Testimonials from

Happy Parents

AVA AND ZAC

Prenatal/Newborn Package

 

“My husband and I are expecting our first child any day now and we wanted to make sure that we start off with the best chance for a smooth transition to life with a newborn. To us, that meant getting the sleep we need to be able to take care of the new addition and help our little one develop a healthy sleep routine. So we chose the Prenatal/Newborn package and had our first consult with Adele a couple of weeks ago. We didn’t really know what to expect, but were blown away with how informative our session was! Adele explains everything so well and really helped us understand how important it is to establish a healthy sleep routine early on. She gave us very practical advice on how to actually start off our routine, but made sure we knew that it wasn’t critical that we stress over the little details. If something doesn’t work right away, we won’t panic, but we have goals of where we want to end up and how we will get there! Knowing we can contact her when we have questions or concerns is extremely reassuring. We are looking forward to our follow up calls in a few weeks and again in a few months, because we know Adele will help us keep on track with our goals and assist us with any difficulties we may have. We are so thankful for the peace of mind that Adele has given us in a time when there are so many unknowns!”

JILL AND DEREK

Parents to 13 Month Old Twins, Mackenzie and Stella

 

“As we approached our twin’s first birthday, we were tired of operating in survival mode. We knew we had some tough habits to break (pacifier for one, middle of the night bottle for the other, running interference when one twin had a night waking to avoid waking the other), and were desperate for a full nights sleep and to have the evenings back to ourselves. We hired Adele and decided to ‘take back the night’!

She joined us in our home and observed our nighttime routine. She proposed a plan and was open to our input and minor adjustments. She went above and beyond supporting us during our action plan. She was patient when colds threw a kink into our plans.

It was comforting to know we had an ace in the hole – our coach standing by to talk over the days efforts and adjust the plan as needed.

Our twins go to sleep at night with little protest. They sleep THROUGH THE NIGHT. WE sleep THROUGH THE NIGHT. What a gift! We are still working on naps and know we have Adele standing by to lend advice as needed.”

MARIELA D.

Baby Package

4_5_stars

“Adele is BRILLIANT. I try to avoid the cliche of saying something was life-changing but it honestly has been. My daughter had not slept longer than a 3.5 hour stretch since she was born and it had gotten progressively worse, to the point that she was waking up 5-6 times a night and fighting almost every nap, to the point where I felt I spent all day trying to get her to sleep. I was exhausted.

Just before my daughter’s first birthday, I called Adele as she came recommended. During the free initial assessment call, Adele asked me what my dream situation was. I said “For her to wake up only once or twice a night.” Adele said, “let’s aim for no night wakings”. I thought it was impossible. But at the end of the 3 week period, my daughter was sleeping 12 HOURS STRAIGHT with no night wakings. She fought her afternoon nap pretty consistently and Adele recommended moving her to one nap a day, and she’s been napping much better since.

The approach was so comprehensive and taught me SO much about sleep, circadian rhythms, baby’s sleep needs and development, and all the factors that impact the body’s ability to wind down. Soon after completing the 3 weeks, I travelled internationally for a month and although my baby struggled with time differences and sleeping in a new place every week, we regressed a bit, but Adele’s plan saved me from going all the way backwards to old habits. I was able to apply what I learned even in new places and new time zones.

I could not recommend Adele more highly. I felt supported each step of the way and I would not believe it was possible if I had not experienced it myself. Thank you, Adele!”

STEPHANIE B.

Baby Package

 

“Prior to working with Adele, my baby (4 months) would only nap in his stroller or while being held. He also would wake up about every two hours after midnight. Within a few days of starting our personalized sleep training plan and follow up support, he was falling asleep on his own (after being placed in bed wide awake), and sleeping up to 9 hours at a time. It is a total life-changer. I had tried sleep training on my own using knowledge I’d pieced together from reading different things. but having our own sleep coach with a comprehensive sleep plan was so much better. It was more effective, and I felt it was more fair to my baby – giving him the best possible opportunity to learn how to sleep well and receive the rest he needed.”

