If I’d have to describe my first couple of months as a mother in only one word, it would be exhaustion. Yes there was love, and there was amazement and pride and joy, but mainly exhaustion. Nobody really knew, except my husband, how bad it was. That for the first four months of our parenting journey, I never slept more than two hours at a time. That I cried in the middle of the night, rocking my baby to sleep, and going crazy.
And if you know me, then you know that I hate the notion of sleep training. That every time when a nurse proposed to me the method consisting of not attending my baby’s cry for 5 up to 15 minutes, I would get really angry. Because during my psychology studies, nobody ever told me that you should leave babies needs unattended, nor that you should let then cry alone in their crib. So for me, sleep training was not an option.
Then we had our second daughter, almost two years ago. Her sleeping pattern was completely different, with sleepless nights starting around the age of 6 months and persisting for over a year.
So when Kimberly from the Baby Sleep Site approached me and asked if I’d like to see what their members area has to offer, I was very curious yet suspicious. I wasn’t sure what to expect, and I was scared to see the cry-it-out approach as a main method. But guess what? I got smitten!
I started going through the members area, and I got really amazed how full of resources it is! If only I had that when I was a new mom! If only I got this membership as a baby shower gift ( instead of all of the tiny socks that got all lost and mismatched)! How much easier early motherhood would have been!
Then I started reading about toddler sleep, because quite frankly, sleepless nights are not totally over for me. With my 24-month old Rose, we do get them every week or so. And it hit me, how simple the answers can be.
But getting back to the babies sleep. There are some things that I did learn over time. But how much easier it would have been if I had a resource like that at my fingertips. Do you know that your babies schedule does matter, and that even while practicing attachment parenting, you can make your babies routine work for your both babies and your sleep? That even if you nurse, and rock your baby before sleeping, you can still help your baby to sleep better, by planning more the day, meals and/or nursing sessions, nap times and bed routine?
There’s so much in to it, and baby’s sleep is really more complex then I thought. And I know it’s hard to get the answers when you’re exhausted because you didn’t get a half night sleep (not to mention a full night sleep) in months, or even years.
That’s why I’m so impressed by the members area: tons of articles, for different stages, from a new-born to a preschooler. Tons of recourses to help you with different sleep problems. Ebooks assessing the biggest sleeping issues. Personalized schedules for babies and toddlers (because yes, routine is a parent secret weapon, and yet it’s so hard to have one that works well for mom’s needs and child’s sleep needs!) And, the cherry on the top, there’s always an option of having a live chat with a sleep specialist!
So while I was reading an e-book assessing my current situation, toddler sleep problems, I couldn’t stop thinking about how I wished I have know about this site before! And while I’ll be educating myself more about my toddlers sleep, I really encourage you to go and have a look of what the Baby Sleep site has to offer!
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