These testimonials are from some of the families that hired Desiree for a Newborn/Infant Consultation. They were done in person or over the phone and took approximately 2-3 hours. Phone numbers of each family are available upon request.
THE CHANG FAMILY
Words do not express the gratitude and awe our household feels toward Desiree. Seriously. I am not one for lavish praise and I take professional recommendations very seriously AND I am being completely honest when I say that Desiree is the real deal. If you are reading this review then you must be considering hiring her. My advice? Do it. It will be the best money you spend on your new bundle of love.
A friend of mine with twins recommended Desiree when I was pregnant. I considered it, but for various (ridiculous) reasons I decided not to hire a night nanny or sleep trainer (NEVER making that mistake again). Fast forward eight weeks postpartum to a beautiful child who rarely napped for more than 30 minutes unless she was being held and who was regressing from sleeping for one five hour stretch a night to three hour sleeps. I sent Desiree a desperate email at 6 am (after having been up since 4) and she responded within hours and **LUCKILY** was available to help us starting the very next day.
When we met Desiree she described what she would do to help our baby learn to sleep. To be honest, we were skeptical (I think I even said something like, "Um, yeah, you are welcome to try that, but it's never gonna happen...") And, I am now a convert. The very first night our little girl slept for almost ten hours and she was sleeping 11-12 by day 3. If that is not impressive enough, on her first day on her new schedule, our dear girl took 3 - 1.5+ hour naps.
The benefits of working with Desiree exceed sleep. One of our concerns was that our daughter was a nibbler and she had struggled to gain weight. Desiree assured us that well rested babies eat better and boy was she right! As another reviewer reported, our daughter has THRIVED since we hired Desiree. She is well rested, cheerful when she is awake and is now a great eater. On top of it all, our daughter puts herself to sleep (we put her in the crib at nap time and she does the rest) and is on a schedule that allows us to more effectively manage our household and lives.
Desiree is incredibly passionate about supporting family health and happiness. She is professional, knowledgeable and truly gifted (and is really committed to listening to and supporting new parents). I trust her completely and intend to hire her if we have more children. I have already recommended her to every new mom I know, and I make the same recommendation to you. Give her a call. You won't regret it! (And I'll repeat it here...BEST MONEY WE HAVE SPENT!)
THE HORNE FAMILY
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation on behalf of Desiree Nessline, newborn care specialist and sleep trainer. Desiree was recommended to us by a prominent family who had utilized her services after the birth of their twins. According to this family, Desiree had their twins sleeping through the night at only 6 weeks of age. My husband and I were honestly a bit skeptical when we were told this, but after the birth of our first daughter and months of sleepless nights and endless frustration, we decided to contact Desiree in hopes that she could restore some order to our home.
After my initial conversation with Desiree, I was instructed to keep a journal of my baby’s routine over the course of several days. Desiree then came to our home one evening to meet our family, review our baby’s schedule, and provide recommendations to improve our 13-week-old’s sleeping, eating and napping schedule. During our meeting, Desiree also realized that our daughter wasn’t getting enough food and had a mild case of cradle cap.
Before our consultation with Desiree, our daughter was sleeping in a swing for all naps and at bedtime. She would wake every 2-4 hours throughout the night and the typical nap could vary from 20 minutes to two hours. This lack of consistency made it nearly impossible to get anything done around the house because I never knew how much time I had. My husband and I were both extremely sleep deprived and frustrated that our baby was constantly crying and fussing. This was not at all what we had expected when we brought our precious angel home from the hospital.
Thanks to Desiree, in a few short nights our house had been transformed from one of utter chaos to one of absolute order. Not only did Desiree teach our daughter how to sleep through the night (in her crib), but she also set up a strict napping and feeding schedule that gave our baby the fuel during the day to sleep comfortably through the night. With this new schedule, my husband and I now knew that we had from 7PM until approximately 6AM to ourselves. During the day, I also knew that my baby would take several naps for well over an hour, so I could plan accordingly to rest, do housework, or simply take some "me" time. And the best part of all is that our once fussy child was happy as she could be.
