Unfortunately, most information is dangerously outdated and usually reduces your baby’s chances of a calm and deep sleep.
The absolute worst you can do is to begin with a sleep training for your baby without a proven and sophisticated plan (I’m sorry to say, but that’s how most parents still do it).
Sadly, I am speaking from my own, very painful experience…
The best thing about it is that you and your little one will be done with the training in no time!
But first let me introduce myself:
My name is Susanne, and I would describe myself as an ordinary woman and mother. I’m originally from Germany and moved to Portland several years ago, so please excuse any grammatical errors ;).
I also have 2 kids who monkey around all day but who I of course love very, very much!
But unfortunately, our second child Martina confronted us with a problem which quickly became unbearable:
I want to share with you here on my website my very own personal story and how I came across an effective system for a baby’s sleep nearly be sheer accident (and which actually works!).
…and today I take care of more than 70 children
Sometimes life is strange: Instead of having 9 kids of my own, I nowadays take care of 73 children at a day care center I founded 4 years ago.
That’s why I can credibly tell you that — through my own two kids and the children from the day care center — I am confronted with the topic of baby’s sleep almost every week.
While the majority of the children from the day care center have outgrown any sleep problems, a lot of the parents also have newborns at home…
For that reason, I heard countless desperate stories of sleepless nights over the years…
However, I only realized the significance of the problem once I experienced it first-hand with my own daughter Martina.
Unfortunately that did not happen. Actually, quite the opposite happened…
Sometimes it took several hours until Martina finally fell asleep!
Her eyes often were swollen and red from all the crying — it broke my heart every time I saw my daughter in this terrible condition!
That was the point when I realized that now is the time that I simply MUST find a solution for this problem.
Not just for my own child, but also for the suffering parents and children from my day care center…
In hindsight, I have to admit that I clearly regret not having started researching this topic earlier since I was asked so often for advice by other parents.
And to be completely honest, there definitely wasn’t a lack of literature on the topic…
I went through tons of specialized literature both national and international.
I selected all the techniques I considered most promising and wrote them down in my “baby’s sleep notebook”, which grew daily by several pages.
The majority of the sleeping methods either did not work at all, or only for a very short time.
I also realized that there was a lot of contradictory advice with many inconsistencies, for example “just let your baby cry” and “never let your baby cry”…
Who was supposed to make sense out of all of this?
Luckily, I had an epiphany and a wonderful idea…
His speciality? The process of sleep for newborns and infants
Well, to be completely honest, it was actually my husband who led me to this idea initially…
An old college friend of his knew this sleeping expert personally. And this specialist just recently published several new studies — with in some cases extraordinary results.
His fee for a three hour consultation was not low at all, but I was so determined to find a working and reliable method for falling asleep that I went for it anyway…
After a few emails and phone calls we arranged an appointment for a consultation and I showed him all my notes I collected so far — and of course asked a lot of questions.
He praised my stock of knowledge on the topic which I naturally found very flattering 🙂
Eventually, we talked for far more than the initially arranged 3 hours and I felt like having an epiphany every 5 minutes.
He shared information and other practical advice with me which I have never encountered in any book or other sources (including the internet) before.
At the end of the consultation my notebook had grown again, this time by a lot of new pages, and I couldn’t wait to test my new knowledge in the real world!
Once I was at home, I quickly started with the new “sleeping protocol”.
I knew of course that I shouldn’t expect any results overnight, however I had already noticed in the same night that Martina was much calmer than before!
I was completely overwhelmed by pure joy and also felt a great deal of relief!
She finally could fall asleep without any problems and also only rarely woke up during the night.
But after I caught up on some sleep for several days, I asked myself:
Mabye this all happened by pure chance?
Thankfully, I had the ideal preconditions to test my new method with more children than just my own Martina…and that’s when I informed the parents of my day care center.
I summarized all my notes, processes and methods in an easy-to-follow guide and handed it to several of the parents of whom I knew that they had to deal with the same problems I had every day.
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