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Tips For Getting Baby to Nap in the Crib

Lil Community: How Do I Transition a Tot Who Only Naps in the Moby?

It takes a village! Psychobabble asks our readers for some nap time help in The Mommy Club group.

I am the mother of a 2.5 month old son who is having some issues with napping. When my son hit three weeks, he experienced a nasty case of colic. The only remedy to comfort him was to wear him in a Moby wrap all day. Now at 2.5 months he will only nap during the day while carried in the Moby wrap. I've tried putting him down in a deep sleep, putting him down when he's drowsy, and putting one of my shirts in the crib. He wakes up as soon as he hits the sheet and cries/flails around until I pick him up and put him back in the wrap. Once in the wrap he usually falls asleep in minutes. 

How can I help him adjust to the crib for naps? I'm going back to work very soon and he will be at daycare, where I'm sure they won't be able to carry him around all day!

In terms of his nighttime habits, we had swaddled him and put him to bed once asleep with a great track record of sleeping through the night. He just started moving around in the crib at night (we found him rotated 90 degrees in the morning, but not rolling over yet) so we tried using a sleep sack only, now he's waking up during the night again. I would greatly appreciate any advice you could provide about these issues. I'm afraid I created a monster while trying to remedy his colic.

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