He is a happy, well rested baby (most of the time) and we are happy and fairly well rested parents (most of the time) too!’

It is about 8 weeks since we finished working with Lucy Wolfe to sleep train our baby boy. He was 6 months when we started the process, and 8 months when we finished. Previous to working with Lucy, I was feeding him to sleep and we were co-sleeping with him. He woke several times a night but was easily settled back to sleep. At nap time he would only sleep in my arms, or in his buggy, and his naps were only 30 minutes long. This was working ok for us but we didn’t think it was sustainable as we wanted him to be a little more independent of me for sleeping, and to nap for longer. Working with Lucy, we were able to establish a strong routine for him and he is sleeping happily in his cot now, and has longer daytime naps (1 hour, 1.5 hours). This took quite a while, but Lucy was very supportive and generous with us, and really motivated us to keep going. The other huge benefit to working with Lucy is that her approach very much involves both partners (if possible) and this has very much enhanced my partner’s role as a hands-on Dad. Before this, as our baby is breastfed and as the feeding was part of his sleep routine, I was the parent solely responsible for his sleeping. Now it is much more equal, which we all enjoy and appreciate. The sleep training was definitely a challenging process for us, and took longer than we expected, but I would definitely recommend it. We felt lucky to have Lucy’s experience and guidance as resources to guide us on what was a difficult, tiring and often stressful process.  With our baby, we still need to stay by his cot to help him get to sleep (he always puts up a little resistance!) but he is in his own room now and often sleeps through the night. He is a happy, well rested baby (most of the time) and we are happy and fairly well rested parents (most of the time) too!’

2021-04-09T13:21:20+00:00