Tricky has never been a good sleeper. On his better nights he’d wake up screaming a minimum of four times and a few times it was as many as eight. One time it was thirteen. THIRTEEN! My Mum came over the next morning to take Tricky for babycino and I opened the door, thrust him in her arms and told her not to bring him back. Sleep deprivation is a bitch.
Mix his constant waking with a little bit of insomnia and I was
living surviving on about four hours of broken sleep a night.
“He’ll sleep through the night as soon as he self-settles” I was told.
He has self-settled from a month old. Put him in his cot, leave the room and he’d fall asleep. Sometimes you’d have to go back once to make him lay down again, but most of the time that’d be it. The times he would just stir or slightly wake, he would go back to sleep by himself, albeit after moving to the other side of the cot and turning upside down.
But he would cry out in his sleep, really loud, sad, sobbing cries and his own crying was waking him. He’d wake screaming so he’d keep crying. I have no idea if he was dreaming of someone taking Mama’s boobs away or what, but he would go from sleeping peacefully to full on screaming in less than a second.
Anyway, after implementing a rather strict routine of sleep and feed times, he was starting to get the hang of it and we got it down to waking once or twice a night. Then I spoke to Caroline Radford and Caroline McMahon from Caroline’s Angels (the baby sleep specialists) and in our fifteen minute chat they gave me a few tips… the next morning I woke to hear him babbling in his cot at 7am… he had slept through AND woken up happy!
After eight loooong months of no sleep there was much singing and dancing in the street that morning I can assure you. And it has continued with the bare minimum of setbacks which I’m pretty sure was just teething related. I am over the moon!
So now you have the opportunity to get a little Angel Action for yourself.
Up for grabs is an Angel Wings Membership valued at $59.00! You will get three months of online access to the Caroline’s Angels extensive sleep and behavioural solutions catalogue. Their wealth of information will be at your fingertips and you’ll be able to download articles to view and work through at the pace that suits you and your child’s developmental stage.
They have 37 years of combined experience on everything from toilet training, to eating and of course, sleeeeeep, and winning this means you (or a very lucky friend) have exclusive access to it! If a few words to them got Tricky sleeping imagine what three months worth of access to their library will do for you!
Entering is simple:
- Become a Follower of Where’s My Glow? it’s a little button over there >>> that says “Follow” (required)
- Like Caroline’s Angels on Facebook (required)
- Leave a comment below telling me what you would do if you had wings!
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- Like Where’s My Glow? on Facebook (leave a separate comment)
- Tweet the following:
“I want my Angel Wings from @CarolinesAngels and @Glowless http://bit.ly/gKem2a "
Since it’s an online read-only source the giveaway is open to everyone. Entries close Friday 18th February at 8pm AWST at which time the winner will be chosen using a random number generator. The winner will be contacted by email and has one week to claim their prize - if the prize is not claimed by this time it will be redrawn.
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