View Full Version : Anyone used BABYBLISS?
We're at our wits end now with our second child who won't sleep longer than an hour at a time over night.
After taking DD2 to a sleep school (Tresillian) without any results, we've now saved our pennies up and we're getting one of the lovely ladies from Babybliss to come out for 3 nights to help us. I'm very confident that this time we're going to see some changes, but in the meantime, has anyone out there used them and did it make a difference? I'm seriously counting down the days til she gets here! :laughing:
I used Jo from babybliss when my DD was 6-7mths old and it was a total success! She is fantastic. Yes we did have to put in the hard yards ourselves for the couple of weeks after but it definently changed DD's sleep habits.
I also went to tresillian for a week stay when DD was 4mths and they did help but then at 6mths it all went downhill again so thats when we called in babybliss.
I am happy to say that since she was 7mths old my DD has slept through 90% of nights and she sleeps from 7pm till 8am. The only times she doesn't sleep through is when she is sick or if a noise has woken her up.
Good luck, hope you get the same success out of it that i did.
I haven't used it myself, but I have found her book very helpful. I know another lady here has had Jo out and found her to be great.
If I feel we need help down the track with sleeping through (happy to still put up with it at this stage and hope he sorts himself out with age) Jo will be my first port of call.
Does she used controlled crying at all? I am looking for some help in-home with sleep, but not prepared to use controlled crying techniques...
No, she doesn't. She is in there with bub the whole time they are unsettled. I've just spoken to the lady who's coming (over the phone) and she sounded wonderful. Very gentle and also sounds like she knows what she's doing (whatever that is?! YKWIM).
I'm feeling very confident about it all so hopefully in a couple of weeks time, I'll have a baby that sleeps! I don't care if I still have to get up once or twice at night, as long as she sleeps more than she is now, we'll all be happy :)
Fingers crossed for us:fingerscrossed: and I'll update you after she's finished her 3 nights with us.
I haven't but but looked at it when we were having some catnapping probs. I've followed save our sleep since birth and I found the babybliss to be similar to this with the rountine and self settling.
I did get our catnapping problems sorted, but I was a couple of weeks from contacting babybliss if I hadn't
hope you don't mind me asking, but how much does it cost?
It's not cheap - $1650 for 3 nights. But having said that, it's not that expensive when you consider they do all the settling for 36 hours.
They come to your house from 6pm to 6am each night then email you in the morning letting you know what happened the night before.
We are just going to go without some other stuff for this month as I think our sleep is valuable and I'm prepared to pay it at this stage!
I started using the FREE Babybliss routines (from the website) when DS was 6 mos (he'd been on no routine at all prior to that) and found them to be great!
I read Babybliss for DD when she was 6 months old. Up til then she was using a dummy and being rocked to sleep, then she decided to wake every hour. It was hell. This went on for weeks. Then we were given a copy of Babybliss. By this stage my confidence was so shattered, I was too frightened to try anything new (which might sound really odd given what we'd been doing no longer worked). To cut a long story short: we ended up choosing the phone call and email support option. This cost a little over $100 and includes 1 half hour phone consult and a month of email support. It really helped us break bad habits... but when DD became sick we reverted back to the old methods (minus the dummy). To cut another long story short, a friend eventually referred me to Dr Brian Symon's 'Silent Nights'. I don't agree with ALL his methods, but we took what we were comfortable doing and haven't looked back!
Mybub, can I ask what sort of support you got from this service? My chronic catnapper has started to sleep through a bit more often (about 30% of the time) at 5 months but we can't get beyond this and there is just no consistency. A big part of me thinks that this is just him and there is nothing to be done about it, but I am always hoping for some magic cure :laughing:\
:yes: Yup,... We got Jo in,... and did 3 tough nights with Rafferty,.and he is now sleeping 12hour nights! (as opposed to waking every 45mins all night long!)
Oh Mountaingirl you have given me hope! We only have a week and 2 days to go until the baby whisperer arrives and it can't come soon enough. I was up about a bazillion times last night! I'm ready for sleep..........:sleeping:
Personally, I was ready to get Jo over for the 3 night stay, but my husband was not. He thought we could do it ourselves, so the phone consult was a sort of compromise.
It was great because I could ask the questions I couldn't find answers to in the book, and she also helped tailor things more to our situation instead of a generic one. Email support was also a good way to touch base, especially if things weren't progressing as they 'ought' to be. Knowing she was available made me feel less alone emotionally (although my husband has always been a wonderful support). Speaking of support: consistency is crucial. It can be disheartening when the new techniques don't work as quickly as you want, but so long as you and your partner/other caregivers are consistent in your approach it will make learning new sleep skills much easier for bubs. Best of luck :thumbsup:
P.S the phone consult is half an hour, so if you use this option have your questions written down and be prepared to take notes.
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