how can i get him to sleep in the crib?

Carrie - posted on 08/02/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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so my son only likes to sleep with me and can never sleep in his crib any longer than 30 minutes. i really cant deal with getting up every time he cries to bring him into the bed. how can i switch him from sleeping with me to sleeping in his crib?? i've tried putting a shirt of mine in there with him but it doesnt work.

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User - posted on 08/08/2009

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Stick with it!! If you need to let him cry a bit then do so! Don't give in or you won't be able to break that habit. If you stick to your guns for a few days you should be able to get him to sleep alone. Let him cry for while and see if he stops. Watch the time because what seems like 1 hour may only be 10 minutes of crying. :-) If he continues instead of going in and picking him up try rubbing his tummy or back and just talking to him. If you run in and pick him up each time he may begin to realize the crying gets him out of there. I don't know how old he is so this may not be true yet. :-) They do have the little sugli things that you can wrap him in. It is a lot easier than a blanket. Good luck!!

Alishia - posted on 08/08/2009

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yer laylarni was in after a couple of trys but she loved being wrapped abut her feet couldnt be wrapped if they were she would go sico to they werent klol

Greer - posted on 08/04/2009

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Have you tried wrapping for sleep it suggested that you can wrap an infant till 11 months use a large cot sheet or blanket(depending on the weather) place one hand by her side and wrap one coner over under her stomache then place the other hand by her side and tuck under her back, tuck his feet in. she may not like it but if she will be able to go to sleep with out waking her self up and mines nearly 6 months she has her last feed for the day at 730 is in bed asleep by 8 has 1 feed at 12 then sleeps till 5 or 6...do you follow sids guidelines of placing feet at the end of the cot giving them room to wiggle up if they are too hot and not wriggling too far down if they are too cold, then grab a book, and check at 5 minutes 10 minutes re assure him that your not far pick him up let him settle down at these times and then give him a big hug that he has settled down then put him straight back down again and leave the room he will eventually get the it will sleep it took about 2 weeks, do it for every sleep, but i had to wean her from going to sleep at the breast first. he will cry and kick don't forget to thank him in the morning or when he is suppose to get up for being a good boy and sleeping all by himself, and you will have much rewards

Jennifer - posted on 08/03/2009

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you just have to stick with keeping him in there. how old is he? i got my son in at 6wks. he was ready at that point. routine is a big key. try bathing him before bedtime and feeding him a extra ounce before bed. i feed my son in his room before i lay him down, it helped. plus the best thing is one of those music/aquariams. baby einstien make them, they light up, move and have waterfall sounds. it helped my son relax a lot! it recreats the sounds they heard in the whom, plus the light is soft, they tend to fall asleep to it. just keep taking him back! dont give up!! good luck!

Carrie - posted on 08/03/2009

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i tried the baby positioner and he hates it he hates almost anything i give him and i cant take it lol i need space

Alishia - posted on 08/03/2009

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i did the same with my baby gurl but i got her used to the cot now other wise ur going to have alot of trouble when u have more babies you should get him a comfort teddy its like a soft blankett that they hold

Amber - posted on 08/02/2009

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my nephew had issues sleeping in the crib to. my sister didn't let him sleep with her but she got a baby positioner which made it seem like he has being snuggled but not really. so you might try one of those.

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