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momoh Tue 18-Apr-17 11:29:20

So I'm just wondering if it's too late to 'sleep train' the LO. He's just hit 12 weeks and he sleeps with me, in bed, waking up about 3/4 times for a feed. I put him to sleep around the 7.30pm mark and he wakes up around 6.30am. I'm in the process of moving house after living with my in laws. Because of the space, I am now able to buy him a cot. However, I'm wondering if it's too late for me to try and put him in the cot because whenever he sleeps during the day and I try to put him down he will wake up within 5 minutes... if anyone has any tips for me?? Would be great! Thanks xgrin

FATEdestiny Tue 18-Apr-17 12:25:45

You can remove one side off most normal cots and turn it into a 4-sided co sleeper cot. This might be a good interim.

A big percentage (I think 70% or 80%) of parents cosleep with their baby in the first 3 months. But the percentage drops massively by 6 months, so it's quite usual to stop cosleeping around this time.

FATEdestiny Tue 18-Apr-17 12:26:13

3-sided that should have said. Not 4.

beargrass Tue 18-Apr-17 12:39:31

We put ours in her carry cot - in the cot - at first so she could get used to it, especially for daytime naps. You could try that?

From what I've seen of our NCT group, babies as young as yours don't seem to care much. It's once they're more alert and /or closer to the 8 or 9 month mark that people have struggled with transferring them.

momoh Tue 18-Apr-17 13:51:22

Thanks! I feel more optimistic now. Was getting worried that it was too late. I accept the fact that it will be hard for a week or so but I feel like I will get there eventually.

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