ABOUT DOZE

We have years of experience working with tired families, and before that – years of experience of being sleep deprived ourselves!

Scroll down to find out more about the Doze team and about our gentle methods and approach.

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Chloe’s Story

My journey to having Theo wasn’t an easy one. It involved multiple doctors’ visits, invasive tests, and eventually a successful round of IVF. Whilst I knew I wouldn’t find parenting ‘easy’, I did perhaps hope that my battle to have Theo would give me strength during the difficult times.

Well, that didn’t happen! The reality of having a baby hit me like a tonne of bricks. The first few months of his life were a daily struggle. I battled with breastfeeding, he screamed all day every day, and sleep was almost non-existent. 

And so began my obsession with all things sleep. I logged everything and spent hours trying to spot patterns. I scoured the internet, but all the information contradicted itself. 

Then I came across the Holistic Sleep Coaching Program – an accredited OCN Level 6 Qualification. This was a game-changer: not only could I become a qualified sleep coach – but I might be able to fix my own baby’s sleep in the meantime!

Theo’s sleep dramatically improved once I understood what was underlying his issues. And my stress levels dramatically dropped once I realised how a lot of what I was experiencing was normal.

The Doze Ethos

We’ve come a long way over the past few years. We are now a team of experienced, Holistic Sleep Coaches – and between us we have years of experience working with hundreds of families. When you work with one of us, we will always offer…

Reassurance about what’s normal.

If you spend one minute on the internet, you’ll come across a pile of unrealistic expectations for babies’ sleep. When in fact, it really is quite normal for babies to struggle with their sleep. Letting go of unrealistic expectations can make a huge difference!

Sleep made simple.

At the heart of it, sleep follows quite a logical pattern. Our children can only sleep a certain number of hours, and the best way to create a routine is to base it off these needs. You’ll never get a generic routine off us, and we also won’t terrify you with talk of overtiredness.

Practical and evidence-based advice.

We have helped families with every sleep issue under the sun, including early rising, split nights, bedtime battles, frequent wakes, moving away from bed sharing and night weaning. All without ever leaving a baby to cry alone.

So, if you are looking for a straightforward and reassuring approach to sleep – you have come to the right place. We would love to work with you to understand your child and come up with a plan to get you all a bit more sleep!

meet the wider team

Meet the qualified Holistic Sleep Coaches who work alongside Chloe…

Sarah

Hi, I’m Sarah, mother of two and founder of Mother Of, with over 15 years experience working with children and their families in a professional and caring capacity.

I am a Sleep Coach, a Potty Training Consultant and Baby Massage Teacher. I live in Dublin, Ireland with my husband and our two children and having been working as a Sleep Coach for 2 years.

I always had an interest in infant sleep, but when I had my son in 2020, and he wasn’t “the baby in the book”, it caused me a huge amount of upset and anxiety, I read every book and article I could find on infant sleep and realised that very few babies actually fit into this narrative of 12 hour nights and massive amounts of day
sleep, I didn’t want another parent to feel how I felt and so I trained to be a Sleep Coach for children from 0 to 6 years old.

In the last 6 months I have qualified as a Potty Training Consultant also, working with children from 2 to 5 years old. In all areas of my work, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach, I will work closely with you and your family and provide you with a plan which is evidence based and ever adapting as your child grows and develops.

Nadia

Hi, I’m Nadia! My passion for all things sleep started when my twin girls were born. They were lockdown babies so myself and my Wife spent a lot of time at home (like everyone else!) and while
they were cat napping, we searched for answers and potential reasons why they just didn’t like to sleep. I found this so frustrating as everything I read didn’t align with my parenting values and I knew there had to be another way to support my girls to sleep so we could all sleep so much better.

I decided to study towards a Sleep Consultant CPD accreditation so that I could not only help my own children but support other families who felt like I did.

Now, I have years of experience working with sleep deprived families, supporting them towards better sleep. I love to share the knowledge that helped me with my own children and design innovative plans that suit the whole family.

When I’m not working with families I love being with my own family on muddy puddle walks, day trips and snuggling together for movie nights. I’m a keen podcaster listener, love
to be in the garden and I am a big fan of Elvis!

OUR approach & Methods

All of the methods we recommend are responsive and attachment-friendly. Whilst we can never promise there will be no tears, we can promise that you will always be able to respond to these tears. It is our firm belief that a child should never be left alone whilst crying.

Things we might
recommend

  • Using an understanding of 24-hour sleep needs to create bespoke routines and schedules
  • Increasing daily predictability to optimize a child’s circadian rhythm
  • Tweaks to the sleep environment
  • Developing solid sleep routines and rituals
  • Creating positive associations around sleep
  • Gradual sleep coaching methods to move away from unsustainable behaviours
  • Gradual sleep coaching methods to move towards independent sleep
  • Setting boundaries around night feeds
  • Gentle night weaning for older babies and children

Things we will never recommend

  • Cry-it-out
  • Controlled crying
  • Ferber Method sleep training
  • ‘Spaced Soothing’ or other interval check-in methods
  • Doing anything you feel uncomfortable with

What it’s like working with US?

