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My one old daughter wont sleep in her crib..

Every time she is asleep and i put her down in her crib, about 5 mins later she will wake up. She has a sleep positioner in there so she wont roll and feels like she is being held. How can i get her to sleep in there all the time? Any advice? I would really like her to sleep in there, and they only way she will stay asleep is if im holding her or i lay down with her.

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Asked by mommy2be77 at 4:49 PM on Mar. 25, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • A crib is VAST and very scary for infants that small. They are built to want to be near the protection of a warm body, especially mom. Cosleeping is safe (doesn't have to necessarily be bedsharing). But if you decide that is not for you a sleep positioner isn't enough security. A bassinet or cosleeper is smaller and feels more secure. Remember for nine months she's been held and felt the swaying of your movememts. It's normal what she is doing. Also swaddling will help. Infants tend to startle easily and their sleep patterns are shorter and not as deep as an adults. You also don't have to put her in a crib in a room by herself. Babies often sleep better when there is the noise of normal day to day activity in a room you happen to be in.

    Answer by amileegirl at 4:54 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • Oh! When you do put her down, be sure she is in DEEP sleep or else (just like an adult) she'll wake if disturbed. So look for limp heavy limbs, heavy head, and steady breathing. Sometimes peope put babies down when they are in light sleep! watch her while she sleeps and you will see the difference.

    And finally, make sure the surface you put her on isn't cold. Organic or flannel sheets tend to be warmer than the thin cotton kind which can get icy.

    Answer by amileegirl at 4:57 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

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