Whether you were co-sleeping or bed-sharing or your baby was in a bassinet or Arms Reach Co-sleeper type of sleep space, you may now be wondering how to get baby to sleep in a crib. Let's break it down: Sleep on the crib sheets so your scent is transferred. Spend awake time and playtime in the crib. Create a consistent bedtime routine that you can follow. Start with just one sleep period. Put your baby down awake in the crib. Soothe your baby crib-side until he or she falls
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Imagine when you put your baby to sleep, your baby doesn't cry. Your baby happily plays in his or her crib, looks at the mobile, or babbles, but isn't sleeping. Or, your toddler happily chats in his bed for an hour every night before going to sleep. You're lucky, right? This is the ideal baby sleep situation and you have nothing to worry about, right? Wrong. Turns out that downtime in your baby's crib - time in which she plays and entertains herself - might actually be detrimental to sleep.
Co-sleeping can be a bit of a controversial topic, can't it? Some parents are committed co-sleepers, while others refuse to co-sleep at all (for a variety of reasons). But do you know what? We've learned, in our years of helping sleepless families, that most families don't fall into these two extremes. Instead, we see families who never intended to co-sleep, but who are because it helps everyone get more sleep. We see families who want to co-sleep for a season, but not long-term. For
Imagine putting your baby to sleep in her crib. Your baby doesn't cry. She happily plays in her crib, looks at the mobile, or babbles, but isn't sleeping. Or, your toddler happily chats in his bed for an hour every night before going to sleep. You're lucky, right? This is the ideal baby sleep situation and you have nothing to worry about, right? Wrong. This article will explain how TOO much downtime in the crib can be bad for your baby's sleep. A while ago, I received an e-mail that went
When you were pregnant, you probably took great care in designing your baby's nursery and carefully selected the best items for your baby registry. One of the most important things in the nursery is your baby's crib. After all, she will sleep in her crib for 2 to 4 years, right? Unfortunately, for some of us, sleeping in the crib is just a nice dream. After you had your baby, you might have purposely decided to keep baby in your room in a co-sleeper bassinet and imagined transitioning her to