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~ Luke ~

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 situation. She helped us develop a training plan we were comfortable with and coached us through it. She also helped us create an optimal sleep environment, form a structured schedule, and establish healthy sleep habits.

The first night was rough, but Luke’s sleeping improved dramatically by night two and three. On the third night he slept through from 6:30pm to 6:30am – I was in shock! His day time sleep improved as well, and his naps went from 20 mins to 1-2 hours long. He was able to go into the crib and fall asleep by himself without a pacifier or being rocked. Occasionally when he does wake up in the middle of the night he is often able to soothe himself and fall back asleep with minimal fussing.

We feel confident in addressing any inevitable sleep regressions that may come from travel, new milestones, teeth, or illnesses. I only wish we started a month earlier!

Amelia and Scott
New York, NY

~ Everett ~

We are so thrilled we found Jillian!  We never ever thought in our wildest dreams that Everett would take crib naps, but in under a week he was happily napping in the crib and sleeping over 11 hours at night! I know it doesn’t sound possible, but Jillian gave us a concrete plan and endless support to guide us through the tougher moments to keep us on track.  She truly cared about our success and thanks to her we are all so much happier.  Sleep really is everything!
Jess and Andrew
Brooklyn, NY

~ Oscar ~

Jillian has made such a difference in our lives! Not only is she perfectly qualified to give customized advice regarding babies sleep, she’s also capable of bringing across her message in a gentle and understanding way. You can tell that she truly loves what she is doing, which makes it a pleasure to work with her. We started our son’s sleep training with Jillian when he turned 5 months old. We wanted to establish healthy sleep habits at an early age and it didn’t seem to be coming naturally for us. Jillian customized a sleep plan for him which was easy for us to understand and follow. Now he is 12 months old and still is on schedule with his naps and he sleeps through the night, every night! He has learned to fall asleep by himself in the crib and also puts himself back to sleep if he wakes during the night. He’s always well rested and wakes up such a happy boy! We are very grateful for Jillian’s help and highly recommend her!

Gesine and Mark
Amsterdam, Netherlands

~ Luke ~

From the day he was born, Luke was never a good sleeper. He wouldn’t sleep in a stroller, swing, sling or carrier and needed to be rocked, shushed and swaddled in a dark room, sometimes for nearly and hour. There were times when I had to let him fall asleep on me just to get a solid nap. So, we developed bad habits and found we needed to teach Luke to sleep on his own, or else we would have a sleepless toddler!  At 6 1/2 months he was 20lbs, teething and crawling. We could no longer stand and rock him, nor did he want us to. He fought naps and bedtime, and even went from waking just once or twice a night to every 2 hrs! We were not fans of “crying it out”, but it became a last resort. After 5 days of screaming and very little progress, we consulted Jillian.  We first met Jillian when we were interviewing babysitters. We instantly were impressed with her warmth, friendly demeanor, positive energy, humor, and incredible knowledge of baby sleep cycles and needs.  We not only wanted to hire her, but befriend her! She responded immediately upon evaluating our needs, current schedule and issues with a specialized schedule and plan that was suitable to our “high needs” baby and comfortable and feasible for us to follow through.  We began to see results within just two days! He stopped waking 30 mins after bedtime and learned to fall asleep on his own. In less than two weeks, we no longer needed to rock him until our backs ached or deal with the emotional stress of him fighting and crying in our arms, or, alone in the crib.  I learned to recognize his tired signs and the length of his wake times throughout the day, and I gained confidence that he could not only soothe himself to sleep, but we can teach him new, good habits.  Even when travel, teething and sickness means the inevitable night wakings, Jillian has given us the tools, and helped us teach Luke the skills, to get back on schedule. No more endless rocking and sleep fighting!  We owe this all to Jillian and her Best Rest Baby program.  While I read every popular book on infant sleep, it was her customized plan and schedule and her enthusiastic support that not only kept me going when I wanted to give up, but actually made the process more fun – because she made me see how I was doing something wonderful for my baby and my family…giving the gift of sleep.
Ariella and Dennnis
Brooklyn, NY

~ Lucy ~

We were having lots of trouble with our 7 month old daughter’s sleep habits. Naps were irregular and rarely longer than 25 minutes; plus she was still waking up several times a night. We were really losing our marbles when luckily we found Jillian! She was great at diagnosing the problem, creating a structured routine for us, and she provided tons of encouragement and email support while we implemented her recommendations. It sounds unbelievable, but within a couple weeks, our daughter was sleeping 12 hours uninterrupted and napping twice a day for at least an hour. She’s a sleep champ now and we have Jillian to thank!

