Words do not express the gratitude and awe our household feels toward Desiree. Seriously. I am not one for lavish praise and I take professional recommendations very seriously AND I am being completely honest when I say that Desiree is the real deal. If you are reading this review then you must be considering hiring her. My advice? Do it. It will be the best money you spend on your new bundle of love.
A friend of mine with twins recommended Desiree when I was pregnant. I considered it, but for various (ridiculous) reasons I decided not to hire a night nanny or sleep trainer (NEVER making that mistake again). Fast forward eight weeks postpartum to a beautiful child who rarely napped for more than 30 minutes unless she was being held and who was regressing from sleeping for one five hour stretch a night to three hour sleeps. I sent Desiree a desperate email at 6 am (after having been up since 4) and she responded within hours and **LUCKILY** was available to help us starting the very next day.
When we met Desiree she described what she would do to help our baby learn to sleep. To be honest, we were skeptical (I think I even said something like, “Um, yeah, you are welcome to try that, but it’s never gonna happen…”) And, I am now a convert. The very first night our little girl slept for almost ten hours and she was sleeping 11-12 by day 3. If that is not impressive enough, on her first day on her new schedule, our dear girl took 3 – 1.5+ hour naps.
The benefits of working with Desiree exceed sleep. One of our concerns was that our daughter was a nibbler and she had struggled to gain weight. Desiree assured us that well rested babies eat better and boy was she right! As another reviewer reported, our daughter has THRIVED since we hired Desiree. She is well rested, cheerful when she is awake and is now a great eater. On top of it all, our daughter puts herself to sleep (we put her in the crib at nap time and she does the rest) and is on a schedule that allows us to more effectively manage our household and lives.
Desiree is incredibly passionate about supporting family health and happiness. She is professional, knowledgeable and truly gifted (and is really committed to listening to and supporting new parents). I trust her completely and intend to hire her if we have more children. I have already recommended her to every new mom I know, and I make the same recommendation to you. Give her a call. You won’t regret it! (And I’ll repeat it here…BEST MONEY WE HAVE SPENT!)
After my initial conversation with Desiree, I was instructed to keep a journal of my baby’s routine over the course of several days. Desiree then came to our home one evening to meet our family, review our baby’s schedule, and provide recommendations to improve our 13-week-old’s sleeping, eating and napping schedule. During our meeting, Desiree also realized that our daughter wasn’t getting enough food and had a mild case of cradle cap.
Before our consultation with Desiree, our daughter was sleeping in a swing for all naps and at bedtime. She would wake every 2-4 hours throughout the night and the typical nap could vary from 20 minutes to two hours. This lack of consistency made it nearly impossible to get anything done around the house because I never knew how much time I had. My husband and I were both extremely sleep deprived and frustrated that our baby was constantly crying and fussing. This was not at all what we had expected when we brought our precious angel home from the hospital.
Thanks to Desiree, in a few short nights our house had been transformed from one of utter chaos to one of absolute order. Not only did Desiree teach our daughter how to sleep through the night (in her crib), but she also set up a strict napping and feeding schedule that gave our baby the fuel during the day to sleep comfortably through the night. With this new schedule, my husband and I now knew that we had from 7PM until approximately 6AM to ourselves. During the day, I also knew that my baby would take several naps for well over an hour, so I could plan accordingly to rest, do housework, or simply take some “me” time. And the best part of all is that our once fussy child was happy as she could be.
I cannot say enough about Desiree Nessline. Our baby is now ten months old and has continued these sleeping habits over the past seven months. One of the first things people ask us now is how we have such a happy baby and our first response is, “we hired Desiree Nessline, a newborn care specialist”. Desiree gave my husband and I back our adult time and turned a household of complete uncertainty into one of utter predictability. For that, we are eternally grateful. We would recommend Desiree with absolute certainty to any family in need of assistance for their newborn child(ren).
