Client Comments


  1. Claire & Luke
    Posted February 12, 2021 at 1:34 am | Permalink

    Hi Margaret,

    I just thought I’d let you know that Will had his first nap time at childcare this week. The girls were putting some of the other children down on their beds and when they turned around to sort Will out he had climbed onto a bed and put himself to sleep!
    At home we just say “time to go to bed” or “do you want to hop into bed” and he walks over, gets into bed and lays down. Not only have we made great progress but it’s even better than I thought we could aim for.
    Thanks for all your help with Willem and patience with Luke and myself.
    I would definitely recommend you to anyone else who was in our position.

    Claire & Luke

  2. Meg Gallagher
    Posted January 14, 2021 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Hi Margaret,
    I’ve finally caught up on my “to do” list and sending you a more detailed thank you was one thing I have been meaning to do for way too long.

    You saw myself and my little Hughie in October (he was about 5 months at this time) at which point he had been waking 1-2 hourly for about 2 months. I was in the most vulnerable state and you came in like a breath of fresh air and immediately put me at ease with your genuine, warm nature. You told me my son was absolutely perfect and a smart little boy. This filled me with so much joy as I had done nothing but worry about him because of his feeding/sleeping issues.
    Your plan was simple (seemed too good to be true) and I was nervous to commit to it but you had enough confidence for the both of us, you left and I honestly expected you to open up an umbrella and fly away like Mary Poppins.
    I stuck to the plan and saw small improvements almost immediately. Hugh started to feed better within a few days and woke considerably less in that time. Within two weeks he had slept through the night and was in a completely predictable day sleep pattern.
    He now feeds so much better than he did and occasionally sleeps through, though his usual pattern is to wake once overnight (completely tolerable by comparison and he is little so I am more than happy to be getting up-lights on-and giving him a feed). I love that I have predictable nap times and a son who can settle much better.
    It’s given me freedom to have body space during the day, one on one time with my toddler and a decent nights sleep.
    I feel like a new woman. I’ve talked about you to everyone I know and recommended you to girlfriends facing similar challenges. I wish I had contacted you sooner.

    Thank you thank you thank you.
    Meg Gallagher xxx

  3. Bec
    Posted April 28, 2020 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    We would like to say a huge thank you to Margaret. Jacob is now 18 months and he is the happiest he’s ever been. I am so grateful for your support, words cannot describe how thankful I am, you truly have helped us become a happier family. Before I contacted Margaret, Jacob would sleep late, bottle feed before bed, during the night, before nap, it was the only way I could put him to sleep, he would scream for milk.
    After a week or so I can now put Jacob in his cot, leave the room and he’ll fall asleep, sleep through, and nap during the day. I wish I’d called you earlier. Thank you so much.

  4. Amy, Mike & Charlotte
    Posted December 12, 2019 at 2:21 am | Permalink

    We’d like to say a huge thank you for all your help with Charlotte! Things are so much better with her now in all aspects which has made us all so much happier.
    She mostly sleeps through the night now. She is feeding so much netter and on both sides again.
    We can happily go out and know what Charlotte’s routine is going to look like and feel confident with her.
    I’ve even shared your tips with my mothers group and have heard improvements in their babies also.
    We are so grateful.

  5. Ash, Darcy & Sophie
    Posted December 2, 2018 at 2:41 am | Permalink

    Hi Marg,

    We would like to thank you so much for helping us out with Sophie’s sleeping.

    She is like a new person!
    I reckon since you visited us (6 weeks ago) she has only not slept through the night 4 times.

    Thanks again. You are amazing!

    Lots of love,
    Ash, Darcy & Sophie

  6. Kate
    Posted October 24, 2018 at 4:23 am | Permalink

    Dear Marg

    You are a miracle worker, and after a rough few weeks, it’s like we have 2 different babies.

    Evie goes to bed, cuddles her teddy and goes straight to sleep. We don’t hear a peek out of her until 12 hours later.

    Pip has been more challenging…..(3 difficult nights).
    If she wakes through the night, she might let out a little cry but self settles and goes back to sleep. We get 11-12 hours out of pip.

    Thank you so, so much for your help, support and advice. We will keep being consistent and hopefully continue with such good sleepers. Much happier Mum, Dad and babies.

