Good Night Sleep Site takes special care to understand the needs of each of our clients to create a custom Sleep Plan for their family. We are so fortunate to work with some amazing parents and their children, and we are proud to share their stories.
“It was truly life changing.”
“Our son has a better quality of life because of Good Night’s program.”
A note from Alanna, founder and senior sleep consultant:
“When we begin working together you are welcomed into the Good Night family with open arms. I respect and value that you have chosen Good Night Sleep Site to share in this experience with you and look forward to guiding you through this process. There is a reason that many clients have become friends to Good Night and have shared their experiences with you. Please take a moment to read their words. These testimonials mean the world to us.”
“Sleep Training” is a term most new parents are afraid of. Tim and I can honestly say that Alanna McGinn and Good Night Sleep Site helped us release our fear of this with her knowledge about the subject. She provided an in-depth, individualized sleep plan for Sonny that we trusted whole-heartedly and didn’t deviate from. Once we put her sleep plan to the test, Sonny’s sleep patterns improved immensely and we are now on a schedule that is working beautifully for all involved!
Good Night Sleep Site is a true lifesaver for any parent struggling with sleep! Alanna’s loving strategies and tools are easy to follow and a gift for a lifetime of good sleep habits.
When I reached out to Alanna, I needed hope. I was sleep-deprived and miserable. Alanna helped me feel like it was possible to have my sanity back again. Her emails and phone calls made me feel like she understood and cared. My daughters are both champion sleepers now, and Alanna not only helped me get them there, but helped reassure me that my mental health and sleep were a priority too — something you always put on the back burner as a mum!!
As parents of twins, very few things have ‘changed our life’ quite like Alanna at Good Night Sleep Site. When our boys were 4 months old we were having difficulty getting them to nap during the day and were up countless times during the night. We did a consultation with Alanna who provided us with a thorough and customized sleep plan. Within days, our boys were napping for 2 hour stretches and sleeping through the night.
Beyond our consultation, Alanna checked in on us regularly and answered all of our questions without hesitation. She is not only highly skilled but she is kind, understanding and patient- she listened to our unique needs and concerns and created a plan just for us. We cannot recommend Alanna at Good Night Sleep Site highly enough- she gave us the gift of SLEEP and for that we are forever grateful.
Alanna McGinn saved my life! At least, that’s certainly what it felt like for an extremely sleep deprived, hormonal first-time mom who’d spent six months breastfeeding and never sleeping for more than 2.5-3 hours at a time. I was very hesitant to commit to sleep training because of CIO horror stories. I felt like I was at the end of my rope and more importantly, I felt like I was failing my daughter because she needed sleep even more than I did!
I implemented Alanna’s plan for my family and within 9 mins, the seemingly impossible happened: my baby completely self-soothed herself to sleep. No rocking. No feeding. No pacifier. No nothing! She was put down awake and she did it. We did it! Once I saw that Alanna’s method worked with my own eyes, I knew I had to stick to it.
I’m so grateful for Alanna’s help in getting us through our rough patch swiftly and effectively. My daughter wakes up happier than ever because she’s well rested and confident in her ability to self soothe. This mama wakes up a whole lot happier, too!
I feel like a new person. Actually, more like my old self than I have in as long as I can remember. Alanna doesn’t just offer sleep help, she gives people their time and lives back!
Alanna has always been our girl for anything sleep related with our kids. Doing this thing called “life” with seven kids in tow is hard enough, let alone not getting sleep on top of that. This Baby Loves Sleep takes all of her easy-to-implement advice and puts it into one simple book that you might as well consider your bible until you’re back on a regular sleep schedule. Whether you’re a first timer or you’re on your third and fourth like us, this is a must read. Consider it your first step in gaining back your sanity.
Alanna is my sleep fairy godmother! All I wanted to do was hold my daughter to sleep each night. Then as she grew older I would hold her hand each night as she fell asleep….. she turned 5 and I realized or my husband realized it was time for me to cut the cord! I was doing it more for me than for her if I am honest. She was ready I was not. I tried sitting in the hallway to ease into it but I noticed this was not helping her realize she had the power to fall asleep all in her own.
