How do you introduce the crib to a baby who has been sleeping elsewhere?


Any tips for getting my 6 month old to sleep in his crib? He has been sleeping in the rock and play and is getting too big. if we put him in there asleep the longest hes lasted was 45 minutes.

Introduce him to his crib in a positive way during the day or while getting ready for bed – massage, smiling, soft music, dressing or changing him, etc. Put him in is crib the first time at bedtime about 15 mins later than you usually do to increase his sleep pressure without making him too overtired. Plan to respond with a sleep intervention of your choice until he falls asleep on his own in the crib so it doesn’t feel like a bait and switch to him when he wakes up there later!

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