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needsomesunshine Sun 17-Jun-12 10:13:07

Nosey question I know but indeed to move & we are expecting our 5th boy in a couple of months. We currently have a 4 bed town house but rents have gone up by at least £200 so could probably only get a 3 bed. How many bedrooms do others have with how many in each? I think 3 in one & the youngest 2 in another would be fine. Do you think people would rent a 3 bed to a family of 7? Thanks in advance : )

waferhappy Sat 08-Dec-12 20:12:06

4 one for me and dh one for eldest son 7 . Daughters 5 and 3 share and one for 9 month old son. Thought it made more sense for the girls close in age to share rather than a 7 year old and a 9 month old

RobotLover68 Mon 03-Dec-12 12:41:47

four bedrooms

3 boys in the largest room - dd in her own room - us in the other room - I keep asking DS1 if he wants the "box room" but he doesn't, so we use it for storage

sadsong Sun 25-Nov-12 11:08:18

We are living in a 5 bed town house but have more children than bedrooms. We lived in a 4 bed and it worked with bunks but we had 8 dc to bed every other weekend. We now have 6 permanently and 8 every other wkd / hols.

Everybody shares except the baby! Because the others would wake him upgrin

notnagging Sat 24-Nov-12 16:27:11

It's okay we're still here smile

BarbecuedBillygoats Tue 13-Nov-12 18:00:19

Oh just saw the age of thread

BarbecuedBillygoats Tue 13-Nov-12 17:59:47

4 children in a 4 bed
Youngests room doesn't actually fit a normal size single in it but as we're in rented I'm sure we'll have moved before he needs a normal single.

foxy6 Tue 13-Nov-12 17:53:29

We have 5 dc's, 4 ds and 1 Dd we have a mid terreace house was 3 bedrooms and we converted the attic so instead of having 4 ds in one room we have the 2 oldest in the attic, but Dd who I 9 will often be found asleep in one of the boys room she is lonely on her own and often thinks its unfair she has to be on her own. So I'm considering moving her in with ds4 who's 5 and rearanging the teenagers between the attic and small room.

Carrie1983 Sun 14-Oct-12 21:27:21

Sorry didn't realise this was a couple months old!

Carrie1983 Sun 14-Oct-12 21:26:59

We have a 3 double bed house. Just moved into it in July, from a 3.5 bed (3 just doubles and a fitted study). Old house was a modern (25yr old) house and rooms not that big, but my husband being a carpenter had made storage where you wouldn't believe possible. This house is a bit of a project, and whilst smaller in terms of number of rooms, has more sq. footage.

We have one daughter, hope to have one more child if all goes well. They will share a room and have a playroom, until they are older.

Northernlurker Sat 11-Aug-12 10:31:42

We have 4 and 3 dc so they all have their own room now. When we first moved here we used one as a study and dd1 and dd2 carried on sharing as they had done all their lives. We used to live in a 2 bed. Dd1 and dd2 shared and dd3 was in with us. Had we been there any longer than her first birthday I think I might have put all three in the bigger bedroom and we would have had the smaller one. It's not an essential for them to have their own rooms but I'm pleased they do now.

CouthyMow Thu 09-Aug-12 22:47:25

2 and a tiny box room for 4 DC and me. I'm making plans to give my bedroom to 14yo DD in a year's time, and give DS3 her tiny box room then, he is 18mo now, so will be 2.5 then.

Hedwig06 Mon 06-Aug-12 13:12:32

We have 5 bedroom, 4 DC.

We converted the loft into 2 smaller rooms so that DS's could have their own room, but they keep sneaking into each others room at bed time, and end up sharing in either bedroom every night grin

But I think it was worth the mess & money to have the loft converted as the boys have the option of their own space if they want it.

imip Thu 26-Jul-12 05:49:29

I think it is lovely to share bedrooms when small. With 4dds, I have no problem with them all sharing. I guess in my mind though, when they are old enough to want their own room, I'd love to be able to give them one. I think this would roughly be when each starts secondary school. Why? I guess growing up in a big family is slightly chaotic and I would like to give them all their own space and privacy. If this means carving up v small rooms from bigger rooms, then
I will plan to do so. I also think that our children will need to live with us for longer due to the cost of housing in the future, so it kinda covers that also. I grew up sharing till I was 21. To be honest, I hated it. Was completing thesis for uni while sharing with a 5 year old (a very lovely five year old) but I felt like I never had space of my own. That being is aid, if they wanted to continue sharing, I'd be happy with that also. When I finally moved out of home, one of my biggest problems was getting used to being alone. It took years. Would like to give them that opportunity also. I was one of five children, so I guess my experience informs my outlook on this.

