Hi! My name is Nicole and welcome to my blog about child sleep.
Why a blog about child sleep?!
I am a 34 year old mother of two and when my eldest was a baby, he was one of the most challenging sleepers! “Sleep like a baby?” Yeah right. You better hope you never sleep like my baby did! He would wake up every 1-2 hours all night long. We had to do soooo much to get this boy to sleep! So, I dove into numerous books and message boards about sleep. I devoured everything and once I helped him learn healthy sleep habits, I made it my mission to help other mommies and daddies make good sleepers, too. I became the leader of a message board and now have helped hundreds of parents get better sleep from their babies and better sleep for themselves. Well rested babies make happy babies and well rested parents make happy parents and happy parents make better parents.
And, so I am here now 2 1/2 years later with my second son, who is 8 weeks old today, about to embark on another journey to give another baby healthy sleep habits. My 2 1/2 year old is now a wonderful sleeper and so far his brother is better than he was at his age, yet will still need my guidance, I can see.
Unfortunately, some people think babies grow out of it only to find they have a 6 year old who still wakes up at night and studies have found adults with sleep problems that trace back to their childhood. Heck, I’m not the best sleeper either and I vowed not to pass that onto my children, if I can help it.
Let me assure you. Those of you with “easy” babies or those children that just grab a pillow off the couch when they’re sleepy and lay down will find this blog VERY boring. This is for those parents who are “at their wits end” who can’t get theirÂ child to sleep without standing on one foot in a field of daisies with the wind blowing west. I look forward to posting information you can find helpful to know you are not alone and know that you, too, can have a good sleeper!
Am I a doctor? No. Am I a sleep “expert”? No. I am a mother with an analytical mind who is an avid reader and has been told I give firm, yet supportive advice that works. So, I thought I’d branch out and try to help even more people than I already have.