We were that lucky couple… Our first child was a sleeper! She regressed a bit around the six months mark and so I bought Lucy’s book which fixed our issues very quickly. So, when I became pregnant with our second child I was prepared. I felt like I knew what I was doing, and I had all the tools to help this baby be an expert sleeper too, from day one. How wrong I was!
Our little boy was just a very different baby to our daughter and one thing he loved to do was party all night long! Bouts of illness from when he was five weeks old didn’t help things and by the time, he was four months old we knew we were going to need the help of a professional. I had had a difficult time physically and mentally pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy and post-partum and I felt I was unable to recover, I felt that I was ‘drowning’ as the sleep deprivation torture continued month after month and nothing, I did to help him (and me!) to sleep would work. We were tearing our hair out and at our wits’ end. We toyed with the idea of using other sleep consultants, but I wanted guaranteed success and because we were used to Lucy’s routines and methods from our first child, we booked in with her for March 2022, when our son was a little older. Lucy saved our sanity. She went above and beyond for our family to help us get a place where we were all sleeping again. She is so kind. She is THE expert, in my opinion.
Our little boy naps well and sleeps 11-12 hours at night. He has done so for months and months now. He is so much happier in himself now that he is well rested and so are we! I still get moments where I panic if he wakes early from a nap, and I catastrophize that it’ll cause the night’s sleep to be ruined but that doesn’t tend to be the case. He is flexible and has a brilliant foundation there since he was six months old and that means a short nap here or a car nap there doesn’t affect his nights. We have travelled abroad with him, fearing that his sleep would go upside down and inside out but, again, it hasn’t – he is so adaptable.
He will be one next week. I truly never thought he would ever, ever sleep. I am emotional this month, as lots of mothers will understand, with his birthday looming. ‘Where has my baby gone?’, etc. I’m not sure I can ever go back to those newborn days and sleepless nights, but I know for sure that if I ever did, I would be booking Lucy in for help with baby number 3. The best money we ever spent. Thank you.”