Mama Experiences

The feedback & personal referrals that I get from clients has been humbling. Receiving unexpected thank you-s are the highlight of my day whether I wake up to a message full of joy or end a tiring day with an email expressing gratitude, seeing how empowered mothers have become in their parenting successes is reminds me how I have been able to help so many families & most importantly…so many babies!

 

“Our experience with Gabrielle was fantastic. We were concerned that it was too late for our almost 3 year old son , specially after not having a good experience the first time we tried a sleep trainer here when he was 6 months. My husband did not really see the need of sleep training at all after the first trial was not helpful in any way and we felt so bad letting him cry alone.

I agreed with this but, in the other hand, I felt we really needed a positive shift in our sleep routine because we were sleep deprived. Gabrielle presented us a completely different approach, much more gentle and where we were able to accompany him through the process. We implemented so many positive changes and not only to his sleep. Though it was a difficult process for all of us, this experience has brought us closer as a family and has helped us connect to our son on another level.”

Julia Conde
October 6, 2020

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    positive review  Gabriella really changed our lives! I would always co sleep with my 19 month old daughter maybe since she was still 2 months. I was very much sleep deprived but she guided and helped us so well! I always thought that the only sleep training that worked was the crying out method, that’s why I never wanted to do it. Her way was so gentle and very effective. She used to only sleep an hour for her nap time because she would feel no one beside her and the struggles of even just putting her to sleep during nap time was so tiring and hard. Now I just get to tuck her in, kiss her,say see you later and leave while she is awake! She puts herself to sleep in 4mins and sleeps for 2hours and a half. Same goes for bed time and she sleeps the whole night! 7pm-7am ☺️ Would highly recommend Gabriella to all the parents 💕 Getting Gabriella as our sleep coach is one of the best decisions I have ever made!

    Julie Terrei-Mukherjee Avatar Julie Terrei-Mukherjee
    July 31, 2020

    positive review  My husband and I were completely sleep deprived and stressed because our precious girl still wasn’t sleeping at 6 months. She had to be held constantly and her eating was sporadic. I was basically an all you can buffet that she would constantly snack from. I found Gabrielle through an internet search and my Pediatrician highly recommended her after I sent him a message about our daughter’s poor sleep habits. She was a god send! Gabrielle guides you through the entire process and helps you trouble shoot any hiccups. Was it an emotionally and physically exhausting process? Yes, but it was so gratifying when our daughter finally started sleeping on her own. I learned that as parents we tend to linger too long and not allow our babies to learn to soothe themselves to sleep, Gabrielle helps you to learn how to guide them on the journey and how to provide constant support. This process was so rewarding and I can’t recommend Gabrielle enough! Thank you, Gabrielle!

    Michelle Raught Avatar Michelle Raught
    May 11, 2020

    positive review  Got in touch Gabrielle when I was thinking of how I can put my son to sleep faster and with less physical effort. I was initially worried that sleep coaching is just for babies since my son was already 2.7yo when I thought of sleep coaching. So glad that Gabrielle said we still can sleep coach him, with just some tweak in his already established schedule and the whole idea/mindset of what sleep, feeding and right schedule does to kids, it worked! Putting him to sleep now isn't as tiring as how it used to be. I highly recommend getting into the coaching process and Gabrielle is very prompt, detailed and generous to help! 👍

    Bernice Lim Avatar Bernice Lim
    December 22, 2019

    positive review  My 5 month old baby girl had been struggling with her sleep. She would only sleep for 30 minutes max twice a day and would soon wake up once she was put to bed AND would nurse to sleep for 1 hour at bedtime and wake up 4-5x at night crying. This was our story for almost 1 month. So I decided to ask Gabrielle's help since I know this sleeping patter is affecting my daughter's growth and development as well as our rest. Initially, I thought the 1 hour phone consult would not suffice since there were a lot of issues to tackle. However, I was wrong. She told me everything I have to do from giving her a bath, to making quality time and to feeding her. It was like talking to a close friend even though we have met yet. It was hard on the first day because I would doubt myself if I was doing the right thing but I trusted my gut and followed the schedule she gave me. It entailed me to pick her up for than 4x on our first day because my daughter would cry or fuss. But she was able to sleep on her own without rocking, singing or picking her up on the second day then everything followed. Even my nanny can do it even I am away. Everyone in the family was amazed when they saw my baby 2 weeks after the sleep trraining. They noticed that she looks so happy and bright. It was the best compliment I have ever received. Thank you Gabrielle for this. I am forever grateful for your help.

