After countless nights of very little sleep and needing to take naps daily, I was very sleep deprived and didn’t know how I was going to keep going. My 7 month old son would be up anywhere from 2-5 times a night, sometimes lasting up to 2 hours at a time. During one of my sons many night wakings, I was scrolling through Facebook to try to keep myself awake and stumbled upon Midnight Mama Sleep Consulting’s page that a friend had shared. I looked through her page and very hesitant, I emailed her asking questions even though I had convinced myself that my child is an exception and just doesn’t need much sleep. There was no way anyone was going to be able to help get him sleeping through the night and this must be just a money scam because there is no way this will work for my son. If anyone doubted sleep training, it was definitely me because I had struggled the last 7 months to get him to sleep, following a strict schedule daily with still no progress. The next day I had an email back answering my questions. After numerous emails back and forth for a week and asking her so many questions I kept expecting an email saying it wasn’t worth her time to take me on as a client since I felt I was being a nuisance quizzing her but she took so much of her time, patiently answering every question and reassured me that I needed to do this. Her confidence that she could help me almost made me feel bad for her because my child would end up being the one child she couldn’t help. After over a week of emails daily, I finally decided to give it a try. I was still hesitant and thought it wouldn’t help but I had to try something, I couldn’t function anymore on next to no sleep every night and was feeling extremely physically, mentally and emotionally drained. The day the training started we had our FaceTime meeting which was filled with so much information that I was overwhelmed but at the same time I felt more confident because everything she said made so much sense and I started to realize why my current schedule kept failing me. I studied the schedule she sent then emailed more questions to make sure I was fully prepared. That night rolled around and I was sick to my stomach, I got some help for the first night as I was given the heads up that the first couple days were going to be the hardest but she promised it would get easier. To my surprise that first night, after 50 minutes my baby boy sound asleep, without me giving him a bottle, pacifier or rocking him to sleep. It was 7:00pm, what was I supposed to do for the rest of the night? The earliest he had ever gone to bed was 9:45pm, so I did what any sleep deprived mama would do, I went to bed, not only because I was exhausted but because I expected him up around 10:00pm wide awake and ready to play for hours. I lost count of how many times I woke up that night and checked the monitor then checked the time. A couple times he whined in his sleep and I thought for sure he was going to wake up this time but I was completely shocked when 7:05am rolled around and he was just waking up. What just happened, my child has NEVER slept 11 hours straight, it was very rare for him to even sleep 11 hours in a 24 hour period (night and naps combined). I was still hesitant and didn’t want to get my hopes up because it was just a fluke that he slept that long, he must have been overtired, he had a busy day, or any other reason I could think of. Then the next night, he slept all night again, and the next and so on. I couldn’t believe it, but still didn’t get my hopes up and kept thinking, well he had short periods of sleeping good before, this will wear off too and he will go back to being a horrible sleeper again. Here we are, night 14 and he is doing AMAZING!!! I am so proud of him and how far he has come in such a short period. I never thought I would get to the point of him going to bed at 7:00pm and sleeping all night or even him going to bed by himself. This never would have happened without Midnight Mama Sleep Consulting’s help, Bailey is so patient and takes the time to go over everything with you until you feel comfortable and confident about the schedule she has planned specifically for your child. She answers every question and even when you feel like you must be annoying her, she still encourages you to keep asking more questions until you understand every aspect of the training. She helps you every step of the way, checking in daily and she is yours and your child’s biggest cheerleader through the whole process, praising them up for each accomplishment they make during the sleep training. I cannot say enough wonderful things about her, she definitely found her calling as a sleep consultant. I was so apprehensive about starting this sleep training but it is honestly one of the best decision I’ve made and I’m so glad I found her page that night, I don’t know what I would have done without her help. I wish I had known about her business months ago so I could have started earlier. My son is sleeping so much better, his appetite has improved and he is a much happier baby. She was right when she told me, “all babies have the potential to be great sleepers”…even mine. He is a true success story of what she does for a living and I support her business. I recommend anyone who is struggling with getting their child to sleep to contact her. It may be a couple hard days but it is totally worth it and if the parent(s) do their part 100% by sticking to the schedule, following her instructions and fully communicating with Bailey daily then she can help make any baby a great sleeper.
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I am a Certified Sleep Sense Consultant. I am dedicated to helping you achieve your sleep goals set out for your children. I am passionate about sleep and I love seeing families get a good night's sleep! View all posts by midnightmamasleepconsulting