Your eyes are bloodshot red and you can’t remember the last time you had enough sleep to even see a dream. As much as you love your baby, your child just won’t sleep in their own cot and it’s really taking a toll on your health. Babies crave security. This craving sometimes results in their not wanting to sleep in their cot or crib. What’s a mum to do? How do you handle a baby who won’t sleep in their cot or crib?
‘Why’ is the first question you need to ask yourself. Will your baby not sleep in their cot because they are used to sleeping in your room? Or maybe it’s because the nursery is too light, too cold, too dark, too warm or too lonely? Whatever the reason, you need to approach it with an end result in mind, which consists of your baby sleeping in the nursery, in their cot and alone.