Question: How do I introduce my baby to a cot?

How do I transition my baby to a cot?

From Co- Sleeping to Crib Sleeping

  1. Place the cot by your bed with the side down. …
  2. After a few nights, put the bottom of the cot up.
  3. Next move the cot towards the door over a few nights.
  4. Set the cot up in the baby’s room.
  5. Put a mattress next to their cot and camp out for a few nights.

When should a baby move into a cot?

For this reason, babies generally move from their crib to cot from around 3 months of age, and again it will vary. For example with our first daughter we moved her into the cot when she was 2 months of age, however with our second daughter we moved her in at 4 months of age.

Can you put baby straight into cot?

For the first 6 months the safest place for your baby to sleep is in a cot, crib or moses basket in your room beside your bed and in the same room as you for all sleeps. You’ll also be close by if they need a feed or cuddle.

When can you put pillow in crib?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends waiting to introduce pillows to your little one’s sleep routine until they reach 1 1/2 years old (18 months). This recommendation is based on what experts know about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and its cousin, sudden unexplained death in childhood (SUDC).

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When do babies start sleeping through the night?

Most babies don’t start sleeping through the night (6 to 8 hours) without waking until they are about 3 months old, or until they weigh 12 to 13 pounds. About two-thirds of babies are able to sleep through the night on a regular basis by age 6 months.

What to do if baby will only sleep on you?

Baby Will Only Sleep When I Hold Him. Help!

  1. Take turns. Switch off holding baby with your partner (just remember, it’s not safe for either of you to doze off with baby in your arms — easier said than done, we know).
  2. Swaddle. …
  3. Use a pacifier. …
  4. Get moving. …
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