When I was pregnant, I remember reading, “just before you put a baby to sleep, make sure they’re nice and drowsy”. That stuck with me, so for the first 14 months of Thomas’ life, I rocked, nursed, cuddled, put him in the stroller/car seat to get him ‘nice and drowsy’ so he would sleep for naps and bedtime. Sometimes Thomas had great naps and sleep, other times not so much. We contacted Janey because we wanted to change this routine and teach our child the essential skill of falling asleep on his own.
Janey was wonderful to work with. She put together a sleep plan that we were comfortable with, she was very supportive during a difficult transition period for all of us, she stayed in close contact with us during the two-week period and lastly she gave us the tools to teach our child to fall asleep on his own.
Since we started the plan, his night sleep improved immediately. He is no longer coming into bed with us at 4am and nursing for an hour. Instead he is sleeping 11-12 straight hours at night! My husband and I wake up refreshed and ready to start the day with our happy little toddler.
Thomas’ nap was the hardest thing to change and improve upon. It took a lot of hard work from us, Thomas and Janey to successfully transition him from two short or non-existent naps to one nap in the middle of the day. We still have some work ahead of us on naps but Janey has set us on the right track going forward.
We really appreciate everything Janey has done for us.
Sarah, Michael and Thomas Wilkinson