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Infant Care (up to 18 months old) Message Board


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i think each baby is different my ds was in his cot in his room at 8 weeks and was sleeping through till 5 am i think i was just lucky he has always slept well however it is only in the last month really that i put him to bed drowsy before that i always rocked him in my arms to sleep so he felt secure to drop off. now his bedtime varies from night to night usually between 8pm and 1030pm depending on his cues. i do not use cio but then i don't need to he sleeps when he is tired through till 7am now but he is almost 5 months.

the first 3 weeks he went up to bed with us in his moses basket next to me, then from week4 he went in his basket in my room before me when he appeared had dropped off in my arms. from when he went in his room he slept through because i was not jumping up every time he breathed with a sigh to check him which was waking him up. he is in the room next door so any cry would wake me immediately as i sleep with one ear open for him. i would not stress too much he is still a newborn at 5 weeks and is just getting used to this crazy old world. he will make his own routine soon enough. oh and i always always go to my baby when he cries in his cot usually he only needs me to shush him or pop his dummy in his mouth or change a nappy then he goes straight back to sleep. he has never ever woke up screaming. if he does stir i do what is necessary to settle him which he does very quickly and i never need to pick him up to settle him. i wonder if it is because i respond to him if he does a little cry that he feels secure enough to sleep knowing i have not left him completely.





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