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Client Testimonials

Read testimonials from happy clients of Kathleen Sullivan.

First Time Parents


"Kathleen is a total baby whisperer. Not only was she able to comfort our newborn, but as first time parents, she provided us with all the tools and information we needed to get through our first months postpartum with confidence. We really enjoyed all of our time together and couldn't recommend her more highly!"

Jason And Alexis R.


As first-time parents, we were stumped on how to manage everything at home with our new bundle of joy. We found Kathleen's website, which clearly represents her vast knowledge in post-partum care and pretty much how to take care of a newborn. Kathleen has been our savior during this newborn stage! She just Knows babies, and set up the precedence for effective baby care in our home. She even incorporated our small dog, who in addition to our newborn, Loves Kathleen! She helped us find a daytime doula as well, which we totally need. We highly recommend her services because she is truly The Baby Whisperer.

- M D.


Kathleen is a life saver. My daughter was going through every new born issue one can imagine. My husband, me and my day nanny were all at our wits end trying to calm her, when I finally reached out to Kathleen. She came over the next day itself, and one look at my daughter she told us what was going on with her. She picked her up and instantly my daughter was calm and melting in her arms. She gave us recommendations on her diet and skin issues, and once we implemented them, my daughter is feeling a lot calmer- almost like a different baby. We have had Kathleen come and observe us in multiple areas and provide us her feedback on best way to handle our newborn. Being new parents having Kathleen's calm and consoling voice and priceless recommendations have been so so helpful. I wish we could have her around our daughter forever. This is the best investment we have made in our daughter's care.

- Bindiya K.


"Kathleen was able to come over on very short notice to help us -- two clueless parents -- after we brought home our newborn infant from the hospital. We were totally lost but luckily Kathleen helped us get squared away with baby care 101, from breastfeeding and formula feeding to baby baths. Kathleen was highly knowledgeable, patient, extremely helpful, and great with the baby. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone!"

- Ben T.


I am a first time mother. Which means I have no idea what I am doing! When we had our baby, she was jaundiced and needed some special treatments. Some of this included formula feeding.

Since she formula ate almost right away, she would not latch to the breast. It was so important to me to breast feed, but nothing I was doing was working.

I was referred to Kathleen by a friend of mine who said she works wonders. I called her and she made time to see me immediately, taking my concerns and requests to heart.

When she came over, you could tell instantly she knew what she was doing. She explained baby behavior, she ran through routines that my husband and I should attend to. She explain jaundice and not to be concerned with our baby, as well as gave some advice on how to help with that situation.

She helped us set up our bassinet property and safely as well as our changing table. Mostly- she showed me how to latch, what positions to feed the baby in easily, and she weighed her to make sure her milk intake was on track.

After she left, I felt this sense of calm. I mean, don't get me wrong, I am still completely lost as a new parent, but I was given some really important tools to follow that have already helped immensely.

I have already referred her to my close friend, and will not hesitate to pass her name to anyone who needs it.

I can not sing her praises enough! Being a new mom is a scary and exiting time, and having someone so knowledgeable and kind made the world of difference.

- Lacey


"Kathleen is a baby fairy godmother!! I was overwhelmed by the hormonal shift of giving birth, sleep deprived, crying, and constantly second guessing every choice I was making as a new mother. I needed some guidance. My husband found Katleen by Googling "Night Nurse West Hollywood". She is a god send! The moment Kathleen entered our home, she brought a calming energy. I'm so thankful we found her. In our first meeting she taught me how to nap our 2 week son. (wish I would have found her sooner), how to set up his bassinet, and the importance of setting up a "routine" instead of a "schedule" during the first 12 weeks. She's available via text 24/7 and will make as many house visits as we need. For new parents, she a must!! Totally worth every penny. She's worked with over 700+ babies so she knows what's she doing. Don't hesitate, call her today."

- Lourdes I.


