I am proud to say that I have helped hundreds of families to develop great sleep habits! The list includes parents from every walk of life including: stay at home moms, pilots, doctors, lawyers, business owners, teachers, psychologists, oil field/construction workers, NHL hockey players, CEO’s, and everyone in between. Families that I have helped are from all over the world; Alberta to Austria!
We are all trying our hardest to be the best parents that we can; sleep helps all of that come together.
“Truthfully, Heather was more wonderful than I ever expected… she turned out to be much more than just a sleep coach. She helped me get through one of the darkest times of my life… (like a therapist and friend combined). I am SO grateful for all of the advice, support, reassurance and encouragement she provided… and can’t imagine having gotten through this without her help.“
~ Natalia M – Shane 5 months; Arlington, VA
“Heather has been SUCH a gift to us as new parents. Her knowledge and gentle coaching has given us the confidence and understanding to help us teach our baby how to sleep, and the reassurance that we are doing a good thing for our baby (and us!). Her patience and non-judgmental approach made us feel so comfortable to be open and work together. We feel much more in control and understand our son so much better.
We are forever grateful! Heather, YOU are the soothing angel!”
~ Julie & Dave S. – Ewan 5 months; Edmonton, AB
“While our baby was a terrible sleeper from birth, I was reluctant to try sleep training out of fear it would harm her. As a result, I suffered from 9 months of severe sleep deprivation to the point where it was affecting my mental, emotional, and physical health. I was also worried our baby’s lack of sleep was going to affect her development. I had read endless books on baby sleep methods but still didn’t feel I had a concrete plan specific to our baby’s needs. We finally made the decision to hire Heather and it was the best decision we could have made for our family. Heather met our baby, helped us understand her personality, and worked with us to find the right combination of methods that worked for her (and for us). She was very open to working with whatever approach we felt comfortable with. It took a lot of hard work and consistency on our part, and although we were a tougher case, Heather stood by us every step of the way and went above and beyond to make sure we were seeing the results we hoped for. Our baby is now consistently sleeping through the night, and I actually feel like a normal, functioning person again. My only wish is that we would have hired Heather much sooner! Thank you for all of your support, Heather!
We couldn’t have done this without you!”
~ Kelly & Adrian – Isla 9 months; Edmonton, AB
“We had read so much about sleep and tried sleep coaching before we started working with Heather. We were confused and tired. Right from the start the information that she gave us helped to set the stage for what we were trying to accomplish and she helped us to understand our baby’s behavior. When we were ready to start coaching we understood what we were doing and we felt confident and peaceful about it. Our little guy didn’t respond the way we expected – the first week was relatively easy and it took over two weeks before he started showing resistance. Even then, Heather was able to explain what was happening and reassure us that we were on the right track. She even gave us the tools to handle upcoming challenges and milestones. Our little guy is now showing huge improvement in his sleep and is even napping more easily during the day which is a huge relief! Our perspective on sleep has completely changed since working with Heather – we are able to deal with whatever comes and we’re slowing catching up on the sleep we’ve missed for the last 8 months!”
~Christine & Dan – Aiden 8months; Edmonton, AB
“Just wanted to send a little picture and say a big thank you for all of your help. The skills you have taught us have impacted our lives in so many ways!! We are very thankful.”
~ Kayla S – Jake 7 months; Ft. McMurray, AB
“It was only when I had my baby that I realized how important sleep is. … We had a tired baby who was regularly hysterical when put down for naps; it was sad to have a cranky and tired baby all day long and it didn’t seem right. As a result I was miserable. After reading several sleep books filled with so much information, some of it contradictory and confusing, I felt even worse. I wanted to know what my alert son needed to become a good sleeper, not what a textbook baby needed. Heather was our last hope. We were educated with direct information about how babies sleep, and we were provided with encouragement and hope. I was not convinced that my alert son would ever nap without a fight until I consistently followed a sleep method with Heather’s support. Heather provided the support and knowledge to guide my husband and me in the right direction to give our son the gift of sleep. Heather’s follow-up phone calls were just what I needed to keep me going. Thanks to this process we have an alert son who can fall asleep on his own without a constant fight.
