Once your baby reaches six months, they’ll be ready to sleep in a cot in their own room. Truth be told, this is a big step for mum and baby, so it’s important to transition at your own pace. We’re here to guide you through your little one’s new sleeping stage, so here’s how to have a smooth journey when the big moment arrives…
GET THEM USED TO SLEEP IN THE COT DURING THE DAY
A new sleep setting can be daunting for your little dreamer, so it’s important to settle them there during the day. Introduce daytime naps in their cot so that baby can get used to their nursery environment. You could even give them a daily tour of their snuggly setting, allowing them to create a positive association with the space. For an elegant cot bed that fits seamlessly into any nursery, choose the Athens Luxury Cot Bed. With storage space, removable side rails, and the option of purchasing an organic cot mattress, this is the most practical pick.
USE WHITE NOISE
A true mum saviour, it’s thought that white noise is one of the most effective sleep aids. So when they’re sleeping in their new nursery, you’ll want to lull them to sleep with some white noise. Not only can it block out noises around the house, but it’ll also help them fall asleep faster and feel relaxed at night. Plus, if they’re used to white noise in the room where they’ve been sleeping with you, you’ll definitely want to stick with it to ensure a restful night’s sleep.
GIVE THEM A SLEEP COMFORTER
It’s considered safe to use a comforter from six months old, which is the perfect time to introduce it as they move into their own bed. The benefits? Comforters make babies feel secure, cozy, and protected in new settings, especially at night. At The Baby Cot Shop, the Bunny Blankie doubles up as a sweet toy and comforter. Browse The Baby Cot Shop’s collection of six Bunny Blankies, including the chic London Grey Bunny Blankie, girly Grace Rose Bunny Blankie, and charming Royal Blue Bunny Blankie.
WIND DOWN ON A ROCKING CHAIR
Whether you’re feeding or reading a book to your little darling, a rocking chair will unwind them before getting into their cot. The gliding motion of the Salome Nursery Glider should do the trick – it has overstuffed cushioned material too, so it’s super comfy to sit on. Try dimming the lights, playing white noise, and having lots of cuddles before bedtime. The more effective the wind-down, the better they’ll settle.