Where will baby sleep?

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Registered: 09-29-2006
Where will baby sleep?
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Tue, 01-12-2010 - 3:00pm

I am curious to know what sort of sleeping arrangements everyone is planning for their LOs. (BTDT moms are more than welcome to chime in, too:).


I was planning to keep the baby in a bassinette near our bed for about 6-8 weeks (until he is moving enough that he needs to be in his crib). Then, the baby would be moved to a crib in the nursery, which is right next to our room.


We may still do this, but some information we received at our Bringing Baby Home class has made

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Registered: 10-11-2005
Tue, 01-12-2010 - 3:19pm

Honestly I really won't make any plans beyond the first week. With Desmond I planned on him being in our room for a few weeks/months and then transitioning to his crib, bwhahahahahaha. The first night home from the hospital I couldn't sleep with him all of 2 feet from the bed, he was too far away, he moved into our bed and didn't move out till he was 18ish months, and DH still sleeps with him most nights at almost 3.

With Eloise I assumed from the beginning that she would be in the bed and she has been, she did spend some time in the pack and play for a few months since I would put her down there to sleep and then move her to the bed when she woke, but she decided she preferred the bed around 6 months and hasn't slept in the pack and play since. We are actually planning on setting up her room with a queen bed soon, just because we are planning on redoing the guest room, but I don't really expect her out of my bed for at least another 9 months if not longer, and I don't expect her to sleep alone for even longer.

That being said, my Mom couldn't sleep with us in the room with her when we were newborns, so we were in our cribs from night 2 for me and night 1 for my siblings. We did end up co-sleeping some as older babies and toddlers, but we always started out in our cribs.

It really varies based on you and the baby and there is no way to tell how you will feel till the baby is here. If I had personally known that my children would never sleep in a crib I could have saved $600 on the gorgeous crib my Mom bought me.




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Registered: 07-15-2004
Tue, 01-12-2010 - 5:01pm

Simon has a cradle in our room right next to the bed that we will have him sleep in from the start. I'm not sure how long he will be there. I was reading alot of the same information as you about preventing SIDS and having baby room in for atleast 6 months. At some point he will move into his own room which is down the house a ways. Since it is not right next door I would prefer to have him closer to start out with.


Baby will not be sleeping in our bed. He might come in and lay with us in the mornings after last feeding before we have to get up for a little cuddle time. However, the increase for SIDS and just the fear of him possibly getting squished or having his air taken away from to many blankets and such. That and I just think that is DH's and I's area. Baby can be in with us some what but that is ultimatly our bed.

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Registered: 02-26-2008
Tue, 01-12-2010 - 7:36pm
I have been planing on having our little one in the crib (which is right next door) or in a pack and play next to the bed. I havent done a lot of the SIDs research, so I have to still do that. It's nice to hear what everyone is doing. My SIL slept on the couch with my niece on her for the first few months and then had a super hard time getting her to sleep anywhere but on someone. My best friend has had her kids in the crib from day one and while she didn't get a ton of sleep at night for awhile, they have always slept in their own bed and it was fine. So I don't know. Just my experience from talking to people :)

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Registered: 11-01-2005
Tue, 01-12-2010 - 7:39pm

We plan to have the baby in the pack n play (one with a bassinet) for the first 6-12 weeks and then moving the baby into the crib which will be in a room right next to our room. During the day I'll probably use the crib for naps though.

We're getting a pack n play because I dont care to spend the money on a bassinet for just a few months and also have the P&P. We'll use the pack n play a lot I'm sure hauling it back and forth between the cottage and in-laws.

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Registered: 12-30-2007
Tue, 01-12-2010 - 8:36pm

William has been in his own crib and room since the day we brought him home. His room is across the hall from DH and I. We planned on having him in his own room from day one- there also isn't enough room in our bedroom for him. I don't sleep well with him in the same room. He sleeps in the pack-n-play when we visit my parents, etc and I don't like having him in the room with us as he makes noise all night.

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Registered: 06-25-2006
Tue, 01-12-2010 - 8:57pm
Gideon was in a bassinet in our room for the first 3-4 months, we moved him to a crib when he outgrew the bassinet. For naps we said we would have him nap in his crib during the day, that didn't happen for a while. I couldn't carry him up and down the steps all day after the c-section and was so happy we had already planned on having the pack 'n play in the family room. We'll do the same with this baby too.



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Registered: 06-15-2003
Tue, 01-12-2010 - 10:42pm
I usually keep them in the bassinett in our room for the first 4 months or so and then move them into their own room in the crib after that. It's worked out well the first two times so I'll probably do that again this time.

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Wed, 01-13-2010 - 12:50am

I had no idea that SIDS was connected to sleeping in the same room. Interesting. I planned to have Dylan sleep in bassinet until he outgrew it. But he would NOT sleep! Even if I tried putting him in the bassinet, crib, whatever...he'd wake up after 15 mins and cry. One night, I was lying in our bed BFing and we both fell asleep. That was the first night he slept through the night. After that, we coslept and we both slept soundly and peacefully. He would wake up every so often and reach for me - even with his eyes closed - once he made contact, he would snuggle up and fall back asleep. He usually slept in the curve of my back.

We transitioned to the bassinet at 3 mos with no problem. Then we moved him to the crib at 6 mos. He has always slept through the night and transitioned with no hiccups. Before a transition, I start naps in the new bed :)

GL whatever you decide.

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Registered: 04-03-2008
Wed, 01-13-2010 - 4:50am

We have a co-sleeper (attaches to the side of the bed so it is like they are sleeping with you but they have


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Registered: 04-13-2008
Wed, 01-13-2010 - 6:10am

We had Teddy in our room to start with; partly because of the SIDS connection, but also for convenience (when you wake up 5 times a night it's SO much easier just to lean over and get the baby, especially after my c-section). The first few nights I had to sleep sitting half upright with Teddy on me like a koala bear though :-) When he outgrew the moses basket we had him in a travel cot at the foot of our bed (he also woke less often then) and then he finally moved into his cot bed in his own room at 5 1/2 months.

Here's one thing to think about though - no matter what your plans now, they might change :-) You said it seems a long time to have your baby in the room with you and that you'll want your room back. True. But it's also going to be really hard to have him in another room. The first week or so of Teddy being in his room I missed him so much, even though he wasn't far away. I kept checking if he was ok and still breathing, LOL.
Only last night I thought how weird it was not to have him there with us, as I listened to Molly's snoring. It used to feel so nice and family-ish, in a cave people sort of way - me and DH, the baby and the dog all snoozing in close proximity. i hope I make sense here, I can't think of a better way to explain it!

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