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Owner at www.theindependentchildsleepexpert.com Hi, I’m Becky and I know, from personal experience, exactly what it feels like to be stuck in a cycle of sleep deprivation! I know that I can help you make sleepless nights a distant memory.
As a mother myself to a gorgeous boy, who for the first couple of years of his life left me frazzled and unable to function, I know just how you are feeling. After working 1-2-1 with Baby Sleep the Night™ it entirely changed my life. I had a simple gentle plan to follow, clear guidance and support, and my son started to sleep through the night in a matter of days! This transformation ultimately led me to now dedicating my professional career to helping parents like you solve their problems and change their lives too.
For 15 years, I was a probation officer, working with people from all walks of life, offering non-judgemental support no matter what their difficulties.
I am an NCFE accredited Anxiety Recovery Coach and my passion for helping others has brought me here to Baby Sleep the Night™
Knowing first-hand how I felt when my son had sleep problems and having total faith in the Baby Sleep the Night™ system means that I can understand, empathise and support you in your journey to getting a good night’s sleep, every night! This means a happier, healthier child, a happier, healthier you and no doubt an improvement in relationships and other areas of your life that are suffering.
The good news is that you do not need to suffer anymore! Simply fill out the questionnaire below to tell me just a little about your situation, and book a completely free, no obligation 15 minute consultation with me today.
I have availability some evenings and weekends so don’t hesitate, to click the button below to book NOW.
Just as it was for me it may well be one of the most valuable 15 minutes of your time you’ve ever spent, and it won’t cost you a penny!
Scroll down to see testimonials from some of my Happy Clients...
This is the most popular package, and consists of:-
A preliminary evaluation. This is a comprehensive questionnaire about your child’s sleep habits and routines that you’ll fill out prior to our meeting. (Having this information in advance helps us make the most of our time together).
A private, 90 minute consultation in the comfort of your own home, or via Skype/FaceTime or telephone, where we’ll discuss strategies, troubleshoot possible problems and learn how to address bedtime, naptime, nightwakings or any other specific issues you might be dealing with.
A detailed, fully customized sleep plan, that I will prepare for you after the conclusion of our meeting.
Four follow-up telephone calls during the first week following the consultation. These follow-up calls last about 15 minutes, and we’ll use this time to deal with any setbacks you might be having or answer any general questions.
One week of e-mail support. After your four follow-up telephone calls have been used, you still have an additional week of e-mail support where you can email me once daily, excluding Sundays I will always aim to reply to your queries within one working day.
The total cost for the One-to-One Sleep Solutions package for a baby or toddler in a cot is £245£125 by Skype/Facetime/Phone. If your child is in a bed this package is £265£180 due to the complexity of the plan.
Face to face consultations are available within a 30 minute driving radius of Bognor Regis (further distances can be accommodated with additional travel expenses– please call for details)
New-born – Get it right from the Start Package
This is a comprehensive training plan helping parents of new-borns train their little ones to have fabulous sleep skills from a very young age and can be implemented from day one! Getting an early start in establishing healthy sleep habits is a huge advantage for both babies and their parents. With this package, you will learn everything you need to teach your baby to be an independent sleeper right from the beginning. It is a fantastic gift package for new parents too and consultations can take place before or after the baby has arrived. (gift certificates available and can be posted direct to the lucky couple if required) It consists of:-
A private 60 minute telephone or in-home consultation. We will discuss how to establish a healthy sleep plan for your new-born, discussing sleep needs, schedules for feeding, naps and bedtime, how to help teach your baby the difference between day and night, creating the right sleeping environment, strategies to encourage sleep, when to expect your baby to be sleeping longer stretches, and common sleep issues that can be easily avoided.
A detailed sleep plan. If you are expecting, the gentle, caring techniques in your sleep plan will teach you how to create an independent sleeper from day one, and will give you a flexible guide to quickly bring some routine, when baby arrives, to a time of your lives which can otherwise become quite overwhelming. If you baby has already arrived, your sleep plan will be fully customized for your family.
