Renee helped us through when we had nearly given up hope on getting our baby to sleep longer than 2-3 hours at a time. Renee is extremely efficient and worked with us to devise a plan that we were confident with. She is communicative, professional and extremely knowledgeable. Hiring Renee to help us with our sleep struggles was easily the best thing we could have done for our family. We’re all sleeping now and have found the restorative sleep has helped us (and the baby) function fully as family.
Shalon and Chris Kegg (parents of 8 month old)
Saint Louis, MO
Renee was so helpful to us in our sleeping training journey! We were a little skeptical partnering with a sleep trainer because we had a good amount of knowledge coming into it by researching online (millennial probs). Once our pediatrician recommended Renee we went for it. I’m telling you we are so happy we partnered with her and do not regret a second of it!! We learned so much and our little one (5 months) was taking naps on his own within MINUTES around the 4th day!! At bedtime he was sleeping at least 6 hours straight in the first week! We felt so rejuvenated and our little guy was much happier! We had no idea he was capable of such great sleep. Renee really set our family up for success by giving us all the tools and knowledge we needed — specific to our little one. Not to mention she was checking in with us EVERYDAY. It was the BEST experience! We will recommend her to everyone we know who is looking into sleep training. She was so easy and fun to talk to and not judgmental at all. She really meets you where you are as a family and helps you reach your goals!
Ashley Carter (parent of 5 month old)
Los Angeles, CA
I am a pediatrician and had twins. We hired Renee when our twins were about 6 months (5 months corrected for gestational age). We had a great experience. She gave us advice on nap schedule, feeding and night sleep. We had a great plan. She was very approachable and available to answer all our questions. She regularly checked back to see how the twins were doing. She doesn’t try to impose a set method. She meets parents where they are. I would highly recommend her! Thank you Renee for bringing some sleep and sanity back in our lives!
Jaya Goswani (Pediatrician and parent of 5 month old twins)
Saint Louis, MO
Renee transformed our lives! We were both nervous about sleep training and uncertain if it was really for us, but after Renee explained the process and patiently answered all of our questions, we decided to give it a try. Throughout the first two weeks, she provided us with the guidance, affirmation, and knowledge that we needed to stay consistent and true to the process. There were definitely multiple points when, without Renee’s support, we would have given up on the whole idea of sleep training.
Our little one went from only napping in our arms and crying throughout the night to sleeping for 12 hours straight, smiling when she is put down for naps, and self-soothing with confidence. She is actually getting more sleep now than she was before we worked with Renee. We, meanwhile, suddenly have time together in the evenings again and are well-rested enough to fully enjoy our time with our daughter when she is awake. Thanks, Renee.
May & Dan Thalker (Parents of 4 Month Old)
Los Angeles, CA
Renee was a pleasure to work with. We really connected during our initial call and I feel like she understood how to work with my parenting style and my daughter’s personality. She was very responsive and even reached out after our 2 week period was complete to check-in with us. Most importantly my daughter is now a great sleeper! She sleeps 12-13 hours at night (no wake ups!) and takes 2 solid naps during the day. Hands down worth every penny. I wish I would have done this with my first baby!
Abbey Salser (Parent of a 5 Month Old)
At 5 months old, we were still bouncing on a yoga ball to get our baby to sleep every night, only to be “rewarded” with 2-3 hours of consolidated sleep, before we had to start the process over. If the boucning, rocking and shushing didn’t work, we would rely on a bottle to get him back to sleep. Additionally, Evan would only nap successfully if being worn in the carrier with constant movement, requiring the baby-wearer to bounce on the yoga ball during most of the nap to keep him asleep, for a total of 35-55 minute naps. Needless to say, we really needed Renee’s help!!
Deciding to start sleep training was the BEST decision we ever made, for our baby and our whole family. We were terrified to start and fully convinved that this would be the hardest thing we would ever have to do as parents, but we were completely wrong. Renee was there to guide us each step of the way, listening to our concerns and crafting a plan that was aligned to our values.