I cannot say enough about Desiree Nessline. Our baby is now ten months old and has continued these sleeping habits over the past seven months. One of the first things people ask us now is how we have such a happy baby and our first response is, “we hired Desiree Nessline, a newborn care specialist”. Desiree gave my husband and I back our adult time and turned a household of complete uncertainty into one of utter predictability. For that, we are eternally grateful. We would recommend Desiree with absolute certainty to any family in need of assistance for their newborn child(ren).
THE MOSER FAMILY
I want to thank you for your help with Mason. You have no idea what a life saver you were and are. I was worried when you were not available for night nanny-ing due to being booked. I never thought in a million years you would be willing to provide advice and instruction over the phone. Your expertise was invaluable for me and Mason. He is such a happy baby and I am convinced it is because of his schedule and sleep training. Everything you said would happen did, and all of your solutions or advice worked.
I especially appreciate you being there to talk or text with at any and all hours. As a new mom, it was sometimes scary doing the sleep training but you helped me through it all and it made such a difference with Mason, and my family. Knowing you had the experience and expertise gave me the confidence to listen to your instruction, and I am so glad I did because you knew exactly what you were talking about!
You made me feel like I was the only person you were working with and Mason was the only baby that mattered to you. I especially appreciated the follow up and texts checking in on us. I thank you for your help and time. You have no idea what it has meant to us. You are amazing and the gift you provide is remarkable.
THE SAMBOL- MALPERT FAMILY
On the way home from the hospital, my husband and I joked that no one gave us a “Baby Manual.” Turns out, Desiree is a walking, talking baby manual who brought sanity back into our home. At 7 weeks old, our baby girl Audrey was sleeping through the night. Desiree was also extremely helpful in getting Audrey on a daily schedule that promotes healthy sleep/play patterns. The result is one happy, healthy baby, and two relieved parents. My husband calls Desiree a “life-changer” and says Audrey “runs like a Swiss watch!” I’d highly recommend Desiree to anyone wanting to get their newborn’s early days off to a good start!
THE TOMEY FAMILY
Our lives changed the day we met you. Rich and I were so worn out that it was effecting our relationship and our relationship with our 3 and 4 yr old. We were both so completely tired and trying to work and be the best parents we could for Taylor and Ryan and baby Chase was not turning out so well. You literally saved us from our sleepless nights and cranky attitudes. At the time, we were chalking it up to “this is how it is for the first few months and we will get through this”. Honestly, once you got Chase sleeping through the night on day 3, Rich and I realized that this was by far the best money we have EVER spent.
Chase was “colicky” just like Taylor and Ryan and we kept saying to ourselves this will end soon hopefully. When we met you and you said “I don’t believe in colic, I think the baby is too tired and not sleeping” it made complete perfect since to us. And lone behold, after he started sleeping he was and IS the happiest baby on earth. He smiles ALL the time to the point when someone meets him they ask us, “is he always this happy?” we say yes, now that Desiree got him sleeping through the night.
Rich and I would refer and have referred every single person we know that has a baby to you. You are without a doubt the support we needed to get baby Chase sleeping. You kept reminding us that we are giving him the “gift of sleep”. Just knowing that you were there for us every second of every day until we got the schedule figured out made all the difference. You have no idea the gift you gave Rich and I.
We thank you so much Desiree and will continue to refer people your way. Thank you so much for all that you have done for our Family. You are a gift from God!
THE STALLINGS FAMILY
It was truly a pleasure working with newborn care specialist, Desiree Nessline, after the birth of our first daughter, Alaina. Desiree was an essential part of helping my husband and I get through the very difficult newborn period. With two working parents, it was very important for us to develop a schedule that would allow us to really enjoy our baby and make life a little bit easier for all of us. Through her guidance, or daughter was able to sleep through the night at only 8 weeks of age. Everyone we knew wanted the name of the "miracle worker" who helped us reach this goal.
