when did you put baby in own room?

(42 Posts)
orangeshortbread Fri 12-Apr-13 16:39:29

just wondering when you first let baby sleep in a room alone. DD is 3 months and she always sleeps in same room as me, even for naps. She is fast outgrowing her moses basket and I guess it will soon be time to put her in her cot. Did you have the cot in your room and did she go straight into room alone and at what age? I naively thought she'd be in moses basket til about 6 months!

ZuleikaD Fri 12-Apr-13 16:55:29

Both DCs stayed in our bedroom until they were sleeping all night (about 10 months), though I started putting them down for naps upstairs in their cots at about 3m.

My DS's cot won't fit into our room but he's in a travel cot instead. I bought a proper mattress for it though as the one it came with was hard and thin. He's nearly 4 months and will be in with us until at least 6 months longer if I get my way. I can't imagine him moving into his own room sad

JeniBernard Fri 12-Apr-13 17:04:11

The official advice is 6months....

both mine were in our room until 7/8 months. We managed to fit the cot along the bottom of the bed

Ragwort Fri 12-Apr-13 17:08:28

I always put DS in his own room for naps from the day he came home from hospital blush - it never occured to me not to didn't have mumsnet in those days grin. We did have him in our room for the first three-four weeks but then moved him to his own room.

I know this is not recommended and I am used to being flamed about it.

PreciousPuddleduck Fri 12-Apr-13 17:11:57

DD is still in our room at 11 months smile

Iwantmybed Fri 12-Apr-13 17:18:11

DD1 was 6 weeks, DD2 10 weeks.

I only became aware of the guidelines when DD1 was 3. Its not always practical though is it? I wasn't comfortable co-sleeping and the cot wouldn't fit in our room. So to adhere to the guidelines we'd have had to cram DD2 in her Moses basket upto 6 months.

lifesobeautiful Fri 12-Apr-13 17:36:40

My DS went into his own room at 8 weeks, with a movement sensor monitor. I'm due my next in 8 weeks, and I'm planning on putting her in her own room after about two weeks - again with a movement sensor.

I'm a ridiculously light sleeper, and I just can't sleep with the littlies in the room (I do when DS is sick and sometimes as a treat). And I figure it's a choice between feeling exhausted during the day and not being able to do much - or feeling happy and well rested and being fun! I think some mums are better than me on little sleep...I need my sleep big time!

rowtunda Fri 12-Apr-13 17:37:03

Straight away for practical reasons - we couldn't keep the cat away from baby in our room and therefore i was completely unable to sleep due to a fear of DS being suffocated by cat! For the first 8 week I slept in the nursery with him on a camp bed though.

Pregnant with second now and hopefully will be in a bigger house and considering a baby nest but I think I will still move DC2 into own room before 6 months.

Each to there own but I know with DS when we did share after about 4 months he was so noisy and fidgety it would keep me awake and he would wake up to the slightest movement from me - I would be lying there stock still peter died to move because I thought it would wake him up!

rowtunda Fri 12-Apr-13 17:38:13

Peter fried - petrified!

Hadassah Fri 12-Apr-13 17:42:59

From the outset. That way I was only woken up when she actually cried and I heard from my bedroom, and also it meant that I did not interfere with her unnecessarily at every little peep and disturbed her.

FriskyMare Fri 12-Apr-13 17:47:30

From a couple of days old blush. (They are 15 and 13 now)

cupcake78 Fri 12-Apr-13 17:49:47

First night home. He would sleep in our room till 11pm feed then moved into his own cot till 4am ish when id bring him in with us. Our room wasn't big enough for even a Moses basket let alone a cot and ds out grew his Moses basket in a month!

The next one due in June will be a similar story but going to try and squeeze basket in between radiator and bed as we won't have the heating on but once its too big for basket it will be in its own room!

thegoodthebadandtheyoni Fri 12-Apr-13 17:50:16

8 weeks! Like you, I thought he'd be in with us for 6 months but he grew quickly and sleeps like a spatchcock chicken, so was constantly waking himself up in the moses basket. Moved him to his cotbed (he looked tiny!) and he started sleeping through the night. He's now 7 months and is still a great sleeper. I worried A LOT in the first few weeks after we moved him, but it worked for us.