Within the first 72 hours we saw MAJOR changes with Evan’s sleep, eating and overal demeanor. He was happy, well-rested and adapting perfectly to the new schedule. We were shocked at how simple the changes were but how big a difference it was making. All our baby had wanted the whole time was a little help learning how to put himself to sleep!
Had you asked us at the begining, I would have said no way will we be able to put our baby down fully awake and watch him fall asleep seamlessly, but night after night and nap after nap we watch on the monitor in amazement. We cannot thank Renee and Sleepyhead Solutions enough for giving us all this huge gift – a gift of sleep for everyone, peace of mind that our baby is safe in his sleep practices, and happiness for the whole family!
Amy and Emily Bornstein (Parents of a 5 month old)
Saint Louis, MO
I’m a first time mom and did EXTENSIVE research online, read all the mommy pages, read all the books…we tried various methods on our own until we finally called it. Little man was up every 1-2 hours for almost a week straight and we ALL needed sleep. Renee was fantastic to work with from the start. She took time to understand our situation, what we were comfortable with, what we wanted out of her program, etc. She was supportive, set realistic expectations, and was incredibly responsive to my many follow up questions. There was significantly less crying (babe’s and mine) than I expected and it only took a few days to see dramatic improvement in his nighttime sleep. He could put himself to sleep! Fully awake at bedtime or during the middle of the night, he was putting himself back out with no checks or feeds (except one feeding after midnight). It takes consistency and sticking to a plan, but working with Renee was exactly what we needed. It added accountability, reassurance that an expert was guiding us, and the comfort in knowing she was there to answer questions. I would absolutely recommend working with Renee, we can’t thank her enough for the guidance she provided and the support along the way.
Heather Massman (Parent of a 4 month old)
Saint Louis, MO
When we contacted Renee we’d spent the last six weeks of our lives bouncing our baby in the dark on a yoga ball for 40 minutes to get her to nap for 10 in the crib, and for up to an hour to get her to sleep at night. And that was on a GOOD day. Two weeks later, our 4.5 month old daughter was sleeping 2 hours in the morning, around two hours in the afternoon and sleeping a solid 12+ a night. She goes down happily without a peep for nights and naps. Our bedtime routine is simple and sweet. She hardly ever cries and is firing on all cylinders developmentally now that she is rested. It was not always easy but Renee was with us every step of the way and it was SO WORTH IT. We love being parents in a way I never thought possible during those stressful sleepless nights. I could not be more grateful. What an amazing gift and investment in her future she has helped us give to our daughter. Thank you Renee!!
Sophie Ellsberg (Parent of a 4.5 month old)
Los Angeles, CA
Renee is AWESOME! I have a 2.5 year old and 6 month old and she has helped me retain my sanity with UNINTERRUPTED SLEEP! I was recommended to her by another sleep consultant who said she was amazing. She did not lie. You know someone is good if their peers and competitors are singing their praises.
Not only is she GREAT at her job, she is such a wonderful, caring, and considerate person to work with. She is great at follow up, which I cannot say about most. Sometimes when you are exhausted its hard to keep up with it all and Renee knows that. So she will follow up with you, very professionally, and work around your schedule as best as she can. Some people are not so flexible.
She makes sure you are comfortable throughout the whole process. If you are not, she adjusts your plan or helps walk you through it.
I worked with Renee to first sleep train my 2.5 year old boy who was very needy when my second child was born. I was so sleep deprived that I had given up and decided I would pay whatever if someone just told me what to do. She not only gave me a schedule but she reassured me throughout the process, which feels powerful and very supportive to a sleep deprived mother!
Obviously, I had to hire her to sleep train my newborn, when she hit the prime age. I had no doubt that she would knock it out of the park and she did. I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off, not knowing how to schedule nap times and feedings. I was nursing on demand and nursing the baby to sleep. I was exhausted. Renee, like the angel she is (I am pretty sure she is an actual ANGEL), put us on a routine that has saved me much anxiety and exhaustion.
I LOVE RENEE and have already recommended her to every single person I know (with kids and without)!
She is the answer to the help you need! xoxo
Natasha Hawatmeh-Simon (Parent of a 2.5 year old, and 6 month old)
Saint Louis, MO
We are so glad that we contacted Renee! My husband and I were having sleep issues with our 3.5 year old, 2 year old, and 6 month old baby. We were spending every night bouncing back and forth between all 3 bedrooms with the kids, and we were completely exhausted. After a few weeks of working with Renee, all 3 kids are going to bed easily on their own and sleeping in their own beds all night. She helped us craft a specific plan and structure to follow for each child and gave us the tools to implement it. Her support along the way was so helpful, and you could tell she really wanted to help our family get our sleep back. Renee is wonderful to work with. She is knowledgeable, understanding, and makes you feel confident about helping your kids sleep. Working with her was absolutely worth every penny; we only wish we had contacted her sooner!
Ashley and Sam Straatmann (Parents of a 3 year old, 2 year old, and 6 month old)
Saint Louis, MO
We reached out to Renee when our baby was 8.5 months old. She was waking up 5 times a night and her day naps were short. It sometimes took her an hour to fall asleep in the morning even though she was exhausted. I am a mom of three and my two older boys just did ok with me training them by the book. My husband and I were so exhausted from months of not sleeping that I knew we needed professional help. My sister-in-law recommended we use Renee. She was excellent at giving us an exact plan that was tailored to our family. It was really hard at the beginning, listening to your baby scream is frustrating and heartbreaking, but Renee was reassuring and very helpful. Our daughter took a little longer than expected to get used to soothing herself and putting herself back to sleep. But Renee told us that some kids take a little longer and that we just have to stick to the plan and not give up. After a whole month of sleep training she finally started sleeping well and we were even able to move our two kids in the room with her! Now we feel like human beings again! 🙂
Thank you, Renee!
Mushky Klein-Kaminezki (Parent of an 8.5 month old)
New York, NY
Let me start off by saying that I *highly* recommend Renee if you’re looking for a Child Sleep Consultant who knows her stuff and genuinely cares.
At almost 40 years old I had my last baby. I was sleep deprived from the pregnancy, had a c-section and a new baby and family to care for. I contacted Renee when my daughter reached 4 months.I had already knew the basics of sleep training, I did it 7 years ago when my son was born- but I knew I needed a refresh and I heard Renee was the best. She did in fact live up to that expectation.
My daughter at just 4 months was taking short cat naps throughout the day, waking during the night and early morning. We are all exhausted. Once I stared Renee’s schedule (at 4.5 months), she was successful almost immediately. She went from two night wakings to eventually one and then to none. Her cat naps turned into three longer naps.
I learned so much from Renee. She didn’t just hand me over a copy/pasted schedule. We had a discussion first and she tailored it to what I was comfortable with. She also took the time to explain sleep rhythms and patterns- the “why” to the details of the schedule were important for me. For example, I had no idea that eating patterns had anything to do with sleep. Understanding why all of this (and more) was important helped me build a schedule for Addie that we all understood was important to follow.
Renee held us accountable by having us log her days/nights and checking in daily. Her emails were always positive, informative and most of all, caring. I especially loved that every email would end with her asking, “What do you think?” to her suggestions. She always wanted to engage more with me, not less. That’s the sign of someone who genuinely cares.
