I am a gentle and holistic paediatric sleep consultant specialising in newborns to 4 years old. I help parents bring a peaceful nights sleep with calm, relaxation and the knowledge and confidence that their child will sleep peacefully!
I am a mum of two under 6 and have 20 years experience working as a nanny with families around the world. I became a qualified paediatric sleep consultant after realising family sleep was not only an extremely important part of family life to function at your best both day and night but also a passion of mine after I had my first baby!
Sleep deprivation effects all part of ones life from physical, emotional, mental and personal relationships. Having worked with many families around the world that have been affected by severe lack of sleep and offering my help they were able to gain a life back they they not only enjoyed but thought was never possible.
Becoming a parent is a wonderful experience but can be hard, and when there is a lack of sleep in the home it is even harder.
SLEEP IS A BIOLOGICAL NECESSITY, NOT A LUXURY
I will listen to your sleep challenges, understand fully what is going on by having an in depth consultation with you, discussing all areas that affects your child’s sleep and I will suggest only gentle methods that suit your parenting style and your child’s temperament. I will never suggest to leave you child to cry all night long.
A full sleep report specifically tailored to your family will be emailed to you following the consultation and I am on unlimited text support and/or phone support for 2 weeks or more depending on the package you choose to help you through the journey of sleep deprived to sleeping well and keep you on the right track daily!
I look forward to helping you through this journey soon,
Paediatric Sleep Consultant
Bringing Baby Home
Perfect for expectant parents or during the 4th trimester.
This program is 1-1.5 hours. We will discuss all things newborn sleep related such as:
Analysis of your sleep diary and sleep questionnaire prior to consultation
* Sleep expectations up to 16 weeks
* How best to set up the nursery for sleep
* Sleep habits and sleep cues
* Sleep hormones and how they affect sleep
* Parental sleep and coping with exhaustion
* Dummy/sling/swaddling/white noise
* The Sleep Cycle and awake windows
* Introducing a bottle (formula or breastmilk)
* Gentle methods to help support your baby to sleep
* Top tips for newborns
All this information will be emailed to you in a report and I will be on hand for 2 weeks unlimited text support to answer your questions along the way. Additional phone call support is also an option.
£180 2 week unlimited text support OR Unlimited text support and 4 phone calls support £220
Designed for babies from 18 weeks to 2 years
Analysis of sleep diary and sleep questionnaire
• Tailored sleep plan emailed to you
• 2 weeks of unlimited text support to answer your questions and advise accordingly
• One 15 minute review and wrap up phone call at end of the 2 weeks. Advice for going forward
• During our 60-90 minute zoom consultation we discuss our child’s sleep issues and your goals in depth.
• I will talk you through the science of sleep and explain about nap timings, routines, sleep cycle and more.
• I will also talk to you about food and how this can effect sleep.
• We will discuss different sleep shaping methods suited to your parenting style and your child’s temperament.
• We will put a plan in place to teach independent sleep skills including a routine for day and night.
Option 1 £180 Additional 4 phone calls as well as Unlimited text £220
Save My Sleep Phone Call
This is a 30 minute call perfect for a refresh on your sleep plan or if sleep has gone a little bit of track! Perhaps it is a regression, teething, holiday or perhaps a new member joining the family.
2 days inclusive text support
This call will not include n depth methods or a sleep plan
Longer term support may be helpful for new parents to guide you through the first 6 months. Whatever age you child is you may want to have the comfort of knowing you can get in touch with me regulary.
1, 3 or 6 month options available
Please contact me for more information on what is included in each package as it varies from text, email and phone call support.
1 month £149 / 3 months £295 / 6 months £395
Perfect for a baby shower gift or a very exhausted family!
Available in any denomination.
Toddler Bedtime Package
Designed specifically for toddlers aged 2 - 4 years.
This package is for you if any of this sounds familiar to you…
Day time routine is sorted, your child may or may not sleep all night independently in their own room. They may be waking in the night, or your toddler is waking multiple times and needing you...
• Bedtime battles are common, your child needs you to be with them every night until they fall asleep.
• They are pushing the boundaries and bedtime is turning in to a long hour or more battle
* They are waking in the night and looking for your attention
• Perhaps asking for multiple stories, making 100 excuses to get out of bed, perhaps they are looking for “one more kiss… one more
If you would like to see bedtimes a lot calmer and smoother with a happy toddler falling asleep after a couple of stories and a cosy kiss and cuddle then this package is for you.
