Toddler and baby sharing a room.

Kelly - posted on 09/20/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




We have a 28mth old daughter (DD) and a 17mth old son (DS). We all live in a 3 bedroom old-style house. DD has had her own room since she was about 4mths. DS sleeps in a cot in our room. They both sleep well through the night and awake aroun d the same time in the morning. The room next to ours is very large, high ceilings and with lots of natural light. I want to put both the kids in this room. (Of course I'll make sure it's insulated and double glazed first). Do you think it's ok for children to share a room if they dont HAVE to? I thought they'd like the company and it would sure make bedtime easier! LOL!


View replies by

Kelly - posted on 09/20/2012




Awwww! Thats cute. My 2 are still both in cots so they could talk to each other but not get up - yet. I dont think it will be a problem once DD is in a tot bed. She's very nurturing towards DS at times but DS would probably jump all over her at the first chance he gets! LOL!

Denikka - posted on 09/20/2012




We co slept with both of our kids for at least the first year.

When ds was about 18mo, circumstances pushed us to decide to place him in his own room. I was pregnant, planning on sleeping with the new baby, and ds is a kicker/mover/blanket thief (not even a hog cause he kicks them off the bed XD)

So, into his own bed he went with relatively little fuss :)

Then, when my daughter was born, we coslept with her for about the same length of time. She's now 20mos and has been consistently in the same room as her brother for the past month.

We purposely wanted them in the same room for comfort reasons. Now, instead of waking up, crying, waking everyone else up, coming into our room to sleep (we allow them to sleep with us when they wake up), and taking forever to settle back down to sleep, now she just half wakes up and crawls into bed with her brother, he cuddles her, no one wakes up, everyone gets good sleep, and life is good :)

He's 3.5yrs and she's 20mo. They're happy sleeping in the same room, they get a great sleep in the same room, and it's absolutely adorable to wake up in the mornings to see them all curled up together :)

At this age, I see no issue as long as the kids are okay with it. Some kids, like mine, do great sharing a room. Others just make life miserable for each other. I say try it out, no harm in that. See how the kids do and judge from there :)

Vicki - posted on 09/20/2012




I think it would ok while they are at this age, however I do think they each need their own privacy as they get older and perhaps have their own rooms

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms