Read about Charmian’s Success Stories

AN AMAZING BOOK!   

I’m a first time mum to a beautiful 5 week old little girl. I recently purchased this book and it has been truly amazing! It has honestly changed everything for us. We’ve gone from ‘reflux’ (I was feeding her constantly the poor girl 🙈) and only sleeping for about 1-2 hours a few times a night to a much happier baby who feeds and sleeps so much better. 
It has taught me so much about her digestive system, breastfeeding and her need for stimulation in the waking hours. 
It has turned this tired desperate new mum into a much more confident new parent! I’m enjoying motherhood so much more now that we have some routine and quality sleep! 
The biggest gift for me is the understanding it’s given me. I can now use this knowledge to help me and my baby, and not just blindly follow a strict plan. I would recommend this book to any new parent. 
THANK YOU!! Nell X

Nell Day    June 3, 2021  
This is THE sleepcoach you need.  

For four months, I had tried everything. I tried every piece of advice I got. In the many hours laying next to my daughter (who didn't sleep unless being held or unless she coslept) I read an incredible amount of baby sleep books. Nothing worked. Then a friend recommended Charmian. After all my own attempts I was sceptical, plus I thought I had failed if I couldn't fix these problems myself. Pure exhaustion made me give in and step over my pride. I can't be thankful enough that I did.  Although Charmian was amazing, I felt a bit overwhelmed the first 2 days (most likely because of my scepticism and exhaustion)
 but as if like magic the third day showed massive improvements. My daughter took the bottle and slept on her own! The next day she fell asleep on her own! The day after that? I put my baby in her bed, I walked off, poured myself a glass of wine and had a hot bath while watching my daughter sleep peacefully on the (video)baby monitor. If you are unsure whether to hire a sleepcoach.. Just do it and make sure to get Charmian. I finally have my life back and feel in control. 

Hanneke Jewson    October 23, 2020  
Sleeping again  

At 3 months old, our fraternal twins are now sleeping from 7.30pm to 7am!
Charmain has guided us, patiently, to find the suitable routine for Athena & Oliver. When she suggested we clear our agenda for that week I can now better appreciate why. It takes a lot to put in place the routine yet it is SO worth it.
Can’t only recommend to have Charmain show you the way to your night of sleeps!

Gaelle Devins    February 26, 2021  
Mood changer  

After spending week agonising over a fussy, needy and angry baby I decided to book a telephone call with Charmian. It was the best decision I’ve made to date! 
She explained exactly what was going on with my little one and why the sudden mood changes. She helped to figure out a weaning plan and also gave me some great advice regarding nap timings and routine. Within a week my baby was back to her playful, smiley self and I couldn’t be happier. I will definitely be recommending her and her book to any expecting parents.

The Shah Family    February 14, 2021  
The Kennedy family  

Charmian came and looked after both our boys and has been nothing short of brilliant. My eldest son had a number of feeding difficulties including tongue tie and silent reflux. Within 24 hours of arriving Charmian had sorted out his routine and quickly got him sleeping through the night. We never looked back. Charmian also came and helped with our youngest and from the start (initially over the phone and then through a four week stint with us) got him into a solid routine. He has been sleeping through the night solidly since he was 5 weeks old and is a very happy, relaxed baby. We cannot recommend her more highly to any family.

Clare & Dominic Kennedy    June 26, 2017  
Excellent - Thank you!  

Charmian helped us from 5 weeks - our baby was 2 weeks early due to needing a c section, she was already booked so unable to start earlier, but even helped me interview a stand-in maternity nurse who would work before she arrived, and checked in with her and me throughout to help us start her routine.  After 11 days our daughter was waking just once in the night and going to sleep happily in her moses basket having been put down awake.  Charmian started at 5 weeks and by 6 and a half weeks she slept through the night for the first time.  She had a few nights still waking up once a night after that, but now at 9 weeks she is sleeping reliably through the night.  

Aside from the sleeping, Charmian is enthusiastic and really caring in all aspects of the baby - she suggested some great toys for her, and made her awake times very fun.  She clearly loves children (of all ages, as was great with our older children too) and is an easy person to have around. 

While this was our third child, each baby is different, and we were still able to learn a lot from charmian being around each day.  Her focus on digestion, happy awake time and positive sleep association is intuitive and a really gentle way to get your baby into a routine - there is a lot of information And feedback for mothers to take in initially especially if breastfeeding (she is very knowledgable on this front and has many many great tips for establishing and improving milk supply) so be prepared to absorb a lot of information and not take it as criticism - her method gets brilliant results and makes for very happy babies!  

