"The one and only fairy SLEEP mother!
My little 10 month old went from only napping 30 mins, nursing to sleep, waking up every 1-2 hrs at night to a whopping 2 hr naps, falling asleep on her own and sleeping 7 straight hrs. She even hangs out in her crib and plays until we come get her! Happy tears! We are still working together since teething has been a bit of an issue but my god!!! My life has changed and my little girl is so much happier. Thank you for all your support and love, I will forever appreciate your guidance and friendship I couldn’t have done it without you."
"After going a year without a full nights rest, we decided something had to give. I had been referred to Meredith and to be honest I was hesitant, the whole idea of a sleep coach seemed unusual to me. It wasn’t long before our son fell into a bedtime routine that he had desperately been lacking. He started to sleep longer and he was napping better too, not to mention he was doing it all in his crib and not our bed! It sounds silly but I’m actually glad I had a terrible sleeper, otherwise, I would have never got to connect with Meredith. She’s truly someone you will be blessed to know! Her knowledge and compassion brings you strength and the service she provides is invaluable."
"Meredith came to help my husband and I with our 19 month old. Our 19 month old has always been super fussy when it came to naps and bedtime. I finally had enough of the sleepless nights and asked for help! Meredith came to my rescue and gave me the extra tools I needed and guidance to be successful on our journey to a full nights sleep! Our toddler within a week and half now asks to lay down in his crib for naps and at bedtime. Which is huge since before we coslept part of night after he would wake multiple times. He is able to put himself to sleep without rocking for an hour when he wakes up during night. I can't thank her enough! She also is so good about checking in to see how things are going. If there are any concerns you have or questions she is always happy to answer."
"Everything that I tried failed. I felt like I was failing, as nothing in my instincts could guide my sweet 17 month old to better rest. I found Sweet Slumber's Facebook page, and upon reading the reviews, I knew that Meredith would be a wonderful teacher for our family.
She came to our house and I immediately connected with her. She is kind, patient, encouraging, and a dream come true. Meredith has created a sleep system in which babies and toddlers learn to sleep not by crying, but rather by the constant love and security offered to them by their parents. They are treated with care and gentleness as they learn to settle their minds and bodies into a truly sweet slumber. Meredith Brough changed our lives. Over the course of the first 3 nights with the program, our daughter went from 10-12 wake-ups a night to only 3. On night 6 she slept through the night. Meredith and her company Sweet Slumber are amazing. We are so thankful that our lives have been blessed by knowing her! Thank you, Meredith!"
"I reached out to meredith when I was 8 months pregnant with my second child. I desperately needed a refresher course and support once my boy was born. She helped me prepare for the little guys arrival and offered much needed support! Once baby Gray was born meredith made the first three weeks way easier than I could have imagined. It was still challenging but I knew I could reach out to her and she would respond very quickly. I counted on her to help me through those beginning days. I loved having a plan set up and how she helped me tweek it as needed. I have recommended her to many friends and would be lost without her!!!"
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"Meredith Brough’s methods are so gentle compared to other drastic measures, like crying it out. What I liked the most about Meredith Brough is that she doesn’t believe one method fits all. We had to switch things up every once in awhile, and Meredith was with my husband and I every step of the way.
If you want to see real results than you need Meredith Brough. She is the real deal."
Meredith worked in St. Louis for a couple of days, helping Jenna and her baby Liam form great sleep habits. He was waking every hour or more at night and taking short naps. Liam's addiction to his pacifier disappeared and he started sleeping without one! As a team, Jenna and Meredith cemented the great routine that Jenna was already forming and enjoyed a weekend of bonding. After a few days, he slept consistently through the night for 8 hours and took 4-5 hours of naps! Meet Jenna!
"Meredith helped my TWINS sleep through the night! She was so genuine in helping and caring for my babies. At 2.5 months old, she came to my home for 3 days & in less than a week, my son slept through the night! A week later my daughter did! I am forever thankful for this relationship and experience with Sweet Slumber!"
-Author of the CR Moms Blog Post about Sweet Slumber, "Getting My Twins to Sleep"
"Relief. That is what I felt when I came across a blog post about Sweet Slumber. I had finally found what I was looking for- someone to help me sort through all the sleep advice that is out there and get my kiddo back on track! However, I was still a bit skeptical. My 8 month old was pretty strong-willed/stubborn/stuck in his ways- whatever you want to call it! When I explained his sleeping to Meredith she responded, “I’m confident I can help you.” Again, I felt relief. The first day was rough, but by the second day he was able to put himself to sleep! A few days later he was sleeping in 6 hour stretches. That hadn’t happened since he was about 3 months old!
Then it hit. A bad cold followed by croup. I knew we had undone a lot of our hard work, but Meredith had taught us well and I was confident that when he was healthy again we’d get back on track- and we did. Again, relief.
It hasn’t been easy fixing our baby’s sleep, but it has been so worth it! If we hadn’t found Meredith I probably wouldn’t have followed through on a sleep plan. We’d still be waking up multiple times each night and I’d still be a zombie during the day. I am grateful for her insights, confidence, and cheerleading abilities!!"
