Toronto Child Sleep Consultant
What my clients say
Adrienne Cuch and Jonah
Amanda was just amazing! My
Erin Graham and Lochlan
Do you know why sleep training is like a
Amanda was my coach and cheerleader: she explained that this didn’t have to feel harsh for me or for my son. That we could do this gradually (in fact, that toddlers take longer than wee ones), and that we could still feel very connected at bedtime and throughout the
We’re so happy with new routines, new habits. Bedtime is *honestly* delightful now, and the occasional wake-up due to being sick is easy to resolve.
Thanks so much
Laura Anderson and Parker
A couple of months ago I very desperately posted in a group asking for sleep help. I had a baby (now 10 months) that was still waking 4-7 times every single night and would only nurse to sleep, a
Janelle and Julien
Julien is in bed sleeping now. The night is still young and hubby and I are going to have a late dinner together outside on the patio; something unheard of 2 weeks ago!
We honestly cannot thank you enough for your brilliant coaching. We feel so enlightened and blessed having benefitted from your program. Our lives are forever changed.
Thanks so much from all three of us!
Stephanie Cote and Callie
Amanda has been a great support to me while nap training my
Jennifer Bryan and Remi
I started working with Amanda just before my little fella turned 10 weeks old. He was getting too heavy for me to bounce to sleep and I wanted to learn the best gentle techniques for getting little ones like him to fall asleep on his own.
I was pretty certain that even little babies can learn independent sleep and Amanda reinforced that idea. Newborns are super intelligent and just need
Now, a few weeks later, he puts himself to sleep at night and for all naps. I’ve watched him self-sooth through sleep cycles on the monitor and it makes me so proud! It’s hard work, but so worth it. And I know he’s getting great sleep which is so important!
And I now have the confidence to deal with whatever baby sleep curveballs are thrown my way!
Rachel Cohen and Ari
Amanda was amazing. My child was waking up 2-4 times a night and daytimes were all over the place with unexpected cat naps and fussiness when I wanted him to be alert and engaged in programs. Within two days he was sleeping through the night starting at
Stephanie King and Miller
We had a great experience with Amanda! We had a
Betsy Yu and Isaac
Never in our wildest dreams did we expect to get the results that we did. Thanks to Amanda’s guidance, our baby sleeps through the night undisturbed. She is very patient, understanding and professional throughout the process. We can honestly say that Amanda’s critical in giving us the confidence to tackle our baby’s sleep problems. With her help, what seemed like a
Yvonne Monestier and Emilia
Where do I
In a few short days, baby Emilia went from only napping in the stroller/car to peacefully napping in her crib and sleeping 11-12 hours at night! Amanda’s expert advice and
If you’re a parent reading this trying to decide whether or not to sleep train because you feel like you’ve hit rock bottom, I assure you; I’ve been there! It will get better and you will sleep again. I can’t recommend Amanda enough and I can honestly say that working together was the best thing we’ve ever done for our family. THANK YOU
Casey Gardner and Rylie
Amanda made the whole process painless. I was so nervous to sleep train and Amanda sent me articles (one study published by Harvard), ahead of time showing how sleep training doesn’t effect baby long term or short term stress levels and/or bond with mommy and daddy, which was extremely comforting to me.
Once we signed on, the two weeks of unlimited texting was so helpful and a constant comfort to make sure we were doing everything right. Can’t say enough good things about Amanda. We are soo happy to be sleeping again. Our daughter gets a solid 12 hrs each night and naps like a champ now.
Alena was just over 5 months old when I contacted Amanda. I was a very desperate mommy at this point. Her naps were 15 to 20 mins long during the day and she would be up at night every few hrs. Amanda was my life saver! she helped me so much and I am ever so grateful to her. Because of her
Renata Donegani and Braylon
When I frantically called Amanda I was frazzled and exhausted and desperately in need of help getting sleep back on track – it was not an option for me to continue to have so much sleep disruption on top of suffering from Post Partum Depression. Amanda listened to me and did not make me feel bad/wrong for any errors I had made in the past – she made a plan that worked with our family’s set-up and helped me troubleshoot along the way. Her strategies worked
Viannie Lee and CJ
As a first time mom, the excitement and anxiety involved when caring for a baby were/are competing for first place. I had my own ideas about sleep, specifically that I could maintain the “not in my bed” strategy once baby CJ came along. I thought it would be easy, I learned what not to do
Balbina R and Gio
Amanda is just AMAZING! I reached out to her when my LO turned 6 months. I was tired, exhausted and needed my sleep back. I tried sleep training him at 4.5 months using the Ferber method, it took about 2 weeks for me to see some improvement. But somewhere between 5.5 and 6
Christy Smith & Jaxon
Stoney Creek, Ontario
I had a family who was unsupportive of sleep training, a baby who clearly didn’t want to be sleep trained, and a fistful of hair from all the stress that was happening because my baby wouldn’t sleep. My 8-month old (now 9 months) wouldn’t nap for the life of him. He loved to comfort suck, loved co-napping, and he was waking at night from 1-3 times. This was making me a very grumpy mama. I had enough and took to searching for some sleep help.
