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Getting cosleeping baby to sleep in crib

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Saddlebagger Tue 19-Mar-13 21:11:07

My little one was the same and no matter what I did (hot water bottle, fleecy sheet etc) wouldn't settle in her Moses basket. In the end I gave up trying at night (too tired to handle it) and focused in the day just last week.

I waited till she was really tired for her day naps and put her in it, staying with her and near her and after a couple of good days, tried it at night and it worked ok. Mind you I'm still going to bed at the same time as her and am next o her, she's a bit younger (4 weeks) and its not as big as a cot so that might be why.

Totally get how tiring co-sleeping can be though as I've pretty much been awake for 4 weeks!

Hope you get sorted ok and you get some sleep soon.

Skygirls Tue 19-Mar-13 21:03:07

Noggie my little one is too big for the Moses basket. Was in one to begin with, and slept fine in there, but when basket was outgrown, we fixed up the cot.......and no sleep! It's not as lovely and cosy as the basket, as its more open. Maybe this is the problem.... But how do I get DC used to sleeping in it?
(Fine in there when awake during the day, but won't nap in it either.... Same problem of waking as soon as DC is put down in the cot) sad

Noggie Tue 19-Mar-13 20:30:54

My girls did better going into a Moses basket with fleece blankets rolled up at sides so they were nice and comfy- also put a warm wheat pillow at bottom to keep them cosywink just helped them feel a but more secure I think but there were plenty of times when nothing but my chest would do! Hope you get a baby free bed soon x

Skygirls Tue 19-Mar-13 19:53:38

I'm in the same position. DC is 21 weeks and I'm co-sleeping. Wales up 10mins after being placed in cot, but will sleep til 0030 in my bed, dream feeds and then sleeps til 6, but only in my bed next to me.

Too tired to try and constantly settle in the cot but also know that the longer I leave it, the harder it'll become.

lazzaroo Tue 19-Mar-13 19:48:17

Looks like it! She's currently sleeping on me. Slept in cot until 11.30pm last night then she woke for a feed. To be honest I don't try putting her back down after that first wake up. I know I need to start trying again. maybe tonight!?

apachepony Mon 18-Mar-13 22:44:21

It looks like no one has tips! We will have to muddle through...

lazzaroo Mon 18-Mar-13 14:24:42

Watching with interest. 11 week old dd2 here will not settle in cot. She was going down for first part of night, 9-1ish, but not anymore. She is unsettled & flappy if put down then awake within 20mins. I can't cope with co-sleeping anymore as I don't sleep. Am exhausted in the day & then it's all a bit of a struggle.

She naps in a swing/car seat/pram. Any tips?

apachepony Sun 17-Mar-13 22:35:44

My 10 week old baby will only sleep on me or in a sling for naps, and cosleeping at night. However, I would like to change this and in particular go to sleep at night in his crib/alone so that I don't have to go to bed at the same time. At the moment he wakes if I dare leave the bed...any tips so that I can break this habit now and not have to resort to controlled crying in several months time?!

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