For many parents, co-sleeping is amazing. . . for a season. As your baby gets older (ie. takes up more space on the bed than you and your partner combined,) you may be wondering how to transition your baby from co-sleeping to a crib in their own room. It's a daunting task, especially because your child has become accustomed to the warmth and comfort that come with sleeping right next to you. Luckily, with a little bit of patience and routine, a child's sleep habits are fairly easy to change.
Although the steps for transitioning are pretty straightforward, it's easier said than done in some cases. Depending on your child's personality, it may be more difficult than you were anticipating. In this case, it's fine to wait a little bit and try again, or simply stretch out your transition period. For other babies though, it will be second nature (they may even sleep better on their own,)
Just because you co-slept once doesn't mean you're in it for the long haul if you don't want to be. Using these simple steps your child will be sleeping happily in their own bed before you know it.