Sunday, April 29, 2012

Baby Advice - Crib Transition

I recently gave birth to my second boy (he is almost 5 months old.)  I am, for the second time, trying to transition him to the crib.  It is going better than it did the first time, but still NOT SO GREAT!!!

Because he has reflux, and had it REALLY bad for the first 3 months of life, he slept in his swing during the day and the car seat at night (positioned on our bed, surrounded by pillows).  At 3 months, I kept him swaddled and decided to move him to his crib just at night.  I figured since naps in the swing were going so well, I shouldn't mess with days.  WELL, after 8 nights of sheer hell, I gave up and ended up putting him in the swing 24/7 because he wouldn't even sleep in his car seat in the crib anymore!

At his 4-month appointment, my pediatrician said I should try moving him to the crib during the day, that it was about time he got used to it.  She warned me to expect bad naps for a few days.

We are now on day 8, and while he IS in the crib 24/7, he only takes one-hour naps still!  At night, he sleeps for 4-5 hour stretches.  This is decent, but I don't think it is so great for an almost 5-month old!

And just because I knew I would give up if I had the choice, I sold our swing on Craig's List last week.

As a good friend recently said to me, "days are long, years are short, HANG IN THERE!"

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