"Kim was the single most important factor in keeping us consistent."
Hiring Kim was, far and away, the best decision we could have made when it came to sleep coaching our 4.5 month old daughter.
Prior to working with Kim, our daughter was either being nursed or bounced to sleep and woke up the instant we tried to put her down. I am being quite serious when I say that for the first 4.5 months of my daughter’s life, she only ever slept on a human. This meant I was going to bed when she went to bed, and that I was spending 3-4 hours a day bouncing her in a dark nursery for naps. We actually likely would have continued on like this but for the fact that my daughter started vigorously fighting every nap and every bedtime, and was obviously starting to sleep terribly. We knew that sleep coaching was inevitable, but after 2 months of colic, we were terrified of any program or process that involved unnecessary crying.
We read a lot of sleep training books, spoke to a few consultants, and conferred with our paediatrician (who recommended CIO). Literally the one and only principle to emerge from the five million different opinions and programs out there is the importance of consistency. And we knew that inconsistency would most likely arise from not having a concrete plan, poor decision making in the middle of the night or during a particularly difficult time, and the fact that, as first time parents, we would be prone to self-doubt and second guessing.
Kim was the single most important factor in keeping us consistent. She came up with a clear, flexible and easy-to-follow plan, specifically catered to my daughter and our parenting philosophy. She was astoundingly available to us, in real time, to help us make good decisions based on what was happening in the moment. And she was encouraging and supportive every step of the way, with our family’s comfort foremost in her mind. Kim truly made us feel like our daughter’s sleep and well-being was as important and urgent to her as it is to us.
I write this review with a hot breakfast in hand and the baby monitor at my side. My daughter has been napping for almost 90 minutes, after going down with barely a peep. She is happier, well rested and all of a sudden rolling around like a little Tasmanian Devil. In our eyes, the result speaks for itself. The journey wasn’t pain free, but we are confident that not a single tear or difficult night was in vain on account of Kim’s guidance and support.
- Lia in Toronto
"Kim listened to my every concern."
When I first heard about Kim through a friend I was already anxious to send an email and get the ball rolling with how this would all work. My story and situation was a little different so I was hesitant about when and how to implement some type of sleep coaching but I knew we just couldn’t continue with what we were doing.
My daughter Scarlett was the most difficult sleeper ever. I’m not joking when she literally came out and was wide awake from that day forward. Eyes never shut. Being a first time mom I had no idea how much babies were supposed to sleep, I just thought, okay maybe she doesn’t need to sleep that much. Nope. That was wrong! She was so overtired, I look back and it all makes sense now. She was whiney and miserable and had some very early stranger anxiety and I keep thinking, if only she had been sleeping properly…
Out of desperation we started co sleeping, I couldn’t be awake for hours and hours on end anymore with her and the only way she would settle was in bed with me. Not to mention that it was super easy and convenient as she was breastfeeding. Well, newborn phase ended fast and we could literally not get her out of bed. It was like a stick of dynamite trying to get her into a bassinet. She hated her crib. Even just to be in it with no expectation of sleep, she screamed. So we continued with the co sleeping and the constant nursing to sleep every night, all night, every 2 hours for at least 30 minutes until she was sleeping.
6 months rolled around and I was done! I wasn’t happy anymore. I couldn’t sleep in the same position all night long cradling a baby anymore. I couldn’t hold her for all the naps all day- which were about 30 minutes in length total and literally on no schedule. It was getting depressing.
Enter Kim (thank God). When I mentioned my situation was different earlier, what I was referring to is that we live in a one bedroom condo (we literally just a bought house-yay) and the plan wasn’t to be here for this long after Scarlett was born. So therefore she has been in our room way longer than expected. Kim was more than optimistic and enthusiastic that this could absolutely work and we could move forward with sleep coaching. Best news ever. I didn’t see how it would be possible!
After Kim assessed Scarlett’s sleep concerns she came up with a solid and personalized plan to get Scarlett and us having a better nights sleep and some proper daytime scheduling with naps. She was actually the most supportive, she listened to every concern, she offered kind words and she made me feel so much better about the process and the outcome.
Fast forward to a couple weeks after coaching, Scarlett is sleeping a minimum of 11 hours through the night, taking 3 naps a day- all in her crib. Kim made this miracle happen. As I write this, I’m having hot coffee and Scarlett is having her first nap of the day.
