Hi and thanks for taking the time to click on my profile. I know you’re here because you want to find a way to help your little one get to sleep, so you as a busy parent can sleep too… well guess what… I love sleep, my husband loves sleep and my two young children really love sleep! One thing I’m certain about is that a family who are well-rested can spend the rest of their time having fun together. I would like to say my household is serene but with 2 energetic children it’s far from that... but night-time is the most peaceful time of the day.
I am a qualified Child Sleep Consultant certified by Baby Sleep the Night. I know that all families are different, with schedules, parenting styles, work commitments and other life admin - and that’s why when I am asked to work & support a family, I develop a sleep plan that is unique to your Childs needs and designed to fit around the way your family works.
I was a sleep-starved parent, my baby girl would sleep at most 90 minutes at a time and only with endless hours of rocking, sshhing and holding to sleep. We were both shattered and I was finding it tough going. I was recommended to Karen by a friend, and our family lives were changed instantly. It was lovely that we were all sleeping at night but the turning point for both of us was the advice and support Karen gave with naps. The days became fun again, we both had a routine (not too rigid) and without the tiredness we started to enjoy baby groups and socialising again. Even just a play on the swings felt good as we were rested and enjoying life without the nagging tiredness… I’ve been passionate about sleep ever since, and the reason I jumped at the chance to be part of Karen’s team to spread the zzzzz’s.
Following my further education in Health and Social care, I pursued a career as a Holistic Massage Therapist, and a Baby Massage Instructor. I’ve always been passionate about care, helping people, supporting them and therapeutic treatments. My goal as a Sleep Consultant is to provide positive gentle solutions to your child’s sleep. I’ve worked with newborns, babies, toddlers and twins with a 100% success rate
Book a free 15 minute consultation and let me share my love of sleep and the solutions I can provide baby and you. I work Monday to Saturday including most evenings. With the wonders of Skype and Face-time I can consult with families globally.
This is the most popular package, and consists of:-
A preliminary evaluation. This is a comprehensive questionnaire about your child’s sleep habits and routines that you’ll fill out prior to our meeting. (Having this information in advance helps us make the most of our time together).
A private, 90 minute consultation in the comfort of your own home, or via Skype/FaceTime or telephone, where we’ll discuss strategies, troubleshoot possible problems and learn how to address bedtime, naptime, nightwakings or any other specific issues you might be dealing with.
A detailed, fully customized sleep plan, that I will prepare for you after the conclusion of our meeting.
Four follow-up telephone calls during the first week following the consultation. These follow-up calls last about 15 minutes, and we’ll use this time to deal with any setbacks you might be having or answer any general questions.
One week of e-mail support. After your four follow-up telephone calls have been used, you still have an additional week of e-mail support where you can email me once daily, excluding Sundays I will always aim to reply to your queries within one working day.
The total cost for the One-to-One Sleep Solutions package for a baby or toddler in a cot is £245 by Skype/Facetime/Phone. If your child is in a bed this package is £265 due to the complexity of the plan.
Face to face consultations are available within a 30 minute driving radius of Grayshott, Hampshire (further distances can be accommodated with additional travel expenses– please call for details)
New-born – Get it right from the Start Package
This is a comprehensive training plan helping parents of new-borns train their little ones to have fabulous sleep skills from a very young age and can be implemented from day one! Getting an early start in establishing healthy sleep habits is a huge advantage for both babies and their parents. With this package, you will learn everything you need to teach your baby to be an independent sleeper right from the beginning. It is a fantastic gift package for new parents too and consultations can take place before or after the baby has arrived. (gift certificates available and can be posted direct to the lucky couple if required) It consists of:-
A private 60 minute telephone or in-home consultation. We will discuss how to establish a healthy sleep plan for your new-born, discussing sleep needs, schedules for feeding, naps and bedtime, how to help teach your baby the difference between day and night, creating the right sleeping environment, strategies to encourage sleep, when to expect your baby to be sleeping longer stretches, and common sleep issues that can be easily avoided.
A detailed sleep plan. If you are expecting, the gentle, caring techniques in your sleep plan will teach you how to create an independent sleeper from day one, and will give you a flexible guide to quickly bring some routine, when baby arrives, to a time of your lives which can otherwise become quite overwhelming. If you baby has already arrived, your sleep plan will be fully customized for your family.
