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Sarah 

Mum to Darragh, 7 Months

At the time we decided to find some help, things had gone from bad to worse with our 7 month old. We were having frequent night wakings and our little one was consistently up and ready for the day at 4am or awake for 2 hours at any time between 1 and 3am. It was taking nearly an hour to get him down to sleep at night and for naps (if he went down at all). Something had to give!


There was so much going on with our little one’s sleep that we didn’t know where to start. Sam gave us the confidence, support and knowledge to make the changes needed every step of the way. Using detailed information about our son, she came up with options tailored specifically to him and worked with us to choose the best approach. She was at the end of the phone to discuss timings for feeds, naps and bedtimes on a day to day basis. Sam coached us through the whole process and the results were incredible!


Our boy now goes down awake at 7pm and sleeps through until at least 6:30am. He is having 3 naps like clockwork every day. We now have a well rested, happy little chap with no more overtired meltdowns.


If the story above sounds familiar, just know that there is help available! I I can’t recommend Sam enough to anyone dealing with challenging sleep issues.

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Jo & Pedro 

Parents to Sid, 1 Year

Wow, I’m not sure where to start on the positive impact Sam has made to our family.

We contacted Sam at a time when we were a bit broken from lack of sleep, with absolutely no time to ourselves and no time for each other. Our son Sid was 13 months when we contacted Sam, and we’d co-slept with him since he was born as that was the only way we could get him to sleep. At the start it was fine, but the older he became, the more tricky we found it to get him back to sleep, especially when I stopped breastfeeding him when he was around 9 months old.

He was waking consistently throughout the evening before we took him into our bed, and then often throughout the night as well. I was so exhausted, trying to return to work and also look after our four year-old on no energy. We were really frustrated and burnt out and just finding the whole thing was really affecting our moods and patience with the whole family.

I’d resisted any sort of sleep training up to that point, as I thought it was all about letting your baby cry it out, an idea that I found really uncomfortable. But my husband met another mum in the playground one day, who recommended Sam as a total wonder to help you with gentle methods, tailored to suit your family. I’m so glad we contacted Sam because this is exactly what she provided for us.

The plan you receive is really personalised, and having time to chat through it all along with any concerns helped so much. Sam always uses really helpful examples when discussing plans, so that you can see how she’s helped other families in similar situations. We were really clear on how to try things, and what to avoid, possible hiccups that might occur etc, before we started, so I felt equipped from the start.

Sam is also always on-hand to answer any questions and help get you back on track if you have a day that doesn’t go to plan. This helped me so much, after a time of feeling really lonely and isolated through lack of sleep. I really felt like I was failing, so if a day didn’t go too well Sam’s support helped me get back on track.

I feel the level of support you receive for what you pay is way more than we had anticipated. She really does become another part of your family while she helps you.

Sid is now sleeping through the night in his own cot and having nice long sleeps in the middle of the day. I never would have thought this was possible before, and it’s had such a hugely positive impact on the whole family. I feel so much more energetic and focused. Sid is also happier and more settled, and the time he naps is lovely golden time I can have with my eldest. I have never had to do any methods I feel uncomfortable with, and I have never felt like Sam pushed me to try something that wasn’t right for either us or Sid. Helping Sid know how to settle himself is something that he’ll always need, and we really did need her help to get there.

I’m so relieved we found Sam. Thank you so much from us all, we will always be grateful!

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Zakiya 

Mum to 8 Month old

I found Sam through searching on a social media site and after reading her reviews, I thought what could I lose.
It was my 2nd baby, 8 months old who was used to co-sleeping and being rocked to sleep. Unfortunately, she became so reliant on being rocked that she never learnt to self-soothe leading to her waking regularly throughout the night and a very tired mum! I couldn’t find the energy to support my 4.5 year old and that’s when I knew I needed to do something about it (also the fact that I was starting back at work in few weeks time too!)

After the initial consultation, I knew I wanted to proceed with Sam as it soon became very apparent how knowledgeable she is and explained how she was willing to work around my own anxieties about sleep training (couldn’t listen to my baby cry) and suggested a range of strategies.

She had my personalised plan written really quickly which enabled me to read more into the different methods helping me pick which was right for me and my family.

After the first night, I had a baby sleep for the full 12 hours in her cot, which I thought was an anomaly, but quickly realised it wasn’t as it happened on the third and fourth nights too.

Two weeks in, I have a well rested baby who transitioned to full time nursery at 8 months seamlessly because she was so well rested (commented on by the staff comparing her to other babies). Her naps at nursery are still a work in progress as they are not as long as they should be. I have a baby wants to join in with the fun however, she is still self settling/soothing when napping at nursery which was a big milestone I was worried about. The staff love it as it’s one less baby they have to rock/pat/soothe. Her naps at home are perfect - I actually get things done and have the time evenings to spend with my eldest daughter and still have time for myself.

Sleep training has also changed and improved our mornings. When we wake up, we have so much fun getting ready in the morning, laughing and smiling rather than trying to get myself ready and juggling a tired baby too. The mornings are just a pure joy and I actually look forward to them.

I cannot recommend Sam enough - there aren’t enough words to thank her for the education she has passed on which in turn has brought my sanity back.
If you’re contemplating whether it’s worth it, it so is!

Thank you again Sam for everything you’ve done for me and my family!

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Sabina 

Mum to Jasmine, 10 Months

We decided to look for a sleep consultant when we couldn't wait anymore for our 10-month-old daughter sleep problems to resolve itself. We all were suffering, and we just wanted our daughter to sleep well and enjoy sleeping. We came across Sam's website, and we decided to reach out.

Before we started working with Sam, we were experiencing frequent night waking, rocking/holding/feeding to sleep, co- sleeping, and, of course, naps problem. We were so glad Sam managed to start working with us soon after our first conversation. We were happy we had an option of two different methods to choose from, but we all agreed that one was more suitable for Jasmine than the other.

Sam provided us with amazing guidance throughout the process; she was in touch at all times to ask how was Jasmine sleep or how is she doing. She was asking us our opinion, which is great as this gave us flexibility with times, but we always followed Sam's advice as she knows best. We needed to spend more time on naps, but eventually Sam found perfect timings, and Jasmine was even able to nap in the buggy for the first time since she was 8 weeks old.

 

During time with Sam I managed to cut night feeding from 6-8 times a night to 1 as I wanted to keep this only if Jasmine wakes but this 1 feed wasn't also needed as after 1.5 week sleep training, our baby slept through the night. We appreciate Sam's professional help as this has changed our family.

 

Jasmine is finally enjoying sleeping; my husband and I are in better moods, and this makes us a better parent. It's amazing to be able to put our daughter to bed awake and leave the room. We got the time we needed, and our daughter got amazing restful sleep.

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Holly 

Mum to River and Sage, 10 Months

Sam was an absolute life changer for our twins! At 10 months old it took over an hour to get each baby down in the evening, they woke so much that we were consistently getting 2-3 hours sleep a night, were up for the day every day at 4am, neither baby would go down for more than a 15 minute nap in the day, and we had to co-sleep for at least part of the night. We were completely exhausted but thought this was normal and just part of the journey.

We saw Sam on a Facebook group so we booked a consultation thinking maybe she could help. Within a couple of days both babies were sleeping through the night, all by themselves! No more co-sleeping! We now put them down at 7pm in their nursery and don’t hear a peep from them until 7am! Sam has completely changed parenthood for us and our babies are so happy and well rested.

We couldn’t have been happier with the service Sam provided. She was on hand to answer any queries or concerns we had, was patient and kind, and completely non-judgemental! Sleep training was the best thing we could have done for our family and we couldn’t have done it without Sam. Couldn’t recommend her enough!

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Laura 

Mum to Lucia, 20 Months old

We are so grateful for Sam helping us with our daughters sleep, she is amazing and so wished we had contacted her sooner.

It felt like a huge battle trying to get our 20 month old to sleep taking between an hour to 2 hours. As soon as I put her down in her cot she would stand up crying hysterically and I would end up breastfeeding her to sleep. She would only let me put her to bed and this became even more challenging when our second little one arrived and at this point we needed help.

