Its time to transition from the bassinet to the crib, any ideas for a smooth transition?

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Rebecca - posted on 10/31/2009

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What we had to do with our son who is now 2 and i am about to start with our daughter who is almost 4 months, i move the bassinet in to the room where the crib is and let the baby sleep in the bassinet for a few nights in this room so they can get used to it and then move them to naps in the crib for a few days adn then sitch completely. Worked with our son so i hope it works good with our daughter lol

Good luck:)

Erin - posted on 11/05/2009

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i used a sleep postioner to make my daughter feel more confined like she was in her bassinet after a couple nights it was a sucess GOOD LUCK!

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Tamara - posted on 11/18/2009

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Since i've had my crib set up I've had no problem with my son adjusting. I have the bassinet upstairs and the crib downstairs. I just put him down whereever i happen to be at the time. if he gets upset for very long no matter what i'm doing or where i'm at i pick him up and walk around with him for a few minutes talking to him. He'll occasionally fall asleep in my arms then i put him back in the crib. after waking up there a few times he's ok with going to sleep in the crib.

Lauren - posted on 11/16/2009

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My eldest was the same!! I tried putting the bassinet in the cot but that didn't work so moved the cot into our room and that didn't work! But eventually a combo of the two worked!! Then my hassle was getting the bassinet out of the cot. I started by laying him on the bassinet mattress but in the cot and just removed things every few weeks.
I believe a lot of it had to do with smell, both mine and his smell was on the bassinet not the cot, in the end he just slept on one of my old shirts, this was great coz at friends houses i could just take the shirt and he would sleep any where!! Hope that helps

Leslie - posted on 11/15/2009

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We're having that dilemma right now as well. What I have tried is to let him nap in his crib. He has finally started going right to sleep for his nap. I think in the next week or so I'll be trying bed in there. It's hard because he shares a room with his 3 year old sister and I don't want her sleep disrupted.

Allie - posted on 11/13/2009

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I switched Andrew to his crib when he was 2 months old. at first he completely hated it and screamed and cried. then we got him into a routine. he would eat a bottle, put on night clothes, and we hold him for about 10 mins. then we would put him in his crib and put a stuffed animal or blanket near him with his passy and eventually after about a week he was good to go. now he hates sleeping anywhere but his crib.

Carolyn - posted on 10/31/2009

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I switched Evanie to the crib around a month so I'm not even sure if she noticed. I did start by moving the basket she was in into the crib and I gave her a week of naps in the crib before moving her in at night.

Cheryl - posted on 10/31/2009

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i had this problem too i put my basket in the crib for a while and it seemed to do the trick xx hope you over come this problem

Daria - posted on 10/31/2009

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I haven't tried it with mine yet, but someone suggested to me to put the bassinet (if it's removable) and put it directly in the crib, then she knows what she's looking at. Hopefully that helps!!

Melissa - posted on 10/31/2009

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Eva sleeps really well in her bassinet and pack-n-play but doesnt seem to like the crib. She will play in it for a period of time if I give her toys. I have been trying to let her play to get used to the surroundings. My hope is to get her comfortable taking naps in it and then eventually let her sleep there at night too. I havent had any luck getting her to sleep there even for her naps. I let her cry for a while to see if she will cry herself to sleep but that doesnt seem to be working.

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