As new parents without any family close by, the support and knowledge that Sydney provided throughout our month with her were invaluable. Our 6 month old made so much progress and our home is now much more well-rested. Sydney made herself available by phone, email, and video call whenever we needed her. She was incredibly knowledgeable and yet allowed us to lead the way with what we felt fit for our family and our baby. Her sleep plan was thorough and she pivoted with us as needed. We feel confident that we now have the skills and tools to continue the growth that we started with her. We cannot recommend Water Lily Sleep Consulting highly enough! Thank you, Sydney!
Sydney was an incredible resource during our time with her. We did the month plan to help our 5month old asleep independently. He was sleeping only being held. After 28 days he went to sleep quickly and independently. Our son never caught on to a consistent schedule, but Sydney was there each step of the way guiding us on when to put our son down to sleep and how many naps we needed to fit in.
Sydney's approach is more hands-on than other consultants. She uses a real-time sleep log to guide you instead of pre-made schedules and handouts. The real-time communication helped us make adjustments accordingly and acknowledge that babies will be babies and act on their on accord. Not all babies fit into the same sleep schedule.
I cant recommend Sydney enough! I tell everyone i know that if they need help with their little one sleeping to look no further.
My daughter, 8.5 months at the time, was waking every hour to hour and a half, and within days of starting the program was sleeping through most of the night! I can now lay her down awake with the tools and schedule Sydney designed for us and i can walk out of the room and the baby is asleep in about 15 minutes.
Fast forward a month later we are getting solid naps and night time sleep. Baby sleeps 12 hours a night, with one (rarely) night waking, we are consistently sleeping through the night!!!! Wish i would have found this program sooner!!!
Sydney is Awesome, I was beginning to get worried with my newborn's sleeping patterns. And being the great person that she is, she guided me through some sleep strategies. And my daughter is sleeping much better. Thank you Syd.
I am truly thankful for Sydney! I was nervous about transitioning my son to his crib and I felt so unsure as I attempted to navigate all of the info out there. She took the time to explain the the most important aspects of sleep training. She made this process simpler! With her help developing a sleep routine my 10 month old has slept through the night consistently for over 3 months! Thank you Sydney.
My son wouldn't sleep in his crib except between midnight-5am. at 5 months old, we called Sydney and she helped us with a sleep training plan. It was a tough first night, but then it got less difficult and after a few nights he only cried for a few minutes if at all. We still did one night feeding. My son gave up his night feeding at 10 months and has slept through the night almost every single night since (he's 18 months now). And he's a great napper!
Hiring Sydney was one of the best decisions we made as parents! Having a healthy sleep environment and routine gave us sanity as parents. No more needing to rock him till he fell asleep, then woke up when put down, then start it all over. It gave us more together time as a couple and relieved a lot of stress.
Sydney’s service literally changed our lives! Prior to her help, our 7 month old would only nap while being held instead of in his crib. Sydney met with us virtually and gave us a great sleep plan to help get his naps on track, then checked in with us regularly along the way. Her real time advice was so helpful, e.g “I see he only napped for 30 minutes, so a good bedtime would be 6:30 pm!”
Throughout the process, her encouragement was unflagging and helped us be consistent with our chosen method. I would highly recommend seeking out Sydney’s help if you’re having sleep issues.
I was having a tough time with my daughter's sleep routine and had no idea where to start. She would wake several times throughout the night and would only nap in my arms. I consulted with Sydney, and within weeks of implementing her tips and the routine she created for us, our lives completely changed. At 5 1/2 months old she sleeps 12 hours at night and takes 3 long naps a day. We are so grateful for Sydney’s expertise and advice!
I am so thankful for Sydney's help getting our son's sleeping routine ironed out to prevent him from becoming over-tired. I loved how Sydney gave us options to figure out what works best for us while providing excellent guidance. Sydney is so kind and thoughtful... I can't recommend her more!
My partner and I worked with Sydney of Water Lily Sleep Consulting to help us to combat our 5-month-old son's short naps, frequent night wakings, and dependency on us when falling asleep. Sydney talked with us about our situation and our particular goals and developed a plan that we could implement over the course of two weeks (and on into the future). The plan was very clear and Sydney was very responsive in clarifying any aspects we were unsure about and making some modifications as time progressed. Over the course of two weeks, she was in regular contact with us answering questions, providing guidance, and giving us lots of support and encouragement.
It was not an easy process, but with Sydney's help our son's sleep improved drastically over the course of two weeks and has continued to get better as we're more confidently managing things on our own now. The whole family is much better rested and able to enjoy our time together so much more. Thank you Sydney!
We contacted Sydney when we were in desperate need of help. Sydney was so supportive and patient with us through this journey, and we have all reaped the benefits! Our 11 month old is able to self soothe, we're able to get him to bed with a schedule, and we're all so much happier sleeping through the night! Thank you so much Sydney for everything - you gave us our lives and our sanity back!
