When my daughter Jannah was born, I was euphoric. For the first few weeks of her life she slept through the night no problem and everything was blissful.
Then something changed…
Suddenly my good little baby didn’t want to sleep anymore. She’d wake up crying every hour demanding to be fed. I tried everything—rocking her, giving her a dummy, lying beside her, walking her in the pram—but nothing seemed to work.
I finally reached the breaking point
It happened when Jannah was eight weeks old. I had been walking her in the pram for an hour trying to get her to sleep and went in to the supermarket to buy a few things. While I was at the check-out she woke up and started screaming.
“Why don’t you feed her?” the checkout girl suggested.
I almost burst into tears. I’d just fed Jannah an hour ago—she couldn’t possibly be hungry! But I had no idea what the problem was.
When I got home that day I went to the computer and started researching everything I could about getting babies to sleep. That’s when I came across Dana Obleman and her wonderful Sleep Sense™ program.
I started following her advice immediately and that night for the first time ever Jannah slept for seven hours straight without waking!
This was a miracle for an eight-week-old baby who had been up every hour for five weeks straight. I didn’t have to use the pram to get her to sleep any more—and our walks were so much fun because she was awake and engaged with her surroundings. And all of us were SO much happier.
Finally, I was living the motherhood experience I’d always dreamed of.