MYTH #5: EXHAUSTION IS PART OF PARENTING WITHIN THOSE FIRST FEW YEARS & YOU JUST NEED TO ACCEPT THAT
MYTH 5 OF 10
At the end of my time with every client, I always provide a survey to gather feedback. The specific survey that goes out to all clients with the exception of newborn clients (for obvious reasons) asks the following question:
"If you could go back in time, would you have contacted me sooner knowing the results?"
I have been providing this survey since 2017 and have yet to receive a "No." I've had two maybes with the rest being resounding yeses. Some even go further to emphasize this point.
"Within 1-2 weeks he slept through the night and I could not believe it! Seriously was a life saver and I wish I would have done it sooner."
Over my years as an Infant & Toddler Sleep Consultant, I have come to realize that most people who want my support are not aware of my services and/or the possibilities of working on sleep for their child until they come across my name.
I believe one of the main reasons for this is due to the narrative told that sleepless nights are just part of the whole parenting gig. That feeling exhausted until a child is out of diapers is totally normal.
If you have heard this and have settled with the struggle due to lacking the knowledge of possibilities, I want to sincerely apologize on behalf of the individuals or groups that have lead you to believe it.
Unless you have a medical issue that hinders sleep, your child has a medical issue that hinders sleep, and/or you or your family are in a specific situation that hinders sleep, sleepless nights due to your child do not have to last continuously past those first few months of life. I have the experience and families to prove that, along with peer-reviewed studies to back it up.
Now whether or not a family chooses to do something about those sleepless nights due to their child? That is totally up to each individual family to decide what is best for them.
However, I want to make it extremely clear to anyone who is struggling with their littles one's sleep and is ready for a change that you do NOT have to suffer years or even months before creating and implementing a plan to improve sleep.
If you are someone looking to strengthen your baby's sleep, whether proactively or due to struggles, check out my resource that covers the five areas I evaluate every single time I prepare for a sleep consultation and create a customized sleep plan. Click here to get your copy.
If you didn't know what you didn't know? Well, now you know. And you get to choose what to do with it for your child and family.