Meet Ellie and her babies, Benny and Penina
Ellie and I worked together last January to teach her son Benny how to sleep. Benny was 18 months old and had a rough sleep history. You can read all about that here. Determined not to make the same sleep mistakes with baby number 2, Ellie came back for sleep coaching with baby Penina when she was 4 months old. Here are Ellie's thoughts on sleep training, after doing it twice with different babies of different ages.
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Motherhood certainly took Aliza by surprise!
While pregnant with her first baby, Aliza dreamed of the relaxing maternity leave she’d take. The Manhattan accounting firm she worked for offered 16 weeks of paid leave, and Aliza eagerly awaited the time when days and weeks would melt into a dreamy spell of snuggling and bonding with her new baby. Aliza knew that babies kept strange hours and read the popular sleep training book, 12 Hours Sleep by 12 Weeks Old, confident that she would easily be... Read more
“Your baby will grow out of his sleep problems” is the advice that many exhausted moms hear. “Give it time – soon he’ll be asking for the car keys!”
Ellie gave it time, alright. “Was a year and a half enough time,” she wondered?
Ellie and her husband were completely frustrated with baby Benny’s sleep saga. After 18 months of sleepless nights, a professional sleep coach and many essential oils later, Benny still spent half the night in his parent’s bed every night.
Ellie tried everything... Read more
Esther was quite the busy mom. With 6 children under the age of 12 and working as a Speech Therapist, life moved at a fast pace. Baby Miri was 5 months old and had a very happy temperament. Until it came to bedtime, that is. Miri was the kind of baby that would give anyone a smile and loved interacting with people. But as soon as Esther would put Miri down in a swing or her crib, she would start to fuss and cry.
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Tammy’s life was a whirlwind. She had two kids under the age of two and ran a daycare from her home. Between her own children and her daycare charges, each day was a non-stop blur of feedings, diaper-changes, baths, stories and crying. Lots and lots of crying.
Baby Ruti was three months old and refused to be put down. Ever. If Tammy tried to put Ruti in a swing or a bouncy chair, she would scream incessantly until Tammy would pick her up.
It took 45... Read more