From Skeptic to Believer: Meet Ali and Hear Her Sleep Coaching Story


Readers, meet Allison. Ali lives in Pennsylvania and is mom to little Noelle. Noelle was a great sleeper – that is, until the 4 month sleep regression hit! That’s when Ali contacted The Baby Sleep Site® for help. Here’s her story…

The Baby Sleep Site: Ali, tell our readers a little bit about Noelle’s sleep history.

Ali: My daughter was sleeping through the night by the time she was 3 months old, and she slept great from 3-4 months. Right around 4.5 months, however, she started waking up in the middle of the night again, and so I nursed her back to sleep.

From then on, she was waking up at least 2, 3, or 4 times a night, and would remain awake for an hour and a half to two hours at a time! My husband and I took turns some nights, and we were extremely frustrated! I felt like I was going through the newborn stage all over again.

The Baby Sleep Site: Wow, you must’ve been exhausted! So how did you come across The Baby Sleep Site, and at what point did you decide to get personalized help?

Ali: I came across the Baby Sleep Site in a Google search – I was searching for baby schedules and sleeping habits. I had already read MANY different books and theories about how to help my baby sleep better, so I decided to look into the site.

Ali Koch-1At first, I questioned the things I read on the site, and whether or not they actually worked. I was also skeptical about paying money to have someone help me after I felt like I had already tried everything on my own.

Finally, when my daughter was 9 months old, I sent a general email inquiring about which services would be best for our family. I was still EXTREMELY skeptical, and I really didn’t think they would offer me any advice that I hadn’t already tried or read about. But after about another three weeks of trying other methods, I finally gave in, paid the money, and begged for help!

The Baby Sleep Site: No problem; we’ve worked with skeptics before! 😉 So tell us – what happened after you bought your consultation package?

Ali: I got my Personalized Sleep Plan® from Nicole very quickly – and it was awesome! The plan was extremely thorough and very helpful.

The Baby Sleep Site: And once you started implementing the sleep plan at home, what happened? How did things go?

Ali: I’ll admit, the first week was difficult. My daughter was not as consistent as I’d hoped she’d be. But through many e-mails back and forth with Nicole, we continued to tweak the plan so that it suited my daughter. And I’m happy to say that, after the first week, she was only waking once or twice a night, and falling back to sleep VERY easily – within ten minutes!

The Baby Sleep Site: Awesome! Glad to hear you stuck with it and made the necessary changes to your plan. How did Noelle’s progress continue after that first week, and how is she sleeping now?

Ali: Two or three weeks into using the plan, she was starting to sleep much more consistently. Within a month, she was going to bed each night at around 7 p.m. and sleeping until 7 a.m., with two good naps during the day. She would still occasionally wake up between 4 or 5 a.m., but honestly, she progressed by leaps and bounds during the time, thanks to Nicole’s help!

Noelle is now 20 months, and she’s still sleeping so much better than she used to. She now takes one nap in the afternoon, and usually sleeps 11 hours, straight through the night. Every once in awhile, if she is sick or teething, she’ll wake up, but it’s okay, because she’s able to fall back to sleep on her own.

The Baby Sleep Site: That’s some impressive progress – from waking 4 times a night, for one or two hours at a time, down to no night wakings — and in just a few weeks! We’re so happy for you and your family, Ali. 🙂 Any final words for our readers?

Ali: We are so blessed and happy we came across this site, and that we went with this service! I highly recommend it!!

There you have it: from skeptic to believer! Ali was sure that paid help wouldn’t be able to solve her problems, since she’d already done so much reading on her own; a few weeks working with a consultant, however, and she saw the kind of results that turned her into a believer!

And the same can be true for you. It can. No matter how big your sleep problems may feel — no matter what you have already tried (without success) on your own — we can help. Our team of expert consultants is standing by, ready to craft a Personalized Sleep Plan® just for you! Get your sleep plan today, and start your journey from exhausted skeptic to well-rested believer!

If you’d like to hear from more parents just like you, check out Joanie’s sleep journey!


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10 thoughts on “From Skeptic to Believer: Meet Ali and Hear Her Sleep Coaching Story”

  1. My little boy is nearly 9 months old he is struggling to sleep at night he wakes up every two hour of the night and first try to settle him like put his dummy in his mouth so he can be calm and nurse him until he falls asleep but sometimes it doesn’t happen that way he will wake up and stay awake and I have no option to give him his bottle and this all started as soon as his teeth were coming i have tried my routine but he seem to change it sometimes with feeding. Please is there a way to solve my problem I’m a single mum and need help

    • @Lanie – Thank you for reading and for sharing with us. We’re sorry to hear that sleep has been tough for you guys lately. Teething can definitely disrupt sleep for a while. If you haven’t considered a more formal approach to helping him sleep better with some consistent form of sleep training, perhaps that would be a good next step, if you’re interested. We offer several free articles here on our blog that will get you started the right way and have a free sleep e-guide that will give more dedicated support as you get started. You can download this free guide here: Hang in there, Lanie!

    • @Amanda, thank you for stopping by the Baby Sleep Site! Our team of expert sleep consultants have worked with many babies experiencing acid reflux and would love to work with you as well. If you would like more information on our various sleep consulting packages, please contact us directly here:
      Thank you!

  2. I have a 26 month old boy whom was exclusively breast fed and he still wakes up through the night a handful of times with me cosleeping and nursing him back to sleep. I feel it’s time to end our nursing journey and would like to have him sleep by himself through the night. Is it possible to accomplish all of those goals? I don’t really produce much milk and I feel he nurses mainly for comfort. I’m ready to get my sleep back.

    • Hi @Michelle, thank you for your comment! I am sorry your son has been nursing for comfort and that you have not been able to get a full night’s sleep in a long time! Our amazing team of sleep consultants would love to help with this as they have helped many families through a similar situation as you. Feel free to contact us directly here so we can give you more information on getting started:here:
      Hang in there!

  3. My three year old son has been a terrible, impossible sleeper since a baby . I always thought it would get better but it hasn’t and I can’t handle it for much longer . I have tried all the gentle techniques but they haven’t worked – he still refuses to sleep, whether he is tired or overtired or undertired. He has no idea how to self-sooth and his very busy brain never wants to “switch off” . It is really taking it’s toll on the entire family . So…I am wanting to start the cry-it-out method but Im afraid this is going to “damage” him and make me a bad mother .
    In general, how long does the crying-it-out method take to work on a VERY poor sleeper who is also a highly active toddler.

  4. We need help with our 11 week old. I have read through your site but we are on a very limited income. Could you please help me figure out how to receive some guidance without spending hundreds of dollars? I know you are worth it! I am sorry… I have read as many books as I can on sleep and feel at a loss. I just wondered what some of my options are for your services.

    Thank you!

    • @ Wendy Berg – I’m so sorry you’re struggling! I would suggest you contact our Client Relations Team for more information about your options. In the meantime, I will pass your name and email address along our our Client Relations manager. Thank you for reaching out to us, and I sincerely hope our team can help you!

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