Success Stories

The Sleep Sense™ Method, created by Dana Obleman in 2003, has already helped thousands of parents just like you teach their children healthy sleep habits. It was my strong belief in Dana’s system that inspired me to become a professional sleep consultant, and I look forward to helping you and your family achieve the same results that my recent clients have been enjoying. Here are some testimonials from them:

“We had tried everything we could think of to get my son to sleep through the night, so much so I wondered what Kim could possible offer that we hadn’t tried already. You can imagine our shock and delight after following her plan by the 3rd night he had slept through!  Kim has such a gentle, supportive and extremely knowledgeable approach I only wish I had found her earlier.”

Mum of Master C. (3 years)

 

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you Kim! I came to you in desperation, I thought I had Indie’s sleep under control but the more and more I saw her tired, upset and was a constant battle I knew something had to change. We needed structure, especially during the day as I now know that day time naps/feeds equal to a great night sleep which we now have 12+ hours of, all thanks to you!”

Mum of Miss I. (6 months)

 

“I want to thank you once again for all your advice and support. I got results on the second night after following your program, Tristyn went from 4 night wakes to only one, and by the end of the week she was sleeping through at 14 weeks old. The plan has changed our lives; sleep deprivation is a thing of the past.  Thanks Kim.”

Mum of Miss T. (14 weeks)

 

“We called a few sleep consultants but chose Kim as she was the only one to ask questions specifically about my baby…for example if he took any medications..what was his feeding like. It felt like we wouldn’t get a generic service. My husband and I were at rock bottom when Kim came to our home..we argued constantly about sleep, no sleep, why we all weren’t sleeping etc and we found Kim very relatable and she didn’t mess about. She advised we could do things certain ways but the desired result would be delayed and we trusted her and had confidence in her expertise. The first night was tough but he got progressively better and he is finally catching up on all his sleep debt. You have nothing to lose in reaching out as the money is the best investment!! Thx Kim!!”

Mum of Master B. (7 months)

 

“Kim knows her stuff. Put your trust in her and she will get your sanity back. After 9 months of my daughter waking up every 2 hours on the dot I needed help. With Kim’s guidance and strong will she slept through the night third day into the plan. I am on top of the world. I am proud of her and myself and its all thanks to Kim and her experience and words of encouragement.”

Mum of Miss E. (12 months)

 

“Kim, I can’t thank you enough for what you have done for us. Your kindness, patience and support has been absolutely remarkable and has exceeded anything we could have possibly expected. I am so inspired by your passion for what you do, your attention to the smallest details, and your cute personal touches. Thank you for helping us to banish the “Bumps in the Night”, and to make sleep deprivation a thing of the past. I couldn’t recommend you more highly. If your child isn’t sleeping well, Kim will help you to get back on track and help your family get the rest they deserve. Trust me, you won’t regret it!”

Mum of Miss R. (2.5 years)

 

“Amazing, after nine years of sleep battles and broken sleep you have truly given us life and energy which in turn has really helped us as a whole family unit; that has been life changing…   … Out of all the specialists we have seen over the years you were the only one that has given us a 100% results. Thank for helping us and our children achieve better sleep. Our family are forever grateful.”

Mum of Miss A. (9 years)

 

“I am so glad we made the decision to get Kim in to help us figure out the best way to proceed in trying to get our 14 month old to sleep happily on her own. It seemed like we had a few ‘bad habits’ stacked against us – having to rock her in our arms to sleep, then put her in our bed for the night, and then deal with the numerous night wakes for feeds. But to our delight Evie adapted so well to the plan, she is now sleeping in her OWN cot in her OWN room without all the drama I was anticipating. Yes it takes hard work and perseverance, but Kim really cares and her warm support and knowledgeable advice every step of the way makes the process seem much less daunting and definitely do-able. Knowing she was right there if we needed help and problem solving tailored to our specific situation is what enabled us stick to the plan and eventually experience our baby sleeping through the night all on her own!”

Mum of Miss E. (14 months)

 

“Kim has successfully given us her knowledge, experience and advice to help get both my kids (15 months and 3.5 years) to sleep through the night and I can honestly say thanks to her amazing work it has changed my life!

I kept waiting for the littlies to grow out of waking so often but Kim educated me how to gently get them back to sleep. She developed two completely different programs for both kids and within the first 24 hours of following her plan the results were astounding. She gives excellent support and I can truly recommend her.”

Mum to Miss L. (15 months) and Master C. (3.5 years)

 

“You totally understood the ‘if it’s not a problem for me, it’s not a problem’. So some things weren’t ‘ideal’ in your experience, but they were working for us so you listened when we asked for certain things not to be changed. He’s pretty much guaranteed to sleep 11+ hours at night now (previously waking 6-8 times a night)!  Thank you for my sleep!”

Mum of Master P. (7 months)

 

“Kim was exactly what we needed to get our once sleeping boy back on track. She has a lovely gentle approach which was what we needed for our boy. She was patient as it took a little longer due to illnesses but she never left us! Thank you for giving my nights back!”

Mum of Master A. (18 months)

 

“Kim was great. She encouraged us to keep going when we were on the verge of accepting our status quo (which was sleepless nights, countless wakings which meant no one was happy). Glad we kept going because the changes were well worth it. Baby enjoys the sleep routine activities, is better rested and we get to sleep like normal humans should.”

Mum of Miss E. (15 months)

 

“Our at the time master 3 year old had been waking during the night and not going back to sleep in his own bed, he just came to our room and slept with daddy, mum moved to another room cause he was a restless wee monkey. I talked to Kim and within I think a week I had him sleeping in his own bed all night. He now barely wakes during the night at all. Thank you so much. I finally got my bed back after 2 years!”

