Why didn't I call sooner?
After 6 months of mucking around with day naps, bedtimes and night feeds you helped us clock up more hours of sleep from night 1. Your experience and ability to see things objectively shone through and has helped our whole family function again.
Legend! My husband says you’re a wizard.
Keep doing what you do because sleep = wellness. Our family is so grateful! But most importantly, Jack is a happy chap with full nights sleep and energy to burn!
Sent from the sleep Gods
I’m pretty convinced that Lisa was sent by the sleep gods!!
We’d endured 11 months of sleep deprivation with our little Frankie and it got to the point where I knew we needed help to remedy the habits and patterns we’d created.
She was waking anywhere from 2 to 5 times a night and would only accept me to comfort her, most often by feeding her back to sleep and things had started to get out of control, I was forever shouting at my 3 year old son and I’d started to doubt my ability as a mother and felt very much like I was on the edge, anxious and drained. We engaged Lisa to help guide us to getting Frankie to sleep better, longer and also more solidly as her naps were extremely sensitive to noise.
Lisa gave awesome tips and tricks to try straight away and ones that were easy to implement, on day 2 alone Frankie managed a 3 hour morning nap which goes to show how much she was sleep deprived too! Lisa also guided us every step of the way and worked with Frankie’s personality in to how best to promote more sleep.
In just over 2 weeks we’ve had 4 sleep throughs of 11 hours, she now has 2 solid day naps which don’t require rocking to sleep and whilst she’s having those my 3 year old can be his noisy, energetic self, the dogs can bark, hell, I can even put the vacuum on and she sleeps through the lot! Another wonderful change is that my husband can now put Frankie to sleep in the evenings and I get to read to my 3 year old.
We are a functioning family with many more happy smiles in this house since we took Lisa’s help. I highly recommend her if you are having troubles with your little ones sleep.
Our lives have been changed!
I am a stay at home mum with a nearly one year old daughter. My husband works one week on and one week off. I was beyond tired and thought there was no way anyone could help us now.
Miss A would only sleep on the couch during the day after having a bottle. During the night she would sleep in our bed and still wake up 4-5 times a night until I cuddled her or sometimes fed her back to sleep. During this time she would only go to sleep on me and would not settle for my husband. I couldn’t even have a nice shower because if she woke up, she would scream until I came and got her from her dad!!
We were in a downward spiral and we were all sleep deprived. During the day A would be extremely moody as she was so tired and we found it hard to go anywhere.
So enough was enough. Sure I was skeptical about a sleep consultant but knew something had to be done! My husband although very supportive had his doubts also. So I came across Cherish Your Sleep on a Facebook Forum and thought I would give it a go…couldn’t hurt right?
As we were not in the locality to have a home visit we had phone calls and skype sessions instead. This is when our lives started to change.
Lisa goes through absolutely everything that you need to know about getting your baby to sleep! So many things that didn’t even cross my mind that contribute to a sleeping baby! Lisa gave us a fantastic sleeping plan to use and follow.
So we started….thinking it was going to be a very long drawn out process. The methods started on a Wednesday night. Thursday we had our first “sleep through” couldn’t believe it!
Day sleeps are also in her cot and she is having 3-4 hours during the day! Miss A has continued to sleep through the night and her day sleep are perfect. Let’s just say that her Dad is now a big believer in sleep consultants and letting all his mates know how good it is!
If you are wondering whether or not Cherish Your Sleep can help you….it can!!!
Contact Lisa today - we are regretting we didn’t sooner. Her knowledge and support is amazing and the regular check ins reassure you are not doing it alone. The difference a well slept baby can make in your lives is beyond amazing!
My confidence in dealing with bedtime dramas has been restored
We’ve had a big few weeks of going to Broome and then my in-laws came to visit for 10 days. Few late nights and long, full days so little Miss E’s sleep was a bit all over the shop but she managed really well for the most part.
Getting back into routine now – she definitely thrives on solid routine with consistent sleep times! I’ve not quite made it out of her room, I still sit in there until she dozes off to sleep.
It doesn’t bother me to do this as (besides just being ‘there’) I don’t aid her to sleep in any way. I will definitely work to leaving the room but compared to having screaming matches or rocking her etc this is a much nicer alternative which I am happy to continue doing for a little while.
As usual, your help and guidance has totally restored my confidence in dealing with bedtime dramas – I am much calmer and patient which clearly reflects how LIttle Miss E goes to sleep!
Can never thank you enough – you are the best ” There is nothing like opening your emails and seeing this, one week after our consultation.
And I might add, we did not even discuss sleep training methods throughout the consultation but rather looking at what mum could do less of so that baby slowly started doing more.
It's really amazing to have a pro on your team
I contacted Lisa in desperation as my then-8 month old sunk deeper and deeper into sleep regression hell! The only way we could put him to sleep was by doing a very special, highly irritating routine of bouncing on a fit ball while swaying side to side, patting his bum with one hand and repeatedly saying ‘sh sh sh shhhhhhh… sh sh sh shhhhh’. I dare you to try doing all that at once! It would take him upwards of 40 minutes to fall asleep, at which point we would ninja tip-toe out of his room, praying to avoid the creaky floorboard that was sure to wake him.
