A great testimonial

August 19th, 2011  |  Published in Parenting News

I am always happy to hear not only how great a sleep plan works in helping a child learn the skill to sleep on his/her own, but also how the ability to sleep can ride the ebbs and flows of life so a family no longer has to feel anxious about trips, illness or any mishap in the regular schedule. I had the pleasure to work with Roy Steinbock, a beloved Pediatrician in the Boulder area, his wife Debbie and their 8 month old daughter, Mia. Recently, Debbie wrote this:
We met with Rachel when our daughter Mia was about 8 months old. She was still waking several times throughout the night and had regressed back to taking 30-minute cat-naps (much to my disappointment because we had worked so hard to help her take “real” naps about 2 months earlier). I was feeling depleted and exhausted. And although Mia was generally a happy little baby, my gut was just telling me that she too needed more quality sleep.
Rachel was so easy to work with! She listened carefully and helped us devise a plan. The overachievers we are, my husband and I began that night. Before we even had Rachel’s wonderful notes in our hands a few days later, Mia was already waking less times at night, and for shorter periods of time. Within a few weeks Mia was sleeping through the night totally on her own, and longer and more scheduled naps returned.
A few weeks ago we took a trip to NY. I was scared to travel, hoping that Mia would adjust to a new place to sleep, a new time zone, etc. She was a rock star! A few times we almost had to wake her because her nap had gone to 3 hrs (this NEVER happens!). And her transition back to CO was relatively seamless as well. I truly believe she now knows how to sleep….and once that foundation is there, its there!
For more information on Roy Steinbock visit his website at http://www.mindfulpediatrics.com  

If your child’s sleep has been rocked by vacation or illness and you would like help getting back on track, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Rachel Weddle
(720) 289-6308

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