0:50 - Why you want to move your baby into their own room
1:23 - When should move your baby from bassinet to crib
1:55 - We want to get our babies on some sort of schedule at night
2:29 - Babies sometimes just want to be awake
Hi everyone. My name is Harper Jones with Bow Tiger and you're watching Saturday's with Harper. Now you'll have to excuse me as I mentioned in my last video, I am in the process of moving. So until we have a permanent setup for these videos. I will be doing the video blogs from around the house and right now we're doing them in the kitchen.
Okay, so today let's jump into our topic for the week. I wanted to discuss with you guys: "Getting your bedroom back." Moving your baby from bassinet to crib. Now some parents may think that this is a daunting task and very stressful task for the baby. But I have excellent news for you, this does not actually affect the baby. More so it may affect the parents as they become used to having their baby available to them and within eyesight for this long.
There are several reasons why you want to move your baby into their own room and into their crib. We're going to highlight some of those reasons today. Now the first one I always like to focus on safety so we're going to dive into that one first. The safety of your baby in a bassinet. Most bassinets do have a weight limit to them. Some can be as little as 10 pounds, some bassinets can go up to 25 pounds. So we want to make sure that we have a bassinet that is appropriate for our child's weight and if our child is going over that weight we want to make sure that we move them into their crib.
Now another safety issue is when your baby starts to roll over. Typically this is around 3-4 months so that is the recommended age for you to move your baby from bassinet to crib. But it can happen up to 6 months of age. We don't ever want to go over 6 months as the majority of babies are rolling over, if not more at that time. Now the reason this poses a risk is if your baby can roll over and with low sides of the bassinet, it is possible that your baby can actually fall out of the bassinet and we don't want that happening.
What's another reason why we may want to move our baby from bassinet to crib? Well maybe your baby is very in tune with you and if you're breastfeeding also your milk supply. We want to get our babies on some sort of schedule at night. I know it's great to be readily available to them at any time. But if you are a working parent and likely there's at least one working parent that's sleeping in that bedroom, you want to be able to catch as many zzz's as you can that night. So you can get up the next day, be the best parent you can and also take care of the rest of your work.
Okay, well to do this while we have our baby in our room can sometimes pose as difficult because babies do like to wake up, they like to coo, they like to eat when they want to, etc. If we move our baby from bassinet to crib we put them into a room by themselves. We still can manage a schedule to make sure they are being fed enough times at night and enough times to soothe and keep them full and satisfied. But we are also easing our bedroom out of any cooing baby or awake baby. Babies sometimes just want to be awake. They just want to look up at the ceiling or look up at their mobile but they don't necessarily need your attention every single time. So try to catch a few more zzz's and put your baby in the crib. You're just going to absolutely love it. You'll enjoy the little extra sleep that you get and your baby will very quickly become accustomed to being in his or her own room without you guys there by her side every night. And it's okay to do this, I promise you it is.
So those were a couple of highlights to why and when you want to move your baby from bassinet to crib. Of course if you are watching this video on Facebook or YouTube, I ask you to be sure to check out our blog on bowtiger.com and tune in next week. Thanks guys.