I was truly at the end of my rope when I called Kimberly. My son William’s sleep patterns at 3 months were so erratic. We’d have weeks of him sleeping 8 hour stretches at night, and then weeks of him getting up every 2 hours. He was getting worse and wanted to nurse every time he stirred. This caused him to not be hungry in the morning, which was very frustrating. Additionally, he was constantly flipping over to his stomach and couldn’t get back to a comfortable position so we kept flipping him back. He was exhausted and unhappy, and so was I. Having successfully and easily sleep trained our older son at 3 months, we were dismayed to see that our efforts with William did not work, and I feared for my sanity given that I had gone back to work full time. Kimberly Walker came to help right after William turned 4 months, she spent 4 nights with us (and assured us we didn’t need the 5th night and probably didn’t need the 4th, but we wanted it anyway) and the change in William was (and continues to be) remarkable. He sleeps in any position and sleeps about 12 hours a night. His nap schedule is better too (he can drift off in a non moving stroller – which was impossible before) and he’s not overtired anymore. Kimberly is also helping us with our 3 year old, Nathaniel who has recently learned he can climb out of his bed and is transitioning to no nap. Kimberly has so much hands-on experience in terms of baby and toddler sleep training – it’s so nice to talk to someone who is as interested in your baby’s sleep as you are – it makes a big difference. The whole experience has been life changing for our family. Everyone is happier and well rested.
We contacted Kimberly when our twins were about 4 1/2 months old, after our pediatrician told us that there was no reason why they shouldn’t be sleeping through the night. After attempting to “sleep train” ourselves, we soon grew exasperated with our son’s constant cries, and called Kimberly Walker in desperation. Even though she had a fully packed schedule, she was able to counsel us over the phone. Unlike our pediatrician, who essentially told us to shut the door and walk away, she gave us specific instructions and practical advice that was both effective and reassuring. It made us feel like we had a plan to follow, and all of her instructions made sense. She was always available to us, whether it be through phone calls, texts, or emails, and no question seemed to phase her. Our daughter responded to our consistency immediately, but it took our son a bit longer to adapt to our new routine. A month later, however, they were both sleeping almost 12 hours at night, and taking 2-3 naps daily. My son, who was colicky and cranky much of the time, has benefited immensely from having a solid schedule and consistent sleeping routine. Kimberly’s suggestions were spot on, and we are so grateful to be able to say that now all four of us get a good night’s sleep each night!
My toddler Sam basically stopped sleeping through the night at age 2, when he moved into a bed and his brother was born. He would make us sit in his room to fall asleep, which usually took one hour; he would come into our room up to 3 times a night; and he would wake at 5am every day. This went on for 10 months and in desperation, I called a sleep trainer. At the end of Kimberly’s 5 night stay, Sam was falling asleep within 15 minutes, never waking in the night, and sleeping until 6am. And using her methods, we’ve been since able to push wake-up time to almost 630am. My husband and I still can’t believe it.
Kimberly was gentle and caring with our son, and it was a true pleasure having her in our home.
Our son was 13 months old when Parenting Unlimited came to the rescue. My husband and I were exhausted from all the sleepless nights. We would wake up three to five times a night to either change his diaper, find his pacifier, feed him or rock him back to sleep. As a result from his bad sleeping habits at night, our baby had horrible naps during the day. Every time he woke up during the night, we would go to him, but Kimberly taught us differently…all our baby needed was to learn how to fall asleep on his own. She was very sweet with our child and guided us thoroughly during the sleep teaching process. Kimberly helped us establish a new sleep routine, adjust the day schedule and remove the pacifier. Now our baby is a great sleeper. Her help has been invaluable to us and a blessing in our family life!