As soon as I spoke to Sam I instantly felt positive, she is so friendly and reassured us that Lucia’s sleep could be resolved in just 2 weeks! I loved that Sam’s sleep plan for Lucia was a nice gradual and gentle approach and Sam always made us feel confident that we could achieve all of Lucia’s sleep goals.

WOW I still can’t believe that within 2 weeks I have stopped breastfeeding completely, Lucia self settles and my husband can also put her to bed. We can’t thank Sam enough for all her wonderful help and guidance, she has changed our lives we now have our evenings back to spend some one to one time with our 2 month old.

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Maria 

Mum to 4 and 2 Year old

I was referred to Sammy Sleep Nanny via my sister. Admittedly I was unsure whether it would make any difference as our children were toddler age and up as opposed to babies, but I was so wrong it was the best thing we ever did!

 

We have three girls age 7,4,2. We were always more strict with bedtime routine with our eldest when she was young but when the others came along through tiredness and exhaustion we became more focused on whatever got us the most sleep over good sleeping habits for our 4 and 2 yo, eg letting them in our bed, staying with them for long periods of time at bedtime or sleeping in their room. Sam gave us simple, usable tools and structured advice firstly for bedtime routine, and for nighttime wake up’s.

 

I was unsure whether particularly the 2yo would understand enough to make it work but Sam encouraged us to be consistent. And it worked! They now both go to sleep at a reasonable time, we have our evenings back (which is AMAZING!) and most of the time they sleep through the night. If they do wake they stay in their bed, and go back to sleep. As two very tired working parents this has made a huge difference.

 

We are truly grateful and would highly recommend Sam. :)

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Suzan 

Mum to 10.5 Month old

Our little boy was 10.5 months old when we started sleep training. We were struggling with frequent night waking, feeding and rocking to sleep and short day time naps.

After having one of the worst nights sleep we had since our little boy was born, we found Sam on Google and decided to book a consultation the next day.

Sam was so helpful and was able to pinpoint where we were going wrong straight away. After receiving the sleep training plan, we were given the choice of two methods. We talked through both options with Sam and implemented the one we thought best suited our son.

The method worked almost immediately and our son had the longest nights sleep he ever had. Three weeks on, he is now able to put himself to sleep, is no longer feeding to sleep, has 2 good naps and up to 11-12 hours sleep at night.

Thanks very much Sam! We can't recommend her enough :-)
 

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Ros 

Mum to Lucia, 20 Months old

Sam was so helpful with our 11 month old who was waking every hour to feed, and our 3 year old who consistently woke earlier than 6am.

When I first talked to Sam, I felt she was very flexible, and was interested to hear how we parented and to incorporate that in the sleep plans for the boys. I didn’t feel pressurised into going ahead with a plan I didn’t agree with.

We had 3 weeks with her, and it has HUGELY changed everyone’s sleep (including mine and my husband’s!). Her support was constant throughout the three weeks and she was giving us advice on every nap and each night, very responsive to questions.

Would 100% recommend! Thank you so much!!!

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Gurpreet 

Mum to Aryan, 2 Years 2 Months

I wanted to say a huge thank you to Sam!

 

I was given her details from a friend as I was going through a tough time with my 2 year old. he refused to sleep in his cot, was extremely irritable and waking up throughout the night and couldn't self settle.

 

He ended up in our bed for quite a few months. I wasn't sleeping and couldn't function day to day. I approached Sam and she wasted no time, she was efficient, proactive and got back to me within a day with a comprehensive analysis, along with various options to start sleep training (she tailored her approach to suit my child). Her on going support, dedication and care meant  that I was able to sleep train my son within 3 days.

 

I'm so much happier, we have a fantastic routine and my son can self settle. In fact he asks to sleep in his room! Thank you so much Sam! I have no hesitation to recommend you to all my friends and anyone else looking to get help in this way. Xxx

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Lizzie 

Mum to Ted, 8.5 Months

We contacted Sammy when we were struggling with my sons sleep who was 8.5 months old.

 

He would only sleep for 30 mins at a time and feed to sleep and wake up 4 times in the night. Sammy has helped my son improve his naps to hour and a half at a time and now my son sleeps though the night.

 

The help and support Sammy offered was second to none I can’t thank her enough for everything she has done for our sons sleep. We are much happier as a family and we do not dread nap time or bedtime.

 

We would highly recommend Sammy.

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Hannah 

Mum to 10 Month old and 3 Year old

Sam has been a GODSEND.

 

We were having major difficulties with our 3yo staying in her bed and within a week she was doing it! We then used Sam again for our baby and he has gone from co-sleeping and being bf to sleep to no bf needed in night in his own cot IN HIS OWN ROOM!

 

Absolutely amazing. I worried he wouldn't take well to sleep training but we found the right approach and it wasn't distressing for him, he actually surprised me and took to it quite quickly. Couldn't have done it without Sam - thank you!

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Mum to a 6 Month Old

We are so grateful for Sam’s support sleep training our 6 month old. He needed skin contact to fall asleep and was waking every couple of hours throughout the night. Within a couple of weeks he now self settles so easily and sleeps through to the morning.

Sam was kind and supportive and we can’t believe the difference within such a short time. We would highly recommend

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Stephen

Sam helped my wife and I with our 18 month old.

 

She did an amazing job with the training and support for us and it has literally transformed our lives now that we and our daughter can sleep through the night. It's not easy, but Sam is there for you whenever you need her. Highly recommended!

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Amelia 

Mum to a 9 Month old 

My baby was 9 months when we asked Sammy for some help with his sleep, he was waking through the night as well as waking up for the day at 5:30am.


Sammy helped us by putting together a sleep and nap schedule for both daytime and night, which really helped.


We have noticed such a difference in our babies sleep, he is going to bed at 7, sleeping through and waking at 7. He is also a lot happier as a result which is amazing!

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Anael 

Mum to a 11 Month old 

Our little one has been contact napping and fed to sleep plus cosleeping since day one. I was returning to work and stressing that our 11 month old wasn’t able to sleep on her own, plus we had so many wakes at night.


On the first night following the plan that Sam put in place for our daughter, she slept through the night! And over the weeks everything improved. Naps are breeze now and we are getting a full night sleep. I can’t thank Sam enough for her support.

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Mark 

We are incredibly grateful for the guidance we received from Sammy Sleep Nanny, particularly from Sam. Her expertise has transformed our bedtime routines, and our family is now enjoying much-improved sleep.

 

Sam's excellent advice and support have made a significant, positive impact on our lives. Thank you, Sammy Sleep Nanny, for helping us create better sleep habits for our young family.

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Jackie 

Mum to T, 2 Years


We first contacted Sam when our 2 year old wouldn’t settle at night or in the day for a nap. To be honest we were a little sceptical if sleep therapy would work as T was very erratic in her sleeping pattern, she wouldn’t settle without one of us with her & waking a couple of times in the night, unless she was sleeping in our bed.


However within two weeks we started to see a change and T would settle better at night. By the end of week 3 T was in a regular sleep pattern and going down for a nap in the day and settling in the evening, sleeping through the night. On the odd night she woke up, could soothe herself. It has completely changed our evenings for the better and T is happier in the day.



I would absolutely recommend Sam who has supported through the whole process and been there for us whenever we needed her advice.

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Vicki 

Mum to 5 Month Old

We couldn’t recommend Sam highly enough!

We reached out to Sam when we’d had enough of very disturbed nights thanks to our 5 month old. I was really keen to get rid of the dummy as I was up every 45 mins giving it back to my son as he couldn’t settle without it. Sam was extremely efficient and, after an initial chat, put together a plan with several options for us to try with our son.

After a few nights of hard work, our son’s sleep was much improved and he is so much happier because of it.

It was so useful having Sam at the end of a phone whenever I needed her for extra support when things were hard.

We ended up only needing 2 of our 3 agreed weeks and Sam has been super flexible with how we can use our final week.

If you are considering getting help with your little ones sleep, I would definitely recommend using Sam!

