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When did you move baby out of your room into their own

When did you move baby out of your room into their ownHelp! Hello everyone, First time mumma here. I have an almost 7month old who still sleeps in her cradle in my bedroom (i know) the reason why i havent transferred her is because she still wakes at night for feed/feeds/resettling etc. and its so much easier rolling out of bed rather then walking down the hallway (eg.lazy) She’s on 2 and 1/2 meals a day, BFing 4-5 times a day. What should i do? keep her in or move her out into her cot? she’s a swaddled back sleeper, but is she getting too old for being in my room??

  • My daughter moved at six months but SIDS say 12 months so u shouldnt be in a hurry do when your ready. You can always use a porta cot or cot in your room if bub is getting big but u still want in your room.  Donna
  • My daughter is 10.5 months and still in my room. I am due my second baby in 2.5 weeks so have to put my first in her room in the next couple of days. If I wasn’t having another baby my daughter would stay in my room longer. So no she is not to old. Cherish these times cause they grow fast and before u no it they will be puttin themselves in bed.  Emma
  • My son was 11 mths n still in a bassinet beside my bed and was put in his cot just shy of his 1st birthday. He was swaddled/woombie wrapped til 10 mths(he loved it) so unless you or he have a problem with wherr he sleeps, why change it? Sids also recommends sleeping in parents room until 12mo as well.  Nays
  • It’s not lazy. SIDS recommend room sharing until 12 mnths.  Sarah
  • Its a personal decision. The reason she prob still is so restless is probably because she is in tune eith u whilst sleeping, which is also the reason it reduces sids to have bub in ur room, they simply dont sleep as deeply. So if u want to have her in ur room thats perfectly fine but i would put her in a cot cuz i would expect her to get out of the cradle by herself one day very soon. If u put her in her own room she will probably sleep a little sounder after a week or so.  Ilona


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  1. AvatarAlyssa Gabrielle Dietz says:

    My 2 boys are still in our room and they will move into their own when ready. DS1 is a stubborn dude so it will be a while yet and DS2 doesn’t mind where he sleeps but since it is winter he’s still in with us. They are 2 1/2yo and 1yo.

  2. AvatarAymee says:

    My daughter turned one 2 weeks ago and I’m just getting ready to move her into her own room. I was waiting until she started to sleep through before moving her out but since she’s one and that hasn’t happened yet I’m doing it anyway and hoping she will begin sleeping through the night shortly after!

  3. AvatarAnna says:

    We Moved our son out a 11 weeks old. He is such a light sleeper he’d wake at our slightest movement so have been better since we moved him. He’s almost 1 now.

  4. AvatarTeri says:

    Our little girl was 12 weeks when she moved into her own room next to ours. She was too big for her bassinet and was moving too much. We didnt have room to put her cot in our room so she had to move. I was a bit panicky to start with and slept on a mattress in her room but she was fine. After about a week she was actually sleeping through the night!