Testimonials

When we contacted Jodie we were beyond exhausted. Our little man had got into the habit of waking up pretty much every one to two hours every night and all that would make him happy was to go back to sleep with mummy as a dummy.. At this stage my husband and I were both sleeping on the living room floor to try and get some sleep..

Jodie helped us set up a plan to get John back on track and us back in our bedroom..! After only a few nights things had much improved and John is now sleeping soundly through the night and is a happier boy during the day. His daytime sleeps are also much more consistent which has made planning our days a lot easier. 

Jodie’s continuing support and encouragement was fantastic and helped us stick to the plan. I would highly recommend Mindful Mum to any parents who need help with sleep and routines for their little ones.

Thank you for helping us getting our sleep, sanity and bed back!
If you’re having difficulties with your little ones, then I highly recommend Jodie!

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Anneli, Sydney

I could not recommend Jodie more highly! She has changed the game for us…at a time where I was at my wits end with getting up to my seven month old 2673 times a night (well, that’s what it felt like!) to give her the dummy. Jodie spent one night with us, helped us get rid of the dummy and then the overnight feed. And now we have a little girl who is sleeping through the night, with no dummy and no overnight feed. Whoop! It makes for a very happy mama – and household!
What I loved about Jodie was not only her gentle approach and endless knowledge, but the support post-visit. Having her for three weeks post-visit was instrumental to us, I often needed the reassurance. My husband and I now both miss not having our daily contact with Jodie about how our night went! However, we are lucky we don’t need it with a happy babe who is sleeping through.
If you need any help with your little one, call Jodie! Brooke

Brooke, Sydney

I’ve gone through 5 different private sleep consultants, did the Karitane overnight stays, read Gina Ford/Tazzie Hall book, you name it! Jenn is by far the best sleep consultant I’ve come across! What I like about her is that she does not give you one set of routines and one way to teach your baby how to self settle.

She will come to you, assess your baby’s sleep needs and temperament and tailor a structured routine and ways to settle them based on that. She doesn’t just show you how to do it, she will teach you, and get you to do it and support you the entire way. I couldn’t thank her more. My 7 weeks old baby who catnaps all day and only will nap on me have learnt how to self settle in cot within 3 days and napping for over 3 hours in one go!

I finally have the time to get the washing done and the dinner ready and have a nap too. Thank you Jenn!

Tina, Sydney

Jodie came to us when I didn’t know how to deal with the frequent waking right after bedtime and throughout the night.

I hadn’t slept 3 or 4 hours in a row for months and was very sleep deprived.

My little one also catnapped during the day which affected his feedings as well. I had read a million books and knew what was wrong ( I also fed him at night), but didn’t know how to tackle the problems and how/with what to be persistent and consistent.Within 2 days my little boy slept through the night and all the other problems dissolved.

I still can’t believe it and have my old self back 😉 Jodie was so clear and yet so gentle, just what I needed. Her advice in the following weeks helped me to follow through and gave me confidence.

To give her a call was the best decision I have made in my new motherhood role so far! Tausend Dank, Jodie.

Jana, Sydney

I found Jodie when I was searching for help to get my 10 week old son into a routine. At the time, I could only get him to sleep by rocking him in my arms (which often was not successful). Most days he spent a lot of time awake, eventually working himself into a state by evening because he was so overtired.Jodie talked me through how to settle my son in his cot and stayed with me while I practiced.

Having her there to help me identify his cues when getting to sleep was so valuable and has helped me improve at ‘reading’ him – knowing when to leave him and when to intervene, when he’s likely to fall back asleep and not. Jodie also devised a routine to suit his age and individual needs.Jodie’s demeanor instantly put me at ease. She was open and actually listened to what I was experiencing, rather than making assumptions and trying to force a ‘one size fits all’ approach. I now feel more confident with managing any sleep and routine difficulties that we encounter.

