Sleep Graduates

The struggles before working with Alison were many…. Hourly wake-ups, sleeping in the spare room, falling asleep only by breastfeeding for what felt like hours, being carried in the carrier or being pushed in the stroller, not having anytime for myself… or the rest of the family, feeling frustrated and overwhelmed… the list can go on and on!

Thankfully, we made the decision to consult with Alison and go through the “daunting” process of sleep training.

Alison was a godsend and we soon came to the realization that the sleep training process is not daunting at all. It gave us as parents the proper tools in teaching Kaitlyn how to self-soothe and be a happy, healthy and thriving little girl.

We could already see an amazing improvement from night two and by night four Kaitlyn was already sleeping through the night, going down in her cot with no hassles. 

When family come to visit, they cannot believe that she is the same child!

Working with Alison and following her program has been invaluable to our family and we cannot recommend her highly enough!

Candice & Baby K

If you have a toddler you have never sleep trained, and you are thinking….no way anything will change his sleeping habits….I am here to tell you that IT IS POSSIBLE!

My son Remy was nearly 3 years old when we embarked on his sleep training journey with Alison. Honestly, I didn’t buy into the philosophy behind sleep training when he was a baby but with a new baby around and Remy reaching 3 years old the lack of sleep was not only taking its toll on me, it was really taking a toll on him. He was unable to fall asleep on his own and he was unable to sleep through the night without several wakings (i.e. coming to my room or having what I thought were “night terrors”). This led to him being really tired all day, cranky, and generally quite difficult to handle.

After a 21 day sleep training strategy implemented by Alison the results were PERFECT and so appreciated. Alison was a really lovely person to deal with. Nice personality aside, she is really knowledgeable and really cares and that’s what you can feel. As a tired mom, what you need is someone who empathizes and cares and gives you tools, actions, steps, tips suggestions on how to solve the problem or address the challenge you are facing. It was a wonderful process (completely virtual) and I really appreciated all the great advice and the personalized plan she provided. 

Thank you Alison!!!

Samantha & Remy - 3 years old

Hi everyone. I just wanted to share my recent success story with a hope you can go into 2021 prioritising your child’s sleep as well as your own like I did. 

If any of you are looking for a specialist in helping improve your baby or children’s sleep I highly recommend Sleep Solutions with Alison Jones.

We embarked on our sleep journey 3 weeks ago, with a 14 day sleep training program. Our 6 and a half month old was waking every two hours over night either needing her dummy replaced or having to be settled on the breast. She was also having a formula bottle at the 10.30pm dream feed and I was sleeping in her room. 

Within a few nights Zoey was sleeping from 7pm – 7am with no dummy, no overnight feeds and all by herself in her room. 

I am so glad I did this sleep program, as now I am getting at least 8 uninterrupted hours of sleep a night and it has taught our little Zoey a very important life skill of self settling and she too gets to sleep the night away.  

Michelle & Baby Z - 6 months

I was desperate for help as my 10 month old would wake every 2-3 hours and use me as a pacifier. Not only that but Noah refused to sleep in his crib and needed to sleep with mom. With him becoming more mobile, this was very dangerous and a matter of time before a serious accident could happen. I remember one night I suddenly woke and didn’t see him next to me, luckily he was just sitting on top of my head talking to himself. I knew we had to get help and solve his issue with the crib. Thankfully we found Alison!  Alison totally understood what we were going through and provided us guidance on how to solve his sleep issues. We wouldn’t have been able to solve his sleep issues without Alison’s help.  It felt as though she was holding my hand to take me through each step. As a first time mom, this is extremely reassuring. Alison is very thorough and she was very quick to respond to any questions that popped up. We saw results pretty quickly, around day 3. Noah pretty much sleeps through the night now. Even on nights that he wakes, he is able to self soothe himself back to sleep and doesn’t need mom’s help anymore. 

Sleep solutions work!

Thank you Alison!

Christina & Baby N - 10 months

Being first time parents we tried everything to get our baby to sleep, with varying degrees of success. 

