Kelly - age 13 weeks
Jessica - I hate to even send this email and jinx ourselves but I just wanted to let you know I truly have an awesome little sleeper!!! Kelly sleeps through the night now! She is down to a 3 nap schedule, is happy, hardly ever cries, puts herself completely to sleep from an awake state (not even drowsy state anymore!) and is able to self settle during the night and naps. It is truly amazing and all thanks to the early help I received from you. I am anticipating hiccups along the way during teething and other milestones but I know we have the tools to get through everything. And of course as anything comes up in the future that we can’t handle I will be reaching out to you and have already recommended you to multiple friends in the area with new babies ;)
Brooks - age 2.5 years
My son is 2 1/2 and had never slept through the night until about 2 weeks ago… I had discussed this problem with 20 different doctors and a thousand different people but never really got anywhere because my husband and I were not comfortable with letting him cry it out, which was usually the opinion we received. I completely understand that this is the best option for a lot of people and am certainly not being judgmental against that, it just was not what was best for my family.
I had pretty much come to grips that I would never have a "sleeper", but when I SHOCKINGLY found out I was pregnant with my second I began to panic big time! We needed to figure out a plan to transition our son, who was a very cozy co-sleeper, into his own room and big boy bed and continue to prepare for a new little bundle.
That is when Jessica from Awesome Little Sleepers miraculously fell into my lap! She came to my home, got to know me, got to know my son, and surveyed the sleeping arrangements to know whether they were safe and sound before creating a plan. This honestly was the first professional person who did not make me feel bad or guilty for any of the choices that we had made as parents and how they may have contributed to our troubled sleeper! She was very encouraging and understanding about what was best for our family and helped me put a very mild and manageable plan into place that did NOT involve me leaving my son to cry alone.
I cannot believe that I am actually able to say that my son sleeps in his own bed, in his own room, and through the night on most occasions! There is still a wake every now and then but it is nothing compared to where we were just a few months ago! If you know me personally than you know that this testimony is crazy!! If you don't know me but happen to be going through a similar situation please call Jessica FAST!!! You will be so pleased and it will change your life!! Sorry this was so long but I hope all the crazy details will help and encourage someone else to reach out to Awesome Little Sleepers because it is indeed, AWESOME!!!
Joshua - age 22 months
My son has always been a great sleeper. Slept through the night since he was 3 months old until he was 22 months. Busy days and changing sleep patterns, he suddenly began waking up 2-3x a night. So I turned to Jessica. Jessica asked many questions to really get a better idea of why my son would all of a sudden stop sleeping throughout the night. It was soon brought to my attention that my son wasn't sleeping enough hours in a 24 hour time period. And since I haven't allowed him to self soothe himself to sleep, he didn't have the ability to put himself back to sleep.
My son was typically going down for bed around 9:30pm so Jessica suggested that I put him down for a nap earlier in the day and start my night time routine a lot earlier than I was. After a week of sticking to the plan that Jessica suggested along with keeping daily journals and daily checkins, not only did my son begin to sleep throughout the night once again, he would wake up in a happier mood than before.
Jessica was a lifesaver! We all need our sleep!
Mae - age 8 weeks & 4.5 months
I began working with Jessica when my daughter was 8 weeks old. Jessica gave me strategies to start to teach my daughter how to self soothe even when she was very young which helped once she get to be a few months old. I think learning the right nap & bed times was also really helpful. Mae was actually sleeping a lot more than I expected!
Even though she was a great sleeper, sleeping through the night since she was 10/11 weeks old, when she was about 17 weeks old she started fighting bedtime, waking up a few hours after falling asleep and waking up around 5am. I had heard about the dreaded 4 month sleep regression so I went back to Jessica. She had me tweak nap & bed times and pointed out some ways I was encouraging Mae's behavior that I hadn't realized. I couldn't belive that it only took 2 night for Mae's sleep to get back on track. I have recommended Jessica to all my friends!
Teagan - age 7 months
Jessica was very professional and was readily available for questions and feedback throughout the whole process. She checked in on a daily basis when we were really struggling, and that support was key to keeping us on track to get our little one to sleep through the night.
She is clearly well-read and versed in the sleep literature. As sleep-deprived parents the last thing you need is to sift through a ton of information on the internet to come up with a plan. Instead, she gave us clear options to consider in an easy-to-follow way, and she offered ideas that were tailored to our particular parenting style.
We went from waking up almost every 2 hours at night to longer spans of sleep in only a couple weeks. Now, thanks to Jessica's help, our 7 month old baby sleeps for 10 hours or more at night and goes to sleep easily both at bedtime and at naps. Everyone in the family is much happier and healthier.
I would highly recommend consulting with Jessica for any family with infants struggling to find more sleep.
Ryan - age 4 years
My daughter had always been a great sleeper. She slept through the night from a young age, never slept in bed with us & didn't have trouble when we moved her into a big girl bed. So I was shocked when she was 4 years old and suddenly started getting up during the night and crying at our bedroom door. I was having to get up 1-2 times every night to calm her down and put her back to bed. I tried lots of tricks and nothing worked. We might have one or two good nights but then she would start getting up again.
I couldn't have her crying in the house at night because I was terrified she would wake up the other kids! Jessica really spent time to understand the problem and what was going on with my daughter. She helped me eliminate the crying by educating and empowering my daughter. She was old enough to understand even more than I realized.