How do I transition my 1year old to sleep in her own bed?

Alexis - posted on 06/13/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




I have a 1year old daughter who has always slept with me. Now I feel it is time for her to start the transition from sleeping with mommy to sleeping in her own crib. I have been trying to have her take naps in her crib during the day and for the past 3 days she has spent about 20 minutes in her crib before pooping and crying to get out. I don't want this to be traumatic for her, I'm a first time mom so I'm not sure how else I should go about this. I'm very open to suggestion, tips and tricks. Thanks.


Jennifer - posted on 06/13/2013




You could try letting her cry for 5 minutes and then going in and rubbing her back and soothing her a little bit before leaving the room and repeat until she realizes that you're not going to leave her for FOREVER.

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