Before you decide to take a leap of faith and put your trust in me, please let me tell you a little bit about myself and how it all started for me and maybe you get to identify yourself a little in my story.
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I am Mihaela Puscasu, a Certified Paediatric Sleep Consultant, with a background in teaching and the proud mother of two wonderful boys, born three years apart, whom fulfilled my life in unimaginable ways, bringing so much joy and happiness and also a lot of sleepless nights.
I’ve struggled with sleep with both of my boys, and while I tried to find answers to our problems, nothing seemed to work.
My Experience With Sleep Training
When my first born was around 4 months old I started my research about sleep training him as I was approaching my return to work date. I’ve read some books, asked his paediatrician for advice, friends and family members had their opinions and soon enough I was feeling so confused and overwhelmed by the contradicting information that I didn’t know which path to go.
I gave some of them a shot but nothing seemed to work. Pressured by time, I came across the “cry it out method” and I thought to give it a try! It was one of the most traumatic experiences I’ve ever encountered, I ended up crying probably as much if not more than my son, and although it improved the situation a little, it never fully worked.
Soon after I returned to work I went through 2 knees surgeries within 3 months, which made me pretty much stuck in bed, with very little mobility for a long period of time. I was forced to take my son back in bed with me. Going back to co sleeping and breastfeeding to sleep amplified my guilt of putting him through the ordeal of sleep training in the first place. I made peace somehow with it until I got pregnant with my second son.
I knew now that I had a bigger problem in my hands, but one thing I knew for sure, that I would not put any of my kids or myself through anything like the “cry it out” method. I started an even more serious research about sleep and training methods, read pretty much all the books on gentle methods, bought program after program, and by the time my second son was born, four weeks prematurely, I thought I had it all figured out.
Boy was I wrong? This new baby was totally different than his brother and his sleep was even more challenging. Now I was left with a toddler that was recently transitioned to his room and big boy bed, freshly potty trained, still dependent on a parent to put him to sleep and super jealous of the “new addition” to the family and a premature colicky baby, that didn’t show as much interest in breastfeeding like his brother, didn’t want to lay in bed with me at night, but neither did he want to sleep in his crib.
At this point I wouldn’t be able to get any sleep at all, as the entire night I would attend one child to sleep and soon after the other one and so on. Sleep deprivation soon caught up with me, and I literally wasn’t able to function properly anymore. My patience was slim, my guilt of not being a good enough mother/wife/person was growing every day, my relationship with my husband was on the rocks and I felt severely depressed. I knew I had to do something to improve everybody sleep and well-being.
My 'Ah-ha' moment!
Finding the Solution
In my research for answers, I came across a Certified Sleep Consultant. I was skeptical at first, after all, I knew I read all the books and tried pretty much everything but at this point, I was desperate enough to try anything.
To my surprise, it worked immediately and what I had been trying to accomplish for months, a sleep consultant helped me achieve in days.
It was a MIRICLE! The whole experience was life-changing, it made me a better mother and wife, it saved my marriage, and last but not least, both of my kids were sleeping and napping amazingly and they were happy and energetic when they were awake.
Conquering my sons’ sleep challenges led me to pursue a new opportunity in helping other exhausted parents just like me. I took a leap of faith and I decided to enroll to become a Certified Sleep Sense Consultant and I had the privilege of being trained by and under the supervision of Dana Obleman herself, the founder of the Sleep Sense Program.
Now I am extremely passionate and determined to help parents and their babies achieve a well-deserved, healthy sleep in a most respectful gentle way. Nothing is more rewarding than the joy I feel every time I get a call from a parent who slept through the night for the first time in a very long time.
If you are struggling with your child’s sleep right now, DON’T WORRY!
The good news is that there is a way out of this with the right tools and information; you will be surprised how easy it is! Like me, you just need someone to guide through and show you how to turn things around and watch all your problems fade away!
If you would like a step-by-step customised plan to get your child sleeping through the night, then I can help you.
Please get in touch for a FREE 15-minute discovery call. This will give us a chance to discuss your child’s specific situation and come up with some ideas for a SOLUTION.