Moving your baby to the nursery?

Amber - posted on 06/16/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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My 3 1/2 month old still sleeps in her bassinet next to my bed at night. She is getting close to out growing it, plus I don't think she is getting enough air flow in that thing. She gets hot at night easily (Summer in Texas). The walls are solid, lined with flannel or something. I turn the AC down, but it doesn't help. Her nursery has that big ole crib and a window unit to keep it cool. However, whenever I stick her in there to let her sleep in there for the night I end up going in there and moving her back to my bedroom after an hour! I'm not comfortable with leaving her in there just yet.... Anyone done this yet? How do you overcome the anxiety?

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Amber - posted on 06/21/2009

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My son was born March 12 and has been in his crib since he was 6 weeks old. It was very very hard at first...we would go in and check on him constantly, but we kept our monitors on and slowly got use to it. Now he goes to bed at 9, we check him before we go to sleep and we are good through the night. Be patient with yourself. It may take a week of getting up every few hours for you to adjust, but it is so worth it in the end!

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Bridget - posted on 07/28/2009

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That is good. My son is rolling him self over now from his belly to his back. That is also one of the reasons I moved him to. He gives me a hard time going to bed, but once he is asleep he is out for the night. Last night he sleep 13 hours and this morning we had to wake him. My husband said that he was up for most of the day.

Kayleigh - posted on 07/28/2009

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My son was pulling his body up in his bassinet at three months I was rotating until i found him half hanging out of his bassinet i almost had a heart attack. that was it, then i put him in his crib and had my husband lower it to the lowest level

Bridget - posted on 07/27/2009

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First one I did not do a bassinet, but the second I did. I moved him to the crib about 2 wks ago and he sleeps all night now. When he was in the bassinet he was waking up a couple time. I think he was getting disturbed from noise. You kinda just have to do it and let them cry it out. sometimes he fights going to sleep and I have to let him cry it out.

Allaina - posted on 07/27/2009

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i moved chloe into her room when she was 6 weeks out she dose not mind it. at first i woke up loads of times in the night to cheak in her but now in sleep threw the night and now and again i wake up and cheak on her

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I set up shop in my daughters room, 2 weeks ago. I camped out for a couple nights on her floor. Once I was comfortable that she was comfortable, it was easier for her to be in her own room. See, SHE didn't have the problem of moving rooms, it was me. Four nights on the floor, now I'm okay with the monitor...

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Stacie - posted on 07/12/2009

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Quoting Erin:

I moved our little girl Georgia into her cot (crib as you Americans call it) when she was 2 months old as she would break out of her wrap at night time and grab the mesh sides of her bassinet. I was also worried she would pull the sides to close to her face and suffocate. I started her off with daytime naps in her cot to get her used to the noises of her own room, door open at first, then door pulled almost shut, then door shut. We also bought an Angelcare sound and movement monitor, a sound monitor which also has pads that go under her cot mattress to alert us if she rolls away from the centre of the mattress or if no movement (ie. breathing movement) is detected after 10 seconds. It helped me overcome my paranoia about SIDS. After a few trying nights of getting up to check on her, I got used to not having her next to me in our room and found that she and I both slept better. Now she self settles listening to her mobile at 7pm each night and sleeps until 9am the next morning (not every night, but most nights) and loves her cot. Its the first step to realising your baby is growing when you move them into their own room, but the transition is important for baby and for you. Keep the bassinet for times when they are sick however as having them close overnight while they are unwell is piece of mind for you and baby. Good luck!


Where did you buy the Angelcare sound and movement monitor. I would like to buy one for my daughter as she has just moved into her own room in her cot!

Kyla - posted on 07/10/2009

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With my 1st child, I kept her in my room for the first month. I don't think either of us slept very well. On the advice of my Dr, we moved her to her room and she was sleeping through the night soon after. With my son (born in March), he slept in his crib since the day we brought him home. He has done fantastic and has been a great sleeper!! I still check on him often, but he does great. I think it will be good for both you and your child. Check on her as much as you feel you need too, but I am sure she'll be just fine!

