Our complete family of 5 in January 2022

Infant Sleep Consultants

Does It Feel Like You’ve Tried Everything?

When your child is not sleeping, it can be really difficult for the whole family. We know because we have been there ourselves with our eldest son Teddy. As a mother I felt so much guilt as I was too tired to even get down on the floor and play with him. I wasn’t enjoying motherhood at times, and I wasn’t the best version of myself. 

But I sought help and it was the best decision I ever made for him, for me and for my whole family.

How We Can Help…

 After working with a sleep consultant and following a gentle sleep training plan, his sleep was unimaginably better in just a couple of weeks. It changed our lives so much, we decided to dedicate ourselves to helping other families in the same way.

Formerly The Daddy Sleep Consultant®, we are one of Ireland’s leading sleep consultancy providing support to families across the world. We love working with you one-to-one or via our 5* rated online sleep plans – see all our plans here.

We also run a training academy that teaches other sleep consultants in the industry. As we said, this is something we are incredibly passionate about. 

Sleep deprivation is debilitating. It impacts your physical health, your mental health and it takes away that zest in life. You’re meant to be enjoying life with your baby but you probably don’t have that happiness at the moment.

You may feel like you’ve tried everything already so what can we do differently? That comes from our unique approach Comforting Through Change™ which we will use to transform your life in just a few days.

Just check our amazing Google reviews below to see how we have helped others just like you.