Elissa, Wollongong

I couldn’t recommend Jenn highly enough! She has been an absolute saviour for our new family.  She has a wealth of experience that filled myself and my husband with every confidence. Jenn’s training and sleep plan has been invaluable. Our little men have thrived from the structured routine and as a result we, as new parents, are calm and confident within our roles. Jenn has been with us for both of our babies and both were sleeping through the night by 12 weeks of age.

There are times where they will wake due to developmental milestones, illness, travelling and immunisations, but Jenn has taught us how to manage these wakes, so our baby continues to learn how to sleep through the night.  Jenn was able to tailor her sleep training approach inline to our parenting style, which made us really comfortable with all the techniques and advice she offered. Jenn is incredibly professional, proactive, knowledgable, calm, kind, honest, passionate, open minded, easy going, sincere & above all caring.

Aleks & Aidan, Sydney

The support and advice given by Jodie has been invaluable.
As soon as our 6 month old twin girls and I met Jodie we felt at ease. Jodie provided us with a practical routine that worked for us and our lifestyle.

Jodie helped us in so many ways by showing us different techniques to assist our girls to self settle, sleep for longer (both during the day and night) and feed more, all of which worked instantly.

We have seen a tremendous improvement and we all are a lot happier 🙂
We highly recommend Jodie. She is passionate about her work, has a wealth of knowledge and has a great way with children.

Ange, Sydney

I reached out to Jodie in order to help me get my 7 week old son to sleep during the day without constantly having to be held and rocked, to have him resettle during sleep cycles and to easily go down at night. Not only did she teach me how to settle him to sleep which did not involve crying it out, she also introduced a routine that ensured he would get adequate sleep in the day resulting in easier sleep settling at night. We saw immediate results after introducing the routine and using her techniques. We have also been able to abandon the use of a dummy and it is evident he was using that to sooth himself due to being constantly over tired. It’s only been a week but the changes have been phenomenal we still have elements we need to introduce and we still need to work at it but so far it has been great. Highly recommended! Khemany, Sydney

Jodie was recommended to us through a Mother’s Group and I can highly recommend her! Our 18 month old daughter didn’t really have a set routine, she was going to bed late and waking throughout the night. When we met Jodie, we instantly liked her, she was so understanding (without judging) and extremely easy to talk to. We had a detailed talk with her and she recommend we get a routine sorted. Well, within a couple of days of sticking to the routine (much to our surprise), our daughter now sleeps through the night, goes to bed by 7pm each night (and wakes around 6-7am) and various other things.

If you’re having difficulties with your little ones, then I highly recommend Jodie!

Sonia, Sydney

To have Jodie’s ongoing support while adjusting to being a new parent has been so fantastic.  While I first went to her for help with my son’s sleep (which has since been transformed!), her awesome advice across a range of topics and concerns has helped me be a more confident and relaxed new mum. Reassuring, gentle, knowledgeable  and just lovely to be around – I can’t recommend Jodie highly enough! Caroline, Sydney

From day one Jodie showed my husband and I that our 7 month old could sleep without rocking or feeding to sleep using her gentle approach. My daughter went from feeding nearly every hour to two hours each night to feeding once only a night in two weeks! Jodie gave me guidance, support and encouragement each day to keep going. She taught me what noise meant what, and that my LO can self settle. We now have a solid routine and my LO is more happier than ever. Thank you!!! Eve, Sydney

Thank you Jodie for all your help. Your support has been invaluable and, quite frankly, lifesaving – especially since this is my first bub, I have no family in Sydney and absolutely no idea what I am doing!

Your extensive experience, calm and genuinely caring manner gave me the confidence I needed with our newborn. I fully intend to keep you in our lives for as long as you’ll have us!! Thank you!!

