|Client Testimonials on Dr. Roban's Healthy Sleep Training Techniques
Dr. Roban's SLEEP-EEZ KIDZ and SLEEP WELL/WORK WELL techniques have helped parents around the country who have had trouble getting their children to sleep through the night.
We have two sons—five years apart—and we had the pleasure of working with Whitney for sleep training when each one was about 4 months old. Whitney helped us perform nothing short of miracles to get them both to be champion sleepers. Our older son is still sleeping 11-12 hours a night and has never had any sleep issues! Whitney provides a unique blend of expertise because she is extremely knowledgeable but also is a mom herself and understands the emotional struggles parents face during sleep training. The second time around, I had a shorter maternity leave and was extremely anxious about returning to work with a baby waking up 2-3 times a night. With Whitney’s guidance, I was able to transition back to work free of anxiety and trepidation. We couldn’t be happier with our results! -M&C, New York
Our evenings were extremely stressful and we were unable to get anything done because of our 3 year old's sleeping habits. Our whole family was exhausted and none of us ever had a restful night, including him. Thanks to Dr. Whitney Roban our son is more rested and we can get a full night sleep as well. It was a tough process but we are so happy we decided to work with her. She has truly made bedtime more enjoyable and our family much happier. -Alison, New York
I'm a partner at a law firm and first time mom. With one more month left of my maternity leave, my daughter had some pretty bad sleep habits that we needed to fix before I could return to work. Since she was 2 months old, my baby would only take naps if I held her (for the entire duration of the nap). At bedtime, she needed to be rocked to sleep and then held for at least an hour before I could put her in the crib. When she turned 5 months old, we called Whitney. We saw amazing progress only after a few days of working with Whitney. Now, we are able to put her in the crib awake at both naps and bedtime and she soothes herself to sleep. She also stopped waking for night feedings and her early risings, and is sleeping from 6 pm to 6 am. Sleep training takes hard work, but Whitney was encouraging and kept us on course. -DL in San Diego
Sleep training our 2.5 yr old has changed our lives. Before the process, he would only fall asleep in front of a tv or with mommy by his side. It was always late at night. He was cranky, not eating and just an all around difficult child. We wish we would have sleep trained long before. Not only are we all sleeping much earlier, but also sleeping much better. He's now a happy, smiling toddler. We can take him anywhere- he listens, eats and is a joy to be around. Bedtime was once a dreaded process and now its a simple, 10 minute peaceful end to our day. Thank you Whitney!
-S & L, New York
Our 2.5 year old son was not sleeping well from about the time he was 6 months old. He would occasionally sleep through the night, but would have a lot of trouble going to sleep. He need to be rocked/held at first and then he needed somebody next to him. The 8 months prior to our contacting Whitney, one parent basically slept with him (in a full sized bed) throughout the night and we wanted that to stop and so contacted Whitney. We understood the basic principles of sleep training, but where Whitney really helped was in answering all of the questions about all of the various scenarios that we knew we would face. Her message was always consistent and it really helped to have a professional with her experience guide and reassure us throughout the process. Now, our son sleeps through the night by himself, puts himself to sleep, and protests very little (he's especially stubborn). Thanks Whitney!
- SJ from PA
To put it simply - Dr. Whitney Roban has truly changed our life! Before our consultation, we were frustrated and majorly sleep deprived. At 5 months old, our daughter went from waking up only once per night to waking up 3-4 times per night and sometimes staying up for up to two hours in the middle of the night. Not only that, she was a terrible napper and would have bouts of inconsolable crying EVERY single night from being overtired. She was cranky ALL the time and we couldn't go anywhere or do anything. When we were at our wits end, we finally contacted Dr. Roban and the rest is history. After our consultation with her and extremely detailed email exchanges, our daughter is now sleeping through the night (12 hours) and is napping better than she ever has. Even more notable, she is like a different baby!! She is so sweet and so happy - always smiling and laughing and just a total joy. Whitney Roban's knowledge and support helped us tremendously and we are forever grateful. We wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone who is struggling with their child's sleep issues. She has truly given us the gift of sleep, which is priceless.
