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    Default Toddler under 2 and a newborn: sleeping arrangements

    DS will be 19 months old when DD is born and at the moment we pretty much co-sleep.
    DS has always slept in our room in his own cot, but he would come to our bed around 2-3am every night. We love having him in the bed because we all sleep better and I love snuggles. But with DD due soon I am not sure how this is going to work.
    I tried leaving DS in his cot all night last night and he cried as if someone is torturing him! Then he woke up super early this morning screaming as if he remembered that I left him in the cot last night.
    DH wants DD to sleep in our room when she's born and co-sleep with us when she's older just like DS, he thinks we should treat all our children the same. But honestly I don't know how this is going to work.
    I am thinking I can't attend to both at the same time, I would be breastfeeding and DS is a sticky tape. They probably going to wake eachother up if we all sleep in the same room. DH will probably have to sleep in the room with DD and me in another room with DS and then go to DD for night time feeds. How did it work for you?

    Anyone is in or has been in this situation before? Advice please!

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    our plan is (still awaiting the new arrival)
    DD in her cot, in our room.
    Bellyfruit in the bassinet. DD doesnt feed overnight anymore, I night weaned about 6 months ago.
    Then in summer DD will go into her own room, and bellyfruit into the cot (will be warmer and have outgrown the bassinet by then)

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    DF slept with DS1 in another bed and I slept with DS2 in the end. We tried all sorts before this but it's what worked best for us

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    Realistically, I'd get DS into his own bed permanently as soon as you can. Obviously making the transition as smooth as possible too. But I'd have your partner sleep with him in his new 'big bed' or on the floor. Of course there wil be a few sleepless nights but it'd be better to get this sorted now rather than later.

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