One follow-up phone call. If you are following a sleep plan from the beginning then you will find your baby is naturally developing wonderful independent sleep skills, you may find you have some questions so we will schedule a telephone call within 2 weeks of the baby’s birth just in case (if you are expecting) or within 2 weeks of consultation (if you already have your baby at home). These calls typically last about 15 minutes.
Two follow-up e-mails I will give you my personal email address so you can email me on two occasions with any questions or concerns any time within the first 3 months of your baby’s birth or our consultation. After 3 months you can purchase another week of email support at any time should you need it .
The total cost for the New-born – Get it right from the Start Package is £125 By Skype/Facetime/Phone
Face to face consultations are available within a 30 minute driving radius of Bognor Regis, (further distances can be accommodated – please call for details)
It is not uncommon for babies and toddlers who have been taught to be great sleepers to ‘test the boundaries’ from time to time. This option is for parents who have met with me in the past, but are looking for a ‘refresher’. This is a popular option for past clients who have recently had a new baby – or who are expecting in the near future. It consists of:-
A private, 60 minute consultation, usually by phone or by Skype, during which we’ll use to discuss any particular challenges you are having with your child. Since we’ve already worked together, a full hour is usually more than enough time to cover all your questions and concerns.
Optional 2x follow-up emails that you can use to send me any additional questions that might come up as you get things back on track. I’ll aim to respond to your email within one day.
The total cost for the Refresher Package 60 minute consultation is £95, with 2x optional emails £125
This personal support package is for those who want me at your home (in the Bognor Regis area) for assistance on the night you choose to implement the program. Further distances can be accommodated – please call for details This consists of:
A preliminary evaluationThis is a comprehensive questionnaire about your child’s sleep habits and routines that you’ll complete prior to our meeting. (Having this information in advance helps us make the most of our time together.)
15 minute phone consultation to discuss details of the overnight support- time,requirements etc.
Private In-Home/Overnight SupportI will join you prior to your child’s recommended bedtime and stay overnight until 7:00 am the next morning. The consultation will take place in the comfort of your home and we will begin your journey to great sleep together.
A detailed, fully customized sleep planThis will be prepared for you after our consultation and after the nights stay so you have your own personalized plan to help guide you through the upcoming nights.
Four follow-up telephone callsFour phone calls, typically lasting 15 minutes, can be scheduled for the first week following the consultation. We’ll use this time to deal with any setbacks you might be having or answer any general questions.
One week of e-mail supportAfter your four follow-up telephone calls have been used, you still have an additional week of e-mail support if any questions arise. You will have my private e-mail address and I’ll respond to your emails within 1 business day
The total cost of the Overnight Package is £895
"We thought we had a good routine and that we were doing everything right. I put my son's night time wakings for breast milk down to his hungry appetite and figured that he would eventually grow out of it. I returned to work and juggled working full-time, running a house and being a mum and partner. Exhausted doesn't quite sum up how I felt. That's when Becky came in to our lives and helped us rebuild our sanity, give us back our evenings and most importantly have a contended little sleeper who loves his new polished bedtime routine. Becky was able to strip out our bad habits and give us a foolproof way that we, or a babysitter/grandparent can put our son to bed without the fear he would wake up screaming after every sleep cycle.
Give yourself some self-care and make contact with Becky. Quality sleep is integral to a happy, healthy life and helps you be a better parent."
S, Mum to Eddie, Sussex
“We contacted Becky as she was recommended by a friend. Our 2 year old was taking up to 1.5/2 hours each night to settle, we had to lie on the floor with him and stroke him to sleep until we could leave the room. He would then wake between 4.30am and 5am every morning and wouldn’t go back to sleep. We were so tired and at the time I was 33 weeks pregnant and at breaking point. Becky provided the plan which I was very anxious about but we talked though it in detail and Becky was so supportive and understanding but equally strict with the guidance which is 100% what you need to stick to as it works! I wasn’t sure the plan would work but felt we had to try something before baby number 2 arrives. I spoke to Becky each day which was great and she kept us on the right track- we saw improvements right away and now our little boy sleeps for 11.5 hours each night, we put him in his bed, say goodnight and walk out the room- totally transformed! He also naps in the day too. Our lives have greatly improved and our little boy is much happier and we have seen improvements in his development also.
