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Transition from co-sleeping to Snuz pod

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Hello all,

I’m wondering if you can help me please. I’ve been happily co-sleeping with my 12 week old baby but she’s showing signs of starting to roll so I want to move her to the snuz pod. We transitioned her into it and for a week she was fine in it and then it was like she realised what we were trying to do and now she screams and won’t go down!! We can eventually settle her but it takes ages and often she has to go back into the sling first and then into the snuz pod. Any advice from people that have made the transition please? I have to settle her all night too which is just exhausting and I’m not getting any sleep. Co- sleeping was so much easier than this!

Any thoughts would be so appreciated.

Thanks people 😊

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Hey Hifer, congratulations! Sorry you’re having a struggle with bubba settling. I was having the same with my Jack as he had got used to me settling him which wasn’t working for either of us any more so I had to make changes. If you’re on Instagram, I recommend following this sleep consultant as she will have good advice for you regarding this. I managed to follow some tips from her page & highlights which worked but I also purchased a couple of her courses so I could have a good read & refer back if needed - which is needed when he’s out of sorts/poorly etc.

Her page is; Just_chill_mama

Hoping this helps xx

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hifer in reply to CLDxxx

This is unbelievably helpful thank you. I already follow her actually on the rec of someone else but don’t know anyone that’s done a course so this is so helpful. I was going to do a course with Amotherplace (also on insta) but I think I’ll defer to your rec. Thank you so much for your response and hope Jack is very well xxx

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CLDxxx in reply to hifer

So pleased to have helped. They do 1:1 consultants appointments too so have a look and see what may suit you. Really hope things improve for you, it isn’t easy making changes but they do pay off.

Short term pain for long term gain 😉 xxx

Just a thought, if she transitioned ok for a week then started fussing, its possible it's due to other things as well - theres a 4 month sleep regression that can actually happen any time between 3 and 5 months or there's always the dreaded teething - all.3 of mine had their first rounds of the teeth moving under the gums at about 12 weeks. Whilst I wouldnt let it change your initial actions, if they arent working perhaps consider whether you need something for teething? I'd recommend looking at an amber bracelet (one with knits tied between each bead so as not to scatter and cause a choking hazard if they break, and worn round the ankle under clothes where baby cant mess with it). I'm not at all the type of person to believe in lucky heather and the like, but these have really helped with all 3 of my little ones. Got mine from amberpumpkin.com and never had to use any teething gels, powders etc. Unfortunately theres not a lot you can do re sleep regression except stay consistent in your routines and reactions and ride it out. Despite knowing this, I made the mistake with my 3rd of starting to bring him into bed with me when he refused to settle during the 9 month regression as he was sharing with his 2 yr old sister and I didnt want her disturbed... now he's 11 months and I'm still struggling to get him back into his own bed 🤦🏻‍♀️ turns out you never get better at this parenting malarkey 😂

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hifer in reply to Mangoporridge

Thank you so much for all your tips. Really useful. I’ll take a look at that website. I didn’t even know there was a 9 month regression either but I hear what you say about staying strong. Fingers crossed you can get him back into his own bed soon 🤞. I really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed reply. So helpful xx

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hifer in reply to Mangoporridge

Sorry quick question, the website says not suitable for under 36 months?! I presume you used with your little ones before this? Thank you x

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Mangoporridge in reply to hifer

Yes, I used them from a couple of months old. I used the ones with knots between each bead and the threaded twist clasps and got in the habit of checking at nappy changes to make sure it was secure. When they were really little they weren't aware of it or able to mess with it, then as they got older they showed no interest in it as it was just something that had always been there.

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hifer in reply to Mangoporridge

Thank you. Will give it a whirl. X

With my little one, he seemed to find the crib too big. We had a moses basket for downstairs that was smaller so we brought that upstairs of a night and put it in the crib for a few weeks and he slept so much better. After a couple of weeks he was happy to go in the crib without the basket. I also had a purflo nest that I put him in inside the crib when popping him in there during the day (not for overnight sleeping). If your little one has been snuggled up with you the space might just be too big and cold in comparison x

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hifer in reply to Chiefy

Thank you. The only thing about the Moses basket is that she can’t see me. We did this for a while when she was tiny but I’ll give it another go. I also have a nest.. Think we’re also going through the 16 week sleep regression which is hell. Did you go through that too? X

We're going through it now 🤦‍♀️ I had to settle him 3 times in 15 mins last night and he thought it was time to get up at 5 am. It was a long night.

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hifer in reply to Chiefy

I totally feel your pain! Thanks so much for the response. Fingers crossed we both get through it!

We were co-sleeping from 5am to get him back off, but a couple of hours is better than all night. I just can't sleep properly when he's in with us x

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hifer in reply to Chiefy

I agree a couple of hours is better than all night. This was me last night and took in our daughter at roughly the same time. I’m just really hard on myself and think I had unrealistic expectations. Thanks so much x

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