“I purposefully delayed my review because we followed Mara’s sleep training program for our then-8-month-old son just before we were going to be travelling to the West Coast (1 hour time difference from home) and then, two weeks later to the East Coast (2 hour time difference from home) and I was *very* skeptical – to say the least – that the training would stick through both vacations. But, I am here to say that our son has slept through the night ever since the second night of training and it has been a life-changer for all of us!
From the time he was born, our son was not a great sleeper. He would sleep 2-3 hours at a time during the night in our bed; never in his own crib. Once he grew out of his bassinet, we started co-sleeping because it was the only way we could all get even a little bit of sleep. By the eighth month, it was clear we all needed substantially more sleep. A friend recommended Mara and we thought we really had nothing to lose. It has been a great success! I can’t recommend Mara and her program enough – we have been telling all of our friends.
Mara was incredibly good at explaining the process to us and attentive to our questions. In fact, when our son slept 14 hours straight the second night, she responded to our questions right away.
Honestly, going in to the program, I had my doubts. I just thought our son was not a good sleeper, and certainly wouldn’t take to sleeping in his own crib (where, before training, I’d say he only slept up to 2 hours straight). It almost seems miraculous that for the past month and a half he has been consistently sleeping through the night!”
“Working with Mara was wonderful and I can’t recommend her enough. From the first phone consultation she was warm, empathetic, encouraging, and provided hope.
Prior to working with Mara, our 12 month old was waking every 1.5-2 hours throughout the night. We were bed sharing since this was the only way I could get any sleep, and it wasn’t working for anyone. I was exhausted, frustrated, and losing hope that she would ever learn to sleep on her own. I called Mara because we needed a change and desperately wanted our daughter to sleep well. I didn’t want to use a cry it out method and loved that Mara offered gentle solutions to help teach our daughter sleep skills.
Mara helped us create a plan that worked for our family and was respectful of our parenting style. Throughout the process she worked collaboratively by suggesting multiple solutions and encouraged us to trust our instincts and do what felt best and was always willing to answer questions through email and follow up calls.
The first night we started the program, our daughter slept 14 hours. Her sleep has improved dramatically and everyone is happy and well rested. She continues to sleep throughout the night and her naps are long and consistent. Working with Mara was the best thing we’ve done as a family.
If you’re considering a sleep consultant, call Mara.”