Sophie    February 9, 2020  
All  

Charmian came to stay with us when our newborn was 2 and 3 weeks old. We saw a dramatic change from the very first day she arrived. She gave us the confidence and tools to help implement a brilliant routine that worked for all of us. Our baby went from being unsettled between feeds and on going down for his naps to being so happy and alert during awake time and self settling himself to sleep. The very first night Charmian stayed he went from waking twice in the night to just once! We followed Charmian’s advice after she left and continued with follow up calls and he has just slept through the night, the day he turned 4 weeks! I could hang out with Charmian all day every day, she is such a lovely person to have around during these precious times and also provides brilliant advice on self care, lactation and personally for me, milk supply issues. Thank you Charmian, we couldn’t have done this first month without you! X  

Bins    June 15, 2021  
Cara Phillips 5 stars review of charmian  

Charmian came to us and implemented the sleeping baby routine very shortly after the birth of our third child and I can honestly say she made the experience of welcoming a new addition truly wonderful and a smooth transition for the whole family. My little boy has slept solidly though the night (7-7) since he was 8 days old, he is now 10 weeks old and we haven’t looked back! Charmian’s depth of knowledge when it comes to newborns is unbelievable and I have learnt so much. This is especially impressive considering this was my 3rd child and I thought I knew it all! I had used other well known routines with my first 2 however Charmian’s routine has ensured our baby has been a predictable happy, sleeping little boy from day 1. The routine is also flexible so I was able to adapt it to fit around my girls which was important to us. I will certainly be buying Charmian’s book for all of my pregnant friends and family from now on, it should be an essential on everyone’s new baby lists.

Cara Philips    February 6, 2018  
All  

This is one very long overdue review but we would honestly give Charmaine a 5 star rating! 

We reached out to her whilst being pregnant with our first child and she recommended her book which all I can say is a simple easy read but very Informative : it was genuinely a step by step guide and answered so many questions which really did help to ease any anxiety we had as first time parents. 

She came and stayed with us when our baby girl was 4 weeks old - she helped 
with discovering my own Personal milk flow and supply which is just so important. Before her valuable advice and input we were struggling managing her wind, reflux and awake time but by the end of the 3 days we had a baby who was well
Settled and only waking up once at night! Following her guidance by 6-8 weeks our baby was sleeping through the night and had a structured routine through the day- something I could have only dreamt would happen! My partner and I are both doctors and I can whole heartedly say that I had full trust in her advice. 

If you are looking for non judgemental friendly advice that works give her a call. She has made our lives as new parents much easier! We are most certainly going to be taking further advice from her for
Other important milestones such a weaning g. 

Arti Khanna-Badesha    May 23, 2021  
Excellent!  

We relied on Charmian's book as well as approached her for a 5-day remote consultation. The results were immediate and palpable! We particularly like her holistic approach - a baby that eats well, sleeps well, and is happy! The number of hours our baby slept went up from Day 1 itself. Also, we're PARTICULARLY grateful for Charmian detecting a tongue tie over just a short video - something noone else had spotted despite countless visits to the paediatrician, midwife, etc. She was also very approachable post-consultation to sort out any follow-up niggles. Many thanks!

Kamya Rajagopal    October 8, 2020  
Highly Recommend!  

Charmian has been instrumental in helping us getting our lives back! Her gentle but no nonsense approach ensured we had results from the very first night of implementing her advice/routine. So much so, my skeptical husband became the routine timekeeper! I cannot stress how much of a difference her advice/routine has made to our lives. We no longer live in fear of our son’s bedtime. I highly recommend the 5 day consultation, she made herself available 24/7 and no question was out of bounds. Since then we have been back for weaning advice and once again she was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I can’t stop recommending her to friends and family, her consultation is definitely one of, if not the most useful services I’ve experienced in motherhood so far.

Gbemisola    May 20, 2021  
Life changing advice & support  

I approached Charmian when my son was initially 4 months old and started to follow the 7am to 7pm routine. I was able to follow it well but as time went on, I fell into the habit of feeding him to sleep. I felt deflated and wanted him to be able to self settle again so approached Charmian when he was 7 months old. Her advice and guidance was invaluable. It wasn't an easy process but within 4 days of following her advice and routine my son was able to self settle both during his day and night sleep which was lifechanging for me as I also have a 3 year old. Charmian was extremely professional and supportive and I felt at ease asking her questions. I would highly recommend Charmian's book and her consultancy services.

