Transitioning your baby from a Bassinet to a Cot

Transitioning your baby from a Bassinet to a Cot

Transitions can be tricky, especially when it involves your precious little one. At Growbright, we understand the concerns you may have and we're here to guide you through this important milestone.

When is the right time?

Typically, parents start considering the move from bassinet to cot between 4-6 months. However as every baby is unique and grows at their own pace, you can look to a couple of main factors that indicate it's time for a change:

1. Your baby has outgrown the bassinet: If your little one looks uncomfortable or squashed in their bassinet, it might be time to consider moving them into a more spacious crib.
2. Your baby can roll over or sit up: Once your child starts showing signs of mobility like rolling over or sitting up unaided, it's safer to transition them into a cot where they have more room to move without risk of falling out.

How can you ease the transition?

Gradual introduction

Start by placing your baby in their new cot during daytime naps. This helps familiarise them with their new surroundings while still having the comfort of their bassinet at night.

Create a consistent bedtime routine

A consistent bedtime routine is crucial during this transition period. This could involve activities such as bathing, a baby massage, or reading a story before putting them down in their new bed.

A comfortable sleeping environment

Ensure that your baby’s new sleeping environment feels cosy and secure. Investing in high-quality bedding such as Growbright's airnest range can provide optimal comfort and safety for your little one.

A few extra tips

- Try not to rush the process; patience is key.
- Stay consistent with whatever approach you choose.
- Reassure your baby with gentle words and touch if they seem unsettled.

Remember that transitions take time and each child adapts differently - what worked for one might not work for another. Be patient with yourself and with your baby as you navigate through this phase together.

Transitioning from a bassinet to a cot is just one of many changes you'll experience in your child's first years of life - embrace these moments as they come!
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