(Closed) Cosleeping spinoff… Did you have the crib in your bedroom?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Back in the day (25+ Years ago) it was considered the norm to have a cradle in the Master Bedroom during the first month or so after bringing the baby home.  After that the baby was off to a crib / bedroom of their own.

Was certainly good for early days of breastfeeding, when the babe is up often, every 1-1/2 to 2 hours… just slide them into the bed beside you, and being so exhausted, you just go thru the motions.

If there is a downside, it is as a new mom, you are hyper-sensitive… and awake at every gasp, gurgle, moan, yawn etc.  Can’t say I slept well when they were this little, (remedy is to make a point of sleeping when they do, day or night) but there was some sort of reasurrance of knowing I was right there if they needed something in having them so close by to my bedside.

 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

It’s what our plan is. It actually reduces the risk of sids to have the baby in the room with you. Plus it just makes everything easier. We are thinking 3-6 months before he goes into his own room.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I posted about having a basinet in my room the other day since I was to Boyfriend or Best Friend and it would allow me to get the baby quickly and not have to even leave the room. The bees replied that they found it to be extremely beneficial. Of course I’m not a mom yet but from the advice I have been give, keeping the baby in the room in the beginning at night when they are only sleeping small amounts at a time seems to a smart decision.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had our son in a cosleeper next to our bed for 3 months, then put him i his own room but used a video monitor.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@MrsDulce:  We won’t be co-sleeping but will have a bassinet in our room where Baby P will sleep for about 3-4 months before being moved to the nursery.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Our son slept in a pack-n-play with the bassinet insert for 2 months, and then moved him to his crib. He transitioned extremely well into his own room.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

No baby yet, but we’re planning on having a bassinet (the Arm’s Reach Mini Co-Sleeper) in our room for at least the first month or two at least. We had been planning on just having a pack n play next to the bed, but our bedroom is too small for it. 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We had a cradle in our room for the first couple of weeks after we left the NICU, munchkin was a 7 weeks early so he spent first month in there. When we got home the cradle was in our room for 2 weeks then we moved the cradle to his own room. He moved to his crib at 4 months. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

Is it just me, or is anyone else kind of disturbed by the idea of sending a 3 month old off to sleep by himself/herself?  I mean really, think about it…”Well kiddo, you’re 3 months old now, so off you go!  You can’t do anything else for yourself, but we think you can handle this.  We’ll be in the next room, just cry if you need us!”…It just really strikes me as an odd thing to do.  

We plan to keep our future children in our room as long as space and other factors allow.  Definitely longer than 3 months.   

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ThingsThatShine:  I personally don’t think it’s odd to put your child in their crib at 3 months. I know that I did it but even before LO was born, I knew he wasn’t going to sleep in our room forever. Fiance and I have friends who let their children sleep in their room longer and had an extremely hard time getting them to sleep in their own room.

Also, being a mother, you wake up at every little noise, wimper, and cry. Whenever I hear him through the monitor, I wake up instantly so it’s not like he’s sitting in his crib crying all night.

To each their own, I guess.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@ThingsThatShine:  We have a monitor and honestly we get more sleep if/when he is not in the same room as we are. When he is in the same room as us we hear every movement and sorry as parents we do need sleep to.  When we visit either set of grandparents and stay the night munchkin sleeps in a pack n play in the same room and lets just say we do not get much sleep. Same goes so far this spring with being warm in the house we sleep downstairs in the guest bedroom. He sleeps in a pack n play.

I see nothing wrong with a baby sleeping in their own room in a crib, as long as you are able to hear them either with a monitor or open bedroom doors…

As PP mentioned we also know someone who had their daughter sleep with them the first 3 years of life, she was finally moved to her own room due a new baby was on the way. Let’s just say that child has more issues with sleeping on her own in her own room than our son does sleeping in his own room now. Which he really has no issues…

Post # 15
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Busy bee

It just makes me sad* to imagine myself sleeping separate from my future babies…It’s gonna feel weird even keeping my rabbit outside the bedroom when my fiance and I get married and live together lol.  

*I tend to be quite sensitive and have “big feelings,” so maybe it’s just me?  

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

DS sleeps in our room in his crib, & he’s 14 months. We kept him in our room per the AAP recommendation of one year to help with the prevention of SIDS, & will keep him there for the next month until I can share the duties of transitioning him to his crib once my school year is over (I’m a teacher). He generally sleeps through the night; only occasionally waking a bit earlier than his normal wake up time.  It’s worked out really well for us. 

On the whole when to put LO into his/her own room, that varies by baby & by family. One of my friends’ Dirty Delete would just fuss SO MUCH about going to sleep that they tried the CIO method as soon as physically possible & put her in her own room at 4 months; another friend co-sleeps with her Dirty Delete & Darling Husband at 20 months. Both girls sleep soundly through the night, & so does my DS. It’s all about whatever works for YOUR family. 

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