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Where I should have the baby sleep? In my room, in the same room as my 4 year old (who still needs to be rubbed to sleep every night) or in the third room?

I have a 3 bedroom house. My husband is usually home on the weekends only. My 4 year old son has his own room. Now that I am pregnant and preparing everything for the baby's arrival, I wanted to ask where I should have the baby sleep? In my room, in the same room as my 4 year old (who still needs to be rubbed to sleep every night) or in the third room?

Jane ...
Answer: Hello, The safest place for babies to sleep is in their own safe cot, beside the parent's bed for the first 6-12 months. Check the Sids and Kids website for information on this and a whole range of safe sleeping advice. http://www.sidsandkids.org/safe-sleeping/ I wouldn't recommend your new baby and the four year old share the same room, you need to have the baby under your supervision to ensure he/she is safe, and although you may have a very gentle little four year old, he/she won't understand that the baby is very vulnerable and needs to be handled very carefully. Hope this helps you. Best Jane
Answered: 27 Aug 2014