"After 9 months of my son co-sleeping at night and napping on me or on the go, I decided it was time to make the big move to sleeping in his crib and establishing a nap schedule. I enlisted the help of Samantha who came highly recommended by a few other Mom's-I was definitely skeptical at first as I know how hard sleep training my daughter was but having Samantha to hold my hand through the whole process made things so much smoother. It really gave me the confidence I needed to know I was doing the right thing. Samantha was so helpful and really took my feelings of wanting to take it slow and not traumatize myself or my son very seriously. We opted for her longest package, a month and I am so happy we did-it gave us an ample amount of time to ease into this and not feel at all rushed. I will say that after reading over the information customized for my son, I was very nervous for that first night, however my son slept through the night for 12 hours! My husband and I couldn't believe it! From that night on he has never looked back and has continued to be a champion sleeper. Samantha was there when any questions that came up, she always got right back to me. Naps were a little more of a challenge, but using her techniques we found a rhythm and my son was soon taking 2 naps a day in his crib. I would highly recommend Samantha to anyone looking for some assistance and 1 on 1 support with sleep training. Getting sleep at night has made a world of difference for my son as well as for me! Thanks again for everything!"
"At 5 months my son had to be nursed to sleep and would wake up sometimes every hour needing to be nursed back to sleep! It was exhausting and I felt helpless! I was also bed-sharing which was making it worse! After working with Sammie, my son is now able to fall asleep on his own and get himself back to sleep when he wakes up! He is also in his own bed! He still feeds twice a night but will go right back to sleep in his own bed when he is done! Sammie is extremely helpful and was always available when I needed her. She will accommodate the pace that you are comfortable with and is quick to offer alternate solutions if something is not working. I now have a few hours to myself at night without having to nurse constantly and am getting much needed rest! I highly recommend Rest Assured Sleep Solutions."
"When we first started with Samantha my almost 5 month old was up anywhere between 5 and 7 times a night. She was using eating to get herself to sleep and using eating as a prop every time she woke up. Samantha helped us break that habit and crest a more independent sleeper. Our daughter only wakes to eat 1-2 times which has drastically improved our quality of life."
"Where do I begin? My wife from the beginning suffered greatly, and willingly without complaint, from lack of sleep. Our baby boy had breast feeding jaundice and required nursing every two hours. This included throughout the night all night. This went on for 18 months. You see even after the jaundice was gone Harrison still had his routine developed of feeding every two hours. As a result we co-slept, which was awesome to have the little guy with us, but not conducive to good sleep for my wife. Fast Forward, my wife decided it was time for the little guy to sleep in his own bed for his benefit of sleep, as well as, her own. The thought process was great, establish a routine and he would sleep great or so we read. Routine was set or so we thought, rock him in the chair or around the room for 45 minutes, singing, and bouncing until he got tired enough to lay down. He then would wake 2 hours later in an inconsolable cry, in which led to him coming back to our bed. Well as a Christmas present we decided to hire Samantha. I can honestly say, and I am as skeptical as they come, this was the single greatest present my wife and I could have ever given each other. You see we are not proponents of cry it out which made this the perfect fit. The first night was by far the worst. The instinct to want to go in there and rescue him from his crying was something I have never experienced. This is where Samantha came in, she was AWESOME. Samantha was right there with encouragement and reassurance that offered both my wife and I the piece of mind to stick with it. It worked, after 30 minutes of quick check ins Harrison went to sleep, he slept for 6 hours the first night, something never before experienced. The second night was 15 minutes and he was out, slept through the night. My wife and I didn't believe it. We both kept waking and talking each other out of going into his room to make sure he was breathing. Ever since then Harrison is asleep no more than 3 minutes after we put him down and he no longer requires us to go in and help him go back to sleep. This has been unbelievable for my wife. She suffered greatly to make sure that Harrison had every opportunity to have a great start at life. Never once did she say poor me, but I could tell it was taking it's toll. For her to now be able to sleep and rest is something I will be forever thankful for. Selfishly I now have my best friend back to go to dinner with or go to a movie with. To have that and not worry that Harrison is going to be miserable is something I am indebted for. I only hope these words of sincere praise and thanks can in some way pay that debt. Thank you so much for giving my not only Harrison this luxury of sleep but also my wife."
