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user1499287898 Wed 05-Jul-17 22:02:17

My baby is 9 weeks and has been an excellent sleeper since day 1 and has only ever woke once during the night to feed (so lucky I know) tonight I'm thinking of moving her into her own room, she getting too big for her Moses basket and I'm convinced she waking herself knocking it. I'm not one but an anxious mum I rarely worry about anything but this is big even for me.

FATEdestiny Wed 05-Jul-17 22:51:36

It is SIDS risk.

It is recommended that babies sleep in the same room as parents, at all times, until 6 months old:

www.lullabytrust.org.uk/safer-sleep-advice/room-sharing/

The cot doesn't have to be next to your bed, just in your room. So maybe shift a chest of drawers or similar out of your room for a few months, so you can fit the full sized cot in.

dabbitydibbity Tue 11-Jul-17 22:21:23

I considered this too around the same age as your LO but after reading up on SIDS I was too frightened to follow through. From what I read the highest instance of SIDS occurs between the ages of 2 and 3 months.
My eldest went into his own room at 3 and a half months and we've just done the same with my youngest. DS2 is a very light sleeper so he was always waking with the slightest noise we made.
However, you do what works best for you. SIDS is rare, but very real so consider it carefully.

Jessicaaa1 Tue 11-Jul-17 23:06:45

Thanks I decided to bite to bullet and do with video monitor and motion pad on for ease of mind, DD has started sleeping through and we are all much happier for it during the day! X

dabbitydibbity Wed 12-Jul-17 21:27:08

That's great! You are so lucky to be getting a full sleep. My little one is still persisting with his milky wake ups!

FuckyDuck Wed 12-Jul-17 21:59:09

Your baby is at far higher risk of dying in their sleep. Keep them in your room.

beccii161016 Wed 12-Jul-17 22:59:50

Keep baby in your room. The advice is until 6 months they should stay in your room because they can literally forget to breath. Hearing you do it prompts them to continue. We had to put my son in his cot at 8 weeks because he hated his Moses basket but we kept the cot in our room.

There's a lot of advice people give out about babies that is take it or leave it based on preference but this is not one of those. It's not worth the risk just for the sake of her being in her own room at all. Good luck! biscuit

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