Our now 13 month old son completely switched his sleeping patterns when he turned 10 months old. He went from an uninterrupted 11 hours of sleep and two good naps to waking almost every hour, waking for good at 4am, and only taking one or two half-hour naps. He would not sleep through the night! After months of his not sleeping any better, us not getting any sleep, and two failed attempts to “cry it out”, my husband and I decided we needed a sleep consultant. We found Kimberly through a friend who used her for nap-time help and decided to have her come and stay with us for three nights (our son had a pattern of improving over two days but then moving to a new disruptive sleep pattern on the third). She is a complete and total miracle worker. Seriously! The first two nights he did wake up a lot and did cry before going back to sleep but Kimberly was so sweet and patient with him (and us!) that by the third night when she had me put him down by myself he went to sleep after only 15 minutes of intermittent crying and slept for the whole night! She was also able to diagnose a few other issues (new bottle nipples, pacifier weaning, louder sound machine) that we just hadn’t thought of in our sleep-deprivation state but it made us feel like she really was paying attention to what our son specifically needed – not just some generic plan that is supposed to fit all babies. Two weeks later he is still sleeping through the night and when we go to put him down for bed he doesn’t make a peep – just rolls over onto his pillow, snuggles down into his lovie and goes to sleep!! We are still in awe and know it was the best money we have EVER spent.
I actually called Parenting Unlimited twice! The first time was when my son was 13 months old and still nursing to sleep and not sleeping through the night. I was terrified and unsure about sleep training, but Kimberly made me feel calm right from the get go when I spoke to her on the phone. I spoke to a few sleep specialists and I liked Kimberly’s warm personality and the depth of questions she asked me about my son. With a sleep program in place, my son was sleeping through the night in 6 nights. The SECOND time I called Kimberly my son was 21 months old and I was desperate. We had relapsed to nursing to sleep and not sleeping through the night in his crib. We sort of had to start over, but this time I wanted to wean as well. Kimberly was incredibly supportive and she really helped me get through this tough period. Now my son is weaned and sleeping through the night, some nights he still wakes up, this is well always be the case, but I now I know how to get him back to sleep in a consistent way. I could not have done it without her!
I called Kimberly when our son was 4 months old and still waking up in the middle of the night. He was big enough to be ready for sleep training, so we got the recommendation to hire Kimberly. Not only did she get him sleeping through the night quickly, but she also re-vamped his entire schedule. She got him on an ideal nap/bottle/bedtime schedule and brought peace and structure to our lives! Dealing with sleep issues and knowing your baby may cry some is one of the toughest thing a parent faces, and having Kimberly there for us & our baby made us feel safe. She does it gently and with calmness, which the baby senses. Even after the roughest nights, he still woke up smiling at her! Kimberly was a pleasure to have in our home during such a challenging family experience and we still use her as a consultant for the “fine tuning” of our son’s schedule.
There are no words to describe our gratitude for the lifesaving help and advice we got from Parenting Unlimited. Adam was 4 months old at the time and I was going back to work. He was not sleeping through the night and we were exhausted. My husband and I happened to be at a party where someone mentioned “The Sleep Trainer!” We immediately contacted Kimberly and knew we had to get her to come and help us. We wanted Kimberly to come for two nights and after two nights Adam was sleeping through the night. We actually kept Kimberly for another 2 nights (for insurance) because we couldn’t believe her training worked. We are happy to say that since then, Adam (who is now 1 year) is a good sleeper and knows how to put himself to sleep. My husband and I still say that it was the best money spent!!!Kimberly is a wealth of knowledge about baby sleep habits and she is wonderful to work with. She also set us up with a schedule for napping and feeding, which we still find helpful. Thank you Kimberly!
I contacted Kimberly Walker when my 11 month old twins did not know how to fall asleep independently. They needed to be rocked to sleep and would cry hysterically when they were placed in their cribs awake (most of the time to the point of throwing up). Naps and bedtime were incredibly difficult and were getting worse as the weeks passed. Kimberly Walker stayed with us for two nights, taught the girls how to go to sleep on their own and helped put them on a schedule. While the first few nights were difficult, it was WELL worth it as my twins are completely able to fall asleep with no rocking or other assistance! They know their routine and are happy at nap and bedtime. Kimberly was extremely compassionate and gave me the confidence I needed to help give them the extremely important skill of learning to fall sleep independently. I would HIGHLY recommend Kimberly to anyone whose children are having sleep issues. My husband and I sing Kimberly’s praises quite often!
