We are so pleased that we decided to use Daisy as our sleep consultant. She has been kind, caring and knowledgeable the whole way along and we would absolutely recommend her to anybody who is interested in improving their sleep! We were slightly sceptical because our daughter can be stubborn and set in her ways but she has adapted so quickly using the methods outlined by Daisy. We are finding that our lifestyle is generally healthier as we are no longer too tired to engage in exercise and healthy eating, meaning our mental health has improved also. Well done Lavender Blue Sleep Consulting on improving the lives of tired mummies and daddies!
Sarah, mum to Olivia aged 22 months
Penny has been a contact napper for such a long time and since moving out of her crib we had been cosleeping. This meant no time to myself or to spend one on one with my older daughter.
Daisy really listened to our situation, especially the fact I wanted to keep the night feeds as Penny is breastfed. Penny’s plan was easy to follow and we noticed a difference after just a couple of days!
Since we have found our routine I have noticed Penny is much happier and alert between naps and the whole family has been positively impacted. I get time to read with my older daughter without Penny being with us and my husband and I have reclaimed our bed.
I didn’t expect Penny to find a routine so quickly and I am so grateful for everything Daisy has done.
Sarah, mum to Penny aged 8 months
Okay, so where to start, Daisy has been absolutely fantastic in helping us get to such a great place with sleep.
I’ve gone from having a baby that wakes up at least every two hours throughout the night to waking up once or not at all. If she does wake it’s simply just going into her room and shushing her and she’s asleep within a minute or two.
The fact that I’m now getting full nights sleep is amazing but also Everly seems so much happier too.
The other thing that has been so great is that bedtime is now so quick, I simply feed her and leave her after a minute and she drifts off on her own meaning I have time to spend with my little boy - she does the same now for naps too.
Sleep training was so calm and gentle Everly was never left to cry at all as that’s something I wouldn’t want to do. Now I look back at it and I can’t believe how quickly my baby has adjusted. My husband now even comments how well she has done.
There were a few occasions where I wasn’t quite sure what to do and Daisy was so helpful in talking to about what I wanted to achieve and then planning what the right thing to do was. And just generally being there to talk about it, to sympathise, and to encourage me that we could do it.
I was slightly sceptical about whether sleep training could work if you are breastfeeding on demand, and it really has worked amazingly.
I honestly can’t thank Daisy enough, for the plan she came up with, for helping me, for listening to me overall she’s made getting a full night sleep actually feel easy.
Amy, mum to Everly aged 10 months
For over 2 years we have put up with sleepless nights from our daughter Sophia. A combination of waking during the night and wanting to get in our bed in the early hours of the morning has left us all sleep deprived.
Lavender Blue Sleep Consulting has changed all that. After a very detailed consultation Daisy gave us a plan that was easy to implement and sympathetic to Sophia's and our family's needs.
But what made the process both achievable and enjoyable was Daisy's regular contact during the process. Sophia loved the special video messages of encouragement and recognition of her success that Daisy sent.
I would highly recommend anyone wanting to improve their bed time routine to get in touch with Daisy.
Sophia will now sleep all night in her own bed and it has made a world of difference to the whole family. Thank you Daisy, you have been amazing.
Gemma, mum to Sophia aged 4.5 years
When we started working with Daisy, we were up with our little boy every two hours, he was completely incapable of self settling, his bedtime routine was never consistent and as a result we were walking zombies and at our wits end! Daisy was kind, understanding, supportive and extremely knowledgable and was able to provide us with a personalised plan quickly, we noticed a difference within days. It was hard going at times as our son is very strong willed and stubborn but Daisy was always able to provide us with the reassurance and support we needed on those difficult days and always reminded us how much progress we were making! We now have our little boy in bed and asleep for 7PM with minimal fuss so we have our evenings back and compared to 6 or 7 wake ups per night, we are now down to 1 or 2 with minimal fuss. We are so close to a full nights sleep which I never thought would be possible so can't thank Daisy enough!
Emily, mum to Stanley aged 8 months
Daisy has made a world of difference to us all. Before we started working with her our two boys (4 years old and 2.5 years old) were both breastfed to sleep at the start and throughout the night and would always end up in our bed. And my husband would go and sleep in one of their beds. The boys had always bedshared with us and we never had a problem with them doing so, we loved all the extra snuggles. But we decided that we all needed to start sleeping better and not feel so tired during the day.
I had a quick chat with Daisy and immediately knew she could help us. She's so lovely, helpful, caring and passionate about what she does. It was so important to us that the transition was kind to the boys and that they weren't at all distressed. Daisy completely understood and I had no hesitation signing up with her there and then.
And the results were so fast (it still blows our minds!). Our 2.5yo is VERY strong willed and we really thought it was going to be a struggle with him. The boys share a room too so there was always the worry that one would wake up the other one. But both boys took to it all so incredibly well. One week after we started the 2.5yo took only 1 minute to fall asleep and then slept through. After 2 weeks he was consistently sleeping through. Our 4yo started sleeping through most nights from within the first week.