    Rizza Jeresano Avatar Rizza Jeresano
    September 21, 2019

    positive review  Thank you Gabrielle , you’ve shifted my parenting mind set for the better. My decision to get a sleep coach was met with doubt and skepticism, but I took a leap of faith. And I am so glad I did! Gabrielle’s approach is holistic which I can relate to— if you are looking for a method, one can just read a book and follow instructions. At the end of the day, it is not just all about sleep. It is so much more. It’s on us to provide our children with the best chance (or best sleep!) possible. If only every parent knew what I now know. It was such an enlightening journey. I highly recommend!!! 💯

    Carissa C. Chan Avatar Carissa C. Chan
    August 5, 2019

    positive review  My husband and I were struggling with our son's sleeping habits. He was already a little over a year old then and he still hadn't been sleeping through the night. We were worried he wasn't getting enough rest. Then we came across Gabrielle's IG account and got in touch with her. She was already booked for a couple of months for her one-on-one coaching, so we opted for the 1-hr phone consult instead so we could immediately help our son sleep better. Gabrielle's recommendations have been extremely helpful. Since the adjustments we made based on our conversation, our son has been sleeping through the night. It was a struggle in the beginning, but the consult was very comprehensive and thorough so that definitely helped. My husband and I are really thankful for Gabrielle's help! Our date nights are back!

    Angie Talavera-Bautista Avatar Angie Talavera-Bautista
    July 18, 2019

    positive review  If you want to get your life (and sleep) back while allowing your child to maximize his/her full development by having enough sleep, Gabrielle is the best person to turn to. 18 days of helping me feel confident in following my instincts, calming me down when I get anxious, cheering and celebrating small victories, and guiding me in every step to ensure that my daughter can finally sleep on her own, in her own room. At first, I had doubts that my little lady can do it, but Gabrielle helped me make it possible. Now, my daughter sings herself to sleep and wakes up singing. Thank you so much, Gabrielle! You are truly a blessing. I wish everyone can experience what I went through in this sleep coaching journey. Bisous!

    Katrina Thomas Avatar Katrina Thomas
    July 12, 2019

    positive review  Thank you so much Gabrielle! You taught us a lot the past 2 weeks and we will be forever grateful, for sleep, for learning how our baby communicates and for setting a schedule and routine that I will be using for a long time. Thank you for making us better parents to Kyler and giving him the care that he needs. I hope you continue to help parents like us! You truly are a sleep angel! ❤️

    Nikki Ng Avatar Nikki Ng
    June 7, 2019

    positive review  I spent a lot of months thinking about sleep training and it just didn’t feel right for me to let the baby cry it out indefinitely, or the timed method where you walk in every 10 mins. My friend mentioned hiring a sleep coach and that’s when I looked up sleep training in the Philippines. What’s different about Gabrielle is that she actually teaches the parent to listen to the baby. It’s not sleep training per se, or about letting the baby cry until he/she feels that the parent abandoned him/her. Gabrielle taught me to tune my ears to hear what my son is really saying. It was extremely challenging because as a mom, every cry is like an emergency. But Gabrielle has a gift to hear what the babies are saying- truly a baby whisperer!!!! What sounded like distress to me, was apparently a baby just making noise! I’ve never met Gabrielle personally, as our communication has been over email and messaging over WhatsApp, but she has been there every single step- providing the feed schedule, sleep schedule, and even just reassuring me that my son is doing okay. My biggest takeaway from Gabrielle isn’t the sleep that my son is having. It’s the fact that I am able to understand what my son’s needs really are. There was one day that I was doubting my choice to sleep train (because it is hard!) and I casually mentioned that I miss having my son in my arms, and I felt guilty because all the moms I know say to let the child sleep in your arms or else you’ll miss it one day. So, part of me felt that I wasn’t giving my son the security he needs. Gabrielle reassured me and said, “Being physically close with a child that’s asleep doesn’t make that connection. The adult feels love but the child is just out. A child feels our love through safety and security which comes during awake times.” So yes, my son has finally been sleeping through most nights, and he’s been completing his naps in the morning and afternoon. But believe me when I say that sleep is just the bonus. What you get from 2 weeks with Gabrielle is more than the sleep, but you being in total sync with your baby’s needs and him learning to trust you more. Thank you, Gabrielle for the beautiful work that you do in bringing harmony into people’s homes. May your work continue to plant the seeds of nurturing and trust for all your future clients.

