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06/08/2014 at 14:03
W is 2years 8months, B is 9 months.
they are currently in separate bedrooms but would like to put them in together.
B is really good at going straight to sleep at bedtime and I'm worried about ruining that. W is in a bed and toilet trained, so when she goes to bed she tends to get out and play with toys for a while and go on the potty etc before eventually going to sleep.
if I put B in her room she's going to be kept awake watching her playing and with me going in and out to empty her potty, so is she then not going to settle properly and I ruin her good routine.
also, I worry about W chucking loads of toys in B'a cot and hurting her.
am I over thinking things? Should I just do it? Or should I keep them in separate rooms? please tell me how your lo's get on xx
06/08/2014 at 14:09
06/08/2014 at 14:27
We're moving into a new house and it means I only have to decorate one bedroom rather than two!
I can put toys in one room not two so half the mess.
And I just like the " idea" of a little girls bedroom for the two of them with their names on the door, matching bedding etc, which I know is the idealistic view not the practical one!
I also think they would keep each other entertained in the mornings so I might get another half hour or so in bed!!
Part of me thinks perhaps I keep the younger one in a separate room for a few more months and then move her in, but then I wouldn't bother decorating that room and would feel bad ( I know she won't care but she's already in The junk room at the moment as we knew it was just temporary until we moved so I'd really like her to have a nice bedroom finally)
06/08/2014 at 14:37
I have literally just put both boys in the one room in the last fortnight.
It's went well-ish, bit of disruption at the beginning but ok now.
There's no toys in their room, they will be in the playroom when it's finished, they have a bookcase, we were going to have some toys but Isaac would be up all night playing with them lol. Both wake around the same time and they chatter till it's time to get up. Isaac is up overnight for the toilet but it doesn't seem to disturb L.
It's a shirt term measure for us really, they'd still be in their own rooms if I wasn't pregnant but I like that we do the bedtime story together too though. Ideally we will move in maybe 3-5 years but if not then one of them will be going up into the loft as L will be 11ish and I think he'd need his own space iyswim
It's sounds like you are really keen so why don't you just go for it and see how it goes? If it doesn't work out then you can always separate them again. x
Meant to say isaac is 2.5 and L 5.5
06/08/2014 at 17:12
My 3 and 1 year old share and have done for a few months. We used to have to wait til one was asleep then put the other down but now they settle quite quickly after a bit of giggling
08/08/2014 at 08:55
Sorry I've only just been able to come back to this. I think we are going to trial it for a week or two and see how they are and if need be then move them to separate rooms.
08/08/2014 at 09:18
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