Getting Francesca's help with our little one’s sleep issues was the best decision we could possibly have made. After 16 months of pretty much no sleep, anxiety as new parents and overall concern for our boy's (and our) health, we are now finally enjoying parenting the way we imagined we would.
After doing my research and speaking to a few baby sleep coaches, once I spoke to Francesca I knew that she was the one for us. Not only is she kind and understanding but she really knows her stuff and the science behind sleep! We had tried it all, the maternity nurse, the books, the sleep programs but it just wasn’t working. We knew we were onto something good when Francesca’s response was to find something that worked for our little one rather than forcing him to conform to a text book!
We were really struggling with our 8-month old boy’s sleep routine when we finally decided that we needed help. We reached out to several sleep consultants, but Francesca immediately stood out. Her patient, approachable and knowledgable manner put us at ease; we’re so glad we decided to go with her. From the start, she coached us to ensure our boy was able to sleep through the night. She was responsive and encouraging. The results were almost immediate. Our son adapted to the daytime naps and sleeping through the night.
Her help has been absolutely invaluable. We now have a happy little boy and we feel like new people after consistent peaceful nights! Thanks to Francesca’s hard work and teaching we now understand how to keep to a good routine for our son and have the right tools to help him. We can’t recommend Francesca highly enough. She has changed our family’s lives for the better. We will definitely be hiring her again in the future as we face other milestones like potty training. Thank you so much Francesca.
Francesca came to our rescue! Our little girl had just turned one and her sleep was worse than ever. She had gone through a stage of awful separation anxiety and was waking up to 6 times a night. I was about to go back to work and the various techniques we had read weren't working. We needed help! Francesca was absolutely wonderful. She had a call with me straight away to find out if she could help us. We then filled in a sleep and eating diary, before Francesca spent half a day with us. She gave us a personalised plan to help get us into more of a routine around sleeping and eating. And helped us to implement the routine, both on the day she visited us and through WhatsApp support for two weeks afterwards. This ongoing support was invaluable when things didn't quite go to plan, eg falling asleep in the buggy before nap time. After a couple of days our baby started sleeping for 2 hours at lunchtime and through the night. It's the best money we have ever spent and wish we had done it sooner. Francesca is calm and caring and totally empathetic. We would 100% recommend her to any parents struggling with baby or toddler sleep
Where do I even begin?! Francesca is one of the most incredible people I’ve ever met and has had such an impact on our families life! I was recommended Francesca by a friend of mine. My 4-month old baby had always been a fairly good sleeper however upon returning from Florida, everything changed! He was waking up every hour and we were slowly losing our minds! After an initial phone conversation with Francesca, I had no doubt that she was going to be phenomenal and she absolutely exceeded all expectations. The next weekend she came and spent 3 hours with us talking through not only Herbies sleep routine but also giving us valuable advice on weaning. Meeting Francesca and having her help us with Herbies sleep is honestly the best thing we could have done and she really has changed our lives. Herbie started sleeping 7-7 within 5 days. 5 DAYS! We could not believe it!Francesca was always on hand for me to speak to in the follow up couple of weeks just to reassure me and carry on giving advice. I cannot recommend Francesca enough. She is so calming and personable yet incredibly professional and knowledgable at the same time. She is a miracle worker and I’m so glad to have met her - you will never truly understand what a huge impact you’ve had on our lives Francesca so THANK YOU!
We saw Francesca for our little one’s sleep and haven’t looked back. As soon as we first spoke I felt hopeful; Francesca was calm, positive and very warm. Our little one had become very unsettled going into her cot and would take hours to settle at night. Settling for daytime naps was also a struggle. Since we saw Francesca, our little one’s sleep has drastically improved - she can self soothe to sleep and is no longer upset going into her cot. She’s also now sleeping for about 11.5 hours overnight. There was a dramatic improvement pretty much immediately but within 24-48 hours our little one was pretty happily going down for lovely sleep. We’re all much more relaxed around nap and bedtimes now and our little one is getting much more playtime now we’re not spending ages trying to get her to sleep. Thank you so much Francesca. Your warmth and support have been exceptional.
