How do I get my son to sleep in his crib instead of his swing???

Amanda - posted on 12/30/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




My 4 month old little boy goes to sleep super easy and likes the motion of his swing but he's eventually going to be to big for it so how the heck do I get him to sleep soundly in his crib.


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Michelle - posted on 12/30/2009




When i switched my son ( who also loved to sleep in his swing) from bassinet to crib, I slowly introduced his to naps in the crib. This got him use to sleeping in a bigger space by himself. Eventually he took all his naps in the crib and one night I put him in the crib for bed time and it worked like a charm (with is favorite blanky or course). He's been sleeping in his crib for 3 months now nooo problem! (he is 6 months old today!)

Morgan - posted on 12/30/2009




We took our little girl at 3 months out of her swing and switched her to vibration in her bassinet. They have stuff that goes in a crib as well that can do the vibration and slowly she grew out of needing that all night as well. Now that she is teething she is back to wanting the movement so we got a glider which will hold longer than most swings since it's laid back further than a swing. Hopefully this might help you a little. Good luck

Megan - posted on 12/30/2009




I agree with kelly......and Amanda, I'm right there with you hun! But my little guy is almost 5 daughter was the same way! I'm not going to put him in the crib until he has to go in it. He is big but the swing will hold and he is so happy in his swing.. = ) and you might have a week with not that great of sleep but before you know it he will like it! You will find him sitting up and playing with his toys!

Kelly - posted on 12/30/2009




We just had to deal with that, all can say is he will probably cry,my boy did but it didn't take to long befor he fell asleep.It's been 3 days now and all is well he talks a bit but evetually he falls asleep.

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