*I was asked by The Baby Sleep Site to share our past newborn sleep struggles. I was also asked to relate to my readers how their awesome site that helps with all baby sleep issues. All opinions are therefore my own.
“I once had a nocturnal baby!”
I recently jokingly uttered this phrase after being told that a friend’s cat is nocturnal.
I can laugh about this now mostly. But back when my newly first born baby was barely sleeping at night, this was anything but a joke to us.
But the reality was that my first born didn’t like sleep. She actually pretty much boycotted it for the first year of her life leaving me despondent over that loss of sleep.
However for the first two days of her life in the hospital, I was also none the wiser as my baby girl was whisked away to the nursery during the night time hours, while I got to slumber.
So, at this point I was still ignorantly blissful as to what was to come as far as sleep or the lack thereof that was about to befall me.
That first summer night of July, we were finally home and settling in with our newborn baby girl was an eye opening experience to say the least.
From early afternoon right up until late evening, our baby was quiet and peaceful. But at 11 pm that same baby girl began to wail bloody murder, screaming and turning a beet red color. As first glance, both my husband and I were of the mindset that babies cry and we would be able to get her to quiet down.
However, this continued for hours on end. We fed, burped, changed and rocked her. You name it, we did it to calm and attempt to soothe her. But no matter what we did, we couldn’t seem to quiet or get her to sleep.
She continued like this until almost 5 am before settling down that first night.
I wish I could say that this was a one-time occurrence, but sadly this was our lives at night for more than a year of her life. Through the good times, like when we had newborn photography planned the next day, she didn’t sleep much the night previous.
What’s more, we truly so new and wet behind the ears with having a baby not sleep that even though we tried so many different things to help, not much seemed to help.
We just rode it out. Don’t ask me how though as I pretty much have blocked out as much of that time as I could. Thankfully almost 8 years later, we are well past that stage.
But if I had known what I know now then, I would have gladly accepted any help I could have gotten.
Recently, I was introduced to The Baby Sleep Site. This site seriously would have been a godsend to me back in those early parenting days where sleep was at an all-time low for our family.
What is the Baby Sleep Site?
The Baby Sleep Site is the web’s leading resource for exhausted parents of sleepless babies and toddlers. They even offer a variety of both free and paid sleep coaching help.
It was actually founded by Nicole Johnson, who is a mother to two wonderful boys. Her eldest, not unlike my own, had a lot of sleep issues. She channeled these issues into researching to not only help with her own son’s sleep issues, but to help others, too.
Why become a member of Baby Sleep Site?
Honestly being a member of this site is for pretty much any and all parents that are in need of some form of help getting their babies or toddlers to sleep better.
The Baby Sleep Site are aware that no child or parent are exactly the same. They also understand that each sleep scenario is unique for different families.
But they still get that all parents and babies should be getting some of that hard-earned sleep that they deserve.
So therefore, the Members Area provides access to everything you need to successfully integrate healthy, happy sleep schedules into your lifestyle.
It is also available 24-7!
What is included in the member’s area of Baby Sleep Site?
The member’s area includes a wide range of support including:
• A comprehensive library of recorded tele-seminars on a range of topics
• Question and Answer sessions with Nicole Johnson, the Senior Baby Sleep Consultant and owner of The Baby Sleep Site®.
• Access to the members-only chat room
• Ongoing peer support
• Live Chats with a trained sleep consultant
• Expert advice offered on book chapters and articles
• The option to purchase one-on-one sleep consultation sessions via phone or email at a 20% discount! Depending on the package, this alone pays for the membership!
Are there other resources available for members?
Yes, there most definitely are and some of these are as follows:
• Members-only articles
• Assessment quizzes
• Real-life case studies, including Sleep Coaching Twins with No Crying!
• Do-it-yourself tutorials, including a workbook to create your own sleep plan!
• Additional resources on the web
• Downloads to help support you and your family
What kinds of sleep challenges are handled for members?
