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Tips for getting DS out of our bed before DD arrives? Help!!

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weloveearlysleeptime Mon 30-Jan-17 14:03:10

DS is 29 months and still co-sleeping with us. It's been driving us mad lately as he isnt a peaceful sleeper - kicks and flails about quite a bit. He also has leaky nappies (we've tried every single brand under the sun to no avail) and the laundry load is insane. In short, we need to move him to his own bed and have 20 weeks left to do so before DD arrives. We tried placing his cot mattress on the floor in our bedroom last night, and he managed to fall asleep there for 3 hours but crept back in after midnight. We've already bought his toddler bed in anticipation but realistically we know shifting him to a bed in his own room will take a while....anyone with tips please or positive stories of breaking co-sleeping? DH works intense hours and is dreading having both a NB in a moses basket and DS between us as he will need his sleep during his busy times. Help please!!!!

ImYourMama Mon 30-Jan-17 14:08:48

Emphasise what a 'big boy' he's going to be, a big brother in a big boys bed

Get him excited buying bedding for his toddler bed and maybe a couple of cheap accessories so it's somewhere he wants to be

Starting with mattress on the floor is good, keep doing that, then explain that big boys sleep in big boy beds and move the mattress

Really strong bedtime routine and make a fuss when he does what you want him to

Gardencentregroupie Mon 30-Jan-17 14:12:54

Re the nappies, the inserts that people buy for cloth nappies are very very good at absorbing the extra overnight wets and may help with your leaking problem. You can get them for a few quid off ebay.

weloveearlysleeptime Mon 30-Jan-17 16:56:21

thanks for the tips! will try both. as cuddly as they are to have in bed, my goodness am I regretting the co-sleeping now!

FraterculaArctica Fri 03-Feb-17 09:03:53

Can you set up his bed in his room and then have a single bed or mattress on the floor next to it? So you make the transfer to his room but continue co-sleeping for a bit? Then see how he gets on without you there. If possible, get him used to you or DH sleeping on the mattress next to him, as in the later stages of pregnancy and with a new baby it will help if he'll accept Daddy being in his room with him! I have a 2.10 DS and a 5 mo DD and this is more or less what we do!

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