I got in touch with Francesca to help with my 17-month old son. He has always been a bad sleeper and I couldn't carry on anymore. As he wasn't sleeping well at night, he was very grumpy in the day too which made things really challenging. Francesca helped get him into a routine and encouraged me to take away the bottles and dummies completely. This has been the best advice I have ever received and wasn't as tough as what I was expecting. My son is now sleeping really well and is so much happier during the day. I would highly recommend Francesca to anyone needing help. Please don't leave it as long as I did to get help. I wish I had known about Francesca sooner!
Francesca was absolutely amazing! I can’t recommend her highly enough. She was a total game changer in terms of helping my baby (and me) get proper restful sleep and be on a better day schedule. I loved how responsive and supportive she was and how she was able to provide super gentle sleep training as I was terrified of letting my baby cry. We did everything in a super gentle and loving way. Francesca is just amazing and so so knowledgeable!! Absolutely loved working with her!!
We thought Francesca had met her match with our 7-month-old baby boy. He would only fall asleep with ‘assistance’ - breast feeding, rocking, being driven, pushed in the buggy, using a ‘Sleepyhead’ bed, bed sharing… We muddled on like this for 7 months until he stopped wanting to be fed or rocked to sleep. Getting him down at night became a regular battle until he came into our bed, and he would only nap for around 30 min at a time in his buggy, which required us taking him for 3 walks a day - in all weather! Francesca was recommended to us by a friend who had seen great results with her son. We were reluctant at first - the idea of having our son in a routine felt like it would be restrictive, and we worried he would be distressed at sleeping without our help. Francesca explained everything to us - the biology of a baby’s sleep pattern, ideal awake/nap times for our baby’s age, what different cries meant, and how the sleeping aids we used were actually hindering his sleep. She designed a routine for us and was very understanding of my partner's desire to still breast feed regularly and do baby-led weaning. The results were immediate and within three days our son was falling asleep within minutes for all naps and nighttime sleep - in his cot. A feat we never imagined possible
Our 5.5-month daughter had been on 1 feed per night for several weeks and we didn't know if she still needed it. I also was starting to struggle with guessing what times best suited her age for naps and finding it trial and error on a daily basis. When we found out about and spoke to Francesca she filled us with the confidence we lacked as first-time parents. With a routine to follow and guidance on night settling, we felt confident to make changes and her level of support was absolutely incredible. Her thoughtful responses and quick replies made me feel supported throughout the process. On our second night, our baby slept through the night. Then to our horror she became ill. It actually took Francesca's wide experience and knowledge to highlight that she might be unwell as it wasn't an infection I had even heard of before. What was extra special about Francesca was that she stayed with us as our daughter got better and then we resumed our night training. Again, by the second or third night our daughter slept through the night again. We needed to nail it in time for me going back to work and I didn't think it was possible but Francecsa showed us it was, even when I was doubting if our daughter could get the hang of it. She also gave us invaluable insight into weaning to help us start on the best possible footing. If you're thinking about sleep training, we recommend Francesca to you in the highest terms! Thank you Francesca, for all you have done for our family!
From the first phone call I knew that this would be the end of our sleepless nights. I felt like I was at the end, complete breaking point and I needed a miracle! Francesca came over nice and early and sat with me and my son and we talked about everything- not just sleep. She explained sleeping patterns and the importance of routines and discussed the things that were impending his sleep. She came in with her tools and made Albie’s room perfect for sleep. She supported me through the first nap, and I thought there would be no way he would sleep or settle. He settled within 5 minutes and by his night sleep that day, there were no tears! And this is a boy who relied on his dummy like no other. From that day forward we haven’t had a dummy and he sleeps from 7-6:30/7 every day. Thanks Francesca, you truly are a miracle worker!
Wished I’d found Francesca MONTHS ago! She’s kind, understanding and had mountains of knowledge. Her supportive & respectful approach, nudging us along the way, meant my confidence has also grown & I still can’t quite believe how it only took a couple of tweaks to get my 16-month old sleeping 7am - 7pm! We’re now a very happy household thanks to her.
