Alexis' introduction to the crib.
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May 10th, 2012, 11:06 AM
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Just thought I'd share! Alexis has always slept with me in my bed, but unlike her big sister who had to be touching me constantly Alexis prefers to roll away and have her own space. So I decided now that she gets up and moves around a lot in the morning, sometimes too quietly for my liking, that it's time I introduce her to her crib.
So we went in last night, and seeing as how she's never spent much time in her room at all it was like a brand new experience. I showed her her walls, the lights, her window, her carpet, then put her in the crib. We played peek a boo behind the bars and played a little roll the ball around in the crib. She didn't want to lay down, so I stood in her room with her, rocked her, sang to her, and shushed her until she almost fell asleep. Then I put her down in her crib. She wasn't too thrilled, but I got her to stay laying down, and eventually she fell asleep. I made it out of her room, and then her daddy came plodding upstairs and she woke. She just sat up and looked at us through the bars, the stood up and demanded to be picked up.
I'm sick right now, so I got her, hung out in her room a bit longer, then took her back to my bed and went to sleep.
Anyhow, today we're going to spend more time in there, and I also have her big sister helping. She's bringing all the play food from the playroom up, and I put the play kitchen in Alexis' bedroom. So they can spend lots of fun times in there playing. Hopefully it will become a familiar place to her, and we'll be less distracted at night.
Any other ideas to get her comfy in there? I have no bumpers or toys in there... should I consider a toy?
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