I'M ISABEL PAGE
I'm a mom to a beautiful toddler who sleeps through the night since she turned 6 months old, and a baby boy who we just welcomed into our family (oh, the newborn snuggles :-)). When I put my kids to bed at night, I enjoy watching Netflix with my husband, and we do indulge in date nights every other week.
Before I became a Pediatric Sleep Consultant I worked in a very important business consulting firm, as part of a wonderful HR Team.
But then I became a mom and me and my family moved to Dubai chasing dreams. And all those changes really impacted my life.
I did not want to leave my baby to go back to a corporate job I loved but was not very understanding. Being a psychologist and an avid learner I jumped right into the baby world and soaked up on everything I could read on motherhood.
Nevertheless, nothing could save me from sleep deprivation. Believe me, I had always wanted to be a mother but after 4 months of not sleeping more than 2 hours straight, I was hating when nighttime approached.
I WAS HATING WHEN NIGHTTIME APPROACHED
I knew I had to make a change. And so I read all the blogs, the Pinterest captions, sourced on Instagram and the web, did the trainings, went to group talks... but it was not until I spoke to different Sleep Consultants that I accomplished it. My baby was sleeping through the night by 6 months old! Life was good. And motherhood was what I expected it to be.
Now, that is what I want for you. I know that you are either a mom, or a dad, you are working, or not, you are married or single. Sleep deprivation may very probably be affecting your life, your marriage, the way you function. But here is the thing: sleep deprivation is not a mandatory thing in parenthood.
SLEEP DEPRIVATION IS NOT A MANDATORY THING IN PARENTHOOD
My passion and my purpose in Mate on a Dream is to accompany parents in teaching their kids sleep and, ultimately, change their lives. Because yes, it can truly be life changing.
I want your little one to get all the sleep he or she needs at the same time as mom and dad feel rested and fresh. I want you guys to feel empowered and confident in your choices, and I want you to enjoy date nights again, and leave trusting that your nanny will not call you to rush home to rock that baby to sleep because she can't do it.
Whether you only need to solve questions and a schedule to follow and feel confident doing it yourself or you really don't know where to start and need me to walk the process with you hand in hand, I have a solution for you. I want to be your Mate on this Dream of sleeping again!
IT CAN TRULY BE LIFE CHANGING
Sleeping well is vital for both our kids and us, parents. Kids need to sleep for their brain to correctly develop and to strengthen their inmune system as well as their learning and concentration capacity.
For us, parents, sleep is important because it enables the body to repair and be fit and ready for another day. It helps prevent excess weight gain, heart disease, and increased illness duration.
CAN YOU TEACH YOUR KID SLEEP?
Absolutely. The same way you teach your kid how to eat with a spoon and a fork, that they need to brush their teeth or that they shouldn't jump on the couch, you can teach your kids sleep.
Don't get me wrong, some kids do not need it, but I am sure that's not your case, huh? You can implement some good habits with your little ones that help them learn to self soothe and, ultimately, get them to sleep all the hours they need in a day.
WILL THERE BE TEARS IN THE PROCESS?
As I cannot promise you that there will be zero tears, I can guarantee that the methods I provide allow you to accompany your kid throughout the process.
Here is the thing: babies communicate by crying. It's their only way! And they do not like change. Just the way we don't. So, of course, there will be some complaining but, rest assured, your baby will not suffer and he or she will be well looked after at all times.