“What would Brooke say?” This is the phrase I found myself using over and over as we were going through the sleep training experience with our little one. Before starting, we were working so hard to get our baby to sleep – rocking, walking around, bouncing on an exercise ball – the list goes on. It was exhausting, and I found myself getting somewhat anxious when I knew sleep time was approaching – especially when I was tired and didn’t feel like I had it in me to put him to sleep.
Like many mothers out there, I was very nervous to start this process. Will this harm him long term? Will he be damaged neurologically ? Brooke understood all of my concerns and put me at ease. She gave me research articles to read, answered every single question I had and empowered me to be able to start this process. Knowledge is power and once I learned about sleep from Brooke, I came to understand that as parents, it is not our job to put our son to sleep. We have to teach him to put himself to sleep. Brooke gives you the tools and the confidence to help you along the way.
Needless to say, I worried for nothing – with Brooke’s methods, you are not leaving your baby alone to cry. You are right there with your baby, supporting them along the way. It almost feels like magic when they fall asleep on their own. I feel proud of my son for learning how to do this!
Now that Benjamin is sleeping 12 hours a night and taking great naps – he is a happier, more calm baby. All of those times he was fussing, I always thought it was hunger, or gas and it turns out….he was simply just tired. This process works and the the most important thing that you can do as a parent is be consistent. If your babe is having a hard time always ask yourself: ‘ what would Brooke say?’ The good news is – she is right there to answer your questions, but it’s up to you as parents to put in the work and stay consistent.
You and your baby can do this! I promise!