Dorothy is AMAZING. Within 2 weeks our 15 month old boy went from waking every hour overnight and breastfeeding back to sleep to sleeping all through the night without any intervention from us. He has also extended his day nap by himself from 1 hour to 2.5 hours. We are all a much happier family now. And all done in such a gentle way that suited our parenting style and maintained our son’s trust in us. We just wish now that we had contacted Dorothy much sooner. Don’t hesitate to get Dorothy’s help.
Lisa Trass – December 2018

My wee 4 month old reflux baby was waking every 2 hours throughout the night from birth. I had so many uncertainties as I had never had a reflux baby. Dorothy was a wealth of knowledge, confidence and support as she guided me to drastically improve his night sleeps and day time routine within 10 days. She was available to answer all of my questions and all if her advice resulted in direct improvement. I feel so more informed, confident and better rested. I also love knowing my wee 1 is on the right track and is getting the rest he needs. Thank you so much Dorothy, I can’t speak high enough of you x
Siarn Stowers – November 2018

Dorothy has been such a huge help with our young twins, guiding us through sleep issues, feeding up and downs and then just a fabulous sounding board for all things baby. I highly recommend Dorothy and her services!!
Sonya Peters – November 2018

Dorothy has been amazing for us helping with our little man! Has a lot of knowledge and goes above and beyond! Thank you very much Dorothy, really appreciate it!
Chanelle Lindsay – October 2018

Dorothy has made a massive difference to my little man and me. I called for help as my 4 month old had been waking every hour since birth and I was really struggling with the sleep deprivation. I needed to do something but just couldn’t bring myself to follow a strict sleep training approach at such a young age. From the very first call, Dorothy was amazing and so generous with her time and advice. Her approach fits perfectly with where I’m at with my little man and I’ve learnt some really valuable skills to help us in our journey to a full nights sleep! Dorothy’s care also extended to me personally and I found her support and empathy for my family situation just wonderful. I’ve loved her straight talking, warm and humorous approach and will be getting back in touch with her for any future sleep challenges we have!
Danic Holgado – October 2018

Almost 4 years exactly after I went to one of your baby sleep sessions in Upper Hutt, Wellington, I had my second child. I used your settling and sleep guides with my firstborn from 10 weeks old. It was great. He didnt end up completely self settling, or sleeping through immediately, it took a while, but after stressful weeks of “cry it out”, your gentle method changed our lives. He became a “transportable baby”. We could settle him anywhere, and sleep became something I felt we were in control of, even though we decided not to pursue “self settling” completely or “sleeping through” until he was weaned at 19 months. I was working full time from 7 months and our routine meant I wasn’t missing out on sleep, although he was still waking once in the night. We transitioned him to his own bed completely and staying in his own bed through the night, about 6 weeks before his baby sister was due. 4 years old! Because of your gentle, sensible method, I felt comfortable about this new baby arriving. I was calm with my firstborn, but I was looking forward to starting your method on my 2nd child straight away. After 9 weeks of settling in arms, I felt she was ready to try self settling. She has now self settled without any crying for a while now, and has even slept through the last two nights! She had about 2 days of cat naps, and so I started the “getting in there at 45 mins to resettle”, after 2 naps like that she was no longer cat napping. I even dug out the piece of paper you handed out with sleeping and wake guides,and she’s spot on!

Even if she regresses, I’m okay with that, because I feel like I have great tools to help her settle and sleep well. Thanks so much Dorothy!
Cheri Silver – October 2018

Thank you so much for all your help via our Skype call, we contacted Dorothy for help to get our little one to take the bottle, we got so much great advice and tips to help us, not only with transitioning to the bottle but also to help with sleep and embarking on solids! I would not hesitate to recommend her services to empower anyone. After the call you don’t get left on your own the follow up is extremely through! Thank you again for your help!
Francene Picot – September 2018

I sought out Dorothy’s help because my beautiful 16 month old was waking at least 6 times a night and it was taking it’s toll! Dorothy was absolutely lovely to deal with, gave me great suggestions to fit my particular circumstances.
We are still working on it but we now only have 1 or 2 wake ups a night.
I can’t thank Dorothy enough!
Courtney Hall – September 2018

We came to Dorothy with our twin girls only having 30 to 45 minute naps during the day and waking up many many times throughout the night. As you can imagine this was leaving us very exhausted!

Dorothy gave us very clear guidelines in a plan we could easily implement.

Very quickly the girls learnt how to self soothe and there naps are now 1.5 to 2hrs during the day and at night they are almost sleeping right through the night without help.

I am so impressed with Dorothy’s approach. She is absolutely excellent. Wow what an incredible improvement and now my husband and I feel so much better as we are getting almost a full nights sleep! Thank you so much Dorothy. Highly recommend getting Dorothy on board to help your little one learn how to self soothe and sleep better.
Monique Riddle – July 2018

I contacted Dorothy when my twins were 9 months and were having 3-4 20mins naps. My poor girls were exhausted and just didn’t seem to be able to connect their cycles. They are now having two 1.5 hour naps and the difference is amazing. Dorothy helped us develop a new routine, gave us plenty of good tips and strategies to embed the routine.
We used Skype for our contact and that worked well, also very convenient being at home. I wish I had of contacted her earlier.
Chloe Henry – July 2018

Thank you so much for your advice and support over the last few weeks! We no longer have hourly wakings at night
Amy Bird – July 2018

Went to a talk by Dorothy today. So reassuring and practical. Brilliant insights. Uses common sense when as a first time mother yours may have deserted You!!
Andrea Hamilton – April 2018

Dorothy Waide is the mother of all baby whispers. She advice us the right tools and techniques to settled our 18month old toddler.
After months of interrupted sleep we were at our wits ends. She’s amazing, knowledgeable and the amount of experience is unbelievable.
Thank you so much for saving us and give us our sleep back.
Emily Jerd – April 2018

Dorothy Waide is the mother of all baby whispers. She advice us the right tools and techniques to settled our 18month old toddler.
After months of interrupted sleep we were at our wits ends. She’s amazing, knowledgeable and the amount of experience is unbelievable.
Thank you so much for saving us and give us our sleep back.
Synay Mal – April 2018

As first time parents, we sought advice on sleep from Dorothy when bubs was 7 weeks old to set us on the right path.

