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Old Sep 26th, 2013, 14:33 PM   1
Peppermint25
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Help! Baby outgrown basket and won't sleep in her crib


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My Lo has now outgrown her Moses basket and we have tried, as of last night to put her in her crib. She hates it! Everytime I try to put her in she wakes up and screams. Her basket was very snug for her do I am wondering if she missed the coziness and warmth. The crib seems so open and uncomfy! When she does scream to taken out I usually lie her on my bed ontop of a fleecy blanket or dressing gown to settle and feed her then try to put her back in once she has dozed off. Last night was a total failure though. She normally only wakes once or twice for a quick feed, last night it was non stop!

Does anyone have any advice how to get their baby to take to the crib/ cot? Am I able to put a fleecy planket under her so she is more cozy and snug? Are bumpers allowed on the sides to help her feel more enclosed? Obviously safety is crucial so I don't want to do anything that puts her at risk. I just want her to like her bed again! The mattress really looks so hard and uncomfy I don't blame her!

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Old Sep 26th, 2013, 14:57 PM   2
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Co sleeping? Side car cot? Sleepyhead?



 
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Old Sep 26th, 2013, 15:18 PM   3
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I gave lo a fleece blanket to sleep on and it helped a lot! When he was little I would nurse him to sleep on the blanket, then gently transfer him into his crib on it



 
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Old Sep 26th, 2013, 20:02 PM   4
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Blankets are a no no I thought as they can end up on babies face... And bumpers the same as lo can nuzzle into them.

Nicer feeling sheets or use a soft blanket as a cot sheet and make sure it's tucked under the mattress well may be ok but I'm not sure.

We put Los basket I'm his cot for two weeks and then took the basket away... It's been tough the last month but finally last night he slept 9-2 then 2-5 in his own bed!
Perseverance helps...

Do u swaddle your lo?
That might help to make them feel cosy ... Lo won't sleep without being swaddles at night



 
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Old Sep 27th, 2013, 01:01 AM   5
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We're going through the same thing! phoebe woke up 7 times crying, think the open space scared her so even tho shes rapidly outgrowing the basket we are currently putting her to sleep in it in the cot.

Also giving them something you/daddy has worn will comfort them. Or sleep with their blanket for a few nights to get your scent on it xx



 
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Old Sep 27th, 2013, 01:19 AM   6
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A loose blanket under her would probably be dangerous, but what about a large one that you tuck under the mattress, like it was a sheet. Or look out for a fitted sheet in nicer material?

If she's not entirely too big for the Moses basket and it would fit inside the cot, you could put her in the Moses basket inside the cot for a few night to get her used to the bars etc.

And would a mobile help? We found it helped a lot to start with.

Try swaddling too.

Oh, and try her into her cot during the day when awake to help her get used to it.



 
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Old Sep 27th, 2013, 02:31 AM   7
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If it's mostly when putting her in then warm up the spot where you plan to place her with a hot water bottle. Make sure it's not too hot after you remove it and you put her in its spot. Good luck!



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Old Sep 27th, 2013, 08:37 AM   8
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If it's mostly when putting her in then warm up the spot where you plan to place her with a hot water bottle. Make sure it's not too hot after you remove it and you put her in its spot. Good luck!
Same suggestion. I used to do this with a heating pad, and it worked great. I put it on a medium setting so it would be warm, not hot, when I removed it from crib.

Alternatively, you could buy warmer sheets, like flannel type sheets. Or lay a warmer blanket under the fitted sheets, so that it couldn't move around.



 
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Old Sep 27th, 2013, 13:49 PM   9
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cleva mamma reflux pillow - mothercare! lifesaver. it makes them feel snug and secure...



 
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Old Sep 27th, 2013, 14:39 PM   10
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give baby a few days to settle. we put a fleecy blanket under the sheet to make it more comfortable and eventually I put a light duvet under the sheet so now it's very soft but my lo is 9 months now so can easily move and lift herself up.



 
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