First night in his own room!

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KittyRN's picture
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First night in his own room!

Well tonight is the first night we're going to put Simon in his own room. He's waaaaay too big for his bassinette...has been for awhile, but I've been putting off moving him to his crib. I'm going to miss having him right beside me! If it were up to me I'd switch to cosleeping now!!! I love having him near!!!!

Plus I still wake him for one night feed since he is still eating like crap. It's so much more convient having him right there.....not that he is far away, just down the hall.

I hope it goes well and that I can sleep and dont have to check on him every 30 minutes (which I'm sure I will!!). Lol

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Good luck! I hope tonight goes well for you. Smile

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good luck! i was so sad when we moved Lucas to his room and it took forever for me to fall asleep the first night but after that i was fine. so was he:)

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Yes! Good Luck! Its always hard making that transition! Hope all goes well tonight..

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Good luck! Let us know how it goes. Clara's been in her room for a couple months now and I'm still getting up 2-4 times a night to feed her. It's getting easier and easier for me to go back to sleep after the feedings. I think I might be sleep walking to her room. I do miss having her in bed with me though. It's been hard to let that go.

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Hope it is going well tonight. That first night is always hard.

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I moved Tobey 4 nights ago. I thought he might sleep better without us disturbing him but it's not really made any difference. I'm still up twice a night to nurse, only now I have to leave my bed and fight the cat out his room Lol

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Good luck. I want to move Ronin, but it means I will egt less sleep than I already do and I'm not ready to have the door shut and I don't want the cats in with him so he stays in the portacot in our room. One day he will sleep in the nursery, I just need a door to close that part of the house off from the cats.

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Well it didnt go so well. He took forever to get to sleep. He's usually in bed/asleep by 8, didnt get him down until 9. Things were ok for a bit. He slept til 2 at which point I fed him and he went back to sleep....for 1 hour. At 3 I brought him in bed with us as I was exhausted. Then I cheated and put him back in his bassinette after he fell asleep. LOL!! I was just too tired. Then he got up at 6 which is an hour early for him and took a poop, so I had to clean that and then i brought him back in bed to see if he'd fall back asleep. But instead he just smacked DH. LOL!!

Hopefully tonight will go better. I'm tired!

Also his room is quite a bit cooler than ours so I'm going to have to dress him more warmly. That may also be a reason for him waking. We'll see.

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Aww. Sorry it didn't go as well as you hoped. I bet he'll be fine when he gets adjusted to the new arrangement.

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I'm sorry it didn't go as well as you had planned, but I think that's a really good start, honestly. I'm sure it will get easier the more times you try.

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Sorry, it didn't go great, but I agree with Christa that it was a really good start. It always takes Aiden a full week to get completely into a new routine (or back to one :rolleyes:). Hopefully tonight goes even better for you!

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Sorry it didn't go very well. When I moved DS1 he was "in his room" for one night then I moved him back into us for another week Lol When I tried again he started STTN almost instantly so there is hope Smile I hope it's better tonight for you

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Simon was sttn in his bassinette too!!! I was happy with him in our room but he's about to bust out of the bassinette. I find his room a little chilly, what would you ladies dress him in. I think this is part of the reason he didnt sleep well.

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"KittyRN" wrote:

Simon was sttn in his bassinette too!!! I was happy with him in our room but he's about to bust out of the bassinette. I find his room a little chilly, what would you ladies dress him in. I think this is part of the reason he didnt sleep well.

Lyla always kicks her blanket off so I dress her in those footed onsies to sleep in. I have thicker ones and thinner (t-shirt like) ones. If I think its going to be cooler then she goes into the thicker ones.

You could also use sleep sacks or even a combo if its significantly cooler.

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we use sleep sacks and footed pajamas. if he has pajamas that arn't footed i put socks on and pull them up over the legs and he almost never gets them off. we don't use a blanket because he likes pulling it over his face and kicking it around. in general when he is falling asleep he likes bringing things really close to his face. in the crib it is usually his hand. we had stopped using the sleep sack for awhile, but then he would wake up in the night and his hands would be freezing so i started putting it back on him again. ours is fleece and getting too small so i will have to look for a bigger size...

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Aiden starts off the night in his crib. I put him in a long sleeved cotton sleeper with feet.

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I've had the problems with it being too cool, usually in the middle of the night. I have been using my muslin wraps as sheets because I feel more comfortable they they are lighter and more breathable than normal bed sheets and if it's really cool I put a singlet on under a footed sleeper, if it's mildly cool it's a footed sleeper. Mind you what we think of as cool here is very different to most people.

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We use a footsie jammy plus sleep sack to stay warm. Good luck making the transition, you're doing better than I am-I can't get Isabelle to even fall asleep in her own room yet-she is still in our bed. We'll have to fight that battle eventually but with getting up for work every day i am taking the easy way for now. Im sure I'll pay later!

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get sleep sacks. You can get different tog ratings. they are the best invention ever.

However, I would put him in a vest (onsie), sleep suite (footed onsie) and a sleep sack, that will keep him toastie Smile