when did you move your lil one into their own room?

Amber - posted on 01/24/2010 ( 110 moms have responded )

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My son is 7 months and still sleeps in our room. My husband has been saying we need to move him out for months. I am nervous I wont hear him if he cries. When did you move your baby out and any advice?

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Bridget - posted on 01/25/2010

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Hi Amber, I posted this exact same question as I was unsure also. After a lot of responses I was reassured that you can move your little one into their own room as early as you feel comfortable. My son was 7 months when we moved him into his own room and he has been fine adjusting to the change. Me on the otherhand have had a harder time dealing with it - I still wake up at 5am just before he wakes up for him morning chatter before going back to sleep!!! Trust me you will hear them cry if it is anything major otherwise you will all sleep better and your little one will not be woken by you or your husband. I do not have a monitor as we are just next door and I can still hear everything even him rolling over.
One thing I did do was place a baby mirror on the side of the cot so if he woke early then he could chat to the other baby and not be alone.
Good luck for whenever you choose to make the change.

Melissa - posted on 02/04/2010

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I moved bella into her own around 14 weeks old as she was too big for bassinet and kept waking herself up at night. It wasn't easy, I slept in her room on the floor on a mattress for the first 3 weeks she was in there:) Now I have the baby monitor on so if she wakes i can hear her. it does get easier :)

Jillena - posted on 01/28/2010

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I am having this problem too! My daughter is also 7 months and I can't fathom not having her right next to me. It is so wierd because I am a child specialist and know that she will be okay......I tell mom's this all the time. Crying is good for their lungs, and they need to know you are not going to go pick them up everytime they start to cry....etc. Butttt when it is your own baby things can be a little different! I need to gain some courage and follow my own advice!

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Durell - posted on 02/12/2010

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Ely just turned 8 mo on the 10th and has been sleeping in his crib n his own room since he was two months old. I breastfeed and couldnt get a good nights sleep with him because all he wanted to do was be permanetly attached to me all night long. he slept great right away it was so wonderful. monitors work great and a mom knows instinctivly when there kid crys so dont worry u will wake up

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6 months. I was having too many bad sleeping nights and I think she was too. I just decided to put her in it and she started sleeping through the night that night! 10 hours!! the longest before that was about 3... I keep the monitor plugged in next to my bed and keep it on all night so I can hear if she is crying. If she does cry I let her cry and she will fall back asleep in a couple minutes.

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6 months. I was having too many bad sleeping nights and I think she was too. I just decided to put her in it and she started sleeping through the night that night! 10 hours!! the longest before that was about 3... I keep the monitor plugged in next to my bed and keep it on all night so I can hear if she is crying. If she does cry I let her cry and she will fall back asleep in a couple minutes.

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Katy's cot is next to my bed & I have no plans of moving her anytime soon. She started creche a month ago & sleeps happily in her cot there & falls asleep at night on her own - she's always awake & gurgling happily with her bunny when I put her down & leave the room & is asleep within 5 mins. I like having her next to me - selfish maybe, seeing as it is just the two of us & I like the company!

I guess one day we'll both be ready :-)

Jennifer - posted on 02/11/2010

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My daughter was sleeping from about 8pm until 5am at 2 and a half months...that's when we moved her to her own bedroom. I agree with your husband about moving your son to his own room because a friend of mine waited to long and she wasn't able to get her son out of her room until he was 3 years old. So, to end my post...I think if he is sleeping good through the night then you should move him. Also, I totally understand about being worried you won't hear him, but you will. For like the first week my daughter was in her own room I didn't sleep very well, but now...it's great!

Nicole - posted on 02/11/2010

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We put our son in his own room at 6 weeks old. I wanted us in our permanent routine before I went back to work. I also have a sis in law who has a 6 year old still in her bed so that was motivation to do it quickly. It was hard the first week or so, we use a monitor still and he is 8 months now. He started sleeping better at night when he was in his own bed. Good Luck, but do what you are comfortable with!

Nicole - posted on 02/11/2010

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We put our son in his own room at 6 weeks old. I wanted us in our permanent routine before I went back to work. I also have a sis in law who has a 6 year old still in her bed so that was motivation to do it quickly. It was hard the first week or so, we use a monitor still and he is 8 months now. He started sleeping better at night when he was in his own bed. Good Luck, but do what you are comfortable with!

Ty - posted on 02/11/2010

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My daughter is 8m and I tried to put her in her own room a few times to get her use to being in there, but I am not comfortable with it. I have a fear of SIDS and until I'm comfortable she will remain in my room with my husband and I. It really depends on you and your husband to come to a happy medium.

