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We've found a really nice grove so far. Ds is 3 mo and sleeps swaddled in the swing in our bedroom. He's in the swing in the first place because he has borderline refulx - meaning he spits up a lot but doesn't show signs of discomfort. We were unable to cosleep because of this. It was nonstop nursing, spitting up, changing our clothes, etc. BTW the swing is not in motion. We only use it because it allows him to be upright and I was trying not to buy a wedge.<br><br>
This has been great for us however I'm concerned that he's in that upright position for so many hours. I don't think their spines can take that yet. Also he's a big baby (10 pounds at birth) and will grow out of the swing soon enough.<br><br>
So what do I do!?!??! Our house is sooo small so I was thinking of putting him in the pack n play. The two issues are him being upright... although he's spitting up a bit less... also he needs to be swaddled.
 

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My ds slept in the swing from approx 2 mo old to 5 mo old. I tried to transition him out of it for a long time...it was really difficult for us. This is what eventually seemed to work for us: I bought a crib wedge and put it and a few rolled up towels under the crib sheet to create a little nest, similar to the size of the swing. Then I cut out the little head rest from the papasan swing and put it of top on the sheet - my ds would touch his cheek to the pillow/head rest and fall asleep instantly. This Moxie post and the comments have some good tips: <a href="http://moxie.blogs.com/askmoxie/2007/01/qa_newborn_who_.html" target="_blank">http://moxie.blogs.com/askmoxie/2007...born_who_.html</a><br><br>
Good luck. Hopefully it will be an easy transition for you!<br><br>
Jen, Mom to ds born Oct. 4, 2006
 

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Our baby slept in the swing until he was 5 months old. We transitioned him because he got too big for the thing. We started a night time routine that ended with us laying him on his side in the crib. We figured out that he slept better that way. I checked the link in the previous post and it has some great suggestions. Good luck!
 

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Maya has reflux (she spit up everywhere in the bed too, and also when I back carry ugh!!) and I put a dictionary under the end of her crib (which is in our room) so that it was at a slight angle. I suppose you don't have a crib? I don't think you could do the same thing witha pack n play. I would just start by putting him in there for naps, and starting him in there at night but if he cries then back to the swing. It will probably take a while for him to get used to it.
 

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Have you seen the sleep positioners that are at an angle so babe isn't lying flat? We have one, it is made with memory foam type stuff and ds seems to really like it, MUCH prefers that to being flat. We have one in our pack-n-play that he sleeps in until I go to bed...and then we have one in our bed too.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I second trying a sleep positioner in bed! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Have you seen the sleep positioners that are at an angle so babe isn't lying flat? We have one, it is made with memory foam type stuff and ds seems to really like it, MUCH prefers that to being flat. We have one in our pack-n-play that he sleeps in until I go to bed...and then we have one in our bed too.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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This sounds great! Where did you get yours? I've never seen them...
 
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