My son is 9 1/2 months and wont sleep in his crib.

Monica - posted on 03/07/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is 9 1/2 months and wont sleep in his crib but did when he was 2 to 4 months. He will only sleep in his swing. What should I do to get his to sleep in his crib again?

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Kylee - posted on 03/07/2010

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Cruel to be kind Monica. Control crying. It's horrible to listen to but it will only take a couple of days at the most. Put him in his cot. Make sure nothing is wrong with him....clean nappy...full belly...no pain etc. Pat him and walk away. Let him cry and don't you dare go in. Leave him for 5 minutes and then go in. Settle him down and walk out again. This way he knows you are there and that he is safe. This time you leave him for 10 mins. Go in and settle and leave for 15...go in and settle...leave for 20. You never go past 20 minutes. Keep going in at 20 minute intervals until he stops. This can be heartbreaking for you but you are doing him absolutely no harm. It will be harder for you in the long run if you don't do it. The next time he needs to go to sleep, I dare say you won't get past the 15 minute interval before he realises what you are doing and thinks it too hard to keep going. Good luck!

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Jamie - posted on 03/07/2010

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I agree with Kylee, it will take some time, but if you don't, it will be much harder later to break him of it!

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