Success Stories

Here are a few success stories from mums who have used our services. And it can be you too!



“In the beginning, I had cold feet about starting mainly coz my husband did not think I could do it. But I was determined to do this for the better of both Chloe and myself (actually it’s for me). I think he feels it’s cruel and I was not tough enough but he is underestimating me because I am quite fed up with this lousy and broken sleep. 

It was really hard too in the first few nights because I kept seeing like things were regressing. But I pressed on and she kept on getting better. She was also going through nap transition from 2 naps down to 1. Some days were better than others so I guess it will just take a bit more time for her to fully take 1 nap a day.

Fast forward to 20 days later, Chloe’s sleep patterns are becoming more predictable and I think she has formed a routine led by her own natural sleep needs. Her night time sleep is anywhere from 9-10.5 hours and nap time is anywhere from 1-2 hours plus.

Thank you for helping me throughout this journey. I no longer fear bed time or wait in anticipation fearing her night wakings because there are none. It is and has been an extraordinary journey and was only possible coz of your encouragement and your faith that we would be able to do it. Chloe is a much happier baby now and is not only more attentive but also eating much better as a result of the uninterrupted night sleep that she gets! I know this is what you do but THANK YOU because it has really made such a huge difference in our lives.” – Janice Ng, mom to 15 months old Chloe, Shah Alam


“SleepChampBaby is a one woman show, founded by Sarah Ong, Malaysia’s first certified sleep coach in Malaysia. Words cannot express how grateful I felt when I found her online during one of those sleep deprived nights as a mother. Sarah helps families get better sleep by helping to address your child’s sleep.

I like her approach as it is gentle towards both parents and children alike. She starts off by asking how we envision our sleeping situation with the baby to be – cosleeping? separate room for child? etc. And then she would develop a sleeping plan based on this and other factors like our parenting style and child’s temperament. I like that she always tells us to keep realistic goals as babies develop at different rates, all while coaching us through our frustrations and triumphs as we execute the sleeping plan. No judgements from her either. With Sarah, you always know that you are in a safe place to get real about your emotions as a parent – the good, the bad and the ugly.

When we used SleepChampBaby, our daughter went from a kid that would wake up every hour to someone who could put herself to sleep. Amazing feat.

I highly recommend this service if you are looking for a good night’s rest!” – Nadia Shamsuri, mom to 13 months old Safira, Mont Kiara


“When my good friend first told me she was using a sleep therapist on her daughter I was very skeptical about the effectiveness of sleep training a child.

But when my husband and I had reached our breaking point with our then-17 month old daughter, I thought I had nothing to lose so I gave Sarah a go. And boy am I glad I did!

Sarah is a very meticulous and dedicated therapist and she has her own way of conducting sessions.

For me it began with a personal half-hour phone consultation (no obligation) and then she sent over some in-depth questionnaires about my daughter’s sleep schedule and her general temperament.

From there she devised a personalised plan based on my goals for my daughter as well as what I was and was not willing to do (i.e. I was NOT willing to let my daughter just ‘cry it out’). She also managed my expectations by informing me it may take up to 2 weeks to see any improvements in my child’s sleep.

Well after three very difficult nights, my daughter who used to wake up practically every hour was suddenly sleeping for 6-8 hour stretches. It was a miracle! Since then my husband and I have had almost no problems with our daughter’s sleep habits and we owe all this to Sarah. We have recommended her to countless friends as well.” – Anna Karina, mom to Maira 17 months old, Ampang


“I was seriously deprived from sleep.
 
My son used to nurse to sleep and frequently woke up every 2-3 hours to direct latch.
Then, I changed a new job which required me to stay back to clear back logs.
 
With my new job, my husband had to rock him to sleep.
My son had no choice but to change his sleeping habit (eg not nurse to sleep) and had reduced big quantity of quality time with me before sleeping and during weekend.
His sleep quality was affected drastically. He woke up many times as frequent as every 30/45/60/90 mins throughout the night to get assurance I am around to direct latch him.
I was very tensed and so was he. I also felt very guilty and sorry for him, as if I could not give him more care and love. So I continue let him latch with hope that he can sleep better despite me feeling extremely tired mentally and physically.
 
I used to read online articles/parenting books/breastfeeding info that parent should not let child cry and need to pay attention to him so to give confident and love which he needs as a toddler.
I was put to understand that it is normal for kid for wanting DL/night feed which is good for them and we shall let him wean when he is ready.

