One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don’t have to hang on to an old dream that has stopped nurturing us — that there is always time to start a new dream. This week’s story is about a new mom who couldn’t get her baby to sleep more than 30 minutes, unless he was in a stroller or in the car. The exhausted mom crafted a sleepsuit that would give her son a sense of security and it had a magic effect! Soon, other parents were begging for their own. Maureen’s Magic Sleepsuit is projecting over $1 million in sales next year, and is helping parents (and their little ones), get the rest they so desperately need. — Marlo, MarloThomas.com
By Lori Weiss
Like most new Moms, Maureen Howard was wishing for a magic wand, something she could simply wave over her young son Will’s head, that would help him sleep for longer than thirty minutes.
“Night time wasn’t a problem for us,” Maureen explained, “but at about three or four months, when he had grown out of his swaddle, we couldn’t get him to nap for very long in his crib. I remember sitting in my family room, listening to the baby monitor, being so frustrated. I could look at the clock and tell you exactly when he’d wake up.”
“Yet if I took him for a walk in the jogging stroller or for a ride in the car, he’d sleep straight through. It got to the point, where I’d just leave him in the stroller, in the living room, because I knew he’d get a good nap.”
The situation would have been frustrating for any parent, but for Maureen, who is a pediatric physical therapist, it became a puzzle she desperately wanted to figure out. She wanted to know what it was about that stroller that helped her little boy sleep. What she couldn’t have known was that the solution she was searching for would have an impact far beyond her own family.
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