South Florida Baby Sleep Expert

Success Stories

Your Baby Sleep Expert in South Florida

Hearing from satisfied, happy clients is what makes my job worthwhile! As you read through the stories below, imagine how it would feel for you and your family to get the rest you need. Contact me, Laura Knecht, your baby sleep consulting expert in South Florida, today!

We cannot say enough good things about Laura and all the ways she has helped us in putting a sleep plan into place for our little guy. Within days we noticed such a difference with him and thanks to all the information provided we now have a more rested, happier baby! Laura exceeded all of our expectations! We knew sleep training was not a one size fits all type of thing and she created a plan specifically for our son and it worked like a charm. I would recommend Good Little SleeperZzz to any of my friends and have already!

- Toniann L.

Hiring Laura was THE BEST thing I have done for my daughter and my family so far. This is my first child and I was sleep deprived for six months until I finally decided that enough was enough and I had to have professional help. I couldn’t live a life of exhaustion any longer. I was referred to Laura from a past client who read my post on a facebook blog searching for answers on how to get this under control. From our first phone conversation, Laura was so professional and knowledgeable I just knew she knew the profession inside and out. She reassured me that we will get this under control and we will get our life back! Laura spent the first night at my house guiding me through the whole process and giving me support like no other. She is so gentle and caring not to mention she was up ALL NIGHT watching my daughter on the baby monitor making sure she was safe! My daughter was sleeping through the night by the third night!!! I couldn’t believe it and I still cant believe the fact that we got our evenings and nights back!! Laura was with me on text everyday for the duration of my sleep plan, anytime I would text her with a question I got an answer of exactly what to do. HER SUPPORT IS UNMATCHED!!!! Thank you Laura for your professionalism, guidance, and support!!😀

- Sharona P.

I just want to share that I am THRILLED with your program! We are now into the 2nd month and even in the very beginning he is sleeping 11-12+ hours straight through the night!

He has learned to put himself back to sleep and we never thought that would happen, it has been simply amazing! We used to be the parents who got no sleep, now our friends are jealous that he sleeps so many hours through the night and their child doesn’t!I brag to EVERYONE about how well he sleeps and that we have a life again!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I never dreamed I would sleep through the night for 8 hours again! You are awesome!

- Stephanie

I would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to you. Your system is well explained and well researched and has worked wonders in our house. It is like Hana is saying ‘Thank You Mammy – i really needed this’, she is so happy since we began. We tell her it is ‘Sleepy Girl Time’ she knows what that means now and tucks her head into her blankey when we say it to her, ready for bed. She is so clever. We are going to stick to it for her sake and like the other parents you mentioned we are delighted with the time together we have now.

So once again, Thank You – keep doing what you are doing.

- Fiona O’Connor Kildare, Ireland

It is 10 to 7 on this lovely Spring evening and Joshua is sleeping soundly in his cot as he did last night and the night before for 10-12 hours. He always slept well to begin with but when he was unwell and the teething started it all went wrong. We did what we thought was the right thing to do at the time but soon realized that Joshua had developed a whole new routine – one that involved not going to sleep at night and then waking up several times a night for a bottle!!

Thankfully, your Sleepsense plan put us all back on track and we hopefully will never look back.

Many thanks again and good luck in all that you do.

- Toni Taylor

Laura is a miracle worker! I was the mom that thought NOTHING was going to fix my 8-month olds sleeping habits. Being very strong willed, we tried everything. We were waking up 3-6 times a night. Sometimes we would be up for 15 mins and other times, hours. Then it took an even better turn when she would not let us put her down when she woke up! I would pick up-put down for hours which eventually lead to sleeping in mine and my husbands’ bed (which was not the goal). I had run out of ideas and was at my wits’ end!! I was not getting any sleep, and neither was my little girl. We were all miserable. I contacted Laura and she reassured me that she could help! The first 2 nights where tough, I even had to make an emergency call to Laura the first night. She reassured me that I was doing everything right and talked me through everything!! I couldn’t have done it without her! By night 3 she was sleeping through the night! DISBELIEF! My little girl is such a happier baby now that she is getting a good night sleep. Mommy and Daddy are much happier as well! Thank you Laura for helping us get our life back!! I would 110% recommend Laura, no doubt about it!

- Brittany L.

Since getting onto your sleep program, Beau has been an angel. It was hard going for about a week or two when we first started, but now he goes to bed without hesitation and sleeps well through the night. It was a blessing to my husband and I.

We have regained our lives- slightly anyway and are back in the land of the living because of the sleep we now get in the night and a bit of a rest in the day. Thanks for your help. I have also put so many friends onto the program too and they all rave about it.

- Trev and Beau

THANK YOU SO MUCH! Your sleep programme is fantastic and truly works! Last night was our 6th night and things are going brilliantly well! I really can’t thank you enough.