Desiree worked closely with us to develop a schedule that would help Alaina adjust to our lives rather that letting our baby turn our lives upside down. She made herself available day and night to answer all of our questions. As new parents with constant questions, this was much appreciated and above and beyond what we would have expected. During those difficult nights when we were exhausted and the tears were rolling, her calming words helped us to relax and take control of the situation. She truly was our guardian angel.
Desiree not only gave our little girl the gift of peaceful sleep; she helped us to truly enjoy this special time in our lives.
THE BLAKEMOOR FAMILY
This letter is to highly recommend Desiree Nessline for a baby nurse/sleep training position. I am fortunate to have obtained Desiree’s name as a referral from a friend of a friend. When our son Ethan was born, we were faced with many struggles in trying to get him to follow a good sleep schedule, especially one that would teach him to sleep through the night.
I called Desiree when Ethan was about 6 weeks old. She made arrangements to come to our house for a consultation. She was very professional in manner, yet still warm and kind. She sat down with my husband and I in order to understand the problems we were facing. Desiree told us exactly what we should be doing in order to get our son sleeping through the night. She helped us develop a daily schedule and nighttime routine. She even showed us how to properly swaddle Ethan, something that is often crucial for good, peaceful sleep in babies. Desiree said to call her with any questions or concerns regarding our son and believe me, I did. She offered advice and words of comfort to both my husband and myself. Desiree called frequently to check Ethan’s progress.
I have no doubt that Desiree is the absolute best in her field. She is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to newborn/infant care. She has been highly recommended to my family and now I will highly recommend her to other families.
THE BAKOS FAMILY
This letter is simply easy to write, because it's all TRUE! Desiree Nessline, our newborn sleep specialist, literally saved the day! (and the nights, too!) My husband and I knew that being new parents would be difficult, and it was exactly that when we were handed a beautiful little girl who would not take naps! She was sleeping 9 hours a night by herself at 9 weeks, only because she was EXHAUSTED by the end of the day! She cried for hours and squirmed around all day. We knew we had a happy baby inside, we just didn't know how to end this uphill battle. My husband came home from work one day with Desiree's number, which a friend had given him. He said she solved their newborn's sleep problems and to give her a call. It was incredible!
Desiree came to our home for a consultation and gave us explicit instructions on how to change our situation. She sat and listened to us as we voiced our concerns and smoothed out all the kinks with us. Her professionalism and caring demeanor gave us the confidence to go ahead and do this on our own. The first few days were tough, but by the end of the week, our daughter was soon taking multiple naps during the day and sleeping soundly through the night. Desiree called that week to check in and suggest other things we may try to get everything to work for our family. It was nice to see that she had so much knowledge to share. We regained our life along with the confidence in our parenting. It was a true blessing that Desiree entered our life.
I recommend anyone with a fussy newborn to call her. I was skeptical at first, but was easily swayed when it happened so quickly in our own house, with our own daughter! Now our daughter is happy to play and giggle all day, and is actually happy to lay down and go to sleep. Desiree instilled a security in all of us at home to know everyone is safe! We all sleep better at night now!
THE WELLS FAMILY
The news of having twins was a very exciting time in our lives! We could not believe we were being blessed with two babies. After a difficult pregnancy and spending months in the hospital for preterm labor, our beautiful babies were born premature and had to spend time in the NICU. Our twins had severe acid reflux and were eating and sleeping in their bounce chairs or swings to keep them elevated. After 7 months of endless days and nights, feeding every 3 hours and tending to all their many needs, my husband intervened and found Desiree Nessline at our darkest time of complete and utter exhaustion.