Unfortunately after 12 months of rocking, shushing and patting our baby to sleep, we had developed some bad sleep crutches. It was becoming exhausting to get him to settle on his own and he would still wake up at least once a night.

That’s when we were recommended Alison. 

We were a bit worried we’d left too late and to be honest a bit sceptical if we would see it through! But after a week of sleep training and Alison’s support, we saw massive improvement. 

Now our baby settles down for naps really easily and with barely any fuss and is sleeping through the night 

We couldn’t be happier! Thanks Alison!

Sasha & Baby - 12 months

Following Alison’s guidelines was really straightforward, clearly communicated with us and reassuringly down-to-earth. It was just that sort of solid grounding that got us over the initial hurdles of sleep training. The extremely quick change in our son’s sleeping patterns was remarkable where after a few nights, he was sleeping for much longer sections and quickly soothing himself back to sleep when he did wake up. Absolutely can’t recommend enough – thank you.

Dave and Baby S - 5 months

Alison has helped us with establishing a tailor made daily routine for our baby Bernie who used to have issues with sleep. Within this 2 weeks sleep training, baby Bernie has not just learnt how to soothe himself to sleep on his own, his sleep routine has improved greatly with established 3-4 naps during the day time and 7pm-7am night time sleep without many interruptions. The highlight during this training is that Bernie slept through the night with 12 hours solid sleep from 7pm to 7am and his day time naps starts to be longer, instead of 30-40 minutes each time. Baby Bernie is growing very healthily and his appetite is getting bigger during the day time too!

Apart from designing an exclusive daily routine for baby Bernie, Alison is super in communicating and responding, which was  encouraging to us as first time parents to be more confident in raising the baby! Highly recommend!

Julia and Baby Bernie - 3 ½ months

Our little girl had always had a hard time with naps and after a trip overseas, was really struggling to sleep much at night. Before we started sleep training we were up anywhere between every 20 minutes to 3 hours to feed, or rock or shush her back to sleep. It was rough. Once we started with Alison, she slept through on the second night, I still have tears thinking about how amazed we were as I really thought it would take so much longer. Now, over 2 months later plus two trips overseas, she is still sleeping through the night. Her naps are more consistent and she is overall a happier baby. We now know how to get her to sleep well where ever our trips take us, and are able to enjoy the family time. I am so glad we did sleep training with Alison!

Melanie and Baby Z - 8 months

Working with Alison has been one of the best decisions we’ve made as parents. Before working with her, our 8 month old daughter would have to be fed to sleep and consistently woke up 2-3 times a night, where we would end up bringing her into our bed with us so we could get some much-needed sleep. Alison gave us all the right tools, education, confidence and support to successfully teach our daughter how to self-soothe. We saw changes / improvements from night 1 and she started sleeping through the night from night 2! We got our evenings back and her naps also got longer which meant we had a well-rested, happier baby on our hands 🙂 Best investment ever. We couldn’t recommend her more highly!

Shirley and Baby E - 8 months

Lack of sleep and the anxieties of being a new mum had pushed me to the brink. Our baby was waking every 10-30 minutes and I was a nervous and miserable wreck. From the start, Alison was compassionate, supportive and did everything she could to reassure me. I left our first conversation feeling like hope was in sight and that a solution was out there. Alison held our hands through every doubt and tough moment, and she did it with limitless kindness and humour. I never felt rushed – she was a teacher and a friend when I needed her. Now our baby sleeps throughout the night and naps properly in the day. Bedtimes are my favourite moment of our day together and don’t feel like a battlefield any longer. Whenever we go into his bedroom and start our sleep routine, a beautiful smile breaks over his face every time. I can’t explain how miraculous it feels (still!) to put him in his cot, smiling and laughing, and then find he has gone to sleep by himself in a matter of minutes. I am beginning to feel like my old self again and my husband and I feel like a proper couple too. None of this would have been possible without Alison’s support, motivation and advice. It has been the best thing we have done for our family and for our kid. 

Holly and Baby S - 5 months