Post # 1
Baby boy is 5 weeks old and sleeping 5-6 hours at night so I only get up with him once. My husband and I were discussing moving him to his room (he’s in the pack n play by our bed now). I think he’ll be fine since we put him to bed while he’s awake, but we do usually have our TV on for about an hour after we put him down so he might miss the noise and light.
I’m kind of hesitant only because he’s soo cute in his swaddle and usually he’ll spit up a few times after his night feeding and I like to be able to check on him to make sure he’s not laying in it.
When did you move your baby? Were there any issues?
(Gratuitous baby pic)
Post # 3
New option… Day 1. Warren has always slept in his room in his crib. The first month I slept in their with him (There’s also a queen bed in his room).
Post # 4
I have nothing to add to this except to say your son is adorable!!
Post # 5
I’ve heard that if you’re going to do it, it’s good to do it by month 4 or so, when you can start sleep training. Before then, I’d say it’s up to you- I’d go with whichever way YOU will sleep better!
(We just moved our 3 month old to his crib, and the first week in his crib he slept longer every night than he ever had before. Wish we’d done it sooner!)
Post # 6
@jilian: Although I don’t have kids yet, this is what we plan to do (although obviously plans might change when we are actually in the situation). But I intend for future children to sleep in their own room from day 1.
OP – Since your son (who is adorable!) is currently sleep with you, I think you should move him whenever you feel comfortable. Whether that is now, in two weeks or in two months.
Post # 7
I did it at 1 month. My husband had been helping at night when co-sleeping and he asked for more sleep so I went ahead and moved LO into his room then. We hadn’t been swaddling when we were co-sleeping so I didn’t swaddle when I transitioned him to his crib and boy did that cause a lot of sleepless nights and frustration. I finally clued into the fact that I could and should swaddle him and things became much improved from there. I did sleep in the guest room next to the nursery for about a month so I could very quickly get to him when he woke each time though so he wouldn’t fully wake and it was easeir to nurse him back down.
Post # 8
My children slept in a crib in their own room from the first night home from the hospital.
It was the standard when they were babies , but times have changed.
Post # 9
Look at those big, beautiful eyes. Ahhhhhhh! 🙂
I’m no help here. We just moved Addie at 11 months. We had absolutely zero issues, but she’s also been napping in her crib since 3 months, and we used to put her to sleep in her crib; we’d just move her into our bed when we went to sleep for the night.
Post # 10
I have no advice, but since you were talking about him possibly missing the noise of the TV, my SIL swears by the white noise machines. She has used one for all 3 of her kids.
Ok, so that was advice, and he is totally adorable!!
Post # 11
Do it the sooner the better. We have a kiddo on the way so I can’t say from experience other than learn this lesson from my SIL and Brother-In-Law. They have a 2 yr old who just started to sleep in her own room. And then they wondered why she never wanted to sleep, hmm because she shared a bed with them up until her 2nd birthday!
For us the plan is 1 month if that max, then kiddo will be in his own room
Post # 12
We also did the crib from Day 1. I agree with a previous poster that if you’re interested in light and sound, definitely try a sound machine. We use the homedics sound and spa projection machine and love it!
Post # 13
Also, your child is adorable.
Post # 14
I’m trying to figure this out too. Our lil sprout will be 7 weeks tomorrow and I don’t feel quite ready yet. She sleeps really well, last night over 7 hours, but since that’s not everynight I think I would be really nervous and go and check on her, whereas now I can just roll over and open my eyes and fall back to sleep fast once I see she’s alright. And when she does wake up to nurse it’s become much shorter snacks until morning so I still don’t fully wake up whereas getting up to go to another room I feel like I’d have a harder time going back to sleep. So my guess is as she starts to sleep longer at night we’ll slowly transition her over to the crib, maybe around 3 1/2 months.
Post # 15
First I want to say he is so handsome 🙂 But aside from that I dont have much help my son slept in his crib on his own from day one. Iwanted him to sleep in our room but my mom and my old pediatricion/ my now sons, said its best so they dont get to used to being with you all the time.
Post # 16
Aww, he is so cute all swddled up! No advice, just plan to lurk because I’m wondering this too, with an inside baby still.LOL.