Making Sleep a Thing

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Disclosure:: This post is sponsored by Little Z’s Sleep. All thought and opinions are from my own experience.

Deciding to Make Sleep a Thing

Let me start off by saying, sleep training may not be for everyone but for me it was my saving grace. Honestly, I don’t even like using the phrase “sleep training” because it comes with so many negative connotations. I would much rather use “sleep consulting.” Becca at Little Z’s Sleep was referred to me by a close friend who used her. After reading her insanely positive reviews on Facebook I had my mind made up early in my pregnancy that I wanted to use Little Z’s Sleep to consult me in teaching my infant sleep practices. Now I am aware, it sounds insane, but let me tell you something – it was the best decision and investment I made for myself, my child and my sanity still even 2 years later.

Like every mom of a 2 week old — I was getting little to no sleep

As expected, I wasn’t sleeping much. I knew I wouldn’t sleep much though. That comes with the territory of being a new parent. I was okay with that and trust me, I got LOTS of sleep while I was pregnant. Those first two weeks were hard. I am a type A routine type of person. I needed a routine but had no idea where to start. My mind was all over the place and needed someone to guide me. I reached out to Becca and got a set routine for my 2 week old and let me tell you, IT WAS LIFE CHANGING. Of course, I wasn’t letting my newborn cry herself to sleep every night before I get judged. It was strictly a routine being that my daughter was so young. Becca assured me that I would still do night feedings as my child woke up but during those night feedings getting Maisyn back to sleep with no issues was the goal. I remember her telling me “Sleeping through the night should not be the goal at this age. That will come with time.” And she was absolutely correct, Maisyn began sleeping through the night (12 hours to be exact) over time and still to this day sleeps 12-13 hours of sleep. Maisyn still slept in my room until I was comfortable moving her into her own room. I never felt pressured to do anything regarding sleep that I wasn’t comfortable doing. Sleep needs changed for Maisyn as she grew, and I was able to get support with Becca to address these. Now Becca has made it even easier to maintain your child’s great sleep, through the Little Z’s Sleep Society! This membership community helps parents connect with others who also value sleep, have access to an ever-growing video library and guides to keep sleep going well for years to come!

Making Sleep a Thing

Two years later, we (yes, both of us) still enjoy sleeping. Around 7pm, Maisyn will tell me its “nih nih” time and that means she is ready for bed. She goes to sleep with ease and wakes up a happy toddler. It is important to note here that each child is different. Becca now offers online sleep training programs, a free podcasts, membership community
and an interactive social media presence! Her online training programs are affordable and
accessible to tired families all over the world! I have probably referred 4 people to her who have used her and they have all had success stories just like myself. Head to littlezsleep.com to find the sleep training program for your family and follow her on Instagram or on Facebook for daily interaction!!

“You are either a mom, dad, co-worker, boss, neighbor, or corporate CEO. The one thing we all understand is how sleep deprivation affects our marriage, relationships, jobs, performance, parenting, and so much more. But here’s the thing: you don’t have to be a tired parent, and your child wants to sleep.”

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Monique Douglas
Monique is a single mother to her 2 year old daughter Maisyn. She was born in New Orleans and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is a graduate from St. Joseph’s Academy then attended and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication. She also has a Master of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training. Monique is employed at H&E Equipment Services as an Instructional Designer. She has been coaching cheerleading for over 10 years and handles communication for Louisiana Cheer Force. Monique enjoys shopping, spending time with her daughter and doing Yoglates which is all talked about on her blog, www.MamaMeaux.com.

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