Welcome to Sleepy Bubba!
Hi, I am Leann Low, a Certified Baby Sleep Consultant and a mother to two healthy and energetic boys. This is the story of how I turned from a sleep-deprived parent to a sleep consultant helping other families sleep better.
The Story of How It All Started
In 2017, I had my firstborn, and my husband and I were what you would call typical new parents: excited yet apprehensive about the parenting journey. We armed ourselves with plenty of information and often sought help through the experiences of friends and family.
Just as how sleep is important for recovery and growth for adults, there was no doubt in our minds that sleep would be important for our baby’s growth and development. Making sure our baby gets enough sleep was our top priority.
Though we started out determined, we soon fell into the trap of forming habits around what was convenient for our lifestyle and the fear of making decisions that would cause the baby discomfort. This culminated into poor sleep habits for our baby and ourselves.
This might be a familiar scene to many of you. A 2-week long sleepless marathon of hourly wakes where you are stuck in the nursery, carrying and rocking your baby throughout the night. That was us as parents. We weren't just miserable, we were close to losing our minds.
We tried everything. We read books, searched for information on the internet, but nothing seemed to fit perfectly. That was when we chanced upon the existence of sleep consultants.
Deciding to hire a sleep consultant was a no-brainer. We knew that it would be unfair for our baby if we tried to sleep train him without knowledge and a proper plan. The result? Our firstborn fell asleep on his own within 3 minutes on the 3rd night. He was sleeping a solid 14 hours a day and he became a much happier baby. We soon regained our sanity and never looked back since.
I saw many parents struggle with the same issues as we did and I found that the tips and tricks that I had learned were beneficial to them too. Eventually, when we had our second-born, we sleep trained him when he turned 4 months, and never had to experience those sleepless nights again.
Understanding how sleep can affect the quality of life of the parent and child, and how we actually have greater control over this than we think is extremely empowering. Through Sleepy Bubba and my experiences, I want to enable other parents to achieve what we have achieved.
“Pediatrician-Trusted Child-Sleep System”
“Trusted by over 109,000 parents since 2003”
I am a Baby Sleep Consultant based in Singapore, certified by the Sleep Sense™ Program created by Dana Obleman. The Sleep Sense™ method was created out of the belief that healthy sleep habits make for healthy children. A well-rested child is curious, energetic, happy, playful, and eager to learn.
This method places emphasis on accommodating different parenting styles and lifestyles, ensuring that you, as a parent, are comfortable with the new sleep plan in order for it to work for your child.
The Sleep Sense™ method to improve your baby’s sleep is split into 4 simple stages:
Learn how I personalise this method to work for your family
Let’s talk about crying
Let’s talk about crying
How long will my baby cry before he falls asleep? Won’t my baby resent me if I don’t go to him when he cries? Won’t he be scarred forever? Will crying give him gas?
So many questions about crying! And I understand where all these are coming from. I personally can’t stand babies’ cries. I remember when my husband and I finally decided that we’d had enough of the sleepless nights, and started sleep training Alexander. I was worried too (I’m a worrier).
The one thing that is critical for parents to remember is that crying isn’t going to cause any serious damage to your child. Children cry. A lot. They cry for any reason. Infants and toddlers only have a couple of ways to communicate with us. Crying happens to be the first and their favourite way. Many children will cry their lungs out if we take something away from them! But if they’re playing with something dangerous, you have no choice but to take it away. You’ve got to act in their best interest, even if it results in tears.
It’s the same when it comes to good sleeping habits. As parents, we have to act in their best interest and do the hard things. While I can’t promise that your child will take to sleep training like a fish to water, I can promise you that I will never ask you to leave your child crying alone if you don’t want to.