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I moved our little girl Georgia into her cot (crib as you Americans call it) when she was 2 months old as she would break out of her wrap at night time and grab the mesh sides of her bassinet. I was also worried she would pull the sides to close to her face and suffocate. I started her off with daytime naps in her cot to get her used to the noises of her own room, door open at first, then door pulled almost shut, then door shut. We also bought an Angelcare sound and movement monitor, a sound monitor which also has pads that go under her cot mattress to alert us if she rolls away from the centre of the mattress or if no movement (ie. breathing movement) is detected after 10 seconds. It helped me overcome my paranoia about SIDS. After a few trying nights of getting up to check on her, I got used to not having her next to me in our room and found that she and I both slept better. Now she self settles listening to her mobile at 7pm each night and sleeps until 9am the next morning (not every night, but most nights) and loves her cot. Its the first step to realising your baby is growing when you move them into their own room, but the transition is important for baby and for you. Keep the bassinet for times when they are sick however as having them close overnight while they are unwell is piece of mind for you and baby. Good luck!

Courtney - posted on 07/08/2009

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Our daughter has been in her crib since birth. Of course there were a couple nights when she was weeks old that we brought her in with us, but she has always been in her crib, and she loves it. She won't sleep anywhere else now. She was born March 13th.

Paula - posted on 07/08/2009

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We had our twins in our room until they were 3 months (they are 4 months tomorrow), but they slept in the daytime in their own room from the start so at least they were familiar with their cots before they went in for the whole night. Its difficult at first, but with 2 of them making thier noises I was getting no sleep at all! We have a monitor on in the room so can respond if they wake up for a feed etc.

Lindy - posted on 07/06/2009

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I moved Ariella to her own crib at 2months. By moving her out early I avoided the niggles that an older infant has when their environment is changed. the highest incidents of SIDS occur between months 2-4. So if you are feeling anxious, maybe wait until then, but the longer you wait the more she will complain! Actually, overheating has been known to exacerbate breathing issues in infants - so perhaps she will actually be safer sleeping in her own crib, on her back, where its cooler.

Stephanie - posted on 07/06/2009

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my son is almost 4 months old and hes been sleeping in his own crib since he was a month and a half..when we first started putting him in his own crib every 10 mins about we would get up to check on him to make sure hes okay...hes almost 4 months and hes a great baby and loves his crib...its hard at first because ur so use of them sleeping in the same room as u but when they sleep in there own room its okay..dont worry there no harm in checking in on the baby,you can do it :)...

Kirsten - posted on 07/01/2009

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Lyla has been sleeping in her own room for most of her little life-but for the first few months she was in her car seat, in the crib. WhenI was ready to trasistion I found the book "The Baby Whisperer" to be very helpful with the transition. Take small steps and try out new things during nap time, soon you'll have a baby in her own room in her own crib who can fall asleep onher own!

Laurie - posted on 06/30/2009

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Alex is almost 4 months now. When I brought my son home from the hospital after being there for 2 weeks, I also put him in the bassinet beside our bed. Where he stayed for about 2 months. Then I just had to take that step, so I moved him in to the nursery but still with his bassinet. He too had a hard time because by then he was so used to sleeping in a smaller space that moving him into the crib was difficult and made nights long. It was hard having him in there even though it was only across the hall. But now he is sleeping his nights and doing great. I still go in and check and find that I am a very light sleeper more so because Im scared I wont hear him on the monitor, which I always do. :) It takes a lot of patience, but you'll be happy in the end

Brooke - posted on 06/26/2009

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I moved my daughter in her nursery at 2 1/2 months because she sleeps so well! I started by giving her naps in her crib. I have a wonderful monitor that catches everything! Even that cat meowing in the room! It was hard, but I think we both sleep better now that she is out of my room!

Amanda - posted on 06/24/2009

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My daughter Autumn was born March 2, and has been sleeping in her bassinet beside my bed every since. I am nursing, so I find it so much easier to have her close, and not have to actually get up in the night to feed her, she is just right there! My son Kaydon is 21 months old, and still in his crib, and not quite ready yet for his "big boy" bed. My plan is to wait until he is ready, and then I will move the crib to Autumn's room, and transition her to it then. I wasn't in a rush to move my son from bassinet to crib either, they are only small for so long!

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my baby has been sleeping in her crib from one week old - we have a monitor to hear when he cries or wakes.

Simone - posted on 06/18/2009

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I still have not moved my baby to his crib and he was born March 20th. I understand completley but sometimes for his nap during the day I put him in his crib and have the monitor on my hip.... Its a hard transition.

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My daughter is almost 3 months and has been sleeping in her crib since 1 month. She is a noisy sleeper and i am a light sleeper :( so every little noise woke me up. i know it is hard but you gotta do it. i broke down that first night and brought her back in by us. but after that i was ok....i would just check on her whenever it bothered me and some nights i still go and check on her a couple times :) .. dont worry, you can do it... :)

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