|Sunday, 13 November 2011 21:50|
Ek dink hierdie is dalk vir jou net nog een email van ‘n mamma wat ‘n wonderwerk in haar huis sien gebeur het, maar vir ons was dit ‘n turning point waarvoor ons jou ewig dankbaar sal wees. Zoe het (die eerste keer in haar lewe) vir 3 aande in ‘n ry deurgeslaap! Alhoewel sy nog huil as ons haar in die bed sit, is sy so soet en klim glad nie meer uit nie. Vida se gedrag het ook verbasend verbeter en dit was so ‘n bonus aangesien ons nie eers besef het ons dissiplineer haar nie reg nie! Die twee speel stroopsoet saam en is net ‘n plesier in die huis. ALMAL kom nie verskil agter en mense kan nie glo nie – net EEN besoek? Kan nie wees nie! Ek wil net weer baie baie dankie se Andalene, vir jou en die Here wat jou met soveel wysheid en insig geseen het. Jy help ons so so baie, ek weet nie of jy ooit sal besef hoeveel nie! - Adele
Thank you so much for today. There was definitely a break through today and for the first time in ages, Carlo and I feel confident things are going to be ok and happy at home. Gianluca ate supper at 5:30, bathed at 6, we played in the playroom till 7pm and in bed, story time and lights out at 7:20pm. No milk, just water. I only had to go in once, and was a sleep by 7:30pm. This is the first time ever he has been in bed and asleep before 8:30pm. Amazing. We really feel we finally have control and can get our lives back on track. - Tarryn
Malachi is a friendly beautiful little boy BUT he has never slept through the night. He wakes up between 2 to 5 times a night, still has a bottle during the night which Mommy has to hold. Mommy has to lie with him until he falls asleep. He is becoming increasingly more attached to his dummy and bunny and wants them during the day not only when he goes to sleep. He is also very attached to his Mommy so much so that if anyone else tries to put him to bed or gets up to give him a bottle in the middle of the night he throws a tantrum.On the night of the 20th I told him he would not be getting a bottle. I gave him a little milk in a sippy cup and read him a story. I then kissed him good night and turned off the light. He screamed as this was not the treatment he was used to. I went back in the room and told him that if he continued to cry I would take his dummy away. I took the dummy away twice for 10 seconds at a time. He then fell asleep, the whole process took less than 10 minutes. Prior to this when I use to lie with him it would take him 45 minutes to fall asleep. He woke up once on Thursday night because his blanket had fallen on the floor, he did not ask for a bottle. Friday night he also woke up once, however since then he has slept through the night. We feel like different people – I put him in his bed, read him a story and that is it. He wakes up the next morning at about 6:30 (he use to wake up and get up at about 4:30/5). The dummy and bunny stay on his bed and he only has them when he goes to bed. After 2 and half years of having broken sleep this is such a break through for us – it is worth R1million or more!!!! All I can say is Thank you so much Super Granny for all your advice and help- Michelle and Dean
For two years I have been battling to get my daughter, Caylin, to sleep through the night. Some nights I’ll be up with her anywhere up to 21 times! My husband has taken to sleeping in our guest room just so that he can function at work during the day and I am a complete wreck! Caylin has been given every homeopathic remedy under the sun, she is currently at reflexology twice a week, sees an Occupational Therapist and is under a Psychiatrist to see if we can resolve this sleep issue.Enter SA’s very own Supernanny!!! Andalene, I cannot believe how you have changed our (especially my) lives around in just 3 days!!! After our Skype call on Monday, I was quite disheartened, you verbalised all my thoughts, things I had knew, but had been afraid to admit. My two year-old terror was running the household and every-one was doing just as she wanted in order to keep the peace! She was dictating how the rest of the family lived.By Wednesday night I had my first full night sleep in years! Caylin went to bed at 19h30 and woke only at 05h00 the following morning.....after just following a few simple steps. My eldest daughter, Jaide, was a dream from the day she was born and did everything by the book. We gave in to Caylin to try and let Jaide get a proper nights sleep and in return we got nothing but sleepless nights and heartache. Andalene, you have worked a miracle in our lives and I for that, I am eternally grateful! Kind Regards and a peaceful household! Ashlei, Johannesburg
I just wanted to let you know that we are still getting on very well - sleeping through the night, EVERY NIGHT in OUR OWN BEDS (for the first time in over five years, no exaggeration!)
The boys are slowly adapting to the new diet. Fruit and veg are still a challenge but they are doing well. They have embraced rye bread and ryevita! I still cant believe that :)
We are loving the coconut oil! I hadn't even heard of it before last Monday! Thank you so much for your help and advice. It has made such an immediate difference in our lives.
I haven't had to shout once in a week (also previously unheard of!) and I cant even begin to tell you what its like to actually have some sleep after so long.
We're still doing time-out in the bathroom, but no one questions it - they take themselves and close the door behind them - and it WORKS. Adele
Thank you Andalene. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you so much. Everything is going so good here in the house..... I finally feel like I am an adult in my own house. There is finally space for me. And despite being woken up at 5am this morning after just 3 and half hours sleep I was so happy when I got up and dealt with the situation. (too excited to fall asleep last night I think) Robin stayed awake on her bed till 7am. There was no moving this mummy on that one. And I went and had a quiet cup of tea on my own in the kitchen and knew that I wouldn’t get disturbed. You have given me so much Andalene. I feel liberated, alive and kicking.... and I have been way down for years now. Thank God for you. You have really saved me. Even my husband remarked how happy I looked this morning and he clearly found the change sexy too when he got home from the marathon and both girls were doing a nap time. :-) Really you have saved my life, my sanity, my girls, all of us. The most loving and respectful regards, from me - Anonymous
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