I look back now and know that this is one of the greatest gifts my husband ever gave me and I could never thank him enough for finding Desiree and having her completely change our lives. We are so very grateful to her! I thought we had run out of options and tried everything! My only regret in this whole process is that we did not find Desiree and hire her sooner!
Desiree came into our lives and in a matter of days turned the babies’ and our bad habits around. She had them on a feeding and sleep schedule that I truly thought was impossible. Our babies, who couldn’t sleep or eat more than 2 to 3 hours at a time, are now sleeping 12 hours each night, taking two 2 hour naps a day and eating on a regular schedule during the day.
It is with our deepest gratitude and overwhelming appreciation that we thank and recommend Desiree to anyone struggling to get their little ones on a healthy and happy sleeping and feeding schedule. We didn’t even know how much we needed Desiree and how difficult our lives had become. Now we don’t know what we would do without her! She has been such a sense of strength and support to me and my husband! Her counsel and calming nature, some days, was all that kept us going. She took a family of five, all unhappy and sleep deprived, and gave us all the gift of sleep and renewed happiness. When I doubted the process, she always said, “you are giving your babies’ the gift of sleep, be patient, it will work.” We feel like God brought her into our lives and gave us the ability to trust the process and Desiree with our little ones. I don’t believe anyone, including Desiree, could ever know just how much she helped us and transformed our lives.
Anyone who gives themselves and their little ones the gift of “you” will be forever indebted to you as we are. Thank you, Desiree!
THE GOODMAN FAMILY
As a new mother I was determined to get it right from the beginning. I did the research, read the books, went to the experts' websites, everything. By the time my daughter was 2 months old, all that advice wasn't helping. I was so frustrated because every piece of advice would end with, "BUT every baby is different, so just listen to your baby." Not super helpful. I was also confused because the information was usually contradicting. Who was right, who was wrong? I finally decided to get advice from an actual person who, after hearing our specific situation, could give us knowledgeable advice. I happened to find Desiree's website and gave her a call. She was immediately personable and empathetic. After our consultation I had the piece of mind that comes with having a real plan. Because of Desiree's guidance, we had a much more rested and happy baby. She was sleeping 12 hours at night without issue after the second day.
The best thing about Desiree is that she really does care about you and your child. She didn't just come for the consultation and that was it. She has always made herself available for any questions I've had along the way. That kind of support is priceless. I would recommend Desiree to any mother!
THE LANIER FAMILY
When we contacted Desiree our little girl was 12 weeks old and was taking short naps and still not sleeping through the night. She was doing well with her nights and only waking up once to eat between the hours of 7:30p-7:30a. Her naps were only 30 minutes long unless she was in the swing, car seat or in my arms. I knew she needed more sleep during the day then she was getting, but I didn’t know how to get her to do it. I also knew she was old enough to sleep through the night. I wanted to be able to put her down for her naps and walk out of the room and for her to get a nap for more than 30 minutes.
After a doing phone consults with Desiree for a week, she is now sleeping 7:30p.m. - 7:30a.m. and taking 1-2 hour naps after every feeding during the day. Desiree was very patient and able to help me get through this by telling me exactly what to do to get the job done. We are so appreciative that our friends, also a pediatrician, referred us to Desiree. We highly recommend using Desiree for any of your sleep problems you are having with your little one. We wish we would have know about her for our first little boy or sooner for our little girl.
Thank you Desiree, for giving our little girl the gift of sleep!
THE RODRIGUEZ FAMILY
Thank you so much for your help with Ethan. My husband and I had never cared for a baby before and were unsure what to do when our son was born. While I was pregnant, I read many books and went to many websites on infant care and how to teach the baby to sleep through the night. When Ethan was born, I realized that the information was helpful in theory, but it is very difficult to put the ideas into action. Ethan just was not doing exactly what the books said he would. My husband and I would stay up all night holding Ethan.
