Pls help - where to put baby?
Baby isn't here yet, and won't be for a long while, so we've ages to decide where to put him/her. However, we are decorating NOW. We hope to be done by Xmas, so we need to know what we plan to do about rooms.
I sort of need to explain logistics which will make it a long post but hope some people might bear with me! Our house is 3 storey, with the teen having the top floor. There are 4 rooms on the 1st floor. We have the room at the front, with a bathroom, and behind that room is another double that we use as a guest room and to keep our clothes in because our room isn't big enough. The other 2 rooms (a single and a double) are over the other side of the house.
Our initial thoughts were to make the small room (back of the house) the nursery, and then, if we can have another, move toddler in to bigger room next to it and new baby in little room, keeping them together. This also saves us doing something weird where half our clothes are in one room and half are on the opposite side of the house.
Hubby says baby being in small room is ideal, we both work fairly long hours (and he works varying shifts) and if baby is a screamer there's a chance of the other parent getting some shut-eye. However, the walk between our bedroom and the nursery is 30-35 feet. Which seems an awful long way to traipse several times a night if baby is cold/grumbly/lost dummy/etc.
I didn't have a 'normal' baby so I have no precedent, apart from when he had croup and baby asthma Harry never got up in the night from day 2, even if he was wet he just slept. 10 - 14 hours a night. So I don't know how much babies cry or how often you need to see to them in the night. I know that sounds daft but it's a long time ago and I was really jammy with his sleep patterns.
It would be much more convenient and flow in the house so much better to have the little room as the nursery but I wonder if we might want baby in a closer proximity. In 2 years time Harry will be off to uni and we'll have more options again and might use the top floor for little people (right above us).
What would you do? Can you please tell me what I need to be considering? I'm totally 50/50 and we need to decide in the next few days. Thanks for any help!