Transitioning from bouncy seat to crib...

Janet - posted on 04/07/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter just turned 5 months. She will only sleep in her bouncy seat (of course buckled in), which is in her crib. I have tried laying her flat and she wakes up immediately and cries. She is very stubborn and will not stop crying unless I go in and rock her and put her back in the bouncy. However, when I give her the last bottle and place her in the bouncy she sleeps through the night 10 hours. I just need advice on how to transition her into her crib laying flat? I have been laying her in her bed during the day for 20 minutes or so to let her get used to it...

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Chana - posted on 04/07/2015

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I know the feeling of wanting to tell everyone that she fell asleep in the crib. The first time Sarah did that I was on the phone telling everyone I could think of that knew the struggle we were having getting her into the crib. It is great feeling of accomplishment both for you and for her. Good Job Mamma!

Janet - posted on 04/07/2015

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Yes, that defiantly gives me hope-thank you! :) I just put her down for a nap in her crib flat and she fell asleep on her own and is sleeping flat! I wanted to run down the street screaming to everyone. :) I am going back to work for the first time. Lots of transitions for both of us!! Thank you again!

Chana - posted on 04/07/2015

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My oldest did the same thing but she wanted in the swing. There is no easy way to make this transition, that I know of anyway. I started by having her take her naps in the crib, I think it helped to have a wedge under the head of the crib because it gives that incline like a bouncy seat or swing. Once she started taking good naps in the crib I started putting her in the swing to go to sleep and when I was sure she was sound asleep I would oh so carefully move her to the crib and eventually I was able to just put her straight into the crib. It wasn't a quick process but it worked for us. I don't know this will help but at least it gives you hope that you can get her out of the bouncy seat.

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