"My daughter has always been a horrible sleeper from day #1 and after 10 months of little sleep I was desperate for my whole family. Night one wasn't horrible getting her to sleep and she slept for a FIVE hour stretch! By night two there was ZERO crying or fussing and she began sleeping 5-6 hour stretches where as before she was waking every 45 minutes! I would highly recommend Samantha to anyone who has a baby with sleep issues!"
"After having endured 21 months of interrupted, poor sleep (i.e. since my daughter was born), my family was utterly exhausted and ready for a change. I had read so much (too much) about gentle sleep training and I was overwhelmed with the information. My daughter had co-slept with us since she was six weeks old and was waking up every two hours, and unable to get herself back to sleep without nursing. We heard someone else raving about Samantha's effective and gentle program, and we decided to give it a try. Our goal was to transition our daughter into a toddler bed in her own room and have her sleep through the night. We chose the two-week long package so we could take our time and go at our own pace. Samantha respected our boundaries in terms of crying and comforting, etc., and we always felt comfortable with each step of the program. She initially provided us with a plan, and then for two weeks she checked in with me throughout the day and responded promptly to all of my questions and concerns. Towards the end of the two week mark, our daughter had come down with a cold which was interrupting her nighttime sleep, and Samantha actually put her program on pause until we felt our daughter was healthy again. We resumed a week and a half later and finished up. Upon completion of our two week sleep consultation, our little one is falling asleep without us in the room (for naps and bedtime), sleeping in her own bed at night, sleeping through the night, and napping consistently. I never would have thought we would see such an improvement. We are so thrilled, and feel a million times better with all of this sleep! Thank you SO much, Samantha!!!"
"I came across Baby Rest Assured Sleep Solutions website through a Facebook blog. At first, I questioned the things I read on the site, and whether or not they actually worked. I was also skeptical about paying money to have someone help me after I felt like I had already tried everything on my own. Yes, I had a bedtime routine. Yes, we were consistent, but things were just getting worse and worse, and I really felt like Jaclynne was suffering. I believe that sleep is so important for a baby’s development, and Jaclynne wasn’t getting anywhere near what she needed. She was grumpy, and her happy mood started to change for the worse.She was waking every 2 hours and only going back down by nursing, which was absurd. After reading and implementing Stephanie's plan, Jaclynne responded to the new routine really well! I’ll admit, the first week was difficult. My daughter was not as consistent as I’d hoped she’d be. But through many e-mails back and forth with Stephanie, we continued to tweak the plan so that it suited my daughter. And I’m happy to say that, after the first week, she was only waking once or twice a night, and falling back to sleep VERY easily – within ten minutes! Within about 4 days of putting the plan into action at home, we saw a significant change. My baby was actually taking naps during the day and sleeping better at night! No, it wasn’t perfect right away. But she did pick up her new routine so quickly. Soon after that, Jaclynne slept through the night for the first time. I remember lying awake at 4 a.m., wondering if she was okay, and if the baby monitor was working! But of course, nothing was wrong; she was just fast asleep, and enjoying her crib! Naps are still not perfect every day, but in the main, she does. And now, if she does wake up, we know exactly what to do, and so does she!
I can say that sleep training is one of the best things I have done for my baby. Within 4 days she went from crabby, overtired, touchy kid to obviously well-rested and happy (and so did I)"
- Jessica, NJ
"My husband and I were struggling with sleep training for months. Our daughter would not sleep or nap. She was up every two to three hours. By the time she reached 7 months we were exhausted and so was she. She was always cranky because she was sleeping deprived. I was skeptical because I thought nothing would work. Samantha helped our family and I can't thank her enough. In one week she was sleeping 12 hours a night!! It's been three weeks and she us still going strong. Also, three naps a day:)
Thank you Samantha!!!"
