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By baby hates his cot. As soon as I put him in it he starts screaming and stands up.:no: :no:
This is both day time and night time. As soon as we pick him up he goes to sleep again.
Is this just a stage they go through.??
OH wants to go and buy him another cot cause he thinks Seb is scared of it......... but I am not sure:puzzled: :puzzled:
Am I the only one with a baby who hates his cot??
Should I buy him a new cot??
really dont know what to do anymore. I am :zombie: :zombie: :zombie:
I doubt it has anything to do with the actual cot....he has probably just figured out that screaming gets him picked up! I remember a difficult stage with this where they stand up and then can't/won't sit down......Hope it is just a stage....I don't think 8 month olds have the actual ability to be scared of things really iyswim......hope you get less disturbance soon. Does he self settle?
Has he only just gone into his cot? If so, it may well seem a little big to him, but I don't think he'd be scared of it.
I agree, at that age it's more about the realisation that waking up & crying gets them picked up that makes them do it rather than the actual environment. At 6 months (so a little younger) I had to resort to settling Elena without picking her up (singing or rubbing her back usually) & leaving her to cry for short periods to get her out of the habit of expecting to be picked up.
She soon settled in her cot & started self settling.
I hope he settles back down soon. I don't think a new cot would make any difference tbh.
Meant to say sometimes watch your body language as you put them down - one thing I've learnt by now is if you put a baby down and look like you expect them to sleep and are NOT coming back you have more chance of it working......normally when I put my ickle daughter down I CAN'T go back as occupied with my other daughter - but she settles ok for the mo'
I don't think that a new cot would make any difference at all.
I agree with Azana, once you have put him in his cot say goodnight and then leave, don't hover around the door or anything waiting to see if he's going to cry or not.
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