The sleepless nights can be over!

Having a newborn is both an exhilarating and exhausting experience. Nights of broken sleep can lead to exhaustion and take the joy out of what parents have imagined to be a wonderful time in their lives. For those who have multiples, a preemie or a baby with special medical needs, or demanding careers that don’t allow for a long parental leave, this stress can feel overwhelming.

More and more new parents are enlisting the support of professionals who have experience with newborns and who can help with developing healthy sleep habits. Melissa O’Neill is the founder of Newborn Nightingales and a former labor and delivery and neonatal intensive care nurse who worked with newborns for over twelve years before starting the company in 2012. She now has more than two dozen practitioners working with her to help through babies’ challenging first weeks.  To learn more about Melissa, click here.


“Hiring Newborn Nightingales was the best thing I did as a new mom – for two reasons.  One, it allowed me to ensure sleep and thus a positive attitude and energy with which to attend my baby.  Two, I learned so much valuable help about sleep and taking care of her; with the self soothing techniques and sleep schedule Darby was reliably sleeping through the night at 6 weeks.  People are amazed when I tell them that!”

Ellie Q.

“This journey into motherhood has been one of the most difficult things I’ve ever experienced! Out of everyone that I encountered and everyone that I spoke to, you were the only person that gave me the confidence, knowledge, and hope that I so desperately needed. I felt like I had hit rock bottom, and you were that hand that reached down to pull me up. I will forever be grateful to you for that, and I’m so glad I found you. You didn’t just help me guide my baby to better sleep. You gave me so much more than that. I don’t think I can ever express what you’ve done for us, but the best thing I can do is recommend you every chance I get! Thank you so very much!!!”


“Our experience was great. As first time parents we were beyond overwhelmed and had no idea what we were doing. Our Nightingale spent plenty of time talking with us and explaining how sleep training works and why it’s effective. We also love having a daytime schedule to help guide us to how often our baby should be sleeping/eating/playing. We read a lot of books before becoming parents, but I think we forgot all of it once the baby came! This was a great hands on way for us to learn what our baby needs and how we can have a happy baby and happy parents!”

Kelly and Jared H.

“Melissa was so educated and informative in the area of sleep medicine and the newborn. She was able to educate us on the intricacies of sleep and baby’s brain. We were able to get our 6 week old on a healthy sleep and nap schedule that was beneficial for both her and our family. Our experience as 2nd time parents using a sleeping consultant for the first time was incredible. We would recommend Melissa and Newborn Nightingales to anyone looking for help.”

Jessica F.

“Thank you, Melissa! Your truly have the best group of ladies…Its so nice to be able to rest knowing that your baby is in great hands.”

Lisa W.

“Our baby slept through the night in her own bed and has slept through the night EVERY NIGHT since.”

Michelle and David C.

“As first time parents, we were frankly nervous and unsure of how we would be able to care for our little one when we took him home.  We struggled during his first 2 weeks.  When he was not sleeping or eating, he was generally fussy and crying. At night, we struggled with inconsolable wakings.  Tom did some research and found the Newborn Nightingales and thought we’d give it a try to regain some sanity! Melissa was prompt in her communications and sent us Rikki’s resume.  We were put at ease given her experience so we booked Rikki for 3 nights a week.  From the first night, Rikki was friendly, positive, and capable. She left detailed notes in the journal, apprised me of Jonah’s night, and always cleaned up baby’s bottles in the morning.  But most importantly, she took good care of Jonah, listened to me, and was always willing to give advice. We always looked forward to Rikki’s nights because we knew Jonah was in good hands, which left us to take care of ourselves and sleep!!! We found out Jonah had tied lip and tongue, so he underwent the frenectomy.  This required mouth stretching exercises every few hours, even at night.  Rikki took on this task on her nights and helped us through baby’s healing period. Under Rikki’s care, she helped us get Jonah to sleep through the nights.  NN was also great in that scheduling was easy and that Melissa had other qualified nightingales available in the rare instances that our primary nightingale was unavailable.  Crissi helped us out a handful of times and she was also wonderful. Jonah slept so well when she was here! Newborn Nightingales was a game changer for us and I have recommended them to other new/expecting moms!!”

Tina M.

“Thank you so much for coming over!! Seriously, you were the answer to our prayers! He’s doing so good so far…right on schedule.”

Claudia G.

“As a first time Mom I had no clue the extent of caring for a newborn. I am beyond grateful that Newborn Nightingales exists! I am a better Mom because of the knowledge, encouragement and help provided by Newborn Nightingales. Initially I requested 3 weeks of the services, and once week 3 came (FAST!) I just couldn’t part with my Night Nurse – so I finally broke up with her when my baby was 8 weeks. I recommend Newborn Nightingales to all Mommas out there! Not only do you get somewhat of better rest, but the reassurance that they are caring for your baby and serve as a wonderful teacher to make you the best Mom you can be to your baby.”

Christina E.

“Thank you so much for all that you have done for me. It has been so helpful to have another mom as a sounding board. You have saved me some sleepless nights and I really appreciate it.”

Julie W.

“I want to say that your organization has helped my daughter and grandson so much. Your schedule system and support you have given them is remarkable.  She, as a new mother was completely distraught with her reflux baby and needed help that I did not have the skill or knowledge to give her.  I am so glad I found Newborn Nightingales.”

Susan S.

“Thank you so much for helping us get our nighttime sleep back!  It has been such a nice change.  We sincerely appreciate the tips that have so quickly helped Luke!  He’s even happier now!”

Jenna W.

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Featured speaker for the bump, baby & beyond event in Dallas, 2014

Featured speaker for the Dallas Mom’s Blog Bloom Event 2016 & 2017

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