Sleeping Well Consulting

Testimonials

Kim saved our lives! We were in a bad place with sleep (or lack thereof) for several months. She helped us develop healthy habits, which helped our son learn the skills he needed to fall asleep peacefully and all on his own! I cannot imagine where we would be without her calm, understanding, and sympathetic expertise. She was incredibly supportive and we cannot thank her enough for how much she positively changed our lives!

Maura Brouwer

He was smiling when I laid him down and he didn’t make a peep. Mildly terrifying, but I’m thrilled! He’s such an easy going little guy now! I know regressions might still happen, but this is such an incredible transformation that we’re pretty peaceful about anything else that comes.

Candace Reilly

Asheville, NC

Nights are still great and super smooth. She goes to sleep really easily and knows just what to do, so we're both feeling really fortunate about that.

Peyton Kinnard

Asheville, NC

Frank is a wonderful sleeper now. He barely made a peep after his feeding last night

Emily Conklin

Where do I begin? About one month ago, we contacted Kim, because I was waking up every 90-minutes all night long to nurse our precious 5-month-old son. He was also only taking 30-minute naps. We were all exhausted, overwhelmed, and in need of guidance. Through Kim’s support, love, and sleep-strategies, our baby is now sleeping through the night. He also now takes 90-minute naps. Now, when he wakes up in the middle of the night, he typically just stirs and coos. These sounds are music to my ears, because he is putting himself back to sleep. I no longer have chronic fatigue and back-pain. More importantly my son is getting the sleep he deserves. I can’t say enough about Kim and Sleeping Well Consulting. Much love. Take the leap, it’s worth it!

Jennifer Lingle

Asheville, NC

Maddie is like a totally different kid when it comes to sleeping now. I greatly appreciate your help, coaching, and tips. It's crazy that you try to keep your child safe by putting up a baby gate and unintentionally cause her to have anxiety and stress and keep her from sleeping. I'm really amazed at how well this worked. She has been sleeping through the night. Also, today she took a nap IN HER BED!!!!!! Daycare said that she has been napping good there too and that she is getting up with the other kids on her own now (I suppose she is more well rested). Thank you so much!

Elise Bugg

Asheville, NC

I am beyond grateful for Kim and her expertise, support, and gentle approach to helping me and my then 11-month-old son get to a healthy sleep pattern for both nighttime sleep and naps. When people used to ask me if my son was a good sleeper, I would always say “yes, but only two hours at a time!” 🙂 In fact, sleeping through the night or anything longer than two hours was unheard of. I was also nursing several times between 7 PM and 7AM…In addition to that, I would always nurse and rock him to sleep and then hold my breath as I transferred him to the crib. I was starting to feel the effects of sleep deprivation and I could tell my son was as well. Well, enter Kim. Within two nights I was able to put him down awake and he would proceed to put himself to sleep and then sleep soundly for 10 hours straight. The happy look on his face after a good night’s rest was priceless. This is not CIO (but you need to do what works for you and your family, obviously). I am so glad I found Kim, and you will be, too. She is caring, supportive (with both her time and resources) and keeps your individual needs in mind. It was a great experience (2-3 weeks total of excellent advice, compassion, and troubleshooting) and I cannot recommend Kim enough.

Kia Asberg

Asheville, NC

We are still going strong with our sleep routines, and our (now exponentially happier) baby takes about 90 seconds to fall asleep once his head is on the mattress. I’m still amazed. And so grateful for Kim!"

Anna Goddard

M.A., LPC, Anna Goddard Counseling

We can all see that Jo is happier. It’s amazing what some sleep will do for you.

Sarah Young

Asheville, NC

I really cannot express how grateful we are that we found Kim. My 5 1/2 month old baby went from waking 5-10 times a night and taking 20-30 minute cat naps all day to sleeping 12 hours straight and taking 1-1.5 hour naps. My health and emotional well being were on the line (and so were my baby’s) and now we are all so much happier. Kim guided us through the entire process and provided consistent researched based information. She provided daily support and constructive feedback. She held us accountable to the plan and helped us problem solve and work through each challenge that came up. She provided compassionate emotional support. This is my first child and I thought that sleep deprivation was just part of the package of being a new mom. I wish I would have known sooner that it did not have to be so hard. My baby is so much happier now that she has good sleep skills, it is truly amazing. Thank you Kim!!

