Moving Out Of Baby S Room When

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MelissaK - November 29

When should you move out of the baby's room at night? DH and I have been switching off nights and want to be back together in the master bedroom. We're both slightly freaked though about this. She is 11w1d today. Her room is next door to us and we have monitors (the Angelcare montior). She wakes once during the night right now at 3 am, but the hope is if we move out, maybe that might go away? I go back to work on January 7th so there will be a nany in the house, so there will be THAT stress in January for our LO. So maybe we should move out now? Like tonight? (god - it'll be a rough night for me I am sure!!)

 

excited2bemama - November 29

I never slept in my dd room. She slept in our room in a basinette till she was 2 months and then she went in her crib in her room (its right next to min) We have a regular moniter (not a video one) it was hard at first but it gets easier everyday She will be fine and you will move having your own room and your dh back. Its great.

 

excited2bemama - November 29

her room is right next to "OUR" room is what that should say... and you will love having your own room back.. JEEZ I can't type

 

alida - November 29

I slept in my dd's room until she was 1 month and then moved into our room. I have a video monitor and still use it....she's 9 mo now. At 8 weeks my dd started to sleep through the night skipping the 3am feeding (10pm dreamfeed and slept 10:30-6am). I would move into your room and when she wakes up wait a bit to see if she puts herself back to sleep...that's what my lo did. Unless you know she's hungry I wouldn't rush in. JMO...Good luck!

 

DDT - November 29

My ds was in a portable crib in our room until he was 5wks. Then I started transitioning him to his crib in his own room. I started with naps first then and over a course of a week he was sleeping in it for naps and bedtime. I just have a regular monitor not a video one. I think that saved my sanity a bit because I'm sure I would be waking up to check the monitor constantly throughout the night. lol! I just cranked the volime up really high with the monitor to hear every peep. He did absolutely fine in his own room. He is 9 months old now and LOVES his crib.

 

DDT - November 29

BTW he started skipping his 3am feeding by 11wks. But he did get a dream feed at 11pm until he was 7 months old.

 

MelissaK - November 29

Sometimes I think she is waking just for a stuffy nose. The stuffy nose is stressful, it sounds like she is suffacting or something!! I use drops then suction and then she is fine and then eats like 2 oz. All this at 3 am. This is why I think we are nervous to move out of her room. What if she has a stuffy nose? (we do have a humidifier and her room get's to about 40% humidity level...)

 

eclectic66 - November 29

My ds went into his own room upstairs when he was 14 weeks. He had been in his own crib in our room since he was 5 weeks. I think once they are already used to being in their crib that whatever room ya put them in they will probably be fine bc really I think it's the crib that they have to get used to. At least that is how it seemed with my lo. My ds is 18week and also wakes at 3am for a feed so since he is so far away upstairs we just keep a bottle ready for mixing upstairs and then he usually goes back down until 6 or 7am. It was very stressful on us at first mainly bc his room is sooo far away upstairs, but he did great. It was just mommy and daddy that had to do the adjusting...lol BTW...we have no choice but to have him upstairs bc that is how our house is designed. master bedroom downstairs and all other rooms upstairs. it definetly wasn't designed as baby friendly...lol

 

NatashaV - November 30

Hi Melissa, I'm still sleeping in the room w/ baby and she is in her own cradle (dh is in our room) -she just turned 3 mos. I find it's just easier than having to deal with a grumpy dh (who is the lightest sleeper EVER), and also the nights that I tried to sleep in the master again, I was up all night listening to the monitor. Whereas, when I'm in the room with her, I sleep very well (when she lets me that is). I plan to start going to bed in the master, then moving to baby's room when baby wakes up for her feeding. She used to wake at 2 and 3 am, and now it's closer to 5 am. So, I would imagine that pretty soon, I'll just end up waking up in my own bed...

 

wailing - December 3

Melissa--I never slept in ds's room. We had a ba__sinett (which he hated) or he just slept in bed w/ us. I b'feed anyway, so it was much easier and he slept better. After 5 wks we put him into his crib for the 1st time. i was really sad about it and had it not been for BF I probably wouldn't have done it haha. But, it was great having our bed back and he actually slept better w out us bothering him. He started sleeping 5-6 hrs at 6wks then at 11 wks he started sleeping 10 hrs. I know what u mean about them sounding stuffy, but most bb's sound like that. W/ ds it often sounded like a Rhino was in the room or we were at the zoo. He would make the craziest noises!!! But our pedi said it was normal and they're not neccessarily stuffy. She also said that using the aspirator alot to suck out there nose can sometimes irritate the lining and make it worse b/c it b/comes inflamed. Instead if u don't see anything after spraying and waiting a few mins I usually let it be. Eventually the saline softens everything and it gets swalllowed (gross but true). If u do see something after spraying then try to get it out. Good Luck to u. I know it can be really hard to leave them at nite. We're all so worried something will happen. I have a video monitor and would stare at it all nite in the beginning. As time goes on, you'll feel more at ease. Now, ds is 5.5 months and when he wakes up, I don't jump to get him anymore, I let him be and sometimes he;ll go back to bed. I'm also so exhasuted I can't jump up anymore haha!

 

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