I know… because I did it.
And I did it without tears, complicated night time routines, or spending any money at all.
Here’s what happened:
The first year after my son was born, he was a GREAT sleeper. He slept all the time! We had no problems getting him to take naps and we had no problems getting him to sleep at night.
My husband and I thought we had the perfect baby...
Then, out of the blue, he quit sleeping!
Literally, out of nowhere, he was waking up 10, 15, even 20 times per night.
This went on for 8 months.
Not sleeping affected his behavior and his mood. He had a diminished appetite, was constantly cranky, and would throw a window-rattling tantrum at the drop of a hat.
I, too, was always exhausted, moody and easily agitated. (And you know the old saying... when mommy ain't happy, ain't NOBODY happy!)
The lack of sleep was turning our lives upside down.
I was also very worried about how it was effecting my son's health.