy W. (parent of a 4.5 month old)
Los Angeles, CA
Renee was a god-send (actually a referral from my husband’s cousin – but felt like a god-send!). Her meticulous approach and patient coaching helped my 8 month old twins (who would not nap for more than 15 minutes) be able to take 2 full day naps and a full night of sleep. We are now on a great schedule and have two happy babies and happy mommy and daddy. Thank you.
Poopeh and Bijan P. (parents of 8 month old twins)
New York, NY
When my wife told me about the details of the sleep training program, I was skeptical. My understanding of childcare had always been if a baby cries, you comfort her to stop her from crying. The program teaches you that this is not always necessary, and why it’s important to teach the baby how to self-soothe and put herself to sleep on her own. I had a hard time letting our (9 month old) daughter cry for extended periods of time in the beginning, but after only a couple of days (and some convincing by my wife!), she learned how to both put herself to sleep and stay asleep. This program has truly improved the quality of all of our lives. All three of us are now getting a great night’s rest – every single night – and couldn’t be more pleased with our choice to work with Renee!
John B. (parent of a 9 month old)
Lee’s Summit, MO
Once our son hit 11 weeks old, his sleep went downhill fast! At 15 weeks old, I had to return to work and my husband and I were lucky to get 3-4 hours of sleep a night. Our son had us up every hour to 1.5 hours and we did anything and everything we could to get him back to sleep, including putting him in the swing and in bed with us. We were at our wits end and felt like it would never get better, and then my friend referred us to Renee. Renee met with us multiple times and analyzed our sons sleep patterns. Based on our conversations, Renee gave us a personalized plan for our son and even provided us with research and articles supporting what we were going to be implementing. After starting the plan, Renee gave us quick and around the clock support and helped work through any issues or illness that our son had. We saw improvement each week and we are now getting our 8 hours of sleep a night! Our son is a much happier baby! Thank you Renee!!
Bridget W. (parents of an 18 week old)
St. Louis, MO
Renee to the rescue – again! I had high hopes that my daughter would be a better sleeper than my son was as an infant, but unfortunately she was not. By the time she hit four months, we were in the exact same position we had been with him two years earlier–rocking her to sleep in her Rock ‘n Play for hours, and having her wake up and cry every hour throughout the night. Our nerves were frayed and we were twice as exhausted from chasing our toddler around. We worked with Renee when our son was five months old and he’s still a great sleeper at almost three, so I scheduled a call with Renee for the day my daughter turned 18 weeks (the earliest Renee works with families on sleep training). Once again, she was a godsend. She developed a plan for us that worked for our family and was available to support us while we implemented it. Within a few days my daughter caught on, and after two weeks had settled into a great schedule. I have my days back, my husband and I have our nights back, and most importantly, our daughter has never been happier. She wakes up smiling and rested and cheerfully plays the day away between her well-timed naps in her crib. Bedtime has become a breeze. Sleep training is a gift for your whole family, and Renee helped us achieve it. I have recommended her to several friends over the past few years and will continue to do so. Thank you, Renee!
Katie C. (parents of an 18 week old)
I can’t recommend Renee highly enough! I had read at least ten books on sleep, and had done everything that had been suggested and we were still having issues. We started working with Renee and within days noted a positive change. My 18 month old who had been a difficult sleeper his whole life suddenly became a great sleeper. It was amazing! So when I had my second baby I didn’t want to waste any time! I signed up with Renee right away and we started working together right when my daughter turned four months. I had to go back to work so I wanted to make sure that my baby, who previously would only sleep on me, would be able to nap while I was away, and not keep me up all night. Again, the change was unbelievable! My little girl was falling asleep on her own and getting some decent rest in her cosleeper…not on me! My whole family is now getting the sleep they need. Her input and support have been invaluable and if sleep is important to you, give her a call immediately!
Jen R. (parents of an 18 week old)
Los Angeles, CA
We came to Renee as two desperate parents who had not had more than 4-5 hours of broken sleep every night for over 3 months. We had created some bad habits such as rocking our 7 month old baby to sleep and picking her up and rocking her every single time she woke up. We even spent full nights sleeping in the recliner while holding our baby, as that was the only way she would sleep. Renee was very understanding of our situation and absolutely did not criticize us for creating our own monster! She worked through the multiple options we could try and let us choose whichever method we felt most comfortable with.
