Benefits of baby sleeping in parents' room.

Lucas sleeps in our room with us. We plan to move him to his own room at his one year mark. Some benefits for us is that if anything happens in the house (life fire or break in or something) he's right there and we can get him to safety asap. Also, if he wakes in the night and needs something, we're right there to give him whatever he may need. Plus, I love waking him to his gorgeous sleeping face right there or his smiling face if he wakes up first! :D

Any benefits for you mama's who sleep in the same room? :)

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    06/17/14
    Nina slept in our room until we moved here (she had just turned One) and we had a second room. When she was in our room, it was easy for the first few months of breast-feeding, and then it just made it simple since she was always right there, and I didn't have to keep peeking in on her at night. However, we had to really, really quiet for fear of waking her up or anything...plus I didn't like having lovey time with my husband while she was in there. You have a good point, though, about if there was a break in! We switched her to her own room since she had turned one, and we're supposed to be here in Norfolk for at least 2-3 years, this way she can get used to having her own little space for toys and sleeping and not have it be a hassle switching her later on.
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        06/18/14
        I agree with you. Castian had his bed in his room at age 1. He began falling asleep better in our bed and we'd transfer him over. His room is very close to ours and by the set up was once a separate room converted into a closet prior to our moving in so it's odorless. Instead we made it his room to always have free access and comfort of knowing its easy to get to us if needed. These days he sometimes stays in his room for the most part but he always climbs into our bed around 4am. It doesn't bother me as I enjoy helping him up and cuddling while I can since time does fly and these early years are previous. However; some nights I place him back in his bed so he can learn we are just a hop skip and a jump away and well always be here but he's a big boy now and wants his independency in other areas so we try to teach him with this as well that even though we are in just another room away we are always here. It's not always easy for me because I love to cuddle with him anytime I can since he's such a dudes dude all macho and independent soon to be 3 going on 15, but I feel I must teach him not to fear and know our arms are always open. Soft classical or soundscapemusic and glowing stars always soothe him too
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          06/18/14
          ya jamie that is exactly how it is for us i feel so much better when i know he is rite next to us and i put him in his bed to but i don't mind if he ends up in our room cuz he sleeps threw the nite it is just he is getting big so fast and i feel he will grow sooo fast to fast for me to keep up so i love cuddling the most i can cuz soon he will be a big big boy and he won't want to cuddle as much.
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            06/18/14
            comfort n security knowing he's right there beside me
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              06/18/14
              We're also still bedsharing and nursing. It makes nursing easy, and I when I wake to check on her, I just have to look over. I have no regrets.
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