- 3 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
This is sort of a spinoff on my post from yesterday http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/7-month-old-wakes-up-too-early/
The short version is DS wakes up at 4a to just babble and talk. He sleeps in his pack ‘n play in our room, and I asked for some advice on what to do if he wakes up at 4a and how to get him to sleep a bit later.
A lot of people suggested moving him to his own room. Here is our situation: we live in a split level house. Because of the way it is designed, the master bedroom is down in the lower level. The nursery and a spare bedroom (which is currently used as storage), is upstairs. As I said, right now DS sleeps in a crib in our room.
Maybe it’s the concerned mom in me, but I am not sure I want to move him to the nursery upstairs yet, especially since it is on a separate floor. DH, on the other hand, has been asking to do it for months now. Well, with him being over 7 months old now and waking up at 4a to just babble, it might be a good time to consider.
Would there be any harm in moving him upstairs to his own room, while we slept downstairs in our room? We would, of course, have the baby monitor on so we can hear him. His nursery upstairs would be fantastic: we have a blackout blind, curtains, the humidity is much more controlled upstairs so his nose won’t dry out (we have a humidifer running 24/7 in our room currently, and it still isn’t enough), and he has an actual crib rather than the pack ‘n play. He takes terrific naps in his crib during the day. Plus he would be right there with his changing table and bottle warmer, so we would come upstairs and just take care of him (where as now we have to take him all the way upstairs to do everything). And it will be much more quiet. I often wonder if maybe DH and I wake DS up by moving around or something.
If we absolutely had to, we could sleep in the spare bedroom upstairs so we are closer, but if there is no harm as long as the monitor is on, I’d like to avoid that. We don’t have good blinds in that spare room, the room is a mess with storage items, and nobody would sleep well on that bed and to move our current bedset upstairs would be a pain (going up two flights of steps).
What does everyone think?