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jessica12345 Mon 16-May-16 14:31:25

My baby is 3 weeks and one day. smile
She sleeps fairly well, wakes about twice to three times in the nights, and sleeps in the day too for shorter periods.
I was wondering if i should introduce her to sleeping in her cot soon? (In her bedroom?) Wether it be just for one of her sleeps in the day and perhaps in the night?
I currently keep the Moses basket with me in whatever room in in and she sleeps in there smile
Or wether I should wait until she is 3 months - 6 months.
Thanks smile

mouldycheesefan Mon 16-May-16 14:32:29

Have you read the sids advice that baby should stay with you till six months?

dementedpixie Mon 16-May-16 14:33:27

Both mine stayed in our bedroom past 6 months as recommended to help prevent SIDs

jessica12345 Mon 16-May-16 14:33:43

Yep I've read all that advice and am more than happy to do that smile but was wondering is anyone else put babies down for naps in their cot as some of my friends babies have slept in their cots a lot sooner than 6 months

dementedpixie Mon 16-May-16 14:36:50

We ended up with the cot in our room for a while once they grew out of the crib.

jessica12345 Mon 16-May-16 14:37:32

That's a good idea I didn't think of that - thanks smile

CeeCee00 Mon 16-May-16 14:41:54

Congratulations! Personally, I think it's a lot safer to keep her with you until she's 6 months old. That's what the NHS and the safe sleep guidelines advise... From what I understand it's because babies benefit from physical proximity whilst they sleep. It's to do with body temperature, hearing another person breathing and what not. Babies frequent waking is a protective device to avoid SIDS. Also, are you BF? If so then night nursing is really important to establish your supply.

From my own experience (my LO is 4 months now) she was an easy sleeper for the few weeks then began to wake more, sometimes she wants to be nursed or to be held or she has wind but I find it helpful that she's next to me as I can get to her without getting out of bed or her crying, then when she's ready to sleep again can just lay her down.

Hope you continue to get some sleep smile

4kinmental Mon 16-May-16 14:45:26

I have, in the past, put my babies to sleep in thier cots in the daytime whilst still putting them to sleep in their crib (my room) at night so they can get used to the room so the transition is easier when the time comes.
I also used to put them down in their cots if I was just going off to take a shower/cleaning/any job that takes me away for a few mins or something so they can get used to being awake in there without panicking.
My babies were in their cots in their own rooms full time before they were six months too, if they slept through, they were out soon after.

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