when is a good age to put your baby in his own room

Dana - posted on 03/05/2012 ( 51 moms have responded )

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Michelle - posted on 03/05/2012

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All 3 of m y kids have been in their own room since the day we got home.



There isn't a set age, it's what you feel comfortable with.

Gena - posted on 03/17/2012

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Birth for us too! Both of our kids (4.5 and 11 mos) went right into their own rooms when we came home from the hospital. They have never slept in our room.

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My girls were in their own room when we got a 2 bedroom place (3 months). My son is almost 4 and doesn't have a room. Whatever works for you and your family is fine.

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Jenn - posted on 05/08/2012

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THE SECOND HE GETS HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL! I regret NOT doing this with my son and things will change with #2.

Renee - posted on 05/02/2012

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I put my son in his own room when he was a little over 7 months old. The transition was harder for me than it was for him! A baby monitor will make you feel a lot better about him being in a different room alone.

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We put our son in his room when we got home from the hospital. I have a monitor next to my side of the bed that is turned up really loud so I'll hear it. At first I had alarms set for every 3 hours to wake him up and feed him because he had jaundice and I wanted to make sure he was eating enough to pee it out. He's better now and so I let him sleep until he wakes up which is usually once now. I currently have him in a small rocker bed, he didn't like the bassinet and my husband just got the crib put together so I have to figure out how to transition him from the rocker bed to the crib.

Chasity - posted on 05/01/2012

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2 to 3 months...by this time they realize where you are and if by your bedside they may not sleep good. I have a 3 month old and she has been in her bed for about 2 or 3 wks now and she sleeps all night. I think they need to be by your side till then for being so small! my now 3 yr old was by my side till he was 3 months old as well. In a bassinet of course never in my bed.

Brianna - posted on 04/21/2012

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i moved my daughter from her bassinett in my room to the crib in her room at 2 1/2 months and she slept threw the night the first night :) i think my hubbys snoring was waking her up in our room. i also have a angel care baby monitor it has a matt u put under the mattress and it sense ur babys breathing so if baby stops breathing a alarm goes off so this helped put my mind at ease

Timna - posted on 04/21/2012

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Everyone is different, but for us we usually put them in their own room around 3-4 months. Good luck making the right choice for your family.

Tursa - posted on 04/16/2012

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My son was 9 months old...and my daughter who just turned 9 months is still in our bed. She is completely different than my son...she is much more needy in regards to touch and reassurance. She was like that in the womb too...always snuggling her face right into my uterus. She never would turn for an ultrasound even with 45 minutes of rolling my body back and forth. She mostly only sleeps in arms and comfort nursing...it won't last forever though...

Angie - posted on 04/11/2012

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My little one moved to her own room at 6 months. She's EBF and has been sleeping through the night since she was 4 months old. Now she's teething or going through a growth spurt and is sleeping in bed with me. Her dad has been religated to the spare room (his choice, as little one is waking about 4 times a night...) HOPE this phase passes soon! I think there's no golden rule. Just follow your baby, your gut and your circumstances.

Christine - posted on 04/11/2012

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we are going to but our little one in her own room when shs is a year. her crib is in our room. it makes me a little nurves cause the bedrooms are on the bottom floor. if we has 2 floor and the bedroom were up stairs i would have no problem with it.

Jeanette - posted on 04/04/2012

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This is a great question! My daughter is still in our room and she will be 6 months next week. At first it was my fears that wouldn't let me move her and I really liked waking up with her in the bassinet next to me. We are trying to get her to sleep in her own room now but it is really hard. She sleeps all night long in our room but wants to wake up every couple hours in her room. This has been hard on mommy and daddy since we both work full-time. I have decided to not stress about it but keep trying. If I have to move the pack-n-play upstairs in my room for her to sleep in (she is quickly out growing the bassinet) then I will just have to do that!

Meg - posted on 04/04/2012

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I had my son is a bassinet on the dresser for a couple of months, He then went to his own room. He is 7. He does not fall asleep well, He has his own room, but sometimes does better falling asleep in our bed and we carry him into his room. He does crawl in to our bed. I will sleep in his if it is too crowded. But we all get a good nights sleep. That is improtant.

