We spoke with a number of sleep consultants for our 10 month old before choosing Little Dreams Consulting. I had tried all of the gentle sleep practices since he was 4 months old which worked in part but didn’t solve the bit where he was able to put himself back to sleep without us. As our baby approached the 10 month mark I realised that with going back to work in a couple of months I wouldn’t be able to handle multiple night wakes and trying to be professional with clients!
Our key challenges were around putting our baby to sleep (rocking or holding) and his night wakes (2-4 wakes with two breast feeds). I was desperately uncomfortable with the idea of our baby crying. Which meant that as soon as he was emotionally uneasy, he would have our support to fall back to sleep. Jenna supported us gently and carefully. She listened to my concerns, validated my emotions and worked with us on a plan so that our baby would have better sleep by learning how to do it himself.
He ended up sleeping through on the third night which blew our minds. The most important part of this process was having a professional sleep consultant reassure us that our baby’s behaviour was normal. We are now 3 months on from the start of our sleep training and our baby is still sleeping through the night and naps well. He had a hiccup at nursery as he adjusted to napping in a new and noisy environment, but within a few weeks he happily sleeps there as well. Working with Jenna has given me my life back. I don’t dread how many times I will be up in the night anymore. I am so grateful for the help provided and cannot recommend Little Dreams Consulting highly enough.