You came for your consult when Ethan was two weeks old. You taught us how to give Ethan a proper bath which he loves, how to teach Ethan to sleep in his crib for every nap and nighttime sleep, and how to provide a daily routine for Ethan. Your phone and email assistance were invaluable and gave me the confidence to assist Ethan with longer nighttime sleep. You always answered all of my questions promptly, thoroughly, and with patience.
Ethan has now been sleeping 12 hours each night since he was ten weeks old. He is a very happy baby and is learning and growing so quickly. I attribute this in part to his ample sleep each night which allows him to rest and recharge.
I spoke with my ophthalmologist recently. He stated that he is happy his eight week old is sleeping 4-5 hours each night. I didn’t have the heart to tell him that Ethan was sleeping 9 hours at eight weeks and 12 hours by ten weeks.
I have recommended you to family and friends who are expecting. Thank you so much for all of your assistance and support! I am not sure what we would have done without you!!
Thanks again Desiree!
THE SCELZA FAMILY
We are first time parents to our beautiful baby boy, Christopher. As first time parents we knew there would be lots of sleepless nights (especially for me because I was breastfeeding.) Everyone kept telling us to wait it out and it would get better. So we waited, and at 5 months old things were getting worse. He was waking up exactly 30 minutes into sleeping and screaming his head off. This would last anywhere from 1-2 hours and we tried everything to get him to go back to sleep. Once we got him back to sleep he would be up at least 2 more times during the night. He took naps but the length and time of these naps changed from day to day. I was exhausted and so was my baby. I knew in my heart that things could be better but didn’t know how to implement a change. I was talking to a friend of mine about Christopher’s sleep issues and for the first time I got a glimpse of hope. She said that she saw something on the news a few months back about a “baby whisperer” who helps babies sleep through the night. She couldn’t remember her name so as soon as I got off the phone, I googled “baby whisperer” and sure enough, Desiree’s website came up. We hired Desiree for a consultation. Desiree explained that she would be available by phone or text if any questions or concerns arose. The support and encouragement Desiree offers is priceless. She came on a Tuesday evening and we implemented the schedule on Wednesday. That night (yes the first night we tried this) Christopher slept 11 ½ hours straight through. We were shocked and so excited! Desiree has been there every step of the way and checks on how baby Christopher is doing. He now takes 3 naps during the day and sleeps anywhere from 11 to 12 hours a night. My baby is so happy and is doing incredibly well on this schedule. This does work!!!! Words cannot describe how grateful I am for Desiree coming into our lives!
Desiree, thanks so much for the gift of sleep!!
THE RUSH FAMILY
Even as first time parents, my husband and I were convinced we had everything under control. Our daughter was sleeping 5-7 hours stretches starting at about 6 weeks and was sleeping through the night consistently by 9 weeks. We were downplaying our sleeping success so that we didn't make our friends with waking babies jealous.
So, when our great sleeper started waking up at night once in awhile around 4 months, we didn't think much of it. We were happy to get up and soothe her back to sleep. Suddenly (or so it seemed) at 5 months, I was a zombie waking up 5-6 times a night with her.
I read (no exaggeration) 5 baby sleep books and my husband read the 6th. After one particularly rough night and an almost non-existent morning nap, I dug through my email to find Desiree's number. A friend had highly recommended her as soon as she found out I was pregnant. I desperately called Desiree and said I needed to see her as soon as possible.
Desiree was calm, confident and knowledgeable. She gave us a plan and the support we needed. Within 4 days, our sweet baby was back to sleeping like she had months earlier. Desiree got us back on track and we are forever appreciative for her expertise and advice.
We've kept up with Desiree's plan. Now at 8 months, our daughter has been consistently sleeping straight through the night 11 hours. She takes two naps totaling 3 hours each day. And I am still amazed when I put her in her crib awake and watch her chat and play quietly until drifting off to sleep. Desiree gave all of us the gift of sleep and we are a much happier family for it!
