Sleeping Bunnies Baby Coach
Miranda, West London
Francesca has helped me twice now & has been amazing both times. First with my older daughter when she was around 8/9months and I was desperate for help as she continuously rejected bottles despite us starting at 2 weeks & trying everything for months! She then wouldn't eat purées & after a few months of weaning she still barely ate anything so the exclusive breast feeding was becoming even more exhausting. The final straw was when she started to refuse day-naps & just screamed. Francesca was fantastic at helping with all these issues. She was calm, patient & full of helpful advice. She was also respectful of our parenting approach. After Francesca spent 3 days with us, our daughter was then drinking milk from a beaker, eating purees & having 2-2.5hr lunch time naps having previously only slept for 20-40min in the day. I couldn't believe it! With our second daughter at 10 weeks, Francesca recently advised me on breast feeding issues & helping to teach her to sleep for day naps. I was amazed at such a young age we could start to teach her how to have long lunch time naps. I've also had bottle issues with my second daughter & Francesca has been very helpful in providing advice. In particular, Francesca's ongoing support is incredibly useful & she is very responsive. I have recommended Francesca to several friends with a range of issues & they have all been really pleased. Many thanks Francesca for all your help, it's meant so much to us & we are incredibly grateful. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Francesca to other families who need help with their babies.
Mrs E, SW12
An NCT friend recommended Francesca to help with my daughter's daytime napping, which had always been difficult. I had read so much online advice and so many books, but that had just resulted in information overload and I wasn't trying anything consistently. Francesca visited us at home, listened to my concerns and watched me putting my daughter down for a nap. She helped me understand that what I thought had been working well for us (rocking to sleep and a special bed) was actually holding her back. She also helped me learn the difference between cries that means she needs me, and cries that simply mean she's trying to go to sleep. Francesca sent us a routine to follow and advice on approach and timings. The best part was the she was on hand for support and advice whilst I implemented the routine. A few short days later my daughter was falling asleep by herself and napping in her cot regularly and for longer - amazing!! I would recommend Francesca to anyone who wants to improve their baby's sleeping habits - it's certainly made the world of difference to us.
Weir Family, North Kensington
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.
Critchley Family, NW10
Francesca simply got us our lives back. She helped us to get our baby sleeping through the night, and napping in the cot during the day. Without her I don't know where we would be. She has a wonderful calming nature that makes the whole process very easy and always there to answer any question no matter how silly.
Jeffries Family, SW18
We have recently had Francesca stay with us to help our 8 month old son sleep. As this is my second baby I thought I would have it all under control this time around. However I was struggling even more dealing with two under 3's on a broken nights sleep. My 8 month old was waking three or more times per night when Francesca came to see us. She factored in changes on the day she came, nothing harsh- just things that hadn't occurred to me to try! She was there at night time wakings and showed me how to deal with settling my baby in the best way, and more importantly she has a lovely calm manner which helped a huge amount. Thanks to her, we have a baby sleeping 12 hours per night which I previously thought impossible for my son. Best investment I think I have or will ever make.
Ried Family, TW10
Scoured the internet looking for a sleep consultant that would not just teach my nine month old to cry herself to sleep! Francesca's approach was routine based and she taught me so much from our short time together. She explained technical aspects of sleep but completely simplified. We followed the advice and routine she sent via email and we now have a baby that sleeps through the night only a few days after the new routine was introduced. I loved the fact that included in the consultation was follow up support which meant I could text or arrange a time to speak to Francesca after the face to face consultation. Highly recommend!
Lawston Family, SW19
We reached out to Francesca for some help sleep training our 14 month old Son Zach. We had always had a few daytime napping issues from an early age but nothing to write home about. His night time sleep was great and we thought that he'd either stop his daytime cat napping earlier than most, or he will just finally get so tired in the daytime that he would naturally start to nap for longer by himself rather than dropping off for some shut eye here and there. He was doing a few stretches of 20 minutes or half an hour maximum during the day, however with no set times or consistency. This was never much of a problem for me as he would nap whilst we were out in the buggy on the way to or from somewhere. However, things got worse and he started to refuse going down at night and started waking earlier and earlier- which came as a shock to us as he was already lacking a chunk of daytime sleep and we couldn't understand why or what was going wrong. We tried everything from putting him to bed later, tightening up his bedtime routine and even tried to reintroduce his dummy- we were desperate! He would cry intermittently for two hours or at bedtime before dropping off to sleep. I felt such guilt that he was missing out not just on daytime sleep but also now a chunk of the night too. This is when I bit the bullet and called Francesca, whom my Sister had recommended having hired her for a week of live in maternity and sleep training help for her little one of five months. Francesca was warm, non judgemental and calm. We talked through all of my concerns and she met Zach -who she was fantastic with. She stayed with us for a 24hr period and during this time we made routine changes and I feel like I just had someone there to make sense of everything. She wrote up a detailed plan post consultation which we followed and by a another 48hrs later Zach was sleeping for two hours at lunch and the bedtime refusal was just non existent! I wish I had called earlier on when Zach was under a year, however I am just grateful that we did this before more time elapsed.
Brennan Family, SW11
We had problems with our 10 month old son waking numerous times during the night and settling for his daytime naps. Francesca came in with a positive and realistic approach. She was reassuring at every turn, and taught me practical techniques that I was able to put into practise after our consultation. I now have son who sleeps 7am-7pm and is also a dream to put down for daytime naps!
Renny Family, Chiswick
Francesca was just amazing! Our baby was waking up multiple times every night and never a good eater (on milk). Francesca came and helped us to implement a routine and talked us through the methodologies etc and within a few days our baby had eaten well during the day and become an overall good sleeper! The post consultation support was superb - 2 months down the line she's still willing to answer any questions that I have and give advice which is super helpful! Highly recommended!
Francesca came to us when our daughter was 8 months old and after that we were all sleeping again! She was great in explaining technique and also always there for us afterwards, when different sort of advice were needed. Our daughter also adapted very easily. Could not recommend her highly enough!
Sleeping Bunnies Baby Coach 2020