My Story: Vicki, Sherman, and Kenzie (8 months)
Kenzie started sleeping through the night at about 8 weeks old. She napped quite well at daycare. That all changed when I left the Army and moved to Santa Fe. It was like she forgot how to sleep! I later learned that she had never really learned how, I'd just gotten lucky that my cheater methods worked. (for a while). I had to hold or carry her for naps and nurse her back to sleep every 30-90 minutes at night. Eventually, the jogging stroller and baby wrap stopped working to get her to sleep, it was great exercise, but walking 6 miles just so she would fall asleep and stay asleep was eating up too much time! Not to mention it was HOT! My breaking point was when my husband was out of town and I decided I'd rather drive over 1000 miles to my sister's house with a screaming 7-month-old, 3 big dogs, and a cat in the cab of my truck while hauling 2 horses than deal with her sleep issues alone. I tried a few different sleep methods and finally found Sleep Sense. It was simple and easy for my sleep addled brain to understand. The first couple nights were tough, but by night 3 Kenzie was going to sleep with minimal fuss and sleeping through the night on night 5. It was amazing! I felt so much better. Kenzie has been so much more active and cheerful, and she started gaining weight better. I'm so glad I found Sleep Sense!