All parents sooner or later begin to think about when to allocate a separate room for the child. The first month my daughter slept in her crib next to us.
Then we had a slight misfortune – the daughter on the chin had a burn from the rubber circle, and since then they started practicing joint sleep. It immediately became much easier for me, I started to get enough sleep, because I fed my daughter at night on the machine.
As time passed, the child grew up and began to occupy a lot of space on our bed. Husband tossed loudly at night, woke up the baby. And I thought it was time to change something. The family council chose the time for change – New Year.
A month or two has passed, the New Year has come. Having celebrated it a little, we began to drag furniture. Our former bedroom has become a fully children’s room, there is a lot of space for the game. The second room began to resemble a dorm room – a sofa, a double bed, a table, two jobs, and a TV. But we began to sleep separately!
My daughter was already one year and two months old; she, of course, was not ready for such a turn. She slept under the side of her mother and father, and suddenly she was alone in her room and in her crib. I was serious and did not intend to yield. The first time was very hard, my daughter woke up almost every five minutes and called me. After a week it became easier, and soon she got used to it completely.
By the time of the move, my daughter is already:
– learned from the pacifier,
– did not eat at night, maximum drink some water,
– slept in a diaper, but it was no longer necessary to change it.
Some postpone this event at a time when the child himself will ask for a separate room. Others sleep well together with the baby and don’t want to change anything due to the fact that they only break their comfort. Still others, from birth, give the baby a separate room and do not know any other options.
We did it quite early, but the child does not remember what it is like to sleep with your parents. Otherwise, I would have to move to sleep on the sofa, since my daughter already takes up the whole place, pushing me out of bed.
We are all very happy that we sleep in different rooms. After all, everyone has a personal space, a corner.
In addition, I believe that it is necessary for the full development. Perhaps it went with me since childhood – I never had my own room. And I really want to give my daughter something that I really missed. Of course, the main thing here is not to overreact, because all people are very individual.
Does your child have his own room and what time did it appear?