The hard part was how to transition. Alanna talked me through it step by step, tear by tear one night. She stayed on the phone with me during one rough bedtime transition night to make sure I wouldn’t cave.
The transition happened fast and now my little girl knows she has the power and this is the best gift. Thank you Alanna!
As a new mother, or even an old one, one of the things we want for our babies and children is to be well adjusted and happy. An important way to achieve this is by getting the right amount of sleep. With Alanna’s guidance and tips I was able to get both of my children on a great sleep schedule at about 4 months old. Within 3 nights of following the plan outlined, both children were sleeping 11+ hrs at night. Which made us all happy and well adjusted. I can’t praise Alanna’s methods and skills enough.
I just wanted to thank-you again for your help with Malia. Your sleep plan really made a difference for Malia and for me and my husband. We are so much more relaxed now in the evenings and Malia is better rested. I can’t thank-you enough! I will definitely be sending referrals your way.
Just want to say thank you again for all your help. To be honest I can’t thank you enough. My husband was skeptical at first but he is a firm believer that your services work!
I can’t thank Alanna enough for helping us get out five month old sleeping amazing. We were getting so frustrated at the amount of times she was waking throughout the night and taking hours to fall back to sleep, we knew something had to give. Alanna got us set up on a plan that worked for Luna and our family and the changes have been incredible. It was the best move I made as a new mother and I recommend all my friends to her. Luna now sleeps 12 hours a night with no soother and has three naps a day. I am so happy she’s getting the proper sleep she needs for her development and the entire family is rested and happier.
We were struggling with getting Walt to sleep without bouncing and holding him. We knew we needed to sleep train, but weren’t sure which method was right for us. What Alanna gave us was the ability to make a decision, know it was the right one, and support through executing the plan. As a mom who is home during the day, I don’t think I would have been strong enough to handle sleep training without her reassurance and support. (We’ve even kicked the pacifier!) Walt now naps for two hours at a time, he’s happy when he goes to sleep and happy when he wakes up. As a by-product mom and dad are getting much needed sleep too! I recommend GNSS to everyone I know.
I am happy to report, we have just had our 1 week anniversary of full night sleeping!!!! I can’t thank you enough Alanna, you have truly brought us back on track. I am near tears each morning when I go in to say good morning to Nyla because I feel as though you have given me back my daughter.
I understand what you were saying about being super consistent about naps to get them to lengthen. She had been in her pattern for so long that it will take some months for her to get back what she lost. We are remaining consistent for sure. I have seen the consistency pay off these past two weeks so I am keeping it up – it is totally worth it!!!
Once again Alanna, I can’t thank you enough for giving us this gift. Or rather, giving us the tools to be able to give Nyla the gift of sleep once again. You know, before Nyla’s sleep issues began, she was so happy and content, laid back and a go-with-the-flow type of child. She was also quite fearless when playing on the playground or with her friends. But the last 6 months I felt had begun to change her. In addition to natural developments at this age, I was afraid she was starting to become so introverted and fearful of new situations. And sometimes, she seemed so on-edge and tempermental – not at all as she used to be. Getting back to a routine and proper sleep habits in the last 2 weeks has brought her back to what I believe is her true temperment…a wonderfully happy, compassionate, well-adjusted and risk-taking child. Words cannot express what that means to us as a family. Thank you.
I recognize that there will be bumps in the road, but knowing how to deal with them now really helps the anxiety of dealing with them in the future. And thank you for being only an email away. Thanks for everything Alanna!
Alanna is my angel, she saved me and brought order to my family and to our lives! I was at the end of my rope with my daughters sleeping habits, she choose to sleep on me instead of her crib. I had tried everything I could possibly think of with the end result being failure. I was referred to Alanna and it was the best call and money I had ever spent. After our first conversation I already felt better and new it wasn’t my fault I just didn’t have the tools or know how to put my daughter on a structured schedule, which she was majorly lacking. Alanna’s support and sleep plan had my daughter sleeping within a week. If anyone is having problems with their little ones please don’t hesitate and get the help you need, you won’t be sorry….
Alanna’s skill and expertise in sleep training has saved my sanity more than anything else. As the mother of two, now excellent sleepers, I can function with the rest of the adult world again. Having her as a resource has been the most valuable one in raising my children.
