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Many thanks for all your advice on Friday last. We have not been in contact, to be honest the reason being everything played out exactly how you predicted. Jack is now in bed for 7.30 and sleeps right through the night. He is a happier little boy also in his waking hours and Susan and I are so happy to have our control back. We actually have some time in the evenings now…which we forgotten how much we valued. Many thanks again. talk to you in the coming months prior to our new one arriving. Thanks again Kitty.
Thank you Kitty!
The changes in our life have been invaluable. Sleep is the key!! With your guidance, we have completely re-established the bedtime routine with our 3 and 4 year old and the timing couldn’t be better as we are expecting another little one soon. Kitty you have given us the confidence to know that we are doing the right thing and our girls have responded tremendously. They are now sleeping 10-12 hours a night and jump into their beds, lights out by 730! They sleep in longer, are more rested and the general demeanor around the house has been calmer and happier. My husband and I have reclaimed our nights and have our whole bed back to ourselves! We couldn’t be happier that we contacted you and wish we had done it sooner. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and gentle, yet firm approach. I would not hesitate to contact you at any point in the future – and probably will be doing so in short order when baby 3 comes along! Thank you again!!
When I called Kitty I was scared, extremely exhausted and unsure if this method was going to work… and in ONE NIGHT Eliana went from waking up every 1-2 hours to sleeping 11-13 hours straight (every night for the last 4 months!). We feel rested, sane, healthy and I have the mental and physical energy to be with my daughter now. I have time to tidy up, cook supper, have a phone call with a friend, take a longer shower, exercise, do day-to-day tasks, its wonderful!!!
Her naps are improving every week. She no longer takes 30 minute naps anymore. The shortest nap is 45 minutes but I keep her there for the full 2 hours. Mostly on and off wailing/talking, sometimes not for long, and she is back to sleep! We go on outings and she either falls asleep while we’re out or takes her nap when she gets back. We went to Palm Springs for a week. We tried sticking to a schedule, once again she surprised us all. She took two naps a day and slept through the night.
Thanks to you and your guidance I feel like I’m finally doing this right! But still second guess myself. Thanks for being there for me through this journey. I’m so thankful to know you and for all the emails over the months. I’ll never forget it.
Overall I would say last night went very well. We gave our son his bottle at 7:15 and put him down as you suggested. He fell asleep on his own but woke up the first time about an hour later. After about 5 minutes of fussing he put himself back to sleep at stayed asleep until 2! Between 2 and 3:15 he did a lot of angry babbling which escalated to what we would describe as yelling or shouting but very little actual crying. After that we didn’t hear from him until we went in at 7 to find him awake playing with his feet. He fed well, played for a while and then went back down again for an almost 2 hour nap.
I think we’re off to a great start and we’re looking forward to seeing how tonight goes!
My son’s sleep training has gone really well. He’ll go down without a fuss for most naps and usually sleeps all 2 hours for them with no fussing now. It’s great. And bedtime is good. Took no time
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I hope this message finds you well.
I just wanted to thank you for all of your help! We touched base a few months back after a few sleepless months with Zane, and his throwing up etc… After your support and some restraint on my part to help him… He has been so wonderful!!! We have been having wonderful nights for the past few months now!!
He is doing so good, it makes me so happy!!
Thank you again!!
January 31, 2015
December 31 2014
Hi Kitty, December 30, 2014
So far, things are still going really well. He’s slept the past three nights around 11 hours straight. As well, our naps are stretching out to be mostly 1 and a half to two hours. Last one of the day is usually the toughest though.
I am so happy I reached out to you because I feel like this has been a significant mark on my parenting. I always knew the kind of child I wanted to raise, a strong, independent and happy one. I’ve realized during this process that this is the point where I am starting to shape the kind of parent I will be. Going to him at every call and visiting him countless times in the night was starting to be the easier thing to do, not necessarily the right thing to do. Not unlike giving your kid dessert every five minutes. It is easy and they’re happy but it isn’t going to help them in the long run. I feel like now I am starting to actually “parent” and teach my son some important life skills.
So thank you for that!