    Kara Timan Jeong Avatar Kara Timan Jeong
    April 8, 2019

    positive review  24March2019: We just finished our 2-week sleep training for Bella!🎉 Big thanks to our awesome sleep coach, Gabrielle Weil of @babysleep.ph (IG account), who guided us step by step on Bella's daily routine - daytime naps, 12-hour straight night sleep, meals, snacks, and activities 🕒 It has worked wonders for Bella, Pao, & I - happy baby and happy parents!😍 Sooo proud of Bella for learning fast!👏 And props to my husband Paolo for being so engaged and helpful ❤ Special shoutout to our parent-friends who also did sleep training before and supported us along the way - Gin, Em, Darlyn, & Eduardo 🤗 It was challenging at first but the results were worth it!👍 Our learnings on sleep training were not only about sleep, but also on parenting and strengthening the bond with our baby (since it required us to take a 2-week leave from work, which I am grateful for the quality time spent). For every family - to each is own 👨‍👩‍👧 #BellaMilestones #11mos2wks #sleeptraining

    Leah Miranda Evalle Avatar Leah Miranda Evalle
    March 31, 2019

    positive review  When our daughter was only 3 months old, we attended Gabrielle's first baby language class. She taught us how to listen and wait for cues that helped us decode what our baby truly needs! It was amazing! Then my daughter turned 4months and her sleep schedule was a mess! (Spoiler: This is normal but attend the baby listening class to know why it happens! 😝) So I contacted Gabrielle, desperate for some guidance and sleep not just for our daughter but for the whole family! We had to wait for a few months but it was worth it! Our daughter is 6 months now, sleeping in her own room and through the night from 7pm to 7-7:30am the next day! It was hard and there were a lot of frustrating times! My baby cried, I cried and there was a lot of resistance from other people, judging my decision to do this and injecting their own opinion but we stuck to it and our sleep angel was always there to guide us in every step of the way. She knew my baby could do it and she believed that I could do it too even when I doubted myself, she encouraged me, gave me tips on what to do when I go back to work, sent me articles to read so I can understand what is happening, what needs to be done and what to expect during the 2 weeks and beyond. The baby listening class was also a huge help to our training. We knew what to listen for from our baby and that made the transition easier. Thank you, Gabrielle! You're an angel! 😘

    Gianina Ramirez Avatar Gianina Ramirez
    March 19, 2019

    positive review  Being first time parents, my wife and I had no idea how to establish an effective sleep-feed- play routine for our baby. At 4 months, our days would be feeding, dancing and rocking her to sleep for a minimum of 30 minutes and her waking up an hour after. The nights would be her getting up almost every hour to be fed. It was an exhausting cycle for my wife and I. As recommended by our doctor, we decided to sleep train our baby with Gabrielle. Before sleep training, our first encounter with Gabrielle was though her baby language class where we learned that babies make sounds to communicate to basic their basic needs. Paying attention to these were instrumental to our baby’s sleep training journey. It was a tool that helped build our confidence in figuring out what she needs and feels. And as a parent, there is nothing more rewarding than being able to give what a child needs at a given time. The first day of sleep training let our baby sleep for 8 straight ours at night. However, it was challenging because introducing a new routine to a baby was not easy. Our baby was adjusting and my wife was emotional about it that she could not continue with the training. Gabrielle then encouraged me to step in to help for the next 2 weeks. My wife would feed and do activities with our child and I would help our baby sleep on her own. This is where the baby talk class came in handy. Our baby would utter sounds which I clearly hear, interpret and troubleshoot needs to get to sleep on her own. From the second day of training, moving forward, our baby would sleeo 2 naps a day which lasted 45 minutes to more than 2 hours and sleep through the night which lasted for 12 hours or more. Each time our child wakes up, she would show us a big smile. Nothing can make me feel better at that moment knowing that she had a great time sleeping on her own. With Gabrielle, we were able to build a team that not just sleep trains but also looks after the overall wellness our child. We were able to establish a routine where our child gets to eat, have fun and sleep. This experience made me develop a deep bond with my daughter at an early stage. It also made me discover that as fragile as she may appear, I learned that she is a tough one. There were times when she would get interrupted from her sleep by car horns or our when our dog barks. But she would get to fight it and go back to sleep again. Today, a month after our sleep training, I know that we already have made a big step forward from where we have started. Not all days are perfect but we know that we already have a system that we can count on. We discover more about our child, get to handle her well and enjoy her even better. We have become more confident parents.