Many varied sleep issues are covered in the members only area including, as follows:
• Sleep options for parents of multiples
• Newborn sleep and feeding
• No-cry sleep solutions
• Maintaining sleep schedules across different caregivers
• Sleep schedules during travel
• Transitioning sleep schedules
But how much does it cost to be a member?
Right now, they are running a spring sale for 20% off all their membership packages.
Here is the pricing packages below:
• 1 month = $24
• 3 months = $31
• 6 months = $48
• 12 months = $61
• 3 years = $110
To take advantage of these prices, use these coupon codes:
• SPRING1710 for 10% Off 1-month membership – Limit 50
• SPRING1715 for 15% Off 3- and 6-month memberships – Limit 100
• SPRING1720 for 20% Off 12-month membership – Limit 100
• SPRING1725 for 25% Off 3-year membership – Limit 100
They accept Visa, MasterCard, discover and PayPal, too!
Seriously, how I wish this would have been available to sign up for back almost 8 years ago when my oldest decided sleeping during the night just wasn’t for her as a newborn.
Did or does your baby have sleep issues?
How did you handle these sleep problems?
Have you heard of The Baby Sleep Site?
Share with me in the comments…
Meredith Spidel says
This is SUCH a great site! Thanks for spreading the word–I know it has helped so many mamas!
Thank you Meredith and truly my pleasure to spread the word to help other mamas, too!!
William Holland says
How about helping your wife to sleep better? Got anything for that? LOL That’s our problem around here. Bev has too much to do and stress keeps her from sleeping. Me…like a log!
Have a great Wednesday, my friend.
Bill, if I had the remedy to that I would most definitely share with you for Bev. Happy Wednesday to you, too now!
Seana Turner says
I definitely would have loved a site and forum like this. I missed about 2 years of sleep…what a great resource!
I couldn’t agree with you more and wish I had access to this resource back when my kids were babies, too!
I’ve heard numerous stories about getting babies to sleep. That’s actually the first thing I always ask my new parents if they are sleeping through the night. It’s so intriguing to me, I can only imagine you wanting to rest the baby having some different plans. Baby Sleep Site look like a life saver. I’m going to pass this post along to all the new mommies and daddies I know 🙂
Thank you for passing onto the new moms and dads, you know as I truly feel it is in invaluable resource for them to have in their corner.
My babies were actually good sleepers, but they were still babies. So that meant they were good sleepers if they weren’t waking up several times to eat!
I will definitely keep this site in mind. It’s a conversation we all need to have!
I agree definitely a conversation we all need to have. so glad to share here with you, too.
Just to be able to even just try it out for 1 month for $24 bucks is amazing. I was a zombie with my last baby. That kid never slept. Unless it was right on top of me. I think sites like this are amazing! I wish I had had one! Good share my friend 🙂
Again happy to share and similar to you I also never slept with my first and felt like a zombie. So totally get it and hope this helps others who may be dealing with the lack of sleep, as well.
AnnMarie John says
This definitely would have been a godsend to me when I first had my oldest. I had no idea what I was doing and she was one of those who very rarely slept. Even now, she’s still like that. I’ll have to share this with other new moms who are struggling.
Aunt Gloria says
What a great idea and service to parents. Your grandmother could have used it with your mother! Thank goodness your girls are good sleepers now. xxoo
You are so right Aunt Gloria about my grandmother with my mother, too. But also agree and thank god we are all good sleepers now xoxo
Aunt Gloria says
LOVE this! I so wish I had this when I was having my first kid! He was just not a sleeper at all, it was SUCH a rude awakening (literally!) lol
I know same here and definitely a huge rude awakening, too!!! 😉
catherine gacad says
i have absolutely totally used the baby sleep site! you can’t help but turn to all these resources when you’re sleep-deprived!
Love that you tried this and agree totally about sleep deprivation, too!