I don't even know where to begin. I am SO lucky to have found Desiree when my daughter was only one month old. She was crying from 8pm - midnight every night for 2 weeks straight and we couldn't figure out what was wrong. She wasn't hungry, her diaper was clean, no gas or illness... so of course, everyone threw out that horrible word, "colic." They also said she would outgrow it by 3 or 4 months old and all I thought was, hell no I'm not going through this for another 3 months! Enter: Desiree. During our first conversation, she told me there was no such thing as colic and that my sweet baby was just TIRED. She came to our house, did an almost 3-hour consultation and was there for us every hour of every day (and night) up until today. It took one week and there were no more tears. Because she was so young, she was still waking up at least once at night (but that is a miracle by any means for a newborn.) She is now almost 3 months old and sleeping ALL night. She is such a happy baby, and we are all on cloud nine. If you're even hesitating to call, DON'T. It is honestly worth every penny if you want your sanity back.
When we had our consultation with Desiree, she said "I'll have your baby sleeping for 12 hours, from 7p-7a... I guarantee my services!" I thought, no way, not my baby boy, he will break her oerfect track record! Up until this consultation I was lucky if my baby took an hour nap, let alone sleep for 12 hours straight. Desiree made an in home visit, examined the sleeping environment and went through the schedule. She said I could
call/text any time of day/night and as often as I needed. She left and off I went. Low and behold, after about 1 week and numerous texts/calls my baby was sleeping 12 hours and taking 3 ninety minute naps daily! I couldn't believe it! Her advice and support was worth every penny, and I am so glad we found her. She gave me my sanity back!! To this day she is still available for advice during each transitional phase which is invaluable for a first time parent like myself. If you are considering a sleep specialist, Desiree is your girk!! She is incredible!
Desiree is amazing. I am sooo grateful that my friend suggested I contact her. I was amazed to hear that my friend's twins were sleeping through the night at just 10 weeks so I called her right away. Not only is Desiree an expert on sleep training, she has been so pleasant to talk and text with. She is very responsive and takes the time to check in to see how our baby is doing. At a time where things are a bit chaotic, she brings peace of mind to one of the hardest stages that we've had to deal with thus far. I'm happy to report that we are getting a full night of sleep and our baby is only 11 weeks old. I highly recommend working with her. She's a life saver!
Desiree is hands down the best newborn care specialist and sleep trainer out there! She sleep trained my first baby in 2012 who was very, very difficult, but with her encouragement and guidance he was sleeping 12 hours a night by 9 weeks. With my second baby I had in January she again guided me and by 5 weeks he was sleeping 12 hours a night. Both my boys are the BEST sleepers and the happiest little guys thanks to her. Both my husband and I are busy professionals so we could not afford to be up all night with crying babies. I do not know what we would have done without her guidance and support with our little ones. I recommend her without reservation! She is very understanding and compassionate as well!
I can't say enough good things about Desiree! She's knowledgeable, experienced, responsive, empathetic and results driven. Our twins were 10 weeks old when we contacted Desiree. We had already invested A LOT of money into a night nanny that was supposed to have our babies sleeping 12 hours through the night by 12 weeks but when we realized that wasn't going to happen, we contacted Desiree immediately and she got the job done after one consultation visit. She assured us we were on the right track and coached us the rest of the way and sure enough...in just FIVE nights, both babies were sleeping 12 straight hours. She knows what she's doing and guarantees that if we follow her recommendations, her plan will work. And it does! I also love that she is available for ongoing support and I can text her anytime and she r
esponds promptly. My babies sleep beautifully and are HAPPY babies - thanks to Desiree and her expertise.
THE BRAGG FAMILY
As new parents, we had fell into some bad habits when it came to our daughter's sleeping routine. We contacted Desiree when our little girl was 6 months old and waking up 3-4 times a night (and not napping!). Within days, our daughter began sleeping through the night, napping on a consistent schedule, and learning how to self-soothe. Desiree's confidence and support gave us the strength and optimism to create healthy, happy sleeping habits for our child!