Mischa, Sydney

When I first contacted Jodie, I wasn’t too worried – Ezra was having some long sleep stretches (fed to sleep) but needed some encouragement towards self settling. He wasn’t a great day napper either – only in his pram or fed to sleep. He was 5 and a half months and starting weaning with only some success. I knew I wanted help to set up a routine for him as he had been always breast fed on demand. By the time the full day session arrived with Jodie – a week later, I was at the end of my tether. Bub was up every hour from bed time onwards and I spent most of the evening/ night in a dark room either feeding him to sleep or watching him sleep in my arms before daring to move him into his cot (where he would wake after 45 mins!) Jodie was so professional and confident and stayed with us for 6 hours from morning onwards.

Jodie set down a routine and Ezra was chomping down his solids that morning and slept twice in his cot with a little fuss the first nap and went into his second nap even more easily. Jodie walked me through some techniques that really worked for us. That night Ezra slept through the whole night – I was in total shock! Now he wakes 1 or 2 times to feed but it’s all done quickly with no fuss getting back to sleep. (20/25mins start to finish) It’s so nice to have my evenings back and more sleep for both of us! We stopped feeding to sleep immediately and Ezra seemed to adjust easily. Jodie is so calm and knowledgeable – I found the 3 weeks of email / phone support so valuable post visit as we tweaked the routine and I got to ask any questions that popped into my head. I can now even consider a babysitter to get some me time. As we have no family here, I need that back up and now I feel much more confident thanks to Jodie’s help – it’s really been a game changer for us. Ezra is eating, sleeping and happy. I would highly recommend Jodie’s services. Alex and Ezra

Alex, Sydney

Jenn has saved our sanity.. twice! 

Jenn first helped my hubby and I back in 2015 when we were living in Sydney, with our then 6 month old. She was waking every 30min – 1hr overnight and not napping well (or at all) during the day, only with rocking and being held.

Jenn helped us get our DD onto an appropriate schedule for her age and stayed with us overnight to show us how to get her to self settle. Jenn was so considerate of our parenting philosophy and worked with us to ensure we were comfortable with the methods she was recommending. It was hard work but with consistency we saw positive results after a few days, and within a few months our daughter was sleeping through the night.

ffwd to 2018, and we are now living overseas with our second girl. At around 4 months i could see we were falling into the same traps as with our first, and sleeping was becoming an issue, again waking several times at night and not napping in the day. Everyone was on edge. I approached Jenn to see if she could help us over emails / whats app. As our DD was much younger this time, we took a softer and slower approach, initially implementing an age appropriate schedule whilst using gentle methods to try and get her to sleep in the cot rather than on me. The gentle methods worked wonders, and within a few days we had our daughter in the cot and sleeping over 6hr stretches at night without a single tear! Over the next few months we slowly removed the assistance and by 6 months we had our DD sleeping independently in the cot through the night and having long naps in the day, with minimal tears. Jenn was a miracle worker.. again!

Felicity

Jodie gave us one of the most important things in life… and that was ‘happiness’.

My husband and I had been struggling with our son’s sleep for months. This had such a negative impact on our lives and we were both physically and mentally exhausted.

I had contacted Jodie for her sleep & settling support. What can I say… the improvements in my son’s sleep were almost instant after Jodie’s overnight stay with us!!!! Our son was able to self settle & resettle, and sleep through the night after 1 day. We were also able to achieve all our goals within 1 week. Jodie has also given us additional valuable advice and tips relating to parenthood – bonus 😊

Jodie took into consideration our baby’s environment & temperament, my traumatic birth experience, and developed a plan to suit our parenting style. She had also provided continuous timely support when needed following her overnight stay with us.

Jodie is absolutely amazing at what she does. Not only does she have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with you, she also has such a warm, loving, caring and patient personality.

Thank you Jodie for all your help. You have helped us to be more confident parents, enjoy parenthood, and most of all….we now have an extremely happy baby. 😊

We would highly recommend Jodie if anyone is in need of sleep & settling support!!!!

