Sunday 25 August 2013

Time for the big boy bed?

There's no denying it anymore - my little boy is not so little anymore. Goodbye newborn stage, hello grabbing things, rolling over and sitting up.

Ethan has outgrown his Moses basket and he's only got a couple of inches of wriggle room in his carrycot so we're going to have to move him into his nursery soon, into his first big boy bed - his cot.

He's been sleeping longer and longer at night as the weeks have passed but three or four times a week he wakes anytime between 3am and 5am for a feed before quickly falling asleep. He's also got really good at settling himself to sleep and only takes a few minutes to relax into sleep after some nattering and hand sucking once we lay him down.

I think he's probably more than ready to sleep by himself, in his cot, in his room (he is almost 16 weeks old now) but I'm a little sad to be sending him off at sleep time. I know I need to get over it and it'll be good for us, but I do anticipate a few nights of waking up every few minutes, clutching the baby monitor to my ear, desperately trying to hear little man breathing. Over anxious mother alert!

When did you move baby into their own room? How did you find having them sleep separate from you for the first time?


  1. Anonymous27.8.13

    We moved our eldest at around 5 months and our youngest has been moved since 4 months. They were both so noisy and grunty that we all slept better once they had their own rooms.

    It was weird for the first few nights and we kept going in to check on them but now it's great - i can watch TV in bed again!

    1. That seems to be the age most people have moved their little ones on. I think we will give it a go next week once he turns 4 months old. We're going away in a couple of weeks and he will have to sleep in a separate room to us then anyway!

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