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!