Hi ladies, I'm posting for advice on my 3 month old DDs sleep. I want to preface this by saying that I'm not complaining because I know how lucky I am to have such a good sleeper.
She's about to outgrow her bassinet, so I'll be moving her to her cot. The problem is that she likes to be either rocked her jiggled in her bassinet in order to fall asleep and obviously I can't do that in a cot. This week I have been trying to implement a bedtime routine and have her in bed by 7 (in the past she's normally gone to bed at 1030ish). I've also tried patting and shushing instead of rocking but it doesn't work! I tried for an hour and a half a couple of nights ago to no avail. There has also been A LOT of crying and she's normally doesn't cry much. I know she can put herself to sleep because up until about a month ago she'd go to sleep at night as soon as it was dark and quiet (she no longer does this). She will also get herself to sleep after a night feed (if she has one) and sometimes for her first nap of the day.
Again, I know I'm very lucky that she sleeps as well as she does, but I'd love some advice on gettingg her to sleep without rocking. Will she get used to the patting if I persist? I'm not willing to do CIO. I don't mind leaving her to grizzle, but not happy to leave her crying. I don't want to rock her to sleep in my arms partly because I'm worried I'll still be doing it in a years time, but mainly because I'm worried it'll change her ability to put herself to sleep at all.
Would love to hear your thoughts