I cannot tell you how happy we are that we worked with Renee. After just one night, we saw an improvement. By night 3, she would only wake for a few minutes and then put herself back to sleep. By night 5, she was sleeping 11.5-12 hours per night without waking. In addition to having trouble at night, our baby had never been a good napper, even as a newborn. Renee worked with us to try out a new method to get our baby to nap. While that took a little more time, after a few weeks, she was happily napping twice per day in her crib.
It has been 2 months since we embarked on the sleep training journey and we are so happy (and well rested). She continues to sleep well at night and at nap time. I cannot say enough good things about working with Renee…highly recommended!
Thank you again for everything you did to get Flynn sleeping. She continues to sleep so everyone in the house is happy!
Lacey and Chris S. (parents of a 7 month old)
We contacted Renee when our son hit an insane 4-month sleep regression that had us up every 2 hours. We had the foundations in place to get him on the right track, but weren’t sure how to navigate the changes without seriously disrupting our older child’s sleep. Renee helped us come up a routine that worked for our whole family–it got our baby into good sleeping habits and minimized our older child’s disruptions. Within a week he was comfortably down to one waking a night and taking solid naps. Now we feel confident that we can weather the inevitable challenges posed by travel, teething, and life and our little one will return to his solid foundation that Renee helped us establish.
Marianna S. (parents of an 18 week old)
We came to Renee with our 7 month old in complete desperation. The 4 month sleep regression hit us hard and got progressively worse as time went on. We got to the point where we were waking up almost every 45 minutes all night long trying to do anything and everything we could think of or read online. We spent a fortune in gadgets, sleep sacks, mobiles, sound machines – literally trying something different on a weekly basis to try and get all of us even just a few hours of sleep. We were referred to Renee by a friend, and after reviewing her packages, I was worried about spending the money and whether or not something like this would actually work. After speaking with her, we were immediately comfortable with her approach and took the plunge! I can tell you that this was the best $300 we ever spent. After our consultation, we made the environmental changes she suggested and saw a little improvement. A glimmer of hope! A couple of days later, we started on our new schedule, a plan customized for us, and by days 3 and 4 we were seeing significant improvement. By the end of that first week and into the next week, he was sleeping 12 straight hours at night! We couldn’t believe it! We were all finally sleeping and our baby was happy and mom and dad’s sanity was returning. Renee knows her stuff and is so gracious and helpful throughout the process – you absolutely won’t be disappointed in the results if you stick to the plan.
Lauren and Brendan O. (parents of a 7 month old)
St. Louis, MO
Amazing! You are my hero! We can’t get over how well S. is doing… she actually looks forward to going to bed. She got up with her light at 6:15 today and napped from 12:30-2:00, and went down at 5:45. She has been a pleasure (as much as a two year old can be) during the day… so happy and full of energy! Truly life changing for all involved! Thank you for all of your help. It has truly been such a blessing!
Amy R. (parent of a 2 year old)
Los Angeles, CA
Renee has been a godsend to our family! Ongoing sleep deprivation got us to a pretty dark place. I found myself crying every day about something, even though I knew there wasn’t really anything wrong. I read several books, blogs and articles about sleep, but some of the information was conflicting and I was having trouble committing 100% to anything. We tried sleep training on our own, but I kept second guessing our plan and became so anxious that we stopped after a couple nights. It was incredibly helpful to have Renee provide us with a concrete plan and then to answer ALL of my questions as we went along (is this normal? what if X,Y, Z happens?) She was unbelievably attentive and consistent in her advice. She was there every step of the way with us and I also felt accountable to her. I don’t think I would have stuck with the plan if I didn’t have her checking in with us, answering questions and providing support. It took/is taking time, especially with travel and other life changes, but we have come such a long way! Our 10 month old sleeps through the night, just about every night and is taking regular naps when she is at home! She seems so much healthier and happier. (We are all so much healthier and happier!) We are able to really enjoy and appreciate our time together, now that we are all well rested. We couldn’t be more thankful for all of Renee’s help! I wholeheartedly recommend SHS!
Lori and Adam B. (parents of a 10 month old)
St. Louis, MO
Our family found Renee through a friend at a time in our lives when nothing else was working. Our son was a phenomenal sleeper up until he was able to climb out of his crib, which unfortunately coincided with when we brought our new baby home from the hospital. All of a sudden we had a newborn and a toddler and neither was sleeping. The 3-year old got into a pattern of needing us to stay with him until he fell asleep and the whole routine took literally several hours. When he did finally fall asleep, he would get up multiple times a night and come to our bed. One of us would have to feed the baby every 2-3 hours and the other would have to walk the toddler back to bed and sleep with him until he fell back asleep. Then we would alternate. It was like living in a continuous nightmare.
