My daughter was 10 months old when I decided I had had enough with her bad sleeping habits. She would often take 45-60 mins to fall asleep at night and would then wake up every 1-2 hours after that. She would only fall asleep in my arms (or my husband’s arms) and needed to be rocked to fall asleep. The exhaustion was taking its toll on both my husband and I.
One Thursday night my daughter just would not go to sleep in her cot. Every time one of us would put her down in her bed, she would wake up immediately and stay awake for the next 20-40 mins until we rocked her back to sleep. This continued from 11pm to 4am in the morning. During that time at 1.30am, crying at the foot of her bed, I google ‘night nurse sleep trainer’ and Deshaine’s website came up. It was the best thing I could’ve done.
That Monday night, Deshaine came to our house to see the bed time routine and go through a typical day for my daughter. Thankfully, we were doing most things right during the day. It was just her personality and bad habits at night which were the problem. Deshaine showed me what to do to put my daughter down for the night and that first evening, we stayed in the room together until she fell asleep. My daughter definitely put up a fight but after 30 mins she had fallen asleep by herself. The first time in 10 months.
Deshaine spent the night in the guest room and continued to follow the same procedure two or three times that night when my daughter woke up. I was expecting World War Three from my daughter but she only cried during a 2.30am wake up but I felt so comfortable knowing that Deshaine could handle my daughter. She exuded a professionalism and calmness from the very beginning that put me at ease.
That morning, despite my daughter still waking up a few times, I was so relieved. Not only did I manage to get some sleep, but my daughter slept in her own bed and fell asleep all by herself for the first time, and now I had a tool that I could use. It gave me so much confidence to know how to handle my child’s night time issues now.
A week on and my daughter puts herself to sleep in her cot and stays in her cot the whole night. She only wakes up once or twice but it’s only for a few minutes.
I feel like a different person now thanks to Deshaine. In addition to basically sleep training my child in just one night, Deshaine has continued to give me advice and support over the phone, which has been invaluable. It’s been the best investment I’ve made for my daughter, my relationship and my sanity! Camilla, JHB April 2016
I have an 18 month old son and at the time I found Deshaine, he was 17 months old and waking up 4 times a night on a good night and maybe 9 times a night on a bad night. Sometimes he would wake up to drink a bottle, some times just to be held, other times just to whine and he was spending 80% of nights sleeping in my and my husbands bed. Deshaine sleep trained him for 4 nights (with no crying, i could never be comfortable with the crying it out method) and now i have a baby who sleeps in his own bed and knows how to put himself back to sleep, no more whining. I am no longer a sleep deprived zombie thanks to Deshaine! Luvuyo, JHB 2014
Deshaine was fantastic with our newborn, giving her amazing care and attention, which as a first time mom, I was really conscious about. Although I had to wake to express milk, it was wonderful being able to leave my baby with someone with experience so that I could regain my sanity with a night’s sleep. LJ, London.2009