Mother-of-four Chloe Bashford was completely and utterly exhausted. Her baby, Joshua, was waking every ten minutes and with her husband working nights she was at her wits' end.
But a $19 (£9.99) "Pillow Spray" changed her - and her family's - life.
"Joshua was a premature baby," Bashford tells Essential Baby. "He never slept overly well but when he started teething it got even worse!"
The UK mum, who has three other children, Brooklyn, 12, Ava-Lily, eight, and Mila, five, was spending her evenings comforting and feeding Josh, "and never putting him down".
Left with little energy and feeling "generally fed up and stressed", Mrs Bashford says her little one's sleepless nights were having an impact on his siblings too.
"My other children were also desperate for my attention so I knew something had to change," she says. "My husband brought me a pillow spray by a company called Bloom and Blossom. Ever since using it, Joshua has been sleeping from 9pm until around 5am."
Describing the spray as "life-changing", Bashford says Josh has been much happier of a morning, she's been getting more sleep and her other kids have "more of mummy to themselves, too."
"We've been reading more, and having more cuddles!" she says.
And she's spreading the word to other exhausted mums and dads.
"I really recommend it to any new parent trying to get a good sleep pattern for their baby," Bashford says, adding that she's also purchased sprays for her older children - and even uses it for herself and her husband.
"I use it every night," she notes. "It's just a part of our routine now."
But the British mum isn't the only one singing its praises.
"I have used this gorgeous smelling spray on my three-month old son's bedding and he is now sleeping through the night! Fantastic product would definitely recommend," one mother wrote on the company's Instagram account.
"So I tried your magical pillow spray for the first time last night," wrote another. "My little guy is 15 weeks on Tuesday. He went down first time then slept for 4 hours straight (he usually fusses a lot). I then got him down for another 4 hours. (He usually wakes after 3. I would say this has been a successful night for us."
According to the site, the spray contains: Water, Polysorbate 20, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Benzyl Alchol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid.
"Fragranced with notes of Sicilian lavender, ylang ylang, jasmine, amber and mandarin," it's reportedly suitable for use on newborns.
You can purchase the spray here.