—Alyssa & Brian, New York
Whitney Roban is amazing! She listened to us and our story and how we are as parents. She worked with our family and helped us figure out how to help our 4 year old girl sleep through the night. After 4 days of following Whitney's sleep training plan we were all sleeping through the night and felt so happy and well rested. Also, as we hit a few speed bumps, Whitney was there to guide us through those times and put us right back on track. I am forever grateful and would recommend any and every body to talk to her. Thank you Whitney. You gave the gift of a good night sleep to us and our kids!!
—Lesley & Adam, Los Angeles
Whitney Roban, Ph.D. of SLEEP-EEZ KIDZ helped me sleep train my son who was barely 5 years old at the time. He used to be a good sleeper in the crib, but things changes when he went to a bed. The sleep training took one night to complete. It has been a year and a half now, and he still goes to sleep in his own bed and sleeps all night, refreshed in the morning. Her sleep training techniques work! Thank you Whitney for giving me and my husband a good night's sleep as well!
—G.B., Los Angeles
SLEEP-EEZ KIDZ saved my life. As a full time working mother, Whitney helped me sleep train my second child at 5 months of age. I was struggling after going back to work when my second daughter was 6 weeks old. Falling asleep in meetings, always tired, and barely functioning. When I went to Whitney, it was really easy and she taught me so many tools that I use even today. My daughter is 3 now and still sleeps for naps and at night like a champ - 2 hours naps and 11 hours at night. She is easy to put down and makes my busy life that much easier! I wish I had used Whitney's sleep training services for my older daughter and my life would be a breeze. Whitney has a wonderful and holistic approach to sleep. When she works with you she takes into account your life, your baby's life and what's best for both of you. She doesn't look at night time alone, but puts you on an easy to follow plan for your entire day, as naps play a big part of nighttime sleep. There are a lot of "issues" and barriers we are all facing regarding sleep and Whitney patiently talks you through everything so that you feel absolutely comfortable with the plan she recommends. I refer SLEEP-EEZ KIDZ all of the time and everyone who has used Whitney can't believe they didn't do it sooner. She makes it really that easy and it works!—Jackie & Michael, Los Angeles
My 4 month old had not slept for more than 2 or 3 hours at a time by the time we called Whitney at SLEEP-EEZ KIDZ. I hung up from my first conversation with her feeling like there was a light at the end of the tunnel and that we were all going to get some sleep some time soon! She is completely supportive, educated us about sleep and sleep associations, and asked questions to tailor a sleep training program for our family's needs that we would feel comfortable with. Once we started the sleep training, we were in touch daily via email so I could ask questions throughout the process. Two weeks later, I had a baby who was sleeping all night long and taking great naps independently. Our whole family benefited from her support!
—Andrea and Jon, New York
We are so grateful that we found Whitney Roban and the SLEEP-EEZ KIDZ Program! Our family is better rested than I ever thought possible. When we first called Whitney, we were struggling with our delightful 11-month old daughter who liked being with us so much during the day that it was taking me up to 4 hours of soothing and rocking to get her to sleep at night. Things were getting worse and worse and my husband and I were stressed out, tired, and anxious.
I had read many of the big-selling sleep training books and was confused about which direction to take and which program to follow. What the books couldn’t provide was the support of a sleep expert like Whitney. After a very comprehensive initial phone call, we had daily email guidance from Whitney. That was what made the difference – every day there was support and feedback about the previous day’s sleep pattern and what we should do next to improve our daughter’s sleep. No book can provide the kind of information and encouragement that uniquely matched our family’s needs the way Whitney did.
The SLEEP-EEZ KIDZ program worked: our daughter goes into her crib happily every night, is asleep within minutes, and sleeps 11-12 hours continuously. She wakes up happy and refreshed, as do her father and I. She also takes two great naps a day, without a fuss. Thank goodness we found Whitney and SLEEP-EEZ KIDZ. Peace in the form of good sleep has restored our happy home!
