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    Default Sleep School/Sleep Rescue.. What can I expect?

    Hi all.. Apologies if this topic has been covered.

    My GP has referred our DD (12mo) to a 1 day clinic and from that consultation we then can be referred to the actual sleep school in Brisbane.

    I'm just wondering what we should expect...

    Have you been to the Ellen Barron family centre?

    Has anyone used Sleep Rescue before?

    I'd love to hear from other mums/dads that have used either of the above.

    Thanks

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    We went to Ellen Barron for feeding issues not sleep issues. Alot of the mothers I met struggled with some of it early on in the week but most were generally getting on quite well by the end of it. Good luck

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    I went to the ellen barron centre when ds was 16 months old. It was a little different for him because he was in a bed (which most of the nurses weren't to happy about with him being so young). Basically they will get you to put them in the cot and leave the room only returning when their crying escalates. I was unable to leave the room as they were scared about him falling out (which wasn't an issue with me).

    I didn't find it helped us a great deal but most people I was there with had great improvements. Unfortunately my son was having a terrible time teething so got a very high fever so we had to leave early and because he was sick I slipped back into bad habits when we got home. The biggest thing is continuing with it when you get home. You might think they have miraculously become a great sleeper and then when they get home it can go back to square one.

    The majority of the nurses were wonderful! I found some of the night nurses weren't so good but I don't know if thats just from me being more stressed and tired at night. They have wonderful facilities for the kids to play, a great play room and they do lots of play sessions and music sessions and also have a lot of talks which are really helpful too. Looking back I wish I had persisted with a cot and done it how they wanted...there would have been much better results.

    One of the best parts was being surrounded by people in the same boat as you. I found most people didn't understand what we were going through do to have other mums to talk to was really great. Just remember to not do anything you aren't comfortable with, if you feel you need to go back when they say not to then go back.

    Good luck!

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    Thanks ladies... I'm a bit nervous about the whole idea but feel that it's probably getting to the point where we need to try something 😳

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    I was really nervous too! But i wished i went earlier. I was surprised how many people were there with little babies! I just assumed at the time it was normal (and to an extent it is) for little babies to not sleep so well and that they would grow out of it.

    Good suck with it and i hope it all works out for you!

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    Thanks lolly!!

    Anyone else??

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    I went last April when DS was 16 months - it changed our life! The first few days were hard, really hard but stick with it and listen to the nurses because they know what they are doing and I only ever had lovely nurses. He has slept through the night ever since as we were breaking the feeding to sleep and feeding overnight habits which we were successful with. As a PP said it is absolutely essential you stick with it when you get home. It is also fantastic to have other mums to talk to who are going through the same or similar to you. Good luck!

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    I realise this is thread is a few months old..and hopefully you have found some support and your little one is sleeping better.

    However for anyone still looking, I wanted to share our experience of Gabrielle Russell from Sleep Rescue. Firstly we had some issues with professionalism or lack there of. Turned up looking dishevelled, late after not being able to find our address and couldn't call because she forgot to pay her phone bill!

    But the real issue was her attitude. She spoke to my husband and I as if we were stupid, talked over the top of us and made huge assumptions about all that we were "doing wrong" without even checking. She simply did not listen and so just gave us the same advice we had heard before, tried and found it didn't work for us.

    Worse still she barged into our bedroom to "show us how to settle the baby" and handled her so roughly I had to ask her to stop. She then became very defensive and blamed us for "not being ready" to help our baby. The final straw after fifteen minutes of our ordeal with her was when she told my husband I should be hospitalised because I was "obviously depressed". He very tactfully asked her to leave!

    I know others have had success with her, but I can only pass on our experience and recommend that please, please don't subject yourself to such unprofessional treatment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieBug View Post
    Thanks ladies... I'm a bit nervous about the whole idea but feel that it's probably getting to the point where we need to try something 😳
    Did you end up going? Was it successful?

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