I’m married to Ben and together we have our toddler aka tornado Elliot! I feel very blessed to have experienced one of the best gifts from God – parenthood.
However, this didn’t start off easy with us! I thought I knew enough information to make my baby sleep – boy, was I wrong.
Things were very rocky after the hospital days as my son did not feed well and showed signs of reflux so he had to be carried upright for his sleeps or rocked to sleep. Navigating breastfeeding as a first-time mum, insecure about my choices and decisions I wasn’t enjoying motherhood at all.
I became very resentful that my husband could leave for work two weeks into this new life and resume his ‘old life’ while I was stuck in my old life.
Gradually, my health started to take a toll as I suffered from sleep deprivation and I was eating a lot of junk food just to stay awake in the middle of the night.
I signed up with an online sleep module which gave me a good start to learning about fostering healthy sleep habits. While the information helped me understand a lot of things, my son started waking up every hour when he was four months old. When I told my mum about it. Her response was “it’s ok, it’s normal..”
I was told that I was “selfish” and even had multiple interventions by my family to try and convince me not to try and change anything.
However, the sleepless nights were unbearable and I found a sleep consultant who was both gentle yet firm. She supported me through while we navigated sleep coaching our son and my son has since been sleeping through the night since then.
I can confidently put my son down for bedtime, head out for date night with my husband or girls night and enjoy the night thoroughly knowing that he will sleep well with no issues! Even my mum is now completely sold on the beauty of sleep learning as she can have her down time as well while helping us watch Elliot during the day.
I have since helped many families get their precious sleep back and have had a dream of continuing to bless many more.
I found Zoe and the Sleep Supernanny team through a mutual friend who was her ex-client and have found that her sleep ethos and five-step system is incredibly effective and I have only heard incredible success stories through her clients. She is warm, personable and such an advocate for healthy sleep. The moment she told me about her Dream Team, I jumped at the opportunity to say ‘Yes’ and am so eager to help you and your family take your sleep back!