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Sleeping arrangements

STM/TTM’s, this is for you!

- Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? 

- What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib)

- When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib? 

- Any tips on making the transition smoother

- What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around? 


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  • Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? 
    In our room, until about 6 to 8 weeks.  I think we transitioned #2 to her own room a little earlier than we did with 3.

    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib)
    A pack n play for #1.  An Arm's Reach Co-Sleeper for #2.  We also used the Rock N Play with #2 for a bit as well.

    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib? 
    Around 2 months.

    - Any tips on making the transition smoother.
    Just go for it.  I felt like I was so worried about it that I stressed myself out.  Just give it a try, and if it doesn't work, you can always bring them back to your room.  

    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around? 
    Not really.  We'll have him with us for the first 6 weeks or so.  Once we can get into a routine a bit, we'll transition him.  I still don't know what he'll be sleeping in.  Probably going to try to get a co-sleeper again b/c it worked well with #2.
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  • Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? 

    in our room until about a year 

    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib)
    pack n play til 20 pounds then side-car crib for dd.  We never did side car with ds. He wouldn’t cuddle to sleep. 


    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib? 
    crib never worked for my kids. They transitioned to a mattress on the floor in their room (dd had her own. Ds moved into dds room they still share) at 11-13 months. 

    - Any tips on making the transition smoother
    leave expectations behind every kid is different. Success or failure has less to do with your skills as a parent and more to do with getting lucky finding what’s right for each kid.   I read an awesome article that talked about crying styles and how some kids get would up by crying where others cry as a decompression strategy. If you leave a wind up baby to CIO they will never calm down and just get more and more upset. Where if you don’t allow a decompression baby to cry a bit they never truly wind down and relax. Be flexible and read your baby!  
    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around? 

    be willing to give myself rest breaks when sleep deprivation hits including sending kids to daycare and taking the day off to sleep!  I didn’t take care of myself with ds and it was awful for my mental health. 
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  • Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? 
    In our bedroom

    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib) 

    Bassinest for the first few months until he outgrew it/could roll over.

    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib? 
    Confession- we haven’t. We started co-sleeping after the bassinest because I was breastfeeding and I also wanted DS in our room until at least 6 months. He’s now 27 months and still in our bed. I haven’t really tried to get him yet but we will be starting that transition soon. 

    - Any tips on making the transition smoother
    Nope

    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around? 
    No. Before DS I completely against co-sleeping but it ended up working for our family and we’ll probably do it again although perhaps with a goal of ending by the 2nd bday. 
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  • Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? 
    Our room. 

    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib)
    Our bed. 

    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib? 
    He moved to a pnp in our room just shy of 11 months. Moved to his own room, still in pnp, at 13.5 months. Currently transitioning to a mattress on the floor in his room @15 months. 

    - Any tips on making the transition smoother
    Start moving at nap time, once nap times are working smoothly the  try transitioning at night. All our transitions were really smooth because I think he was ready. We had tried moving out of our bed a few times earlier and it was ugly. So we would wait a month and try again until there was no fuss. Same with the bed room transition, tried a time or two and it was a no go. Then when we tried at 13.5 month there was no tears at all. We just let him take the lead, followed his cues, and didn't worry about what everyone else had to say. Raise your kid how it works for you and them not nosey Nancy next door. :) 

    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around? 
    Same as in taking baby's cues. I know each child is different and I don't want to set up an expectation of what #2 will be like. Maybe it will be more clingy, maybe more independent. God only knows and time will tell. Sleep can be elusive at times so don't feel guilty if you need to take a nap and don't get the dishes done that day. 
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  • Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? 
    slept in our room for the first month then moved to her own

    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib)
    slept in a rock n play in our room, crib in her room

    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib? 
    right around a month we moved her into her own room.  While I was still on maternity leave I had her nap in her crib.  

    - Any tips on making the transition smoother
    do what works best for you and your family.  To maybe help with understanding the different between night and day.  After about 2 weeks start during the day to make your house brighter and don't be afraid to make noise.  When it gets darker and closer to bed time turn off most of your lights and try to be a little quieter.  And try to keep most of the bedtime routine the same so even if you have to make so changes as they get older it won't be that different for them.

    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around? 
    plan to do the same thing this time around.  Any changes will depend on the kid. 

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  • Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? In our room. 

    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib). 
    mostly the pack n play and occasionally the rock n play. 

