How can I get my 4 month old to start sleeping in her crib?
Q: My daughter is 4 months and she will only sleep in her swing. I have tried everything to get her to sleep in her crib. Any suggestions on what to do?
A: When making major changes, such as from sleeping in a swing to sleeping in a crib, try making small changes instead. For example, have her sleep in her swing for a few nights but do not turn on the motion. Then start by just putting your baby in her crib at bedtime. During the night feel free to return her to the swing if she wakes up. Keep increasing the amount of time that she sleeps in her crib. In addition, since the crib can feel so vast to a tiny baby, try laying her down up in a corner of the crib, so she still feels snuggled in.
Answered by Dr. Jodi Mindell