new parents, when do you claim your bedroom back?

posted 2 years ago in Babies
  • poll: when should the baby be moved to their own room to sleep alone?
    0-3 months (really?please explain cause my nerves are probably actin up) : (12 votes)
    50 %
    3-6 months if baby is sleeping through the night : (4 votes)
    17 %
    6-9 momths if baby is sleeping through the night : (4 votes)
    17 %
    9-12 months if baby is sleeping through the night : (4 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 2
    2410 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My baby was very particular and wouldn’t be put down to sleep. So eventually we just put her in our bed and breastfed her to sleep. But it was hard as she would always wake up becaue of a noise my husband or I was making.

    She is now 10 months and we recently just got our room back! She now sleeps in her crib.

    Post # 3
    499 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I have many friends with children…and friends with many children.

    Some have had kids who stayed with them until they are nearly 2, but then that child’s sibiling was out by 2 months because he or she was such a light sleeper and would awake by tossing and turning or snoring.

    Basically there isn’t any good time.  Given she’s being awakend by your alarm it’s clear that this arrangement is not working for you.

    Post # 4
    1654 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I am pregnant with our first, so I might change my mind, but I’m thinking 3-6 months is a good time. Prefereably once baby sleeps through the night (or mostly through the night) is when we’ll make the switch… That said, the baby’s room is right next to ours and we have a small house so baby will still be really close. Our room just isnt very big and my husband snores really loud so I think that will disturb the baby more than being in his/her own room. lol

    Post # 5
    2782 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Mrslovebug:  I don’t think this is a question any of us can answer.

    Everyone is comfortable with different things- and just because you want your baby to go to her room and she’s sleeping through the night, doesn’t mean that she’ll continue to do so once you put her in a new environment.

    There’s no reason why she can’t be moved to her room right now, just don’t get over-excited in case she ends up back in your room. 


    Post # 6
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Ha!!  I couldn’t vote in the poll, because we are 26 months in and still haven’t reclaimed our bedroom back.  She has her own bed, but most nights she will be back in bed with us by midnight, 1, 2, 3AM at the latest.  I will be glad when she at least sleeps all night in her own bed. I’m probably partly at fault because when she gets in bed with us, I should put her back in her own bed.  But I’m already sleeping and I’m to lazy to do it.  

    Post # 7
    437 posts
    Helper bee

    i’m also expecting our first and i guess i’m just wishfully thinking that 3-6 months is a good time to move the baby into the nursery?? i’ll let you know next year at this time lol

    Post # 8
    8513 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I moved her at about 5 mo because she would wake up and chatter to herself at 5-6 am sometimes for 30-40 min before falling back asleep.  She was fine to leave in her crib but she was keeping me awake with it because it was so loud.  So now I can hear her chattering sometimes and I have the monitor turned down so I can go back to sleep or I can turn the monitor off completely.

    Sometimes it she’s having a hard time going back to bed or it’s the weekend I’ll bring her into bed with us because I like snuggling with her lol.  I try not to do it too much because I want her to sleep in her crib but I enjoy it sometimes.

    Post # 9
    3438 posts
    Sugar bee

    Mrslovebug:  Our daughter was sleeping through the night at 2.5 months old.  That’s when she was moved to the pack n play.  At 7 months old she was moved out to her own room and has slept there since.  She is now 9.5 months old.  It’s whatever works for you.  I wanted to keep our daughter there for a year, but as she got older, it just became important for us to have our room back and we moved her after we came back from a trip.

    Post # 10
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We moved her at 4 months because she was noisy. She is 8 months and doesn’t STTN.

    Post # 11
    6633 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We moved our son to his room at 4 months though he wasn’t sleeping through the night yet. But we slept better without him in our room. I am a light sleeper sometimes and would hear all his movements when he was in our room. It was better for all of us with him in his room (which is accross the hall from us) and we had/have a baby monitor. He is now 3.

    Post # 12
    465 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We moved our son at 4 weeks. He wakes often, which ended up waking my husband often. I felt bad that my husband wasn’t getting enough sleep for work. I felt that one of us needs to be rested and sane Lol. We put his Moses basket into his crib. I have a video baby monitor right by my bed so I can watch him and hear him. We also moved a single bed into the nursery for me so I can feed him comfortably and also choose to sleep there halfway through the night if I want. I thought I’d cry leaving him in his own room so young, but I feel good about it. I would not be comfortable without the monitor. 

    Post # 13
    243 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    two weeks! if i couldn’t sleep, i was going to be no use to anyone.

    Post # 14
    972 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    21 months and still in our bed! The crib is where the stuffed animals are corralled. But we live in Manhattan and the baby’s room is noisy so I think that’s part of why we’ve struggled to get him to sleep in his crib. I’m hoping when we move to the burbs we will have an easier time getting him to sleep in his own room.


    Post # 15
    177 posts
    Blushing bee

    Well…he was 5. And I don’t regret it at all. I miss snuggling with him sometimes!

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