—A.C. in Los Angeles
Whitney has helped our family tremendously and I recommend her to everyone who is considering sleep training. We worked with Whitney when our first daughter was about a year old and, although she was sleeping through the night, naps were a mess and I was at the end of my rope. By following Whitney's plan, our daughter became the best sleeper and we all finally got the breaks during the day that we desperately needed. We recently worked with Whitney again with our second daughter, and now at almost 5 months she too is becoming a great sleeper. She went from co-sleeping, nursing all night long and, having to be rocked to sleep for quick 30 minutes naps to, now soothing herself sleep, sleeping through the night and taking long naps in her crib in her own room. It took just a few days to see results and, now she is happy when we put her in her crib and when we come in to get her. Our whole family is well rested and much happier. I have always said that working with Whitney was the best money we have ever spent... and how can you even put a price tag on the incredible gift of good sleep! Whitney makes what could be one of the most challenging aspects of parenting so much easier and, is right there with you every step of the way.
—Skye P., Los Angeles
SLEEP-EEZ KIDZ gave us a new lease on life! Our one year old daughter had a few good months of sleeping through the night and we thought we were in the clear, though she never got in bed awake and took her naps in the stroller or car, exclusively. When we went away for a couple weeks, she developed some bad sleep habits and took them home with her. We reverted back to the survival mode we were all too familiar with from the very early months of her infancy. That meant doing whatever it took to let us all get some sleep...including taking an hour or more to feed her and have her fall into a deep sleep before attempting to put her in her crib, giving her a bottle a couple times a night and allowing her in our bed. While the snuggle time was bittersweet, we realized that we were doing a disservice to her, and to us! Whitney opened our eyes to the benefits of having a well rested baby and the byproduct of that having us as a happy, healthy couple again! Bedtime has become a beautiful time in our home. We share calm time with our daughter, slip her into bed awake (!) and watch her close her eyes peacefully. Whitney was amazing about promoting self-soothing as a tool for life and we are so grateful to have finally given that gift to our daughter. Now she sleeps 12 hours a night and wakes up alert, receptive and smiling. Not to mention, her daytime naps in her crib are successful and I don't have to walk her in her stroller twice a day anymore! It's a brilliant and foolproof plan. Whitney was incredibly attentive and supportive and she encouraged us to remain determined during this sleep training process. She helped us finesse the schedule as needed and reminded us of our goals. So, with great enthusiasm, we recommend Whitney and her expertise to guide anyone through the many wonders of sleep training! Thank you for everything!
—Dominique & Corey, Los Angeles
Whitney Roban has been a lifesaver for our family! Our 5 year old son Isaac was waking up very early in the morning (usually in the 5:30 am or earlier range and sometimes as early as 4:00 am) and had been for almost 2 years. We tried to correct the problem ourselves but with no luck. Isaac was causing us to lose precious sleep, waking his siblings earlier than they wanted to be waking up and generally causing a lot of problems. His behavior was also deteriorating because he was so exhausted. Within a week of our first phone call with Whitney, Isaac was sleeping later (until at least 6 am) and was starting to behave much differently. We are so thrilled to have this behavior back under control and to have our son back to his sweet self.
—MG from New Jersey
My son was 6 months old and still waking up at night and sometimes not falling back to sleep! We as a family needed to find help for this situation because we all couldn't function effectively anymore. I had tried everything but nothing was working. Then I found Dr. Whitney Roban of SLEEP-EEZ KIDZ who was amazing! At first I didn't think it was possible, there was no way my son was going to sleep 12 hours, he just isn't going to do it. Well, after a week, my son proved me wrong! And when he did wake up at night, he put himself back to sleep without a problem. Whitney’s emotional support is what I needed to get through this. She is very educated on this topic and helps you stay focused and committed and truly cares. Whitney, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, the sleep training was completely worth it! It was the best thing for my family!
—The Davi Family, New York
Our 11 month old daughter had never been a good sleeper, often needing to be in our bed just so she would stop crying and eventually, fitfully, go back to sleep. We reached our sleep nadir in the middle of her 10th month, and finally decided it was time to try sleep training, something we really hadn't wanted to do before. Three weeks later, we're absolutely certain we should have done it months earlier, so good is her sleep now. Whitney's process of asking about our daughter's sleep patterns, general behaviors & disposition, and then prescribing a sleep program for her, was great. We felt armed & ready for the first challenging night, and then felt reassured each day as Whitney would respond to our daily email updates with her thoughts, answers to our questions, and just general encouragement. For us these daily points of feedback were invaluable, and really set apart her service from others we'd evaluated. We're absolutely thrilled with both the process Whitney led us through, and of course the result -- our daughter now sleeps 11-12 hours straight through the night, and naps upwards of 2 hrs every day, all in her crib -- an outcome we really couldn't even imagine a few weeks ago. Thanks, Whitney!
