+ Jackie – Mom of 6 Month old Alyssa (Long Island NY) +
Everything is going really well. he is still settling down pretty quickly (within a few minutes). We haven’t had much trouble with the early morning waking’s either. If he wakes up early, he’s been content just hanging out in his crib until it’s time for breakfast. Overall, he’s doing really well and this household is a much happier one lol!! I just want to give you a massive thank you!!! It’s just shocking how much and how quickly things have turned around!! I didn’t know Sterling had it in him (or that I did either). This has quite literally been a life changing experience for us and we all couldn’t be happier!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
+ Sarah, Mom of 19 month old Sterling (Long Island, NY) +
Our family hesitated to hire a “sleep expert” when our two-year-old kept waking up at night (and ended up in our bed), and we were especially afraid our only option would be the dreaded “cry it out” method. But when a mom I trust told me Seema had perfected her baby’s sleep habits, we decided it was time to give it a try.
Seema got us our sleep back and it has stayed that way now, months later. What a difference it makes to get to sleep through the night!
Seema explained everything in detail (on the phone/video and in writing), answered our copious questions, and helped us persevere through the sleep training gauntlet with grace. We are very grateful to her catered expertise, and plan to ask for her help again when baby #2 comes along!
+ Chiara, Mom of 2 Year old (San Francisco) +
My daughter’s naps were difficult and she would have easy wake ups. She is now self soothing, takes better naps, there is less crying before and after sleep. She also wakes up later in the morning. I now get to rest without feeling anxious. Throughout this process it was comforting to know you were there every step of the way. You provided reassurance and the motivation to keep going.
+ Toni, Mom of 11 month old, (Long Island, New York) +
Our son would wake up every 1-2 hours throughout the night and have short, 30 minute, naps throughout the day. It was difficult to get him to fall asleep and he usually needed to be rocked or nursed to sleep at night. He now sleeps through the night, for 11-12 hours straight on most nights and naps are usually longer, 1.5-2 hours. He is able to self-soothe and falls asleep on his own without having to be nursed or rocked to sleep. It’s nice to have time to myself to relax and unwind, maybe watch some TV, or if necessary to get a few things done around the house or cook something. I didn’t have to wonder or guess what to do next, everything was planned out and if something went differently and I had a question about how to handle it, I always received a prompt response back guiding me on how to handle the situation. Following the plan and recommendations helped us achieve the desired results in a reasonable time frame. We liked that the process was pretty quick and we were able to achieve desired results. We really appreciate your help and expertise, it’s still hard to believe that getting him to fall asleep and sleep through the night is so easy now and we no longer have to dread the evenings.
+ Marina, Mom of 7 Month old Bradley (Long Island, New York) +
Your approach was very professional and structured but also very calming and reassuring. We were amazed to see Jake develop and grow over the three weeks – staying in bed until the light turns blue, going potty on his own in the middle of the night, and loving his bed!
+ Melanie – Mom of 2 1/2 Year old Jake (Jersey City) +
My child was sleeping in bed with my husband and I. We couldn’t get him to sleep in the crib since he started standing on his own. He was also taking an average of an hour (after having his nighttime bottle) of tossing and turning before falling asleep. This went for nighttime sleep and nap, he only slept in bed with us. We had no freedom or alone time. Everything has changed since the plan! He falls asleep quickly and on his own! We put him in the crib and say our goodnights and walk out of the room. He doesn’t even cry anymore. This goes for nap time too. He sleeps through the night, every night!!!! It feels absolutely incredible! I did not think it was going to happen for us- at least for a few more years. I am overjoyed at the results we have received from Seema. Before working with her, once it was bedtime for our son, it had to be bedtime for one of us as well, as someone had to stay in bed with him. We never did anything at night. At times this felt so debilitating and suffocating. Having the opportunity to do things around the house, or leave the house (!!!!) Feels amazing! Seema was very professional for the entirety of working together. She answered all of my questions in a very timely manner. And she seemed to have all the answers! Anything I asked her, no matter how strange a question, she had a perfect answer waiting for me.
+ Kristina (Mom of Mikey, 18 Months – Long Island, NY) +
We had many different issues going on with our daughter – not staying in crib, night waking, early waking, protesting nap and bedtime, and unable to fall asleep independently.
Since her plan, we’ve seen an ENORMOUS change in her sleep habits – she can fall asleep independently (without crying), sleeps through the night, and is overall a much happier kiddo at bedtime and during the day as well. Last night she slept from 8pm-6:30am!
It’s been wonderful – we aren’t sleep deprived and spending hours trying to get her to fall asleep anymore! Now that we have a sleep routine in place, bedtime is calm, we are able to relax at the end of the day and get a good night’s sleep!