If we have trouble with baby number two sleeping we will definitely go back to Becky for support and guidance and it’s great to know that we can always speak to Becky again if we need to for future advice with our toddler. We feel so Much better now we have a plan in place.
We were able to trust Becky and my Husband and I would greatly recommend her to any parents that are struggling and suffering with sleep deprivation. “
Lauren, mum to Oliver (aged 2), Hampshire
"I only have positive things to say about my experience working with Becky.
Her simple and flexible approach has made a huge difference for the whole family especially my 7 month old daughter who has gone from waking 3 - 4 times in the night to sleeping through for 12 hours. Her naps are long and at consistent times which has given me a more predictable routine in the day so I have been able to get out and about much more without worrying about nap times and feeding times.
I would recommend Becky and her techniques she has so much knowledge as well as first hand experience of the challenges of baby/ child sleep."
D mum to Neva, Manchester
“ We started working with Becky after 9 months of quiet interrupted night time sleeping, never quite sure what each night would bring with our little girl. With my return to work looming I knew that I would struggle to cope with a busy job and I knew my little girl would be so much happier if she could get more uninterrupted sleep each night.
From the initial consultation Becky was very thorough, asking lots of questions about our current routine and it quickly became clear that she could help.
What really made the difference for us was having Becky’s email and telephone support. Within three nights our little girl was sleeping for twelve hours each night and has been very consistent since. It has made a huge difference to all the family and I’m so pleased we sought some help. “
Kate, Mum to Ella (Middlesex)
Becky's help and support has been life changing for me and my family .
We were really struggling with the lack of sleep and decided, after 10 months, to seek help.
Becky came up with a plan that suited us all as a family and it's worked so well .
My son now naps regularly and sleeps through the night , something we thought would not be happening for quite a while .
We are no longer anxious at night and look forward to bed knowing that we will not be woken up several times.
We can't thank you enough Becky and we only wish we had done it sooner .
Becky, Mum to Joe, Aldwick, West Sussex
We had read online about different sleep training methods but had never had the confidence to give them a try. At 6.5 months it was clear that we couldn’t continue to rock our growing baby to sleep and multiple night wakings meant that all of us were overtired. We never would have considered a sleep therapist but happened to meet Becky after a particularly rough week of sleep and got talking.
We signed up almost immediately very excited about the prospect of a good nights sleep - thinking we had nothing to lose and a lot to gain!
Becky gave us a lot of time from the outset and gave us very clear, easy to follow plan to follow. The first night was difficult but with Becky’s reassurance we persevered with the plan and saw results immediately.
We now have a baby that can self soothe, sleeps through most nights and actually seems to quite enjoy naps and going to bed!
We are so pleased that we decided to work with Becky and would recommend her to anyone struggling with baby sleep. We were told time and time again that some babies just don’t sleep but turns out ours just needed a little help.
Becky was brilliant at giving my family some fantastic tips to help our 5 year old to sleep so much better than he has ever done in his life. She was so easy to talk to and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is hoping their little baby through to older child will sleep better. She is awesome!
We were having a difficult time with our second child sleeping through the night and also at nap times. When I rang Becky and she reassured me that by the 3rd night she will sleep through the night and at the end of the two week plan if you stick to it you will see great results. I must admit we were sceptical, but it is no exaggeration to say that that is exactly what happened! So if you put your trust in Becky and follow the plan properly you will be amazed at the results.
Tanya & Kenny Mason (Dublin, Ireland)
Becky has offered some great advice that’s easy to implement and had instant effect!
