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!
Baby Listening™ graduate Mama Angeli Y., & a 3 month old baby2022
First of all, I would like to say that my husband and I are very happy with your baby listening workshop-just finished part 2! Aside from baby’s language, we have learned a lot more! During my first month post partum, we hired a midwife to help us during the night so we could get more rest. Our midwife told us that it’s okay to just let our baby feed and feed until she falls asleep, because this will make her sleep longer at night. Her response to our baby’s crying was just to let her latch. Now we know that this is so WRONG. Since subscribing to your Baby Listening Workshop, we noticed that our baby doesn’t spit up that much anymore.Actually, there are a lot of days wherein she doesn’t have spit ups! This is because we don’t resort to latching to make her stop crying, and we burp her a lot. I think this really helped her feel less discomfort in general.
I would also like to say that I appreciate your holistic approach. I love how you encourage us to listen to our babies and trust that they are capable of “leading” us and telling us what they need. Before this workshop, I was so worked up about following a strict schedule because this was what other people (like friends, midwife, etc) taught me. So every day, I would give her a bath at around 6-6:30pm. But this didn’t work, and she would not be as relaxed as I hoped. Now I understand it’s because we cannot force our babies to follow such schedules strictly. We shouldn’t be so anal about schedules because it really depends on them. Now our bath time can be anywhere between 5pm to 6:30pm. This is because we give her a bath after she has had her nap and when she is full. Now, she is more relaxed and is not overtired. I can’t believe so many “sleep” and “baby experts” encourage parents to follow schedules strictly. They would even sell these sample schedules for parents to follow. I don’t know if that’s right, but that’s not something I would like to do.
Before, we would try to stop her from napping at 6pm onwards. Some friends and the internet would say that we shouldn’t let them nap at that time because then it would be harder for them to sleep at night. We followed this and it just made our baby extra tired, but now that we are letting our baby lead, we still let her nap when she’s sleepy at 6:30. Then she would wake up for another feeding around 8pm or 9pm and would sleep through the night! (Don’t worry, I still nurse her even when she is asleep)
Finally, I’m glad you mentioned that sometimes we won’t hear the language because that’s exactly our experience! We don’t hear her say “Neh” most of the time because we usually know when she is hungry and we feed her even before she becomes frustrated but when my husband hears her when she is hungry, he gets so excited and says, “That’s Neh! That’s Neh!”
As for the workshop, you are very good at what you do. You are a very good teacher and you explain things so well. You are also very approachable. I appreciate that you are open to other ideas (like the person who wanted the traditional swaddle) but still stand by your practice.
Overall, I just want to say THANK YOU because this has been a good experience and we learned a lot!
Baby Listening™ Graduate Mama Angeli Y. & a 3 month old baby2022
I just finished Video 1 and I’m really glad I subscribed since our baby will be 4 months old in 3 weeks. I feel like I have a very short window of opportunity to teach her good sleep behavior. I wish I had heard about this sooner so I can learn these earlier! It would have made things a bit easier. I’m still having a hard time differentiating the signals, but I’ve been trying. I also feel like since our baby is a little older, she’s already producing sounds that are not necessarily the language. Sometimes she will give off happy sounds, but sometimes she will also cry and it sounds nothing like those three words mentioned.I’m glad that you discussed the attachment styles. As a psychologist, I’ve been worried about the cry-it-out method because I feel like this will teach her that her needs will not be met. 🙁 And I know infancy is a very important stage to learn trust or mistrust as per the Psychosocial Stages of Development by Erikson.
Our pediatrician asked us to try letting our baby cry and self-soothe; I tried doing it once, but after 5 minutes, I couldn’t take it anymore and never did it again.
I’m glad I found your page. I really appreciate this.
I tried to sway her when she was unsettled because I didn’t know how to calm her down but now I feel more confident in recognizing the sound.
Thank you so much ! My husband and I are trying our best to recognize her sounds, it seems she’s combining a lot now. Looking forward to Workshop 2!!! 🙂
Dr. Jocelyn Tiong2022
Ethan‘s ‘Bunbun the rabbit’ is such a well loved “lovey”. Tattered already (have sewn it back multiple times) yet super loved by Ethan. He had this phase where he would bring Bunbun everywhere with him. We should give his Lovey a passport too. Hehe. He cannot sleep without it. Always hugging (would even kiss it) it while sleeping and sometimes I would check the monitor I would catch him getting Bunbun in the dark to hug again. Such a wonderful sleep help!
Mama Deanne2022 (IG: @classymusings)
Our daughter’s birthday today inspired by her lovey bunBun!
I don’t know how many times I’ve heard “Mama I want a bunbun birthday!!” in the past few months hahaha Her lovey is so tattered already but it’s still the love of her life.
Mama Doc Snowie – pediatric dentist2021
“One of the things that I tell parents when they visit me in the clinic for the first time, for their bundle of joy, is to sleep train their baby. A lot of the parents would always say that they need to nurse baby to sleep. However, nursing the baby to sleep all of the time can cause early childhood caries/tooth decay. A good night’s sleep is both beneficial for the growth and development of the baby and for the well being of the parents, especially moms!
Thank you for guiding me Gabrielle. Baby now sleeps on his own. He just magically stares blankly and slowly closes his eyes. If he wakes during the wee hours, he either needs to snuggle with his Lovey or just changes sleep position!”
“Hi Gabrielle! I’m not sure if you remember me, Dimple, we talked after our Snuggles Coaching. I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!! We’ve been making significant progress since the coaching. Thank you so much for your insights on how I can better understand Luna. She’s not crying so much anymore every time I put her down for a nap and before bed time. Although we still have a long way to go, I am happy with where we are right now with her sleep! Thank you, than you!!”
“Snuggles Coaching from www.babesofbliss.org Follow her IG @babysleep.ph for some baby sleep tips! We’d always catch her touching the nose or biting the ears and feet of her Lovey! My husband also saw her hug and snuggle with it, then fell asleep!”
