Hates the Crib

Good Monday Morning!!

I hope most of you have a short week, or at least a half day on Friday due to the Easter holiday. Should make for a better start to your week, right?! 😀

This is just a quick post, I just need some advice, if possible.

We have a little issue with little Miss G Marie.

See since she got home from the hospital, she has been sleeping in her Rock n’ Play.

rock n play

She loves it, and thankfully it has worked out perfectly for us so far.

Only problem now is that she is getting way too big for it. She can still fit (barely), so it’s not a safety concern…yet.


^^she’s no longer that little 🙂

You are probably asking, why not put her in her crib???

Well, that’s the whole problem. She hates it.

It’s terrible. I have tried all sorts of suggestions that I have read online- like make her more comfortable in it by playing with toys in there with it. I have also tried putting her in there just for nap time, which she wakes up almost instantly & will cry (pretty much just scream) until someone gets her. I can only let her cry for so long, and it really just breaks my heart.

I am hoping someone has some advice they can offer that may help her like her crib.

Some ideas that I have, that I’m hoping to start this week or next is to have her nap in her pack n’ play. That way it’s flat, not inclined like her rock n’ play. Also it is not as big as her crib, so maybe that will be a bit more comforting. I know part of the problem is that the crib is just so big compared to her rock n’ play.

We can always move her pack n’ play upstairs, that way it’s a start. I’m just not sure if she will even like that.

Other ideas- getting a mobile that is battery powered. She loves her mobile, but it only lasts for about 3 minutes, if that. She likes to look at it and I think that if she had something to look at continuously that may help.

The one good thing is that we have had her in her room since she was about two months old, so thankfully we don’t have to get her used to her room AND the crib, it’s just getting her used to the crib.

Any advice would be MUCH appreciated! 🙂


Gabriella says thank you in advance 😀 That was her basketball outfit that she wore to watch March Madness with her Daddy. She LOVES basketball, it calms her right down if she is fussy. I swear it’s in her blood.

Thank you, as always, for reading & for sharing experiences & suggestions that you my have I truly appreciate it and use the advice often.




5 thoughts on “Hates the Crib

  1. My sister started the twins in the rockers and still uses them for naps but they sleep through the night in their cribs now. She puts a sleep sack on them and also had mobiles which distracted them well and they loved. She had to take them down cause they are big enough to pull on them but they seemed to work during the transition phase. Ill ask her what else she did and pass it along to you!

  2. i don’t know if it’s even possible for you to do this, but one thing i did with my daughter was put her bassinet (it was a little portable one) inside the crib until she grew out of the bassinet. then i tried to mimic the feel of the bassinet by placing rolled up blankets around her in the crib so she felt more secure and enclosed. good luck, getting babies to sleep can be tricky.

  3. Hopefully someone gives you some great advice, so that if I have the same problem, I can come back to this post and find out what worked! 😉 Sorry I can’t help … but I’m not there yet!!

  4. Good luck! What if you transitioned her to a car seat? My sister’s kids slept in car seats forever and she’d just put the car seat in the crib (although this can be a safety issue if they aren’t strapped in because they can crawl out and get wedge in between the crib and car seat). I am not one to give advice though – my sons naps great in his crib and he goes to sleep there every night but when he wakes up at 11pm, he comes and sleeps with us. So, we haven’t figured out how to get him out of our bed yet!

  5. We were in the same boat until a few weeks ago! I decided to try the pack n play transition first and actually folded two towels under one end so it was still a little elevated. After 3 nights I took the towels out and he was finally sleeping flat on his back! We are now working on the crib part but I do think the pack n play helped!

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