SARAH S. 
Toddler Package

4_5_stars

“I cannot recommend Adele enough! I’m a single mom of two boys, 4.5 and 2.5, and bedtime had become totally overwhelming, full of meltdowns and not enough sleep for any of us. Adele has been absolutely incredible – patient, thoughtful, unbelievably responsive, and a total cheerleader for me and my family through this process. I’m so grateful to have found her and we are all sleeping so much better as a result of her wisdom, guidance and support. Thank you, Adele!”

MACGYVER K. 
Baby Package

4_5_stars

“During our first attempt at sleep training, my husband and I went through the ringer and we were pretty torn up about whether to do it again but our 17mo son was waking up 3-4X in the middle of the night and we couldn’t a manage nap without the car. Adele changed all of that. She was very thorough and patient, even when we made mistakes. She was proactive and contacted us when our sleep chart showed that our son still was not quiiiiiite sleeping through the night. We couldn’t have done it without her!”

EILEEN T.

Newborn Package

4_5_stars

“From the time my son was 8 weeks old, he was waking up every 2 hours crying. My husband and I tried everything; shushing, rocking, singing, co-sleeping, letting him cry it out, not letting him cry it out, picking him up, putting him down, or simply crying with him because we were so frustrated and tired. I ended up nursing him to sleep every time he woke up which meant that I was the only one who could put him back to sleep. I called Adele and scheduled to meet her and was literally counting down the hours until we met, so hopeful that new information would immediately change our sleepless nights. She developed a custom plan to help us create a solid routine and provided continuous support when all the things we were doing weren’t working. I was apprehensive at first, worried that my son would not adhere to the new plan and that we couldn’t maintain the consistency he needed. After a bit longer than expected, my son has finally been able to sleep most nights between 9-10 hours with either no wakings or short night wakings. Adele was incredibly supportive by listening to all my concerns, helping me decide what was best for our son, and allowing us to make changes when we felt comfortable. She is extremely patient, kind, professional, punctual, and always follows through (even when I forgot because I was so tired). I have learned invaluable skills that have helped everyone in my household get more rest and provide structure for all of us.”

JESSICA D.

Baby Package

4_5_stars

“My 7 month old son has struggled with sleep from day one. By the time my husband and I finally sought help we were in a bad, BAD place and it was taking a physical and mental toll on our entire family. I was formerly in the camp that thought “sleep training” was cruel, but we were desperate. Adele’s plan for us was super gentle and not at all what I imagined sleep training to be like. Over the past 3 weeks my son has learned to put himself to sleep in his crib, soothe himself back to sleep when he wakes during the night, and to bridge his sleep cycles during naps. He’s slept through the night every single night since we started and is napping better than ever. There were very few tears involved and my entire family is happier and more rested than we’ve been in ages. I can’t recommend Adele’s services enough. It is not a one size fits all approach and she’s there to help every step of the way. Chronic sleep deprivation is truly awful and the gift of sleep she’s given my family is priceless.”
C. R.

Baby Package

4_5_stars

“It’s not a stretch to say working with Adele was life changing. Before we worked with her, our 4.5 month old daughter needed to be bounced on a yoga ball to go to sleep, woke up multiple times a night, slept in a rock-n-play, and was being swaddled (we needed to get her out as she just started rolling). Plus, my husband and I were sleeping in her bedroom – I was exhausted and knew something had to change. I found Adele through Yelp and contacted her. After our initial phone call, I knew Adele was the right fit for us; she’s warm and friendly, but also focused, organized, and responsive.

Sleep training sucks because it is likely your baby will cry. The first night, ours did for an hour and forty minutes. Adele was super supportive during those first few nights and we fully knew what to expect because she clearly laid it out for us. By the third night, the crying was down to twenty five minutes and after a week, it was down to a few minute protest (if that). Our daughter now goes to sleep on her own, sleeps 11 hours straight at night, in her crib, in a sleep sack. I feel like we’ve gotten our lives back! And, an added bonus: our already happy daughter is even more alert and happy than she was prior to sleep training.

After our three weeks together, I feel so much more confident in my skills as a parent when it comes to sleep. I know there will be bumps in the road as we navigate infant and toddler sleep, but I know Adele will be there if we need her.”

MELISSA K.

