two cribs in one room?

Larissa - posted on 02/12/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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ok, so my son is 23 months and he has his own bedroom(quite small though, 11 by 8) and my husband and i just moved into our 2 bedroom apartment about 2 months ago, and LOVE it! we don't plan on buying a house or moving for a few years now. we aren't yet "trying" to get pregnant, though i am really feeling the need to have another child and give my son a sibling. problem is, if we do have another child, would it be wrong to put another crib in my sons bedroom??? im just a neat freak and can't stand clutter. i'm not sure what to do, and starting to become anxious lol

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Rachel - posted on 10/14/2010

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I'd say it's just fine. Ikea has small, simple cribs that don't take up a ton of room, and/or your child could sleep in your room in a bassinet for a while so your older child could have more quiet at night until the baby is older. Good luck.

Larissa - posted on 02/16/2010

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thank you everyone! i grew up as an only child, and my husband it was just him and his sister(and they had their own rooms). i think i just needed a little feedback from someone other than my mother or family members. and we actually just turned our sons crib into a toddler bed this past weekend, and he absolutely LOVES it! Once i read all of your posts it made a lot of sense to me, that there are a lot of families out there like this! i guess my husband and i just really have to now decide when we do want another, or if we want to wait another year or so.

Nadene - posted on 02/15/2010

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I would think it's OK. It depends on whether your son is a sound sleeper as a newborn will wake frequently throughout the night. The other option is to have the cot in your room for the first couple of months until the new baby is sleeping through the night.

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We have all our 3 boys in one bedroom. It is definitely not ideal nor is it what we want but at the moment it has to be that way till we can move. At one point we had our youngest 2 both in cots. Now we have a regular bed, a toddler bed and a cot all in the one room. Our boys are 9, 2 & 1 and it does affect our 9 year old to be in the same room so we are desperate to move, but the two youngest will probably always be in together. In an ideal world we would have a 4 or 5 bedroom house.... we can dream! However I don't think it does the kids any harm to be together. I always shared a bedroom with my sister while I was growing up. It has probably made us have the close relationship we have now.

Britney - posted on 02/15/2010

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There's nothing wrong with it, and remember, that even if you do get pregnant now, you'll still have to wait 9 months and your son may be ready for a "big boy bed" by then! My stepson is 18 months and will be sharing a room with his little brother starting next month; he's been in a "big boy bed" for about 3 months now, and loves it!

Sam - posted on 02/15/2010

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well you better get a bigger house if you want more kids and cant stand the clutter. but no, plenty of people have lived /grown up with more than one crib/kid in a room, i grew up in a two bedroom house with a total of 5 children...... im perfectly sane

Alisha - posted on 02/12/2010

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we had 2 cribs and now 2 tot beds. we have 3 children 3.5 yrs, just over 2 and 3 months plus my hubby and i and its a 2 bedroom place. baby sleeps in our rooma dnt he two older children share a room. ok yes bedtime can be hard and full of games but i think it is fine!

Brandi - posted on 02/12/2010

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we faced this very same issue when we had our son. *my daughter was in a bed, though.* Our son stayed in our room for about 6 months, then we gave the kids our bedroom (which was larger) and took the smaller one our daughter was in. It isn't ideal, but having both kids in the same room isn't too bad. We are however, currently considering sleeping on the pull out sofa and giving each kid their own room (as they are not napping well in the same room even though they sleep well at night weird). We are still really on the fence about moving to the living room and probably will hold out on it as long as possible.

Theresa - posted on 02/12/2010

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There's nothing wrong with it. It will crowd thigs though. The kids will get used to hearing eachother inthe night and eventually learn to sleep through the others waking up. My own kids have shared rooms and we've had foster kids that have shared rooms, and I've had a foster kid and my own kid share a room. Never had issues.

Amanda - posted on 02/12/2010

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i dont think there is anything wrong with it, just keep in mind that one baby waking up in the middel of the night, might wake up the other

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