Before Paige was born the plan was to have her sleeping in our room until she was 6 months old but plans change.
No matter how hard I try to keep as a baby she is growing up and growing up fast! She has now outgrown her moses basket *sob* This meant a big step for me and her... putting her in her cot bed, in her own room!
We decided to put her in her cot bed now as she isn't swaddled anymore. Right from the day she was born she has been swaddled in a blanket to sleep and loved it. It settled her down straight away. As she got bigger and stronger, it got harder for me to swaddle her so Mark always had to help me. More and more she started breaking out of it and we noticed that the Moro Reflex had also disappeared.
Firstly we tried Paige in her moses basket inside her sleeping bag, just to make sure that she would be ok and still sleep well not swaddled. She did amazingly well and slept 11 hours straight without waking. She just got a little fussy at around 4/5am but stayed asleep. After this it was time for her first night in her cot bed.
The first two nights me and Mark camped out with her just to make sure she was ok. Then the time came to leave her by herself. I think I was more scared than her. She loves having the room to stretch her arms and wiggles around a little. She didn't sleep too well and was up every 4 hours but I mainly think this was because she is starting to teethe. Her second night she did a lot better, she slept 8:30pm - 4am then went back down after a bottle and slept until 7am.
I think we all sleep better having our own space. I do miss my baby girl sleeping right next to me but this way I just have to make up for it with extra cuddles during the day :D
How did your little one handle the transition to sleeping on their own?
Thanks for reading,