Okay guys, this is starting to cross my mind… at what point has everyone moved their babe from the bedroom to their own room/crib?! Hayden is now 3 months old, and we have been co sleeping from the start. While we were still in Canada she was in a Bassinet beside our bed, but since we’ve been in Europe (with no bassinet) she has been in the Dock a tot, in the bed. I’m just worried she will get used to sleeping beside us, then making the transition to her crib that much more difficult!
Now I definitely love having her beside me, it’s comforting and we all have a great sleep (most nights lol). But now here’s my next thing, the last month she has been sleeping 8:30pm – 5:30am (give or take), but the last week she has been so difficult to put down. We do our usual night time routine that seems to work, her and I have a bath together which always makes her nice and tired, we dim down all the lights, then she gets a bottle and usually falls asleep while drinking it, then we put her down. But the last week once we get her down, she starts crying after about 2 minutes, we give her the soother and that works for about 5 minutes… then we pick her up and she will eat more, fall asleep in our arms, put her down again and she wakes up! ARG!! She used to be so easy to put down and now it’s an hour long process till she falls asleep fully in bed! (which is what my husband and I are doing right now). It’s probably just a phase she’s going through??!
I know she’s only 3 months old, and there’s not going to be a set routine/schedule, but I just don’t want to start bad habits that will be hard to break! You hear about so many things not to do… and so many things you should be doing. But at the same time i’m starting to realize to just stick to whatever is working for US. I would just like everyones opinion and any tips or tricks that work for them! For moving to the crib, and helpful ways to put them down!
I’ve also had lots of people ask me what our nighttime routine is because she is already sleeping 8 hours a night, so maybe this could be helpful for others as well!
(PS. after 45min, a second bottle and some cuddles she is finally sleeping!)