Our whole family were suffering the impact of sleep deprivation
Abbi’s little girl Hebe was 7 months old and waking on average 4 times a night. The lack of sleep was affecting her whole family making home and work life harder than ever. Abbi tells us her story.
” I had a totally chance conversation with a woman who recommended Millpond, otherwise, who knows how long things would have gone on – I dread to think
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for your help with Hebe’s sleeping. I’m sure it comes as no surprise to you that we now have a baby who sleeps through the night 7 pm-7 am! Amazing!
How we solved Hebe’s sleep problem
Actually, it was incredibly easy. Having thought I’d leave it until the weekend after our first consultation, as I was sitting outside her room in the middle of the night – again – I just decided to set my alarm for 06.30 and start the next day, despite her being at nursery. We got up at 06.30 and I typed out my instructions for nursery furiously before we went. Hebe’s key worker just looked at me with slightly cross eyes when I explained it all to her, but she duly went off with the schedule and I went off to work.
When I picked her up at 5.30 pm, I was amazed (as was her key worker!) to find she had slept, exactly according to the schedule, albeit with the dummy. So that evening, I did the bedtime routine as you set out and put her down without the dummy. There was 9 minutes of protest (but only so much that I went in twice) and in fact, even that night, she only woke at 4 am and then 5.30 – that was a start!
It then just got better and better and within about 3 days she was sleeping 7 pm-5.30 am, grumbling a bit and then sleeping until 6.30 am. She then went until 6.30 and I was going in then to get her up then anyway. The last three mornings I have let her sleep until 7 am and she has kept the same routine through the day. All the dummies are in the bin! I can be out and about too, as she happily goes to sleep if I lie the buggy flat, give her teddy and put a blanket over to make it dark.
Obviously we are over the moon. I’m certainly less fuzzy and more focused and I’m sure my son and husband would say, less grumpy! She is definitely happier too and I’m really enjoying the fact that when she is awake, she is a delight all the time!
I’m so glad we did something about it and didn’t let it drag on, as I know many many people do. Many thanks you provide an utterly brilliant service! “