In order to nap, my son had to be rocked to sleep using a pacifier and then would only stay asleep if he was held for the entire nap. At night my son nursed to sleep and then transferred to his bassinet while already asleep. Right before working with Seema, my son was sleeping on me for the entire night because he refused to sleep in his bassinet.
My son is now falling asleep on his own in the crib for naps and at night. He sleeps throughout the night without being fed and with minimal wakings.
My husband and I are able to put our son down to sleep at night and then have dinner together and spend time together watching tv before we go to sleep. I am now able to get things done around the house while my son naps and he knows how to put himself to sleep without being rocked or held. This is a huge benefit especially when I go back to work and someone else will be with him all day. At night he is able to fall asleep on his own without being nursed to sleep and sleeps throughout the night allowing my husband and I to get more sleep!
We are so thankful for everything you have taught us and for all of your guidance throughout this whole process. All 3 of us have benefited from working with you! Everything was great! We appreciate all the quick responses to our emails and your patience with all of our questions. Thank you for all your encouragement and positivity throughout the whole process!
+ Catherine (Mom of 6 Month Old – Long Island, NY) +
My daughter was resisting bedtime, we were having to sit in her room with her until she fell asleep, she was going to bed late (9/9:30 pm) resulting in being overtired and tantrums. She now falls asleep by herself at 7:15 p.m.! A dream! Dropping the nap now that she is able to get an adequate nights sleep was a really positive change. It’s been Amazing! I don’t know how we would survive quarantining at home if we were still spending 2 hours on bedtime and going to sleep at 9:30 p.m. I can now re-open my laptop by 7:30 p.m. to spend a few hours on work that I didn’t get to during the day. And of course, Colin and I are able to have a conversation and spend time together! The benefits of this have been having a third party give my husband and I a solid plan to follow so it wasn’t one of us dictating what should be done. Also being able to lean on your expertise throughout the 3 weeks and tweaking the plan as we went. You were great – working with you was the best investment! I wasn’t sure if it would be possible for Maelee to go to bed at 7:15 p.m. by herself and I was proven wrong. She is so ready to get in bed at that time, no resistance and no issue with falling asleep by herself. Life changing – especially with baby #3 on the way. Thank you. ☺
+ Andrea (Mom of 3 Year Old Maelee – Jersey City) +
If your child is having trouble sleeping during naps or bedtime, Seema will absolutely help you and your child sleeping again!! Seema was extremely patient, kind and knowledgeable. She knows what she’s doing! The tools she gives you and has you use during your 2 week journey with her are extremely helpful to both parents and baby. Seema was always ready to answer an email or hop on a call if we were having any issues with Ben and his sleep. My son Ben’s biggest sleep issues were depending on the Merlin sleep suit at night time and not wanting to sleep independently in his crib at nap times. He only wanted to be held at nap time because that is what he was used to since birth. His sleep was also terribly inconsistent. We never knew if or when he would wake up during naps or overnight. We couldn’t plan or depend on anything during those times. It was a nightmare for us! After working with Seema for 2 short weeks, Ben is now able to fall asleep on his own. He is able to be put down in his crib fully awake and he falls asleep within minutes independently (for naps and bedtime). If he wakes up crying at night or during a nap, he is able to readjust and soothe himself back to sleep without me having to intervene. I have also noticed that Ben is happier during his awake time. He is moving more and starting to babble. Most of the time he falls asleep happy and wakes up happy. Now that my husband and I have our evenings back, we are able to count on that time again. Before, it would take one of us 45-hour to get Ben successfully to sleep, and even then it was anyone’s guess if he was going to wake up again and we’d have to go in there and start all over again. Now, we know once we walk out of his room after putting him in his crib and he falls asleep, he will be asleep for the night. Now we have that time to watch a movie, or catch up on Netflix, or just have a glass of wine together and relax! Thank you, Seema, for giving us our time back!! We are forever grateful!!
+ Lisa (Mom of 9 Month Old Ben – Long Island, NY) +
My 6 month old son was still waking 1 – 2 times night. He was dependent on the bottle or pacifier to sleep. He would also only nap in my bed with me after being rocked to sleep for 40 minutes. He is now able to put himself to sleep on his own without these things. I never thought I would be able to put him down in the crib and just walk out. He now sleeps 11 hours straight through the night and when he wakes he puts himself right back to sleep. Now I can go to bed at night knowing I have a solid stretch of sleep which is the best feeling. My husband and I get to spend a couple of hours alone or I now can study or do things that needed to be done during the day. Seema was very comforting and made it easy for us to push through this difficult time. Her support and faith in us made it all possible. I finally feel like I got my life back, as much as I could possibly have it back with a little one.
+ Nicole (Mom of 6 Month Old James – Long Island, NY) +
My husband and I cant thank Seema from Sleep, Rest & Play enough! We’ve used her now 2 times and both times we’ve had success! First was with our than 2 year old who had developed bad sleeping habits after a long moving process and now with his 9 month old brother. Our youngest is now taking 2 naps a day and sleeping 12 hours through the night! With the current situation in the world this couldn’t have come at a better time. Since we are now working from home, the naps are key! If you are thinking of using Seema, do it! She is so helpful and great to work with. We are so grateful for her and to have our nights back!
