Bedtime..making the transition from mommy and daddy's room to his room

Amanda - posted on 05/01/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My 3 and half month old has been sleeping in our room since he was born, and i now want to try getting him use to sleeping in his crib in his room....but i am afraid to make that move! Any suggestions, how can i make the transition easier?

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Amanda - posted on 05/04/2009

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I have no idea either, i'm assuming it's a bassinette maybe. I don't know all the terminology either i'm from Canada aswell.

Christie - posted on 05/02/2009

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I'm just curious, what is a moses?? (In case you can't tell, I am from Canada so alot of the terminology people use on here is new to me)

Emma - posted on 05/02/2009

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My little boy went into his own room when he was 4 and a half months old. He got too big for his moses and had started to rock it from side to side so from then on he was in his cot. I got him used to his cot by putting him in there during the day when i was cleaning his room,to be honest he liked having the extra space to move about.

Safia - posted on 05/01/2009

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I started with nap times too. You know I realized this is harder for us moms then it is for them. We think they will be afraid, but I don't think they're young enough to understand fear, so if they feel that your nervous, then they will act like that. When he would wake up from his nap I would go in his room and scream like a monkey and telling how great he did for napping on his own! But I must say when i had to leave him during the night, I got up probably every hour to check on him hahah but I am glad we made that decision. He moved to his room at 4 months

Christie - posted on 05/01/2009

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What does your child sleep in now? If its portable you could try moving that into their bedroom rather than transition to both crib and new room at the same time. I put my boys down for naps in their crib first and kept them in our room at night from 3 weeks to 6 weeks before switching them to their rooms. It probably would have been sooner, but my c-sections made it too difficult for me to lift them in and out of their crib.

Rachael - posted on 05/01/2009

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We started our daughter in her crib in our room, played in her room during the day and progressed to naps during the day. She now sleeps exclusively in her room and it only took a week or two to adjust her completely to her own room. She sleeps much better because she doesn't hear us talking or snoring(dad) or the tv that I can't sleep without. It takes time and patience but it's totally worth it.

Stephanie - posted on 05/01/2009

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I totally agree with starting to get him used to it at nap time. It's for a shorter amount of time than all night and probably won't freak him out so much. Once that's going good then I would just make sure to stay in the room with him till he is asleep. He will feel more secure knowing you're there.

Jillian - posted on 05/01/2009

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We got to a point where the little man didn't fit in his moses anymore so put him in his room at same age used to put him in his room in his cot on a morn when he was awake and he was interested in the mobile and toys and he would go back to sleep in there while i had a shower then just took the plunge didn't do that for much longer than a week and he in his room sooner you do it the better felt horrid at first i was up all night checking he was still breathing but done us all the world of good and sometimes just put my t shirt in the bottom so the cot smelt of me which i'd worn in the day and the sent of me was comfort went off to sleep :)

Nikki - posted on 05/01/2009

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Start by just putting him in there at nap time and see how he does. If it upsets him, don't do it yet! You want him to feel comfortable so that it doesn't stress both of you out! My son transitioned from a bassinet to a pack--n-play in our room and then once he started to hit the sides of that and wake himself up I knew he was ready. Plus he was already used to it because of napping in there.

Brandee - posted on 05/01/2009

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I slept on the floor in Kailees room for a couple of days until i was used to the idea!!

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