When to put baby in cot/own room?

(31 Posts)
glossyflower Thu 25-Jul-13 16:57:15

At what age did you put your babies in their cots, and also what age when you put them in their own room?

I know it's recommended babies should stay in your room for the first six months
My 13 week old is such a good sleeper; she sleeps from 7pm until 6am, and on occasion I have to wake her up; she's almost outgrown her moses basket and she stirs in the night which keeps me awake. She has a lovely sleep (as does her daddy!), but every little movement I wake up and don't sleep more than 3 hours at a time!

Seb101 Fri 26-Jul-13 13:21:39

My baby went into her own room at 2 weeks old for both day and night sleeping/naps. It was the right decision for our family, regardless of SIDS advice.

Kiwiinkits Sun 28-Jul-13 23:21:13

Same as Seb101. They were in their own room from about 3 weeks (the room is next to ours and we had the door open). When first born they were in a little basket in the hallway outside our room! I'm a light sleeper and wake with any baby noises/snuffles and that would have been a disaster for me! I was confident that they would be fine. Was the right decision for our family. Also meant me and DH could go to bed and talk and use our own bathroom without worrying about disturbing the baby.

Also, there comes a time when you are disturbing THEM at night!

Kiwiinkits Sun 28-Jul-13 23:22:45

I'm really meh about the SIDS guidelines TBH. As long as you're not smoking or drinking or having them in your bed without proper precautions (I understand you can get side-cots for safe co-sleeping) they will be fine.

jammiedonut Sun 04-Aug-13 18:58:19

In room with us until gone 6 months, as I understand it they need to hear your breathing to regulate their own. He outgrew his crib so we've had to squeeze his cotbed in our room but was worth it for my peace of mind. I'm lucky in that I'm a fairly tolerant sleeper and can tune most things out, and only really wake for crying or high pitched alarms. Were I sleep deprived I may well move him out early. In terms of daytime naps we've conditioned him to sleep on a thick blanket, this way when we're visiting relatives etc he can comfortably sleep on the floor. I know that sounds odd but blanket is very very thick, more like a cushion really and can fit in buggy so I can take it anywhere. He is a big baby that hates being confined so sleeping in buggy and carseat are not options

Amiee Sun 04-Aug-13 21:01:04

Our dd had to have a pavlik harness due to a hip problem so couldn't sleep in a Moses basket. So from 6 weeks she was in a cot in her own room. She was sleeping till morning by then anyway. Sorry SID guidelines but we couldn't fit a cot in our room.

Jemimapuddleduk Sun 04-Aug-13 21:09:53

We moved dd into her own room at around 3 months old. It had got to the stage where we were all disturbing each other! We use a motion sensor in the cot and have all doors open. In the day she naps in the Moses basket downstairs.

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