(Closed) What age did your baby sleep in their room?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We swaddled until our daughter started rolling over.  Then it seems like a hazard.  Our room is upstairs and hers is down so that made for a more difficult move for me.  We waited until she was 5 months.  With Baby #2, I may try to move sooner.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had my son in a cradle next to my bed for about five or six months, and then moved him to his nursery crib not long after that.  However, I only swaddled him as a newborn.  Have you discussed swaddling for so long with your pediatrician?  I would be concerned that at this stage it might interfere with normal development.  It’s ok for him to become frustrated a little, because he will figure it out.  That’s how babies learn to do things.  (He will find his mouth, trust me.  And not all babies suck their thumbs, some prefer pacifiers.  But ALL babies need to suck, more than just for nourishment, they also need to suck for emotional and psychological reasons.)  If you swaddle him to where he can’t move his hands and arms, restricting him, it may cause problems with motor skills, etc., later on.  I’m not sure about that but you may want to check with your doctor.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I moved DS at 3 months. I stopped swaddling when he started to move alot. The move didn’t phase him at all and after a week or so I was ok with it also.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I didn’t breastfeed, I put my son in his crib in his room the first night. He only woke up once from 11-7 from the very beginning, I was lucky.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hang in there!  I know it’s so tough being a new mommy.  You are doing great!  Along with the love and joy comes all the anxiety with wanting everything to be perfect for your baby.  I’m sure your ped can offer you some great advice.  My baby would suck a pacifier, but not his thumb, so when he lost it in the night sometimes he would wake up crying and I had to run upstairs and find it.  I eventually put a few of them in his crib so he would have one near in case one fell on the floor.  It worked and saved me a few trips upstairs.  It was a little scary putting him upstairs, at first.  Your baby is a little young for that yet, IMO.  A baby monitor is the only answer to that one.  And, like you mentioned, I also slept upstairs in the guest room for a little while until we both got adjusted.  (Really, he was fine with it, I was the one who was a complete wreck, lol.)  Wait until your DS starts walking and running!  The first time it happened I cried like a an idiot, haha!  Separation anxiety goes both ways – baby from mommy, and mommy from baby.  But it will get easier.  Enjoy being a new mother, there is no more wonderful experience you’ll ever have.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We stopped swaddling fully around 3/4 months; we still swaddled DD’s lower half, but just left her arms out.  She didn’t move into her own room until 11 months, though.

One thing that helped us get rid of the swaddle was to give her something to do with her hands.  We gave her a little stuffed animal (like this) to hold onto while she went to sleep, and she would lick/suck on it.  She wasn’t coordinated enough to get her little hands to her mouth, but she could usually manuever the stuffed animal into her mouth.  When she actually fell asleep, I’d just take it away so it wasn’t a suffocation risk.

There’s also these stuffed animal pacifiers; if you think he really needs something to suck on, that might be a possible solution.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I put my daughter in her crib at 4 months.  Her room is right next to ours though and I left both doors open AND used a monitor lol.  Only swaddled her for about the first 2 weeks.  I don’t think she cared for it much and was fine without it.  I used a sleep sack instead of a blanket and she used a pacifier.  She has been a good sleeper from the get go.  I formula fed her.  My daughter didn’t roll over on her own till she was probably 7 months and she hated tummy time.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ohh I forgot to mention.  You could check out I-am-pregnant.com.  It is a website very much like this one but for pregnant ladies and you can still follow the girls after baby is born.  You would just click on month to month on the right hand side and pick the month your baby is in.  It will give you information on babies development and then at the bottom the girls comment.  I used to be addicted to that site now I’m addicted to this one!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

He was in his own room from day 1. I just trecked across the house the Boyfriend or Best Friend when he woke up. I have never heard of swaddling at 3 months before. I can’t remember when we stopped, but it was after a week or two that I do know. To me it seems at some point he is going to have to get used to having his hands free and yes it will be hard- he is going to cry and fight it. But better to bite the bullet and break the habit now rather than when he is older. My son was never a fan of a pacifier either. 

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Muchkin was in his own room at 2 months and we swaddled him until about 3 weeks ago and he is 5 months now. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@mixtapehearts:  It is so nice to here that you did day one from the start too. I didn’t want to start any habits that I would have to break either.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We moved out little guy at 7/8 months. We were the bad parents who let him sleep in our bed. But now he sleeps perfectly and through the night(from 5:30 to 5:30)  at 15 months.

 

 He was over being swaddled 2 weeks after coming home from the hospital.

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