When my second baby arrived, I thought I had the sleep thing covered; after all my daughter had always been a great sleeper, and I had this stuff down. How wrong was I?
As a new-born I would feed him at bedtime but instead of him drifting off into a nice peaceful slumber he would finish, look more awake than before, and stare up at me as if to say "so, now what?"…
…..and I would think to myself "yes, NOW WHAT?!"
I honestly didn’t know what to do or who ask.
When he would wake in the night, to stop him crying I would try feeding him again. Sometimes this would work and get him back dozing, but more often than not he would just wake up again moments later, and then stay awake for hours until the sun came up.
Those few months felt like years, I can tell you.
I was very close to booking in with a BSTN consultant to get advice when I saw an opportunity to train as one. This got me thinking, why not actually learn the skills so I can help myself and then help others too?
After just one night of applying the techniques that I learned in my training, I didn’t have to attend to him once.
He had achieved what I thought was the impossible, he had slept 7pm to 7am....more importantly from that day forward has continued to do this!
With more of my evenings (and more of energy) back I also managed to convince my daughter to sleep happily in her own bed again, and stay there all night without waking, too.
I am now passionate about spreading the word so that we as mothers realise that getting no sleep does not have to go hand in hand with having a new baby and you should not have to dread bedtimes or naptimes - it really doesn't have to be a battle & can become a lovely, happy, quality parent and child time.
If any of this resonates with you then please get in touch.
I offer a complete non-judgemental approach and will work closely with you, listening and creating a bespoke sleep plan for your family’s individual situation.
My methods are gentle and designed to help support you and your child every step of the way to ensure that you and your little ones get a (very important) good night's sleep.
To find out how I can help you with a FREE 15 minute consultation by phone or zoom, please email me.
Love Julia x