Meghan from Tennessee

I have twin girls that are 17 months old and hardly slept! One wouldn’t sleep unless she was in bed with us, and the other would sleep in her bed till around 2ish then wanted in bed with us. I really was skeptical to go purchase a package for sleep training. I questioned myself so many times after I purchased the package, and all the way up to the day we started putting the new schedule into action. It was no where near as hard as I expected! Don’t get me wrong, my baby girls were not happy about the new schedule and routine. One twin took to it fast though. Within the first couple days she was sleeping all night. The other one on the other hand tried everything she could to get us to cave. It was hard, not to cave! We stuck to it, and oh my am I happy and jumping for joy that we did! My girls have slept all night from 8pm to 7am for the last week. I hear them occasionally on the monitor now when they wake up, but they don’t even cry anymore they rustle around for a second and go right back to sleep. Never did I think that I would be able to go lay these girls down in their crib and them go to sleep without me in the room, holding them, and rocking them!

 

~Meghan, TN

Alex from South Carolina

This testimonial is from a mom named Alex from South Carolina.  Alex volunteered to be the recipient of a free consultation by me for writer Carly Bellard’s health and wellness blog called “The Puzzled Palate”.  After using the program for 10 days, Alex provided her story exclusively to Carly for posting onto her blog.  This story is based upon Alex’s personal experience, and no one was paid for this heartfelt, funny, and honest review.  The following is just an excerpt from her story, so if you want to read the entire thing (which I highly recommend), please click HERE to be redirected to The Puzzled Palate website!

“..So, here we are. Ten nights deep with no rocking. I’d like to thank our sponsor, Ronee, from Sleeptastic Solutions. Maybe it’s odd I’m comparing our sleep dilemma to a drug addiction. I’m slowly realizing that as I write. But, it’s also making a lot of sense. So stick with me here. At first I felt odd about enlisting the help of a Sleep Counselor, but we had already admitted that we had a problem. The next step is to get help. I was really relieved to read on Ronee’s Sleeptastic Solution website that it’s about customizing a plan for the parents and child. Self-soothing would be involved, but it could be approached differently. I was also relieved to have Ronee offer a 9 PM phone session, so my husband and I could chat together, uninterrupted. Our phone session started out with the rundown: Nugget basics and routine, what we’ve tried before, and where we are derailing. I waited for Ronee to tell us it was too late. We’ve ruined him. Best of luck. Luckily for us, 17-months does not qualify as a lost cause.While she congratulated us on already having a basic routine, the next steps would be harder. He had to learn to put himself to bed. And she knew how to help us in a non-traumatic way.”

 

~Alex from South Carolina

Monea from Pennsylvania

“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!”

 

~Monea, PA

Michelle from Ottawa, Canada

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!

Jenna from North Carolina

I came to Ronee for help when I realized that I couldn’t get my 5 year old out of my room without some help. My son would start out in his bed and end up in our room every night. While he didn’t often wake me up doing so, I knew his sleep was being disturbed. Ronee gave us a great plan to work with and lots of helpful suggestions about what to do if something didn’t go as planned. I loved her flexibility and am so happy we hired her!

Andrea from New York

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!