Joel slept through on the 3rd night, had a bit of a blip on the 4th night, but I think it was because he had a dirty nappy and was uncomfortable but 5th and 6th nights…straight through! Thank you

- Carolyn

Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

I just had my first full night of sleep in 5 1/12 months. It was the third night of implementing the program and she slept from 7:00 to 5:00 and went back down until 7:00. I am so happy I woke up crying:) Thanks again! You are a life saver

- Elyce, Kevin, and Jaidyn Battle

I cannot thank you enough for giving me the gift of sleep! Two days before my son turned 9 months old, I was at my wits end and felt like I was on the verge of a breakdown. I had not had more than 4 hours straight of sleep in a year, and was truly exhausted. It affected my home life, my relationships with friends, and especially the quality of my work at my job.

My son had never slept more than 5 or 6 hours straight, but at 6 months old he began to wake up every 3-4 hours. I honestly thought he was just hungry, but didn’t realize I was setting him and myself up for sleep failures. Well, he is now 9 months old. As of last night, which was night # 8, on your sleep program, Christian slept for 10 1/2 hours straight! He woke up one time, cried for about 30 seconds, and was back asleep before I could even open my eyes to check the time. By night 3, he was sleeping 9 hours, which was amazing to me. Because I was so accustomed to waking up throughout the night, I can’t even sleep past 4:30 am now, but I know that it will take some time for my body to realize that it can truly rest again.

Thank you for giving me my me-time back in the evenings, for giving me sleep back at night, and for teaching me how to be a better parent. We are all much happier now, and I am even back to working out in the mornings while Christian sleeps. At this point, I am telling EVERY parent that I know about your program. It was well worth every cent and more! God bless you!

- Gailda Davis

You are a life saver!!!! Within 1.5 weeks of starting your program, Kaide is going down at 7:30 with no arguments, and he is managing to put himself back to sleep within 10 minutes, he is also having two nice sleeps in the day. I am a totally different person, and our relationship has improved tenfold.

After having just accepted that this was to be my lot in life, I had resigned myself to the fact that I would have to survive on between 3 and 5 hours sleep a night. I have my own business, which means if I loaf, I don’t get paid, so sleeping in the day is out of the question. Kaide is with me all day and would only sleep for 30 minutes once a day, so as you can imagine, I could not function to full capacity at all.

We got advice from everyone, and tried everything, but all people could say was, “you made your bed, now lie in it.” Everyone knew the problem, but no-one could give us a solution, even the doctors. That is until I stumbled upon your website. You made it so easy.

Our history with Kaide was the cause of the problem. When he was born, his Dad and I were building a lodge in the Kruger National Park. Seeing as the house we were in was the only accommodation at the time, we had to share it with builders, plumbers, head office staff etc etc, with up to 14 people sleeping in a three bedroom house with us and our 6 week old baby.

Kaide also had colic, and as I was the only one who never had to do heavy work, it was my duty to keep the little guy quiet when he awoke in pain, so everyone else could get a decent nights sleep. I would sit up all night with him to keep him quiet, and pass out at about 5am. During the day he would only sleep for 6 minutes at a time, so there was no time for me to sleep then either. As he got older we found that if he went down before 8pm he would wake at 9:30, and would not go back down until 12:00. If we put him down at 9pm, he would sleep till 8am, but still he awoke at least 5 times a night and needed me.

Having become so accustomed to rocking and shushing him back to sleep, when he awoke in the night, that is exactly what I would do. Not realizing that this was not actually what was expected of me, that my child would not despise me, or worse end up with a low IQ from screaming. I definitely suffered with depression and only now can I see how badly. I was starting to lose it, and Kaide and I were not enjoying one another at all. Your program has given us back our lives, and has recreated that special bond that I lost with my child.

Thank you so much

I cannot thank you enough for giving me the gift of sleep! Two days before my son turned 9 months old, I was at my wits end and felt like I was on the verge of a breakdown. I had not had more than 4 hours straight of sleep in a year, and was truly exhausted. It affected my home life, my relationships with friends, and especially the quality of my work at my job.

My son had never slept more than 5 or 6 hours straight, but at 6 months old he began to wake up every 3-4 hours. I honestly thought he was just hungry, but didn’t realize I was setting him and myself up for sleep failures. Well, he is now 9 months old. As of last night, which was night # 8, on your sleep program, Christian slept for 10 1/2 hours straight! He woke up one time, cried for about 30 seconds, and was back asleep before I could even open my eyes to check the time. By night 3, he was sleeping 9 hours, which was amazing to me. Because I was so accustomed to waking up throughout the night, I can’t even sleep past 4:30 am now, but I know that it will take some time for my body to realize that it can truly rest again.

