• B
  • a year 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.
  • Z
  • Scarborough, United Kingdom
  • a year 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
  • a year 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
  • a year 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
  • a year 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.

  • L
  • Sykesville, United States
  • a year 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 😩

  • J
  • Leicester, United Kingdom
  • a year 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🤷🏾‍♀️

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  • R
  • Crows Nest, Australia
  • a year ago

Oh help me too! My daughter is 8 months and is still in our bed. I like her there but my husband not so much. I know she needs to go into her cot in her room but taking that first step is hard! She does take naps in there so I have done that.

  • L
  • Hayward, United States
  • a year ago

We're in the same exact boat!! It's been a month since you posted this comment, how is it going now? :)

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