- Stephanie, NY
I had developed poor sleeping habits with my 5 month old, which left me unable to put him down to sleep for naps or at night unless I was nursing him to sleep, and even then he did not sleep for very long. It was hard for me to stay on a schedule for my older daughter and we were all very tired including the baby! Within a day or two of implementing the information provided by Samantha I was able to transfer Jonathan from co-sleeping to falling asleep in his crib with little to no tears. I feel assured that he is safer in his crib and is a much happier baby now that he is getting the sleep he needs. I am so happy with the results from rest assured!
- Jessica, MA
"Before using Rest Assured Sleep Solutions, I was nursing my 10 month old to sleep for every nap and bedtime. We were up at least twice a night (sometimes for an hour and a half) nursing back to sleep. Other nights, he would be up every 45 minutes for hours at a time. Neither one of us was getting a good night's sleep. He would wake up almost every morning having wet through his pajamas from all the middle of the night nursing. I knew we had a problem, but I wasn't sure how to even start to fix it.
Our first night with Samantha's help, our little guy fell asleep with no nursing, minimal crying, and I was able to stay in the room with him and comfort him while he fell asleep. The whole process took less than an hour. Less time than nursing him to sleep. He was only up once that night, and I was able to help him back to sleep again with no nursing.
The second night he slept over 11 hours straight and continued to do so night after night. Not only was he sleeping through the night, but Samantha worked with us to get him on a more predictable napping and nursing schedule as well.
The whole process was so much easier and less painful than I ever could have imagined. I almost wish that I had seeked out help sooner. Samantha provided very informative and timely answers to any questions or issues that came up during our week. She taught us how to work through our sleep problems and gave the information needed to figure out how to handle difficult situations. She definitely left me feeling much more knowledgeable and empowered by the end of the week."
"My son was a great sleeper if he was being held. After taking Samantha's advice and adjusting my son to sleep on his own but also comfort him without holding him he is taking excellent naps and sleeping 11 hour stretches at night. The approach Samantha had with offering advice always made me comfortable in thinking I was making the right choice for my son since I know him best. Every day a new question came up, sometimes several a day, and they were always answered in a prompt manner. It truly felt as though I had a private professional with me every step of the way. Thank you very much for all your time and guidance!"
- Kristen, RI
"I truly thought my 2 1/2 year old was not capable of sleeping through the night. We even went as far as signing him up for a sleep study because he was always so restless. The first night of sleep training was the first time our son had slept through the night in probably a year. He has slept through the night every night since. I used to dread bedtime and have anxiety for hours leading up to it because there was always a power struggle and lots of tears. Now bedtime is truly my favorite part of the day because we still get to read books, snuggle and then he kisses me and tells me to leave so he can go to sleep. :) I have a very happy child now and because of that a happy mommy and daddy."
"When my second son was born I had the best intentions of doing everything "right" when it came to sleep. All of that went out the window when, in desperation to get a little sleep, I began co-sleeping and nursing throughout the night, and babywearing for all naps during the day. After 4 months of this I began to feel resentful of my son and was physically and mentally exhausted.
After reading several sleep books and using some of their methods, we were able to get our son to start each night in his crib. However, after the first few hours of each night we were right back to nursing every 30-90 minutes and would end up co-sleeping to get a little sleep in the wee hours of the morning. I started researching obsessively and wasn't able to make heads or tails of all the different advice out there. My husband and I were confused and conflicted about what steps to take. We finally decided to hire a sleep consultant so we would have someone to tell us what to do and help us troubleshoot.