I want to thank you for your help with Mason. You have no idea what a life saver you were and are. I was worried when you were not available for night nanny-ing due to being booked. I never thought in a million years you would be willing to provide advice and instruction over the phone. Your expertise was invaluable for me and Mason. He is such a happy baby and I am convinced it is because of his schedule and sleep training. Everything you said would happen did, and all of your solutions or advice worked.
I especially appreciate you being there to talk or text with at any and all hours. As a new mom, it was sometimes scary doing the sleep training but you helped me through it all and it made such a difference with Mason, and my family. Knowing you had the experience and expertise gave me the confidence to listen to your instruction, and I am so glad I did because you knew exactly what you were talking about!
You made me feel like I was the only person you were working with and Mason was the only baby that mattered to you. I especially appreciated the follow up and texts checking in on us. I thank you for your help and time. You have no idea what it has meant to us. You are amazing and the gift you provide is remarkable.
Our lives changed the day we met you. Rich and I were so worn out that it was effecting our relationship and our relationship with our 3 and 4 yr old. We were both so completely tired and trying to work and be the best parents we could for Taylor and Ryan and baby Chase was not turning out so well. You literally saved us from our sleepless nights and cranky attitudes. At the time, we were chalking it up to “this is how it is for the first few months and we will get through this”. Honestly, once you got Chase sleeping through the night on day 3, Rich and I realized that this was by far the best money we have EVER spent.
Chase was “colicky” just like Taylor and Ryan and we kept saying to ourselves this will end soon hopefully. When we met you and you said “I don’t believe in colic, I think the baby is too tired and not sleeping” it made complete perfect since to us. And lone behold, after he started sleeping he was and IS the happiest baby on earth. He smiles ALL the time to the point when someone meets him they ask us, “is he always this happy?” we say yes, now that Desiree got him sleeping through the night.
Rich and I would refer and have referred every single person we know that has a baby to you. You are without a doubt the support we needed to get baby Chase sleeping. You kept reminding us that we are giving him the “gift of sleep”. Just knowing that you were there for us every second of every day until we got the schedule figured out made all the difference. You have no idea the gift you gave Rich and I.
We thank you so much Desiree and will continue to refer people your way. Thank you so much for all that you have done for our Family. You are a gift from God!
Desiree worked closely with us to develop a schedule that would help Alaina adjust to our lives rather that letting our baby turn our lives upside down. She made herself available day and night to answer all of our questions. As new parents with constant questions, this was much appreciated and above and beyond what we would have expected. During those difficult nights when we were exhausted and the tears were rolling, her calming words helped us to relax and take control of the situation. She truly was our guardian angel.
Desiree not only gave our little girl the gift of peaceful sleep; she helped us to truly enjoy this special time in our lives.
I called Desiree when Ethan was about 6 weeks old. She made arrangements to come to our house for a consultation. She was very professional in manner, yet still warm and kind. She sat down with my husband and I in order to understand the problems we were facing. Desiree told us exactly what we should be doing in order to get our son sleeping through the night. She helped us develop a daily schedule and nighttime routine. She even showed us how to properly swaddle Ethan, something that is often crucial for good, peaceful sleep in babies. Desiree said to call her with any questions or concerns regarding our son and believe me, I did. She offered advice and words of comfort to both my husband and myself. Desiree called frequently to check Ethan’s progress.
I have no doubt that Desiree is the absolute best in her field. She is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to newborn/infant care. She has been highly recommended to my family and now I will highly recommend her to other families.
Desiree came to our home for a consultation and gave us explicit instructions on how to change our situation. She sat and listened to us as we voiced our concerns and smoothed out all the kinks with us. Her professionalism and caring demeanor gave us the confidence to go ahead and do this on our own. The first few days were tough, but by the end of the week, our daughter was soon taking multiple naps during the day and sleeping soundly through the night. Desiree called that week to check in and suggest other things we may try to get everything to work for our family. It was nice to see that she had so much knowledge to share. We regained our life along with the confidence in our parenting. It was a true blessing that Desiree entered our life.
