Post # 1
I get up at 5:30 to go on my morning runs, DH works a labor job, I have a small case of OCD and am a SAHM and lead an above average active lifestyle so by the end of the day DH and I are beat and ready for bed by 9pm. We have a 6 year old and a nearly 6 month old. Since the baby is sleeping through the night and my alarm wakes her up in the mornings in thinking about moving her to her own room in a couple weeks when she reaches six months. I moved our six year old when she was six months but that was six years ago,
so what do you think is a good age to move them?
I’m ready to get my bedroom back! I’m ready to get good sleep again, I’m ready to not have to worry about “well who is gonna move the baby” if we want… Well you know why we want the room back. So when do you get it back?
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
We moved her at 4 months because she was noisy. She is 8 months and doesn’t STTN.
Post # 11
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
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
two weeks! if i couldn’t sleep, i was going to be no use to anyone.
Post # 14
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
Well…he was 5. And I don’t regret it at all. I miss snuggling with him sometimes!