We talked to our pediatrician and tried several tactics. We went to see a sleep specialist at a local hospital and tried her method. Nothing worked. We had a ‘stubborn’ kid; as parents we didn’t agree on what approach was best; and we were so very, very tired. Then a friend told me about Renee. If only I had called her sooner!
Renee responded to my plea immediately and explained how she worked. I didn’t think it would be possible to have a phone consultation for an hour and be able to solve our deep set sleep issues that had been going on for THREE MONTHS. But I was ready to try anything….and at any cost. That one hour on the phone was the best investment I have ever made for our family. She counseled my husband and I and developed a plan that worked and made both of us (with very different parenting styles) comfortable. She walked us through the steps of the plan, told us exactly how to implement it, and what to expect. Her insight into toddler behavior is amazing. Renee did not have a one size fits all approach. She genuinely listened to us and made sure she gained an understanding of our son’s personality and how he might best respond, and tailored her strategy and approach to him, and we believe that made all the difference.
Within 3 days of implementing the plan, our 3-year old was falling asleep unassisted and staying in his bed all night long. We updated Renee every day and she had suggestions for tweaking things so that we were able to continue our successful sleeping pattern. She was so responsive and reassuring. I have recommended Renee to our pediatrician, our school district, our daycare, and any friends who have mentioned that they have sleep challenges.
Jen and Andy C. (parents of a 3 year old)
St. Louis, MO
It had been month of struggle with my toddler (20 mo old). Not only did her sleep regress (she started waking up an hour earlier screaming), but she also seemed to require more sleep. She was exhausted and fussy what felt like all day, every day, and so were my husband and I. I tried everything, even moved her bedtime down over an hour and it did not seem to replenish my daughter. Finally I convinced my husband that we needed help and we scheduled an appointment with Renee. Our session was so enlightening. Not only did we address the sleep problem, but she also helped us make connections between her sleep schedule and many other obstacles we dealt with during the day that I had not realized were related. Renee helped us create a plan, and also gave us the confidence to enforce it. It has been almost a month now and I can honestly say that my baby is back. She’s smiling, laughing, singing, dancing, and playing almost all day and the meltdowns, while not gone, are so much less frequent and more manageable. Some days she still wakes up early or takes a short nap but now I am ready ready to respond and I know what to do. I am certain that we are on our way and I am so relieved that I finally figured out how to help my daughter be her best, rested self. I cannot thank or recommend Renee enough, I only wish we hadn’t waited so long to call her.
Ariel G. (parent of a 20 month old)
I was put in touch with Renee through a friend who I had asked some advise from.
I have a 3 1/2 year old daughter who after the birth of my son, was having trouble
getting to bed at night. After a year of us trying different tactics, we were still struggling
to make bedtime a positive experience.
From the beginning Renee was sympathetic to our situation, and was ready to take up
our challenge. She asked great questions and took the time to listen, and made a plan
Of what we needed to do.
You have to want to make the change happen, and although it looked easy on paper, we
all had to put some hard work into making the plan happen and be consistent.
The daily communication with Renee during the first 2 weeks was a great source of
support and comfort. I am happy to say we saw some great progress during this time,
and more than a month into following our plan, bedtime has once again, become a
happy and fun time.
Emma M. (parent of a 3.5 year old)
My 7 month old son woke up every 2 hours at night to feed. Some nights I just nursed through the entire night in order to get some shut eye. During the day, my baby wouldn’t go to sleep without being patted for a good 30 minutes, and nursed on and off throughout the day. I was a zombie and my poor baby wasn’t much better. Then my friend introduced me to Renee (Sleepyhead Solutions). She said Renee worked wonders on her twins and I need to give it a try.
Renee patiently walked me through the alternatives and set up a structured yet very caring schedule for my baby. I did have some doubts if my baby can learn to sleep through the night, and fall asleep on his own. But I gave it a try as my baby was not happy, overtired and cranky, as was I!
I stuck to the plan, and by day 3, my little boy was craving his naps and bedtime! He was very well rested during the day and eating like a champ 🙂 I don’t know why I haven’t done this with my older kids. This is of the best advice I received as a parent and the best gift I can give to my baby. He now self soothes, falls asleep on his own and is growing beautifully!
Thank you Renee!!!