    Thanks again,

  7. Rachael
    Posted August 30, 2018 at 5:43 am | Permalink

    We wish we had rung Marg months ago! Our little man was a pram sleeper during the day and woke up repeatedly at night. We were all exhausted and I had come to the conclusion that Buddy was just a baby that couldn’t self settle. I was feeding and rocking our baby to sleep every night and had just come to accept that thus was how things were going to be for a couple of years. After one day using Marg’s tips we now enjoy the freedom of having a baby that sleeps in his cot during the day, sometimes for up to 2 1/2 hours. He goes to bed at 7 each night, settles quickly and stays asleep.. bedtime used to take an hour or more and we’d all be exhausted by the time he finally fell asleep.
    We are all happier, especially Buddy who has learnt so many new things now that he is well rested. I was a sceptic before calling Marg. We had tried every online program and read so many books and articles on ways of getting babies to sleep. Marg took only 2 hours to sort our baby out.
    We cannot thank Marg enough for what she has done for our family and would absolutely recommend her to anyone whose baby’s sleeping habits are controlling ng their lives the way our little mans did.

  8. Emily
    Posted July 11, 2018 at 1:36 am | Permalink

    Hi Marg, I just wanted to message and thank you for how you helped me when the twins were young. I honestly feel like your support and kind words got me through some of the toughest times. So thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am proud to say that I have 4 children that sleep 11-13 hours straight most nights, without needing too much attention from me, apart from a quick cuddle/comfort. Emily xx

  9. Hollie
    Posted March 15, 2018 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    Hi Marg, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help with my first daughter – Lylah. Our second child – Emmett is 3 months old and the advice you gave me and the skills you taught me have helped me immensely! Emmett is self settling, feeding and sleeping like a champ. Thank you thank you thank you!!! Hollie.

  10. Olivia, Isabela and family
    Posted November 8, 2017 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    I contacted Margaret when my daughter was just shy of 7 months. As a first time mother, I was basically at breaking point with the affect that my baby’s poor sleeping pattern was having on me and my family. Within 24-48 hours of Margaret’s visit, the change I had with my daughter was remarkable. I successfully managed to stop rocking her to sleep, stopped swaddling her, and yes, for the first time in a long time, my baby was given the gift of peaceful and restorative sleep. She instantly began sleeping through the night and the cat napping during the day all stopped. I endured so many painful months of poor (or no) day time napping and crying or waking every night… I only wish I had contacted Margaret earlier.
    Margaret gave me the knowledge, support and confidence to enable me to fulfill my daughter’s needs. Her professionalism and caring nature was a gift to work with.
    Ever since meeting Margaret and understanding that good sleep is very much possible for babies, it inspired me to do my own research on baby sleep, which has enabled me to keep on top of my daughter’s sleeping routine as she grows.
    From the bottom of our hearts, thank you once more Margaret. I will never forget how you saved me.
    Olivia, Isabela and family.

  11. Mel, Andy & Tilly
    Posted October 17, 2017 at 3:06 am | Permalink

    I will be forever grateful to Margaret for helping us with our 10 month old daughter, Tilly.
    Before Margaret’s intervention, Tilly couldn’t self settle, would cat nap during the day, and wake
    approximately 5-6 times a night. Desperate to get sleep, we fell into the trap of allowing her into our
    bed, which soon became Tilly and mums bed. I dreaded night time, was constantly tired, but thought
    this was normal. My gosh how wrong I was. Margaret gave us the tools, confidence and support to
    help teach Tilly to sleep. I honestly wished we had of done this sooner. It wasn’t easy, and yes I cried,
    but I can honestly say that it has been the best thing for us all. Tilly now settles much easier, and will
    sleep all night.

  12. Margaret
    Posted January 20, 2017 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    Hi Margaret,
    This morning our 8 1/2 months old baby had a nap for one hour and forty five minutes!!! Unheard of!
    Last night she woke up at midnight and four a.m. and got herself back to sleep both times
    This is so amazing Margaret I feel like my partner and I are getting back a life.
    Thanks so much.

  13. Felicity
    Posted January 6, 2017 at 2:34 am | Permalink

    Hi Marg,
    Thanks for your follow-up calls; you are right, this is the best Christmas present we could have given ourselves.
    Will has been sleeping from 6:30/7 each night until 6/6:30 a.m. with one wakeup for one feed. He doesn’t make a peep in between then. We have followed your advice to the letter and Will now guzzles the entirety of his bottles, wide awake, sitting up. Day sleeps, still working on but this morning and this afternoon, the moment the door closed, he stopped protesting and has done two, two hour naps.
    Thank you, Thank you.