One of the most important things about Samantha is that she understands breastfeeding and knows how to help a family get better sleep while maintaining a breastfeeding relationship. She was able to help us keep our desired number of nighttime feedings but cut back enough that I am finally getting some sleep of my own. And my son is now sleeping all night every night and napping in his crib.
I feel like such a better mother now that I am not spending 15+ hours per day desperately trying to keep a baby asleep.
The process was hard work but Samantha's know-how and encouragement to "keep your eye on the prize" we were able to do it!
- Jenn, NE
We decided to hire Rest Assured Sleep Solutions after a two month stretch of our son (Thomas) waking up every 1 1/2 to 2 hours every night. I honestly wish we hired help sooner! After two nights of working with Sammie, Thomas was only waking up once in the middle of the night. The tears during the first two nights were very minimal, and Sammie gave us some great tips on how to comfort him without rocking/feeding/replacing his pacifier every time it fell out. By the end of the week, he was sleeping a whole 12 hours overnight (without a pacifier!) !! We are truly blown away with how well this worked out for us, and we are so grateful that Sammie was there every step of the way!
We are now almost a week out from our consult, and Thomas is STILL sleeping through the night, and is so much happier throughout the day! I highly recommend Rest Assured Sleep Solutions to anyone having trouble getting there little one to fall/stay asleep :) Truly cant thank you enough, its amazing how much our lives have improved in one weeks time!"
"When we started with Rest Assured Sleep Solutions It had been months since I had slept more then 3hours in a row. I was about to quit my job because I didn't know what to do or where to turn and I couldn't function. I had read multiple books on baby sleep/sleep training and done many online searches for information to help. All the information was overwhelming and at 3am with the baby screaming I couldn't think straight anyway. Samantha was able to help me and my husband via email at all times of the day and night. She is extremely supportive and responds to emails so quickly that it was like she was standing in the room and guiding us. All those questions that come up in the moment, she was right there with a response. My baby was 13months old when we started. He was sleeping in my bed and nursing all night (every 2-3hours) out of my sheer desperation for sleep. We wanted as few tears as possible and by the 3rd night he only got up once and with in a week he was sleeping from 8pm to 6am. Absolute heaven. If you are reading this and aren't sure what to do, just do it!! I was the best money I have ever spent on my child. Now that he sleeps, he is happier and more playful and the dark circles under his eyes are gone. For me, bedtime is no longer something I fear or stress about. This was a positive bonding experience for my entire family. "Nuh-night" time is full of cuddles and warm fuzzies instead of tension now. The change in our family is amazing, I would recommend Samantha's help to anyone and everyone."
"Our almost 3-year old son has co-slept with us for the last 2.5 years. When we tried to have him sleep in his own bed, he would wake up an hour later and come to our bed. The entire bedtime routine took over an hour each night. Since working with Samantha, our son has slept in his bed each night. At first it was a struggle for us to see him work to soothe himself to sleep each night. Samantha would always respond immediately to our questions and reassure us that we were doing what was best for him. Every suggestion she gave us added to our son's success and made the whole process much easier for us. Now, our son does not resist when we say it's bedtime and he goes to bed without a struggle. We can leave him in the room alone, always saying how proud of him we are, and we know he will be able to get himself to sleep. We would recommend Samantha to anyone who has questions or is having difficulty getting their child to sleep. My husband and I now have time to spend with each other after the kids are sleeping and are getting a much more restful sleep. Overall, the family is much happier! Thank you Samantha!"