Alanna, I just want to thank you again for all your help. These past 3 days have been so great – Cooper’s been sleeping so well and we’re all very happy. I can honestly say that my life is so much better since the sleep training. I’m already trying to refer you to some of my friends!
Alanna is truly a miracle worker. She is kind, understanding, caring, listens well and is extremely encouraging! Alanna worked with us to set up a great plan for our family to help us get our 5 month old triplets on the same sleep schedule. Within a few short weeks our lives were truly changed for the better! The triplets were well on their way to better sleep habits and for myself and my husband this meant that we were feeling more rested- physically and mentally which helped tremendously as we have 3 older children to care for. I honestly cannot say enough wonderful things about Alanna and services. Thanks Alanna!
My husband and I are so grateful that we contacted Alanna at Good Night Sleep Site. Our baby took 30 minute naps for several months and she needed to be rocked for well over an hour every night before we could put her down without crying. We needed help! With Alanna’s personalized schedule, we noticed a drastic improvement within 2 nights because her plan was so clear and easy to follow. Her support and encouragement far surpassed our expectations. She was always there to answer questions and make certain tweaks if needed. Our baby girl now goes down at night without a fuss and I have time to write this testimonial because she has been napping for 2 hours. We are still in complete disbelief! Thank you so much Alanna!
Alanna was my sleep consultant with two of my three children, and I wish I knew her when I had my first! She provided good advice and was supportive and understanding of how hard a time we were having without good sleep. She is kind, realistic, and very knowledgeable about sleep needs and sleep patterns in infancy.
I read all the sleep training books, but found it challenging to put into practice what I had learned in theory. My husband and I were also disagreeing on the right approach to take with each of our two children (problem sleepers, both of them). Enter Alanna, a neutral third party who provided us with extremely practical suggestions and easy-to-follow techniques. My first was sleeping through the night in 4 days, my second managed it in a week. Thank you Alanna, for the gift of sleep (and a happy marriage, to boot!).
We are so thankful for Alanna and her sleep plan. It was the best money EVER spent. After 2.5 months of Ian waking 2-4 times a night and taking up to 1.5 hours to nurse and rock to sleep, within one day of the sleep training he went down for long naps without a fuss and slept through the night. These days he’s so happy, content and well rested and I feel great! Having a baby does NOT mean you need to be an exhausted and sleep deprived family. We also weathered the six-month growth spurt and two teeth without too much grief. Being able to place him down awake, especially during night nursings, has been a true lifesaver.
Most of all, Ian is getting the rest he so desperately needs to grow, develop and thrive. The other night I peaked into his crib to find him cuddling his sheepie and ‘chatting’ to himself (it was 4 a.m.). His crib is now a place where he feels safe and content enough to go back to sleep on his own. Thanks, Alanna!
I just wanted to write you a thank you note and a quick update on my son’s sleep. I can’t believe the changes in my little one since he’s had his sleep training. He’s a pro at just 5 ½ months! I remember reading other testimonies and didn’t think that it could happen to us because it sounded too good to be true. Even during the training I was still skeptical and was questioning the nap times but you kept me on track and I thank you for that. He now has 3 naps and sleeps through the night (12 hrs) every single day. He has learned to sooth himself and fall asleep on his own. I get to enjoy my baby now instead of struggling and being exhausted all the time. Thank you so much for your help and mental support through this process!
Hi Alanna! It has been a few months since we began the sleeping better chart, clock with light and all of your other VERY helpful suggestions. Our youngest daughter, after not sleeping well for 5 years (sigh!) is finally trying her best and we are all more rested. She even gets up to go to the bathroom on her own, when she needs to, without waking us up. She then gets herself back to sleep! We are amazed! Her personality has also changed – she is more confident and smiles a lot more. It is amazing how sleep deprivation can change you. Thank you so much for steering us in the right direction.
Well today was a day filled with mixed emotions. Let me explain today was the day that my son starting sleeping!
So needless to say I am overjoyed. I am also feeling sad because my time with Alanna is done, even though I know that she is only an e-mail away.
Alanna’s support, guidance and encouragement everyday is what I needed to keep plugging away especially on those days that I felt that my son was taking steps backwards instead of forwards.