Thank you, Heather, for helping with the impossible.“
~Nancy & Corey D – Eli 4months; Edmonton, AB
“Heather gave me SO MUCH amazing & much needed support during our sleep coaching process. She helped shed light on issues regarding my well-being that I couldn’t see due to extreme exhaustion & offered great strategies & resources to help. She’s a wonderful listener & was always encouraging even when little bumps in the road came along. I truly feel that because Heather is also a mother, it makes her that much more understanding to how those long sleepless nights feel. Her kindness & compassion for the well being of others is beyond remarkable. I’m so, so, so very thankful I met Heather, I don’t even have the words to express my gratitude!!! Thank you again!!”
~ Carmen B., Shepard 10months; Edmonton, AB
“…Thank you so much for all of this, but thank you ESPECIALLY for the way in which you have supported me. It wasn’t easy but you helped me through the tougher moments, even when I felt like giving up. You have been so easy to talk to and non-judgemental. Giving me confidence and reassurance was probably the most valuable part of this for me. Its easy to give a handout and some information, but you gave your understanding and guidance…like a true coach!!!”
~ Lena M, Lily 2.5yr & Oliver 6 months; Edmonton, AB
“We are so grateful for Heather’s help with teaching our 7 month old long lasting healthy sleep habits. It was a difficult road for us but our daughter now sleeps 10-12 hours a night and has 1.5-2 hour naps twice a day. No fighting, no protesting. She closes her eyes and rolls over as soon as she is laid in her crib. Heather’s knowledge and ongoing support allowed us to understand our daughter better and gave us the confidence to be consistent. Her compassion and encouragement were exactly what we needed at a time when we felt alone and out of control. Now, with a well rested house, we are able to truly enjoy the meaning of being a family!
Thank you Heather!”
~ Marcy C. – Anna 7 months; Edmonton, AB
Heather you have helped us hugely. Lucas was waking up 10 or more times a night, now we are sleeping thru the nights! … I think the main thing to understand with sleep training is you are there as a support system and we as the parents have to be willing to give 110% of our time and dedication to make it work. You cant do it for us, we have to be willing to make the changes and stick to them. If [parents] are not willing to do this than sleep training is not for you and your family. Having you as a support person and being able to bounce ideas and receive ideas is exactly what our family needed to help Lucas. The hard work for the first 3 days is one of the hardest things my husband and I had to do as parents but knowing that if we stuck to it and the more consistent we were the better the results we would have! Heather you were our knowledgable cheerleader through this whole process and we are so happy to have dealt with Soothing Angels!
~ Nicole N. – Lucas 6 months; Gibbons, AB
“It has enabled us to motivate us to go through the process and provided support and direction during. Now we have more time for ourselves in the evening and we do not “fear” bed time anymore. Zoe is much calmer during the day as she sleeps longer and better and we realise it is very good for her to have a schedule and boundaries. We are also able to not have to go to bed at the same time than her and have some quality time with her and then alone or as a couple when she is asleep!”
~ Caroline & Mischa – Zoe 15 months; Edmonton, AB
“…it was amazing how after following the plan that Heather prepared with us, our little one started sleeping through the night!! The Sleep Fairy is truly magic! All it took was a few days of gentle training and not as many tears as expected. Now our little girl sleeps from 7 pm to 7 am.
We are very grateful for the excellent advice that Heather gave us. Thank you sleep fairy ”
~Jen & Rob M – Audrey 22months; Edmonton, AB
When we called Heather we were in a very tough situation as our one year old son’s night time wake ups and napping habits were the worst they’d ever been. Heather returned our first call right away and set up an appointment for the very next day. This was very reassuring and made us feel important.
Heather was not judgemental but made a few useful suggestions that we implemented right away. I can say that there was noticeable improvement within the first week of hiring Heather as our sleep coach. I found her very helpful at answering different questions that came up and her prompt advice addressed the problems nearly every time. She was very sympathetic to all of our needs and did a great job at keeping us motivated to help our son improve his sleeping habits.
It has now been two months since we contacted Heather and our son is consistently sleeping uninterrupted 11 to 12 hours per night. When we first hired Heather we recall reading other success reading stories on her website and we are so thankful and blessed that we can write one of our own. I highly recommend her as she helped us in so many ways! Thank-you again Heather!
