CJ - Melbourne
"We were having trouble with our 5 month old having 15 minute naps throughout the day and showing tired signs after 1-1.5 hours. We had a day session at sleep school which wasn’t helpful and their method didn’t work for our baby. We got in touch with Carlene and she literally changed our lives. Within 2-3 days our baby was able to connect his sleep cycles and was napping for 1.5-2 hours at a time, and his wake windows were extended to 2-2.5 hours. Carlene was so warm and lovely, and has a very gentle approach. We touched base every day for a week afterwards and Carlene was always there to give advice when I needed help. Her follow up and support is second to none. I can’t recommend Carlene highly enough!" (From Google Reviews)
Claire & Nick OC - Melbourne
"I reached out to Carlene when our daughter was 3 months old. Our daughter was waking 4-5 times in the night, screaming hysterically every evening for hours and would only be rocked/patted to sleep and held in our arms for all day naps and co sleeping in our arms in bed. Whenever we tried to put her down in her cot she would wake up and start crying. We both didn't know what to do! We were exhausted; especially mum. We chose the in home consult & it was the best thing we have ever done. Carlene showed us how to teach our daughter to self settle- with no CIO or CO (which was very important to us). We can still cuddle and comfort our daughter if she needs help settling. Within the first day; our daughter was actually sleeping in her cot for naps and sleeping longer stretches overnight. Our daughter is a different baby- no longer chronically overtired and so so much happier! We are so grateful to Carlene for her support, knowledge, and caring nature. Carlene was always available to text/call and responded to any questions or concerns very quickly. We both feel so positive about our daughter's sleeping and routines ongoing as she gets older as we know we can ask Carlene for support or help if needed. Thank you so much Carlene- you are the baby whisperer! X" (From Google Reviews)
Nell M - Melbourne
"I don’t want to speak to soon but Carlene is some kind of sleep wizard. We had the 6 hour consult 4 days ago and our little 7 month old boy is putting himself to sleep in a couple of minutes and waking up far less at night. Carlene gave us the tools, knowledge and confidence to implement a manageable sleep routine and get our evenings back!" (From Google Reviews)
Talia L - Melbourne
highly recommend Carlene at Sweet Dreamers Sleep Consulting. Our 13 month old had never slept through the night consistently and I was also wanting to wean her off breastfeeding. Carlene was a wonderful support and gave us the tools to achieve both of our goals. Sleep training is not a linear process, we have had set backs over the last few weeks with daycare bugs etc, however, now at 14 months, our bub is consistently sleeping through the night and both parents are able to settle her. We have achieved a really good balance of night and day sleep with Carlene's help. She went above and beyond, responding to our questions whenever we needed support!
Samara P - Melbourne
"Carlene is an angel sent by the sleep gods!
We were at breaking point with our boy after he hit his four month sleep regression. Archer used to be up every 2 hours during the night and his daytime naps consisted of us holding him as he slept. To say the lack of sleep was impacting everything would be an understatement.
When Carlene visited, she worked with us to come up with a plan and also showed both my husband and I how to help Archer sleep. The results were immediate with Archer sleeping a full 6 hours the first night and 9 hours the following night.
Despite teething and development leaps, our boy has continued to sleep 1000 times better than before. We’ve also seen a huge improvement in Archer’s feeding following her recommendations.
If I could sing Carlene’s praises from every rooftop, I would. Her invaluable help, gentle suggestions and unwavering support have made such an enormous change." (From Facebook Reviews)
Alison K - Queensland
"The four month sleep regression hit us hard and after 8 weeks of 2-3hr, then hourly, wake ups, we were all exhausted. I was losing confidence and dreading the nights and nap times. Carlene takes an holistic approach to sleep, helping us with the environment, routine, food and a settling method. She was with us all the way along. We saw immediate and significant improvement and it’s completely changed my relationship with motherhood. Our little girl is happier and better rested. My husband and I have regained our sanity. I am confident that I can apply a safe, supportive, consistent method to help her with her sleep- and have the tools to adapt as we go. We still have a way to go but I’ll be forever grateful for Carlene for sharing her baby whispering skills. Absolutely recommend!" (From Facebook Reviews)
Tahlia A - From Melbourne
"Carlene was fantastic at helping our 22 month old settle down for naps and bedtime. We went from major battles to a much calmer routine and a happier, well-rested toddler." (From Facebook Reviews)
Ashley B - Melbourne
"Having Carlene come to our home and help us out has been an amazing investment! Our 4 month old was going through the fun time of a sleep regression and Carlene’s help and encouragement came at the perfect time. Her support all day and all week was extremely helpful and never felt like we were a bother to her. My husband and I are finding bedtime and naps so much easier and way less stressful. Thank you sooooo much" (From Facebook Reviews)
MAMA WEST (Sheridan S) Melbourne
"I told Carlene she needs to put her prices up after our week of success and kicking all our goals with her. I didn't expect the level of support we received for the price we paid, it was unbelievable! I never in a million years would have thought it would be this easy to put my son to bed. Our sons sleep issues have wreaked havoc on the relationship with my fiancé and already I feel this is the best thing for our family and feel closer to both of them as a result. I just wish we did it sooner!" (From Google Reviews)
Sophie H - Melbourne
"Thank you Carlene for such a supportive and positive experience.