    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib?   
    I honestly can't remember when. I think before he turned one, but he was definitely in our room most of the first year. 

    - Any tips on making the transition smoother. 
    I personally just found it easier to have him in our room since I was breastfeeding. When he would wake up I could just get him from the pack n play next to the bed and feed him. It allowed me to get back to sleep faster. 

    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around?  
    i plan on doing it the same way this time. It worked well for us. 
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  • This'l is a tough topic for me, so here goes

    Where did your baby sleep in the first few months?  First few months DD was obscenely colicky, and we couldn't get her to sleep unless it was literally on us.  So we slept on the couch while she was in a wrap on our chests.  She slept very little until about 4 months.

    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib). 
    At about 5 months we  tried to move her to a bassinet in our room.  She was less colicky, but by then was used to being in contact with us while she slept.  At that point, I was getting so little sleep that I stopped healing minor injuries well, and my hair started turning brittle and falling out.  I never EVER wanted to co-sleeping in the same bed, but eventually I had to.  It surprised me how still I kept next to her, and she would just nurse whenever she wanted. 

    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib? 
    At about a year, she was too big, and wasn't sleeping well next to us anymore, so we moved her to her own crib. Strangely she took to it like a champ.  Only about two nights of fussing.

    - Any tips on making the transition smoother. 
    I've got nothing.  It was a total disaster from minute one.

    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around?  
    I am praying for a baby that does not have dairy intolerance.  I can't stomach the idea of "letting her cry it out" because it would be from pain, and I'm not letting my baby cry in pain alone in the dark.  I hate the idea of co-sleeping, but if things go the same way, we probably will end up there no matter what I want.  I am praying that sleep isn't so traumatic for everyone this time around.  I feel like I never got to truly enjoy being a mother of a newborn.  Everything was just about surviving the worst.
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  • Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? 
    In our room, right next to my side of the bed. 
    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib)
    Bassinet in the pack n play
    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib? 
    We moved her to her nursery just shy of 6 months (she was really pushing the weight limit of the bassinet). 
    - Any tips on making the transition smoother
    We ended up doing the Ferber method. It was a lot easier than we expected. Two nights of crying (30 min first night, 10ish the next) and she was happily sleeping through the night in her room. 
    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around? 
    I’m going to get the Halo Bassinet—I want to be able to keep him closer. I’m also planning to work harder at naps in the bassinet. I held my daughter for EVERY nap until she was like 8 months old. I liked holding her for naps at first and then it snowballed into a huge problem that I couldn’t fix!
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  • Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? 
    In our room until she outgrew the RnP which was right around 6 months. 

    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib)
    RnP

    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib? 
    6 months 

    - Any tips on making the transition smoother
    our DD transitioned fairly easily so I don’t have many tips. 

    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around? 
    We lived in a ranch with DD. This house is 200 hundred years old with extremely high ceilings which equates to a shit ton of stairs and I’m having a repeat c/s. For the first few weeks I’m planning to camp out in the living room with the baby and utilize the RnP or a pack n play with a sleeper attachment. After that she will sleep in our room just like DD1

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  • STM/TTM’s, this is for you! 

    Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? 
     
    we had him in our room the first 6 weeks. It was not working for anyone. My husband is a light sleeper and would wake up at every little grunt (and DS grunted a lot) and DS was waking up a lot from our AC unit who was starting randomly. We decided to switch to his room because we were relying on the owlet and video monitor and it was the best decision for our family 

    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib) 

    in our room in a attached to the bed bassinet and rock and play also. When we transitioned him in the crib. Around 3 months he had a bad regression so I slept with him in the guest bedroom, him in the RNP for a couple of weeks 

    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib? 

    6 weeks but from day 1 he napped there. Even from day 1 we would put him for the 6-9pm stretch in his crib so I think he got used to it easily. 

    - Any tips on making the transition smoother

    i would say try to be flexible. Don't come up with plans during pregnancy that you aren't willing to change. I was sure I would want him in the room for 6 months and at first when DH suggested we moved him I felt really guilty and like I was the worst mom. He immediately started sleeping long 4-5h stretch when in our room he was up every 1-2h. So I think it worked best for all. 
    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around? 
     We'll see! Probably the same thing but I guess it will depend on the baby we get!

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  • Both our girls stayed in our bedroom in a pnp until 1 month old. Then I kicked them out into their own rooms/cribs. Newborns are weirdly loud and make crazy noises at night. I needed what little bit of sleep i got to be quality sleep.

