The Book That Got Me Hooked

I have spent hours working on building the website for Nest Together Sleep Co and wow, I had no idea just how technologically challenged I was. I have so much more appreciation for tech guru’s who know all the ins and outs of website design. After several headaches, and glasses of wine, I am happy with the final (still in progress) product! I hope you enjoy my page, and find navigating it easy, please drop me some feedback, I sure could use it! I have been gaining so many new “skills” since I decided to join the Baby-Led Sleep and Well-being Certification.

Sleep consulting has been such a fun and challenging learning curve for me. As a mom of three, I would for sure say I am far from an expert, but I do have 6 years experience, and have had many many sleepless nights! My youngest son was 6 months old and I was starting to feel really tired with all of his night wakings. We all know what 6 months of sleep deprivation looks like, and having a 2 and 5 year old as well I was really burning the candle at both ends. I stared feeling like I didn’t know what I was doing, and wanted to reach out for help. I sleep trained my middle son when he was 6 months old, and while it did work for a while, it wasn’t sustainable, illness, teething crept in and things regressed. I began looking online for local sleep consulting services, but I couldn’t find a great fit, and in my heart I knew that I didn’t want to sleep train again, it was full of way too many tears from both him and I.

Us mama’s all know about the late/middle of the night internet scrolling. I came across Isla-Grace, Baby-Led Sleep Certification and it was almost instant. I had been following Lauren’s page for some time and everything about her approach really felt right in my heart. I think I really only had to think about it for 5 minutes, it was one of those heartfelt decisions that I knew was the right thing to do. I signed up for the course and immediately got started on the required readings (even though the course wasn’t officially starting for another month). The first book that I read spoke to me on so many levels “Sweet Sleep by La Leche League”. I remember it validating exactly how I felt, that my baby does need me at night and that is NORMAL. Knowing that so many external factors, social media, other friends babies sleeping for longer stretches, well meaning family members asking if baby Lincoln was sleeping longer, all had me questioning my intuition. Reading this book was so refreshing, and it had me so excited to learn all about sleep consulting that I could stand behind, knowing that I would be able to help other families with sleep, and to understand normal infant sleep behaviour.

If you are interested in this book, you can get it here on amazon, and it’s available digitally too!
https://www.amazon.ca/Sweet-Sleep-Nighttime-Strategies-Breastfeeding/dp/0345518470

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