Anyone moved baby to own room before 6 months?

(50 Posts)
LindsayS79 Thu 19-Sep-13 21:21:45

Hi all
My DD is almost 11 weeks and is the noisiest sleeper!! I feel so terrible but I took her Moses basket through to her room and put it in her cotbed the other night (at about 3am) because she was being so noisy and I had not slept a wink. She slept like an angel and woke up smiling at 7am! I got some sleep in between going through to check up on her!
So, for the past 2 nights I did the same. She (and I) slept really well and I've gone through to check up on her several times.
So, her basket is getting on the small side now and I don't have room for a cot in my bedroom. I'm now wondering that instead of trying to find something that will fit her for a further 3 months in our room, should I put her in her own room before the 6 months..? If I were to do this I know I would have to get one of those movement monitors though, even though her room is right across from mine.
Has anyone moved their LO into their own room before the 6 month guideline?

TheFallenNinja Thu 19-Sep-13 21:25:13

Yes, DD was about 12 weeks, maybe a little smaller, she was fine.

aarrgghhwhatdoIdonow Thu 19-Sep-13 21:27:11

DD at 8 weeks, DS at 3 weeks. I slept so much better. Do it and don't feel guilty.

Chopsypie Thu 19-Sep-13 21:28:53

11 weeks with dc1 and 2 weeks with dc2. I used to lay and listen to them and not sleep. Got a baby monitor and moved them into their own room. For dc2 she actually slept better, DH snores and was disturbing her!

Foxred10 Thu 19-Sep-13 21:31:17

Yup 10 weeks with DS1 and 2 weeks with DS2 shock. Would have seriously lost my shit otherwise....

charleyturtle Thu 19-Sep-13 21:37:36

We put dd in her own room as soon as she stopped waking for night feeds, probably about 2 weeks if not less. as we were waking her up when we went to bed (and dp's horrible snoring was an issue) she slept better on her own as she didn't have anyone getting up to go to the loo/ rolling over in our squeaky bed/snoring like a pig.

didn't feel bad about it at all, in fact felt much better as everybody was getting the sleep they needed. Thank goodness as she developed a nasty habit of making noises in her sleep (kind of like sleep talking for those who can't talk) and it wakes me with her in the next room so if she was in with us I would never sleep!

FutTheShuckUp Thu 19-Sep-13 21:38:35

Think my boy was about ten weeks, he was so noisy!

busylizzie76 Thu 19-Sep-13 21:39:14

Blimey I didn't do very well! DS lasted 15 minutes in my room and DD was in her own room from the start. No way could I sleep with them in there.....snuffle, snort, snuffle.......

Didn't do them any harm.....boisterous 6 and 7 year olds now smile

Tigresswoods Thu 19-Sep-13 21:39:54

In answer to your question, yes most people do.

Cue loads of people saying they didn't.

Yonihadtoask Thu 19-Sep-13 21:40:00

6 weeks for DS.
We all slept much better.

joanofarchitrave Thu 19-Sep-13 21:40:58

Day 3. Movement monitor???? Unless your house is a mansion and the children are in a separate wing, let them sleep... they'll soon let you know they need you...

ChoudeBruxelles Thu 19-Sep-13 21:42:00

Yes about 6 weeks. He hated being swaddled, threw his arms around his Moses basket and would wake himself up hitting the sides. Moved him to his cot in room next door with both doors open and monitor

Smartiepants79 Thu 19-Sep-13 21:44:51

Not personally but know of at least 8 others that did. For all of the reasons stated above!

Zara1984 Thu 19-Sep-13 21:44:58

Yep moved DS into his own room at 14 weeks. Mainly cos he was too but for crib and we moved him into cot, and we couldn't fit cot in our bedroom.

He started sleeping through the night straight away! His sleep has always been more disturbed when he's in the same room as us.

BonaDea Thu 19-Sep-13 21:47:49

Obviously lots of people do this and are happy with the decision.

If you mean an angel care type monitor I think you are right to get one for peace of mind but do bear in mind this doesn't actually prevent any problems just makes you aware if something happens.

Read up on SIDS risk. Having your baby in the room with you does help reduce risk.

Obviously you have to make the decision for yourself based on what you are happy with and also of course lack of sleep can be crippling and this might be necessary to keep your sanity! Personally I moved DS out at 5.5 months but he is a quiet sleeper.

KatOD Thu 19-Sep-13 21:54:52

Yep 4mo, HV advice changed recently-ish from 4 to 6. When I was struggling with noisy DD in room HV told me if I couldn't last 6 mo at least aim for 4.

LindsayS79 Thu 19-Sep-13 21:58:04

Wow, thanks everyone. I must say I think she's slept better over the past few nights in her own room. My main worry is that I still swaddle her which means using a blanket too now the colder weather is setting on. As she's such a wriggler she can sometimes end up with the cover close to her face which scares the life out of me.
I might have to risk losing her sleeping through the night in order to swap the swaddle for a sleeping bag.
I've not had her unswaddled due to being so noisy, which is worse when her arms are free as she throws them about all night as well as trying to work out how to suck her thumb lol! She ends up sucking her fist even if shes just ate!!
That's reassured me that I'm not terrible for moving her, thanks. Did anyone bother with the movement monitor? Or is this just something that creates more paranoia?

mikkii Thu 19-Sep-13 21:58:08

DS about 4 months a our room was so tiny and DH was disturbing him when he came up.

DD1 about 3 months. We put her into her cot with the mobile on whilst hanging the curtains. It wasn't nap time. She looked at me, stuck her thumb in her mouth, rolled onto her side and went to sleep. Se went into her room that night.

DD2 stayed with us for 7 months, she was born early and small, so still fitted in the carry cot.

mikkii Thu 19-Sep-13 22:00:49

If she is wriggling down the cot, remake the bed so the blanket only covers a small portion at the bottom and put her in at the foot. It's called "feet to foot" ten she can't move under the blankets.

Gab3478 Thu 19-Sep-13 22:09:34

My dd was a little Houdini in a swaddle as well, so I brought a swaddle pod from amazon. It zips up the middle so means they can't pull it over their face. Think they sell them in mothercare also? And for what it's worth I think if you both sleep better separately then do it, there is far more risk of 'something bad' happening because you are sleep deprived than of something happening to your baba because she is asleep in her own room.

Gab3478 Thu 19-Sep-13 22:12:16

Sorry just read your msg properly and I see she wriggles not tries to get her arms out - in this case maybe a sleep positioner might help, you can get them pretty cheap on amazon I think (what did we do without amazon??) smile

stargirl1701 Thu 19-Sep-13 22:12:53

No. Friends recently lost their LO to SIDS at 4 months. Just too a big a risk for us.

Zara1984 Thu 19-Sep-13 22:23:34

Sorry to hear about your friend's baby stargirl sad

Yes OP we use movement monitor, always have even when he was sleeping next to me in his little crib (set on movement only).

The Angelcare monitor saved my friend's son's life when he stopped breathing in his cot. I use it at night me for every nap and he is 11 months now.

BonaDea Thu 19-Sep-13 22:26:08

I have it too and wouldn't be without. I also used it when DS was next to me I a co sleeper as it stopped me waking up to listen to him breathing!confused

Yes, at one week. I could not sleep with him in the room, snorting away! His room is next to ours, cardboard walls and about ten steps from his bed to mine.

I did however, get a single mattress for the floor of his room, so we could breastfeed easily and cosleep...I can sleep fine with him in with me, but not in the cot!

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now