Why isn’t your baby
sleeping like a baby?
Why isn’t your baby
Are you a mom of a newborn (or two or three) and wondering
who made that expression up and WHAT baby they were talking about?
You feel like you never see your husband anymore – except to pass the baby off to him.
You haven’t taken a normal shower in way too long and feel guilty taking time for yourself because your baby seems to ALWAYS need you.
How come everyone ELSE looks so good and happy – are you the only one who’s stumbling through this? And will it ever get better?
Your baby seems to always be crying and kvetchy – morning, afternoon and the whole night long
Here’s why I know what I’m talking about
A little over two years ago, I had the biggest shock of my life when I went to my OB for a routine ultrasound. “So you’re having twins,” she casually told me. “They’re fraternal.”
You’d think that I’d have enough common sense to start preparing for the inevitable, but no. It never occurred to me to do any kind of preparation other than birth classes.
And then I had what was probably the second-biggest shock of my life. My twins were born. They were clueless. We were clueless. It was a mess. A tired, confused, frustrated, turn-to-my-husband-and-say-”now-what?” mess.
It was like a game of whack-a-mole; as soon as we got one down, the other one was up, and we were lucky if we snatched 15 minutes of sleep in between. When one woke up, I’d just keep my eyes squeezed shut, pretending to still be asleep, hoping, praying that my husband would take them for this shift. I flinched at the slightest noise, afraid that even a squeak was the onset of a wail. Every night I went to bed praying that TONIGHT would be different… but was too afraid of waking up to even fall asleep.
I knew that there had to be a better way to make this work. And so I started researching. I read blogs and books and articles. I googled and googled and googled combinations of words trying to find just the right answers. I spoke to my mom, my friends and any mom of twins I could lay my hands on.
And I made up a hodge-podge system to make it work… and guess what? It was crazy hard. Now, looking back, there was a lot I could have done differently to make it easier on myself. But I did it. It worked.
And then I turned to my husband and said, “I want to do this for other moms!” So I took the plunge, took an intensive three month course, and got my official certification.
I’ve worked with first-time moms who want to get it right the FIRST time around, and not wait till they botch it up. And I’ve worked with moms of 7 kids (or more!) whose oldest were about to get married.
I’ve worked with the “impossible” babies who were either crying, eating or sleeping, and transformed those crying sessions into calm, alert, explore the world times. I’ve worked with calmer babies who didn’t need as much tweaking and followed the plan a lot more steadily.
And I love transforming the lives of the mothers I work with.
You would have a plan of action with tips and tricks and techniques and guidance to get your baby, you, your husband and the rest of your family sleeping well.
So, what if your day looked something like this:
Baby wakes at seven a.m. making those cute little baby grunts. Wakeup time? You think. Not a problem! You just got eight full hours of sleep (broken by only one wake for a nighttime feed) and you feel like a queen. You swoop your little muffin up, cover her face in kisses and waltz downstairs to start your day.
First nap is only a short time later, and you put baby back down in her crib, slyly watching from the sidelines as she settles herself and puts herself to sleep. YES! Victory! With some snuffles and tosses, she settles herself, and soon you hear her slow, steady breathing
You quietly scamper out of the room, shoo the rest of your kids out the door, and sink into your armchair with something light to read and yummy to eat. No guilt here – baby is sleeping, and you know you’ve got a chunk of time before she needs you again.
When you’re out for a walk and pass by an acquaintance you haven’t seen in a while, she greets you with a hug, and of course, the one question EVERYONE has to ask: “How’s baby sleeping?” And you feel this rush of relief, pride, and a bunch of other things too as you tell her, “Great!”
You put the kids down to bed that night, and your newborn goes too. You take a long, hot shower, chat with your husband, and turn in for bed. You know you’ll be woken twice tonight to feed your little one, but that’s OK. You also know she’s going to drop down to one night feed soon, the same way she independently dropped down to two feeds.
So, whaddaya think?
A bit of both?
Well, here’s what I’ve found: totally amazing and TOTALLY doable.
