6 Month Old
Jodi was an absolute joy to work with. My husband and I were absolutely exhausted waking up every two hours with our six month old son. Our house can be a bit chaotic and high energy with three children six years and younger. The idea of sleep seemed like a far off dream. Jodi took away any anxiety I was feeling from the very beginning with her straightforward approach and calm energy. She made sure we were comfortable and confident in our plan. Jodi’s support was invaluable to me as we faced some initial protest from my son. Her reassurance took the weight of worry from my shoulders. Our son showed immediate progress. He is an entirely different baby. He now easily falls asleep by himself and wakes up happy, rested, and ready to engage. My husband and I will forever be grateful. Sleep is a wonderful thing! Thank you Jodi! 💜
Again- thank you thank you! I can’t wait to get to sleep tonight 🤣 i love sleeping through the night!!
MARY LONG, OBGYN
9 Month Old
We have our lives back! Our 9 month old was nursing throughout the night. I was sleeping in the nursery, holding and nursing her all night. She was waking every 45 minutes!! Jodi came in and really gave me the confidence I needed to make a change. She validated my fears with sleep training and encouraged my decision to do so. I knew we needed to make a change but I was afraid to hurt our nursing relationship. As a full time working Mom, I held onto our alone time and I hesitated to let that go. What I realize now, is that proper sleep for both Mommy and baby is paramount to healthy development! We are both happier for it!
4 1/2 Year Old
We have been struggling with my almost 5 year old's sleep for a few years now. We just finished up a 2 week session with Jodi Willenborg from Rest Sleep Rise and I can't say enough good things about her or her process. Not only is Jodi knowledgeable, she is also compassionate and genuinely cares about you and your child. My husband and I highly recommend her!! Don't be like me and wait years to call. You won't regret it!
18 Month Old
When we started the process, we were rocking our son to sleep and then putting him sleeping on his crib. The whole process would sometimes take us 1.5 hours to even 2 hours. He was also waking up in the middle of the night, crying and we would end up taking him to our bed. He was not getting good sleep and we were exhausted. After talking with Jodi, We felt confident that we could fix the situation and he could learn how to sleep on his own. Little did we know how fast that would happen! After just one week our son was sleeping through the night! We were able to put him in his crib awake, leave and he would just go to sleep! He would go back to sleep on his own if waking up during the night and would sleep in his crib the whole night. We can’t explain how life changing this has been for us. We have our nights back, our son is sleeping well and being well rested through the day and so are we! Jodi’s guidance and support through the process was remarkable. Her knowledge made us trust in the plan and her support words gave us confidence that we could do it together. If you are looking somebody who is caring, knowledgeable and supportive to go through the sleep training process you would not find anybody better than Jodi.
2 Year Old
Jodi was a life saver when the COVID stay at home situation happened. I am the mother of a 5 year old and 2 year old, and as soon as the chaos of coronavirus happened, my five year old stopped going to preschool and was home more than usual. It through my two year old’s sleep completely off a week into the pandemic. My once amazing sleeper, stopped napping and sleeping through the night all at once. I was at my wits end when a friend connected me with Jodi. She listened to me, listened to the situation, all of my son’s prior sleep training we had done, and then came up with a plan. My son was standing up in his crib for 6 hours plus at night and not even us going in and soothing him helped. We just didn’t know what to do. He is a stubborn little one. After the week of no sleep for everyone - and completely lost on patience with being home all day and not allowed out of the house plus no sleep, we put her plan into action. Finally, my sleep deprived angel started sleeping through the night again, and then the naps followed suit since he was more rested from sleeping at night. After the week of pure torture, he fell back into a rhythm with Jodi’s plan, assistance, and check ins on me. And within 4 days after implementing his new sleep retraining plan, he was sleeping again and napping again! And has been ever since. He’s back to his old sleeping self and I am forever grateful to Jodi and her patience, kindness, and knowledge. I highly recommend her!
18 Month Old
I was amazed that in just 1-2 weeks, my 18 months son was (finally) sleeping through the night! Jodi took as much time as needed to fully discuss everything. What I loved best was how extremely sweet, patient, supportive, understanding, and positive Jodi remained throughout the entire process. She really took the time to go over all the questions (I had a million), concerns, worries, and helpful mama tips. She’s the best and does not disappoint. She is available all the time and she made sure my husband and I were emotionally doing well in the process. Not only did Jodi help us with my son’s sleep but she also provided so many helpful tips and advice for the new baby that I am expecting. I am so grateful I found Jodi and I am amazed how my son sleeps on his own now. For anyone who is considering sleep training just Do It! And for anyone who is considering hiring a helping hand who is also a mom and was once in the same situation, call Jodi!