Option 1 Unlimited text support £180 / Option 2 Unlimited text support AND 4 phone calls
I don't even know where to start, I am so happy that my sister in law recommended Rachael. To say she's a life saver is an understatement.
I got in touch with her initially to help me teach my 5 month old how to self settle but it was so much more than that. She gave me a comprehensive plan including timings for bottles, food and naps and so many tips! Honestly, I would be lost without her.
Being able to text her all the time was also fantastic, no question to big or too small... or too frequent! I saw an instant result with the self settling technique and after a month my baby consistently slept through the night, we still have the odd bad night but it's so much better than before.
I was initially worried about the training but Rachael really put me at ease and gave me options for each of the steps and stages. And when we mastered one step she would then suggest another. It was so gradual and no harsh methods. I no longer dread the night time and my baby is so much happier and well rested. I really can't thank her enough.
Baby Lily, 5 months
We decided to get in contact with Rachael to finally address our 9 month old son's sleep. She came highly recommended by my husband's colleague who had recently used her sleep package with his daughter. I had previously used two other sleep consultants but neither had made any difference to our sleep situation.
After a thorough consultation Rachael recognised our son had a very strong feed to sleep association. She put together our personalised sleep plan but ensured we agreed on a method we were comfortable with, explaining the pro/cons.
I was nervous about taking his dummy away immediately but Rachael was understanding and agreed we could wait a few days. With Rachael's support I actually decided to take it away on night 2. Allowing us to be flexible made such a difference.
Rachael was very encouraging throughout and answered my constant questions but if possible I'd always recommend to have support at home too as I definitely needed this to help me stay consistent.
By night 3 we saw some big changes and by night 5 our son slept through the night for the first time. A whole 12.5hrs.
We had a few up and downs but Rachael was always on hand to suggest tweaks to our routine and help us back on track even after our 2 week phone support. We can't thank Rachael enough for helping us to teach our son the skills he needs to sleep well and now returning to work doesn't feel so daunting.
Baby Aiden, 9 months
If you are having trouble with your baby or toddler sleeping or napping then get in touch with Rachael.
I was at my wits end, I had spoken to my other mum friends and my own mum who had their doubts about sleep training and sleep consultants, but I always had Laura and Olivia in my head and was obviously jealous of the sleep that they had!
I was sceptical, I'll be honest Elsie had been cuddled to sleep for her life, how was someone who was on the other end of the phone going to stop this? If Elsie gets too worked up then she’s sick, so to be honest sleep training didn’t really seem like an option for us because we were going to have to pick her up anyway after she was sick.
Elsie now sleeps through the night with no dream feed, after I give her her milk, I put her down in her cot and walk out. 99% of the time I don’t have to go back in until the morning, if I do have to go back in, its within 5 minutes of putting her down - I sshh her and rub her back for less than 2 minutes and leave again. It’s a world away from having to sit with her and wait for her to fall asleep for around 40 minutes.
Sleep training with Rachael is the best money we have ever spent. No its not cheap (although she is cheaper than most of the others) and yes it is hard work and no she can’t offer any guarantees, but if you put the work in and you want your baby or toddler to sleep better than get in touch with her.
I’m forever thankful for Rachael for not only helping us all sleep better but for being so supportive throughout and for helping Elsie be a happier baby.
Baby Elsie, 11 months
Employing Rachael's services to form an established routine for better sleep for our little one (ourselves included!), was one of the best decisions we've made.
Initially sceptical with; 'what we couldn't learn online', with Rachael, we quickly learned that her approach gave excellent results due it being customised to our baby boy.
In less than three weeks we came from co-sleeping ONLY with a dummy and nursing every hour and half, to be in his own room, only waking once during his 12 hours night sleep. He is a much happier baby (and we definitely are too!)
Thank you Rachael
Baby Rian, 5 months
Rachael was absolutely brilliant . We reached out to her because of a recommendation from a friend , when our son was 6 months old .
I was feeding and pushing the buggy ALOT to get our son to sleep , but Rachel taught us how to get him to sleep in his cot for daytime naps which has been a real game changer . Rachael really took the time to get to know us on our skype consultation so she could tailor the plan to our needs . Having her there during the implementation phase on whatsap was great , I felt supported and it gave me the motivation to make changes I needed for the longer term good ( although hard at the time ) ! Thanks Rachael .
Baby Alfie, 6.5 months
This was without doubt the best money I ever spent. Rachael was absolutely fantastic, she listened carefully at the start and came up with a tailored plan and method that felt right for us.
