Transitioning a co-sleeper to a cot HELP

Sharon - posted on 02/06/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Help!! I have an 8 month old bb who is a very attached. I'm still breast feeding and we co sleep but I feel both myself and he (though perhaps he wouldn't agree :-p) are ready to have a little more space. Looking for suggestions on how to do this, I will still continue to sleep in the room with him. I am not a fan of CIO and can't/won't do it to either of us. He sleeps soundly as long as he's close/touching me but wakes frequently if I move him away. Thank you in advance for any help!

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Sharon - posted on 02/06/2013

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Trust me holly I've done my research! There are as many cases against it as for it!! I said I can't/won't do it as I've given it a go!! Besides it being incredibly difficult on everyone in the family (I have 2 older children) my bb got so upset and sick it was terrible. He even got caught up in the cot bars one night which just alarmed him more. Nothing in me feels in anyway it was a healthy or useful way to teach a baby :-/ I know there are sleep training methods and I am looking for suggestions on those. There is a difference between CIO and sleep training. Thanks for the non advice lol

Holly - posted on 02/06/2013

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well if you are not a fam of cry it out, you are out of luck, because your baby will cry as soon as you put him in the cot. He will cry every single time you put him in there... especially since he wakes up every time you move away. Many people decide they are not fans, because of all the rumors and myths and lies about the cry it out method. they think you put the baby in the crib and let them cry and cry and cry, and not go back to comfort your child at all. I suggest you research it and make an educated decision instead of deciding against it based on all the lies you've heard.

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