Crib training: 1+ week

I’m sure many of you won’t want to read this, but I have to brag about my 8 week old baby. He’s sleeping 7-8 hours straight at night in his crib. He consistently wakes up between 4:00 & 5:00am, nurses for 20 minutes, abs is back down within the hour for another 3-4 hours. Sometimes we sleep until 10:00am! 

I always said we would co-sleep for at least 3-6 months, but it just didn’t work. I didn’t want him our bed. The Rock n’ Play was horrible for night sleeping (no support, don’t put your baby in it all night, every night like we did), and the only place we could put the Pack n’ Play was under the air vent so we had a frozen baby after just a few hours. Plus he snores and grunts and I am such a light sleeper, so I wasn’t sleeping at night with him in our room. So with all those variables we made the choice to transition him into his crib way early (at 6.5 weeks to be exact), and I’m glad we did. Our room is literally about 3 feet from the nursery, so nightly feedings haven’t been any more difficult that before since I took him in the nursery to change him anyways. He’s been sleeping longer, better, and more often since being in the crib. Plus I get actual alone time. 

I’m hoping writing all this doesn’t jinx our progress, but I’m just so proud of my little guy. Now we just need to focus on transitioning out of the swaddle once he starts rolling over.

Crib training: 1+ week

I’m sure many of you won’t want to read this, but I have to brag about my 8 week old baby. He’s sleeping 7-8 hours straight at night in his crib. He consistently wakes up between 4:00 & 5:00am, nurses for 20 minutes, abs is back down within the hour for another 3-4 hours. Sometimes we sleep until 10:00am!

I always said we would co-sleep for at least 3-6 months, but it just didn’t work. I didn’t want him our bed. The Rock n’ Play was horrible for night sleeping (no support, don’t put your baby in it all night, every night like we did), and the only place we could put the Pack n’ Play was under the air vent so we had a frozen baby after just a few hours. Plus he snores and grunts and I am such a light sleeper, so I wasn’t sleeping at night with him in our room. So with all those variables we made the choice to transition him into his crib way early (at 6.5 weeks to be exact), and I’m glad we did. Our room is literally about 3 feet from the nursery, so nightly feedings haven’t been any more difficult that before since I took him in the nursery to change him anyways. He’s been sleeping longer, better, and more often since being in the crib. Plus I get actual alone time.

I’m hoping writing all this doesn’t jinx our progress, but I’m just so proud of my little guy. Now we just need to focus on transitioning out of the swaddle once he starts rolling over.