Everyone has a different parenting style and you do what works for you. We started a routine daily and she sleeps in her crib just fine. Just make sure you lay her down somewhere differently during the day for naps. For the routine we rock, give paci, keep it dark and lay her down. She never fusses now. It will take about 3 days for her to get acclimated to her new bed, so just be patient. Let her cry a little b/4 disturbing her, then pat, give paci and walk away. If you get her to fall asleep b/4 you lay her down works too. Also, make sure the bed is comfy. I lay 4 small towels down where she lays her face to catch drool or spit up(even though she rarely does that). You could also try laying her on her tummy. That's what we do and she prefers it. She hates being on her back, she feels like she's falling. Just make sure you put the towels under a tight sheet if you do that though. She can breath through those.
at 12:11 AM on Jun. 25, 2008