- Melissa, RI
I am embarrassed to admit this, but Alec's sleep (or lack of it) had gotten so bad that we hired a sleep consultant to help us get Alec to sleep. Never did I think I'd pay someone to help my own child sleep! I read the Ferber book, and a few others, tried it on my own, but with no luck. I was also not okay with having him cry-it-out on his own (not saying it's wrong for others, just wasn't right for me) So, basically since he's been born, he's been sleeping next to me in bed. (horrible, I know). He's big now, and it was either get a bigger bed or transition him to his own crib. We decided he needed to learn to sleep in his own space. We hired Samantha at Rest Assured Sleep Solutions and I cannot say enough wonderful things! Alec is sleeping in his own crib, and sleeps through the night (and if he does wake up, he falls back asleep on his own), and wakes up HAPPY and SMILING about 11 blissful hours later. I cannot thank Samantha enough! Oh, and she even helped us teach him how to take a nice long 2 hour nap each afternoon. I wish I called her sooner! If you need a compassionate sleep solution, I highly recommend Samantha. <3"
- Nikki, MA
"First, I wish I would have found help sooner! In 2 weeks time you have helped me start taking my life back! Everyone in the house is actually sleeping, something that felt impossible to achieve before working with RASS. You were so supportive and encouraging from the first email right through to the last. You provided me with feedback when things were on track and when we were experiencing small setbacks (mostly user error...oops!). I was at the point were the exhaustion and frustration were crippling my parenting, my relationship with my spouse and my energy for daily living. The improvement with our sleep training has had such a positive impact on all of those areas in my life. Thank you thank you thank. Despite your own personal obligations you were always right there with me. Your support empowered me to take back my life. And for that thank you doesn't seem sufficient."
"I am not usually one to offer a testimonial, but I want anyone and everyone dealing with a sleepless infant/toddler to know that Sammie at Rest Assured Sleep Solutions can help. After spending 45-60 mins rocking, reading, and singing my child to sleep I would regularly sleep on the floor of his room to pat/sing him back to sleep when he woke up screaming in the middle of the night - I though some sleep was better than no sleep. This continued for 18 months until we learned about sleep consulting and found Sammie.
After answering a handful of questions about my son, his sleep habits, and our bedtime routine, Sammie provided us with a plan to help my son learn how to fall sleep on his own and stay asleep. On the SECOND NIGHT of using the plan my son went into his crib without fuss and without me having to stay in to room until he fell asleep. I am happy to report the entire family is sleeping much more soundly since we found Sammie."
"Thank you SOOOOO much for helping my family get some needed sleep at night. My son was an inconsistent napper, took about an hour to put to sleep (if we were lucky), and woke up at the delightful time at 2 am regularly. Since following your plan, he naps at our house in his crib, at both sets of grandparents’ houses, and napped without a problem on our first family vacation. We now can put him in his crib after his bedtime routine and just leave while he puts himself to sleep. The best part is that he has slept through the night every night since our consultation began!
You were so easy to work with, and very responsive by email. This is a seemingly tricky process (although, it went a lot smoother than I thought), and you were with us every step of the way. Sleep training took 2 nights, and with very minimal tears. I am so happy I contacted you, and wish I had done it a year earlier! Thanks for giving us our sleep back!"
- Jesse, CT
"Before working with Samantha, my 4MO baby was waking up between every 45 minutes-2 hours. I would feed him every time he woke up with hopes his belly would truly get full and he would sleep for a longer period.I would also have to rock him to sleep and cross my fingers he wouldn't wake up the moment I laid him in his crib. When I finally realized that nothing was going to change, we started working with Samantha. We have started to see how our nights are changing! Throughout the last week, my baby has slept many, many five hour stretches! Also, I have learned when I should feed my baby throughout the night and my baby is getting better at putting himself to sleep on his own! I truly believe with practice and consistency, my son will become a great sleeper within the next couple months! We have already seen such great progress with him!"
"I wanted to say thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!!
I am now a full time Caregiver and the very first time I followed your "sleep solutions", my two year old grandson went to sleep for his nap so quickly.
We used to do "laps"around my house in his stroller! First time using your system he was in his pack and play and a two hour nap!
I couldn't believe it the first time I tried and it worked. I really figured it was beginner's luck but it's worked every time!
Rest Assured you"solved" my sleep problems so easily, smoothly, and quickly!"
-A Grinning Grandma, Rhode Island