Alanna goes above and beyond in all areas and I was truly grateful for that. I will never forget what she has done for our family.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Amelia is such a sleep champ now! I lay her in her crib and there is NO fussing or crying at any of her naps (well, except the cat nap sometimes) or bedtime! If she could talk, I’m sure she would say ‘Mommy, I want to go nap/go to bed now’. I’m pretty sure she looks forward to her quiet time now.
Thank you for giving us the confidence, strength and patience to help us make Amelia a better sleeper. She is laughing and giggling and generally just a happy bright-eyed baby. And we are better parents to Amelia because we are well-rested and happy.
I will be sure to recommend you to any parent with sleep-problem babies.
Thanks a million …
I just wanted to thank you for helping us get our “Baby Conor” into a proper sleep pattern.
At first it was tough. We thought nothing would keep our little man in the land of nod. But quickly, as the days moved forward and with your help and support, he started sleeping longer and on schedule.
I can’t tell you how much our life has changed for the better.
We went from sleeping no more than a couple of hours at a time for four months, to 12 hours a night plus naps. We are so grateful for your support during the process; from the phone calls to the technology that you use. We could not have been happier with you, the method, and the end result.
We will continue to refer you to anyone who is having the same issues.
I can’t express how thankful we are to have found Alanna and the Good Night Sleep Site! When our daughter was falling into the same poor sleep habits that we experienced with our son we knew that we had to do something. With Alanna’s amazing advice, support and guidance Jacqueline is getting the sleep she needs as is the rest of the family. She is definitely an expert in her field! Thanks to Alanna we are no longer a sleep deprived household and we are all much happier for it. I would recommend Alanna to anyone and everyone!
Alanna is my Fairy Godmother of Sleep! My 5 ½ month old baby girl Thia had been waking up every two hours each night since birth and I was a complete zombie.
I had bought all the sleep aids, read the books, and tried many things but nothing seemed to work. I was referred to Alanna by a friend and on the very first day of her putting my baby on a customized sleep plan, Thia slept through the night for 10 hrs and has been doing so ever since! I’ve learnt so much, Thia is happier, and I am no longer sleep deprived. Thanks for your support Alanna.
As a new mom I fell into the “accidental parenting” thinking sleeping with my 11 month old was not going to create a bad habit, after all she is such an easy going baby! I was nursing her and found it oh so convenient to have her right there beside me! Soon realizing I needed her to have confidence and me to have my marriage back with my patient husband. Then the angel Alanna appears:-)
At first I really thought I could do the “crying out” thinking it would be hard but fast results…Not a chance. I couldn’t follow through. Alanna had reassured me that there was always plan B. So with her excellent schedule I started over, by using Alanna’s consistent plan of feedings and naps, with her encouragement and support my baby girl had consistency. This was all I needed to gain my own confidence and follow through to get her sleeping in her crib and me back in the arms of my loving husband. This house is snoring and I love it! All thanks to Alanna.
Hi Alanna, I wanted to write a thank you note to you for your help with Olivia’s sleep. The fact that I actually get sleep for longer than 1 to 2 hours stints is really secondary to the fact that she is a much happier baby and we can now enjoy her and see her true personality when she is awake and interacting with us. Our life with her is soo much different and my anxiety of taking her out with me is no longer there.
She sleeps a full 12 hours now with night feedings still, but dictated by a schedule! not every hour like before!.Her naps have now permanently extended beyond her previous 35 minute stints with an hour nap twice a day being the normal now with the odd 2 hour nap here and there. She rarely cries when I put her down and she actually welcomes nap and sleep time with her monkey lovey.I am so glad we did this. It was hard, no question, but the longer term goal of having a rested and happy baby was well worth it.I was so skeptical at first, having gone from bed sharing to nursing her to sleep and putting her into her crib, this was a big step for me but we did it! All with your encouragement and more importantly confidence in that teaching her to fall asleep on her own would pay in the long term. THANK YOU!
Thank you again Alanna for all your help and especially your support!
I have to admit I was on my way to a melt down. Spending most of my days and nights nursing my 7 month old daughter to sleep.
She wasn’t even sleeping through the night and only taking 20 minute naps. But thanks to Alanna’s sleep plan and guidance within three days I saw a huge difference. I have been recommending her to ever mom I come across with any sleep issues.