Sydney was great! Prior to working with Sydney I was climbing in and out of my daughter’s crib 3 or more times a night just so I could get some sleep. 😭😭 Day 13 she goes to bed like a champ, sleeps 12 hours straight and takes two naps a day. To say Sydney was a life saver to two very sleep deprived parents is an understatement! We truly appreciate her insight and working with us to accomplish our family goal of good quality sleep for all! Thank you Sydney 😁
I’m a childcare provider, and I reached out about a 5-month-old baby, who was having the hardest time sleeping at school!
She would take about10 min naps and didn’t really have a schedule yet. She was also used to being held and nursed, while she was home with momma!
Two days into following the schedule advised, and as I write this, she has been sleeping for 50 mins!
The longest nap so far at school!
Can’t believe it!
Sydney is a true professional! I have used her services for both my 3 year old and my 4 month old. In both cases, she has exceeded my expectations! My 3 year old daughter sleeps 12 hours straight at night. Often times, in the evening, my daughter is telling me when she is ready for bed, definitely never fighting it. And if she wakes up in the night, she will put herself back to sleep!
I think it is because Sydney has taught me how to create a bedtime environment that is conducive to sleep. She also coached me through: when and how to transition out of the crib, which was instrumental to my daughters sleep development! She has given me tips and tricks when we travel to help my daughter get the best sleep too, and they work!!
I scheduled a sleep consultation early on with Sydney for my now 4.5 month old. She basically walked me through a plan from 6 weeks of age to 4 months of things I should be doing to prep my newborn for good sleep. I made changes the same day I talked with Sydney and I saw immediate improvements in my newborns sleep. I trust Sydney’s advice completely and I’m looking forward to now working with her to transition my soon to be 5 month old to a more independent sleep cycle after seeing the cues that she is now ready!
My oldest child is 6.5 years old. I didn’t have Sydney’s help with him and unfortunately he is quite difficult to put to bed and often he wakes up in the night. I only wish I had Sydney sooner for him :-)
At any rate, I highly recommend Sydney! Good sleep habits are one of the greatest gifts we can give our children, for their health and overall well-being. It’s worth the time and investment!!
Sydney has been an incredible help with managing our daughter's sleep routine. For our older son we implemented one of most popular online sleep courses, but for our daughter none the program's steps seemed to work, nor any of the rehearsed answers that they gave us on the phone consultations. My wife found Sydney, and from the get go she was able to identify some issues with what we were doing, and give us tips to get our daughter to sleep better both at night and for her naps. Sydney was always communicative and quick to reply, and truly listened to our concerns. Her more personal approach is much better than what you get with the popular courses that treat children like they're all the same.
Roberto F. G.
Working with Water Lily Sleep was one of the best decisions we’ve made in parenting in the past year and a half since our son was born! We had taken other online courses and followed tips from sleep consultants on Instagram, but none of it was working. Sydney was very knowledgeable, providing the structure and answers we needed to create our sleep plan and habits. And throughout the three weeks we worked with her, she was incredibly responsive and supportive: daily emails to touch base on schedule, phone calls to troubleshoot when naps weren’t falling into place, and lots of encouragement. She even consulted with colleagues on our situation! Ultimately, our one-year-old went from waking multiple times a night for up to 2-3 hours at a time, and only wanting to sleep with mom rocking him, to sleeping through the night in two days. And with lots of support from Sydney, he’s the best little napper too! He started daycare shortly after we stopped working with Sydney, and he even napped there on his first day! He is sleeping wonderfully from 6:45pm-6:30am, and sometimes sleeps in! And his naps are about 1.5-2 hours at 12:45 every day. The schedule has worked wonders for our home and family! Thank you Sydney! We appreciate you, your thoughtfulness, and determination so much!
Sydney was very helpful and provided us with great suggestions that helped to improve our toddler’s sleep routine. While getting a sleep consultant seems like a big step to take, we would recommend it without a doubt as it can change your family life!
Sydney was a tremendous help when my newly 3 year old decided sleep was for the weak. I am a seasoned nanny with years of experience with newborn through toddler age, and she still had some great advice and tips I hadn’t thought of. He now sleeps through the night, which is all I can ask for! I love how thorough she was with our call, and didn’t make me feel rushed or like I was asking silly questions. I follow Water Lily Sleep on Instagram and love the emphasis on SAFE sleep! I would highly recommend Sydney’s services to parents of all ages.
Sydney not only helped to get our son sleeping through the night, but she also helped a TON with post-partum anxiety as a new mom! She never judges, and realizes you can't take a 'one size fits all' approach with sleep training. Anytime we had a question, she was very quick to respond with something to try, or to say it was something completely normal based on what had happened that day. We cannot thank or recommend her enough!
Best advice ever! We did one of the most popular sleep training courses with both our kids. Had even a couple of consult calls to discuss issues. Nothing worked. We then thought our 8 month old was naturally “not the best” sleeper, but booked a one hour consult with Sydney just to get another opinion. After our call with her, things improved immensely! Her recommendations were precise, accurate and on point. One week following her advice and it’s been life changing! Baby is napping 100% better, nights are better and even the tips she gave us for our toddler were perfect!
We loved that she listened to us (not following any script but actually assessing our specific situation with both kids), gave us clear and straightforward advice and didn’t try to sell us any complicated upgrades or solutions! We are so, so happy we found her and will for sure consult her again if we need more sleep advice!!!