Even though you love your child more than anything else in the world, there comes a time when you must put them to sleep in a crib. Cribs are cozy and comfortable and seem like the ideal choice for sleeping for an infant, but parents have often reported that their child has just refused to sleep in it.
Some parents have also reported that their child only falls asleep if they are rocking them in their arms. Moreover, some parents have to keep walking around to put their infant to sleep. This can prove to be quite worrisome for parents who have to work in the morning as they cannot afford to stay awake all night.
Thus, it is imperative to make sure that your child has no issues with going to sleep in a crib. Your child’s outright refusal to sleep in the crib can be because of a plethora of reasons. One of the reasons your baby dozes off to sleep in your arms and cries their eyes out when you put them in a crib is the stark contrast between the two sleeping accommodations.
While your child is in your arms, you are not only making soothing noises but are also in constant motion. This eases your infant into sleep. When you compare that to a crib, your child has to contend with sleeping in a confined space with no movement whatsoever.
Consequently, it makes perfect sense that your child reacts the way they do when you put them in a crib. Baby experts believe that you can get around this issue by opting for a swinging crib. It simulates the feeling of being rocked to sleep and as a result, helps your child in sleeping soundly in it.
Most experts believe that it can be very tricky to change your child’s sleeping pattern once they cross the age of six months. Thus, parents have a short window in which they must acquaint their children with a crib.
To help parents out with this tedious task, we have created an infographic of the things that can make sure your child doesn’t cry in a crib. Be sure to check out the infographic below to make sure you are well equipped with the knowledge on how to make your child feel at home in their new crib.
An Infographic by Parentinn.com.