Kathleen is a life saver. I originally wasn't keen on the idea of getting a night nurse. I wanted someone who would teach me about how to care for the baby rather than just take care of the baby for me. So I initially contracted with Kathleen to have her come just a few hours a few times a week in the 1st two weeks of our baby's life. But then I ended up having an unexpected c section. By day 4 in the hospital my milk had come in, my breasts were engorged, and as a result the baby wasn't breastfeeding as well. This made me terrified of going home and not being able to feed or care for the baby. Luckily, Kathleen was free that night to come be our night nurse. And THANK GOD.

Kathleen saved the day!! I really appreciated how she told us all the things we were doing right and/or we were lucky to have happening (e.g., my milk supply was good, I was securing a good latch with the baby). And then she told us the things to be cautious of and how to fix those issues (e.g. the baby is very sleepy at the breast, here's how to keep her awake during the feeds). I was so grateful to Kathleen for being able to allay my fears that my baby wasn't getting enough food (e.g. Don't worry, I can tell from her diapers that she's eating well). And she was right! Our baby got her birth weight back in just one week! Her knowledge and expertise is outstanding and she delivers it in such a positive and productive way because she's such a great lady.

Kathleen was wonderful at teaching us how to care for the baby instead of just taking over and doing it herself. Although, I am sure if we had asked her to take over so we could rest she would have done that too. That's the great thing about Kathleen - she not only gets your baby and its needs, but she gets YOU and your needs as a parent.

We could not have gotten through the 1st night home without Kathleen. And as our baby grows and moves through the various stages we will have her return to continue teaching us. She is simply a MUST have for new parents.

- Allyson O.


Kathleen is a godsend! We arrived home with our newborn exhausted and overwhelmed. We scheduled an appointment with Kathleen to come to our home the following day and she brought such a calming presence. She helped us with setting up our home so it was more baby friendly, lactation and feeding advice, showed us how to give baby a sponge bath, and overall relieved our anxiety and helped us feel more at ease about parenthood. I highly recommend her to parents- she has so much to offer and was a lifesaver during that first week of craziness. She also has extensive resources for things like finding a nanny. She is trustworthy and comforting and the perfect person to help with babies of any age.

- Katherine L.


Newborn Sleeping


Stacey and I are very sad your time with us is coming to an end :( . You have been our rock, guide, mentor, friend ever since Scarlett decided to join the world. For that we and I am thoroughly greatful. When our family needed you, you have always been there. And now you will forever be apart of it.

I have the utmost respect and admiration for you... With a full heart and a tear on my cheek. Thank you.


Dear Kathleen,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for everything that you have done to make our son's transition into the outside world a smooth one. The postpartum preparation classes that you taught answered so many questions that first time moms to be like me have. From what to expect at the hospital to preparations to make at home to make for a successful nursing and slumbering environment, you provided me with insight and hands-on lessons that I certainly did not get from any of the umpteen pregnancy and child rearing books I devoured in my quest to prepare for my adventure in motherhood.

When my husband and I brought our little one home and were having trouble with heart wrenching bouts of fussiness every night, you came to our rescue. The few simple adjustments that you suggested to help Augustus get through the "witching hour" worked immediately to help soothe him and get him to sleep faster.

And many, many thanks for paying a visit to our home for a consultation. The conversations that we had regarding night time routine, breast milk expression, and home environment have made Gus one happy baby. My husband and I are happy, too. We believe this happiness is due in part to you and the amazing work you do at Soft Slumbers.

Many Thanks,
Jessica K.


In the most simple terms, Kathleen taught me how to be a mother, and how to exist in the most difficult role I have ever stepped into.

Even just talking to Kathleen over the phone gave me my first sense of peace and comfort. But meeting her....she sort of has this buddha-esque like presence; she calmed me, the baby, and my husband immediately. She sort of floats around (not literally) and became instant family. No judgement, just help, help, help; she does so much, but it's more than that extra hand. Her true value is just watching how she handles the baby; how she talks to them, bathes them, the energy and presence that she has around them under all circumstances; that's what helped me and my husband the most; just taking in all of her responses to the baby's needs - all that we didn't know!! I honestly can't imagine the stress that we (and the baby) would've been under without her help!