I was referred to Kimberly Walker by a friend of a friend while talking about my twins sleep deprivation. I had tried everything, I had read everything. At first, I was skeptical of a sleep trainer, but when I started to see a change in their sleeping, I was so relieved. The twins were not the only ones sleep deprived and I started to feel like I was getting my sanity back. Four months later and we have run into a couple of issues but Kimberly has always been available to help me. My only wish is that I can check in with her on a regular basis!
Kimberly Walker is a lifesaver! We had been having troubles with our daughter’s sleep for months and were all exhausted when we called Parenting Unlimited for sleep help. Kimberly’s expertise made the process much less stressful for both our daughter and us and fixed the problem much more quickly than if we had tried to do it ourselves. Kimberly has a great understanding of child psychology and, maybe even more importantly, parent psychology, holding this nervous mom’s hand throughout. We were very reluctant to sleep train but after it was all over our only regret was not calling her sooner. We are all sleeping well now and the positive effect it has had on our family is wonderful.
I called Kimberly Walker after 6 months of sleepless nights and cranky twin daughters that would not sleep through the night. I was exhausted and it was clear to my husband and I that we needed a sleep consultant. Kimberly was nothing short of a miracle worker. Kimberly arrived on Sunday and clearly told us her plan for the night and the following nights she would be with us. Everything she said made sense and worked like magic. Our daughters responded very well to her. They were sleeping and smiling in the morning! And napping during the day! Her care and love for babies was so clear in how my girls smiled around her. Kimberly regularly checked in during the day to see how the night had gone and how the day was going. I never hesitated to contact her if things went wrong and she always had the perfect solution. I felt so comfortable with Kimberly, it was sad to have her leave, not only because I was nervous to be on my own at night, but because she had become a friend in just a few days. She is an expert at what she does and seems to have been born with a sense of calm and love for children. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
We called Kimberly when Victory was 5 1/2 months old and no one in the house was sleeping through the night. Victory was waking increasingly frequently – every
2 hours or so – and getting increasing frustrated about not being able to get back to sleep. The books on the subject weren’t helping me. I needed someone experienced to come and spend time with us and be able to see what the problem might be and help us solve it. Kimberly spent two nights with us. She put Victory in his own room and sat with him and soothed him when he woke. The second night he woke once. The third night he slept for 11 hours straight. With a handful of exceptions he has slept through the night (11 – 12 hours) ever since.
Kimberly was extremely patient, sensitive and committed to her work. Her follow up care was excellent. We are extremely grateful to her for the help she gave us.
Parenting Unlimited is a wonderful—indeed, invaluable resource for parents. She is kind, sensitive, and very, very experienced in gently helping young children learn how to get to sleep by themselves—and teaching anxious, exhausted parents how to let children learn this crucial life skill. Our 14-month-old daughter had terrible nights that seemed only to get worse as time went on: often waking up crying every 40 minutes all night, or waking up for three hours at a time. I was exhausted; she was exhausted. I read a number of books on sleep training, and the basic process made a great deal of sense to me, but I was simply too physically tired to stay up for a couple of nights, if needed, and I was too emotionally exhausted to deal with the idea of our daughter crying for even a few minutes. I did not know about sleep trainers or sleep consultants. I remember thinking: If only there were someone who could come to my house and help me do this. And I was amazed to learn that there is indeed such a person: Kimberly Walker. She very gradually and very gently taught our daughter how to go to sleep by herself and to get back to sleep upon waking in the night. After three nights, our daughter was sleeping through the night. Kimberly was available for extremely helpful daily telephone consultations for two weeks after her time in our home, and during that time she helped me help our daughter take two daytime naps as well. I cannot recommend Kimberly’s services highly enough.
My husband and I were sleep deprived and after reading many books and trying many sleep methods, including the Ferber Sleep Method, we decided to call in an infant sleep consultant because our 6 month old daughter was not sleeping through the night. It was the best choice we made and it left us wondering why we did not inquire with one sooner. Our experienced infant and toddler sleep consultant, Kimberly Walker, provided personalized guidance for sleep challenges and routines. She took into account our family’s unique situation, parenting style, daytime/nighttime routines and our baby’s specific needs and followed our baby’s responses. Kimberly made me, as a first time mother, feel comfortable and confident during sleep training and was there to answer every single question. Seven months later our now 13 month old daughter has never woken once during the night and has a very predictable nap and bedtime routine. As working parents, it was very important to my husband and I to have a routine established that a variety of family members and babysitters could walk in, follow, and put our daughter to sleep. I can proudly say this is exactly what we have accomplished thanks to Kimberly’s expertise. She brought many ideas to the table as far as helping guide our baby’s sleep that we would never have thought of. We highly recommend Kimberly for any infant and toddler sleep concerns and can say we will be calling Kimberly when it is time to have our next child. Thank you!