Courtney Carriveau

Asheville, NC

This is not the way I thought sleep would go for us. I thought we’d bed share and I’d nurse my baby to sleep and comfort nurse her as needed for the foreseeable future. I’d even sacrifice my sleep to be close to my sweet girl, as I thought that was the “right” thing to do. Well, that only lasted 3 months before my husband and I realized we backed ourselves into a corner with baby M’s sleep. Picture naps: bouncing on a yoga ball with M in the ergo with the vacuum running for hours a day. Or, crying it out but with me trying to get her to nurse to sleep. Nights consisted of M thrashing all night, me trying to console with nursing, and none of us actually sleeping for a decent stretch. I’m pretty sure I’m going to keep learning this lesson as a parent, but my expectation of how things will go and reality are very separate things. Baby M was telling us this wasn’t working for us and we came to Kim in desperation. We were skeptical of the success stories, but sure enough by the second night, M slept 7 hours straight, the next night was 10 hours. Almost two months after starting sleep training, M is sleeping consistently through the night for about 11 hours. Don’t get me wrong, this was the hardest thing I’ve have to do. Harder than the birth, harder than 15 weeks of interrupted sleep… AND, the best decision we’ve made. M is a different baby than before we transformed her sleep. We thought she was a fiery pistol, and we realized she was just sleep deprived. I love working with Kim because she is so thoughtful, patient, and strategic. There are countless details we never would have figured out if it weren’t for Kim. Figuring out how to differentiate naps versus bedtime, or when to intervene, or how to fit 3 naps in when she wakes up at 8:30 in the morning. We felt like having someone to help us through every step of this transition, and to hold us accountable to our intention was so helpful. We never felt like we had to go through it alone and trusted Kim’s advice. What really convinced us to transform sleep is looking at our choices: we could suffer for months or years of bad sleep (with lots of crying already), or a few hard nights while we all learn and adjust. Yes, there is a lot of grief with making this kind of change, and intuitively and practically I know it was the right thing to do. When I see my wide-eyed, alert, and happy baby I am so thankful to Kim for helping us get to this place.

Ali Haefner

Asheville, NC

Kim was so helpful when we were transitioning our daughter to her own bed at 11 months and needed guidance to help her go to sleep on her own. Kim really got to know us and our daughter, including our hopes, fears and concerns. She even came to the house and made sure our daughter’s room was optimal for good sleep. Kim then kept in good touch with us as we followed through with our agreed upon plan. Our daughter was falling asleep on her own within 2 nights (without us ever leaving her alone to cry) and has been a great sleeper at night ever since. Kim has also been really helpful along the way for mini consultations when our daughter was dropping one of her naps and then later having trouble napping in general. We are so thankful to have Kim, with her knowledge and compassion, as a resource. We highly recommend her!

Katie Hornowski

Ryan is doing really great. Twelve hours a night and a one hour nap too. It wasn't bad at all coming back from vacation. I was so surprised that he slept so well in that little crib (on vacation) without waking up at all. He still wakes up sometimes at night, but goes right back to sleep by himself so fast. I am soooo proud of my little boy! I can't thank you enough for helping us!

Silke Hildinger

Asheville, NC

Kim is an amazing resource and support. Her knowledge is invaluable in helping parents navigate the challenges of baby sleep! We reached out to her as we prepared for the transition to daycare, and Kim helped us develop a sleep routine that had our little one napping in the crib and sleeping through the night. As new questions have emerged, we’ve reached out to Kim and been met with empathy and concrete strategies. Hugely recommend her!

Lee Crayton

Hiring Kim as a sleep consultant for my baby was one of the best investments I’ve ever made! At 3 months, my little boy learned to self-soothe and started sleeping through the night from around 7.30 pm to 7am. I’m now a well-rested and much happier mama. I had read a couple of baby sleep books, and they were helpful, but the fact is that babies are all different and when things don’t go according to plan, it makes all the difference to have someone to ask what to do and coach you through it. Kim has a baby of her own, so I knew she understood all the little quirks and concerns. Kim is both assertive and caring in her approach, which is exactly what you need in a sleep consultant

Natalie Bugalski

Asheville, NC

I can’t say enough good things about Kim and Sleeping Well Consulting. She listened to our needs and created a custom sleep plan for us, and has been so helpful and available for support and questions. Thanks to her expertise, our almost four-year-old is now sleeping through the night in his own room and can go to bed on his own with a tuck in (not to mention his two older sisters who also adopted these habits during this process.) My husband and I are getting the best sleep we’ve had in the past 8 years and couldn’t be more grateful!

