Top positive review
Game changer, seriously!
Reviewed in the United States on March 26, 2018
This book changed my life. I know that sounds dramatic, so let me explain a bit. My son woke up every two to three hours (mostly two). Every night. And took 30-45 minute (or less) naps. For roughly six and a half months. The only way I knew how to get him to go to sleep was by nursing him until he passed out, and even then I never knew how long he would last once I laid him in his crib. And since nursing was the only thing that put him to sleep, I was the only one who could do it. I have never been so exhausted in all of my life, not even as a full time college student working four jobs. When my son turned 5 months old, I knew I had to do something, ANYTHING to get this boy to sleep.
Insert: The Sleep Lady Shuffle.
First of all, the book is an easy, quick read. I love that she has it broken down by age, so you don’t have to read the entire book. You can just flip to the sections that pertain to you. Exhausted moms struggling with comprehension, much less finding the time to read, this is for you! She tells you exactly what to do, how to do it, and any questions I had, I found in the book.
Second, the Shuffle was super effective super quick for us. Honestly, the first night was horrible (as the Sleep Lady warns you). My son cried like I had never heard him cry before. BUT! I was able to sit right next to him, pick him up to comfort him, talk to him and pat him if he needed it. The second night was better. The third night he was down in 15 minutes with no crying, just fussing. And he woke up—-wait for it—-ONCE!!!!! Never done that in his life. One wake up = one happy momma. Granted, night four he learned how to stand and cruise around in his crib, so that made things a bit more difficult. But to this day, two months after training, he wakes up twice a night most nights, once on really good nights. And he probably could go through the night with just one wakening, but I’m satisfied and haven’t pushed him to drop the second feeding. 😊
Ladies, and gentlemen if you’re reading this, this is well worth the money and time and effort. Push through the hard parts, be consistent, reclaim your nights and wake up to a happier baby and a happier you!