Thank you for a happy well rested baby and mum!!!
Alanna came into our lives when we were at our wits’ end about our son’s sleeping habits.
She had the right mix of teacher, coach, manager, and cheerleader to get us back on track and help my son (and us!) get the sleep he needed, and she really cares about her clients.
After working with Alanna, our son began sleeping soundly 11-12 hours at night and taking great naps. He’s so much happier, and so are we. Thank you, Alanna!
As a new mom, I felt confused and uncertain about a lot of things….feeding, bathing, hygiene, sleep! It was the sleep that worried me the most, because it seemed like a different issue altogether.
I had so many questions…like how to know when he’s tired, how often he should be sleeping, when to start with a sleep schedule, what the heck WAS a sleep schedule, what should the sleep routines be, what’s “normal”, and on and on and on.
A friend of mine recommended I speak to Alanna, and I can honestly say that all of the many questions that were buzzing around in my brain stopped after only one conversation with her. It was simple advice, but it made all the difference.
You should call it “sleep learning”!! It has been four weeks since we concluded our sleep plan with you and we cannot say thank you enough!
When we had our twins, Viviana and Romeo, our eldest son, Massimo, was only 16.5 months. When it was time we were nervous to sleep train the babies, even after success with our eldest son, who since working with Alanna when he was 5 months old has slept like a dream! Alanna reassured us and we put our trust in her.
Before we began with Alanna we were putting the twins to sleep by rocking, shhhhing, swaddling and running back and forth into the room rocking them back to sleep all day and all night. It was a circus. We were exhausted. The first 6 months of their lives was a blur.
After only one week of working with Alanna our lives were different. Within a couple of weeks of following her plan and suggestions the babies were able to fall asleep on their own easily and were sleeping long stretches for their naps (1.5 to 2hrs!) and slept 13 hours at night!! ALL three seem to love their cribs and our eldest even ASKS to go down for his naps and at bedtime! Truly amazing how having a positive and consistent sleep strategy in place from a young age makes everyone so much more content. Our lives changed, we had time to eat, to take a shower and to start to enjoy our babies.
Viviana and Romeo (and Massimo for a year and a half!) now wake up rested and greet us with glowing, smiling faces!! And we do too! And as their parents we have the energy to enjoy every second of the day!
We don’t even know how to express how grateful we are for Alanna’s baby sleep expertise and patience. Thank you for making us a more rested and happy family of five (including our three children under the age of two!).
When I was pregnant I thought a lot about how I was going to handle infant sleep. I thought I would just follow my baby’s lead and let him nap when he was tired and nurse him back to sleep when he woke up at night until he decided he was ready to put himself back to sleep on his own.
Sounds wonderful right? As any first time mother knows, stories that begin with “When I was pregnant I thought…” don’t always end the way you had anticipated.
When my son Leo was 11.5 months old, he was not settling for naps anywhere but the car, and not accepting any other form of soothing in the nighttime other than nursing, I knew that something had to change. He was tired and I spent the day obsessing about naps and nighttime sleep. I had some friends that had consulted with Alanna and were thrilled with how their babies were sleeping. I was hesitant because when I thought about sleep training all I could envision was the image of a screaming baby alone in his crib in the dark.
My husband and friends have always provided support on the other issues that popped up here and there. However, for my son’s sleep I really felt that I needed the support of a sleep consultant to help me implement and follow through with a plan. Alanna was very friendly and easy to talk to and developed a plan for helping my baby (and I) get the sleep we needed. My son completely embraced his new routine and I had less cries of resistance from him then ever before. I had no trouble implementing the plan because it just worked so well for us but I was also comforted knowing that Alanna would be there for me to reassure me and answer any of my questions.
Now when I think about sleep training I see my baby falling asleep on his own and waking up at the appropriate times well-rested and happy. I also think about how wonderful it will be to have a toddler who waits for Mommy to come into his room in the morning and say it’s time to start the day.