We tried many different “sleep training” methods on our own without success. The difference in working with you was definitely the level of support you provided. You outlined a very detailed plan and gave us the confidence to implement that plan successfully, in a way that worked for our family. We were 100% comfortable with the sleep plan and that really helped us to stay consistent throughout the process. On top of that, the day-to-day support you provided was PRICELESS. The ability to check in with you daily about any questions or concerns, and make adjustments to our plan as needed, made a HUGE difference for us.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU (from each of us)
I would highly recommend your services to any family that is having difficulty with their child’s sleep habits, it’s absolutely worth it. We are all much happier and well rested ☺
+ Lauren (Mom of 2 Year Old – Long Island, NY) +
Prior to the sleep plan, my son was not sleeping through the night, had early wake ups, and inconsistent naps. He has learned how to self soothe so he is not dependent on pacifiers and can sleep through the night and usually 11 hours plus. Despite the odd early wake up, his sleeping is very much improved. There is also less anxiety on if he is going to wake up shortly after falling asleep as I feel confident about him going to sleep and sleeping through the night. Seema was very easy to work with and able to make amendments to the plan based on Tyson’s needs. She helped give us a little more structure with his sleep which has been so helpful to us. Even though he may be inconsistent when he wakes up, he is consistent of when he starts his day and when he goes down for his first nap and bed. So that structure has been helpful for us and her techniques have definitely made him an improved sleeper! Thank you so much for all your help!!
+ Amy (Mom of 9 Month Old Tyson – Long Island, NY) +
The most pressing challenge with my daughter was the fact that she was waking up anywhere between 2 and 5 times almost every night and would not go back to sleep until one of us went in to comfort her. She was also often crying when put into her crib and tried to keep extending the bedtime routine to avoid bed. She now knows our bedtime routine and sometimes even says “go in bed” when she knows it’s time. She does not often wake up in the middle of the night, but occasionally when she does, she puts herself back to sleep. She no longer relies on pacifiers either. My husband and I are so happy to have our evenings back to spend time with each other and relax. Bedtime is no longer an anxious time of day. The benefits of working with you Seema, are: that you are very easy to get in touch with when advice is needed; you are very thorough in your explanations and reasons and you are very patient and answer any and all questions; you are encouraging and always made us feel like we would get through this and we knew we could trust you.
+ Tracey (Mom of 2 Year Old Mackenzie – Long Island, NY) +
Our child was waking up multiple times during the night and was not sleeping through the night. Our child finally sleeps through the night and does not require us to sleep in the same room as her in order for her to stay asleep. She is self soothing on her own!
It is really nice to have evenings back and be able to just have time for ourselves and just relax without an awake overtired toddler.
Seema truly taught us an organized and workable schedule and plan for not only how to get our child to fall asleep but also to stay asleep through the night. We cannot thank her enough for helping our child and us. We finally get to rest too! We would truly recommend Seema to anyone looking to have their child be able to sleep through the night!We think the plan Seema laid out was very workable.
Again, thank you for your time and help. You truly helped our family achieve something we did not think was necessarily going to happen in such a quick timeframe and we are truly grateful to you!
+ Anita (Mom of 16 Month Old Ella Rose – Long Island, NY) +
Michael would wake up in the middle of the night several times and need the pacifier to go back to sleep. I wasn’t sure of appropriate wake up times and Michael would take poor naps. Now Michael is able to sleep through the night independently without a “prop.” He is able to self-sooth through any nighttime wake-ups. His naps have also become longer. It has been so great, we can now eat dinner together and relax for a few hours at the end of each day. I know that there are a few hours each day where I can do whatever I need to get done for the day. Before working with Seema, I never felt like I really knew what I was doing when it came to developing good sleep habits and appropriate wake time. There is so much information on the Internet and a lot of it is conflicting. The pediatrician always told me to follow Michael’s lead. Seema gave me the “guide book” I was looking for. I didn’t realize the importance of good daytime naps because I thought if baby was happy he didn’t necessarily need to be put down for a nap. The biggest benefit of working with Seema is that she has given me the confidence and knowledge needed to develop good sleep habits and routines for my son. I am grateful that I found her and know that she is available if I have any hiccups along the way.
+ Jessica (Mom of 5 Month Old – Long Island, NY) +
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) +
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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,
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ Danielle (Mom of
1 year old – Long Island N.Y) +
Huge Thank you to Seema for helping us with our
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ Ari, Dad of 2
1/2 year old (Long Island, NY) +
Thanks very much! Sean and I are tremendously grateful for the support, understanding
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
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
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
+ 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) +
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