Thank you for giving me my me-time back in the evenings, for giving me sleep back at night, and for teaching me how to be a better parent. We are all much happier now, and I am even back to working out in the mornings while Christian sleeps. At this point, I am telling EVERY parent that I know about your program. It was well worth every cent and more! God bless you!

- Gary, Candice and Kaide

I highly recommend Laura if you are planning to train your baby! She is very professional, she really knows what she’s doing and she was super supportive and helpful during the whole process. Our baby started sleeping through the night at about the fifth day, by himself and in 5 minutes, we just couldn’t believe it, completely changed our lives!

- Juliana S.

For the last few months I have been enjoying my son sleeping from 7pm to 6am every night thanks to Laura! It took us a while to decide we needed a sleep specialist but after going to one of her free lectures and talking to her on the phone, we realized we needed Laura’s help as our 7 month old was still waking up every 2 hours throughout the night and was only napping for 45mins at a time.

Laura knew we were against the “crying it out” method so she was really gentle with our son’s sleep plan and explained everything so we understood why we were doing things and how it would all benefit our son by getting him more sleep.

My husband and I always joke that Laura was the BEST money we ever spent!!! 

- Ginette O.

We had a blast with Laura. If you struggle with your little one, contact as soon as possible. I regret I didn’t search for help earlier. I followed Laura recommendations and I could see the progress & results within a few days. This is an opportunity to learn how you can be a better parent, do it for your child, do it for yourself! There is no reason to keep your previous unhealthy habits. Laura was knowledgeable, supportive and answered every little question right away. I highly recommend!

- Limor G.

Laura was absolutely amazing. My son did not sleep well at all for the first seven months, and was still waking up 3 or 4 times every night. With Laura’s guidance, he started sleeping through the night after just 3 nights of following her sleep plan. It sounds impossible, but it really did work!. I am so grateful for her help and experience – I could not have done it without her!

- Katherine R.

I first contacted Laura when my baby was 8 months old. From the first call, she was incredibly attentive and informative. I didn’t think anyone would be able to really help our sleep situation at home, but based on my impression after that first call, I decided to give Laura a try. 

 

Laura changed my life! …I am not overreacting here. Before I enlisted Laura to help us with both night sleep and naps, I was nursing my baby to sleep 24/7. He started solids at around 5.5 months, which I thought would help the situation, but no, it didn’t in our case. He would nurse for all his naps (I started counting his naps with an app at 3 months and from then until 8 months, that was 728 naps!!!) and mostly stay attached to me for the duration of the nap. If he was roused at some point and he was unlatched, he would quickly latch back on. I thought there would be no way for him to sleep without nursing, especially as he needed it every time he would wake up, even slightly. During the night, he would sleep for a nice 4-6 hour stretch, but then all bets were off. Many times, when he would wake up after a nice stretch, we’d enter into a loop of wake up, nurse, fall asleep, and put in crib that lasted 2-4 hours in the middle of the night, with him mostly awake and upset during this time. It was awful. I could not get anything done during the day and the worst part—I wasn’t sleeping. When I explained this to Laura she was optimistic and confident, and that alone began to give me some hope. She came to our home during our consultation, assessed the nursery, walked with us, and explained every detail of her program. The first night our baby, who had always nursed to sleep, was asleep after 40 minutes of crying and being fussy, which he did as we sat next beside him, offering him comfort along the way. I was shocked. Instead of breastfeeding right before placing in crib and asleep, he nursed 20-30 minutes before being put in crib awake. I thought there was no way he would accept this, and he did! He slept from 7.45pm until 5am without a feeding. I was, again, shocked. The 2nd night, he protested for 30 minutes, the 3rd for 20, and the 4th night, he didn’t protest. Naps were a bit more of a struggle, but now after 5 weeks since we started sleep training, naps are so much better. I am typing this as my baby is napping and there is major construction going on downstairs. He wouldn’t have napped through this before Laura helped us. 

 

I want to take a moment to highlight the breastfeeding aspect of this. Doing this program saved our breastfeeding journey. I was going to quit even though I had no issues whatsoever with supply and he was thriving. It was that the nursing association with sleep was so strong and my constant presence 24/7 was wearing me down— and ultimately it was becoming more and more unsustainable. My baby has always been exclusively breastfed, and we love our nursing time so much more now. He is awake and playful while he nurses, and I have the energy to be more engaging. I feel like he was asking for this. He wouldn’t nurse to sleep so easily after 6 months, and he wouldn’t sleep as soundly. I feel like he was really ready to have our support as he learned this skill and we all now look forward to naps and bedtime. I never thought I would say those words, but now I can’t stop repeating them. Laura, many many thanks again!!

- Miryam H.

