Moving into his own room

Merissia - posted on 07/07/2011 ( 22 moms have responded )

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How old was your baby when they started to sleep in their own my little boy is sleeping in a bassinet in our room and we recently decided to put him in a crib in his own room is it to early to move him he sleeps through the night now and we moved his sister when she was six months so unsure if now is a good time to do so? He fights his sleep a lot to so should we let him cry it out or put him in his crib asleep at night I can't decide what would be best for him. Any tips would be appreciated.

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Susan - posted on 07/12/2011

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My babies were in their own room at 2 weeks, just because I had to stay downstairs cause of my C-sections. It is just what your comfortable with. I have a video monitor so I had them in their rooms from the get go so they got used to it.

Rachel - posted on 07/12/2011

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I would say it depends on what you are comfortable with, but my daughter has slept in her own room with the door shut (we have cats so we did not want them going in there) from day one. She has never had a problem. I always wanted to check on her so my husband got me a video monitor so I could check on her whenever I wanted. It really helped ease my worries.

Maggie - posted on 07/10/2011

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hi, when our son stopped waking every 3 hours for feeds at about 3.5 months we put him in his own room. It took a while, we did the cio method, but not straight out hours of crying, only 5 mins for the first few days and increase it by 5 mins until he was able to just settle himself. I think it took about 2 weeks. i know many ppl are against it, but it was used on me and i turned out kinda ok haha

Kirsty-Louise - posted on 07/10/2011

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My little girl was about 3 months old when we put her in her own room as she'd out grown her moses basket and we didnt have room in our bedroom for a cot. We've found that her being in her own room makes her sleep better and she knows now day or night that when shes put in her cot in her room that its sleepy time and if she doesn winge/cry we just elt her cry it out and self sooth until she gives in and it hasnt took her long to learn. But its entirely up to you and when you comfortable with it. I hated it at first cause i couldnt check on her all the while in the night as easy but now its so much easier having her in her own room x

Ria - posted on 07/10/2011

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My son is sleeping in our room, and I think he will for the next couple of months, his room is ready for him... but I just don't think I am. But I don't know, we just came home from the hospital 2 days ago so it's kind of hard to say yet!

Amanda - posted on 07/10/2011

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when my son was born he HAD To be in our room but he did sleep in his own crib. I think he was about 8 months when we finally had the extra room for him to be in his own room he's almost 2 he will b 2 in september. and has a really hard time sleeping in his own crib right now. but my daughter is 9 months. and she went into her crib when she was about 4 months when she started sleeping through the night. before that she was in our room in a bassinette. I didn't want to have to go in there and wake up her brother. anyways. I think if you really have the room you should put them in their own room when they sleep through the night. I know when my daughter was born whenever she cried I put her in bed with me lol. and just stuck her on the boob. lol I know I'm bad. she now LOVES bed time lol. and she doesn't really like sleeping with me. cause she moves around so much. but anyways.. good luck do whatever you feel comfortable with,

Tara - posted on 07/09/2011

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my son started sleeping in his own room at 6 months. but it all dependson if ur comfortable with it. i think i had to adjest to the chand more than him lol. baby monitor was right by my ear for a week lol

Emma - posted on 07/09/2011

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i will do the same again with baby2 as i dont think i can handle my oldest being woken up at silly o'clock in a morning as his a handful when woken up. but as soon as baby2 starts sleeping through the nght he will be in the same room as my 1stx

Emma - posted on 07/09/2011

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my son was 22 months before i put him into his own room, but i was living with my parents until then so didnt have the space. when i did more out he was put straight into him own room but wouldnt settle. his now 2yr 8 months and sleeps on his own but has tohave tv on to fall asleep as he says his scared of the dark x

Kim - posted on 07/07/2011

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My daughter was in her crib in her own room at 2 days old. Best thing I ever did!! If they're in your room they can smell your breastmilk, and they will want to eat more. She slept through the night (7-8 hrs) at 6 weeks old! And I usually let her cry it out, cause she wouldn't last long anyways...

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Our first we put in his own crib right away. Our second was in a bassinet... but not in our room. I can't sleep with babies making all their sleeping baby noises around. So the babies get their own space. We've always lived in small apartments so there was never an issue with us not hearing the babies cry. I guess the latest word on crying it out is just to wait until the baby is 4-6 months old. It's also really awful to listen to and some babies take to it better than others. My oldest only cried for 20 minutes max (usually less) before he went to sleep and quickly stopped crying at all before sleeping. My youngest still needs us to pop a pacifier in her mouth to comfort her (she's 7 months) or else she'd be crying for hours. So good luck.

Cassandra - posted on 07/07/2011

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My little man has slept in his own eoom simce he was 6 months old. That was when he started to sleep through the night. It was hard for me at first but it all works out. He is now 13 months and my boyfriend lwts him cry it out. But it is so hard to put him to sleep then put him in his crib with out waking him up

Cassandra - posted on 07/07/2011

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My little man has slept in his own eoom simce he was 6 months old. That was when he started to sleep through the night. It was hard for me at first but it all works out. He is now 13 months and my boyfriend lwts him cry it out. But it is so hard to put him to sleep then put him in his crib with out waking him up

Merry - posted on 07/07/2011

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I'm sure by high school my son will want his own space, til then I'll comfort him as need be!

Nicole - posted on 07/07/2011

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My daughter was sleeping in her own room the first night we brought her home, and has been in a regular twin bed since she was 1. My son sleeps in a cradle till he is a little bigger for the crib. If your son has troubles going to bed, it might be best to wait somewhat longer. Maybe he just needs your comfort right now. for the first 6 months i never let my babies "self sooth". you can never hold your baby enough. but i do let my daughter cry now if she is fighting going to sleep. they have to learn to be in there own space sometime!!! :)

Merry - posted on 07/07/2011

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My son was 9 months when we moved him out if our room.
I never let him cry it out. I want him to know his feelings matter and that I'm here for him no matter what time it is.
I nursed him to sleep in my arms then put him in his crib.
Now my daughter is 2 months old and she sleeps in our bed with us. I won't move her out of our bed until at least a year, likely 2 years though.

Sandra - posted on 07/07/2011

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My little guy slept in his crib in his own room from the day he came home from the hospital

April - posted on 07/07/2011

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I Started both of my boys in their own bed from the get go. Neither one slept well in the same room as us. So I used a baby monitor with them. What works for one, isn't always right for the next. So do what you feel is right.

Pamela - posted on 07/07/2011

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both my boys where about four or five months i found that they slept a lot better after they went into their own room and into a crib so you could always try it and if it doesn't work out just put him back in your room and try again later

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My girls were both moved at 6 months. Their brother is 6 1/2 months old and I dont plan on moving him from our room for a few more months. We are moving soon to a bigger house and I dont want him in with his sisters. (He would wake them up and I dont want to deal with 3 kids at 2 in the morning) With the girls we picked a weekend my husband was off, and put them in their crib. We put on soft classical music (they still sleep with it on) and low light. The first few nights i would sit beside the crib, but after a few weeks my husband took over because he believes in the cry it out method. Which did work. (Now it didnt stick because when they got into bigger beds they wouldnt stay in so he now sits in their room to make sure they dont get up haha)

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