Help your baby to get the best sleep that they can!
It’s 3am. You’ve just fed your baby and settled them back to sleep in their cot.
You crawl back into bed, desperate to get back to sleep. You’ve already been up twice before that night.
But just as you’re closing your eyes, your little one starts crying. You give them a minute to see if they’ll stop, but their cries are escalating. It’s heartbreaking to hear. And meanwhile your partner is happily sleeping away next to you, oblivious to the sound (which is driving you mad!).
Wearily, you climb out of bed and help your baby settle back to sleep. You feel frustrated with your partner who’s happily away in dreamland. And you feel worried about how exhausted you’re going to feel in the morning, and how on earth you’re going to cope. Most days you feel like you’re barely able to function.
What should be the happiest time of your life instead feels like a fog of tiredness, where your biggest wish is for a 15 minute nap! You love your partner, but find yourself becoming irritated by the smallest things they do, and debating who had the least sleep last night.
Sound familiar? Don’t worry, it’s not your fault. It’s what happens to many families when they have a baby.
Friends, family and parenting groups might tell you, “there’s no rhyme or reason as to how babies’ sleep, and being exhausted is just a part of parenthood”. But trust me, it doesn’t have to be this way. With the right approach, babies can be good sleepers. And a well-rested baby means happy parents!
Proven Science + Real Life Experience = A Happy Home
I’m Angela, a Cambridge University graduate in Natural Sciences, and a former always-on-the-go London lawyer. And most importantly, I’m a parent like you.
Trust me, I know how heartbreaking it is to hear your baby cry, and to see them struggling to fall asleep. And I know what it’s like to wake up time after time in the night, and to feel exhausted come morning.
When I found out I was pregnant with our son, Atlas, I delved into the world of baby sleep, reading books, countless articles and scientific research papers from across the world. I'd heard the sleepless night horror stories and didn’t want that to happen to us!
The research was well worth all the effort. From 3 months old, our son had a solid 8 hour sleep every night, one night feed, and then happily went back to sleep again until morning wake. And from 7 months old, he slept a solid 12 hours - every night!
We didn’t spend hours rocking or singing him to sleep. We didn’t use expensive gadgets. We just put him gently into his cot for sleeping, kissed him goodnight and he happily settled himself to sleep.
It was the same with his daytime naps. He’d fall asleep either in his cot or stroller, and wake up in good spirits and ready for fun!
And so began the story of Baby Smiles Club. We wanted to use everything that we’d learned to help other babies and families. With my background in Natural Sciences and researched-focussed career as a lawyer, I continued studying everything there is to know about baby sleep! And thus our Baby Sleep Program was born.