Hi mamas! My name is Camilla and I am a certified baby and child sleep consultant based in South West London and a mama myself. As a South African living in London, I understand what it’s like to not have the support of close family nearby to alleviate some of the pressures of being a new Mum, especially the need to get some sleep. ‘It takes a village to raise a family’ – it is my mission to be that ‘village’ for as many parents as possible. That is why I started my own sleep consultancy, Tiny Dreamers Baby Sleep, and am so excited to offer my services to the parents here on Apparently Kids.
With a background in Psychology and Marketing, I have always wanted to help people change their lives for the better, but I wasn’t sure in what way. Then I had my son. He is the reason I am doing my life’s work. I moved into this career because I am hugely passionate about helping others who are going through what I went through.
My little boy was born with laryngomalacia (a ‘floppy larynx’). He also had reflux and as a result was sick a lot of the time. He catnapped all day and all-night long, never sleeping for long stretches, no matter what my husband and I tried.
He woke up every hour. Every. Single. Night…For a year!
Working with a sleep consultant TRANSFORMED all our lives. We solved his sleep issues within a week, and he has since been sleeping 12 hours a night.
He gets ill less, he is even more chirpy than before, we enjoy our time together more, and my husband and I have our quality time back in the evenings. We have all felt so many positive effects from just a few hard nights in the beginning.
Now, I want YOU to feel how life changing this can be and to show you how quickly you will see results.
I work closely with you to create a bespoke plan suited to your child’s needs and then teach you gentle ways to help them to fall asleep on their own (and stay asleep for longer than 45mins)!
Do get in touch if you have a baby or toddler that struggles to nap peacefully or wakes a lot during the night and leaves you feeling exhausted. I work with children aged 0-6 years.
The expert skills and support I can provide you with to help your child learn independent sleep skills, have lifelong positive repercussions for you and your family. Let my story change your story!
Call or email me now to book your FREE 15mins mini consultation, have a chat and get more details about my methods.
New parenting workshops
The Night Owl to Tiny Dreamer - 2 weeks of one-to-one support
This is the most popular package, and consists of 2 weeks of support including:
- A preliminary evaluation - a comprehensive questionnaire about your child’s sleep habits and routines that you’ll fill out prior to our meeting.
- A 90 minute consultation in the comfort of your own home or via Zoom, where we’ll discuss strategies, troubleshoot possible problems and learn how to address your child's sleep issues.
- A detailed, fully customized sleep plan, that I will prepare for you after the conclusion of our meeting.
- 4 follow-up telephone calls during the first week following the consultation.
- 1 week of e-mail support thereafter.
£250 for a baby in a cot, £275 for a child in a bed
The Back to Basics Tiny Dreamer - Support through a regression
It is not uncommon for babies and toddlers who have been taught to be great sleepers to ‘test the boundaries’ from time to time.
This option is for parents who have met with me in the past, but are looking for a ‘refresher’ and a way to get all things sleep back on track, OR for parents with children whose sleep has regressed due to travel or after recovering from a period of illness.
This package includes:
- A 60 mins consultation, usually by phone or Zoom, during which we’ll discuss any particular challenges you are having with your child and how to resolve them.
- Optional 2x follow-up emails that you can use to send me any additional questions that might come up as you get things back on track.
£95, £120 with optional 2 support emails
The Tiny Dreamers Sleepover - Overnight support
This personal support package is for those who want me at your home for assistance on the night you choose to implement the program. This package includes:
- A preliminary evaluation - a comprehensive questionnaire about your child’s sleep habits and routines that you’ll complete prior to our meeting.
- A 15 mins phone consultation to discuss details of the overnight support - time, requirements etc.
- Private in-home overnight support - This consultation will take place in the comfort of your own home and we will begin your journey to great sleep together. I will arrive prior to your child’s recommended bedtime and stay overnight until 7am the next morning.
- A detailed, fully customised sleep plan which will be prepared for you after our consultation and after the nights stay, so that you have your own personalised plan to help guide you through the upcoming nights.
- 4 follow-up telephone calls for the first week following the consultation.
- One week of email support
£850 within the London area. Further distances can be accommodated for an additional cost - please call for details.
Sleep Tips & Advice Seminars and Workshops
Tiny Dreamers Baby Sleep also offer workshops at local venues and online via Zoom on an ad hoc basis.
These Sleep Seminars offer helpful advice and tips for expectant or new parents on how to get your baby to learn independent sleep habits from a young age and also tips for dealing with sleep issues such as regressions, developmental milestones, short naps, frequent night waking and moving toddlers to their 'big boy/girl bed' and more.
