She sleeps with me every night, but I feel it's time to ween (sp?) her off my bed and into her crib. It's so hard because when she wakes up hungry, all I have to do is plop out the boob and put it into her mouth. Don't even have to get up! Plus I get to cuddle her everynight! I'm gonna miss it, but it's for the best to have her in her own crib. She's been in it once and is just sitting there collecting dust! lol. So any advice on how to do this effectively would be great! Thanks in advance mama's! xoxo
Answer by ashley_hatty at 12:44 PM on Mar. 26, 2009
Answer by casd at 12:15 PM on Mar. 26, 2009
Since you are breastfeeding, why not get a moses basket or bassinet instead of putting her in the crib? Some newborns might have a hard time adjusting to the crib because it's so big and they don't feel like they are being cuddled anymore. My newborn is almost 2 months and I let him sleep everywhere so he gets used to things. During one of his mini naps i'll put him in his car seat, swing, bassinet and crib and always to sleep in the bassinet at night. Try letting her take naps in the crib and if she sleeps there during nap time, she will probably sleep there at night to.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 12:19 PM on Mar. 26, 2009
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Answer by mamakat21 at 12:33 PM on Mar. 26, 2009
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Answer by EmilySusan at 2:18 PM on Mar. 26, 2009
Answer by ashtonjames at 2:56 PM on Mar. 26, 2009
If you enjoy sleeping with your baby you you are finding it easy to nurse during the night then there is no reason to move her to her crib. My cribs "collected dust" for the first several months.
You say you want to move her because that is best for her, this is just not true! Check out all of the research and info from the The University of Notre Dame Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Lab at http://www.nd.edu/~jmckenn1/lab/index.html
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 3:24 PM on Mar. 26, 2009