    I don't really have tips. Every baby is different. My 2nd was easier overall with transitions. Not sure why.

    Will i do anything different this time? I'm not sure. Proabably not...but i like that someone above said to be flexible and that's what i plan to be.
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  • Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? 
         
    He slept in his swing next to our bed.  When he was in NICU on his back, he threw up a couple times and I was too afraid to have him lay flat and in another room.

    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib)
         
    Swing.

    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib? 
         
    When he was 3 months old.

    - Any tips on making the transition smoother
         
    I don't have any tips really...he went in there no problems!  (Big side note: Although, not just at nighttime, I discovered the sound of water calmed him down one day when he was being fussy and I had the shower running.  It was seriously like magic.  So we used a sound machine in his room. We also downloaded an app on our phones and it worked perfectly in the car too! We still use it, but now it's moreso to block out any noise out here, lol).

    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around?
         
    Nothing...we will probably do the same thing.  *Really hoping baby is a great sleeper like DS*  lol   I just know 100% that cosleeping will not happen.
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  • 1: when my DD was born we had only one bedroom so we shared rooms until about a year! Now we are sharing a room again for hearing purposes! Will be one family room when baby #2 is born! 

    2: napped in PNP bassinet and coslept at night for feeding ease! 

    3: transitioned into crib at 6 mo, ended cosleeping until 10 mo! She loves her crib now! We still share a room and she is 2! 

    4: consistency/routine! Make sure all of their needs are met; fed, dry, burped, warm/cool, etc! Reassure them! 

    5: probably will not change anything! DD adjusted well from cosleeping to her own crib! We all got more sleep! Need to transition DD to toddler bed! 
  • -Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? 
    Our room

    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib)
    We started her in the newborn napper in the PNP then she moved to the RNP then PNP. 

    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib? 
    DD slept in our room until 7 months and then started the night in her own crib, but would end up in our room until 11 months. 

    - Any tips on making the transition smoother
    The transition took long enough because our rooms are far apart, she nursed and I didn’t want to get out of bed a million times. I will do the same with the new baby. 

    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around? 
    We’ll probably end up attempting to use a flat surface to sleep sooner than with DD. But we will also hope this one STTN much sooner than DD did. She didn’t STTN until 19 months when she finally got tubes. 
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  • kmalls said:
    @ngolimento ugh that sounds brutal, I was cringing just reading that. We had a horrible time with DD for about 12 weeks and I swear I had PTSD from it. I'm hoping so hard your experience this time is a little easier. 

    As for crying it out: I think there's a time and a place for it, but if your baby is crying in pain that's absolutely NOT the time for it. That would just be cruel! I dont question your decision for one second. 
    Thank you, I appreciate it.  I was one of the parents dead set against bed-sharing, and it was a really painful thing to give in to.  It's hard to explain to people who have never been parents just how awful colic can be. I once timed my DD, and it came out to 16 solid hours of crying.  Once you deal with that for months and months, it's crazy what "never ever" you give up in order to not hit the final "never ever" of hurting your kid.
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  • @ngolimento I'm so sorry you went through that. All of my babies have been criers but one had true colic and it is darn near maddening - seriously, you feel like you're losing your mind. And at times, absolutely nothing I could do would help her, so I would just holding her and listen to her cry (and often cry myself). Definitely dark days.
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  • Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? 
    In the room with me.

    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib)
    She started off in the bassinet that comes with our pack n play. Then got moved to the pack n play until a little over a year old, then we moved her to a crib.


    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib? 
    She was 9 months old.

    - Any tips on making the transition smoother.
    It wasnt smoothe for us. She was waking up every 1-2 hours at night so we did Sleep Solutions to get her to sleep. 

