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laurensmitty1982's picture
Joined: 07/30/06
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The countdown begins..

Im going to try to get Natalie to sleep in a different room than us and hopefully sleep longer than she is currently.. I only have a 3 bedroom house and my plan was to have both of my girls in the same room after Natalie turns a year or whenever she sleeps through the night. In August my oldest will be going to her Gmas house for a month and I figured this would be a good time to try to get her to STTN, if its even possible.

Are your babies sleeping better in another room? worse? What did you do?

I would really enjoy to have some sort of part time job/ either babysitting or YMCA, but I really would prefer not to have to get up super early on bits and peices of sleep, so another reason why I would like her to be in her own room asleep..

stacymh's picture
Joined: 03/16/10
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We moved DS into his own room when he was about 5-6 weeks old. He has always been a champion sleeper (thank goodness!!). He usually only gets up once at night and it's about an hour to 1.5 hours before wake up time, so maybe that time will just go away completely.

Good luck on moving your baby. It will be worth it for you to get some sleep.

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Joined: 08/26/07
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Well, before we left Aiden was sleeping in his room for the first part of the night. Some nights it was 3 hours. Some nights 7 hours. We coslept after that. I've been out of town for 2 weeks now and we're cosleeping the whole night. Most nights this past week he's given me a 4 hour stretch. I'm really looking forward to working on his sleep when I get home. I know I'm going to have a transition time in getting him used to his crib again. Hopefully we can work towards getting those longer stretches of sleep again. I don't expect him to sleep from 8pm-8am, but a 7-8 hour stretch would be delightful (and more reasonable)! Aiden has never been a great sleeper. But at least he's not crying and freaking out in the middle of the night. Just a light fussing as he searches for a boob. Wink

Joined: 06/22/10
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when we transitioned Lucas at 3 months he slept better. But he was getting too big for the bassinet so it was a little cramped. Good luck!

AnnaRO's picture
Joined: 07/06/08
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When we first moved Lyla to her own room at 6 months she immediately began sleeping through the night (from 9p to 6:30 or 7 am). That lasted for nearly a month and for the last 2 months we've been back to waking up at least 2x per night.

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Joined: 06/28/07
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Delaney is still in our room.....I wish I could have my room back but she is a good sleeper so I can't complain I guess. I don't think she'll be in her own room til' after she's 2 :eek: (we just don't have the room)

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Joined: 02/14/10
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Good luck with the transition! I'm at the point now where I'm ready for Teagan to be in her own room for the first part of the night. I really think it'll help her sleep as she usually wakes up when I go into my room no matter what time it is. So, it's not like she's used to waking at a particular time but rather when she hears/smells/senses with her spidey senses that I've come to bed. BUT DH is sleeping in her room on our firmer guest bed :mad:. So, she'll still wake up when he goes to bed and by then I might be deep asleep. I've thought about moving my luscious bed into her room and moving the guest bed into our room. But the guest bed is a full and our bed is a queen and I loooove our bed. I have no idea how we're going to fix this because I'm not so keen on having her co-sleep until she's 6 and we move.

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Joined: 12/31/07
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I moved Tobey when he was about 7 months old and he's been STTN (mostly) for about 3 weeks. He is def. sleeping better without anyone disturbing him. It took a couple of days before he started sleeping better but for ages he was only waking up once, then just once night he STTN and didn't look back (except for 24hrs of teething). We are going to move the boys in the same room when Tobey goes into a bed unless they want to be in the same room before then