Our 17 month old son was waking up throughout the night. Our nighttime routine was bath, bottle, rocking our baby to sleep, and slowly putting him in his crib (praying he doesn’t wake). Every time he woke up we ran into the room to pick him up and rock him back to sleep. We were doing this about 3-6 times a night! My husband and I both work crazy schedules. We were losing our minds. I made every excuse for all the night wakings. He’s hungry, teething, etc. We were all SO tired and grouchy.
My husband had finally had enough and wanted to sleep train our son. I told him to do some research and we would discuss it. He found Pam, and had a consultation over the phone with her and was sold. My husband first wanted the virtual consultation, but then decided on the Sleep Nanny Overnight package. I thought it was a huge investment, it wouldn’t work, and we would be wasting our money. I was not a believer. There was no way this was going to work. I didn’t want to sleep train our baby because I thought he would outgrow the night wakings. Most of all I was afraid and anxious of the all the crying that was going to be involved. I didn’t want our son to feel sad and scared. The thought of having a stranger come into our home to help our baby sleep was just weird.
Jessica was our Sleep Angel. She was so sweet and personable. I felt comfortable with her, and she was a delight to have in our home. She educated us and everything she said made sense. I know I needed to be open minded and trust her for this to work. The first night was a bit rough. Our baby did cry, but he was never alone. Each night after got better. We started this journey in July and it has been amazing. He is now sleeping about 11-12 hours a night. If he does wake up, he knows how to self soothe and put himself back to sleep. Our new nighttime routine is bath, story time, songs, we put him awake in his crib, and he puts himself to sleep. The naps were the hardest in the beginning, but now it’s taking him about 5-10 minutes to fall asleep. He is taking anywhere from 1.5-3 hour naps. All the tools Pam and Jessica gave us are being used daily. We are happier well rested parents, and our son is loving his new routine. My husband will say this is the best money he’s ever spent!
A month later we took our baby to Maui for over a week. I thought being in a hotel and sleeping in a playpen would make it difficult for him. He slept like a champ. He was able to adjust easily while traveling. #happysleeping #supersleepers 😴 😴 😴