transitioning a baby

Laura - posted on 04/23/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son was born with reflux and had colic. So needless to say he was a very fussy baby. The pediatrician said that he couldn't sleep flat on his back without having the reflux bother him so we began putting him in his bouncy seat when he was very young. The pediatrician said it was fine, just make sure that we buckled him in. He is 6 months old now and I figure in a couple of months he will be too heavy for the bouncy seat and want to transition him into his crib. Right now we put the bouncy seat in the crib, turn it on, and he goes right to sleep. However when you lay him in the crib, swaddled or not, he only sleeps about 15 minutes. We have just began to get him to sleep through the night so I want to know the best way to make the transition without messing up his pattern of sleeping through the night! Thanks in advance.


Tabitha - posted on 04/23/2012




If he is still having those reflux and colic problems, you might not be able to transition him yet. If he's moving around too much for the bouncy, you might have to start using his car seat/carrier, which would be sturdier if e tried to move around in it. Make sure to strap him in. They make mattress lifters that will elevate one end of the mattress but that seems scary to me if they're rolling. He could end up at lower end of the mattress stuck against the side of the crib.

My 2nd son had to sleep in a bouncy, swing or car seat until well after his first birthday. He had severe asthmatic symptoms and was very phlemy. He would cough all night long if he was laying down. As long as he slept upright, he was fine most nights.

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