At the end of the day, babies love routine and structure, I know this. I also believe in the power of good sleep for brain development and overall health. Renee helped me navigate through the process of building a great routine for our baby and family, and we’re all better rested. Thanks, Renee! xoxo
Tami Zuckerman-Mercier (Parent of a 4 month old)
Since birth, our daughter had trouble napping and sleeping at night if she was not being held. We tried everything but ended up holding her during her naps and often times at night, too! We thought she would grow out of it once she was out of the newborn stage, but she did not. We were all exhausted! We began working with Renee when our daughter was five months old. Within just a few days, we noticed a huge difference! Renee laid out a very detailed but easy to follow plan and it’s worked great! She explained everything to us prior to us implementing the plan. She answered all of our questions and made us feel so comfortable. Renee is very responsive and caring. She honestly wants to help bring happiness and peace to the home by teaching parents the best methods for quality sleep. Our daughter is now almost 7 months old and goes to sleep within just a few minutes of being put in her crib. She consistently takes (2) two hour naps per day and sleeps at night from 7pm – 6:30am. If she wakes during the night, she is able to soothe herself back to sleep. Thank you so much Renee!!
Julie and Rob Baron (Parents of a 5 month old)
Saint Louis, MO
We started working with Renee after our four month old went through such a serious sleep regression that she could only sleep while being held (day and night). After a few weeks of taking shifts and trying different approaches on our own with no consistency, we contacted Renee, and she helped us create a plan that worked for us. Three days into the plan, our daughter was falling asleep on her own in her crib at night and making great progress with naps. Two weeks after completing the plan, she is still putting herself to sleep, only wakes up once/night for feeding, and her naps keep getting better. Having Renee’s advice and support was invaluable in helping our daughter develop healthy sleep habits!
Anna Barton (Parent of an 18 week old)
Saint Louis, MO
As a first time mom, I didn’t realize how challenging it would be to teach my sweet baby how to sleep. Sleep was definitely not on my radar as far as something that I should’ve paid attention to early on. Babies sleep, what’s hard about that? I was unintentionally creating bad habits- holding him while he slept during the day as a newborn (although I have no regrets of this one) and nursing/rocking him to sleep as an infant. I was getting up every 2-3 hours throughout the night to feed him and get him back to sleep.
My husband and I had read many books, and tried some things on our own, but we weren’t consistent enough and felt like we needed someone to guide us and hold us accountable. When our little boy was 8 1/2 months, we reached out to Renee, and the rest is history. My husband and I both work full time and I was so sleep deprived that it was starting to affect my mental health. I was anxious, impatient, irritable, and did not feel like myself. I had not had a full nights sleep since before he was born, and I knew that if I didn’t feel well rested, there was no way he did either. This made me feel guilty and I knew things had to change!
Renee helped us tweak his daily schedule, and gave me the confidence to stop night feedings. She gave us the tools to help our baby learn how to put himself to sleep and self soothe. Although not every day is perfect, his naps are much more consistent and predictable (taking two naps a day at 2.5-3.5 hours total) and sleeping throughout the night on his own (11 to 12 hours total). I feel so much more rested and I know our little guy does too! Renee offered daily support and communication, answered all my questions, and helped with troubleshooting during times of developmental milestones and teething.
I have so much more confidence and less anxiety moving forward without her, and I’m grateful for her expertise in helping us teach our son how to be a more independent sleeper! Couldn’t have done it without her!
Cassy and Ryan Cook (Parents of an 8.5 month old)
Saint Louis, MO
Oh my word! Renee was a lifesaver for me and my husband. My 10.5 month old was getting up anywhere from 3-7 times a night. It was affecting not only myself and my husband (we were walking zombies!!) but even my son looked completely exhausted. By the end of the third night of sleep training he was sleeping through the night!! Renee is amazing!
Mary Seska (Parent of a 10 month old)
Saint Louis, MO
Renee’s program was worth every penny! THANK YOU for giving us back our lives and our sanity. After a year of waking up 2-8x per night, our 12-month old is sleeping through the night. And it only took 1 bad night of checking-in method (though she has other options if you’re not comfortable with this). My husband and I had read several of the popular sleep books and tried another sleep consultant program (not as personalized), so we felt like we knew all the information, but still we couldn’t make it work. In stepped SleepyHead Solutions. Renee gave us a plan to follow, explained her methodology, answered questions throughout, and voila! Our baby STTN now. I was on the fence because we had already invested a lot of time and money into other programs, but I’m so glad I did this one last thing. If you’re also on the fence, give Renee a call; you never know what you might learn and the benefits are SO worth it. Good luck parents!