“OMG so fast asleep! She didn’t cry at all!!! So calm throughout, she made noises here and there but that’s it! She was using her lovey throughout to soothe herself!”
“She put herself to sleep by chewing on it hahaha. I think I should get another one, she was asleep in 10 mins!”
Mama Justine Papina-Faustino2019
Introduced our Lovey to Juancho & he went straight for the snuggle! Thank you for this sleep help Gabrielle! Can’t wait for our little monster to have longer sleeps and happier bedtimes!
Mama Julie Terrei-Mukherjee2019
My little one’s new best friend! Thank you Coach Gabrielle for this!”
“Just wanna let you know that for some reason since we got your Snuggles Coaching, my son sleeps longer when he hugs his lovey and would rub the soft ear on his face which seems to comfort him. Glad to have finally gotten one!”
Gabrielle, guess what? I found out Ysa loves her Lovey so much. She had no trouble adjusting. In fact she slept so well with it here at our beach holiday. Caught her hugging it in her cot…so cute, they’re best friends!”
“Mr Bunny Rabbit became an instant friend and sleeping companion. Thank you so much Gabrielle!”
Mama Richie A.
I first saw Bun-bun in Miss Cristalle Belo’s IG account. After reading about Bunbun that it is hypoallergenic, washable and safe for the baby I immediately ordered for my nephew. By the way my nephew Jecjec is an APAS baby, so we want to give him the best. Jecjec just turned 1 last June 4. Until now he still enjoys playing with Bunbun. He loves to snuggle Bunbun which helps him to put to sleep.
Thank you for creating Bunbun the little sleep helper
Mama Margot S
“His best friend (2nd to dad & mom) as of now is his Lovey. Always excited to be reunited with him when it’s time to sleep!”
Mama Lesley C
“It worked! Did it for her nap today, she immediately hugged her lovey!
Kaye Q and 8-month baby, 2hr consultation2022 Puerto Rico
Gabrielle is really amazing and totally gets sleep training down to a T. One thing I liked about her simple no non-sense technique is that she addresses the feeding schedules first, especially night feeds to be able to get into the sleep training effectively.This is the ONE thing that books or even online video subscriptions do not address clearly which makes sleep training more traumatic for babies. A hungry baby WILL wake up and cry all night for sure! Won’t you do the same? Gabrielle gave me black and white steps to abide by. Just follow and trust the motion! You’ll see the difference on day 5! Thank you so much, Gabrielle! I’m so glad my friend, Inez recommended me to you and you found a way to help me despite of me being based in Puerto Rico!
Sheena Galang2022 USA
“Hey Gabrielle! Not sure if you remember me but i’m one of your past clients back 4-5 years ago- Sheena and my son is Orson. We were stationed in Japan when we did the sleep training. Just wanted to say Hi and hope all is well with you!! I am so thankful for all that you have done to help our family especially with Orson.
He’s turning 5 in November this year and believe it or not, he’s still taking one nap midday. Just a short one, like an hour but still helpful for us. There would be days that he wouldn’t nap but it’s okay because we just make it as a quiet time while he stays in his room. 💖 Thanks again and hope you have a wonderful day!!”
Baby Listening™ Graduate Mama Vanessa B2022 Indonesia
It’s going really well!! She is so much more predictable and patterns are starting to emerge because now we understand her needs better.
As for sleep, she’s moved to her bassinet completely since we last spoke. The last two days we witnessed for the first time she is settling herself to sleep for her naps and evening sleepies. We’ve been catching the moment right and supporting it with the right environment though in the evening she still likes to fall asleep on the boob and is impossible to wake at times! But yessss we are so happy with how it’s going so far and my nanny has been part of the entire process! We are ready for the next class!
Renell and 19 month toddler2022 Saudi Arabia
Coach Gab has definitely been a huge help in our baby’s sleep training journey. With her experience, knowledge and other credentials, we are confident that we have chosen the best sleep trainer for us and our baby.
And as Coach Gab mentioned during our meeting, and I believe that it can’t be stressed enough, that sleep training is not only a “stage” in our parenting journey; there are no quick fixes or magic, rather, something that is better professionally guided.
My husband and I are very glad that we have chosen her to guide us through this training as her methods clearly prioritizes our baby’s needs. Like never having to let our baby cry to sleep, alone in her room. That we always have to be present when our baby is stressed because she needs us to regulate her “huge” emotions.
In the 8 weeks that she has guided us, our baby is now able to calmly sleep on her own (she used to be breastfed to sleep since day 1). Also, our baby is now more active than ever since she has a fixed routine (before, we let her sleep whenever she wants). As well as eating more solid food since we have limited her nursing time to only 2x a day.
Thank you Coach Gab for the professional guidance as well as your personal “parent tips” throughout this program. Not only can our baby sleep on her own, my husband and I suddenly gained more free time for ourselves.
Baby Listening™ Graduate Mama Patricia P. & a 3 weeks old baby2022
“Gabrielle’s Baby Listening Workshop was a great addition to what we already learned from Gabrielle’s holistic sleep program. We finished the course when our second was 3 weeks old and realized we were feeding him when he wanted to be burped or just wanted to go back to sleep! So we were actually not helping him – and feeding could actually be more painful.
Grateful for this program! Hope more parents could attend and help babies be less fussy. They actually aren’t fussy – they just want their caregivers to listen! :)”
“We continue to observe our baby and I have to say were learning a lot! We practice the techniques for the lower gas pain and wow lots of air comes out! After which he seems relaxed.
We also don’t immediately feed now and were observing that he self soothes himself if all we hear is “Owh” or sometimes “Heh”. Were trying to burp him as often as possible but it gets really tiring specially at night.”
Ystacey T2022 Philippines
“I was so nervous during the days leading up to the start of my baby’s sleep training. I was considering forfeiting the payment and cancelling due to the nerves. It’s a good thing I didn’t because now I’m reaping the benefits. My son is sleeping well (and straight at night!) and is always is always smiling when he wakes up.
