I have been traveling this summer and I have had the fun of seeing some of the families I had helped. These babies deserve the “Good Sleeper Award”. They were not always good sleepers but have learned the skill of healthy sleep habits.
I met one family with a seven-month old. The mom had called me, crying from exhaustion when her baby girl was two months old and awake numerous times each night. Sleep is usually disorganized at this age and babies do not have any self-soothing skills. I was able to teach the mother how to set some healthy sleep habits, such as watching for her daughter’s sleepy signs and getting her baby in bed before she was exhausted. We talked about the importance of having a sleep environment that is a comfortable temperature and dark. I explained to mom how to promote sleep for her daughter and deal with the developmental changes of sleep in the coming weeks and months.
Now at seven months old, I saw a very happy baby girl who sleeps 11 or 12 hours each night. When she wakes up in the morning, she jabbers in her bed and then smiles and giggles when mom comes to get her. Mom was very grateful she had contacted me and the wonderful results she saw. She has appreciated that with more rest she could be a better mother to her daughter and enjoy each day.
I also had the privilege of seeing a nine-month old little boy I had helped. I coached his parents through the sleep developmental changes of transferring from a “rock and play” to a crib and learning to sleep without being swaddled. I gave them tips and advice how to get through the process of their son learning to get himself to sleep and then staying asleep.
Now he is a happy little boy who goes to bed easily and sleeps all night. He takes two naps, each for one hour or more every day, and wakes up happy. He is a bundle of energy, eager to explore his world.
I would love to help you and your family get the sleep that your baby and you need.
Contact me for a free 15 minute “Get Acquainted” call about your sleep situation.
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