I recommend anyone with a fussy newborn to call her. I was skeptical at first, but was easily swayed when it happened so quickly in our own house, with our own daughter! Now our daughter is happy to play and giggle all day, and is actually happy to lay down and go to sleep. Desiree instilled a security in all of us at home to know everyone is safe! We all sleep better at night now!
I look back now and know that this is one of the greatest gifts my husband ever gave me and I could never thank him enough for finding Desiree and having her completely change our lives. We are so very grateful to her! I thought we had run out of options and tried everything! My only regret in this whole process is that we did not find Desiree and hire her sooner!
Desiree came into our lives and in a matter of days turned the babies’ and our bad habits around. She had them on a feeding and sleep schedule that I truly thought was impossible. Our babies, who couldn’t sleep or eat more than 2 to 3 hours at a time, are now sleeping 12 hours each night, taking two 2 hour naps a day and eating on a regular schedule during the day.
It is with our deepest gratitude and overwhelming appreciation that we thank and recommend Desiree to anyone struggling to get their little ones on a healthy and happy sleeping and feeding schedule. We didn’t even know how much we needed Desiree and how difficult our lives had become. Now we don’t know what we would do without her! She has been such a sense of strength and support to me and my husband! Her counsel and calming nature, some days, was all that kept us going. She took a family of five, all unhappy and sleep deprived, and gave us all the gift of sleep and renewed happiness. When I doubted the process, she always said, “you are giving your babies’ the gift of sleep, be patient, it will work.” We feel like God brought her into our lives and gave us the ability to trust the process and Desiree with our little ones. I don’t believe anyone, including Desiree, could ever know just how much she helped us and transformed our lives.
Anyone who gives themselves and their little ones the gift of “you” will be forever indebted to you as we are. Thank you, Desiree!
The best thing about Desiree is that she really does care about you and your child. She didn’t just come for the consultation and that was it. She has always made herself available for any questions I’ve had along the way. That kind of support is priceless. I would recommend Desiree to any mother!
After a doing phone consults with Desiree for a week, she is now sleeping 7:30p.m. – 7:30a.m. and taking 1-2 hour naps after every feeding during the day. Desiree was very patient and able to help me get through this by telling me exactly what to do to get the job done. We are so appreciative that our friends, also a pediatrician, referred us to Desiree. We highly recommend using Desiree for any of your sleep problems you are having with your little one. We wish we would have know about her for our first little boy or sooner for our little girl.
Thank you Desiree, for giving our little girl the gift of sleep!
Thank you so much for your help with Ethan. My husband and I had never cared for a baby before and were unsure what to do when our son was born. While I was pregnant, I read many books and went to many websites on infant care and how to teach the baby to sleep through the night. When Ethan was born, I realized that the information was helpful in theory, but it is very difficult to put the ideas into action. Ethan just was not doing exactly what the books said he would. My husband and I would stay up all night holding Ethan.
You came for your consult when Ethan was two weeks old. You taught us how to give Ethan a proper bath which he loves, how to teach Ethan to sleep in his crib for every nap and nighttime sleep, and how to provide a daily routine for Ethan. Your phone and email assistance were invaluable and gave me the confidence to assist Ethan with longer nighttime sleep. You always answered all of my questions promptly, thoroughly, and with patience.
Ethan has now been sleeping 12 hours each night since he was ten weeks old. He is a very happy baby and is learning and growing so quickly. I attribute this in part to his ample sleep each night which allows him to rest and recharge.
I spoke with my ophthalmologist recently. He stated that he is happy his eight week old is sleeping 4-5 hours each night. I didn’t have the heart to tell him that Ethan was sleeping 9 hours at eight weeks and 12 hours by ten weeks.
I have recommended you to family and friends who are expecting. Thank you so much for all of your assistance and support! I am not sure what we would have done without you!!
Thanks again Desiree!
Desiree, thanks so much for the gift of sleep!!
