My 7 month old daughter will ONLY sleep in her swing! Every since about 3 month she will only sleep through the night if she is in her swing or her carseat! I HATE IT!! I've tried and tried transitioning her to the crib but she crys and crys and makes me feel horrible by day 3 and I always cave and put her back in the swing. Is it bad for her to be sleeping there all night? I feel bad because she is strapped into the swing and can't move around very much. She is my fourth and NONE of my other babies did this!! HELP!View Thread
I talked to my pediatrician and he sayed that while its not "unsafe" that she will eventually be too big and need to move and that I should start transitioning her now before she tries to roll out of the swing. So the past couple of nights I've been putting her in the swing and letting her fall asleep, then when she's completely asleep I move her over to the crib but I keep the swing on (the music and the noise of it rocking back and forth) she wakes up and cries for a little bit when I put her in the crib, but then falls back asleep. So far its working! I'm hoping after a week or so of this to be able to go straight to the crib and skip the swing entirely but I'm not that brave yet!View Thread
My daughter is also 7 and a half months and she will only sleep in her swing or carseat. She's never been tested for reflux but REFUSES to sleep flat or elevated in a crib. This has been going on since she was about 3 months old and I hate it! I too strap her in so I know she's safe but I feel awful leaving her in that all night because she can't move around or stretch. She is my fourth and none of my other children did this. I worry that it's not healthy for her to be in the swing every night View Thread
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