We contacted Kari while I was pregnant with my daughter because I had dealt with fatigue even outside of pregnancy. I wanted to set myself up to get as much sleep as possible. We had no idea going into parenthood how long babies were supposed to be awake between naps or anything outside of the AAP’s safe sleep regulations. We didn’t know when to stop swaddling, how long to keep her in the room with us, and so many other things.
Enter: Rest Assured Sleep Solutions! With her baby plan, Kari helps you set up good habits for your baby while you focus on getting a good feeding routine down. Unfortunately, we had to keep waking our daughter up overnight while we worked on breastfeeding, but Kari checked in frequently. When our daughter was around 8 weeks, we started practicing laying her down awake for naps after we saw her “sleepy cues.”
Kari taught us several methods to soothe her and give her comfort without rocking her to sleep. We never felt like we were operating blind or doing it alone. Since we worked with Kari early, we never had to formally sleep train! By 11 weeks, she woke herself up at 4:30 am to eat and then went back to sleep for 2 more hours.
Within a week, she dropped that feeding time herself and slept at least 9 hours straight most nights. The amount of overnight sleep she got slowly increased as she got older. She is now almost 8 months old and consistently sleeps 11-12 hours overnight!