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3 month old moving from moses basket to cot - how do you get them to sleep when you can't rock them?

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cleanandclothed Tue 23-Oct-12 11:37:53

DS is getting too big for his moses basket. He is quite good at going to sleep (about 5-10 mins rocking usually does it) and if he wakes up slightly in the night then rocking very quickly puts him back to sleep. But what do I do when I can't rock him? Tried the cot at nap time today and it took 45 mins of mainly screaming sad

ElphabaTheGreen Tue 23-Oct-12 19:46:12

Can you feed him to sleep?

nextphase Tue 23-Oct-12 20:14:56

Rock him in your arms and transfer into the cot when asleep?
How are you rocking at the moment???

cleanandclothed Wed 24-Oct-12 09:40:06

For some of the time I can feed him to sleep, but the day routine is mostly feeding after naps not before. At the moment I rock the basket on the stand. I could rock him in my arms - it depends how long it takes!

LadyJ123 Thu 25-Oct-12 07:59:13

My DS2 is 3.5 mths and we're shortly going to move him into his cot from a moses basket. If he won't settle to sleep by himself I place my hand on his chest and rock the cradle that way. If you gradually lessen the rocking over a period of time then hopefully when he is moved into the cot he should be able to settle just by having your hand placed on his chest and jiggled a bit IYSWIM. It worked for DS1 (although he was a much better sleeper sad).


Alia01 Thu 25-Oct-12 16:34:10

Hi cleanandclothed.

Have u had any luck over the last few days? We have a 11 week old and just moved him from Moses basket to cot (last sat) he was a good sleeper too, but now it's all gone horribly wrong. Used to go from 7pm till 2pm then quick feed and awake at 6/7pm. Last night he went of to sleep fine, but woke at 10:45, 12:30, 3pm 5pm ad up at 7am. This has only been happening since being in cot.

Has anything been working for u?? x

cleanandclothed Mon 29-Oct-12 09:27:33

Have been using white noise. Has helped quite a bit but will want to wean him off that soon!

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