~ Kelly & Dan – Brady 1yr; Edmonton, AB
“I have seriously considered how I could possibly thank you for what a positive effect your services have had on our life. We now have a well-rested, happy little girl who goes to sleep without a fight (no tears!) , in seconds to minutes (not hours!) in a peaceful, happy way! She sleeps 12 hours, no wake ups, on a regular basis. Our entire household is getting a sound, peaceful sleep, which has positively affected our family life, our careers, my relationship with my husband and my sanity! People are constantly asking me what the “secret” was that you shared with us to get Tayva to this point….. And quite honestly, I cannot put my finger on it. From our first visit, you treated my daughter as a unique individual and customized a plan for her. The techniques you taught me to deal with her alert personality not only help with sleeping, but in all aspects of life. And the support that you gave me with our daily phone calls was undoubtedly the final “push” I needed to set our plan in action. I truly feel that you helped perform a small miracle in our household…. And it could not have come at a better time as we are expecting baby #2 in January! Thank you is not enough…..you truly changed our life!”
~ Shylah H – Tayva 15 months; Edmonton, AB
“I had little hope or faith that our 16m old would learn to sleep through the night, let alone learn to nap in his crib during the day. My husband and I were so relieved to see Heather’s techniques begin to work after only 1 week. For us it was a miracle. I was very worried that our son would feel like he was being abandoned, but was relieved to see that the end result was a little boy that slept peacefully in his own crib, and was happier during the day.”
~Randi & Dr.N – Zak 16months; Edmonton, AB
“I can’t begin to tell you how wonderful Heather is and what she has done for our family. Before we met her, I had a 10 month old who every night since she was born slept in my arms. I had to do this because she was extremely ill and I had no other choice and then it became a bad habit after she was better..I also had a 2 year old who would wake up in the middle of the night to crawl into bed with mom and dad…needless to say…I never slept…ever…Then along came an angel named Heather who guided us in the right direction. My baby girl is sleeping through the night now In her own bed and the other, is now staying in bed until the morning...Her gentle techniques made me feel very comfortable and her knowledge is amazing..She is incredibly supportive..I know I could not have done this with out her and her support….I will be telling everyone about this amazing angel or as my daughter refers to her;“The sleep fairy” we love ya”
~ The Welin Family – 10 months & 2 years; Wabamun, AB
“I am so grateful to Heather for her help in showing me how to effectively guide my son’s sleep. Naptimes were the issue for us and had been for some time… The fact that she was only a phone call away got me through those first few naps. Very quickly my son was consistently going down by himself with minimal fussing, never really any crying. The challenge then was to get him to stay down longer than 30 minutes. That is most often when I needed Heather’s advice and encouragement… Now, he rarely sleeps for anything less than 45 minutes; most often 1 to 1-1/2hrs for the first two naps of the day and approximately 45 minutes for the third nap. He also wakes up happy and most often just “chats” with himself or his lovey.
NIGHT AND DAY DIFFERENCE FROM B.H! (Before Heather)…
In that first consultation I teased that when Heather spoke of three naps per day that she was speaking of foreign and mystical things! It turns out that within two days, this fairy tale came true! …
All in all my son is a much happier little man and can accommodate an occasional disruption to his schedule much easier. Not to mention that I am a much happier and less stressed Mom! Thank-you Heather!!”
~Andrea W – Conner 4-1/2months; Wabamun, AB.
“ Thank you so much Heather for the support! … I had a very alert and active baby who didn’t match many of the descriptions in the books. She always wanted to stay up and see what was going on and at four months old she was getting even more alert! I had tried twice to train her to sleep, (myself) but didn`t feel confident after not seeing much improvement over several weeks. Heather gave me the confidence to keep doing what I was doing and gave other suggestions to tweak our routine. Within a few weeks of meeting with Heather I was able to predict when my little girl was going to need a nap and she was falling asleep within ten minutes and sometimes without any fussing at all! another week later she decided to start sleeping for a 7 hour stretch at night and she hasn`t gone back to her old habits. It`s so much easier to go out places now. We can be confident that she will not have a meltdown. … We even recently took her camping and found that she sleeps even better in the fresh air! Thanks for helping us get our sanity back!
Definitely going to recommend you to others!”
~ Jenny D – K 4 months; Stony Plain, AB.
