Engaging Lavinia was the best decision my husband and I made for our family. We knew she was 'the one' the moment we had our initial consult with her on the phone. She was the only sleep consultant that took the time to ask us about our son (13weeks) and his sleep habits, and understand our situation and motivations for starting the sleep coaching. Her empathy and compassion moved us and we were confident that if we followed her plan, we would see an improvement in our baby's sleep.
She customized a plan that was clear and very workable for our family, and her instructions, guidelines and principles were sound. Throughout our time together, she was very involved and prompt, working with us to tweak our son's naptime and bedtime schedule. It was like having a sleep angel watching over our family. Lavinia also gave us space as the days went by, allowing us to be independent while being responsive when we asked questions.
We were cognizant that there would be highs and lows during sleep training, but we were ecstatic to see results almost immediately (2 days after sleep training started)! Our son, who could barely take naps beyond 20mins and required lots of rocking, walking, bouncing in order to sleep, slept independently by day 2 of sleep training, for more than 45mins! By the end of our sleep training, our son had the ability to sleep through the night, even though this had not been our primary goal.
We also liked that Lavinia provided strategies for the future ' when sleep regression and illness hit, when naps are reduced from 3 to 2 to 1, when we travel etc' She not only solves your current problem, but future proofs your baby's sleep!
We are grateful that we can say goodbye to missed or late meals, standing carrier naps, frustration and tears, an overtired baby, and being exhausted and weary parents. We now have a more rested baby (longer naps), are more confident and relaxed parents, and definitely have more me-time.
Thank you Lavinia for sharing your wisdom, for being so encouraging, and making such a great improvement to ours and Toby's sleep!