After delivering our son, I was overwhelmed being a first time mom and googled for help and found Arizona Baby Services. Desiree came over the next day for our consultation and was very thorough and helpful with how to get our son sleep trained. She promised by the time I went to work that he would be sleeping 7-7. I, the skeptic kept telling her I didn't believe her but she proved me wrong. Enabling the schedule and having her support throughout the weeks provided me self confidence within the schedule and I can happily report that I go back to work on Monday and my son sleeps 7-7. I highly recommend Arizona Baby Services to all families with little ones that need to be put on a schedule. Desiree is our savior! We are beyond grateful for her wisdom and giving us back our sleep. We are such a happy family now especially our little one!
THE HAMMON FAMILY
My husband and I were at our wits end with our daughter (second child) when she was just 3 weeks old. My first child had been in the NICU and therefore sleep trained by the wonderful nurses at Thunderbird. We did not have the same experience with our daughter... We felt like first time parents and were so frustrated with her constant crying and lack of sleep (up every 15 minutes at night!!) We fed on demand and held her every time she cried. Big mistake! People assumed she was colicky, had acid reflux or other issues when she was just tired and being fed too much. Desiree helped us get on a schedule and get back in control. We now have a calm, well rested baby and it's only been 6 days since our consultation. Progress is almost immediate and when you're sleep deprived, that is an amazing thing! My husband and I are also getting sleep, communicating without the blame that we once spoke with and our son also feels the change in the house. We wish we had called her earlier but we're just happy we found her!! She is knowledgeable, attentive to your needs, and so easy to talk with. We checks in with us regularly to ensure my daughter is doing well and we have any questions answered. It is such a comforting feeling to know someone who has the answers and genuinely wants to ensure success in your family. If you are having issues with your newborn, need questions answered or in dire straights like my husband and I were... call Desiree immediately! We are so grateful to her for help in getting our home back on track.
We were at our wits end with our almost 6 week old. She never slept...NEVER. We had no clue what to do. She wasn't sick...didn't have colic....we had gotten into elaborate, insane sleep routines that took 45 minutes.
Then we called Desiree. And she literally changed our lives.
Within a few days, our baby was NAPPING ON A SCHEDULE. Better yet....she began to sleep through the night. THE ENTIRE NIGHT. Not only we were new parents, we had a brand new baby. She was happy, she went from crying hours a day to fussing rarely. She ate better. She grew better. Desiree helped us understand what she needs to sleep and how to set up her day so we have order, time to do things and predictability. Our baby doesn't go to sleep with a pacifier or any routine. She falls asleep on her own now.
I have no idea where we would be without her. It's well over a month later and things are still amazing. Our baby sleeps like a dream. People are shocked to hear our 12 week old sleeps for 12 hours. But she does! She is happy, healthy and thriving!
Desiree is completely trustworthy. I wouldn't hesitate to call her again if we needed her help and I was never worried about her being in our home. She took wonderful care of our baby while she was with us. She is kind, friendly, passionate about her work and very knowledgable. I can't say enough good things about her.
If you are looking for a night nurse, newborn help, sleep training...CALL HER. And then do what she says. She will point you in the right direction while being considerate of your babies needs. I tell everyone I meet with a new baby about her because she is that amazing.
This was our first child and my wife was about to go back to work and our son (almost 3 months old) was not sleeping through the night. He would wake up every few hours wanting milk etc. So it became very tiring each and every night. We read the reviews for baby sleep consultants and found great reviews for Desiree but of course we were still skeptical. But we took a chance. Boy was it worth it! She does an 1.5 hr consult and it is pricey but well worth it. She looked at everything from size of our son to his room to his current patterns etc. She came up with a plan which we followed to a tee. She will also recommend certain swaddles and sound machines. First night he slept 7 hours and 2nd night 10hrs! By the 3rd day he would fall asleep within 5 minutes and slept for 10-11 hours. It is hard at first to leave them and just let them cry but with her support and telling us "don't go into his room, he will be fine", we got through it. Now he sleeps anywhere from 10-11 hrs through the night and has been for 2.5 months. She continues to give us support via text or phone. Highly recommended. Thanks Desiree!