Your support and communication went beyond expectations right from the consultation. I would recommend anyone struggling with their little ones sleep to get in touch". (From Google Reviews)
Hayley B - Melbourne
"Carlene has been a godsend! I was very hesitant for months about getting help with my little ones sleep. I have never been a fan of 'sleep training' and was scared to get help. However, Carlene made sure that we were comfortable with everything that was suggested before starting, and used only gentle techniques. So much changed in just the first day! A lot of it was just down to getting his routine right. My little one is now able to sleep in his cot during the day and we are all much, much happier. Thank you so much Carlene!" (From Google Reviews)
Mariel P - Melbourne
"Carlene is just absolutely fantastic and very supportive, as a family we were struggling with our 6 months old boy who used to only cat nap in his pram twice a day and now he have a solid 1.5 hour naps and he is so happy when he is awake!! We were able to adapt the program to our needs and we are all so much happier!!!! Thanks so much Carlene!!!!! "(From Facebook Reviews)
Julie D - Melbourne
"Words can not express the gratitude I have for Carlene and her service. I had so much anxiety returning to work and sending him to daycare without having established a solid sleep schedule for him. From the first phone call I knew we had made the best decision and within 3 days our son went from a co sleeping baby who needed over 20 mins of cuddling and settling, multiple night waking to early waking to a very happy baby who sleeps independently for 12 hours. Our "bad nights" now consist of maybe 2 waking that take no more than 30 seconds of settling. Carlene was there with us during the entire process and ensured we felt supported. I can not recommend her enough. Carlene thank you from the bottom of our well rested hearts you have been an absolute gem." (From Facebook Reviews)
Shardey O - Melbourne
Carlene is an absolute godsend! I didn’t realise how many things we would be able to improve on with her guidance but there were sooo many. It was really important that my partner and I got on the same page with a lot of things and Carlene was able to direct us on how to get our girl to sleep without screaming hysterically. Within the first hour of Carlene being there she had our girl asleep in her own bed without needing to nurse (which I didn’t think was possible) and the first night of her training she slept through the night and again the following! Which was a first! I’m telling all my friends about her so they can rest easy and get some time for themselves during the day. I was pretty stressed thinking I wouldn’t have anytime at home to run my business and even had got in touch with someone to babysit, so Carlene actually saved me $4100+ a year on a sitter and saved my mental health. What an investment her catered programs are. Don’t do anything else except book her now! (From Google Reviews)
Bee R - Melbourne
"Carlene is Amazing! She changed our sleepless nights in 1 week.
Alessia went from waking 3 or 4 times a night, being terrified of her cot and co sleeping most nights to sleeping 7-7 in just 2 weeks. The routine Carlene gave us was perfect for her. NO CRYING and yes I can cuddle her. I highly recommend for anyone having sleep issues and want a gentle approach to sleep." (From Facebook Reviews)
Kayla M H - Sydney
"If you’re reading these reviews, I sincerely hope you proceed with Carlene’s incredible program. I called Carlene after I exhausted all my options, from talking to various children’s nurses who seemed to have a “one size fits all” approach to attempting to implement control crying. I did it all until I found out about ‘Sweet Dreamers Sleep Consulting’ which truly is an absolutely gentle sleep training program Carlene customises for you and your little one. My 2 year old has co slept with me since he decided at around 1 year, that he didn’t want to stay in his cot anymore and transferring him to a bed almost seemed impossible, nonetheless sleeping the night. By following Carlene’s very gentle steps, we achieved the transition just short of 7 days with almost no fuss at all. Her constant support has been soo comforting. The program isn’t the only amazing thing going, she is also so pleasant and calming to talk to, from the very first Zoom call to the follow up calls, we felt so comfortable and safe. So grateful I landed in Carlene’s care." (From Facebook Reviews)
Roua U - NSW
"I would like to thank Carlene for her amazing sleep plan that is easy to follow and extremely effective. It has been only 10 days and the improvement I have noticed with my son is unreal. I am grateful and glad I asked for your help. With my first child, I straggled so much and I kept telling myself she will get better and in reality she never did!