I honestly can’t say enough about Francesca!! It has been life changing and life had gotten pretty tough. At 5-months, my (breastfed) daughter needed the boob to sleep and was waking EVERY HOUR at night! I was on the edge after 6 weeks of this...and Francesca brought us back from that edge. It is actually a miracle, I know this sounds crazy but I now have a baby that sleeps through the night and has really good naps during the day.
I cannot recommend Francesca enough! My little boy was about to turn 8months old and had never slept longer than 3hours in a row. My little family was losing its mind so we contacted Francesca! From day one I could already see a difference and after 5 days he slept through the night! We couldn’t believe it!! Not only that but he was so much calmer and he was eating better and doing so much more. He even started crawling! I cannot thank Francesca enough for restoring calmness in my household.
No words can describe our experience with Francesca. After having 3 previous children who all slept I was so surprised to have a 4th who was adamant she wouldn’t sleep! I contacted Francesca after 15 months of little sleep, unbelievably in just 3 days of implementing the new routine my little girl was sleeping 12 hours every night without waking even once. 7+ weeks on and she’s still sleeping 12 hours every night and eating so much better also. Cannot recommend Francesca enough!
We had tried it all, the maternity nurse, the books, the sleep programs but it just wasn’t working. We knew we were onto something good when Francesca’s response was to find something that worked for our LO rather than forcing him to conform to a text book.
With Francesca’s guidance we were able to embed a sensible routine and break all sleep aids. Francesca support has been invaluable. She has helped us through days where teething and sickness caused havoc and taught us how to manage those situations with confidence. Her advice and guidance on weaning has been brilliant and we now have a happier baby who is well rested. Francesca has a loving and kind nature and we cannot recommend her enough. If you are thinking about getting help, do it. And call Francesca!
I am so happy as finally my 6-month old baby is sleeping through the night! After enduring months of nights with multiple wakings and very little sleep for me, we decided to hire Francesca to come and help us with our baby’s sleep. Francesca was extremely knowledgeable about baby sleep cycles and routine and assured me that within a few nights she would be sleeping through. We made some changes to daytime routine, including getting rid the dummy and night feeds, and darkening her bedroom. The first night was tricky as she was so used to having a dummy, but she only woke twice, and on the second night she slept right through 7-7. Last night was the same. She has never done that before, and I am so grateful for Francesca's help! Before this I never believed my baby could sleep through the night but I am so happy to be proved wrong!
After a couple of months of our 5-month old waking in the 5ams and days with 4 short naps to get from the early start to bedtime we bit the bullet and got in touch with Francesca. This was the single best decision we have made as parents and we wish we'd done it sooner. After we spoke to her our lives changed literally overnight. Francesca immediately diagnosed the issues underlying the challenges we were facing and her guidance released us from a stalemate we didn't understand. Our baby now happily sleeps through and has a healthy napping and feeding routine. She is happier and we are all well rested - win, win! Francesca also gave us advice on weaning which so far is working a treat. An absolute game changer - I cannot recommend Francesca highly enough
After doing my research and speaking to a few baby sleep coaches, once I spoke to Francesca I knew that she was the one for us. Not only is she kind and understanding but she really knows her stuff and the science behind sleep! It’s truly fascinating and I learned so much. Just when I was at my breaking point, she turned things around within 24hrs. Her backup support while not physically around was invaluable. I would find myself texting her for advice in the moment and it gave me strength. After only a week, our 5-month old is sleeping 12 hours straight! I never thought it would be possible. I now know how babies need these hours for their brain development and they count on a regular routine. My baby is happier since applying Francesca’s sleep routine. Thank you so much! From a no longer sleep deprived mama!