Kim, thank you forever and always for the proper insight on my baby’s sleep, the right plan for our family, the amazing support and the sleep strategies we will all have for a lifetime. Scarlett is happy, rested and growing like crazy. It’s amazing what sleep can do. Literally, the best thing you can do is to hire Kim!
- Danielle in Toronto
"Kim is a skilled and masterful sleep coach."
Picture this: just a little over 2 months ago, before we started working with Kim, my husband and I were sleeping in separate bedrooms. For over 9 months, my husband had been sleeping with our 2.5 year old daughter who stopped sleeping on her own. I was partly-co-sleeping with our newborn. Both kids would wake up multiple times at night, to feed or just to seek reassurance. Both kids woke up for the day at 5am, sometimes as early as 4am… My husband leaves for work at 4:30am so I was often left to try to coax them back to bed, mostly unsuccessfully, on my own. During the day, I was holding my son for every single nap, meaning I was glued to him pretty much all day and night.
Enter Kim. Now, both my kids go to bed with little fuss. My daughter sleeps all night and she is the one to tell us that it is sleepy time and I should leave! My son is slowly lengthening his naps and is on a predictable day and sleep schedule.
Back then – life before Kim – things were dire. We were not getting any sleep. The cycle of sleep deprivation was devastating: nobody was thriving. We were all cranky. I was resentful and my PPD was getting worse by the day. We were too tired and overwhelmed to figure out a way out of this situation. I was sure there was no hope for us. I did not think anyone – even a sleep consultant – could help. After researching a number of consultants in the Toronto area, my husband and I chatted with Kim and immediately agreed she would be the best fit for our family.
We tackled my toddler first. Within 2 days of implementing Kim’s plan – she was falling asleep on her own, sleeping all night and naps, and waking up at our designated wake time! I kept thinking it was too good to be true. But it wasn’t! It really did work. And it kept working. And it is still working! Despite some ups and downs – or regressions – we are now so much more knowledgeable and we can get right back on track. As soon as my son turned 4 months, we started with him. Right from the first night he went from waking up every 45 minutes to only waking up once at night to feed. Naps took a little longer but today he takes 3 good naps regularly!
Kim is a skilled and masterful sleep coach. Aside from her deep knowledge of healthy baby and toddler sleep, her strengths are in her ability to know when she needs to push you a little harder, and when you need a little reassurance and a pep talk. I felt empowered, in control, and secure. Kim responded promptly and with high professionalism. A talented coach, she has a gift for knowing just how to guide and steer you into the right path. Unlike other approaches, Kim is there to train YOU – the parents – to be able to meet all your children’s sleep needs as they evolve, rather than just giving you cookie-cutter, one-size fits all plans. As a result, we will be able to take what we have learned working with Kim and support our children’s ability to sleep well in the long-haul.
It took me a while to realize that the sleep coaching was working: to be able to fully relax and get some sanity and health back into the family. I joked to Kim that she must have swapped my kids with different ones because the change was so drastic! But really, so much of it was changing our knowledge and approach about what our kids need. And Kim was able to coach us through that. Thank you Kim. We will forever be grateful to you.
- Viola in Toronto
“I have a totally new baby!"
- Brittany in Toronto
"Kim was there every step of the way."
Our little boy was such a joy, but sleep had never been his (or our) strong point. Most nights it would take over an hour to get him to fall asleep. Once he was in his crib he was waking every 1-2 hours at night and needed nursed, bounced, or rocked back to sleep. We were at a total loss for what to do, where to begin, and how to maintain consistency. We knew we weren’t being the best parents we could be due to sleep deprivation.
Our baby was just about 5 months when we decided to take the leap into hiring a sleep consultant. I did some research, and after chatting with Kim, it just felt right! She was a mother herself, personable, caring, and understanding. We could never have successfully sleep trained our baby with out her. She was there every step of the way. We never felt like we were alone. There were often days where we talked to Kim every hour, and every time she was quick to respond. We loved being involved in creating the “sleep plan” and made adjustments as needed. We never felt like we couldn’t go get our baby or comfort our baby if we needed to. Kim encouraged us to do what we were most comfortable with! She really took into consideration our parenting style.
Our baby now sleeps 11-12 hours at night. He is able to fall asleep independently for both naps and nighttime. Kim has given us and our baby a gift that will last a lifetime. We cannot thank her enough. We never knew how important sleep was. We are all living a much happier, and healthier life and we owe it all to Kim!
- Caitlin in New York
"Kim was always extremely encouraging and positive."
