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Old 01-02-2013, 10:09 AM   #1
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When did your baby start sleeping in his own room?

My son will be 9 months old on the 7th and I'm getting a lot if pressure from family members to move him to his own bedroom but I don't think either of us are ready for that. He still nurses a lot during the night and I think we would both get a lot less sleep if he were in another room.

When did you move your child to their own bedroom? How did you know you both were ready?

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Old 01-02-2013, 10:13 AM   #2
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Re: When did your baby start sleeping in his own room?

Three months. We were ready, because at any sound I would swoop him up and start nursing. Only to realize once my brain woke up a little more that he was just adjusting in his sleep. I needed to move him to get more sleep. That being said I never mastered nursing in bed either. Usually I would get up and move to a chair to nurse anyway, or at least sit up in bed. So it wasn't that big of an adjustment. He is probably nursing more at night because you are there. I think my son was down to 2 nursing a night at 9m.

Don't move him because your family says to. Do what is right for you, DH (if there) and DS.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:19 AM   #3
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Re: When did your baby start sleeping in his own room?

This is a very personal decision. I tend to be early compared to most on here.

#1 - Moved at about 2wks old

#2/3 (twins) - moved at 6wks old when baby B was off his apnea monitor,

#4/5 (twins) - moved at about 4 months. We didn't have a room set up for them when they were born. Their room was the guest room and we needed it to be a guest room. We moved when they were about 4 months old and put them in their own room then.

#6 - He is almost 3 months and still in our room. We are going to move him soon, but we are considering setting his crib up in our room for a while (right now, he sleeps in a bassinet). This way we can keep our other kids in separate rooms for a while longer. It is out of convenience for the room assignments, not because we prefer him in our room. We actually prefer him in his own room, but having my 2.5 year old twins separate is SO nice.

All my children slept through the night by 10-12 weeks at the most. My 6th has been doing it since 7wks. So, nursing in the middle of the night is not a concern. We aren't co-sleepers generally speaking though I do bring the baby in bed with me in the morning to nurse and sometimes at night if he wakes to nurse. He will stay there till I get up. I use a baby monitor when they are in another room.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:20 AM   #4
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Re: When did your baby start sleeping in his own room?

My 3 year old still sleeps in the same room. She weaned about 3 and sleeps in a twin mattress next to our bed, but I feel better knowing she's nearby and she will move when she is ready.
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Re: When did your baby start sleeping in his own room?

1. If you do not feel ready for it then it is not the right time. It's no one else's business to guilt you in to doing something. It is so rude of people to think they need to force their opinions on others.
2. I do believe tha latest APA reccomendations ar eto keep your child in your room for their first year to help prevent SIDS.
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1. If you do not feel ready for it then it is not the right time. It's no one else's business to guilt you in to doing something. It is so rude of people to think they need to force their opinions on others.
2. I do believe tha latest APA reccomendations ar eto keep your child in your room for their first year to help prevent SIDS.
#1 yes!

To answer your question... 22 months when I stopped nursing my first

I am at 20 months and still nursing so soon I hope
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1. If you do not feel ready for it then it is not the right time. It's no one else's business to guilt you in to doing something. It is so rude of people to think they need to force their opinions on others.
2. I do believe tha latest APA reccomendations ar eto keep your child in your room for their first year to help prevent SIDS.

I agree with this.

As for when my kids move to their own room. Another poster said she switched early for this site. I probably make up for her by switching late even for this site. My kids are with us until between 5-6 years of age. At which time they are just to big to big in our bed.
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My 2 1/2 yr old (weaned) ds and 7 mo old are in our bed. I can see putting them together in a room when they are 2 and 4
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Re: When did your baby start sleeping in his own room?

He was about 5 months old I think. He was getting to the max weight on the bassinet part of the pack n play and he was only waking twice during the night.
I wanted to put him in his own room when he was STTN, but that didn't happen until he was 8-9 months.
My daughter was STTN at 12 weeks and that's when we put her in her own room.
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Re: When did your baby start sleeping in his own room?

My DS is almost 9 months and also nurses frequently through the night. He currently sleeps in a pack and play in our room because if he is in the bed he thinks he has to be on the boob all.night.long! My parents visited at Christmastime and were appalled that the beautiful crib they gave us is sitting unused in his room, but until he is STTN I just don't feel comfortable with him in a different room. Do what works for you and don't look back!
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