Keisha - posted on 02/10/2010

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My son is 7 months and we have moved his baby crib in our bedroom. Just because I'm afraid and my husband just wants the baby out of our bed. :) I would move him in his own room we will eventually. :) Just put your mom radar on, you will be fine. I wake up every time. That's what we were made for.

Nicole - posted on 02/09/2010

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I moved Colton at 4 months from beside my bed to his own room in a crib. He did fine it was harder on me. I felt the same way that I wouldnt be able to here him the doctor told me oh you will... so at nap time I tried it and you will here him ...its a mommy thing

Marion - posted on 02/09/2010

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We moved our daughter out at about 6 or 6.5 months. We moved her bassinett with her at first, and then a couple weeks later transitioned her into her crib.

Mia - posted on 02/09/2010

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My daughter has had her own room since we brought her home. I was afraid as well that I wouldn't hear her cry. So I got monitors, and turns out I forgot to turn it on a lot, and I still managed to hear her cry. I think you'll do just fine =)

Nicole - posted on 02/09/2010

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I moved my little Chloe into her own room at 5 weeks, and then by week 8 she was sleeping through the night. Do you have a baby monitor? You will definitely hear him if he cries. If you're really worried about it, spring for the video monitor instead. That way you can tell if he is in danger or is just fussin'. :)

Tiffany - posted on 02/08/2010

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We moved our daughter in her room when she learned to lift up her head ( about 3-4 months ) Best choice we ever made!

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Alissa was 8weeks old. We were remodeling and completely redid her room (tore walls and ceiling down). It wasn't completed before she got here and when it was, I was so excited to get her crib and bedding up. She was going through a growth spurt and when we put her down for a late nap, she just kept on sleeping. I was nervous but I also didn't want to wake her. We set up the monitors and its been that way since. Her monitor sits on top of the crib rail and trust me, I can hear EVERYTHING (even if I turn it down)..but still sleep good. Its like my subconscious is what's on alert, but the transition went very smooth. She's been sleeping through the night since.

Jessica - posted on 02/08/2010

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I moved Reid into his room at 2 weeks. He was fine with it. I was fine with it. Actually I slept better.

Lara - posted on 02/07/2010

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I moved my little guy when he's sleep noises started waking me. He was sleeping longer stretches, but I wasn't! Even though his room shares a wall with ours and I left the doors open, I still used a baby monitor for months, just to be sure I'd hear him. Which of course, defeated the purpose of moving him :) Now I've eliminated the baby monitor, but still wake up pretty quickly when he wakes up - but not from every little squeek and gurgle he makes.

He did wake up a bit more frequently for a week or two. Good Luck.

Marciel - posted on 02/07/2010

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This is always tricky :)!! We have 6 kids as I have stated before and well frankly we always have someone crawling in bed!!! As for not hearing your little one. Mommies have super powers when it comes to their little ones crying!!! Good luck!!

Nadine - posted on 02/07/2010

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I didnt move my son into his own room until he was 7 months old. I then proceeded to burst into tears lol ;)

We got a monitor so that I can hear him cry. It calmed my nerves big time. Dont let anyone rush you into something you're not ready for. Youve got to be ready and comfortable with it. Its a big step. I totally understand where you're coming from! Hope thats a help.

Muriel - posted on 02/07/2010

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We moved Rielly around 4/5 months. I was a nervous wreck. With all the stories out there, you can't help but to worry. I jumped up each time I "thought" I heard something on the monitor. After doing that for a week straight, I realized she was fine. She used to go to bed around 11 wake at 4/5 for a feeding and then back to sleep until 7. Now she goes to bed at 8:30 and wakes at 7. I still sneak in her room each night though to make sure she's still breathing.

Wendy - posted on 02/06/2010

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We moved our kids to their own room at about 4 weeks. We were lucky that they both slept better and more soundly by themselves. We used a monitor for several months to put our minds at ease that we would hear them. Now we know that we'll hear them cry from where we are and we don't need the monitor.

Skye - posted on 02/05/2010

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we moved our son in his own room at 6 month,it was hrd work at first but now he goes down for 10hrs which is great,to be honest i wish i done it sooner so he wasnt so up tight when we did move him in there! the monitor picks up any noise.good luck x

Kendra - posted on 02/05/2010

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I moved my son, Kenlee out of my room when he was 14 months. A lot was due to a small house and no room in his brothers room for another bed. So we moved to a larger house and do you know, he did great! Now my youngest is now 8 months old and she has been sleeping in her own room since day 1. Trust me. You will hear your son cry, if you feel the need, buy a monitor and place it by your bed. It wont hurt baby to be in a seperate room...