I’m SO thankful I stumbled upon Amanda’s page. She had amazing reviews so I decided to give her a call. From the moment I spoke with her, I knew I wanted to work with her! She was super motivating, knowledgeable, caring, understanding, and supportive! I couldn’t have sleep trained my son without her! Now my son is sleeping 12+hours at night with no interruptions, alongside 2 1-2 hour naps throughout the day!! I’m amazed!
Susie Ruiz & Joel
I’ve always read comments from parents who completed sleep training programs and I was always thinking, “I wish that was me!” When I came across a workshop on FB that Amanda was hosting, I knew I had to check it out. I met Amanda and heard what she was sharing and I immediately booked my appointment to have her come to our house to assist us with our 7-month-old son.
From the beginning, Amanda was professional, supportive, encouraging, caring and loving towards our son and family. I was a mother who was sliding back to my postpartum depression and it was Amanda who saved me. These are not just compliments, these are words from a mom (and dad) who feel like they have been given their lives back. My son Joel is a proud “graduate” of Amanda’s program and I cannot thank her enough for what she did for my family! Tonight, I became one of those parents I always read about on those sleep websites! Thank you, Amanda! God bless!
When our little one began waking every 1.5 hours through the night, we knew we had to change something about his (and our) sleep habits. We had tried a sleep learning program with our first born with much success, but when we tried the same techniques with our second baby at 6.5 months old, he did not respond in the same way. We were at a loss and knew we needed help to get our baby the sleep he so desperately needed. Enter Amanda. She impressed us with her professionalism, organization, flexibility, expertise, and empathy right from the start. She coached and encouraged me through the process until my baby slept through the night. Without her, I would have given up (and in fact, I did give up previously when I tried sleep training on my own). She reassured me and helped me persist. She answered all of my many questions immediately and worked to fine-tune our sleep plan so that it is tailored to my baby’s and family’s needs.
I am very glad that we sought her help. Now our whole family sleeps better! If you are thinking of getting help to teach your child how to sleep, Amanda will be an indispensable resource. You will not regret it for a moment! Thank you, Amanda!
Xhovana & Evangeline
I cannot say enough about Amanda. She is simply the best and knows exactly what she’s doing. When we contacted her about our 8-month-old daughter we were waking up 5-6 times a night and struggling with 30 minutes naps which took longer to get her down for. Amanda listened and ensured all her suggestions were tailored to our needs. My daughter was sleeping through the night by day 3! Naps were a bit harder to fix but Amanda relentlessly worked with us until we had our ideal schedule. If you’re on this page you know you need the help and Amanda
Sarah Rodd, Lucas, and Jesse
Once my 2-year-old started climbing out of the crib and not falling asleep until 11 pm our days were long and both of our patience ran thin. Our relationship and his developmental growth suffered from his lack of sleep. Every day was a giant tantrum, all day long.
I hired Amanda on a desperate whim. I was not quite convinced a sleep consultant could help my toddler who was always a horrible sleeper. Less than two weeks later and Lucas is now sleeping in his “big boy bed”. He doesn’t get up through the night, he puts himself to sleep and he is HAPPY and COOPERATIVE when he wakes up and throughout the day. We tackled my 1 yo’s sleep at the same time and he now also puts himself to sleep with no props, has predictable naps and sleeps a solid 12 hours at night.
I am beyond impressed with Amanda and the services and support she provided my family with. We had some funny hiccups along the way (my youngest apparently enjoys the taste of my Starbucks) but Amanda was never worried or thrown off track. I’m so happy to have my toddler back and that I’m able to enjoy my evenings again! Thank you, Amanda!!!