Carlene I can't thank you enough and I hope other mother's will read my post and ask for your incredible help."
(From Facebook Reviews)
Alisha M - Melbourne
"Thank you SO much Carlene!
If it wasn't for you we would still have a 7 month old who cat naps 20-30mins max every single day!
We now have a baby who sleeps 2-3 hours for her naps & sleeps through every night! I am absolutely amazed!
Thank you so much!" (From Google Reviews)
Esther W - Melbourne
"Carlene was a great choice when we wanted to look into and implement a gentle approach of sleep training. She was kind, caring and listened to my concerns. Carlene was able to guide me in the best direction to help our little one nap during the day and sleep better at night. She has a great amount of knowledge, tips and tricks and practical advice for you along the way as well. Our girl is sleeping so much better these days and I can say thank you enough!" (From Facebook Reviews)
Kristina C - Victoria
"I cannot recommend Carlene enough! We was in the middle of leap 4 and the sleep regression and had 2 weeks of no sleep, short naps a lot of crying and rocking and didn’t know what to do. On day 1 of implementing this routine we were able to settle him in the bassinet within minutes, self settled completely by himself on day 3 and was linking cycles by day 4. I am so thankful and relieved I reached out and found Carlene to be so supportive, responsive and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to others" (From Facebook Reviews)
Amanda N - Melbourne
"I engaged Carlene when my little one was 14 weeks and have not looked back since! Carlene was amazing to work with and her gentle approach meant less crying and a WHOLE LOT MORE SLEEPING! My little one was doing super short sleeps all day and within days or working with Carlene, he is now sleeping for 2-3 hours at at time! I highly recommend you do not put off contacting sweet dreamers, you will not regret it!" (From Facebook Reviews)
Tristan S - W.A
"Carlene was absolutely outstanding to work with. She created a personalized plan for my little man, who as well as having trouble sleeping, suffers from mild ASD. She worked with us on all aspects of sleep and daily routine and was even able to assist with improving food intake. She was a godsend to our family and we wish we knew about her sooner! Thank you so much Carlene! we are so glad we found you!!!" (From Google Reviews)
Ali M - Melbourne
"Carlene was a great choice when we wanted to look into and implement a gentle approach of sleep training. She was kind, caring and listened to my concerns. Carlene was able to guide me in the best direction to help our little one nap during the day and sleep better at night. She has a great amount of knowledge, tips and tricks and practical advice for you along the way as well. Our girl is sleeping so much better these days and I can say thank you enough!"
(From Facebook Reviews)
Stephanie S - NSW
"One of the best sleep consultants. i cant recommend Carlene ENOUGH. Amazing help and always so responsive to all my questions." (From Facebook Reviews)
Vanessa T - Melbourne
"I was desperate for sleep and I was so glad Carlene was able to fit me in for a zoom appointment within a few hours of contacting her. She listened to me and gained a good understanding of my expectations and lifestyle before coming up with a customised routine for us. She made sure the changes were feasible to fit our needs and even took into account the needs of our older child. Carlene knew exactly what we needed to tweak and the daily support I had from her throughout the week helped me gain confidence in helping my 9 month old sleep better. We saw improvement within a day! Thanks so much, Carlene! :) "(From Google Reviews)
Candice R - Melbourne
"Carlene helped my husband and I to understand how we can better support our daughters sleep development. With her help we have been able to support our daughter in linking her sleep cycles, break the habit of feeding to sleep, learn how to resettle her when needed and the importance of having a simple yet solid sleep routine" (from Facebook Reviews)
Maria L - Melbourne
"With the sleep problems our daughter was initially having, my partner and I were a little skeptical on how a sleep consultant would be able to help us fix the issue. (We were willing to try anything at this point) We reached out to Carlene at Sweet Dreamers Sleep Consulting and it honestly has been the best decision we made. From the first contact we had with Carlene, she was personable, understanding and professional. She took the time to listen to our family dynamics, what we wanted to achieve and worked closely with us every day. Communication has been nothing short of amazing - Carlene has always been available to answer any questions and touch base on how we were going.
