• B
  • 9 days 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.
  • R
  • Crows Nest, Australia
  • 4 days 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.

  • D
  • Cannock, United Kingdom
  • 4 days ago

Also they say to make sure you transition when they're not teething not poorly else they will fight it a lot harder :)

  • D
  • Cannock, United Kingdom
  • 4 days ago

I actually got in the cot bed with my baba just for half hour/ an hour when she woke up upset, it only lasted 2 nights now she loves sleeping in there. She comes in our bed if she's poorly but then happily goes back to her cot when she's better

  • T
  • Tucson, USA
  • 8 days ago

I also co-slept. My son is now 8 months old. For the first 7 months he woke up to feed every two hours! We moved him into his own room when he started spacing it out to 3-5 hours, at 7 months. I love that you want to do it gently. I respond and comfort mine by placing him in my arms every time he cries- against the recommendation of all books. He adjusted immediately to his room and crib, from sleeping in our bed, but every now and then he cries for comfort. Most of the time he only wakes up once a night. Bring a phone for company, it sometimes takes 30-60 minutes to put him back to bed. I assume he's having a nightmare, or simply misses the warmth of mommy and I won't deny him that. We have a bed time routine that we stick to: Bathtime at 6:30, bottle after, and he's usually asleep halfway through the bottle.

  • D
  • Rochester, United States
  • 8 days ago

I started off with naps during the day. When he got thar down, i started eith nights. I kept our routine the same and would place him in his crib and pat his back. Id he cried i wouls just pick him up and then take him to my bed. Took 3 times without tears. I truly believe the secret is respecting their feelings. If she is not up to it dont force her. She will get there

  • T
  • Tucson, USA
  • 8 days ago

Whole heartedly agree with respecting their feelings. Well said.

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