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Old Oct 29th, 2012, 08:11 AM   1
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Transition from rock n play to crib


Hi all...I tried to find an old post with info on this, but didn't see any...

My LO has been sleeping in our room, in the rock n play next to my side of the bed since about 1 month...she'll be 5 months in a week. I'd like to start transitioning her to the crib, but the few times we have tried, she seems to wake up a lot and not sleep as well. She has been sleep through since about 5 weeks. When she's in the crib she'll wake up (crying) several times a night...not hungry though, as she falls asleep as soon as I come in to soothe her.

Does anyone have any tips to ease the transition? Do I just need to stick it out for a few nights until she adjusts? If I didn't have to work I think this might be easier, but the few hours of sleep I get a night is very precious, so I think I probably have been giving in too easy.



 
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Old Oct 29th, 2012, 09:21 AM   2
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We moved LO from his bedside crib to his cotbed in the nursery about 4 months old. His sleeping pattern didnt really change though!

Maybe put a little comforter/muslin in with him so he assciates that with bedtime/comfort and it will be something familiar in his new surrondings!



 
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Old Oct 29th, 2012, 09:41 AM   3
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My Lo is 10 weeks and sleeps in the rock and play next to my bed too. The rock and play is inclined and the crib is not. If she has any reflux it would make a difference?



 
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Old Oct 29th, 2012, 10:20 AM   4
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My Lo is 10 weeks and sleeps in the rock and play next to my bed too. The rock and play is inclined and the crib is not. If she has any reflux it would make a difference?
I have heard that the rock n play is good for reflux because of the incline. We haven't had any reflux issues with our girl, but use the rock n play in lieu of a bassinet.



 
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Old Oct 29th, 2012, 10:37 AM   5
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My LO will look at me until she falls asleep and then peek to see if I`m still there. She probably is just used to you being so close. I know I will be going through the same thing in a few months.



 
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Old Oct 29th, 2012, 11:27 AM   6
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How I transitioned lo was I started just putting him in a crib for naps, then when he was comfortable I started putting him their at bed time. He adjusted well however it took him a few weeks to get used too it. Also since your lo is used too sleeping at an incline maybe for the first week or so put a wedge under the mattress. Gl xx



 
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Old Oct 29th, 2012, 11:30 AM   7
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Our LO slept in her rock in play in our room for a few weeks- then we moved the sleeper into her room and she slept in there (with the monitor on her)- then we transitioned her into her crib at 3mos. It worked great for her- she transitioned very well- and only took 2 nights to fully sleep through again. Only waking for a moment in her crib, then making some noise before going back to sleep on her own.

I think it just depends on your LO how they do. I was worried our LO would have a hard time- but she was obviously ready at that point. We also started her off with naps in her crib for for a couple weeks to help get her used to it.

Best of luck!!!



 
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Old Oct 29th, 2012, 12:08 PM   8
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Thank you all for the great advice!

Seoj- What a wonderful smile your LO has! Love those cheeks!



 
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