• B
  • 5 months ago

Transition from co-sleeping to own cot GENTLY

Can anyone give me some tips for transitioning my 7 month old to her cor from our bed. I want to be as gentle as possible.
  • J
  • Goldsboro, United States
  • 2 months ago

I had to do a variation of the cry it out method. I’d put him in his crib and let him fuss then I’d go in every couple of minutes or when he’d start really crying and give him his bottle and rock him and then give him his pacifier. I also had nice nighttime star lights that would project on the ceiling. I put his favorite little stuffed animal in with him. Some nights I’d let him fall asleep with me then move him to the crib so he got used to it. After awhile, I stopped picking him up once he learned to hold his own bottle. It’s really really hard to do, it’ll break your heart, but it’s good to do it now as opposed to when they’re older and stuck in their ways, and it’s good for them to be a little independent! Now my son will only sleep in his crib and not with me, and he knows when it’s nap and bedtime! Good luck!

  • Z
  • Scarborough, United Kingdom
  • 3 months ago

A couple of months before I knew he needed to swap I put the basket in the crib allowing him to get used to the surroundings that way he already mentally connected it with sleep by the time he came to swapping he didn’t even realise apart from he had more room to spread out I kept the crib in the room not close to the bed until I felt comfortable enough to move him into his own room I never had an issue and was very successful in under 12 months with no baby lights or leaving lights on and at first you may check them a lot but you soon settle knowing they are perfectly fine. He’s now nearly 4 sleeps like a dream and I avoided the bad habits of any form of lights been on 😊

  • J
  • Yuba City, United States
  • 3 months ago

I just did it. My boyfriend said that he missed me, I then realized that I was low key pushing him away when Jackson was born. He said that it was time for Jackson to sleep in his crib instead of with us. So I got the baby monitor turned all the way up and for the first couple weeks I was so scared. Every time Jackson made a noise I would go in there and check on him and as he got older I stopped checking less and less and now he is a year old and doesn’t mind the crib.

  • B
  • 5 months ago

Thanks for all the lovely comments ladies! I have successfully been able to rock her off and get her in her cot from 7pm. She stays asleep until 9:30 which means I have 2.5 hours to clean the kitchen and have some one on one time with my three year old. Then when she wakes she comes into bed with me. Eventually I’m hoping she’ll stay in her cot for longer but it’s a start at least!!

  • J
  • Leicester, United Kingdom
  • 5 months ago

I must be lucky because I just put my daughter in the cot straight away and she was fine. I did this at 3 months. But I suppose I could say do it sooner rather than later.

  • J
  • Leicester, United Kingdom
  • 5 months ago

It’s funny how different each child is! My daughter’s 5 months and just started sleeping all the way through(although she only used to wake up once) but you have some babies that sleep through from a few weeks old🤷🏾‍♀️

  • L
  • Sykesville, United States
  • 5 months ago

Yeah I put my son in his own bed at like 2 weeks and he did great my daughter is still with us and is 7 months still wakes up a lot but is getting better and only does 2x during the night but was doing 4x 😩

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