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18/02/2014 at 20:34
Well I didn't think i would be asking this. We moved Orla out at 5mths when she refused to sleep in the crib, so tried her in the cot in her room, it worked and there she stayed.
This time around, Orla is now 7 months old and I have absolutely no desire to move her out. She still sleeps in the crib, although we have actually bought a small sized cot from Kiddicare for when she does. MrJB wanted Zoe to move out but this time around he sleeps in the spare room anyway (away most of the week and annoys me by snoring when he is home).
Orla still feels like my little tiny baby. I can't quite believe she is 7 mths old. Poor thing barely wears anything other than sleepsuits still.
18/02/2014 at 20:40
JB, I had this exact conversation with my friend yesterday. I was saying I felt E was ready to sleep in her own room and I felt ready to not have her in with us and we had no problems moving her. This time round I don't feel ready for A to go into her own room and I'm dreading when she gets too big for her crib. I feel like with all her problems she's more vulnerable (I know that's just in my head!) and she still feels too little for it :-(
18/02/2014 at 20:43
I know how you feel. Jenny is 6mths old and I'm in no rush for her to grow up yet. We moved Dawn at 5mths as she out grew her crib but Jenny will be staying in with us for awhile yet as the girls will have to share and Dawn has only just got the hang of sleeping all night and it's not fair on her.
18/02/2014 at 20:44
We moved D out just a week or so ago at just under 9 months! I was really reluctant to do it and he had been poorly a couple of times so we kept delaying it, but he is sleeping much better in his own room and i am enjoying not having to tip toe round him and keep lights low when i go to bed in our room!
18/02/2014 at 20:49
Caldini, that I won't miss! I'm currently hiding under the duvet typing this on my phone as A is asleep in the crib next to me!
18/02/2014 at 21:29
There are no negatives to having Orla in with me, I can't even concentrate on that. I leave the bedside light on when I put her to bed so when I go it is all nice and calm in there. Don't need to tip toe around as she doesn't even wake if I have a shower in the en-suite which is right by her crib. I have sort of justified it to myself that we are moving soon and it seems silly to get her settled in to her room here to then move and have to get her used to another room, and then i think well if she stays in with me at first then we can have a bit more time to get her room sorted.
18/02/2014 at 21:33
Samuel is still in with us. No plans to move him anytime soon :-)
18/02/2014 at 22:15
He was always going to stay until 6 months but we moved house so he stayed with us until we moved. He started not sleeping well in his crib at 4 months when he leant to roll so he spent 5 months sleeping in a travel cot! Now he has a lovely cot bed.
19/02/2014 at 08:36
8 months here as cosleeping wasn't working and he wouldn't sleep in the crib. I also felt he was too little beforehand and still cried when he moved but it's easier now. If she sleeps so well and you're not waking her then stay with it, if it works then why change it :-)
20/02/2014 at 10:05
leila was 5weeks and 6 days. she was a really noisey sleeper. and no one was getting any sleep.
she would grunt, wake me up, id think she was hungry id get her up, she wasnt ungry she'd be miffed at being woken, wake daddy up, then she'd go back to sleep, he'd go back to sleep and id be awake.
so we put her in as a trial as she slep like a dream.
evern now, i can hear her grunting in the night but i know she isnt hungry. she wakes up from 6am..grunts/chunters away to her self. gets to 7/7:30 and shes nearly Shouting "OI MUMMY ITS GETTING UP TIME'
20/02/2014 at 11:54
20/02/2014 at 17:29
5 months and it was the best decision. He is a mega light sleeper to the degree us turning over in bed and adjusting the duvet woke him. Getting up to the loo was sure to wake him totally and when you've got an over active bladder that creates an issue! My H snoring freaked him out big style so he'd scream in terror. In short him being in with us was a nightmare. I'm all for guidelines but when neither of you get any sleep that creates more of an issue.
20/02/2014 at 20:14
#1 at 3 months, he was virtually sleeping through and I wasn't fully aware of the guidelines.
#2 at about 12 months in the end, he was a shocking sleeper and even when in his own room, he spent most of the night in my bed.
#3 went into her own room at 6 months, and then ended up back with us a week later when she refused to settle in her cot. I would like to get her into her own room again but can't quite muster the energy at the moment to try!
21/02/2014 at 01:51
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