“I think it must have been divine intervention as she has been an angel sent our way! After listening to Heather talk I realised that perhaps our complete lack of decent sleep and waking very regularly through the night (most nights every hour) was perhaps not how it was meant to be. With us being first time parents we assumed that such little sleep was perhaps normal – little did we know…
Where can I start by describing how wonderful Heather has been to us through the whole process: caring, empathetic, understanding, encouraging, knowledgeable, going the extra mile and further, warm, compassionate … these are just some of the words that describe Heather! I still remember when she mentioned that we could be having 6 to 8 hour stretches of sleep that I thought to myself it sounds great … but doubtful that our sleep could improve so drastically. And I am extremely happy to say that although it sounded ‘too good to be true’ it was ‘so good to be true’!… If you have heard of or have met Heather and are not sure whether to try out the gentle sleep approach under her support I am pretty much certain you will not be disappointed – but most grateful as we are! We cannot thank you enough Heather – for helping the three of us sleep better and function normally again! Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
~ Liesel & Stuart S. – Connor 6 months; Edmonton, AB.
“I highly recommend Heather as a sleep coach. I was apprehensive about paying money for something that seemed so natural. However, after a year of not sleeping, I decided it was worth a try. I was at the point where the only way my son would sleep is if I or my husband rocked him to sleep and once he was in a deep sleep we could gently set him down. I was nursing him at least twice each night even though he was a year old. And if I ever put him in his crib while he was still awake he would completely meltdown, hold his breath, bang his head, just do anything it took to get me to pick him up. So, in our first meeting with Heather I just wanted him to be able to fall asleep in his crib and sleep longer stretches. I remember telling her that he always fell asleep on walks in the stroller or on drives in his car seat and when she told me those were major signs that he was completely exhausted….. I felt so guilty that I had let him live that way for so long Within 10 days, he was having two naps during the day and sleeping for 10 or 11 hours straight at night! It is still a work in progress and some days we have setbacks and it will take a couple days to get back on track. But just knowing that he is even capable of sleeping through the night is a huge relief! Thanks Heather!”
~ Julie V. – Brady 6 months; Spruce Grove, AB
“When we heard about Heather we thought it was too good to be true but with few options left we gave her a call. Our daughter didn’t sleep well since she was born, she woke up every 2 hours at night with 30 minute day time naps. I told Heather if this works she could be in one of those Mastercard commercials. It could say: crib $500, bedding $100, teddy bear $20, a full night’s sleep ……. PRICELESS!! Now Malina sleeps 12-13 hours without a peep. We wish we had heard about Heather earlier, she completely changed our evening and nights, without the stress of having to hear out daughter cry.”
~ Anetta, Thomas – Malina 12 months; Edmonton, AB
“I don’t know how many people I’ve told about your work but it’s a lot lol I’m probably annoying about it but honestly you saved me! I went from no sleep to lots of sleep just by following what you said. My family can’t believe how well he sleeps and how much his personality has changed. It was like night and day. He was so moody and wouldn’t sleep for long day or night. After seeing you at Yvonne’s, I wasn’t expecting it to be so successful so young but within a day I noticed a huge difference and with consistency and a little hard work he is a new little man. He is so amazing! And with me being more rested and him in such a good mood most of the time I can really enjoy his early months! I am so thankful for all of your advice and tips. I will tell every new mom what amazing work you do. Every new mom deserves a little rest and thanks to you I get some ”
~ Daris K – son 6 weeks; Edmonton, AB
“We are grateful to Heather for her help! We were used to having a baby that slept through the night from 8 weeks! (I know, we were lucky) But things got worse as time went on. Our two year had dental surgery recently and we were advised that we needed to take his soother immediately. This didn’t go as bad as we thought it would, but he started waking up 2-3 times a night, and would not go back to sleep unless we took him up, rocked him or put him in bed with us. We did this for a month or so, as we needed our sleep too. I realized that it was becoming a habit but I didn’t know how to stop it. I tried cutting his afternoon nap shorter, but this didn’t work. I tried keeping him up later at night, but this backfired too. I saw a business card for Heather at a play group in Edmonton. I called her that night, and things started to change immediately! She gave us the support and encouragement that we needed to make change. Things changed that first night, and we had our little guy sleeping through the night within a couple of weeks!!! If you are having sleep troubles with your infant, toddler or older child, I highly recommend giving Heather a call!
What have you got to lose?”
~ Jennifer B.; Edmonton, AB
“It was a great pleasure of knowing that I have other option in getting my whole family a goodnight sleep. The support you provided was excellent through the toughest time implementing the method. I was so thankful that I stopped by at your kiosk at the trade show. You’re my angel!”
