About Silver Moon
Pediatric Sleep Consultant
After the birth of my son, I would soon discover what true sleep deprivation was. From the moment we brought him home, he was up multiple times a night and would only sleep in my arms and had to be nursed to sleep. I read every book, tried every method, did whatever I could to get him to sleep, even just a few hours at a time. But nothing worked.
Every day I was cranky, beyond exhausted, and anxious every time nighttime would roll around. I didn't know what to expect and really came to hate bedtime. I resented my husband for a long time because he couldn't nurse or get him to sleep like I could, so I was the one up all night long. I had quite a few mental breakdowns where I would cry my eyes out in the middle of the night, wondering why my precious child wouldn't sleep!
WHY did he fall asleep so quickly in my arms, only to wake up screaming when I put him down?
WHY did he only sleep for 30-60 minutes at a time before I had to do it all over again?
WHY were people telling me to sleep when the baby sleeps if he was only sleeping in 30-minute stretches?
WHY was the only method I heard working for friends, was to let my baby cry for hours at a time in a room by himself?
When you're a first-time mom, everyone warns you that you're never going to sleep again, and that isn't true! Sure, as a newborn your baby will be up a lot to eat and won't be the best sleeper, but after around 4 months, you can help teach your child healthy and independent sleeping habits to get him/her sleeping longer stretches and through the night! Of course, it's going to be hard work, but with me by your side for daily support, YOU CAN DO IT!
I not only work with your child's bedtime, but I can help you create a more appropriate daytime schedule that really meets all of his/her sleep needs to set him/her up for the best night's sleep.
Have a school-aged child who still finds their way into your room at night? I don't just work with babies and toddlers! I can help your anxious 7-year-old find comfort in their nighttime and help them sleep in their own room all night long.
Not sure if we would be a good fit? Call me and find out!