Houston, we have sleep! I was introduced to Margot and Maddy from a friend who owns The Brooklyn Bump Instagram page. She was hosting a webinar about sleep and I was in dire need of sleep for myself and my son, Ellis, who was 4.5 months at the time. We hit the 4 month regression hard and he would only nap in the stroller or if we were wearing him. Ellis also only slept 2-3 hour stretches at night If we were lucky and would nurse to sleep. These amazing ladies customized a sleep plan and discussed all my thoughts and concerns and I “felt” prepared. The first few days were hard listening to my sweet boy cry, but they were there supporting and ensuring me that he was okay and just protesting the new way of doing things. We were all shocked and amazed at how quickly my son picked up on sleep training. After the two weeks of the plan, my son is sleeping at least 9 hour stretches at night with one waking and able to get himself back to sleep. He has also had several days of sleeping straight through without needing to nurse or waking. I am so grateful to Margot and Maddy- they truly were wonderful to work with and so understanding and great at that they do! If you’re on the fence about sleep training; look no further! Sleep is on the horizon for you too :)
Littlest Learners was such a godsend for me and my husband when our son was a 4-month-old horrible sleeper! After just a few days of sleep-training using the Littlest Learners program, our son slept through the night, and so did we! The guidance and wisdom provided by the Littlest Learners team was invaluable, and it made an inevitably emotionally tumultuous process into one that was completely manageable and empowering. They are supportive and knowledgeable, and I could not recommend their services more highly, as both a mother and a physician!
-Hilary, Pediatric PhD, New York City
I absolutely loved working with Margot to sleep train my son George. She is extremely knowledgeable on all things baby. We started working together when George was 3.5 months old. After just 4 days, George was sleeping through the night entirely on his own and continues to do so. At 5 months, he is now also able to nap for substantial periods on his own as well, and Margot was truly instrumental in making all of this happen. During training I always Iooked forward to our daily check ins, not only because of Margot’s kind and genuine disposition, but because she understood everything I was experiencing as a mother herself. I now go to Margot for all baby related questions and can’t recommend her enough!
-Jessie, New York City
Margot was a game changer when it came to our baby’s sleep. She helped guide us in teaching Shep how to be a good sleeper and how to help him transition through sleep cycles and put himself to sleep! It wasn’t always easy (mostly on me!), but Margot was always there to support us with advice, encouragement and love. Our little guy became such a better sleeper in a few days and was sleeping 12 hours every night and waking with a big smile on his face which made it all worth it! We could just tell Shep felt better with more consolidated sleep and the skills to help put himself back to sleep. Margot was also there for us when we went through the dreaded (in our case) 5 month sleep regression and was once again our sleep cheerleader, answering a million questions and checking in frequently. We seriously couldn’t have done this without her and would recommend working with Margot to anyone with a baby!
Margot and Maddy came highly recommended from a close friend. I reached out to them when my almost 4 month old went from waking twice a night to four times a night, and I'm so glad I did! They were both amazing and shared a plan to help us get our baby boy sleeping through the night. Not only were they knowledgeable, but they were there for us every step of the way, texting to check in and encouraging us to stick with it. Within a few days I could already see a difference in his ability to put himself to sleep. By the time the second week came around he was consistently sleeping for about 11 hours! My sanity was saved and my little guy wakes up happy and ready to play. Thank you!
-Melissa, New York
I was desperate to get my baby to sleep and was so lost! Maddy was a life saver! As soon as I started implementing her suggestions my baby started sleeping longer stretches at night and he was much less fussy during the day. I got so much bad advice from people and had no idea I was doing everything wrong. I would highly recommend her if you need help getting your little one to sleep and nap better. You and your baby will be much happier :-)
I am amazed at how quick and consistent the results have been! My 9 month old daughter went through major transitions all at once- moving out of Mommy’s room, in with her big sister, night weaning and sleep training. Margot and Maddy customized a plan that took into consideration the needs and schedule of the WHOLE family, not just one little person. After one fussy but totally manageable night, my little’s one’s cat naps doubled in length and I was able to put her down awake- something I hadn’t done since she was a newborn! The constant support and follow up from M & M made it easy to stick to the plan despite set backs and hiccups. By being rigid in the beginning, we now actually have more flexibility because baby is so attached to her sleep cues that she easily goes down amidst changes in location and time- even teething and traveling!
-Gael, New York City
As a new mom, I found myself overwhelmed with all things baby, especially sleep! I happened to be introduced to Maddy through a friend who is also a new mom. While my daughter May didn't necessarily have sleep issues, I wanted to make sure that I was on the right track to starting good sleep habits and talk through the general anxiety of everything related to sleep! We were already implementing some things like an early bedtime and routine, but Maddy helped me learn more about infant sleep and wake windows for her age so we could better gauge when May needed to sleep during the day. Maddy was great about checking in with me to see how things were going and provided suggestions to any questions I had! I felt very comfortable talking through my questions with Maddy and it was extremely helpful knowing that everything we were experiencing was normal and that we could get through it!! Maddy also recently consulted with me on options for how to deal with Daylight Savings Time, including her own personal experience which was really helpful.
Maddy was so incredible helping me with sleep training. When I spoke with her my son Henry had just turned 1 we had tried sleep training at least 3 times on our own unsuccessfully. We were exhausted and realized after a year we needed help. Maddy spoke with me on the phone and first of all just listened to me and my concerns which is what I needed. She offered suggestions and feedback and most of all encouragement. She than sent me a written plan with ideas geared towards the age of my son that same day! There was so much helpful information she sent me. Yes it was hard when he cried but I knew speaking to Maddy that it would get easier and it did get easier every night. Then my Husband and I could sleep and feel better rested and be there for our son thanks to Maddy and her help with sleep training. She continues to support us and check in. It is well worth it and its great to have help and support from someone other than your husband :-)
What a difference! Ellis was waking up every two hours, all night long, and we were starting to go insane. His naps were sporadic, and he always needed to eat and be rocked for a long time before going to sleep. Maddy created a plan for us to get him on track, both to put himself down for sleep, and to break the association between eating and sleeping. She worked with us to figure out the right time to implement the plan, how to know when it was working or not working, and what to expect as we worked through the steps of teaching Ellis how to become a better sleeper. Maddy was supportive and responsive, but equally importantly, she was realistic about how things would go. Ellis took to his sleep training plan almost immediately. Within the first two days, he started sleeping 7-8 hour stretches at night, and we were able to break the association between the bottle and sleeping within a day or two as well. I can't overstate how crucial it was to have a plan tailored to us and our baby, but also to have someone to talk to who has been through this with their own baby. Having the reassurance that what we were doing was the right approach, and his responses were normal, made all the difference. My wife and I really can't recommend Littlest Learners highly enough! Getting our baby to sleep really feels like getting our lives back.