  14. Hollie
    Posted September 13, 2016 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    I just wanted to say how grateful I am for everything you did for us! I sat on the couch the other night smiling with so much joy and love breastfeeding Lylah and then thought how I was going to give up before you came to help us. Thank you Marg, Hollie

  15. Kelley
    Posted June 22, 2016 at 6:21 am | Permalink

    If you’re reading this to consider having Marg THE ‘Sleep Nanny’ then no need to be convinced….!!! She is worth every drop of that precious sleep you will enjoy!!
    When I googled, she instantly appeared-
    rang her & found her manner was lovely & she was able to come to our home within just a few days. We asked Marg to help us because our near 7 month old little girl had been waking every 1-2 hours & we were coping with this for quite some time. Eventually we had to give in.
    My final breaking point was also due to our baby not wanting to feed (breastfeeding) at all. She was pushing away & scratching at me whilst screaming. It was awful not knowing what was happening here.

    This is where having Sleep Nanny made EVERY difference in the world….basically Marg visited us at home and we cannot be more Thankful, within the week, she started sleeping THROUGH THE NIGHT!!

    I felt empowered because Marg is so confident, & she leaves you that way as well. Sleep is possible for these clever little beings, as they love having clear instruction given by their parents & with Marg Sleep Nannys guidance, you CAN have a fabulous & very manageable routine in place that works for you!

  16. Emily
    Posted December 14, 2015 at 3:55 am | Permalink

    Hi Marg,
    We are going amazing at home. Most sleeps are free from crying unless we are out somewhere and she gets over tired then she will tend to cry to sleep.
    We are getting a minimum of 12 hours a night and just under 4 hours during the day over 2 sleeps.
    I cannot believe the change in her. She is so much more happy and affectionate (loves cuddling and being hugged).
    Thank you so very much, I am at a point that I have so much free time I feel lost.
    I am extremely happy with the results. It was so much easier than I had imagined.
    We are a completely new house hold.


  17. Susannah, Tim and Winnie
    Posted August 29, 2015 at 1:11 am | Permalink

    Hi Margaret, just a quick message to thank you for coming to see us so promptly, and helping us get some much needed sleep. Winnie only needed one re-settle last night and no feeds at all, slept 11 hours! We’re down to 5 feeds a day, rather than 8/9 and naps up to 2 hrs actually exist! Thank you so much from a happier and rested family.

  18. Danae
    Posted February 22, 2015 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    Dear Margaret,
    Thank you for your advice on dealing with Maddy’s unsettledness overnight. Maddy had been coming into our room 3 or 4 times each night with various complaints which was leaving us feeling exhausted in the morning and struggling to get through the day. After following your advice, she now sleeps right through the night and most mornings I even have to go into her room to wake her!! We love waking up feeling rested and alive in the morning and it’s so much easier to make it through the day! Thank you so much!
    Danae, Luke and Maddy

  19. Nicole
    Posted October 27, 2014 at 3:59 am | Permalink

    Good morning,

    I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your advice & support Marg. Before we met only a few weeks ago my 7 month old daughters night sleeping was so inconsistent. After we met, I felt empowered to make some small changes that would assist with her sleeping patterns. After only 3-4 nights she was sleeping 7-7 most nights & self settling with no night feeds. She is so much happier & energetic during the day as well. Thank you again!! You’re a super nanny!

  20. Katrina
    Posted October 12, 2014 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    Dear Margaret,
    My daughter in law is so grateful to you for your wonderful words of wisdom.
    Having a 2 year old waking nightly screaming, left the family at breaking point. Trying to juggle work commitments and organising other children was at the least exhausting with no one getting any sleep
    Thank you so much for your considered expertise……you are a MUST for all new mothers and babies


  21. Vicki
    Posted June 2, 2014 at 6:36 am | Permalink

    Hi Marg, Jack is going wonderfully!!! He goes straight to sleep now, no crying, no standing up!!
    And even though he has had a cold for the last two days he is still coping with the new routine.
    Thank you for your help – I had forgotten what it was like to have a good nights sleep!!!
    Warm regards Vicki

  22. Bec, Tim and Kai
    Posted May 4, 2014 at 3:06 am | Permalink

    Hi Margaret
    Just wanted to say a big thank you. Since your visit when our son was 4 months old, our lives have changed dramatically. Within two days our little man was sleeping 7-6:30 every day, and 2 daytime naps. Its an amazing feeling to now be able to put our baby down awake and have him fall asleep without rocking etc.. our backs appreciate it too!
    We have gone from a grumpy and irritable baby, to a happy and healthy boy. Its incredible what one visit, and most importantly, sleep can do. Kai is now 15 months and rarely wakes during the night. He now has one big three hour sleep in the day and 12 hours a night!!

