At what age did you move baby to their own bedroom?

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spekulatius Wed 20-Feb-13 20:48:22

DD is 3 months old and sleeps in Moses basket in our bedroom. I don't know how long they are suppose to slee0 in it but it seems too small for her already. She doesn't have much room to stretch and quite often is very close to the sides with her face. So I'm thinking of moving her to her cot which is in her bedroom nexy to ours but I think she is too small/young. I'd prefer it if she was in same room as me for a few more months.

So now I'm wondering if I should put the cot in our bedroom or co-sleep?
What have others done? How long should they sleep in parents bedroom? I mean regarding cot death.

Bluemary3000 Sun 24-Feb-13 23:13:44

Dd was 6 wks, silent sleeper, slept long periods of time from birth. Ds was 2 wks as my god he was the noisiest sleeper ever and kept us awake. Both of mine slept in a cot downstairs with me during the day until they settled into good daytime napping routines. At 12 wks both were put to bed at their bedtimes in their cots in order just to get them used to it.

From about 5 days. And we all started sleeping for much longer stretches. As for the poster asking wouldn't I miss the baby - erm, no, not really, mainly cos I was asleep!

As soon as DD slept through from 11pm to 5am - she was six weeks old (to the horror of HV who insisted a bf baby needed waking every four hours - no time limit, just 'every four hours as long as she's bf') hmm

It was an adjoining room with a big double door into ours that was kept open though, so I'm not sure how much it counts as 'her own room'!

flipflopson5thavenue Mon 25-Feb-13 10:37:30

Cot in our room at 3 weeks (moses basket too small). Just moved house 3 days ago and put him in his own room simply because that's where his cot was unpacked. He's just 7mo.

Was sort of thinking we'd keep him in travel cot in our room for a week or so while we all settle in, then move him into his room. In the end we co slept the first night for warmth (it was our first time - it was warm and toasty and he slept for 6 hrs straight - I can see why people co sleep..!), and he's been in his own room the last two nights.

And he has woken up several times a night, crying, inconsolable. I don't know if it is the new room, not being in with us and being able to hea us breathing/smell us, the fact that he's got a cold, might be teething... but he's never done this before. Now I wish I'd kept him in with us until he was more used to the new house. However, have done two nights now in his room, and he eventually does settle, so feel like we need to finish what we've started. Even if I feel terrible and that I've somehow traumatised him forever :-(

Anyway, that's my own sob story!!

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