For 5 years in neonatal care within the NHS I am privileged enough to have worked extremely closely with mothers and fathers during some of the hardest and some of the happiest moments of their lives. I am also a qualified nursery nurse with a strong background in nursery settings, and paediatrics. I have a wealth of knowledge in reflux, infant care, safer sleeping and breast and bottle feeding. I am extremely passionate about working closely with parents and that is why I love both my roles so much.
As a working mother of one and I have experienced sleep deprivation myself, and I sympathise enormously with what you are going through. My job for the last 5 years has not just been to provide specialist medical care to babies born prematurely or unwell term babies, but to also guide and support families in creating a feeding and sleeping routine in preparation for discharge. I could not understand why I could not get my own son to sleep. I know now I couldn’t see the wood from the trees and was severely sleep deprived. I decided to get help and it was by far the best decision I ever made! It enabled me to go back to work and take care of vulnerable babies and their families, Something I never could have done having been awake all night with my own baby. For this reason I decided to dedicate my professional career to also specialising in baby and child sleep.
I understand the judgment parents can feel, and the overwhelming conflicting advice that is out there that can leave you feeling more confused then ever. I will be there every step of the way with you whilst we work together to help your little one learn to sleep. I believe in gentle but consistent routines and methods that help develop healthy independent sleeping habits. My guidance will allow you to provide love and reassurance for your little one along the way whilst teaching those all-important sleep skills.
If you are considering getting help with your child’s sleep then please don’t delay it any longer. Contact me to arrange your free 15 minute call. It will be one of the best gifts you ever give to both yourself and your child…
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 East & West Sussex (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 East & West Sussex (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 Greater London area) for assistance on the night you choose to implement the program. 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 £895
Thank you isn’t really enough to cover what a difference Leila has made to our family life! When we contacted her, I was exhausted. My 5.5 month old baby was awake every 30-90 minutes, all night. He was refusing to nap during the day. My husband works away frequently and I was finding solo parenting so difficult, and I realllllly hated the ‘so is he sleeping well?’ question!!
We weren’t even sure that his sleep issues were fixable, he had never slept more than 3 hours in a row his whole life, but in our first phone conversation Leila reassured us that he was, in fact, perfectly normal and we would be able to improve his sleep. I was excited to start our two weeks, and I wasn’t wrong to be! Within days we could see a huge improvement, in both night time sleep and naps - he was no longer refusing to nap!! I suddenly found myself with time during the day, where I used to be feeding/rocking/walking/driving (you name it, we tried it!) my baby to sleep.
Leila was so helpful and approachable, she was available every day for questions and support, and she was able to help shape my baby’s schedule from 3-4 short naps a day to 2 long naps within a couple of days. I cannot begin to express how much it’s changed my life! My husband is away this week and for the first time since the baby was born I wasn’t dreading it, in fact - I actually looked forward to the evenings to watch what I wanted on tv!
The only negative is that we have now had to cancel the cleaner, because of all the free time I now have!!
Thank you Leila, and thank you babysleepthenight
Bryony, mummy to Kit aged 5.5months
My son is my world and at 13 months old he would soon be joined by his little brother or sister!
When I contacted Leila our son was 11 months old and although easy to settle at night he was still being feed to sleep and his naps during the day were all over the place and short. Night times he would get up maybe twice in a good night and five or six in bad night. At these wakes he would either need to fall asleep on Mum or Dad or be fed to sleep, but this wasn’t a guarantee he would stay settled.
Leila coached us through the techniques and was so supportive throughout, we couldn’t have done it without her. And now 2 weeks after starting with Leila our son now sleeps 12 hours at night and his naps are longer during the day. He is eating more and generally seems like a happier baby. I’m also managing to get some rest too!
The best money we have spent and wish we had done it sooner.
Louise, mummy to Felix aged 12 months
We are so thankful to have found Leila. Our stubborn five year old was constantly out of bed at bedtimes, finding endless reasons why he needed to get out of bed or talk to us, and just would not settle or go to sleep. He was like a Duracell bunny that just kept on going until eventually, normally around 9.30-10pm his batteries would run out and he’d give in to sleep. This had been going on for well over a year, and he was tired, but still winning the bedtime battle every night. Then along came Leila. Throughout the whole process, right from the initial consultation telephone call, Leila has been a joy to work with – kind, non-judgmental, and reassuring. She was confident that she could get bedtime back on track and drew up a detailed plan for us to follow. We were 100% committed to following the plan, but were still sceptical, thinking ‘she really has met her match with our son’. A switched on, resourceful and tenacious little boy, he did his best to resist the new routine finding new solutions to her changes. We received regular guidance, a tweak here or there to the plan, and daily reassurance, which was wonderful – it really did keep us on track. It took our son longer than most to accept the new routine, due to his age, however after a month of consistently following Leila’s plan, he is now going to bed, staying there and going straight to sleep every night without a fuss. We still can’t quite believe it. A big thank you to Leila for all her help and patience – our son was certainly a tricky case who presented a real challenge! We’d definitely recommend her to anybody with children having sleep difficulties.