"I want to share my success story with all the parents out there who are sleep deprived! I have been working with Meredith since Greta was 6 weeks old. She woke 2-3 times a night like most babies. The parts that kept me awake the most was that she spit up a lot (out her nose) and made a lot of grunting sounds. She would sleep so soundly and peacefully during the day but totally opposite at night. Meredith began working her magic on Greta. Found out the grunting was from gas. Taught me how to get her to fall asleep on her own and get her on a feeding schedule. I love Greta’s feeding schedule it makes planning my days so much easier. Greta started sleeping through the night about 3 weeks after working with Meredith. She takes her last bottle at 6:00pm. We play. Then by 7:00pm I take her up to bed, turn on the noise machine, lay her down, give kisses and walk out of the room. Then at 6:00am I wake her up to eat her morning bottle! She sleeps 12hrs EVERY night! My baby sleeps better than my toddler! If you are sleep deprived and at your wits’ end then don’t hesitate to contact Meredith!!!! She works with families all over the country!"
"Meredith came into my life when my baby was 6 1/2 months old. He was still waking up 2 -3 times a night, and was always nursed to sleep. I was a mess, so sleep deprived! My husband wanted to help but didn't know how he could since he couldn't feed him. She came in and promptly started the process of teaching Spencer to fall asleep on his own and established a schedule. It was such an EMOTIONAL journey for us all and Meredith held my hand and helped us through it. I think her emotional support was just as important as her "baby whispering" skills. In fact, you could call her a "Mama whisperer" too. At 1 1/2 months later I can report that my baby is doing GREAT! I put him to bed at about 6:30pm and he usually sleeps through the night till about 7:00 am. He can put himself to sleep now and can get himself back to sleep if he wakes up after one sleep cycle during his naps. I feel like I've been able to heal and get some emotional and mental health back as well. My husband is very involved in baby's sleep now and I don't feel like its all on my shoulders. I would recommend Meredith, HANDS DOWN, to anyone that has a baby. She has skills, people. If you have a new baby, or an older baby, she can help you teach that kid great skills that will stay with him throughout childhood. I am so grateful that Meredith and Sweet Slumber were there for me."
"Meredith is simply the best! I know her both on a personal and professional level and she has helped my husband and I so very much with our second baby. With Meredith’s help, we were able to get our son’s silent reflux diagnosed and under control right away. In addition, Meredith helped Murphy get on a schedule pretty much immediately and he was sleeping through the night (7:30-7:30!!!) by about 9 weeks old. Murphy follows his schedule almost to the minute! It’s incredible. Our daycare provider has been doing her job for 20+ years and just told me last week that Murphy is by far the best and easiest baby because of his schedule. I was humbled and flattered but have to give Mer all the credit ❤️ I think the highest compliment I can give Meredith is that the ease of transitioning our second baby into our family has gone so smoothly because of her help that it makes me want more babies :) Thank you Meredith and Sweet Slumber for everything! We love you and will continue to recommend you to all the mom’s and dad’s out there looking to get their kiddos sleeping better and following a schedule."
"Henry used to only sleep in our arms or in the car seat, and he often needed to be driven around to fall asleep. He had very fussy, screaming periods daily-it was so sad! He usually only slept for a short time for naps. When he was 2 1/2 months old, Meredith came into our lives and helped us teach him how to fall asleep on his own in a bed, start a routine, prepare for daycare, and helped us figure out that he had a food intolerance. A month later, he was feeling better and sleeping better at night. His naps grew from 45 min to 1 1/2 hours! He has grown so much and is interacting like crazy. He's a really happy baby and he is sleeping for 8 hour stretches!"
Erin's son Graham
"Meredith Brough saved the day for our family! After successfully sleep training one child, my husband and I felt we would have it in the bag when our twins arrived. We couldn’t have been more wrong. After months and months of trying to survive as working parents on little to no sleep, we found ourselves at the point of desperation, depression and not enjoying these two precious boys (and their older brother) the way they deserved. Thankfully, that is when God put Meri in our path. In just four days, our twin boys slept better during the day and night … and have consistently done so since (they are 4 ½ now). We felt the immediate relief of not only more sleep, but much much happier children. Thanks to Meri, we went from surviving to thriving. We are so grateful for what she has done for our family."
-Working mother of three delightfully happy (and well-rested) boys
"Becoming parents for the first time was joyful, exciting, overwhelming and scary! We surely didn’t feel like we knew what we were doing that’s for sure! While we were pregnant we would hear well-meaning friends say “you will never sleep again!" That just added to the over-whelming thoughts and anxiety we already had. We were blessed with our first daughter and quickly realized they were right! We were NOT sleeping that’s for sure! We tried our best to put into practice what we read (and re-read) from all the greatest books but with inexperience, we struggled perfecting these techniques. When it was time to return to work, I was a bundle of nerves trying to figure out how I was going to function at my job with little sleep and the type of care my precious little one would receive. That anxiety quickly faded because we were blessed in having Meredith be the care giver to our daughter. Meredith treated our daughter like one of her own and was so loving to her. Not only did she take great care of our daughter, she had her on a beautiful sleep schedule almost immediately which meant we were getting 8 hours of sleep a night ourselves! The techniques we learned from Meredith helped create peace in our household and our daughter was able to flourish and grow because she was a well–rested baby! The bonus? We now have a second daughter and have been able to incorporate these techniques for her and she was sleeping through the night BEFORE I returned to work! Meredith will always be a part of the Atkinson family!"