+ Jeannie V. +
Seema is AMAZING! The baby whisperer! I first used her when my ten month old went on a sleep strike wouldn’t sleep for more than an hour on his own in his crib. Within ten days, Seema had him happily self soothing to sleep and remaining asleep uninterrupted through the entire night. When I used her again to help me with my 2 year old, she worked her magic, this time even faster. It was extremely important to me that my children felt safe and not abandoned – I was not looking for any “cry it out” approaches – and Seema’s approach is entirely gentle, loving, and soft. I cannot recommend her enough. On top of her solid techniques and extensive experience… Seema is prompt, efficient, and thorough. Seema, what you do is incredible! I will forever be grateful!
+ Angela M. +
Kaya was waking up every hour at night just to be put back to sleep by me nursing her. She was tired and I was tired I could never be the best mom to her because I was exhausted. Since we finished our program, Kaya is a happier baby! She is rested and learning new things every day. She knows how to soothe herself back to sleep, she doesn’t need any help from anybody. We got our family nights back! We can watch a movie with our older daughter from beginning to the end. We can play board games, go shopping or just sit and talk without me thinking that I have to go to sleep when baby goes to sleep because she will be up in an hour. My husband moved back to our bedroom since we can sleep without waking up all the time. Having you was a big part of this process. Being honest and getting me back on track even when I didn’t think it’s doable. You also gave the reassurance that we were doing exactly what we need to be doing. After finishing the sleep training program there is nothing that I would have done differently. This was a process and it worked wonderful for my family. Everything was designed to fit our life style even though I didn’t see it at the beginning. Thank you so much for giving us our life back! Thank you for helping us teach our daughter one of the most important things in life. Thank you for giving me the strength to go through with this!
+ Ivy (Mom of 6 Month old- Long Island New York) +
If you have found this site and Seema, look no further. With a sleepless 3 months over the summer and a four year old regression, we contacted Seema. Her program is comprehensive, thorough, on point all times, professional, smart, caring, flexible yet principled, empathetic, reassuring, and on and on. From 7 to 10 wake ups a night in our room and a feeling of hopelessness to sleep again coupled with a loss of control, Seema changed everything. This program works for two reasons- 1. Seema and 2. Parents should follow exactly as advised by Seema. Its all in, no corner cutting, no giving in. Don’t over think it and just do the steps. Again compassionate, yet tough. We did calls, video chats, emails, constant communication for three weeks. Our son now sleeps the entire night in his own bed and fully gets the routine. With another on the way this fall, we needed help and Sleep, Rest & Play delivered 100%.
+ Greg (Dad of 4 year old – Glen Cove New York) +
Thank you soooo very much for everything!! We are so grateful for your expertise, compassion, and your kindness. We are so thrilled with the sleep plan you created for our family and the benefits we saw with Jacquelyn’s sleep. On top of her falling asleep independently, I think all three of us have so much more confidence going into bedtime! Our changes and progress have led to such better nights. Michael and I are so thankful that we have our evenings together now, just in time for baby #2 to arrive 🙂 But also, I feel so much relief surrounding bedtime with the thought of another baby coming, I know that each night will be a lot more manageable than it would have been! Thank you for all you’ve done!
+ Trina (Mom of 2 Year old – New Jersey) +
I truly appreciated your honesty from the beginning of the process about Brooke and your concerns with her being in a bed. I am happy to have worked through it with you and that it ended up being successful. I felt comfortable sharing my weaknesses as a parent when it came to my kids sleep situation. At no time did I feel judged or that I had to hide anything. The encouragement and support was definitely needed during those tough nights and you were always there to get me through it. Your sleep plan worked in the three week time frame for both Aiden and Brooke and we are all better rested because of your knowledge and approach to sleep training. Thank you for everything and we will definitely recommend you if anyone should have the same concerns with their children.
+ Michelle (Mom of Brooke 2 and Aiden 31/2 years old – Long Island, New York) +
My 3 year old was unable to self soothe and sleep without a pacifier. If her pacifier fell out of her mouth during the night she would cry and we would have to go into her bedroom to find it and put in back in her mouth in order for her to fall back to sleep. We tried to wean her on our own using a method we had read about on line. For 2 weeks she did not sleep (and neither did we). She started having severe temper tantrums from being over-tired and we developed a new bad habit of sleeping in her room just so our family could get some rest. We knew we needed help.
My daughter can now go to bed happily, without us in the bedroom and lay in her bed quietly until she falls asleep. She can also self soothe and sleep through the whole night without a pacifier! Her new bedtime routine is much shorter than her old one which is great. The rules are clear and she understands them. She wakes up happy in the morning and her temperament is more calm and pleasant throughout the day. Tantrums have all but disappeared and she is an easier kid to be around now that she is sleeping properly! Peace has been restored in our household.
It’s nice knowing that every night, by no later than 8 o’clock, my daughter will be in bed and my husband and I will have some time to spend together.
Receiving a sleep plan that was tailored to our situation was priceless. Knowing that these methods have been used by many other families was comforting and gave me the confidence to stick with it even though I wasn’t sure if it would work for us. Having Seema’s support guiding us through the sleep plan helped us to implement the plan effectively. And having her regularly remind us to “keep going” helped us to stay on track when times felt difficult.
Not only did Seema help us with our night time issues, she also helped us to reconstruct our daytime routine. As a stay at home mom, the afternoons were our most difficult time of day (the witching hours between 4pm-6pm). With just a few minor changes, our daytime is now more balanced and has a nicer rhythm and flow. Afternoons are stress free and more enjoyable. I also have time built in to every day to get my own work done. Our daughter is back to being a pleasant, happy kid which is the best reward of all!
