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2 weeks. I had a c-section and it hurt to bend over the crib to get her until then.
We did it just this past Wednesday, so just a few days shy of 5 months. She had been sleeping in bed with us since birth & I thought it was going to be a huge fight trying to get her to sleep in the crib by herself. Not so. She sleeps from 8pm to 4:30am, wakes up for a bottle, then goes back to sleep until 6 or 7. I delayed moving her to the crib in her room because I was worried about how she would handle the transition, but I honestly should have done it sooner. She took to it with no problems (like zero problems; absolutely no crying!), sleeps better than she ever did in bed with us, and she seems to wake up a much happier baby.
I had a much harder time with it than she did. It took me a few days to get used to not having her right there with me, but I finally got some good sleep myself last night, so it really was the right decision. Good luck to you!
Four weeks, which was earlier than I had wanted. She slept so much better in her crib, so she kind of made the decision for us.
The Angel Care monitor helped keep me out of her room and somewhat calm.
She started sleeping in her room at week 5- the week before I went back to work. Since we have a 3 year old that gets up every few hours to go to the restroom and gets frequent bloody noses, we didn't want her in the room after I left for work at 6 am and her daddy was alone with the two of them. Best decision ever. She went from waking up every few hours to sleeping almost through the night. She also usually naps in there- or in her swing when she's especially cranky and I can't calm her- but she generally sleeps better in her room without all the noises.
My brother and his wife didn't move their daughter to her crib until she was almost 1 and it was a difficult adjustment for the baby. They co-slept and no one slept well because movement woke up the baby. However, whatever decision you make is right for you and your situation.
ekc29:Where does your LO nap? Try starting out w naps in the crib and then once that is going well, start doing the crib for bedtime. We are at all naps in the crib and the first portion of the night in her crib. When she wakes to eat around 4, I usually bring her into bed w me.
My LO naps in our bed (usually with me) during the day.