Until about two weeks ago, my 11-month-old daughter was a terrible sleeper. Following a brief illness when she was younger, we had become at first enthusiastic but later very reluctant co-sleepers. She wouldn't sleep more than a few hours tops in her crib, and so I had to lie down with her or keep nursing her back to sleep for another 30 mins or hour at best. Her naps were completely unpredictable, and (once she outgrew her swing) I either had to co-nap with her or push her around in the stroller for an hour or two, several times a day. All attempts to “put her on a schedule” failed, because I never knew when she’d fall asleep and for how long. At the same time, we were having a hard time getting her to eat solids, because she just wasn't interested. At all.
Before turning to Fiona, I’d of course read all about the most popular methods (No Cry Sleep Solution, Ferber, pick up/put down, that E-A-S-Y method that Israelis seem to go on and on about, etc) and tried most with the exception of extinction CIO. Some of them worked more than the others, but none offered a proper solution.
It got to the point where I was obsessed with her sleep (or lack thereof) and also completely dependent on it. I work part-time from home, but working has become nearly impossible. I was also terrified of eventually having to send her to gan, where she would surely just screech in a corner and refuse to nap with the other toddlers.
In just two weeks, with Fiona’s expertise, professionalism, and what can only be magic, she’s become this baby that sleeps 10-hour stretches at night, who naps in her crib, and who actually WANTS to go to sleep and WANTS me to put her in the crib!
At the same time, she’s been eating like a champ, and with Fiona’s help we have worked out a great schedule that works for us.
Fiona was there for us and ready to answer all our questions every single day of the process. I can’t stop gushing about her to our friends and I can’t recommend her enough!