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Sharing a room?

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atay27 · 25/01/2023 15:35

Hi

My son is just under 2 at the minute. We only have a 2 bed house so just looking for advice if we were to have another child on sharing a room.

If we were lucky, my son would be 3.5 or so by the time the baby would be sharing.

What do you think?

Thanks!

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user2391 · 25/01/2023 15:37

What advice are you after? Lots of kids share bedrooms. Ours share with a 2.5 year gap. Rarely wake each other up and easier to do bedtime together.

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SpinningFloppa · 25/01/2023 15:38

It’s normal outside of mumsnet 🤣

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bravelittletiger · 25/01/2023 15:40

My two share and they love it and so do we. Absolutely fine to share and I think it's actually lovely. We actually do have the space for them to have a room each but sharing is better for them and us.

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katmarie · 25/01/2023 15:41

I have a 5 year old and 3 year old sharing a room at the moment. They're fine, sometimes dick about at bedtime, but they like sharing.

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girlmumma26 · 25/01/2023 15:41

Currently pregnant with DD2, her and my now 3 year old will be sharing when it's time, I really don't see any issues with it. I shared with my sister growing up and we loved it

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SpaceJamtart · 25/01/2023 15:58

My three all share a room, it's nice- they have shared bedtimes and we can read stories to them altogether. There are loads of upsides, they are learning to share and be respectful of each others things, all their laundry goes in their one room, all the toys and clothes are there for sharing and its much less space to keep clean than if they were all seperated.
Personally I also like it as I have twins and a singleton and wouldn't want the singleton to feel seperated or different from her sisters just because they are twins and shes not.

I'm not getting a bigger house so even if it didn't work they would have to deal with it, but luckily they all get on really well.

I shared with my sisters until I moved out and it didn't do me any harm- still close with them as adults.

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