So, when our great sleeper started waking up at night once in awhile around 4 months, we didn’t think much of it. We were happy to get up and soothe her back to sleep. Suddenly (or so it seemed) at 5 months, I was a zombie waking up 5-6 times a night with her.
I read (no exaggeration) 5 baby sleep books and my husband read the 6th. After one particularly rough night and an almost non-existent morning nap, I dug through my email to find Desiree’s number. A friend had highly recommended her as soon as she found out I was pregnant. I desperately called Desiree and said I needed to see her as soon as possible.
Desiree was calm, confident and knowledgeable. She gave us a plan and the support we needed. Within 4 days, our sweet baby was back to sleeping like she had months earlier. Desiree got us back on track and we are forever appreciative for her expertise and advice.
We’ve kept up with Desiree’s plan. Now at 8 months, our daughter has been consistently sleeping straight through the night 11 hours. She takes two naps totaling 3 hours each day. And I am still amazed when I put her in her crib awake and watch her chat and play quietly until drifting off to sleep. Desiree gave all of us the gift of sleep and we are a much happier family for it!
Desiree, thanks so much for the gift of sleep!!
Then we called Desiree. And she literally changed our lives.
Within a few days, our baby was NAPPING ON A SCHEDULE. Better yet….she began to sleep through the night. THE ENTIRE NIGHT. Not only we were new parents, we had a brand new baby. She was happy, she went from crying hours a day to fussing rarely. She ate better. She grew better. Desiree helped us understand what she needs to sleep and how to set up her day so we have order, time to do things and predictability. Our baby doesn’t go to sleep with a pacifier or any routine. She falls asleep on her own now.
I have no idea where we would be without her. It’s well over a month later and things are still amazing. Our baby sleeps like a dream. People are shocked to hear our 12 week old sleeps for 12 hours. But she does! She is happy, healthy and thriving!
Desiree is completely trustworthy. I wouldn’t hesitate to call her again if we needed her help and I was never worried about her being in our home. She took wonderful care of our baby while she was with us. She is kind, friendly, passionate about her work and very knowledgable. I can’t say enough good things about her.
If you are looking for a night nurse, newborn help, sleep training…CALL HER. And then do what she says. She will point you in the right direction while being considerate of your babies needs. I tell everyone I meet with a new baby about her because she is that amazing.
She walked me through the whole process and was checking on me everyday to see how the progress was going . It took me 4 days and we are all sleeping through the night . She is amazing and super professional and very experienced and knowledgable . I would recommend her to all new moms.
My daughter essentially sleep trained herself and was about as easy as they come, so when our son was born, we thought that we would have the same experience. How wrong we were. At 4 months old he was having major sleep issues and we were really struggling. We were not sleeping more than 45 mins at a time for weeks on end. My wife had gone back to work, and our son was not only waking us up all night, but our 3 year old daughter as well. It was nothing short of an absolute mess.
We did some research and called Desiree, frantically explaining our issue. She was at our house within 48 hours and, from then on, our lives have dramatically turned around for the better. She helped our son get on a better sleep schedule and informed us of best practices (specific types of swaddling, scheduling, sound machines, etc) to assist in his sleeping. It really, truly works, and now we are all sleeping happily.
However, be aware that sleep training a baby is a process, and can take a few days/weeks to erase the bad habits and establish the new habits. During that time, we were full of questions and anxiety. This is where I am most impressed with Desiree: the followup. She has been with us the entire way – it has been nearly a month since she came, and she checks in regularly. I text her if we have had an off night (sickness, traveling, etc) and she quickly responds and attempts to diagnose the situation. This is probably the best part in my opinion – the ability to ask questions and continue the process until it truly is a learned habit.
In addition to being great at what she does, Desiree is also very kind and friendly. She will answer as many questions as you have, and I have never felt like I was bothering/pestering her – she really could not be nicer or more supportive.
Overall we were very happy and incredibly pleased. It is money well spent in our opinion and we would certainly recommend her to any parents having issues with sleep training.