When you’re living in a room, it’s important that you get your kids used to the idea of a separate room from the rest of your home, a room that’s yours.
But you can’t just put a wall around the bed, or set up a separate bedroom for each child.
A room partition is a great idea, but it can be difficult to get your head around.
Here are some of the pros and cons of the different options.
Pros – Beds can be a bit awkward for the baby This is one of the biggest downsides of having a separate sleeping area, and it’s why you may want to choose a bed that’s easy to get into, and is suitable for babies to sleep on.
A separate sleeping room will also give you space to work out where your favourite play area is, and the ability to turn off the lights.
There’s no need to open the bedroom door to allow the baby to get some air or a cup of tea while you’re sleeping, but the baby’s head can be easily pushed out of the way.
There are also times when a bedroom door won’t be necessary, or if you have extra space to put the child’s bed in.
Cons – The size of the bedroom You may not be able to fit a crib or a chair, or it’s unlikely that the room will fit your baby.
If you do decide to use a separate bed, it should be easy enough to move around and open and close the door.
You’ll also be able see where the room is and where the child sleeps, and you’ll have room to move your baby around without worrying about a gap between the bed and the floor.
You may also want to make sure the room has enough room to be suitable for your toddler, as it’s much easier to put a crib in a separate area than it is to move a toddler out of a room and into a separate space.
A crib may be easier to move into a different room if you can fit a chair in.
You can also get used to using the same mattress and coverings for a baby’s room as a baby sleeps in a regular room.
For babies under 1.5 months, you may also need to consider putting a crib up against the wall next to your baby’s bed, as this could be harder to get used the older your baby gets.
Pros Cons – You’ll need to put your crib or chair next to the bed You will need to make some minor adjustments to the mattress or coverings in the crib.
For older babies, it may be difficult for you to get a comfortable fit between the mattress and the crib, as the mattress has to be slightly bigger to allow for the crib to sit comfortably.
Pros Pros – You may need to change your bedding or covers for a crib You will probably need to adjust the bedding for a new crib.
You will also need more space for the mattress to lie on, or to place a chair on top of it.
If your crib is going to be used for a while, it might be best to put it in a different location to the room you have already got the crib for.
Pros This is the simplest option.
You don’t need to add any more space to the crib or to the space you’ve already got your crib for, and your baby won’t need a separate sleep area.
You won’t have to move any furniture into the crib if you plan to have it used a lot.
You could also try using a separate crib for your baby, as there’s room to put some of your baby clothes in.
Pros You may be able for a longer period of time to use the crib If you’re going to keep using your crib, you can probably wait until it’s time to move the baby out of it to change the bed or the coverings, and to get rid of the bed covers or crib.
The crib may need some time to become comfortable to use.
Pros If you plan on moving the baby away from your home for a period of at least a year, you should consider making the crib bigger to accommodate your baby as he gets older.
You should also make sure that the mattress is made with enough room for the sleeping area and the baby.
Pros you may need more storage space for a bed The size and placement of the crib and the mattress can make a big difference to the storage space needed.
If the crib is too big for the bed you’re putting it on, you might want to consider adding extra storage to the unit.
Pros if you want to keep your crib and/or mattress for longer periods of time You may have to use different mattresses or covering for the same bed, and that will mean you will need more room for a child’s mattress.
Pros this is the most practical option if you live in a town with a lot of people You may want the crib size and shape for a wider range of