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Alex 

Mum to Hattie, 7.5 Months

Do it! Pick up the phone to Sammy sleep nanny NOW. I only wish I had come across Sammy months ago. I was so worried “sleep consultants” were all about cry it out methods. But Sammy was amazing, Why? She gave me time, she supported me constantly. She gave me
Knowledge, confidence and support that I couldn’t find despite the amount of books I read or newsfeeds from other sleep consultants I read.


My Hattie woke constantly and also woke from 2am -4am every night. I was pulling my hair out. After two recommendations as a starter from Sammy, she didn’t wake for the two hour stint. She slept in her cot for the naps for the first time with the help from Sammy and know I put her down awake and walk away and Hattie is asleep in minutes.

 

She sleeps at least 7 hour stretches every night and am so confident if naps do not go to plan or anything Hattie decides to throw a spanner in the works I know what to do thanks to Sammy.

 

She is friendly, caring, empathetic and has a font of knowledge to help guide abs support you. All you have to do is listen to her…. I would 100% recommend you to reach out and take the step to bliss and confidence and happiness. Thank you Sammy!!!!

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Jasdeep & Ash 

Parents to Avnoor, 1 Year

We can’t recommend Sam enough, with her help and guidance, our one year old daughter’s sleeping habits have improved so much that we all now get to rest and recharge together. Before working with Sam, we were experiencing several night wakes and often having to result to feeding her back to sleep, we had a semi okay night routine and didn’t know what more to try.

 

Once Sam understood us, her, her current routine and all the issues we were facing, a customised plan and her in depth guidance helped us leave all this in the past. Our daughter now sleeps anywhere from 11-12 hours at night and is a much happier baby at nap times!

 

We couldn’t have done this without Sam! Thank you so much, she was there for us every step of the way!

Jas, Ash and Avnoor x

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Joel

Dad to Tiger, 11 Months

Sammy has helped us so much with our one year old, Tiger. Before we went to her for help, he was waking up every couple of hours to feed, which eventually led to him sleeping in our bed. After 11 months my wife and I were running on empty. It was almost impossible to think and move forward as we were both so sleep deprived. We did at the time believe Tiger was getting enough rest and it was us who was suffering - but in retrospect it was clear tiger needed more sleep, not just at night but during the day with his naps.


Sammy gave us the confidence to take huge steps and was always reassuring during our weaker moments at the very start of his sleep training. Despite us both feeling this would be an impossible task, within 2 or 3 days Tiger was sleeping pretty much through the night.

 

Within a week or so he was getting 11 hours every night, up from about 5 or 6! We also introduced a far more stringent routine. This made bed time so much easier, and now we are able to put Tiger down in just a few minutes, without any complaint. We can also be confident he will sleep through, which has meant we have our evenings back and are finally getting some sleep.

 

The difference this has made is huge, we feel like we have our lives back. Tiger is also far more rested, and has much more energy when playing and when engaging with us. It is a win-win on every count, and despite a few tough moments at the start, Sammy has guided us to a place where we can start living again.

 

So thank you so much Sammy for all your help from the whole family, it has made such a difference to us all.


Joel, Lillah and Tiger.

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Lizzie

Mum to Will, 3 Years 4 Months

Sam helped us get our 3.5 yr old back into a good sleep routine again. The benefits were wide ranging, he got calmer, more confident and also more independent, and the family started to get much better nights of sleep too.
Thanks Sam.

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Niralee

Mum to Arya, 11 Months

We contacted Sam, after a recommendation from a family member, when we were struggling and concerned as I was soon to return to work and the little one soon to start nursery. As soon as I spoke to her on the phone for our initial consultation, I was instantly reassured that we would be able to work together to find a solution and get our little one sleeping better.

Sam asked a great deal of questions and this meant that her reccomendations were carefully thought through and the sleep plan that she put together for our daughter was detailed and answered all of our queries. As our daughter was almost 10 months when we began, she much more aware of what was going on, nevertheless, we saw results from day 1.

Sam was so incredibly helpful and was on the end of a whatsapp message or phone call, to answer any questions we had during the two weeks. She advised us on how to deal with situations like when teething or unwell as well as transitions with nursery and most certainly her expertise has guided us through to having evenings back without night wakings and hours of rocking in the middle of the night. We are so grateful, thank you Sam!

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Katie

Mum to, 13 Months

We could not recommend Sam enough!

 

Our little girl (13 months) was not sleeping well - multiple wake ups, some nights every hour or two and awake hours at a time and I was feeling very worried about returning to work.

 

Sam gave us the confidence and reassurance to put things in place (like moving her into her own room!) and to stick to a good routine.

 

Our little girl now naps in her cot for 2 hours with no difficulties. It’s been 4 months and shes slept 12 hours every night since! Thank you so much Sam - it’s been truly life saving!

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Jack

Dad to Sienna, 6 Months

We worked with Sam for a period of 3 weeks and the transformation in our child’s sleeping patterns has been nothing short of incredible. Sam’s plan and ongoing daily coaching gave us the confidence and knowledge required to help our child go from waking every few hours to self settling and sleeping through the night in a very short space of time.

Sam is a wonderful person and is great to work with, we’d heartily recommend.

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Gioia

Mum to Zadie, 2 Years

Sam really helped us! She is patient and really cares! Sam wrote a personalized plan on how to help our daughter sleep again and was there for any concerns at any time. Our daughter was sleeping through the night within one week of working with sam.

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Sarah

Mum to Jake, 14 Months

Sam transformed our lives from the first night of sleep training! To go from our 15month waking every hour to sleeping the whole night through has been life changing. We’ve even been on a couple of dates since! Thank you so much Sam xxx

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Nabilia

Mum to Tayah, 9 Months

Contacting Sam was the best thing we ever did. I wish we had done it sooner! Tayah was 9 months old when we decided we needed professional advice. She was always breastfed to sleep at night. It would take at least 1-2 hours until she was in a deep enough sleep for me to put her down in her cot and sneak away. She would wake every 2 hours, I would fed to sleep every time she woke, we would co-sleep to try to get as much sleep as possible.


Naps were always in the car, I would park up and wait 30mins-1hour until Tayah woke. However,
if I had plans I would have to wake Tayah and she would be so overtired.
We were all absolutely exhausted to say the least!


I honestly didn’t think anyone would be able to help.
Sam was so lovely and made me feel confident about the sleep training as she had been in a very similar situation as me. Also a friend recommended her to me so I knew she had worked her magic for them too.


Sam provided two training methods to try for naps and bedtime sleep.
We had amazing results from night 1, Tayah done an 8 hour stretch!
By night 4 she slept all the way through! I couldn’t believe it.
It has changed our lives, we are all so much happier and no longer sleep deprived!
Both my partner and I can put her down now at bedtime and for naps, she will settle to sleep in minutes.


We have our evenings back and I can get stuff done during the day as she has 2 lovely long naps!
Sam was always there to help whenever I needed advice and she would always check in to see how we were getting on.


I cannot recommend her enough!

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Lisa

Mum to Otto, 2 1/2 Years

We used Sammy to help us with our 10 month old and and our 2 1/2 year old. Both were struggling to get to sleep, with the baby wanting to be fed and rocked to sleep throughout the night.

Sammy listened carefully to what was happening on the lead up to the children’s bedtime and respectfully responded with what we needed to develop. She was easy to talk to and kind in her manner- which was greatly appreciated with my sleep deprivation.

Sammy wrote up a wonderful system to support both my husband and I, in managing the children’s bedtime routine, that was organic to us and our children.

Sammy was always available for talks whether it be about the sleep plans or just to tell me I was doing well.

I cannot recommend Sammy and her sleep therapy enough. It’s changed our lives - everyone is happier and my sons behaviour has greatly improved.

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Avianne 

Mum to Hattie, 2 Years 2 Months

We had an excellent experience working with Sam.

This is our 3rd child, and we were at breaking point through lack of sleep! Sam helped us establish a routine with our 2-year-old and was on the end of the phone when needed. Our little girl is a tough cookie, but with Sam’s encouragement and understanding – we finally have her sleeping through the night and a 2 hr nap during the day. A bonus is our 6-year-old was encouraged and he now sleeps through too.