With her nurturing and instinctive approach, Johnny quickly learnt to self-settle and re-resettle himself with little stress for him or us.

Not only did she share her extensive knowledge on Sleep, but our conversations included nutrition, feeding, swaddling, teething, introducing solids and much more.

We found Dorothy holistic, practical and super generous with her time. She was supportive, reassuring and a voice of reason when needed also.

We highly recommend her services, book, videos and webstore!

Thank you!!
Ben & Rebecca – March 2018

I contacted Dorothy during a podcast after a hideous experience with another sleep consultant. My daughter at 4 months had just been diagnosed with CMPI after a terrible time, as well as an undiagnosed tongue tie finally lasered, we had saved up to get some help to get her to sleep better but we felt forced in to cry it out which was horrific for us. Dorothy was supportive, informative and empathetic she not only provided sleep advice but also food advice and emotional support. We had ongoing struggles with her sleeping, being unsettled and screaming for hours all of this took a toll on my mental health and I was diagnosed with PMD, Dorothy yet again was support and provided practical tips. I was in regular contact with Dorothy asking for advice as we hit different struggles like the 6 month “sleep regression”, the I can roll over but not back again, the don’t put me down screamathon, the 3am morning up for the day, Dorothy was always able to offer suggestions that went along with my parenting style and that were sensitive to my mental health. Now my daughter is 8 months old and sadly our health struggles are far from over but Dorothy continues to be one of the only professionals that is looking at our daughter as a person not a number or just one amoungst the many, Dorothy has been invaluable during the last 8 months and as we go through this next stage we know we can always turn to her for support in all aspects of parenting.
Emma Chattington – February 2018

I hesitated to ask for help for quite a while but wish I had called Dorothy much sooner. I’m so grateful to her for sorting us out. Our little girl started sleeping 11hrs a night with greatly improved day sleeps almost immediately after we implemented Dorothy’s advice, with no crying it out. She also helped us establish a good routine to help me transition back to work. I really appreciated that Dorothy’s advice was wide ranging and practical, including looking at my wellbeing. She was also extremely helpful and caring when our wee girl got bad nappy rash and misdiagnosed as lactose intolerant. Thanks Dorothy for guiding us through the rollercoaster of new parenthood, for making us feel that it was ok to ask for help, and for making me a much more confident mother! I’m sure I’ll speak to you again!
Maree Wilson – February 2018

Dorothy is a lifesaver. When I first contacted Dorothy I was a severely sleep deprived first time mum at a total loss of what to do with our 4 month old son who was waking 4-5 times a night and not napping well during the day. She came for a home visit and spent the afternoon with us discussing new strategies and making a new plan that was totally personalised to our son and our lifestyle. He is sleeping so much better now and is a happier boy and I’m a happier mum. After talking with and then meeting Dorothy she provided the reassurance I needed and it wasn’t long before my confidence was back. We can’t thank you enough Dorothy!xx
Sally Crook – January 2018

Dorothy was an absolute life saver helping us with our second little girl. She provided us with so much fantastic knowledge, advice and reassurance which proved invaluable. And after numerous doctors & specialists visits, Dorothy was the only person to pick up on her tongue tie, which after it was dealt with, meant that we had a completely different little girl!
Georgie Sanders – January 2018

Twice I have sent an SOS out to Dorothy and both times she has helped me out immensely. The first time I needed her help was with my very unsettled 8 week old daughter who seemed to scream all day and struggled to get to sleep (anywhere!). The second time was when my 5 month old son (who had been sleeping with no issues) started waking every hour though the night. After contacting Dorothy I was immediately able to implement strategies she gave me to help my babies settle better and as I continued to work with her I could consolidate this. Dorothy’s approach is specific to the age of the baby/child, it is multifaceted and she works with what you are comfortable with as a parent.
Bridget Read – January 2018

Dorothy was amazing for us! She was so easy to get along with, asked all the right questions to get the bottom of our 1 yr olds eating issues. She was still on pureed food refusing mashed and chunky foods, night waking often, reflux issues. She lead us in the right direction even after seeing three specialist who had no answers for us. Dorothy recommended an ENT specialist who found she had a rare prosterior tongue tie at the back of her throat at 16 months old. She is now booked in to have this fixed next month and it is a big life changer for us!
Amie Whitelaw – January 2018

We cannot thank Dorothy enough for helping us with our second son. From 8 weeks old he was grizzly and unhappy with reflux and a sore tummy. I asked Dorothy to come for a visit and she immediately discovered he was not latching correctly and sucking in air. We had a tongue and lip tie addressed upon her referral to a specialist and I came home with a different baby. He is now 6 months old, sleeping through the night and very contented. Thank you so much Dorothy for your advice and expertise, you are a wealth of knowledge.
Shona Brereton – January 2018