THREE TIPS FOR TRANSITIONING BABY TO CRIB
1. JUST DO IT. It’s so easy to have an excuse and to put it off until the “perfect” time but there honestly isn’t a perfect time so pick a date and do it. At the minimum, start having naps there or one cycle at night and then you can make the full blown transition after a few days. But don’t go backwards. Keep yourself and your little one accountable.
2. PLAY IN THEIR ROOM. So many folks come to me with the idea that the room should only be for sleep but you really want the room to be a happy, familiar place. Avoiding it only makes it seem foreign and can prolong the adjustment process so try to make it fun. Have wake time there occasionally and let them see and explore their space.
3. YOU ARE THE GATEKEEPER. If you are stressed or anxious about the room, they will be stressed and anxious too. It is your job to be calm, confident and assertive. They look to you to know what they should do and how to react to new things and environments. This does not mean it will be instant love though either. It’s still a new spot so know that it does take time to acclimate. It doesn’t mean they hate their room so stay committed.
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This post is sponsored by Owlet, all opinions are my own. Katie Bartley is a sleep expert based in Austin, TX with clients all over the world! You can schedule a consultation with her via her website and start sleeping more right away!
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PHOTOGRAPHY: Melissa Glynn has spent the past six year developing a style that aims to show off just how fantastic you are. This self proclaimed “Texas girl” loves creating images that are classic, timeless, and lovely. When she’s not behind the camera she loves playing with her pup “Nolte”, riding bicycles, traveling, yoga, and a really great glass of red zinfandel!