The methods Seema taught us are helping us in several areas of our parenting lives! . Thank you for all of your help and guidance.
+Amy (Mom of 3 year old, Abby – East Islip, New York) +
Before starting the Sleep Plan, our son was staying up too late, not staying in his bed, waking up multiple times at night and waking up too early. Also he wasn’t napping in his bed. He’s now going to bed at the same time every night, in his crib, sleeping through the night, taking naps in his crib, no more bottles to get him to sleep, and if he does wake up in the middle of the night, he can self sooth to get back to sleep quickly. It feels amazing! Joe and I are into our own routine once getting Joey in bed, Getting the house in order, spending time together, watching grown up TV, we’re even going to bed earlier, which is nice! Everything that you mentioned in the first call that we had to explain the process, has happened. His mood has changed and he is much happier! We were really happy with the whole process. Thank you so much for all your help. We really appreciate everything you have done for our family.
+ Jeannie (Mom of 2 Year old – Long Island, New York) +
I was at my wits end with my 5 year old who was waking 2-3 times a night EVERY NIGHT. While venting to my friend, she mentioned she saw a recommendation for Sleep, Rest and Play LTD on Plainview moms and I just went for it. When I tell you Seema Bhambri literally changed our lives it is not an exaggeration! We had tried everything and she took us back to the basics. Truth be told, you have to do a lot of the work because it IS your child. But her guidance and attentiveness is second to none! Seema was always available to answer questions, was never judgmental or condescending and always left the conversation with extra tips and positivity. Our 5 year old is now staying in bed all night long, is happier and more pleasant to be around and my husband and I couldn’t be more grateful to Seema for helping us get him back on track! Worth every penny and more! If you’re having issues with your little one, do not try to fix it yourself, you’ll end up spending more like we did. Just go to the expert! Hope you love her as much as we do!
+ Carolina (Mom of 5 Year Old, – Long Island, New York) +
My child was waking 2x+ times per night consistently when we reached out to Seema. She had a growing habit of waking at night for the past 1 ½ years, and when our second daughter was born the frequency of her wake-ups was increasing and we knew we needed outside help. Before Seema came in, we were putting her to bed at ~8:30pm due to our work schedules. We needed to completely revamp our routine and I am so happy we did it. Since starting the Sleep Plan, she is more cognizant of the consequences of waking up at night and as a result stays in her room and sleeps longer. She is eating better, her mood is better during the day, she is socializing more in school, and she is all around a happier child during the day. We saw changes within the first week and by the third week, we were operating under a new (better) normal schedule.It’s so helpful to have our evenings back to spend time with my husband, or to finish up things around the house, catch up with friends, or finish up work from earlier in the day. Seema is extremely attentive, professional, encouraging and detail oriented. Her availability for follow-up calls and tweaks along the way is very supportive and helpful. When you call her, you are so exhausted and tired from not sleeping and she has the ability to see your situation so much more clearly. We are so happy we contacted Seema, it has been a game changer for our family and our daughter is thriving with full nights’ rest. Everyone with young children should look carefully into recommended bedtime and sleep habits and engage a consultant if there are issues. The stigma of hiring an outside consultant quickly goes away once your child begins consistently sleeping through the night. It’s so critical that everyone in your family has the proper rest to fully thrive during the day!
+ Kalli (Mom of 3 1/2 Year Old, – Long Island, New York) +
We wanted to thank you for the help and support you provided us throughout the emotional (for me) process of sleep training. She has “grown” in more ways than one during the process and I’m sure some is coincidental based on her age, but I have to attribute a majority of it to her exploring in her crib and putting her self to sleep which all has led to developmental milestones and her developing her independence. With her being sick throughout the process, that week would have been so difficult for the entire family with her still in our bed and relying on her paci. I think the fact that she slept through the night from night number one definitely helped with her recovery. Thank you for your speedy responses and encouragement throughout the entire process.
+ Leeann (Mom of 7 month old, – Long Island, New York) +
Our daughter was giving us a difficult time going to bed. She would leave her room several times and scream for a few hours before we finally got her settled down. Each night, she would wake up with a tantrum that lasted at least an hour. She was completely sleep deprived. Since starting the sleep plan, She now goes to bed without resistance. She has now been waking around 6:50A.M , but waiting until the light turns green to come out of bed. She is happier overall now that she has sleep. Even when she has a setback, she will only cry for a few minutes before returning to her bed and going to sleep. I never realized how much our daughter craved a consistent routine and it’s good to know that she is happier with these rules.
The benefits of working with Seema were having an actual plan in place. We tried many things to help our daughter, but lacked an actual plan. Having visuals and set rules was very helpful. It was incredibly helpful to have Seema as a support system, as I wanted to give up many times. We wish we had started this earlier! I feel like a person again! We were surviving with 1-2 hours of sleep a night and were all miserable. It is a pleasure to be able to shower, eat, make lunches, etc. once my daughter is asleep.
+ Nicole (Mom of 3 1/2 year old – Old Bethpage, Long Island, New York) +
Everything I tried never worked. My son is 10 months. He has never slept through the night before the sleep training. He didn’t even sleep 3 hours in a row without wake ups. We had no sleep. Since day 3 he has been sleeping from 7P.M to 7A.M.It has been magic. It’s honestly the best money I have ever spent. We were really struggling. Now I can enjoy him so much more since I can actually function.
