November 2011 Moms

Back to crib

My LO slept in his crib since he was 2 1/2 months. His schedule drastically changed and he started sleeping in the bed with us. We dont mind cosleeping but realize that it may be best to try and get him back to the crib. I do not want to let him CIO. He almost never goes to sleep by himself, meaning he is usually laying with someone. Just curious if anyone had any tips? We were just transferring him before and he would stay in the crib when he slept through the night before. Thanks

Re: Back to crib

  • I don't have any advice, but I would love to hear some! We are bedsharing, but I think in the next few months we will be transitioning to crib in our room just because it will become unsafe when he gets really mobile.

    I am not interested in CIO either.  RIght now we are just trying to make small steps. The crib is side carred and we have the front rail of the crib come up after he's asleep so that he doesn't fall out.  Lately I've been trying to get him to sleep by simply laying with him but not nursing him.  Once that becomes the majority, I'll try to lay there with the rail up, not touching and see how it works....

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  • We have the same problem.  DS won't sleep anywhere, but in our bed with us in it.  He HATES his crib.  I try putting him in it to play, so he won't be scared of it, but he screams bloody murder if he wakes up in it and will not go back to sleep unless he is back in our bed.  We decided we are going to buy him a twin size memory foam mattress (that's the kind of mattress we have) and put it on the floor of his room against the wall with a rail on the other side and try sleeping there with him and hopefully eventually he'll sleep on his own.  
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  • I transitioned DS to the crib at 8 weeks and DD at 8 months.  Neither was a big deal, but what we tend to do is rock completely to sleep, lay her down in the crib and then bring her back to bed with us at the first wakeup

    I would just try it and see how it goes.  If he has a hard time you might put a mattress on the floor next to the crib and sleep next to him while he's adjusting

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