Dini A. (parent of a 7 month old)
New York, NY
Renee Wasserman!!!! All we can say is thank you, thank you, thank you. Our little man was 19 weeks old when we reached out to her with an S.O.S. He hit the 4-month sleep regression and subsequently his sleep proceeded to get worse and worse, by the time we reached out to SleepyHead Solutions our guy was pretty much getting up every 1-2 hours in the night and would sometimes be awake for 1-2 hours. Middle of the night bouncing, although a great workout, was not our idea of a good time. And the naps, the naps were short, 37 minutes at best. We were tired. So VERY tired. Renee talked us through our options for getting our guy more sleep. She is not tied to one method of sleep training and formulates a plan based on your family’s comfort level. After deciding on a method, (then changing the method after the first night –which Renee was very cool about) and following her advice, he slept 9 hours straight –no bouncing necessary!!! We were AMAZED! He was so well rested he decided to teach himself how to roll over. This caused a little set back in his progress as he adjusted to his new skill. During this time Renee was supportive and committed to helping our family continue on the road to sleep. Renee is available to answer any questions throughout the process and we looked forward to our daily check-in’s, as we came to rely on her advice and encouragement. I can not recommend SleepyHead Solutions enough. I could go on and on, but I will only say this last thing, as I write this my son is napping. He has been sleeping for an hour so far, and I expect him to sleep for at least another half hour, but it could be more!!
Paige H. and Jose E. (parents of a 4 month old)
Los Angeles, CA
We started working with Renee when our then 4.5-month-old was giving us a run for our money at night – took us an hour or two to get her down and she was waking multiple times a night. I was especially at my wits end as my husband was working nights – no sleep at night and my other 2-year-old to take care of left me absolutely exhausted. We didn’t have any sleep issues with our first baby so we were at a loss of what to do. Renee laid out a very clear plan for us to follow and we were amazed when even after a few days there was a dramatic difference – and after a week we were dealing with a completely different baby (a baby that slept!). It was especially helpful to email with her during the entire process – she was very encouraging along the way and answered our questions as they came up. Bedtime is now fun, relaxing and most importantly, easy.
Naomi H. (parent of a 5 month old)
Renee radically changed our lives. We entered into trying out a sleep plan (again) for our 4.5 year old son hopeful, but skeptical. The results blew away our expectations. Since beginning working with Renee, my husband and I have new hope and energy and our son is so PROUD and CONFIDENT. Renee has given us a priceless gift and we are so grateful!
Robyn R. (parents of a 4.5 year old)
St. Louis, MO
The smartest decision I made was hiring Renee to help me with my twins sleeping habits. Before calling Renee, my twins were on two totally different sleeping schedules which prevented me from getting anything done as one baby was always asleep while the other baby was awake. When I told my friend about being stuck home all day, she recommended that I call Renee as she helped my friend tremendously. Renee was a pleasure to work with. She responded quickly to my emails, and custom tailored the plans to fit my family’s needs and style.
At first having twins was really difficult, but once they were on a consistent sleep schedule my entire life became so much easier. I was finally able to enjoy my twins without being overwhelmed. I was now able to plan nights out and get errands taken care of. I even have some free time to just relax! My babies are also so much happier now that they sleep properly. They are rarely cranky, and when they do get cranky, they calm down as soon as they see me starting the sleep routine because they know they will get to sleep.
I definitely recommend Renee and Sleepyhead Solutions. Working with them totally changed my life.
Bracha H. (parent of 6 month old twins)
Renee’s program is both clear and systematic. After months of googling various “sleep issue” terms, it was a relief to have an expert point us in the right direction and just follow those directions. Within two weeks of following Renee’s step-by- step, very gradual process, our two-year- old was sleeping through the night, from approximately 7:30 pm to somewhere between 6 and 6:30 in the morning. This after a bedtime near 9pm, multiple night wake-ups, and a morning wakeup of anywhere from 5-6am – and this while one of us slept with her. She listens better, eats better, and is just generally happier – and so are we! The ability to check in and get feedback was great. Renee even touched base with us when we were headed out of town for a long weekend and leaving our daughter with my husband’s parents. We are so appreciative of Renee’s commitment to helping our girl transform her sleep pattern and already have recommended her services to friends.
Karen D. & Keith E. (parents of a 2.5 year old)
Now that I find myself with a 1 year old who sleeps through the night and is generally in bed by 6pm, I’m not quite sure what to do with myself! I am now in bed at 9:30pm not because I’m exhausted from sleepless nights, but because I actually have time to enjoy dinner with my husband and I can relax and watch my TV shows by 9:00. I now have what I’ve always dreamt about – reading time before bed, and my meditation time again in the morning. Blissful is how I would describe my nights and mornings and I owe it all to Renee!
