(Closed) How old was your baby when he/she started to sleep alone in his/her own room?

posted 4 years ago in Babies
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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candy11:  DS was moved into his room at 3 weeks. After his not breathing scare, he came back in with us. He will be moved back into his own room by 4-4 1/2 months. That’s when the pediatician recommended we really have an established sleep routine.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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candy11:  Somewhere around 2-3 months. I had a cesarean so it was easier to pull him out of his basinette right next to me than to walk out to his room post-op. 

I dont’ think that babies really care where they sleep, excepting physical sensitivities (like too light, too cold, too noisy, etc.). I do find it interesting that your baby can sleep through ambient noise during the day but not at night–could be that his sleep is simply better and deeper during the day, or that he’s accustomed to waking up when your DH gets home if he gets home at the same time each night–it can be a similar “chicken v. egg” thing as when parents claim that their 10-month-old can’t sleep through the night because s/he gets hungry, without realizing that the baby has learned to expect food at 2am because they always feed him/her at that time. In your case, it seems easy enough to simply ban the cats from the room temporarily, and there are techniques to train your baby not to wake up every time DH comes into the room. That said, it’s also normal for babies to wake up during the night and it’s good for them to learn how to self-soothe themselves back to sleep (which is NOT tantamount to “cry it out,” necessarily–our baby would wake up and kind of coo or whine a little, but not cry, and eventually he learned to drop back into slumber without us doing anything. 

I’ll be honest, it wouldn’t be my cup of tea to sleep on a cot next to my son’s crib in his room. I fully support any parents desire to do whatever makes them comfortable, but what’s the anxiety here? 

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Helper bee

I first had my twins off each side of my bed, in rock-n-plays till they were 2 months old. I had double cameras in their room with a split screen monitor after that. Once it went from every 4 hr feeding, to six 6 hrs then they were sleeping in their rooms till this day. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

6 months

Post # 7
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Helper bee

6 months is recommended in terms of the SIDS risk, but I don’t know many people who last that long. We moved my first out at 9 weeks because DH couldn’t stand how noisy she was. My second stayed with us longer because we realised the noisy newborn thing was temporary, and because she woke a lot more often at night. We’re going to move her soon because she’s growing out of her bassinet! She’s 5 months old. Like you, I’ll probably start with a mattress on her floor because she’s waking around every two hours all night. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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besotted:  Wait, how is waiting to put the baby in the crib related to SIDS risk? Isn’t the risk the same in a basinette vs. a crib? 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We moved our son at 5.5 weeks To his crib in his room next to ours. It was the best decision we have made so far.  before we moved him he was sleeping in a basinett in our room. He was loud and every single noise would wake us up. Also my DH couldn’t sleep at all everytime I got up to breastfeed . since we moved him we all sleep better. My son sleeps a 5-6hr stretech then 3-4 after that. he goes down easily after the middle of the night feeding. He wears a snuza hero monitor for my peace of mind and we have a video baby monitor. He is 10w now.

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Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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BothCoasts:  they say lower SIDS risk if baby sleeps in same room as parents 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

But…why? How? …OK, just googled it–I guess it’s that the ambient noise in the parents’ room keeps the baby from falling in “too deep” a sleep. 

I never heard this, but my baby is three years old, so maybe it’s a newer recommendation? Huh. Thanks.  

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

10 months. She slept in a bassinet next to our bed until 4 months, then we went to visit my Mother-In-Law and all hell broke lose 🙂 we ended up co-sleeping (which I didn’t love but it worked for us) until 10 months when she was too squirmy and no one was sleeping well. We would have done it sooner but I knew we’d need to do CIO and I wanted to be done with school (I’m a teacher). We would have done it over sooner but life happened 🙂

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

We moved our boys when they were 3 or 4 weeks old.  Started sleep 10-12 hours straight through around 3 months (they were born 36+6, ages are not adjusted)

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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Glasgowbound:  How did you stop co-sleeping? Does she sleep through the night now on her own?

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