Transitioning Your Baby from Rock N’ Play to Crib

As your baby grows, it may be time to transition them from their rock n’ play to a crib. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to do this smoothly and stress-free:

  1. Choose the right crib that meets current safety standards and has enough space for your baby to move around comfortably.
  2. Gradually introduce the crib by placing it in the same room as their rock n’ play, encouraging your baby to explore and play in the crib during supervised playtime.
  3. Make the crib comfortable by adding a firm, flat mattress and a fitted sheet, as well as a blanket or stuffed animal for additional comfort and security.
  4. Establish a bedtime routine that includes winding down activities such as bath time, story time, and singing lullabies to help your baby associate the crib with sleep.


* When should I transition my baby from rock n’ play to crib?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be placed in a crib by 4 months old, and no longer in a rock n’ play by 18 months old.

* Is it safe for my baby to sleep in a rock n’ play all night long?

No, it may increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

How can I know if my crib meets safety standards?

Look for the CPSC certification label on the crib or check with the manufacturer.

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