We hired Kim to help get sleep for our four month old daughter on track. Before we met Kim, we were basically living on a yoga ball. We would bounce Audrey for hours a day to get her to sleep for naps and bedtime. It was taking longer and longer, and she was crying more and more. Audrey also wasn’t starting bedtime until 11:30-midnight every night. We were starting to feel very frustrated, and she was always cranky because she just wasn’t getting enough sleep.
Enter Kim. I was worried about starting sleep coaching so young, but Kim assured us healthy sleep habits were definitely achievable at Audrey’s age. And she was so right. Kim accurately and quickly assessed our major areas of concern, and provided us with a detailed written plan. When it came time for implementation, Kim was there to help every step of the way. Our daughter protested a lot at the start, but Kim was always extremely encouraging and positive. She never pushed us outside of where we were comfortable in terms of the approach, but she helped us stay strong especially during the first few nights. Kim’s response time is lightning fast, and we never felt like we were on our own. She is always professional but is also able to bring a personal touch through her experiences with her own kids. Kim felt like a friend by the end of the process (we certainly texted enough!). She was also very invested in ensuring we had a good outcome as a family, and went above and beyond to make sure we were successful.
Now Audrey goes to bed at around 6:30 every night. She sleeps straight through until 7am. She goes down for naps like a pro. She gets on average three more hours of sleep in a 24-hour period than she did before. She is a happier baby, and we are much happier parents. I honestly cant even believe I am typing all of that, but it’s true! It’s amazing.
My number one piece of advice for any new parents will be to hire Kim. I am so glad we didn’t wait – I feel like Kim has helped set us up for years of good sleep ahead, and I feel like she has taught us the tools we will need to successfully navigate any future hiccups.
Thank you so much Kim! Your support and guidance has seriously transformed life in our house. We can’t thank you enough!
- Amanda in Toronto
"Kim's methods are gentle and kind and she truly cares about you AND your baby."
Prior to sleep coaching, it was taking us 2 to 3 hours to get our 6.5 month old daughter to fall asleep and into her crib, and then she would wake every 30 to 45 min. I would then bring her into bed with us where she would use me as a pacifier and still continue to wake as often. Naps were only with me and so I was spending 3 to 4 hours a day in bed in the dark with my daughter so that she could get her rest. I was exhausted, discouraged, stressed, and hovering on developing PPD.
My husband and I decided to sleep train/coach and started off the process using another well known, highly rated and recommended consultant. 2 weeks in, after she had us leaving our daughter screaming in the crib for naps until she was miserable, exhausted, and scared of her crib, we switched to Kim and it was, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the best decision we have ever made!!!
Within 2 days, we saw more improvement with Kim than we had in 2 weeks! Our daughter is now only waking once a night for a feed, if that. She is now napping in her crib. And the best part of all, she falls asleep independently in under 5 min without crying. She is now a happy baby, and is rapidly reaching new milestones because she is much better rested!
None of this would be possible without Kim! She is always available in real time to text and troubleshoot and this is incredibly important as I didn’t realize how invaluable it is to have someone available at all times until we started the process. Her methods are gentle and kind and she truly cares about you AND your baby. I honestly don’t know where we would be without her. Needless to say, my husband and I highly recommend her and given that my husband was skeptical at first about using a consultant, there is no higher praise!!
- Krystyna in Toronto
"I honestly didn't think it would be possible!"
Let me start by saying that I’m sitting on my couch with a cup of coffee writing this as my baby is peacefully napping. In her bed.
3 weeks ago, my 5.5 month old was waking every 30-60 minutes at night. She was not napping for more than 20-30 minutes at a time and more often than not would wake up crying. I knew she was chronically overtired, but I had no idea what to do about it. I was spending my nights rocking, bouncing or nursing her to sleep, and my days in her dark room trying to get her to nap. She was screaming every time we’d approach her bed. I was on the verge of depression.
My friend simply suggested I hire Kim. I didn’t do any research I just went with it. And I got so lucky. I have since read and experienced through others what a cookie-cutter approach looks like and how painful it can be for high-needs babies like mine was.
Kim devised a plan based on our family’s values and our baby’s personality. After the first night, we were already making changes to the plan to adapt to the situation and my baby’s behaviour. Kim was on the phone texting with us 24/7 the first two days and all day for the following 4 weeks, to give us guidance, support and encouragements. Depending on how the night or nap went, she would suggest what to do for the next one. Until you’re in the thick of it, you don’t realize how therapeutic and helpful it is to have someone who cares listen to the play by play of how your day is going, and giving you guidance all day long. Someone there who encouraged me to be consistent so no tear would be in vain. But someone who is deeply human, and told me to go to my baby when she knew the crying wasn’t worth it. Kim saved me thousands of dollars in therapy.