Ana and Matthew Kent (Parents of a 6 month old)
Saint Louis, MO
My husband and I welcomed twin girls late Winter and the sleep deprivation was a slap in the face. Especially, after we both returned to work, which made keeping up with the girls, our careers, our dog, our home, etc. nearly impossible based on our zombie energy levels. Of course, the first message I sent to Renee was in the middle of the night when I was desperate for sleep. She quickly responded the next morning and let me know her program wouldn’t start until our girls were 18 weeks or older, but she was more than willing to connect and put a customized schedule in place before then, so we could implement as soon as the girls were 18 weeks. We took her up on the offer and haven’t looked back. After completing the 2 week program, our girls consistently sleep 11 to 12 consecutive hours each night. Thank you Renee for giving us the gift of sleep. Now we can truly enjoy raising our precious girls. <3 <3
Rachel Ganousis (Parent of 18 week old twin)
Saint Louis, MO
Working with Sleepy Head Solutions has changed our lives. Our baby girl slept through the night the second night of working with Renee. She went from taking short catnaps all day to sleeping for almost two hours at a time. I’m so thankful for Renee. She was so patient and understanding. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a little extra sleep in their lives.
Kena Ott (Parent of a 5 month old)
Saint Louis, MO
I was so nervous to try out sleep training again after some tough experiences trying it on our own. However, SleepyHead Solutions gave us the confidence to do what was best for our son (1.5 years old) and for ourselves. Our son is now sleeping a solid 12 hours a night in his crib and taking restful naps during the day. Without the support of Renee and our well laid out plan, I would not have had the confidence in the decisions we were making and we would have fallen back into our bad habits. Both my husband and I, as well as our son, are so thankful for this service
Crystal L. (Parent of an 18 month old)
Saint Louis, MO
Renee has made our lives SOOOO much easier. We have 8 month old twins and their sleeping habits were all over the place. After working with Renee for 2 weeks, they are both on great nap schedules and both sleeping through the night. EVERYONE in our house is getting more sleep and it’s wonderful! Thank you Renee for everything you did for our family!
Kristin Catalano (Parent of 8 month old twin)
Saint Louis, MO
Our 6 month old woke up every 45-60 minutes and required a bottle to go back to sleep each time which meant pumping at night and lining up 9…yes 9, two-ounce bottles on my nightstand to get him through the night. He slept in bed with us and it was really affecting our sleep. I wanted assistance from a professional so I went online to find a local sleep specialist and came across SleepyHead Solutions. Renee was very well spoken, organized and seemed to know exactly what she was talking about so we decided to move froward. That very night after our first phone conference, our son slept through the night. Before beginning, Renee gave us very detailed instructions (tailored to our preferences) of what to do for every hour of the day and this helped so much. I always knew what to do next and that right there was invaluable to me and gave me peace of mind. Renee followed up with us daily on the log and answered any questions and gave us advice. Our son sleeps AND naps like a champ now. I would highly recommend…even if you don’t live in St. Louis, it can all be done via phone and internet. Don’t go one more night with horrible sleep–fixing it is easier than you think! Having help will ease the anxiety and make the process much smoother.