Eric and Lori
Brooklyn, NY

~ Brian Jr. ~

I would like to send this email to send our sincere gratitude for your work with Brian and his sleep schedule.  We of course see such a dramatic improvement and we owe it all to you.  When I speak about you to our friends and family I always refer to you as the Baby Whisperer because in all honesty that’s exactly what you are.  You were very much in tune and connected to Lil B from the moment your looked at one another.  Please know we will forever be grateful for everything you have done and for being so present with us during all the trials and tribulations.  You were always honest and led us in the right direction and I truly admire that.  Should anyone we know need someone of your esteemed caliber to help them with getting on the right sleep path with their little one, we will without any reservations tell them about you and your amazing work. Thank you so much for helping us to get through such a difficult time, you are truly amazing!
Danielle and Brian
Massapequa, New York

~ Wesley ~

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 barely sleeping at night, had no time for mommy naps during the day, never left the house and was getting nothing accomplished at home.  We were all miserable.  I contacted Jillian based on her fantastic website.  Clearly she was thorough, dedicated and educated in infant sleep.  Immediately I felt at ease with her positive email response. Jillian came to our home and brought with her such a positive and caring vibe.  She was prepared for our specific problems and needs and was incredibly organized.  She complimented us on what we were doing right.  As a mom who was convinced I was doing everything wrong, I needed to hear positive feedback! She validated our concerns and gave us hope and confidence.   Jillian has read all the books and knows how to organize all of the ‘advice’ out there.  I needed a guide to see through all of the clutter.  She gave us a black and white PLAN.  She gave us the tools and confidence to teach our boy how to sleep through the night and how to extend his daytime naps so that he wasn’t over-tired all of the time.  Immediately she gave us very simple tips on how to change our bedroom (where our baby sleeps) into a more pleasant environment for baby sleep!  Jillian gave us suggestions about our room and our nap and bedtime routine and we implemented them right away.  There were immediate improvements!  The formal training took 2 weeks, but it was so much easier than we anticipated.  We were geared up for screaming and crying from all 3 of us, hahaha.  There were tears, but it wasn’t so bad.  The fast improvement we saw was well worth it.  We are all happier, healthier and we now sleep so much better!
Janai and Vince
Jersey City, New Jersey

~ Declan ~

Declan was always a happy little guy, except when he was tired!  He was a good night sleeper, but I really had no idea how to get him down for naps. I knew they were so important for his development and overall happiness! The only way we could really get him to nap in the morning was by feeding and rocking him, which I really didn’t want to rely on. The afternoon nap was non existent, and he would just sleep on and off in the stroller throughout the afternoon. Getting him ready for bed was a mad dash, as I knew we were usually on the verge of an overtired baby breakdown, which I couldn’t avoid most of the time. I just felt so badly as I knew Declan was overtired, but I didn’t have the knowledge (or confidence) of how to fix it. All the different strategies were overwhelming.

We called Jillian when Declan was just about 6 months and right before he started daycare. Jilllian was so, so lovely, and just really supportive of what we were doing well, and helpful in giving us strategies of how to fix where we were lacking. She was incredibly kind and accessible throughout the process, and gave us a great base schedule to work with Declan on. I even sent her a video of Declan one night when we were sleep training, and asked her if we had done the right thing in how we responded! He has done so well, and having a consistent schedule has really helped Declan with transitions and expectations. Jillian gave us tools and ideas that we can use anywhere, and my anxiety around his sleep has diminished. She really gave me confidence to trust myself in knowing Declan’s cues too.

