Sleeping - Mohnton,PA

Updated on April 18, 2007
K.C. asks from Mohnton, PA
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My daughter is 6 months old and we have been co sleeping with her which was working out fine but now the co sleeping seems to be interrupting her sleep as well as mine. The question I have is how to get her to sleep in her crib as oppossed to my bed? Are there any simple solutions? How long does it take to transition her out of my bed?

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Thanks for all the advice! I have moved the crib into our room and I put her in her crib to play. I let my 2.5 year old play in there with her during the day. It seems to have worled a little. Basically I have been putting her in the crib at night to sleep around 9 and she sleeps there until 2 when she gets up to eat (out of habit I'm sure). Eventually she will stop getting up. I am not really pushing the subject all that much.

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answers from Allentown on

What we did was put our son in a pack n play and put it right next to our bed. Little at a time we moved the play pen closer to the door until we had it in his room. For a few nights in his room we still put him in the play pen until we got him in his crib. I'm not sure how long it took but it wasn't that long. At the same time we put him in his crib for his naps. There were a few nights that he did cry but no longer than several mins. If the crying was longer we put him in his swing until he was sound asleep and then moved him to his crib.
Good luck and let me know how you make out. T.

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answers from Philadelphia on

Have you tried a snuggle nest? They are like little bassinets you put inside the crib. It lets the baby feel cozy and eases the transition to a big crib. It worked for my son. He sleeps from 8:30pm - 7:00am

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answers from Philadelphia on

try spending time in her room so she gets used to being in there play with toys read books even maybe have a picnic in there maybe have a camp out in her room on the floor once she is used to being in there and sees how fun it is she wont be so afraid of the room try getting her to take her naps in there during the day also put her in a portable crib at night in your room so she gets used to sleeping by herself it will take several weeks good luck



answers from Philadelphia on

I am having the same problem! My daughter is 3 months...we sleep on the couch because I am afraid she will roll off! Another problem is once she is asleep, when I transition to lay down she wakes up and I have to start all over again! One day, I'll probably miss sleeping with her, but I also miss sleeping on my belly because my daughter sleeps on top of me! Well good luck making the crib transition....I don't have any suggestions because everything I have tried doesn't seem to work. The pediatrician seems to be positive about co-sleeping and hasn't given me any ways to get her in the crib...swaddling is not helping!

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