Co-founders Dani & Chris in the lavender fields with their eldest son Teddy

Your gentle infant sleep consultants

Sleep training for babies and young children from the UK’s leading sleep consultants

Co-founders Dani & Chris in the bluebell farm with their 2 sons

Do you feel like you’ve tried everything?

We understand that when your child isn’t sleeping, it affects the wellbeing of your entire family.  As the UK’s leading baby and child sleep consultants, we have positively impacted the lives of over 5,000 families, improving their sleep, health and happiness.

We’d love to help transform your infant’s sleep and improve your family’s lives too.  We offer a flexible, gentle approach with our unique Comforting Through Change™ method, with absolutely no crying it out, and the experience and support to allow you and your child to thrive.

AND, we proudly stand by our track record of never failing to improve an infant’s sleep. If you entrust us to help you, we guarantee better sleep in just a few days.  Our sleep training plans are designed to be effective for every child – even yours! – regardless of how complex their sleep challenges may be.  

Chris & Dani 

The Mummy & Daddy Sleep Consultant x



How can we help you?

We offer a range of gentle sleep training plans from online courses, to one-to-one plans for a select number of families looking for a highly experienced coach and the best, personalised support.

online sleep plans

5-11 & 12-23 Months

2-4 years

money back guarantee

the one-to-one

one-to-one consultation

a tailored sleep plan

30 min support call

the platinum one-to-one

one-to-one consultation

a tailored sleep plan

3 weeks of unlimited support

Comforting Through Change™

If you’ve tried every tip and trick on the internet and (like us) are opposed to ‘crying it out’, you’re probably feeling a little lost right now.  Sleep deprivation is debilitating and let’s face it, rather depressing, but there is a way to regain your zest for life without resorting to a harsh approach.

Comforting Through Change™ is our gentle sleep training method, which supports your little one on their journey to self-settling.  Throughout the training, you remain with your child while they’re awake but by the end of your plan, they’ll be independently settling themself to sleep.

We even offer a specific approach to improve sleep for co-sleeping families, whether they wish to continue co-sleeping or transition their child to their own cot or bed.

Whatever your sleep goals, we provide a gentle and nurturing approach that guarantees results in just a few days, and a complete sleep transformation for you and your child in just a few weeks.

Why choose the Mummy & Daddy Sleep Consultant®?

Highly experienced, industry-leading sleep consultants

A gentle & nurturing sleep training method

Improved sleep in just a few days

Read our amazing 5-star Google reviews below to see how we have helped families just like you.