Francesca has helped our family enormously over the last 10 days. She has transformed our napping and sleeping routine, allowing us all to properly recharge for the first time in months. We didn't even realise how many small, unhelpful things we were doing to get our daughter to sleep, and in one short week we were getting 12 hours at night and two great naps in the day, without any distress at all. It felt a bit miraculous. As a bonus, we are greeted in the morning with a smiling, bright baby, who has been playing more actively since she has been sleeping so consistently. One of the most reassuring things about the process is how Francesca is able to answer questions as they come to you, and to help you through any glitches as you guide your little one to a better routine. I would recommend her services to anyone struggling with their baby's sleep and feeling a little hopeless.
Francesca transformed our lives in 48 hours! I highly recommend Francesca, she helped us go from 1-2 hours of sleep a night to full nights sleep in two days. With small changes and lots of support, our (then 7-month old) baby now sleeps 7-7 without waking up. She's also a different baby during the day as she's finally getting enough rest. Francesca explains everything in detail and is so reassuring, if you're struggling with sleep....give her a call !
Getting Francesca's help with Ben's sleep issues was the best decision we could have possibly made. After 16 months of pretty much no sleep, anxiety as new parents and overall concern for our boy's (and our) health, we are now finally enjoying parenting the way we imagined we would. Francesca came to our home, helped us through a nap, stuck by us during the visit (and to this day) and provided us with a clear, easy to follow, routine which has worked wonders. Her expert knowledge, experience and patience with us was all we needed to feel confident in teaching our boy the most important skill yet: how to go to sleep, and how to enjoy it! Thank you, thank you, thank you! ... next up potty training! eek!
I cannot recommend Francesca enough my baby Leo woke up every 1-2 hours and I breastfed him back to sleep until around 9-months when I got in contact with her! We changed his routine and she helped me so much through all of it at the end of the phone he then slept from 7-7 and has done ever since! Cannot believe it honestly never thought it would happen! Thank you so much!!
We came with a familiar story: our son's sleep patterns seemingly having gone backwards at around four and a half months: he was suddenly waking up every hour or two through the night. A friend had recommended Francesca as a miracle-worker but we still couldn't believe that we were in for such a quick turnaround when we got her in at seven months. From night one, no dummy and no night feeds required. Within a few days he was getting 11-12 hours a night with no intervention from us. He can get himself back to sleep again if he wakes up. Two regular naps during the day. Amazing! Thank you for all the sleep
At about 4 months, my baby’s great sleep routine came to a halt, I tried everything to get it back on track, read every book, asked every other mum, but nothing worked. By 6.5 months, I was convinced I was doing something wrong and failing at motherhood. Trying to get my baby to sleep took over everything, we didn’t leave the house much as he became dependant on being nursed to sleep, around the clock it was gruelling to say the least. Then a friend of mine recommended Francesca! I knew from the first chat on the phone, that she was extremely knowledgable and would be someone that I got on well with. I was so very desperate for help and ready to give up. Francesca was a great support to me in the run up to her consultation, during and after. She made me feel so much better about how I was doing as a first-time mum and was just such a positive influence all round. In 6 hours Francesca, covered sleep in great detail, a routine that’s easy to follow and all other questions I had about weaning. I gained my confidence back, it was worth every penny! My son went from waking up 6+ times pre-consultation, to sleeping through the night on night 2. We now have the absolute best of all worlds, a baby that sleeps well at night, naps pretty much like clockwork during the day and a fab social life, filled with lots of baby activities, we don’t really miss out on anything! We even hosted a dinner party for New Years Eve, safe in the knowledge that our baby would sleep through, and he did!
I can’t thank you enough Francesca!
I wouldn’t say this lightly, but Francesca has completely changed our lives! We had a 9-month old who was tired, irritable and waking up 2-3 times per night. Don’t even get me started on the daytime naps! My sister in law recommended Francesca and she has worked miracles - after one night my baby was sleeping through for the first time ever and has done ever since! He’s even been bossing those daytime naps. She really is the baby whisperer and so lovely to deal with too - kind, supportive and with you every step of the way. I couldn’t recommend her enough. Thank you!
