How to get my son to transition into his crib at night and sleep longer than 2 hrs

Johanna - posted on 10/15/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son is almost 3 months old, I have just started to transition him into his crib. He won't sleep in his crib! He sleeps maybe 2 hrs in there then wakes up and either I can get him to sleep for 10min out of an hour. How do I get him to like his crib and sleep longer than 2 hrs. Please help!!

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September - posted on 10/16/2012

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Whatever you do please don't put a pillow in his bed it's dangerous for such a small baby. It's going to take some time for your baby to get use to his crib. Also keep in mind that sleep patterns can change often up until even 3 years of age. Our son loves the dryer running while he is falling asleep; it creates the white noise that he finds relaxing. Maybe you could create some sort of white noise for your baby. Or rock him until he falls back to sleep and put him back into his crib. You may have to do this every time he wakes until he settles into the new crib. Good luck and best wishes!

Princess - posted on 10/16/2012

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Maybe you can buy one of those baby pillows and put it under him or close to him he is use to being under you and your body heat. Also you can wrap the blanket around him like they do in the hospital babies seem to love that and it feels as if somebody is holding him. If he likes when you sing and or music you can buy a musical mobile and put it over his crib.

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