I was and still am allergic to my baby crying. Looking back, there were some tears and some major protesting (I doubt you will find a technique that works with no tears), but it lasted 2-3 days, and dramatically decreased after that.
Yes, I have my sanity back and dodged therapy. But the best result? Our little girl, the one who wouldn’t sleep, had major stranger danger, scared of any noise, crying every time we would approach her crib, is now the happiest little 6 months old. She goes to sleep peacefully most naps and nights. She smiles at people she doesn’t know, wakes up rested, full of energy, and so much more relaxed. I was at the store today and someone said ‘what a happy little baby!’ and I cried; I honestly didn’t think it was possible. And that’s really what any mommy cares about, and all thanks to Kim.
- Laurence in Toronto
"I was so impressed by Kim's level of commitment to her clients' success!"
Getting a sleep consultation package for our baby was one of the best decisions we have made as new parents. We were desperately, chronically sleep-deprived when we sought Kim’s help. Our 8 ½ month old daughter was still waking between 3 and 8 times every night, needing a lengthy session of nursing, rocking and singing to go back to sleep every time. Although we had a beautiful, adorable child, we were not enjoying her early months nearly as much as we could have: all we did was worry about how to get her–and us–more sleep! We had tried various methods, haphazardly and without any confidence, before stumbling onto Kim’s facebook group. I was impressed right away by the amount of detailed, knowledgeable, case-specific advice Kim offers (completely free!) to the parents of that group. We had been considering getting professional help for some time and after reading through the posts I felt sure that Kim would be the one to help us.
And she has: we saw dramatic improvement almost overnight, and within a week our baby had mastered the most important sleep skill–falling asleep on her own! We never would have gotten there without Kim’s support, advice and encouragement. She started sleeping 10-11 hour stretches, often without a single wake up (an outcome I had not even dared to hope for) and her parents emerged from the fog of chronic exhaustion for the first time basically since she was born. It was a total transformation and gave all of us a new lease on life. Our daughter clearly felt happier and more energized during the day too, and would frequently go down cheerfully without even a tear. Time to sleep became something we all looked forward to without dread.
A few weeks after we finished our consultation period, our baby learned to walk (early!) and experienced some renewed challenges. Kim followed up with us and, when she learned we were having some regression due to mastering this big milestone, volunteered more suggestions and support to get us back on track. I was so impressed by this level of commitment to her clients’ success!
There are many reasons to choose sleep consulting with Kim. A few that leap to mind are: she is super supportive, on hand (via text) for every single nap and bedtime. She walks you through the steps to getting your child to sleep, offers alternative solutions when things don’t go according to plan, helps you figure out what to do when the baby wakes unexpectedly, when you are exhausted and can’t think clearly…I don’t know when she finds time to sleep! I also appreciated that, as the mother of 2 small children, she clearly understands where her clients are coming from–you feel you are talking with a mom friend, someone who has been through the same struggles as you, who knows and sympathizes with your feelings. When developing your baby’s sleep plan, she takes into account your parenting style and philosophy and is careful to make sure you feel comfortable with her recommendations before proceeding. We were determined to minimize the crying–very challenging for an older baby like ours–and Kim was happy to work with us on that basis. Finally, Kim really knows her sleep science and is happy to explain the mechanics of baby sleep and provide solid, research-backed information to support her methodology and approach. This is great because it gives you the tools to address future issues from a position of knowledge.
Working with Kim has made a huge difference to our family, and I enthusiastically and gratefully recommend her services to anyone struggling to get their baby better sleep.
- Jamie in Toronto
“Kim allowed us to lead the way.”
- Caryl in Toronto
"Kim is a certified professional, with knowledge and empathy."
- Laura in Toronto
"Within a few days we were seeing dramatic improvements."
- Lindy in Saskatoon
“Kim genuinely cares about her clients.”
- Hayley W. from Toronto
“Sleepless and desperate, we hired Kim and our lives changed completely.”
When we considered hiring Kim to help us, we were completely fatigued and out of ideas to help Wes sleep. I was consistently rocking Wes to sleep at nap time and nursing to sleep at nighttime. He would wake up after 30-45 minutes after one sleep cycle and expect the same rocking or nursing back to sleep. My back hurt and I was completely exhausted. I came across Kim’s website and latched on to the testimonials. Every one of them was me! But I was filled with skepticism that she would be able to help us. I was almost afraid to hope that our sleep situation could improve.
