Crib Sleeping...or Lack Thereof

What do you mean I'm supposed to sleep in this big thing for the whole night all by myself?? Not happening. - Baby L

That's basically how the transition from the bassinet to the crib has gone. I've put him in the crib, rubbed his back and he's fallen asleep...for 10 minutes. Or I've put him in the crib already asleep and he's slept in it for...30 minutes. My husband has tried to put him in there for no avail. 

Some parents look forward to the days of crib sleeping. But I'm not that parent. The very first time we put him in his crib, I cried. Call me emotional but seeing my baby growing so fast is bittersweet. I can vividly remember the nights he'd fall asleep on my chest. Now, those times are few and far between, and I cherish each one I can get. 

Ultimately, we take him out. I know there are some who do the CIO (Cry it Out) method but I can't find it in my heart to do so. I figure when he's ready, he'll show us. So for now, we place him in there for as long as he'll let us. This life and these experiences are new to him, too, so I think it'd be unfair for us to do otherwise. 

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  1. We haven't tried to put E in her crib yet (except for a nap here and there) but we are ok with keeping her in our room for just a bit longer.