    Thank you so much again

  23. Kaela and Max
    Posted March 9, 2014 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    We had Margaret over to give us some advice for Max’s day time sleeps. He was 4.5 months at the time and sleeping through the night but we weren’t having much success getting him down during the day (lots of screaming and crying etc).
    One of the things I liked most about Margaret was her relaxed manner and willingness to allow us to talk through our issue, describe what we had been doing and ask as many questions as we wanted.
    Not to mention the follow up phone contact I had with her when I wanted to trouble shoot an issue or just needed confirmation that I was doing the right thing!
    Margaret gave us advice that was so easy to understand and taught us some very simple techniques that were practical and straight forward.
    Since implementing Margaret’s techniques and following her advice, Max’s day time sleeps have improved significantly and it is now very seldom that we have any trouble – and he is still sleeping through the night!
    Margaret’s advice helped us to feel confident in knowing what Max’s needs are and we no longer second guess what we are doing re his sleep regime.
    Thanks Marg!!

  24. Alys and Nathan
    Posted February 2, 2014 at 1:16 am | Permalink

    Dear Marg,

    There has been a transformation in Henry. After the thousandth or more taps, I was becoming resigned to the fact that Henry’s unsettledness was a phase we had to endure. There was so much tension around Henry’s sleep. Thank you for having the knowledge and for sharing this knowledge in such a sensitive manner. It is such a joy to interact with Henry now. We are relishing the experience of play, flexibility and understanding with our baby boy.

    Warm regards

    Alys, Nathan & Henry

  25. Kathy and Family
    Posted January 16, 2014 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    Hi Margaret,
    We can’t thank you enough for teaching us the necessary tools to send our then, 9 week old baby Summer, to sleep. It was all so simple yet prior to your arrival, the household was been held to a teary, blury eyed ransom by a tiny baby! I told our 4 year old daughter and the cat that “mummy would be able to cope much better after the Sleep Nanny visited us” and I did!
    We had immediate success with Summer’s sleep patterns and was only a little difficult, as you said, for the first 3 days, then within 2 weeks all our problems have been solved. Summer smiles as she is put down to sleep and sleeps solidly all night and has great sleeps through the day. She rarely wakes crying but waits quietly for us while sucking her thumb!
    I will continue to rave about you. My family and all the pets thank you from the bottom of our hearts for putting some normality back into our lives!
    Thanks again,
    Kathy and Family

  26. Mary, Matt & William
    Posted November 29, 2013 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    Dear Margaret,

    I just wanted to send a quick follow up email to send an overdue thank you for your ongoing knowledge and support during the last few months with our son William.
    We had our first consultation with you when Wills was 4 months old and we were at our wits end – up 5+ times a night, doubting my breastfeeding ability and running out of ideas!
    Your patient and gentle guidance helped our little boy (and us!) sleep better with almost instant results.
    William turns one year old tomorrow. Armed with your teachings and advice we have negotiated teething, growth/developmental spurts & nap transitions (currently enjoying another one now) with a little boy who mostly sleeps undisturbed for 10-12 hrs a night.
    Your availability for follow-up phone calls was always much appreciated, showing a true interest and care for all your clients.
    We thank you once again for your amazing guidance and kindness over the past year.
    Warmest regards,

    Mary, Matt & William

  27. Melanie and Ben
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    Hi Margaret just wanted to say you are a life saver. No words could say how much I appreciate what you did for our family. After enduring months and months of getting up every hour finally he sleeps through every night. And i was amazed with the short time it took. I have recommended you to every one i know calling you the miracle worker. lol.
    Thank you again.

  28. Kylie Puglia
    Posted September 25, 2013 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    Hi Marg,

    I Just wanted to say thank you again for your advice and direction on how to deal with my daughters sleep and feeding issues. Since having you here she has gone from waking every 2 hours to sleeping 12-14 hours every night! I couldn’t be happier with the outcome from your advice.