+ Jessica (Mom of 10 Month old – Long Island, New York) +
Before Sleep, Rest, and Play, Ella lacked the ability to self soothe. This translated into spending a lot of time rocking/swaying to sleep often for only short naps. She would wake up after 20 min of nap time and not be able to go back to sleep. This also was a challenge at night as she would fall asleep fine but any time she awoke in the middle of the night she required soothing; whether it be rocking, binkie and nursing. By the time we started the 10-day plan she was awakening about 4x/ night , of which 2-3 required breastfeeding to get her back to sleep. Ella has totally mastered the art of self soothing as well as settling at night. She is now able to take 1 hour plus naps during the day because when she awakens during it after 20/30 min she is able to quickly soothe herself back to sleep. At night time, she goes longer periods without awakening, and if she does, she can often soothe back to sleep. It is amazing to have our evenings back. My husband and I are able to relax after we put her to sleep and actually have quality time without anticipating when she would be waking up. We finished an entire movie—in one night! Believe it or not before starting the plan this was not possible ? You were clear, understanding and non-judgemental. You really tailored the plan to Ella’s challenges as well as our day to day life to make the goal’s reachable. You were also readily available if we were having a set back or bad day, and were a perfect coach for this difficult task. All we can say is THANK YOU. It really seemed like an impossible task prior to starting the 10 day plan. The entire family is benefiting – Ella is sleeping well, mom and dad are happy that she is sleeping well and also happy to have some time back for themselves. Although it had its challenges , if you stick with the plan there is a light at the end of the 10 days and it is SO WORTH IT!
+ Marissa (Mom of 6 month old Ella – Rockville Center, Long Island, New York) +
Amazing amazing amazing! Highly recommend! Seema is incredible and her method worked like Magic!!
+ Angela (Mom of 1-year-old James – Huntington, Long Island, New York) +
Before starting his sleep plan, Mateo was sleeping in our room waking upwards of 3 to 4 times a night. He is now sleeping in his crib in his nursery, consistently napping and has 1 night waking for a feed. I am now able to spend some quality time with my older son in the evening without splitting myself in two. You gave me the confidence to move forward and the knowledge to help Mateo cultivate better sleep habits. You were extremely accessible and patient. I am truly pleased with the level of service provided.
+ Monica (Mom of 4 1/2 month old Mateo – Basking Ridge, New Jersey) +
My daughter would get out of bed numerous times as soon as we put her to bed and it would go on all night long. Since her sleep plan she settles in easier. She is now starting to self sooth, but even if she does get out of bed, she will go back easily and not cry to come into our bed. It feels great to actually have some time for myself to get things done around the house or to watch a TV show. You were extremely responsive. You were also very prompt with our calls, which I value a great deal having a very busy work schedule. I thought everything was great. I was reluctant at first to hire a sleep trainer, but working with you has been amazing. You have given us great tools and resources that we will use over and over again.
+ Gina (Mom of 2 Year 8 month old Angelina – Long Island, New York) +
My daughter was not able to sleep in her own crib at night and was constantly using me as a pacifier. Since her sleep plan, she is sleeping 12 hours consistently through the night. She can put herself to sleep and doesn’t require me to be present or feed her to go to sleep. It feels like my life is forever changed. I feel like I can be a better mom because I am able to have time to myself again and recharge. I am able to focus on my business which has been a huge goal of mine and not being able to get work done prior to this because of her constant attachment to me at night. I actually hit a huge goal in my business because Scotlyn was sleeping and I was able to work. We are truly so grateful for you. Tom and I are also able to spend time together as a couple I feel as if we have us time again! I have my evenings. In a way I feel like you have gifted me with time. I feel like a whole person again, but I also can be a better mom and more engaged because I have my recharge time. I think you are pretty excellent at what you do. We are just so grateful for you. We were both very skeptical if this would work and you proved us wrong. You also gave us more confidence as parents because we were able to stick to this plan
+ Bridget (Mom of 10 month old – Long Island N.Y) +
Our son was refusing to nap or go to sleep at night. He would stay up for hours at a time refusing to lay down or go to bed. He was getting an inadequate amount of sleep for his age and was exhausted and tired constantly. He had separation anxiety and could not handle falling asleep without one of us sleeping in the room with him, rocking him or holding his hand as a sleep crutch. He would wake up multiple times throughout the night and if we did not come into the room he would purposely throw himself over his crib rail to injure himself so that we would come in. If we closed the door he would climb his garbage can or furniture in order to jump off to get hurt so we would come into his bedroom. Our son for first time has finally learned to sleep independently and without us in the room. We now give hugs and kisses, say goodnight and leave the room and my son goes to sleep immediately! There is no arguing and no protesting. My son will now sleep consistently from 6:45pm – 6:30am with hardly any wake ups. This is the first time ever since he was born that he goes to sleep on his own. One of us used to have to lay in his room for hours, since he was such a light sleeper. If we got up he would immediately cry, wake up and the cycle would start again of us having to wait for him to go back into a deep sleep. Now we can get our things done for us in a timely manner and can actually have time for ourselves to relax, watch TV and spend time together. The benefits of working with Seema were knowing that we had a support system to keep us strong and on track when we had doubts or questions. Also having that reliable guidance throughout the entire time to have the reassurance we were doing the right things to help our child achieve the goal to sleep through the night. We are very happy to finally have a full night of sleep on a consistent basis. It has brought peace and harmony back into our lives and has elevated a huge amount of stress. Thank you for your help.