Toddler Package

4_5_stars

“I got help from Adele because I was having troubles with my 3 & 5 year old girls (who share a room). As a single mom of three, my youngest was 1.5 at the time by the end of the day I was exhausted. After getting my youngest to bed between 6:30/7 I would start bedtime with my oldest two, we had a decent routine going but it was taking me upwards of two hours to get them into bed and asleep. I couldn’t do it anymore. After talking to Adele on the phone she was able to come up with a plan to get us back on track. Within a couple week my girls were getting onto more of a schedule and going to bed easier and most nights were in bed and asleep between 7:30/8!

Having my nights back to myself to tidy up and relax has been amazing! Now if only I could train myself to go to bed earlier.

Thank you Adele for everything!”

RONNI P.

4_5_stars

“I love that so many reviews are not just for babies, but toddlers too! People tend to forget (myself included) that ‘sleep training’ isn’t just for babies. I have sleep trained both my kids but needed some extra help getting rid of the pacifiers and transitioning my son to 1 nap. I have worked with a few other sleep consultants and while my time with Adele was short, it was very helpful. With minimal background as to my son’s personality and sleep history, she was able to help devise a strategy and calm my anxieties that come with big change. In addition, she offers a great variety of support packages that can help with future challenges.”

IAJJA S.

Toddler Package

4_5_stars

“Adele has been extremely helpful in sleep training our 2 yr old. I love how accessible she is and her daily/regular check-ins kept us accountable and made us stick to the plan she had drafted for us. What I loved most was there weren’t a lot of tears involved which is what I had wanted when I set out on this hard sleep training journey. My child went down to waking up 4-5 times a night to 2 and now 1. We even got a few sleep through the night, nights, which was a revelation for my family. I liked Adele’s sticker charts and strict routine which more than my child helped us as parents. I would recommend Adele to anyone looking to get restful sleep and to follow a gentle training method.”
BECCA K.

Toddler Package

4_5_stars

“Adele helped us transition our 2-year old from our bed to a separate bed in her own room. We had gotten lax and had absorbed a lot of bad habits that needed to go. A giant milk bottle before bedtime, rocking and holding her until she fell asleep, bringing her to our bed every night when she woke up, giving in at almost every turn because it was easier in the short term… But in the long term, we weren’t sleeping well and our evenings were limited to our super-long and chaotic bedtime prep. Things had to change!

Adele supported and directed us in a way that worked well for our needs. She listened to our concerns, counseled us without guilt or negative feelings, quickly understood who our child was, and was easily available. I felt like I was learning best-parenting practices from a pro!

“When we began the sleep training process, it definitely highlighted how much we–as parents–needed to work on communication and agreement on norms. But now I am beyond amazed at how we communicate better AND that we’ve been able to create a safe, consistent, and peaceful sleep environment for our LO. She’s gained an incredibly amount of confidence and seems so much happier, both during the day and when it’s time for bed. No more pacifier, she sleeps in her own bed throughout the night, and there’s no anxiety about bedtime.

We are beyond thrilled with the results. I definitely recommend Adele’s services, whether in person in SF or remotely, should you be looking for a warm, nurturing sleep consultant that provides tailored services specifically for your family’s needs!”

KATE M.

4_5_stars

“I was terrified to sleep train because I’d been told a lot of misinformation. One morning after no sleep for the 5th night in a row, I sat up and said “We’re getting help.” Adele was so gentle and calming to help us learn more about what sleep training really is – and isn’t – and to take a lot of the fear out of it. She asked us really good questions and we felt our plan was fairly tailored to our specific child, her personality, her age, and our comfort zone (but not so comfortable nothing would change). Beyond this when it was time to start Adele was available by text for support, and in the ongoing week she helped us to update the plan as certain things worked well, and certain things didn’t. We continued to adjust, further cementing the fact that Adele works with your family and not just a one-size-fits-all. I couldn’t believe the improvements immediately – though that’s not to say it only takes 1 day or 3 days. It did take 2-3 weeks but the nights almost immediately became more than bareable. From 7-10 wake ups a night to 3, from the start. I felt human again. And I really appreciate all the ways Adele tried to work within our values and comfort levels, all the while gently encouraging us to give our daughter space to learn. And of course, when I had my moments, Adele was there to say we were going great. IN the end I learned that sleep training is very hard, but sleep is so necessary for our health, baby’s health, battling Post Partum, getting back to work, and even quality of life. Before training, our days were a bit bleak, tired, weary, drawn out, frustrating, and I didn’t feel like I was enjoying life so much as just surviving it. After training, all of us had energy, we were happy, we got outside and did things together, I had creative ideas for playing with her, we all had a chance to breath and recoup and move forward as a family. So, to anyone just wondering – training is worth it. These days my girl sleeps 7 to 7 nearly every night with 1 feed (that I’m personally okay with not dropping, but Adele did equip me with the skills I need when I am ready). When we have bad seasons (like right now, with 4 – FOUR – teeth coming in, we have the skills to help her without completely backsliding. Lastly, Adele is a wonderful person overall, she genuinely cares about your family and the outcome, and with 2 littles of her own, she has a lot of compassion for how hard the process seems at first. You’re in good hands!”