Cannot recommend highly enough – wish we’d found Sam earlier!

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Bansi 

Mum to Dylan, 7 Months

I was petrified of sleep training and honestly for me it was the last resort but I had to do it because I knew it was for the better.

Sam was great to say the least. She was pretty much always available which was my favourite part of the program.

We took on the three week program which meant that we could contact her at any time. The thing that attracted me about Sam was the gentle sleep training part. With Sam, I was always there with my son and could comfort him at any point, especially the first few nights when it was the hardest on him (and me).

I would definitely recommend Sam as she is so friendly and easy to get along with. In addition, she really does understand what you want and walks with you every step of the way. I never felt that I could not approach her. Even on her days off, I could get in touch with her.

If you are thinking about it, I would not hesitate as it will be one of the best investments you could make for your child. Sleep is essential!

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Rakhee 

Mum to Elia, 5 Years

My 5 year old would only sleep through the night if she slept in my bed. If she started off in her bedroom, she would inevitably usually at 4am, walk to my bedroom, with her pillow to share the bed me. As I’m expecting no 2 in under 2 months, I knew this couldn’t continue and I was also severely sleep deprived! Friends in similar situations accepted that one parent would sleep with each child, but I wanted to break the cycle.

I’d been passed several other sleep trainer recommendations by friends but decided to go with Sam as I could see she had helped older kids as well as little ones and when I had my initial chat with her, she was easy to talk to. I could tell there was no judgement, and she wanted to understand the situation.

I booked the 2 week support plan, and I must admit initially I wasn’t sure if the plan would work with my 5 year old. Despite this, I kept an open mind, went with it and am shocked to say after 2.5 weeks, I can read a book with my daughter, she turns the light off and I simply walk out the room! She stays in her bed all night too.

Sam responds promptly to messages to ensure she’s there to support you and it’s been very reassuring to have that! It’s also meant that me and my husband have stayed focus on the plan (with much less bickering). I just wish I had sorted out my daughter’s sleep sooner! I’m still in shock that so much has changed in just under 3 weeks and can see my daughter has so much more energy now, especially in the mornings.
With baby no 2 on the way, I will definitely be keeping Sam in mind! Have already recommended her to friends!

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Sophie 

Mum to 15 Month old

We were recommended Sam by our friends. We contacted Sam after our son turned 15 months, and had not yet slept through the night.

 

Waking up every 2 hours at night. We had tried everything. We knew this sleep pattern wasn’t good for our growing boy, and we were beyond exhausted. I am happy to report that after the support we received from Sam, everyone in our family is now sleeping much better. It’s changed our life as a family.

 

Thank you Sam!!!

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Sophie 

Mum to Poppy, 4 Months

We started our journey with Sam as our daughter Poppy turned 4 months. At this stage we were struggling with any daytime naps unless they were in the pram when we were out and about and night time I was feeding her to sleep and then trying to put her down with out waking her up!

 

This has now all changed! We now have more of a predicable routine, Poppy is able to self settle, so naps for longer, I can put her down to sleep and leave her to go to sleep independently. With Sam's coaching I now feel I have the knowledge and expertise to do what is right for my daughter to ensure she has a good nights sleep. Everyone is happier and everyone is sleeping better!


Thank you Sam for always being on the end of the phone with your helpful advice, we couldn't have done it without you.

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Charlotte 

Mum to Hugo, 9.5 Months

Sam granted us the wish that every parent dreams for - a good night’s sleep!

My husband and I contacted Sam after another mum recommended her. We were struggling with our 9.5 month old’s sleep - he was catnapping in the day and waking 2-3x overnight for a breastfeed. With my impeding return to work looming, we felt it necessary to do something about this.

Sam is knowledgeable, caring and non-judgemental. She gave us a personalised plan and was there to support us through every step. After just 2 weeks, our son was sleeping through the night! Nap times are so easy now and I feel so much more comfortable about going back to work in the next few weeks. Hugo is a much happier baby- and I feel like myself again after a good night’s sleep!

We wish we had contacted Sam sooner 🙌🏼

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Vicki 

Mum to Cora, 10.5 Months

I feel very grateful for Sam helping us get to where we are now with our daughter’s sleep.

 

Our 11 month was waking up to 6 times a night and was reliant on being fed to sleep. After no time at all she is now sleeping through the night. Having advice from an expert who knows your child’s particular sleep issues gave me the confidence I needed to address them.

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Josie 

Mum to Lottie, 17 Months

Sam recently helped us with our 17month old daughter. She was waking up around 4.30am for months and it was exhausting. After a few weeks working with Sam, and a few adjustments, she's now sleeping past 6am most days. I couldn't be more grateful for the help and support, thank you again Sam for everything :) x

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Charles & Annabelle 

Parents to Remy, 16 Weeks

We first approached Sam when Rémy was 10 weeks old. We were struggling with Rémy's sleep and we didn't know what we were doing right and what we were doing wrong as first time parents. At this stage we knew that our baby was too young for proper sleep training but we still wanted some help. After a desperate online search we stumbled across Sam's page and felt reassured by the description of her approach and she put us at ease as soon as we first spoke to her. Sam really took the time to understand Rémy and what we were finding difficult and through her gentle guidance we managed to start getting him to sleep without reliance on breastfeeding.

As Rémy approached his 16 weeks, Sam devised a great sleep training plan for Rémy and supported us to manage it. When we felt uncertain, Sam was reassuring, and when we felt something wasn't working for our baby Sam supported us to make changes to the approach.

We couldn't believe how quickly we saw changes in the sleep routine. From being a child who needed constant movement in the pram to fall asleep, Rémy was now having day time naps in the cot and falling asleep in the evening with minimal intervention from us.

We are so grateful to Sam for being a warm and available presence during such an important developmental stage for our baby, and she was so reassuring during what could have been a really tough time. Thank you!!

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Greg & Milda

Parents to Summer, 9.5 Months

Our baby wouldn't sleep for more than 1hr at a time for the first 9 months and refused to be put in the cot. She wouldnt sleep alone, she wouldnt settle unless being breastfed to sleep and it was having a terrible effect on us.

 

We then found Sam through Google search and got on with her from the get go. Sam put us on a regimented plan and consulted us carefully after conducting a thorough assessment. She supported us every step of the way and the transformation was unbelievable.

 

Within just a couple of days on the program our baby was sleeping for long stretches on her own and in the cot and totally self soothing. When we put her down now at 11 months old, she smiles back as we switch off the light and is sound asleep in minutes, a totally different baby. And over the course of three weeks we fine tuned our routine so that we feel confident that the baby will sleep under lots of different circumstances.

 

Sam took us on a journey and we are very very happy with the destination we have arrived at. We would highly recommend her to anyone who is having trouble getting baby to sleep.

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Lissy

Mum to Arley, 4 Months

We have just come through the 4 month sleep regression and Arley was waking at least every hour through the night, and each nap was a battle and only ever lasted 30/40 mins. I realised every time he fell asleep was only after I fed him to sleep or nearly asleep.

My friend at baby sensory class recommended we got in touch with Sam to help us guide Arley to sleep by himself in a gentle way as we were against using the cry it out method.

Sam was friendly, professional and at the end of the phone whenever we needed advice. We filled out a thorough questionnaire and Sam took the information and created a detailed plan of how to get Arley sleeping more easily and for longer. She listened to exactly our needs and tailor made a solution for us.

Each morning we let Sam know how the night had gone and she gave us tips on how to improve it or encouragement if it went well. Working out the logistics of when to put Arley down to sleep before he was overtired was a bit of a puzzle, but Sam was there to guide us through it depending on his wake window/nap duration etc.

By the end of the two weeks with Sam we had a great toolkit at our disposal and such a better understanding of how to handle Arley's sleep and nap routines, through things like bedtime routine consistency and reading his cues.

She helped to break the feed to sleep association and guide Arley to self settle after each sleep cycle so he was napping for an hour and a half. He still woke occasionally during the night but much less than before, and we were able to help him quickly settle himself back without needing to feed each time.