Michelle Lawlor (Parent of a 6 month old)
Saint Louis, MO
Renee changed our lives (literally)! we were 6+ months sleep deprived when we reached out to her. With her knowledge and expertise, our 7 month old now sleeps from 7p until 7a. Before Renee, we were lucky to get a 4 hour stretch. Nighttime was so very stressful for my husband and I and we dreaded it so much. We were beyond exhausted and she saved us. She is so kind and answered all of our questions/concerns and explained things thoroughly. she listened and didn’t judge any of my techniques used in desperation to get sleep. she was so encouraging and literally gave me the confidence to put my baby to bed at night, which was a big piece of the puzzle that was missing. I was so afraid exhaustion was my new way of life. We now enjoy bedtime and I no longer worry about only getting 4 hours of sleep. Sleep is so important and I am confident that with Renee’s help, our baby will be a good sleeper for life. I highly recommend reaching out to Renee for your sleep concerns. We cannot thank her enough!!
Molly Hicks (Parent of a 6 month old)
Saint Louis, MO
Renee was so, so helpful with getting our then 7 month old to sleep through the night. He was previously waking up every 2-3 hours to nurse (and he really didn’t need to be). Within 2 nights, he started sleeping from 8-630-7 and within a few weeks was also on a solid nap schedule. Simply amazing! We all have our sanity back and our little guy continues to be a great sleeper. Renee was so easy and flexible to work with. I was initially a little skeptical that over the phone consultations were all that we needed but it was like she was there with us in person. I cannot recommend her services enough! Thank you!!!
Erin Burch (Parent of a 7 month old)
Renee gave us our life back!! Our 4 month old was waking up every 1-2 hours for about a month. It would take us an hour at least to get him to sleep and then he would wake up an hour later and we would start over…. I was a mess and was sick for a month because I wasn’t sleeping! She listened to us and gave us a plan and supported us the entire time! She would respond to my emails extremely quickly and was always easy to talk to.
It was the BEST decision to call Renee. Our little guy quickly started sleeping better and I quickly started feeling better. She made the experience easy. SO SO thankful for Renee Wasserman!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Felise Waxman (Parent of a 4 month old)
Saint Louis, MO
Worth every penny!
We sleep trained our daughter when she was 5.5 months old (nighttime and naps) and she was an amazing sleeper from that point forward. UNTIL, the dreaded 18 month sleep regression.
She over night went from going down happily to screaming bloody murder and my husband and I were so confused and stressed. I ended up going in and rocking/holding her while she slept for 8 hours every night!
After a week of this craziness I contacted Renee in desperate need for assistance. This was also a few days before Christmas. Renee was on her way out of town for vacation for the holidays but STILL agreed to help us. She assisted us while she was on her vacation and I think that says so much about the kind of business she runs.
Our daughter after a week of consistency is now back to putting herself to sleep and self soothing back to sleep if she should wake up in the middle of the night or shortly into her naps.
I cannot say enough amazing things about Renee and Sleepyhead Solutions. This support is worth every penny spent and I will forever be thankful!
Julie Hulum (Parent of an 18 month old)
Saint Louis, MO
Best return on investment ever!! Our 8 month old went from waking 3+ times per night with no regular schedule to sleeping 13 hours at night & is the happiest baby! We are forever grateful for all these amazing nights now. I wish I would’ve done it sooner! A great gift for any parent who’s not sleeping enough!!!
Mariaha Cobb (Parent of an 8 month old)
Omaha , NE
Working with Renee was a game changer for our family. I’m sorry to say she was the second sleep consultant we worked with, so I’ve some ability to compare. I only wish we’d started with her first. In just an hour long consult she was able to provide information I’d not heard or read anywhere else (and I’d been reading!) and give compelling explanations for why I needed to do some key things differently. We had been trying sleep training with minimal success for over a month before we talked with Renee. After our call with her, our little guy was sleeping like a champ 2 days later. A few days after that our sitter called our approach “witchcraft” (in a good way!), a few days after that he slept through our scheduled post-midnight feed. It’s been astonishing to see what he’s been capable of now that we found an approach that works for him. It’s not witchcraft, we still have some bumps, but the general trajectory has been a HUGE improvement. I truly believe we have Renee to thank for helping us develop a plan that we were comfortable with, fit what our son needed, and is in line with best sleep practices.
