4-6 Month Success

Look for scenarios that match your sleep situation and hopefully you will see the light at the end of the tunnel!  You can post your success story in the comments at the end.

 

4.5 month-old boy; Brooke Wilson

Colin is like a new person! Since using Tracy Spackman we have had nothing but success! He wakes up happy after sleeping through the night and goes to sleep within minutes of putting him down. We are so thankful for your help.

 

5 month-old boy; Melissa Sutherland  

Tracy, THANK YOU for a wonderful workshop! You gave us tools and tips for creating the environment and addressing our children’s needs. For the first time in his life, Matthew (now almost 6 months) slept 5.5 hours straight (12-5:30am!) last night and soothed himself back to sleep twice earlier on in the night. It’s a miracle (coming from waking up every 1-3 hours since he was born). We will definitely be keeping consistency and continuing to work on our sleep plan!

 

5 month-old boy; Tiffany Grimm – April 3, 2018

There is no hesitation when I say, Tracy Spackman changed our lives.

Our baby, Tre, is an incredible little guy, even though he was waking up 3, 4, sometimes 5 times a night his first five months of life. He struggled with gas problems at night, he loved to snuggle with me in bed, and he reveled in nursing…ALL NIGHT LONG. And I couldn’t resist. After all, he’s my baby, my sweet tender heart, my everything. And it was worth it. I wouldn’t have done it any differently, honestly, But the sacrifice was immense and by the time he reached five months, I knew something had to change. He was sleeping in our room, and in our bed. And my fiancé, although he wanted to help, despised the white noise machine and slept with earplugs.

I am a full time working mama – and the sleep deprivation was excruciating on my body, my brain, and our relationship. I could barely stay afloat in meetings, was falling asleep at work in the afternoons and my evenings were inundated with the stress of wondering how long Tre would stay asleep. I didn’t know how much it impacted every decision I made. I couldn’t establish any kind of nighttime routine because I knew he’d be waking up every two hours or less! My energy was suffering, and my beloved fiancé was too as a result of my lack of embodiment of my sexual, primal, sovereign self. I felt drained, depleted, frustrated and completely unsexy.

Enter… Tracy. I had done extensive research on numerous sleep coaches. And it came down to our 15-minute consultation where she thoroughly impressed me with her genuine presence and knowledge about Tre. Her philosophy around sleep, her education in infant brain development, her gentle and kind approach, and her rocking testimonials were enough to convince me that she was indeed, our sleep doctor! She met with Aaron and me for almost two hours and we walked away with solid trust in her and a concrete sleep plan for Tre, which we would implement that night!

I was shocked. The first night, Tre only woke up once. And the next day, I went for my first hike in over a year because I had so much energy! I slept in his room for 9 nights straight to gracefully transition him from our room to his own room and crib. The nights following, we followed Tracy’s gentle sleep coaching plan and it undoubtedly worked wonders. Tre was sleeping through the night by the end of those nine days, with a couple of dream feeds and a few shushes from the doorway. Tracy was there every step of the way, answering my daily questions with such grace and ensuring I felt confident in our approach.

Now, the thing is, Tre was already a happy baby, even with broken sleep. But when he started getting 12 hours of sleep, it was like he lit up from the inside. Elated to wake up and see our faces, longing for my breast in the morning (when formerly he wouldn’t have a good morning feed since he’d eaten through the night!). Because of my background in science and human performance, I knew that good sleep was essential for his brain – memory, mood, cognitive development and so on – and it made my heart happy knowing that he was getting all the good stuff a baby needs to thrive.

Shortly after he started adapting his new sleep routine, he got sick. Ahhhh, the motto of all mamas…just when you think you’ve figured it out, something changes! So, he was up again a couple of times a night. But with a short follow-up phone conversation with Tracy, she helped guide us through his 5-week sick period (yes, five weeks!) and make sure we nurture him back to health before coaching him again. We felt completely supported by Tracy and her tips ALWAYS worked. Although he kept getting sick, we were still able to maintain a steady system and help him keep his sleep marathon up!

I can’t sing enough praises for Tracy. Without her, I would be a mess, and literally have to quit my job (or get fired as a result of non-production!). We will be depending on her in the future as Tre hits new milestones… crawling, pulling up, standing, and likely dancing in his crib! Tracy is truly knowledgeable and educated on the nuances of child development and stages of brain development in infants. She has always impressed me with her ability to deliver complex information very simply and concisely. She is compassionate and loyal to her clients. And she is a badass entrepreneur who knows her stuff.

