Our little girl hadn’t been the best sleeper, but it was manageable. It started out with one or two night feeds, which weren’t too bad because she would always fall back to sleep, but around 6 months she got sick and wouldn’t fall asleep unless she was being rocked; this continued for the next few months even after she got better. It became a huge issue when she would wake as soon as we put her in the crib, or moments after leaving the room. We wanted her to sleep, so we would hold her while she napped or through out the night. Our little 9 month old was getting enough rest, but we were completely sleep deprived. After getting 8 hours of sleep in 4 nights, we decided it was time to call Shan, who had been recommended by our friends. We followed her plan and after night 2 our little girl was sleeping through the night! Everything was good up until night 10, when I had to leave the room after putting her down; our little girl clued in and refused to go to sleep. This was the first time Shan had seen this reaction at night 10, but assured us that we could make it work. Her confidence and steady plan made us ready for the next steps. She continued to work with us past the initial two weeks and only a few days later our little one was not only sleeping from 7 pm to 7 am, but she was going down for her nap and bedtime on her own in a matter of minutes! Shan’s solution make our little girl a great sleeper and happy baby, as well as a great eater. We are still amazed it worked and wonder why we didn’t call her sooner!
Brooke & Colin, Calgary, AB