So at just a few days old he slept in his cot for the first time, he took to it perfectly and slept brilliantly even though it seemed like such a huge place to put such a little man, even though he seemed so much happier. It was lucky it was so warm at the time as from day one he hated being swaddled, covered by a blanket or wearing too many clothes - good job we ended up in Cyprus really!
Apart from various nights in a travel cot, a make shift cot / bed on a narrow boat and a suitcase on our first night in Cyprus, Leo has always slept in this same cot. At first the drop side was always down, I found it very hard to lay him down in it as I had a bad back, obviously when he got on the move the side went up.
We had a stage of interrupted nights when he learnt to sit, and then later stand, where we would hear him cry and go in to find him sitting or standing, half asleep and not knowing how to lay back down. He never tried to climb out, the though didn't seem to ever occur to him so it was easy to put off the thought of moving him to a bed.
We have talked about moving him for a long time, but after the problems with the bottles I've been putting it off somewhat. But now his bedroom has been decorated and we thought it the perfect opportunity to get him into a 'big boy's bed', this is the reason it took so long to get the room finished as I wasn't really looking forward to it. For many months now he's gone to bed without a fuss and recently has started sleeping sometimes as late at 8am, I had a feeling this may all change.
I was stunned and amazed that the first night he went to bed without even a comment! I did everything else the same and laid him on his bed, kissed him and walked out. There was not a peep out of him until the next morning. I woke as I heard him come out of his room, he was standing in the hallway looking all confused and saying in a really sad voice "oh, where's everyone gone" It nearly made me cry!
I'm sure it was beginners luck and not every night will be that easy but it was certainly a good start!
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