Sleepless and desperate, we hired Kim and our lives changed completely. The real time texting was so effective. We even sent her audio clips to discern situations. Kim was quick to respond, concise, to the point, and wonderfully supportive. She encouraged us to soothe Wesley when needed and to give him time to learn how to fall asleep on his own. Having a full month of texting help was incredible as well. We, as parents, really learned to listen, assess and take ownership of the situation. We have skills and tricks now to help us ease Wes back to good sleep habits after illness or vacations!
Wesley sleeps much better now and he is happier for it! He cries much less overall because he is able to fall asleep and get a good rest without the disruption of someone picking him up, feeding him or bouncing him every half hour. We’re still easing towards sleeping through the night but waking up once or twice beats being up all night for sure! Thank you, Kim, for your fantastic help and support. You are gracious, kind and so effective! We recommend you 100 percent!
- Dorothy & Jeff from Oakville
“Kim was quick to problem solve situations.”
Let me start by saying there is absolutely no question – Kim is a sleep god, put on earth to help tired mommas find their way!
Before we started working with Kim, our 8 month old son Liam needed to be nursed or bounced to sleep. And at best he would only sleep for a few hours at a time and only right beside me. No matter what we did, day or night he would not sleep in his cribs. He would wake the minute his little bum hit the mattress. I was certain the beautiful crib I had picked out was going to be just for decoration. I had hit a wall. I was exhausted, I craved having a little time to myself again in the evenings, and was finding it difficult to sleep in one position all night cuddled up next to my baby. Liam’s naps were also terrible so our days were no better. I felt like I lived in my sons nursery. Spending countless hours bouncing in the dark praying my baby would sleep.
After one particularly rough day my girlfriend told me about Kim! I’ll admit I was terrified of “sleep training” as I thought that meant CIO, which I was completely against. Kim was gentle and encouraging, and assured me that wasn’t the case. She gave me the information I needed and the power to help me give my son some of the best skills he will ever have.
I knew after the first night that working with Kim was the best decision I have ever made! My baby slept in his crib on our very first night with Kim, something I was quite sure would never happen!
Kim was a constant support, and helped me stay consistent with Liam’s sleep plan. She was ALWAYS there, every step of the way. She helped me through every sleep deprived moment – in real time! She was quick to problem solve situations. Her plan was personalized, detailed, and easy-to-follow, yet flexible. She was always checking in to see how I was feeling or to ask my thoughts. She totally understood my parenting style and my babies personality. Kim was encouraging, never doubting that Liam and I would succeed! She was very easy to talk to, her support and humour was much appreciated as she guided Liam and I on his sleep journey.
And to top it off, the best part of our whole experience was that after Liam’s first full night of sleep he started crawling like a mad man!
As I sit and write this review I’m sharing a glass wine with my husband with the baby monitor at my side. Liam has been down for the night since 7:30pm and won’t make a peep for 11 hours! He still cries when he goes down but never for long, and I’ve learnt that’s just his way of getting settled. He wakes up happy, well rested, and he’s cruising through every milestone life throws at him!
- Jodi from Saskatoon
“I have learned so much from you.”
- Katherine from Toronto
“Kim gave me my life back!”
- Hayley E. from Toronto
“We’ve had amazing results with Kim’s coaching.”
- Tracey from Toronto
“Kim was professional and supportive.”
- Krystal from Toronto
“Kim was very compassionate.”
- Karen from Toronto
“I appreciate the support she gave us.”
- Lisa from Toronto
“Kim helped us with travel, moving and all the road blocks we encountered.”
Awesome. Kim is just amazing. We have a terrible sleeper. Since the day our baby was born it has been a struggle. We initially hired Wee Sleep when our baby was 5 months. Wee sleep worked for about 2 weeks. So disappointed and sleepless, I was really struggling. Sleep deprivation is the worst and I was going on 9 months with waking up every 2 hrs. I reached out for help and Kim came strongly recommended. After some discussions with Kim and explaining that babe is now 9 months and that Wee Sleep didn’t work, doctors specializing in infant sleep didn’t work, books, websites….nothing has worked, Kim took the time to understand our baby, to figure out what was going on and assured us she can help. I was still apprehensive but finally took the plunge, baby was 10 months.
