The arrival of a child always represents a major turning point for a couple. Parents learn things together with their child and ask themselves questions, the answers to which often differ greatly. One of the common questions is what the most appropriate time for a child is to get his own room. So, when does a child get his own room and when should he stop sleeping in his parents’ room? When moving a child to his own bedroom, we must consider his age and his psychomotor maturity, as well as the needs of other family members.
During the first year of life, children have a strong need for contact with their mother or both parents. This need becomes even more apparent at night; children, if they wake up and find themselves alone, become very frightened, and start crying and looking for their mother. If a child wakes up often in the night, the most practical solution for parents is to let him sleep right in their bedroom.
Choosing the right opportunity to move a child to their own room is not tied to a specific time. A lot depends on the child’s character and sensitivity of the parents. However, there are certain guidelines that parents can follow. Pediatricians advise not to move an older child into his own room upon the arrival of a younger sibling. There should not be too many changes in a child’s life at once.