We welcomed a twin boy and girl into our family in June 2014 and spent the next 9 months living in a state of chronic sleep deprivation. The twins were waking up four to five times per night each. I was keeping our little girl in the master bedroom and my husband was staying in the nursery with our son. When separating them didn’t help and we’d exhausted every other strategy we knew that worked with our older son, we felt helpless and hopeless. I despised nighttime at our house because it was so endless, lonely and exhausting. My husband worked full time from the time the twins came home, so he was working all day on no sleep just as I was caring for the twins and our toddler on no sleep. It was not safe for anyone and we were miserable. At the end of our ropes we contacted Shan to see if she could help us.
She listened to our frustrations and collected specific information at the start about we were doing and how our twins were responding. If we agreed to implement her strategies she reassured us that we would notice a substantial improvement within the first week and the difference would life changing within two weeks. I have to admit, while on board I was skeptical that the change would be so immediate and significant. I’m happy to report that her promises were absolutely accurate. Within the first five nights both babies were sleeping through the night with little to no intervention. Within two weeks we had a whole new life! We could put our babies down in their cribs at bedtime, leave the room and not have to return for 12 hours! In addition to the life altering change with nighttime sleeping, the babies were napping during the day with just as much ease within two weeks as well. They are just short of 13 months right now and we have followed the strategies consistently. Our babies continue to nap in the day and sleep at nighttime without issue. I cannot recommend Shan enough! Our only regret is that we did not contact her much, much earlier and save ourselves 9 months of misery.
Liana, Chestermere, AB