Based on 202 reviews
Hollie Ferens
Hollie Ferens
Chris has been fantastic! A month ago we were lucky to get 2/3 hours sleep (due to the childs multiple wake ups in the night), now our nearly 3 year old sleeps 11 to 12 hours through the night consistently. He really listened to the situation we were in, and tailored a plan that worked perfectly Thankyou so much!
Louise Franklin
Louise Franklin
I was pretty skeptical about using a sleep consultant (I worried it would be a big waste of money), however my friend had used Chris and only had great things to say so we went ahead! Our baby used to be a great sleeper from day 1 but then things started to go wrong around 4/5months and just never recovered. She has terrible reflux but we’d adjusted her meds and she seemed perfectly happy in the daytime, yet still nighttime remained bad. We were having 12+ wake-ups per night at its worst. She was night weaned so these weren’t hunger, just disturbed sleep. We tried to use gentle sleep training methods on our own but it only made her more dependent on her dummy and she woke more. A disaster! Then we worked with Chris using the 1-2-1 plan, and he had her sleeping through the night from day 1! This was thankfully not a one off and has continued now for 3 weeks. She sleeps c.11 hrs per night on average (with no assistance from us) and her daytime naps have lengthened as well from 45 mins to 1hr45. Not only this, but she goes to sleep totally independently rather than needing to be rocked. Bedtime used to be stressful and now it’s super fast and pain free! We are incredibly grateful to Chris and would recommend him to anyone who is struggling with sleep!
Laura Aldridge
Laura Aldridge
Wow, what can I say. Working with Chris has changed our lives. Getting our 8 month old daughter down to sleep had become really challenging but with his help she now settles herself in her cot every time. The support and guidance we received was invaluable. He really was there holding our hands, taking us through every step in the beginning, and gradually as we worked through the stages he helped us in making our own decisions so that when the time came and we were on our own we felt super confident in what we were doing. Nap time/bedtime is now a calm, simple process that we no longer dread. I would highly recommend Chris and The Mummy And Daddy Sleep Consultant to anyone and can’t thank Chris enough.
Nicola Duffy
Nicola Duffy
I'd really like to thank Chris for his help over the last 4 weeks. Our 17 month old had never slept the night, waking up for 2 feeds and multiple other times during the evening/night. We finally decided to do something about it so i contacted Chris. I had done the online course when my son was 5 months as he was always rocked/bounced to sleep. Within days he was self settling going to bed. Now it was time to get rid of the night feeds😬. Chris advised us on naps and what to do when he woke for his first feed. The first night wasn't easy (probably wasn't as bad as I thought either), and each night did get easier. I would text Chris each morning on what happened , he'd be back with questions or recommendations. I'd also text him after each nap. My son has slept the last 5 nights, he has woken the odd night but has put himself back to sleep. Which is amazing for him. We really don't know ourselves. It was so worth doing the one to one, Chris was always there to help and support and I cant recommend them enough. Thank you so so much 😃
Zak Hurst
Zak Hurst
The process that Chris has guided us through over the last three weeks has genuinely been life changing. Before this, our 15 month old was co-sleeping with us, waking up every hour or so and only my wife could put our daughter to bed as she was so reliant on breastfeeding to go to sleep. Chris gave us a clear plan to follow and made us feel confident that we would succeed. Our daughter is now sleeping in her own cot, I am able to put her to bed which is amazing and to top it all off she is sleeping the whole night through from 8pm to 7.30am with no feeds so I finally feel like I can help my wife through the nights. I wish we had found Chris a year ago and I genuinely don’t think I can put a price on the freedom he has given us as a family as the last year or so has been pretty difficult. Thank you so much for all your help Chris, we have already started recommending you to friends and will continue to do so.
Puja Vedi
Puja Vedi
I never imagined that my then 12 month old daughter, who woke multiple times a night since birth, would not only sleep through the night, but sleep independently as well. It sometimes took me up to 2 hours to get her to sleep at night. I was also nursing to sleep for naps and throughout night, which is something I was desperate to stop, but had no idea how. Dani’s sleep training approach addressed all my concerns. The method I preferred was quite gradual and I felt like I was fully supporting my daughter through the entire process. Dani was always on the other end of a WhatsApp message, even while she was on a break, which was a massive help to me. It took just over 2 weeks and I still pinch myself at the transformation. Now at almost 15 months, my daughter sleeps fully independently and through the night most nights. It’s been completely life changing. She’s much happier and visibly better rested. I have my evenings back and have the energy to take my girl out to do more fun stuff together. I even managed to organise our first holiday together - something I couldn’t even think about prior to sleep training. Thanks so much, Dani! Life is so much better now.
Matt Finch
Matt Finch
We went to Dani for help with our 20 month old boy who couldn’t self settle and needing cuddling to sleep, nights were broken and naps weren’t great. We were all very tired including 4am starts to the day and sore backs from all the rocking, we needed something to change. I was 10000% convinced that we would be the family that sleep training would not work for but I still new we needed to find someone to help us change things up , I wanted something supportive and gradual without leaving my baby to cry hysterically, as soon as I had my discovery call with Dani I knew we were in safe hands. George was always put first which may sound silly but his emotional state was always a priority and we never felt Pressured by Dani , just Supported and in turn this gave us the confidence to follow the plan step by step knowing we could do it and here we are , 2 weeks after the plan started our boy could self settle and to say it Has changed our family Life And dynamic is an understatement. If you are reading this and you need help with your little ones sleep, honestly do not hesitate, you will be looking Back like me thinking “wow” ! Thank you so much again, Dani. 🙂 x
Daniel Carr
Daniel Carr
Chris' help was life changing for us as parents and for our son. We are so glad we chose to work with Chris and would have paid twice the price to be in the position we are in now. We weren't sure if we were starting sleep training a little early (at 5 months), but Chris helped us navigate that and we were comforted by his assurance that we would be able to pause and then pick back up the sleep training in the event our son was not quite ready (not required in the end). Our son could not self-soothe. At night he would wake every 2 hours (or more frequently) and would only breastfeed to sleep. During the day he would only sleep in a carrier. Now our son sleeps an extra 3 hours per day (despite being 2 months older!) , can get himself to sleep and sleeps well in his cot (as well as in other cots, in the pram and in the car!). Chris was very open and honest with us throughout the process and was incredibly responsive over WhatsApp (our preferred mode of communication) so we always felt fully supported in what is inevitably a challenging process. Chris will always explain the approach he recommends taking and his methods do not involve simply 'cry it out' which is something we wanted to avoid. Put simply, it works and so if you're in two minds - go for it! You won't regret it.
Adrián Gómez Suárez
Adrián Gómez Suárez
Chris has helped us get both our kids sleep on track. After working with him we are all getting much better sleep! Before becoming parents for the second time, one of the things that we felt confident about was baby sleep. We had learnt so much with our first child about the importance of setting up the sleep space and establishing an age-appropriate schedule. Unfortunately, we couldn’t seem to find an appropriate schedule for our second baby and at six months old he was still waking up very frequently (6+ times) overnight and needing to be nursed and rocked back to sleep each time. Naps were also challenging - needing to be in a dark, quiet room in the baby carrier. It was unsustainable when we also had a two-year-old. At the same time, our two-year-old (who had previously been falling asleep independently and sleeping through the night) had started needing one parent to stay with her to fall asleep for naps and bedtime and was also waking up multiple times a night. With Chris’ help our toddler went back to falling asleep independently and sleeping through. He fixed her schedule and gave us the tools to be consistent and set firm boundaries when she were stalling bedtime, while also allowing us to be reactive to her needs. Our baby now sleeps long stretches overnight and falls asleep independently at bedtime and nap time in his crib. We found Chris very knowledgeable, extremely helpful, and responsive to our questions. While he didn’t bombard us with information and advice, he was very willing to answer all our sleep-related questions and give us clear guidance for how to continue after our time with him came to an end. We would definitely recommend working Chris to help your kids (and you) get good quality sleep!
Dani Mounfield
Dani Mounfield
Prior to getting support from Chris our then 9month old was waking multiple times each time, sometimes upto 12 times!! She now falls asleep independently and sleeps for around 11hrs a night. Chris was incredibly knowledgeable and really understood how difficult things were for us. He listened to our worries and helped adapt a routine that fit our lifestyle and allowed for flexibility. I can’t think of anything more Chris could have done to help us and would 100% recommend!!

