Where To Put The Baby's Room?

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think you will find when the baby comes this won’t even be a question. It’s a no-brainer that your newborn will be in the same room as you for at least a couple of weeks (if not months). You’ll be too exausted to be constantly getting up & going up the stairs.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@megz06:  Have fun decorating the nursey but for the first 3-6 months you will most likely have the baby sleep in your room anyway so the baby is nearby for nighttime feedings and changings.  Once the baby is sleeping through the night, you can put them to bed upstairs with a baby monitor.

P.S. Mint green is a great color for a nursery!  It looks great against pink or blue and not many people go for green imo so people won’t expect it.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@megz06:  I don’t think it will be too cold.  You’re Due in March or April right?  PLus, you can always wrap the baby up in warmer PJs.  I would plan to use the largest room in the house for your master bedroom when the baby comes so the baby can sleep in the room with you.  Trust me, you are going to want the baby in the room with you for the first few months, especially if you are a first time mom.  If the basement is larger than either of the rooms upstairs, then yes, that means I am voting for the basement.  If you aren’t too cold to freeze to death, the baby should be fine.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

i agree with other posters that you are most likely going to want to have the baby in the room with you the first few months, and after that it is nice to have some seperation from the babys room! you could always move your bedroom upstairs after if you want to be closer, but when we were sleep training my daughter I wish we had been able to have her on another floor so at least on of us could get some sleep!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would say you’re going to want to keep the baby in your room for awhile, but there will become a point where the baby sleeps better with you NOT in the same room (they see you and go “oh, mommy! I wanna play!” and it happens a lot younger than you’d think, around 4-6 months). 

However, my 8.5 month old still wakes to feed at least once a night, and I wouldn’t want to trudge up the stairs to get them. You may have a better sleeper than I do (it’s hard to get too much worse, haha), but that’s something to think about as well for the longer-term. Can you set the other upstairs bedroom as a guest room so you can sleep upstairs with baby if that’s what’s necessary?

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

As PP’s said, it’s likely that you will have the baby in the bedroom the first few months or at least weeks, sorry to tell your DH lol. If you can handle a cry for milk every two hours he can! I’d still decorate a nursery, once you aren’t doing the brand new out of the womb baby thing you probalby won’t have an issue having baby upstairs. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We live in a split level also in fact rather funny our little boys room is also a mint green in color.  Personally what I would do is if you do not want to keep the baby in your room is switch your room to upstairs for a while. 

The master bedroom and 1 other bedroom are upstairs and the guest bedroom is downstairs in our house. We tried to have little boy in our room for a while but we both couldnt sleep with him in there due to we would hear every single move he made. We moved him into his room accross from ours within a month or so with being home. We just used a baby monitor so when we heard him through the monitor we would get up. 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hmm… My SIL has a split-level. The bottom floor is their bedroom, and they turned their walk-in closet into her bedroom!

Then, when they have a sibling for the baby,  both kids are going to get moved upstairs!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@megz06:  Baby will be fine. I had my baby in November in a very cold state, and we all made it through. And for SIDS, a little too cold is better than too hot. Plus, when they’re little, you can do pajamas and a swaddle blanket. Get a fleece one and baby will be totally toasty!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@megz06:  I might quibble with “baby should sleep alone” a bit (although I think it’s generally true, it leaves new parents trying to decide between not sleeping at all and sleeping with no guidance in an adult bed with little ones), here are the most important SIDS prevention measures:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sudden-infant-death-syndrome/DS00145/DSECTION=prevention

(Though my little guy was never a fan of the pacifier, and I stressed about it a lot…)

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