I recently worked with a client who was so kind in writing about their experience in working with me, Amazing Little Sleeper! Their sweet twin boys (6 months) are now Amazing Little Sleepers!
Read their story:
On night one, the boys screamed for 3 1/2 hours before they fell asleep. Yes, you read that right! For the first two hours, we went in every 15 minutes (our chosen method). One would quiet down for awhile, but he would start back up when his brother didn’t stop screaming. We finally decided that going in wasn’t working for them, so we stopped. They started calming down soon after. Once they were asleep, we had multiple night wakings before midnight. They slept a six hour stretch from 12-6 after I fed them. If we didn’t have Val’s support, we could never have done that first night! We would have rescued them not knowing if we were doing the right thing.
The second night, it only took them 1 hour to fall asleep, although we had one stretch in the night where they cried for an hour and a half. Again, they slept from 12-6.
The third night there were no tears at bedtime and no night wakings. We ended up waking them at 1:00 because I was needing to nurse. They then slept until 7:00! Night four, they again went to bed with no fight. They woke up at 2:50am to feed. Night five, they woke once to feed.
Their naps have also adjusted. They have been sleeping the exact stretches Val recommends and falling asleep with no tears. Alicia’s calm demeanor and consistency have been crucial for making this happen during the day.
The amount of sleep we’re all getting is obviously the best part. I feel refreshed and energized! But, there are other wonderful things that we have figured out. Our family time has actually increased, rather than decreased. We are leaving school earlier to get home. We don’t work on supper, do homework, or do any housework until after the boys are in bed. They also no longer nap in the evenings, which means more time together. Our time is quality family time.
Also, bedtime is no longer stressful. The way we used to do it, Zach was wrestling one baby in one room while I wrestled the other in a different room. Then, we’d finally get them down only to have them wake up soon after. I had a lot of anxiety about bedtime. Now, bedtime is a family affair. It is peaceful and it’s a special time for all of us. We sit in their room together. Monroe reads to the boys during their bottles. Then we all sing songs and give kisses. I love ending their day this way!
After the boys are in bed, we have time with just Monroe. After Monroe’s in bed an hour later, we actually have adult time, something that hasn’t existed for the last six months.
I am on cloud 9! I feel like I have been given my life back! I am a better, happier mom, wife, and teacher with less stress and more sleep. I am so glad we contacted Val!
Amazing Little Sleeper, you are my hero!”
- – Erin, mother of 6 month old twins
Through her informative and supportive blog posts and one-on-one help, she’s here to guide your child into restorative naps and peaceful nights - while making you wonder why you didn’t contact her sooner.
When she’s not consulting?You’ll find her hanging with her 2 children, getting her sweat on at the gym or baking and indulging in warm ooey-googey chocolate-chip cookies….hobbies that balance each other out!
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