When should my daughter begin sleeping in her own room?

Tiffany - posted on 10/11/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I bought a bassinet before my daughter was born and she ended up being 10lbs 2oz. She now weighs in over 14 lbs and the bassinet can only hold her until she's 15 lbs. She's only roughly 12 weeks old. I have heard that a baby should sleep in the same room as you until they are about 6 months old to reduce the chances of SIDS. Is this true? I can't take the crib apart that is in her room and put it in our bedroom. My room isn't big enough. Our room is right next to hers and we also have a baby monitor.

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Terri - posted on 10/12/2010

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My oldest boys slept in their rooms from the start. My youngest is sleeping in our room 1)due to lack of space in our 2 bedroom house and 2) he was born with some medicial issues.
If the crib wont fit and you want her to stay in your room try a playpen. But if you feel comfortable with her sleeping in her own room start with naps and part of the night till both of you get use to her being out of your room.

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Anna - posted on 10/24/2010

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My daughter has never been in her own room do to lack of rooms, but next month when we move into our new apartment, she is going straight into her own room. She's 3 months old now, but by the time we move she will be 4 months. If i would have had enough rooms from the start, she would have been in her own room then. I think its perfectly fine for them to have their own rooms. Better in a way. It will teach them independence and how to soothe themselves.

Sabrina - posted on 10/21/2010

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My son started sleeping in his crib in his own room a week before he turned 3 months and he has done great! I think it was harder on me than it was on him!

Jennifer - posted on 10/20/2010

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My son moved to his own bed/room at 9 weeks old. We all slept better once this happened. Just put on the monitor and you will be fine. His bedroom is far away from ours (other side of the house) but its worth it to get a better nights sleep. You hear every little noise when they sleep in your room. The SIDS scare is only for the first four months really. Once she is rolling over both ways, she is fine to sleep on her stomach. I still wake up and go check on him too. It is hard to move them but I think better in the long run. They will learn to sleep independently too. Good luck, let us know how it goes.

Liz - posted on 10/17/2010

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One of the things we used for our twins is the sleep positioners to make sure that they slept on their backs and wouldn't roll onto their tummys.

Liz - posted on 10/17/2010

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My b/g twins were born six weeks early, and we had them in their bassinets in our room up until they were three months of age. They got too long for their bassinets so we had to switch them to their cribs in their room. Their room was right across the hall from us and we had a monitor as well. They are two now and still share a room at the moment. Our youngest son is three months old and we have him in a playyard bassinet in our room. When he starts sleeping through the night he is going to share the twins room until we can find a bigger place in the area to move to.

Sarah - posted on 10/15/2010

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i had tyler in his bassinet next to me until he was 2 months old and now i have him in his room in his crib and hes fine

Britany - posted on 10/14/2010

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I would just put her in her crib when she starts sleeping threw the night, they say that babies who are in a smoke freee home have a verry low chance of SIDS and there are other things you can do to reduce this, I think 6 months is to long then it will be harder to move her into her crib, I think as soon as shes sleeping threw the night move her to her crib.

Chalotte - posted on 10/13/2010

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We kept our son in our room till he two months old, that we set up the pack and play in the living room next to our bedroom door to slowly break the him of the bassinet. It is great, we can hear and see him! I tried the crib, I removed everything, toys bumper and the heavy quilt. But, every sound he made I could not sleep, so I put him back in his pack and play (the bassinet part). See if that works for you!

Kasie - posted on 10/13/2010

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No they dont have to sleep in the same room, all you have to do is put her on her back in the crib and make sure there arent a lot of things in the crib with her when she sleeps. I still have some animals in my baby's crib but i noticed when he starts crying really hard he'l grab things and pull them on top of his head so im careful where i put blankets. I know plenty of woman who had there babies start out in the crib so dont worry about it. If you feel like you need to, just get a baby monitor and put it in her room.

Terri - posted on 10/12/2010

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I have one and have used it on all my kids. They are called Angel Care monitors (about $120). The sensor pad goes under the crib mattress. Well worth the money.

Natasha - posted on 10/12/2010

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I had my son in the bassinett until he was around 8 weeks old since then he's been in his own room we have a baby monitor...I think its fine for her to go in her own room just keep a monitor on...also although expensive they do have a breathing detecor thing you put underneath her sheet in her mattress and it will alert you if she stops breathing ( a friend told me about this i have not brought it though) good luck and do what YOU ffel comfortable doing

Lacie - posted on 10/12/2010

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i use a pack and play. most of them have a bassinet top and the convert to a play pen so you can keep it for years

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