Nilam Sedani    November 20, 2020  
The baby guru  

Charmian helped my family from 5 weeks, our baby Artemis was 2 weeks early due to growth restrictions and was ravenous from birth. Her support before she came to stay with us was brilliant and she picked up on a tongue tie at 4 weeks. Artemis would feed for an hour on the breast and always need a top up, but with Charmian’s experienced eye she helped us help Artemis. Charmian’s gentle, loving and holistic approach to help Artemis flourish was a breath of fresh air. As first time parents both my husband and I learnt so much from Charmian. More than anything we had a very happy baby. Within the first week Artemis dropped one of her two night time wake ups, and was able to settle herself to sleep with a few minor tweaks. Artemis is strong willed- and Charmian made constant small adjustments to our routine to ensure she ate well, played well and had a good nights sleep. Artemis went from sleeping for no longer than 3 hours, to 9/10 hour stretches. Sleep aside, Charmian fit into our family home like a dream, she helped my milk supply increase by allowing me the time to focus on pumping and eating well. Her knowledge is untoward but more importantly her ability to know exactly what Artemis wanted and needed was heart warming. Her presence was calming and supportive, she teaches you alot- so be switched on, write things down and know everything she teaches makes for a happy baby and happy home.

Natalia Constantine Awuku-Asabre    August 13, 2021  
All  

I don’t think I can thank Charmian enough for what she has helped us achieve in such a small period of time.

I had a virtual consultation with Charmian, and I can honestly say it’s the best thing I’ve done.  It was with my second child and whilst I had every intention of setting good habits from the beginning, for many reasons it just didn’t happen.

From my first conversation with Charmian she gave me the confidence to start making a few changes that made the world of difference and pretty much from the beginning!  My baby went from only sleeping on me to self settling for all three naps in her crib.  I was in shock! 

Charmian also helped me to identify what I needed to do to help increase my milk supply (which I hadn’t realised was so low).  Charmian is extremely knowledgable and helped me really understand what I need to do to satisfy my baby - I have worked with various sleep consultants in the passed but I now truly understand the benefit of working with someone who helps you with your entire routine - not just sleep! I also found the troubleshooting super useful, Charmian always took the the time to explain why she would recommend a certain approach but also provided me with options.

Thank you so much Charmian!

B    January 25, 2021  
Must read book  

I really enjoyed reading this book during my pregnancy, as  I felt more prepared for baby to come.
So many things to learn that I didn't know about and that make you understand more about baby sleep and digestion.
I have been following the routine since baby was 1 week old, she is now 5 weeks and I find it really helpful having an established daytime routine.
She won't sleep through the night yet, but day time feeding and nap time are really by the clock for us - this is great for planning your day.
I always keep the book close as it's useful to go back to it, especially troubleshooting section.
I will definitely keep following the routine and hope baby will sleep more at night very soon. 
Definitely a must ready book for all parents.

Ilaria    July 28, 2021  
I’ve lost a second mum!  

I came to Charmian to help my 2 month sleep through and get into a more stable routine. She quickly corrected all the mistakes I was making and gave me all the knowledge and support to get my baby into a new and more settled routine. Charmian was efficient, supportive and so incredibly attentive!  She exceeded my expectations from a sleep consultant and I would honestly recommend every mother to hire her! Thank you so much Charmian, for making me feel sane again!!

Sundus    February 1, 2021  
All  

Charmian has been life changing! We’ve been struggling to get our little boy Henry into a routine. We’d read books and taken advice, making ad hoc changes in the hope we’d get him to settle, but never managing to get him into a reliable routine. He would wake up in the night, which would make him understandably difficult during the day and it just spiralled from there. It was upsetting for us seeing him tired and upset and this just compounded it; as we became stressed, this was reflected in his behaviour. 
A friend recommended Charmian and said she had made all the difference. They had her stay over in the first couple of weeks of their little boy and hadn’t looked back. Henry was a little older, 18 weeks, but thought we’d give her a try and so glad we did. We had her at the end of a phone for five days to steer us on how to get a routine for Henry. 
Charmian had us pull together a diary to advise us on what sort of changes we might need to make. She quickly came back to us with lots of little recommendations and we implemented them straight away. Knowing Henry wouldn’t take to it initially, Charmian was always at the end of a phone to advise and reassure us of what we were doing.
Not only was Charmian on hand when we needed her, she was equally forthcoming in asking us how we were getting on and offering advice on little change to make. 
Right now Henry is sleeping through the night and is settled during the day. Sincerely recommend Charmian to any parent. 

