Our sleep coach Pauline
Review L. Hellemons (mother of 2 not sleeping children)
We have 2 children that kept us awake at home and therefore wanted a night-nanny to get some sleep. However, Chantal (thankfully!) recommended a sleep coach so that we didn't have a short-term solution, but finally sleep in the long term. I was always a bit skeptical about sleep coaches, I'd read all the books and always thought I could just ramble on what to do, but I'm super glad we did. We really needed someone to come to us to break the established routines because with sleep deprivation you simply go for the fastest way. I've been sleeping with my 6-month-old daughter in bed for 2 months who had trouble sleeping because of eczema and ingrained routines and my boyfriend slept in the room with our 2-year-old son on a mattress because he didn't dare to sleep alone anymore. Going to bed was a drama of hours and every night we dreaded the night. With Pauline it immediately felt good. She is very respectful and sweet to the children and to us and also not in favor of the cry-out method. It was very nice that someone came into our house to help at night and to really look closely at what the right method and need is for a child. I immediately felt familiar with Pauline and let her spend the nights with our daughter with confidence. I could go in the attic with earplugs and slept wonderfully. The constant approach also helped a lot. Our daughter slept in her own room within a few days, woke up less during the night and after a week it turned out that she no longer needed night feeds at all. Our son immediately fell in love with Pauline, she came as a "sleep fairy" with "sleep cream" and dream spray" and he thought it was all fantastic. Within 3 evenings the drama of going to bed had turned into a 15 minute ritual and no more tears when the lamp goes out. And now a few weeks later the nights are (almost) quiet. If things go wrong after that, we could also call Pauline, really nice and effective sleep coaching! I am no longer skeptical, but give everyone with poorly sleeping children a Pauline.
Review F. Bietrix (alleenstaande moeder van een baby van 2 maanden)
Nannies at night has been a life saver. As a single parent I did not only need to sleep but also to find kindness and reassurance me and my baby were doing well. We found both with Nannie’s at night. Reliable, professionnel, sweet and friendly. I highly recommend their services
My name is Pauline, and I am married with a daughter and two sons. After living and working in Australia for 14 years, we have now returned to the Netherlands.
For as long as I can remember, I have been involved with, alongside, and working with children. In Australia, I had the privilege of assisting families during challenging moments in their lives, offering them the extra support they needed. I have worked with families of twins or triplets, large families, and parents with newborn babies. As a nanny, I provided support to parents, and as a doula, I assisted during childbirth.
My greatest passion lies in supporting parents in sleep training their babies and children. I am an internationally certified advanced sleep coach by ISSC and recognized by the International Association IACSC. I have also completed and delivered various courses such as prenatal and baby yoga, massage lessons, and the Circle of Security.
Contributing to the well-being of parents and their children is immensely rewarding to me. Nothing brings me more satisfaction than helping care for little ones. I see my service as an emotional embrace for the parent(s). With my cheerful personality and expertise, I hope to assist other parents, and I always look forward to the next opportunity.
Review J. Fontein (GP and mother of a girl)
In January I became the mother of a beautiful daughter. In addition to the beautiful moments, it is also a huge rollercoaster in which you end up. Broken nights with a daughter who doesn't want to sleep is really hard. When I couldn't anymore, Nannies at Night came by. After an intake, I was advised to also ask a coach for advice. Two days later, Pauline was sitting on the couch with me. What a relief. So much peace and positivity. Clear in her advice. Always available for consultation. Within a week my daughter was sleeping in her own room and there was a rhythm! Unbelievable, with a few tips and some perseverance. In addition, Pauline came to take over the care for 2 nights. What a peace that gave. Just sleep for two nights, no worries. All this makes me a much nicer and better mother! Exactly what it took to continue in good spirits. Ring the bell in time and don't be ashamed. Nannies at Night is truly a breath of fresh air. (translated)
Review L. Weeteling (mother of a 1 year old girl who didn't sleep)
In bad periods I had to get out every 1.5 hours to get my 1 year old daughter back to sleep. We knew something had to change and made some attempts as well (with the advice of a sleep coach). We were just too tired to continue. When we really got tired of it, there was Pauline from Nannies at Night, our sleep whisperer. With a plan in her pocket, she took over the care of our daughter for three nights. We found it very exciting and our daughter got very angry at first, but Pauline reassured us and stayed with her for three nights. It got better every night. Even after that, Pauline continued to be involved and give advice from a distance. So nice, because a few weeks later the relapse came. Something about vaccinations and teething, which caused us to fall back into our old pattern. With the help of Pauline and one night a nanny, our daughter slept through quickly. Going to bed is no longer a struggle. At night everyone sleeps and during the day we have a lot more energy, a real relief.
Review S. Park (mother of a 6 month old baby)To be honest i was a bit skeptical but we got so desperate at month 6 with our second born who we tried to sleep train ourselves with little success. He would scream for hours and hours on end. He was different from our firstborn who we successfully sleep trained ourselves within a few days. We just did the first package and Pauline came over for the consultation. She helped us identify a few things to work on. Pretty similar to what the books and blogs say. But she really gave us the confidence to do what we knew we needed to do. It was nice to be able to text and call her anytime and get her advice and encouragement. Within two weeks my kid went from waking nonstop every 1-2-3 hours to 9-10 hours a night with one or two wakings. Which was a definite improvement. She helped reassure us that we weren't messing up our kid when we picked him up. And just overall was truly a coach to give you recommendations and advice. Yes there was some crying involved , alot actually but we've come a loooong way in a short period of time. Thank you Pauline and N@N!