    Sherwin Miguel Avatar Sherwin Miguel
    February 14, 2019

    positive review  It’s been 2 months since we’ve sleep trained Hunter with Gabrielle as my coach. Until now, we are happily experiencing the benefits of the training: - there is a clear cut (sleep-feed-play) schedule that me, my husband and Yaya can easily follow. It also helps to know Hunter’s schedule for the day especially since I work. I more or less know what he’s doing every single minute of the day. Because of the strict schedule, I can also schedule meetings around it so I can go home to breastfeed during major meals - both our help and yaya don’t have to sleep in our condo! Hunter sleeps 12 hours- 7pm to 7am so we can have the space all to ourselves and the help can also enjoy quality of life - Hunter is growing to be an independent child. He is able to soothe himself to sleep and when he wakes up in the middle of the night, he doesn’t make a big fuss. He plays with his BunBun (the Rabbit Bear companion by Babes of Bliss) or sucks on his hands or teether until he falls asleep again. (It still amazes me how a 4 month old baby can do that) - When we travel, Hunter doesn’t mind being in a different space as long as we follow the routine that is familiar to him We signed up for sleep training because prior to my sessions with Gabrielle, Hunter was sleeping 3.5hrs max. In just one day, Gabrielle changed that to 12 hours. It was AMAZING and mind blowing. As a working mom, it was hard for me to block off 2 weeks to sleep train. This made me more committed to it... making sure I get most value from the coaching. To my surprise, it taught me so much more than just sleep training. I’m now more confident handling and being with my baby. I no longer depend on the nurses or the yaya. It has changed me in so many ways... it made me a more empowered mom! Thank you Gabrielle for being my coach. Because of you, Hunter is a happy and growing baby. You taught me so much more than I ever expected. I can now confidently say that I’m ready for more babies 🤗

    Cristalle Pitt Avatar Cristalle Pitt
    January 16, 2019

    positive review  Contacted Gabrielle out of desperation when my baby’s sleep schedule was out of whack after jetlag. It was a great experience despite the strict schedule. She taught me so much about my baby, her food schedule, her sleep cycle, her personality and most of all she taught me about myself! The hardest part was training myself to believe my daughter could do it and she did! My baby now sleeps by herself and is able to soothe herself back to sleep if she does wake up in between. Super happy as we are now both well rested!

    Roshni Jeswani Avatar Roshni Jeswani
    December 5, 2018

    positive review  My husband & I decided to seek the professional help of Gabrielle after some friends shared with us their great experience with her as a baby sleep coach. Before sleep training at 6 months, Rob used to wake up 4 to 5 times a night… On the third night of sleep training, Rob slept the through, 12 hours straight! Not only has this allowed Rob to get the optimal sleep he needs for his own development, but it has also permitted us to get the rest and quality time we need as parents and spouses. It’s amazing to learn that babies have the natural ability to sleep “on their own”, and Gabrielle's program guided us on how to put baby in that routine. What I appreciate most about Gabrielle is that she always has the best in mind for baby <3 It is not without its challenges, but sleep training has been one of the best decision we’ve made as parents ☺ Thank you!

