When I had my first daughter five years ago, I knew nothing about putting a baby on a schedule. I thought, why in the world would I need to do that? Growing up with a sister who was nearly 12 years younger than I and doing a fair amount of babysitting, I knew I just needed to feed our newborn at least every three hours. Fast forward from my daughter’s birth to 11 months later, and she still was not sleeping through the night. I was an unpleasant walking zombie. Finally, my pediatrician said 1) you need to put her on a schedule and 2) let her cry it out in her crib. Knowing nothing about a schedule, I turned to her daycare teachers to help me create a solid daily schedule. In addition, after about 5 nights of letting her cry it out, she was finally sleeping in her crib all night long. A year after her birth, I felt like a well-rested mom, which was long overdue.
Flash forward a few years, and my sister-in-law began following a sleep method called Moms on Call. This magical schedule and sleep training method had her daughter sleeping through the night at 3 months old. Right about that time, I found out we were expecting our second child. I did my research on the method, read the book, joined the Moms on Call Facebook support group, and purchased the app with the daily schedule. Once our son arrived, I was ready to implement. There was no way I could spend another 12 months not sleeping. After starting the method at two weeks, I knew it would be hard work. I was thankful to be a part of the Moms on Call Facebook group. When something was not going right, I would request help from the mom’s group, and within seconds I would have the answers I needed. Mom’s on Call truly changed my parenting life for the better because when my son was only 4 months old, I struck gold when he slept through the night.
My son sleeps from 6:30 pm to 6:30 am every day. Yes, you read that right. I still cannot believe it either. So, for all of you exhausted moms out there, hop on the Moms on Call train. You will not be sorry!