Our 4yo really enjoyed having chats with Daisy. She explained things to him, gave him an important job in it all, encouraged him and congratulated him when he slept through.
We'd previously used Google to look for advice on getting the boys to sleep better and we also bought a GroClock. Nothing worked. Having Daisy give us clear bespoke guidance and advice was really empowering and invaluable. It gave us so much confidence and meant that we were both on the same page. There wasn't any doubt or second guessing. We had the plan and we stuck to it. With Daisy's ongoing support and regular calls we were able to ask questions as we went through the different stages.
It's been a wonderful experience and I absolutely cannot recommend Daisy enough.
She's a sleep miracle worker!
Roxy, mum to Spencer aged 4 and Harrison aged 2
I found Lavender Blue Sleep Consulting on Instagram and got lucky - our darling son Zayd was waking 8+ times a night and could only be settled by us rocking him back to sleep, only for him to wake up again as soon as we placed him in his cot. His naps were touch and go and we were exhausted and at our wits end. Daisy far, far exceeded our expectations for sleep training and her methods were so gentle and in keeping with our parenting values that we felt reassured from the start. It only took a couple of weeks before Zayd was sleeping from 07:30-07:00 most nights with minimal to no wake ups. We are so confident thanks to Daisy that (without revealing her methods!) if Zayd does happen to wake up in the night or refuse to nap in the day, we have the tools to ensure he puts himself gently back to sleep. This was unimaginable for us 4 weeks ago. Thank you Daisy/Lavender Blue Sleep Consulting - we are finally able to sleep uninterrupted. Your service is priceless and we will be recommending you to everyone we know!
Mimi, mum to Zayd aged 7 months
Daisy has changed our lives for the better - We now have a very happy 1 year, who is getting the sleep that was much needed! Which in return means mummy, daddy and big sister are also getting a better night sleep too. We can’t thank you enough Daisy, the process to creating the sleep plan was straight forward and insightful. And putting the sleep plan into action wasn’t as scary as I first thought! I was also so impressed at how quickly the sleep plan started working!
Nikki, mum to Noah aged 13 months
I reached out to Daisy late at night in desperation. I had got to a point where I was desperate for my little boy to be able to nap and fall asleep without being bounced, rocked and held for the duration. I was extremely apprehensive at first, fear of the unknown! Daisy understood my nervousness and listened to my worries. My major worry was I wanted to do this gently, and to go at my baby’s pace. She gave me a clear plan of what we were going to do after an initial assessment of my current sleep situation. Each call we had Daisy listened intently and made tweaks to the plan as and when needed. I can’t believe where we are now with sleep, I never thought we would get to this point! My little guy can fall asleep by himself, settle himself back if he does wake, sleep longer than 30 minutes and do a solid minimum 10 hour stretch at night. All of this done working with my baby, not against him. I’m truly thankful to Daisy, I now miss the sleep cuddles!
Mum to 6 month old
Daisy was the answer to my prayers! At the beginning of our sleep training my son fed to sleep and woke up to 6 times a night, and in 4 short weeks he’s now on a bottle, put down awake, settles himself and wakes me only once or twice. It’s been a game changer and I’m very grateful to Daisy for her patience and guidance!
Muireann, mum to Cillian aged 12 months
We were incredibly impressed with the sleep training and with Daisy. We have seen such a massive improvement to both ours and our daughter's sleep and he has made the whole family a lot happier. We couldn't believe the difference in a short space of time and even with factors such as very hot weather our little girl was sleeping so so much better. Thank you so much for all of your help
Shona and Oliver, parents to Lexi aged 13 months
I contacted Daisy in desperation, my partner was sceptical, I was apprehensive - how on earth was anything Daisy suggested going to help us, I'd already tried so many different "sleep remedies". I was so worried that I would need to ignore Alfie’s needs and not be able to comfort him if we worked with a sleep consultant but we was desperate for help and something had to be done.
Working with Daisy has absolutely changed our lives, I was suffering with postnatal depression not leaving the house for days on end, avoiding contact with family and friends, not cooking and snacking on sugary food to keep me going. Alfie went from being a happy cheeky baby to never smiling and crying at everything, lack of sleep was affecting his feeding as he was associating feeding with sleep. Our relationship was suffering as we spent no time together and had no time to talk.
Alfie has gone from 3 30-40 minutes contact or motion naps to having 3 1-2 hour naps in his cot. Days were bad but I dreaded bedtime - he would happily go down for an hour at 7pm but he would wake and I would spend the rest of the evening upstairs trying to resettle him. Around 10pm he would resettle and then wake every 45-60 mins unless I sat up with him in my arms when he would happily sleep for hours. The only way to get him to sleep was by feeding him so there was no hope of settling for his Dad he would cry until I took over whenever he tried. Now sleeps through 11-12 hours and if he does wake he settles again quickly no matter who does bedtime/nap time.