When we put him down to nap we can now leave the room and he will settle himself, with very little help from us, whereas before we were needing to rock/stroke/feed him to sleep each time.

I would highly recommend Sam to anyone struggling with baby sleep - her help was completely invaluable to us!

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Vinay

Dad to Mila, 16 Months

I contacted Sam following the birth of our second child. Our first child, 16 month old, was waking a number of times during the night and would eventually end up co-sleeping with one parent. With the addition of a new born this was no longer practical and so I sought Sam’s help.

 

After the first consultation, Sam was able to create an action plan for us based on what we were comfortable doing whilst also giving us options at each stage. Sam maintained an open channel of communication with us through out the process, even making her self available whilst she was on holiday.


After a couple of days the improvements in sleep were evident, at the end of the 2 weeks she was sleeping a good solid 11 hours a night without crying and self-settling when she did wake. On top of this we also managed to ditch her dummy habit during this period which in turn also contributed to better sleep.


I highly recommend Sam to anyone struggling with a child’s sleep and I wouldn’t hesitate to consult her again.

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Nick

Dad to I, 2 Years 2 Months

We can't thank Sam enough for her hard work and amazing advice. We still can't believe our son is sleeping through the night. After months of despair and being woken up throughout the night, Sam offered a brilliant, non-judgemental plan and never made us feel bad for the mistake we made.

 

Even when the plan was disrupted by the arrival of our second child, Sam kept supporting us every step of the way. We never thought we would get to the point where our son consistently sleeps through the night. We would recommend Sam, an absolute super star.

 

Thank you for everything Sam.

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Mimi

Mum to 22 Month Old

Our baby slept max 3 hours at his longest stretch in one night, but woke every 1.5 to 2 hours after that. This lasted up to 14/15 months until we contacted Sam.

 

As you can imagine we were like zombies & it was really tough. Sam completely changed our lives, baby is 22 months now and for the last 7 months he now sleeps through from 7/7:30pm to 7:00am.

 

We still can’t quite believe it, and I will never take it for granted as it’s completely saved our sanity. I couldn’t recommend Sam highly enough, she’s been amazing for us.

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Valerie

Mum to Elodie, 3 Years

Sam quickly understood what we were trying to achieve and designed a solution which worked for our family, taking into account our daughter’s personality but also our material constraints (nursery/work hours). While we achieved results fairly quickly, Sam showed us support throughout the agreed period and made sure we understood how to maintain good habits in the long run.


I was skeptical of using a consultant at first as lots of information is available on the net but having a plan fully tailored to your family as well as the absolute focus from everyone are keys to success.


Thank you so much Sam for helping us restore our family life and balance. Our 3Y old daughter is now staying in her bed every night and we can appreciate quality time as a family again.

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Emma

Mum to Olivia, 4 Months

We contacted Sam when our daughter was 4 months old. It felt like we were in a worsening spiral of sleep with several wake ups at night and having to co-sleep which isn’t something we felt comfortable with. Ultimately none of us were sleeping well. In addition every daytime nap was in the carrier which was exhausting.

We were initially a bit sceptical as we had read and tried loads of sleep techniques and really didn’t want to do the ‘cry it out’ method. After an initial consultation with Sam she developed our own personalised sleep program which she talked us through.

Sam explained that our daughter was still very young so it was no surprise things hadn’t worked before but it was still a good time to start getting some good sleep habits in place to set her on the right track as she developed. It was a pleasant surprise to find that gentle methods could still work.

Within a couple of days, we were already noticing a difference with our daughter sleeping in her own space through the night with only 2 wake ups for feeds and at least one nap in her cot through the day. Over the course of the 3 weeks her naps started to get longer and it was clear she was becoming happier and developing quicker.

Sam was on hand every day to check on how we were doing and keep us motivated and on track. It was incredible how she was able to pick up in the smallest detail which ultimately translated to a bit difference in the sleep routine. It was also wonderful to have someone else ‘do the thinking’ and analysing, giving our tired brains a break!

Sam explained that it still might take a couple of months to get further improvements with our daughter being on the younger end for sleep training, but she gave us a plan of what to work on going forwards as well as offering to answer further questions.

Sam has been a great help to us, giving us so much more confidence in what we are doing with the sleep. We would definitely recommend, thank you!

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Simone 

Mum to Indy, 7 Months

I reached out to Sam after realising that my 8 month old baby who had been sleeping in a next to me crib- needed to be transitioned into his own cot and also needed more structure around his daytime naps (up until now I had been very baby led and had a bedtime routine but not defined bedtimes).

 

My baby had always had a pretty long afternoon nap but his morning naps were all over the place and Sam helped us to put strategies in place to understand ‘wake windows and sleep cues’ appropriately so that he goes to sleep for approx 90 mins at a go - and I am no longer frustrated to hear the words ‘drowsy but awake’ .

 

Additionally, Sam worked with us to help with a smooth transition from bedside co-sleeper to his own cot - our baby is now 9 months old and goes to bedtime without any fuss. Sam understood that I wanted to work with my baby’s biology (he is on the slender side) and not take a cookie cutter approach- I wanted my baby to naturally drop his feed(s) when he is ready.

 

I really appreciated Sam’s support on this and am certain that when the time is right to drop his night feeds - his ( and my sleep) will continue to get better.

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Tina

Mum to Annie, 18 Months

We used sam to help us with our sleep issues with our 18 month old and 5 year old. We had gotten into a terrible cycle of getting up throughout the night with our younger and were at wits end.we were desperate to get started as being so sleep deprived and she was able to get going straight away. We sat down and discussed what had been happening. Sam then gave us bespoke guidance as to what to do. It revolved around structure and she helped us to keep to that structure. Sometimes when you are so sleep deprived as a couple to can be really hard to know what is best but Sam gave us that knowledge of knowing what to do and when.


Our baby now sleep through the night and I can generally put her down and walk out of the room. There have been times when we slipped back into old habits but Sam's mantra in my head and even going back over our txts reminds me how best to correct these habits. Sleep is so important for you and your children. I now notice that my child plays more cos she isn't clinging to me cos of fatigue. I can read better when she needs a sleep and I am not scared to let her sleep for longer if she needs it. I don't rush into her when I hear her wake at night because she has learnt how to self soothe. Thank you Sam for your help it has been invaluable. X

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Laura 

Mum to Diego, 4 Months

Sammy is an absolute star! We contacted her after we where on the verge of a mental breakdown, we where physically exhausted and mentally drained as our little one was going deeper into the 4month sleep regression.

 

We had an interview and she gave us a personalized assessment with different intervention options and supported us to choose the best option for our scenario. She walked along with us through the first nights giving us reassurance and reassessing difficult situations. Our experience with her is outstanding, there is still a lot of work to do with our little trouble boy during naptime but Sammy has made a huge difference in night sleep.

 

Our baby was relying on us to fall asleep, we were waking up hundreds of times to put the dummy back, nurse him to sleep, rocking or even driving during night time. Two weeks working with her and he is able to fall asleep by himself at night time and some naps, we ditched the dummy completely, he only wakes 1-2 times to feed and he sleep in the buggy as well.

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Anna 

Mum to Nikolas, 2.5 Years

Nikolas's sleep has massively improved. He is two and a half years old. We went from late bedtimes of 8:30/9pm or later, waking up in the night and also any wake up time in the morning.

 

Our older children would be kept up as our son would often cry or call out at bedtime and/or in the night. Sam gave us lots of clear, workable and effective strategies to get Nikolas to sleep at a proper bedtime and also to keep him going through the night.

 

She was there for us when we needed any tips, and we know we can call on her if we need any help. (We haven't needed any yet!) I thoroughly recommend Sam to anyone with children who are struggling to sleep properly. My only regret is that I didn't reach out to Sam when Nikolas was younger as I would've saved myself lots of sleepless nights. For anyone considering a Sleepy Nanny, I would say definitely get in contact with Sam.

