The Sleep Sense™ Method, created by Dana Obleman in 2003, has already helped thousands of parents just like you teach their children healthy sleep habits. It was my strong belief in Dana’s system that inspired me to become a professional sleep consultant, and I look forward to helping you and your family achieve the same results that my recent clients have been enjoying. Here are some letters from them:
Meghan (New York)
I contacted Tonja when our fraternal twin girls were almost six months old. At the time, they were only waking up 1-2x per night to breastfeed, which I was okay with, but naps were a challenge. Because I was also sleep deprived & exhausted, I was struggling dealing with so many variables at once when trying to figure out naps – two very different babies at the same age/stage, adjusted vs actual age (they were born at 36 weeks), confusion on awake time lengths, waking each other up during naps, keeping them on the same or very similar schedule, etc – it felt impossible to take all of this into consideration to create a routine that would work for us.Read More
One week ago today I was nursing this little boy to sleep at every nap and waking up 3-5 times night. Not that I don’t love his snuggles and loving Mommy needed a break. 😫 After talking with my pediatrician, getting advice from friends, and thinking what I had already been through with my other two … I knew what I needed to do… I also knew it wasn’t going to be easy.😔 So I recruited some help!
Thank you so much @tonjabsleepconsulting for helping TJ and myself work out a plan for our sweet boy 💙! ! In one week TJ went from napping only on mommy or in the car to taking at least 3 naps in his crib each day. He went from these crazy night wake-ups to sleeping about 11 hours and only waking to nurse once. 💤 I know this will not be the end of our sleep journey but that goodness for progress! Life in our house definitely has started to settle down now that we are getting some much-needed sleep! 🙌🏼”
When I contacted Tonja, I was already desperate. It wasn’t the first time I sought help from sleep consultants, but the first time that the plan actually worked. My 3.5-month-old daughter was falling asleep only if I breastfed her and she was only sleeping in my arms. In less than 2 weeks, Tonja helped us (me more than my daughter) reach our goals. Now Luna is falling asleep and sleeping in her crib. Tonja’s dedication and support are more than anyone could expect. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Our 8mo was still waking up to nurse multiple times at night and we were exhausted when we decided to seek help and found Tonja. It was literally a life-changing experience. She helped us teach our baby how to self-soothe and go to sleep by himself without any props. And she helped us to stick to the plan, to be consistent, and to trust our baby. He’s now sleeping through the night, drinking more milk during the day, and making progress with naps. Overall his sleep schedule is much more predictable and consistent…and we all sleep better and are happier!! We’d recommend Tonja to all the new and old parents, she’s professional and really knows what she’s doing. It’s the best investment for your family!! Thank you, Tonja!
Latieya (North Carolina)
I just wanted to say thank you for the sleep tips!!! It’s been 1 week and my 15-month-old is FINALLY sleeping in her crib. My husband and I were recommended on IG by a friend & you’ve changed our lives for the better because we can actually get a full night’s sleep!! I wish I could hug you through this email for the blessedly rest my family’s now experiencing. You’re like a fairy sleep godmother we desperately needed.
Amanda, Steve, and Madison (Idaho)
Tonja is incredibly knowledgeable, understanding, and very generous with her time. She was recommended to us by a friend and we are so thankful. Looking back at our experience we only wish we started this journey sooner. Prior, we read sleep training books on our own but our daughter started waking up during the night around 6 months; we realized we needed more help than any book could offer.Read More
Melva (New York)
I definitely recommend Tonja B’s Sleep Consulting. My 9-month-old was sleeping terribly waking up around 8+ times and depended on me all night for him to go back to sleep. He would be up every 2 hours or less and needed to be rocked, fed or his soother given to him. It’s tough the first few nights but totally worth it. Ms. Tonja gave me all the tools and support I needed to teach my son to fall asleep on his own. My son now sleeps 11+ hours every night with two good naps during the day!!!! The improvement is amazing!
Laura O. (Connecticut)
We are so happy we worked with Tonja to get our son to sleep better. Tonja responded to my emails very quickly and never rushed our phone calls when I needed support. The training was not an easy process but was necessary – prior to training our 6 mo old he was being nursed to sleep for every nap and at bedtime and would only nap for 20-30 mins and would wake up at night anywhere from 3-6 times. Since the training, he now takes longer naps, is able to soothe himself to sleep in his crib (yay!), and only wakes once at night to eat. Tonja was professional, informative, and supportive and we’re grateful we decided to work with her and are happy with the progress our son has made!