My little one wouldn’t nap for more than 30 mins after phone consultation with Becky I was made aware of what the problem was and how to solve it! Tried at next nap and worked a treat, I actually had to wake her up for a feed! With her wealth of experience and first hand knowledge I can’t recommend her enough.
Lara Mum to Bonnie, Ireland
Becky has done something I never thought would be possible.
My 3 year old was having bottles of milk to go to bed and all through the night, I was reading her a story until she fell asleep (sometimes 5+ story’s), she was also in my bedroom for half of the night. After two weeks working with Becky following her sleep training plan all her bottles are in the bin, she is going to bed in her own bed with no bottle or story to get her to sleep and she stays in her room until it’s time to wake up. She has even slept through the night for the first time in her life.
Her behaviour has improved during the day and I am finally catching up on three years worth of broken sleep!
It’s the best thing I have done the only regret is not doing it sooner! Thank you so so much Becky. Eternally grateful for your constant help and support.
Charlotte (Mum to Piper) Sussex
I’d had other friends who had used sleep consultants successfully but I knew they all had really strict routines and had to have all naps at home. I didn’t want to be one of those mums, one that focused their whole day around their baby’s nap but then I didn’t sleep for longer than 3 hours at a time in 19 weeks and suffered with PND so something had to change!!
I found Becky and we had a phone conversation where I expressed my concerns and she was confident she could help with a flexible plan that would enable me to leave the house and have baby that slept the night within 10 days.
My husband had his doubts, he didn’t think that it was going to work, thought it would be a waste of money. But he wasn’t the one that was up all night, every night feeding the baby every 3 hours, so was willing to give it a go if I wanted to do it.
I was really apprehensive the first night of the plan, I was expecting the worse and actually I needn’t of worried. Our little girl was 4.5 months old when we implemented the plan, and I was worried that it was too young, I was doubting my decision to do it, torn between something needing to change and just putting up with it as this is what motherhood is, but actually now I think that it was the perfect age. At 4.5 months she hadn’t had the time to develop really bad habits, she was really receptive to teach how to go to sleep without me, and to stay asleep. She is now 8 months and it still works, she now knows and expects the routine, she is a brilliant sleeper compared to some of the other babies we know. We now both say that the money we spent with Becky was the best money we have ever spent! Becky gave us a set of instructions which enabled us to get our baby to sleep, this totally transformed our lives!
Happy well rested Mummy to EB
I would like to thank Becky, the Independent Sleep Expert for helping me get my 8 month old to sleep 11-12 hours every night. Very practical advice and support that showed results from the first night. I didn’t believe I would be able to get a good nights sleep before I went back to work but it is possible
Thank you and highly Recommend
Sam mum to Arthur, West Sussex
“I came to Becky for help for my 7 month old son because it was taking two hours to get him to sleep, using a mixture of feeding and rocking, both of which were losing their effectiveness. It was also a nightmare getting him to have naps and we had no set routine. After just one night using her techniques, my son was settling himself to sleep unaided- something I never thought I’d see! Following a routine and also being able to self settle has changed all our lives incredibly. The early wake ups and nap lengths have taken a bit longer but Becky has given us the tools to help with these. She has given extra time and support to help us through and didn’t just abandon us which made such a difference. My son is a happier and more content boy and my husband and I have regained so much time and sanity! I would recommend Becky and these techniques to anyone. It was so worthwhile.”
Fiona, Mum to Joshua (7 months), Emsworth
“We had a consultation with Becky back on the 22nd April. Our little boy (20 months) would wake for anywhere between 2 and 4 hours every few nights and would scream unless he had cuddles and a bottle. Becky's guidance was great, and apart from on the very first night I have not had to go in to his room at all. He now sleeps from 7pm until usually about 6am (but I don't go in and get him up and out of his cot until 6.45) and if he does stir in the night he settles himself back down fairly quickly. It's really made a huge difference.”
Emmaline, Mum to Sebastian, Portsmouth
"We first contacted Becky in desperation when our son was 5.5 months old following recommendation by a friend.
