Sleeping In Her Own Room

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Amber - August 4

My daughter is about to be six weeks old, she currently sleeps in her bassinet in our room. When should I move her to the crib in her room? I am a little nervous about doing this since she wont be right beside me. Im terrified that she might stop breathing or something will happen and I wont know cause shes in another room. I need some advice


P - August 4

I'm with ya sister. Tonight is my daughters first night in her own room. She's almost five months old and I'm sooo nervous!! I took out everything from her crib, bumpers, quilt and stuffies and put her in a sleeper so she wouldn't need a blanket. I hope it goes well... I'll let you know how it goes.


Amaya's mommy aka Stephanie - August 4

Amaya moved to her own room around 5-6 weeks old. She would normally wake up 2-3 times a night, but from the first night she slept in her own room she has slept the WHOLE NIGHT! I just have one question and I am not trying to be mean or scare you, but even her sleeping in your room would you really wake up if she stopped breathing? I dont think I would have when Amaya was in our room. Anyway, I think if you did move your baby to her own room she would do just fine and after a few nights you would too. Just make sure and have a good monitor (ours picks up breathing sounds and any movement she makes) Also, about the breathing thing, get a pacifier, it keeps Amaya calm through the night and as long as she is sucking on it, my sweet baby won't stop breathing. Good luck. OH YEAH, night lights are great too for checking on them. We have two in her room so when I want to go check on her I dont have to turn a lamp or the overhead light on.


Amber - August 5

your probably right stephanie Im just really nervous about her being in a completely different room. What kind of monitors do you have?


Amaya's mommy aka Stephanie - August 5

Ours is made by fisher price. I am not really sure the model or anything. It cost around $40-$50.


E - August 5

Aja has his own room, but we moved his crib into ours and he sleeps next to me/us for most of the night. I am uneasy about him being on the other side of the house. He is 4.5 months and we have no plans to move him out. We like the closeness and he does as well. There is no rule that you have to follow about when or if you should move your baby to another room. I mean really, what does it matter??? There is no deadline you need to meet. Do it when you won't be stressed out about it. No monitor is good enough for me. I need to see him and be able to hear if anyone has broken in and is stealing my child. If someone broke in, they would reach Aja first. No monitor will change that. Also, all babies are NOT created equal. We had no issues trying to move Aja into his crib, after months of co-sleeping. He did it when he felt ready. He was literally in bed with me for the first 3 months. I think we needed each other:)


Tahlia's Mama - August 6

(I'm back!) We've just moved to a new house, where Tahlia now has her own room and she's sleeping (most nightss) right through. She has just turned 3 months old, and I have found it so much better having her in another room. Its not far away, and I keep her door closed to keep the cat out (just in case)


Amaya's mommy aka Stephanie - August 6

Good for you! Dont you sleep so much better also. I know now that Amaya is in her own room I sleep SO much better. I am not jumping up everytime she moves her arm or something. Anyway, good luck!


V - August 7

Hello! My daughter has been sleeping in her own room since she was 1 week old. I wake up several times a night and check on her - breathing, blanket, etc. She is doing fine. Her room is next to ours and the doors are open. It works very well. The reason we put her in her own room so early is that when I was a child my Mom and I couldn't afford to sleep in separate bed until I was 5. I was having troubles of sleeping until teen ages. I have those bad memories about sleeping alone - I want my baby to get used to it. But this is just my experience... just one opinion that might help you decide.


P - August 7

Ok, it's the third night and everything is going great. She goes to bed and isn't waking up every hour or so like she had started to. I think the ba__sinet was getting small and was making her uncomfortable. Now she goes to bed and might wake up after a couple hours to eat or she may not; she doesn't have any set schedule yet. For the first two nights she slept until 4:30 and 5am, tonight she needed to eat at 10:30pm but she probably won't eat again until 5am. She doesn't get up until 9am. As an added bonus she stopped flipping over onto her tummy the minute I put her down, she stays on her back all night. Thank God, I was stressing about that.


miranda - August 10

I felt the same way you do. I ended up keeping her in the pack and play (she had long since outgrown the ba__sinet) in our room until she was 5 months old, because I slept better knowing I could hear her if something was wrong.



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