sharing rooms with a toddler.

Kristin - posted on 03/05/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Does anyone have a toddler and a newborn sharing the same room?? Or at least will once you move the newborn out of your room????

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Charlotte - posted on 03/08/2009

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My two sons share a room, they are now 4 yrs and almost 3 yrs. They have shared a room since the youngest was 9 weeks old. My eldest still doesnt sleep very well and often has night terrors, but the youngest sleeps straight through. It really doesnt take long for them to sleep through the other one waking, should they wake. The only thing i found with putting baby in with my toddler was that the baby would usualy go to bed after the toddler and the toddler realised this. I used to put the baby into his cot at the toddlers bedtime untill the toddler was asleep and then get the baby back up for a last feed to take him through the night. This really helped stop the jealousy.

Angela - posted on 03/05/2009

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Our son, 2.5 and our son 6 months share a room. It works out really well. Our son too is a very deep sleeper...like his dad. lol He is used to hearing all the sounds his little brother makes just like they are both used to hearing the dog bark. Both of our boys have come accustom to the sounds in their environment. I am nursing, so our 6 month old ends up in our room every night in the co-sleeper crib. Our other son has never woke up from him crying for a feeding. We too put our oldest down first then his borther. He has a tough time falling asleep if little borther is making all the fun baby sounds in his crib. We are happy that our kids will be sharing a room. It's very good for their social development.

Erin - posted on 03/05/2009

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Yes, my son 3 and daughter 1 have been sharing a room since she was about 3 months or so when she out grew her bassinet.  it works out fine, if she crys in the middle of the night it usually doesnt bother him...he is a deep sleeper, the alarm can go off right next to his head and he wont flinch...lol.  the only time it desturbs her is if i put her to bed first and she hasnt completely fallen asleep when he goes in for bed..she is a light sleeper...lol

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