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  1. Wow....I don't have time right now, but I need to come back to your blog tonight and read all your posts on this method of settling. This is amazing! Beanie does not nap more than 30 minutes at a time usually. I did read about the diaper changing at night and don't do it that often, but sometimes its so darn full that it wakes her up. Looking ffd to reading your posts and getting some tips. Thanks.

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    1. Yeah this is an amazing place, and the process of sleep training seems to really work! I will write some more about the "how" in other posts.

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  2. I just got through all your hospital posts and #1 am just amazed that this kind of thing even exists (get it together USA!) and I'm wondering if this is just an Australian thing or do other countries do this? Is it covered by insurance? I'm just so intrigued by this! It's a brilliant program! And I think it's so smart of you to start him early on bottle feeding so you have plenty of time to get him used to it before going back to work. And I totally know the feeling you're having with finally getting some sleep -- it never feels like enough!!! It took me about 3-4 weeks after the twins started sleeping more regularly through (or almost through) the night before I really felt "well rested"... and then I started feeling like myself again. I had energy to start exercising again, and was able to think more clearly, and the headaches went away. I didn't know how bad it was until I was finally well rested and then realized, holy crap, i was messed up! Kudos on all the progress and I'm so happy you're feeling better!

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    1. I'd never heard of it either until a friend went to sleep school last year. It is covered 100% by insurance for the full 5 night stay. I'm kind of treating it like a resort! The food is amazing and I'm able to nap, and I've got a massage booked for tomorrow. Yes, sleep deprivation is a killer. I seriously don't now how you mother's of twins can cope. But your boys are gorgeous (I cannot believe they're ONE already!)

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  3. Long time lurker here. Thank you so much for posting this! I can't believe such a thing as sleep school exists, and it is such a great (and humane) idea. My daughter is about a month older than your son, and while she was not a seriously bad sleeper, we did not have good sleep habits. I changed up our routine after reading about the schedules and techniques you learned at the sleep school. It has been so great. She is napping better and going down so much easier at night. It makes a big difference to our quality of life. So thanks!

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