Thank goodness, we found Jen [My NewBorn] the baby sleep specialist! My 11-month old baby was waking up 10 times a night! He was in my bed and I was up and down all night, having to replace his dummy, sing, pat, and stay with him while he fell asleep. I felt like I spent my entire days and nights trying to put my baby to sleep. It took hours!
Most nights he would wake up to party for at least 2 hour blocks. This then meant he woke up at 9 or 10am. His daily routine was a complete mess, and so were our lives. I dreaded nighttime — how many wakes would there be tonight and for how long? I was terrified and a nervous wreck. I honestly prayed every night for a sleeping miracle to happen.
I took my baby to the Tresillian sleep school for 6 months, but I really did not like how they did things there. There was no explanation on what we were doing or why. I was made to press the buzzer when I needed help. I felt very lost there. I also googled HEAPS of baby sleep settling methods and read heaps about baby sleep in the hope I could try to figure it out on my own. But none of this worked. I knew we needed professional help from a real and professional baby sleep specialist. And that’s how I found Jen.
I was really hesitant at first. Reading all her reviews about how all those babies she worked with slept through the night in just days. I could NEVER imagine my baby sleeping through the night! But I had to give it a try! I mean what have I got to lose? Well, hundreds of dollars. Yes but if it really works, then it’s well worth it!
My baby was co-sleeping and had all of the sleep associations you can imagine (dummy, rocking, feeding to sleep, patting, singing), so Jen suggested we do things really gradually and slowly so it wasn’t too stressful on him. I couldn’t believe it! In just three nights, we started to slowly see little tweaks that made so much difference. Unbelievable!!!
After 3 days, my whole family could see, hear, and feel the difference! Then a week passed, 2 weeks passed and my baby finally slept through the night. Hallelujah, my prayers have finally been answered! My baby who needed a dummy, who was co-sleeping with me on my bed, who I had to constantly sing and pat to sleep now goes to sleep without the dummy, without me singing and patting and in his own cot!
It wasn’t smooth sailing! It was tough. But to me it was short-term pain for long-term gain, and we got there in the end! Jen was patient and supportive all the way through. Thank you Jen. You are a baby sleep specialist lifesaver. Why did I not find you earlier?!