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16/04/2013 at 11:01
we have a 3 bedroom house but my family live a fair distance away and so stay over quite a lot. With this in mind we are planning on putting B and J in the same room for the first few years. So how do you successfully get two children sleeping in the same room? B is only 10 weeks so we have plenty of time to worry about it!
16/04/2013 at 11:04
My two share T almost 4 and J 10 mths. They get on with it fine. J is a terrible sleeper but hardly ever wakes T up, probably has done about 3 times in 4 or so months. T is also quite a light sleeper though too.
16/04/2013 at 11:06
Is your oldest a good sleeper? I'd probably put them to bed first then settle the youngest and put them down when the oldest is already asleep.
Mine are in separate rooms but my youngest has been a nightmare to settle since day 1. I do bedtime alone every night so I literally had to leave him screaming while I settle oldest then sit with youngest for hours. My eldest would sleep through anything though!
16/04/2013 at 11:09
I'd stagger bedtime by about half an hour or so, I'd put my youngest to bed 1st I think then do story in our bed for the eldest and put them to bed once the youngest is sound asleep
16/04/2013 at 11:12
J used to be brilliant, we'd take him up, read a story, walk out and not hear a peep till 6am. Since B has arrived it takes between 40 mins to 1hr 45 mins to settle him which we're trying to tackle before B is 6 months. I'm wondering if her being in with him will help him settle?
Lauren - did you literally just put them to bed one night?
16/04/2013 at 11:13
Sorry Ally, cross posted. Did that work ok for you?
16/04/2013 at 11:19
Yeah mine shared for a while before we moved house and that was the only way we could do it. If we put them together A would try to sleep but J would be jumping up and down in the cot trying to get her attention. J and the new baby will be sharing once baby is 6 months, will probably do the same again and see how we get on
16/04/2013 at 11:41
I just put them both to bed, J had his bottle and T had a story. They both go down to bed no problem, Jude just wakes up still quite alot but he has been poorly of late! It's quite a novelty for T to have his little brother in his bedroom.
J wakes up first in the morning and T follows. It really just sort of works out on its own.
T has always been a light sleeper but I think he just knows its Jude murmering and doesn't hear it.
16/04/2013 at 13:01
Thanks ladies. Hopefully it won't be too traumatic!
16/04/2013 at 13:25
my sister did this for the same reason. once her youngest moved into a cot she shared with her older sister. there is exactly 2 years between them. I don't know about the routines but I hope it works out for you aswell.
16/04/2013 at 13:34
My older two have shared a room since they were 3.5 years and 2. We have never had any issues. Mu older one wakes up earlier than the younger but will play or read or come downstairs without waking his sister. If one goes to bed earlier than the other then the second one to go to bed is just quiet!
My younger two have always shared and probably always will! If one wakes up or cries it doesn;t seem to bother the other one at all
16/04/2013 at 13:51
May show this thread to h. As this is one of our biggest reasons for not having a3rd pj xx
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