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Moving from co-sleeping to the ot - how?

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saranga Mon 07-Dec-15 16:44:21

Has anyone done this and if so how did you manage it?
We started co sleeping about 4 weeks ago as I couldn't cope with the sleep regression. I am hoping
that will pass in the next week or two and am.worries how I will move him to the cot. My sleep deprived brain is not functioning well so simple step by step instructions will be nice.

He's ebf and is currently waking every hour at night. Before the regression hit he was waking just once or twice.

poocatcherchampion Mon 07-Dec-15 16:53:07

How old?

I'm vaguely wondering this with my 6 weeker. I am planning to do some cot acclimatisation, IE putting him in it in the day, then starting the night in the cot and then returning after wakes until I can stand it no more!

Artandco Mon 07-Dec-15 17:16:00

They get used to it. You can start when older to put them in cot in the evening after 6 months and bringing them into bed later.

Or if small and you don't mind spending some money I would suggest the 'sleepyhead'. You use it in your bed for safe co sleeping, then lift whole thing into their cot when you want so they get used to that in both places. Can use travelling or in living room also

Youcantscaremeihavechildren Mon 07-Dec-15 18:21:16

Watching with interest as our 8 month old is currentlying in our bed, after the 8 month regression and teething. He's too big for his bedside cot now and our room is too small for his cot bed so hes on a mattress next to our bed, I feed him to sleep there and then after a couple of waking he's in bed with me where I pass out and let him help himself...
It's not ideal but at least I'm sleeping! The plan is to let him play in the cot bed for a while and get used to it then move the mattress back gradually. However his bed is in a room with his sister and it's such a nightmare trying to get him back to sleep without waking her this is just easier. I'm also back to work soon so right now whatever makes things easy whilst there's so much upheaval. He won't be theready forever, neither will yours. Ds used to sleep really well too until about 6 months or so, so it's very infuriating and exhausting. But just be sure you're moving him for the right reasons, I kept thinking well he should be out of our room by now but it doesn't really matter, we all get more sleep this way so we're going with it.

I read the Elizabeth pantley book no cry sleep solution and that had some ideas to try.
Good luck!

saranga Mon 07-Dec-15 19:45:01


saranga Mon 07-Dec-15 19:50:25

A ha seems I can reply now.
He's 5 months next week.
Slept in the Moses till 4 weeks ago when regression hit. Been co sleeping since.
Some nights I can edge away from him in the bed and he doesn't wake.
Is ebf tho thinking of introducing an evening bottle soon.
Happily plays in th cot in daytime but won't sleep well n there.
Currently wakes hourly or so in the bed and feeds back to sleep. Planning to move into the cot once regression has ended and out into own room at six months.

saranga Mon 07-Dec-15 19:51:14

I'm really disliking co sleeping.

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