Welcome to Best Rest Baby!
Best Rest Baby believes that every child and family deserves restful and restorative sleep. We’re here to help restore exhausted households with compassion and encouragement.
We take the time to understand not just the child but the entire family, creating an individually tailored sleep plan that is ‘just right’ for you! Best Rest Baby knows the importance and benefits of sleep. We work very hard to help you “because your baby is only at their best after a good night of rest!”
~ Jillian, Founder of Best Rest Baby
At 5 months, our son Luke was waking up 4-6 times a night – more than he did as a newborn and only taking short choppy naps. We fell into bad patterns, like using the pacifier, the swing, the carrier, the stroller, and bringing him to our bed. I didn’t know how to handle his sleep because my first son was naturally a great sleeper and formed his own schedule. Luke’s sleep was regressing and we needed help. We contacted Jillian who listened to our problems and took time to understand our si… Read more
Our six-month-old daughter Layla would wake 10 – 12 times every night when her pacifier would fall out of her mouth. We tried researching online but could not improve the situation. We then contacted Jillian who offered us several options for improving our daughter’s sleep. We choose the more aggressive plan and then Jillian guided us through the execution. While we had to make some difficult changes, Jillian was constantly in touch to support and guide us. Now two weeks later, Layla will sl… Read more
Working with Jillian and Best Rest Baby completely changed our family’s sleep life! Declan, our three year old son, was frequently waking at night. He was unable to put himself back to sleep and it was making night time a nightmare! She helped us set up a sleep program and it was a complete success. She really listened to what was going on in our family and our needs and gave us a thorough plan, practical tools, and support to get our son sleeping through the night. I can happily report he now… Read more
I hesitated to contact a sleep consultant because our little guy was a good night sleeper and morning napper. I thought, ¨Maybe we don’t have a problem?” His afternoon naps were terrible though! I could not get him to sleep more than 35 minutes at a time and he always woke up unhappy. As a stay-at-home-mom this was very difficult for me because I never got a break and Adrián was obviously over tired. Both of our temperaments were suffering! Jillian’s knowledge and support helped immediat… Read more
Sleepy In New Jersey
Jillian has truly changed all of our lives, very much for the better. Before we started working with her, our one-year-old daughter needed to be nursed to sleep and was waking multiple times per night, each time needing to be nursed to fall back asleep. We were all exhausted. Jillian really listened to our situation, and then she developed a gentle plan for us to help our daughter learn to fall asleep on her own and sleep through the night. We didn’t think that a full night of sleep was even p… Read more
Sleepy In Brooklyn
Working with Jillian changed our lives. After a tough year of sleep deprivation, we are finally all resting peacefully at night. Jillian’s warm, encouraging and non-judgmental advice gave us the courage to try what we had been dreading. Our daughter went from waking a few times a night and needing to be nursed down each time to being able to go down drowsy and sleep for 12 or more hours a night, soothing herself along the way. We are all so much happier and rested. We recommend Jillian whole-h… Read more
Jillian gave us the guidance and resources that we needed to find the right schedule for our baby. Prior to Jillian, our son was napping several times a day and only for about 30 minutes at a time. He woke up once or twice a night. Now, he takes two long naps every day and sleeps through the night. Sleep is possible. Jillian showed us the way. It is such a blessing to wake up each morning with a happy baby and to know that we both got a good night’s sleep!
Jillian is compassionate, positive and there are absolutely no judgements or shame from her! My little boy was only taking 3o minute naps. He was exhausted, cranky and miserable all day, everyday. The more we did to help him, the worse it got. After 15 minutes of getting him to sleep, he’d nap for 30 minutes and wake up crying and miserable. I’d try to play with him or get something accomplished, but he’d want to go back so sleep within an hour! REPEAT all day, every day. I was bare… Read more
Our daughter was a great sleeper until she was four months old. When I met Jillian, my six month old daughter Noa was waking up at 4:30 or 5 am every morning and would not go back to sleep unless she was held and rocked, would only nap for 30 minutes at a time, and would wake up whenever her pacifier fell out. My daughter was always tired and fussy. My entire family was exhausted and I could barely function at work. I tried reading books and looking on the Internet, but nothing seemed to hel… Read more
When Elliott was 8 months old he was still waking multiple times throughout the night and naps were a major struggle (and often only achieved in a stroller or car seat after failed attempts to get him to nap in his crib). He was only achieving sleep by being nursed and rocked into a deep sleep … and then carefully transferred into his crib while we held our breath and crossed our fingers! We knew this wasn’t sustainable for any of us, and that it was important for Elliott to learn how to s… Read more