Transition to crib..

Jennifer - posted on 03/22/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

8

21

0

I have an almost 3 year old and a 1 year old. I am having so many problems getting the 1 year old in her crib its not even funny. The first daughter was easy, she went right in there. Hayden is being royally tough. She will scream and scream, if I put her in there asleep she will wake up within minutes and won't go back down. How in the world to I fix this problem?

4 Comments

View replies by

Jennifer - posted on 03/22/2010

8

21

0

Good idea. I was really hoping to keep her in her crib for 2 years but maybe that is the wrong thing. Maybe I will try this and see if it works, anything is worth a shot at this point.

Tracy - posted on 03/22/2010

234

0

35

Well, what about transitioning her to a toddler bed? When my son was 1, he had tonsillitis or something (it was 14 years ago so I can't remmber exactly!) and since he was able to climb out of his crib, I decided to try him out on his crib mattress on the floor in his room. I knew because he was sick that he wouldn't get up much through the night, and if he rolled off the mattress it was on the floor so it wouldn't hurt him. Well, he slept on the crib mattress very well, so I bought the toddler bed frame to go with it and put rails up on the sides. He did great. I made a big deal over the fact that since he was now such a big boy, he would get a big boy bed. He got to choose the Elmo coverlet that went on it. He slept in that for the next year and then I put him in a twin size bed at age 2 with the side rails. He still sleeps in that twin bed, but without the rails of course! : )

Maybe the crib bars are making her feel too confined? And maybe she's having some separation anxiety as well. Maybe the openness of the crib mattress on the floor in your room would be a place to start?

Jennifer - posted on 03/22/2010

8

21

0

She has been co-sleeping since day 1. Did the same with my 1st daughter til she was 9 months and the transition was easy. I am nervous now with the 2nd because she is completely mobile and I don't want her to fall out, plus now that her sleeping habits are a little better (only up about twice a night) that now would be the time to move her since the hubby is getting ready to leave for 2 months. She can't get out of her crib on her own. She just freaks out when I put her in there. I have been trying to move her since she was 9 months but she always wins the fight and I just give in. I hate to hear her scream for hours.. and I know its not good for her.

Tracy - posted on 03/22/2010

234

0

35

Can she get out of the crib on her own? Where has she been sleeping up to now? Need more info please!

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms