Natasha from Hampshire

Our 11 month old son has never slept through the night – overcoming this would be our ideal goal. Currently he not only awakes on multiple occasions but can be awake for up to 2 hours during the night. His current routine is, Bed at 7pm normally with no fuss. He will sleep without stirring until between 10.30-11.30pm when he will awake, at this point we normally feed him (has been breast fed but for the last 2 weeks we have been giving formula where he has taken anything from 4-8oz). More often than not he will settle back to sleep at this time. He will then wake at some other point in the night (used to be fed) but even before we dropped this feed he was starting to not settle to sleep and has been left to cry in the past for up to 2 hours. He will be quiet if you remain in the room (not necessarily touching him) as soon as you try to leave no matter how sly you are being in making your escape he starts crying. He will sleep in the day between 1 and 2 hours, a shorter snooze in the morning followed by a slightly longer one in the afternoon (normally after 1pm). It can sometimes take some time to get him to sleep during the day. When he has slept well at night he tends to be a much happier little boy which we would like him to be all the time!

“I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Mel to anyone and everyone who has a child with sleeping problems. I was amazed at how quickly and sympathetically she was able to understand and help our situation. After having read all the books, I never felt comfortable or confident enough to implement the regimens laid out. Mel however helped us put something in place that was easy to follow and did not involve any distressing tactics. The changes were so quick it was as if someone had waved a magic wand. Within 3 nights our son, bar a 30 second stirring, had not only slept through the night for the first time in almost 12 months but also without a dummy which we had used since birth. Although as expected with any young child we have some nights which aren’t quite as smooth as others, we are thankful that we can finally say that these are in the minority and we are beginning to catch up on the much needed sleep we have so much missed over the last year. Thank you”