By Hollie Bone
An exhausted new mum woken every 10 minutes by her six-month-old baby got him to sleep eight hours a night within a month – all thanks to a ‘magic’ £9.99 pillow spray.
Mum-of-four Chloe Bashford, 26, was left dreading the nocturnal hours as youngest son Joshua was awake for most of the night and screaming every 10 minutes thanks to his teething.
But the former maternity ward photographer, from Newhaven, East Sussex, was blown away after just one night of using Bloom and Blossom Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Pillow Spray saw the troublesome tot sleep between 9pm and 5am without stirring.
The relieved mum claims Joshua now sleeps through the night for eight hours every day without fail – and has dubbed the spray her ‘magic potion’.
She has even purchased the adult version for her bed with husband, Josh, 29, who also passes out instantly after working nights as an accounts manager.
Chloe said: “Joshua was premature so he has always been quite a needy baby, who always wanted holding.
“I was constantly up in the night with him and it made bedtime really stressful and unenjoyable.
“He is teething, so he’s been extra clingy recently. He would scream every 10 to 15 minutes and I would be up and down all night without fail comforting him.
“My husband Josh works nights, so to settle all four children on my own was a task in itself, and I’d spend over an hour every night trying to appease everyone.
“I really was at my wits end.
“But my new routine is working wonders – I feed him, give a baby massage, pop him in his pyjamas and then use the pillow spray five to 10 minutes before bed and slowly settle him down for the night.
“He nods off almost instantly, sleeping through from 9pm for eight hours every single night I’ve used it.”
Chloe had been trying to find new ways to help Joshua sleep on his own for a while, and stumbled across the pillow spray, with the Very Hungry Caterpillar packaging catching her eye.
After the magical results wowed her, the mum-of-four decided to invest in a bottle for herself and her three other children, Brooklyn, 12, Ava-Lily, eight, and Mila, five.
The spray is fragranced with Sicilian lavender, ylang ylang, jasmine, amber and mandarin.
Chloe said: “I’m absolutely over the moon with the pillow spray, it has completely changed Joshua’s bedtime routine and he is a much happier and more settled baby.
“My husband didn’t believe me until I started sending him pictures of Joshua fast asleep and now we’ve bought one for our bed and our other three children.
“Before using the spray, I had no time for myself both during the day and in the evening.
“Now Joshua is falling asleep at 9pm, I have time to do face masks and paint my nails.
“I can spend time with my other children in the evening too and it finally means that when Josh has nights off we get some time to ourselves.
“I’m in a much better place mentally, and have been enjoying TV series, reading to the girls and I’m generally content knowing I can get in bed and have a good night’s sleep.
“The household is a much brighter place!”
Christina Moss and Julia Yule, co-founders of Bloom and Blossom, added: “With five children between us, we know the trials and tribulations of settling into a bedtime routine all too well, and we’re delighted that Chloe has found a solution with our pillow spray.
“We often hear from parents struggling with their little one’s sleep and if we can help even a few mums and dads to create more positive bedtime routines, then we’ve done our job.”
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