Veronica - posted on 02/04/2010

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i moved Nayte when it was time for his father to go back to work as i felt it was unfair for him to be woken so about 4 weeks however i sleep with the baby monitor on beside my bed on low and get up at the waking of my child and at nearly 8 mths and not sleeping through are still doing this and dad never hears him lol

Sara - posted on 02/04/2010

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My daughter moved to her own room at around a month old. She was sleeping through the night, and honestly didn't even notice the difference. To help her adjust, I'd let her take naps in her room for a few days before I made the actual move. There was some hassle with midnight feedings involved (I keep the baby monitor on low volume to let my husband sleep, but the flashing lights wake me up fine) but after a few weeks, she wouldn't even make a sound.

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Olivia slept in her own room the day she came home from hospital. I used a baby monitor for the first while but found this very disruptive as it just amplified every little noise she made. I never had any issues hearing her when she wakes up crying or not, when she is restless, gassy you name it. I don't think you will have any problems hearing a 7 month old if he needs you and I think once he is used to being in his own room, you will all sleep a lot better. The longer you wait to move him the harder it will be on everyone.

Kristine - posted on 02/03/2010

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I agree with the other moms, my son seemed to sleep better once he started sleeping in his own room.

Jessica - posted on 02/03/2010

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My twins went in to their cribs when they got home from the hospital! We do have angelcare monitors for them.

Kathleen - posted on 02/03/2010

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I put my children to sleep in their crib in their room between 1 and 2 months. Pretty much as soon as they started sleeping at least 5 hrs or more. I found that they slept better in their room. I put the moniter right next to the crib - I was able to hear them breath... I keep one of the receivers on my night stand in my bedroom... Good luck!

Rocio - posted on 02/02/2010

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My daughter will be 8 months in 2 days and she has been sleeping in her own room since she was 2 nonths old and she had no problem with it. I actually think she sleeps better in her room, then she did in our room. I also worried about not being able to hear her, but just make sure the moniter is near you and you'll be fine. :)

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We moved our baby girl into her own room and crib at about 3 months. She always was good with sleeping through the night. Your monitor will work great, turn it up as loud as you want, but believe me, you will hear your baby without it (mom's just hear everything). I check on my baby before I go to bed and usually if she wakes up in the middle of the night it is just because she lost her pacifier and can't find it, so I sneak in and find it, place it back in her mouth and she is back asleep. But, even that will pass as they learn they don't need it anymore, my baby is slowing getting to that point. She is 8 months old.

Kristine - posted on 02/02/2010

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Our son is 7mo and has been in his own room for a few weeks now. I just felt that at this point I was keeping him in our room for my benefit, not his. I feel it is very important for him to be independent in the ways he can be at his age. My sister kept her daughter in her room way to long and she is now four years old and still extremely dependent and sleeps with her often. I am not saying you should or should not right now, but I would think about deciding on a time and stick to it. It is good for both of you in the long run. Monitors have worked great for me...can even here him fart LOL

Cynthia - posted on 02/02/2010

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2 months old i was tired of not being able to talk to my husband at night. if i had to do it all over again i would bring him home from the hospital and put him in his own room. it was hard to get him to like his crib at two months old. it took at week of being persistant. you hear him just fine with a baby monitor. my mother said they never had baby monitors when i was a baby. she said a mother just hears her baby. i hope this helps.your baby will be fine in their own bed. i hope yours is not as stubborn as mine was.

Tamara - posted on 02/02/2010

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my 7mo old has been in his own room since he was 2wks old.... we have a video monitor from summer that made it easy to check in on him with out having to get out of bed. i was initially afraid of not hearing him... but as a mom i have found that i am tuned into my son... i can hear him fart! i think your hubby has been very patient.

you are a lucky woman.

Staci - posted on 02/02/2010

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We moved our daughter into her own room at 10 weeks old. I was anticipating that she would have a hard time with the transition and I was going back to work when she was 12 weeks old, so I wanted to be transitioned by then. I was pretty surprised that she actually slept better (and so did we) in her own room than she did in her bassinet in our room. She has been sleeping through the night since we moved her to her crib and she even goes to sleep on her own now with no crying or anything...it's great!

Jennifer - posted on 02/02/2010

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we moved our son into his room when he was two weeks old. Trust me you'll hear every sound he makes! You've heard of "mommy ear" right? Yeah, we gain super hearing when we have kids!

Tiffany - posted on 02/01/2010

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I moved my 7 month old into his own room a couple of weeks ago and it was MUCH easier than I thought it would be. We can still hear him when he wakes up and starts cooing, before he has a chance to really start crying. And if I think I'm going to be sleeping really hard I just bring out baby monitor in our room. He didn't seem to notice any difference and sleeps just great, not to mention that we sleep a lot better too!