Kim was there every step of the way. No question was taken lightly. Her response time is absolutely amazing, and she is determined to resolve any issues you may have. Kim worked with us to ensure our baby learned to sleep on her own. She followed our lead on what we wanted – I still wanted to nurse 1 time per night so she made a plan that would allow me to do so. I did not want baby to cry too much while learning clean sleep methods so she developed a very gentle approach to sleep coaching. I never thought it was possible but now our baby sleeps so much better. Kim helped us with travel, moving and all the road blocks we encountered. I would not hesitate to get Kim to help coach your baby – she really is the best (and I have tried multiple others). Sleep is underrated and as parents the better rested we are the better parents we can be. Teaching a baby to sleep independently is the best gift we can give them. Our baby is much happier, and sleeps easier since Kim has helped us. Trust me when I said I have the most challenging babe out there – we owe Kim so much for rescuing us!
- Rishma from Toronto
“This process has been empowering for me as a first time Mom.”
Hiring Kim was the best and most important decision we made since having our son. At 3 months our little one hit his sleep regression and we were blindsided as he was previously a great little sleeper. He started waking every 45 minutes throughout the night and naps were beyond challenging and pretty much non existent. Needless to say we were all an overtired mess. I remember feeling like this was just something we were going to have to get through. You hear it a lot right, babies don’t sleep! But that wasn’t good enough for me. I could see that my son wasn’t doing well not sleeping. He was fussy all the time because he was tired all the time. I must admit I was super emotional also because I was scared of sleep coaching. I was so nervous about the process. I called Kim and explained what we were going through and I also told her how I was scared of coaching him and having him cry. While she did say she doesn’t advocate CIO, she did say tears are part of the process and what she said in the first two minutes rang true for me. She said “most families who call me are already experiencing a lot of tears”. That was so true for us. Both my husband and I were crying from running on fumes and our baby would cry all the time from being so tired. It was time for a change and Kim allowed for us to bring that change into our lives.
Improvement in his sleep was immediate. While getting the hang of things and building a reasonable routine took some time, we were all feeling better right away. From the first night I remember he was finally sleeping. In his crib. On his own. My husband and I didn’t sleep that night because we kept expecting him to wake any second screaming as usual…but he just kept sleeping. Throughout this process I have gotten to know my son even better and have a greater understanding of what he needs. This process has been empowering for me as a first time Mom. So much happens when you have a baby. It’s the greatest time and the most challenging time all rolled into one. I can only speak for myself, but I felt out of control so often because, well, I was! It’s part of becoming a Mom. But this taught me that as a family we can take a step back and observe what’s going on and we can make positive changes. It’s trial and error and we still have challenges and obstacles that we need to overcome, but I’m no longer filled with those initial feelings I felt before we called Kim.
Now I feel like I have the tools I need to address the issues that arise and help my son get through the challenges and back to a healthy sleep and when there are issues that I am not sure how to handle, Kim is still there to support me every step of the way. In addition to her expertise that is vast and imperative to this process, Kim has a heart of gold. It’s an emotional and intimate thing to bring someone into your family for support but there is no way that I could have done this without her. I truly can’t thank her enough for her support, compassion, understanding and dedication to my son and our family. To say she cares about what she does and her clients is a huge understatement. A couple of days after we started working together and after experiencing the unbelievable improvements in my son’s sleep I told her that because of her and her knowledge and help, I could see myself having another baby! Before, I wasn’t sure I could go through it again, but now I can see that improvement and sleep-filled nights are not only possible but completely normal and healthy for babies and Kim helped to make this a reality for our family.
- Megan from Toronto
“Kim has helped my family get some much needed rest.”
I am so glad that I hired Kim to help with my baby’s sleep troubles. I was at my wits end when I finally decided to seek help. My baby was waking up every 30 mins to an hour through out the night and because he didn’t know how to soothe himself back to sleep, I had to continually nurse or rock him back to sleep each time. Thanks to Kim, my baby can now peacefully put himself to sleep for naps and nighttime sleep, including (most) middle of the night wake ups, and also sleeps longer stretches for naps and during the night. Kim has also provided us with an age-appropriate schedule and has made herself available to answer any questions or concerns I may have regarding changes in my baby’s sleep patterns. Kim’s expertise, professionalism and dependability are just a few of the reasons why I highly recommend her services to anyone who is simply tired of being tired. She has helped my family get some much needed rest and I’m so thankful for that.
- Courtney from Toronto
“Kim was so supportive, patient, compassionate and understanding”
- Holly from Toronto
“Hiring Kim was one of the best decisions I've ever made.”