Actually, it is okay to let him cry but accompany him to assure he is attended but in a different way, a.k.a less DL.
Acknowledged he is a capable human and definitely understand and able to do it. Talk to him and empower him that he can sleep by himself.
When he cries, tell him it is ok for him to cry because he needs to release his emotion and tension due to change of habit.
At the same time, show concern & companionship to let him feel he is attended to, he is secured and being loved.
Despite him pushing me away and being yelled at because he did not want me stay near him. But I know he wants me to be with him because if I leave, he will run and stay near me.
At that moment I knew he was just a lost toddler who didn’t know how to handle those emotions.
Thanks Sarah, with your advice I know that is how he is healing himself thorough disposing/expressing negative emotions.
As a parent, I should let him release his emotion instead of scolding him so he can stop crying/throwing tantrum.
 
Just to share with your proudly and happily, that shortly after he can sleep by himself (with some sleep routine like singing 5 same lullabies and lightly pat + a bottle of milk), he also able to sleep well in nanny’s house, he even become the first who sleep among the kids in the sarung even others are still playing. Now, he can join them to sleep on tatami on the floor and no longer wake up easily by sound/noise. He has also passed the potty training faster than we expected.
 
All I can say is a big thank you to you, Sarah.” – Siow Yin, mom to Li Jer 24 months, Kuala Lumpur.


“Before becoming a new mom, my husband and I would sleep and nap whenever our heart desired. When fellow moms expressed to us that sleep is overrated and that sleep will never be the same again, I felt a little terrified and nervous. “What do you mean, sleep will never be the same again!”

When my baby was born, as expected, I was waking up every 2-3 hours to feed for the first few months. In addition to nursing, my husband and I would use the “old” rocking chair and constantly rock and shhhh our baby to sleep.

At the time, we had no idea we were forming bad sleep habits for our little one until after the 4 month regression occurred. My husband and I were waking up every hour to settle our son and the up and down motion of picking up our baby from his cot was wearing us out both physically and mentally.

We were both going to work with little to no sleep and our baby was suffering as well. He was agitated, overtired and restless. It was then that I realised that my baby had become dependent on either my husband or I to put him to sleep.

When Matteo turned 6 months, we decided to call Sarah Ong, the first certified sleep coach in Malaysia. Sarah’s holistic and gentle approach to sleep training definitely lured us in as this type of plan was more our style. Since implementing the program, Matteo went from waking up every hour to sleeping from 7 am to 3 am and then back to sleep until 6:30 am. The first night was the most challenging as expected since my baby had no idea how to fall asleep independently.

With consistency and using the language of the program, my baby is now able to fall asleep with little to no fuss. Hiring Sarah was a game changer for our family. My husband and I are more rested, Matteo is more happy and the flow and energy of our home became more positive and energetic.

After a recent trip to the USA, we started from square one of sleep training and just like that, he was able to get back on schedule and sleeping through the night. Feeling anxious due to starting from scratch again, I remember Sarah telling me, “that it would take a few days and that Matteo did not “forget.” And sure enough, she was right. The skills and strategies implemented were unforgettable.” – Araceli Arismendi, mom to 6 month old Matteo, Kuala Lumpur

Araceli Arismendi

“Before, it was difficult for my baby Dzeeya to fall asleep. We had to hold her. If we put her down she would wake up. At night she would wake up every hour.

After the program, she can sleep on the bed. We just tell her it’s time for her nap/bedtime and pat her to sleep. Usually it takes less than 5 minutes for her to fall asleep. I saw results within a day after I used the method in this program.

I feel relieved that someone understands what I went through and my situation. You have given me the confidence to follow through your approach to baby sleep.

Dzeeya is happier now. Everyone can see the changes in her. Always smiling.

I would encourage other parents to engage in your service. It is worth every penny that you spend on it.

Thanks again for all your help! I feel like I can breathe again.” – Emiza Merican, mom to 7 months old Dzeeya, Denai Alam



“Before engaging Sleep Champ Baby our 6 week old baby had a very erratic sleep pattern. She can go for hours on end without taking a nap and we would spend the whole day trying to put her to sleep.

As a result, she was constantly cranky (and so were we) and she constantly wanted our attention and to be held, patted and rocked. Together with Sarah, we started my baby on an EWS schedule. We had read about such schedules previously, but Sarah was a great help in putting what we have read to practice.

The first few days were definitely very tough, there were tears (for both baby and parents) but we persevered and we are very pleased with the results. Our baby is better rested and has a shinier disposition, and we face less obstacles and time trying to get her to take a nap. Plus, having a somewhat predictable routine helps to plan our time, and is also easier for our helper to help out.

All in all, we had a very good experience with Sleep Champ Baby. Sarah was very patient in answering all our questions and listening to the sleep issues our baby faced.” – FY Chan, Kota Damansara


“My baby was waking up 6-7 times a night and would only fall asleep with the breast. I was very exhausted and desperate with the situation, I felt helpless and I didn’t know how to get out of the situation without losing the strong bond that I share with my baby. I saw immediate results with the program.