    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around? 
    It depends on this bBt. With DD1 thats kind of what had to happen. I dont expect it to be the exact same thing this time, but we will follow her lead. I want to keep her in the room with us for as long as possible, but if she is having a hard time getting good sleep, then we will do the same thing with her as we did my Dd1
  • lindsye said:
    @ngolimento I'm so sorry you went through that. All of my babies have been criers but one had true colic and it is darn near maddening - seriously, you feel like you're losing your mind. And at times, absolutely nothing I could do would help her, so I would just holding her and listen to her cry (and often cry myself). Definitely dark days.
    @lindsye I can't even tell you how much I relate to this. Not to take this thread in a completely different direction, but it's my #1 fear that our experience with DD is going to be repeated. She cried so much in the early days that after one particularly horrible stretch, my husband became scared of her and kind of...gave up. He took over care of DS 100% (which was helpful, kinda) but that left me sitting up all night, every night, with a baby that wouldn't stop crying. We've had conversations since then about how, mentally, I absolutely cannot go through that again, but when we're back in the thick of things who knows what will happen. Ugh, it's all so hard. 
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    @kmalls that sounds absolutely awful, I am so sorry. You know, I absolutely believe nature dictates that we literally cannot stand to hear a baby cry - it's supposed to be grating, heart wrenching and maddening to drive us to help the little creature. But for the same reason, it can also make you shut down or else go crazy.

    I have had lots and lots of moments with all our babies when I have had all I can take and need to pass the baby to my husband, and you definitely need a partner for that reason. Hopefully this time your DH can at least set a timer and agree to give you certain periods of a break; maybe having a set end point would help him. At the worst of DD2's colic, I actually started listening to books on tape to distract me from the crying and keep me sane. It's definitely survival mode.
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  • Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? 
    In our room. 
     
    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib) 
    We tried an arm's reach cosleeper first, and he wouldn't really sleep in that. We then switched to a RNP, he slept there and in bed with us. 

    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib? 
    We tried somewhere between 15-18 months. He'd fall asleep in our bed and we'd carry him to his crib. He would always wake up and want to come to our bed though. Around 18 months we bought him a twin bed for our room, and once he adjust to falling asleep in there we moved it to his room. Now he goes to bed in his room, but still wanders to our bed around 2-5 am, which we don't really mind. 


    - Any tips on making the transition smoother
    I would say do what feels right for the child. Some transition easier than others. We always did things slowly and I feel like he always transitions better than expected. 

    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around? 
     
    We plan to follow baby's lead again, and do what makes us all happiest. Since DS does still come into our bed though, we will make more of an effort to keep this LO out of our bed until older for safety reasons. Hopefully this one is our sleeper, as 3 y/o DS has never STTN, though I think there are several reasons behind this. 


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  • Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? 
    DD hated the bassinet we originally got for her so I made a "nest" from the end of my pregnancy pillow and had her sleep on that for the first 2 mos up by our heads. Then purchased the Arms Reach Cosleeper (best thing I ever bought!) and once she got use to that after a couple nights, she was sleeping through the night! 

    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib)
    Arms Reach Cosleeper was my lifesaver since I breastfed.

    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib? 
    We finally put her in her crib a little after her first birthday. It was more me than her because I suffered from PPD and always feared something terrible happening to her. She had slept through the night from the time she was 2mo up until a month ago. She's now 28mo and wakes up screaming in the middle of the night and we need to bring her into our bed, in which she passes right back out immediately.

    - Any tips on making the transition smoother
    I'm not sure that I do. I chose the Arm's Reach because it was a flat laying surface and hoped it would help with ultimately putting her in her crib, which it did. 
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  • STM/TTM’s, this is for you! 

    Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? DD Slept in a bassinet next to us, then i gave in and started bedsharing with her. DS bedshared from Day 1

    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib) DD bassinet and bed, DS bed and rock n play

    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib? DD transitioned to a sidecarred crib when i got pregnant with DS, then transitioned to a big girl bed in her room at 3y. DS was in a sidecarred crib at 6m, then transitioned to his sisters bed at 2y. 

    - Any tips on making the transition smoother: For bedsharing moms: Start independent naps when you can, then attempt to put to bed and slip away so baby gets used to being in their space so you can have time with SO. 

    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around? I did pretty well with DS so will do what i did with him, except probably night wean at a year instead of continuing until 18m. 
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  • Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? He slept in his pack and play bassinet for 3-4 weeks and then we put him in his crib.

    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib? 
    After 3-4 weeks. It went extremely well and we all slept better after he was in his crib.

    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around? 
    I'm with @btm013. I liked having DS in his own crib. Just one less thing for them to get used to. This time baby will be literally right outside our door in the walk-thru bedroom. DS slept thru the night at 10 weeks so I'm hoping that we get lucky again.
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  • Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? 
    Our bedroom

    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib)
    Pack n play.  with my second, she slept some spurts in her first few days in her bouncy seat.

    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib? 
    When we got a sleep routine down (8 weeks?)and baby was sleeping longer than 2 hours at a time.  It's just easier if you have to change and feed often to have them right next to you.