My baby boy was waking up every 2-3 hours at night to nurse still at 8 months. I was exhausted and so was he. I just figured he was hungry! But the sleep deprivation was taking a toll. And was afraid of ‘cry it out’ methods. I was skeptical about sleep coaching but was referred to Kim Sopman at Rest Easy Consulting from a friend who raved about their success. Hiring Kim was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Changed our lives! Having Kim’s continuous support whenever I was unsure or questioned myself was truly a godsend. I could not have taught my son get to sleep on his own without her. I highly, highly recommend hiring Kim if your baby is having sleep troubles. She is supportive, always tailors to your own comfort level, and very knowledgeable. You won’t be sorry.
- Liv from Toronto
“Kim’s help has been invaluable!”
- Cat from Whitby
“Kim uses a gentle and non-judgmental approach…”
In early December 2016, I stumbled upon Kim’s FB baby sleep support group, and I was taken with the amount of helpful advice she was providing on a case by case basis. Like many others, I asked some questions about our sleep challenges. We were able to action her advice right away and saw some positive changes. Unfortunately, the changes (or we) weren’t consistent… and that’s when I knew I needed more “hands on support. I didn’t even consider other options; I booked with Kim right away.
Kim uses a gentle and non-judgmental approach to helping sleep deprived parents. She takes the time to understand the nuances of your baby, as well as your parenting style. Within a day or two of filling out her baby questionnaire, she had written a plan dedicated to getting my little one (and me) on the way to better sleep.
In our case, our main challenge was with bedtime. It was taking up to 2 hours to get our then 8.5-month-old to sleep. And on most nights, she would get so worked up at bedtime that she would vomit… and then we’d have to start all over again. It was AWFUL for all of us. Kim looked at my daughter’s 24 hour feeding and sleeping schedule and made some tweaks that worked right away. We quickly saw no more vomiting at bedtime, and within a matter of days she was going down smoothly. It was amazing!
About three weeks in we hit a bump in the road – because life just does that to us. And Kim was quick to help us troubleshoot back to successes we had been having. I was so glad that we had booked Kim’s 15-day package, because I knew that things may be up and down and I wanted that ongoing support. On top of all of this, Kim has provided me with some plans on how to adjust wake windows as my daughter gets older. I feel equipped and prepared to handle things from here.
Kim is very responsive by text, phone or email… and she quickly feels like a friend you’ve known forever. If your baby (and you) is struggling with sleep, reach out to her! You won’t regret it. I wish I had done it SO much sooner.
- Jenn from Toronto
“Kim’s methods are no joke…”
I just finished sleep coaching with Kim recently and I wanted you all to know what a rock star she is. My 6-month-old was waking every 3 hours at night and had to be rocked to sleep for naps. I was losing my mind and thought that I could train her on my own since this was our second child and I had a basic understanding of what to do. Boy, was I wrong. I stumbled across Kim’s FB page just in time. I liked and appreciated the sound advice she was giving others. I even tried a few tips she had recommended and they worked. I finally decided that I needed help, and felt confident that Kim was the right coach for us.
Her non-judgmental, customized plan was exactly what we needed. She actually LISTENED to our needs and did not do a standard “one plan fits all” approach. She tested out a few things to see what worked and what didn’t work with our baby and developed a plan based on our baby’s personality, our sleep coaching philosophy, and our family’s needs. Within a few days, we noticed a huge difference. Kim’s guidance, patient nature and genuine care made this difficult process so much easier and manageable. She was accessible at all times, and when I wanted to change direction she was not judgmental which I really appreciated.
She encouraged night feedings (which I was not fully comfortable giving up just yet) but she offered advice on how to wean when I felt the time was right.
I truly felt like I was corresponding with a friend during our coaching. If you are on the fence about hiring a coach, do not hesitate about hiring Kim!!! You will not be disappointed, I promise.
My daughter sleeps from 7pm-7am with two solid naps during the day. She falls asleep on her own and wakes up happy and refreshed thanks to Kim’s knowledge of age appropriate wake times and sleep techniques. Thank you again, Kim, for everything!! You have saved my and my family’s sanity.
- Shari from Orangeville
“What I also love about Kim is her honesty.”
