Baby in own room?

Stephanie - posted on 08/19/2015 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Any thoughts on when to put baby in his own room? Right now my 5 week old son is in a bassinet next to our bed. He is a grunter and squeaks when he sleeps. I'm a very light sleeper so it's taking a toll. Just wanted to ask for opinions.

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Stephanie - posted on 08/23/2015

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We moved him into his own room a few nights ago, we have an Angle Care video monitor and it's working great so far. I'm the same way I wake up at every little squeak, grunt or noise he makes.

Sarah - posted on 08/23/2015

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One thing to note is the AAP advised, room sharing but not co-sleeping. Personally, I just couldn't sleep with the baby in the room! Even down the hall I would wake for every little cry. Once a mama, you never sleep the same again.

Dove - posted on 08/19/2015

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Completely a personal choice. Some families have baby in their own room from birth and others have the child in their room for years. As long as you have a baby monitor or thin walls, so you can hear the child if/when he wakes in the night... it is fine to see if being in separate rooms helps you all sleep better.

In MY home... when our twins were born we only had a one bedroom place, so we shared until we moved to a 2 bedroom when they were 3 months old. As soon as the switch was made they started sleeping 5-6 hours in a row. I became single when my third child was born and we still share a room... and he's 7 years old. ;)

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/19/2015

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Anytime you are both ready for the move. There is no magic age to do it. Just remember, you will hear all of his sweet baby sleeping noise through the monitor also.

MaryAnn - posted on 08/19/2015

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I think this is one of those things where you will get a lot of heated strong opinions, but essentially boils down to what works for you both, and how you want your child to be raised.
Keep in mind that your child will need you at any and all hours of the night, and that a baby monitor might be helpful.
Id suggest you try it out and see for yourself if its something that works for your family.
EDIT: I have heard of families who have had success on the first night home from the hospital, and others who morally oppose anythimg less than 3 years...

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