Hiring Renee was the best money we ever spent. It took much less time than I thought for our daughter to sleep through the night, and, as most people who hire Renee say – we should have hired her sooner.
Heidi & Mike M. (parents of a 1 year old)
Life with twins and a toddler is just crazy as it is. So when my 9 month old twins decided not to sleep at night or take naps I didn’t know what to do with myself. Life was one big mess. I would have to rock them to sleep for hours. And then rock them again every hour during the night. I was hopeless.
But then my pediatrician recommended I call Renee. To say the truth I thought that nothing can be done but decided to give it a try. Why not? It couldn’t be worse that is was already! I had no life! I never knew when my twins would fall asleep or how long they would nap for (if they napped).
After my first phone conversation with Renee I saw a light at the end of this long dark tunnel. She was so understanding. She reassured me. She was so calm. Well after just 3 days on the program my babies were sleeping through the night!!!!! Renee was there every step of the way. She never left me one minute alone. Always checking up on me, making sure I understood what needed to be done.
Our family has finally gotten some sleep back. I am so much more functional. I know when my twins will sleep. I can plan things ahead of time. I can live!!!!! I have no words to thank Renee for her dedication and patience.
Dassi S. (parent of 9 month old twins)
Brooklyn, New York
At seven months our son was barely napping during the day and up every 2 hours at night. He was being rocked to bed by exhausted and slightly frustrated parents. Taking a friends advice we contacted Renee, and within 2 weeks of starting her sleep plan he was sleeping through the night, taking 2 solid naps during the day without needing to be rocked. Renee was understanding, patient and addressed each one of our concerns to make sure we were comfortable with every detail. Thank you Renee for restoring our life back to normal! There is nothing better than cheerful rested parents and a happy baby.
Sara & Mayer W. (parents of a 7 month old)
Brooklyn, New York
I decided to call Renee with Sleepyhead Solutions after I had heard from a friend with 2 young boys that she had success solving her more extreme sleep issues. I had been trying to get my 3 and half year old to sleep in his own bed for several months. He had been sleeping in my bed, but since I was pregnant with baby number 2 I felt urgency to get him into better sleep habits. Not to mention that sleeping with an almost 4 year old is pretty much like sleep with a clumsy elephant. I had tried on my own for a few months to get my son to sleep in his own bed, but without confidence in my plan or support from my husband, I was not succeeding. I decided it was finally time to call help.
Renee was very responsive to my e-mails and was flexible with the first consultation call. She asked me questions about my son’s sleep habits and took my opinions, concerns and the unique dynamics of our family into consideration. After our initial call, she provided a thorough sleep plan that included tips on trouble shooting and illness. She gave me some great ideas that actually got my son excited about the process. The first night was rough, but I expected that, and it helped to have the encouragement of Renee and my other mom friend who had used Renee before.
I am so happy to say that my son now goes to bed on his own without a fuss both at night and at nap time. He also now sleeps the entire night without waking me up. I cannot tell you how much of a blessing that is for our family. The gift of a good night sleep for the whole family more than cover’s the cost of Renee’s services. The better sleep habits have also affected our family positively in other ways:
-My son feels more confident in his own independence and will get dressed each morning without much prompting (before it was a struggle).
-My son is in a better mood each morning which helps things run more smoothly.
-Bed time and nap time are no longer a struggle. I actually look forward to our bed time and nap time routine.
I can not say enough great things about Renee and Sleepyhead Solutions. I highly recommend her services.
Valerie W. (parent of a 3.5 year old)
Silver Spring, Maryland
I contacted Renee about my 4 year old son after my daughter was born, as the change had turned his “sleeping world” upside down. At first I was skeptical that a consultant on the other side of the world would be able to help! However, Renee’s practical approach and easy demeanor made the whole process so enjoyable! My son went from creating havoc at bedtime and taking an hour to fall asleep, to completely understanding and adhering to his “sleep rules.” It changed this “chaotic” new world of his (of having a new sibling!) into one that was finally giving him a sense of autonomy and order! (And invariably gave us – his parents – our sanity again!)
