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3 Tips for Transitioning Baby to Crib

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Let’s talk about milestones for a minute. There are those first words, the first steps, the first smiles…all of those fun, amazing milestones that are so memorable. What about the other ‘smaller’ milestones? I’m not going to lie, the firs time our little one smiled at me, I cried. He recently started crawling and pulling up; and I am sure will be walking very soon. Last week, we surpassed another, not so often celebrated milestone, that has me jumping for joy! Our little one started sleeping in his crib!

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We have had the most difficult time transitioning our little one to his crib. I know, co-sleeping isn’t a bad thing. However, it was getting to be exhausting for us and little man. I have found that he seems to rest so much better in his crib for naps. While we have tried a few times to transition him to his crib, he seemed to always end up sleeping in his portable crib next to our bed. Since transitioning him to his crib and we have all slept so much better! I have found 3 things have helped this transition to be successful. 

Routine, routine, routine. We all know how important routine is for a little one, but when transitioning to them to sleeping in their crib. It’s imperative to create a bedtime routine. Our routine consists of a bath, reading a story together, giving our little one a bottle and laying him in his crib slightly awake.img_2005

Setting the mood. It’s important for your little one to associate sleep and rest with their crib. We rarely let our little one play in his crib, mainly because I don’t want him to associate playtime with his crib. That’s not to say he never plays in there, but we try to place him on the floor or in his play area for play time. We also make sure there is only a dim lamp and sound machine on when we take him in the room at bedtime. Ensuring that the temperature is a comfortable temperature is also important, especially as the weather is getting cooler. Setting the mood and ensuring the environment is nearly the same each time its bedtime will help your little one to relax and understand that it’s bedtime.

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Keeping baby dry during the night. One issue that we have had in the past when we have tried to transition our little one to his crib is leaks during the night. Almost each night, he would wake up because his diaper had leaked. I have tried numerous brands and have not had any luck with stopping those pesky night time leaks. Recently, I discovered Well Beginnings diapers, and they have been a game changer for us! I am an avid Walgreens shopper and I love the fact that Well Beginnings diapers are exclusive to Walgreens-easy shopping is a plus for busy moms! These diapers are not only high quality but they are also highly absorbent. We haven’t had a single leak since we transitioned our little ones to using Well Beginnings diapers! Did I mention that the price point on these is amazing? You all know how much I love saving money-and since discovering these diapers, we have more money to spend on those upcoming Christmas gifts! I am so thankful that I don’t have to worry about night time leaks anymore, and I know that the only time our little one will wake up during the night is for a midnight snack. img_2008

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How did you transition your little one to their crib? 

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Grace Wilson

Saturday 10th of December 2016

So cute photos of your baby... Nice tips that you shared for transitioning a baby to crib and how to make a routine sleep for our little angels.

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Corinne Coleman

Monday 5th of December 2016

Hi,

I just loved the 2nd pic of your baby. He is smiling and drooling. What a cute baby!

I will try the diapers you mentioned.

Loving Living Lancaster

Monday 5th of December 2016

Thank you!!

Caroline

Monday 21st of November 2016

Oh he is ADORABLE!! I agree that routine is the best! My brother and SIL had the toughest time transitioning their first born because of a lack of routine.. and the second time around they had it down pact!

Suzanne Spiegoski

Thursday 10th of November 2016

This is such a great and informative transitional piece for your babies now becoming older and ready for bigger and greater things! I'm sure a lot of parents will appreciate this article.

Amanda Love

Thursday 10th of November 2016

Those are all very good tips if you ask me! I think it's nice to train them to sleep on their own bed, it's going to help them become more independent as they grow older and the earlier the better!

Loving Living Lancaster

Friday 11th of November 2016

That's so very true!