Friday, November 9, 2012

To Share or Not...

With baby number 3 coming in February, it's time to get organised when it comes to his room. Here's the thing. I can't decide whether to have my two boys sharing or in their own rooms. We have four bedrooms, with one currently being used as a guest room. A room that is used at least once a month.

Ryan, who is 4, desperately wants to share a room with his baby brother. He thinks its going to be wonderful. He talks about it all.the.time. But the reality is that Ryan can take a while to get back to sleep if he does wake during the night. Add that to a newborn waking every 2 - 3 hours during the night. Doesn't sound too promising to me. 

Maybe once the little man gets a little older and starts sleeping through the night they can move into a room together. I just don't know.

What have you done about sharing rooms? Any advice or words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated. Please!

In the meantime here is a little room inspiration.










This I love for when the boys are bigger. Very cool.


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9 comments:

jon said...

my two shared until we moved to the new house a week ago. they LOVED being together and i was a little sad to separate them (but they are boy/girl and it wouldn't last forever). my vote is YES, share!

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Lesley @ Everyday Moments said...

My son was about 2 years old when we had our second. We waited to move them together until the baby was about 3 months old and consistently sleeping through the night. They are now 2 and 4 and absolutely love sharing a room together!

Ashley said...

I haven't had the experience of having my kids share rooms but if we ever did have a third someone would have to since we only have three rooms. I think it would be neat for them to share but maybe when the baby is sleeping through the night. It might make it easier on all of you. :)

Lauren said...

I've heard from multiple friends of mine that their kids actually slept better sharing a room! We were late getting our first into her own room (she slept in our room for over a year...) and while we're not planning to wait as long with #2, she will be in our room at least until the 6 month mark. We have 3 bedrooms and our guest room gets used a ton as well. The rooms are too tiny to share though (well other than the master) so we can't bunk the kids together. If we could, I think I most certainly would!

SaraSherrell.com said...

When I had my littlest, she shared a room with the then 14 year old. This arrangement worked pretty well. Actually Shirley Temple stayed in the room with the husband and I the first few months.

Julie Marie said...

i always started my babes off with me for a few months. when we moved I thought it would be a fun idea for my older son and daughter to share a room, since Leila was still only 4 months old i figured she'd be waking and such in the middle of the night. i had my bedding for the other 2, the room decorated and then jada my middle girl decided she wanted a girl room with her baby sister. we did it and it worked out pretty well. Leila is 4 now and she pretty much just ends up in bed with us every single night, so now i guess it doenst matter much. haha =)

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