We hired Kimberly Walker for three nights when our daughter was 17 months old. We had gotten into the habit of taking the baby to bed with us when she woke in the night (after taking usually over an hour to put her to bed with rocking and singing which was very draining) because we both work and it was too draining to try to rock her back to sleep in the middle of the night. Kimberly was able to address the issue by the third night. She was very patient with us and very kind to our daughter. On the second night, we were sure our daughter would recoil once she saw that the “lady who made her stay in her crib” was back, but that was not the case. Our daughter was happy to see Kimberly and even when Kimberly left, our daughter still looked around for her. Shortly after completing sleep training, we were displaced from our home due to Hurricane Sandy. We consulted Kimberly and kept up with our usual routine as best we could. Our daughter did great. Sleep training really works and we are so thankful that we had an expert sleep trainer to help!
I called Parenting Unlimited when my daughter Elizabeth was 13 months. Every time she went to sleep I had to sit by her bed and hold her hand. She could not fall asleep without a pacifier, so in addition to putting her to sleep, every time she would wake up at night, I had to get up, put the pacifier back and sit there with her for about half an hour. This routine consumed an enormous amount of time. Three naps a day and 2-4 ‘awakenings’ during the night left me feeling completely exhausted day after day. Also, no one could console her at night except for me which meant no help, no breaks, and no vacations. I tried the crying out method once but Elizabeth threw up so much and it was so hard for her to catch her breath afterwards that it left me terrified and I swore to never do it again. Kimberly Walker literally gave me my life back. She was very kind, considerate and made me feel at ease right away. She listened to all of my concerns and addressed every issue I had. The first night was the hardest. I would not have made it through if she wasn’t there reassuring me that everything was all right. Now, Elizabeth falls asleep within 10 minutes (WITHOUT pacifier) and sleeps through the night. What a miracle! I am SO happy I found Kimberly and I will be infinitely grateful for all her help and support.
We first spoke with Kimberly Walker when my daughter was 12 weeks old. At that time, Kimberly helped us think through the best way to get mydaughter on a schedule, primarily in regards to feeding and napping,which made her sleep schedule at night more predictable. For the next three months, we constantly relied on Kimberly through phone calls, email and text messages to help us tweak this schedule as our daughter got older. As a result, by the time Kimberly came to do her sleep consultation and overnight stay, we saw results very quickly. Kimberly immediately helped us get rid of the pacifier (24 hours later, they were gone!), and got our daughter sleeping through the night very quickly. She also worked with us to customize a napping schedule which worked with our daughter’s daily activities. Kimberly was able to be this effective, while using a calm and warm approach. We cannot thank her enough!
We called Parenting Unlimited and decided to do a phone sleep consult. Kimberly Walker was able to help us immensely over the phone. She asked the right questions, listened, and offered tailored solutions for our twin’s sleeping problems. Having our twins sleep in the same room affects their sleeping and Kimberly was able to give us some useful tips on helping them fall asleep and sleep through the night. Her Psychological insight helped pinpoint some issues with their schedule and bedtime routine. We were able to help our twins sleep better and help ourselves sleep with minimal crying and by adjusting their schedule to their needs.
Getting more than an hour of sleep at a time at night was impossible before we met Kimberly Walker. Our 9 month old son would need to fall asleep in my arms, and I would have to put him down in his crib only when he was in a deep sleep otherwise he would wake up and cry. Even after he was in the crib, he would wake up almost every hour all night long. We would feed him but he would still wake up no matter what we did. I would dread nighttime. Around 5 pm everyday I would get a knot in my stomach, just thinking about the night ahead. Not sleeping through the night also made our lives difficult during the day, because my son was constantly irritable, wouldn’t eat well and wouldn’t nap well either.
