Room Sharing????

Melissa - posted on 03/01/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )




i was wondering if it would be a good idea to have my sons share a room. I am pregnant right now and due in the middle of may and my other son will be 15 months old when his brother is born. Would it be better for them to room together or should i keep them in different rooms.


C - posted on 03/01/2010




It's worth a shot. Many kids never have a room of their own and always share. Some people love it, others hate it.

I have kids at 15, 8, 4 and 1. The 15 year old is our only girl and a lot older so she will always have her own room. Before we moved, we had all three boys in one room. We now have the two youngest in one room and the 8 year old in his own. For the most part it works fine.

We did have a few issues when the 8 yr old shared since he is a big talker in his sleep. When he really got yelling and squirming he wold wake up the baby.

Worst case you can always set up a playpen in another room for the baby if the older one or the baby are having a rough night and may wake eachother up.

Helpful tip: I have a lamp in their dresser with a blue light bulb in it. When you need extra light at midnight it's bright enough to see everyone if the baby needs tending or someone is sick, but not so bright that it wakes up everyone.


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Breaha - posted on 03/01/2010




I grew up with 4 other brothers and sister at one point in our lives we all were in one room and I can honestly say those were the most memorable times we shared together. :)

Ruth - posted on 03/01/2010




I shared a room with at least one of my siblings for most of my childhood--at first with one of my brothers (we were both quite young), and later on with assorted sisters. It's good practice for sharing a space with someone--roomates in college, and now with my husband. It didn't always work for my brothers, though--they didn't get along well. They did have to share a room together for quite a few years, but it worked better when they could share rooms with other siblings (we had a very large family).

I'd give it a try, and if you find the boys are incompatible, you can always separate them again, or have one of them share with the baby.

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my 2 daughters share a room together, i had them in separate rooms, but they are very close so they didnt like being apart, so i turned one room into a playroom for them. if you are worried about them, i keep my bathroom light on.. if they are in separate rooms he might get a little scared even with a light, because he is so young, so having a brother or sister in their with him might help.. my advise is Yes, to the room together. good luck

Christy - posted on 03/01/2010




We live in a small two bedroom house, so my children have to share a room. My daughter is 3 and my son is almost 18 months. Right now, this arrangement is working out very well, they are learning to share and seem to enjoy each others company. When my daughter is older, however, I would like for her to have her own room, for I think ever girl needs her own space. :)

Erin - posted on 03/01/2010




my oldest 2 shared a room when they were younger, personnally i perfer to have them all in there own space, that way they are not waking each other up, but also, they have thier own private place to go to if they need some time alone.

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