One follow-up phone call. If you are following a sleep plan from the beginning then you will find your baby is naturally developing wonderful independent sleep skills, you may find you have some questions so we will schedule a telephone call within 2 weeks of the baby’s birth just in case (if you are expecting) or within 2 weeks of consultation (if you already have your baby at home). These calls typically last about 15 minutes.
Two follow-up e-mails I will give you my personal email address so you can email me on two occasions with any questions or concerns any time within the first 3 months of your baby’s birth or our consultation. After 3 months you can purchase another week of email support at any time should you need it .
The total cost for the New-born – Get it right from the Start Package is £125 By Skype/Facetime/Phone
Face to face consultations are available within a 30 minute driving radius of Grayshott, Hampshire (further distances can be accommodated – please call for details)
It is not uncommon for babies and toddlers who have been taught to be great sleepers to ‘test the boundaries’ from time to time. This option is for parents who have met with me in the past, but are looking for a ‘refresher’. This is a popular option for past clients who have recently had a new baby – or who are expecting in the near future. It consists of:-
A private, 60 minute consultation, usually by phone or by Skype, during which we’ll use to discuss any particular challenges you are having with your child. Since we’ve already worked together, a full hour is usually more than enough time to cover all your questions and concerns.
Optional 2x follow-up emails that you can use to send me any additional questions that might come up as you get things back on track. I’ll aim to respond to your email within one day.
The total cost for the Refresher Package 60 minute consultation is £95, with 2x optional emails £125
This personal support package is for those who want me at your home (in the Grayshott, Hampshire area) for assistance on the night you choose to implement the program. Further distances can be accommodated – please call for details This consists of:
A preliminary evaluationThis is a comprehensive questionnaire about your child’s sleep habits and routines that you’ll complete prior to our meeting. (Having this information in advance helps us make the most of our time together.)
15 minute phone consultation to discuss details of the overnight support- time,requirements etc.
Private In-Home/Overnight SupportI will join you prior to your child’s recommended bedtime and stay overnight until 7:00 am the next morning. The consultation will take place in the comfort of your home and we will begin your journey to great sleep together.
A detailed, fully customized sleep planThis will be prepared for you after our consultation and after the nights stay so you have your own personalized plan to help guide you through the upcoming nights.
Four follow-up telephone callsFour phone calls, typically lasting 15 minutes, can be scheduled for the first week following the consultation. We’ll use this time to deal with any setbacks you might be having or answer any general questions.
One week of e-mail supportAfter your four follow-up telephone calls have been used, you still have an additional week of e-mail support if any questions arise. You will have my private e-mail address and I’ll respond to your emails within 1 business day
The total cost of the Overnight Package is £850
"Kelly has just been an amazing help to get a routine with our 9months old boy, most importantlyto achieve him to sleep 12 hours (7pm to 7am) with no waking up in the middle of the night and nap well over over the day. Adrian was falling sleep with me feeding him, in my arms, and then giving him the dummy and putting him in the cot when he was sleep, obviously was waking up in the middle of the night a few times, either for the dummy or just because wanted to be close to us, so he ended up sleeping with us in the bed. I was starting working and he was starting nursery, so we needed some help to improve this situation....My partner was a bit against an sleep consultant because of the money and he thought we could do it ourselves, but I needed some help and some support and someone that actually know how to do it... so I decided to go for it...and has been the best money we ever spent in this 9 months of parenthood, and my partner by the second night was just super impressed as well as so impressed by the support I had from Kelly not only for my little boy, as well she was caring for me. Kelly was all the time available on the phone or email if I had any questions or any worries, and she was reinforcing me that I was doing a good job. She just changed our lives and we are a couple again, with a little boy that sleeps all night and naps very well at home and at nursery, and self-settles in the middle of the night if he wakes up. So now I can have a proper rest and sleep. If we have a second one, we will contact her again earlier to start the routine and the self settling situation earlier ;-). I could not recommend her strongly enough"
Thanks for all your help and support, has been amazing working with you and I m sure we ll contact you again for more help, if needed it ;-)
Maria, mummy to Adrian 9 months.
