I have been through this twice before with ds1 and ds2, but tonight have put ds3 in a cotbed for the first time and it is not going as smoothly as with the other two. He is 13 months old and has never been as good a sleeper as the other two. I fed him off to sleep , but he cried as soon as he hit the cotbed, which he doesn't do with the hammock. He cried on and off for 7 minutes before going to sleep And I know there will be more to come tonight when he wakes. I took apart the Amby so I wouldn't be tempted to put him back in it in the night.
Why oh why don't they make the Amby's bigger so they can stay in them until they are old enough for a bed???
ooh i'll have to do this one day! my ds is 4 months. My plan is to take the side off the cot, take the bottom out and push the hammock into the cot so it's hanging in their for a week or something. Thought it might help ds get used to the environment then put the mattress back in so that the hammock rests on it and he's still in the hammock without the bounce. then finally take the hammock away. don't know if it'll work but we'll see!
if your baby isn't trying to stand up and get out of the hammock, can't you purchase one of the heavier weight springs?
He had outgrown in in length. His feet were practcally sticking out the end!
Actually, in the end he was fine. He woke a couple of times in the night and cried out once and then went back to sleep. Tonight he went off with less than a minutes crying and so far no further sounds.
With ds1 we called the company and asked what they suggested about making the transition. They suggested getting him used to sleeping on a sheepskin in the hammock and then moving that to the cotbed. We did this with ds1, ds2 and now ds3 and it seems to have worked well.