Experiences of Millpond sleep clinic/advisory service?

(4 Posts)
ladypop Fri 28-Jun-13 01:18:08

Just that really! We are considering paying for their services for our 3.5yr old DS who has a few sleep 'issues'! Wondered if anyone has used them and what your experiences were.

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 28-Jun-13 21:42:51

Not used them now. Our DS didn't sleep at this age but his was medical, but you do have my sympathy.

What problems do you have? Have you tried the NCSS for toddlers and preschoolers. Might be a cheaper option smile

fishoutofchlorinatedwater Fri 28-Jun-13 22:02:28

Used Millpond twice, although both times with younger children. Worked a treat for DC1, who went from a dreadful sleeper to sleeping through the night within about a fortnight (I chose a non cc option), and has done so ever since. Worked a little bit for DC2, but he then regressed at the next possible opportunity (illness / teething / full moon...) so can't say that we saw a long term improvement. That said, I am a bit of a soft touch where he is concerned so probably didn't follow their advice to the letter, and he fundamentally doesn't seem to need sleep.

CinnabarRed Fri 28-Jun-13 22:11:45

Can't praise them enough.

DS1 used to suffer from up to a dozen night-terrors. We had a formal diagnosis from a very well respected paediatrician, who said DS1's parasomnias were amongst the most severe he'd encountered and that our only hope was that he could grow out of them by 9 (diagnosed aged 4) but that we should prepare ourselves that he probably wouldn't. And could well add sleep walking to the list so we'd better buy some window locks PDQ.

In desperation we self-referred to Millpond. Our consultant was amazing. DS1's night terrors are still present, but reduced to perhaps one per week (from ten or so per night). Her advice contradicted everything my instincts were screaming out to do, but by God she was right.

I'd recommend them to absolutely anyone.

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