I am a new mum to 6 month old twin girls. I contacted Alanna after an old friend referred me to her as the “baby sleep whisperer.” I contacted her after another long, sleepless night and I was just about at my breaking point. My girls had been good night sleepers until approximately 5 months and then they started waking up in the middle of the night for what seemed like no reason. They were never good nappers and they were awake almost all day and I would be lucky to get 30 minutes from them. I was so exhausted, my house was a disaster, and I just felt like a zombie day and night…until I contacted Alanna. We spoke on the phone for over an hour and a half so she could fully understand my situation and she immediately made suggestions and explained why.
I started the sleep training the following morning and their naps immediately improved and after just a few days, they are now sleeping for 1.5-2 hours, twice a day. By the second night, both girls were sleeping in their own cribs, in their room, for 12 hours! I noticed an immediate change in one of my girls personalities – she is so much happier now that she has the important sleep that she needs. I enjoy my time with them so much more now that we are all getting the sleep and rest that we need!
Alanna was wonderful to deal with. She would follow up with me daily to see how the girls and I were doing and she was always available for questions. She always stressed that she would never want me to do anything I was uncomfortable with and I’m happy to say that every recommendation worked and after only 2 weeks my girls are on an amazing sleeping and eating schedule.
I can’t thank Alanna enough for her help; she helped me get my life back in order. I would recommend her to anyone who is struggling with their baby’s sleep (or lack thereof), she really is the “baby sleep whisperer.”
I contacted Alanna out of desperation after my daughter turned 9 months old and was still not sleeping through the night. I had friends whose children were far younger than my daughter and were sleeping soundly and effortlessly for 12 hour stretches. Our daughter was going to sleep easily but was waking up 2 -3 times a night and was inconsolable only until she was picked up. We knew she needed sleep training to break her of this waking habit but my husband and I could not decide which sleep method would work best for our little one or if we would be able to be consistent enough to make it work.
Alanna took the time to counsel my husband and I on what method would be best for our daughter and supported us throughout the process. In moments of weakness, it was a blessing being able to call Alanna and have her calmly reiterate the sleep plan we had developed together.
Thanks to the sound advice I received when we contacted Alanna I was able to independently sleep train my son to sleep soundly through the night at 5 months old.”
My husband and I were coming to the end of our rope. Our son was 5 months old, breastfeeding and to our dismay, on no set schedule, we never knew if we were coming or going. He was a 35 week preemie and plagued with bad gas since birth and double inguinal hernia surgery at 8 weeks. We were used to his sporadic sleep schedule yet desperate to end it and put him on one that would benefit both him and us. The only place he would nap was in his swing and usually it would come after a major meltdown and 15 minutes of rubbing his head and shushing while he swung.
We spent hours in the evening going from swing to walking in our arms or playing with him till his last feed at midnight when we would plunk him awake in his crib and he would put himself to sleep. He always slept in his crib at night but never for longer than 6 hours and never at any other time of the day. This made for very long and stressful days and evenings for both my exhausted and cranky husband and I.
Alanna McGinn from Good Night Sleep Site literally changed our lives in 1 WEEK! Her proven methods and support made a challenging time in our lives so much easier. The fog lifted and we saw a truly well rested, happy baby boy and started enjoying our lives again!! Our son now sleeps 11-12 hours at night, and spends scheduled naps in his crib. My husband and I have our evenings back and nothing beats the beautiful smiles we are greeted with when he awakes, HAPPY!
Alanna’s packages are very affordable and we would have gladly paid double for the results we’ve achieved. She has a wealth of knowledge as a mother of 3 herself (her twins born just a month after my son) and a willingness to share it! I would gladly recommend Alanna’s services to any parents out there, whether first timers or just looking for a refresher with numbers 2 or 3 or 4!
We can’t thank Alanna enough for all she’s done for our family.
My husband & I didn’t arrive at sleep training easily. We tried different coping methods like the swing, soother and tending to our 11 month old at every peep. When this just wasn’t working for our son or the family we explored sleep methods. We quickly discovered that everyone has an opinion and the Internet is overwhelming.
Alanna was recommended by a friend and we decided who better to guide us than a sleep expert. Alanna used email & phone to help us customize our plan. We were braced for the worst that first day so imagine our shock when night 2 of sleep training our son slept 12 hours straight! It’s been one week and we have not tended to him at night and naps are starting to lengthen in his crib. We could never have felt confident to do this without Alanna’s customized plan. We are so thankful & SO rested!