Kelly Dawson is incredible and I urge any Mums/Parents who have been battling with sleep issues to go to her!
Rory had slept possibly 7 nights through the night after his 16 week injections up until the age of 28 months!! Most nights I was up for 2-3hours sitting on the landing. Two weeks ago after feeling I’d tried everything I got in contact with Kelly. I honestly didn’t believe she would be able to help us. We spoke a lot and she tailored Rory his own sleep plan which I was hugely apprehensive about but after being sleep deprived for so long I threw all my trust in her and did everything she asked. With her amazing support 2 days in Rory slept through the night independently and 2 weeks later he sleeps through the nightwithout his milk, dummy, white noise, he’s not cuddled to sleep. I simple say goodnight and leave for 12 hours!! ..... and he now loves going to bed!!! (I’ve totally just jinxed it now haven’t I! �) If you are even thinking about it just do it! She’s bloomin’ fantastic and in my eyes an angel who has made my boy sleep and be so much happier for it!!!! We can’t thank her enough!!
Karen, mum to Rory aged 2yrs old.
I first came across Baby Sleep the Night at my local mum and baby club when Karen gave a talk about sleep and sleep tips. At that point I was breastfeeding my little one to sleep at night and every time he woke in the night he would need to be fed or rocked back to sleep. He would only nap in the pram or car during the day and would cry until I picked him up if I ever tried to put him down for a nap in his cot during the day. After 6 months of broken sleep, walking miles during the day to get him to sleep and knowing friends whose toddlers still weren’t sleeping well, we decided to see if Baby Sleep the Night could help us establish good sleeping habits that would not only improve our lives and our baby’s quality of sleep in the short term, but also set him up for the future.
Kelly’s bio appealed to us because she said she created a plan tailored to each family’s circumstances. From my initial chat with Kelly she put me at ease and gave me confidence she would be able to help us. We coincided starting the plan with moving the little man into his own room. The first night was tough as Kelly had indicated it would be, but within a few nights he was sleeping through the night, settling himself when he woke and falling asleep on his own rather than needing me to feed him to sleep. I couldn’t believe that he could go from waking several times a night to sleeping through in such a short space of time...!
Kelly told us that improving naps would be harder and she wasn’t wrong! Having learnt to fall asleep on his own, my little one started napping in his cot straight away which was great, but naps were short for the first couple of weeks. It probably took him a month to get used to having a decent length morning nap and about three months to start having decent length naps in the afternoon too.
I have so much more energy now that I’m getting a decent night’s sleep and have even been able to start exercising again whereas before I was too tired! And my little boy is so much more content now he is getting plenty of sleep. I have recommended Kelly to a number of my friends who are having difficulties with their babies’ sleep and have said to all of them that this has been the best money I have ever spent. Having a baby is life changing, but Kelly’s help in getting my baby to sleep through the night has also been life changing. I can enjoy being a mum so much more now I am no longer tired all the time. Thank you Kelly for all your help!
Caroline, mum to Leo aged 5 mths.
Right through the night from about 6 weeks so we were wholly unprepared for our second baby to be such a nightmare with his sleeps! From day one he would not sleep without cuddles from either myself or my husband and for about 3 months we shared a bed with him. Not ideal! And completely puzzling seeing as we did nothing different than we did with our daughter! It was all so frustrating. When we finally got him into his own room and his own cot we understood there might be a bit of an adjustment period but he was constantly unsettled. A GOOD night would be him waking up 3 or 4 times a night. A bad night it could be 8 to 10 times. The only thing that would settle him would be a bottle or his dummy. When he turned 10 months we were at the end of our tether and contacted Kelly. Kelly was amazingly supportive from the start and her advice and structured sleep schedule was put together with a view to starting the process one Friday night. Kelly warned us the first night might be a little tricky but it would improve……. Well, our boy settled himself within 8 minutes that first night and slept through the night from 7pm to 7am. We could not believe it! From that day to now he has been so much better and it really has made us all a much happier family with less stress and more energy. We really can’t thank Kelly enough or recommend her highly enough!