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Oxana 

Mum to Lilian, 8 Months

It was such a great experience with Sammy! We couldn’t believe in the beginning that you can train 8month toddlers to sleep through the night, but it actually works! We thankful to Sam for that!

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Christina 

Mum to Archer, 9 Months old

Sam was absolutely brilliant! Got our baby sleeping through the night after two nights. She’s super supportive and on the other end of the phone whenever you need it. Highly recommend.

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Karl 

Dad to Koby, 6 Months

I met Sam actually doing a job for her and her family, and after explaining that my 4th ( so deffo not my 1st rodeo ) was keeping us up all night she happened to mention she was a sleep specialist.

 

To be honest i never really go for this kind of thing but i decided to give it a try.. i mean it couldn't get any worse right? Is what me and my wife said. For the 1st night in 7 months our baby slept through the whole night in his OWN cot, which he had never ever done before.

 

Then the second and third night went the same way. So this definitely wasn't a fluke. It worked perfectly and my partner is passing Sam's info around to other school mums. We finally have our evenings back.

 

Thank you Sam. X

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Emma 

Mum to Olivia, 6 Months

We reached out to Sam when our baby girl was 6 months old as we were still co sleeping and had no routine at all.

 

We went for the 3 weeks package and can honestly say it’s been the best thing we’ve done! We wouldn’t be where we are today without Sam’s plan and support.

 

We achieved so much during our time with Sam, our baby now sleeps in her own cot, we ditched the dummy, she naps during the day, we have a routine and I as a mother have learnt so much.

 

Sam is so friendly, puts you at ease and is there whenever you need the support. If you are considering Sam for some help then we would highly recommended.

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Rebecca 

Mum to Maisie, 12 Months

We must admit we were a bit sceptical about sleep training having read various techniques online and dabbled with them. How wrong could we be! Sleep coaching with Sam has been a game changer. Our daughter Maisie is now sleeping close to 12 hours a night, is happier and developing quicker than ever before. We are also much more rested and able to enjoy our evenings again!

Our 13 month old daughters sleep had been getting progressively worse and worse. When she was younger she slept pretty well but gradually she had become more and more reliant on us to go to sleep, it was getting harder and harder to get her down and she was waking more and more. It got to the point that we she was spending most of the night in our bed and we were having to go to bed early so she could settle and get enough sleep. We decided we needed help!

We found Sam on a local Facebook group and after an initial chat we knew that Sam would be good to work with and decided to proceed. Within a matter of days we had a detailed sleep plan with a couple of options. After talking it through with Sam we chose our course of action. The first days were really tough and this is where the support and knowledge from Sam shone through. Sam has a very calm demeanour and is completely non judgemental. She was on hand in the evening and we had a debrief in the morning where Sam gave us further tips and adjustments based on how our daughter was reacting.

We saw rapid results and day by day Maisie’s sleep got better and better. A month later putting maisie to bed is now a complete pleasure. We do bed time routine, she gives us a cuddle and then goes down to sleep calmly with no crying and stays asleep for the whole night. Thank you so much Sam!

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Laura 

Mum to Rafferty, 5 1/2 Months

Our lives changed the moment we got in contact with Sam. Our baby boys sleep had always been terrible, but when he turned 4 months it got even worse, which we didn’t think possible.

 

He couldn’t sleep for longer than an hour & it could take an hour to get him back to sleep every time, by either feeding, rocking, or co-sleeping with him . After 2 months of this, feeling very exhausted, frustrated & emotional we got in contact with Sam. She was actually our 2nd sleep consultant as the 1st wasn’t successful. Within 2 nights of working with Sam our boy was able to fall to sleep on his own, waking only twice to be fed, self settling & is now taking long naps in his cot.

 

After 3 weeks he is only waking once in the night. All of our lives have changed, we are all now getting quality sleep, we all have energy & our son is such a happy little guy. We have a routine which works for us. Sam gave us all confidence , she was always there to help us , she supported us and she just cares.

 

I know we wouldn’t of got here without Sam x

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Rebecca

Mum to Maddie, 7 Months

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I can't recommend Sam enough. I was due to return to work and at the time I was co-sleeping and feeding to sleep every nap and bedtime. With my daughter going to be at the childminders and me returning back full time, we knew we needed to make some changes.


We felt that we wanted some support and steer on how to approach the shift to my daughter being in her own room, in her own cot and I got in touch with Sam.


We had an initial call to discuss what we wanted to achieve and Sam shared her approaches which pretty quickly we felt were in line with us, no cry it out, a choice of methods to try.
Sam was always on the other end of the phone, texting and voice notes while we were starting and throughout the period of support.

We both felt really supported and our confidence grew.
Our daughter was sleeping in her own room, in her own cot and pretty settled within a week.
I finally got my evenings back, my daughter was happier and sleeping better.


Theres no magic wand, things come up like sickness and developmental leaps but with the foundation Sam helped us build we are better equipped to know what to do when sleep is disrupted.

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Maz

Mum to AJ, 6 Months

When we first enlisted Sam's help we were in a desperate situation with our 6 month old's sleep. He would only sleep on myself or my partner for day naps, and at night and we could barely get him in his cot for 30 minutes at a time. We were both exhausted and I knew we needed help when I nearly fell asleep holding the baby on the sofa and didn't feel safe to drive anywhere.
We found Sam after a frantic late night Google session, and her reviews seemed to describe people who had been in the exact same situation as us.

From our first meeting with Sam she was really supportive and non judgemental. She never made us feel bad about the mistakes we'd made with our baby's sleep, and focused instead on next steps to help us improve our situation. She took a detailed questionnaire about our son and then put together a sleep plan for him and gave us two options to choose from; a gentler option and a firmer but more definitive one. We worked with Sam for 3 weeks and she supported us through a mixture of zoom, phone calls and over WhatsApp. Within the first 3 days of doing exactly what she advised us it was like having a different baby, who was happier, well rested, and who slept for 12 hours through the night, and we spent the remainder of the 3 weeks working on his day naps and tweaking any issues as and when they arose.

I would 100% recommend Sam and I have done to all of my friends who are struggling with baby sleep. As the parents you have to be prepared to put the work in, but Sam gives you all of the tools you need succeed and gives you information on what to expect in the future. After working with her I feel like she has taught us long term methods and techniques to maintain our baby's new and improved sleep habits and to tackle any issues that arise. Her support is totally invaluable and the only thing we would change is we wish we'd contacted her sooner rather than persevering with no sleep and no plan.

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Aditi 

Mum to Avyaan, 1 Year 8 Months

Sam was brilliant. She took time to understand the sleep problems we were having, and took a lot of detailed information from me. She explained all her packages and didn’t just try and sell me the priciest one.

 

She was conscious of this being cost effective for me versus how much help she thought I would need.

 

She quickly put together a programme for me to follow and within 2-3 nights we were seeing results!

 

She contacted me every single day to check on our progress during the two week period I had booked with her, gave me extra helps and tips along the way, and she was just a delight to work with. My child is now sleeping a lot better thanks to Sam’s sleep programme.

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Victoria M.

Mum to Milo, 7 Months

We reached out to Sam in July 21 as our son wasn't sleeping at night, and after 7 difficult months, we were completely hopeless and clueless.


Milo was napping okay during the day but was waking up almost every hour at night and wasn't able to self settle back to sleep. Which means that we were not sleeping, spending our time rocking him and putting his dummy back.

We did a two weeks training which literally changed our life. Sam created a personalised plan and supported us everyday, texting us every morning to check on the progress and advise when the night was tough.

Thanks to her we've not only created a healthy sleeping routine for our son (who now sleeps 4h during the day and 10.5h in a row at night) but we've also gained confidence in our actions and reactions as first-time parents.


We're extremely grateful and would recommend her 200%.

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Rebecca 

Mum to Maya, 13 Months

Sam was brilliant. She took time to understand the sleep problems we were having, and took a lot of detailed information from me. She explained all her packages and didn’t just try and sell me the priciest one.

 

She was conscious of this being cost effective for me versus how much help she thought I would need.

 

She quickly put together a programme for me to follow and within 2-3 nights we were seeing results!

