Reviews from Parents like you…
Caroline is a pro and a wonderful resource! Her plan is straightforward and not overwhelming. She has answers for all kinds of questions (and we asked lots of questions!), and she is always wonderfully responsive. Our sweet babe is almost five months and already sleeping well at night thanks to a few tweaks from working with Caroline. This type of sleep will continue to have great implications as she grows and changes over the next few years. Absolutely worth it, and we won’t hesitate to stay in touch with Caroline if we need to do so. Of course, Caroline gave us so many great tools that we may not need to think about sleep consulting again.Amanda
What a WONDERFUL investment it has been to work with Caroline! As a first time mom, I was having trouble navigating all the conflicting information on sleep that is offered in books, articles and moms’ groups on Facebook. I knew things weren’t working optimally for us, but I was so overwhelmed in trying to figure out HOW to implement best plan of action. Ever since my son was 3 months old, he was waking up 5-6 times a night, and would only nap during the day for 30 minute spurts, never at any regular times. My husband and I were exhausted, and it turns out, as Caroline diagnosed, that my poor son (now 6 months) had sleep debt as well. After I contacted Caroline, we had an initial video consult to help her understood our particular circumstances. She then helped me to determine a concrete plan that we felt comfortable with. Her strategies were very much evidence and science-based, and she coached us through everything with both firmness and kindness (exactly what a coach should do!). She was a joy to work with and was so helpful in answering my questions throughout the week (though I ended up hiring her for 2 weeks because she is so good). We saw results immediately after the first night! But I kept her on an additional week, just because there are so many nuances and “what ifs” to address with sleep. Once our time wrapped up, she gave me a plan for the future with things to keep in mind as my son develops and grows. Caroline has given me so much more confidence as a mom… she is worth her weight in gold! My only regret is not hiring her sooner! Now my son is sleeping 10-12 hours a night, napping regularly and is so happy and content when he wakes up. Thank you, Caroline!!Mandy
I worked with Caroline using her retainer option and it was a life saver! She helped me trouble shoot my daughter’s sleep problems. After I started using her suggestions, my little one started sleeping SO much better. Which means I sleep better too! Win-win 🙂 I would highly recommend Caroline to any parent who knows their child could be sleeping better than they currently are!Lauren
Caroline was a great resource for us in helping get our 13 month old back to sleeping through the night when we hit a rough patch after a big daycare transition/developmental milestones. We were struggling to get things back on track with a willful toddler, and she helped us get him sleeping through the night again in a matter of days. Caroline is direct and honest, but not at all judgmental, and I felt like I could talk honestly to her about all our sleep habits – good and bad – to rework things and get it right.Amy
The week wasn’t always easy but Caroline listened to our concerns and helped support us along the way. She made a plan with a comfortable approach for us and answered every question I had. She even provided us with research. At the end of the week she went above and beyond by guiding us with advice for upcoming trips/travel and handling time changes. We highly recommend Up No More sleep consulting! Marcy
I can’t tell you how much Caroline helped us! We came to her when my son was about 9 months old not sleeping well at night and not napping well. He is now 19 months old and sleeping wonderfully through the night and takes a good nap everyday still. When my mom and MIL have come to watch him they both commented on how well he slept and how easy it was to put him to sleep! Caroline is the best!Kristen
After countless unsolicited advice from many other moms as well as the bottomless pit called “Google” – I finally found someone who could support me through the sleep training process.
Beforehand, I had done my fair share of reading to try and educate myself on how to sleep train my son – and my husband being the “go with the flow” kind of guy that he is was ready to follow my lead. However, my lack of experience really made me emotional and anxious about the process.
Caroline took time to listen to my questions and concerns, learned the details about my son, and created a plan that was perfect for him. She showed me a lot of empathy and patience when I felt discouraged and was a great ego-boost with every little win. She was speedy with her feedback and I truly felt like she cared about my son and his sleep. She kept me on track, didn’t let me quit, and because of that my son sleeps 12 hours a night AND has mastered naps!
I am 100% certain I’ll be reaching out to her again in the future if needed and have already referred some friends. Megha
Vielen dank Caroline! Caroline
Then at around 18 months, that changed; like it does for so many parents at that time. She started screaming every time we put her in her crib. Where she once asked to go in her crib, she now screamed to point of vomiting all over herself anytime she got near it. What once took 20 minutes was now taking over 2 hours–day after day. The only way we could get her to take a nap was in the car, or by walking her in her stroller until she fell asleep. Then she started waking up at 3am and not letting us put her back in her crib. One of those nights, while she lay fast asleep on me while I was wide awake, knowing that I was going to be absolutely miserable and barely able to get through my workday, I started googling on my phone. Through the “Family Sleep Institute” website, I found Caroline. I contacted her via Facebook that same morning.
It is in no way hyperbole to say that she has been a life saver. Many of the online blogs said to just “wait it out” with respect to the 18-month regression and I’m not sure how we would have been able to do so—we weren’t sleeping and neither was our daughter for weeks on end.
Caroline doesn’t provide the proverbial quick fix. What she utilizes in her toolkit is methodology that has been studied and published many times before. But what she offers you is the confidence to know that you will be successful. She is deeply reassuring and listens to your unique challenges, your parenting goals and incorporates that feedback into a plan that is the best for you. She makes herself available, especially during the first few nights–which are always the most challenging and anxiety inducing—to be your coach and remind you that it will get better.
When she said the longest she’d personally experienced this lasting was 4 nights and the longest it could possibly last was 2 weeks, I didn’t believe her. After over a month of not sleeping, our confidence had been shaken. She restored that confidence and provided the experience that we did not possess. The first night was excruciating. Over 3 hours of blood curdling screaming that we weren’t sure would end. The next night was less than an hour. Then each night since, our daughter has fallen asleep, in her crib and on her own in no less than 30 minutes; many times, under 10 minutes. We have our evenings back to spend together and more importantly, our daughter has more energy, is happier for longer periods of times and even eats better since instituting the plan provided by Caroline.
This is a journey that will have ups and downs. But if you find yourself in the place that we did: shaken, uncertain how to fix it and unable to sleep, consider Caroline. She will be able to provide you with a plan that works and the confidence to execute it. Andrew