Having gone from constant rocking / feeding to sleep and thousands of night time wake ups, our 6 month old boy Oliver now does 8 hour stretches at night and happily drifts off to sleep Independently both at night and all nap times and it only took 3 nights! The support and daily WhatsApp’s from Rachael were exactly what we needed and I couldn’t recommend her more.
Don’t hesitate if you have even the slightest sleep troubles, it will be worth every penny!!
Baby Oliver, 5.5 months
Being a first time Mum I was initially a bit dubious of sleep routines! Then I found myself desperate after being back at work full time for 2 months and my daughter was waking up, up to 5/6 times a night and some nights fully waking for 2 hour periods! I couldn’t function at work let alone be a good Mum or wife!
I’m so lucky I had Rachael Wilson‘s contact! She has been amazing! Guiding me each step of the way. So much nicer to have someone patient on the other end of the phone who you can check everything with instead of just following a book.
The first few nights especially are emotionally tough and you need the encouragement!! We’re all so much happier being well rested and the nursery teacher wants all the details! I don’t think I’m alone!
Thanks Rachael! You’re a legend! X
Baby Catalina, 11 months
Thank you so much for all your help Rachael!
You made the whole sleep thing so much less daunting and are so easy to talk to!
We had tried so many differed swaddles and techniques with little success. With the swaddle and your advice our 8 week old will sleep for 5-6 hour stretches at night!
Highly recommend you!
Zack, 8 weeks
Rachael is wonderful, so knowledgeable, kind and supportive. She gave me the confidence to make the changes I knew we needed and was there to hold our hand every step of the way. I would highly recommend Rachael (writing from my sofa with a cup of tea while my baby does a perfect long lunchtime nap 😍) We also broke co-sleeping by teaching our baby to self settle and now only have one quick nighttime feed
Baby Annabelle, 10 months
Rachael has been a great support through our process of gently teaching our five month old to self settle, after nights of waking up 7-9 times, our baby has become a lot better at sleeping, he self settles for every nap and at bed time. Our nights have started to improve. Her help was what we needed in a time of desperation and lack of sleep.
Baby Rivi, 5 months
Rachael came recommended very highly through a friend of a friend, and we are so pleased we sought help from her. She came up with a go forward plan that suited us and was incredibly supportive throughout, the change and improvement to our little girl’s sleep has been fantastic! Thank you Rachael!
Baby Sophie, 5 months
After the 4th month regression, my baby was waking up every hour at night, only sleeping in when holding or nursing, not sleeping more than half an hour for any nap.
I read a lot of books, articles, took online trainings and tried to apply the strategies but nothing helped him to sleep better. I was worried about his development and very exhausted and sleep deprived.
Once we started working with Racheal, she spent much time and effort to understand our issues, expectations and parenting styles. She developed a personalized and very gentle sleep plan in which I felt very comfortable, because I was always there to comfort my little one when helping him to sleep.
In some ways things improved so fast. I could put my baby awake into his bed and he started falling asleep there instead of in our arms or on breast. He mastered his naps, started connecting his sleep cycles, having long restorative naps based on an ideal schedule for his age. I was able to drop the extra feeds at night as well. It’s a gentle method, so requires a lot of patience but I’m positive that we’ll see even more improvement in the night sleep.
Results tell a lot but more importantly for me the process was very easy, thanks to Rachael. She was always helping me, guiding me on how to improve things. She didn’t only focus on sleep, she shared lots of useful strategies regarding childcare (reflux, breastfeeding, weaning, etc)
It was great to have Racheal’s guidance on such an important journey of our lives. I’m so glad to have worked with her..
Baby Theo, months
Rachael was so fantastic from the very beginning. She made us feel completely comfortable about what we were about to embark on and reassured us that it would be a gentle method to follow our parenting style.
We had a little monkey who liked to feed most of the night and was rocked to sleep in the pram during the day. We also couldn’t figure out his last nap so he was often overtired, fought bedtime and could still be awake at 11pm!! Leaving us with very little time for ourselves.
Within 3/4 days we started to see changes. I couldn’t quite believe it. Rachael was there along the way, guiding and encouraging us. The comfort of the text support made it all so much easier.
We now have a happy boy who is sleeping before 7.30pm every night and only wakening once or twice for a quick feed. He can settle himself in the cot for naps and is well on the way to doing the same at night.
Having time to relax and wind down in the evenings is absolute bliss, I really didn’t think it was possible but Rachael proved us wrong.”
baby Ralph, 6 months