The Bonners    December 16, 2020  
Charmian Hits the Nail on the Head Every Time  

Charmian has been our sleep and routine guru since our little girl was 12 weeks old (now 2 years old). Every time we have had an issue Charmian has been able to pin point the cause and advise a solution. Recently a 1 hour session on the phone went from our 2 year old whirlwind taking 40 minutes of screaming to go to bed, to falling asleep happily on her own in her cot. Thank you again Charmian!

Sophie Milnes    September 30, 2021  
All  

Charmian has been life changing! We’ve been struggling to get our little boy Henry into a routine. We’d read books and taken advice, making ad hoc changes in the hope we’d get him to settle, but never managing to get him into a reliable routine. He would wake up in the night, which would make him understandably difficult during the day and it just spiralled from there. It was upsetting for us seeing him tired and upset and this just compounded it; as we became stressed, this was reflected in his behaviour. 
A friend recommended Charmian and said she had made all the difference. They had her stay over in the first couple of weeks of their little boy and hadn’t looked back. Henry was a little older, 18 weeks, but thought we’d give her a try and so glad we did. We had her at the end of a phone for five days to steer us on how to get a routine for Henry. 
Charmian had us pull together a diary to advise us on what sort of changes we might need to make. She quickly came back to us with lots of little recommendations and we implemented them straight away. Knowing Henry wouldn’t take to it initially, Charmian was always at the end of a phone to advise and reassure us of what we were doing.
Not only was Charmian on hand when we needed her, she was equally forthcoming in asking us how we were getting on and offering advice on little change to make. 
Right now Henry is sleeping through the night and is settled during the day. Sincerely recommend Charmian to any parent. 

The Bonners    December 15, 2020  
Incredibly useful 1-hour troubleshooting phone call!  

I've been following Charmian's advice from her book shortly after my daughter was born and after 10 weeks we were still not sleeping through the night (or not doing longer stretches) and our day naps have been extremely unsettled which caused a knock-on effect on the rest of our days, evenings and nights. Charmian was quick to understand and pinpoint our issues and give us lots of recommendations (similar to what's written in the book but more tailored to the situation). We've been following it for only two days and our day naps are already much more settled and today for the first time in 2 months my daughter fell asleep at 8pm! (9-11pm used to be our standard before)! The routine is a lot of work esp if you are EBF but results in a happier, more relaxed baby and ultimately more free time and better sleep for the mum! Highly recommend!

Tetiana    April 11, 2021  
The baby whisperer  

We worked with Charmian over a five week period. Following Charmian's routine has meant our son has been no fuss, no cry and a great sleeper since day one. His eyes light up when we swaddle him for bed! I can count the amount of unsettled naps he has had (he is 8 weeks old today) on one hand.

Her knowledge of babies, their sleep and digestion is amazing! But her advice doesn't stop there, we learnt so much from her about play, the ultimate swaddle, stimulation & awake time, bedding for different weather, nappy rash, weaning, baby temperament - the list goes on.

I started with a copy of Charmian's book, implementing her routine from Day 2 (the day we got home from the hospital). He's been a great sleeper since we started.

When he was three weeks old we started 5 day remote coaching, during this time Charmian was able to review my diary and tweak to get Jude down to waking once a night. 

Charmian came to us for three weeks after that and by 6 weeks our son slept through the night for the first time (albeit waking early). He has continued to make progress since, she helped us to navigate his appetite and a growth spurt and make sure that didn't impact the routine moving forwards.

I could not recommend her enough, if you are willing to put in the effort to implement the Sleeping Baby Routine (it does take dedication!) it will almost certainly pay off.

Anna Allen    April 19, 2021  
All  

I don’t think I can thank Charmian enough for what she has helped us achieve in such a small period of time.

I had a virtual consultation with Charmian, and I can honestly say it’s the best thing I’ve done.  It was with my second child and whilst I had every intention of setting good habits from the beginning, for many reasons it just didn’t happen.