This has given me more time for myself to focus on my work during the day and relax at night.
Gabrielle taught me how to help the baby learn self soothe without leaving the baby the cry it out by himself. It really was the best approach for me and my personality. What I had a tough time with was the strict schedule that we had to follow but a few days in and we have gotten the hang of it. It really works.
What I also appreciate about Gabrielle is that the approach is very holistic. She will not only help you with the sleeping but also with the feeding, which was a big plus for me! She is also able to explain why certain things are being done so that you are not just following blindly.
I’ve recommended Gabrielle to several friends already and when they are ready, I hope she will be able to help them the way she helped me.”
Lexi & 11month baby2022 Philippines
Working with Gabrielle to adjust our son’s sleeping and waking habits was such a delightful and insightful experience. She was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the whole process.
More than just the sleeping adjustments, Gabrielle was able to enlighten us on a very modern and holistic and respectable approach to parenting, which we appreciated very much. Will definitely recommend babesofbliss.org to new mamas and papas out there!
Kathleen & 5.5 month baby, 2hr consultation2022 Australia
Hubby has been so happy and kept saying thank you to you. Bub has been sleeping through the night since Friday.
He is drinking more milk for his lunch and dinner feeds and we have adjusted well to the given routine
He falls asleep faster now too with no assistance.Thank you so much for your help and for everything that you have taught us.
Thank you so much again 🥰
Coach Gabrielle was amazing throughout the whole learning process. Hubby and I learned ways to support bub to achieve independent sleep.
Coach Gabrielle was there to guide us every step of the way and gave us confidence. We are very thankful to have met her.
Alexis & 9 month baby2022 Philippines
I was very hesitant doing sleep training with my son in the beginning due to some mothers around me who say cry it out is the best way, I met Coach Gabrielle through my 2 best friends who have successful sleep training journeys with babes of bliss and had the courage to try it out.
My son being completely breastfed was the ultimate challenge, as we cannot really count how much he eats every feed. Coach Gab always said the feeds are his anchors to sleep. My son was able to adapt on the daytime naps very quickly but was not ready to sleep through the night just yet. I guess it is really relative per baby. We were able to establish a routine for my son and I could already plan out my days, and my me-time in between is naps and I could be efficient during the day while working from home. These were our wins, which mean the world to me.
Thank you, Coach Gab for being patient with us and guiding us in this journey. 🙂
Mikky, Sjoerd & 17 month toddler2022 Philippines
I’ve done much research on sleep training for my 1 and a half year old who has co-slept with me since birth, but I’ve been afraid to start it. There were so many what ifs and variables that I pictured going wrong and they were paralyzing because I had no one to ask if problems came up.
And come up they did, but Gabrielle was there to help me through every one. It was more than her having the answers though. She also gave me the confidence to trust the process, my own instincts and that my son and I could work together on sleeping better. He is doing so well now and I am amazed by the results!
Baby Listening™ Graduate Doc Snowie2021 Philippines
Definitely, I would recommend learning the Dunstan Baby Language (Baby Listening™ Class) with Gabrielle for those who have a newborn or is about to have one.This workshop is a Holistic approach and is not just about the Baby Language.
Gabrielle gives actual examples for the baby sounds in her evidence based
lecture.It will definitely help one decipher what baby needs with each cry. I love it that I can ask Gabrielle almost anything about my baby.I became more attentive and sensitive to baby’s needs after this workshop and Baby became more happy and sleeps better. Coach Gabrielle helped us to
establish a secure attachment with the baby early on too.
Jean L2021 Philippines
My baby was a really good sleeper. We sticked to a routine and we sleep trained her but at the 9th month mark, she became really fuzzy. We decided to consult with Gabrielle. Gabrielle was very clear and consistent with what was needed in order for our baby to sleep well during naps and at night.
Gabrielle was there all throughout and even months after! She was very supportive of our small wins and she addressed all our challenges. We’re very grateful for her guidance!
Even though I’m a mom of 6, I was a nervous wreck at the thought of sleep training my prematurely born babies. Can they do it? they seem so small and fragile! But I was amazed when my 4th child, Rocio was sleep trained by Gabrielle.
I was committed on my decision to have my twins sleep trained. With Rocio, I didn’t know babies had a language. It was hard to believe that babies do have a a language and those moans, cries or whines have meaning. They literally have something to say and they are telling you something, they want to be heard, you just have to listen. These are the things I have learned from Gabrielle, which became the foundation for helping my twins learn how to be sleep on their own.
I was expecting that I’d have a tougher time with my twin b, Alvaro since he was the whiner more than twin a, Antonio. On our first day, this little guy surprised me by sleeping on his own on his first morning nap. He showed us that he can actually do it! With Rocio, I remember having a tough time! It was difficult to hear her cry/complain and I was always in panic since I haven’t fully comprehended what baby language means. Every whine, complaint, moan or even whimper would worry me. This time round bec of the lessons and instructions Gabrielle has taught me it was like riding a bike. I might have forgotten in the beginning, I had no confidence; I was second-guessing myself if I can do it. Gabrielle reminded me that it is in me, with her constant guidance and coaching it was unlocked, you never truly forget. My experience with my twins is surprisingly more smooth sailing than with Rocio. Rocio took longer to adjust and probably it’s because I got some of her signals wrong , there was more trial and error. But this time, because of the lessons I have learned from Gabrielle previously, the cues were clearer, I was able to respond faster and met my babies’ needs which benefitted all of us. Sleep training with the twins believe it or not was not the way I pictured it. I had a more pleasant (or less stressful?) experience compared to Rocio’s even if they are x 2!
