From couch, to bassinet to crib

Dede - posted on 09/05/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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OK... as some of you might recall, I posted about 3 weeks ago about Elijah's colic. Thank you to everyone who posted suggestions. We're managing as best we can. I have a new question. Because of the colic, for the past 6 weeks, the family has been basically "camping out" in the living room. Daddy slept on the couch, baby on the loveseat and mommy on the floor in front of baby. About a week ago, we all moved back into the bedroom, where we have a bassinet for baby. He made that move pretty well. Sometimes we put him in sound asleep, sometimes half asleep. I am worried about the move to the crib. I don't know if I'm more concerned with him or me. I'd love to finally be able to get some sound sleep (I wake up with every little peep of whimper) but I don't want to go check on him every two seconds. I am wondering what is the best way to getting some sound sleep out of my little one. We've started him on a so-so routine. He gets a bath, final bottle and rocked. He doesn't sleep soundly though and I'm afraid of him waking up and thinking he's all alone. Suggestions?

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Lydia - posted on 09/05/2009

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Also, we 'weaned' our daughter into her cot. Try putting him in his cot for the daytime naps to get him used to it and then when he seems comfortablein there put him in overnight. We also played with her in her cot after her day naps to try and make it somewhere she liked to be. If he has trouble sleeping in the cot you can try swaddling or tucking some blankets ove him tight so he cant move around. Lily also had to be switched to sleeping on her tummy when she moved to her cot (although we fugured thisout during the day naps fortunately or it would have been much tougher transition).



We also found that she slept much better during the night in her own room because I think we disturbed her as much as she disturbed us (I too woke to every shuffle). Use a baby monitor set just loud enough to hear the real noises (the ones he makes when he needs something) until you are comfortable then you can decide whether you still need it later. It takes a bit of time to get used to them being in a different room but it all gets better from there (or at least it did for us) :)

Jill - posted on 09/05/2009

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WE PUT MOSES BASKET INSIDE THE COT FOR A WHILE SO SHE GOT USED TO BARS ON COT THEN AFTER WE TRANSFERED HER TO COT,KEEP UP THE BEDTIME ROUTINE THATS GOOD,BUT IM NOT SURE BOUT THE ROCKING HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GO DOWN AWAKE.GET SOME GOOD BABY MONITORS AND DONT WORRY.

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