Infant and Maternity Sleep Consultant | Dubai
As first time parents,we were struggling to figure out how to develop a good sleeping pattern for our daughter.Refusing to use the cry it out method , it was recommended that we contact Julie. To say the least, she is a wonder! Together we were able to get our daughter to sleep 10-12hours straight and more importantly develop a routine that would help us maintain this sleep pattern even when she was sick, teething or traveling. Julie also quickly became our go to person for tips and advice on breastfeeding, transitioning to solids, walking etc.. All the while encouraging us to use a nature and nurture approach.
I first met Julie when my son was 6 months old, after him not sleeping longer than 5 hours ever in his life (I was and still am breastfeeding) and having a 2 yr old at home I though it was time to do something.I needed assistance in helping my son sleep at night and during the day.She was so good at putting me at ease and encouraging me throughout the whole process which took a while! She was great though and now my son is 10 months old and he sleeps 7.30- 7 every night and sleeps so well during the day! Julie was also on hand via phone and email all the time, anytime I had worries or was unsure id just contact her and she would reassure me!
At its worst, my children were taking it in turns to wake us every 1-2 hours each night. Chronically sleep deprived and miserable, my husband and I were recommended to contact Julie Mallon. Being a sceptic, and distracted with the all consuming task of raising two young children, I wasn’t keen on the idea of using any kind of super nanny or sleep consultant. I didn’t want to be told to give up breastfeeding and switch to formula by one more person. I couldn’t stand the idea of leaving a baby to ‘cry it out’ and I thought I knew all there was to know about getting children into a good sleep routine (my eldest had been giving me 13 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night for 2.5 years). Julie was an absolute saviour. I continue to breastfeed still, and never once had to leave either of my children to cry themselves to sleep. Julie’s approach felt very tailor-made; she was a fantastic listener and astute with her observations of our daily routine and energy. Yes, getting your children to sleep adequately and contently is very much common sense parenting but after months of sleepless nights, that logical part of our brains wasn’t functioning too efficiently. Julie enlightened us with all her knowledge and years of experience and by making a few small and easy adjustments to the children’s day routine, diet and bedtime routine, she set us back on the steady path to sleep filled nights that continue to this day. Now I no longer have the ‘fear’ of going to bed only to be woken minutes later by a crying child and I know that when they inevitabley do wake again in the night that I have the ability to deal with the situation swiftly without reverting back to past habits. Julie is no.1 on my list of recommendations for any sleep-deprived child or parent.
What can one say when somebody so professional comes into our lives and makes such a positive and beautiful change. No words can thank Julie enough; not only for helping us get our life back in order and our baby’s sleep pattern sorted but also for demonstrating that Julie was doing this genuinely because she cares. What started of as a client/consultant experience has transformed into a friendship experience to Julie actually feeling like she is a part of the family. To those who are reading, you should get Nurture to Sleep into your life and nurture yourself back to life :)
I’m so grateful for your invaluable advice when my son was having sleeping problems. From waking at least 5-6 times at night every night for months, he started sleeping at least 10-11 hours without waking and learned how to fall asleep on his own without any cry it out methods. Your kind, knowledgeable and loving approach has made me so confident and relaxed as a mother. I can’t recommend you highly enough!
With so many changes and traveling going on, my 8 month old was not sleeping well at all, waking up almost five times a night! Julie was able to help me tremendously by providing useful information and tips but more importantly, she took a lot of time to understand my child’s behaviour and personal needs in order to fully assess the situation. We changed a few things in terms to food intake, naps and routine and this has changed our night time sleeping completely and my son now sleeps 6-8 hour stretches and it keeps getting better! Thank you Julie.