Moving baby to his own room

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

megz06:  Baby Monitor!  Even the most expensive kind, the camera one!  There’s nothing wrong with moving him to his own room… you’re in the same house and literally maybe a 15-second walk up the stairs if anything is wrong.

It’ll help your family in the end because your son won’t become dependent on you, (trust me, I’ve seen it happen in a four year old who still can’t go to sleep without mommy there) and your marriage because I’ve also seen fathers who have been put in the backseat next to the baby.  Doesn’t help with intimacy, communication or your husband’s sleep!

I think its a good idea and for baby #2, bring the baby home and straight to the nursery!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

It’s fine. I know it’ll be a hard switch for you, but I’m willing to bet it will also help with the wakeups.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Definitely move him.  Our apartment is two levels with DS’s room downstairs and our room upstairs.  He’s been sleeping downstairs in his nursery since 2 months (he’s 9 months now).  He does great.  We have a video monitor and use that.  He’s still not STTN so even having to go downstairs in the middle of the night to take care of him works well with him on another level.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Whitetail Ridge

My nephew is 9 months old and has slept in his crib in his own bedroom since he was 2 weeks old. Makes it easier for everyone involved.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

 

megz06:  We moved to a new house when DS was 10 months old – he went from a room that was basically an alcove off our bedroom to a bedroom across and down the hall a bit.

We (DH and I) had ourselves a lovely guilt spiral, lying in bed those first few nights – “He’s so far away! SO FAR AWAY. He’s so little. He shouldn’t be in his own room, he should be here with us.”

And you know, we all would’ve slept like sh1t if we shared a room. It’s a hard transition, but you know what, I bet YOUR sleep will improve, too. MamaBrain is strooong and you hear every little peep and get a shot of adrenaline, and holy crap. It’s hard on your sleep.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It’s absolutely ok to move him to his own room. DS has had his own room since he was 6 weeks old. I slept in his room for a few weeks but after that I moved back to our room and managed to catch a couple hours of sleep at a time. Woo hoo!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would suggest moving him!  Especially since he’s just keeping you awake and he’s fine to babble to himself.  As long as you have your monitor you will be fine.  I was paranoid I wouldn’t hear her at first but I definitely wake up as soon as I hear her still.  I’ve even gradually turned down the monitor as the weeks went on to it’s lowest volume because I find I will still hear her at that setting but I can sleep better or tune her out if I need to.

You will get used to it and love having some more sleep!

We moved ours into her room at 5 mo, she is still not sleeping through the night completely.  She always wakes at least once, sometimes twice (bad nights 3x).  I still think we’re better off with her in her own room though.  Because I can tune out the chattering (now at a much lower level with me only hearing her on the monitor turned down low- she was very loud when she was in the room with us) and fall back asleep.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

megz06:  you’ll be fine! Get your room back girl! Our first was in our room until she was 4 months old. She slept much better when we moved her out (12/13 hours) our 2 month old we moved out at 6 weeks bc he was so noisy lol. We are all on the same floor so it’s a little less scary but you have a video monitor so you’re fine! 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

megz06:  We have a little LED nightlight we use.  Not much light but it’s enough I can be in there in the dark and see what I’m doing.  We are on the same floor so I didn’t have that issue but it’s probably better he’s upstairs and you’re downstairs.  I know when I sleep on the ground level once and awhile I will be paranoid about someone coming through my window lol, at least you don’t have to worry about his window!  (things like this cross my mind every now and then and I’m glad my baby’s window isn’t at ground level lol- just in case you need something else positive!)

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My son was in his own room at 4 weeks. I have a bed in his nursery that I can snooze in between night feedings, or if I just miss him! But I still go to bed with my husband and use the camera baby monitor so I can hear and see what my son is doing. It is helping my husband to not be exhausted for work and prevents us from waking baby if we make noise while we sleep. 

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