I was reluctant to hire a sleep consultant as I was worried about being restricted by a routine in the day and thought that is sounded expensive. At 10-months my daughter was still not sleeping well and it was actually getting worse! She was waking ever 1 to 3 hours, feeding through the night and she had a dummy. My friend recommended that I contact Francesca as she had helped her with her daughter. On the first night she only woke up once and went back to sleep within 10 minutes and with no milk. Within 48 hours my daughter was a different baby, no night feeds and no dummy! The follow up support that Francesca offered was amazing. She was always on hand for all my questions and worries, offering reassurance and advice. I was also happy to discover that I didn’t have to have a strict day routine. Francesca was able to show me how to manage the day naps to ensure that my daughter still slept through the night. Francesca is professional, kind and incredibly knowledgeable on all things baby, not just sleep. I honestly cannot recommend Francesca enough; she is worth every penny and more! My only regret is not having contacted her sooner!
I went into this process very sceptical. At six months my little one was still feeding to sleep. Naps were on me and night times next to me. The night wakings were increasing. I put it down to teething, a sleep regression, the heat. In reality for nearly 3 months my little one had been waking every hour on the hour at night and something had to change. Francesca is kind, non-judgemental and knowledgable. She took time to understand our family and listened to all my concerns. What really makes a difference is the support provided after which is amazing. Naps are now more consistent, I can set my watch by bed time and he now sleeps in his own room. We felt like we had tried everything and are so very thankful for the help provided, I thoroughly recommend this service.
After 3 months of hourly wake-ups and increasingly irritated little one and completely exhausted patents, we reached out to Francesca to help us get some much-needed sleep. Francesca was fantastic and really listened to our sleep & feed history and came up with a plan to get our baby to sleep through the night. Not only that, she also helped us with moving him to his own room, gave us great advice on feeding which helped getting our little one really interested in food again, and have us a long-term plan to keep us on track with the good routine established. All this while taking into account our lifestyle and what suits us best as a family. Francesca was able to help us in a way that much exceeded our expectations, we truly recommend her. Thank you so much Francesca! We are now all well rested and much happier!
I got in touch with Francesca on a friend’s recommendation as I had reached a point where my son was waking multiple times before midnight, then wanting to feed constantly from 2 or 3am. I couldn’t seem to settle him at all without the boob. I was desperately trying to work out if I was somehow being cruel by trying to read and respond to his needs, which now seemed to cause him such problems with his sleep. In other words, I was a bit of a physical and emotional wreck by this point! From our first contact, Francesca was calm and confident about what was going on and was categorical in explaining how my son’s sleep would improve and over what timeframe. I was both hugely optimistic because Francesca was so clear about it, and sceptical because I couldn’t see how we could shift from utter disaster to great sleep over a matter of days! Although I was worried about the nights because this was when my son’s sleep patterns were so broken, Francesca was great at advising why it was the daytimes we really needed to fix, and therefore we arranged for her to come for six hours over a morning and lunchtime nap. As well as providing practical support on the environment in my son’s room, meals, feeds and sleep cues, she was great at watching my son’s patterns as he tried to get himself off to sleep and explaining what was happening, which gave me the confidence to take things forward once she’d gone. Francesca really went above and beyond with her follow-up support, as going away over Christmas and some disastrous nappy-leakage issues put us back a few steps after initial success. What really struck me was that, while she was clear on what the body learns to do and therefore what all babies can pick up, she also recognises that every baby is individual, and that there might need to be tweaks and a bit of trial and error. She gave me the confidence to learn when I could be flexible and responsive to my baby’s needs, without undoing any of the good work we’d done. We’ve now gone from up to 12 wakes a night, short daytime naps and constant feeding to sleep, to a half hour nap in the morning, two solid hours at lunchtime and 11-12 hours every night, occasionally with just one wake in the night. Putting my son down is now a five-minute routine, and never involves the boob. Life has completely changed as a result, and I can’t help thinking Francesca is a magician…
If you’re looking for someone to help you turn around your sleep problems once and for all, but with a gentle approach that helps you carry on being responsive and intuitive with your baby, then I can’t recommend Francesca highly enough.
A huge thank you!