Can I get a Hallelujah? Henley is now sleeping in her crib! Ok it’s both a celebration and a tear jerker. I miss her sweet cuddles but it’s best for everyone. So how did we finally transition her? I’ll tell you!
How We Got Baby to Sleep in Her Crib
It was a hard fought battle, let me tell you. Henley LOVES to be snuggled and cuddled, so it took her some time to learn to soothe herself. Here are the steps we took to get her to sleep in her own crib:
- I started by letting her nap in her crib first. I would wait until she was tired and take her upstairs, there I would read her a book then lay her down in the crib with one of my t-shirts. She would cry it out for 5-10 minutes before I’d go back in and pat her back, until she finally got the hang of it and started falling asleep on her own.
- ROUTINE is HUGE for crib transition. Every day for her nap and every night for bed time I would take her upstairs, change her diaper, read her a book, then lay her down in the crib with one of my t-shirts.
- At night, I also turned on her Tiny Love Take Along Projector– more on this in a minute.
- After about 2 weeks she had learned to self soothe and could fall asleep on her own! The next part was making sure she stayed asleep- she had a bad habit of waking up at 4 AM every day.
- I increased her cluster feedings at night to look like this: 6PM bottle 8PM oatmeal with strawberries or bananas, then 10PM bottle. The increase in calories helped her to stay asleep for longer.
The Tiny Love Take Along Projector was huge for getting Miss Nosy to stay in her crib without fuss. It’s a lightweight projector that can be attached to the crib or placed on a piece of furniture. It will play 30 minutes of soothing music, along with projecting a soothing ocean scene on the ceiling or wall. Because of it’s adjustability and lightness, it can be taken on trips etc. I have one for her room and one for my travel bag!