How long do you mommas keep your babies in their bassinets? I’ve been getting mixed opinions on when they should move into their cribs. Pediatrician says when you feel comfortable, some friends do as early as 4 months, others have been around a year, etc.
At what age do you switch to crib
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4-5 months is what I have always heard. I think 4 months seems to be the average there. It always comes down to what you and your baby are comfortable with.
I switched at 5 months, but I've heard from 4-6 also. I could tell it was time. You have to take that leap at some point. But most of my friends said they knew when it was time too.
Usually between 4-6 months all depending on the stage if they look ready or not. It was about the crawling.
We did it at 4 months. I think it depends on your baby and if you feel they are ready or not. I think 4 to 5 months is healthy. But I have heard of some parents waiting until 6 months. So it's really up to you.
With our first we switched to the crib at 5 months. I worked her up to it by letting her take her day naps in the crib. We had a video monitor that I trusted really well so I wasn't worried about not being woken up by her if she needed me during the night. It took several nights to get her in there through the night but we hung in there and she finally made the transition.
My first child grew up a lot slower than he was supposed to, so I waited till about 7 months with him. But, it depends on how your baby is
I would say 3-6 months is good. Some start crawling around 6 months so you don't want them crawling around in a bassinet. I think once they get really active and start moving around the crib is safest for them! Trying to crawl up the side of a bassinet is scary, they can tip it over or whatever.
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