We also did away with his dummy, which was probably the thing I was most daunted by but I can honestly say it’s been the best thing for us.
I would urge anyone who is considering using Gemma to go for it! She is helpful and supportive and has been in contact with me everyday even though we have done our plan over New Year.
I just wish we had done this sooner.
Thank you Gemma 😊
Lucy mum to Albie, west midlands
Laura mum to 3 month old
We used Gemma when my son was 3 months old. Since he was born he never really settled anywhere other than on me, he hated the moses basket. I slept on the setee for 4 weeks with him on my chest, which was the hardest thing ever.
Every time he was tired he would scream for about 20 mins, we would rock him, give him a dummy and play white noise to settle him. As soon as we put him down he would wake up and we would have to go through the same process again. It was heartbreaking to see him so upset. Everynight was so different. We would try and get into a routine and it wouldn’t happen. I felt my 4 yr old daughter was losing time with us and it was starting to affect our family. The mornings were just as bad trying to do the school run was horrendous, some mornings i didn’t have time to brush my teeth. We were all over the place.
My friends had used Gemma and she came highly recommended. I discussed it with my partner and told him i couldn’t carry on like this anymore. It was killing me, and i felt so guilty for my daughter even tho she was fine. I had my 15 min chat with Gemma and straight away i felt a connection, and she understood. We booked in the consultation and my bf booked time of work so we could start it. We started on the Tuesday night after our consultation. On the 2nd night he slept through from 7 til 7 with no bottle. I was awake all night panicking lol. We couldn’t believe it. We started with his naps to. It was the hardest but best thing we have done. We are nearly 3 weeks into our routine and things are amazing. He has 3 naps in his cot between 1 -2 hrs. He is drinking all of his bottles, he wakes up happy and refreshed smiling. He is still sleeping through of a night between 11-12 hrs even through the heatwave we have had. The impact this has had on our family is unbelievable. We get quality time with both children now and enjoy cuddles, were as before it was always to get him to sleep. My partner and I now have time together on an evening and can eat together and relax. My mental health is so much better. We put our son down awake and no dummy and there is no crying anymore he goes to sleep. If he does wake up he settles himself back to sleep.
Gemma has been a great support through this process and has given us and our son the gift of sleep. She was on holiday and still emailing us and checking in. This has been the best thing we have ever done for our family. I can’t recommend her enough. Pls don’t struggle through. There is help xxx
Caroline, mum to Olivia 5 months old, Worcestershire
Right from birth Olivia never slept well or napped much more than 20 minutes at a time, even when being held. I would usually have to pace around for endless amounts of time just to get her off to sleep for her to wake straight back up as soon as I stopped. From four months she was waking at least 6 times throughout the night, sometimes even after 45 minutes where she would wake up screaming & would struggle to settle whatever I did. Things became desperate & started to impact on our family life.
When I got in touch with Gemma I wasn’t expecting Olivia to go through the night, I would have been happy with one or even two wakes, I just needed some chunks of sleep in order to survive!
Gemma was absolutely amazing & tailored a plan for a more gentle approach which was important to me. Olivia took to it so well that within a couple of days she was only waking once & by day five she just naturally dropped her feeds altogether as she wasn’t waking for them, she even had up to two hours at nap times which had never happened before!
The whole time Gemma was on the other end of the phone to guide me along the way & that additional support made all the difference if things changed or needed to be adapted, but mostly just to have that reassurance & someone to check in with you.
The greatest thing to come from it has been the change in her. She is now a completely different baby, so much happier & content. I can’t thank Gemma enough for all her help & support & I urge anyone who is struggling to reach out & not to suffer in silence, it certainly saved me!
We contacted Gemma when our baby boy was 7.5 months old after coming across her page on Google after one particularly bad night. He wasn’t a terrible sleeper for a newborn but at around 3 or 4 months the sleep regression hit and he never recovered. We’d tried desperately for months to form some sort of routine but nothing was working and he was still waking through the night, sometimes hourly and never more than 3 hours. Co-sleeping and feeding him to sleep were the only ways for us to get any rest but we knew it wasn’t sustainable. Every day we were absolutely exhausted and struggling to have enough energy to get through the day.
We got ourselves a bit confused about the right thing to do, we needed some clarity and Gemma made every step so easy for us to follow the plan. We put all our trust into Gemma’s routine and it’s the best decision we ever made. She was easy to talk to, flexible, down to earth and she’s amazing at what she does. We started to see improvements even on the first night and after two weeks he was sleeping through the night consistently.
Not only are the nights better, he’s like a different baby in the day. From being overtired and a little hyperactive, he’s now more content and rested and will actually sit and play with his toys or stay for a cuddle.
After 8 difficult months thanks to Gemma we now have our life back and even feel confident enough in his new sleeping abilities to arrange our first date night since before he was born, something that seemed a million miles away two weeks ago. She has literally changed our lives and arguably saved our relationship.
If you are struggling, please contact Gemma. You will not regret it.