Whilst a sense of humor is essential, we take our job very seriously. We know first hand how experiencing a sleep difficulty can leave you feeling exhausted, frustrated, overwhelmed, vulnerable and helpless. This is the reason we pride ourselves on our compassionate, holistic and down-to-earth approach to sleep.
At Sleep Play Love, we adopt an organic approach without the cry it out. It is 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. At the core is our Seven Sleep Foundations (Emotional and Physical Wellbeing, Routine, Environment, Nutrition, Positive Sleep Associations, Developmental Milestones and Life Transitions, and Temperament and Genetics) with a primary focus on emotional wellbeing and nurturing the parent-child connection – without any behavioral approaches or sleep training.
We know that the toddler years can bring much angst, frustration, and overwhelm to everyone involved. When experiencing a particular life transition or behavioral difficulty – it’s the little things that often become all-consuming and make life unbearably challenging. We understand, and we want to help you gain back some confidence and joy to your parenting experience. Some of the issues we help with include:
Sophie was fantastic to deal with in every aspect. She helped my 6 month old go from 20 min catnaps to hour long plus sleeps which happened within a couple of days. She gave me so much advice and reassurance over the two weeks I worked with her and was such a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend Sophie to any parent struggling with settling techniques or needing assistance with adjusting sleep patterns/cycles
I could not recommend Sophie highly enough. Not only has she personally been there (with sleepless children); but she is caring, supportive, practical and was totally on our level. Sophie changed various environmental factors that we hadn't even thought about, which made a huge difference to our catnapping little boy - and I now know that I am giving him the best chance at sleep! Her continual support and encouragement means so much- she knows her stuff that woman! x
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
Even as a third time mum with experience behind me, It was great to have a sounding board in Sophie, and not to be judged for my expectations around sleep for my 8 week old. By implementing a routine early on, and specific settling techniques, my little girl now sleeps 12 hours overnight and 2 solid naps during the day. Happy baby, happy mummy!
From sleepless nights (waking up 4-5 times a night) and putting my son down upset for his sleep throughout the day; the experience of being a mum wasn't what I'd imagined. I was exhausted, and felt like the time I had with him wasn't as fun or enjoyable as it should be because I was tired, he was tired, and I knew it was going to be a struggle to put him to bed each time. I also began to doubt my abilities as a parent and wondered if I really knew what I was doing.. why was he waking so many times? A friend then suggested I contact Sophie, and within 1 - 2 weeks we had a happy household and a new lease of life! A happy baby sleeping from 7pm - 7am, with three big sleeps in the day! Talking to Sophie was like talking to my closest friend, she was always there, always positive, realistic and continually supportive. I now have so many fun times with my son, and have even gone back to studying as I know I have time to complete requirements with his fantastic sleep routine! A fantastic outcome, and a happy baby makes for a happy family!
We were desperate for help. I was spending hours (literally) bouncing my 4 month old baby girl on the fitball to get her to sleep, and even after all that she was having 80% of her day time sleeps in my arms. We could get her to sleep in her bed at night through sheer force of will, but it took an hour or two of crying, bouncing and us almost losing our minds. We knew we needed a routine, consistency, and to put her to bed awake but sleepy, but our timing was so far out that she was too overtired for those things to happen. After just 3 or 4 days working with Sophie, we began to see some dramatic improvements in our ability to help our baby sleep. Naps were no longer in my arms, and they were longer than 30 minutes. Bed time gradually became less of a struggle. Over the course of the month we had some set backs, but because we had unlimited access to Sophie during these period we were able to work through them. We are now in a situation that I could not fathom previously; we have a baby who settles herself to sleep!! Usually nap time and bedtime go like this; we put her in her sleep suit, sing a couple of songs, put her in bed and walk out. There are still times when we have to comfort her in her cot but this is now the exception, not the rule. We now have a happy baby who is not constantly tired, and a happy mummy who can enjoy motherhood. Thank you Sophie xo
"Thank you so much for ur help for so long! It's been worth every cent and Lenny has grown and developed along with your guidance! I love how gentle and supportive you have been for so long with us! Also I appreciate that you always listened to my instincts! It means a lot to a mumma who's is super exhausted but so badly wants to stay strong to her beliefs!!! You were my second hubby when my hubby was not home to troubleshoot ideas off - which was more comforting than you know! Thank you so much Sophie! I highly reccommend you to anyone who wants a little guidance or someone to troubleshoot sleep ... Xxx"
When we decided to enlist the help of a sleep consultant for our 5 month old son we were a little overwhelmed at the change in him. Our precious little boy had transitioned from bassinet to his cot, and gone from being a great sleeper to waking up throughout the night, not taking good naps during the day, and being much fussier than usual. We would resort to putting him in bed with us early some mornings just to get a couple of extra hours of sleep, and as he only catnapped during the day, It felt like all we were doing was putting him to bed! Within a week of working with Sophie our son was taking three long naps a day and sleeping from 7:00 pm until 7:00 am (in his own bed). Not only did she give us the guidance we needed to achieve sleep, she provided constant, caring and invaluable daily support along the way. The level of communication and planning Sophie provided exceeded any expectation we had of the service we thought we would receive. We would highly recommend Sophie as a sleep consultant to anyone; she is AMAZING and exactly what every tired and confused parent needs in their life!!!
Our little darling Eliza always required our 'help' to fall asleep from the very early days. Rocking her to sleep became the norm and we found ourselves still doing so at 19 months old. I was happy to do it when she was little but was she was getting older, heavier and taking up to 45 minutes to fall asleep; it was wearing me down - physically and mentally! We had no idea how to go about changing her bedtime routine and I wasn't wanting to leave her to cry. After a consultation with Sophie and introducing gentle techniques to move away from rocking I am so happy and grateful to say that within a week she was able to settle herself to sleep peacefully in her cot. I will admit I was sceptical, but we are just amazed and want to thank you so much Sophie. You kept me calm and gave me confidence I never thought I had to make this positive change. Thank you x
I would just like to say Shae from Sleep Play Love is amazing. She is my life saver. Prior to engaging with Sleep Play Love, my 10-month-old baby would sleep for no more than three hours each stretch, and often wake five times a night (sometimes more)! As a busy mum of two boys, I was starting to go crazy from severe lack of sleep. In comes Shae, and she literally turned my life around. A mum of three herself, her approach is gentle and calm. She taught me how to listen out for cries, soft settling approaches as well as overall scheduling and food intake advice. From the moment she worked with us, my baby responded extremely well to his new routine. He started having good naps and long stretches of sleep overnight. After his teeth cut through, he immediately settled and slept through the night. I thought we just got lucky, but the next day, it was the same and this is now the norm. My baby sleeps through the night. I have my life and my sanity back. Thanks so much Shae. I highly recommend the team at Sleep Play Love.