I purchased sleep program a few weeks ago and I am absolutely satisfied. The change was INSTANT, the same night I started the plan was the night he started sleeping better and he keeps improving.

My wife and I are also sleeping better and we a better parents for it as we are able to enjoy our new son. Thank you for all your help. I will definitely recommend this system to any new parents

From 2 proud and well rested parents (and one cute little boy)

- Jeff, Jodie & Jacob Carroll

Why didn’t we try this sooner?! As we speak he is sound asleep in his crib – and has been since 7.15 pm. We are so pleased to get the evenings to ourselves again, and Tinius – who has always been a very happy boy – is even more happy now. It is now obvious to us that he didn’t get enough sleep before and that our difficulties getting him to sleep in the evenings were due to the fact that he was overly tired. Now we follow your advise on bedtime routines and everything else we learned from the sleep program and are happy to say that your success rate is still 100% :-).

- Karianne, Jarle and Tinius Wanggaard

I wanted to thank you for your wonderful manual. I have a baby girl of a year and a half who was very active during the day and was having problems sleeping through the night. Thanks to your program she’s sleeping all night, and though she sometimes wakes up, it is for very little time and she goes back to sleep on her own.

It’s been a blessing for me and my husband, but of course also for her, since she wakes up very happy and goes about her day happier than ever and as active as always, too. Again, congratulations on your new baby girl and thank you for your wonderful program. Wish you all the best all the way from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

- Miredly Ramos

 wanted to thank you for the sleep program. Things have been hectic at our house (contractors all over the place doing loud work during the day), so naptime has been challenging. But we implemented some things we learned from the sleep program at bedtime, and what a difference!!!

We’re only on the fourth night, but already Megan has developed her own self-soothing techniques, falling asleep on her own albeit with some crying, waking only once to eat during the night and putting herself back to sleep on her own with her other nightwakings.

My husband and I are so happy to have a long stretch of sleep again! Thank you so much. We still have some work to do regarding naps, but we’ll get there. Thanks again and take care.

- Christy Murra

I followed all of your instructions and my 2-year old was sleeping through the night (in his own room) in less than a week. The first couple of days were terrible. He would come into our room about 15 times per night. He also threw terrible tantrums which included emptying the contents of his dressers and removing his mattress from his bed!

However, by Day 3 we started seeing positive progress. I don’t have to tell you what a difference it has made in our household. We are all sleeping again and my son’s overall disposition has improved. He was always a good boy but because he was tired, he would act out at times. I am happy to report that he has stopped throwing tantrums entirely and he seems generally happier and more secure.

I have referred you to six friends and I will continue to refer you to others having sleep issues. THANK YOU!!!!!!!

- Christie O’Toole

Laura’s contact in my phone reads “Laura Knecht – Sleep Goddess” because she truly is just that. Before Laura, my husband and I (but especially me) would dread naps and bedtime for our then six-month-old daughter. It was an elaborate dance of trying to nurse her to sleep and then transporting her to the Dock-A-Tot perched in a Pack-n-Play that stood beside my bed. Occasionally, it worked and she would stay asleep, but more often than not, her little eyes would pop open causing dread to well up inside of me. Then we went to plan B – endless bouncing/swaying/rocking to get her to go back to sleep in order for the “laying down without waking up” process to begin again. It seemed endless and hopeless, but when I would get her down, she would sleep for long stretches. So, I continued with our crazy sleep dance because in my mind is was working. Or so I thought.

As Claire started to outgrow her Dock-A-Tot, I tried on my own to transition her out of it. Talk about a disaster. Claire’s wailing and flailing was enough to send any mom over the edge and give in to put her back in her Dock-A-Tot and contemplate buying a larger size, putting off the transition problem for another time. But, my husband intervened and said we needed a sleep solution, not a sleep band-aid.

So, after some Internet searches we found Laura. Within mere days, she was sitting in our kitchen going over the plan of how we were going to make Claire a great sleeper. I knew she saw the fear in my eyes. Despite that, she was supportive, empathetic, and downright confident that Claire (and by proxy my husband and myself) could do this. So, that night we put Claire in her room, in her crib – without her Dock-A-Tot – and began the method Laura had so carefully laid out. I watched as my baby put herself to sleep in under an hour and stayed asleep until 10am the next morning. The next night, she did the same thing, but in under 10 minutes. And the third, she was asleep without a single cry in under 3 minutes. It was magic. Naps were no different, as we followed the same sleep routine and found the same success.

Claire is now a nine-month-old sleeping superstar. My husband can put her down without fear because Claire (a non-bottle taking baby) is not reliant on breastfeeding for sleep. It has empowered him as a dad and has breathed new life into our family. She can take naps at my mom’s house without batting an eye and travels like a pro – all would not be possible without the help of Laura.

- Allie B

Because parents deserve sleep too!