At four weeks old, my baby would not sleep during the day except on my lap after breast feeding. She almost always woke up if I tried to transfer to her bed, the swing, or anywhere else. Only at night would she go to sleep in her bed. I also have an older child to take care of, so sitting all day with my baby on my lap was not an option. But neither was a baby who cried all day because she wouldn't sleep. The first day Deborah came my baby was napping in her bed! She showed me how to adapt her bed, how to use a sound machine, how to bounce and "shhh," and how to wrap her and put her in her bed. I've been working with Deb for about five weeks now, and progress is slow but steady. She is a constant source of support, a professional who encourages me when I feel discouraged. And when my baby changes, Deb helps me adapt my strategy. Not to mention the break she gives me when she is here - she helps with laundry, dishes and childcare so I can take a nap myself. I am so grateful to have found her!
-Lori A Kell
August 12, 2010