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    Default HELP - transitioning from bassinet to cot

    Hi mums,

    I am thinking of moving my 10-week old from his bassinet to a cot in the next few weeks (we are moving house and would like to do it then).
    My only issue is that I have been rocking the bassinet everytime for him to go to sleep, so I am a little anxious about settling him to sleep in a cot (which I obviously cannot rock?).

    I have tried patting, singing, stroking his head, letting him cry a little, but nothing works better and faster than rocking.

    Any tips?

    FYI - DS was a very bad sleeper from the start, I spent 2 days at Dalwood family care centre and that's how they showed me to get him to sleep (rocking the bassinet). Also getting interviewed by Tresilian tomorrow for a residential stay, so might do the transition then?

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    Does your cot have lockable castor wheels on it? If so, you can kind of rock it by unlocking the wheels and pushing one end of the cot side to side. That used to work with DS1 . Or you could try actually rocking bub, just put a gentle hand on his chest and rock him side to side. Or you could look into a 'lull a bub' automatic cot rocker. I haven't used one so not sure how well they work, but they look pretty cool

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    Get yourself a lullabub cot rocker! Look on eBay or gumtree.

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    Oh great, will look into it! Thanks!

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    Does the bassinet the itself detach itself from the frame? Ours did so I just put the bassinet itself into the cot and gently jiggled the side of it to give a similar effect.

    She got used to being in a new room first, then I reduced the amount of jiggling slowly, then eventually she was in the cot and I rocked her body side to side instead.

    i would combine it with a strong pre nap/sleep routine so they get used to know ng that once the routine is over and they are put down, whether it be in their bassinet the or cot, sleep comes next
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