Whats the best way to switch a kid to their crib?

Raechil - posted on 09/21/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Please do not comment if you don't support co-sleeping.

My son has slept with me since he was born as that was the only way he would sleep through the night. He wont sleep in his bed for more than a couple of hours. Is there anyone else whose had this problem and if so how did you get them in their own crib?

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Kelina - posted on 09/23/2011

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oh if he's only 3 months old, expect to wake up several times a night! Lol, I found that when i put my son down oin his bassinet if he could see me we had to start hte whole thing over again, so it was lay him down, then duck down and hope he didn't see my hand turning off the light! Even so he was still up every two hours on the dot until about 6 months. Good luck!

Kate CP - posted on 09/23/2011

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3 months is when my son went from sleeping in bed with me to sleeping in a bassinet next to my bed. And then I slowly moved the bassinet away from the bed to the other side of the room. Now he's in his crib, at nearly 8 months, in his own room down the hall. Go slow and don't feel bad if there are a few nights where NOTHING is going well and you have to give in and let him sleep with you again. They have bad days just like us silly adults. ;)

Raechil - posted on 09/23/2011

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Lol i cant believe i forgot to mention, he's only 3 months old. I probably shouldve said crib more rather than bed, sorry bout that, he's teething so im really lacking in the sleep department.

Kelina - posted on 09/21/2011

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really you've just prolonged the agony. Sleeping in my bed was the only way my son would sleep through the night too, but i put him in his own bed knowing it would be better for both of us in the long run. If he's onld enough(1 1/2 -2) then you might be able to go, really excitedly, you have your own big boy bed now!!! Make sure it's get bedding he likes and stuff like that, make a big deal out of it, and when he get sup in the night just say remember you sleep in your own bed now! But you said crib so it sounds like he's still quite young in which case you're going to be getting up every few hours and trying to get him back to sleep. You could try a combination of the two. The second time her gets up bring him into bed with you. The hours he sleeps will slowly get long and longer. Or you could try CIO or the ferber method which most people on here don't like, needs to be used correctly to work, and is widely misunderstood.

Alison - posted on 09/21/2011

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You'll have to tell us his age. If he has a birthday coming up, try to link it to his birthday. Prepare him ahead of time, then go cold turkey (encourage him to take naps in there beforehand).

Ultimately, once you have decided you are finished sleeping with him, it is a no brainer. If you aren't determined to end the co-sleeping. He'll just end up in your bed again.

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