It's funny - I was so resistant to the idea of help before Ethan was born, but the day that he arrived....I finally knew I had met my match. This tough chick (and husband) were humbled pretty quickly, but I can't be thankful enough. Having the courage to reach out to Kathleen for help was the BEST thing I've ever done.

I can't say enough (in words) about Kathleen - just envision a breath of fresh air amidst the most difficult day, and that's her!

- Cindy K.


"Kathleen is much more than just a doula, she's a great person who with bits of advice that come with real solid knowledge and experience. She gives you the boost of confidence and experienced answers every new mom is looking for. I am a first time mom of a precious son with no immediate family in the area. It didn't matter what I read, how many classes I took, Kathleen's words assured me that it will get better. Sometimes that knowledge that we've got a great doula is all we've got when the baby is fussing, not sleeping, eating all the time, but it's a good thing to have :) . Best of all, she'll text you to see how you're doing and help you through tough days."

- Tania


"Kathleen was the doula for our daughter's first couple of months. What she taught us newbie parents was amazing. How she bonded with our daughter was even more so. When she left we all cried. I think we are going to have another kid solely to bring Kathleen back again. All 3 of us agree---we could not recommend Kathleen more."

- Tom S.


Baby Feet


"Kathleen Sullivan knows what your baby needs even before he/she does. Experienced, kind, giving and gentle, Kathleen made my husband and me feel like we were getting off on the right start with our newborn even before we brought him home from the hospital. She was charming and fun to have around the house, as well as extremely trustworthy, which was a big relief for us because we're very picky and particular about inviting relative strangers into our home. She has a very calming presence that gave us a sense of security. as well as a wealth of knowledge which she willingly shared with us as she taught us how to nurture our baby. We couldn't have been happier with Kathleen. Two thumbs way up... well, three if you count Baby Jacks!"

- Jamie and David and Baby Jack


What a doula "find" Kathleen is! She's the rare example of someone with whom you feel safe and confident caring for your child... and our son was always calm and content in her arms. We believe Dr. Karp's Happiest Baby may be missing one "S"... Sullivan.

- Barb and Michael


Kathleen is a gem. Warm and compassionate, she offers a wealth of knowledge and experience. My family is especially indebted to Kathleen for spotting early signs of an illness in our daughter that prompted us to get her medical attention fast -- something that proved of critical importance.

- Holly, mother of twins


Kathleen,
Thank you so much for your time with us. You truly saved us from the verge of a breakdown. Being brand new parents you helped more than you will ever know. I just wish we would have booked you sooner. You taught us so much in such a short time. It has continued to make all the difference for us several weeks later.

With all our love,
Dean and Emily


During her time with us, Kathleen became a member of our family and taught my wife and me how to be parents to our boy. She did all the tough jobs including the dreaded middle of the night feedings. She cleaned, cooked (fantastically) and supported us in every way imaginable. She even managed to bond our somewhat aloof dog, Olivia. But more important than anything, Kathleen formed a bond with our son and seemed to love him and care for him as much as Paige and I did. Furthermore, she proved very responsible and trustworthy, inspiring our confidence from day one.

Based on the above, I highly recommend Kathleen Sullivan as a postpartum doula. Please do not hesitate to call me or my wife if you would like further information.

Most sincerely yours,
Barry and Paige


Dear Kathleen,
How do I express in words what you have come to mean to me. You have played a vital part in my transition to motherhood. You have become more than a friend, you have touched my soul and the soul my beautiful children. Thank you so much for your unconditional love and support. I could have never made it through this without you. I greatly look forward to continuing and building our friendship and new lasting memories. Thank you so much for everything.

Love you!
Jen


Dear Kathleen,
Thank you so much for your help, care and loving our new twins. We couldn’t have done it without you. Not only have we made a new friend, but our twins have made a lifelong friend, caregiver and confidant. We will miss you dearly and can’t wait to see you soon!

Love,
Jeremy


"Being first time parents, my husband and I were very lost and nervous at the thought of becoming parents. Kathleen made the transition into parenthood smoother than we could have imagined. She provided us with the skills and confidence that we needed in caring for our son."

- Dana


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