19 weeks old today and still in our room using a snuzpod. I know the advice is moving them to their own room around 6months but I genuinely don't think LO or I will be ready for that. I like LO in our room, next to us - LO is sleeping through but does have a habit of waking up occasionally to check we are there, if we are then go back to sleep and if not will scream. I like the attachment part of her being there.
I've started trying naps in her own room but to no success. She'll only nap in her buggy, downstairs with us pottering around about her.
In terms of size, the snuzpod is still adequate but I don't see it being so for long. Can't move the cot into our room as it would be dismantling it and rebuilding it in our room due to the small widths of our doors. (although I'm tempted to try persuade DP to do this...)
I waited about 8 months with dc1 but he was getting way too big for the Next 2me. When I moved him it was actually fine, main problem was I had to keep going in to get him his dummy but that settled shOrtly after. You might be surprised at how easy it is (fingers xd)
We were lucky in that we were able to put the cot in place of the crib in our room once ds was too big for the crib, around 4 and a half months. I wanted ds in our room as long as possible (16 months he was when we moved him).
Mine stayed in her sleepyhead in her snuzpod until just over 7 months, then we transitioned her to her own room. We bought the next size up sleepyhead for her big cot, so the transition was pretty seamless, although we had the dummy trouble for a month or two before she learned how to find and put in back in her mouth. Now at almost a year I only have to go in the room if she’s flung it through the cot bars 🙄 or she’s lying on it!
She’s a long baby but was fine in her snuzpod until over 7 months - the only issue is the low(ish) sides when they can sit up.
Like PPs my DS stayed in the side sleeper crib for quite a while after 6 months because he was a late crawler and I was confident he wouldn’t tip himself over the edge. I think he was around 9 months when we switched to cot.
The cot is still pushed up against our bed with one side off. He is 12 months now. I’ve got no plans to move him yet, DH would like him out
The first time you put it up always takes ages, you get better and quicker at it.
I also have to dismantle to move the cot. Over the course of 4 children (and 3 cots) each being moved between rooms several times (as well as cot sides being removed as we swapped between sidecar/cot/bed), I bet I could dismantle a cot with my eyes closed.
If it took you an hour for two of you to build first time, I'd say it'll take 2 of you 30 mins next time and if you end up doing another false-start move, you'll probably be able to dismantle on your own in half an hour next time.