Courtney B. (New York)
We met Tonja last Friday. I was so exhausted I could barely function. We’ve been trying for a week to transition our daughter from co-sleeping to her own room and crib. After countless sleepless nights, we started to follow Tonja’s schedule Friday night and by night 3 there was such an improvement. My almost 7-month-old daughter is now sleeping through the night!!!! It is difficult in the beginning, but if you stick with it, I promise it will all work out, it just may take some time.
Nicole B. (New York)
Tonja is a lifesaver. Honestly, I was terrified of starting sleep training but felt comfortable right from the start with Tonja. She helped us so much, especially on night one. We are grateful for her help!
Jalisa W. (New York)
I want to take this opportunity to thank Ms. Tonja B for all her help in getting my 13-month-old to sleep through the night. I was tired, frustrated, a co-sleeper and I honestly felt as if I had gone through every avenue possible to get him to sleep. He would wake up every three hours and I would rush in there to get him. Tonja B has great advice, techniques, tools, and patience to help me get my love to sleep. Thank you Tonja B, you are worth every penny.
Katie D. (Alaska)
Jade has never been a good sleeper. We feel like we tried everything!!!! My good friend suggested a sleep coach and gave me Tonja’s information. I am SO glad we contacted her!!! Her sleep plan was gentle and slow-paced. Jade fell right into the schedule Tonja made for her and within 3 nights was putting herself to sleep AND sleeping all night long!!!!Tonja completely changed our lives. Jade is more active, eats better, and is a happier little girl!!!!
Alta E. (New York)
We’re first-time parents and to a late-term preemie, so figuring out how to get our guy to sleep let alone sleep in his crib was a struggle. When we contacted Tonja, our guy was 6 months, co-sleeping with us and nursing through the night. In the months leading up we had attempted every night to put him to sleep in his crib which ultimately resulted in him back in bed with us at some point. No one was getting much sleep and we were all exhausted, mentally and physically. Naps during the day were not much better, our little guy would only take one 30 minute nap the whole day!Read More
Charlotte C. (New York)
When we first talked to Tonja it seemed like half of our lives consisted of trying to get our 23-month-old daughter to sleep. We have three very young children, but our middle one (nicknamed “the Princess”) seemed to want to be treated like an only child, demanding (and getting) hours of attention while we tried and failed to get her to sleep. Our daughter wouldn’t sleep without being held, and would wake up and become inconsolable if we dared to leave her alone. Sometimes she’d even wake up when a hapless adult snuck out to use the bathroom. When she was FINALLY asleep (usually in our bed, usually past 10pm), she’d twist and turn enough to wake up any other occupant. Considering that this little girl also has a twin brother, plus a five-month-old baby sister who ALSO didn’t sleep well and was cranky and needy during the day, the situation became unbearable for all of us.Read More
Susan D. (Kansas)
My 9-month-old daughter had probably slept through the night twice in her life so I was pretty sure that she was beyond any kind of sleep training. I honestly wasn’t sure this program would work for her, and I knew I wasn’t going to be able to let her cry it out, but a friend set up a phone call with Tonja and she was sure she could help. And she was absolutely right!!Read More
LaCheryl R. (Texas)
I’m not going to lie to you. I was a TOTAL skeptic. However, I was also just as desperate as I was skeptical so I figured given this lady a call couldn’t possibly hurt any more than the agony I had endured for weeks on end with my two small children. After being a stay home mom that was trying to transition back into work I had a major issue with my kids, they wouldn’t go to sleep!
Okay so maybe that was a bit of a stretch but not by much. We have a 1-year-old and a two-year old (yeah not sure why we were in such a rush but don’t judge). To be honest I prided myself on being the sleep “specialist” of my online mommy group via Facebook (La Mocha Mommy) and I gave out my personal tips on putting babies to sleep for the night. However, my two cents just wasn’t hitting no ‘mo like Whitney albums in the 2000s. You know it just wasn’t the same (rest in peace Whitney, with all due respect).Read More
Ashley C. (New York)
I have an 18-month-old daughter, and to say her sleep habits have been sporadic since day one is an understatement!
She was a typical newborn, waking every couple of hours for the first few months, then all of a sudden at around 4 months she made it through a few nights without any wakeups at all. I was over here thinking “Wow, look at us! A 4-month-old sleeping through the night! How lucky are we?”Read More