Before Phoebie: Esra would only nap 20-30mins during the day… an hour if I was lucky. Sometimes she would fall asleep on her own; be fed to sleep; rocked to sleep; crazy mum pram walks or car drive MIGHT send her to sleep. But there was no consistency.
Night times were better as Esra would have 2, 1 or even 0 wake ups and would have to be fed back to sleep. If she woke up early in the night, it would take more than 30mins of rocking and we would know that there would be more wake ups to come. Esra is on the taller and heavier end of the charts and my back was suffering from all the rocking. Seeing the chiro on a weekly basis was not an ideal solution.
Phoebie and I first communicated over 3 weeks ago. I was given a questionaire to complete, and she immediately identified areas that can be rectified. In our instance, it was ensuring that the room was pitch black at EVERY nap. That immediately made a difference as Esra was able to sleep longer than 20mins 🙌 !
Once starting the routine Phoebie set out, the key was CONSISTENCY. We were consistent with our settling method, hence didn’t take long for Esra to self-settle (1-2 days). We were able to recognize the types of grizzles and cries; and Phoebie gave us the confidence to trust our gut and go with it. Now I just put her down for naps and she’s asleep within 15mins. Even if she grizzles in the middle of the night, most times she is able to self-settle. Now she has a 50/50 hit rate of sleeping through (or one wake up).
It’s been over 2 weeks since we first started and we haven’t looked back! She can sleep in her cot, car transfer was successful (that never happened), she’s even napped in other cots. I wish we sought out assistance for our 4 year old, who hit the 4 month regression and is only now sleeping through more regularly.
Phoebie is very understanding, caring and actively listens to your concerns, needs and desires. As she only wants the best for your bub and family, she will attain as much detail to gain a thorough picture of your current situation, and proceed from there. You’ll never feel alone as she keeps in regular contact with you through the whole process.
Thank you Phoebie for everything you’ve done to help Esra’s sleep routine!”
Esra 5 Months Old