We all know about guardian angels from up above. But now I have met my guardian angel here on earth. Her name is Kim Sopman! My husband Randy and I have a 2-year-old daughter, Kenzie. She’s our little miracle. She’s beautiful. Lots of fun. And FULL of energy!! So much so that we think Kenzie thinks she’s missing out on fun by sleeping…and therefore didn’t! She has gone in circles with her sleeping. From good to bad. Full night’s sleep to not much sleep at all. We thought we were just experiencing a 2 year sleep regression and was prepared to somehow deal and accept that. (Maybe reading too much unreliable information from googling!) Then walks in our guardian angel! Kim! She and I shared a class with our kiddies at Orange Dot. Lucy, the owner, always chats me up. I was telling her about our challenges and issues with Kenzie’s sleeping patterns. And how there isn’t enough coffee in the world to keep me from falling asleep during the day from constantly being woken at night. Lucy immediately walked me over to and introduced me to Kim.
That afternoon, Kim emailed me the sleep questionnaire. With as much detail as I could think up, I answered all the questions and sent back. Within a day, Kim sent a whole list of ideas and suggestions. HUGE SIGH OF RELIEF. We immediately started practicing her suggestions and ideas. I’m so happy and proud to say we’ve had HUGE SUCCESS!! A truly UNBELIEVABLE 180. We went from Kenzie sleeping maybe 7 hours if we were lucky… to now between 10 and 11 hours. What I also love about Kim is her honesty. In addition to the questionnaire, she asked us a few more questions. I answered honestly. Without sugar coating, Kim gave us her honest opinion. We appreciated that. And we needed a little tap (possibly slap!) on our wrists! And with that some more suggestions. They have worked like a CHARM!
Despite seeing Kim every Tuesday at Orange Dot, it’s virtually impossible to chat together as we are chasing after our munchkins! All our communication has been via text and email. Kim is very quick to respond and always has great ideas! We are so pleased and happy with Kenzie’s progress. I will be honest…it was hard to implement the changes at first. We had to virtually at times wait it out. That was a HUGE struggle and NOT easy. But I believed in Kim (and didn’t want any more slaps in the wrist!) I’ll be honest…we were skeptical! But then we started seeing the results and got past it. What an AMAZING feeling. That’s when reality set in that we were doing the right thing and we were experiencing success. HUGE SUCCESS.
We continue to remain in contact with Kim and feel comfortable texting/emailing her with any questions or concerns. She is genuine and so knowledgeable. Kim…THANK YOU!!! You have helped us TREMENDOUSLY and hoping anyone reading this post who is experiencing sleeping issues with their babes will come to you for help! Sweet dreams to all!
- Adam & Randy from Toronto
“Kim is caring, supportive, flexible and very responsive.”
Before working with Kim, my son was a terrible sleeper from birth. During the first 8 weeks of his life, he would only sleep on me and wouldn’t let me put him down for even a moment. After sorting out some breastfeeding issues, we were able to get him sleeping in his own bassinet for a few weeks, but as soon as he hit 4 months, he was waking up so often that I thought I was going to go crazy. At one point, he was waking up every 30 minutes all night long and would only sleep while being held. I even resorted to walking for hours each day to get him sleeping in the stroller and found myself involuntarily “shushing” loud strangers or barking dogs on the street just to keep him sleeping. My husband and I were exhausted, and I was worried for my own mental health.
When my son reached 5 months, we decided to hire Kim after reading her great reviews. I secretly didn’t know if sleep coaching would work for my son because he was so resistant to naps and bedtime and has a strong and determined personality. I was also dreading any crying and was worried about how sleep coaching would affect our bond. Kim was wonderful from day one. She answered all my questions and made me feel like she knew her stuff. She also reassured me that we wouldn’t be doing this alone – she’d be there to help us every step of the way.
While there was some crying the first night, I never left my son’s side and I was so proud of him for learning so quickly. By the second night, he went to sleep without a peep. I really couldn’t believe it. My son is now 8 months and sleeps very well. Babies are not robots, so we will occasionally have a rough day here or there, but the difference is incredible. With Kim’s help, I was able to teach my son the invaluable skill of independent sleep. He’s happier, well-rested and growing very well. He sleeps 12 hours at night with one or two feedings, which I’m happy to do. He also naps twice a day. We even took him on a vacation this month and while I was nervous, I replicated our routine and he generally did very well.
Kim is caring, supportive, flexible and very responsive. She provides a solid and easy-to-follow plan, and is able to make adjustments on the spot to help with your child’s personality. I’ve recommended Kim to both a friend in the neighbourhood, and my sister-in-law and she has helped both of their children to sleep better. Kim has literally changed my life and I can’t thank her enough.