Hey, Mom and Dad! It’s good to see you once again. We hope that all is well with the new baby and that everyone is settling in nicely. Today, let’s discuss an issue that most parents experience with their babies. Babies often cry when placed in bassinets, but this doesn’t have anything to do with you. Here are the logical reasons your baby dislikes their crib and ways to fit it.
The Space Is Unfamiliar
If your little one puts up a fight the minute you place them in the crib, they’re likely just unfamiliar with the new environment. This has nothing to do with you or your parenting style. Your little one is still getting used to the transition of falling asleep in your arms to a bed with bars around them. Try to do more daily activities, such as feeding and playing, in the bedroom so that they can get used to the new space.
Swaddling is one of the best ways to get a sleepy yet fussy baby to sleep. It involves wrapping up babies like burritos, which helps them feel as if they’re back in the womb. This method helps babies sleep through the night and gets them used to their beds.
Sleeping Is an Art
Mom and Dad, sleeping is an art that your baby can’t master without your help. When you leave them in a room by themselves, falling asleep could take a while, which results in them feeling cranky in the morning. When your baby is old enough, start sleep training so that they can learn that the bed they’re in is theirs. They may not like it at first, but it will grow on them. It may be hard on you, too, so stay nearby to make the transition easier.
Stay Near Them for a While
It will take time for both you and your baby to get used to sleeping in separate rooms. It’s not impossible, however. Stay by their side, sing or talk to them, and watch them as they drift off to sleep. This will help you and your baby transition healthily.
They Have GERD
Acid reflux is common in babies. Try using a baby swing to help your baby avoid acid reflux. To avoid spit-up, consider adding the swing to your baby’s sleep routine to elevate their bodies to keep the milk down. Remember, don’t leave your baby in the swing overnight, as this is dangerous. Once they’ve fallen asleep, transfer them to the crib.
Mom and Dad, the reasons your baby dislikes their crib is not you, and it will never be you. Take these as lessons to develop a better sleeping process as your baby learns to sleep independently.
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