My daughter Chiara is currently 8 months old and up until 2 weeks ago had been sleeping with my husband and I in our bed since she was 6 weeks old. None of us were sleeping well and we were exhausted on a daily basis trying to nap whenever we could. When we heard about WeeSleep and Janey, it all sounded amazing but we were a little hesitant, as we did not believe anything could help Chiara sleep! Chiara would fight sleep all day long and have 10 minute cat naps, by the evening she was extremely irritable. She would only fall asleep if she was nursing or bounced in her baby carrier. If we tried to put her down after she fell asleep she was awake within 20 minutes.
Our evenings consisted of 6 steps: 1. my husband and I taking turns putting Chiara to sleep in her baby carrier 2. trying to lay her in her crib once she was sound asleep 3. rushing to eat a cold and crummy dinner 4. Chiara waking up within 30 minutes 5. starting all over again 6. giving up on trying to put her to sleep and going to bed early so she would stay asleep and we would all get some rest.
I thought I was getting a little sleep while she was in our bed but when I kept track of how often she was waking to feed it was at least 8-10 times a night! As Chiara got older it got less safe to have her in our bed so we would try to put her in her crib at night. If we tried to put her down in her crib awake she would scream hysterically, there was no soothing her and she HATED her crib. After 2 days on Janey’s WeeSleep program Chiara started sleeping through the night in her own crib. She has been sleeping at least 12 hours a night since! We are still working on lengthening our nap times but she does lay down and go to sleep, which continues to amaze us! My husband and I cannot believe the change in her, and our families were shocked to see her sleep so well over the holidays. We don’t know how to spend our time anymore as our evenings were consumed with trying to put a cranky baby to bed over and over and over. THANK YOU for this wonderful gift and a new extremely happy and well-rested baby!
Candice, Anthony & Chiara Rizzo