A mother who felt like a ‘zombie’, because her new baby was so restless she didn’t get a full night’s sleep for more than three months, claims her son now sleeps for 10 hours a night – thanks to a ‘magic’ pillow spray.
Emily Pritchard, 26, and partner Ross Jewitt, 31, from Braintree, Essex, were left exhausted following the birth of their son Jesse last September, because the newborn woke up every two and a half hours without fail.
The first-time mother tried everything to get the tot, now five months, to bed and even splashed £100 on an expensive course in cranial osteopathy and played white noise.
Emily was so concerned that she even took her son to the GP, but nothing seemed to help Jesse to settle
However, salon manager Emily and Ross who owns a carpet fitting company, are now rejoicing after discovering a £10 sleep spray from Boots that they were recommended by a relative in December.
The couple claim that Bloom and Blossom’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Pillow Spray worked the very first time they used it,and Jesse has slept through for ten hours straight every night, allowing them to enjoy six weeks of undisturbed snoozing.
Emily Pritchard, 26, from Essex, claims Bloom and Blossom’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Pillow Spray has helped her newborn Jesse to sleep ten hours a night. Pictured: Emily with Jesse and the ‘magic’ spray from Boots
Emily said: ‘No new mum wants to admit how hard it can be when you bring your baby home and not many people are honest about how hard it can be.
‘I got a big shock when I brought Jesse home.
‘He was waking up every two and a half hours, so I would be up three or four times a night.
‘I was like a zombie and stayed in my pyjamas all day – it was exhausting.
‘Ross was getting up for work completely shattered and Jesse was miserable, whingy and upset because he was so tired.
If a sleep spray doesn’t work, how to the experts recommend helping your baby to nod off?
Author of Your Baby Skin to Skin Rachel Fitz-Desorgher, shared her advice for helping babies to sleep with Femail
We all love those cute pictures of smiling babies in our Instagram feed. What a nasty shock when our own little bundle turns into a screaming wriggler every evening.
Babies are highly evolved to be very agitated through the long evening hours . Their painful writhing ensures that parents simply can’t help but pick them up and do everything in their power to soothe them. So here are my three top tips for soothing a restless baby.
1. Get moving: Babies love movement, so put some music on, cuddle your baby really close and rock out. If you stop, expect the wriggling to start up again, so make sure you have a very long playlist.
2. Do your vacuuming in the evening: White noise is notoriously soothing for humans and babies are no different. Vacuum cleaners, hairdryers, electric fans or a white noise phone app will all get those eyes drooping closed.
3. Grab some oil: Massage raises the level of soothing hormones in a baby’s bloodstream. So warm a soft towel, undress your baby and wrap them snugly and then, exposing one area at a time, enjoy gently massaging your baby. It might just become your favourite part of the day!