Thanks Alanna- I am telling all my sleepless mommy friends about your fantastic service. Life changing!!!! You are going to make us feel ready for #2 earlier than planned!
We want to thank you so much for saving our sanity! Our twins, Iris and Eva, were 7 months old when we started our Good Night Sleep Site routine. It was quite a change from our previous routine (ha ha…there was little routine about it) but we committed to giving your plan a solid try. For those that are struggling with sleep issues, especially with twins, I would highly recommend Alanna’s services.
To give a little background, our girls were very good night sleepers from early on, but never napped well. At about 6 months, they not only did not nap well, but they quit sleeping through the night. After a few weeks of very little sleep and very cranky babies, I reached out to Alanna for any suggestions. I immediately felt confident that Alanna knew what she was talking about and could help our girls learn to sleep better. Even with that confidence, my husband and I would have NEVER imagined that it would take less than 24 hours to see results. From the first night of our new schedule until now (7 weeks later), we have not woken in the night once! Our girls no longer scream and cry when we put them down for bed or naps and they have become experts at soothing themselves to sleep! Naps still aren’t at the 1.5-2 hrs we are striving for, but I am ecstatic that they can stay in their cribs for 2.5 hrs for quiet time without crying. The list of benefits that we have experienced from this routine goes on and on. However, I cannot measure our gratitude for the most important result of our experience; our girls are happier and healthier because of Alanna!
Your expertise and experience (especially with twins) sold me from the minute I spoke with you. You went above and beyond our package and I can’t thank you enough for that. I don’t know how in the world you manage to give such care and attention to your clients, while also raising your own three children! But I am thankful you do!! We have, and will continue to recommend your services to every parent facing the oh-so challenging task of getting their children to sleep better! Thank you again!!
Liam was up so many times in the night we lost count. We were so desperate for some sleep that I brought him in bed with us. He wouldn’t sleep for longer than 1 hr intervals, sometimes waking after 5 minutes! He wouldn’t nap during the day for longer than 20 minute intervals, and it was a struggle for him to fall asleep at all. We were knowledgeable from reading different books on methods to help infants sleep but it wasn’t until we received Alanna’s card and her wonderful help that things changed.
My husband was skeptical and I was worried that letting our Liam cry a little was going to be damaging to him. It was exactly the opposite, he is so much happier now that he is getting sleep. Now that we all have rest we have our lives back to enjoy him which makes us all happy. Who ever said you just have to put up with the sleep deprivation until the baby finally learns to sleep is so wrong.
There is help like Alanna to teach parents how to help their babies learn to sleep on their own. Our wonderful Liam was sleeping through the night within the first week! He had improved so much in the first few days that we all began to gain sleep and think a lot clearer! His naps took more time to come along but now I actually have free time to do things around the house!
I recommend Alanna to any parent that struggles with helping their baby to learn how to sleep. Especially first time parents like us! Alanna is so encouraging, reassuring and compassionate. She helped us every step of the way. We are so very grateful for her support and kindness. She is dedicated to her work & will find the individual needs for your baby/family.
Thank you Alanna, you are the best!
I am a first time mom of 5 ½ month old twins Ella and Tommy. I’m not quite sure how I functioned before contacting Alanna. I had started so many bad habits to get my twins to go to sleep (ie. Soothers, swaddling, walking, rocking, shushing, etc) that bed time became quite a lengthy ordeal. I wanted to give my babies (and myself) the gift of going to sleep easily and comfortably on their own. I was able to achieve that with the help of Alanna.
I must admit I was very skeptical that anyone would be able to help me break all my bad habits and get my twins sleeping on a schedule. But after talking to Alanna (also a mother of twins) I was motivated and committed to giving this 100%. I liked how the plan was customized to the personalities and behaviors of each twin. I felt so supported the entire time, and Alanna always answered any questions that popped up along the way.
I noticed improvements in their naps and night time sleep just after a few days. And just like she said, Tommy and Ella’s naps keep lengthening. They are happier during their wake times, and the fact that I can just put them in their cribs to sleep without all the work up has made life so much nicer!
Thanks for giving our family the gift of sleep Alanna