This morning after his nap I took the chair out of the crib. That's pretty much it :)
When we returned to the nursery for his afternoon nap I had forgotten about my plan until I saw the empty crib. This simple move was key for me. The recliner was already gone so I figured I may as well let William give this sleeping flat thing a try. I didn't elevate the mattress, but did roll a blanket up in a U-shape to cocoon his body a little. And I laid him down close to the edge to foster a more cozy atmosphere. That's it. I could tell he was a little thrown off, but he didn't put up a fight. It took him a little while to fall asleep (typical) and he has woken off and on, sometimes putting himself back to sleep. It'll take a couple days to adjust I'm sure. We have a video monitor that I watched like a hawk. I was/am especially nervous about this transition regarding his reflux/spitup issues. Seeing him choke on spitup and sometimes having it come out his nose over the past 4.5 months has stuck with me. But he's older and all that is much better.
I figured it wouldn't be a huge traumatic deal or anything, but now that we have a baby who sleeps well I didn't want to alter anything that would risk changing that. But it had to be done sooner than later. Sooo... if you're working up the nerve to wean your baby from their cozy Nap Nanny... just do it!! It will not hurt to try. Just lay your baby down flat in the crib and go from there. Maybe he/she will still need an incline in the mattress, maybe not. You won't know until you try. I hope this helps encourage someone out there. Please let me know how your transition went and if I can offer you any more encouragement. Lord knows we all need it.
Now the question is to go cold turkey, or let him sleep in it tonight...
|First day home, three days old.|
PS: Despite my weaning anxieties I would still recommend this product in a heartbeat!
|First nap without the Nap Nanny, almost five months old.|