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Putting baby in his own room - what age?

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beckstar Fri 12-Aug-05 15:42:33

My 4 month old is a very good sleeper and goes right through the night till 7am from his last bottle at 10pm. However since having him ive become a very light sleeper and as we all know babies are very noisy in their sleep, snuffling and jigging around. So even though my baby sleeps right through, i'm still awake listening to his every move, so my boyfriend and i are coinsidering putting him into his own room, but is he too young, should he be next to me in his cot just incase, but then at what age do i draw the line???!

starlover Fri 12-Aug-05 15:43:49

ds went into his at about 4 months.
he had to because he outgrew his crib, and his big cot wouldn't fit in our room

i know there are plenty of people on here who have put babies in their own rooms from birth or a few weeks old...

he should be fine. just get a good baby monitor if you can't hear him from your room!

Iklboo Fri 12-Aug-05 15:44:13

I've heard it's good to have them in your room up to 6 months - that's what we're planning to do when junior is born, but best laid plans.........

beckstar Fri 12-Aug-05 15:46:15

Yep he's outgrowing his crib too which means bigger cot in his own room, so daunting though, i'll probably end up sleeping on the floor in there!!

starlover Fri 12-Aug-05 15:49:02

beckstar i was really nervous about it too! in fact i started a thread on here! lol
but it has been fine. ds sleeps brilliantly.. and so do i!
i would suggest perhaps using his cot in his own room for his daytime naps for a while though to get him used to sleeping in there,.
i did this with ds and it made the transition a little bit easier

mumfor1sttime Fri 12-Aug-05 15:50:23

My ds has bee in his own room from 4 weeks old, but we do live in a small house. We left bedroom doors open so could easily hear him. Like you say, having a baby does make you a light sleeper, moving him might help.Good luck.

pinkmagic1 Fri 12-Aug-05 15:53:48

DS was in his own room from day 1. He started sleeping through at 5 and a half weeks and I also felt I probaly slept better for having him in his own room.

burstingbug Fri 12-Aug-05 16:21:55

My ds went into his own room at 12 weeks.

cod Fri 12-Aug-05 16:24:26

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dyzzidi Fri 12-Aug-05 16:45:54

I'm intending to put my baby into his own room as soon as possible but someone said you shouldn't so this until six months.

Does any one know why???????

MaloryTowers Fri 12-Aug-05 17:12:54

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Tipex Fri 12-Aug-05 17:39:28

dyzzidi, there is good resaerch to show that the risk of cot death is much reduced if a baby shares your room for the first 6months.

emily05 Fri 12-Aug-05 17:40:55

why is cot death reduced if you are in the same room - but asleep? I never understood this (iyswim)

oooggs Fri 12-Aug-05 17:51:32

4 months when he outgrew crib.

vkone Fri 12-Aug-05 17:56:54

Mine was 4 mths, I put the moses basket in the cot for one week (he was fast outgrowing it) and then DS in the cot - the look of relief when he realised how much space he had!

My cousin moved her DD at 4 weeks as she couldn't cope with the noise!!! (we're a family of needy sleepers) and that worked fine too!

I think there is a theory (myth?) that babies synchronise their breathing with their parents and that this prevents breath holding or stopping, now I know whales do this, but I'm not sure there's any proof that human babies do.

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