 

She contacted me every single day to check on our progress during the two week period I had booked with her, gave me extra helps and tips along the way, and she was just a delight to work with. My child is now sleeping a lot better thanks to Sam’s sleep programme.

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Jade 

Mum to Andreas, 9 Months

I spoke to Sam when I was feeling my worst. Her confident can do attitude really reassured me and she took into account my son's "spirited" nature when tailoring the sleep plan. Because of her guidance, my son went from not going to his cot without screaming, waking up every 40 or so minutes throughout the night, to sleeping from 6.30 to 6 with maybe 1 wake up at the most. I wouldn't have believed it could happen and am so grateful as I have my sanity back! It really helps to have someone talking you through what you have to do, for me, I didn't have the confidence to do it alone so thank you very much.

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Stephanie 

Mum to Harrison, 9 Months

I contacted Sam after she was recommended to me by someone my mum knew and it was the best thing I ever did :)

 

My 9 month old baby boy had never been a great sleeper. I used to have to rock him to sleep each night for around an hour for him to then wake up around 6 times in the night to the point where I ended up co-sleeping with him just so I could get some sleep too. His day naps were around 30 mins each and so he was overtired all of the time. My mum guilt started to kick in because I felt like I spent so much time with him trying to get him to sleep that I didn’t get to spend any time with my 4 year old daughter and I knew I had to change this.

 

Sam was so friendly and professional and made me feel so comfortable talking to her. She helped me with a plan that not only helped my little boy but also worked around my day to day activities such as the school runs :) My little one now self settles himself for all naps and bedtimes, I can say goodnight and leave the room without any fuss, it’s amazing! He now sleeps through till the morning with the odd wake up for a feed or if he’s lost his comforter :) This gives me so much more time to spend with my daughter now which is great.

 

I can’t thank Sam enough for her help! Even though my 2 weeks has now finished Sam has offered to still help out with any advice I need, Sam you really are amazing and have literally changed our lives for the better so thank you :)

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Lalita 

Mum to Nora, 5 Years

Highly recommended
Highly professional and highly effective! I had great progress with my child. Sam has true expertise and a great, customisable service. I would work with her again in a heartbeat. Thank you

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Jo 

Mum to Etta, 14 Months

We recently booked 2 weeks working with Sam to help us all get some sleep! Sam was patient in her approach and really listened to us in terms of what we were trying to achieve with our epileptic 15 month old. Sam was fantastic and we are now enjoying really good naps and a full nights sleep (at least 11 hours!). She went above and beyond to help us and really cared about helping to improve our situation. I would 100% recommend her to anyone!

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Demetris & Stephanie 

Parents to Raphael & Michael, 5 Years & 3 Years

We have had such a brilliant experience with Sam. From the moment we spoke Sam has been supportive, non-judgemental and such a pleasure to go through this with.

 

Nothing is too much trouble and Sam really makes you feel supported especially on the tough days. We wanted to do sleep training in the most gentle way possible and Sam was totally on board with that supporting us all the way through, listening and adapting things to suit our family life.

 

Our boys are now both sleeping well, we have noticed a change in their behaviours especially after school when they are usually most exhausted. Sam has given us tools for life and we feel confident in being able to handle any sleep issues we may come up against in future.

 

I cannot recommend Sam highly enough, we are so grateful for everything and delighted that things have been so successful. Thanks again Sam xxx

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Sheena

Mum to Shay, 2 Years 2 Months

I contacted Sam after I saw an advert on Northwood parents’ group and it was the best decision we made. At first, we always thought its not going to work for our son due to lots of sleep issues he has had previously but the knowledge from Sam and perseverance from us has paid off.

I have a 2-year-old boy who was co-sleeping with us so we could get some sleep and he would wake up multiple times in the night. We were putting him to bed at 9pm but this was too late as he was overtired but we didn’t realise as he was running on adrenaline. This was a huge lesson we learnt, and Sam explained this very well to us.

Sam was friendly, knowledgeable, professional, flexible in her approach to improving my son’s quality of sleep. My son now falls asleep independently by 7pm and wakes up between 6-6.30. If he wakes up in the night, he self-settles himself and we don’t need to go into his room. It feels like a miracle but it’s been lovely to get our evening to ourselves and feeling rejuvenated in the morning. It has helped my son’s mood as previously he was having lots of tantrums but now he is a lot happier can manage his emotions if you say no.

Thank you sooo much Sam for changing our lives and not only helping my sons sleep, his mood and development in other many ways but giving us our evening back. I would strongly recommend Sam to anyone else having sleep issues with their child.

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Amy

Mum to Edwin, 2 Years 4 Months

We contacted Sam because our 28 month old son refused to sleep past 4 am and we were exhausted.

 

After 2 weeks he is now consistently sleeping until 5.30-6 am which is ideal. Sam also helped us wean our son off using a dummy which we suspect may have been contributing to his early wakings.

 

Sam was friendly and reassuring the whole way through and has equipped us with the knowledge and confidence for the future.

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Emily

Mum to Finneas, 4 Months

We worked with Sammy to get our 4 month old little boy, Finneas, to learn to self-settle in the hope that he would sleep longer during the night and no longer need to be rocked or fed to sleep.

 

I must admit the results were better than we ever imagined! He now sleeps for a full 12 hours during the night, plus regular naps during the day and the regulation of this means I have also managed to get my life back and feel like less of a zombie! Sammy advised us to give up the dummy at the same time, which we were particularly worried about but by day 3 of the plan we were dummy-free and straight to sleep in 15-20 minutes, with minimal crying!

 

I would definitely recommend Sammy to help with sleep training and provide the support needed to coach you through the sometimes difficult initial stages.

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Miranda

Mum to Maya, 15 Months

After a good run of sleeping, with us rocking her to sleep and popping her in her cot, Maya decided she didn’t want to sleep anywhere other than our bed. After weeks of it getting harder and harder to settle her without one of us with her, and with multiple wake ups during the night, we reached out to Sam. Thank god we did!!

Sam gave us loads of time to talk through Maya’s sleep history and how we’d got to this point. She didn’t make us feel silly, or that we couldn’t work this out, or that Maya was anything other than a really normal, alert baby with parents who just wanted all of us to have a good night’s sleep!! She really listened and asked questions to understand our family.

Sam (very quickly) gave us a plan- she gave us two options, based on what we’d told her. This gave us the opportunity to think about what would work for us and then we committed!! Sam was really honest with us and prepared us for a few tricky nights whilst Maya got used to her new routine. Night one was definitely tricky, but easier than we thought- we were both worried about a ‘cry it out’ method, this is absolutely not what Sam advised and we felt we were all able to commit to the plan without Maya being upset or affected negatively.

Night two was easier and by night four, Maya was going to sleep, in her own cot, with barely a whisper. She was also sleeping from 6:30pm to 5:30am, without waking up!!

We started the same process for her afternoon nap and this took a little longer. But we are persevering and it is working!

We are now three weeks on from the start of the plan and Maya sleeps from 6:30/7pm through to 6/7am EVERY night!

Sam was on the end of the phone through every bedtime and really seemed to care that Maya was making good progress. We tweaked things as we went, and Sam was as happy with it all as we were!! Her support has been phenomenal, always there for a call/message and the ‘Maya’s Sleep Training Team’ WhatsApp group  was very well used!!

Maya is now actually saying ‘bedtime’ to us and getting a really good night’s sleep, and is such a happy little thing in the mornings, we couldn’t be happier with where we have got to- and so quickly!!

We can’t recommend Sam enough. Our only regret is not reaching out to her earlier!

Sleeping baby in crib

Maneka

Mum to Yuvaan,14 Months

I sought help from Samantha after going through weeks of sleepless nights from my 14 months son.

 

My son would sleep through the nights for some weeks and then completely stopped and would wake up 4-5 times during the night. It was exhausting for both my husband and I. We would need to pat him continuously until he would sleep and sometimes rock him.

 

Samantha gave us a two weeks plan and has always been communicative and responsive. I would ask her questions or ask for calls and she would always reply and willing to help/advise. I started doubting this whole process at some point but she kept pushing and motivating me to continue with the plan.

