Now it’s time to get your baby sleeping in her crib.
Tip 1: Use a Specialized Sleep Sack
Since your baby is used to sleeping in a small and cosy sleep space, I recommend you use a specialized sleep sack to aid this transition.
Younger babies that aren’t yet trying to roll should be put in a swaddle blanket. (See my favorite swaddle blankets below.)
Older babies that have shown signs of trying to roll should be put in a swaddle transition blanket. They provide a feeling of familiar cosiness while also being safe for babies that are mobile. (See my favorite transition blankets below.)
NOTE: This isn’t for babies who are fully rolling. It’s for babies who have tried at least once to wiggle, flip or roll.
Tip 2: Have baby’s feet touch the end of the crib
Place your baby in the crib with her feet touching one end, so that she feels some boundaries. We often put baby right in the center of the crib, but if your little one liked the cosy Rock n Play she’ll sleep better feeling some boundaries.