9 Month Old
We cannot emphasize enough just how much Jodi helped our family! Our infant son was always a notoriously poor napper, and he would only nap if he was laying on one of us. To further complicate matters, he had also stopped sleeping through the night. We consulted Jodi after weeks of struggle, and now we wish we had contacted her sooner. She carefully and casually explained everything we were going to work on with our son, stopping so she could ensure we understood our roles, expectations, and schedules. She was friendly, approachable, and insightful. More importantly, though, she was someone who we could rely on, regardless of the time, and who cheered us on through the entire process. We owe our success to her, and we recommend her to anyone whose child or children have sleep difficulties.
4 1/2 Year Old
My 4.5 year old daughter no longer slept in her bed at night. She unfortunately suffers from severe anxiety. I was too tired to put up a fight and was also worried about her mental state and emotional well-being. I wanted to contact a sleep consultant but didn't even know where to begin because I needed a GOOD one- someone with experience working with children her age who also have anxiety. I put my feelers out there in some mom groups, and one mom suggested Rest Sleep Rise. Jodi is incredibly knowledgeable and comforting. She supports your emotional state and keeps you on track even when you get discouraged and really keeps you in a positive mindset. She encourages you to stay positive and keep sticking to the plan even during bad nights. Most importantly, she reminded me to STAY CONSISTENT. The visuals Jodi had us create for my daughter REALLY helped. Jodi had also explained to us that at her age, it is very important for our daughter to know what we expect from her. This is key information! I've learned that now that she knows what to expect, the transition to sleep is much smoother. I could never thank Jodi enough for EVERYTHING she has taught me, all the support she has given me, and the encouragement and positive reinforcement she's given me. She truly is a miracle worker and the kindest woman who has made this process SO EASY!
6 Month Old
I was having a horrible time with my 6 month old until I contacted Rest Sleep Rise. He was waking up everyone two hours around the clock sometimes every hour, now he is sleeping through the night (so we’re all much happier) I saw results immediately and it was such a pleasure working with Jodi Willenborg! I recommend anyone having sleep issues with their child to contact her and you will not be disappointed.
A HAPPY MOM
3 1/2 Year Old
Jodi is a sleep whisperer. She’s extraordinarily knowledgeable about sleep issues affecting children of all ages. We needed help with our toddler’s recent sleeping patterns - a serious lack of sleep for the whole family - and Jodi came to the rescue. Her insights and guidance were highly customized and very effective. The plan that she developed was so thorough and bespoke for our own child and family. She then provided hands on follow up support and guidance along the way - adapting as needed to the lessons that we were learning about our toddler. I absolutely and highly recommend Jodi to any parent / caregiver seeking empathetic, expert, safe, and effective guidance on improving children’s - and families’ - sleep!
6 Month Old
Our 6 month old was not sleeping through the night at all. We were struggling with naps and constant nighttime wakes ups. Jodi helped us get him on a nap schedule, fall asleep on his own, and best of all sleep through the night. After one week we could put him in his crib at bedtime and have him sleep until the morning in his own room. She worked with our daycare to help with naps, and we are all FINALLY getting the sleep we need. Jodi was helpful, responsive, and only a text away.
2 1/2 Year Old
When we transitioned our 2.5 year old daughter away from her pacifier, she experienced a major sleep regression. Her usual 2-2.5hr naps stopped immediately and bedtime became a 2-3hr screaming ordeal every night. I was frustrated, angry, upset, generally all over the place because my previously great napper who went to bed on her own was suffering from lack of sleep and it showed. I never should have waited as long as I did to get help. Jodi was my ray of sunshine during this dark time. She put me at ease. She took into consideration where my daughter was developmentally and worked with our sleeping situation. Within a week of a two week program, my daughter was having quiet time in her crib (without screaming) and she was falling asleep on her own at bedtime. Jodi was always a quick text message away if we ever needed anything, especially for the first couple of nights. We have regained a sense of quiet in the middle of the day and our evenings we can spend doing other hobbies we never could do before. I am forever grateful for Jodi for helping us regain a sense of normalcy in a crazy world.