Jen is an incredible gentle sleep specialist and here’s why…
Our little girl (3.5yo) was the worst of sleepers. She would not sleep unless one of the parents or her sister was with her, even then she would still wake up crying 3-4 times a night until eventually she would end up in our bed (3-4am). It also took 1-1.5hrs for her bedtime routine from shower to sleeping every night, which would take one of us out for that whole time, making every night a mission.
After researching on YouTube, reading blogs, and just wishing things would be better, we tried various techniques to have her settle faster, by herself, without tears, without headlocks, or without protesting, but she kept just ending up in our bed either out of exhaustion and/ or just not knowing if we were doing the right thing.
In comes Mary Poppins (Jen, our gentle sleep specialist) floating down with her umbrella. After our initial consultation, we knew straight away we were in the right place, but we still could not imagine our little girl settling by herself. It all seemed like such an impossible task.
Jen gave us a detailed structure of what to expect, gave us strict instructions on what to do and how long it would take. I geared myself up and went to war. The first few nights went surprisingly well, then the next stage was absolutely brutal, enough to make a grown man cry. It was the moment where Neo got shot by Agent Smith in the Matrix before he reached the phone. We all thought it was game over. Morpheus Jen assured us that this was absolutely normal otherwise we would have raised the white flag after the first night of ‘regression’..
She was right. It took a few more nights of battling in the trenches, but with Jens guidance, we eventually made our way out, and like Neo, we rose from the dead and were all of a sudden freed to the other side.
Fast forward 3 weeks and our little girl is now going to sleep herself (I can just say goodnight and walk out of the room), and when she wakes at night, she settles herself without us even getting out of the bed! This is the dream. Thank you so much Jen, and we recommend your gentle sleep specialist services 100%. To anyone who is on the fence, do yourself a favour and get your time and sleep back. It’s worth every cent.
To quote the late Muhammad Ali: gen“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
Now I hold the belt.