+ Alyson (Mom of 3 year old – Long Island N.Y) +
Dominic was dependent on a bottle to fall asleep for bedtime and for naps, and if he didn’t fall asleep to the bottle, we ran out of options for getting him to fall asleep so he would need a lot of rocking (sometimes for hours!) Dominic hasn’t had the pacifier since the first night of the sleep plan, and we never looked back! He has learned how to self-soothe when he is anxious or upset in his crib and within a couple of minutes he is able to settle himself back to sleep without any interventions. Dominic knows his bedtime and nap time routines so well now and anticipates what is coming next in his schedule, which makes it easier for him to fall asleep, and STAY asleep. Sleeping the amount of hours that his little body needs has greatly improved his energy levels, his overall mood, and his brain development. It has made our time with him so much more special as we are able to create memories with him while he is awake, rather than spending all of his awake time trying to get him to fall asleep! It’s amazing to be able to have a few hours to ourselves before we have to go to bed. Before working with you, we all went to bed at the same time. Our sleep depended on Dominic’s sleep. Now, I am able to watch “This Is Us” live, rather than from my DVR a few days later when I get around to it! It may sound like something small to someone else, but this was something I haven’t done since he was born! The freedom of getting to do what I want during my evenings has made all of this worth it. We found the entire process of sleep intervention so fascinating. It helped us learn a lot about each other and how we both had to work together in helping Dominic through this process. We found that we really needed your support through daily email and our follow up phone calls throughout the plan were the most essential in getting our questions answered. We came across a lot of “what-if” situations that you were able to clearly answer for us. You never once judged us for making mistakes along the way… you just kept encouraging us to keep going and never give up! You also made us realize that we are NOT alone in this. We are so grateful for all that you have done for us. We can’t believe we didn’t do this sooner. We were hesitant for so long because the idea of changing bad habits sounds scary, but we are so happy we took the plunge and called you. You have truly touched us by giving us our sleep back, Thank you, thank you, thank you.
+ Danielle (Mom of 1 year old – Long Island N.Y) +
Huge Thank you to Seema for helping us with our 6 month old twins! They went from inconsistent naps, being fussy all the time to being able to put themselves to sleep on their own in a matter of 10 days. With her expertise and support we made it through the end of the program. Our babies are now settling themselves and sleeping through the night! I would absolutely recommend her services if you are having trouble with sleep.
+ Jas (Mom of 6 Month old Twins – Long Island, New York) +
“Before working with Sleep, Rest, and Play, Liel would take 1-2 hours to put to sleep.
Since her plan, Liel is doing more self soothing and taking longer naps. She is no longer using a pacifier and we are putting her down awake. It is amazing to be able to have time to take care of things when the baby is sleeping (laundry, dishes, etc.). We used to do everything in shifts. I now have the peace of knowing that my little girl is comfortable sleeping peacefully in her crib. I thought everything was great. Seema was wonderful, professional, and courteous. Her patience for parent inquiries is truly soothing for parent and baby.”
+ Jessica (Mom of 41/2 Month old, Long Island, New York) +
“Before seeking help from Sleep, Rest & Play, we would have to lay with our 4 1/2 year old daughter until she fell asleep at night (sometimes would take up to an hour). After following her Sleep Plan she is now able to put her self to sleep at night without us having to lay with her. She is getting a wonderful nights rest and as a result behaving very well. It has been AMAZING!! We get to sleep early ourselves and relax. Seema was beyond helpful in assisting us in solving one of our most challenging issues with our daughter. We tried so long to break the habit of laying with her and were unsuccessful prior to working with Seema Thank you ☺”
+ Kari (Mom of 4 1/2 Year old, Long Island, New York) +
The most challenging thing was that Anderson did not want us to leave the room and was giving us a hard time going down for a nap and for sleep at night. He was also waking in the middle of the night and not wanting to go back down in his bed. We are able to leave his room without issue, he settles himself and goes to sleep and he is sleeping through the night! It is amazing to have our evenings back and not feeling guilty that he went to bed upset and crying. It’s wonderful not to have the anxiety of any moment he could be waking up and not be able to go back to sleep in his bed. I was always second guessing myself and if the decisions I made for his sleep behaviors were the right ones, so it was such a relief to have you to talk to and giving advice that was meant for Anderson’s specific issues. I also felt pressure (in a good way!) that I had to report back what was happening and to follow through. I never wanted to have to tell you that I gave up and brought Anderson into bed with me…and so I didn’t. You are wonderful to work with and have successfully helped us get Anderson back into good sleep habits! THANK YOU!!!
+ Maria (Mom of almost 3 Year old, Long Island, New York) +
It would take up to 2 hours putting our daughter to sleep with a bottle and continuous rocking. She would also wake up constantly through out the night screaming until she made herself physically sick. Since her Sleep Plan, after our bedtime routine she goes into her crib awake and happy! She falls asleep usually in 5 minutes. She has been sleeping through the night since night 7 of the plan! Honestly, our lives have been VERY different since we started working with Sleep, Rest & Play. Instead of taking shifts, my husband and I spend time together at night. That’s something we haven’t been able to do in 13 months. We also hired a babysitter, since now we can actually go out at night. The benefits of working with Seema, are that we got our sleep, quality time and SANITY back. Thank You Seema!