Victoria Neri Imperial2021
I highly recommend to get Gabrielle to sleep coach your baby. The good thing about her method is that it’s holistic, the gentle approach. Teaching independence but being an emotional support to your child as well.It’s never too late to train and teach a baby even at 14 months old my baby’s sleep has improved and doing the sleep training has made a big difference in her life and our life as well. I’ve also learned to manage my emotions better still staying calm when baby is on a meltdown. Being a first time mom, clueless about methods, I used to feed her to sleep and would take hours for her to go to bed which caused frustration and exhaustion for everyone. And feed again whenever baby wakes up. She now sleeps on her own and in her own room and has a schedule, which we can work around in and better plan the day. She is also eating well now. I hope sleep training will be incorporated in hospitals and given as an option when giving birth and more awareness. It will make everyone’s life better! Happy baby happy mommy
Baby Listening™ Graduate Mama Katherine2021
What a very helpful online class it was! Hubby and I found it very helpful in navigating this first week of our newborn, we listened to the class while at the hospital!
Baby Listening™ Graduate Mama Kathleen C.2021
As first time parents, what we did since start was to feed her every 2/3 hours as taught in hospital to wake her up every 2/3 hours to feed or to feed her every time she cries as per lactation consultants not knowing what she really needs 🙁
The problem was every time we put her down she will cry so we will offer her my boob again. Unli-latch as taught to me. As a mom, i felt that there is something wrong with baby not sleeping. I was so stressed that time because I thought I am producing less milk that what she needs that is why we do unli-latch and that is the reason why she cannot sleep. Then on our first month visit to our pediatrician, she said that sleep is essential for baby’s growth and that cries have different meaning. At first I was still clueless, because i was comforted by lactation consultants advising me that it’s normal babies don’t sleep or sleep less.
But still I felt that something is wrong. So i searched and searched for answers and I am truly blessed I saw your website. To my surprise, my pediatrician also referred you to me! After attending your 2 part Baby Listening™workshop and after you helped me with my baby’s cries, I felt better, less stress and more love to baby even if we still had a hard time putting her to sleep. 🙂
Baby Listening™ Graduate Mama Kathleen2021
Before taking this workshop, we seldom burp baby but now once we hear the language even in the middle of the feed we carry her up then she will burp aloud!
I feel sooo much better now! I also told my hubby what you told me earlier that we should learn to communicate with baby. Last week he was still sceptical, how could a baby speak to us, but now he’s hearing the words also!!!
Even my sister & mom & mom in law, heard them too!!
We’re so looking forward to workshop 2!
Baby Listening™ Graduate Mama Jocelyn T.2021
Definitely, I would recommend learning the Dunstan Baby Language (Baby Listening™ Class) with Gabrielle for those who have
a newborn or is about to have one.
This workshop is a Holistic approach and is not just about the Baby Language. Gabrielle gives actual examples for the baby sounds in her evidence based lecture. It will definitely help one decipher what baby needs with each cry. I love it that I can ask Gabrielle almost anything about my baby.
I became more attentive and sensitive to baby’s needs after this workshop and Baby became more happy and sleeps better. Coach Gabrielle helped us to establish a secure attachment with the baby early on too.
Sleep coaching with Gabrielle is a vital milestone in our parenting journey. and if i could turn back time, I wouldn’t have it any other way this experience is one for the books.
Our baby boy was 4months when I contacted Gabrielle.
At that time, baby was either rocked or fed to sleep. During his naps he was always carried by me or yaya for 2-3hours. At night he slept in our bed, so we tiptoed and whispered and tried to make the least noise when we were in the room with him. Despite these efforts he slept a 3hr maximum stretch and I breastfed him everytime he woke up.
The first days of coaching comprised hard work, muuuuch patience and dedication. But on the 3rd night, baby slept through the night! It was a breakthrough. We are currently on our 6th week of following the routine set by Gabrielle. And I can say, before sleep coaching I never thought:
-that baby would sleep in his crib in his own room and actually love it
– that baby would nap for 1-2.5hours all by himself without being carried
– that baby would be able to soothe himself to sleep (no external help needed)
– that baby would not cry and fight being put down in the crib
Currently, this baby boy is a work in progress and not yet a perfect sleeper BUUT.. he sleeps through the night most of the time, he plays patiently in his crib while waiting for mum/dad to come get him, he doesn’t fuss much when put down on the crib for naps, he is able to nap for 1-2.5hours, he can soothe himself back to sleep when he wakes from a sleep cycle during a nap or night time he has not only learned good sleep habits but also has learned to love them too
We will forever be thankful to Gabrielle— not only for her expertise but also for her patient, kind and intentional heart. She’s a gem. Also to BunBun, her sleep helper toy, who is vital in our baby’s sleep progress sending ok much love to this mama who values every sleep-deprived-mum and little person she works with
Caryn Uy & a 6-month old2020 Philippines
I highly recommend Gabrielle for sleep training your little ones. Laura sleeps on her own room now and doesn’t need to be rocked to sleep anymore. She is also more energized from all the restful uninterrupted nights.We used to be more dependent on yaya but after the 2 weeks with Gabrielle, we are definitely more confident parents.
Thanks Gabrielle for sharing your knowledge and expertise with us. I learned so much from you, not just about sleep but about being a mama as well!You are truly a gift!
One of the BEST decisions I have ever made for one of the HARDEST things I’ve had to go through. Life before Gabrielle was sleepless days and nights cradling and carrying my baby for what seemed like an eternity just so he could fall asleep….
only to have him wake up 20 min after I put him down in his crib!
I couldn’t work, I couldn’t exercise and I couldn’t live my life outside my baby’s world.
After taking Gabrielles Baby Listening workshop, we started to understand our baby more. She taught us the different sounds our baby would make and what it means as well as good habits to start FROM BIRTH, so they can sleep and feed better.
With just this, my baby was able to sleep through the night at just THREE months, 70-80 % of the time.
The game changer, was the Baby Sleep Coaching we got from Gabrielle.
There will be crying, both from parents and baby, but NO CRYING IT OUT. Quite the opposite actually, which is different from most sleep training methods you may find online.
She has a system that is easy to follow,
and would guide you all the way till your baby is able to nap the proper length, feed the proper amount, and ofcourse, sleep through the night.