WildWorld2004 Wed 25-Jul-12 22:44:26

Some of the comments came across as that. Some saying they wanted extentions others coming across as unhappy coz their kids share. This was the impression i got from the thread.

5madthings Wed 25-Jul-12 22:41:00

i dont htink that is what people on this thread are saying wildworld most of us has children that share, we have two boys each to a bedroom and dd the littlest one in with us, at some point we will jiggle things around, i dont see a bedroom each as essential, but tho our rooms will fit 2 or 3 children fine they wouldnt fit six!

WildWorld2004 Wed 25-Jul-12 22:38:04

Can i just ask. Why do people need big houses and a room for each child? We had 6 in a room and was not a problem at all. I actually enjoyed sharing with my sisters.

mrsmopsmissingmojo Sun 22-Jul-12 08:35:06

I have 5 dc and 5 dsc. We have 6 permanently, 5 ds and one dd living with us. But we have to cater for dsc when they visit. We now have 5 bedrooms and rent privately. Its also a town house that works really well for large family as plenty of bathrooms. Everyone shares. Dd has basically her own room quite large that she shares with dsd every wkd. Older teenage Boys have a room on their own with a sofa in it, that anyone needing a bed ends up on. Younger ds x2 share they are 9 and 5 and little mini ds has his own room currently.

We did manage 4 dc in a tiny 3 bed house once and it was fine. Bunkbeds were essential. But when dsc were there more often a larger house was imperative.

sweetkitty Wed 18-Jul-12 22:20:53

Sorry to hear that sad wee ones all good thanks DS is 2 now. Haven't been down where you are for a few months now, was down the beach one windswept day the kids loved it, I was freezing.

stressedHEmum Wed 18-Jul-12 22:18:09

Hi, sweetkitty, I've not been about that much for a while. I have ME, now, and sometimes typing and stuff is a bit hard,

how are you all? Your littlest must be not so little any moresmile

harrygracejessica Wed 18-Jul-12 13:14:39

5 kids here, 3 boys and 2 girls (2 sets of twins) we have a 3 bed but 2 huge bedrooms and one double bedroom so all 3 boys share and the girls now share - if needed we will go into the small room so more kids crap can go upstairs!

fluffygal Wed 18-Jul-12 06:42:59

5 dc here and 4 bedrooms. Ds1 on his own, dss1 and dss2 share, dd1 and dd2 share as well. We have room to extend for a 5th bedroom if needed but not bothered at the moment. Our last house was a 3 bed and the 3 boys were in together. It wasn't so much that it was cramped but they would wake each other up at ridiculous o' clock and make so much noise, the neighbours weren't happy! Now we have to wake them up and we only moved a year ago so seperating them has been positive for us.

imip Wed 18-Jul-12 06:06:54

4br new build here. 3 'double' bedrooms and a box room. However, double bedrooms don't easily accommodate two single beds, which is kind of annoying. Dd1 and 2 share, dd3 in cot in box room. Dd4 in with us but will eventually move into with dd3 when both in cot/toddler beds. We will then (if I am feeling brave) move into the 'master' bedroom on the middle level. Although our house is only ten yrs old, the use of space is so very very poor. We've knocked down a few walls already, but it is a reasonably big house that lets itself down by ridiculous planning.

sweetkitty Tue 17-Jul-12 20:31:38

We might actually start our extension this year, eventually all DC will have a room of their own so 5 bedrooms, 1 downstairs though.

PipFEH Tue 17-Jul-12 19:53:57

3dc (2ds, 1dd) in a 2 bed at the moment. They all share - it's lovely - but they are still very little! We want to convert the loft next year, which will give us a nice big room - eventual plan for dd to have her own room and boys to share, but will probably keep them sharing for a while and let them have the extra room as a den/playroom.

LadyofWinterfell Tue 17-Jul-12 17:55:12

3DC (2DDs 1DS) in a 2 bed house. We have the DCs in a triple bunk (best purchase ever!) at the moment, but will break ground for the extension by the end of this year. We will then have a 4 bed two bath. Can't wait!

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