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#1 of 4 Old 02-16-2010, 11:56 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone have crib sleeping babies?

My oldest two co-slept from the beginning. (Actually, my three-year old still co-sleeps). This baby is totally different. She likes her own space. She has been sleeping nine hours at night in the swing for the past few weeks. I NEVER thought I would have a baby that sleeps so long in her own space. My other two were all-night nursers until a year or so old.

Anyway, since this baby is so different, I have no idea what to do. We never used the crib at.all with the other two. This baby sleeps nine hours in the swing. She likes to be upright. How should I transition her to the crib? Any thoughts?

Or should I not worry about her still sleeping in the swing for right now?

(She was born Thanksgiving Day).

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Well, DS refused to sleep alone for several weeks after he was born, despite our attempts to get him in the crib. We ended up borrowing a moses basket to make him feel more confined and putting that in the crib. Worked a little better but not great. Then we put him in the crib as long as he'd last and then hold him the rest of the night. Finally at about 6 wks old he would sleep in the crib 4 hours and we considered ourselves blessed!

So it was a transition, tho different than your problem.

You might try letting the baby fall asleep in the swing and move them to the crib once they're in a deep sleep. If baby wakes later and fusses in the crib, start over.

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My daughter has slept in the crib since she was about 8 weeks old and more because I needed space than her. She will only sleep on her belly so I check on her a lot but even when we coslept she would wiggle around when she was on her side to get on her belly. Have you tried rocking her to sleep and putting her down to see what would happen? They sell sleep wedges that are at an incline that you could try too.

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Have you tried rocking her to sleep and putting her down to see what would happen? They sell sleep wedges that are at an incline that you could try too.
I was just going to say the same thing. Try rocking her, playing music, using a sleep wedge. Whatever you can think of to imitate what she's used to in the swing.
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