At the same time, I set up my newborn daughter with all the “conditions” and sleep advice Renee so willingly gave me – and my daughter has been an absolute dream! Even when there were hiccups along the way (rolling over, new stages, travel), Renee was able to guide me and reassure me that what I was doing was correct (or otherwise!) Renee has been such a calming, assuring and trustworthy voice in my head as I established positive sleeping habits for both of my children.
Mimi N. (parent of a 4 year old)
Renee with SleepyHead Solutions has been wonderful to work with! To begin, she was very thorough and understanding with all of my apprehensions and concerns in regards to sleep training. She made me and my husband feel at ease and confident in the plan she put in place for our baby girl (5 months old). Her knowledge and understanding of the sleep training process was vast and her ability to guide us through this process was seamless. She was a cheerleader when we needed it most and a mentor throughout. Now, our daughter is a great sleeper plus we’ve successfully eliminated the pacifier and I couldn’t have done it without the guidance and support from Renee. It is amazing how much more functional we are and how much happier our baby is with the right amount of sleep. Thank you so much Renee!
Ashley G. (parent of a 5 month old)
At first I was extremely hesitant about sleep training. Everything in my motherly being was against letting my son cry until he fell asleep. However, by ten months, he was still nursing 4 times a night and I was exhausted during the day. After talking it over with my husband, we decided that our son was old enough to learn the valuable life lessons of self soothing and independence. Renee was recommended to us by our doula and I cannot speak highly enough of how much she helped us through the process. Knowing that I had to be accountable to Renee made me commit to sleep training and stick with the plan that we developed specifically for my son. I knew the first night would be hard, however, within 3 nights our son went from waking every few hours and nursing back to sleep, to sleeping 12 hours without any crying. It was a miracle and I thank Renee for guiding me through the process and helping us receive the gift of a full night’s sleep and a well rested baby!
Amy S. (parent of a 10 month old)
St. Louis, Missouri
Thanks to Renee my family of 4 is now well rested and my husband and I have reclaimed our evenings. Renee helped us transition our 2 ½ year old daughter from a family bed sleeping arrangement to falling asleep and staying asleep independently. Renee’s services came highly recommended to us and rightfully so. Renee’s approach is very professional, knowledgeable and non-judgmental. She listens to your goals, needs and ideas before creating a personalized action plan that is well thought out, practical and clearly articulated. Once you start implementing the sleep program, she is encouraging and responsive, all the while providing personalized tweaks and ideas based on the previous nights’ experience. Most importantly, I feel like her methods and philosophy really honour the child’s sense of self, autonomy, and belonging within the family. I have never personally met Renee – we live in Canada and all consultations were a combination of phone call and emails. Working with Renee remotely provided no barrier to the effectiveness of her service or the sleep program. I highly recommend Renee’s help to any exhausted parent needing to make a change to their family’s sleep habits. Your only regret will be that you didn’t call her earlier!
Lisa and Michael D. (parents of a 2.5 year old)
Almost overnight our 18-month old went from going to bed with no fuss at 7:00 p.m. and sleeping peacefully through the night, to wanting to stay up until 10:00 p.m., screaming when it was bedtime, barfing because she was so worked up, and then waking up several times during the night to play. SleepyHead Solutions saved my marriage, sanity, and restored peace to my home. Renee patiently listened to our problems and developed a detailed plan based on our specific issues. From the initial Skype interview to the daily check-ins, her services were professional and personalized. My husband and I appreciated that she answered all of our questions (even though some were probably crazy) with calm and patience. Renee’s methods for getting our daughter to go to sleep (with no fuss!) and stay asleep through the night worked within the first week of our consultation, but she continued to check-in and provide advice for the entire two weeks of our consultation time. My husband and I have told everyone we know with children about Renee, and would contract her services again in a heartbeat. Thank you SleepHead Solutions, the McFall family is happy and sleeping restfully since October 2015!
Julie and Josh M. (parents of an 18 month old)
At seven months, our daughter was up at night every two hours. Her naps did not last longer than 45 minutes. We were all completely exhausted. Fortunately, we were referred to Renee at Sleepyhead Solutions. Within a few days of consulting with Renee and implementing her sleep plan, our daughter began to sleep more soundly, and within two weeks she was napping well and sleeping through the night. We are thrilled that life has returned to normal.We are no longer up at 12, 2, 4 , and 5 a.m., and we now run on a great, predictable, and flexible schedule. We are truly grateful for Renee and her advice. Thank You Renee!