    I have been and will keep recommending you to anyone who is having difficulties with sleep and feeding.


    Kylie Puglia

  29. Karen
    Posted July 13, 2013 at 3:05 am | Permalink

    Hi Margaret

    Just wanted to thank you again for teaching us how to get our daughter to sleep (and stay asleep all night). We have been blown away by how quickly she has adapted to being a ‘sleeper’ after a whole year of waking every two hours each night. My family and friends keep saying ‘that Sleep Nanny must have magical powers!’. And we agree.

    Kind regards, Karen

  30. Emily, Ged and Tom McDonald
    Posted May 29, 2013 at 6:17 am | Permalink

    Dear Margaret,

    A thankyou that is long overdue! But at least I can write with confidence that you have helped us long-term. You came out in about October last year to us to help with our little boy Tom’s sleeping problems. It was so reassuring to me to have someone watch him play, confirm to me that he wasn’t tired for quite some time after he ‘should’ have been, and to support us through teaching him to settle himself to sleep without night breastfeeds. After a week of consistently following your advice, Tom slept through for the first time. He is now nearly 14 months – he was about 7 months then, and I can count on one hand the nights I’ve had to get up to him since, and always when he has been ill. As you predicted while watching our highly alert and engaged 7 month old play, he has grown into a very busy and interested toddler – into everything! Hard work but a delight all the same. He still doesn’t sleep much by day, but I’ve long since stopped worrying about it. You taught my husband and I so well how to read his tired signs that we know now with confidence when he needs to sleep and when trying to put him down by day will be futile. He is just not a child that can rest by day! I can cope with that though, when he is sleeping 12-12.5 hrs consistently every night.

    Since we saw you we’ve moved house. Tom was able to transition beautifully to his new home and continued to sleep through the night, we think due to the consistent routines and expectations you helped us establish.

    Many many thanks!
    Emily, Ged and Tom McDonald

  31. Louise Watson
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    Dear Margaret,
    Thank you so very much for your help, gently guidance and support with our 8 month son Luke. You have returned the harmony to our home of peaceful nights with Luke sleeping though the night after only a handful of uneasy nights with Luke learning to go back to sleep on his own. Your simple techniques go a long way to fixing big problems. All the mums at my playgroup who didn’t already know you also now know of you. You have a wonderful reputation in the region. I am glad everyday that I contacted you and only wish I had done it sooner!

    Louise Watson

  32. Stina Wallin
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    Dear Margaret

    Thank you thank you thank you! You have no idea what you done for us.
    For the first time ever Harlie slept through the whole night last night, from
    7pm till 7am. Sing Hallelujah : ) Finally I am sleeping in my own bed and
    not on the couch. She has been doing one long sleep and 2 short sleep
    day time, but I reckon she will get better with time. I will tell all my friends
    and mothers group about you, and recommend anyone that needs help to
    see you. Thank you so much Margaret! All the Best!

    Warm Regards,
    Stina Filice

  33. Tina
    Posted March 24, 2013 at 12:34 am | Permalink

    Dear Margaret,
    Thank you so much for your help with our little girl(13 month) who is now sleeping through the night – which never ever has happened before – and is drifting off to sleep by herself without me breastfeeing her.
    I must say I was a bit sceptical getting a Sleep Nanny as I am not a big fan of control crying or crying in general but Margaret has shown me that there are techniques which are gentle on the baby.
    Margaret came over Wednesday lunchtime and Sophie slept Thursday night through for the first time. It was like magic and we still can’t believe how things have changed.We finally get sleep!!
    That just proves that you still can learn things with your third child.

  34. Melanie and Nick
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 12:43 am | Permalink

    Dear Margaret,

    Just a note to thank you for working your magic with my 20 month year old girl Lilly. After meeting with you I not only felt that I finally had a strategy to work with, I also had support and new information to help me understand what was really contributing to her fighting sleep.

    I now have a new insight into Lilly’s sleep patterns and I understand her past sleep behaviour issues so much better. Nick and I felt so much more confident after having you visit our house to help us with Lilly.

    I am AMAZED to say that Lilly now voluntarily climbs up into her bed, says goodnight, snuggles under the blankets, watches us walk out the room then chats briefly to herself and then drifts off to sleep. No hand holding, no co-sleeping, no cries, no lullabies, no night-waking. The door is wide open and her toys are outside her room but she WANTS to sleep and stay in her bed. It really is incredible. I still can’t believe it.