Stephanie Madson

Asheville, NC

Kim was empathetic, reasonable, understanding, and invidualized. She helped us figure out a plan for our son that worked for him and our family. We went from multiple extended wake-ups per night and our 1-year-old only getting 7-8 of sleep in a night, to him being able to self-soothe quickly and easily and getting 12 hours of sleep per night within a few days. Naps were a little more difficult, but came within 2 weeks of working with Kim as well. Our whole family is healthier and getting sufficient, quality rest now. She was a game-changer for our family. We hesitated to spend the money, but it was worth it – and MUCH, MUCH more. We appreciated the frequent communication and support through a tough time

Ashley Witt

Asheville, NC

Kim saved our whole family! All of us are getting the sleep we need each night. Prior to Kim’s help, our 6 month son only slept at most 3 hours at a time and would only fall asleep on car rides. We tried everything to get him to stay asleep and were so frustrated as new parents.  If you are on the fence about getting help, JUST DO IT!! It is the best thing we have done for our now 10 month son. He is so much happier and engaged during the day as well as having a better appetite

Katie and Mario Quispe

We came to Kim desperate for sleep! Our son was waking like a newborn well into his 6th month, and it was taking a toll. She helped us get on a schedule that worked for all of us. By the time the 2 week period was over he was sleeping through the night. We have had very minimal issues with night waking since. Kim still works with us as needed when things change (dropping a nap, for example). I would highly recommend her!

Rachael Evans

Greenville, SC

As a first-time mom, I wanted to be able to help my son through any issue, including a pretty horrific sleep regression that began at about 3.5 months. After suffering through about 7 weeks of little to no sleep in our home, my husband and I decided to throw in the towel and ask for help. It was the best decision we could have made as parents. I wish we had swallowed our pride a little sooner and accepted the fact that seeking additional solution-making outside of our home is also a way to help our sweet baby. Kim is a miracle worker. She came to our home, talked to us about the “ideal sleep pattern” for our son, created a sleep profile and walked us through a sleep training plan, which focuses on helping your child learn to self-sooth and sleep independently. By the 4th night he was sleeping through the night, and by the end of week 1 he was on a regular night+nap schedule. He is now 9 months old, loves bedtime, and is well rested. I cannot thank Kim enough for all her knowledge, guidance, presence, excellent communication and organization. Weeks after the training period was over Kim checked in to make sure all was still well and made herself available if I had any other questions or concerns. We love Kim!

Candace Reilly

Kim saved my life, literally. I had read all the books about sleep and babies and I could not get my little one to sleep. I was so sleep deprived that I was having trouble focusing and I’d started to have auditory hallucinations. In desperation at 3 am one morning (my son was 4.5 months old) I googled sleep coach, I found Sleeping Well Consulting. After filling out a brief questionnaire with my info I was contacted that same morning. Kim did a through phone consult and developed a personalized plan for my baby and myself. I finally had some hope and direction on what to do next. After starting the program, I realized what was missing from all the books I had read and the key piece was the SUPPORT! Kim doesn’t just do a plan and then leave you to implement the plan on your own, she is there with you every step of the way. If you have a question, she is there to help. Not having sleep and starting to sleep train your child is a very stressful time. Kim has a calm and soothing demeanor and is very empathic about your situation. This is my fourth child and I still needed the help. Every child is different and they come with their own personalities and issues and having a personalized plan makes all the difference. Even having a background in the mental health field as an LPC, I was at a loss. I knew I needed help, and I’m beyond grateful I found this program. I feel like I have my sanity and life back. I was experiencing postpartum depression symptoms and it was all derived from lack of sleep. I’m a much better mother now. If you are on the fence about hiring a sleep coach, do it! It is the best self-care you can do. My baby is much happier as well. We are a happy household again.

Heather Hensley-Ison

Norton, VA

We had a fantastic experience with Kim!! Exceeded my expectations. We have a 12 month old baby boy and he was waking 6 plus times a night. Kim not only helped us learn the tools to get him to sleep the entire night but also helped me with weaning him from night feeds. I was blown away with how quickly and effectively it all happened. If you are on the fence about making the call, just do it!! Was best decision we made and now we are all sleeping soundly. Honestly, if I would have known how easy it would be I would have done months sooner. So thankful for this experience and Kim!! She was an excellent support. Answered every question and very attentive to our unique situation. Wish I could give her 10 stars!!

Jessica Gibbs

Greensboro, NC

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