My baby cried for A LOT the first night but once he knew that he was able to fall asleep by himself (without feeding to sleep), he only cried a little each night. It seemed like he understood very fast that he was allowed to cry and release his stress and that fact alone had an impact. The program gave me and my baby a lot of confidence and I feel that we can use the same approach for all future changes and sleep challenges.

Sarah’s consultation was clear, convincing and customized to the individual needs of my family. Her great knowledge on aware parenting, her warm and giving personality and her excellent coaching skills made me feel understood, supported and determined to make a change.

Thanks a lot for all your advice Sarah! I will certainly recommend you to other sleepless parents.” – Merle Wangerin, mom to 14 months old Liam, Bangsar


“My 18 months old was waking up a lot at night, every 2 to 3 hours. I had to nurse him every time to put him back to sleep. This was killing me as I am a full time working mom. I couldn’t focus at work and had to take half day leave just to rest and catch up with my sleep. I was quite desperate and found your service online.

After engaging your service, I tried my best to follow the sleep program. It was not easy at the beginning. However, glad that I have persisted and my boy is able to sleep longer at night. And after 2 weeks, he is able to sleep for 8 hours at a stretch, which is a great achievement for us. I am able to have some “me” time after he fall asleep now, especially to watch my Hong Kong drama again.” – Ai Lee Loh, mom to Zer Kay 18 months, USJ Subang Jaya


“My 18 months old son was waking up 3 times in an hour and would only fall asleep after being nursed. Just imagine waking up so many times through out the night. I just needed help so bad in getting him to sleep longer stretches and to night wean him. Thanks to a dear friend for introducing Sarah to me. I never thought I could do it but with Sarah’s help I managed to do so in just a week.

Now, my son sleeps longer stretches and wakes up only a couple of times at night and I do not have to nurse him to sleep anymore. Hooray! It was such a gentle process and Sarah has been there supporting and guiding me throughout. Thank you Sarah you are a life or I’d say sleep saviour! It was lovely working with you.” – Amira Yusof, mom to Malik, Bandar Baru Bangi


“I do not know how to rate the overall experience as I am totally amazed at how it worked out within just a few days! Before the sleep program, Matthias used to cry a lot before his sleep at night, and I would say, he cried for AT LEAST 2 hours, on & off. I have done what I should do to make him fall asleep – walk, rock, swing, sing, or all at one go, but still, he couldn’t make himself sleep. This is quite a challenge to a new mummy like me! There’s once I got really tired and I even cried with him! I only can sleep at 3am, to get all my things done after he’s into his deep sleep at 12+am!

After engaging with your program, I started to understand that how much sleep for a young baby like him needs. Now, he sleeps much much much earlier than before and I have more time to catch up on work. He would fall asleep himself when I put him down in bed halfway singing! Thank you Sarah! I am glad that I found you!” – Sharon Cheng, mom to Matthias 8 weeks old, Taman Bukit Idaman


“Before working with you, I struggled to get KJ to nap. He would cry and I had to walk, rock, pat and shush him to sleep, and then he would wake up after 20minutes. Now, I sing a lullaby, place him in his crib and he falls asleep within 10 minutes, usually without crying. His naps are still short, but not having to battle him to sleep makes it a lot more bearable! We are still working on getting naps to one full sleep cycle, trying different white noises but I’m already a much happier mom. Your advice to not stress out too much about perfect naps helped a lot.

At the end, it wasn’t just about troubleshooting KJ’s nap habits, but also about me learning to listen to him and being more relaxed as a parent.” – Jia Mayne, mom to 4 months old KJ, Singapore


“Before the sleep program, I had to nurse my baby to sleep at night. It took 1 to 2 hours before she fell into deep sleep. Then only I was able to put her in cot continue sleeping without crying. She would wake up every 1 to 2 hours for feed. Sometimes she would be wide awake at midnight and refused to go back to sleep.

After engaging with Sarah’s service, I understand that my baby was actually overtired and her dependence on nursing was getting in the way of her getting good sleep. I couldn’t accept my baby to cry at all before this. I’d feel that I’m a bad mama if I let my baby cry. After Sarah explained to me the reasons why babies need to cry with parents’ loving support, I decided to give it a try.

My first try was during one of the night wakings and she woke up crying wanting to latch. I was pretty sure that she was not hungry as I just fed her an hour ago. I carried her in my arms, allowed her to cry and told her that I was there to listen and be with her.

To my surprise, she only cried about 5 minutes then looked at me calmly. I was able to put her down to cot and she fell asleep by herself. It was such an amazing experience to me. I couldn’t believe it happened as all the while I would need to nurse her to fall asleep! I am thrilled and overjoyed with the outcome as I never thought that my baby could sleep without nursing and bouncing. Both my baby and I are able to get more quality sleep now. I believe she is now a contented and happier baby.