Daniella Martin and Miles
Earlier this year, our family move into a new house when our son was 4 months old. Our baby who was once a somewhat good sleeper began refusing to sleep in his crib. Desperate to get him to sleep again, we brought him into our bed. Something I never wanted to do but it was the only thing that worked until it didn’t. Not only did I have to go to bed at the same time as him, he started
At 9 months old, we decided that we needed help. I emailed Amanda after getting her card from my doctor’s office and it was the best decision I ever made. Within days, she had our soon sleeping 12 hours through the night with no more night feedings and no more soothers. He now goes to sleep on his own for both naps and night time. I simply follow a consistent routine, put him into his sleep sack, then into his crib awake and leave the room and he puts himself to sleep. It’s the best thing, EVER. I feel like a new person and now my husband and I have time back to ourselves. My only regret is that we didn’t contact Amanda sooner. She’s helped us teach him independent sleep skills and how to self-soothe. She also helped us sort out our son’s feedings which made him a better eater. I cannot say enough good things about her or her approach. She was always there for support and was incredibly knowledgeable. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone who’s struggling with sleep! It will be well worth the investment. We are forever in your debt, Amanda!
Amanda Welschlau and Dax
I cannot say enough about the life-changing magic that came from working with Amanda. My husband and I were beyond exhausted after our “relatively good sleeper” hit the 4-month regression and never bounced back, and then at 6 months began waking every hour. After two weeks of hanging on by a thread, we had a 15-minute consult with Amanda and began our sleeping training journey 3 days later. To survive the rough nights, our son became dependent on falling asleep by being rocked or nursed and didn’t have the tools to fall asleep (or stay asleep) on his own.
The first couple nights were rough, our 6.5-month-old son (at the time) really put up a fight – he is a resilient little boy. However, by the third night, he slept 10 hours straight! Within the first week, we were consistently getting 10-11 hr nights (with no wake ups) and even getting some solid naps. Our son was catching up on being sleep deprived for weeks and I don’t know if it was finally getting a good nights sleep or coincidence, but within these two weeks, he began hitting all of his milestones. He started rolling both ways, sitting on his own, cut two teeth and eating solids 3x a day. It was like we had a brand new baby after two weeks!
Our sleep training experience was a bit unique in that we didn’t see a perfect schedule after a few days, we were still getting 4 am wake-ups throughout the two weeks. This is where working with Amanda was so valuable. She stuck with us, even past the two-week mark, to ensure we solved this early wake-up problem. She consulted with others in the sleep consultant community and suggested Plan A, B, C, D until we found something that worked. She was exceptionally positive and optimistic – even when I felt a little hopeless. She was reassuring, caring and empathetic with our feelings and concerns. Also, she is so responsive to emails and was constantly checking in. Also to all the west-coasters, it is a huge benefit having the time change because when are dealing with issues first thing in the mornings – she is up! I feel like Amanda became my best friend, coach, cheerleader, and sleep consultant all at once during those weeks. We invest so much money into our kids whether it be
A month later, we just got home from vacation and had an amazing baby while away – our son slept 12 hrs a night plus had 2 – 2 hr naps each day. He is adjusting well to being back home (despite the three hour time change) and as parents, we have the tools to get him back into his routine. Sleep training was the best decision we have made as parents so far. We have the happiest, well-rested, 7.5-month-old baby who can fall asleep on his own and stay asleep! As Amanda says – sleeping babies are just cuter – and we couldn’t agree more! Thank you, Amanda!
Catherine Monteiro and Roman
We cannot thank Amanda enough for all of her knowledge, assistance, and dedication to getting our 8
Working on improving our child’s sleep has been a complete game changer in our lives.
If you have any hesitation at all with regard to sleep training or working with Amanda, please rest assured that it will be one of the best decisions you will ever make for yourselves and your child.
Dawn Alexander and Charlie
Oh my goodness, what can I say about how amazing Amanda is….. If I could give her 10 stars I would!!! When I first told Amanda about my 4-year old’s habits (which were admittedly mostly due to mine and my husband’s laziness) I thought there was likely no helping us… Amanda’s recommendations were structured and tough but once we put our minds to it they were very easily implemented. Our daughter was able to understand what the plan was and was included every step of the way. She took responsibility almost immediately and within 10 nights we had a little girl that went to sleep totally on her own and most importantly stayed in her own bed the entire night. We are all rested and happy and forever grateful to Amanda and Baby’s Best Sleep.
Liz Payne and Remy
My husband and I did a method of sleep training on our own with our first child who is now 2.5 years old. It worked fabulously for him, but I could not get it to work with my new 4-month-old. We thought we knew what we were doing, but it wasn’t working. Our little dude kept winning the sleep battle!
The sleep deprivation that my husband and I were experiencing was unreal. We couldn’t function or even think straight. We were up all night (every half hour at it’s worst) and our babe could not sleep on his back due to congestion issues since the early months. This led to unintentional co-sleeping and left us with a baby that could only sleep propped up in the crook of my husband’s
I HIGHLY recommend Amanda’s services. She is very professional and you can tell that she has a sincere passion for her job. She was with us every step of the way and answered all questions promptly and assured this anxious mama that all would fall into place soon. This was a life changer. Do it!!
