The American Association of Pediatrics recommends babies share a room with their parents for at least six months and ideally a year — but that your baby sleep on a different surface, for example, in a crib while parents sleep in a bed next to the crib.
For families that decide having a baby in the room doesn’t work for them, however, this could mean better sleep for both parties involved. The idea of babies sleeping in their own room is that you don’t wake up the baby and the baby doesn’t wake you up. It also helps infants to learn to put themselves back to sleep when they wake up at night, instead of looking to you for soothing.
Regardless of whether your baby is in the room with you or if they are in a separate room, if your baby sleeps in a crib, remember to have no soft toys, pillows or blankets in the crib that could suffocate the baby.