    - Any tips on making the transition smoother
    Once we moved to their room in the crib I slept on an air mattress on the floor, just to ensure baby transitioned well.  I always had an irrational fear of leaving baby and something happening so I could easily just peak over the rail at any time to see how baby was doing.  I only did this about a week or two.

    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around? 
    Probably try to transition to crib earlier, but if not, no big deal.  All babies are different so we'll see how number 3 does.
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  • STM/TTM’s, this is for you! 

    Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? 
    In my room

    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib)
    She slept in the bassinet, monte brand.

    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib?
    she moved to her crib at 3 months ( i had the date set ahead of time and held to it)  She was STTN at that point so it made sense.

    - Any tips on making the transition smoother
    I had been having her nap little by little in her crib during the day so it wouldn't be foreign

    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around? 
    we haven't talked about a plan this time.  Probably some sort of bassinet the first few months again in our room, but maybe not as long, the nursery will be right next to our room.  I'm not banking on this time around being anything like the last so i'm trying not to have many expectations.
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  • Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? We keep the kids in our room for about the first six months. This is because I breastfeed and its makes life simpler for MOTN nursing sessions.

    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib) 
    Both our kids did stints in RNPs (I can't remember how long) but ultimately moved to the PNP for the majority of the time in our room.

    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib? 
    Both kids transitioned to their own room around 6 months, basically when they start waking only once a night to eat.

    - Any tips on making the transition smoother 
    lol, I have no tips. Every kid is different and we just followed our kids' behavior. I guess that means be willing to go with the flow? Following what felt natural to us based on the kids' needs made the transition completely seamless both times.

    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around? 
    We'll likely do the exact same thing... assuming DD2 acts the same way.

    DS: EDD, December 19th, 2014. Born, December 19th, 2014!
    DD: EDD, July 18th, 2016. Born, July 19th, 2016!
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  • I want to add that my reaction to putting DD in her room was different than my reaction to putting DS in his room. With DS, I was a basket case when he transitioned. I physically missed him and it was SO HARD to have in in the NEXT room lol. With DD? I was like YES! We get our room back!

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  • - Where did your baby sleep in the first few months?
    In our room

    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib)

    We tried the Halo Bassinet the first few weeks and she hated it. Moved to RnP and it worked great. Stayed in the until 6-7 months and then moved to PnP. Now she usually wakes up between 1:00 - 3:00 am and I pick her up and put her in bed with me. Sometimes she'll go right back to sleep and I'll put her back in the PnP but usually I just snuggle her.

    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib?
    Umm about that...still hasn't happened. DD just turned one two weeks ago. I have plans to start the transition soon..

    - Any tips on making the transition smoother?
    I'll take all the tips I can get! I think I'm going to have a harder time than she will. I'm going to miss the middle of the night snuggles.

    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around?
    I'm not sure but I should probably be thinking about that!








  • Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? 
    Until baby was about 8 weeks they slept in our room at night and in the day around week 4 I moved them to their room.
    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib)
    In our room we did the RNP.
    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib? 
    Around weeks 7/8. 
    - Any tips on making the transition smoother
    It was a bit of a struggle with both girls, but one thing I swear helped was we would put them in bed with the shirt I had on that day left on the crib. I read the scent makes them think you are closer... it could be total BS, but I swear they did better when we started that. 
    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around? 
    It'll be the same-ish. As others have said each kid is different. 

  • Where did your baby sleep in the first few months? 
    In her room/the nursery. 
    - What did they sleep in? (I.e. bassinet, rock n play, mamaroo, pack n play, your bed, crib)
    She primarily was in the infant insert for the PNP but she and I also bedshared. There is a queen sized bed that I would create a nest in at times. 
    - When did you transition your DS or DD to their own room/crib? 
    Around 6-7 months.
    - Any tips on making the transition smoother
    She would not sleep without me near here the first few weeks. My husband was in our room after two weeks so he could rest/cook/function and I could be with DD. We spoke realistically about the expectations and how they will change for a while. We ultimately decided, one of us needs to be sleeping and at our best. 
    - What do you plan on doing differently or the same this time around? 
    With each child being different, we will hope for a similar situation but know anything could happen. We will plan the long term/6-7 month sleeping investment in hopes it pays off like this one has. Also, I had a very low milk supply so we will have formula on hand as a secondary measure. A satisfied baby belly generally allows for better sleep.
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