IAmJacksRagingBileDuct Fri 12-Apr-13 17:53:11

Dd1 grew out of her moss basket at about 5 months and had to go into her own room then as the cot wouldn't fit in our room. She didn't sleep through until around 7 months so those two months of night wakings/feeds were a lot less comfortable for me than when she was in our room.

Dd2 is coming up to 7 months and is still in with us in her co sleeper crib (best thing I ever bought!) and I don't really intend to move her until she either a) sleeps through or b) grows out of it.

gloucestergirl Fri 12-Apr-13 17:53:50

At 13 months DD is still in our room and likely to be there for the next year due to space reasons. Also we can't see a reason to kick her out. Like having her there and the cuddles in bed in the morning :-)

Egusta Fri 12-Apr-13 17:57:59

Moses basket and then cot in our room until he was about 18 months. Mainly because I needed to wake up in the night and hear him breathing.

Oh, and we had SO many comments, as we live near the sea and have people to stay alot over summer and for some reasons some people -DH's friends felt the need to comment. hmm

when we did move him into his own room, we had no issues or transition problems at all.

starlightloz Fri 12-Apr-13 17:58:01

We had our last baby in a cradle by our bed until he was 9 months old. Co slept half of the time and was dreading putting him in his own room because it was a floor down and I thought that being up and down the stairs would be a nightmare. But literally after the first night he slept through and has done every since so going to try doing the exact same thing with the one on his way. When we have been to stay at other houses we have had baby in a travel cot in our room and I barely got a wink as he is so very active in his sleep, plus wakes up, wriggles, crawls about but then self settles so glad we finally went to his own room but do think in our case he started sleeping through because he had the security and contentment from all the in bed cuddles at first. Absolutely whatever works best for individual parents though.

SevenReasonsToSmile Fri 12-Apr-13 17:59:48

6 weeks, DD is a light sleeper and liked to sleep with her arms outstretched, every time she hit the crib bars she woke herself up. We all slept much better with her in the cot in her own room.

carrietwick Fri 12-Apr-13 18:05:09

I put my baby in her own room at 8 weeks - still in the moses basket and put it in the cot. She's quite tall and had outgrown the basket at 11 weeks so then went into the cot in a sleeping bag.

It was mainly because she was doing longer stretches of sleep but I couldn't sleep at all because she was so loud lots of snuffles, grunts and groans! I've always used a video monitor though and still use it now she's 6 months so I can see what's going on - it's so clear I can even see her chest rise to check her breathing!

Startail Fri 12-Apr-13 18:08:45

Just before the recommend six months with both. Basically when both kept the other awake.

DD2 still BF and co-slept for bits of the night and I can't remember when she slept through. She was very little bother.

PuffPants Fri 12-Apr-13 18:10:54

Around 8 months, we probably should have done it a bit sooner. Sleeping definitely improved (for all of us) afterwards.

binger Fri 12-Apr-13 18:15:25

6 weeks and 2 weeks. I couldn't sleep with them in our room.

cleoowen Fri 12-Apr-13 18:31:43

Everyone else from Nct group has moved into their own room but I haven't. I wanted to wait until he slept through which he is now as it's so much easier to get fun out his Moses,feed and put back.

However, he is now sleeping through and although he's 15 Weeks I don't feel ready to nice him. I like having him next to me but I have started putting him down for naps in his own room, first in his Moses and next week in his Moses in his cot in preparation as I know I'll have to do it sometime.

teacher123 Fri 12-Apr-13 18:33:38

4 months. He grew out of the Moses basket at 7 weeks so we had a travel cot in our room until 4 months and then moved him and slept with both doors wide open (I sleep on his side of the bed, tiny house, he's probably about 8 feet away from me when in his cot!