+ Sara (Mom of 13 Month old, Long Island, New York) +
Seema, Thank you very much for helping us! Mark sleeps till 630 now he gets excited about the clock turning green. Val just falls asleep in her crib straight through and Mark does too. I don’t know why I waited this long, I was crazy. Valentina naps three hours sometimes two and a half and on her own… AMAZING. This has changed their behaviors and eating habits! I am so thankful for all your help and your confidence in us that we could do it. Words can’t express how much you’ve helped us all. ❤️
+ Stella, Mom of 2 1/2 year old and 3 1/2 year old siblings (Long Island NY) +
Samantha would need someone to lay with her to go to sleep. A few hours after we’ve left her room, she would wake up and scream for either myself or my husband to go down to her and we would end up sleeping with her for a few hours or the rest of the night. It would go on a few times a night- every day for over 8 months!!!! Now Samantha sleeps alone! She is in a MUCH better mood during the day, she adheres to the routine and is definitely more compliant! It’s AMAZING!!! Jordan and I are able to eat dinner at a reasonable time- together- without the children screaming or hassling us. We get up a little earlier in the morning now that the children are having full nights sleep (11-12 hours), so we start our day more fresh due to our uninterrupted sleep! We can also go out and leave the children with a sitter to put them to sleep doing the routine with no issues!!! You were extremely responsive, calming, reassuring, and had an answer for everything, at any time. I was anxious with doing this, and you gave me (and Jordan) the confidence to persevere and follow through! Just wanted to say THANK YOU again….from the bottom of our hearts. This routine has changed our lives for the better!
+ Marisa, Mom of 5 year old (Long Island, NY) +
I have much less anxiety about sleep and naps and the general schedule now. We are able to attend classes and activities in the mornings that we weren’t able to before. Everyone is more rested and happier! It helped to have someone else officially make the decisions and help us to stick to them. Having someone with professional knowledge to guide us was extremely helpful. Thank you so much, Seema. You really made a difference in the quality of our lives! I can’t believe how easily and quickly we got rid of the pacifier (I thought she’d be taking it to college!! Haha)!! The girls are happier and so are my husband and I! We are so grateful for your patience and support.
+ Kim, Mom of 19 Month old Twins (Long Island, NY) +
Prior to working with Seema, my husband and I were very sleep deprived and never knew what to expect after our son went to sleep because he would wake up at all hours of the night. We hardly enjoyed our evenings together because we would rush go to bed early to get whatever sleep we could. We had tried many different methods and listened to family & friends’ suggestions but nothing was working. After completing this program, we feel much more confident in our ability to put our son to sleep and we know that he is sleeping soundly. We can eat dinner together and watch movies at night without feeling that we are losing out on sleep time. My son is able to take scheduled naps during the day in his crib and can sleep through the night without any feedings. If he wakes up, he now has the skill to put himself back to sleep. His sleeping and feeding schedules are now routine and it is much easier for us to plan out his day.
We had a wonderful experience working with Seema! She gave us a lot of support and written material which was helpful to us. She always gave us great advice and suggestions when we had questions. She provided a structured program in a non-judgmental manner which made us feel very comfortable and secure in this process. She warned us that it wouldn’t be easy but to stay the course. We trusted her and sure enough, our child is napping during the day and sleeping through the night! The program truly works if you stick to the plan!
+ Alicia, Mom of 6 Month old (Long Island, NY) +
Jack was waking up almost every 2 hours during the night, for which he had to be nursed back to sleep every single time. His naps were also all over the place and would never nap in his crib. It was always on the go in the car or in the swing/rock and play. These naps were also only about 20 minutes on average. Jack is now sleeping through the night without having to be nursed back to sleep. He is also placed in his crib awake, which means anyone can put him to bed 🙂 Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping us with Jack’s sleep issues. It has truly made everyone much happier! You were so helpful and always there when I needed to talk or email. Your system is perfect 🙂
+ Abby, Mom of 5 Month old (Long Island, NY) +
Lily had a lot of trouble falling asleep on her own. She was waking up in the middle of the night at any hour and expecting us to help her back to sleep. She was waking up very early in the morning too. She also wouldn’t fall asleep at night on her own. Naps were typically 30 min in the crib and then nursing through the rest of it. Lily falls asleep on her own without crying every night. She naps 1.5-2 hrs in her crib consistently. She sleeps through the night at least 11.5 hrs every night. She also doesn’t cry right when she wakes up and hangs out in her crib quietly usually until we get her.
It is so great to have time at the end of the night to get things done and have time to relax before bed. It means a lot to be able to sleep in the mornings and not wake up to screaming and crying. I felt like I couldn’t leave during nap time bc she would need me and now I know she can nap on her own. It’s so helpful to have a sure 1.5 hr time span to get things done during her naps. We all got our sleep back! We all feel much better and even our marital relationship has improved since we are not sleep deprived and snapping at each other all the time. It’s so nice being able to rely on a good night’s sleep. Lily is crying a lot less in her crib and sleeping for longer than ever before. She wakes up happier and goes to sleep without any complaints. Her sleep improved very quickly. Thank you so much for giving us all the gift of sleep!
