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kshaw Fri 27-Oct-17 10:19:24


So my 7 month old has never been a great sleeper. We currently live in a one bedroom flat in London so she has always been in our room. She generally wakes 2-3 times a night for some food and depending on my tiredness she can co-sleep after 4am generally.

The last 2 months have been a bit of a nightmare for routine for her - I returned to work early due to having a new job up north and had to return to old job so not to get a bill from work, my partner got a new job up north too so we have been having various family members staying in our bed (me on sofabed) to help with childcare during the day. We have had mice in our bedroom so not wanted DD in there (plus I have a phobia!) so she has co-slept a lot and generally had a lack of routine with having to go up north etc.
we move house to a nice 3 bed in a couple of weeks and i really want her in her own room and in a good routine asap.

Any tips?

We have a monitor obviously and will put her down as normal in her own room. Thinking of getting a Ewan the sheep for some white noise and she has a nightlight she likes.

crazycatlady5 Fri 27-Oct-17 13:39:45

Hi op, personally I would move her once she starts sleeping better. I think a lot of people move their little ones thinking they’ll start sleeping better but they end up sleeping the same and mum and dad have a lot further to go and get baby! Just my view x

kshaw Fri 27-Oct-17 14:58:34

@crazycatlady5 - this was something I was worried about!

crazycatlady5 Fri 27-Oct-17 15:10:36

You don’t know for sure of course! You can always try as long as it might be easy enough to go back a step if you need to? X

crazycatlady5 Fri 27-Oct-17 15:11:35

My 9 month old still wakes frequently- I’m far too lazy to go in an out of the room so I think I’ll wait until she wakes maybe twice and then move her smile

Mysharonawoana Fri 27-Oct-17 15:55:04

I moved my DS to his own room last week, going ok so far (he is 6 months old).
We have a rigid bed time routine which can sometimes be a bit paralysing but has been working well.
We started with him in our room and took him to bed when we went up but gradually we started taking him earlier and doing bath, story, then putting him down in our room, I sit with him til he falls asleep then leave him and watch the monitor.
We then started finding that when we went to bed we were disturbing him, so decided it was time for the big cot in his own room.
So we just transferred the routine to his room, we do bath at 7.15, story at 7.30, feed, and put down in cot while half awake. Sleeping bag goes on once he is in the cot.
We use a dummy while he is falling asleep and he spits it out when he is deeply asleep. One of us stays in his room til he is asleep. If he looks at us we just say ‘shh’.
He is currently stirring at least once a night but that’s manageable and hopefully he will grow out of it.
Good luck!

FATEdestiny Fri 27-Oct-17 19:27:59

I would first get her used to sleeping in the cot in your room, then move the cot into her room.

Changerofname987654321 Fri 27-Oct-17 21:17:04

Waking two or three times a night at only seven months is very good going.

TittyGolightly Fri 27-Oct-17 21:20:19

Get through the 8 month regression/growth spurt before attempting anything!

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