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How can i get my son to sleep in his crib?

I have a two month old and he doesn't want to sleep in his crib. The only place he will sleep in for a long period of time is his swing or his bouncer which worries me because i fear its hurting his back.Does anyone have any tips?


Asked by Dylansmom32509 at 1:17 PM on Jun. 2, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • This is so hard, because once they learn patterns it's harder to break them. But, you should start by not letting him sleep in the swing or bouncer. Don't put him down in them if you know he is tired or already sleeping. And, if he falls asleep, wake him up and move him.
    You WILL be misserable for a few days, until he adjusts to the crib but you will be glad you did it now and didn't wait a few more months - it will get harder as he gets older =)

    Answer by christyg at 1:23 PM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • They really shouldnt be sleeping in swings or bouncers, they are really made for entertainment not for a bed. Try putting your son to sleep in your arms and put him into his crib. That would be the best way to start getting him used to it. Mind you. you will have to do it over and over again untill her gets used to it. Each time you put him down he will sleep a little longer untill he is taking a whole nap in his crib.

    Answer by Love2BMommy77 at 1:26 PM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • My 5 month old would only sleep in his carseat. Everytime we laid him in his crib he woke right up. We started putting his whole seat in the crib so he would get used to the atmosphere and then slowely got rid of the seat. Every now and then if he's having a bad night i put him in the seat so i can sleep but he does much better in the crib.

    Answer by kelka24 at 1:54 PM on Jun. 2, 2009