Declan is still a happy little man, but even happier now! His naps are consistent and at night he seems to want us to put him in his crib and leave him alone! I really am so grateful for Jillian’s guidance and support.

Clare and Chris
Brooklyn, NY

~ Paige ~

Jillian is AMAZING!!!  My daughter, Paige, was the queen of the 20 minute nap, and she loved to start her day early (at 5 am!!!).  With Jillian’s guidance, Paige now sleeps until 7 AM (and would probably even sleep longer if we didn’t wake her to start her day).  She also takes two long (1 to 2 hour) naps a day.  Jillian really took her time to listen to our concerns, and thoughtfully helped us find a solution to our sleep problems.  Jillian helped me several times in my daughter’s first 6 months, and really helped my daughter make the 3 to 2 nap transition so easily.  She followed up after every conversation, and even though all the help was given from a distance (via phone and email), I really felt like she was with me through the entire process.  She was truly indispensable to my family.

Amanda and Sloan
Collingswood, New Jersey

~ Noa ~

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 help.  Jillian immediately knew what the issues were and how to change them.  Within days of starting Jillian’s plan, my daughter was already napping better and sleeping later in the morning.  Jillian was incredibly supportive throughout the process and available whenever we needed her.  After the full 2 weeks, she became an excellent sleeper, sleeping until 7 am each morning and taking hour long naps or more, without a pacifier! She was also a MUCH easier baby, always smiling.  My husband and I were better rested, more productive at work, and happier in general. I could not be more grateful for Jillian’s help!

Kate and John
Brooklyn, New York

~ Cecilia ~

Being too close to the situation, not to mention tired, it was difficult for us to evaluate if what we were doing was helping or hindering our baby’s sleep.  We were sort of’ following advice from books, but were confused, feeling that some of what we had read contradicted itself, or that perhaps we were misinterpreting it.  We had also decided that we wanted to let our baby ‘cry it out’ and we needed an outside voice to support us. The steps Jillian had us go through showed us where we were being inconsistent.  She literally put me and my husband on the same page.  With her advice, schedule and  support, it didn’t take long for our baby to (finally) take longer naps.  She is now sleeping through the night consistently.  It was so nice to have Jillian’s perspective on what is best for our baby’s schedule and sleep.  She is so wonderful and easy to talk to.  Thank you Jillian!
Patricia and Kevin
Brooklyn, NY

~ Desiree ~

Jillian assisted me with my 11 month old daughter who was going through some major transitions and was already on a bad schedule.  Thanks to Jillian’s excellent knowledge and consistent care over our situation, she got us onto the right plan for my daughter and helped restore peace to our home!  She was extremely caring and understanding over our situation and always made me feel relieved to know what was actually happening with my daughter.  I owe her a huge deal of thanks for saving us all from emotional ruin :-).  
Thank you Jillian!
Nadine
Vancouver, British Columbia

~ Vera ~

Thanks for helping us create a peaceful room and relaxing routine for our wonderful, sleepy little girl. With your support, the rest was cake!

Jenn and Alan
Brooklyn, New York

~ Little Miss M. ~

When we first reached out to Jillian we were beyond sleep deprived.  Everyone told us that parenthood would be exhausting and that we should get used to sleepless nights.  But we never imagined we’d have a baby that would wake up every single hour during the night, and barely nap during the day.  Our daughter spent huge portions of the night crying and we just did not know what to do!  We tried feeding her, changing her diaper, rocking her to sleep – we tried everything and felt defeated. Then we met Jillian and our lives were forever changed.  Jillian helped us understand that we needed to teach our daughter HOW to sleep.  She helped us get over our anxiety about moving our daughter into her own room – she was 6 months old and it turned out she was totally ready to sleep in her crib! Jillian crafted a sleep plan for our family and helped us through the ups and downs of the initial transition – and her ongoing support kept us from backsliding into bad habits that had created our sleepless situation in the first place.  Now, we have a 10 month old daughter who sleeps 11 hours a night (from 7pm to 6am) and takes two beautiful, peaceful naps in her crib during the day.  The best part is that now, when she does cry, we know that something really is bothering her because otherwise she sleeps like a champ.  Thank you, Jillian, for giving us all the gift of sleep!  We are forever grateful.
Well Rested Mom and Dad
Brooklyn, NY

~ Sleepy in Park Slope ~

When we reached out to Jillian, we were desperate. Our little guy was getting up every 45 minutes and we were losing sleep (and our minds). We knew we had to get a sleep plan together, but we had questions. We were reading so many conflicting reports that it was unclear how to get started.

