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  • Melaina25

    August 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Only you can know when is the right time πŸ™‚ BB constantly moved (and still does) in his sleep and as he got bigger he was cracking the sides of the cradle and waking himself up. He also is a crazy noisy sleeper. So when he moved into his own room and bigger cot we all slept better πŸ™‚

    NBH didn’t want him in his own room though if I remember correctly!

  • Joanne Blunt

    August 12, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I’m afraid there’s no hard and fast answer to that one. All three of my children slept in my room (and in my bed) until they were a year old. It worked for us; I was breastfeeding and it allowed me more sleep as I didn’t have to get up to feed the baby (lazy right?). I was told I was ‘making a rod for my own back’ but all three of my boys (now ages 6, 4 and almost 2) all sleep all night in their own beds. I enjoyed mu cuddles, and I know it’s not for everyone, but it was the right decision for me. Just go with what feels right and I don’t think you can go wrong.

  • Actually Mummy…

    August 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I’m of the school that says do whatever works for you as a family. Whatever makes you feel comfortable, because that’s the best kind of Mum you can be. You’ll know when you feel right doing it πŸ™‚

    1. gillian

      August 21, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      I think that’s really good advice, thank you! We’re going away this weekend so might take the *big step* when we get back…I think…:-)

  • Gem

    August 13, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    We moved our little one into her own room at just after 3 months, because she had outgrown the moses basket, and the cot was too heavy to be moved from her room. It was the best thing we did though because she’s always been a noisy sleeper, so we all slept a lot better, and she started sleeping though, which was a bonus!

  • Heather

    August 13, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    I remember being anxious about moving both of mine out of our room. My eldest was 5 months when I finally decided I couldn’t take much more of his 5am starts when he woke up and talked to himself – without squawking for food for a full hour and a half later! It was the best thing ever as he still woke up contentedly at 5am but I didn’t so he had a much more cheerful Mummy to contend with as a result! We moved house on my daughter’s 6 month birthday so she moved straight into her own room in the new house and it didn’t feel so strange. It does depend on each individual though so I’d say, go with what works for you as a family. (Besides which, my youngest is now 6 and still climbs into the bed halfway through the night for a cuddle!!!)

  • Southwarkbelle

    August 13, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    You just have to do what works for you all, we moved baby to her own room at 6 months and actually it was great, we both slept a lot better. but Im a very light sleeper these days, woke up at every sniffle! ( over from Blow your own bloghorn btw)

    1. gillian

      August 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm

      That’s really good to hear and something to focus on! Funny how motherhood turns you into such a light sleeper (although I can now go to sleep really easily as I’m so tired!) Thank you for the comment, looking forward to reading your blog too x

  • shirley Edwards

    August 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    I think the right time is once one member of that household has mentioned it (ie Alex) Implying he wants his wife and marriage back – you are not loosing your baby she will only be next door and the longer you delay it the harder for you it will be in the end

    1. gillian

      August 21, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      Controversial! I think it should be something we’re both happy with, especially as it’s me that gets up in the night to feed her. Someone suggested to me that we should move her next door as long as Alex goes and gets her every time she wakes up πŸ™‚

      1. Vicki Kirby

        September 20, 2012 at 10:10 pm

        Hi Gillian! Great blog, have loved reading it! Is Eliza in her own room now? Our eldest two Olivia and William were in our room until they were a year, I loved seeing them when I woke up and found it really easy with feeding (yes, they were still waking for night feeds too!) and I was really quite upset when we moved them into their own rooms, so in my book you are entirely normal! Imogen is now 5 1/2 months old and I’ve no immediate plans to be putting her into a bedroom….but then she is my last and want to enjoy our morning (middle of the night) moments for as long as possible!
        On the positive, when they are in their own rooms, it really is delightful when you go into their room in the morning and their little faces light up…..and you do do get your bedroom back! x

        1. gillian

          September 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm

          Hello! How are you getting on – I can’t believe Imogen is nearly six months old now (I really remember you posting about her birth, it doesn’t seem like that long ago at all…) We made the big step and put Eliza in her own room a few weeks ago. I was still very reluctant though, but it’s been fine so far. And it is really nice having the extra space in our room once again, I have to say! xx

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  • PhotoPuddle

    October 14, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Really interesting post as my little boy is about a week away from six months and he’s now been in his own room for two nights. I was also putting it off especially as we had our daughter in with us for six months. Turns out being in his own room is great. We’ve all slept much better. He’s even had a lie in each day this weekend. Perhaps it was actually US keeping HIM awake!

    1. gillian

      October 15, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      I keep meaning to write an update on this – we moved her out a few months ago now, and have to agree that we have all slept much better so I’d totally agree with you! It’s so easier not having to worry about waking her up with every noise we make in the room, and disturbing her when we come to bed or get up. Lucky you with your lie-ins though! I will drop some hints to Eliza that that is what other babies do πŸ˜‰

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  • Jodie

    April 17, 2015 at 11:01 am

    I just found this from your recent post. It got me thinking about when I moved my other two. P1 was moved out at 10 months when we moved out from my parents. P2 was I think a year. P3 is 6 months now and we didn’t have any immediate plans to move her… I’m now wondering if I should after reading this…

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