    Gin Bantigue-Naguiat Avatar Gin Bantigue-Naguiat
    December 1, 2018

    positive review  I don’t normally write reviews but this time, I am making an exception. I want to share my experience with Gabrielle. My son was 5 months old when I contacted Gabrielle, we were having a hard time making him sleep. His yaya has to rock him to sleep and carry him the whole time so that he stays asleep. At night, he would wake up every 2 hours and I would nurse him to sleep. Sometimes, it takes a few minutes; other times, it would take an hour. I believe sleep is very important to his growth so I made sure everyone at home understands this and cooperates, to the point where nobody can move during the times he is asleep so as not to wake him. It was very stressful. I got a schedule with Gabrielle but it wasn’t soon enough for me. My baby vomited because he was crying too much,, too tired probably and still can’t sleep. I had to do something. Keeping my schedule with Gabrielle, I contacted another sleep coach hoping that she could help my baby. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. I was told that my baby was stubborn and difficult. I was getting more stressed not being able to do something for my baby and also started to worry more about the upcoming sleep training with Gabrielle. What if it doesn’t work? What will happen to my baby? What if she says the same thing as the other coach? So many negative thoughts coming to mind. Aside from not being able to sleep well, my baby didn’t gain weight or height for the past month. The problems just keep on piling up. The day to meet with Gabrielle came. I am excited and at the same time apprehensive. Gabrielle explained the plan to me and I am very scared because the success relies on me. On the first day of sleep training, my baby didn’t nap and cried through it. I was very stressed. Gabrielle was very supportive and not only walked me through the different aspects of a baby’s sleep, but also listened and empathized to how I was feeling. That was very important for me to carry on to the next few days. Aside from my baby’s sleep, she was also very supportive of my breastfeeding problems. She really looks at all aspects of how to give your baby a good sleep. Fast forward to a month, my baby is sleeping well and gained weight and height. I don’t think this would be possible without Gabrielle’s help. I can’t thank her enough. 😍

    Rochelle Ro Avatar Rochelle Ro
    November 17, 2018

    positive review  I decided to sleep train my daughter Allegra when she turned 6.5 months. Gabrielle is exceptional at what she does. She is knowledgeable and was encouraging. Always made herself available and took the time to explain her techniques. My daughter's progress is all because of Gabrielle and her methods for sleep training. Her approach was extremely successful! In 3 days I saw immediate results, my baby was able to sleep 8 hours straight and self soothe (something she never did!) How I wish I met her sooner…. I would highly recommend her!

    Sandra Peña-Paradies Avatar Sandra Peña-Paradies
    November 7, 2018

    positive review  I highly recommend Gabrielle as a baby sleep coach. My son Jaime (11 months at the time) was sleep trained within 3 weeks and it’s such a relief knowing that he can now self soothe himself to sleep. Gabrielle was always there for support!

    Liane Aboitiz Peña Avatar Liane Aboitiz Peña
    November 7, 2018

    positive review  I'm so glad we had this experience with Gabrielle. Our little one never slept through the night withouy help. So, I couldn't believe it when it happened, the night I put my baby down to bed awake and walked out of the room while he watched me walking out. He then fell asleep on his own until the next day 6am. I did not only learn to help my son sleep, I taught him to be confident and to feel secured. I couldn't have done this without the help from Gabrielle.

    Amutha Chavez Avatar Amutha Chavez
    September 17, 2018

    positive review  Sleep training was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life but it is also one the most rewarding experiences I've had and all thanks to Gabrielle. For 6 months, I co-sleep with my son, rocked, cradled and held him during his sleeps. He would only take 30-minutes nap and wouldn't go back to sleep unless I hold him. At night, although he sleeps longer, he still wouldn't go back to sleep unless I hold him too. I couldn't do anything for the day, house chores and work. I know this is something I wouldn't want to do my whole life because it is unhealthy for me and for my son. So I seek help. And I'm so glad I found Gabrielle! She was there with me throughout the whole training. I live in Japan and the time is one hour in advance compared to Manila and she made sure to sync her time with me so she can accommodate me even in the morning and late night hours and I really appreciate that. She was always there to answer all my questions anytime of the day. She gave me detailed guidelines, and feedings schedules that is personalized to our baby's lifestyle. I loved that this training is doesn't have a "textbook" approach so "rules" change everyday depending on the situation. Sometimes I get it wrong (well, most of the time...) but she would kindly correct me and explain why and what should be the approach. I remember on the first night, I wanted to give up but Gabrielle was there the whole time giving me courage to go on. And was I glad I followed through because as early as the 2nd night, I witnessed my son able to go to sleep on his own. And on the fifth night, he was able to sleep throughout the night already! Thank you Gabrielle, for giving me, my husband and my son the gift of sleep. You are heaven sent!

    Shaii Ness Avatar Shaii Ness
    June 13, 2018