Baby in 1 Bedroom…can it be done?

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@missjewels:  Well, I don’t have kids, but that does sound awfully large for a condo… our 2.5 bedroom house isn’t much larger in terms of square footage.

I know that, when her kids were small, MIL had the cot inside their bedroom. If the baby started grizzling in the night, they just put it in bed next to them. She said that babies cry less if they are in a cot in the same room, because they can see you.

If that works for us when we have kids, I’d probably feel comfortable doing it for as long as I was breastfeeding.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@missjewels:  We didn’t have a 1 bedroom unit., but we had each baby in a bassinet with us in our bedroom for about 3-4 months. If you have a bigger cot or crib, that could easily stretch to longer. Baby’s going to wake you up either way.

However you want somewhere you can go to feed/change/settle baby away from your partner who is trying to sleep. So you want some sort of separate room,  where you can go with baby at night. I used the lounge room (with a change table in the corner). So long as you’ve got that (rather than entirely open plan), you should be fine. If it really gets too hard, you could always but the crib in the lounge room also as a temporary measure.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

they advise that baby shares a room with parents  for first 3-6 months anyway so thatd work out fine (reduce risk of SIDS~)

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@missjewels:  I think you would be fine.  Most parents have their babies in their room anyway for the first few months. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Most new moms I’ve encountered have baby with them to sleep for the first several months anyway. 850 is a little tight but definitely doable, esp with an infant (rather than a toddler lol) Like paula said, set up something across the house so you can help your partner (or he can help you!) sleep while up with baby. But the baby doesn’t need its own room at that age

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

@missjewels:  No experienced, but I think it can be done. One of FI’s friends is doing it with his wife in a bachelor. Now I don’t know how it is going now that baby is there … But I guess it can work. Anything can work, really. It also depends if you will be the type of mother who wants baby sleeping in the same room or not, I guess.  I personally would not want to. One bedroom for me and FI was not enough either though haha.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

It would be fine. Most people keep the baby in the room with them for the first couple (or more) months anyways.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

@missjewels:  I don’t see why not. My son slept with us when he was a baby anyway, and didn’t need his own bedroom. Lots of people find it easier to have their baby in their bedroom (either co sleeping, bassinet, crib, whatever) in the early months.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I had a 2bedroom apartment when my son was born, honestly I never used his room for much because he slept in my room, so I think you will be fine 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I had a 2bedroom apartment when my son was born, honestly I never used his room for much because he slept in my room, so I think you will be fine 🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@missjewels:  Our boy isn’t due until April, but we have a very large bedroom in our house, and we plan to keep him in there for 3-6 months after he’s born as well. It will maybe be a bit cramped with a bed, two dressers, electric fireplace, a crib, two people, and a Saint Bernard, but we will make it work. We will have to do some major rearranging, but baby is supposed to sleep in the same room with you for the first few months anyway, so we’d have to make it work.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Of course it can be done. MOST of the human population does not have the luxury of having homes with multiple bedrooms. Heck, my daughter was four years old before she got a bedroom of her own.

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