We love nothing more than hearing from our Mum's and Dad's and the effect our service has made on their lives.
Here is some of their stories...
lottie | from mum, kate
'We had a pretty challenging start to life with our lovely little girl, Lottie - tongue tie and what we later found out to be allergies to both cow's milk and soy - which made feeding and settling incredibly hard. We honestly did not understand how people went back for more kids at that stage!
Fast forward to nine weeks later and two at home visits with Marnie and Lottie is a happy and healthy baby who now regularly sleeps 7-7 with only one feed and even that one is getting closer and closer to 7am. We have a great routine going that we never would have been to establish without Marnie's support in our home and also on text after each visit - this follow up is truly invaluable as you don't feel alone.
As Lottie grows and things change, I won't hesitate in engaging her again for help with getting us through (and enjoying!) the next stage. We've even started talking about names for a second baby - if we're lucky enough...'
JACK | 10 weeks | From Mum, Michaela
“From the moment we met Marnie has provided 24/7 support to me. Her extensive knowledge on all things babies has been invaluable. Not a day goes by where I'm not in contact with her to seek her support and knowledge about the in's/out's of motherhood.
From the bottom of my heart I can't begin to thank Marnie for all that she has done, and continues to do, for me and my baby - who's now a thriving 5 month old, all thanks to Marnie.
I owe my sanity to Marnie :) Huge thanks to Whispers for your exceptional service, and for introducing Marnie to me! "
Jack | 3 weeks | From Mum, Angela
"I called Whispers Cottage when Jack was 3 weeks old. He had been distressed and crying for long periods of time, up to 6 hours a night. Things weren't great for the both of us.
Marnie came to my house and observed me feed Jack and watch him settle. She knew straight away that Jack had silent reflux and possible colic....
We have such a happy baby now and a big part of that is due to Marnie. I feel so lucky to have met her and so grateful for the continuous help she has given me and my family."
Tye | 11 months | From Mum, Tamara
"We had been considering help for quite a while, but just kept saying “It’ll work itself out”…. but it never did. My husband and I were both relieved the day Marnie walked through our door, and there have been massive changes since! Tye was waking up at 4:30 - 5am each morning and then waking up at each nap after only 20minutes. We couldn’t resettle him and he was constantly tired. He now sleeps in til at least 6:30am and has 2 good day sleeps...
Marnie has a warm and caring nature, which makes her perfectly suited for this job. She was non-judgmental and very supportive. ! I really wish we had found Marnie earlier. Thank-you so much Marnie!"
Jesse | 11 weeks | From Mum, Cathy
"Marnie came to our house when Jesse was 11 weeks old. He had been born 6 weeks premmie and after arriving home from special care had developed reflux. I had a 4 year old at home who had been a great sleeper, so it completely threw me when I could not develop a routine or have him self settle, even though the medication had the reflux under control.
Marnie, helped us with self settling and routines and from that day have never looked back. I got my sanity back, Jesse was sleeping through the night and our household was a MUCH happier one!"
Zach | 6 months | From Mum, Karen
"I decided to contact Whispers Cottage when my son was 6 mths old. I knew how lucky I was to have an excellent night sleeper, but during the day, my son was consistently upset and would only sleep for 20-40 mins. Marnie came out to my house and was an amazing listener!! She was incredibly supportive- gave me some sleep and settling techniques and also made some minor suggestions regarding his reflux medication and solids. Within a week, I finally had a baby who slept for up to 2 hours at a time, twice a day. Needless to say, he was much more content and happy too. Marnie's follow up calls for weeks after were also much appreciated! My only regret was not phoning them sooner. Happy bubba, happy mumma! Thanks Whispers"
Nikoletta | 6 months | From Mum, Georgia
"We had a few concerns with my 6 month old daughters sleeping patterns and bad habits we had created, being our first baby it was all exciting to rock her to sleep at first but realised it was becoming a concern when she would wake up 30 minutes later and notice we had put her down and cry until we picked her up again....
i came across Whispers Cottage and from the moment i made the call i knew i was in great hands!
Marnie was at my door within days and together we were able to plan out a set routine that included feeding times, nap times, play times that suited both myself and my daughter... it’s been 3 months and I still find myself doing a dance when i hear my baby girl self settling to sleep and marks 2 hour naps during the day. Thank you Marnie and the team at Whispers Cottage you turned our lives around."