At this stage, we were finding things quite difficult to deal with…. our son had never slept for more than 5 hours straight (a very recent development at this stage!) and was awake most of the day and night, feeding on average every 2 hours. We had already started early weaning under medical advice in the hope of helping him to sleep a little more and routinely pounded the pavements in rain, hail or shine as he would only sleep in his moving pram and woke as soon as we arrived home, refusing to settle in his crib.We were beyond exhausted!
After our initial consultation with Becky, she formulated a bespoke sleep plan for our son and we set a date for implementation following a holiday and house move. Once we got going, the results were astonishing! By the end of the first week, our baby was sleeping through the night until 7am and had started to settle into two solid daytime naps. By the end of the second week, he was happy to be put down to bed and had really settled into his schedule (as well as sprouting his first tooth!)
Becky was so supportive during this time and it helped us to focus our efforts knowing that we would be reporting back to her for her feedback and advice. She was professional, empathetic and offered really helpful solutions based on any concerns or when we encountered blips in the road. Our son, Cameron is now almost 8 months old and could not be happier and as a result, we are too. The difference this has made to us is really incredible and has really turned things around.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Becky to anyone who is struggling with this problem - there is light at the end of the tunnel! Honestly Becky, thanks so much again - it really has been a game changer for us.”
Siobhan, Mum to Cameron, 8 Months, Surrey
With our very strong willed one year old daughter fighting sleep each night for up to two hours, we were at breaking point as a family.
As the afternoons rolled into evenings we started to dread what was coming each night. Over time we'd fallen into all sorts of bad habits; getting her to sleep on the bottle, rocking her and letting her sleep on our bed only to then move the ticking time bomb into her cot when she'd finally drifted off. She'd wake at least once a night then be up at 5ish ready to start the day.
We bought books, read online plans, took advice from friends (and strangers) in a desperate bid to help. Everything seemed so harsh to us. We weren't prepared to leave her on her own to cry herself to sleep when she'd had us at her beck and call since she was born. That leap just felt too big for us to attempt.
A friend of a friend suggested we look into Baby Sleep the Night . . . Who even knew sleep consultants were a thing!? I contacted Becky and we were booked in for our consultation quickly due to a cancellation. The extremely comprehensive consultation instantly made us feel better. Becky explained to us how sleep actually works, how much our baby should be having and confidently reassured us that things would get better really quickly as she could clearly see where we were falling down with her bedtime routine.
So desperate we were to get her sleeping sorted, we started that very night. Within 3 days we went from a 2 hour grueller of a bedtime to just 45mins. By night 9 we were putting her down in her cot awake and leaving the room for her to settle herself. My days used to revolve around driving our daughter round in the car or her pram to get her to nap- now she happily gets into her cot for a 2 hour lunch time nap! The difference it has made to our family life is incredible.
Along the way Becky has been a constant support, checking in and answering my every question no matter how erratic and emotional they were. I'd secretly like to keep her on speed dial just in case but she reassured me on our closing call that we're more than set up to go it alone.
Our darling daughter is happier now she's getting all the sleep she needs, as are her Mummy and Daddy who no longer bicker about the many possible reasons for the daily bedtime battles we used to have.
We just wish we'd met Becky sooner! We can't thank her enough xx
Faye, Mum to Rosie, 12 months, Corby
“When our son was 15 months old we noticed he was regressing with his sleep. We were also aware of the different routines he had with nursery and 2 sets of grandparents- all of whom had a different style to getting him to sleep.
We were absolutely broken by our son's sleep pattern and felt exhausted. We decided it was time to get advice from an expert.
During the first consultation with Becky it was obvious we had no structure at all. But Becky didn't judge us. She gave us lots of simple advice which we took on board. Initially i found it very difficult to be firm and stick to the schedule, but after 1 week we found we had our evenings back and a happier, more alert child during the day.
We cant thank Becky enough and would recommend her to our friends and family.”
