Sharing Nursery and Office?

posted 3 months ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Our daughter slept by our bed until she was almost 6 months old. This arrangement will work fine. There’s a strong chance of the baby disturbing him than him waking the baby.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

So first off, there are silent keyboards that won’t click when he types. And yes, a lot of people use white noise machines in the baby’s room so they don’t hear whatever noise is going on outside. However, babies adapt and can absolutely learn to sleep when there is typing.

I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t work to put a crib there. But I am curious what your long term plan is? A small crib won’t last that long. Your plan as it is probably won’t work for more than a year or two. Are you planning to convert the office into the toddler/kid room once your husband finishes his program? Just keep in mind that kids normally need real beds around 2 or 3 years old. You can totally have them sleep on a little cot in the living room or something, but it’s certainly something to think about. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I think it’s fine for the 1st year but once baby is more mobile it will probably become a pain.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I would either have the baby sleep in your bedroom for the first 6 months to a year and then move the office into the bedroom after that or just move the office into the bedroom and use the office space as the nursery.

My husband is also in a PhD program and him trying to share his office with a baby just doesn’t seem like it would work great. What are you going to do when he’s up until 2 am working on a project or studying for an exam and he’s trying to share that space with a newborn? Idk, seeing how much my husband uses his office now I would never try to have him share that space with a baby.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

For the first year it was fine. A clicking keyboard is something a baby can learn to sleep through. I’m sure you will be told many times to teach your baby to sleep through noises. Your husband can also wear earplugs as needed.

Once the baby is older, you will have more challenges.

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