At what age do you switch to crib

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Catherine posted this 25 August 2018

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.

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ASHLEY posted this 11 January 2019

I waited when she was about 5 months. I had a 9lb baby so she started to outgrow her little basinet we had for her pretty quick and I wanted her to have more space.

Shaunice posted this 11 January 2019

My daughter co-slept with me for a while! I finally put her in her crib at like 6 months until she finally slept all night by herself. didn't take a while just have to be strong through the night time crying.

Sally posted this 11 January 2019

I switched at 3 months! Best decision ever!

Tatiana posted this 06 January 2019

Around 3 or 4 months. Mommy and Daddy needed sleep!! Baby started sleeping better too. 😁 

Hana posted this 07 November 2018

We switched at 9 months.  She slept in our room in the pack n play until then.  Do what you feel comfortable with, there is no right or wrong answer here. 

Jane posted this 02 November 2018

My son was in his until about 3 1/2 months. It was a relatively easy transition thankfully but I did miss having him right by my bed. 

Michelle posted this 02 November 2018

I switched him at around 4 months. I also got him used to it by using the crib for nap time 😊 

gena posted this 02 November 2018

As soon as they start rolling, or attempting to roll, move them over. 

Jessica posted this 26 October 2018

We transitioned to a crib at 4 months.  The crib was in our bedroom, but we luckily had a smooth transition.  

Mary posted this 26 October 2018

I switched around 3-4 months when he started to out grow it. We tried the crib but found it was easier for baby to co-sleep with us. He did nap in his crib or pack n' play. 

Anne posted this 25 October 2018

With my eldest she slept in her crib since day one because we were living with my parents while our house was being finished.  When my middle she slept in the bassinet for about 3 months and I'm assuming this one will be the same.  I love my babies but I love my room, bed and husband!

Sara posted this 25 October 2018

Both of mine were around 12 weeks old.  They were directly across the hall from our room and I trusted my baby monitor.  You just need to do what you are comfortable with and know that there isn't a right or wrong answer (unless they are 6 and still sleeping in a crib 😂 .

Tammy posted this 24 October 2018

4-6 months is typical but I think practicing during naps is a great idea!

My daughter stayed in the bassinet in our room  until she was around 3 months old.  Now, her room was directly across the hall, so we felt very  comfortable moving her over to her crib.  I started practicing with the crib with her naps during the day for a solid month before we made the switch.  She was comfortable with her crib by then and we purchased a good baby monitor to help soothe my mommy worries!!  There is no right or wrong answer here and sometimes you just need to do what feels right for you and your baby. 

Kelly posted this 18 September 2018

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. 

Michelle posted this 16 September 2018

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. 

Alaca posted this 05 September 2018

Usually between 4-6 months all depending on the stage if they look ready or not.  It was about the crawling.

Joann posted this 05 September 2018

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. 

Jennifer posted this 05 September 2018

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. 

Ingrid posted this 05 September 2018

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  

Danielle posted this 04 September 2018

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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