Thank you Gabrielle, for giving us our life back!
– Jag, Trish, and Baby Lucas
Donita Viktoria Salazar2020
Gabrielle really helped us through the process and knows exactly what the baby needs or doesn’t need. She only not teaches us how to communicate and learn what our baby is communicating but she also helped us plan out the rest of the day.It was tough for the first few days with a lot of back bending positions but it was worth it. After a month of training, our little one can now sleep 11-12 hours straight in the evening with no hiccups. Although it may not be perfect, he is able to nap well in the mornings as well. It was our best decision to get the help of Gabrielle. Good sleep for the parents and great sleep for the little one wherein he was able to achieve all his milestones and sometimes surpasses it. Thanks Gabrielle!
Trang & 10-month-baby2020
Thank you so much Gabrielle – you are our sleep angel! After only two weeks of training, our second son, who had been waking up every 2 hours during the night, every night, for a few months, went to bed by himself like clockwork. It has been a few weeks and as I am writing this I still cannot believe that it has happened. Not only does he nap at the right time during the day and sleeps through the night, he eats and drinks on schedule and knows the cues, i.e., when to get the bottle, get changed, read a book, etc. This improves his (and our) mood and health significantly and also helps us notice immediately when something is off-track (for example when he is not well). The approach that she uses is also very gentle which makes me very comfortable, and nurtures a stronger bond between the parents and the baby. I would strongly recommend Gabrielle for other families any time. ”
Mama Julia & a 3-year-old2020 Philippines
“Our experience with Gabrielle was fantastic. We were concerned that it was too late for our almost 3-year-old son, especially after not having a good experience the first time we tried another sleep trainer from 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 after letting him cry to sleep 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 so sleep deprived.
Gabrielle presented us a completely different approach, much more gentle and where we were able to accompany him through the process.”
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!
Michelle Raught & 6-month old2020 USA
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!
Baby Listening™ Graduate2020
My biggest take-aways from this workshop were learning the “sounds” of baby & listening to them instead of making a routine.
I can’t wait to try it with my second baby & see the difference!
Baby Listening™ Graduate2020
This workshop has helped me be more attuned to addressing real issues/ discomforts of my baby rather than automatically breastfeeding.
Baby Listening™ Graduate Mama Arlene2020
After taking this workshop, I noticed that I attune to each cry now instead of offering the boob immediately.
Learning how to determine whether my baby was experiencing gas pains or hunger instead was so helpful for me!
Baby Listening™ Graduate2020
This workshop taught us the sounds for burping, colic & massage.
My eldest used to suffer from bad colic before, but now I’m wondering if it’s just due to not burping properly!
Baby Listening™ Graduate Mama Charmaine Go2020
I am a second time mom but am much calmer when my baby makes sounds since I learned that not all is actual crying. I am als more confident in taking care of her cos I know how to attend to her needs.This workshop taught us that sounds are not all the same and that different sounds indicate different needs and when meeting the need, it makes it easier to put baby down for a sleep too.
I also learned that baby doesn’t always need to be carried at once with every cry and that it depends on what baby is telling you!The example audios of different babies shared in the workshop helped me in distinguishing the sounds. That together with the included chart with primary and secondary needs was really helpful.
Loved the advocacy for gentle sleep coaching and development of a happy baby, instead of one that promotes, or says it’s okay, leaving baby crying alone.
Already recommended you to my mommy friends!”
Baby Listening™ Graduate2020
I loved the extra information given about attachment parenting in this workshop and the in depth analysis of each cry & the helpful examples of each cry.
Baby Listening™ Graduate Mama Margot S & a 3-month old baby2020
This workshop is informative & relevant and Gabrielle is just so accommodating and genuinely interested to help out.The notes, visual presentation and comprehensive lecture are also well communicated.
This workshop taught us that babies have a universal language that we as parents must learn so we can fulfil their needs so they feel secure –
Baby listening has really helped alot. Personally, it helped most during the 2nd month and more so in the third to present. I feel like baby is more confident when he is with me, not because I am his mama (partly though i guess. Hehe). But also because i think he knows that I understand him. I’m not perfect and maybe I miss some of his cues/language sometimes but most of the time, he is happy. Amazing how little human’s needs can be expressed and sometimes i can already even predict. The other night, he woke up so I followed his lead. At first he was uncomfortable as I was burping him.. (so I was second guessing myself if i was doing right).. then after a few minutes, he let out a biiiiiig burp! And he was ready to sleep again! Yey!”Thank you for all we have learned from you!
Baby Listening™ Graduate Mama Melanie G2020
Just like to report LO (four months already!) now sleeps average of 10-11hrs for about 2 weeks now. She makes noises just like the other mamas feedback, around 2am & 5am but just goes back to sleep.Come wake up time she just entertains herself for about 30 mins. before she looks around & seemingly calls us. Baby Listening™ helped a lot, she rarely cries up to now!
Best 2 Sunday afternoons for us first time parents!
Baby Listening™ Graduate2020
This workshop taught me that it’s so important to listen to my baby’s cries so I can provide what she needs instead of assuming she’s hungry. Especially for my baby who spits up a lot.
Baby Listening™ Graduate Mama Mara G. & 2-month old baby2020
Good morning, Gabrielle! Let me start by saying Thank you for the Baby Listening Workshop™!
Our learnings there have drastically changed how we care for our baby. She is so much happier now and less stressed!
Baby Listening™ Graduates2020
Jaguar & Patricia & a 3-month old baby
Hey Gabrielle!! Just wanted to share, we took your advice yesterday & exclusively breastfed right after your call. We were a bit nervous dinner time as we were anticipating him waking up after an hour but he ended up sleeping a record 10 hours!!
Baby Listening™ Graduate2019
The most important thing that I learned in this workshop was learning how to understand baby language & what to do when we hear them.
It made our lives easier & more peaceful.
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!
