Our 13 month old son, Jonah, had been a great sleeper until he was five months old, at which point it became terrible and never really recovered. By the time he turned one, we were really struggling with multiple night wakes, unpredictable naps and eating, and two exhausted parents! We got in touch with Jenna to help us with two things: helping Jonah learn to fall asleep on his own (he had always been fed to sleep) and stopping the multiple night wakes. After seven months of terrible sleeping, we were dubious, but willing to try anything (other than traditional ‘cry it out’ methods)!
From the first interaction with Jenna, she was empathetic, professional, reassuring and entirely optimistic that she could help us, and we really warmed to her approach. After the initial telephone consultation and email communication, Jenna came to meet with us (and, as it turned out, our son who was fighting sleep yet again!) one evening, to go through her proposed plan of action. Two nights later, having spent the day implementing the new nap and eating routine, we nervously and apprehensively prepared ourselves for a rough night while we helped Jonah learn to settle himself. That rough night never came, and within a week our son was sleeping 12-13 hours a night, and if he did wake up, he’d simply settle himself straight back to sleep again. We simply couldn’t believe it.
Four weeks later, we were hit with a growth spurt that coincided with being away in a couple of different places over Christmas, so our son’s routine was knocked off kilter for a week and his sleep regressed a little. However, with some brief and clear instruction from Jenna, within two days of being home, our son was easily back into his perfect day and night-time routines, sleeping for 13 hours. Jenna has completely and utterly changed our lives – we can both now focus more clearly at work and at home, as a couple we have more quality time together, and as a family we spend more time enjoying each others company rather than worrying about what the night will bring. As far as we’re concerned, Jenna is a miracle-worker, and we will be eternally grateful for what she has helped us achieve.