Desiree is amazing and has been absolutely essential in helping us get our 5 month old to sleep. Calling Desiree was truly the best decision we have made for our family. She is incredibly passionate about her job and really knows how to get results. We called her in desperation when our baby was waking up frequently throughout the night and barely napping during the day. She came to our house and laid out a detailed, yet easy to follow plan that changed our baby overnight. Whenever we had follow up questions or asked for clarification, she was easy to get ahold of and super helpful. Our baby is now eating more than we knew he could and is sleeping so much better. When we lay him down to sleep, he is often cooing and happy to quietly sooth himself to sleep. No tears! It's incredible! Everyone in our home is getting so much more sleep. Our baby is so well rested and is able to be his happy self again - our only regret is not calling her sooner!
Desiree is an angel . My son is now 9 month old . I inquired on Desiree's website at midnight one of my sleepless nights and she responded within minutes and we spoke the next day . my son 8 month at the time was waking up every 2 hours every night.
She walked me through the whole process and was checking on me everyday to see how the progress was going . It took me 4 days and we are all sleeping through the night . She is amazing and super professional and very experienced and knowledgable . I would recommend her to all new moms.
After weeks of sleep deprivation we were recommended to Desiree. I can't explain how wonderful she is. She was very patient and kind throughout our sleep training experience. Within 3 days my 4 week old baby was sleeping and eating properly. By two months old he was sleeping through the night. Desiree is truly there for her clients 24/7 with nothing but support and knowledge. She is not only a sleep couch and a support system for parents. Trust me she is a life changer. We call her the baby whisper.
In our humble opinion, Desiree is a miracle worker.
My daughter essentially sleep trained herself and was about as easy as they come, so when our son was born, we thought that we would have the same experience. How wrong we were. At 4 months old he was having major sleep issues and we were really struggling. We were not sleeping more than 45 mins at a time for weeks on end. My wife had gone back to work, and our son was not only waking us up all night, but our 3 year old daughter as well. It was nothing short of an absolute mess.
We did some research and called Desiree, frantically explaining our issue. She was at our house within 48 hours and, from then on, our lives have dramatically turned around for the better. She helped our son get on a better sleep schedule and informed us of best practices (specific types of swaddling, scheduling, sound machines, etc) to assist in his sleeping. It really, truly works, and now we are all sleeping happily.
However, be aware that sleep training a baby is a process, and can take a few days/weeks to erase the bad habits and establish the new habits. During that time, we were full of questions and anxiety. This is where I am most impressed with Desiree: the followup. She has been with us the entire way - it has been nearly a month since she came, and she checks in regularly. I text her if we have had an off night (sickness, traveling, etc) and she quickly responds and attempts to diagnose the situation. This is probably the best part in my opinion - the ability to ask questions and continue the process until it truly is a learned habit.
In addition to being great at what she does, Desiree is also very kind and friendly. She will answer as many questions as you have, and I have never felt like I was bothering/pestering her - she really could not be nicer or more supportive.
Overall we were very happy and incredibly pleased. It is money well spent in our opinion and we would certainly recommend her to any parents having issues with sleep training.
THE FLAMINO FAMILY
Not only did Desiree save me from falling into a very bad PPD, she went above and beyond the call of duty when my newborn was rushed to PCH. She came to the hospital, stayed countless hours with me and the baby and learned how to feed her with an NG tube so she could let me rest when we got back home. She's an angel sent from heaven. A dedicated baby specialist is just a mere name for what she does for families. There is no one out there like her. She's a gem and if you are lucky enough to receive her special talented hands, you are on the road to raising a baby who will sleep countless nights. :-)