Shiv, Mum to Aran, London
“Our son had gone backwards in terms of his sleep routine, often staying awake until 9pm and sometimes 10pm! He would often wake in the middle of the night and wouldn't settle unless he jumped in bed with us. Becky's wonderful advice and support soon had our son in a clockwork routine which not only meant we had our nights back, our son became more alert and happy. This has really changed our lives so I'd recommend it for all parents who are experiencing the same. Becky is brilliant and tailored our plan around our situation. We will always be grateful.”
Sen, Dad to Aran, 18 months, London
“Having a clingy, breastfed and co-sleeping baby, I would never believe this could work, but it DOES. I used to spend my evenings up and down the stairs responding to my baby and sometimes not bothering to attempt to sneak back downstairs. My husband was in the spare room due to me having to feed every hour throughout the night. I used to have to have him on me for nap times and was stuck for sometimes hours.
Now my little one sleeps in his own room, from 6.45-6.45 and for 2 naps during the day.
Becky listened to my concerns and completely understood mine and my babies needs. She is there throughout the process providing support and advice responding to emails, texts and calls which shows she cares about what she does.
Our family life has now changed for the better and most importantly everyone is sleeping!”
Vicky, Mum to Oscar, 9 months, Portsmouth
“Teaching our son to sleep properly was one of the best decisions we have ever made. It wasn’t easy at first but Becky was absolutely amazing supporting us through every single step. In particular we liked that Becky’s approach was gentle but it really worked. We now have our evenings back and our son is well rested.“
Asta, mum to Alexander 19 months, Middlesex
Our son was waking at least every 2 hours! This meant that night times could be pretty rough and the lack of sleep was pretty draining.I was a bit apprehensive about someone we didn’t know telling us how to deal with our own baby, but I also knew that we had to do something to change.After talking with Becky, we were assured that she would work with us to come up with a plan that could work.
Night 2 - he slept through the night. We were amazed, but a bit suspicious that it couldn’t be that quick.He’s had at least 10.5 hours sleep every night since that night! It’s so nice having time and energy to do things in the evening. We even had our first baby sitter (my Mum) the other night, while we went out for the evening!
Thank you very much Becky.
Bread Daddy to 7 month old well rested baby boy
We had the pleasure of working with Becky to help to get our 7month to sleep for more than 1-2hrs at a time though the night. From night two to now he averages 11/11.30hrs a night. The change is amazing, I never thought our baby could be one of those magic babies that sleeps through the night. With out Becky and the plan she made for us and all her support we may never of achieved this. It’s so nice to have our evenings back too. Thank you very much Becky.
Abby Martin - Mummy to Rufus 7 months Shoreham-by-sea
We are so glad we started to work with Becky due to our 6 month old daughter waking every 2 hours in the night and napping poorly throughout the day. We were not in a good routine, clearly, stress was building and needed some guidance. Becky gave us a 2 week plan and surprisingly we noticed significant differences after the first night!! She now sleeps through almost every night and although the naps are harder to crack we feel they have improved and we have a better routine. Becky has always been very clear and concise even with some of our most difficult questions, so would absolutely recommend her highly! My advice to anyone taking this on, be as regimental with Becky's plan as possible and note any wakings with as much detail as possible, as these will help in the long run. Becky will also continue to be there after the 2 weeks if required, which is a welcome relief as it is a challenge for both our daughter and us!"
From Scott, well rested Daddy from Andover!
"Our 6 month old daughter had been waking up every 2 hours for over 2 months, which was exhausting. We are so glad we made decision to work with Becky, as we saw a real improvement already after the first night of implementing the plan. Becky was brilliant in guiding us every step along the way, always very understanding of our situation and there for us when we needed some extra advice. We feel it was so worth the money, as we could have never come up with such an effective strategy ourselves. Our daughter now sleeps through the night and her day time naps have improved too, which is a bonus. All in all, we can't believe how our life has changed in just 2 weeks! Thank you Becky for all your help!"