Mama Ines & 6m baby2019 Philippines
Possibly the craziest thing we did this holiday season, on top of all the events, work, and family stuff-was to sleep train our Julio. Although we did it before with Paloma, it was a different experience entirely. We had to adjust to a new schedule, new techniques, and new amounts to feed. It was exhausting and stressful but after 3 weeks, I have to report that our guy is sleeping 12 hours through the night, and after almost 6 months, mummy and pappy are getting some sleep! Of course, we could not have done it without the guidance of Gabrielle, our sleep coach (@babysleep.ph) who I highly recommend to every new parent. This was our best Christmas present this year!
Good morning! I just wanna share my 1st day! The first day was good. I realized that carrying and rocking her to sleep is more tiring than leaving her on her own when self-soothing to sleep! I picked her up several times at nap since she was going wild, I am not sure if I did it correctly though because when I would put her back to the crib, the moment her head touched the mattress she would cry again so I end up carrying her until she became drowsy. That’s the time I managed to put her back and she slept! I also had only 2-night wakenings and I had to feed her almost exactly the same time you told me Haha! Lastly, this morning for her morning nap, she just fussed for a couple of minutes and was asleep already on her own! I didn’t even go to her room or need to carry her anymore!! I am so happy.Post-Coaching
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 not 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 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 training. They noticed that she looks so happy and bright. It was the best compliment I have ever received. I couldn’t imagine Callie crying herself to sleep or other members of the family rocking her to sleep anymore. This holisitic approach to sleep has been such a blessing for us! My husband was so amazed when he got back from his trip. Thank you Gabrielle for this. I am forever grateful for your help.
Carissa C. Chan2019
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!!!
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!
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!
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!
Leah Miranda Evalle2019
We just finished our 2-week sleep training for Bella! Big thanks to our awesome sleep coach, Gabrielle 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
Kara Timan Jeong2019 South Korea
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.
Ina & Madisson & 6.5-month old baby2019 Philippines
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 fo
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!
One year post coaching
“Today is the 1 year anniversary of our sleep-training journey with Gabrielle (www.babesofbliss.org). A week before we began, I already relaxed because I knew that we would finally solve our sleep woes, which consisted of Luca being carried all night long, all throughout his daytime naps, and an erratic appetite.For some reason, maybe Luca sensed it, from wanting to be carried most of the night, he cried to be carried the entire night before sleep training! Silly goose! The two weeks were the most difficult in my life (harder than how @classymusings and @emsomera_ put it!). We all struggled–Luca, Yaya, Daddy, and Me–a struggle that went beyond those two weeks. But now we’re solid. Yes, Luca still has trouble sleeping outside his crib; yes, he wakes up with the sunrise; yes, he cries when he’s sleeping in a new place, but it’s still so much better (200 percent!) than our zombified first five months. I seriously attribute his liveliness and attentiveness to his good sleep habits! It may have started out as a sleep “aid” but those two weeks really changed how I approached parenting. Until now, I talk to Luca and listen to him. I respond to his cues and he picks up on mine. When he was a newborn, I told him to learn to talk fast so I didn’t have to figure out what he wants. Now he’s the most conversational baby in our building, but it was actually one year ago, when I felt like I finally understood him at last.”
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 minutesand 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.
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.
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!
Rochelle & a 5-month old2018
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.
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!
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 downto 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.
Everyone has their reasons why or why not to sleep train. My main reason was because my back couldn’t take it any longer. I’ve had a serious back problem for years now and
have been told by doctors that l cannot carry anything heavier than 5 pounds. Can’t run, do any sort of explosive exercise, can’t bend over and definitely should not put on weight. I was very careful through pregnancy and for some strange reason didn’t feel any of my usual back pains. But after… Carrying, rocking, swaying my baby to sleep while drowning him in milk in the hopes that he will pass out milk drunk- was not working anymore. The simple most natural motherly act of carrying ones new born baby put me in bed immobile for 3 weeks. And I couldn’t take anything for the pain either as I was breastfeeding. Three months later it happened again. I felt so helpless and useless as a mother and completely betrayed by my body. But I was lucky to have had help. Raising a baby truly does take a village. My husband, my parents, his parents all stepped in to help. We carried on like this making it work the best we could for almost a year. But by about 9/10 months old my son wasn’t having any of it. He was done with the rocking and carrying and endless humming. He’d sort of squirm and kick out of the arms of whoever was carrying him to sleep and cry and cry in frustration. We knew then we needed help. We needed a change and we needed sleep.
In comes Gabrielle to the rescue! Meeting this angel of sleep and going through 3 weeks coaching for my then 12 month old baby boy was the best parenting choice my husband and I have ever made. Her gentle, common sense sleep training method helped us help our baby sleep and in the process knit us all closer as a family. She helped us understand that it’s ok to put down the baby. That our baby is a sentient being that knows how to fall asleep on his own if we just trust him to do so. She taught us how to really look and listen. To watch before we react. To listen carefully to his cries. To talk to him slowly and explain. Her coaching did not only revolve around sleep but mealtimes, nutrition, and daily routines. After a month of eating the baby led way, with less milk too to make way for solid food, my sons pedia was finally very happy with his weight gain! We signed up for sleep training and got so much more out of it. Gabrielle taught us about respect and boundaries and how to apply these principles in all aspects of a baby’s daily life. Healthy sleep can only be achieved when all other aspects are in balance too. She taught me how to take a step back and observe instead of always needing to be the one to be needed. Our life is suddenly more calm and delightfully predictable. Bedtime is no longer a dreaded battle repeated every few hours. Naptime is no longer a wishful hope but a thing that actually happens consistently- everyday- at the same time. I no longer have to guess and worry (oh is he sleepy? Hungry? Did he have enough milk? Did I feed him enough?). That minute by minute dialog in my head is gone, that burden lifted. Now we have a clear cut schedule and a peaceful enjoyable nap/bedtime routine that works every time. Now l can focus on the baby in front of me and soak up each minute watching him play and grow. And the very best thing of all is that I can take care of my son, do the routine by myself- without breaking my back.
