+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    2,408
    Thanks
    928
    Thanked
    469
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Getting him to sleep in the portacot

    Help!!!

    Im currently trying to get ds down for a nap in the portacot in preparation for a trip away soon. He currently refuses to sleep anywhere but his cot at home & the cot at daycare.

    The portacot wont fit in his room so its in another room but ive got his normal white noise machine & light machine going, hes in his normal sleeping bag & he has his normal comfort toys.

    So far he is running around the portacot playing & being stupid. I dont think he understands that he is meant to be going to sleep, even with all the normal sleep cues.

    Any tips for how i can get him down???

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    6,879
    Thanks
    5,206
    Thanked
    3,905
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    No help. My two never ever slept in the portacot. They hated it. We gave up pretty quickly.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    887
    Thanks
    191
    Thanked
    336
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    My DS usually takes 2-3 nights to adjust to sleeping in his portacot when we go away so it may just take a few attempts for him to get used to it.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    2,408
    Thanks
    928
    Thanked
    469
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Rose&Aurelia i have no choice as we are going on an interstate trip soon & staying in a hotel etc for a wedding. If he wont sleep in the portacot then ill be sitting up all night holding him which id prefer not to do.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    2,152
    Thanks
    2,079
    Thanked
    1,587
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I've got the same problem. Except he has slept in his portacot previously, and now won't. Our last trip away I ended up with him sleeping on me the first night (no sleep for me that night). The next 2 nights we ended up co-sleeping after I rearranged everything else. We even struggled with that. Could you maybe lie down next to the portacot and pretend to be asleep???
    If you end up making it work, please let me know how!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    6,879
    Thanks
    5,206
    Thanked
    3,905
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Yea I understand that frustration. We bedshare in those circumstances now. I understand that's not everyones cup of tea.

    If it's only for 1-2 nights can you and your dh take turns cuddling him to sleep?

    My kids sleep on me when they are sick so I know what it's like to have a sleeping child on you all night. I usually plonk myself on the couch and get comfy enough to doze off intermittently.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    2,408
    Thanks
    928
    Thanked
    469
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Im currently lying on the bed next to the portacot with my back to him - 'asleep' as far as he is concerned. Hes still being silly.

    Dh & i can take turns but he wont transfer, never has, so one of us will have to sit up all night & hold him. Thus ruining the next day as one of us has had no sleep whatsoever. This is the first holiday we will have had since ds was born.

    And it will probably end up being me anyway as when dh doesnt sleep he usually ends up with a full blown migraine the next day.

    Im not comfortable with bedsharing or dozing while he is asleep on me.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    1,094
    Thanks
    1,333
    Thanked
    545
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    You may find that when the cots set up in the hotel (ie. Not at home) he will sleep in it. My DS never slept in the portacot at home but when it was set up at mums or at a friends place and it was nighttime/ he had his sleeping bag on etc he slept in it.

    Best wishes!

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to wobbleyhorse For This Useful Post:

    HollyGolightly81  (17-09-2015)

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    2,357
    Thanks
    680
    Thanked
    1,122
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    My kids would never sleep in a port a cot at home when i tried this. But when we were in a different environment they would go down fine, i would take the sheet already on their cot at home with me any comforters they sleep with and a bottle of milk
    Hopefully this will be the same for you

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Purple Poppy For This Useful Post:

    wobbleyhorse  (17-09-2015)

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    32,365
    Thanks
    122
    Thanked
    499
    Reviews
    9
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Just continue to pretend to be asleep and ignore him, that's what I do with Dd sometimes. I face the other way and she still mucks around and then it all goes silent and she's out like a light and then I can take a nap too haha.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Portacot mattress?
    By heartstringz in forum Product Recommendations & Questions
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 13-09-2015, 13:58
  2. Baby is too big for portacot and can't sleep!
    By SeekingAngels in forum General Sleeping & Settling Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-07-2015, 19:31
  3. Portacot recommendations
    By MsB in forum Product Recommendations & Questions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 17-06-2015, 17:28

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
ProSwimProSwim Rostrevor runs learn to swim classes for children and adults. Lessons are run during the Summer months ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
School size - primary schoolPreschools and Schools
I am...#21General Chat
Joyful JanuaryConception issues & ttc
How to ?Introductions
Change in primary carer?Working Hubbers - Employed
OB Recommendations Sutherland ShirePregnancy & Birth General Chat
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›