Mushky R. and Avi M. (parents of a 7 month old)
Brooklyn, New York
With a new born and a 2 year old that needed comforting 4 – 5 times a night to stay in bed, we were exhausted. We desperately needed help and we found it in the form of SleepyHead Solutions! Our son is now sleeping 12 hours straight with no intervention from us. Renee listened to our story, asked a bunch of questions and created a custom plan for us. We paid for two weeks of support but our son basically graduated after about 10 days. I always thought my son was one of those kids that just didn’t need that much sleep. Turns out he was actually sleep deprived and he proudly announces each morning, “I slept in my bed all night long”. Thanks, Renee.
Kathleen and John T. (parents of a 2 year old)
Los Angeles, California
Renee is, in a word, a lifesaver. Our son had been a terrible sleeper since birth. My husband and I tried sleep training him without any guidance when he had just turned four months old, and it was a disaster. A few weeks later I got in touch with Renee and she gently talked me through a plan of action and made sure I was comfortable with it. Three nights after we implemented the plan, our son was sleeping 11 tear-free hours every night and taking 3 pacifier-free naps during the day. There were still some kinks in his schedule that we needed to work out but overall the transformation was incredible. My son was happier and better rested, and so were my husband and I. I went from dreading naptime and bedtime to treasuring the peaceful, relaxing time with my baby. He smiles when I put him down in his crib to sleep and he’s smiling when I go to take him out. Renee’s fees are very affordable but as I tell the (many) people I’ve referred to her, no matter what the cost, it will be the best money you ever spend!”
Katie C. (parent of a 5 month old)
New York City, New York
It has been an absolute pleasure working with Renee to solve and fix my daughter Chaya’s sleeping problems. Before we met, Chaya would wake at night nearly every hour and wouldn’t fall back asleep unless she was nursed and rocked and her naps were a complete mess. Everyone was at their wits end- myself, my husband and my baby. We dragged ourselves through the day, exhausted, stressed and frustrated. Renee was able to pin-point what exactly was wrong with what we were doing and worked with us to create a perfectly tailored plan catered to our specific needs that addressed the issues we were having. The results have been life-changing. Chaya is now an amazing sleeper, sleeping through the night on her own and having two solid naps a day. Renee has been there for us every step of the way, answered all of our questions and concerns and eased us through the rough patches. She has gone above and beyond her call of duty by providing for us a supportive, listening ear and gently guiding us back on track when things went amiss. Thank you Renee! We are grateful beyond whatever words we can say!
Eli and Naomi R. (parents of a 7.5 month old)
When we approached Renee for help, our then 9-month old was waking up screaming 3-5 times a night for an hour at a time. My husband and I were zombies and desperate for something to change! Our daughter was persistent, but with Renee’s expertise and support, she learned to sleep through the night and settle down for her two daily naps. Renee was amazing to work with; she provided specific guidance and instructions, always responded quickly to my questions, and was hugely supportive throughout the entire process. Our family of 4 is sleeping through the night and feeling well rested (and human) again – thank you, Renee!”
Rebecca K. (parent of a 9 month old)
Our once perfect sleeper started waking up 3-5 times throughout the night when he was 19 months old. With Renee’s guidance, we developed a sleep routine that we felt comfortable with. By the 3rd night of the routine, he was sleeping through the night once again. And before we knew it, he was getting (and still is getting months later) over 12 hours of sleep each night.
I highly recommend Renee for any sleep deprived parents and children. Our son is so much happier now that he gets the rest he needs. Renee’s 2-week plan including daily check-ins was exactly what we needed to stay the course. And best of all, she was able to schedule us right away whereas St. Luke’s best available appointment slot was 2 months out.
Liz and Jamie T. (parents of a 19 month old)
St. Louis, Missouri
My husband and I can’t even begin to thank you enough for your expertise. I am a complete believer in healthy napping and sleeping habits. We knew it would be worth it, but were shocked at how quickly and positively our boys responded. Your help has truly changed our lives. Our twins are happier, our time with them is of much higher quality and we have a nice period of time to spend with our older two after the twins go to sleep. I have already passed your name on to a few of my friends. I hope they take advantage of all you have to offer. I definitely know where to go if I am ever in need of sleep help with my family again.
Jillian S. (parents of a 10 month old twins)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
A. slept straight through until 6 a.m. this morning! I’m sold on the early-as-possible bedtime. I can’t tell you how amazing it feels to have slept from 10p to 6a. I am so relieved and grateful and just — feeling hopeful and reasonably human again. I know we will have setbacks and tough nights in the future, but I no longer feel like I cannot see my way through them.
