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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.

JustCallMeFish Wed 20-Feb-13 20:52:08

Both of mine were 15 months. Much to dh horror!smile

In a cot though.

I'd go with your instinct. Though I have a 3 month old too and won't be going away from our room for at least 6 months. But that's my personal choice.

I know someone who put their dc in their own room at 3 months.

Re cot death I don't know what the current age guidelines are tbh. I'm sure someone will be along soon with that.

BertieBotts Wed 20-Feb-13 20:54:08

Guidelines are not to move them until 6 months, because of cot death - for some reason which is unknown the risk is lower if they share your room for at least 6 months.

Verugal Wed 20-Feb-13 20:56:54

7 years and 2 months.


MolotovCocktail Wed 20-Feb-13 20:57:04

It is advised that babies sleep in their paret room fr the first 6 months to lessen the risk of SIDS.

DD1 went into her own room (and from crib to cot) at 6mo. DD2 was almost 9mo ... Held onto her a bit longer in our room smile They share a room now smile

SirBoobAlot Wed 20-Feb-13 20:57:25

Advice is six months minimum to stay in your bedroom because of SIDS.

DS went into his own room at about 13 months when we moved into our home. Even if I'd have had the space before, think I would have kept him in with me till then.

fruitpastille Wed 20-Feb-13 21:00:15

We moved the cot to our room when the Moses basket got too small. Own room about 6 months. I enjoyed reading and chatting at night when they moved!

austenozzy Wed 20-Feb-13 21:01:11

Blimey. DD was 6 weeks old, and went into a moses basket in a cot. She was sleeping from 7pm to 7am by 3 months. The only time that changed was when we took the sides off her cot at 20 months due to her being able to climb out, whereupon she enjoyed her new-found freedom for a few nights. Then it was back to sleeping like a log!

memberofthestowmassiv Wed 20-Feb-13 21:04:34

I found it really hard to sleep with a baby in the room, but i wanted to follow the SIDS guidelines. So, DS1 was moved out the week he turned 6m grin (he'd been in a cot in our room till then).

When DS2 came along we didn't have anywhere else to put him so he stayed in our room until he was 10m and we moved house.

I'm now quite sad that I'll never have a tiny baby sleeping in my room again sad.

gillian88 Wed 20-Feb-13 21:05:14

My friend had her baby in its own room from birth shock

My ds was 9 months when we moved him in his own room, dd is currently 6 months and a terrible sleeper so she will remain in our room for the foreseeable future!!

Once they outgrew the Moses basket we put the cot in our room, bit of a squeeze but sure it's not gonna be forever! X

Iggly Wed 20-Feb-13 21:05:59

I slept in DD's room until she was 9/10 months. (she woke a lot so easier to deal with).

With ds he went into his room at 7/8 months having slept in ours.

neontetra Wed 20-Feb-13 21:16:49

My dd stayed in my room till 6 months. Moved her then, against my better judgement, to see if it would help her sleep more (it did). Have to say though, most people I mentioned this to, such as colleagues and people in my village, were shocked we had kept her in so long! Even the HVs at the baby group i went to were pretty open to the idea of babies being in their own room sooner, which surprised me a little, given the guidelines. Personally, if the cot will fit in your room, I would move it in, just to be on the safe side.

StarNoodle Wed 20-Feb-13 21:23:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

diamondsneezer Wed 20-Feb-13 21:32:44

Mine were all in a cot from day 1 and the cot was moved out earlier and earlier. DC1 was 5 months - fab sleeper but we were disturbing him when we went to bed and DC4 was about 3 months.

I liked being able to put the light on, read, etc. and as we've always had an ensuite we seemed to make a lot of noise going to bed!

I followed all of the other SIDS guidelines, baby on back, foot to bottom of the bed, no duvets, pillows, no overheating, etc. and the babies were all term and big babies so I felt confident about it. But... the guidelines are there for a reason.

ZuleikaD Thu 21-Feb-13 09:10:14

We never bothered with a Moses basket either - straight to the Nature's Nest which was awesome. Both DCs moved out to their own rooms when they were sleeping through the night, so at about 10 months.

AnathemaDevice Thu 21-Feb-13 09:34:10

Both DS1 and DD were 15 months when they moved out of our room. In DS1s case I didn't want to move him until he was sleeping through, but in the end got fed up of not having any floor space in the bedroom and turfed him out, despite him still waking at least once a night.

For DD I was still waiting for DS1 to sleep through- I didn't want him disturbing her sleep (they share a room).

DS2 will be in with us for about the same time, or until the older two are big enough for bunk beds-whichever comes first.

SurreyWithAFringeOnTop Thu 21-Feb-13 09:36:21

We are at the same stage with DS2 - he is also pretty squashed in his Moses basket so we are moving him into his cot, which is in our room. It is a bit tight as our bedroom is not huge, but we do want to keep him in with us until at least six months. If he isn't sleeping through at that point, we'll probably keep him in with us until he does.

ComradeJing Thu 21-Feb-13 09:39:35

Never used a Moses but do have a stokke sleepi so <shrug>

Dd was 2. She often went to sleep in her room but came in sometime in the night with us. Either dh or I would go get her.

I do the same with Ds now (3 months). He goes down in the nursery but I bring him in when we go to sleep.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Thu 21-Feb-13 09:41:23

We had an Amby nest which DS1 stayed in until 6 months and then went into his own room.

DS2 was in the nest for a while, but learnt to turn himself over in it, so we bought a space saver cot for £90 including mattress from Kiddicare, and he was in with us until he was 14 months - and then we moved the boys in together.

Personally I wouldn't but a baby in their own room at 3 months.

FirstTimeForEverything Thu 21-Feb-13 09:45:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

breward Thu 21-Feb-13 09:51:48

5days. After going to bed exhausted at 9 pm. Ds was fed, changed, the right temperature etc and still crying. After half an hour I picked up the Moses basket, put it in the spare room and shut the door. The next thing I heard was him waking up at 2 am for a feed. We all got a better night sleep for being in separate rooms and so it stayed like that from 5 days onwards. Still remember the night nearly 11 years later!

I loved night feeds, it was one of highlights of my children's baby years, and being in another room meant we could chat etc without waking OH. He rarely heard me get up but I had a sixth sense to hear the baby cry in the night.

Shanghaidiva Thu 21-Feb-13 09:57:54

From birth.

Bumpsadaisie Thu 21-Feb-13 13:36:48

7 months.

BigSpork Thu 21-Feb-13 13:59:32

First two it was about 18 months. Straight from co-sleeping to own beds.
3rd it was a year. Co-slept to a sidecot in our room around 7 or so month.
4th it was around 9 months. Straight from co-sleeping to own bed with foam rails.

dairymilk27 Thu 21-Feb-13 14:16:02

DD1 was 11 weeks, DD2 at 9 weeks, found that everyone slept better, have monitor in our room for DD2 who is now 19 weeks so can hear if she wakes in the night, works for us grin

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