"Joanna is absolutely amazing. I discovered her through my community at a time when I was just totally depleted emotionally, physically, and otherwise. She swooped in with compassion, expertise, and unwavering encouragement, and really turned things around for me in a very short time. I had her support on a constant basis, for as long as I needed it, which was nothing short of a life line. Perhaps the thing I appreciate most was her ability to listen and empathize; something you can't get from a parenting book, and don't often get from a pediatrician. She works with your needs as a family and is flexible if need be. The personal attention we received as a family are unparalleled. I would strongy recommend her to anyone who is stuggling with a baby's sleep, and tell that exhausted parent that yes, there is light at the end of the tunnel!"
- Jean (Mom to Addie, 6 months old)
"When my one year old was still not sleeping through the night, I knew I had to call Lauren Lappen to help me sleep train my daughter. My daughter would wake up and not be able to settle herself back down without my help. This would result in having to get up multiple times a night to calm an hysterical child. I listened to Lauren's suggestions and within two days of sleep training, my daughter was sleeping through the night. This made a happier well rested one year old and much happier parents!"
- Melanie (Mom to Abby, age 1)
"We developed some fairly bad sleep habits with my 3-year-old. I was always dragging him along when I had to take my 7-year-old places and he inevitably fell asleep late in the afternoon in the car. This lead to late bed times, no routine and someone inevitably in tears in my home at some point in the night. It was not good and I was so embarrassed because I knew better but I couldn't get out of this cycle. Joanna, in a warm and nonjudgmental way, immediately helped put us back on track when it came to sleep. She offered some easy to follow solutions that worked with our busy lives. We have a routine now for bedtime, no middle of the night disturbances and everyone is so much happier. Before her, I couldn't imagine how we were going to get out of this awful sleep trap we were in, but she was able to assess the situation and fix the problem in just a few days. I cannot say enough about Joanna Winograd when it comes to fixing sleep problems with children. She is easy to work with and helps you achieve the results you want quickly and easily."
-Jen (Mom to Will, age 3)
"It had been months and months (I am embarrassed to say the number but it rhymes with zen) of no good, very bad sleep when I finally decided that something had to change. My husband and I were tired, my preschooler was exhausted and crabby and our dog was totally annoyed to be 'pushed to the bottom of our bed'. Our 4 year old was starting in our bed and staying in our bed all night! I am now on day FIVE, yes day FIVE of my preschooler in her bed the whole night, start to finish AND for 12+ hours a night! I know five nights doesn't sound like a lot but believe me when I say that we tried for months to do this, failing every time in night one! The method that Lauren told us to use is fool proof. I can't do hard - my husband and I work too many hours to do hard! Thank you Lauren for bringing the "zen" back to our house!!"
-Jessica (Mom to Allie, age 4)
"Lauren is our savior! She has our family peacefully sleeping through the night again. I have an 18 month old and a 3.5 year old who both had sleep issues, waking up repeatedly throughout the night. With Lauren's time and attention to understanding our specific case - she mapped out a clear action plan and guided me through it every step of the way. In just a few nights, both kids were back on track sleeping through the night again and so were mommy and daddy - hooray! Lauren also helped us with my son's nap transition from two naps to one and helped us tackle no nap days or days he would just fall asleep for a cat nap in the car. Lauren's care, encouragement and incredible knowledge has made all the difference in our family and given us the best gift of all - Sleep!!!"
- Allison (Mom to Ava, age 3 and Jake, 18 months)
"Lauren Lappen has brought sweet dreams back into our home! With infant twin boys and their 4 year old big brother, life was chaotic with not nearly enough sleep. It is challenging enough to deal with sleep training one baby, but add twins into the mix and there is a whole other set of dynamics to deal with. Our twins' schedules were all over the map, they were constantly waking each other up (and us!) and we didn't know where to turn. Until...we met Lauren from Wee Sleep Solutions! Lauren gave us practical advice to help adjust our twins' sleeping routine. She was flexible and adapted to the style which worked for our family. After spending time with Lauren and sharing our challenges, she tailored a sleep plan for our 9 month old babies and my 4 year old son. Within 2 weeks, my babies were on the same daytime nap schedule and sleeping through the night! I thought to myself, "why didn't I do this sooner?!" We also received excellent advice on how to transition my 4 year old into his own bed. We are now all resting peacefully thanks to Lauren."
-Laura (Mom to Luke and William, age 9 months and Alexander, age 4)
"We emailed Joanna out of complete desperation. My 5 month old did not know how to fall asleep on her own and would wake up every 30 minutes and need to be rocked or nursed back to sleep. I was sick from lack of sleep. I knew something needed to be done but didn’t know how to implement advice from sleep books. Joanna sat with us for almost 3 hours and listened to our issues (we had a lot!!). She quickly created a plan and that very night our daughter went to sleep on her own in her crib! She is so knowledgeable and helpful and was always available immediately if I had any questions or concerns. After two weeks working with Joanna, our daughter sleeps 12 hours at night and if she does wake up, she gets herself back to sleep quickly without any help from us. We are so grateful for Joanna’s expertise and support through this process. My daughter is much happier with a consistent schedule and my husband and I are enjoying life again!!"
–Cristina (Mom to Francesca, age 5 months)