From Christianne, Mummy to Myla 6 months
I have just come to the end of my second week with Becky and I honestly thought she would not crack my pickle of a 2 and a half year old daughter. My daughter would often take an hour plus to get to sleep and would wake at around 1am every night, didn't matter what time I got her down. I thought I had tried everything, gradual retreat, letting her cry it out but it often resulted in me sitting with her until she had fallen asleep. Becky was always so approachable and even though I knew I had hadn’t made it easy for myself, Becky never judged me as she understood how I was feeling. So my daughter did have her nights of regression as Becky did explain she would, so it wasn't a surprise but she gave me strategies to cope with this so made me feel like I was back in control which I honestly thought I had lost and I use to dread bedtimes. My daughter now settles really well and is sleeping through the night so I now have my evenings back to spend with my husband. Thank you Becky
Amy, Mum to Freya (2 ½), Felpham
I've known Becky for years and always remember her own son sleeping so well whenever I was there. My daughter started waking every hour, refusing to nap, it carried on for almost a month before I thought to even seek help, we were all so exhausted we were falling asleep eating, it wasn't until one day when I collapsed on the floor after FINALLY getting her to sleep and woke up 40 minutes later to my daughter crying I realised we needed help. I wish I had asked for it sooner- with Becky's gentle and understanding support we came up with a unique and personalised plan- we have been able to carry on attachment parenting, respectful parenting but Alice now sleeps 11 hours a night, has 2 naps and is a much happier baby which means a much happier mummy and daddy!
Sam and Mark, parents to Alice – 9 months, Portsmouth
To say that I was mildly sceptical when I had my first consultation with Becky from Baby Sleep The Night to discuss my son’s ‘sleep’ (note deliberate and intentional use of inverted commas!) would be something of an understatement. I had reached a point whereby I had come to accept that four hours of sleep was an achievement – and an inconsistent one at that! My son was three and a half at the point that I met with Becky and an average night with him would consist of him waking multiples times and either only resettling with milk as an aid or in our bed. Tiredness and frustration had become a norm.
I had been reluctant to pursue sleep training prior to this point…everyone I knew had children who slept and so I had resigned myself to his poor sleep pattern as being something that he would “grow out of” or something that I was embarrassed to admit was because of things I had done “wrong”. I also genuinely believed that we had developed good bedtime routines – I even suggested to Becky that evenings in our house were “like groundhog day” – however, through sensitive questioning and responsivity, Becky calmly guided me through a new Sleep Plan for our son that was incredibly detailed and incorporated a number of factors that I had never before considered. Importantly, I also did not feel judged and she accepted my cynicism with good grace and reassurances. I came away feeling reassured and open to the idea of trialling the Plan, knowing that Becky would be following up our progress.
The first night, as Becky predicted, was the most challenging but I reminded myself of her absolute conviction, that if we remained committed to the plan, it would work. The extent of negotiation that my son embarked upon that night went beyond the realms of creative brilliance and emotional bargaining! However, it stopped. Over the course of the next night, he settled more quickly and, on night three, he slept through the night! I actually considered arranging a party to mark this astounding occasion!
Looking back, I know now that I had in fact reached a point that was unsustainable in terms of believing that four hours sleep should be goal to aspire towards. Becky helped me to realise that my son has the ability and capacity to learn to sleep but that this would be a skill that we, as parents, would be instrumental in helping him to learn. He now sleeps through the night and has no milk until breakfast time; the money we are saving in his milk alone would balance the perceived “expense” of the consultations and follow-ups! Importantly, he is proud of himself and, as he told me on night five, he “knows that he can do it!”. My husband and I have treated ourselves to a new bed which WE KNOW WE WILL BOTH GET TO SLEEP IN!!! The only ‘downside’ of the intervention is that the fact that my already energetic pre-schooler now resembles a demented Tasmanian Devil, such is the surge in energy he has experienced since getting uninterrupted kip! We would recommend Becky to anyone and would be happy to offer further assurances.
From Kimberley, Mum to James Aged 3 - Portsmouth
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