From my first conversation with Charmian she gave me the confidence to start making a few changes that made the world of difference and pretty much from the beginning!  My baby went from only sleeping on me to self settling for all three naps in her crib.  I was in shock! 

Charmian also helped me to identify what I needed to do to help increase my milk supply (which I hadn’t realised was so low).  Charmian is extremely knowledgable and helped me really understand what I need to do to satisfy my baby - I have worked with various sleep consultants in the passed but I now truly understand the benefit of working with someone who helps you with your entire routine - not just sleep! I also found the troubleshooting super useful, Charmian always took the the time to explain why she would recommend a certain approach but also provided me with options.

Thank you so much Charmian!

B    January 25, 2021  
All  

Charmian came to stay with us when our newborn was 2 and 3 weeks old. We saw a dramatic change from the very first day she arrived. She gave us the confidence and tools to help implement a brilliant routine that worked for all of us. Our baby went from being unsettled between feeds and on going down for his naps to being so happy and alert during awake time and self settling himself to sleep. The very first night Charmian stayed he went from waking twice in the night to just once! We followed Charmian’s advice after she left and continued with follow up calls and he has just slept through the night, the day he turned 4 weeks! I could hang out with Charmian all day every day, she is such a lovely person to have around during these precious times and also provides brilliant advice on self care, lactation and personally for me, milk supply issues. Thank you Charmian, we couldn’t have done this first month without you! X  

Bins    June 15, 2021  
A miracle worker ✨  

As a first time mum, Charmian's book and 1-2-1 consultations helped my son sleep through the night from 8 weeks and for me to continue to exclusively breastfeed throughout my journey. Without Charmian's advice & routine I'm sure I would of stopped BF'ing, as she helped amp up my supply and also understand my personal milk let-down. As he has grown, she has helped implement a weaning routine and he continues to thrive as a happy, healthy bub. Charmian's cool and confident nature really helped reassure me, putting in simple tweaks and changes which were manageable but made a HUGE difference to our sleep. I truly wonder where we would be without Charmian's advice and I recommend her book to all my expecting friends - it is worth its weight in gold ✨✨✨✨✨

Jen    May 12, 2021  
AN AMAZING BOOK!   

I’m a first time mum to a beautiful 5 week old little girl. I recently purchased this book and it has been truly amazing! It has honestly changed everything for us. We’ve gone from ‘reflux’ (I was feeding her constantly the poor girl 🙈) and only sleeping for about 1-2 hours a few times a night to a much happier baby who feeds and sleeps so much better. 
It has taught me so much about her digestive system, breastfeeding and her need for stimulation in the waking hours. 
It has turned this tired desperate new mum into a much more confident new parent! I’m enjoying motherhood so much more now that we have some routine and quality sleep! 
The biggest gift for me is the understanding it’s given me. I can now use this knowledge to help me and my baby, and not just blindly follow a strict plan. I would recommend this book to any new parent. 
THANK YOU!! Nell X

Nell Day    June 4, 2021  
So helpful and full of knowledge  

Thank you so much for helping us out!!!
Before the 5 day consultation Etta was waking throughout the night. She was finding it so hard to settle.
Etta is now only waking twice in the night and is getting closer and closer to only one night wake up. Charmian also helped me increase my milk supply and provided us with so much valuable knowledge.
I’m leaving the week with a baby who is now over her birth weight, sleeping so much better and I also feel so much more confident. Thank you once again x

Sophie surridge    June 25, 2021  
Breastfeeding Success  

This was the second time I sought help from Charmian having had difficulties with breastfeeding due to tongue tie with my first born. This time round I booked Charmian months in advance to ensure that I optimised my milk supply what ever scenarios I faced. The newborn stage was again difficult for me as my second baby also had tongue tie and was leaving me with bleeding cracked nipples. She guided me through a really difficult time. Charmian was able to come and stay with us , she continued to help me increase my milk supply with triple feeding to a point where my baby gained weight and reduced the formula feeds drastically. She implemented an amazing routine which meant that I was able to find time to spend with my energetic toddler and all with only one wake up at night for a short breast feed. My baby has been happy and thriving throughout as a result. Charmian was a delight to have around during those first few weeks. She is really caring and both my little ones loved her. She definitely has an affinity for children. 

Ushma Gadhvi    March 10, 2021  

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