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Our nine week old is currently sleeping in our room in the pram bassinet. I’m just wondering when other mums moved bubs into their own room at night? She’s currently sleeping straight through til about 6am and we have baby monitors set up as she sleeps in her room during the day. Thanks

Posted by alimcd25, 18th April 2014

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  • every parents different
    you know what the best for you personally
    for me personally i will be worried to let my child to sleep in her own room that age (SIDS, what happens if there’s fire, etc)
    you read so many stuff out there about it
    but lots of parents do it

  • My babys 10 month and is the worst sleeper. From day one at the hospital he wont sleep and to this day hes never slept more then 3 conservative hours. I’m like a zombie. Even sleep school couldn’t help us

  • if she is sleeping through and you are comfortable with it then it would probably be a good thing to get her used to sleeping in her own room. this will help prevent separation problems later.

  • Every child is different. you do what makes you comfortable not what any other person advises. Could you sleep easy if bub was in another room at night. Because of my fear of another cot death. Mine both shared our room at night until they went into the cot!

  • You are much better then I was. I found that my bub was just way too noisy for me and I couldnt sleep at all so moved her out of my room within the first week.

  • I found that it was more of a psychological thing for me and that out Naughties would adapt to any situation — ours were 11 weeks and went into the cot with absolutely no problem. Do it when you feel it’s right for you, but I would suggest perhaps doing it before they’re fully aware of your presence and start relying on it!

  • At about 4 months old I starte putting baby in own room in cot for say naps to get them used to it.

  • My children went into their own room first night home, so when ever you are ready is fiine. I only had them in the same room when they were ill.

  • We had Bubs in with us for about the first five days, when we discovered she is a very noisy sleeper!! I slept better not jumping up to every little noise and she slept better when I didn’t do that either! But you will know when youre ready to move your bubba. Everyone is different.

  • I had both our 2 kids in our room till 6 months. its when you feel happy to do it I think no set time.
    Good luck.

  • Wow, you’re very lucky! If all is going well with sleeping through then I don’t think there’s any reason why your baby girl can’t move into her room straight away — we had our Naughties in the room with us for 3 months and I finally realised that it was more of a psychological thing for me to have them there with us, they made the transition to their own room with no problem! Good luck :)

  • We moved both bub1 and bub2 out when they started to sleep through a bit. I found that I wasn’t jumping up at every little noise and they both learnt to self settle much better in their own room. But it’s when you feel comfortable enough.

  • U will know when u r ready. Probably a good thing bub is used to their own room in the day for now. I moved mine out of their room when they started standing up in the cot.

  • Her sleeping habits will change around 12 weeks. I found that if I left bub in our room i reacted to little noises that otherwise may go un-noticed and she would self settle. Instead I reacted and attended to her so it affected her ability to learn to self settle and she got accustomed to the attention to settle again. I then had to undo that. I say do it when you are ready but maybe keep the change and your interactions in mind

  • I moved our daughter into her own room from 2 weeks had a baby monitor and baby sense 2 pads on. But do what you feel is best for you and bubs. We found that she slept better and so did we. What works for some doesn’t always work for others, it’s try trial and error

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