All of this was for an hour or two of night sleep, at which point he would wake crying, and we would have to go through the whole shebang again. Again and again and again. The kid woke every hour until 2am, at which point it was party time until around 4am. Hell. Absolute hell. We created some serious sleep associations so it wasn’t even his fault! We were on the verge of serious sleep training, but I thought to contact Lisa before we committed to it.
She was a God-send! We had a long, in depth Skype conversation, during which she gave us a ton of useful tips, which I implemented immediately. We blacked out his room, cranked up the AC and rugged him up nice and warm, put on the white noise and started a gentler type of sleep training. One gem of a piece of advice was to wake him up at the same time every morning – it really sets the day schedule well! – and to make sure he gets sunlight after each sleep. Walks outside did everyone a world of good.
A month on and our little dude isn’t a PERFECT sleeper but he puts himself to sleep for every single nap and night sleep! No bouncing, no swaying, no shhh-ing, just a kiss and put him into his cot.
If I never see a fit ball again, it will be too soon. He really gets it now as well – as soon as I put him in his sleep sack, he rubs his eyes and buries his face into my shoulder. Yes, there are nights he still grizzles and whines but there are also a TON of nights where he coos for a few minutes and then falls asleep. Just like that. There really is no nicer thing in the world than your kid going to sleep on his own, with minimal fussing.
Lisa still emails me every couple of days to just check in and fine-tune any issues we are going through. She answers each of my hundreds of questions promptly and is always so helpful, understanding, and encouraging. Sleep training isn’t fun for anyone, so it’s really amazing to have a pro on your team assuring you that you are doing the right thing – for your child and for your whole
- Una, South Korea
We can finally organise a date night
Just thought I’d send you a quick email letting you know how things are going. I cant believe it’s only been a month, it feels like a lifetime ago. And Alex is a DREAM!
Happily goes to sleep during the day (usually at least 1.5hrs) and night bedtime is without any fuss and sleeps through till morning! His first couple of days at day care have been great and he’s slept there as well!! Dan & I have even planned a date night this Friday because we know that we don’t need to worry about him waking up.
As for myself…I’m sleeping like a log! And it’s amazing how much difference it makes when you finally get some sleep and your not just running on auto. Especially with the older girls who are happier as well because I’m not so ‘short’ with them all the time and can spend quality time without feeling tired!
On Monday I sat my 3hr exam for one of the more difficult TAFE units I’m studying. And I wasn’t stressed which is a world of a difference from a couple of months ago. I was so distraught that I wouldn’t finish or pass because I didn’t have the energy to do the work or was feeling too exhausted that I couldn’t even think straight.
Now that I’ve finally finished it, I feel like I owe it to you to let you know that it was probably not going to happen if it wasn’t for your help and intervention. Your work may seem like you’re just helping a little baby sleep better. But it has such an amazing ripple effect on the entire family in so many different ways that you can’t even imagine. I’ve been singing your praises to anyone willing to listen!!
So again, what you’ve started is such an amazing thing and you’re helping so many families it’s wonderful. You’ve helped us immensely and I’m sure if Alex could talk he’d agree too! Thank you ever so much..
My husband finally has his wife back!
Thank you so much for all your help and support and patience! Ari has been sleeping so well for the last few days. He has only been waking once overnight and going back to sleep after a few minutes.
A few weeks back, when he was waking 8-10 times a night for over 3 months, I knew I needed help. I felt like a zombie and had become such an unpleasant person to be around.. hahaha
The ONLY thing on my mind, day and night, was Ari’s sleep!!
I am so glad I got in touch with you and started the process before going away on holidays! I was so nervous about going on holidays and now I am excited (leaving this Friday!! )!
You have honestly changed my life, I am so grateful to you for all your help and thank you from the bottom of my heart.
- Del and Ari
P.S. Thanks I thought it would be a lot harder than it turned out to be. He’s a good boy! Hubby is super excited too, he’s got his wife back!
We were having problems with our 8 week old baby who would only sleep between 9-10 hours max per day. When she wasn’t sleeping she would cry no matter what we did. A friend referred me to Lisa from Cherish Your sleep and we arranged a house consultation.
Lisa came to our house and we talked, reviewed the baby’s sleeping environment and Lisa made recommendations on how to make improvements. Lisa gave us tips which seemed so simple, yet made all the difference.
Lisa kept in touch daily after our meeting and provided constant support. Within 1 week our baby improved tremendously and is now sleeping 14-16 hours a day and in her cot which she previously struggled to do during the day.
We will always be forever grateful to Lisa for her help. Lisa helped us achieve more than what we achieved in the 4 nights we had previously spent in sleep school at a private hospital.