Colleen Cunningham (Parent of a 4.5 month old)
Saint Louis, MO
Getting help from Renee, as recommended by our Pediatrics, has brought us the best experience of all in caring for a baby. Before talking to Renee, she was going through the 4 month sleep regression, and would wake up every hour or two during the night. Her day time nap schedule is also unpredictable and she cries a lot during the day. After talking to Renee, and reading a book called “the sleep easy solutions” for emotional support, we implemented Renee’s advice and miracle happened within 2 to 3 days, when she could sleep through the night without help! What is amazing is that even during the first 2 or 3 days of training, she was even crying less than before, when we had no idea when she’s supposed to nap and was holding her to sleep during the night. The nap schedule from Renee works the best for our child compared to all the other schedules I have read on or have purchased. I won’t hesitate to recommend Renee to a friend or get help from her again.
Melissa Geng (Parent of a 4.5 month old)
Renee was amazing! Our child was waking somewhere around 17-20 times a night at one point and is currently waking once! His naps were only 30-40 minutes when we started and now last 1 1/2-2 hours. Our little guy knows how to put himself to sleep, how to go back to sleep when startled, and even plays/talks in the crib until we get him up. Renee took the time to listen and helped us find a plan that was doable for us. She was incredibly patient, but stood firm when coaching us on what was best for our little guy. While the two week process was a bit painful at times, for us as parents, Renee continued to check on us, answer questions, and tweak our plan if necessary. It was so nice to have her continual guidance.
Stephanie and Seth Reed (Parents of a 7 month old)
St. Louis, MO
We started working with Renee when our daughter Catherine was almost seven months old, and we couldn’t have made a better choice. Catherine has never been a good sleeper. She has always been a smart and very energetic infant, always hungry, burning lots of calories, and not inclined to more than a two-hour stretch. Needless to say, our lives had become unmanageable. She would only fall asleep if rocked and held, and never for long. We were exhausted. But Renee changed our life. She changed Catherine’s, too. Our daughter was ready when we sleep-trained, in fact, after only the first night, she kept sleeping 12 hours a night, and enjoying 2/3 naps a day. She has never been so happy — she has bloomed. We followed the rules rigorously, and it definitely worked. We wouldn’t think twice before recommending Renee’s guidance to any parent in need of rest, balance, serenity, and a new start with their child.
Alice Carbonne (Parent of a 7 month old)
Los Angeles, CA
Contacting Renee was truly one of the best parenting decisions I have made! I was at my wit’s end with our 1 year old twins – despite our best efforts they were fighting sleep, waking up multiple times during the night, getting up super early, waking each other up, you name it. We were all exhausted and something had to change. Renee was thoughtful, empathetic, knowledgeable and calm – she walked me through everything from their ideal schedule, to cues to watch for, to how to handle any setbacks. Within a few days the girls were sleeping 12 hours straight and on a predictable nap schedule. Even more importantly, I’m confident in our ability to handle any regressions as they come and have a greater understanding of how important good sleep is, for all of us! I’m not exaggerating when I say this was a life-changing experience, and I would recommend Renee to any family that needs sleep help.
Sara Waiter (Parent of 12 month old twin)
Renee is a lifesaver!! Our daughter had colic and could only stay asleep if we held her. By the time she was nearly 5 months old, we were still bound to bouncing her on a Swiss ball to get her to sleep. Our pediatrician referred us to SleepyHead Solutions and we are incredibly grateful! Renee is knowledgeable, compassionate, thorough, and kind. She went above and beyond to help us and we learned so much! Our daughter is now an excellent little (independent!) sleeper and she’s thriving.
Andrea Lockhart (Parent of a 5 month old)
Los Angeles, CA
My pediatrician recommended Renee to us when I mentioned that my 15 month old son was having difficulty sleeping at night. We decided to consult Renee. Within a weekend of trying her plan, I noticed our son was actually sleeping through the night. I was so happy that us parents could sleep too. By two weeks, our son is on a predictable sleep schedule. I wish I found her sooner. Thank you so much for your expertise, reassurance, and follow up. Our lives have changed based on your help!