After Kimberly, it was as if we had a different baby. He would fall asleep in his crib on his own, would sleep through the night and wake up in the morning with a smile on his face when I would come in to get him. He was happy during the day, much more outgoing and playful and Kimberly helped us get his nap schedule working as well. Sometimes I will think about those months of sleepless nights and I wonder what we would have done without Kimberly. I’m extremely grateful I will never have to know.
My son was always a good nighttime sleeper until quite suddenly he started night waking at 17 months. He was also standing in his crib (for an hour at a time!) and plagued by separation anxiety. Kimberly Walker at Parenting Unlimited helped me resolve these issues and develop a better nap time schedule. The thing I really like about Kimberly is that she asks about the details of your child’s situation and offers very specific, customized solutions. There are so many nuances to getting a toddler to sleep (and stay asleep) and she knows how little shifts can make a dramatic difference. She is infinitely patient, kind and understanding. I’ve spoken to many sleep consultants before finding Kimberly. Without a doubt, she is the best.
Our son, Cole, was 4 months old and not sleeping longer than 30 min unless he was in his swing. Getting him to sleep through the night seemed impossible. My husband and I were at our wits end…miserable, sleep deprived, and taking care of a newborn and toddler. One of us would sleep on the couch in the family room because that is where the swing was…the ONLY place our son would sleep. Even then he was up every couple of hours. We had no schedule and we felt helpless….he was IMPOSSIBLE. We needed a sleep trainer, but did not know where to start. I contacted Kimberly and she was very confident that she could get our child to sleep through the night in his crib in a matter of days. We were skeptical only because our son was a tough case. However, we did everything she told us to and it worked! To a ‘T’! Everything she said would happen, happened! We are so thankful to her for getting our son AND us our sleep back!!!! We are now a happy family!!! Thanks Kimberly!!!
Our son Reed was 6 months old and essentially had stopped sleeping through the night… he was up every hour! My husband and I were beyond tired and not functioning at work at all. A friend referred us to Parenting Unlimited and Kimberly is brilliant… she got Reed on a perfect schedule and he has slept from 7:30-6:30 ever since!!
Kimberly Walker is amazing! Our daughter had been the perfect sleeper and then around 11 months she wouldn’t sleep through the night anymore without being held or sleeping in our bed. We were exhausted and frustrated but in a matter of a couple days Kimberly’s advice helped us retrain our daughter. She’s 17 months now and she’s been a great sleeper ever since Kimberly came to help us. We would highly recommend her to anyone who is experiencing sleep issues with their children.
We called Kimberly when our son was 3 years old and our daughter was just a few weeks old. His bedtime routine was exhausting. We read several books on the subject and tried many methods but were still sitting on the floor of his room until he fell asleep… every night! Kimberly literally changed our lives — we say it all the time. Our son connected with her right away and within 3 days he was falling asleep on his own and sleeping through the night and we had our evenings back! Kimberly’s routine was not only effective, but we still follow it today nearly one year later. We called Kimberly again when our daughter was 5 months old and again she got us on a great schedule and taught us how she can fall asleep on her own. And then, before our daughter went to preschool we called her for potty training! Kimberly is amazing and we recommend her all the time with full confidence!
We dealt with sleep issues with our 2.5 year old for 2 years. Thinking it was a phase he would grow out of, we labored through months of little or no sleep. I was referred to Parenting Unlimited by a co-worker who had great success with her son and decided to give her method a try. I explained our issues to Kimberly thinking they were unique and carried lots of challenges, but she assured me that she could help and my problems were common. I know everyone’s scenario is different, but after one session and only 2 nights of getting our child familiar with the program, our sleep problems were gone. The program is very easy to follow and fun for the child.
We called Kimberly because at 3 years old, my son would not give up the pacifier! He fell asleep with it in his mouth every night for 3 years! I was terrified that if I took it away he would not sleep. Kimberly came over and had a really creative and cute plan for helping him understand that the passys were going “bye-bye.” He was not happy, but she helped us through it and now we are passy free! Yay!
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