Jennifer, Sydney

For us, everything changed dramatically at 4 months. From then on our baby hardly ever slept through the day, she had to be rocked to sleep every night and started waking 2-3 times every night. We also started solids which went well for a month or so and then she became really uninterested. A work friend recommended Jodie who we decided to see at 9 months. Within 2 weeks we went from 8 breastfeeds over a 24 hour period to 3 feeds, our daughter started loving solids and wanting more and more (and that has continued), we have a sleep routine where she can now put herself to sleep and also re-settle herself. A lot of people told us that babies love routine, I didn’t fully understand what that meant before seeing Jodie. The routine is now ingrained so at 11:00am my daughter comes over to me as it is breast milk time, in the evening when she starts rubbing her eyes sure enough it is 6.45pm, she has become clockwork. When we started our new sleep/eat routine we were very rigid with timings etc and 4 weeks later we now have the confidence to be flexible with the routine. It has also helped us to be able to read our daughter better and know when she is not well rather than second guessing wondering if she is hungry or tired or just being difficult. Jodie’s 2 week follow up is invaluable, we highly recommend her. Natalie, Sydney

We called Jodie when our daughter turned 1 after dealing with frequent night wakings and constant night feedings. I was exhausted. I asked Jodie to help me night wean and to teach my daughter how to fall asleep on her own without feeding.

I consider myself a very gentle parent so I was so anxious about the change I was about to make but Jodie gave me the reassurance to know that it was the right step to take and the confidence I needed to see it through. She has an extremely gentle but confident nature which was exactly what I needed.

By the third night our girl was putting herself to sleep with nothing but a smile on her face. She began to wake only once through the night, if not she will sleep right through for at least 11 hours.

She is more rested and so much happier, just like Mum. If you are struggling with exhaustion and a wakeful baby, I encourage you to give Jodie a call. I cannot thank her enough for all her guidance and support.

Dominique, Sydney

Where do I even begin- I cannot thank Jodie enough for everything she has done for us and I am so so grateful!! I called her when exhaustion had got the better of me and my partner- our 7 month old son was waking every hour, and having numerous feeds throughout the night, which eventuated in him co sleeping with us just so we could get a few hours rest. With Jodie’s help, we were able to get him settling himself and sleeping through the night without a swaddle, without a dummy, in his own cot and room within two weeks. It’s just amazing! From the moment Jodie arrived we felt at ease, she’s so lovely and knowledgeable and not awkward at all (something I was worried about).

If you’re considering calling Jodie, just do it, it’s the best decision we’ve made since becoming parents for sure.

Hannah, Sydney

I LOVE JODIE !
Jodie’s professional yet gentle approach to supporting me help my 9 month old baby to sleep was amazing. I had nothing left in the tank with constant night wakings and breastfeeding all night. The results were incredibly quick. Within a week we had a baby sleep from 7pm to 7am without interruption and although baby Mia was always happy and energetic her personality started to shine even more because she was so well rested!

Jodie is very supportive, always in contact and has the most beautiful energy about her.

Highly recommend!

Sophie, Sydney

This is the review that I wanted to read when I was searching desperately for help with my baby, but never let myself dream could actually be a reality:

In Jan 2019 I had a refluxey 6 month old in dire sleep straits:

  • I had not had more than three hours of sleep in six months, not even once… – he needed endless help to get to sleep day and night, rocking, singing etc, sometimes for over an hour. – he had a major dummy addiction
  • he would wake up overnight a minimum of 5 times, though sometimes hourly
  • I was feeding 4x per night
  • we were occasionally co-sleeping out of desperation
  • my partner or I would often sleep in the spare room for some peace
  • bub wouldn’t sleep for more than 30 minutes during the day

With Jodie’s support we now have a baby who wakes ONCE per night to feed, can put himself to sleep in his cot, sleeps in his own room, has two long day sleeps every day like clockwork, and no more dummy!!! Jodie is a miracle worker! She was always available and responsive, and her personable approach was exactly the support I needed, especially when I was questioning my resolve. She is the best at what she does (I seriously don’t know how you can get better), and not the most expensive! One month ago I would not have believed that we could get to this point. Jodie was born to do this and is saving the world one sleep deprived family at a time.

Thank you times a million Jodie!

Sascha, Sydney

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