Mum to Rocco, 11 Months
Sam has literally been a life saver for me and my partner.
Our son Rocco, who was one years old last week, had no consistent routine. We both believed that keeping him with us until he wanted to fall asleep and having him sleep in our bed was the most caring thing for him. It reached a point where the three of us were so exhausted that my partner and I were bickering and arguing with each other and Rocco would fall asleep exhausted and overtired. Due to his over tiredness he was waking endlessly in the night for cuddles, bottles and the dummy! We found ourselves living around Rocco’s chaotic timetable.
We were at our wits-end when a friend recommended Sam who she had previously helped. I found Sam so friendly, calm and reassuring from the off and immediately knew she was the one to help us after our first phone conversation.
When being guided by Sam she always explained her methods and why she was advising them. This really helped me with my confidence especially being a new mum. Sam would always give me different methods to resolve the situations that occurred, this was so helpful if I ever wasn’t comfortable in anything or though Rocco could get distressed.
Sam clarified a step-by-step plan of action and with her support, within a week Rocco was going to bed at 7.30pm and sleeping until 7.30/8am. His bottles within the night have been stopped as they weren’t needed anymore plus his dummy had vanished. I had my doubts at times that Rocco would change so quickly as he is very strong willed but by following Sam’s every step it was surprisingly easy.
After two weeks Rocco was not only sleeping well but he was also looking healthier and happier. I was honestly shocked how much sleep within the day/night, if too little or too much, can affect a child. I always thought I would have been structured from day one of having a baby, after reading endless books, but sometimes other things I.e a holiday, work etc get in the way of life and you find yourself out of sync with nothing working to get back on track.
Friends will always have their opinions to help and sometimes they are not always right! I now know that having daily expert guidance, helping pick up on the smallest of things you might have forgotten or need to change meant I had the confidence to achieve my goals with Rocco and maintain them. Every child is different! A textbook does not relate to everyone! Sam will understand the child’s needs and wants.
We would never have reached this point without Sam. If you ever think is it worth getting a sleep consultant, the answer is 100% Yes. I honestly believe Sam could find a solution to any sleep issues your child has whatever the age. New or experienced mummy’s need help at times so never be afraid or embarrassed to ask for help!
Our family is extremely grateful for her help and advice. Rocco gets the best from us in the day as we are no longer tired, plus he is so much more content and happy within himself.
I’m also pleased to say my partner and I are not bickering like before and now joke it’s like the old days when we had our evenings back to enjoy together or our own time to relax.
From an extremely happy and very grateful parent!