Testimonials – New 2018-02-02T20:10:10+00:00
Dr. Daphne Pala

Nanny Robina put simply saved my life and allowed me to enjoy being a mother. She was recommended to us from a colleague in town. It took me a month to make the decision to contact her and I wish I had not waited so long. I was skeptical to be honest. What did she know that my mom or my mother in law didn’t? Surely I was smart enough to figure out how to make my son sleep, I did have 10 years of post secondary education. I went to chapters and I thought I had bought all the right books. But still nothing worked. We were up 2 every 2 hours around the clock for 7 months. I was beyond tired, working part time and trying my hardest to be a good wife and mother but feeling overwhelmed. I contacted Nanny Robina on a Sunday and our lives forever changed by Thursday morning. You cannot place a price tag on her support and constant feedback. She helped us get my son on a schedule which put a little bit of order back into our seemingly crazy lives. I felt she was very non judgmental and helped structure a specific schedule that suited our baby and helped us get him on track. The sleeping at night part more or less followed suit. We had to shed some tears but certainly a manageable amount for his own good and ours I’m so happy I made the choice to take control of our lives back with Nanny Robina’s help. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to any sleepless mommy out there. You’ll be a better version of yourself with sleep.

Dr. Daphne Pala

Schedule

Robina made our life so much easier! She gave us a schedule and supported us as we worked through it. She was always there to answer questions and offer suggestions. Her support could not have been better, and as a first time Mom, her caring support  was exactly what I needed. With Robina’s help, we have become more relaxed and confident parents, so much so that we decided to have another baby! I will be following Robina’s advice for our new addition also. Thank you, Nanny Robina! Xoxo

Lisa

Toddler Shenanigans

Thank you so much Nanny Robina, for making the drive to speak to us in Kitchener! We had a lot of parents out to hear ideas on how to deal with ‘Toddler Shenanigans’. Most of the parents who attended have twins so suggestions on dealing with biting, eating, time outs and tantrums were welcome with open ears. We loved the laid back and humorous, yet firm approach Robina takes with toddlers to ensure everyone in the family stays happy and healthy! Thank you for all your insight, experience and ideas shared with the group. We will most definitely be welcoming you back next year!

Sleep

Before Nanny Robina, I could barely function. I can remember watching Nanny Robina on Cityline a few years ago. Never did I think I’d actually use, let alone think she would save my life.
I have twin girls- 7 months….two babies with two different set of needs. I was barely surviving. Little to no sleep. A good day was if one of our girls slept 1 hour for a nap and they both slept 5-6 hours at night. I was spending all of my afternoon trying to get one of my girls down for a nap while rocking, soother in her mouth and singing to her…hoping as I placed her down she wouldn’t wake.
I had no clue what I was doing, I was crying everyday at some point. I had no “free”/”down” time throughout the day. 
Finally I had enough. I emailed Nanny Robina one early morning and her quick response had me feeling better. Nanny Robina’s genuine personality, her constant help and support saved our lives…our marriage and gave us some of our sanity back!
I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do everything that she was telling us to do, I was hesitant but after giving Nanny Robina control of my twin girls sleep and feeding schedule – My husband and I are now sleeping through the night and we have two happy, healthy baby girls. So, THANK YOU NANNY ROBINA! 
Kate Bellon
After four months of “thinking” that our daughters sleep patterns were normal and accepting that our sleep would never be the same again, we brought Nanny Robin in for a sleep consult.  In reviewing the information we provided, Robina was able to determine that our daughter was NOT sleeping as much as she should be and 15 minutes did not qualify as a good nap!  In providing us with a sleep routine which we put into motion that very same night and have only made minor tweaks to over the last 2.5 years, we were back to sleeping through the entire night and everyone is more rested, happy and energetic as a result.  My husband and I both remember that next morning, waking up and looking at the clock: it was after 7am and our daughter was still asleep!!  Thanks to Robina we now have the wonderful gift of sleep and a great routine that has stood the test of time.
Lori

Our son, now 10 months old, had never been a fantastic sleeper. We began sleep training when he was 4.5 months, which worked well at the time. Over time, his ability to self-soothe completely disappeared. By 9 months, he was waking (screaming bloody murder) anywhere from 5 to 15 times per night. We figured it was the dreaded separation anxiety everyone talks about, so we tried to ride it out. After two weeks, the night waking’s become unbearable. Desperately seeking rest, we decided to try co-sleeping. We co-slept for just over a week, and it soon became the only way he would sleep at night. I sought advice from a friend, who put us in contact with Nanny Robina. Within a week of working with her, he was sleeping 10 to 12 hours at night in his crib. He still wakes for a moment here and there, but is learning to put himself back down without intervention from mom and dad. He is well on his way to a consistent eating and sleeping schedule, and we couldn’t be more relieved. We are extremely grateful to Nanny Robina. As they say, a happy family is a rested family.

Jennifer and Derrick

Gift of Sleep

I first saw nanny Robina 3 years ago during a sleep seminar. What can I say about her, she saved my sanity in that first year. I was able to start my son off right when it came to getting enough sleep, and cues to put himself to sleep. He’s learned how to self soothe and was a really happy baby because he was well rested. Since then I have taken her fussy foodies and toddler shenanigans seminars with the same success. She has been very helpful to me since then on Facebook, and I’ve even taken her sleep seminar again to refresh my memory for my daughter who is now 4 months.  As an early childhood educator, I know how important a proper sleep and nutrition schedule can be.  Thank you nanny Robina for the gift of sleep and sanity, I refer all of my friends and family to you and have had positive feedback as well.
Heather Hallihan RECE
It took months of nightly routine torture before we said enough is enough, our family can’t keep going on this way. Our son was 14.5 months old and would not sleep. Ever! Would fight naps, would take us hours at night of convincing and rocking to get him down, just to have him wake every few hours like a newborn would. We seeked out help from doctors, pediatricians, naturopaths and osteopaths. We were convinced it had to be a something medical keeping him from sleeping. Our first child slept through the night as of 2 months old so this was all new to us.. finally after getting nowhere I told my husband I was contacting nanny Robina, he didn’t have to agree but he had to go along with it.. I wish I would have done it sooner.
Nanny Robina replied within 30 minutes of my first email, scheduled our Skype date and the rest just fell into place.
I was telling myself that this was just him, that he was just not a good sleeper.. but within 3 days of back and forth with nanny Robina and some sleep training (CIO) he had slept his first full night. I still remember that first night. I looked at the monitor after just minutes of putting him down and he was sleeping.. not a peep not a fuss. I was so overwhelmed with the possibility of positive changes that I cried tears of joy. Our family could finally start to enjoy our evenings again, my husband and I could enjoy quiet time again and I could finally have a few hours to myself where I could recharge and simply unwind. It took work and persistence but with the daily help from Nanny Robina we finally have a daily / nightly routine. I can’t thank her enough. She was there every step of the way. Never made us feel like we were alone in this journey.. our lives are forever changed and we are forever grateful.
Linda Sallows - Skype consult

Support

Robina made our life so much easier! She gave us a schedule and supported us as we worked through it. She was always there to answer questions and offer suggestions. Her support could not have been better, and as a first time Mom, her caring support  was exactly what I needed. With Robina’s help, we have become more relaxed and confident parents, so much so that we decided to have another baby! I will be following Robina’s advice for our new addition also. Thank you, Nanny Robina! Xoxo
Lisa Rimmel