Mum hails ‘magic’ £10 spray that helps restless baby sleep for 10 hours straight

A 'zombie' mum has praised a £10 pillow spray after struggling to get a full night's sleep for almost four months – thanks to her restless baby.

Emily Pritchard, 26, and partner Ross Jewitt, 31, were left exhausted following the arrival of their son Jesse in September – because the newborn woke up every two and a half hours without fail.

The couple tried everything to get the tot, now aged five months, to bed – even splashing out £100 on an expensive course in cranial osteopathy and playing white noise, but nothing seemed to help Jesse settle.

Now salon manager Emily, from Braintree, Essex, and Ross, who owns a carpet fitting company, are rejoicing after discovering a 'miracle' sleep spray from Boots after it was recommended by a relative in December.

The couple claim since they began using Bloom and Blossom's The Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Pillow Spray, Jesse has slept through to the morning for 10 hours straight every night – and they have enjoyed six weeks of undisturbed snoozing.

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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.

"Lots of people told me it was normal for the first couple of months, but it was still happening in December, four months after he was born.

"I genuinely thought something was wrong with him: I even took him to the doctors."

Desperate to find a solution to Jesse's sleep problems, Emily tried everything from playing white noise to getting her son to sleep on his side.

After posting on social media about her dilemma, she spoke to her sister-in-law, who recommended Bloom and Blossom's The Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Pillow Spray which was on offer at Boots.

The £10 spray contains plants known for their calming properties such as Sicilian lavender, jasmine and ylang ylang.

Emily said: "The first time I used it, it was like magic. He slept through the whole night for the first time ever.

"I woke up three or four times that night just out of habit, but every time I checked Jesse he was fast asleep.

"The following morning I woke up and checked the time. I couldn't believe it when I realised he'd slept for 10 hours.

"The second night I thought 'this is the test' but he slept through for eight hours, and he has slept through every night since.

"I now use the spray religiously. I don't want to stop using it in case he wakes up again."

Jesse now sleeps for nine and a half hours every night, from 10.30pm to 8am, and Emily hasn't had a disturbed night since she started using the spray, allowing her and carpet fitter Ross to get their beauty sleep too.

The new mum, who is now back at work, said: "When I was exhausted, I was not enjoying parenting.

"Being a new mum, I felt like I wasn't really there because I was so tired.

"Now, Jesse has completely changed – he's so smiley and happy."

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