Daisy listened to my concerns and devised a plan which allowed us to work at a pace that was right for us all as a family. Feeds were worked into our plan which Alfie naturally dropped himself as we progressed. I have never had to worry that he is hungry and have always been able to offer comfort. Alfie has always been reassured and resettled quickly even with a few bumps in the road (teething and outgrowing the next to me overnight) but regular telephone calls with Daisy and being able to message with any questions means I felt supported and in control throughout the whole process.
We now all get up in the morning refreshed, ready for the day and able to enjoy our time together rather than a constant battle of feeding and sleeping. Thank you so much Daisy/Lavender Blue Sleep Consulting you are absolutely amazing!
Annabel, mum to Alfie aged 6 months
We had been struggling with my son's sleep for around 7 months with him getting up every few hours in the night. We'd struggled on with it for so long, we really were at breaking point. The sleep deprivation was getting overwhelming, impacting our lives and overall mood. I'll admit, we were somewhat sceptical about whether we would be able to break Ted's habits - they seemed so embedded. But, from the moment, we starting talking to Daisy, she put my concerns at ease. She listened to our issues and quickly assured us she could help. Within a few days, we had a concrete plan with detailed information we could refer back to. Because our son shares with his sister, Daisy came up with a brilliant solution which meant we could get her involved too. This meant both Chloe and Ted were excited about their new bedroom routine. Chloe was so happy to be the official "Bedtime Helper" and Daisy sent her a certificate which was such a nice touch. She supported us throughout the entire process, calling and messaging regularly. We now have a little boy who happily goes to bed and feels safe and assured enough to stay in his room all night. This change has had a huge impact on us - now we are all sleeping better, everyone is so much happier and content. Thanks so much Daisy!
Ally, mum to Ted aged 2.5 years
Transcribed from video testimonial - visit instagram.com/lavender_blue_sleep_consulting to view
Hi I’m Imogen. I’ve got 3 girls, a 4 year old, Phoebe, and twin 9 month olds Clara and Eve. I came to Daisy when the twins were 7 months old and I was at absolute breaking point. The twins weren’t sleeping for more than an hour and a half, day or night. When they did nap in the day they had to be moving at all times, so it was me or my husband going out walking with them all of the time and it was really, really, really difficult. Neither of us got any rest at all.
So I started speaking to Daisy and from the moment I spoke to her I knew that if I was going to go through this process it had to be with Daisy. She absolutely had in mind my own needs and my babies needs, at all times. I was extremely anxious about going through the process; with my first born I would never ever have dreamt of even thinking about going to a sleep consultant, but actually it has been the most amazing process for me and my babies.
Daisy really worked with us to make sure that I wasn’t feeling anxious about what the process was and that my babies’ needs were met at all times.
Was it difficult? It was really, really difficult but Daisy absolutely supported us all the way through the process - she text us, we had phone conversations, we even met in person and she was absolutely my cheerleader through the whole thing.
So the babies now are having two dream feeds a night and sleeping all the way through the night and it’s a dream. They’re also going down for two naps in the day in their cots without being rocked. It’s just amazing.
It was a really short process with so little crying involved. That’s the one thing I would say – I heard the words sleep consultant and I was like ‘absolutely not, I’m going to have to leave my babies to cry it out, I’m not going to be able to cope with this,’ but [Daisy] was incredible. She spoke to me about the different options and we went from there we had a really, really gentle approach and I chose not to leave my babies to cry, and it worked.
It’s amazing and I can’t thank her enough. Thank you, Daisy.
Imogen, mum to Clara and Eve age 7 months
Before working with Daisy, I had been trawling the Internet for months, watched social media videos to learn about babies, sleep and even brought some online programmes to try help my 6 month old daughter to sleep better. After months of trying my daughter still was cat napping for 20 minutes twice a day. She was waking up every two hours during the night for feeds and it was really exhausting. My husband moved out of the room to get better sleep for work and I was starting back at work soon so this worried me. I needed my routine, energy, relationship and sanity back.
So I read Daisy's website and decided I was going to invest in a better lifestyle, invest in us. It's not easy sleep training your child. You have to be prepared for hard work but having Daisy to support me throughout was just what we needed. I'm so glad I did it and would highly recommend Daisy to anyone.
My daughter now sleeps through the night and I never believed that would happen. She also has longer than hour naps during the day. We are all so much happier, bedtimes is something I now look forward to with my baby and I feel confident how to deal with any bumps and regressions in sleep if they happen in the future.
I had my first night out with friends a few weeks ago and wasn't worried she would wake up. I tell my friends how much my daughter sleeps and they are wowed! Thank you Daisy :) xx