Holly P. (parent of an 8 month old)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Thanks so much for your help! It has been a pleasure working with you. My husband was very pleased after our initial conversation and thought you were very knowledgeable and professional. I obviously think the same thing but it was good to hear that from him.
Leanne G. (parent of a 7 month old)
6:20pm – 6 am! Went right down for the morning nap and slept 70 minutes! You are a miracle worker!!!
Jessica S. (parent of a 5 month old)
New York City, New York
Thank you again SO MUCH for all of your help! It truly has transformed our lives!
Krista G. (parent of a 19 month old and a 4 month old)
Los Angeles, California
I was skeptical at first, but sleep training really does work! I also wasn’t excited about the early bedtimes or the napping schedule times, but I’m a believer!! And even better, my husband said to me, “That sleep consultant was worth every penny.” So, we’re BOTH believers. I love having a couple hours with my husband in the evenings now. The best part is that E seems happy and well rested.
Liz K. (parent of a 7.5 month old)
Des Moines, Iowa
Thank you so much for all your help. Sophie has come so far. She barely cries when we put her down. She rolls around for a little bit and talks to herself and then she’s out. Sophie is doing fabulously and everything is falling into place. Getting Sophie to go to sleep at the right times of the day has made a huge difference in her overall sleep. We are thrilled with her progress!
Samantha P. (parent of a 5.5 month old)
Los Angeles, California
We are still shocked at how well Ava is doing during sleep time. We had known for a while that we needed to make changes, but you gave us the much needed expertise and encouragement to make it happen. I don’t dread bedtime anymore which is a HUGE stress eliminated from my life. Thank you, thank you! We are so grateful!
Kim and John L. (parents of a 2.5 year old)
Thank you so much for all of your help with our daughter’s sleep issues! Your advice helped me through an extremely stressful time, and got her sleep back on track within a week. The time, compassion and attention to detail you offered me made the experience that much more positive…you’ve been my guide along this crazy path and continue to give me support when I need it. Rarely have I had the opportunity to work with someone as responsive and thorough as you have been. Thank you again for everything!!!
Lindsey T. (parent of a 21 month old)
St. Louis, Missouri
Thank you so much for helping us teach Joshua to become a better sleeper. You have made an incredible difference for our entire family! It’s been nice getting to know you in our conversations and emails. I will give your name to anyone I know who needs help with sleep! You are awesome and have made me feel so supported throughout this process. Your knowledge and the service you provide are invaluable!
Rachel H. (parent of a 12 month old)
Thank you for helping us get our little one on a sleep schedule! It has done wonders for our whole family. I highly recommend SleepyHead Solutions!
Nicole D. (parent of a 9 month old)
Rock Island, Illinois
Thank you for guiding us to get my baby to sleep through the night!! We could not have done it without your help. Her naps are consistent and she goes down without a fight. My husband and I are no longer sleep deprived! Thank you, thank you.
Kellee J. (parent of an 8 month old)
St. Louis, Missouri
I highly recommend SleepyHead Solutions! It had been taking us literally two hours to get our 3 year old to bed at night, and then he’d be up 5+ times per night. Now he’s sleeping like a champ. Renee is amazing!
Keren D. (parent of a 3 year old)
St. Louis, Missouri
Thank you so much for helping our little one to sleep through the night! We cant believe it…and we could have never done it without your help! Thank you for all the guidance and for sticking with us through the process! She is now taking consistent naps and sleeping 12 hrs straight at night. And the best part is that she has learned to put herself back to sleep.
Tanya M. (parent of a 4 month old)
Los Angeles, California
Thank you Renee for all of your help in getting our 2 1/2 year old to sleep better. He is NOW sleeping in his own bed, by himself and almost sleeping through the night. With baby #2 already here, we are excited for this progress. After originally working with another sleep consultant, I highly recommend Renee and SleepyHead Solutions. The first plan didn’t work for him, but Renee and SleepyHead Solutions did. Thanks again!
Carrie C. (parent of a 2.5 year old)
St. Louis, Missouri
RENEE! I can’t thank you enough! So my horrendous sleeping almost 3 year old FINALLY slept through the night for the first time in WEEKS thanks to your advice! We put her to bed earlier, switched to the static white noise and awaited the results! Thank you, Sleep Wizard! I’m gearing up to use the strategies you gave me for if and when she wakes up calling out for us in the middle of the night. But for now… we sleep. =o) xoxo
Beth F. (parent of a 3 year old)
Los Angeles, California