In such a short amount of time our daughter has had a drastic improvement with her overall sleep and finally has a routine. Now my partner and I actually get to spend quality time together!
It was a pleasure to work with Carlene and we highly recommend her services!
We cannot thank you enough "(From Facebook Reviews)
Jarny T - Melbourne
"Wow wow wow!!! Carlene is a miracle worker. She asked, she listened then she taught us - with step by step instructions - how to help our little man sleep. Her methods were simple and effective and she kept in touch after the consultation making us feel so supported! It's totally cliche but I wish I'd contacted her earlier. The absolute best! "(from Facebook Reviews)
Tamaryn G - Melbourne
"While initially unsure of sleep training a baby and whether it would work for us, all I can say that getting in touch with Carlene was the best decision we made.
Doing so early on with our bub of 4 months, Carlene provided a plan that established some much needed routine in our household and helped us form the right habits from the start.
Within the week that we consulted with Carlene, our little girl’s sleeping patterns and stretches improved dramatically - with Carlene keeping in touch and providing guidance throughout.
We are one happy house and cannot recommend Carlene highly enough!!! "(From Facebook Reviews)
"I owe my sanity to Carlene!
I contacted her when my 11 month old was waking every 2-3 hours overnight and requiring singing/rocking/holding back to sleep. At the worst it was every hour
Although we had a rocky start to sleep training, Carlene supported and guided us through teething, a developmental leap and severe illness. My little man now has consistent naps, can self settle, and although we’re not always sleeping through the night, on his bad nights I’m only up to him once or twice.
We’re a work in progress but I’m so happy we reached out to Carlene for help.
Would highly recommend her services to anyone struggling with sleep!" (From Facebook Reviews)
Kubra A - Melbourne
"Carlene has been so amazing with my baby boy.
Not only did she help with his sleeping schedule, she also helped me with his feeding and overall daily routine. We’ve seen huge improvements in one week. She’s always happy to answer any questions, calls and made us feel so positive during this process.
I have researched so much and her method is not “cry it out” or “controlled crying” which made the whole process even better. Thank you so much Carlene! "(from Facebook Reviews)
Renee T - NSW
"Carlene changed our lives. Not only changing the lives of my husband and I but most importantly for our little one. Returning back to work brings about anxiety as it is, and on top of that, I was worrying about how we were going to get a good night’s sleep and rest to face a full day at work. My husband and I made the decision to ask Carlene from Sweet Dreamers to help us navigate through this rough time we were having with our little one waking every hour at night. My only regret was that we hadn’t asked Carlene for her expertise sooner. She helped us put in place what was needed to encourage healthy sleep patterns and routines. We saw results so quickly with such a gentle approach. To be honest, I was unsure how the consultations would transfer as Carlene and myself live in different states but there was no need to worry as she was always available (happily) to help via zoom or a phone call. Carlene’s reassurance and positivity made this process easy. I can’t recommended Sweet Dreamers enough. It’s such a wonderful feeling knowing that I’ve helped my daughter get the rest and sleep that she needs to be a happy little one. "(From Facebook Reviews)
Kathleen Leila - Melbourne
"Absolutely brilliant! My son has been a troubled sleeper since day one and this is the very first time he’s slept independently, in his own sleeping space and actually looks forward to sleep time! He genuinely enjoyed each step and so did I, I couldn’t be happier. Thank you Sweet Dreamers" (From Facebook Reviews)
Jessica K - Melbourne
"All I can say is - Carlene is a miracle worker! After 2.5yrs of putting up with my daughter's frequent night wakings and difficulty in getting to sleep my husband and I were at our wit's end. We were mentally and physically exhausted. Carlene met with us over a Zoom consult and in those 2hrs she gave us the tools & techniques needed to help us settle and keep our daughter asleep. There was no crying or stress involved at all! Thanks to Carlene, our daughter now sleeps through the night in her own bed! Carlene was professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and so lovely to work with. Her follow-up contact really helped to tease out and tweak the little issues we came across in the night's following our consultation. We honestly can't thank Carlene enough and would recommend her to anyone looking for help regarding their child's sleep "(From Google Reviews)
Temby F - Queensland
"We can’t recommend Sweet Dreamers highly enough! Carlene is amazing! The thought of sleep training filled me with so much anxiety initially, as I assumed that it would be a really stressful process for myself and my daughter. Unlike many other sleep programs out there, Carlene’s method was so gentle - and it works! We saw results immediately and she checked in with us everyday to see how we were going. Our household is much happier (and well rested) thanks to Carlene!" (from Facebook Reviews)
Rita M- Melbourne
"I can't thank Carlene enough! I wasn't sure how to put my baby to sleep without feeding to sleep but she helped me manage a routine that was simple and very effective. My 3mo no longer catnaps and can self settle on his own which is truly amazing.