So how are we going to make this happen?
It’s pretty simple.
We’ll set you up for success by giving your little one the framework to be able to settle down calmly, getting rid of those crying jags that seem to precede every nap and night.
We will gently build your little one’s ability to self-soothe by implementing strategies and techniques that are age-appropriate so that, once he or she is ready to, you’ll be able to step back and watch that little kiddo drift off to dreamland on his or her own. You’ll know that there’s a plan of action and will be able to anticipate what the next step will be.
Your child will learn to sustain that sleep for longer stretches during both the night and the day. You’ll be getting more sleep during the night and day, too, and will finally be able to be present and calm when your baby is awake so you can actually enjoy the delicious newborn stage you dreamed of for so many months.
And sleep is SO important – for both you AND your little one. Did you know that some recent studies have found that:
Babies who don’t sleep well at night consistently perform worse on tests designed to assess memory, emotional control, and organization.
Children who don’t sleep well have lower IQs than children that do.
Children who get less than 10.5 hours of sleep per night are significantly more likely to be obese.
So how can we get you ALL sleeping better?
Your Newborn Clarity Package includes:
A personalized sleep and breastfeeding plan built just for you and your family
I’ll get to know a bit more about you, your baby and your family, and build you a plan that will suit YOUR needs – not some “tear it out of a book” or “pull it off the internet” one-size-fits-all kind of thing. Because you and your family are unique.
One-on-one private 60 minute consultation
We’ll go through our Plan of Action together, and I’ll be available to answer any questions you have so you feel 100% confident moving forward.
Weekly Follow-Up Support
No two babies are the same, and, with a newborn, no two weeks are the same! We’ll chat every week AND you’ll get email support to fine-tune and smooth out any bumps you might hit along the way.
BONUS: A Ridiculous Amount of Knowledge And Self-Confidence
Mothers who work with me tell me that the most valuable thing they’ve gained from our time together is the knowledge to work out kinks on their own and the confidence that they have in their own parenting.
BONUS: Moving forward Pep-Talk
We’ll discuss what you can expect from your little one AFTER our time together is over – no surprises for you, SuperMommy!
BONUS: Wake Time and Nap Transition Guides
While we won’t be working together during your little one’s nap transitions, I’m not going to abandon you! I’ll give you my guides so that when you’ve reached that stage, you will know how to spot it and what to do.
BONUS: Travel Tips, Clock Change and Early Wakes Guides
Life happens! And I want you to be able to keep your little one on track and keep ALL of you sleeping well! These worksheets will guide you through adjustments and setbacks, taking you step-by-step on how to build a solution on your own.
Actual Price: $547
Wondering what moms I work with are saying?
Meir was always overtired was only able to sleep with motion sleep in very short catnaps throughout the day. He would wake up throughout the night at all hours. He can now put himself to sleep on his own! I just put him into his crib, he makes himself comfortable and then falls asleep. He is definitely sleeping better through the night and is falling into a predictable schedule.
A huge benefit was having someone holding my hand through the process and help me figure out issues and troubleshoot to put him back on the right path to sleeping correctly.
Now let me ask you this:
How much would you pay for a predictable night with two or three long stretches of sleep for, say a week?
How ‘bout for a baby that’s calm when she’s awake?
And what would you give for some energy and zest during the day, dropping that coffee that’s keeping you going, and dropping some pounds with it?
How much would you pay for all of that?
You can do that all today for only $547.
Step 1: Press this lovely yellow button to schedule a complimentary Discovery Call with me
Step 2: Watch your email for questions from me.
Step 3. Hit “reply” to that email and answer the questions.
Step 4. At the scheduled time of our call, we’ll chat! We’ll use the opportunity to make sure we’re the perfect fit before you commit.
Step 5. Then we’ll get started! If you decide to work with me, I’ll tell you the exact steps for getting started. If you decide not to work with me or if we aren’t a perfect fit, I’m happy to share other resources to help you get what you need.
Have questions? Shoot me an email.