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Based on 223 reviews
Vanessa Weiß
Vanessa Weiß
16/02/2024
Thinking about what to write here is actually really crazy. We cannot believe how bad Valerias sleep was the first year before we started the 1 on 1 program with Chris. Our little one was 12 months old when we contacted Chris. She woke up almost every 1 to 2 hours during the night, crying, screaming and only falling back to sleep with breastfeeding. Bringing her to bed was such a fight … sometimes it would take me up to 2 hours and a lot of crying. My husband wasn’t able to bring her to bed or to calm her in the night. Therefore i had no freedom to leave the house or calm down in the evening. The day naps were as bad as the night sleep and we would have wake windows up to 5/6 hours. We would be soooo tired and exhausted all the time! Chris literally changed our life. From the first meeting on he was super honest with us and told us what would be possible if we change this or that. We bought Valeria a crib and switched from a family floor bed to our own bed again. When the 1on1 coaching started Chris held our hand throughout the process and answered every question we had. We saw the first improvements already after the first 2 days. During the 3 week process Valeria had problems with teething and Chris adjusted the program and slowed down the steps a little bit. We always felt confident and save. One week ago the coaching ended and we did the last little final step on our own. Right now we have a daily rhythm and lovely, enjoyable, easy bedtime routine. Valeria falls asleep on her own in the bedroom without crying. My husband can bring her to bed and i finally can go to practice alone. Since 3 days Valeria sleeps through the night from 7 to 7. it’s unbelievable how it feels being fully recovered and sleep uninterrupted! I recommend working with Chris to everyone who struggles with a not sleeping kid. His approach is soft and just feels right. He will gently guide you through the whole process. Thank you for everything Chris!
Joanna S
Joanna S
15/02/2024
I would highly recommend The Mummy & Daddy Sleep Consultants. At the start of the year, I was sleep deprived and didn’t know what to do, we were still rocking our 13 month old to sleep and having multiple wake ups throughout the night. I had tried other sleep training programmes and they hadn’t worked, after watching some free workshops run by Chris I felt confident in their approach. The plan was very gradual which suited our son, it has very clear steps to follow which made it easy. Within a couple of nights he was sleeping through and now he self settles for naps and bedtime beautifully. Chris was so supportive throughout the whole process and answered all of my questions without judgement. If you are struggling with any sleep issues do not hesitate to contact them. I can’t thank them enough!!
Robyn Shimwell
Robyn Shimwell
12/02/2024
If you are thinking of hiring a sleep consultant look no further! We purchased the online plan, at the time Chris was offering a months support with the plan. Our little boy took to the gentle sleep training approach so well, we had a couple of teary nights but it took about 10 days and our little boy was sleeping through the night. It was a miracle! He hadn’t slept more than a 3 hour stretch in 6 months. Purchasing this plan was the best decision I could have made for my family. We are all rested and happy. Thank you so much Chris x
Harry B
Harry B
09/02/2024
They helped us out massively with our 6 month old’s sleeping issues. They were very understanding of our situation and needs in order to ensure we got the best results from the sleep programme that was tailored to us and our baby. We saw big improvements after a matter of days and it has stuck! The help and advice given “on tap” was a life saver if we encountered a tricky situation or if we needed any advice. We cant thank these guys enough!
Claire Marlowe
Claire Marlowe
08/02/2024
I was looking for something to help develop my child’s sleep without resorting to ‘cry it out’ or similar. have to admit I was skeptical about this working. However, after one night things began to improve. It was hard work and perseverance, but Chris was excellent at guiding us through. My child is much happier in himself now that he generally gets a very good nights sleep. I’m still working on day sleep…but that’s ok as now we’re all sleeping better at night I’ve the energy to tackle it! I liked how gradual and gentle the method is without being too slow. The progress does appear once you put in the work. I 100% recommend this!
Priya Gaind
Priya Gaind
06/02/2024
I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude and provide some feedback on how the Mummy and Daddy sleep consultant helped improve my baby's sleep. First and foremost, it was full of expertise and support throughout the process. As a first-time parent, navigating the challenges of establishing a sleep routine for my baby seemed overwhelming, but your guidance made the entire experience much more manageable. Your personalized approach truly made a difference in understanding my baby's unique sleep patterns and needs. The empathy reassured me during moments of uncertainty and provided the confidence I needed to implement the recommended changes. Since implementing the sleep plan, we've noticed a significant improvement in our baby's sleep patterns and overall demeanor. The newfound consistency and predictability have not only benefited our little one but have also positively impacted our own well-being as parents. Thank you once again!
Holly Wark
Holly Wark
06/02/2024
Amazing results! If you have a baby that has only ever slept on you, your partner or in the sling and you are looking to change this, and support them in learning to settle and sleep independently, then look no further! We purchased the private coaching plan which was so affordable and I was kind of blown away at the individual support that was given. Chris answered any questions on Facebook daily and the bi-weekly zoom calls were invaluable, learnt a lot from listening to others questions and the tailored answers he gave us personally. Within the space of 3 weeks my 5 month old baby went from exclusively co-sleeping and contact napping to settling and sleeping independently in his own cot with only one night feed (which was our goal). He also hated the pram but we seem to have cracked pram naps with the advice given also. I could honestly cry with happiness. Chris has given me the confidence to know how to manage the different challenges that come along with baby sleep also. Incredibly grateful to Chris and this wonderful programme which have given us the tools to get our baby sleeping, finally! Thank you 🙏
Sharina Munro
Sharina Munro
06/02/2024
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Chris for all his help and support. Before finding Chris our 9 month old daughter was waking up hourly every night since she was 4 months old. She is now sleeping through the night waking up once to be fed!! I am still in shock with how Chris has helped to transform her sleep. My husband was very sceptical and unsure anything would help our baby to sleep better. Well not only have you proved him wrong you have literally transformed our family’s sleep in no time at all. Your technique has been a game changer and we can’t thank you enough!!
Aimee Smith
Aimee Smith
06/02/2024
After several months of sleepless nights, I joined the online group that Chris was running on Facebook. He promised speedy replies to messages, zoom calls twice a week and an online guide. This was offered at a really affordable price. Remarkably, my little one started sleeping through the night after a few days. The last few nights have been an 11 hour stretch of sleep. Highly recommend.
Sammie Martin
Sammie Martin
01/02/2024
Came across this couple on Facebook offering a free three day workshop to turn around your babies sleep, and thought I have nothing to loose let's have a look and see. It gave me a great insight in to my babies sleep patterns and why I had some of the issues I had and ways I could start to improve or fix them. I was very dubious about sleep training as at the start my baby was only about 7 months and I felt, for me, I wasn't ready to try, yet. But they had a great offer with lots of support so I went ahead and purchased the online plan. My babies naps where horrendous, lots of crying trying to rock him to sleep in the pram, he'd stopped falling asleep while feeding, only 30 minutes at most, spending most of the day tired. He was waking multiple times a night, after a short period of being poorly and then Xmas, spending an hour or more to get him to sleep with feeding to sleep, putting him down and having to pick him back up again. It was too much, we needed to put the breaks on and try something else. So we bit the bullet at 8 months old and put the mummy and daddy sleep plan in motion, and in 2 weeks it has worked wonders, we get naps in his cot 1+ hour twice a day most days and one shorter nap before dinner. We no longer feed to sleep. We get to bed and to sleep in 30 minutes or less with little to no tears now (there were some as we transition through this) and naps are the same. He self settles, he hasn't just given up crying, because he was never left alone to cry himself to sleep, their plan ensures baby knows you are there for them. He never fell asleep crying/hyperventilating or anything traumatic for us or him. His sleep has done a 180 and more improvements can still be made with their tips and tricks. Best decision I ever made and I didn't make it lightly, especially with a big family and busy lifestyle!

