Reaching out for help with your little ones sleep is a big decision. Choosing a Sleep Consultant is an equally important one. One of my lovely past clients has shared her experience of working with me to give you an insight into what a 1-2-1 consultation is like.
Catherine booked in for a consultation when her son, Cahair, was 17 months old and was in a situation many of us have found ourselves in; tired, recently returned to work and wishing for Cahair to get better quality of sleep.
When did you realise you needed help?
I knew for a long time I needed help, however when I returned to work I just couldn’t manage anymore. Cahair was co-sleeping, waking every 45mins to feed. He would only fall asleep by being fed to sleep or us pushing him in the pushchair. He had routine and was in bed for 7pm every evening however he could never stay asleep and I was the only person that could get him back over to sleep. I was physically and mentally exhausted and the day I reached out to Rosey was a day I sat crying because everyone else’s babies slept except mine! Honestly, I felt like I was failing at being a mum.
What was your biggest fear about tackling your little one’s sleep?
Crying- I genuinely thought I would damage him for life if I let him cry at any stage. Also, what if it didn’t work… because everything else we had bought/ tried hadn’t worked.
How quickly did you start to see results from your plan?
I put the plan in place exactly as Rosey said and we have stuck to it ever since. I put the plan in place exactly as Rosey said and we have stuck to it ever since. By day three Cahair was sleeping through in his own room. We had stopped feeding at night time which Rosey also helped with. Down to one feed a day which was the morning feed.
What was the best thing about working with a sleep consultant?
Having the support from a professional to help guide me and reassure me with my worries. Not only did Rosey help with the sleep issues, by the time Cahair was 18months he was done breastfeeding which was something I wanted to stop when I spoke to Rosey. Cahair now asks to go to bed with his Elmo toy that we introduced as a comforter. He gives his kisses and goes to sleep.
Having a sleep consultant gave me the confidence to do what I needed to do that would benefit us all. Close friends and family have all said it was the best thing I have ever done.
How would you describe the experience?
This is the best thing I have ever done!!! My only regret is I didn’t do it sooner. My husband is back sleeping in our bedroom, we have managed a night away as a couple. I don’t feel the mum guilt if I take a few hours away as I know he happily settles and doesn’t need me to do that anymore. It has been life changing.
Has it affected your confidence as a parent?
It has had such a positive effect, I received so many unhelpful comments that it was my fault! In the end I isolated myself away from friends as I felt my parenting was being judged for having a baby that didn’t sleep. I was even told by a health professional ” I was beyond help”
I now tell EVERYONE I got a sleep consultant and how it was the best thing I ever did…
Would you recommend Just Chill Baby Sleep to others?
YES, YES AND YESSSSSSS!!!! Rosey is an angel in disguise!