So, rest assured (pun intended), if you’re feeling completely exhausted and hopeless with your newborn’s sleep, there is always a solution. Fortunately for us, Tracy and her customized program for Tre, was our solution. But we had to let go – let go of what we knew, what we thought we knew, everything we had heard until that point and completely trust Tracy. We are so glad we did. I always suggest to my sleep-deprived colleagues to simply schedule a free 15-minute phone consult with Tracy just to talk about their situation and see if it’s the right fit. But feel confident to say, that after you speak with her, the rest will be history and you’ll be well on your way to sleeping too!

Thank you, Tracy. We will always think and speak of you with praise and respect.

Tiffany, Aaron and Tre

 

5 month-old; Shannon

My husband and I are first time parents and just had to write a review of Tracy’s services. We were so happy with our experience that we wanted to share it with others. We had read many books out there, but they all seemed to contradict each other and were very general in nature.

We first hired Tracy when our baby daughter was waking every hour or two at night and we would spend our entire evening trying to get her to bed. We had to put her in her crib asleep, and many times she would wake up the second we put her in and we would start all over again. To put it simply, we were exhausted, extremely stressed out and felt hopeless that we would ever sleep again! We heard about Tracy’s company through a family friend and decided to give it a try.

We immediately felt relief as Tracy carefully walked us through her personalized sleep plan during our initial phone consultation. Her instructions were clear and she patiently answered the many questions we had. The next night we started the sleep plan and within three nights, our daughter was consistently sleeping 12 hours through the night without a peep! There were still feedings needed, but since they were dream feeds there was no crying involved and she would fall back asleep right after the feeding so my husband and I could go right back to enjoying our night together. We were completely astonished at how quickly the plan worked. Our daughter was like a new baby – happy and active in the day instead of overtired and constantly fussy. With each day of carrying out the sleep plan I had questions for Tracy, and she would email me within minutes with straightforward answers. She explained the reasoning behind all of her strategies so that I understood why I was doing what I was doing. Now I have a much clearer understanding of baby sleep and this is something that I can carry with me when we have more children in the future. I view this sleep training as an investment because the general concepts can be used with any child. And I’m sure every baby will pose a different set of sleep challenges but I know Tracy will always be available for phone or email consults to personalize the plan to another child.

We cannot thank Tracy enough for her help in getting our daughter to sleep well. It is clear that she is very passionate about what she does and genuinely wants to help parents get through their sleep issues. We feel like new people who can now take part in all the joys of parenthood without being constantly stressed out and overtired. Thank you Tracy for everything you have done for us – we are forever grateful!!

Shannon update

We are SO happy with the sleep plan you gave us and want to thank you for all your help. You have been very patient with my many questions and always get back to me quickly. You have made a HUGE difference in our lives and we really appreciate all of your support. Thanks again Tracy.

 

6 month-old; Sarah

Thank you for allowing us to connect with the wonderful Tracy Spackman! WOW what a difference I’ve seen, and it’s only been a couple nights!

After 6 months of co-sleeping I was ready to have a good night’s sleep (without having to constantly re-latch my one year old so the HE could get a good night’s sleep!). However I was terrified of what sleep training my do to my sweet little one!

Tracy has given me the tools to GENTLY teach my baby how to sleep independently, and the framework allows me to move at my own pace. Our consultation was very comprehensive, and best of all, the many ideas she gave me actually work! I see a great little sleeper and two well-rested parents in the very near future, thanks to Tracy!!

 

4.5 month old boy

My husband and I called Tracy after our 4.5 month old son hit the dreaded 4-month sleep regression and was waking up every 2-3 hours during the night. We were desperate! I can honestly say that I’ve never spent a better dollar than on hiring Tracy to help us turn things around. Tracy analyzes your child’s individual patterns and routines, looks at your family needs and sleeping arrangements, and tailors a plan for helping you meet your sleep needs. She is clear and informative and gives parents the confidence to make necessary changes that benefit the entire family, especially the child! Her methods are very gentle and effective. Tracy walked us through exactly what changes to make to our baby’s sleep environment and exactly how to remove his sleep crutches and teach him to sleep on his own. She relieved us of the decision fatigue of trying to troubleshoot on our own and gave us the confidence to do what we all desperately needed done. I’m happy to report that everyone in our household is 1000 times better rested and happier and we cannot be more grateful. We can’t recommend her highly enough!

 

5 month-old; Abby Scott – May 2017

My husband and I called Tracy after our 4.5 month old son hit the dreaded 4-month sleep regression and was waking up every 2-3 hours during the night. We were desperate! I can honestly say that I’ve never spent a better dollar than on hiring Tracy to help us turn things around. Tracy analyzes your child’s individual patterns and routines, looks at your family needs and sleeping arrangements, and tailors a plan for helping you meet your sleep needs. She is clear and informative and gives parents the confidence to make necessary changes that benefit the entire family, especially the child! Her methods are very gentle and effective. Tracy walked us through exactly what changes to make to our baby’s sleep environment and exactly how to remove his sleep crutches and teach him to sleep on his own. She relieved us of the decision fatigue of trying to troubleshoot on our own and gave us the confidence to do what we all desperately needed done. I’m happy to report that everyone in our household is 1000 times better rested and happier and we cannot be more grateful. We can’t recommend her highly enough!