Heather - posted on 02/01/2010

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don't worry - you will hear his cries :) our 7+ month old daughter is a very noisy sleeper. she is just moving in her sleep and transitioning between sleep phases. most of the time, she doesn't need any intervention from us. they need to learn to put themselves back to sleep. i know it's hard b/c we slept in the bed in her room until 6 weeks ago. we got MUCH better sleep in our own room across the way, using a monitor.

Sherry - posted on 02/01/2010

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We put our daughter into her own room at 2 months only because her room wasnt finished until then and my son was in his room at 6 months because our daughters new room was not finished and both adjusted well. Do with what you feel comfortable with.My daughter was also a loud sleeper so I couldnt wait to get her in her own room.All i did was turn the monitor up and if got up through the night I would check on her for the first little bit.

Morgan - posted on 02/01/2010

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Brooke started sleeping in her own room at 6 weeks......she loves her crib and knows and loves her own room and her own space! You need to be comfortable with it and you baby will be too:)

Zandi - posted on 02/01/2010

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i started by having my daughter take afternoon naps in her room, then slowly took that int o her evening naps. i have a m,onitor in her crib and i think she prefers her crib noow cos she has more space o wiggle around.

your son will be fine. its us the parents who are nervous. she's been in her room since she was 5 months.

Jennifer - posted on 01/31/2010

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No advice here but I am in the same boat. We set her crib up in our bedroom once she graduated from the bassinette. Its so comforting to know she is close.

Linda - posted on 01/31/2010

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I am a mother of two daughters, one is 7yrs old and the other is 7months now. I know how you feel about moving your son in his own room....The funny thing about it is that I wasnt so nervous about my first daughter, but this go around is different, dont really know why....We moved Addison to her room at 5mths and it was hard and I always worried and checked on her, but with time it does get better. I was talking to my mom and told her that I was worried about not hearing her, but as she told me, you will hear when your baby cries and it will not take much to wake you up and you will be there when he needs you. Good luck.....and with time your nerves will calm and you will be more relaxed about it all :)

Elizabeth - posted on 01/31/2010

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I moved my daughter out at one month. Just turn up the monitor really loud. You'll wake up easy if you are worried about it. I woke up every time she moved at the beginning, but now I only wake up once she starts talking to herself.

Candace - posted on 01/31/2010

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The twins slept in their own room the night they came home from the hospital....however, with my first, she stayed in our room until she was 4 months old...I think whenever you feel comfortable is the best time...our 2 year old moved back in our room at about 19 months old...we are still working on getting her back into her room...but I can't lie...I do like the time, it is the only time I get to snuggle with her, otherwise she is too busy playing :)

Sherry - posted on 01/31/2010

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We moved Gavin at around 4 months. I honestly would have done it sooner, but I was afraid he would wake up my 2 year old, so I waited a bit. The kids rooms are downstairs and we are upstairs, so I bought the Summer Infant black and White video/sound monitor. You can also get extra cameras for it. now I can hear perfectly and also see him if I am not sure what a certain sound is.
Around 6 months we started letting him cry-it-out to fall asleep. it took 2 nights and now he goes right to bed for us. He still gets up once around 3 or 4 to eat. We are working on that :)
Good luck and personally I feel it doesn't matter what or when as long as you and your husband are in agreement and it is a livable solution for your family. you are the one there at night with your child(ren), so you should decide what works for your families unique situation.

Heidi - posted on 01/31/2010

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Brooklynn Was about 3 months when I moved her to her crib and own room. She did fine and actually liked the bed more.... it was a lot more comfortable. I dont know about everyone else but I have like mother ears my mom calls it.... I can hear them cough in the other room even if my door is closed and there door is closed! I learn from my son that baby monitors really were for me... I think it make everything sound 10 times worse.... so I was going in there 5 to 6 times a night when nothing was wrong.... with the monitor I could hear them both roll over and I would think they were awake. So it is really just all up to you. It might be harder for a little while but having your own room back would be worth it!!!

Fiona - posted on 01/31/2010

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Hi ya, My Daughter is 7 months too and she is in th rrom with us. I also have a2 year old and I never moved her till she was one years old. I know to a lot of people that is madness but I jsust neverf elt comfortable with doing it. I will be the same i expect on Ellen now. YOu should do what feels right for you, i know i wouldnt sllep as i would be consious of her all the time.. S i waited on my first till she was one and now on my second baby i will do them same...

Amy - posted on 01/31/2010

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We moved our little guy out of our room at 3 months, and he has slept through the night ever since. My suggestion is to do some research on good baby monitors so you can hear/see everything you need to.

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