Above all else, Jillian gave us confidence and clarity. She helped us identify what was right for us and our son. She was a support throughout the entire process, cheering us on when needed and answering any questions we had. Her approach was flexible but steady. She was the consistent presence we needed to navigate the tricky terrain of sleep.

We truly believe that sleep training would have been a thousand times more painful for us and our son if Jillian hadn’t been there alongside us every step of the way. She has a warmth and a clarity that is essential for the sleep-deprived parent. She is the best!

Kate and Maggie
Brooklyn, NY

~ Happy Parents in Brooklyn ~

We’ve wanted to write to you for the longest time to tell you what AMAZING success we had with our daughter sleeping as soon as we took your advice that one night. She is like a different child, she changed literally overnight – it’s quite unbelievable! When we say goodnight to her now she lies down, let’s us cover her with the blanket and doesn’t utter a peep after that. Always at 7pm – and she sleeps right through the night – she has not woken up once in the middle of the night. Nap times are consistently at around 12.45/1pm and although she fusses a tiny bit more, it lasts about a couple of minutes and she goes straight to sleep after that.

We really cannot believe what a change we have seen in her, and so quickly. We are so grateful and so thankful that we got this all sorted before the new baby arrives. PHEW! Thank you for all your advice and your patience with us while we figured it out. We are needless to say THRILLED with the results. Yay!

 

 

Happy Parents
Brooklyn, NY

~ 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 possible. In a very short time, though (after just a few days), our daughter was falling asleep on her own and sleeping until 7am. She wakes up happy and well-rested each day. When we started to transition to one nap per day, we reached out to Jillian again, and she guided us through that process. It is such a comfort to know that we could contact her in the future. If we have another baby, we will definitely reach out to her much sooner to help us facilitate better sleep earlier on. She is a kind and compassionate person, and also incredibly knowledgeable and effective. She tailored our plan for our family, and she really got to know and understand all of us. Of all the things we have invested in since our baby’s birth, sleep has by far made the biggest improvement in all of our lives. We are so grateful to Jillian for getting us where we are.

S & P
New Jersey

~ Sophie and Jonah ~

We had a wonderful experience with Jillian. We called her about our 4-year-old daughter who was waking early, and she completely solved the problem with one phone call! We instituted an earlier bedtime and followed her instructions about a special clock. Unfortunately, our 2-year-old son then began rising early, and again, after a few fits and starts, Jillian was able to solve his issues. We are now enjoying a very restful night, with both children happy to go to sleep and regularly waking up well-rested at 6 a.m. Thanks Jillian!

Julie and Stuart
Manhattan, New York

~ Gus ~

I met Jillian when my son was 3 months old.  She became his full time nanny for the remainder of his first year.   It was during this time that she was also completing her sleep training courses.  We were the very lucky beneficiaries of all of her knowledge.  Any new mom who is way too tired to read all the books, let alone implement the strategies knows what a treasure finding someone like her is.  In addition to her being amazing with my son Gus, it was so incredible having her weigh in as his sleep patterns changed.  Every month or two we would see a shift and she would know all the various milestones that were taking place.  She has such a genuine interest in infants and in their sleep.  I’m not sure how we got so lucky.  But my son continues to be a great sleeper.  And of course, he is madly in love with Jillian.

Susan
Brooklyn, New York

~ Eva ~

Jillian is a warm and nurturing caregiver who genuinely enjoys working with families and children. She knows how to listen with empathy to parents who are struggling with sleep issues. She has a very calming effect on our baby and I dub her “The Baby Whisperer of Brooklyn”.

Esther and Eric
Brooklyn, New York

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