I loved this class! 1st It’s the only class I had seen where i could take my child under 6 months. For me i am away from all family it was so nice to be able to ask questions and get answers from moms in a group. But the best part was massaging my baby, i have to bottle feed and though for us that is a time for bonding to be able to touch him and bond this way with him is truly special. I get to look into his eyes and comfort him in a new way. It also has taught me to calm down, relax and breathe during this time too.
I decided to call Ronee when I finished reading yet another “sleep” book. Each book, blog, support group, peer and yes…even strangers’ advice ALL contradicted each other. The difference in opinions and styles of sleep training had me completely confused if and where to begin this crazy journey. I knew I needed someone who was going to walk me step by step through the process and help me as difficulties came up. I knew I also needed someone who was going to be patient and kind and who was going to listen to me. Ronee was all that and more! I loved the fact that she has a background in infant/child development and is a certified lactation specialist. Ronee helped easily guide me through this thing called “sleep training”. It was huge knowing she was just a phone call or text message away. She helped give me the confidence needed to assist my baby girl to get the sleep she was lacking. Since Ronee’s help I have gained my nights back to get things done and spend time with my husband! I can now officially say that my daughter is a wonderful sleeper!!! She has been so happy now that she is getting the sleep she needs! I will definitely be reaching out to Ronee as things come up in the future. If you have been thinking about using Ronee as your Sleep Consultant…Just Do It! It will change your life for the better! I promise!
Ronee really helped me! I was barely sleeping four hours a night at the beginning of this program. After the first week I already noticed improved sleep and feeling more rested. As the weeks progressed not only my sleep improved but my energy too. I felt happier because I was not constantly tired. The goals are easy to understand and follow too. I will definitely be recommending her services to friends.
Ronee took a lot of time to cover everything that needed to be covered. She researched things she needed to know more about and gave me articles as well. I love that the outlined plan is saved for future reference.
My husband and I attended the Breastfeeding and Sleep one-on-one sessions in the comfort of our own home. There was A LOT of information. So much that it was a bit overwhelming IN A GOOD WAY! There wasn’t any fear that we wouldn’t retain all the information because we knew that we would be receiving all the information shortly after the session completed. I get to refer back to all the information at my leisure, but it was extremely useful to have it explained and have the ability to ask questions as soon as I thought of them. Highly recommend!
Isn’t it funny how we, as parents, focus on our baby’s sleep? Other parents ask us if our baby is a good sleeper; we read books about positive sleep habits; we invest in items like swings, bouncers, and rockers to help our little one sleep; and, we know that, when our baby is cranky and crying, it is often because she is over-tired. However, for as much as we care about our baby’s sleep and pay attention to our baby’s sleep, we fail to do so for ourselves. Why is this?! We, as parents, realize that our children are cranky, tired, and more likely to get sick when they are not getting enough sleep; yet, we fail to make the same association for ourselves and we fail at making sure we get enough sleep. After a full year of feeling run-down, tired, and honestly a little sad, I finally said, “Enough is enough. I NEED sleep. I cannot get through one more week without it.”
My daughter was 12 months old, she was still nursing every 1-2 hours at night (and during the day), she would only sleep in her swing or in bed with me, AND I had a three year old to take care of during the day. Let’s talk about insanity! After interviewing a couple sleep consultants (and reading reviews like this), my husband and I decided to give Ronee’s Sleeptastic services a try. Well, guess what? It’s been two weeks and my daughter now goes to bed around the same time every night, sleeps for 11-12 hours straight in her crib without so much as a peep, and takes regular, long naps! Even better? I am no longer trapped in the house every night by my darling breastfeeding baby; my husband and I have started going on dates again! Believe me- staying in and going to bed to sleep all night long with no interruptions is also a glorious feeling! Dear mother or father who is reading this, stop putting yourself last. You really do deserve sleep, too; and, you truly will feel like a brand-new, happier, energized person when you get it. The best part is- it’s achievable. You would hire a personal trainer if you were struggling to meet your fitness goals, right? It’s time to hire a sleep consultant to meet your sleep goals. Your baby will thank you for it, too; a full night’s sleep feels good to EVERYONE. One more thing- I believe in attachment parenting. This is probably why I waited a whole year to contact Ronee; I was so afraid of letting my baby cry and had heard horror stories about the damages of sleep training.
Sleeptastic Solutions is NOT the type of sleep training one needs to fear. Our sleep plan actually involved us comforting our daughter every step of the way through presence, touch, and verbal reassurance. Yes, there was a little bit of crying; but, parenting comes with crying- my daughter also cries when she receives vaccinations, when I am tending to her older brother and cannot pick her up that exact moment, and even when I am changing her diaper at times. I am not going to stop doing all of these healthy and normal things because she cries. Do not let the fear of a little crying prevent you from seeking out a wonderful resource to help your family have better nights and, consequently, better days! Ronee is just amazing at what she does. She is confident, well-spoken, organized, kind, helpful, and truly cares about the well-being of your child. I recommend her a thousand times over to anyone struggling because their child is not sleeping. In fact, my husband calls Ronee’s sleep services the “best money he has ever spent”. Call and make a consultation today; thank me later!
