Crib training - day 2.
This is one of the hardest parts of having a baby IMO. At 7 months, it's time to get her transitioned into her room. I'm going about it in a step-by-step way, because when she cries I can't think clearly and resort to our routine, so a plan will be my backbone.
Step 1 was getting her to sleep independently in a bassinet across the room (she's usually in arms reach). It was actually really easy.
Step 2 began yesterday - all her naps will be in the crib. I snapped this photo for evidence, seeing this feels incredibly rewarding. I did this!
Today went overwhelmingly MUCH better than yesterday, I got her super tired & full, played her white noise music, then rubbed her back and she was asleep in minutes!
I try to visit her nursery throughout the day and play in it and mold it as "a good place, a safe place" for her, so she doesn't freak out when I lay her down. I haven't felt ready to transition her over to her nursery until now, and her pediatrician recommended she stay in our room for the first 6 months, so I suppose the timing is natural. It's bittersweet, but part of parenthood 💜 #7monthsold #cribtraining #lifewithababy #backisbest #untilshehasapreference #sleepingbeauty