 

6 month-old boy; Kiran D’Mello   

Tracy, thank you so very much! We had been having problems with our 6 month old son waking up 4-6 times a night! We would be in his room the whole night. I took a friend’s advice, and gave Tracy a call. It has been about a week from when we started the sleep training, and the change has been DRAMATIC!!

Thank you for helping us all get some deserved sleep. Our son’s behavior has been like night and day as well! He is much more happier, now that he is getting enough rest. I also really appreciated the warm approach to her methods, not making me feel like I was neglecting my child, but helping him relax.

I DEFINITELY recommend this service!

Thanks for the good night sleep Tracy!!!

 

6 month-old boy; Angel Pavlou Costa

Hi my name’s Angel Pavlou Costa & I feel like a miracle happened last night. My 6 month old son has had A lot of sleep problems since birth. The major problem was that he was constantly waking up through the night like every hour or 2 but when it got to every half hour I couldn’t handle it any more!! I was beyond exhaustion, had many types of pains & was falling apart! So a friend of mine told me about Tracy Spackman & how her baby had had similar problems as mine & after 5 nights he was sleeping 11 hours straight! Sounded like a dream come true…right! So I contacted her & I’m not gonna lie but the first night was hard for us b/c my baby had 3 big crying freak attacks. It was hard but we got through it. So I was expecting it to take a while to get him there. On the 2nd night I was paranoid about how many crying fits I would have to endure…but guess what?? He slept through the night. From 7:30 pm – 7 am & only whined for like a minute or 2 once! WOW I would have NEVER believed it if I hadn’t experienced it myself! I just can’t believe it happened that fast!!! Contacting Tracy for her help was one of the best things I have ever done in my life! Just wish I had known about it sooner!!! Thank You Tracy from the bottom of my heart!! Words can’t even come close to express how much you’ve helped me & how much it means to me!!

 

4.5 month-old boy; Ellie Edwards-Matheson  

Our 4.5 month old was a very happy child even though he NEVER napped and did not sleep through the night. After 2 weeks of working with and listening o everything Tracy said, our little guy now naps regularly. We cannot believe the difference in his personality! We thought he was happy before…. Wow! He is now nutty and awesome!! Still working on sleeping through the night but we will be there soon!

Thank you Tracy!!!

 

6 month-old

Thank you, Tracy!

My daughter is a 6 month old, especially alert baby. My wife and I had been struggling to get her to sleep without nursing, which became very problematic when my wife began working nights. A normal night trying to put my daughter to bed involved anywhere from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours of high-intensity screaming, leaving me at my wits end. We attended Tracy’s class at my wife’s behest…I was skeptical and pessimistic. That was two weeks ago. I have put my daughter to bed every night this week and it has taken no longer than 20 minutes on any night! She is crying less and with far less intensity. Plus, she is beginning to sleep for longer stretches of time. I genuinely believed gentle sleep coaching methods would be of no use with my daughter, but I am so grateful that I was wrong! I would highly recommend Tracy’s class to anyone struggling with putting their baby to bed. Thank you!

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K.

I thought this was going to be an absolute nightmare but, knock on wood, so far so good. Thanks for the many, many chats and all the support. I love knowing that there is someone at the other end of the phone who gets what I am going through and has some “tricks” up her sleeve to solve our sleep issues!

 

5 month-old boy; Anonymous

We started working with Tracy when my little guy was 5 months old and waking up every two hours and being nursed to sleep each time. I’m a first time Mom and didn’t know any differently. I talked to Tracy before purchasing our plan and could immediately tell how genuine of a person she is and how much she cares about the overall health of babies and children. It wasn’t just about getting him to sleep…it was about creating an environment that he felt safe and relaxed in. She didn’t pressure me to drop night feeds and there isn’t a hint of cry it out in her plan. We saw results within 4 nights and now my husband and I have a plan that we can count on…we also get some time to ourselves! Tracy has been helpful every step of the way and I always felt sooooo supported by her, never judged. It will be the best money you ever spent.

 

Julie Morris

“Tracy, we have had a week of Pierce sleeping 11 hours each night. He is waking up happy every morning and going down happy each night! It has been wonderful for all of us to get full nights sleep again! Thank you for your help and support as we navigated through sleep training…again!!!

I’m really happy. And I always learn so much from you … Even beyond sleep training! I couldn’t be happier with the awesome service you provide!”