“About 3 weeks ago, I wiped my tears of frustration and fatigue long enough to search the internet for a sleep consultant. Our girl is 10 months old. We attempted sleep training on our own by purchasing “The Sleep Sense Program,” when she was 6 months old. It was semi-successful because it got her out of our bed (we co-slept for 6 months) and it helped us establish an early bedtime and routine but after 4 months of travel, family visits, colds, teething, and many other transitions, we needed help. Our daughter would only be nursed or rocked to sleep. This worked for a while but gradually it no longer worked. I’d nurse her and as soon as I put her in her crib, she’d cry and would not go back to sleep until she was in my arms again. My husband would rock her to sleep and that worked for a while but eventually the night-wakings increased, the daytime naps diminished and we were left with a tired, cranky girl and tired parents. I used to feel so anxious before I went to bed at night because I never knew what to expect. My husband and I would joke that it was best to just stay up all night because our girl would certainly be up every hour or two. Even worse, we were running out of ways to get her to go back to sleep…other than me nursing her all night. As new parents, everyone told us that we just wouldn’t get sleep so just accept it or that she would eventually outgrow it. I was not convinced. I told myself before I just accept a chronically tired family and all the frustration that comes along with it, I was going to try one more thing- a sleep consultant. I had no idea how much it would cost us or what was involved but it didn’t matter to me. I knew there had to be a better way to live and enjoy our precious girl. I found Ronee Welch from a random Google search. I selected her because she was affiliated with the Sleep Sense Program, which we were familiar with and she lived in our state (although that is not required because worked with her remotely via phone, e-mail, and texts.) She called me back the same day. During our first conversation, I felt better simply because she heard me. She understood what was happening and was confident that we could work together to fix it. I was sold.
That week, we completed the preliminary paper work and started the program the following Friday. We wanted to start right away. Some may wonder why we would pay someone when we could follow the book ourselves. To us, Ronee’s guidance has had many benefits. First, she held us accountable. Our baby was not the only one who needed to be trained..we did too. We had to be consistent and stick to the plan. Having regular phone calls with Ronee (and she always called on time) made us accountable and consistent. Another advantage of having Ronee was that it put us (my husband and I) on the same page because we heard the information together. When we did sleep training the first time, I read the book and he took instructions from me, which was ineffective over time because it was based on my interpretation and his implementation. Ronee also gave us instructions when a situation didn’t fit the script. The book is great under the perfect circumstances but we were lost when something happened that the book didn’t address. Ronee was able to troubleshoot any situation even via text or e-mail. During the 10 day program, I would text her and tell her what happened and she’d give me advice, on the spot. This was very valuable. In just 2 weeks, we are all happier and healthier. The night wakings went away after 3 nights in the program. Our girl sleeps for 12-13 hours at night and has 2 naps per day. She wakes up smiling and playing. I was worried about her crying and she no longer cries at night. When I walk up to the crib at night, she literally leans her body towards it to get in…I still deem it a miracle. I’ve taken so many pictures of her sleep because I am so amazed.
As for the parents, we have started dating again (yay). Since she’s in bed by 7pm, we’ve been able to hire a sitter for a few hours while we have an outing. I’ve resumed daily exercise and yoga which I love but did not seem appealing when I was extremely tired. I could barely drive because I was tired. My husband has more energy at work and has no more need for Red Bulls. He travels and drives a lot so sleep is a necessity, not a luxury. Last but not least, working with Ronee has made us more confident parents. The day care that our girl attended was not supportive of her sleep and we had the confidence to remove her from there and bring her back home. We have also made tough decisions around family events to preserve her rest and to us it is worth it. Our family’s health and happiness is immeasurable. THANK YOU RONEE for changing our lives!”
Working with Ronee on my adult sleep issues was absolutely a pleasure! She’s so helpful and patient and knowledgeable. She provides you with a realistic plan to help you to identify your barriers to great sleep! Even if you’re skeptical as to if she can fix all of your sleep challenges…you owe it to yourself to allow her to try to help! Over the time that I’ve worked with Ronee, I’ve seen a significant improvement in how quickly I fall asleep at night and I sleep longer nights more often! I’m so thankful for Ronee’s coaching and support!
Ronee really helped me with my b/g twins! They were just 8 weeks old when I called her for help. I was exhausted with not only feeding them every few hours but then they wouldn’t sleep much by themselves. One always wanted to be held and the other would only sleep in her rock-n-play. Ronee worked with us to understand newborn sleep and gave us a plan to make immediate changes. It was a gentle plan that helped us move the twins to their own cribs (what we asked for) and get them sleeping on their own. By the end of the program we were down to just one night feed because they stopped waking up for the other ones! To say we were happy is an understatement! I highly recommend Ronee for help with newborns!