age: 11 months
night time sleep: 10-11 hours per night
naps: 2 solid naps a day
time spent on program: 1 month
home: Surrey, BC

Meet Taylor, such a happy little girl!  Taylor’s parents contacted me looking for help getting her sleeping in her own room, eliminating nighttime feedings and taking consistent, solid naps on her own. Mom and Dad couldn’t have been more committed to the plan and getting their whole family the sleep that they needed. Taylor showed us all what a smart little girl she is and had learned the new skill of independent sleep only a few days in. Congratulations Taya!


Dear Kathryn,

I am so thankful that my husband and I made the decision to hire Kathryn as our sleep consultant.

From the very first conversation, her caring and compassionate nature was evident and most importantly, she genuinely heard what our needs were. She tailored the plan to what we were comfortable with.  After 10 months of co-sleeping and and nursing our daughter to sleep we were ready for this step.

The process was a challenge for sure, but we were dedicated as a couple and with the incredible support and guidance of Kathryn it was possible!  Kathryn was our strength when there were moments of doubt. If Kathryn could have belief that our daughter would be sleeping through the night and taking two solid naps a day by the end of this, then I knew we had to stick to the plan!!  Our daughter surprised us in so many ways and within days was sleeping through the night and was learning to be able to put herself back to sleep! Although the naps took a little longer for Taylor to conquer, it is incredible how now she is able to lay down, talk a little to herself and her stuffy and fall asleep for 2 solid naps a day….all from a baby that wasn’t able to sleep on her own for 10 months!  Just today when putting her down for her nap as we were reading a book, part way through she closed it and pointed to her crib!  I would have never believed this day would happen!

We are so grateful to Kathryn for all she did for us!  Our daughter gets the sleep needed and we are able to find a little time to ourselves.

Thank you again Kathryn!!

~ Nicole, Rob & Taylor (Taya)


age: 9 months
night time sleep: 11 hours
naps: 2 solid naps a day
time spent on program: 1 1/2 months
home: Vancouver, BC

This little charmer is baby Zach! Mom and Dad came to me looking for help disassociating his soother with his sleep, getting a consistent nap schedule down and helping him learn to sleep through the night no longer needing to feed. Zach has been a true star and even had a succesful trip to Hawaii where he continued to sleep well for Mom, Dad & his sweet big sister. Way to go Zach!


Dear Kathryn,

We first sought Kathryn’s advice when our son was six months old and waking about five times per night. After meeting with her, I got a great feeling of reassurance. And from the time she developed Zach’s personal sleep plan, we knew what we needed to do, and felt like we had a personal coach! It’s been a long process, but whenever things took a turn, or felt too difficult, Kathryn’s been right there on the other end of the phone, offering advice. It’s been a pleasure to work with her, and we now have a baby boy who sleeps straight from 7:30 PM to 6:30 AM. What a joy!

– Annie, Ilan & Zachary

nap transitions 2 to 1

Well the time has come to transition my baby girl from two naps a day to one. I didn’t make this decision overnight though, it has been coming for a while and I have been watching for her signs. My daughter just turned one as some of you may know which is a common time for children to be ready to make the transition. The average age is usually between 12 and 16 months however, children have been known to be ready as early as 10 months, although this is rare.

What are the signs that a baby is ready?

  • Your child may begin to sleep longer for their morning nap and progressively shorter for the afternoon nap.
  • Many children who are ready to make the switch will just simply play in their crib for the entire afternoon nap and never sleep, or if they do sleep it will be too late in the day and you need to wake them to preserve their bedtime.
  • Occasionally it is the morning nap that becomes the challenge and the afternoon nap being the long one.
  • One of the naps may become suddenly challenging. Instead of playing in the crib, they cry and carry on for much longer than normal and don’t sleep for the entire nap
  • These things won’t happen every day but if you find that 4 to 5 days of the week, the above scenarios are happening, then it may be time to make the switch.

How do you make the transition?

  • Transitioning from two naps to one is not an easy thing to do and it will most likely take a month or more before your child seems comfortable with the change. Although it can be challenging, once you have made the decision to switch, it is better to just go for it then to waffle between two naps and one.
  • Your child may still seem tired at their usual naptime but you should just keep going. Try taking her outside, or giving her a snack when you notice that morning grumpiness set in.
  • Step one: Start by moving your baby’s morning nap later by half an hour. So if she usually napped at 10:00, you move it to 10:30 for 3 days and let her sleep as long as she likes.
  • Step two: You should still put your baby down for quiet time around 2:30 to help take the edge off until bedtime. She may not sleep, but at least she has had some down time on her own. If she does fall asleep, don’t let her sleep past 3:30 or 4:00 so you can keep your bedtime on track.
  • Step three: If your baby went for quiet time and did not sleep, then you will need to move your bedtime up as early as 6:30 to prevent her from becoming overtired.
  • Step Four: After 3 days, move the naptime to 11:00 for another 3 days. Follow the same advice for the afternoon quiet time and bedtime.
  • Step Five: Move naptime to 11:30 for another three days. There may not be any time for afternoon quiet time by this point, and you will most likely find your toddler very hard to deal with around supper time. Remember, it’s ok to put her to bed early. That is a much better solution than living with a raging toddler!
  • Step six: Move naptime to 12:00. This might mean that you have to move lunch time up to 11:30 for a while. Don’t be surprised if for a few weeks, you little one starts nodding off in the highchair.
  • You will most likely find that naptime hovers between 12:00 and 12:30 for several months.
  • 1:00 PM can be too late for some children, as they have missed they optimal window and are now catching their second wind.
  • Be patient… Like I said, this is not an easy transition and it may take a month or more before you notice that your child is handling the switch much better. I also suggest that throughout the transition your child should be going to bed somewhere between 6:30 and 7:30 at the latest.

And remember if you need support with nap transitions, I am only a phone call away at 778.881.4345. 


age: 6 months

night time sleep: 12-13 hours

time spent on program: 1 1/2 months

home: Port Coquitlam, BC

This sweet little guy is baby Aiden. His parents came to me when he was just shy of 5 months looking for some advice on how to help him start sleeping through the night and taking longer naps during the day. He was such as super star to work with, sleeping through the night on his second night of the plan. Way to go Aiden and family!


Dear Kathryn,

Aiden was 5 months when we decided it was time to make that move to a better night sleep. He relied on his soother for everything and when it would fall out he would wake up looking for it, which in return, caused a very sleep deprived mommy. I heard about Kathryn through a friend and decided to give her Sleep Stars Program a try. We moved Aiden into his own room, took away his soother and after the second night, he was sleeping 12-13 hours straight and has been since we started! Kathryn was amazing with the support she provided and very helpful with teaching us more about sleep patterns in children and babies.  I HIGHLY recommend the Sleep Stars Program to anyone and everyone who has babies or young children. The best thing with doing this is feeling well rested and having a happy baby when he wakes up and throughout the day. Thanks Kathryn!

– Natasha, Mike & Aiden