baby sleeping in own room

Jenna - posted on 04/17/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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how long before my son should sleep in his own room. am unsure what age he should be.

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Lisa - posted on 04/19/2009

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hi my little girl is 1 and she went in her own room wen she was 4 months but they say wen eva u feel ready.

Becky - posted on 04/19/2009

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When my son grew out of is bassinet is when i moved him in his room in his crib. He was about 4 months old. I was all scared and worried about it.. did not want to do it till he was 6 months old that was my cut off but we could not fit crib in our room and got big fast :( he had always been a great night time sleeping ( now nap times were another story till he was 6 months old) I put him in his crib the first night.. put on the monitors... and went in probley like 5 ot 6 times to check on him through out the night he never made a peep cept for Feeding time and then went right back to sleep and not an issue. So it really depends on when you and he are ready. No real age limit except for one you set your self.

Chrie - posted on 04/19/2009

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At first i had my son in a bassinet beside our bed. Then i moved him into his bedroom during the day, i used to check on him almost every minute :). Now his 8 months and his been sleeping in his bedroom day and night now for about 2 weeks, he actually sleeps better and longer :D

Vicky - posted on 04/18/2009

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Just moved into a new flat and baby will finally be sleeping in his own room as soon as its decorated and he's 10months x

Becca - posted on 04/18/2009

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My baby has been sleeping in her room since 1 month old and sleeping all through the night since 3 months. Just make sure you have a baby monitor.

Kris Jennah - posted on 04/17/2009

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Hi Jenna, My name is Jennah and I have an 8 month old. He slept with us in the bed for the first few weeks and then slept in his cot in our room till he was about 4 months old. I was advised by the Early Childhood Nurse to do it around this time because they become familiar with noises and start to learn their own slep behaviours and patterns so it was good for them to have their own space and learn their own routine. I found that it helped with him settling him to sleep and him becoming comfortable with his own room. I say with the other mums that you do it when your ready. Make sure you have everything in place and that his surroundings are comfortable for yourself to use and for your son to become familiar with as his own space. Good Luck.

Krystal - posted on 04/17/2009

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I sleep in the same room as my son because I sometimes can't sleep with my husband snoring some nights and let alone it's a pain to get out of bed when you have to get up every 2-4 hours. Right now I'm having a hard time getting my 3 month old son to sleep in his own crib, some nights he will do good and other nights he will end up having to sleep in my bed. My daughter did not have that problem, her problem when she was a baby was having to be held till she was fully asleep then I'd be able to put her down in her crib and she's sleep there for the rest of the night till she wakes up for a feeding and diaper change. Too bad my son couldn't be like that. LoL. It's okay as long as I keep trying to get him into his bed when he's asleep maybe one night he will sleep there all the way through.

Velami - posted on 04/17/2009

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Both of my boys were different. With my first (2 1/2 yrs) I am still struggling to get to sleep in his own bed. He was sick a lot when he was little and I felt more comfortable having him sleep in my room. Plus, as a new mom, I think I stressed over every little peep over the monitor when he was in is room. Now I am having the worst time getting him to sleep in his own room. But my second (3 months) has been so much easier and I just started putting him in his crib. He rarely wakes up and I know that little whimpers and what not are not a reason to run in a check on him like I did with my first (which usually woke him up!) I say do whatever you are comfortable with, because there's no reason to stress about something if that's what feels right to you.

Stacie - posted on 04/17/2009

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wen ever you are comfertable to put him in his own room

just have a baby monitor

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my son slept in his own room as soon as we got back from the hospital, i wanted to have him in my room for a while but when he slept he used to making really loud grunting noises! it would keep my husband and i up, so we moved him down the hallway, it was a comfort for me, that whenever i woke up during the night, instead of having to check to see if he was still breathing (new mommy paranoia) id just have to wait a few minutes and he'd grunt...lol...he grew out of it after three months though...but we havent had an issue of getting him to sleep in his own crib because of it....im sure this doesnt help, but it brought back a funny memory that i wanted to share

TiJuana - posted on 04/17/2009

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I don't know of any scientific research on this topic, but my baby has slept in his crib, in his room, since he was 3 weeks old. I heard stories of how hard it can be to get the kids out of your bed and didn't want to go through all that. I always say to trust your instincts and if you're comfortable with him sleeping in his own room then let him. I check on him throughout the night, just to ease my mind and everytime, he's sleeping like a baby.... lol

Jessica - posted on 04/17/2009

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Whatever age you're comfortable. If the baby sleeps in bed with you I would first suggest moving to his own bed in your room so he can get used to sleeping without you but still be comforted by your close proximity. If he doesn't sleep with you, you can move him anytime. I think most mothers, including myself, worry that thebaby needs to be in the same room with us, I think we are the ones that need them close. Its never easy to move my babies, I've done it four times and each time is kind of sad but they always did well. Again do what you are comfortable with, they can sense when you're scared and/or nervous about something and they react so make sure YOU are ready. Good luck.

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