 

The results speak for itself, he now sleeps by himself for 12 hours through the night without any need to be pat or held. He also has two hours nap when before he would nap only for 30-40 mins. I’m so happy that I found Sam and she has been so helpful and I can’t recommend her enough. She is amazing! Thanks a million Sam!

Sleeping baby in crib

Mariyum

Mum to Miles, 6 Months

Sam has really helped us so much with our 3rd baby. He was 6 months old when we reached out to Sam as were in a really difficult phase with deterioration in his sleep at daytime naps and overnight. Daytime naps had never been great, often he slept for very short times only.

Sam is so kind, attentive and confident in her method and it really works! Sleep overnight and naps dramatically improved in a short space of time. I had felt that by my 3rd baby I really should know how to get him sleeping well! But I would advise any family struggling not to hesitate with seeking help from Sam, it proved especially valuable for us with a busy family life with 3 young children.

 

It has been a game changer to get his sleep sorted. Thank you so much Sam!

Mother and daughter

Lucy

Mum to Willow, 3 and a half years

Before I reached out to Sam we were at breaking point with our 3.5yr old daughters sleep. A very inconsistent sleeper since birth, I trusted periods of sleep and night wakings would eventually pass but no longer able to sustain broken sleep night after night and dragged out and difficult bed times I searched the internet for help.

 

Sam came up in a local search and I sent an enquiry within minutes and the availability was there to chat same day. The first phonecall I had with Sam I instantly felt reassured, comforted and supported and knew I was going to be able to work with her and grateful I’d taken this first step.

 

Sam had experience with night terrors (a problem our daughter also shared) and gave sound and informative insight into what some issues could be. She outlined next steps and we promised to touch base once I had spoken to my other half. From the moment we signed up Sam was professional, attentive, supportive and on hand round the clock answering queries no matter how small. She is incredibly knowledgeable and taught us all so much. Her empathetic yet consistent approach was not overwhelming and it was quite astounding how simple yet effective tweaks to our existing routine made such a difference.

 

In just under two weeks, our 3.5yr old was not only consistently sleeping through the night, she was falling asleep alone and going to bed was no longer a long affair. Sam has been our saviour and any sleep deprived parent knows how life changing it is when your child sleeps well.

 

We can’t thank Sam enough and simply wouldn’t be where we are now without her. We’ve gained tools for life and our daughters improved sleep has had huge effects on her day to day mood and general happiness. We cannot recommend Sam enough. x

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Estefania

Mum to Luna & Lysander, 4 and 8 Years

We feel very lucky to have come across Sammy Sleep Nanny, after many years of disrupted sleep from our 4 and 8 yo, we finally are enjoying a whole night sleep. With her plan and her tips it worked like magic from day 1. She is very approachable which makes it so much easier to talk to and have a good understanding about what the program would be. Still can't believe my kids are sleeping on their own no fuss at all and sleeping the whole night !

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Chloe K

Mum to Roman, 15 Months

Before I contacted Sam our 15month old was refusing to fall asleep at bedtime.  Once he finally went to sleep, he would wake several times through the evening and night.  We eventually started puting him in our bed so we could all sleep but after a while we thought we would never have our bed back again!

His crying continuously woke up his older brother during the night and we were all miserable during the day. It wasn't just effecting us now but his brother too. We knew we had to do something!

I came across Sam's profile on Facebook and sent an enquiry. Within a couple of days we had setup our initial consultation.  I appreciated sams approach to sleep training and felt reassured there was light at the end of the sleepless tunnel!

Sam gave us a couple of options at to which types of techniques we would be most comfortable doing.  After choosing, Sam was continously on hand to help and lend support when needed.

After 2 weeks he was self soothing to sleep and sleeping through the night in his own bed. Putting him to bed in the evening became a joy instead of a dread.

We can't thank Sam enough for giving us our bed and sleep back! Our little boy is so much happier and content now he is having a good night sleep.

Sleeping baby in crib

Jackie

Mum to Lila, 2y9 Months and Jasper, 7 Months

Sam helped us with our 2y9m daughter and 7month old son. They each had different sleep problems and we needed quick and effective action as we were surviving on minimal broken sleep (plus there was a looming return to work date for me)!

 

Sam took a very holistic approach to the situation, recognising the challenges with 2 poor sleepers and their different needs, and we developed a plan for both of them. In a nutshell: my 7 month old learnt to sleep through the night and my 2yo learnt to stay in her own bed, which is exactly what we needed.

 

We are very happy with the results!

Mother and son

Charli

Mum to Grayson, 19 Months

We decided to get in touch with Sam as we have had 18months of broken sleep due to our son.
We spoke to Sam over zoom which was amazing . After a long in-depth conversation Sam gave us our unique plan.


We put the plan into place on the Monday and by the Thursday our son was sleeping for a solid 12 hours at night with a two hour nap in the day .


Sam continued to make contact with us every day for two weeks to monitor progress. We really appreciated her time and reassurance. Our only regret with Sam was that we had not made contact with her earlier. She is such a kind patient person and we really can’t thank her enough!

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Sangeeta

Mum to Amaya, 2 Years

What can I say, this lady helped us achieve what we thought was impossible! We have a 2 year old that needed us to be around whilst she fell asleep, and part way through the night she would wake up and only go back to sleep in our bed.

 

Sam listened to us and wrote us a plan which we followed. It took nearly 2 weeks but our toddler now gets into her own bed and is asleep by 7 and does not get into our bed. She self settles herself if and when she does wake in the night!

 

Sam was there throughout all the hard times and supported us! She is lovely, and her packages are reasonably priced. I cannot recommend her enough.

Sleeping baby in crib

Vanessa

Mum to Aran, 2 Years 9 Months

Samantha really helped us put the right structures in place in order to get our 2.5 year old back sleeping in his bunk bed with his older brother.

 

The arrival of a new baby had really ruined any hope of sleep and with 3 children under 5 it was hard to see the wood from the trees! We would highly recommend her services to any friend.

Family on a walk

Claire

Mum to Austin & Euan, 7 Years/2 Years 2 Months

I’d like to say a massive thank you to Sam.  She’s literally changed our lives around and we couldn’t have done it without her support and advice.  I think I was at the stage where I needed someone to tell me what I needed to do and then hold my hand throughout it and that’s exactly what Sam did.

 

We had both of our boys which we needed help with.  My 7 year old still wasn’t putting himself to sleep as we’d never trained him to and our 2 year old had never slept through the night, especially as I had fed him until 21 months.  We hadn’t had a full night’s sleep for years as my eldest was a bad sleeper before the youngest was born so went to Sam at the end of our tether!  We had got into some really bad habits; staying with the boys until they had fallen asleep, taking the youngest to bed with one of us as a ‘quick fix’ as this was the only way we all got a night’s sleep and both boys waking up before 6 so we couldn’t keep  going on like this. Changes in circumstances meant I was putting both boys to bed by myself and not getting downstairs until 9 ish.  That coupled with bad sleep, I’d had enough.  Sam also told me that both boys weren’t getting enough sleep which made me even more determined to sort things out for their benefit as well as ours.

 

Sam looked at both boys individually and gave us an approach we were totally comfortable with.  We in fact changed our approach with the 2 year old a few days in as Sam recognised it was better to do another approach and she was totally right.  I was expecting the first night to be a nightmare but it really wasn’t, in fact by night 3 our 2 year old was putting himself to sleep, staying asleep for 11-12 hours and staying in bed until his clock turned orange!  The eldest has also learnt to put himself to sleep and so I am downstairs at 7.45 now which for me has made an incredible difference.  He also knows that if he wakes before 7 he has to read or do play in his bedroom until we are ready to get up.

 

I was reluctant to start if I am honest, I called Sam before we were about to embark on the training and said something important had come up at work and I couldn’t bear the thought of having sleepless nights for weeks in the lead up to an important event while we were training and she simply said ‘best start now then’! I thought ‘wow, really, can we sort it that quickly’ and we did.  By night 3 we had it nailed and I thought it was a f