During my work I had the opportunity to meet wonderful parents.
From each parent and a child I have learned a lot.
Please continue to read their stories below.
During my work I had the opportunity to meet wonderful parents. From each parent and a child I have learned a lot. Please continue to read their stories below.
For my 10 month old baby girl sleep was unknown thing. She slept 2-3 times per day for just 30 minutes and during the night she was waking 8 times on average. During most of the nights she would be awake, while husband and I were carrying her in order to fall asleep, but even that wasn’t working most of the times. We accepted the fact that she is just that kind of baby. After we have worked with Marina, we have totally different baby even though we did not think that was possible at all. Before she slept fo 8 hours alltogether in 24h, but now she is sleeping for 14 hours in total!
Marina we are very grateful to you for everything that you have done. I’ve learned a lot and I’m looking forward to everything that is yet to come. We will practice in the future all those things that you have tought us.
I could really felt how much your job means to you, how much you love it and how much you are devoted to. Although, I think that’s a lot more than just a job for you. You really inspire people and you are made to do this. You were created for your profession. You know exactly what to tell and sometimes I was wondering were you eavesdropping on us It’s fascinating to me how good you are at „reading“ people. In the future I am expecting some of your book to come.
Thank you for your support in the moments of crisis. You really knew what to say to get me back on track. This may sound a bit of cheesy for you, but as lovey is a sleep association for my baby girl, you are my sleep association and I will remember you each and every day in the future.
I highly recommend Marina. With her great knowledge and support she got us out of vicious circle of sleep deprivation. People usually think that if their child is a bad sleeper, that they just have no luck but in fact they often make mistakes that are not aware of and they get their life even more complicated. My son has slept for 7 hours straight up right until he was 4 months old. After then he was waking up during the night very often. First you think it’s due to teething, then to his stuffy nose, then to Jupiter untill somebody (Marina <3) gives you completely logical explanation why is that hapening. Now, the one thing is to know that in theory and totally other to make necessary changes, which is much more easier with clear instructions and continuous support. It just takes some (relatively short) time to devote and to be consistent.
It’s interesting how some people in a short time can leave such a great impact on the life of a family. Such an impact had Marina when she agreed to work with our 15 month old difficult sleeper. Klara was falling asleep only while breastfeeding. She couldn’t fall asleep in any other way (not even in a car) and was waking for 5-10 times during the night. Since she started sleeping only once a day, and in the meantime she was looking for a lot of interaction and wanted to play only with me, not by herself, we became very exhausted – especially me – and aware that we can’t go on like this. Marina pointed out to the potential causes of Klara’s poor sleep habits and told us what we can do in order to change that. Full of doubts we entered into this process hoping that it will bring positive results. Luckily, that happened! Of course it took time and effort to adapt to the new way of getting her to sleep, which emotionally was diffucult, but Marina helped us to make us aware of what part of the process we are doing and constantly pulling out the positive indicators of our progress. We quickly learned what suits for us and for our little girl. After 3 weeks we have came to the point where going to sleep is a joy for whole the whole family:
-our girl has learned to fall asleep on her own, without breastfeeding
-she sleeps in her own cot which is connected with our bed, which allowed her daddy to get back to our family bed
-we do not have to intervene on her every night wakening like before, she often self-settles and goes back to sleep on her own
-during the night she sleeps at least 6 hours without waking, and before it was barely for 2 hours
-night-time breastfeeding is now just for one feeding in the dawn
Apart from the above, Klara has much better appetite since she is not breasfed that often during the night. It’s also much easier for us to organize a day and mom finally has a time for herself. Thank you our dear Marina from the bottom of my heart for playing such a huge role in creating this family harmony! I believe it wasn’t easy for you with us, but I’m sure we share the happiness because every effort has really paid off.
¨I was waking around miles and miles with my little girl in carrier in order for her to get some sleep. That was the fastest way that could get her to sleep. I was her bed during the day. Who wouldn’t fall asleep while your mom is holding you and carrying you? We walked all the streets in our neighbourhood and in all neighbourhoods nearby. I was walking monthly for 150 kilometers, got blisters on my feet and it was very cold outside due to winter and snow. One day I’ve said it’s enough and decided to work on changing the situation. When she was about 6 months old, we started with changes.
