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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.

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Based on 210 reviews
Lea-Ara Lam
Lea-Ara Lam
30/11/2023
We sleep trained our 9 month old under the guidance of Chris - my little one had just gotten through his sleep regression so sleep was tough, both falling asleep and staying asleep. In just 11 days he was napping and sleeping independently, with no night wakes from night one! I’m not a cry it out mumma so I am relieved I was allowed to offer comfort to my little one during the sleep training process. It was difficult (for me), but we are all better rested and much happier for it, especially my baby, so definitely glad we decided to go with The Mummy & Daddy Sleep Consultant team. Thank you so much!
Namrata Sinha
Namrata Sinha
26/11/2023
My daughter used to wake up every 2 hours at night for 9 months. We tried out the sleep program and we were pleasantly surprised with the results. My daughter now sleeps throughout the night! We could have never done this on our own. Chris pointed out all the things that we were doing wrong, and helped keep us on track with the program. He was very responsive throughout and it helped us tremendously. Definitely recommend this program!
Gaurav Dewan
Gaurav Dewan
26/11/2023
Thanks to this program, my child is now well rested and energetic throughout the day. I can see a noticeable change in her growth and learning. This program works. And Chris is available day and night to guide you through it. A huge thanks to Chris for the amazing work that he does and I cannot more highly recommend him.
Ciara Martin
Ciara Martin
24/11/2023
I've been following on Instagram since my 5 month old was born, and followed all the brilliant free advice. I also got the online plan and she is now sleeping all night with only 1 night feed. I've never had to leave her cry and she is so happy now and settled that she is sleeping well. Not to mention my own sleep. If I need in the future I will not hesitate to book a private consultation 😊
Ashleigh Mackenzie
Ashleigh Mackenzie
24/11/2023
We worked with Chris (three week personalised sleep plan for our 2 year old!). It was an absolute pleasure working with Chris- he is super knowledgeable, but also kind and so understanding. Our little one was still feeding to sleep every bedtime and waking 3/4 times a night before we started the plan- within 10 days she wasn’t feeding at all (which wasn’t something Chris pushed us towards at all- just a symptom of her better sleep!) and sleeping through on her own. We achieved this without any significant upset, and whenever Mila needed comfort we were able to respond to her- which was really important to us! We cannot believe the results and thoroughly recommend the program!
Kamila Slavík
Kamila Slavík
20/11/2023
Chris is a magician. We had previously worked with a sleep consultant for our daughter when she was 4months old. Obviously it didn’t work out and we were skeptical of embarking on another adventure with a sleep consultant. Relying on breastfeeding to sleep became unmanageable that we started to work with Chris. His support was invaluable, our one year old now sleeps 11h at night without any feed; Chris guided us for three weeks and we couldn’t be happier. His way of working is so empathic that makes everything come easy! Thank you Chris
Lynne McDonagh
Lynne McDonagh
24/10/2023
I came back to the course a second time when baby was around 9m (having initially done it at 5m) after getting into bad habits of feeding to sleep/dummy with a summer of travel and moving about. I couldn't believe the progress within a few nights and by night 4 baby was sleeping all night! I really didn't think I could break a dummy/feeding to sleep habit, and you really have to stick to it which is hard when you are so tired, but it is worth it in the long run. Thank you Dani & Chris
Lawrence
Lawrence
28/09/2023
I can not recommend Chris highly enough. When we first contacted Chris we had a 1 year old experiencing real sleep regression and would wake at about 4:30 every morning. Chris spent a little time discussing background information and getting to know our routine. We then had an hour long call where he detailed what he believed was causing the sleep regression and how to alleviate it. Chris said he felt he could get our child back to sleeping through in 9 days - it took 6 days! We followed his suggestions and the improvement was amazing. Within 6 days our child was sleeping through to 6-7am. A big thank you to Chris for his help.
Hollie Ferens
Hollie Ferens
28/09/2023
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
13/09/2023
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!

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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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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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