On finally moving the baby out of our bedroom

October 17, 2012

Thank you to everyone for all the lovely advice and comments on my original post about the right time to move Eliza out of our bedroom. We finally moved her into her nursery when she was nearing seven months (she’s now eight and a half months, so it’s taken me a while to get round to writing this!)

I do have to admit she’d probably still be in with us if the decision had been left entirely up to me, but, as much as I hate admitting I’m wrong, it was immediately obvious that it was a better move all round. It means we no longer have to tiptoe around the room, and we don’t disturb her when we come to bed or when Alex goes to work in the morning. Or when one of us trips over the bed when getting out of it, as had happened previously with, erm, myself.

We were given a great tip about when to move her, which was make the change when the bedroom routine was already disrupted. We went away for the weekend and moved her cot when we got back. And you know what? She was absolutely fine.

She’s had a rough sleeping patch recently with teething, so she’s actually spent a lot of time back in our room, sleep-starfishing in the middle of the bed while Alex and I perch precariously on the edge. But it’s lovely having our room back, as well as having a proper nursery (and not just a room with bunting in where we dry the washing!)

Eliza's nursery - favourite things

 

5 Comments

  • josie

    October 17, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    We’ve just moved Amelie and although she also seems to end up in our bed in the morning it’s working out much better. And I’ve got to be honest I like being able to read in bed with the light on and not whisper all the time!

    1. gillian

      October 18, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      Me too! I wouldn’t have moved her out any sooner I don’t think, but it is so nice to be able to do things like watch TV if we want and it’s so nice to be able to read (although we’re usually asleep as soon as we’re in bed though!)

  • Rachel

    October 27, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    We need to move Pip. Her ‘nursery’ seems more of a storage room at the moment though, and every weekend it seems there is something more important to do, but I think tomorrow might be the day…

    1. gillian

      October 28, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      That’s exactly how we were – my main reason for not moving her was having no-where out of sight to dry the washing. She’d probably still be in with us if my husband hadn’t kept suggesting it! But honestly, it is lots better than you’d think; so much nicer not having to creep around when you go to bed etc.

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