As mothers ourselves, we know that experiencing sleep issues can be overwhelming, frustrating, stressful, and exhausting for the entire family. We have been there, and we are here to help.
At Sleep Play Love, we adopt an organic approach without “sleep training” or “crying it out.” With roots in Attachment Theory, our methods for transitioning children and families to healthier, happier sleep are gentle, respectful, and—unlike most other behavioral methodologies—actually work long term.
With the parent-child connection at the heart of our approach, we make it our mission to provide the utmost level of care, support, and empathy to you and your family in understanding your unique circumstance and helping you achieve your specific sleep (and parenting) goals. Our comprehensive and personalized support via phone and email ensure that we are with you every step of the journey as you navigate change and the everyday challenges of parenthood and raising (good) humans.
Parenting is the most important, yet the most severely underresourced job on the planet. Whilst it can be undeniably joyous, wondrous, and rewarding, it is often equally contrasted with fear, guilt, and exhaustion. In the absence of a “village” these days, many parents are navigating the challenges of parenthood alone–but you don’t have to!
At Sleep Play Love, we are passionate about supporting parents; equipping them with the tools to connect more deeply and meaningfully with their children–fostering cooperation, and restoring joy and harmony to the parenting experience.
Some ways in which we help:
SERVICES AND PRICING
When we contacted you with our 4.5 month old, she was waking every two hours at the best of times, and sometimes gave me nights where it was 45 minutes only. I was a walking zombie and Scarlett didn't seem to be her happy self. Our process of trial and error and your constant support helped us when we had to wean the dummy, as it was one of her key sleep associations that was no longer working. She would chew it, spit it out and then search for it ... crying. With your help, we transitioned her out of the swaddle with dummy, to unswaddled, no dummy, and a trusty comforter. As a result we have gradually moved to a 6.30pm bedtime, with only 2 feeds overnight! Thanks for your support!
When we came to Sophie, my husband and I were beyond exhausted with frequent night wakings, 2 hourly feeds (or less) day and night, chronic cat napping, co sleeping, day time naps occurred in our arms after long periods of rock/pat/nursing to sleep and our anxiety surrounding this 'song and dance' was through the roof. With Sophie's gentle methods and kind support we now have a reflux/colicky baby who sleeps well, in the cot and in the nursery, feeds 3.5-4 hourly day and night, hubby is confident to put to sleep, I feel 'free' because that does not rest solely with me and you have eased the strain on our marriage and have given us the gift of sleep. We now have the confidence going forward to adjust her routine as she grows and her needs change and its all thanks to you. I cannot express my gratitude and I am so thankful that we had the good sense to reach out for help. I can only hope that others have the courage to do the same. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Me and my husband were pulling our hair out every night trying to put our 13 month old daughter to bed. Controlled crying, tantrums, crying until she threw up, cuddling until she was asleep, part time co sleeping; you name it, we have experienced it!! Until the day we have got a recommendation to Sophie from Sleep Play Love; our life changed completely within TWO DAYS!! She slept through the night for the very first time in her life (and so did we)!! Sophie provided the support and guidance we needed as first time parents when it came to sleep problems. Her methods are so kind and gentle to the little ones which we really loved and agreed with (we are all big softies with our precious little darlings after all, aren't we?). She is always only a text or phone call away which makes life easy. We cannot be more thankful and will highly recommend her service without any doubt in the future!! Thanks again Sophie and keep in touch
We contacted Sophie after battling through 15 months of sleep deprivation with our high needs, breastfed (darling) daughter. We were run down, miserable and absolutely dreading/hating developmental leaps. It took a lot for me to have trust in a sleep consultant as almost all the professionals I had heard of or spoken to implemented some form of controlled crying. Through her very comprehensive questionnaire and phone consultation, Sophie was able to suggest very small and gentle changes to our routine that have resulted in a child that has slept through the night, on more than one occasion, for the first time in 15 months. What impressed us the most was the level of support offered to us. I was expecting to have to contact Sophie when we had questions or issues, so I was pleasantly surprised to receive call after call supporting and reassuring us. There were tears and tantrums (just from me alone) and Sophie managed each and every day with a good dose of humour... and sometimes a positive reality check. We can't thank you enough for saving our sanity!
Sophie and Shae really took the time to listen to our issues. Following their advice, we made a few minor adjustments which saw Lila go from waking 3-4 times a night to sleeping through until 6 am. A total life changer! Thanks so much for your time and support lovely ladies, we really are grateful.
My daughter was 9 months old and still slept like a newborn. My husband and I were desperate for help to teach her how to become a good sleeper, for the wellbeing of our whole family. Sophie gave us a plan to implement that was kind and gentle, and would teach our daughter to link her sleep cycles at night and promote longer naps during the day. We started the plan on a weekend for a nap. It was flawless! She napped for 2 straight hours in her crib with no fight - the first time ever in her life that had happened. I feel like I can function again for the first time since she was born, and I have seen such an improvement in her temperament during the day. She is no longer an overly exhausted baby who fights sleep. The plan was customised for my daughter and family and has been the best thing to happen to us!
I want to thank you so much for helping out my family. From day one of getting the routine from you for Josh, we saw change. He went from waking every 2 hrs overnight; to a few wakings, and now a month later josh is sleeping through the night & having 1.5 hr day sleeps! This has given me my sanity back, time with my toddler, time with hubby.... and sleep!!! Having the support each day via texts worked so well for us. Highly recommend your support - I have told many about your service 🙂 Thank you again x
Our beautiful happy 8 month Jackson was a cat napper and has never slept for longer than 3hrs in 1 stretch. We ended co-sleeping and having very interrupted sleep. We were at our wits end and self educated ourselves with abundant amount of information from the internet. We tried various settling techniques to no success & started controlled crying which was the hardest part of our parenting months. We needed help from someone who shares our parenting philosophy, someone who is compassionate, loving & gentle with her approach to sleep training. Sophie was the answer to our prayers. She came and guided us through various settling techniques, identifying distress vs protesting cry, changes to his sleep environment and a daily routine to follow. Jackson slept through the night for the first time in his life the next day & started having 2-3 naps a day. It was a true miracle! We couldn't be happier as we now have good night sleep & a perfectly happy baby. Thank you so very much Sophie for your your support and guiding us through this, you really are a miracle worker x
Just want to say a HUGE thank you to Sophie Acott. She has been fantastic and so helpful with getting my daughter to sleep! I haven't had any experience with sleep consultants before, but I couldn't recommend her enough. It's amazing how much of a difference it has made just making a few adjustments to Madi's routine. Before this, I was getting 8-10 hours of broken sleep and maybe an hour during the day. Now I'm getting 11 hours solid of a night and 2-3 + hours during the day. Thank you so much!
We want to say a huge thank you Sophie for the incredible support you have given us over this last month. We have gone from a terrible catnapper who needed to be fed, rocked and bounced for hours to settle for naps and bedtime and would wake frequently overnight; to a happy and rested little girl who takes 2 hour naps, settles easily in her cot and only wakes once overnight! This was all achieved gently with love which was very important to us. Simple changes that Sophie implemented regarding routine and environment made such a difference. I am so much more confident now and enjoying the journey! Best money I have spent in a long time! xoxo