Kids sleeping in the same room ADVICE PLEASE

Carley - posted on 12/31/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi my name is Carley, I have a 15 month old son and a 2 1/2 month old son and I want/need to put them in the same room during nap time and eventually at night... has any one else had kids that close in age in the same room for naps? does it work? or is it just a waste of time? I cherish nap time so I really don't want to jeopardize it. They already take naps at the same time just in diff rooms.... the baby sleeps in the swing or on our bed and then brother sleeps in their room.... I just don't want the baby to roll off my bed and he's getting really close to do so. PLEASE help me out.

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Amanda - posted on 04/20/2010

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Kristina.... are all of your kiddos boys or girls? and how many bedrooms do you have in your house? I know here in colorado that it's 2 heart beats per room plus one.... to me having 4 kids in one room is very very odd..... i'd be sure it's not illegal where you live to do so.

Kristina - posted on 04/20/2010

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I have four kids age 4 and under... they all share a room... the youngest two nap in there togethr, and even if the 7 month old goes down before the 1 year old he doesn't get woke up. I think the sooner you start doing it the easier it will be for them... My kids have always been great sleepers, which may have made this easier. Sometimes they keep each other up talking but for the most part it hasn't been a problem.

Kimberly - posted on 03/03/2010

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My boys are 11months and 3wks apart. They have been in the same room since day 1. I have never had a problem with it. If anything it helps get the older one to become a heavier sleeper. My now 3yr old sleeps through the night with his 2yr old brother coughing and crying all night when he gets croup. I don't remember him EVER waking up when the 2yr old was a new born and waking every couple hours. It would be best to get them in the same room ASAP. Sooner the better to help get the older one used to the baby crying at night and what not.

Amanda - posted on 02/21/2010

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i have a 20month old and a newly 3 year old that both sleep in the same room... my son (the 20 month old) sleeps in a play pen and my 3 year old daughter sleeps in her toddler bed or sometime on the floor. but they normally do fine though i have to say i have a tv and dvd player in their room and they get to watch a disney movies (right now Cinderella 3 (or as my daughter calls it "ugly" because of the step mom) and Peter Pan are the two favorites). but they do fine i moved them into the same room just before she turned 2 and it works fine as long as there are no toys in the room because my daughter will put all the toys in her brothers play pen... though if the baby is in a crib you should be fine.

Adrienne - posted on 01/05/2010

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My boys are 12 months apart. They are currently 2 1/2 years old and 18 month old. They now do go to sleep in their room for naps and at bedtime. In the beginning I did what you did and put my little one on our bed and my oldest in their room to sleep. Scared that one would wake the other. Then I started to but them in their own toddler beds and say good night, oldest would stay in bed my youngest would come running after me. I would keep putting him back to bed three more times then rock him and put him in his bed after wards. I learned that when my youngest would wake up first he would cry and come running out of the room never waking his older brother. Or my oldest would walk out of the room not waking his brother. Then I have days where they wake each other up because they want to play. It does work you just have to keep with it. Tonight is actually the first night I didn't have to rock my youngest. Both went to their beds, we said good night and 15 minutes later they are both passed out in their own beds. I cherish nap time too! Especially now when I'm due to have my 3rd child in April. Good Luck!

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