I really can’t thank Sarah enough for this to happen. A thousand thanks for your guidance and support.” – Sharon Chua, mom to 6 months old En Xi, Mutiara Damansara


“Thank you for your support and for hearing me throughout the journey, Sarah! Few months ago if you told me that my baby will be able to sleep on his own, I wouldn’t have believe it and can only say “perhaps one day”, and I don’t even know when that “one day” is. Again, so glad we took the plunge and didn’t wait any longer. Glad that you took the step to be a baby sleep coach and help parents-in-need like us!” – Kathie Wiehanne, mom to Owen 14 months, Petaling Jaya.


“The experience of executing the sleep plan with Sarah was really good. Before engaging her service, I was having trouble putting my 6 months old baby to sleep as he required to nurse to sleep all the time. Whenever he woke up, he needed to be nursed to fall back asleep. This resulted in me waking up every half an hour to let my baby pacify on me.

After engaging Sarah, my baby now sleeps through 4 to 5 hours stretch every night to wake for night feeds. He also no longer pacify to sleep and is able to fall asleep in his cot by himself.

I really want to thank you for your guidance and support, Sarah. I definitely couldn’t have done it without you :)” – Cindy Tan, mom to 7 months old Maverick, Kelana Jaya


“I’m a first time mommy who was in a desperate need for help when I engaged Sarah’s service. As much as I had read about sleep I don’t have a single clue about my baby sleeping pattern. Sarah had evaluated my baby’s sleeping pattern (via the questionnaires) prior to our first meet up and came to my house with the written sleeping plan for my baby. I appreciate that she arrived punctually on the agreed time.

I followed the Eat-Wake-Sleep plan that Sarah introduced me and it is working so well for both of my baby and me! Even the first day itself I can see the difference. She is happier and cries less as she got more sleep than before. I feel less stressful because I know what to expect next.

Sarah’s advice to get her to nap within 1 hour from the time she last woke up has helped me tremendously. This is because I will be able to put her back to sleep before she is over stimulated and thus save all the unnecessary fuss. Eat-Wake-Sleep routine has also helped eliminated the nursing to sleep association.

During the follow up calls, I learned a new approach to calm my baby from Sarah. It is very comforting to have someone who understands my situation, listens to me and at the same time is able to provide me the solutions to my challenges. I really feel grateful for her help to give me some directions when I was lost.

I would say it really needs a lot of patience when comes to take care of a baby especially for a first time mommy like me. By engaging the service from Sleep Champ Baby it gave me a head start. It’s very challenging but by following what I learned (and loads of perseverance and determination too!) my baby is able to sleep from 8pm-4am now in less than a month time. Now I’m a happy mother because she is a happy baby and a much stress-free environment for my family. Thanks again to Sarah and Sleep Champ Baby.” – Alyssa Bong, mom to 8 weeks old Annabelle, Kota Damansara


“At the beginning the most challenging bit was to have a fixed day routine, but after the first few days, having that routine really helped us a lot in terms of getting our acts together and managing our time. The most sleep both Kahlil and I were getting, at best, was 2-3 hours at night at a time. The worst was when he woke up almost every 30-45 minutes. Putting him to nap or sleep (the first time and every time he woke up) was never easy; it would take us between 15 minutes to almost 2 hours with all the patting and rubbing. His naps were short at half an hour each, every 3-4 hours, and it stressed us out that we had to constantly watch the baby monitor for signs of movement just so we could rush in and pat him back to sleep before he could be fully awake.

We couldn’t believe how easily he goes to sleep now, day naps and night time sleep. Most of the time, he goes to sleep as soon as we leave his room. And not just that, he self-soothes whenever he wakes up at night and goes straight back to sleep. Overall experience I would rate it as Excellent. Thanks so much for your help. It has really helped all three of us get better sleep!” – Sara Sukor & Dylan Ong, parents to 6 months old Kahlil, Taman Tun Dr Ismail


“Sarah is very supportive and she is always there when I needed her advice. Previously, Ash was waking up every hour, sometimes he could wake up more than 10 times in a night just to nurse and to comfort latch before falling asleep again. He has not slept well since he was born. The longest he slept was only 3 hours stretch at the max. With Sarah, Ash’s sleeping has improved a lot. He can now sleep for 7 hours one stretch. His night wakings have also minimized tremendously. He still has occasional night awakening but mummy and daddy are good about it.

Mummy at least gets to sleep for a few hours one stretch. Ash is now ok not nursing the whole night and now he knows his next nursing time @ 7am. Thank you, Sarah.” – Esther Looi, mom to 13 months old Ashton, SS2 Petaling Jaya