Mama Sasha & Luca2018 Philippines
The two weeks of sleep training were the toughest two weeks of my life as a
parent. But, spoiler alert, things do get better.I hired Gabrielle to help my baby sleep, but what I ended up with was so much more than that. I realized that sleep
training wasn’t something I needed from my baby. It was what my baby needed
from me. As I helped my baby learn to embrace sleep, Gabrielle shifted my
perspective when it comes to parenting. As parents, we’re tough on ourselves a lot,
trying to get things perfect and pressuring ourselves to make our babies’ lives the
best they could be. Babies go through so much in the first 2 years that sleep will
always be affected, and Gabrielle makes this perfectly clear. As the months roll on,
we parents have to fight through teething, leaps, growth spurts—all sorts of things
that will get in the way of deep slumber.
As we progressed with our session, Gabrielle showed me through practice and, most
importantly, results that when it comes to sleep, we don’t aim for perfection, we
aim for little victories and we aim for habit and routine and making life a little
easier to handle for our children. If you think about it, sleep training is actually a
synecdoche for parenting. Gabrielle shows through the effects on your baby how
boundaries make life so much easier on them, not just for sleep but everything else.
When we first met, Gabrielle insisted that she is not a sleep trainer. She considers
herself a coach—and this is true. She will digitally hold your hand as you soldier
through the two weeks. She will encourage you during bad naps, cheer with you
during good sleeps. She gives you tips on how to handle situations, make necessary
corrections, perform adjustments. Yes, it’s tough and I cried (my baby did too). I
was emotionally and mentally exhausted, but she was there the whole time and
It’s still uncommon to hire a sleep coach for your baby in the Philippines. When I
told people my decision to hire Gabrielle, I was met with a lot of criticism about my
parenting, but I feel like I’ve become a better parent since sleep training. I
understand my baby more, I listen to him, I talk to him. I try to make him
understand me as well. The two weeks—and the results afterwards—reinforced my
belief that my decisions should be based on my baby and not on the comments on
We are far from perfect, but that’s okay. That’s because of our experience with
Babes of Bliss!
Gabrielle provides an excellent service, both repectful with the child’s needs and efficient! My son acquired stable sleeping habits thanks to her coaching programmeand now two years later he still sleeps 11 hours at night plus a 2,5 hours nap… overall he really enjoys sleeping and is a happy child! And so are we! Thanks so much Gabrielle!
Mama Louise & Antonio & 5-month old2018 Philippines
I am so so very grateful for the help and support offered by our sleep angel, Gabrielle. Sleep training our now 6 month old baby boy has been challenging and yet extremely rewarding for myself and my husband.I feel more confident as a mother and I really think this has been a life-saver for us! I reached out to Gabrielle after months of uncertainty and sleep deprivation. Our baby could not nap during the day without being held, was reverse cycling (as I was
usually working during the day) and nursing every 2-3 hours at night. I felt frustrated on behalf of our baby, who had become so dependent on us to sleep and
yet I knew he wanted to be able to sleep. I was also afraid that I did not have enough energy to play with him during the day.
I had read so much into how to set a schedule and sleep train, but the information online is so overwhelming and conflicting, and I didn’t have the confidence to try on our own.Gabrielle gave us an individualised schedule for feeding, naps and night time sleep.
For this, I am very grateful, as we were able to address our baby’s sleep and feeding issues all in one go. It was also reassuring to talk to her before the sleep training started, as she emphasizes the importance of listening and communicating to your baby. At first I was a bit unsure how this would work, as she doesn’t come to your house, but requires that you do the best you can with the information and support she gives you. And I realised, this really helped to empower me as a mother. During the 2 week course, I really think I became more confident in reading my son’s cues, listening to him and talking him through this process.
The naps were definitely challenging at first, as he would sometimes fall asleep only
after long bouts of crying. But Gabrielle was always on hand providing support, would listen to the voice recordings, and send me in when he really got distressed. It
is distressing as a mother to hear him cry, but it is their only way of communicating (and who likes change anyway?) so of course there will be complaints. But I really
agreed with Gabrielle’s philosophy, of listening to his cries, giving him the opportunity to try to self-soothe, rather than going in at timed intervals.
We saw improvements everyday and this is what kept us going. I watched him on the monitor during his naps and became so so proud of our little boy. He would nap for longer, or he would wake up, cry a bit and then fall back asleep. It has been such
a joy to watch him self-soothe by rolling over or reaching for his bunny. Such huge improvements from our baby who previously couldn’t sleep without being held!!
Then there was the night that he decided to sleep the whole night without a peep (and without a feed)! He hasn’t had a night time feed ever since. I also appreciated
how Gabrielle emphasised my husband’s role in helping with feeds and soothing our baby at night. So it’s a team effort!
Another value in Gabrielle’s service is the schedule that she provides for you and the subsequent tweaking. It has helped to resolve my baby’s feeding issues and has
given us a lot more predictability. He is now happier and more awake when he is meant to be awake. It’s only been about a month since then, and there have been good days and not so good days (as with anyone). I’ve learned that things aren’t suddenly going to get better after the 2 week course, but what’s most important is being consistent. Our baby now usually sleeps 11 hours at night without feeds and lately naps for 1 hour in the morning and 2.5 hours in the afternoon.
Thanks to Gabrielle, my husband and I have been able to regain the other half of our lives and now we can really enjoy and appreciate our time with our little boy.
“Would just like to say thank you so much for guiding me through this process, Gabrielle. The improvement over these 2 weeks has been amazing and we’re already starting to feel refreshed and I have more energy to play with him during the day. Also, it’s helped us have more confidence in listening to his cries and knowing when to go in vs. when to let him try for himself.”
Mama Sheena & Orson & 6-month old2018 Japan
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!
