Transitioning from co-sleeping to crib

One of the challenges that parents face as their baby grows is getting them to sleep in the crib. Transitioning from co-sleeping to crib is not always a straightforward process. As such, we have found a great resource on the web for you. It is a video with text to help you follow along.

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I hope you enjoy it back sleeping the safest
 when babies sleep on their backs they
 have a 50% less risk of dying from SIDS
 the majority of SIDS cases occur between
 2 and 5 months old but in general just
 wanted other parents to know that we
 always recommend putting your baby to
 sleep on his back every time he goes
 it's like in his first year now babies
 are going to learn to roll over usually
 between 5 6 7 or 8 months so a lot of
 parents write to me and say ok I put my
 baby down in his back but in the middle
 of my rolls do his tummy and either you
 know his face is planted in the mattress
 and I'm reading can't breathe or he's
 crying hysterically because he can't get
 out of that position so it's completely
 normal for babies to roll and get stuck
 but it's also really short and my short
 I mean like one week I know that one
 week can sound like an eternity when
 you're exhausted and you're being woken
 up all night long once you put your baby
 down to sleep on this back
 if in the middle of the night who rules
 over let's say to his side or to his
 tummy if he's not upset about it if he's
 happily continuing to sleep you don't
 need to intervene so even the National
 Institutes of Health has come out
 because I guess they get this question
 so much and they've said you know
 rolling is a normal part of your baby's
 development so once your baby starts
 rolling and the night if he's completely
 happy with the positions he's rolling
 himself in you don't need to worry and
 you don't have to you know keep the
 vigil all night watching your baby and
 rolling him back onto his back every
 single time once babies are able to roll
 around then they have the neck strength
 of the head strength and the body
 strength to roll themselves into safe
 sleeping positions so you don't don't
 worry about watching your baby and
 rolling them over but if your baby's
 upset you're gonna have to temporarily
 help him you really want to help him you
 know build strength and build
 coordination so that he's able to roll
 back into a comfortable position as soon
 as possible we can't learn in one day
 but maybe you could accelerate it and
 maybe he could you know accomplish the
 skill a day or two earlier than normal
 so we just put him down on the open
 floor during the day and you want to put
 him down on this back probably not gonna
 like this right away so you stay there
 with him and then just sit next to him
 but sit in one of his side's and you
 know hold one of his favorite toys not
 too far but a few feet away from him and
 encourage him to roll if he starts to
 try if he starts moving one of his legs
 or one of his arms in the beginning then
 kind of help him over help him know that
 this is the way to do it and then you
 know watch him let him practice and then
 help him less and less and less so that
 he can hopefully master this skill
 sooner sometimes parents will write to
 me and say you know should I use a wedge
 should I use a positioner just to keep
 him in that position that he likes and
 you definitely don't want to do this
 because they're not safe your baby needs
 his open bed he needs his space he used
 to roll around and make himself
 comfortable and don't use any wedges or
 positioners or anything to limit your
 babies and mobility we definitely no
 wonder that it's not safe and it defeats
 the point we want your baby to become
 strong and Mobile on his own

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