Mabel Tang (Parent of a 15 month old)
Los Angeles, CA
Managing a sleep routine for a baby while parenting a toddler proved a big challenge for us. We used SleepyHead Solutions to help us establish a sleep routine for my 6-month-old and to help us gain control over bedtime with our 2 ½ -year-old. Renee gave us a detailed sleep plan for our baby that helped me navigate naptime and finally get our little one the sleep she deserves. Our new Sleep Rules have made bedtime an easier process and our toddler has adapted well to them.
When we came to Renee I had been nursing to sleep our 6 mo and was losing my mind and most free time and my poor girl barely napped. Now, our baby sleeps 11-13 hours straight each night and naps at least twice a day. Before talking to Renee, our toddler was not going to bed till 9 pm or even 10 pm with stalling. I really appreciated Renee’s non-judgmental, unbiased approach. We were very pleased with the progress both girls made in the two weeks we worked with Renee.
Lauren and Jason Blair (Parents of a 6 month old and a 2 1/2 year old)
Los Angeles, CA
I’m so glad my friend referred me to Renee! She helped me organize a sleep schedule (which translated into an eating schedule as well) for my 7 month old son. We had always followed a mish mash of sleep training plans and philosophies for our other two boys, but for our 3rd baby, we needed to nip the problems in the bud stat. She was very helpful in figuring out a schedule that worked for him as well and that coordinated with the rest of our busy life. Within a few days, he was on track and sleeping through the night. A few days after that, the day time naps (which never lasted more than 20 min) fell into place too! I really liked the system she uses for sleep logs and of course the initial call really helped. I’m so glad to have her name and number now because with a toddler and a baby, I know I will have to come back! Can’t recommend enough!
Jennifer Heilbron (Parent of a 7 month old)
Los Angeles, CA
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 Morrissey (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 Orosco (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 Gold (Parents of 6.5 month old)
South Orange, NJ
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 Hines (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 Naparstek (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)
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 Patek (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 Chua (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 Jackson (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 Robinson (Parent of 4.5 month old)
St. Louis, MO
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 Osorio (Parent of a 10 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 Wachsberger (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 Paksima (Parents of 8 month old twin)
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 Bennett (Dad 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 Wombacher (Parent 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. (Parent 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. (Parent 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 Sewing (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 Sachse (Parent 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 Orf (Parents of a 7 month old)
St. Louis, MO
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 Brendenkoetter (Parents of a 10 month old)
St. Louis, MO
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 Arnold (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 Handler and Jose Element (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 Hoffman (Parent of a 5 month old)
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 Hurwitz (Parent of 6 month old twin)
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 Mills (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 Sebban (Parent of 9 month old twin)
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 Wayden (Parents of a 7 month old)
Brooklyn, New York
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 Goldman (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 2.5 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 Dayan (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 Raskin and Avi M. (Parents of a 7 month old)
Brooklyn, New York
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 Calabrese (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 Raksin (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 Kopelman (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 Trimble (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 Schulte (Parents of a 10 month old twin)
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 Pioter (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 Gaedtke (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 Shulte (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 Greenberg (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 Kaebnick (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 Powell (Parent of a 5.5 month old)
Los Angeles, California
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 Heiligman (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 Davidson (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 Jacques (Parent of an 8 month 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 Mahler (Parent of a 4 month old)
Los Angeles, California
At bedtime, I lay Soren in his crib after our nighttime routine and he looks up at me and smiles as I smile down at him. I walk out of the room and close the door, and NOTHING- no tears, peeps, squawks or anything- he just goes straight to sleep. I dreamed of this, but its amazing to see that it is actually happening.
Jodi Kunkel (Parent of a 7 month old)
Los Angeles, California