What age can siblings share a room

(11 Posts)
BackforGood Tue 08-Jan-13 19:12:31

dd2 went in with dd1 when she was about 2 - 3 months, so dd1 would have been just turned 3.
dd1 was never disturbed (during the night) by dd2.

Fuzzymum1 Tue 08-Jan-13 19:04:59

We have three in a 2 bed house, kind of. My eldest is 19 and uses the caravan as his bedroom which means we have two boys sharing. We have the smaller of the two rooms and the other boys (15yo and 6yo) share the bigger room. We've put bunkbeds down the middle to split the room into two with the top bunk blocked off on DS3's side and the bottom bunk bloked off on DS2's side. They're still sharing a room but with a curtain the close off DS3's bit (he's nearer the door) it works really well.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Tue 08-Jan-13 09:13:45

We had DS2 in with us until he was 14 months, and then he and DS1 started sharing a room.

It wasn't so much the actual sleeping that was the issue, it was bedtimes. DS2 has always taken ages to settle to sleep and needed cuddles/patting and so on - and it stopped DS1 from falling asleep.

phlebas Tue 08-Jan-13 09:11:00

I have a 3.5yo & 18mo who will be sharing a room - but not yet (!), in our case it is the 3yo repeatedly waking the 18mo that's the problem. My older two happily shared a room once the younger one was 2ish.

Also 2 children and 2 bed house here. DS was in our room til about 12m then in with DD. They are 4 and 5 now, bedtimes are still rather nuts with a fair amount of arsing about TBH but they wake me much more than they wake each other somehow. Now in bunk beds BTW, sensible DD on top.

2cats2many Tue 08-Jan-13 08:21:20

Mine shared from 6 months too. But DD (the older child) is a heavy sleeper and most of the night waking was finished by then.

peanutMD Tue 08-Jan-13 08:13:55

I'm in a 2 bedroom, my DS is 6.6yo and I'm expecting number 2.

At the moment its looking like they will have to share a room but wouldn't put then together until atleast a year.

I have a friend in a tiny 2 bed flat with 3 children (4m, 2y and 6y) who share a room fine though.

We had the same idea but DD is such a crap sleeper that they're still not in the same room aged 4.2 and 1.1....

LoopsInHoops Tue 08-Jan-13 08:07:00

Mine are 1.6 and 3.6. They can't, despite repeated attempts, share a room without waking each other and screaming all night. Sorry.

Having said that, we didn't try as early as 6 months, maybe that would be easier?

I moved my dc in together at 6mths, the baby still woke in the night at that point, but he never woke my 3yo.

Cbell Tue 08-Jan-13 06:51:33

We live in a tiny two bed room house and are expecting our second child. My DD (2 years old) sleeps beautifully through the night - bed at 7pm, awake 6-7am. We are planning on having the baby in with us for first 6 months but I'm wondering when they can share a room?

DD1 didn't sleep through the night until around 1 year old. I sleep much better when babes are not in the same room as I'm a light sleeper and disturbed by every snuffle. How do we manage or do we move to a bigger pad?

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