Cassandra Cairo and Isabella
King City, Ontario
Words cannot begin to describe the difference Amanda has made in our lives, but here it goes!
My 4-month-old went from being rocked/bounced/nursed to sleep with a pacifier (and only sleeping for 40min stretches I might add) to independently sleeping 12hours STRAIGHT within a matter of days! I went from being a SUPER sleep deprived mama to a mama who can now be fully present with her little one 🙂 I was extremely nervous about sleep training (and the crying that goes along with it), but was able to get through it with Amanda’s continuous support.
It was by pure happenstance that I stumbled across Amanda’s live stream on a mommy group as I was planning on starting sleep training on that Friday. I inquired and she responded super quickly and we began sleep training that Friday! She was so professional, supportive, and responded to the many, I repeat MANY, questions I had!
Looking back, I would not have done it any other way. I have already recommended Baby’s Best Sleep to all of my friends and will continue to shout my praises from the rooftop any chance I get!
THANK YOU so much for allowing us all to get more sleep and be our best selves. I will be forever grateful!
Iva Chivotti and Charlotte
Our 7 month old started going through her 3 to 2 nap transition pretty early and we couldn’t figure out proper timing to save our lives! With her transition came naps that were short, all over the place or both. We would bounce from 2 naps one day, to 3 naps the other. Along with her terrible naps, she began waking at night and waking VERY early in the mornings. After just one week of working with Amanda, our daughter was taking 2 solid naps per day and sleeping 12 hours uninterrupted at night!
What I found most useful was that Amanda shared a sleep tracker with me. I tracked whenever I would put out baby down, how long it would take her to fall asleep, when she woke, etc. Amanda was also very quick to answer any and all questions/emails.
If you are considering hiring a sleep consultant, I strongly recommend Amanda. I feel confident and relaxed thinking about the next nap transition as I know Amanda is only a phone call away!
Shivani Kumar-Chohan and Samaya
So I thought I would share my experience with Amanda Jewson from Baby’s Best Sleep- my 8-month-old was waking up every 45-1hr throughout the night and would only fall back asleep if I nursed her. She would also sleep on my chest and/in my bed. At 8 months I seriously was losing my mind and walking around as a “functioning zombie”.
I came across a post where Amanda had offered a free 15 min consultation and I took it (as fast as I could lol), anyways, fast forward to a 2 weeks game plan for my little one, and she is now sleeping 10hrs a night…and in her CRIB! Literally has changed my life. I have a routine set up for her, which I stay consistent with, she’s in bed by 7-7:30 pm and wakes up between 5-6am.
At first, the naps were a struggle, she would only nap for 20-30 mins but even the naps are at 1.5-2hrs long. Amanda was so patient with me. She offered her support in a very timely manner. I never felt anxiety or left
To all the sleepless mamas I encourage you to try her out! Here’s a picture of my little one SLEEPING in her room. ????????
Cherise Carey and Avery
I was reluctant to sleep train because of all the excuses in books and the life changes that were coming our way. My husband insisted that we get started and we got in touch with Amanda right away. Amanda has been supportive, understanding and accommodating. Sleep training went extremely well and our son Avery has been a champ. Since sleep training, my husband and I have time back in our lives to talk, eat dinner together and get things done around the house. Simple changes and what an amazing outcome. Not only does Avery sleep better at night, he also naps in his crib! I thought all of this was impossible but we did it. Thank you, Amanda, for your support during the sleep training process and your continued support as we take on our life changes.
Julie Ramkerrysingh and Aydin
After 3 months of struggling to get our son to sleep in the bassinet, we brought him into our bed desperate for a decent nights sleep. This only exacerbated the problem. He began nursing through the night in order to sleep. We finally had enough and started researching sleep consultants.
Amanda responded to my email right away and was very professional. She was empathetic and clearly had experience with situations similar to ours. She prepared a clear and concise plan based on our family’s specific sleep needs and she inspired confidence in us to see the plan through.
After 2 nights of Amanda’s support my son was sleeping 12 hours and waking only once for a feed. He now naps for long periods in the day in his crib. He is a happier and more relaxed baby now that he is getting the sleep that he requires. Now my evenings are free to spend time with my older son and my husband. Moreover, Amanda has provided us with the skills to manage any sleep challenge that may arise as our son goes through developmental changes.
We are truly grateful to Amanda for her work with our family!
