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.

flipflopson5thavenue Mon 25-Feb-13 10:37:30

Cot in our room at 3 weeks (moses basket too small). Just moved house 3 days ago and put him in his own room simply because that's where his cot was unpacked. He's just 7mo.

Was sort of thinking we'd keep him in travel cot in our room for a week or so while we all settle in, then move him into his room. In the end we co slept the first night for warmth (it was our first time - it was warm and toasty and he slept for 6 hrs straight - I can see why people co sleep..!), and he's been in his own room the last two nights.

And he has woken up several times a night, crying, inconsolable. I don't know if it is the new room, not being in with us and being able to hea us breathing/smell us, the fact that he's got a cold, might be teething... but he's never done this before. Now I wish I'd kept him in with us until he was more used to the new house. However, have done two nights now in his room, and he eventually does settle, so feel like we need to finish what we've started. Even if I feel terrible and that I've somehow traumatised him forever :-(

Anyway, that's my own sob story!!

As soon as DD slept through from 11pm to 5am - she was six weeks old (to the horror of HV who insisted a bf baby needed waking every four hours - no time limit, just 'every four hours as long as she's bf') hmm

It was an adjoining room with a big double door into ours that was kept open though, so I'm not sure how much it counts as 'her own room'!

From about 5 days. And we all started sleeping for much longer stretches. As for the poster asking wouldn't I miss the baby - erm, no, not really, mainly cos I was asleep!

Bluemary3000 Sun 24-Feb-13 23:13:44

Dd was 6 wks, silent sleeper, slept long periods of time from birth. Ds was 2 wks as my god he was the noisiest sleeper ever and kept us awake. Both of mine slept in a cot downstairs with me during the day until they settled into good daytime napping routines. At 12 wks both were put to bed at their bedtimes in their cots in order just to get them used to it.

moomoo2013 Sun 24-Feb-13 14:33:17

My daughter has been in her own room since about 2 weeks. I keep her in the moses basket with me during the day can I ask if this is what other mumsnetters do or do we take baby up to bed for naps in the day?

nicki1978 Sun 24-Feb-13 07:52:23

Our DS was in his own room at 2 weeks. It was fine first two weeks whilst DH was off work but then they were both waking each other up so we took the decision to put him in his own room.

We also noticed that DS went to sleep at around the same time each evening so we put him into a bedtime routine and he loves it.

Now, at 20 mths, he goes to bed at 6pm, sleeps until around 3am, has a bottle goes straight back off until 7am.

Mrsrobertduvall Sat 23-Feb-13 18:34:27

From birth.

birdsofshore Sat 23-Feb-13 18:28:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

spekulatius Sat 23-Feb-13 18:25:12

Thanks everyone. My friend has lend me a crib which is bigger so we will try it tonight. Will fit in our bedroom easily so we can keep her with us for a few more months. She was sleeping through every single night from 6-10 weeks but last 3 weeks has been waking up during night again so it will be easier if she is next to me.

Lionsntigersnbears Sat 23-Feb-13 17:27:50

5 months, when we realised we were all keeping each other awake. She was fine about it grin

tazmo Sat 23-Feb-13 16:56:03

Mine was 9 weeks with first one as couldn't sleep at all with them in the room. A bit longer with dd2 and 3. Prob about 3 months. Mainly because I can cope a bit better in my room. If the baby is a healthy weight, shouldn't really be too many issues moving before 6 months.

SarahJinx Sat 23-Feb-13 11:06:42

Ds 21 months is still in with us, when he outgrew his Moses basket we squeezed in a cot. I can't imagine him not being there now so it might be a while......

Guidelines re first six months are to do with babies learning to regulate their breathing I thought?

4TheLoveOfBob Sat 23-Feb-13 10:43:29

DC1 was about 7/8 months - moved him to own room when we realised we were all waking each other up with every snore/sniffle/movement.

DC2 was 15 months. She was a great sleeper but I just got used to her being in the cot beside my bed and only moved her to her own room under duress from DH, really :-)

YeahBuddy Sat 23-Feb-13 10:38:20

My DTs were in Moses baskets in my room until they grew out of them at four months. I have a bunk cot for them that wouldn't fit in my room so I moved them to their own room then but by that time they were sleeping through anyway.

OhMyNoReally Sat 23-Feb-13 09:55:27

All of mine went in their own cot from about 4-6 weeks with a monitor near them. I turned it up very loud so I heard every noise. I think you put them in their own cot when you feel their ready, for me that was when the breaks in feeding started to become every 3-4 hours, rather than every 1-2 hours.

5madthings Sat 23-Feb-13 09:48:44

bertie i will join you in the softie camp i couldnt bear to have put them in another room! During the day they slept in the carrycot on the pram or in my arms or in a sling or occasionally the bouncy chair.

CotherMuckingFunt Sat 23-Feb-13 09:14:56

Both of mine went in their own room at 7 weeks. Ds went through from that night onwards and dd went down to one feed a night after that.

tigersmummy Sat 23-Feb-13 09:11:33

Guidelines are 6 months - DS moved at 11 weeks and dd has just moved at 4 months. I would have kept her in with us longer but she likes to sleep with her arms splayed out, so more room in her cot, and we were disturbing her during the night. We have a monitor so it's like she is right next to me. Personal preference though; go with your instincts. One friend had DS sleeping from day one in his own room and sister in law just moved her DS in with his sibling at 13 months - both children are happy, healthy and have good parent attachment.

BertieBotts Fri 22-Feb-13 23:55:25

DS used to nap downstairs, never had naps in his cot.

I must be an old softy but I couldn't imagine putting a tiny baby on their own in a room to sleep. Don't you miss them? blush

moomoo2013 Fri 22-Feb-13 20:06:01

My Daughter 6 weeks has had her own room since 2 weeks. It seemed best for night feeding. I keep the moses with me/us in the living room during the day can I ask if other netmums do this? Or do you go up and down stairs all day? feeding/napping?

willyoulistentome Fri 22-Feb-13 12:35:32

2 weeks with first and 3 months with second. Number two was only in with us so long due to his room being so hot in the summer and his night feeds waking number one up.
I just could not sleep with them in the room with us. We kept all waking each other up all night.

Fuzzymum1 Fri 22-Feb-13 12:27:52

DS1 was a few months old (but that was 19 years ago) DS2 was about 5 months and DS3 was nearly two and a half. We had nowhere else to put him until then.

DanniiH Fri 22-Feb-13 10:02:52

Ds slept through from 8 weeks and was too big for Moses basket by then so went in to his own room then too. I believe you need grown up time so co sleeping isn't my cup of tea. I'll be doing similar with this baby too. I think if you do want to keep them in your room for the 6 months a travel cot is a good option. x ps I believe that them sleeping in your room reduces the risk of SIDS because they mimic your breathing so less chance of them stopping breathing in their sleep.

DD1 went into her own room after we left hospital (5 days) DD2 totally different baby/situation and stayed in our room for 8 months.

DD went into her own room at 8 weeks in her Moses basket, and into her cot at 11 weeks - she had outgrown the basket and slept better on the cot mattress (the Moses basket mattress was so thin). We all slept better actually, because DD has inherited her father's snoring talent! grin

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