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Who Are The Mummy & Daddy Sleep Consultant?

We’re Dani and Chis McFadden, the UK’s leading infant sleep consultants (and husband and wife!), helping families get the sleep they deserve.

After months of sleepless nights with our first baby, we were at our breaking point as parents. Unhappy in ourselves, as a couple and as a family, we sought help from a sleep consultant and it transformed our lives. 

Not only did our baby start sleeping soundly, but he was happier and healthier. We also became the parents we always thought we would be; happy, patient and calm.

Now, we’re passionate about helping other families achieve the same sleep success and even use our extensive experience to run The Sleep Consultant Academy, where we train others to become sleep consultants.

An investment you won’t regret

We don’t mean to blow our own trumpets but we’re among the most experienced sleep consultants around, and we believe we’re the best there is. We also own and run a sleep consultant training academy where we train and mentor other sleep consultants in the industry. We want to work with families who are really committed to making a change, so we offer up to 3 weeks’ full support (most sleep consultants offer 2)., which is why our fees for the one-to-one plans might seem a little higher than some. 

Given our experience and success rate, however, we know no parent ever regrets the financial and time investment, when you can all enjoyand after all, you can’t put a price on a good night’s sleep to improve or the health and wellbeing of your family.

Dani has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology covering infant development, and Chris, born in Donegal, is the first qualified male infant sleep consultant in the UK & Ireland. 

More importantly, we are simply Mummy and Daddy to our three amazing boys: Teddy, Rafferty and Malachy. You can find out more about us here.

Our experience as parents, coupled with our expertise, empowers us to guide families towards a calmer, happier sleep routine. We’re committed to helping you navigate the challenges of infant sleep and experience the transformative power of a well-rested household.

BOOK YOUR CALL NOW

If you are interested in a one-to-one plan, you can book a 15-minute discovery call to find out more.

Sleep FAQ’s

What does a children's sleep consultant actually do?

A good sleep consultant will change your life – it’s as simple as that. They will identify what changes you need to make to your child’s routine, give you the right plan to help your child self-settle and be responsive to any changes that are required during the support period.

Just have a look at our reviews – we set up this business to change family’s lives, and we do it every single day. We wouldn’t change it for the world.

How do you sleep train a baby?

There are many different ways to sleep train a baby. We focus on a much more gentle approach with our methods and if you are thinking about doing it without a sleep consultant supporting you one-one-one, we would highly recommend our online course. It will give you the structure to achieve what you want, in a more gentle way, in around 10 to 14 days.

Do you use Crying It Out or the Ferber Method?

No, we do not use these methods or any other methods where you leave your child to cry on their own to sleep. We always follow a gentle method of sleep training.

Which SLEEP TRAINING method do you use?

We use our own method Comforting Through Change™.

when should you start sleep training a baby?

We begin our programmes from 5 months. Many sleep consultants do it from 6 months for two reasons: 1. The baby will have started weaning and they believe that no night feeds are then required; and 2. Babies can be left independently from 6 months according to The Lullably Trust and many sleep consultants use Crying It Out or Controlled Crying methods where the baby will be left on their own.

We start from 5 months as we do not believe that night feeds should be stopped at 6 months and believe this should be a baby-led decision. Also, with our gentle approach, you don’t need to leave your baby to help them self-settle.

Do you sleep train toddlers? Or just babies?

We work with up to 4 year olds, though have also worked with 5 and 6 year olds in the past, depending on the issue. Whilst toddlers can be a little more difficult to change because they are often in their own bed and can leave it, the increased communication and language they have can offset that challenge. Never think your child is too old to change their sleep habits. Our 2-4 year online course or our 1:1 coaching programmes can help you change something you probably think is impossible.

How long does your sleep training programmes take to work?

The timeframe is different for every baby but we usually see changes in the babies we work with in as little as 5-7 nights. From starting to having a baby who self-settles, sleeps most of the night and has good naps is usually around 2 weeks.

Can you guarantee it will work for my child?

Whilst there is never any guarantee, we firmly believe that if you work with us one-on-one or buy our online course, commit to our approach and principles and be consistent with the guidance, you will see the improvements that your whole family needs. Our Google reviews are testament of this.

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