A.J. asks from Gilbert, AZ on July 14, 2008
When to Move Baby to Crib
How long did you keep your babies in their bassinet in your room? My daughter is 4 months old and doesn't sleep in our bed, but she sleeps in her pack and play next to my side of the bed. She is sleeping through the night, so I think it's probably okay for her to be moved to her crib, but I don't think I'm ready! Our master bedroom is on the main floor of the house, and her nursery is upstairs, and I am scared to death that if something happened I wouldn't be able to make it up the stairs in time. How long is too long to leave her sleeping in our room?
J.K. answers from Phoenix on July 15, 2008
No worries A.! I coslept with my first and kept my 2nd and 3rd little ones in the pack and play in my room for close to a year and we are on the same floor! I think it's ok to be a little protective of your little ones, especially your first one! I still miss hearing them breathe at night and insist on having my baby monitor up all the way, even if they are only two doors down! They will eventually get used to a crib...wait until you are ready. Best of luck!
Gilbert mommy of 3!
R.S. answers from Phoenix on July 15, 2008
I moved our son to his crib at 6 weeks. He was starting to sleep longer at this point and luckily our room is next door to the nursery. The longer you leave your baby in your room, the harder it will be to transition to their room. Start now! Good luck!
E.T. answers from Phoenix on July 15, 2008
It is until you are comfortable. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. You could slowly move her out of your room (into the family room, etc) until you are comfortable with her upstairs. I waited awhile longer then most due to my sons sleep apnea. Each child is different. Trust your gut.
K.C. answers from Phoenix on July 15, 2008
my floor plan is the same. I still have my son in our room in a pack and play at 8months. (he doesn't sleep through the night)I agree, it's far away. It's funny how something appeals when you buy a house (oh yeah kids and all their stuff is upstairs and no one will see it) then all the sudden you hate it. UGH! But, I can't wait until he sleep through the night - I will move him for sure. I think you will be fine since yours sleeps good.
R.E. answers from Phoenix on July 15, 2008
The longer you keep her, the harder it is. I would try having her sleep in the crib during the day, and moving her to nights. It will be harder for her to be in her own room the longer you have her in yours. She would be in her crib now. Believe me, it is hard, I know, but you may regret not having your room in a few months, she will always cry for you at night. I went through this, and I wouldn't sleep.
A.D. answers from Phoenix on July 15, 2008
I agree that the older they are the harder it is for them to make the transition. We moved our little boy around 4 months. We have a video monitor so I can see him sleeping all night. That really helps and lets me know that he is ok. Otherwise I would have been up and down the stairs all night! but it is what makes you comfortable and don't force anything you aren't ready to do.
M.P. answers from Phoenix on July 15, 2008
I moved my first at 10 weeks, it was hard but she adjusted fine, I was the one up all night checking on her ( even with a monitor). I now have a 7 week old son that sleeps next to me in a pack in play. My husband just asked yesterday when we would be making the transition. I think it will be around 10 -12 weeks again. Usually the child does fine, it is always the parent that is anxious. My advise is just to do it or you'll keep putting it off....she is old enough and a big plus that she is sleeping through the night.
E.C. answers from Phoenix on July 15, 2008
I usually moved my kids into their cribs and room at 2-3 months...if you are super worried and a standard baby monitor will not do, I know someone who has a monitor with a video camera, so you can always see your child, I do not know how much they cost, but I am sure you can get them at Babies-R-Us.