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I saw that another mom posted their 3 month old won't sleep in the crib, but it's to the point now that my 7 month olds feet are going to be hanging over the side of his swing!!! I am convinced that it's the cradle-ing feeling everything else he has slept in gives him. What can I try? I have rolled up recieving blankets and put him in the middle to give him that cradled feeling, but I don't think thats enough. He screamed for 45 minutes until I finally gave in and put him in the swing. He sleeps for an hour or so in the crib, where as in the swing he will sleep from 7pm to 4 or 5 am. I thought about cutting off the little head rest pillow thing that is in the swing, but I need an opinion first!
first off I'm assuming since you didnt mention other kids that this is your first? that being said it's never easy when your baby cries but it seems harder the first time around. I think you already hit the nail on the head on this one when you said you "gave in" . people dont like to give babies enough credit. They are so smart even by 7 months. They learn very quickly what gets your attention. my advice and this is what has worked for me 3 times now( I cant count the first cuz we didnt do this with the first and lived to regret it) is to let them cry it out. I know that can sound cruel but first this is not going to hurt your baby. I am not saying you cant comfort him but NO picking him up. does he have music or a fav toy or blanket? give him that during the day in his swing and at night give these to him in his crib. bed time can be a fun time for you and baby, a bath a story a snuggle but babies need to learn and they can that bed time is for sleeping not playing. A very Dark room ( no nightlght) seems to work best . I hope some part of this helps. Good luck its hard but you can do it.
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