    In addition to this her demeanour during the day has completely changed too and she is so much calmer, happier and sweeter. It is so wonderful to see her flourishing and to know she is getting such much-needed sleep for her growth and development.

    She is also having a 2.5hr nap during the day.

    I can honestly say that the advice you gave us saved our family and our sanity. I was at my wits end from sleep deprivation and I was frustrated and exhausted. Now Lilly and I enjoy our time together so much more and we are both getting the sleep we really need.

    Thank you Margaret for your gentle guidance and support. I can’t thank you enough for giving us all back the gift of sleep!

    Melanie and Nick Kearsey

  35. Giuliana Tipene
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Hi Margaret
    After trying many different techniques, asking peoples advice and also trying a Geelong based sleep school I finally found you on the internet and it has literally saved our sleep!

    We struggled for 11 months with a baby that would only sleep in 2-4 hour blocks, most nights he would be up 3-6 times for feeds or he needed help to get back to sleep.

    Now I put jasper down at his bedtime and I don’t see him again until the morning around 630am. It is amazing that one little visit from you has changed our whole lives!! You saved us and we are so grateful!

    We highly recommend Margaret to anyone that asks us how we did it or anyone that is having sleep trouble. It is amazing the difference a little sleep can make to everyone.

    Thank you so much!
    From a mummy who sleeps through the night now!

  36. Jo Keeble
    Posted September 13, 2012 at 12:51 am | Permalink

    Dear Margaret,

    Thank-you so much for helping us find our sleep again!

    You gave us the courage to make some big changes to our settling routine for Charlie. The first couple of nights were tough but thank you for reassuring us that if we were consistent and calm then everything would be ok.

    A week ago Charlie was waking every 2 hours (or more!!) and now he is consistently sleeping for 11 hours at night. I feel human again!!

    We are very grateful for your support and advice. Now that we have found our sleep at night, we have started tackling his naps using your methods. Each day is getting easier so thank-you!

    Best wishes,
    Jo and Tom

  37. Sarah Harverson
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 2:09 am | Permalink

    If anyone is having some sleep challenges with their little one, I can HIGHLY recommend Margaret Farmer sleep nanny. She has given me gentle guidance to help my son learn to self settle, and by no means have I done any ‘controlled crying’. By following a sleep/feed/play/sleep routine I now feel that I am looking at him wholistically & not just focusing on his feeding pattern alone. Within 4 days he is a new boy!! So much happier & content. More interested in his surroundings &  more settled with less familiar people. I feel so much less frustrated, and more  insync with my baby, in turn my confidence in my mothering has inproved dramatically. I now focus more on my son’s cues rather than the clock. His day sleeps are much longer & his (& our) nights are far less disturbed. It is amazing from an hour & a half visit with Marg & only 4 days of following some practical steps the changes have been immense, even other family members are noticing how cheery & interactive our boy now is.  The tips Marg provides are about working with your baby’s cues, which is ideal because the routine then adapts as they also grow and change. As it is still early days since implementing our new routine, I’m sure the benefits will only continue, and the more sleep we all get the happier we all are as a family!! So thank you Marg for your lovely nature & soft, yet clear approach. Your experience & knowldge are immeasurable & your passion for your work is very inspiring. The geelong & surrounding communities are very lucky to have you. Our family cannot thank you enough. 

  38. Dean, Tania and Oscar
    Posted February 26, 2012 at 5:48 am | Permalink

    Dear Margaret,
    Well, what an amazing woman you are… You changed our little man from being a constantly grumpy and disagreeable baby to a fun, happy and healthy baby! It’s just so amazing to see the difference sleep makes. Your advice got us on track with a new routine and we saw results within two days. We honestly reflect on the days prior to your visit and don’t know how we lasted so long. We can’t thank your enough and have praised your services to our local health nurse, family Doctor and friends. And, it’s amazing how many parents need your help and just don’t realise that help is so close…
    Thanks for our ‘new’ baby Margaret.
    Dean, Tania and Oscar

