I'm having trouble getting my 5 monh old baby to sleep in her crib

Colleen - posted on 04/28/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am having trouble getting my 5 month old to sleep in her crib. I've tried laying her in it and letting her cry herslf to sleep, but she fights it for over 45 mnutes.. I've tried getting her to sleep and putting her on her side (her favorite sleeping position), and she wakes up as soon as I set her down.. Any suggestions? I don't want her to think she can't count on me when she needs me either.

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Mandie - posted on 05/10/2010

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Do you swaddle her at all? If you do, she might be getting mad that she can't move around. If not, she might be feeling lonely because she's used to sleeping with you and her daddy. Check the room temperature too... it could be too hot or too cold for her. It took me quite awhile to get the room temperature for my daughter's room right. Maybe if your daughter likes baths you could give her one just before bed time too... everything's worth a shot! :)

Colleen - posted on 05/10/2010

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I do have a womb bear in there with her, doesn't seem to make a difference with her. I've been trying to slowly work her into it now, by trying to get her to take her daytime naps in there hoping she gets used to it and it gets a little easier for her. I've tried holding her longer, but she's one who always opens her eyes while sleeping, so if she sees I'm not holding her, she will wake up and scream. I can usually put her down for about 5 minutes before she wakes. Her Dad and me can't keep her in our bed much longer, it's getting so difficult to move. Thanks ladies for the suggestions.

Joyce - posted on 04/28/2010

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my boy never slept in a crib. He slept with us for awhile, then he went straight to a toddler bed. He always slept better in a regular bed. He acted like he was claustaphobic or something.

Gina - posted on 04/28/2010

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my baby is going on 6mos old and when i was having this problem, i just held her a little longer b4 putting her in bed.Making sure she was really asleep. Getting a womb sound simulator might be helpful too like a Mommy Bear,it makes the womb/heart sounds to help baby sleep with out you .

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