+ Joanna, Mom of 19 Month (Long Island, NY) +
Before we started working with Seema, our son was up all night screaming and needing to be held. We saw immediate changes after starting the plan, he was sleeping through the night by day 3 and has not stopped since. It feels amazing to have everything in our life back on track. Physically, financially, work wise and my home is neat and organized again. Seema helped us with a plan to help our child get the needed rest he was lacking. Now that we are all sleeping again, our lives are back on track. We are forever grateful.
+ Katie, Mom of 12 Month old (Long Island, NY) +
There are no tears for bedtime or naps. She is sleeping 7pm to 7am with zero wake ups the past 3 nights. It’s crazy how she knows it’s bedtime/nap time as soon as I start the routine. We are so impressed. I can’t thank you enough. From going from waking multiple times a night to nurse in my bed to completely sleeping on her own in less then two weeks is incredible. Thank you!!!
+ Christina, Mom of 6 Month old (Long Island, NY) +
We’ve sought out Seema’s expert insight for our son, not just once, but twice. First, when he was 18 months, and then about a year later when he was 2 and a half. Up until 18 months his sleep was inconsistent and incomplete. He took short naps and woke very early in the morning to start his day. My wife and I tried everything, and by the time we reached out to Seema we were completely exhausted and desperate. Seema was supporting us while we supported our son. The plan taught us ALL how to manage healthy and unhealthy sleep habits. We can’t express enough our gratitude to Seema for saving our sleep, not only once, but twice!
+ Ari, Dad of 2 1/2 year old (Long Island, NY) +
Thanks very much! Sean and I are tremendously grateful for the support, understanding and confidence you gave us. Both girls sleep through the night, and I am slowly recovering from a mom’s form of PTSD. I am starting to be able to relax a bit more at night, knowing that I can really relax and the “other shoe” isn’t going to drop any minute. I have more energy and enthusiasm for the girls during the day, and knowing that I have a break at night gives me more patience too. Now, Sean and I can go out for a date night after the girls are asleep, and we don’t have anxiety about what is happening at home. Thank you!! Overall, you’ve really changed our lives!
+ Laura, (New Jersey) +
Prior to working with Sleep, Rest and Play, Sydney was waking up 5-6 times a night. Bedtime was also a challenge. We have always also struggled with early wake-ups. The positive changes since the Sleep plan are that Sydney now enjoys bedtime and does not question or challenge any part of the routine. She is able to put herself back to sleep easily when she wakes up at night and does not leave her bed. She stays in her bed until the clock turns green and is so proud of herself. We are all so much more rested now. Putting Sydney to bed and knowing that we can all relax and know she will get a full night’s sleep is very reassuring, especially since we also have a newborn who has wake ups in the night. We felt accountable to someone and were reassured to have an expert confirming that what we were doing was going to work. Thanks again! We are very grateful to you.
+ Amanda, Mom of 3 Year old (Long Island, NY) +
The most pressing sleep challenges our son was having prior to working with Sleep Rest & Play were that he was unable to fall asleep unassisted. He was not able to settle himself during night wake ups. He took extremely short naps and he had no schedule whatsoever. The positive changes since completing the Sleep plan are that our son is able to be put into the crib awake and fall asleep on his own. He is also able to fall back asleep when he wakes up during his naps or overnight. He is now taking 2 naps per day which average 1.5 hours each! His mood has improved greatly and he is even eating better, which was also a problem we were facing. Now that we have our evenings back we are able to clean the house, wash bottles, and even relax and watch some TV! We are also able to go to sleep at a more reasonable hour. Having the support system was key—being able to ask questions in real time as we came up with new issues along the way.
+ Kristen, Mom of Jack 7 Months old (Long Island, NY) +
Before contacting Seema, Zaki was having a very hard time putting himself to sleep and staying asleep. After finishing the 2 week plan, he is now self soothing and sleeping through the night! We thought it would be impossible but he has been great with the nights. This process feels freeing and restful. I feel like a different person after months and months of just no sleep. It makes the hardest job of being parents easier since we get that planned time to ourselves to recharge for the next day. Seema, was easy to talk to, always available and understanding of the challenges we as parents also face during the process. Thank you for giving us hope, pushing us to work through the really tough days/nights and getting us to this point! It truly is life changing for us and Zaki. He is sleeping well, eating well, and reaching milestones because he is well rested.
+ Aneeba, Mom of 8 Month old (Long Island, NY) +
The benefits of working with Seema were knowing that we had a support system to keep us strong and on track when we had doubts or questions. Also having that reliable guidance throughout the entire time to have the reassurance we were doing the right things to help our child achieve the goal to sleep through the night. We are very happy to finally have a full night of sleep on a consistent basis. It has brought peace and harmony back into our lives and has elevated a huge amount of stress. Thank you for your help.
+ Alison, Mom of 3 Year old (Long Island, NY) +
Before we worked on Ethan’s sleep, our biggest challenges were getting into a sleep routine that wouldn’t result in arguments with our child. Additionally, Ethan would wake up and would require large amounts of comfort and attention multiple times each night.
Since working with Seema our nighttime routine has become smoother and we have had a more enjoyable experience getting ready for bed. Ethan has been able to self sooth and has given us more time to give attention to our older child. We are grateful to have a smoother evening and without having a pit in our stomach before bedtime routine. Doing this has given us more quality time with our children. Everything was great even though we were concerned and hesitant initially. We appreciate all of your help and are so happy that Ethan is self soothing. He seems so much happier and well rested.