Details of these events will be updated on a regular basis.
Dependant on venue
At 6 months old Max was sleeping 2-3hrs at a time all night and we had no certainty around timings or length of his daytime naps . Being our second child (our first was an amazing sleeper from early on without much help!) we had an idea of what we needed to do but wanted some help in structuring a plan and some support through the process. Max was born premature and had never been a good feeder or sleeper so we wanted some expert help and guidance. Camilla quickly reassured us and put together a comprehensive plan of action to be followed over two weeks. I was doubtful our bad sleeper / feeder would turn things around in such a short time but was incredibly surprised how quickly he fell into the new routine and by night 2 he was sleeping through until 4am and we had dropped all night time feeds. Things only got better from there and he is now sleeping through, doing two good naps and going down with little fuss - he has become our "amazing sleeper"! Camilla was an incredible support - always available to talk through how we were doing and provide real time advice on what to do for that next nap.
This process has been so successful for us and Max is a happier baby who sleeps and feeds better and we are happier parents who finally have our evenings back!
Kate & Sean, parents to Max – 6 months old (London)
We made the decision to get a sleep consultant for our son who was 2 years 8 months after 4 months of sleepless nights. Camilla was understanding and empathetic when it came to discussing our situation and gave us a plan that was easy to follow and gave us some hope!
We’ve gone from cuddling our son to sleep every night with up to 5 wake ups and an early 4.30am start to being able to say goodnight and shut the door at 7pm and sleeping through till after 6am, with either none to 1 wake ups a night after only 2 weeks of the plan.
Camilla has been there for phone calls and watsapp help throughout the whole time and has been such a positive person to have to help us. I highly recommend anyone having any sleep issues to get help from a sleep consultant, and especially Camilla! She’s the magic sleep fairy!
Sarah & Matt, parents to Alfie - 2 years, 9 months (London)
We were sent Camilla’s details by a friend after one of our worst nights with our son Wilfred. He was 9 months old and was waking every few hours, always up from 5.30/6 and napping badly- taking sometimes an hour to go down and then only ever having 30 mins and it had been this way - sometimes worse pretty much since he was 3 months old. I was feeding to sleep and knew I needed to stop. I was really anxious about sleep training as I found it so hard hearing him cry, even for a few minutes, and I had tried some plans online but just got really confused and overwhelmed.
However as soon as I spoke to Camilla I felt ready and excited to do this and change Wilfred’s sleep habits for the better. Camilla was so kind and helpful at every stage and having someone there to message and speak to each day made us really stick at it and feel 100% supported.
I won’t lie - night 1 was hard and I cried a lot! But after 40 mins he was asleep on his own and only woke a couple times that night - resettling himself - which he had never done before! By night 3 he was sleeping through the night with no wakes at all (which had NEVER happened)! By day 5 he was reliably having 1.5 - 2-hour sleeps in the morning and 1hr sleeps in the afternoon and taking between 5-15 mins to go down each time - always without our help.
Within one week I could finally go out in the evening and feel reassured that he wouldn’t wake up. My husband felt involved and could do nap times and bedtimes as well as I could. We had time to do things in the day and the predictability to be able to plan our days better. And the most important thing to me... Wilfred was noticeably calmer and happier in the day. He was always a happy baby but often very full on and lively (probably over tired) - he wouldn’t concentrate on anything for more than a few seconds and would protest so much for nappies and clothes changes. After the training he was chilled, happy but still full of personality. I actively noticed that he was learning new skills faster and as a family we were enjoying time together SO MUCH MORE.
I would highly recommend Camilla. She was so patient, supportive, knowledgeable and always at the end of the phone to talk things through. I wish we had met her earlier! Thank you so much for making our journey with our gorgeous boy even better than it was before. We will always be so grateful for the time you spent helping us.
Katie, mama to Wilfred - 10 months old (London)
After 2 weeks with Camilla we have gone from a grumpy boy needing to be rocked for 30mins and waking multiple times a night with 5am wake ups, to a happy baby boy sleeping 12 hours and who can put himself to sleep for both night time and daytime sleep.
Camilla was incredible. She checked in with me constantly. She encouraged me, reminded me of the goals and celebrated with me on every step we made in the right direction. When I had a question, or a nap didn't work out according to the plan she provided me with another option. The service was personalized and the best thing I could have done for us. If you are struggling with your baby's sleep do yourself a favour and contact Camilla, she will save you!
Erin, mama to Oliver - 6 months (Cape Town, South Africa)