—Olivia & Brian, Los Angeles
We highly recommend Whitney Roban to anyone struggling with sleep issues with their infants or young children. We consulted her for help when our 2 1/2 year old son started waking earlier and earlier to the tune of 4am! He had also started battling with us at bedtime and at nap time, so when we contacted Whitney we were feeling very desperate. Whitney was patient and thorough, taking time to collect an extensive history of his sleep and his current problem. She set us up with a plan immediately and supported us completely during the days and weeks afterward when we tried to implement it. Within days our son was sleeping until after 6am and going down for naps and bedtime without a fuss. Whenever there were bumps in the road, Whitney was there to advise us and provide much needed words of encouragement. Weeks later my son consistently sleeps until after 6am and takes fantastic naps. We are all well rested and relieved, and we have Whitney to thank!
-Rachael & Doug, New York
We were recommended to Whitney by a friend whose 3 year old is currently the reigning champ of naps at his preschool thanks to the sleep training his parents instituted with Whitney's help at 4 months of age. Our son had been a good sleeper up until about his 5th month, when circumstances, development, accidental parenting began to slowly erode his sleep routines. By the time we called Whitney, just before he turned 6 months, things had gone downhill with surprising intensity and he was waking every 1-2 hours at night. We were so confused about how to transition away from the swaddle, pacifier, night feedings, and comforting. We knew that what we were doing was confusing him, and that the lack of sleep was threatening the health of our family. Thanks to Whitney's guidance, our son has learned how to self-soothe and our whole family is experiencing what it feels like to be well rested!
—Jessie & Nathan, Los Angeles
Whitney Roban is awesome! After several weeks of sleeping on the floor of my 3 1/2 year old daughter's room - back aching and exhausted - we knew something had to be done. We reached out to Whitney and hoped for the best. Our daughter is smart, stubborn, and strong willed. After talking to Whitney and getting our sleep plan in place, we started the process. Although our daughter figured out a way to defy all the "norms" of most 3 1/2 year olds, persistence and consistency paid off. She is proud of herself when she wakes up after a successful nights sleep and can't wait to tell her family and friends how she did. We were shocked and relieved the sleep training worked and continues to do so. Our family is back to having healthy sleep habits and we thoroughly enjoy the quiet time we get with each of our daughters. Bedtime is a breeze and our mornings are happy! Although we didn't formally sleep train our older daughter, just the mere mention of Dr. Whitney (Riley's "sleep doctor") helps to keep our sleep rules in place. Thank you Whitney, for all you have done for us
- R & B, New York
Parenting Workshop Testimonials
I had the pleasure of bringing Whitney to speak to a room full of toddler parents dealing with toddler sleep issues, and I was so impressed! Not only does Whitney know and understand sleep, she has a uniquely honest approach, and helps parents deal with an often very difficult topic in a non judgmental, caring and sensitive way. Every parent that walked out of that seminar told me how much they had learned and how wonderful Whitney's presentation was. I agree, and look forward to working with Whitney again. I can't recommend her enough!
—Chana Balk, BabyBites Brooklyn
Sleep issues are some of the most challenging for parents of young children since lack of sleep affects everyone in the family. It is a topic that parents and caregivers frequently raise when consulting the Parent Resource Network. Dr. Whitney Roban conducts very informative and personalized parenting workshops on this topic. After first establishing the need for everyone to get enough sleep for optimal health and defining what enough sleep is for different ages, Dr. Roban explains what sleep training is. Essentially it is being able to fall asleep unassisted and get back to sleep on one's own. How to help babies and young children become good sleepers requires good routines and a consistent schedule. Dr. Roban's workshops explain all of this in detail and she makes sure to address every participant's unique situation with sound tips and strategies to try. Parents leave feeling relieved to have a "sleep toolkit" to help meet the challenge of everyone in the family getting a good night's sleep.
—Karen Horowitz, Parenting Resource Network