Testimonials

“Rachel’s knowledge and understanding is incredible; she completely put us at ease in the early days of being new parents.  Her support in helping our daughter settle into a flexible routine and getting her to sleep well was life-changing.  We have grown into confident parents because of our time with Rachel and the advice she gave us.  We believe that this book will do the same for you.”  Zara & Mike Tindall

“When I was a brand new mother, I was overwhelmed! Rachel has a calmness, and knowledge about babies and children, that not only helped me soothe and ease the journey for me son, but also for me! Her tips and advice are invaluable.”  Minnie Driver

“Rachel’s flexible yet structured routine was just the thing for our daughter…Rachel’s advice on everything from breastfeeding to parenting was invaluable.”  Gwyneth Paltrow

“Rachel arrived the day our second daughter was born and brought with her a calm and caring nature that filled our home.  Her gentle manner, patience and abundance of knowledge were invaluable.  Her understanding of everything that comes with being a mother to a child, newborn or toddler is a unique gift and her book is a perfect reflection of that.” Autumn Phillips

“Rachel is a very rare gem in the world of baby care….. she is a joy to have around, a pleasure in the house, and was our shining star during a difficult time.”  Belma Gaudio

“These are not empty words, Rachel has been a wonderful gift to me in my first week of motherhood. Not only does she settle you into a routine and help with all aspects of looking after a new born, she has also instilled confidence and strength in me as a first time mum. Rachel was a joy to have within our family home and we will miss her incredibly, for myself  with no other close help she became a friend and mother figure that I will cherish forever.”  Ruth

“Rachel is our real life Fairy Godmother – she has been an absolute godsend! We were at our wits end and completely exhausted, as our baby was waking almost every hour and wouldn’t nap in the day.  After an initial forty-five minute phone call, Rachel listened carefully and gave us a clear plan of action, complete with suggestions of what to do if problems arose…..As a result, our baby quickly became accustomed to sleeping through the night and now has regular naps during the day, meaning we are all so much happier!” Mel & Nigel Helen

“Rachel covers every topic from A to Z when it comes to caring for your baby – but also manages to make it all do-able.  She is so keenly aware of a new mother’s state of mind and utter exhaustion  that she only focuses on what is truly important so that the mother can conserve her energy and not waste time worrying about insignificant details……” Julia Cuddihy Van Nice

“She has a wonderful, gentle affinity with babies, and seems to understand their every need…Within hours of arriving at our home, each of our babies was calm and settled.” Marcia Middleton

“My daughters are very grateful for the comfort they have already found in Rachel’s calm and sensible advice through her very ‘readable’ and enjoyable books.”  Bobby Sutton

“Rachel stayed with us when we had both of our children, first in 1998 in the UK, then in 2001 in Hong Kong. Rachel was calm, confident, got us all into a great routine in no time, and helped me settle into motherhood. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”  Peta

“Antenatal classes only take you up to day one and breastfeeding. Rachel’s classes are so much more useful as you learn about coping, washing, weaning, sleeping through the night, parenting and so much more. Rachel’s advice is invaluable.”  Suzanna

“Rachel is like a calming fairy godmother who brings clarity, happiness and calm to a home seriously lacking in all those things. She provides an unwavering support both in person, on the phone or by email, and I never felt any scrap of judgment on her part. She gives practical advice, and you have real confidence in what she says. Rachel is, without doubt, superb at what she does.”  Jo

“I just wanted to thank you again. This morning I felt so confident and assured by the advice you gave us, I am excited to see the outcomes over the next few weeks. You are the best peace of mind a mother could get. You should sell insurance!!”  Philippa

Your visit was just what we needed – Laura is now sleeping through the night and finally we feel human again! I cannot thank you enough. Just having you here for a few hours was invaluable.”  Sophie

“I found your kind, knowledgeable and loving approach such a breath of fresh air that both Jessica and I soared through our first year.”  Paula

“Your visit was just what we needed, we were at the end of our tether due to lack of sleep – exhaustion was winning! Your calm, kind and caring approach to Ava was really appreciated. Ava loved having you here as did we, there was no awkwardness at all you just fitted right into our little family. We cannot thank you enough for the help and support, Ava is now self settling and sleeping longer at night. My confidence has increased and it’s great to know we have sound practical advice to follow going forward and you are always at the end of a phone if we need you.”  Danielle

“Ethan sleeps through from 7pm until 6.15am now without a peep. I’m so grateful, thank you. I feel strong and in control for the first time in 5 years!!!”  Nicola

“I wanted to write to say that your book was just what we needed as first time parents. Our little boy Jackson was born 11th August weighing 6lb 12oz and being Mum is lovely. Jackson is almost six months old now, he goes to bed like a dream and is a happy little chap with a relaxed and happy Mum. I have recommended your book and will definitely be getting your other books too.”  Martine

“I had battled with Olivia (8 months) waking up in the night since we had dropped the 10pm feed two months earlier, but one conversation with Rachel changed all that. Rachel is very confident and informed whilst being very warm and understanding – in one call she gave me the strength to try some controlled crying on my own. She gave me her home and mobile number for support but with her encouragement I tried it and Olivia only took about 20 minutes to settle herself! One call with Rachel is all it took – she is a wonderful lady and I haven’t even met her!!”  Anna

“I just wanted to email you and say a massive ‘thank you’! You’ve never met  me before but I was given your books by my mother when my daughter was born 2 years ago.  I followed your  books sleep training and routines despite the tears and tantrums on both our parts!. She has been an amazing sleeper and happy child since. We finally reached the  ‘climbing out of cot’ stage at the beginning of this week (I’m amazed it  didn’t happen sooner!) and it’s been a real test of the routine we’ve developed. But I am so pleased I took your advice, and so proud of my  daughter!  I honestly don’t know (or even want to imagine!!) what our lives  would be like without your sensible and practical advice. I can not  recommend you highly enough!  So many thanks again!”Beckie

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