CASE STUDY: Better sleep within a week!
*this is a case study from a real-life mother who reached out for help. We share our case studies in the hope it may help other mums who are in the same, or similar, situations. Not everyone parents in the same way, so please do not judge, criticize or demean these mothers and the parenting choices they have made in the best interests of their babies and their families.
Age: 7 weeks
Naps: Completely random, no 2 days the same
Sleep Situation: Co-sleeping in an attempt to get some sleep
As first time parents, we had no idea what Amelia wanted so assumed that every cry was from hunger. We never even suspected sleep. We assumed that she would go to sleep when she was tired - not realising that being too tired means you can’t sleep. We had no predictability to our days, no proper naps. Overnight Amelia would go down at 6pm then be up again at 7pm. Between 7pm and the morning (usually 5am) she was waking every couple of hours. I started to suffer from PNDA, I was a mess and hated spending time with my baby. I felt like a failure. My husband and I are the kinds of people that thrive on structure, so without it and having a newborn, we were lost.
I found Little Ones on Facebook, bought their Newborn Program and saw results in under a week!
The first week we started the Program Amelia immediately reduced to one night wake! Within 2 weeks, she was sleeping through the night. At first I felt like we couldn’t go anywhere while we focused on getting good naps happening and setting up excellent sleep habits, eventually though we started using nap times as travel times and I realised we can be quite flexible now that I know what to expect. It works perfectly for us.
Before the Program we felt like our lives were completely dictated by our baby. We never imagined that we could get a routine that is so perfectly balanced for both our baby and us.
We now have our bed to ourselves at night! We can have an uninterrupted meal together. We get to have mummy and daddy time in the evening. We now know when she is tired and hungry. Our days are much much better. We can now coordinate with friends and family the best times for us to go out or for them to pop round and see her.
I think now that Amelia knows when her feed times, play times and sleep times are, she makes the most of them. She is so happy and hardly ever cries out - unless it’s in frustration.
Being a new parent is really really hard. You have no idea what to expect! Felicity was doing the best she could with the information she had, but she had reached her breaking point and knew their current situation wasn't sustainable. Through our Sleep Program, Felicity was able to learn about the best awake times for her baby, settling methods, how to set up the perfect sleep environment and the right amount of nap hours to lead to good sleep overnight. Because all of this works with a baby's natural circadian cycle, little Amelia took to it like a fish to water! Turns out having some structure and predictability was exactly what was needed to get this little lady and her family on the road to better sleep.
"She is such a happy baby now and we are functioning a billion times better as a family thanks to Little Ones."
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