Baby Listening™ Graduate Mama Crizia2018
& a 7-week old baby
Hello Gabrielle! This is Crizia Ang, one of the attendees of your Baby Listening™/Baby Language class this afternoon at TPE. I know we should update you next week but I’m just so happy and excited to share with you that we’ve successfully let our 7 week old go to sleep without our intervention!We tried it at the mall earlier this afternoon but of course, it was futile because of all the lights & sounds but here at home…it was another story!
Even my Mother-In Law who couldn’t resist coming in our room to check on baby (we room share for lack of space), saw it for herself and was so amazed!
I sincerely hope we can continue training her to sleep on her own. We’ll still keep an eye and ear out though if she needs to change her diaper or is hungry!
Thank you and see you next week!
Baby Listening™ Graduate2019
The workshop answered things not found online or on youtube. It concentrates on preventing the problem before it becomes a problem.
“I am so thankful for your guidance. I know there will be rougher days but this whole experience just made me extremely confident on how to be a parent by teaching something that would be a good habit for a lifetime. I wasn’t able to experience this as a baby but I’m happy Justin gets to learn this as such a young age.
This experience taught me the difference between being a caretaker and being a parent. I didn’t expect he would be able to sleep on his own that fast–we were sleep training him for a month before I contacted you and he was still waking up at night–but through your guidance it helped me to know that I don’t need to be with him 24/7 just to be fine. I think my psychiatrist will be glad to know how I’m taking things well now, thanks to you!”
“I hated not being able to get Luca to sleep. I didn’t like having to rely on my helper (if my husband was not here) to carry Luca to sleep. She had lots of other jobs to do around the house. Of her own accord she would stop what she was doing and come in and take him from me. My method of rocking wasn’t working anymore.
To have to give my son to someone else because I couldn’t do it made me feel so inferior and helpless as a mom. We have no regrets about sleep training with you! It’s tough love on our part so worth it! My husband feels so much closer to Luca now. He really loves nap time and story time with Luca!”
Baby Listening™ Graduate2018
This workshop gave me the confidence not to panic when baby cries, take a breather and actually listen to what our child needs.
Baby Listening™ Graduate2018
After taking this workshop, we have a peaceful home where baby doesn’t cry a lot. Whenever we’re out, the baby is also more sociable because all his needs are always met & he trusts that. I’m also more patient with my baby whenever he is being fussy.
Mama Carine & Jiro & 5-month old2017 Philippines
After dancing and swaying my first two kids to sleep, I knew I wanted to sleep
train my 3rd baby.I didn’t think I would find a sleep consultant in the Philippines
but then friends started to forward details of Gabrielle of Babes of Bliss. At last!
My 3rd baby is my easiest baby to date. I would have done it for all of my kids If
given the chance. Now, I refer Gabrielle to everyone, if you can start on your first
Baby then even better.
Mama Ginger & Rob & 6.5-month old2017 Philippines
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 It is not without its challenges, but sleep
training has been one of the best decision we’ve made as parents ☺ Thank you!
“Gabrielle is the best! She just helped me teach our then 12 month old son to sleep through the night and it’s one of the best decisions we’ve made. I can’t recommend her enough.
We were co – sleeping, had lots of sleep associations (rocking, feed to sleep) and would wake 2-3 times a night. He would also not sleep unless he was beside us. Gabrielle evaluated his milk intake and sleep challenges and developed a new routine for my son. He can now sleep on his own and no longer wakes up at night to feed.
Gabrielle, I’ve been reading back on our threads, as well as my threads with Mike during the course of training and I’m just so amazed at the progression.
Again, many many thanks for your patience with us. We still sometimes stare at the monitor in awe of how quickly he now falls asleep. Mike’s current record is under 2 minutes! One time, I put him down for his nap and just sat down, played with his toys, then slept. Mind blown.
So grateful for your help in teaching my son independence and NOT co-dependence.”
Mama X2016 Philippines
“Hi Gabrielle, Just wanted to share my great news with you. I had a session with my psychiatrist and we will start weaning from the antidepressants and I’ll be off before the year ends, two months earlier than the original plan.
She attributed that my baby’s sleep extremely helped since I’m able to find my own time to do stuff I wasn’t able to do (which was a major cause for my postpartum). I couldn’t thank you enough for the support and guidance you have given me for our coaching.I was told by quite a few mothers who have said they could have done the same thing without your help but personally, your guidance couldn’t match those “unsolicited” advices. My son can now sit up, crawl and is less fussy after your help. Plus, he was able to soothe himself back to sleep at night even when he was teething.”
“Gabrielle’s approach towards a child’s wellbeing focuses on gentle yet solid routines that are easy for both parent and child. Her thorough explanation is not only friendly but also gives you confidence (as a fellow mum) in making the right decisions for your child, setting them up for success.
Sarah B.2015 U.K
“Olivia was 7 months old when I contacted Gabrielle because at 4 months she stopped sleeping and started waking around every half hour all night long (sometimes to BF, sometimes not)!!
After 3 months I had practically lost my mind! Gabrielle helped me to find an age appropriate routine and food schedule and then set a sleep structure. She was fantastic and her advice worked perfectly for Olivia. Would highly recommend her.
“Gabrielle, I have no idea what on earth we would have done without you to be honest. I dread to think what we would still be doing right now. Your help and advice was invaluable, it worked so well for Olivia.”
Mama Ines2015 Philippines
The Past two weeks have been incredibly challenging as we worked to sleep train our little Paloma. Lots of good days and bad days but our trooper has pulled through and now sleeps on her own, in her room, pretty much 12 hours through the night. I must admit, it’s bittersweet, as I will miss those moments of cuddling and rocking her to sleep and pretty much putting her down anywhere-but I know, in the end, she is getting the best possible sleep that she needs to grown bright and strong. And now me and E have our evenings to ourselves to cook dinner, watch a movie and get the most sleep we’ve had in months! We could not have done it without our sleep angel Gabrielle who guided us through every moment and taught us the importance of schedules and routines. I highly recommend her to all new and not so new parents out there who were just as clueless (and sleepless) as we were when this all began!