Transitioning naps from swing to crib

Tiphany - posted on 03/02/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




My husband is an awesome helper with my 9 month old in the mornings so mommy can get some actual rest. Even though she sleeps really well I don't lol. The only problem is now she is so used to always taking her naps in her swing but she's outgrowng it. She's a very comfortable 24 lbs and almost 29" tall. Not much time left for it. Worried about how to get her to take naps in crib vs me or the swing????? I'm a stay home mommy right now so she's also a big cuddler to sleep. Could be bad when I do go to work.


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Krista - posted on 03/03/2012




Yep, I went through that same problem. I would say to first have her nap in the swing while it's turned off, so that she doesn't have the motion there anymore. Then (this is what I did, anyway), put the swing in her bedroom, so that she gets used to sleeping in that particular room. After a week or so of that, let her fall asleep in the swing, but move her to the crib once she's conked out. And then, after another week of that, move her to the crib when she's just starting to doze. Hopefully after that you should be good to go.

Katherine - posted on 03/02/2012




Start getting her out of the swing NOW. Transition her slowly. She will never sleep in a bed if she has constant movement all day long. At one nap time put her in her swing, at another put her in her crib, alternate. It's going to be hard but I think those swings only go up to 30lbs anyways.

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