Brother and sister sharing a room

Kelly - posted on 08/22/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I have 4 year old g/b twins who have shared a room since they were born. They love sharing a room, and really feel comfortable with each other in the room. Right now we live in a two bedroom townhouse, so they have to share a room. At what age do you think that they will need to be seperated and given their own space. I know that as they get older, they will start to understand more about the differences between boys and girls, and I don't want them to have to stay in the same room if they are uncomfortable.

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Mary1959 - posted on 04/11/2011

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our 2 are b8/g9
they could have there own room
but they love there big bedroom down stairs.
they keep there room pick up
they understand the differences between boy and girls
they do not mind it.
they change togather and no problem

Mary1959 - posted on 04/11/2011

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our 2 are b8/g9
they could have there own room
but they love there big bedroom down stairs.
they keep there room pick up
they understand the differences between boy and girls
they do not mind it.
they change togather and no problem

Julie - posted on 08/23/2010

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i'm biggining to think my kids were closer than i thought. everyone is talking about twins but my kids were 22 months apart. its lovely for sibblings to be like best friends isnt it.

Michelle - posted on 08/23/2010

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Hi, I too have boy/girl twins who share a room although we have a 3 bedroom town house. They have always been together, born 3 months premature they were kept together in the hospital so when they finally came home we just kept them together.
I think that they will know when they are ready to sepparate so my suggestion is take your ques from them every set of twins is different so I don't think there is any set age to split them up.

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I think they'll let you know when they are ready for separate rooms. My brother and sister shared a room until they were about 7 or 8. That's when the differences between them were large enough that they starting complaining about having to share. Right now, your children are happy with the idea and I think it's fine that they share a room. It helps them become close. My siblings wanting to have their friends sleepover was one of the biggest issues they had.

Amanda - posted on 08/22/2010

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I don't see it as a problem, if its no big deal to them I would let them share a room up until they got older.

Karlie - posted on 08/22/2010

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my 4 year old daughter is sharing a room with her 18 month old brother and they love it. i think just follow their cues and see what they feel comfortable with. being twins they might like to spend more time in the same room that other siblings.

Julie - posted on 08/22/2010

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i have a son and a daughter. my daughter is 22 months younger than my son. they were the best of friends and had their own rooms but each night before getting into bed myself i had to check whose room they were in in case of emergency like house fire etc.. when they were toddlers they slept in the same bed and when they got bigger they would drag their quilts in and sleep on each others floor. i put them in their own beds but they never stayed there. my daughter didnt like thunder and lightening and i would hear her run across the landing to her brothers room. i would hear talkign and giggling at night and thought how blessed i was to have children that got on so well. my daughter was gutted though when my son got to 10 and decided he wanted his room to himslef and wanted his privacy. i had to sit her down and tell her she was a big girl (which she was anyway) and that she had to stay in her room from now on. for the first few weeks she ended up in with my husband and i because she wasnt used to being on her own. finaly we took her to pick her own paint and accessories and spiced her room up to her own personal taste just to make it more apealing for her to stay in it. the things we do for our kids

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