Marina helped me to adopt a new way of falling asleep and to change a place where she was sleeping. She was constant support in those difficult starting moments. Thank you for all those advices regarding sleep and all the others. It wasn’t easy but I didn’t give up. I knew I was doing this for her own sake because who would walk with her for miles later when she will be in kindergarden, bigger and heavier – I think no one.
Little by little we were replacing old habits with new ones and she was falling asleep more easily. We are still working to improve the whole process because nothing can happen overnight. My girl who was fighting sleep before now can very soon fall asleep on her own in her crib. I don’t have to walk during her sleep and I can drink coffee and relax a bit! All in all, we achieved A LOT in those 3 weeks.
I can’t believe that I’m writing a review for a service that I never taught I would look for. I had really firm stand on baby sleep until I got to the point where I could no longer go. When I contacted Marina, my son was 18 months old and was sleeping with me in my bed. That suited me initially and I enjoyed it, but later it just wasn’t working anymore. I couldn’t enjoy my child and I felt bad about that. Besides he was sleeping restless and was waking me a lot because of that, he was also waking very often during the night. I needed a change, I was exhausted and I am pregnant with another child.
I didn’t want to do anything suddenly, but I didn’t know how to get him to sleep in his own bed without that being too stressful for him. Marina shares similar parenting aproaches as my husband and I, which gave me great confidence. She gave me lots of advices and was very supportive all the time. I had a feeling that we know each other for whole life.
Now, not only my son is sleeping in his own bed, but he sleeps much better during the day and night. He is looking forward when he’s going to sleep, without any tears or protest. Marina, I am trully grateful to you for every advice and your kind words. You knew exactly what to say at a certain point.
The experience of motherhood was not the way I imagined: my 8 months old daughter was waking up 4-5 times during the night, she could hardly sleep through the day, mostly with a lot of crying. When she would finally fell asleep, that would last for very short amount of time and she would wake up nervous. I was exhausted, she was tired and while I was with her, I was just dreaming of a time when I will get some sleep. I began to think about my mother’s abilities and was wondering what am I doing wrong. That’s why I’ve decided to contact Marina, when friend of mine recommended her. She took into account our wishes and our parenting style. After few weeks change in our whole family was more than noticeable: a happy child, a happy parents and a child who now finally sleeps during the day and night. Now I’m realizing how tired she was before. She now even loves to go to bed, especially at night when we have our routine. She sleeps fast and easily and sleeps for about 11 hours straight. Marina was like a best friend- always there, always supportive, always positive, realistic and full of support!
Before working with Marina, my husband and I were helping to our girl to fall asleep on pilates ball. That was the only way she could fall asleep. That way was great while she was little, but now it was getting much more difficult. She was also waking very often during the night. We couldn’t handle this anymore. I’ve heard about Marina and decided to contact her. And to come to her for help After our first contact I knew we did a right thing. Throughout the whole process Marina has been very supportive. I felt like we were a team. She notices little details that doesn’t seem to matter but they really do. It meant a lot for me the fact that I could contact her for any doubt I had (and there were lots of those).
Our daughter is now waking up happy and well rested. Her mood is totally unbelievable now. Amazingly, but there are no more loooong time for her to fall asleep on pilates ball. We were not aware of the fact that she was actually getting too little sleep because she was going to sleep too late at night. Of course I didn’t know hom much sleep she actually needs.
Thank you Marina for your dedication, your help and constant support. You always had our wishes in the first place.
Before my maternity leave was ending up, I’ve decided to get some help regarding my son’s sleep because I knew that I won’t be able to function on work while sleep deprivated. Hiring someone who already knows all the facts and trics regarding baby sleep was great idea. During our consultations Marina helped me to realize why our son is sleeping like that. Generally, during the process she helped me to understand my child better regarding his own temperament, which I consider very important. After our work, he is better rested, I am not exhausted anymore and I don’t fight that often with my husband Thank you for everything!