OviaU 🎓 Welcoming your little one to the nest — Part 3: Transitioning to the crib

Newborns love a snug, nest-like sleeping space. But as your sweet little egg becomes a fledgling bird, they’ll need a little more room to spread their wings. So far in this series, we explored the elements of a cozy nursery and the benefits of a bassinet. Now, we’ll discuss when it’s time to transition your little one from the bassinet to the crib.

Just joining our series? Tap here to read part one and part two. 

Determining when it’s time

If your baby grows too big for their bassinet (many have a weight limit), that’s a clear sign that it’s time to move on. Otherwise, they could continue using it up until around six months — as long as they’re not sitting up or rolling over yet. Once your baby reaches these mobility milestones, it’s safest to switch them to a crib.

Easing the transition

If you’ve been using a bassinet built to grow with your baby, like the Stokke® Sleepi™ Mini, the transition from bassinet to crib can feel pretty seamless. Your baby will be able to enjoy the same familiar environment, just with a little more room. 

Using the crib conversion kit, the Sleepi™ Mini transforms into a full-sized crib — with the same cozy oval shape that helps your baby feel secure as well as rails and a perforated mattress bottom for safe sleep. And with the adjustable mattress height and evolving shape, it can continue to grow with your child for up to ten years. 

The in-between time

Often, a baby will grow out of their bassinet before they’re ready to move out of your room at night. So you may end up pushing the crib into your bedroom for a little while. We love that the Sleepi™ has lockable swivel wheels that make moving it a breeze — whether you want to wheel it from room to room or around your bedroom. 

Sleep soundly with Stokke®

There’s no need to lose sleep over the day your baby transitions to the nursery. After all, you’ve set up a safe and snug space that’s filled with love. And with the Stokke® Sleepi™, your baby can enjoy the same nest-like comfort of their earliest days at home as you venture into this new phase together. 

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