Chet - posted on 11/20/2014
There isn't a single right answer. You need to figure out what works best for your family. As much as people are quick to offer advice, and are keen to think that what they did was best, it really depends.
We have four kids. They didn't go into their own rooms until they were older (between 2.5 years and 4 years). This worked really well for us. Sleeping in the same room maximized the amount of sleep everyone got, and ultimately, our kids formed really good sleep habits.
Not everyone manages well in the same room with their baby though. Sometimes it works best to get baby into their own room when they are much younger.
I find that it's really useful to talk to other moms, read parenting books, check out websites like this one, etc... but just for ideas. Then you need to take the ideas and figure out which one will work best for your particular baby, and your particular family.
Dove - posted on 11/20/2014
It's totally up to you. There is no right or wrong on this question. It's simply a matter of what works best for your family. Some families never allow co-sleeping... and some do it for years and years. Neither is automatically right or wrong.
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