Munxx Fri 12-Apr-13 18:43:21

DD at 8.5 months and DS is still in with me (co sleeping) at 7 months. I don't expect him to be going anywhere soon.....

cleoowen Fri 12-Apr-13 18:52:32

Nice him! Should read move him.

twinklyfingers Fri 12-Apr-13 19:49:22

DD is five months this week, we moved her into her own room last week. I was convinced she would be in our room with us for a long time, certainly up to the recommended 6 months. Also, for the first 3 months I loved having her in our room. Some of the most content moments of my life have been lying between her and dh while they slept. However, when her sleep patterns changed and became more 'adult' she would wake if either of us stirred. Sometimes I'd hear her wake then realise I must have been awake and making noise which had woken her! So we moved her to her own room and she wakes much less.

I did insist to dh that we have a monitor with a sensor pad to detect if she stops breathing and this has made me feel a bit better.

superbabysmummy Fri 12-Apr-13 20:06:26

3 months; like yours she grew out of Moses basket. No room in our room for crib or cot. With movement sensor & video monitor = much better night sleep for all of us :-)

BedHanger Fri 12-Apr-13 20:08:35

2.4 years when the next one arrived grin.

ShadowStorm Fri 12-Apr-13 20:17:54

DS slept in our room until he grew out of his crib at about 7/8 months. Our crib is bigger than a standard moses basket though.

lizzieannejames Fri 12-Apr-13 20:30:36

From day on here.

I slept on a Z bed for the first 10 days or so with both. Never had any problems- have a super baby monitor and always sleep with the doors open.

GingerDoodle Sat 13-Apr-13 22:02:21

I knew (and respect) the 6 month advice, however for us, I had been wondering for sometime if I was waking DD up as I ALWAYS work up just before she did. We moved her the night after she slept a long stretch of the night at just before 3 months.
We still have the crib in our room for when she is ill (which has thankfully only been once).

charlove Sat 20-Apr-13 21:09:43

i put my LO in her own room as soon as she started sleeping through the night, which was about 2 weeks. she makes a lot of noises in her sleep which would wake me up even though she was sound asleep so as soon as we cut out the middle of the night feed she went in her room. she absolutly loves her cot and sleep for 12-13 hours a night (at 5 months) and even hits the button for her projector on her own if she wakes up in the night.

but i guess it depends a bit on the baby. mine is very independent and hated her moses basket because she likes to spread out but clingy babies might need to be closer for longer and maybe if they are the kind of baby that likes a smaller space a cot might not feel as cosy for them.

MiaowTheCat Sat 20-Apr-13 21:28:41

6 1/2 months with DD1... suspect it'll be longer with DD2 as she's much more of a cuddly girl.

6 months. DD was in a co sleeper cot and at 6 months started to be able to turn round and kick me, so the side went on and she moved out a couple of weeks later. We never got her into the Moses basket and she was big so would have been out of it pretty quickly anyway.

smellsofsick Sat 20-Apr-13 22:07:14

Both DDs about 3 months. They've been completely different in their sleeping preferences (DD1 was in her Moses basket for TEN months whereas DD2 starfishes in her cot).

In both cases they slept much better without us and vice versa. Quiet rooms, blackout blinds.

Smudging Sat 20-Apr-13 22:19:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FunnysInLaJardin Sat 20-Apr-13 22:21:13

both dc from about 2 days old, in a moses basket in a cot right next to our room. We could hear them and had the monitor

SarahJinx Sat 20-Apr-13 22:25:44

DS is 23 months, still firmly ensconced in a cot wedged next to our bed.

notso Sat 20-Apr-13 22:35:20

DD 7 months,
DS1 8 months,
DS2 16 months,
DS3 still in st 12 months but am dreading building up to him moving in with DS2.
I would not have got any sleep with them in a separate room until at least 6 months. I'd be forever checking on them and all but DS1 were feeding at night until 5-6 months and I'd rather do that in my warm bed.

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