CAMERON A. 

4_5_stars

“My wife and I found our very sweet and caring Adele right here on Yelp, 3 months back. I was looking for someone who ONLY specialized in sleep training and was not trying to do just a little bit of everything for babies and moms, and then maybe change your oil too. Well, we hit the sleep magic jackpot with her and our lives have completely changed in so many ways. Before, I would not even have had the energy to write a simple yelp review, but after working with Adele, our little cherub is sleeping 11-12 hours straight every night! If you were like us, our nugget was sleeping pretty well through 5 1/2 months and then took a finicky turn, where she had to be rocked or fed before falling asleep, and she would wake up every couple of hours crying for us to rock or feed her back down to sleep. This went on for 2 more very trying months, and our pediatrician as well as some other parents said, ‘You have to let her cry it out’ and we saw the various methods online and in books about the subject. We felt we just could not think about doing this to our little girl and waited to see what would happen over time. We finally said it was time and found Adele from these reviews. Adele’s approach felt so much more loving, personalized and gradual. We did the quick phone consult and decided to just give it a shot. She really wants to know your child, the room they are in, where they are during the day and how your schedules fit in, to make it work for YOUR family. All the advice she made along the way helped so much. To have someone hold your hand, so to speak, during this scary time and tell you how normal everything is and give you these excellent tips is really vital to success. Our little one took to Adele’s sleep training like a glove and it seemed to work almost overnight for her! We just had to do some fine tuning along the way is all! Our nuggies is so much happier and sharper during the day and sometimes seems to even push and launch off of us at night to get down in the crib and sleep on her own, every once in a while! We always say this seemed like Magic and how did it happen! Then when we cheers our jammy red wine, a happy kiss and uninterrupted dinner at night, after she is down like clockwork, we say, “Thank you Adele! Cheers to sleep training!” (If I could give more than 5 stars I would!)”

DIEP A.

Toddler and Baby Package

4_5_stars

“Adele is my fairy godmother. We’d been struggling with my toddler’s sleeping habit for nearly a year. Desperate and sleep deprived with a 3 yo and baby–I finally gave in and decided to consult with a professional. Adele guided us through every step of the way and modified the plan with every hiccup and challenge that came along the way. My strong willed boy didn’t go down without a fight but Adele developed a plan that was truly customized. Every challenge became a new opportunity and I felt like I was part of developing the plan (versus being dictated to). I enjoyed working with Adele so much that we used her with our baby. Who would have thought in the span of 1.5 months we’d have 2 kids who could fall asleep and stay asleep on their own. I’m forever grateful that she gave my husband and I the tools for successful sleep training.”
JILL K.

Twins, Baby Package

4_5_stars

“As we approached our twin’s first birthday, we were tired of operating in survival mode. We knew we had some tough habits to break (pacifier for one, middle of the night bottle for the other, running interference when on twin had a night waking to avoid waking the other), and were desperate for a full nights sleep and to have the evenings back to ourselves. We hired Adele and decided to ‘take back the night’!

She joined us in our home and observed our nighttime routine. She proposed a plan and was open to our input and minor adjustments. She went above and beyond supporting us during our action plan. She was patient when colds through a kink into our plans.

It was comforting to know we had an ace in the hole – our coach standing by to talk over the days efforts and adjust the plan as needed.

Our twins go to sleep at night with little protest. They sleep THROUGH THE NIGHT. WE sleep THROUGH THE NIGHT. What a gift! We are still working on naps and know we have Adele standing by to lend advice as need be.”