+ Michael, Dad of 2 1/2 Year old (Long Island, NY) +
It is so amazing having our son sleep through the night. I now look forward to the whole bedtime routine because I know exactly what time my son’s bedtime will be. My anxiety level is down because I always felt my son was not getting enough sleep. During the evenings I am able to clean up from the day, do laundry, and even sometimes relax watching a show or enjoy a warm dinner! The support I felt I had working with you was a huge benefit. I also felt that I had to stick to the sleep plan and routine because I would be checking in with you, whereas when I tried sleep training him from advice I read in books, I gave up much more quickly. Working with you has been a pleasure! Thank you so much for your support, kindness especially on hard days making us feel that we were still doing a good job!
+ Maria, Mom of 19 month old (Long Island, NY) +
Our nights used to consist of laying with my then 3 year old for an hour until he fell asleep. Our routines were always in place but we had created bad bedtime habits. After following Seema’s plan our bedtime routine became gradually easier. Now, almost a year later my 4 year old goes to bed when he’s tired, sometimes even by himself!! We were also able to be proactive with my 2 year old and start healthy sleeping habits right from the get go. Both my boys fall asleep without assistance and sleep through the entire night, often not waking until after 7:15 am!! Working with Seema was the best money I’ve ever spent regarding my children!! Everyone is happy and well rested now!!
+ Melissa (Long Island, NY) +
My son couldn’t go to bed without mommy, he was having to sleep with mommy in bed and needing to hold my ears and nose to help him sleep. He never slept through the night always waking, needing to sleep on top of me. He finally sleeps in his crib and sleeps through the whole night!! It’s amazing ! It’s definitely life changing for our family! If I have to go out to work one night here and there I know my baby will keep his routine and go to sleep for his father. Also we are able to finally have some adult time not watching cartoons. You gave me the confidence to keep battling through in the beginning! I saw the changes you said we would see every day . Thank you !! I wish I came to u sooner!!
+ Christina, Mom of 20 Month old (Long Island, NY) +
My children were staying up very late, fighting me to sleep, and ending up in my bed almost every night. My children are now on a routine, sleeping in their own rooms, and staying there until their clocks turn green. They are also much happier during the day. I have much more free time in the evenings to get done what I need to do. As a single working mom, it was very hard to juggle all the responsibilities of a family. I now have a few hours every night to catch up. I simply do not have the words to describe how beneficial you were to our family. You are honestly a life saver. You gave so much support and made me feel successful even when I wasn’t sure I was.
+ Maria, Mom of 4 and 2 1/2 Year old siblings (Long Island, NY) +
I never thought I would pay someone or a service to help me put my daughter to sleep. I read books and searched the Internet. I read all the advice about letting the baby cry it out. I consulted my doctor. However, I just couldn’t do it. I spent a year waking up at least 3 times in the middle of night. I could barely get up in the morning to get to work. I actually thought that this was good for the baby.
It wasn’t good for the baby or the family. One day I received a group message about Seema and her job as a sleep consultant. I was losing my mind and I thought I have to try something different. I thought about if for a week or two before I gave her a call. In hindsight I wish I had known about her 6 months ago and I wish I didn’t wait this long to consult her.
After just the first day of using the plan Seema created for us, there seemed to be an order and peace in our lives that just didn’t exist before. She followed up with us the very next day to encourage us to stick to the plan and offered some other pointers. We felt a great sense of hope and continued with the plan. It was easy to follow. My husband, mother, and I noticed how happy and rested our little girl was during the day.
I cannot even tell you how good it felt to get my sleeping life back. Like many of you mothers already know, a good night’s sleep is priceless. With Seema’s guidance and assistance, the entire family was able to sleep blissfully night after night.
She has brought a sense of relaxation into our lives and I cannot thank her enough for it. I strongly urge you to call and consult her if you are having difficulty putting your little one to sleep. Your entire family will benefit from her professional and courteous counseling.
+ J. Alexander (Valley Stream, NY) +
My husband and I sought help from Seema because despite everything we had already tried, we were certain that our 2.5 year old twin boys would ever let us sleep again. One of our twins was waking between 4 and 5am every morning ready to start his day. We were all miserable! Most nights he would also wake up at least one time hysterical needing our help to get him back to sleep. If that wasn’t exhausting enough, his twin brother learned how to climb out of his crib and it took well over an hour to get him to bed. It was an absolute nightmare! From the start, Seema reassured me that with commitment and hard work, we would all sleep again soon. She gave my husband and I the support and confidence we needed to rid our boys of “sleep props” and helped us implement a well thought out plan specific to our needs. She made herself available when I had questions or concerns. It was tough in the beginning and I cried A LOT…much more than my boys, that’s for sure, but with our consistent commitment, I am proud to say that our boys no longer need their pacifiers to self soothe. They fall asleep in their toddler beds and are no longer up before the sun rises. We have all slept straight through the night for weeks and it feels so good! I couldn’t be more grateful for what Seema has done for our family.
+ Marissa (Long Island, NY) +
Seema was great! She helped convince us that our kids didn’t need all the “sleep props” we had been using. We learned that they were actually doing more harm than good. Our kids now sleep till 6 (they were waking up at 4:30), go to sleep no problem, and use “big boy beds”. I feel like I have my life back!
+ Mike, dad (Long Island, NY) +