room in

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room in

  1. (intransitive) Of a mother and her new baby; to stay together in the same room.
    • 1986, Kim Oates, Child abuse: a community concern
      The concept of rooming-in to facilitate parenting was first championed in the United States in the 1940's by Faith Jackson, a child psychiatrist at the Yale-New Haven Medical Center...
    • 2007, Theresa Kyle, Terri Kyle, Essentials of pediatric nursing Page 291
      Infants may be separated from their parents when hospitalized if the parents cannot room in because of hospital policy or because the parents must work or care for other children.