Will your children share a room?

Stephanie - posted on 04/26/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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I am due in August and am planning on having him in my room for the first few month but his crib is already set up in my daughter's(26 months) room. Is it normal to have your children share a room? I am worried about them sleeping at the same time or waking each other up, any advice? Is anyone else going to do the same?

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Carina - posted on 07/02/2010

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i was worried about the same things when i was pregnant with my second but things worked out then and they were only 16 months apart. i am now pregnant with my third and are the first few months they will all be sharing a room. so i will have a 4 yr old, 2 1/2 yr old and a new born all in the same room. at least until we move in the spring. but some how things do work out. just take it one day at a time

Charlena - posted on 06/30/2010

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im due this aug as well and im sharing my room with my 3yr old and my newborn lol my room is very big its about 3 rooms in 1 so im not worried about space , im just a tad worried about the new baby waking up every few hours but thru the night but my daughter can always hop in grandmas bed or her aunts bed if the baby gets to loud .

Katy - posted on 06/27/2010

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I have just put my 2 daughter in the same room. one is 4years old and the other is 1 and a half years old and being truthful we have good night and bad nights. i had to put them in the same room as i am due in august with my 3rd child which is a boy so he is going in our small bedroom. they can wake each other up but not all the time as my oldest sleep though anything.lol but my youngest is in a bed so she can get in and out as much as she can and clims over her They do some time go to sleep at the same time and some time one is a sleep and the other is wide a wake. if i can say anything is i am trying to get them to bed at the same time but i am still tryin. it might be hard at the begining fingers crossed ur daughter will get use to baby cryin and just sleep though but it will be hard . all children are different.

M. - posted on 06/22/2010

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I will have the newborn in my room in a mini crib for the first 3-4 months. Once the shcedule normalizes, both children will be in their room together. If I have a girl( I have a boy now) then I will separate them when my son turns 5. I dont want to have to worry about two babies in separate rooms. I already worry about the one right across my room. I cant handle having one in a room i cannot see from my bed,until they are old enough to call me from their room, or to get up on their own without roaming around the house.

Rose - posted on 06/21/2010

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We have a 2.5 yr old daughter and are 19 weeks pregnant. We plan the same as you to have the baby in our room for the first few months until the baby is sleeping better then move into the crib which will be in our daughters room. I havent done it so I dont know of any problems yet and will just go along and hope for the best :) Good luck to you and your family!!! Congrats too!

Terri - posted on 06/21/2010

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i've got a 2year old girl, when i first found out i was pregnant we decided that the baby would be in with us for the first couple of months then in its own bedroom, if it was a girl she'd have been sharing with my daughter when she turned 2 and if it was a boy he'd stay in his own room... we thought it was the best idea because boys and girls aren't allowed to share from the age of 7 so it wouldn't be fair to let them share for the first few years then split them up... we're having a boy so he'll be staying in his own bedroom. x

Allison - posted on 06/17/2010

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We have the same situation, the crib is already set up in my son's room (age 2 1/2). We put a pack n play in our room and the baby is bunking with us for now. I'm hoping to move at some point before they have to share a room but I don't know if we'll be able to.

Ruth - posted on 06/15/2010

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my 2 boys age 2 and 3 share a room and my 2 girls share a room age 5 and 7 months share a room

Liz - posted on 06/11/2010

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I have a set of two year old b/g twins who currently share a room. I am due with their little brother July 13th, with a planned c-section. He'll be in our room for a few months then he is going to share a room with his brother and our daughter is going to get her own room.

Nicole - posted on 06/07/2010

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we're going to do the same thing as you are, with new baby in our room for the first couple of months, then the two sharing a room. I think that its normal, and although i worry that one will wake the other, i'm also pretty sure that they will get used to each other quickly. I hope that its the same for you too!

Antonia - posted on 04/30/2010

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My daughter is 22 months and my son is 4 months now and they've been sharing from when my son was 2 months old. My daughter has nightmares and wakes up screaming and baby sleeps through, when my son does not settle and cries whilst he is settling, my daughter sleeps through. You'll be surprised how quickly they get used to each others noises and ignore them. I think it could about a week and that was the end of it. My kids will share until my daughter is about 4 or 5 then they will move to seperate rooms as I think little girls need their own room from then. Good luck!

Erin - posted on 04/28/2010

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I'm due in June and my son (who is going to be 19 months by then) and the new baby will be sharing a room. I think in the begining it may be hard but i think it will be ok in the end

Angel - posted on 04/27/2010

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My 2 are sharing. I have a 4 1/2 year old girl and 2 1/2 year old boy. They have been sharing a room since my son turned 2. Sometimes one will wake up and wake the other one up, but its usually not a problem to get them to sleep again. I am expecting anytime now, and that baby will be in my room for the first 6 months or so, then the baby will have its own room. Depending on what it is, it will share the room with one of the other kids when it is 2. Also in 5 more years my stepson will be 18 and hopefully out the door, so that will free up another room! I dont think there is a problem with my kids sharing a room. Even tho its a boy and a girl.

Julie - posted on 04/27/2010

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My kids will share a room. Like you, my new baby will be in our room for the first few months, but the crib is in my son's room (he'll be 2 when baby is born). We don't know the gender yet; if it's a boy, they can share for quite a while; I shared a room with my sister until I was in high school. If it's a girl, they will get separate rooms sooner, but we'll have to move first, because we have a 2 bedroom home.

S. - posted on 04/27/2010

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my 10 year old and 2 year old share a room i'm expecting baby numer 3 so we have to move house, i dont think we will be able to get a 4 badroom house yet so i will still have children sharing room's. i'm going to let my oldest daughter have a room on her own and let the little ones share. i shared wih my sister's i loved it (most of the time) and we grew up real close

Dekeyla - posted on 04/26/2010

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For right now I think it will be ok. But as he gets older you might want to put him in a seperate room. I am having a little girl in May and my husband and I are thinking about getting another house so that my little boy can have his own room and she can have hers so there will not be any fighting about who had the room first.

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