Vanessa, Matthew, and Kaya Anderson
As parents who enjoyed co-sleeping with our daughter from birth, it became increasingly difficult to get a full night’s sleep as our baby grew older. We read several books on sleep
After our initial consultation with Amanda, we felt optimistic and confident in her approach and her program. She was empathetic towards our situation and was eager and excited to help our family sleep through the night. Moreover, working with Amanda gave us the accountability we needed to commit to a sleep training program.
During sleep training, Amanda was quick to respond to our questions via text and email and prompt for all follow-up calls. When we experienced emotional challenges, Amanda was genuinely empathetic and patient. Furthermore, she tweaked our program in order to continue with training in a manner that was comfortable for us.
As a result, within 3 days our baby was sleeping 11 hours a night in her own bedroom without any night feedings! An unexpected outcome of all the rest she was now getting was a dramatic acceleration of physical development (in one week, she began rolling over in both directions, learned to push up on all fours and started making her first attempts to crawl). It has been one month since we started training and our daughter continues to sleep 11 hours a night and we have been enjoying our evenings together, but
We are grateful to have worked with Amanda as the value she provided to our family has been immeasurable.
Nilima Menon, Nihar Bhatt, and Rohan
After almost 8 months of terrible sleep and failed attempts at sleep training by ourselves we finally decided to hire a sleep consultant. This was the BEST decision we made! Our little one woke several times a night and needed to be nursed or rocked to sleep. We were exhausted and stressed! With Amanda’s help, we were able to teach him to self soothe and he started sleeping without our assistance by Day 3! He now goes down for naps and bedtime easily! We had read many sleep books and knew all the theory but having Amanda there to guide, reassure and keep us on track was key! She gave us real time help with our specific situation and to meet the needs of our baby. She was wonderful and very professional. We couldn’t have done it without her!!!
Taylor Coelho and London
Kelowna, British Columbia
Amanda…YOU are so talented and your passion for sleep training shines through. You’ve felt like a girlfriend who’s just giving advice. I can’t believe we went from unintentional co-sleeping and around the clock wakings to evenings free with my husband and 12-hour sleep stretches in JUST 2 DAYS! I have recommended you to so many people! I am so happy that I found you!!!!!! THANK YOU. You gave us our life back. Seriously mat leave has been
Kim Marshall and Harper
Exactly at the moment I was falling apart, Amanda began promoting her new business and the timing was perfect. We got started right away and although during that initial phone meeting I know I sounded defeated and skeptical, I knew I had nothing to lose. The short story is that in 3 days Harper went from co-sleeping and nursing through the night to falling asleep from awake in her own crib and sleeping 11 hours straight. The whole process took a full 2 weeks and required us to clear our calendar so we could be home as much as possible. If you are reading this and you are a parent, you may be relating to parts of this and nodding your head. If you aren’t yet a parent, you may be totally confused. Baby sleep sounds so simple but there is so much more to it than I ever expected. I wish I had read more before starting my family because goodness knows I do not have time to read books now! So, yes I did need the help of a sleep consultant for each of my children because the emotional support and reassurance are incredibly valuable.
Sara Guerin and Julie
As an older first-time mom (37 when my daughter was born) I worried a lot before her arrival about how I would cope with the lack of sleep I was anticipating – 37 isn’t old, but it isn’t exactly a spring chicken either! I began talking “sleep” with Amanda before my daughter Julie was born and I am really glad I did. Amanda was so supportive, emphasized the important sleep habits I needed to start right away. and that a good foundation would make things easier later on. Doing the little things that Amanda recommended (like putting Julie in her bassinet while she was still awake, and letting her spend time there during the day to get used to it) made me feel like I was taking small steps towards a positive routine for the future. Fast forward 11 weeks and Julie is a happy healthy little girl. She goes to sleep easily by 7pm, wakes only once through the night for a feeding, and is happy in her crib until after 7am most days. All this means that my husband and I have been able to get the sleep we need and therefore enjoy our daughter’s infancy. In a world where we so often run to the internet for advice, I can’t stress enough how wonderful it has been to have a real person, with children of her own, who is educated in baby sleep patterns and programs, to support and guide us through this period. Amanda is totally open for questions and all about finding the solutions that work for you and your baby (with no guilt attached – ever!). I would recommend Amanda to any new parents looking to lay a strong and successful sleep foundation with their newborn.
Lori Dowling, Logan & Harrison
Amanda’s skills and techniques have helped my twins tremendously.
She took the time to hear our concerns and issues and created a plan that was tailored to us, which was important with twins.
She is realistic in her approach and helps to make the experience a success. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a good night’s sleep again.