At what age should I put my son in his crib (in his room)?

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Michelle - posted on 11/08/2009

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Both of mine slept in their cribs in their own rooms from day one that they were home. They were both great sleepers and I never had issues, always heard them on the monitor. By 2 months they were both sleeping thru the night...6-8 hours at least!

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Rebecca - posted on 11/12/2009

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Good luck- and keep him there as long as it works for you. Every family is different!

Emily - posted on 11/12/2009

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Thank you so much!!! Everyone was so helpful. He is 2 1/2 months old and he sleeps in his pac n play in our room beside my side of the bed. It's much easier for when he wakes up because his paci fell out of for me to be there to sooth him until he falls asleep. I am worried about moving him to his room because I work 3 nights a week and my husband stays home with him. I am worried he will not hear him or something. I also just like the feeling that he is right there. I know it's silly but I am going to move him sooner rather than later to his own room. Thanks for all your help!!!!

Michelle - posted on 11/08/2009

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My daughter and son were both sleeping in their cribs at around 4 months.

Nikki - posted on 11/08/2009

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we started our daughter out in her own crib in her own room cause its right next door to ours and we didn't want her to get too comfortable in our room!

Carri - posted on 11/08/2009

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We moved our son into his own room at 6 months. It is my understanding that both baby and Mommy get better rest...this was the case for me. It's kinda funny, the move was harder on my husband than me. :-) I slept much better because every little noise he made I would want to react to...and baby slept better because he didn't sense "food" nearby (I was breastfeeding). :-) Good luck.

Ashley - posted on 11/08/2009

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My son was 6 months old before he started sleeping in his own room. Until then, he slept in a bassinet beside my bed. I just wasn't comfortable moving him because his room is on the other end of the house...but he's been sleeping in his room ever since with the exception of just a few nights. To me it was a big step...just whenever you're comfortable with it. Good luck!

Kim - posted on 11/08/2009

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Both of my girls were in their cribs from the time they came home. They are two years apart and I put my oldest in a toddler bed right before I had my other daughter. It makes it a lot easier for them to get use to their rooms and beds.

Meagan - posted on 11/08/2009

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My son was in his crib right away. I had an extra bed in his room where I slept for the first ten weeks. At the ten week mark, I moved back into the bedroom with my husband and started focusing on helping him sleep through the night - which started at about 14 weeks. Getting him used to his bed as soon as possible helped both of us get better sleep.

Annie - posted on 11/08/2009

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It is totally up to you, and whatever you're comfortable with. I had my daughter in her crib from the day I brought her home. Sometimes she might not like the idea, but that's her room. She's been sleeping 12 hours a night, sometimes longer. Most mornings she gets up at 9am.

Andrea - posted on 11/08/2009

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I tried to have my son in my room, but newborns grunt and grown and make all sorts of noises in their sleep, so even when he was sleeping, I wouldn't because I was waking up to EVERY noise he made. That lasted about a week before he went in the crib in his own room. I still hear the noises on the monitor, but it's not as big of a deal.

Gabrielle - posted on 11/08/2009

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I have 2 and with both of them I did the almost same thing and will for this one I am carring now. My first was not a good sleeper or eater and cried all the time no matter what so I kept her in the room in a bouncer with the vibrator on all night and it did seem to help. My second had trouble eating and I had to use a passy for about 5 mins. before each feeding to get her to suck right then after feeding she went to the bouncer by the bed without the vibrator. By six weeks or so they were both sleeping through the night and in their own room. With the first we found out she had bad acid reflux which caused the crying and instead of any meds we used the bouncer after she was moved to her crib we had a pillow under the mattress to raise one end up with a crib vibrator on. I say as soon as they sleep through the night it is time for their own room.

Desiree - posted on 11/08/2009

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Our son hated his arms reach cosleeper. I could not get him to stay down for anything and I really wanted to use it because I am breastfeeding. He would only sleep in his swing of all things, and I though he would never go in his crib. It was the easiest transition I have ever made. As long as he is swaddled and placed in the infant positioner (keeps him from rolling due to the swaddle) he will sleep for a good four hours at a stretch..wake up to eat and get his diaper changed, and then right back to sleep. It was amazing. He has been doing it for two weeks now and he is only six weeks old. I hope this helps! We play soft lullaby's when we put him down too. I hear them through the baby monitor and it puts me out! :P

Brittany - posted on 11/08/2009

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My baby is 5 months old. Shes always sleeps in her own crib, I have a monitor that detects noise and movement

Paula - posted on 11/08/2009

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It's whatever you are comfortable with. My first one was in our room for about a month but I wasn't sleeping. Every time she would move I would be wide awake and watching over her! It was no good for me! With my second child, it was more like 7 days, at the most! I knew with the second one that if I didn't get some sleep in between feedings, I would be a very grumpy mommy! After the move, I slept better and the baby monitor woke me up when they were really awake and ready to feed, rather than just when they were moving around in their cribs.

Vanya - posted on 11/08/2009

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I had my son in our room in an arms-reach basinette by the end of the forth month. It was easy to feed and change him without getting up at night. Once he started sleeping through the night, I put him in his room in his crib and he did fine.

Michelle - posted on 11/08/2009

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I think it is ultimately up to mommy and/or daddy, but with my first, I was very scared and uptight and wouldn't let her sleep in her own room until she was approximately 6 months old. As for my youngest, I was more laid back and put her in her room at around 3 months of age in her crib bed with a montor set and she is now almost 1 year and she did fine. Some parents put their children from first newborn in their bedroom. I think it is ultimately up to the parents and advise using a baby monitor at all times. Good luck in whatever you may choose! There is no manual on parenting! ;)

Melanie - posted on 11/08/2009

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mine was in his own room at about 3 weeks old... he didnt like the basket! it was too short for him! i would assume that as long as you can hear them with your monitor then they can be in their own room whenever

Ellen - posted on 11/08/2009

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My son was in his own room from day 1 and my daughter was in my room until she was 6 weeks old. The only reason I kept my daughter in my room was because I had to have a c-section and her room is upstairs and I couldn't go up and down the stairs alot. But I think its a personal choice!

Jeorge - posted on 11/08/2009

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It's all up to you. All three of my kids slept with us till about 6months than in a crib in our room until they were about 10 months old. I had twins so it was helpful to have them close by to change or feed them.

Carrie - posted on 11/08/2009

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i will echo michelle's response...i never had my son in my room. we couldn't afford a bassinette or moses basket or anything, and i didn't feel those things were necessary. he did just fine, and i definitely echo the baby monitor...my son is 3 and i still use it! LOVE them!

Jenna - posted on 11/08/2009

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My daughter was put in her own room at about 2 months as she has out grown her moses basket, and our bedroom was too small to put her cot in. My health visitor said i shouldn't have done it, but i had a very sensitive baby monitor so i could always hear her. Plus i didn't have much choice as she would make her moses basket wobble!!! To get her used to the room i use to put her moses basket in her cot. Hope i helped!

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