Should I be worried about moving my 3 month into the same room with his 2 yr old brother?

Jessica - posted on 07/09/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I am worried about my 2 yr old throwing his toys into the crib of my 3 month old and hurt him. Should I wait longer before putting them into the same room alone?

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Noreen - posted on 07/12/2009

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I really would advise against it. theres no point rushing things and a big issue is that your 2 year old will be wakened by your 3 month old and could find it difficult to adjust to the other child being in his room. best of luck

Jessica - posted on 07/10/2009

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wow reading all your comments really does help. kelli, your story scares my about ur friends kids. Christina, you do have good points in your comment and judy, I do feel my oldest will wake up during the night cries, So i think i am going to continue to keep his crib in my bedroom until i feel comfortable. Thanks again for all your responses!!

Judy - posted on 07/10/2009

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I have 2 boys and I moved my youngest into his brothers room when he was 3 months old. My oldest at the time was 2.5. The biggest problem I had was the 3 month old's crying waking up my older son in the middle of the night but he soon learned to sleep though it.

Christina - posted on 07/09/2009

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I have a three year old and a 6 month old and there is no way that I would put them in the same room yet. Right now the baby sleeps in his own bed in our room which I feel safer about with SIDS anyhow, I had a cousin that died of SIDS at 9 months, so I'm real paranoid anyhow. But when I feel comfortable to move the baby out of our room I plan on putting his bed in the den for awhile until I feel comfortable leaving them alone for any period of time. Sometimes the baby still wakes up in the middle of the night with teething and growing spurts and I don't want to interrupt my older ones sleep. And not that I think my older son would purposely hurt the baby I wouldn't want to take the chance that anything might happen, it wouldn't be fair to either of them. As parents, we have to be extra vigilant at all times to protect our children from accidents and I try not to put any undue responsibility on my older child while he's transitioning into big brotherhood.

Kelli - posted on 07/09/2009

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It depends on your toddler. Mine was extreamly good with her brother when he was a baby and I knew she would never do anything to him, but I have a friend who 2 year old climbed in to the crib with the baby and was slapping it in the face saying "baby, baby, baby!"

Jessica - posted on 07/09/2009

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thanks for your inputs! i would rather wait till he is closer to 1 yr but my husband seems to think he needs to be in the room soon. i don't feel safe leaving my 2 yr old alone unwatched sleeping in the same room with my infant. I thought maybe i was just being over cautious.

Kaylie - posted on 07/09/2009

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noone else knows what your toddler is like so you have to answer that question yourself is the baby going to get hurt in any way? that is for you to answer.

Brianna - posted on 07/09/2009

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I wouldn't, but it depends on your 2 year old. I personally wouldn't leave a toddler alone with such a young baby. Better safe than sorry is my motto.

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