I’ve been meaning to message you for ages! Your book and approach are amazing. Firstly as a first time mam not knowing what the heck I was doing, your book was so reassuring especially regarding sleep under 6 months. So many people asked me was my daughter in a routine (from day 2!) which was beginning to stress me out. However your book reassured me that her sleep was immature at that stage and would fall into place as she got older.
We always followed your plan loosely for her first 6 months as her sleep was immature. When she reached 6 months we followed your plan rigidly and put our daughter in her own room. She was settled in 2 nights! (Now I spent the week before doing plenty of non sleep activity in her new cot and room).As we had already been following your plan loosely, it wasn’t a shock to her system becoming more structured. The three of us all began sleeping better once she moved into her own space.
Now, at almost 11 months old, she has spent the last 4 to 5 months sleeping all night. Some nights there are soother runs but nothing major. We put her in her cot at 6.50 every night, walk out of the room and go downstairs. She calmly drifts off knowing that she will get support and reassurance if she needs it. She is the exact same when napping in her cot. We simply put her down and go about our business (dash around cleaning the house!)
Futhermore, she naps soundly with her childminder in a different cot in a different house as our childminder used your stay and support method.
You are a treasure and your advice and support through your book, website and Instagram are invaluable!
Go raibh míle maith agat!