At what age should I move baby to their own room?

One of the questions I get asked a lot is what is the right age to move my little one out of our room and into their own room? For this question, I’m assuming that your little one is sleeping in their own space, in a cot or bassinet in your room. To be honest, there really isn’t a right age. There’s no need to feel pressured to move your little one into their own space. If you like having them in your room, that is no problem at all.

SIDS recommendation is to have them in there until they’re 12 months of age, but I see a lot people who don’t have them in their room for whatever reason. I didn’t have any of my littles ones in my room because we didn’t own a bassinet and because our bedroom is rather small, a cot wouldn’t have fit. So we just put them in a cot in their own rooms from the start. Also, I feel like if I had had them in my room, I would’ve woken up to every little snuffle and would’ve got even less sleep than I did.

If that’s something that you enjoy and that’s working out for you guys, there’s no need to succumb to people saying “Shouldn’t he be out of your room by now?” Obviously, they’re not going to always be there. If that’s what makes you guys happy, just keep doing it. It’s totally fine. It’s not going to be a big deal if you move them when they’re 18 months. One dark room to another dark room is pretty much the same thing.

And if you’re concerned about waking them with your movement, just use some white noise in their cot so they don’t wake up every time you roll over.

I hope that helps.

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