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Can toddler and baby share a room?

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ohforaholiday Fri 27-Aug-10 21:03:20

Hi,

Just wondering if anybody would be able to give me any advice about this as I haven't been able to find any anywhere. We only have two bedrooms and my partner is currently sleeping on the sofa so as not to wake 7mo son with his alarm clocks early in the morning... Not ideal I'm sure you'll agree! Our daughter is now two and a half. Could I put them both to bed in the same room? And if so, would I try to get one to go down before the other or put them in there at the same time? Little boy is still waking at night and ending up sleeping in my bed at the mo but I wouldn't really mind feeding him in their room and then sleeping in there as long as big girl didn't wake up. Would be very grateful for any advice from anyone who's been in the same boat before I try anything.

gigglewitch Fri 27-Aug-10 21:08:13

lots of folk round here have done it

mine were a little bit older than that when we moved ds1 and 2 in together, but if we'd been in your situation then I'm sure we would have done just that. Take a look in the search area - there are lots of threads on it if you hunt around a bit.

mummynoseynora Fri 27-Aug-10 21:11:30

My dd is 3 years older than ds.... he's now 7.5 months and they have been sharing a room since he was about 3.5 months

To begin with I would put him down then once asleep I would put her down... but now I put them both down together no probs!

Its amazing what kids can sleep through, they have both slept through tnatrums / screaming fits from the other and are now happy as larry together - its lovely hearing ds waffle to dd in the morning - in the usual DADDADadddddaaaadadadadad way grin

saintlydamemrsturnip Fri 27-Aug-10 21:13:10

I put ds3 in with ds2 when ds3 was 12 months and ds2 was 4. DS3 slept better in with ds2.

semicolon Fri 27-Aug-10 21:15:08

I have a two bed flat with three children in one (very large) room.

I moved DD3 in at about 10 months. She is niw 14 months and still wakes at night. I also have a three year old and six year old who are sometimes disturbed by this - but tend to get back to sleep quickly.

It's not perfect but life rarely is! They live sharing and get the baby out of the cot in the morning to play.
Why don't you give it a shot for a few nights? If it doesn't work out you could try again in a few months.

ohforaholiday Sat 28-Aug-10 14:30:55

Thanks very much for these replies... looks like it's obviously quite do-able if you're brave enough to try it!

I think I'd give it a go in a shot if little man was actually settling himself to sleep but as I'm still feeding him to sleep, I'm not sure how it would work with DD no doubt talking incessantly in the room!

Might have to see if I can crack on with getting little man to settle himself in our room first and then move swiftly on to putting them down together.

gigglewitch Sun 29-Aug-10 14:18:40

gag the dd? grin

no, really it's amazing what they sleep through. I made a point of putting my dc in the pram in next to the washing machine, going in and out of their rooms (switching lights on etc) to put stuff away (and not quietly either) and hoovering. My dc can sleep through everything wink
Are there any options for feeding your ds, putting him in a pram or something, and then moving him to the cot when you go up to bed? At one stage we did that with dc3, similar reasons.

tassisssss Sun 29-Aug-10 14:21:53

IMO baby and toddler sharing is easier than 2 year old and 4 year old which I'm struggling to master!

OP, I'd go for it, put them in together and see how it goes. The other thing we've done is put the baby down in the travel cot in another room and lifted through at 10ish...we find it can be hard to get them both to settle at the same time.

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