She gave me fantastic help with my 4yo and new ways to implement different strategies to help her sleep the night through.
I highly recommend her. Carlene is lovely and feels like you are chatting comfortably to an old friend. She made sure I was ok every day and that support alone was invaluable. Thank you again Carlene "(From Google Reviews)
Lorraine I - South Australia
"My life has changed. Carlene was amazing with me and my little girl. As a single mum, I needed a manageable sleep plan, that I could do on my own and was gentle on my little one as i wouldn't have a respite. Carlene worked with me, included my parenting style and values, and also took into consideration my anxiety. She also followed up with me daily, which i wanted. I felt soo supported the whole time and i know i can go back to her at any point as things change with my daughters development and age needs. THANK YOU Carlene!!!!" (From Google Reviews)
Veronica A - Melbourne
"Carlene was so supportive and very helpful with my little girl. she understood everything and helped me with our sleep routine and her sleep changed our life.. our household is happy again Can’t thank her enough.
I highly recommend if you need help for sure in the future." (From Facebook Reviews)
Jacquie A - Melbourne
"Carlene was extremely supportive and compassionate with guiding us through this challenging phase of our son's development. She checked in regularly to see if we need further guidance and support and always made us feel like we are doing an amazing job as parents. This is the first time I have used a sleep consultant and I will definitely keep her in mind for the future. We can't thank Carlene enough for everything she has done for us, especially giving us back our sleep!" (From Facebook Reviews)
Carla R - Melbourne
"My baby was a cat napper from birth and never slept for more than 30 minutes. After 9 months, I was exhausted and reached out to Sweet Dreamers Sleep Consulting. Carlene took time to understand my parenting style and helped me to develop a gentle approach to settling my baby. Three days later my baby was sleeping through the night and having 3 hours of naps in the day"
Victoria S - Melbourne
"Carlene has been such a help to our daughters sleep improvement. Her experience with children and sleep was evident from the get go and her calming nature was so lovely when creating a personalized plan for my daughter and I. There is no question too ‘silly’ and she has always made herself available for any concerns we had.
Unlike other sleep consultants, Carlene creates a plan that works for you and doesn’t use a cookie cutter approach.
It has been such a delight to work with Carlene and I highly recommend her for other mums wanting to improve their children’s sleep. " (From Facebook Reviews)
Cindy S - Melbourne
"Carlene has been amazing to work with. Her gentle and nurturing approach really helped me with my son, who used to only nap for at most 30 minutes at a time. I highly recommend Carlene if you’re looking for someone who cares about you as a mum, as well as guiding you to make sleep time easier for you and your bub!"
Esther W - Melbourne
"Carlene was excellent!! I would not hesitate to recommend Carlene. To us she has been an absolute angel!! When she took us on, I hadn't slept more than 2 hours at a time in 4 months and within 3 days we were getting 5 hour sleeps!!! This has just been amazing and an absolute life saver."
Shoshy B - Melbourne
"Very friendly, confident and knowledgeable. I am really happy with Carlene. I was very hesitant and didnt want to do çry it out method. She was accommodating and helped come up with a schedule that i was happy with."
Mikayla T - Melbourne
"Carlene was so supportive. She really took the time to understand our family dynamics and helped us to not only develop the skills to help our babe sleep well, but she also provided us with the theories behind the techniques. Most importantly she took the stress out of nap times."
Tarryn G - Melbourne
"Carlene listened to my concerns, addressed them in a way that made total sense and explained the reason she chose certain technique with good evidence base, she also made sure what she asked me was achievable as I have a toddler and made a routine that co exists with my current routine with my toddler to ensure I still could maintain a good life balance with a toddler and newborn while taking care of myself. She also followed up regularly and was so encouraging the whole time it was so heart warming "
Jasmine W - Melbourne
"Carlene was very friendly and approachable. She also made me feel reassured that I had her support. "