  39. Mel Snell
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 4:15 am | Permalink

    Hi sleep nanny, thanks so much for coming out and doing your magic on baby max. I got your message on Friday and haven’t had the opportunity to return your call. Max is now sleeping 12 hours every night and 2 two hour naps through the day!! We can just put him in his cot and he goes off to sleep all by himself – it’s pure heaven!!! No more patting or rocking him to sleep!! Lol . Thanks so much, you have given us such a wonderful gift – the beauty of a full nights undisturbed sleep is bliss! From Mel osman and baby Maximus

  40. Fiona
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 3:05 am | Permalink


    Wow, what a difference you have made to our lives in just 90 minutes. Before your visit, 2.5 yr old Chloe refused to sleep in her own bed and often kept us up until after midnight, and refused to have a day time sleep also. We were exhausted and had tried a few different routines but nothing seemed to work.
    And since your visit 6 days ago, Chloe has been asleep each night by 8pm in her own bed, with the door OPEN and hasn’t attempted to come out. She has also been having a 2hr daytime sleep each day and seems to be a much happier little girl. Not so many tantrums and grumpyness. She’s a new little girl!
    We are so grateful for your help and advice.

    Thank you so much!!

  41. Laura, Steve and Alexander
    Posted October 30, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Margaret, you have absolutely saved our lives! We hadn’t slept longer than 2 hours in a row for 9 months. We were re-settling a screaming Alexander almost every hour and he was was feeding for comfort throughout the night, making daytime feeds difficult. He was always grumpy and overtired, and we always felt like barely functioning zombies. The broken / lack of sleep was badly affecting every part of our lives and family.
    But NOW, we all sleep through the night, Alexander is SO much happier and is feeding much better during the day. Your help was invaluable and we are amazed at how quickly your methods worked.
    Thank you Thank you Thank you!
    We are just over the moon!
    Laura, Steve and Alexander

  42. Joanna Carlin
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    I will recommend your services to anyone that will listen. The difference your advise has made to our family is amazing, I was cranky and so was our little boy and I was taking my frustrations out on my 2yr girl insisting she make NO NOISE incase she woke him. My 4 month old son would only sleep in a rocker, car capsule or in our bed with breast in mouth. I struggle to put him to sleep every night and the earliest was 11.30pm and I average 3 hours sleep a night for seevral months now. We saw you on Friday and it’s been 3 days now and he slept in his cot each night with bedtime between 7.30-8.30pm and he is sleeping for approx 12 hours with a 15 minute feed in the night. Thank you Margaret, we are very grateful for your assistance.

  43. Emma Webb
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    Dear Margaret,
    We want to say a huge thank you for your invaluable advice in helping our little one sleep. It is now 10pm and Maidie has been very settled since being put down at 7. Maidie also now sleeps through to 7 in the morning, her day sleeps are longer and she has an improved routine. As a result, I have also found that Maidie’s feeds are of a better quality. Margaret, your calming nature and clear instructions made us feel very at ease with our plan of care for Maidie. Thank you too for the follow-up phone call and for making us feel welcome to contact you again if needs be.
    Thank you once again,
    Emma Webb and James Nelson

  44. James Rasmussen
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 6:34 am | Permalink


    I just had to pass on my thanks again with regards to the advice and help you provided Alethea and I with our little girl Arlo.
    Although I was unable to be at home at the time of your visit I have been very much ‘working to rule’ with Alethea passing on your sage advice and strategies.
    And might I say what terrific effect they have had.
    I am very serious when I tell you that with your help we have a completely new little girl compared to the one we’ve been dealing with over these past 12 weeks.
    She is so much calmer and settled. She SLEEEEEEEPS, as do we, and this house is a happy home indeed.
    Bless you Margaret and a huge thanks.

    With kind regards

    James Rasmussen

  45. Emma Watson
    Posted May 24, 2011 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    To the amazing sleep nanny…Marg.
    I just wanted to send you an email to let you know that Arrabella is doing so so well and we are so grateful for your assistance.
    Since you came for your visit we have found a new and much improved routine. Arrabella goes to bed at 7:30pm (instead of 9:30pm!) and sleeps through soundlessly until 7:30am.

    We can’t believe what a difference your help has made to our lives and Arrabellas’. She is so much happier when she is awake, has more energy and sleeps for two solid kips during the day. She loves going to bed and is smiling when we put her into bed.

    We have our life back, and it is so nice knowing at 7:30 at night, we get a break till morning! What can we say…You have made life a lot easier and much less stressful…. thank you thank you, thank you from us 3!
    Emma Watson.

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