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    Default Where to put the new born to sleep when u arrive home

    Hi guys just looking for ppls opinions on having the new born baby in the same room as you or putting it straight into its cot in its own room,me and my wife are about to have our first child and were really unsure on what we should do.We have read stuff saying that it is recommended to have baby in the same room for upto 6mths so we just wanted some ppls opinions on this from their own experiences thanks heaps..

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    My 10week old DD sleeps in a bassinet next to my side of our bed. I much prefer it, in fact she's almost too big for her bassinet and I'm dreading putting her in the nursery! It's so easy when she wakes, I can easily sit up in bed and feed her, or just settle her if she doesn't need a feed and go straight back to sleep, and I don't need to walk halfway across the house each time. I only need to leave the room when she needs a nappy change.
    Having said that though, my DD is usually a fairly quiet sleeper, whereas I know other people whose baby has made quite a bit of noise while sleeping so everyone got more rest with bub in their own room. I think it's one of those things where you don't really know what will work best for you until your baby is here. I'd probably start off with baby in your room at least, and then figure out if you want to continue with it.

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    It's safer for bub to be near their primary care giver for the first 6-12mths. All my 3 have been in my room for their first year at least.

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    Our son was in a bednest, a bassinet that clips to the side of your bed and the side goes up and down, so they are sleeping next to you but in their own safe area. We didn't get it until he was two weeks old and it was an absolute lifesaver, up until then whenever I tried to put him down after a feed overnight he would wake up. First night with the bednest I fed him, put him down and he stayed asleep! Saved my sanity. I think he slept better being able to see/smell/hear close by, as did I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    It's safer for bub to be near their primary care giver for the first 6-12mths. All my 3 have been in my room for their first year at least.
    This. But my DD was on my DHs side of the bed, he tended to get up, get her ready for a feed, I'd feed her and change her and feed her some more, then he'd wake back up and put her back to bed. I was paranoid I'd forget to put her back to bed and smother her, so that worked best for us.

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    We've had ds in with us since birth.

    They recommend keeping bub in the same room as you for at least the first 6 months as it can protect against SIDS. Apparently bub's breathing gets regulated/in time with their parent(s).

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    In the room with us. I had to get up 1000000000x a night and there is no way I'd walk all the way to another room that many times.

    We ended up cosleeping due to my DS's unsettledness. He actually mostly slept with us until he was almost 2!

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    I had my last baby in a bassinet in my room. This time we have purchased an arms reach co sleeper so bub is even closer to me to make feeding and settling easier.

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    We have a long house with all the bedrooms at one end of the house and the living areas at the other end. We had a lovely large bassinet on wheels for both my bubs. We would roll the bassinet out into the living area for the day and bubs would sleep out there and then at night we slept them in our room which as a mum I found comforting as you could hear them and know they were near.

    Both our kids transferred out of our room into the nursery at about 4 months as we found at this age they became more inclined to wake or stir when we did and when DH would get up to get ready for work.

    I kept them in the bassinet in the nursery however until they were about 6 months and starting to roll.

    Congratulations and good luck with your bub. Don't stress, you will quickly find what is going to suit you and your bub once it arrives.

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    Even though we understood the recommendations regarding having baby in the same room as us, both our bubs went straight into their cots in their own rooms from day 1.

    I never fed them in bed with me, always in their rooms and even then, they were both excellent sleepers, sleeping through from very young. We read the recommendations and made our own decisions from there


 

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