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
“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!”
Firstly i want to say a huge thank you to the magic Sophie. Our daughter Evie was 13 months and waking 3-4 times a night (sometimes for an hour or so) just for a cuddle back to sleep. Our little girl was a day cat napper and took 30+ mins to get to sleep in our arms, walking around listening to music! because of her lack of sleep and her being over tired, little miss was a grumpsta…until we called Sophie. Our sleep plan was easy, and from day 1, Evie became a happier little girl who was learning gently to self settle and sleep longer. Sophie was there every single day for any questions or just to check in and helps when Evie has an occasional bad night mostly due to her teeth or a milestone. Our baby is getting so much more sleep and is so much happier. Evie now goes to sleep with little to no walking around in max of 10 mins, goes down to bed at 7pm-6am and has 2 day sleeps of 1.5hrs. We came into this journey understanding that not every night is going to be perfect and we were okay with that. We now have tools and knowledge to be able to settle our baby when she does need it during those tough times. Thanks so much again Sophie, I have my sanity back (almost) thanks to you!
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!!!
Thank you so much Soph, it has been wonderful to have someone so understanding to help us and answer any questions. You have helped us get into an easier nap time and sleep time routine where falling asleep without help from me is the norm for Charlie!!! We have been loving the extra hours sleep at night and our whole family has benefited ( mainly from me finally getting some solid sleep ) grumpy/ emotional mum has left the building!! I think that I feel more confident since we started, it's been nice to have some reassurance and encouragement and I no longer dread nap/sleep time because I know it's not going to take a whole hour of my day listening to charlie cry and fuss until he finally falls asleep! Thanks so much Xxxxx
I contacted Sophie when my baby George was only 14 weeks as a nervous first time mum obsessing over his sleep. George was a chronic day time catnapper and hard work to get down so I resorted to rocking my bright eyed boy to sleep... and could see a bad habit forming. From the word go, I loved Sophie's gentle approach to helping babies (and parents!) get more sleep. I honestly felt like I'd known Sophie for years after our first phone consultation, where she made small adjustments to George's sleep environment and gave me realistic expectations on self settling. Within a month George's sleeps started getting longer and he was self settling like a little champion. Like all babies, he still has his off days and when we hit hurdles like teeth or developmental leaps I ride it out and know his sleep will go back to normal in no time... And it does! A big thanks to the gorgeous Sophie for all her help. Couldn't recommend her highly enough X
Sophie has changed our lives for the better. Our beautiful, vibrant daughter went from taking 2 hours to get to sleep and waking several times a night to now going to sleep on her own within minutes and sleeping through the night. Sophie helped us to implement subtle changes to our daughters environment and routine along with a sleep technique that was easy and loving. We could not have done this without Sophie’s guidance and support. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you! You are amazing!
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.
I called Sleep Play Love practically in tears after an attempt at a sleeping school - which in our case made everything worse! Noah was impossible: cat napping his way through each day (only 10-15 minutes at a time) and getting worse! Sleep school made him resent sleep time even more; I would walk into his room and he would start crying hysterically, which bought me to tears also. I was at the end of what I could take, and was prepared to do anything, except letting my darling cry it out... Which is what drew me to Sophie even more, being on the same page of beliefs made me feel really secure about the outcomes and how I would achieve this with Noah... So, we started Noah's sleep program, and LO AND BEHOLD on day 2 yes yes on DAY 2 he slept a 2 hr nap and I had to go WAKE HIM!!! I was stunned, such simple tricks but oh so valuable! But most of all Sophie gave me back my confidence into mothering my little man. Then there was teething... and then we had to take an unexpected trip overseas for family reasons, just as Noah was settling into his new sleep routine...but nevertheless Sophie provided us support through opposite hemispheres, time zones and countries. This was the height of any service I have ever received, to be flexible in such a way to help one mother across the world to have a happy sleeping baby - that is absolute dedication to the success of her clients! Noah is now 10 months (!!!) and is still a great sleeper (when he isn't teething of course...) Thank you for giving me my sanity back and returning my little Noah to his happy self!
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
Sophie has changed our lives for the better. Our beautiful, vibrant 2.5yr old daughter went from taking 2 hours to get to sleep and waking several times a night to now going to sleep on her own within minutes and sleeping through the night. Sophie helped us to implement subtle changes to our daughters environment and routine along with a sleep technique that was easy and loving. We could not have done this without Sophie's guidance and support. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you! You are amazing