Amanda - posted on 04/03/2012

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My daughter is almost 2 and she is still sleeping with me! Lol and daddy is on the couch every night. I don't think me or her are ready for seperate rooms yet even though I wish I did things a little different from birth. What is the easiest way to break this habit?

Angel - posted on 03/29/2012

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I just started putting my 11 month old in his room, he will sleep for 2 hours then wakes up and starts to scream. I have to cuddle him back to sleep but that doesn't always work and he wakes everytime I set him down. Should I just let him cry? I need a little help please

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 03/19/2012

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From 12 weeks for my 2nd. My first was 18 months, WAY too long... ;)

Leah - posted on 03/19/2012

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From the moment they come home from the hospital. Didn't do that with my first, but did with the next two. Thankful for girlfriends that kept it real for me.

Erica - posted on 03/19/2012

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My first son was sleeping in his own room at 2 months. He is now 3 and sneaks into our room to sleep on the floor so now we are back to co-sleeping. My second son is 3 months now and he still sleeps in a bassinet by me even though he is already sleeping through the night!

Rachel - posted on 03/18/2012

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I think ASAP is good. I have a 2 yr old and a 4 month old. My two yr old shared a room with me and my hubby until she was one cuz we lived w other people. Well now we r on r own and my 2 yr old won't sleep unless we r there with her.my 4 month old don't care if he sleeps alone in his room or not

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/18/2012

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I lived with my parents when I had my oldest daughter and she didn't have her own room until my brother moved out when she was 4. I live in an apartment now and my oldest daughter shares her room with her baby sister (my husband had suggested putting the baby and a bassinet in a closet, but they're too narrow.) We also co sleep with the baby who is now one.



My brother and SIL have had their son sleep in their room since he came home from the hospital because he had a lot of breathing issues. I think he may be in his own room now since he's 7 months old. But I'm not sure.



I feel it should be when you feel comfortable with the baby not being in the room with you and you're able to give the baby or toddler their own room. No one can make that choice for you and your family except for you because you're the only one who knows your child's needs.

Sarah - posted on 03/18/2012

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My oldest was moved into his own room at 7 months thats when we bought our house. My youngest moved in with his brother from our room at 15 months. Its about when you are ready but probably should happen before age 2 at the latest. My husband didn't even want to move our youngest but when we upgraded our bed I moved baby out and said give him a chance if it doesn't work out we can change it.

Kayla - posted on 03/17/2012

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Both my kids slept right beside me in their bassinet. My daughter for about 3 months and then she was in her own room, my son about 2 months only because he could no longer fit in the bassinet. SInce he was collicky though he usually slept on my chest so he had the comfort

Hollyanne - posted on 03/14/2012

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We lived in a one bedroom apartment until our son was 11 months. When we moved to our house we transitioned him to his own room. We ended up co-sleeping since we were in a one bedroom. The transition from sleeping with us to him in his crib in his own room took about a week. Now he is 21 months and he won't sleep with us at all.

Brittney - posted on 03/14/2012

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I always had my daughter in her own room, from the time she was born. We didn't have room for a crib in our room and she was too long for a bassinet.

Jenna - posted on 03/12/2012

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My babies slept in a port-a-crib in our room until about four months old. At four months of age, they are usually able to make it all night without eating and sometimes separating them from you helps them sleep better. At least, with my five kids, that has been my experience.

Carrie - posted on 03/11/2012

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My three girls each stayed in our bedroom untill about three months of age. That worked well for us, but I have one friend with a "family bed" for her family of four + one on the way. Whatever works for your family :-)

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Our first son room-shared with us until he was one. It was so much more convenient when it came to night nursing! Our second son slept much longer stretches at night at about 6 months, so we moved him to his own room at that time. I think you just have to do whatever seems right for you!

Hannah - posted on 03/08/2012

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my daughter went in her crib from the very beginning. we used the angel care (sids) monitor. it senses if they stop breathing. it is really up to you though.