Helen, Mum to Benji aged 10
When we were having problems getting our six month old daughter to self-settle, we didn't waste much time in getting some professional help, and we are so happy we did. We'd had months of breastfeeding problems earlier on, and in hindsight we wished we'd got help sooner for that rather than struggling on, so when it came to sleep being an issue we knew it would be well worth it. We'd been happily co-sleeping from very early on, and for a while it worked well and we all managed to get some rest. But as time went on my daughter started breastfeeding more and more during the night and getting increasingly restless, disturbing herself and us. Not being able to put her to bed before us was a big issue too - she would fall asleep feeding on me and then have to be woken to come up to bed when we did. My husband works evenings so I'd be alone tied to the sofa all night and then she'd wake up grumpy and crying while I tried to get us ready for bed. No fun for either of us! And with my return to work coming up in a few months we knew we needed to get it sorted as soon as possible.
We did try to put her down ourselves for about a week, but she ended up crying for three hours straight in our arms one night after we'd attempted to put her in her pristine, unused co-sleeping crib! After deciding we needed professional advice, I found Kelly online and read her testimonials and couldn't believe she'd managed to help someone in a very similar situation to ours. On speaking to Kelly I had complete faith that she could help us, but also couldn't help wondering if our baby would be that one that was impossible to help!
The results have been absolutely amazing, and Kelly has been a huge support every step of the way. From the first night of sleep training we were able to get our daughter to sleep in her own cot in her own room, having only ever slept right next to me in our bed. At first we were still giving her a feed during the night, more for our peace of mind as she'd been feeding so much before, but within five nights she dropped this and slept through from 7pm until 7am. It's been life-changing. Within ten days we were able to pop her down, say goodnight and leave the room and have our evenings back and a restful, full night's sleep. And it is so much better for our baby to get the sleep she needs. Even teething didn't get in the way of Kelly's programme - our daughter's first two teeth popped through a couple of days in to sleep training and she was quite miserable but it didn't affect her sleep.
I would not hesitate to recommend Kelly, and I have done to all of my friends. It is the best money we've spent since having our daughter and we've been so impressed by the amount of support and personal investment Kelly has put in to helping us. She feels like a family friend now. We really can't thank her enough.
Jodea, Well rested Mummy to Larke 6 months
I used to have to rock, “sshh” and pat my baby to sleep, after sleeping for around 2-3 hours he would then wake and needed to be nursed back to sleep almost every hour all night long! We co-slept, with him attached to me through the night I found myself stuck, uncomfortable and desperate for sleep. With my husband away during the week for work and the return to work myself looming, we decided that enough was enough and we BOTH needed better sleep and it was time to transition him to his own cot. I found Kelly’s profile on the website and something drew me to her, she was approachable and seemed to really know her stuff. Kelly’s guidance and support has been life changing. At first my husband was sceptical, we even made a bet: split the cost 50/50 and if it worked, he would pay the total cost! I myself was a bit anxious as I was breastfeeding so wasn’t sure exactly how our baby would sleep through the night when I had been nursing him back to sleep every hour some nights!
There was no ‘cry it out’, I simply offered reassurance for him to learn how to self-settle. On the first night he went to sleep on his own after just 9 minutes. By night two, he slept through the night.
To say we were astonished would be an understatement! Kelly has been a life line and she was on hand to help for the next 4 weeks whilst we established a day routine to improve his naps. She was patient, supportive and trustworthy. She even helped steer me back on track when we had a minor set-back! Kelly clearly knows what she is doing as she was able to tweak and customise a plan for our baby in order to meet his needs and to prevent him from being under or overtired. Also, my husband and I finally have our evenings back!! Our son reliably goes to sleep in his own cot at 6:30/7pm and we can go out again, with the confidence in knowing that he will not make a peep until 6:30am at the earliest. We have already been on several date nights now the grandparents have an easy job of watching the monitor for a few hours! This has had such a positive impact on not only my energy, but our relationship and my confidence in returning to work knowing that our parents and the nanny have a clear routine to follow and our baby will reliably sleep when he needs to. I owe this all to Kelly and I could not be more grateful for her help. Now I just need to remind my husband about that money… ;)
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