Sleeping in Crib

Caroline - posted on 02/17/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi All! I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on a good way to make the move from sleeping in a bassinet next to my bed to her sleeping in her crib in her room? She sleeps about 7 hours a night and I am afraid if I begin having her sleep in her crib, that she will wake up more. I have been trying to have her nap in the crib during the day so she can get used to it, but her naps are only 20 minutes long when she sleeps in the crib.

Thanks!

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Sara - posted on 02/18/2009

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I know it's hard to try something new when what you have been doing is getting you sleep! But, I think you have to give her the opportunity to try the crib at night. Believe it or not, when she gets used to it, which may take a week or so, she will probably sleep better in her own room. My little girl sleeps great in her crib at night now, but doesn't like to take naps in it, so don't let that dissuade you from trying the crib at night. My baby did cry at first, but now sleeps 11 hours a night in her crib. It will be ok!!!

Jennifer - posted on 02/18/2009

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My daughter is my second baby so trying not to make the same mistakes. I breast feed so I did co sleep at first but just a few weeks ago I decided to put her in her crib after nursing. Well, maybe a few cries but she is sleeping pretty much the whole night now. At first it was 5 or 6 hours. Now I have to go get her to nurse... and not because she cried. Have to admit I never really tried with my first but if you can handle a few cries it will probably happen faster then you think.

Chelsea - posted on 02/17/2009

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we had to make the transition into her crib when her swing motor broke - she never slept in the bassinet for some reason-only the swing! Once the swing broke, we had to try the crib. We decided it had to happen sooner or later and it may take a few days and being up a few times at night. To our amazement, she slept just fine the first night and has been in her crib ever since. Sometimes, we just have to dive into the cold pool and hope for the best!

Talitha - posted on 02/17/2009

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My son did not like to sleep in his crib at first either but I had baught a crib mattress pad and now he sleeps in his crib, I guess he just likes the comfort of the mattress pad! you could try laying her on her side with a support behind her back or lay her on her back with supports on her sides like if she was in her bassinet!! maybe that will help..Good Luck!!

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