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27/11/2013 at 21:31
P is 7 months and went into her own room last weekend. Some nights if i put her in bed asleep she goes straight off but other nights she cries quite a lot. When she was in the crib in our room i could put her down wide awake and she would self settle with no issues and had no problem with me leaving the room. She has cried (and i mean real tears and sobbing) on and off for 45 mins tonight. I went up to comfort her and she calmed right down and drifted off but as soon as i went to leave she was off again.
Any ideas on how i can help her settle in her own room so its not so scary for her?? She has the same nightlight she had in our room so our routine is the same except the new room. I dont want to go back to rocking her to sleep again every night as i know she can self settle but equally dont want her to feel scared. Any advice?? X
27/11/2013 at 22:20
Can't help as A is still in with us, but we are moving rooms next week so I'll be watching this thread.
Could it maybe be a phase? I know A went through a week or so of not settling (although it was at nap time) when I left him in the room after previously self settling with no problems. Think he was about 8 months.
Hope it gets better for you soon.
27/11/2013 at 22:44
I find M will settle a bit more easily if I have a muslin that smells of me tucked in next to her face. She never has one any other time but it seems to work. She likes to snuggle!
28/11/2013 at 02:03
E went into her own room at 5 1/2 months as she had gotten to big for her crib and kept waking herself up. Because I was conscious it was before the 6 month mark and I was slightly paranoid, I slept on the floor in her room until she reached 6 months. I then would sneak out after a couple of hours for a few nights and then would just leave once she was asleep. I don't know if that helped the transition at all for her but she was ok after that.
28/11/2013 at 06:44
I'm havering a similar issue with my 13 month old at the moment so I really do feel for you. When we made the move with a we started off by putting his mosses basket in the cot with him in it we did this for about 3 nights then we removed the mosses basket but kept the little mattress in there for 4 nights then when we removed that he seamed fine. It's all a bit up and down again now though x Have you tried a nightlight or lullaby teddy?
28/11/2013 at 06:53
28/11/2013 at 12:52
We put her down for all naps in the cot when she hit 6 months and then moved onto bedtimes as she reached 7 months.
My advice would be to do as you are, keep reassuring, make sure she knows that you are there / close by. We regularly stroke E to let her know we are there and tell her when we leave, with a good night, love you which we repeat each time we leave while settling during the night too.
28/11/2013 at 21:13
Thanks everyone. She is up there crying again tonight so its certainly not getting any better. In fact its getting worse as she used to settle fine every other night but we've now had 3 awful nights in a row. We have put the stars and music on her slumber buddy but it doesnt seem to be working. I might try the crib in the room trick if things dont improve. Hadnt thought of that! X
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