I worked with Nadia after wondering whether there was anything I could do to help my daughter’s sleep that was gentle and wouldn’t involve any crying. She was so kind and understanding that I only wanted to make gentle changes to sleep. The changes to routine that we made quickly meant that I went from hourly wakes at night to only waking 2/3 times for feeds. I would strongly recommend working with Nadia if you want to nurture better sleep for your child (and yourself) but don’t feel comfortable letting them cry as you make change!
Uxshely Carcamo
15 April 2024
We worked with Sarah over three weeks with the aim of moving away from feeding to sleep and getting our 6 month old to nap in his cot. She was compassionate and listened to what we needed as a family. The daily support was invaluable as we made changes and have equipped us to face any future challenges with our little one’s sleep.
Ashleigh Lawrence-Ball
8 April 2024
The Doze Sleep Guide helped me to work out my daughter’s sleep needs. I was at a loss trying to understand why my daughter wasn’t sleeping 12 hours overnight, and was waking early all the time. Doze helped me to understand it was because she didn’t need it. There are no websites that I have found that explain working out your child’s sleep needs, all they suggest is 7-7 and every plan you see indicates a baby is high sleep needs, nothing lets parents know baby can high, medium or low needs. The Doze guide explains this to parents. The Sleep guide worked a treat. I hope so glad I purchased it.
Alecia Cox
22 March 2024
This is the perfect guide! I bought it to check I wasn’t missing anything in my own practice! It just captures everything you need to know for Early Morning Wakes
Lauren Eells
22 March 2024
I stumbled across the doze sleep coaching Instagrams page accidentally and I am so glad I did. My 9 month old son was co sleep, waking multiple times a night and contact napping in the day, I was exhausted and felt like i had no time to myself. Chloe asked how quickly we wanted to make changes so we were comfortable with the changes and moving at a pace that we were happy with. A few weeks later, and my life has completely changed, my son is now sleeping in his own room, he wakes once during the night for a feed and he’s napping in his cot during the day, I feel like a new woman, I’m now getting 6/7 hours sleep before being woken and I can have a hot cup of tea during the day now. Chloe and the team are so helpful, knowledgeable ans supportive and if I could give more than 5 stars I would.
megan peake
16 March 2024
Doze sleep coaching were brilliant! I had the Sleep Rescue call with Nadia who was really friendly and helpful. She created a plan for us based on our individual circumstances and goals and we’ve already seen an improvement in our son’s sleep in just a few days. Thank you!
Ella Greaves
7 March 2024
Chloe has been the complete package for us. Of course, she’s helped us to regulate our little one’s sleep more but more importantly than that, she’s helped us as parents to understand and be ok with what to expect from him as an 18 month old and to normalise imperfect sleep in our own heads! I’ve been someone who’s stressed about my baby’s sleep for so long and now, after working with Chloe, I feel so much more in control. Is his sleep perfect? No. Is it better? Absolutely. Am I more chilled about everything related to his sleep now? 100%! And that’s the biggest thing I’ve been able to take away from this and it is definitely not something I would have achieved on my own. Thank you so much, Chloe for your incredible support, understanding and patience with our very unique situation! If you can afford one of the extended support packages from Doze, I wholeheartedly recommend it.
Laura Hammond
1 March 2024
Chloe has a gentle tailored approach which makes the scariness of making changes so much easier, with realistic expectations, a clear plan, reassurance of normal infancy sleep and support whenever you need it I literally couldn’t have asked for a better person to give me confidence moving forward. Im not ready to start yet but I feel armed with the knowledge to do so when we’re ready and knowing it’s a super gentle gradual approach giving him the confidence to fall asleep independently one day and in the meantime we’re going to nail a routine to help get things a bit more predictable. Literally couldn’t recommend her enough! Thank you x
Naomi Gauntlett
21 February 2024
We worked with Chloe in December following a panic ‘I’m going back to work 4 days a week in January and can’t continue waking up this many times a night when I do!!’ Chloe was fantastic from the off, open, honest and genuinely felt like she really wanted to help us! We’d had a good week (for us) with our 10month old son whilst filling in our sleep log and she offered for us to track another week to ensure we really got the best from her! She really helped me understand my sons sleep, I’d always felt I was missing something and she filled in the gaps allowing us to look at his needs holistically. She helped me feel more relaxed and confident in our approaches (she never forced us to follow any specific plan she just gave suggestions we were comfortable with) and this meant we were more consistent! Now our son falls asleep in his cot independently with no dummy, by night 2 he had done this with no tears! Above anything I’m grateful that Chloe has allowed me to relax and know we can manage anything we need to in relation to our sons sleep which has made for an all round happier and less exhausted household, thank you Chloe! Xx
Melissa Franklin
19 February 2024
I could not recommend this enough! My child was so close to sleeping longer hours and we just couldn't get him further along on our own. Chloe really broke down the information, most of us have probably seen online at 2am over and over, and made it super digestible. I never felt like an idiot or talked down to which I also found important. It made me really trust her. And the level of patience is remarkable. I couldn't say enough amazing things about my experience. If you're having baby sleep difficulties, definitely take a chance.
Selena E
2 February 2024

My Certifications

Chloe Djabarouti, Founder of Doze Sleep Coaching
BSc Psychology, MRes Psychology & OCN Level 6 Holistic Sleep Coach