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How to introduce baby to own bed?

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Noisytoynoisybaby Fri 14-Apr-17 07:29:40

Son 5 month old
Has spent last 2 weeks waking up every hr to 2.Yes he is also teething n has been since 3 months but now getting worse. He moaning/fusing every day!
Doesn't eat much during day with milk, give him baby rice in evening to help with that but still wakes up for night time feeds and won't go down with out a bottle during night. Will sleep on me n hubby buy once put in bed will just cry.... He is very loud...
How do you start to introduce them to their own cots?
How can I ensure son is getting enough during the day when I'm trying everything to get him to eat with out putting him on purée food .. read on here some where that introducing baby to food doesn't help the sleeping situation. Which raises the question , how do you introduce baby when ready for food to a feeding routine ? Sorry if sounding abrupt I'm shattered lolgrin

Noisytoynoisybaby Fri 14-Apr-17 07:50:02

Can any body share their routines xx thank u

JustMyLuckUnfortunately Fri 14-Apr-17 08:07:36

At 5 months he is still young to wean so if he's not interested that's ok as he's not ready. Remember "food is for one until he's one". Some babies don't like to sleep through and like a milk feed, so try not to worry about that.

I know it's exhausting so can you go robbed earlier, nap when he does or do you have a DP that can share the night feeds so you get turns of uninterrupted sleep?

As for getting your baby used to sleeping in their cot have they only ever co-slept?

My DS moved from his crib in our bedroom to his cot in own room at 6 months. For about a months before that if we were home at his naptime I would put him down to nap in the cot to get him to begin to associate it with sleeping. I also took him into his room a couple of times per day and read him stories or let him play with his toys in his cot.

We slept with the mattress cover in our room so it smelled of us & when he made the switch we used the same grow bags and nightlight that he was familiar with sleeping with. He transitioned well.

HTH & good luck

FATEdestiny Fri 14-Apr-17 09:06:43

A side car cot may help. Remove one side off your cot and but it up to your bed. It means you can cuddle baby as they get used to the cot.

Also a dummy - have you tried one?

Milk is more calorie dense than any solids, so always give milk first.

Make daytime feeds more frequent if they can't be any bigger. Milk feeds 2 hourly from 7am to 11pm gets lots of calories into baby.

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