Mum of Master K. (3 years)

 

“Kim you’ve changed our lives! It’s not just babies who need sleep support and our family will be forever grateful for your practical advice, ongoing support and cheerleading. We’ve got our evenings back and I’ll never forget who did that for us. The very best money we’ve ever spent by far! I’m now one of those smug people who takes normal bedtimes for granted.”

Mum of Miss M. (8 years)

 

“We have been having drama with Rosie’s sleeping since our son was born. I put it down to the fact that we transitioned her to a bed too early. I thought we would be able to handle the problem or that she would eventually just grow out of it. But after almost a year of her refusing to go to bed at night without her mum, and ending up in our bed each night, the situation began to take its toll.

When we discovered Kim from Cherished Sleep, things began to change for our family almost immediately. Within a week of starting our sleep plan, Rosie was settling herself to sleep almost every night. After two weeks, Rose was going to sleep completely unassisted and sleeping the entire night in her own bed.  By the time we had completed the 3 week sleep plan we knew things had changed for good!

Rose was sleeping so well. We even noticed improvements in her behaviour during the day! My wife and I now have our evenings back and are finally able to get a full night’s sleep ourselves. Thank you Kim, you have made such a difference to Rosie’s sleeping, and in turn, ours.”

Dad of Miss R. (2.8 years)

 

“Thank you so much Kim, I was at such a loss with our girl in regards to daytime/nighttime routine and naps. With your help, It wasn’t a case of handing a book over to read and get started, you really made me understand the why’s and how’s around sleep. We now have the tools to carry this on and enjoy a full night’s sleep!”

Mum of Miss I. (6 months)

 

“Dear Kim, for 9 years we have had broken sleep with both our children Anahera 9 & Zach 7, not only have we had broken sleep we would have to lie with each of the kids until they went to sleep, this sometimes could take up to two hours a night.

Both our children have ADHD and suffer with major anxiety so we just thought this was how it will be until they are much older. Then we met you and immediately knew that a big change for the better was about to happen to our family.

Your approach was very nurturing, soft but firm and you really understood our children and what we as a family needed and how best to help us achieve that. Our son Zach was able after 3 nights to go to sleep on his own and stay in his bed all night until 7am. Anahera was more of a challenge but after two weeks and a lot of support from you she finally achieved what her brother could do.

We really do not have the words to express just how life changing your help has been to our family. We as a family bonded over this process and bedtime has become a lovely routine for us all. We know that there will still be ups and downs but seeing the 100% results you have helped us receive we now know that anything is possible.

We wish you all the best and we also know that you will continue making positive impacts on so many families lives.”

Mum and Dad of Miss A (9 years) and Master Z. (7 years)

 

 “Sleep training my son Mac was something we had been putting off for years! He is 3 ½ years old and was a text book sleeper for the first 4 months and then it all went to custard! Due to exhaustion I would simply sleep with him, as it was the only way we would all get a good night’s sleep.

I recently completed Kim’s sleep training and can honestly say it was excellent! She is very thoughtful, organised and detailed with her survey, sleep plan, supporting material and has lots of excellent practical tips. The biggest difference between working with Kim and other sleep consultants I had worked with in the past, was the follow-up calls for the first week and the shared logs. Having that support/accountability meant that I actually followed the plan, as we are both big softies and honestly believed that Mac would not cope with sleeping alone or learn how to self settle. Well he proved us both wrong and took to it like a duck to water! Mac now sleeps though most nights and falls asleep within 5 mins of closing his eyes most nights! Yehaaa!!!  Thank you Kim xx”

Mum of Master M. (3.5 years)

 

“When I first met Kim I was exhausted from getting up to feed my eight month old at least three times each night, yet I had no idea how to remedy the situation. However her kind and empathetic approach made me feel instantly at ease – and unlike many other practitioners she doesn’t apply a one size fits all approach, instead taking the time to sit down with you and understand exactly what is going on and how she can help. Kim has an array of settling strategies designed to suit all parenting styles – from the gentlest of approaches through to plans for the chronically sleep deprived who need to see results quickly. My husband and I both love the routines she has helped us implement and my son’s night time wakings are vastly improved. He has also stopped resisting daytime naps and knows exactly what to expect when getting ready for bed. Importantly, the follow-up care from Cherished Sleep is second to none – with plenty of support available from Kim as you begin your journey to better sleep!”

Mum of Master C. (8 months)

 

“I didn’t think we needed the help as we’d read the books, but we obviously weren’t reading the right ones. After a few years I’d just had enough and it seemed to be getting worse not better! I finally reached out to Kim for help. After around 3 weeks we now have a little miss who loves to sleep all night! Kim focused on the positives and set up a routine that stopped the bedtime dramas. We were astounded by how simple it was (although it was not always easy). We’ll be recommending you to our friends with bad sleepers from now on and you’ll be the first person I call for help when our second child is born (later this year). We should have done this ages ago!”

Mum of Miss K. (3.5 years)

 

“We had a few tough nights of limit setting, but with Kim’s advice and support, our two-year old is now sleeping through the night. I never thought that would happen. Thank you!”

Mum of Miss S. (2.5 years)

 

“I was seriously sceptical about starting and so scared my son was going cry too much. But I was at my wits end after L. waking every hour for months. I honestly thought I’d have to suck it up and leave him to cry it out. So I’m so glad I gave your gentle method a go. We now have a happier boy that sleeps 12.5 hours a night! With very little crying involved from the start!! All that comes to mind is OMG, why did we wait!? Thank you Kim!”

Mum of Master L. (5.5 months)