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Chris the Daddy Sleep Consultant

Who Are The Mummy & Daddy Sleep Consultant?

Chris the Daddy Sleep Consultant

One of the country’s leading infant sleep consultants, we are a family-owned business helping families get the sleep they all deserve.

We started this after seeking help to get our own child to sleep. After 6 months of no sleep, things had taken its toll and we weren’t happy. We weren’t happy as parents; we weren’t happy as a couple; we just weren’t happy full stop. We were putting on these brave faces for our child and for others, but the reality was that we were broken. 

Seeking help from a sleep consultant was the single most impactful decision we’ve made as parents. We suddenly had a sleeping child, who was happier and healthier. We also became the parents we always thought we would be,: happy, patient and calm.

This led us becoming sleep consultants ourselves, and then more recently, onto training sleep consultants via The Sleep Consultant Academy.

Dani has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology covering infant development and Chris, born in Donegal, is the first qualified male infant sleep consultant in the UK & Ireland. More importantly though, we are simply Mummy and Daddy to our three amazing boys: Teddy, Rafferty and Malachy. You can find out more about us here.

To help with your child’s sleep routine, we have a range of sleep plans covering online plans to our fully supportive, one-to-one-plan.

Click below to find out more about our sleep plan options.

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The discovery call is only available to discuss the One-to-One Plan (priced at €449) or One-to-One Max Plan (priced at €679).

Alternatively, find out more about our Online courses here.

Sleep FAQ’s

What does a children's sleep consultant actually do?

A good sleep consultant will change your life – it’s as simple as that. They will identify what changes you need to make to your child’s routine, give you the right plan to help your child self-settle and be responsive to any changes that are required during the support period.

Just have a look at our reviews – we set up this business to change family’s lives, and we do it every single day. We wouldn’t change it for the world.

How do you sleep train a baby?

There are many different ways to sleep train a baby. We focus on a much more gentle approach with our methods and if you are thinking about doing it without a sleep consultant supporting you one-one-one, we would highly recommend our online course. It will give you the structure to achieve what you want, in a more gentle way, in around 10 to 14 days.

Do you use Crying It Out or the Ferber Method?

No, we do not use these methods or any other methods where you leave your child to cry on their own to sleep. We always follow a gentle method of sleep training.

Which SLEEP TRAINING method do you use?

We use a mix of different sleep training methods which all involve a gentle approach.

What is gentle sleep training?

Gentle sleep training is where you are generally with your baby providing support during the change you are making to their ability to settle to sleep. Non-gentle approaches include the Crying It Out or Ferber Methods, neither of which we use in our online courses or 1:1 programmes.

when should you start sleep training a baby?

We begin our programmes from 5 months. Many sleep consultants do it from 6 months for two reasons: 1. The baby will have started weaning and they believe that no night feeds are then required; and 2. Babies can be left independently from 6 months according to The Lullably Trust and many sleep consultants use Crying It Out or Controlled Crying methods where the baby will be left on their own.

We start from 5 months as we do not believe that night feeds should be stopped at 6 months and believe this should be a baby-led decision. Also, with our gentle approach, you don’t need to leave your baby to help them self-settle.

Do you sleep train toddlers? Or just babies?

We work with up to 4 year olds, though have also worked with 5 and 6 year olds in the past, depending on the issue. Whilst toddlers can be a little more difficult to change because they are often in their own bed and can leave it, the increased communication and language they have can offset that challenge. Never think your child is too old to change their sleep habits. Our 2-4 year online course or our 1:1 coaching programmes can help you change something you probably think is impossible.

How long does your sleep training programmes take to work?

The timeframe is different for every baby but we usually see changes in the babies we work with in as little as 5-7 nights. From starting to having a baby who self-settles, sleeps most of the night and has good naps is usually around 2 weeks.

Can you guarantee it will work for my child?

Whilst there is never any guarantee, we firmly believe that if you work with us one-on-one or buy our online course, commit to our approach and principles and be consistent with the guidance, you will see the improvements that your whole family needs. Our Google reviews are testament of this.



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