Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sharing a room


We are currently shopping around for a new rental. We originally were looking exclusively for 3 bedrooms so the kids would each have their own room, but we are now considering having them share a room. (mainly since 3 bedrooms all on one floor are a little hard to come by) I would love your thoughts on this matter. The main thing I'm worried about is that they will wake each other up and I really don't like sleepy kids.

11 comments:

Bay's Blog said...

Just teach Delilah how to change and feed James and you've got it made!

Cindy said...

Well, how light of a sleeper is Delilah? Since James wakes up in the night, that's definitely a factor. Another factor is just safety, with a 2 yr old and a newborn together alone, and if James is just learning to self soothe himself to sleep, it might be harder for him. It works best if one is asleep first, at these young ages, before you put the other to bed.
My kids actually all prefer to share a bedroom now that they are a little older and already know how to put themselves to sleep. So that's my two cents, good luck :)

James said...

If the sleeping through the night issue isn't a problem, then this can be ok for a few years if needs be.

VJBlair said...

I think that once they can put themselves to sleep and start sleeping through the night, sharing a room is just fine and, I think, better...they learn to share and work together. Cindy is right about them having to go to bed separately when they are younger. Keep James in with you as long as possible. We moved Laurie out of our room at around 8 mos.

Eve said...

I am sure that there would be an adjustment period for both of them, but I'm also sure it would work with time. And be really freaking adorable when James is bigger.

Le said...

It works for them to share a room. I'd kept my babies with me until around 9 months or maybe a little older (neither of my last two got to have the crib on the higher placement and Lindy was in a pack 'n play in the living room because they couldn't share a room but I couldn't handle her in mine either). They have to be sleeping through the night though, I mean truly sleeping through like 10 hours. Put one down and then the other otherwise they just play. If you want him out of your room anytime soon though, look for another place.

Conner Shaw said...
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Conner Shaw said...

Just get one big room for them and hang a blanket between them. Duh... Winning

red said...

I agree with Cindy. The hardest part is when the baby is learning to cry himself to sleep. After that it's not so bad. Just make sure she can't climb into the crib and try to squish him. She seems like a pretty safe kid though, but I bet she will love it. My kids almost can't go to sleep if the other one isn't in there with them. I don't think it's a big deal when they're that age. Now that Violet is two if she's not sleepy she just climbs on Michael's bed and tries to tackle him!! I bet she will love it. she's a pretty good sleeper isn't she?
good luck :)

red said...

ps. AWESOME picture!!!

RH said...

K. I know I'm late on this AND I don't have kids, but, here's my two cents: my sister and I are 15 months apart and from the time that we were babies until we were 10, we shared a room. I don't remember there being problems, but, we basically enjoyed it. I say go for it! If it works, great. If not? Spilled milk.