My husband and I have welcomed 3 children into our family. I was sitting at home one day doing my usual at 4PM and that was watching the Oprah show when a woman named Priscilla Dunstan claimed to learn a baby language. Of course like any singleton and by that I mean person without children, I thought, “Great, she will not be giving away Manolo’s today. Whatev’s I’ll watch, it’s Oprah.”
When I became pregnant with our first daughter, I thought why not try out what this lady talked about on that afternoon where I was having a martini while watching Oprah. I ordered the Dunstan Baby Language DVD and opened my ear to the 5 sounds every baby in the universe makes for the first 3 months of their lives. It is their way of communicating like the little animals they are. Once our daughter was born, my husband and I were made fun of every time one of us would say, “What sound did she make? Was it a Nah or an Eh?” but all jokes aside, our daughter slept through the night from the very first night she was home until forever. Then our second daughter came along, we followed the same Dunstan pattern by training our ear to distinguish her 5 sounds and just like that, we had a 2nd baby that slept through the night instantly. Years passed and my husband and I became the biggest advocates for the Dunstan Baby language. Once again, people laughed at us and called us liars. A few years later we welcomed our son and practiced the same method again. My mother in law was able to be alongside us when he was just days old and could not believe that he was sleeping through the night so soon. My mother in law has had 5 children of her own and my son is her 9th grandchild, so the woman knows a thing or two about babies.
After our third round with a baby that was relaxed and we could enjoy because we understood if it needed to be burped, changed, fed or was gassy people began telling us we were lucky and they were all right. We are lucky because our babies came with a set of instructions.