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My 9 month old is asleep IN HIS COT for the first time EVER!! Want to know how I did it?

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AliceTheCamelHasGotTheHump Wed 04-Feb-09 10:28:30

I crawled into the fricken cot with him and fed him to sleep.



foxytocin Wed 04-Feb-09 10:31:06

Well done Alice. That tip needs to go in the next MN book.

AliceTheCamelHasGotTheHump Wed 04-Feb-09 10:37:33

It was definitely my finest momeent as a parent. I lay there, head at an awkward angle, feet squished through the bars, counting how many odd Barbie shoes I could see, and musing that parenting is clearly my forte. In fact, forget including it as a tip - I should be writing a book of my own!

I could also include the time I gave dd icecream for breakfast because promising it the night before was the only way to get her in to bed. And my top tip - always make your children eat in the garden so there's less mess to clean up. Especially croissants.

TheProvincialLady Wed 04-Feb-09 10:37:35

You think you're the only one to have done that? IMO cots should be made with an additional pull down adult bedgrin

Amapoleon Wed 04-Feb-09 10:39:48

Hahahaha Well done! The lengths you go to for sleep.

TheProvincialLady Wed 04-Feb-09 10:39:53

My DH came up with a top tip last night too. Don't give your toddler his supper on a plate. Serve it in tupperware so that at the end of the meal you can simply put the lid on an put it in the fridge...voila leftovers to take to work for lunchhmm

foxytocin Wed 04-Feb-09 10:42:31

then you need to read what Zazen said on this thread lol

TheProvincialLady Wed 04-Feb-09 10:47:43

Quick Alice, get this thread deleted before we lose our right to publish.

AliceTheCamelHasGotTheHump Wed 04-Feb-09 10:58:12


It is rather nice to be able to mumsnet get on with the housework without worrying and listening for every tiny noise and checking every 30 seconds that he hasn't woken up so he doesn't roll off the bed.

MrsMattie Wed 04-Feb-09 10:59:10


Bless you, that is so funny and sweet.

Will you be doing this every bed time, then? wink

snowgum Thu 05-Feb-09 20:59:53

hehe. I know exactly how you feel. I was worried the cot wouldn't hold my weight ... so I leaned over the edge .... oh you can imagine it was very awkward and apparently dd felt the same way because she gave me a big bite and we both ended up in tears. Now she sleeps on the floor hmm

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