Kelina - posted on 03/07/2012

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When you're ready. There's no set age. My son was in our room until 6 months and even then I had a hard time putting him in there. My daughter got her own room at four months because she's such a light sleeper that daddy's snoring constantly woke her up. It really depends on whats right for you whether or not you're comfortable having baby in your room, or you'd prefer them in their own room, or if they'd sleep better in their own room. My son could probably sleep through me vaccuming his room at night but my daughter half the time will wake up when I sneak in there to turn on her heater.

Monica - posted on 03/07/2012

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I put Aidan in his own room at 2 months of age and we've never looked back! The baby monitor told me what I needed to know and I believe this is one of the reasons he sleeps so well.

Sarah - posted on 03/07/2012

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Out of our 5 kids - the twins were around 6 months, then maybe 6 months again, then about 9 months, then about 11-12 months. I love all the different settings described in the other comments. So much depends on what is even an option - and what works for you!! Do you know how many children around the world sleep with their parents until... they get their own place? And how many kids in the western world are in their own rooms right from the start? Either way is okay, so don't freak out about it. ;) Keep an eye on your kid, and make sure YOU can handle the sleeping situation.

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Ruth - posted on 03/07/2012

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We moved our daughter over around 4 or 5 months (she's nearly 3.5 years, so I have to think back). I breastfed, so I kept her in our room in a little bassinet until she started going longer between feedings. I'll probably do something similar when the next one comes this summer, so that I don't disturb the older one too much in the night.

Rebecca - posted on 03/07/2012

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For us was from birth too... Our room was far too small to have a bassinet in the room but I feel it was the best decision for our family as we all got sleep. We were just in the next room and we had a monitor. You do what you feel is right for your family and circumstance there is no right or wrong no black and white answer.

Momma - posted on 03/06/2012

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With my first three kids, they were all three in their own rooms usually by six months old, give or take a week or two. With our fourth child, I had a harder time moving her to her own room (I thought she WAS supposed to be our last child, and here I am, five months pregnant with our fifth :D ), but I had a harder time putting her in her room. When she was born, I set a goal of "when she starts sleeping through the night", well, she started sleeping through the night at two weeks old, and for me, that was too early to put her in her own room, then the next goal was "when she's six months old" that time came and went, I couldn't do it, I wasn't ready....my next goal was "when she turns one"....well, her birthday came and went and I still had a hard time accepting the fact she was going to have to eventually be in her own room, so we caved :( and started her on naps in her own bed for the first week and when she got used to being in her crib, we started nights. She took to her crib like a champ, made me sad, but proud she was such a big girl about it!!!!

Hope it's not that hard with the next baby-lol!

Melissa - posted on 03/06/2012

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Day one. The plan was for her to stay in our room the first few months but the bassinet we bought didn't seem sturdy. So she went right in her crib. Our room is just across from hers so we could get to her quickly.

Sarah - posted on 03/06/2012

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Our LO didn't have her own room till 14 months. We simply couldn't afford a 2 bedroom till then so her "room" was in the dining area of our 1 bedroom apartment.



It made for some tight spaces but I also think it helped her sleep harder & through more noise. That 1st year naptime was generally wherever she fell asleep on the playspace part of the floor & I tried but was not insanely zealous about staying quiet.



Then when she started acting really sleepy at night we just put her in her crib & turned down the movie we were watching. Sometimes we went into our room when she went to bed but not always.



In retrospect the only times she had problems with waking up at night were if she was having a bad teething night or she was sick & I hadn't given her meds before she went down for the night.



Sorry I got a little long winded. Hope it helps! ;)

Gabrielle - posted on 03/06/2012

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My son was in his own room at 6 months. If you have a husband who snores like i do then the sooner the better. We have a 2 bedroom house and are in the process of turning the garage into a bedroom so our daughter can have her own room. My husband doesnt think my almost 3 year old and almost 1 year old should share a room so she is still in our room

Kaitlin - posted on 03/05/2012

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My kids were in there own room part time (naps) since day one, and full time after my milk came in (three weeks ish?). Get a monitor if you're nervous and jump in!

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