~ Ivy T – Yzabella 9 months; Edmonton, AB
“My baby hadn’t napped properly without me co-sleeping and feeding her to sleep in a couple months and I couldn’t get anything done around the house as she wasn’t crawling and so was tethered to her quite completely. I had no idea why the tricks I had used before were not working and we couldn’t catch up on our sleep. I was still feeding at night every 3 hours and had started losing weight. We were grumpy, tired and something needed to change.
… I was really opposed to just letting her cry herself to sleep and each time she woke to feed… it felt like abandoning her when I was capable of meeting her needs. I just needed guidance towards reshaping her schedule to keep us both healthy.
Tweaking her environment to make it more sleep friendly and coming to my home to help me analyse what works and what doesn’t was so helpful. … Having solid advice and options and careful instruction that guided me step by step in whichever path I decided to use for my daughter was more helpful than 3 months of researching, advice taking at moms and tots and going at it alone.
Disciplining myself and setting a routine and sticking to a schedule has really changed everything. Within 3 days she was napping and sleeping better, longer and regularly. She began eating solids and rolling soon after and is now crawling (13 months) . Personally I think her development is on a better track now that she is well rested and so am I“
~ Becki P – Mara 10.5 months; Edmonton, AB.
“We found it really helpful to meet with Heather, especially to help my husband and I get on the same page about sleep training. Our biggest problem was inconsistency and with my imminent return to work, it was critical that we both address our son’s routine with uniformity. Since meeting with Heather, our son is sleeping much longer stretches and no longer requires a feed at night. Thank you, Heather!
- Just a little update: (2 weeks later) - Nolan has been sleeping 12 hours a night for a week now! I’m still doing the dream feed at 10:30pm (about 4 oz). It’s amazing! We think it’s a miracle but we know it’s some good advice (you) and hard work (us). We’re so thankful. Nolan, Mommy, & Daddy are soooo happy!
~ Roxanne and Daryl – Nolan 5 months; Edmonton, AB
“Hey Heather, I’m the one who called you last week desperate to find a solution as to why my 8 month old would wake up once a night and cry for an hour or more after a month of our sleep training already. I tried your advice and went in after a few minutes. I don’t know what happened but last week he only had 1 bad night…other than that he has been sleeping through!!! Yay! … Thanks for the advice and just for listening to me vent:). I will definately recommend you to my friends!”
~ Dana P
“We thought our son would never sleep past 4:30 am. Everyone just said he was an early riser. It was so difficult to function at work after waking up to screaming. One desperate Saturday morning I called Heather and she gave us hope. She listened to our sleep story and asked details. Then, she told us specific things to do and things to avoid. I should have called her sooner, because the results happened within 5 days. Now he sleeps from 6:45-6:30am and we are a happy, rested family again.
I just suggest that if you are sleep-deprived or even thinking of contacting her…do it.”
~Thanks again, Michele R; Edmonton, AB
“I’m thrilled to report that Carter is doing amazing!!!! When we contacted you we were at rock bottom. But with consistency, he had become an expert sleeper. He is now 14 months old and sleeps two naps, 1.5-3 hours each, and 12 hours at night. He has adjusted very well to the day home, and naps well there too. There are days when he stays up a little late, wakes up in the night when he is sick or refuses a nap, but gets right back on track the next night! We were away with him for the weekend, and he didn’t get much sleep the first night, but was right back on track on night two, and ever since. I want to thank you for all your advice and support to help us get him to where he is! Any time he breaks the norm and wakes up unexpectedly or doesn’t go to sleep when he should I find myself asking “what would Heather say?” And sometimes, I have to remind myself when he is sick or we are not at home to not fall into survival mode and be assured that he will rebound when we get back healthy/home, and he does :-)”
~ Jessica & Kurtis F – Carter 7 months; Spruce Grove, AB
“We used to refer to putting Carson to sleep as wrestling. I would try feeding him and rocking him and feeding him some more. It would sometimes take hours to calm him down and get him to sleep. There was almost always crying involved, even with me rocking him. Once he was sleeping it was only a matter of time until he woke up and I had to go put him back to sleep. We hired you based on a friend’s recommendation. Now putting him down is a calm experience for both of us. After he goes to sleep he stays asleep and if he does wake up he puts himself back to sleep without any help from me. This I expected, but I was surprised at how much Carson’s behaviour has changed. He is happier, calmer, less aggressive, and is now focused during breastfeeding and mealtime. This has improved our days as much as our nights.”
~ Jane & James G – Carson 7 months; Edmonton, AB