Sam, mummy to Toby aged 5
I can not recommend Leila enough, she is so supportive and always there to help throughout the plan, responding to any question or help you need along the way.
Katie, mummy to Logan aged 3
We can’t recommend Leila enough!
We were apprehensive to start as our daughter is still so young, and had generally been a great sleeper until 3/4months! However Leila reassured us that we were helping our baby’s sleeping habits for life and that a good night sleep was fundamental to her development.
The plan she set was gentle and after one initial tough bedtime (still taking less than half the usual time) our daughter is sleeping though the night! The real proof has been watching her get herself back to sleep in the middle of the night with no crying at all, even with a bad cold! We are all so well rested, she is so much happier throughout the day, and we are able to the best parents we can be! Thank you so much Leila x
Ellis Mummy to Roux 4 months
Leila, Wow what can I say. Just saying thank you doesn't seem enough!! You have been absolutely fantastic from start to finish with Jacob's sleep journey. After 10+ weeks of him sleeping in our bed I thought we would never get him sleeping in his cot again. We had tried so many times with no success. I won't lie the first night was tough and there was alot of tears (myself included) but it was so worth it. After the first night we had no tears at bed time and as each night went on I could see how he was learning to go to sleep by himself.
Your support and guidance has been amazing. The way you explained things was so easy to understand and it all made complete sense. As well as sleeping through the night Jacob now also had a 2 hour nap a day in his cot which is lovely as he has never napped in his cot.
I am really confident with the new sleep routine and am so pleased and relieved with how well it has all worked out.
I would highly recommend you to anyone that is struggling with their little ones sleep. Your positivity is incredible and that played a massive part in us sticking to the plan.
Thank you so so much. What you have done for us is greatly appreciated x x
Michelle, mummy to Jacob aged 15 months
I saw Leila's advert on Facebook offering her service and I was really interested.
I was struggling with my 18 month old daughter not sleeping through the night and waking up for bottles and dummy’s all night. This was resulting in her not eating much during the day and she was just in an awful routine. I had tried everything but she just wouldn’t give up her bottle and dummy.
From the first phone call I had with Leila she was so understanding and reassuring and told me it wasn’t my fault. The plan she made up for my daughter seemed scary but she was with me every step of the way. Any time I needed her she was there to give me advice.
When I was told we were going to take the dummy and bottle away I was very sceptical and worried. The first night my daughter cried for 45 mins but not screaming and only woke a couple of times but put herself back to sleep.
My daughter now sleeps through the night and it’s the best thing I ever decided to do both for myself and her.
I would highly recommend Leila, she made the whole thing so much easier and I have her to thank that my daughter now sleeps through the night.
Best money I ever spent and we now have a happy mummy and daddy and a happy daughter. She’s eating so much more, she’s full of energy every day and bed times are now enjoyable rather than stressful.
Thank you Leila xxxx
Kylie, Mummy to Lola 18months
Ok so being mum already of a 10 year old and 14 year old falling pregnant with a third baby I though I had it covered, thought I knew what I was doing!
I was naïve as to how much my life style and living environment had changed since having my last child. In my view Meg was a "difficult baby" a "nightmare at night time" she was waking up at night and we were all struggling, especially Meg. It was not until I had a chat with Leila that I found out the night time struggle could be manged and that with a consistent plan was all that was needed.
Leila is kind, understanding and I did not feel judged. For the first time I felt like I had control of the sleep situation. I was guided by Leila and now have the confidence to support Meg at night time. Meg is now such a happy baby and both her and her sisters get to enjoy a well rested mama.
Leila we cannot thank you enough for your help.
Lisa, Mummy to Meg 15 months (names changed for privacy)
I can't recommend Leila highly enough.
She is the most kind and patient person you could have the pleasure to work with. She explains clearly all her methods and always ensures you fully understand how and why they are going to work. Even if it gets a little bit tricky Leila is on hand to set you straight again.
If you are having any difficulty with your baby sleeping, I would not hesitate in contacting Leila for her expertise, guidance and caring support.
Maria, Mummy to William 17 months
My son Archie was just over 9 months old when I decided something needed to change with his sleep, I was going back to work the following next month and he was currently waking up at least twice a night for comfort feeds and would only feed to sleep for naps and bedtime with no real routine.
I was recommended Leila by a friend, at first I was a bit worried about doing a sleep plan as I was I wasn’t sure if my son would be ok doing it and I was also concerned as to whether I would be consistent enough, however upon putting my faith in Leila everything worked amazingly and I am so happy I went ahead with the sleep plan!
Leila is a fab sleep consultant and was with me every step of the way with the guidance that I needed, she is friendly, very motivating and reassuring. Archie took to the plan really well and I stuck to everything as I should, he now soothes himself to sleep for naps and bedtime and sleeps through the night. I love that the plan was a gentle way to teach my baby how to sleep on his own. Thank you Leila!
Claire, Mummy to Archie age 9months
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