Our second daughter Cosima was 6 months old and since she was born she was waking up around 5 times at night screaming, wanting to be breastfed or carried around. At some point, myself, my husband, our elder daughter and Cosima of course were completely exhausted and sleep deprived. The nights were always interrupted and way too short and on the other hand the days felt far too long. I heard of Vera’s sleep coaching through a friend and after weeks of hesitation – in which I unsuccessfully tried different methods by myself – we finally decided to get some help and work together with Vera. One of the most important parts for me was to be close to my daughter and not to leave her alone, especially at the beginning of the training and to be able to touch and comfort her.
After four nights, Cosima was sleeping through the night. I couldn’t believe it myself, but I now put her in her cot – awake – and she falls asleep peacefully and is quiet for 11-12 hours. I felt like newborn and was looking forward to the undisturbed evenings with my husband again and the restful nights for the whole family. During the day, Cosima was much more balanced and happy. Our whole family benefitted from the training, and we all have much more energy and are well-balanced.
Vera was such an amazing support. She was always available, empathic but also energetic to keep us motivated. At the beginning we were quite concerned, but she always took her time, was patient and sensitive and worked around our parenting style. I can highly recommend working with Vera. For us, the sleep training was one of the best decisions so far since our parenthood.