I remember plucking up the courage to venture out with my son to a baby group. Whilst I was expecting everyone to look as dishevelled as me and to smell of sick, all the other mums appeared to have it together and beam about how well their baby slept and how easy and wonderful motherhood was. I immediately felt the odd one out because my son did not sleep... Ever....
Not only did he not sleep anywhere other than in my arms, he was sick all day due to his reflux.
I felt like I was the only one who had a baby that didn’t sleep, and that there was something wrong with him. What I didn’t realise was that those mothers weren’t being particularly honest about sleep, and that there was such a stigma about babies and sleep. When I finally found someone to help with my son’s sleep it was a complete game changer, I finally started to enjoy motherhood! I couldn’t believe mothers were suffering with sleep deprivation and being judged on seeking help.
I became so passionate about sleep when I saw all of the benefits from a good night’s sleep, not just for my son, but as a family.
I have worked with families for 12 years who have experienced the worst effects of sleep deprivation, during sensitive times of their lives and in a vulnerable position. I can give you the confidence, and work with you supporting you to tackle sleep situations from new-borns to older children in beds.
Bedtimes don’t have to be a battle, and you don’t have to suffer on your own.