BEE H.

Toddler Package

4_5_stars

“Adele helped us transition our 2-year old from our bed to a separate bed in her own room. We had gotten lax and had absorbed a lot of bad habits that needed to go, and she supported and directed us in a way that worked well for our needs. Adele listened to our concerns, counseled us without guilt or negative feelings, quickly understood who our child was, and was easily available. I felt like I was learning best-parenting practices from a pro!

When we began the sleep training process, it definitely highlighted how much we–as parents–needed to work on communication and agreement on norms. But now I am beyond amazed at how we communicate better AND that we’ve been able to create a safe, consistent, and peaceful sleep environment for our LO. She’s gained an incredibly amount of confidence and seems so much happier, both during the day and when it’s time for bed. No more pacifier, she sleeps in her own bed throughout the night, and there’s no anxiety about bedtime.

We are beyond thrilled with the results. I definitely recommend Adele’s services, whether in person in SF or remotely, should you be looking for a warm, nurturing sleep consultant that provides tailored services specifically for your family’s needs!”

MARY H.

Toddler Package

4_5_stars

“I can’t begin to tell you how much Adele helped us. Our 4 yr old daughter used to wake up a minimum three times a night and come into our room. Now, she falls asleep by herself and she stays in bed all night long. Our lives have honestly changed.”

JOCELYN W.

Baby Package

 

“Adele has been a great support to us in sleep training our son Everett. She is positive and listens to the situation we are in and provides techniques that help us lay the foundation for good sleeping. We never even thought we needed a sleep coach but her support has been invaluable”

VALERIE N.

Baby Package

4_5_stars

“Adele is great! We started when our son was about 6.5 months old and had been nursing, rocking and singing our son to sleep since he was born. From 4-6 months old he was waking up every couple hours and worse yet he didn’t go back to sleep with out crying during the rocking singing nursing on most nights. We had a bit of a rocky start as our son got sick the first week of training and Adele was very understanding and we restarted once he was better. Our son was never a good napper, he now does two hour plus naps a day and sleeps 11-12 hours straight at night. We are all much happier. Our little guy even wakes up from his naps playful and happy now instead of crying!”

ElLIZABETH G.

Baby Package

4_5_stars

“We first met Adele at a baby expo and had a chat with her about sleep training our 4 month old daughter. Though initially apprehensive, we decided the investment was worth even the chance of improving our baby’s sleep habits. After a free phone consult we ‘hired’ Adele and continued consults by chatting on skype, on the phone and through email. Adele created a plan specifically for our daughter based on the information we provided. She also prepared a tracking sheet for us that she reviewed daily to give us objective feedback based on the data as well as subjective feedback based on our questions.

Adele was very responsive and I felt like she held my hand the entire time, because sleep training is not easy! In the end it worked! The baby goes to sleep within minutes of being laid down and her naps are longer than they have ever been. The whole family is happier and more well rested.”

ALI C.

Baby Package

4_5_stars

“I first heard of Adele’s amazing work during one of my hospital visits when my baby girl was about 7 weeks old. When she was about to turn 4 months old, we decided to contact Adele to get our daughter to start sleeping through the night, unaided. We had our doubts that it would work, as our daughter refused to fall asleep without us rocking, patting, and/or walking her around first, and my husband was skeptical that sleep coaching would work. However, Adele’s plan and oversight worked amazingly and even my husband was convinced! Our baby responded to the training almost immediately and is now able to fall asleep by herself without any external aids, and consistently sleeps from about 7 pm to 6/7 am.

Adele was really patient with our questions and concerns. She listened to our concerns and worked with us to tailor her plan to fit with our work schedules. Adele was very supportive throughout the process and we couldn’t have done it without her. We both highly recommend her!”

GRACE Y.

Baby Package

4_5_stars

“I began working with Adele when my little one was about 14 months old (sleeping terribly, terrorizing us at 4 or 5 am every day!). Adele was such a pleasure to work with, and her advice was extremely valuable and effective. Through her frequent check-ins and detailed sleep plan, we now have a toddler who consistently sleeps from 6:45 pm or 7 pm until 6 am or 6:30 am. It’s been a tremendously positive change in our household, and I couldn’t recommend Adele more highly. It’s some of the best money we’ve ever invested.”