Ruth came into our lives after several months of no sleep! My son was 9 months and had been waking every 45 mins, feeding to sleep and bedsharing since 6 months. He also catnapped during the day, and we were burnt out. We had tried a sleep consultant and it didn't work, so we were feeling really low. Then came our fairy godmother, Ruth!!
What a breath of fresh air she was. Ruth was so positive and kept telling us what a wonderful job we were doing and how great we were, even when we couldn't see it. She assessed not only our son and his sleep, but looked at our lifestyles, diet, and educated us. She made my husband and I feel like we were important and mattered too. She gave advice on teething remedies, on breastfeeding supplements, on ensuring we looked after ourselves and not just our son.
Ruth didn't push any one method on us, and provided us with lots of information to be able to make the choice that would be suit our family. It wasn't one that we initially thought we would like, but it was the one we believed would be the best for our son and his personality. We felt really informed and comfortable with our choice, which made it easier to implement and stick to it.
Within days we saw a huge difference in his ability to self settle and sleep long periods overnight. It wasn't as daunting and hard as we thought it would be, and our son was so much happier!! We couldn't believe how much sleep we were getting either. It made the world of difference for our family.
Ruth was so supportive and encouraging throughout the entire process. Even when we were met with some resistance after a few days, Ruth was encouraging and helpful, providing reassurance and laughing along with me at my son's determination. Our son now sleeps through the night, or wakes only once, and can put himself to sleep every time he goes down. We feel such a sense of freedom with this.
I have referred Ruth to my friends and we all call her 'Magic Ruth, our fairy godmother'. We are so, so grateful to Ruth for everything she has done for us, and we would not hesitate to use her again or refer her to anyone needing help getting their little one to sleep.