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    Ok, so my dh & I just have 2 kids (6yo & 16mo), but when I look at holiday accomodation options I prefer 3 bedroom apartments as that's what we are used to at home - 3 bedrooms. But, lots of big studio type apartments and 1 bedroom apartments are promoted as 'great for 2 adults & 2 children'. Am I just being precious, but seriously how is a family meant to manage all sleeping/eating/playing in the same room for say a week long holiday? My dd still has an afternoon nap and when the kids go to sleep (7pm) dh & I wouldn't be able to watch tv or talk if the kids were in the same room. How is this relaxing?

    And do you put your kids together in a 2 bedroom apartment and does that go ok? I know I shared rooms with my brothers on holidays, but we were closer to 10. I'm not sure if my baby & big boy would go ok sharing or if it would ruin our holiday.

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    Ours shared at 2 and 7 on a 2 weeks trip to QL. It was fine. They loved the novelty of it all.
    We had our baby in the 3rd bedroom and there was no way we could have afforded a 4 bedroom place!

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    We always go for a 2 bed. Dh &I have one, the kids have the other. when they were little, we would put one to sleep in our bed & the other in the kids room, then move them at our bedtime. Now they are 3&5, we put them to bed in the same room, and separate them if they keep each other awake. They love sharing, and we've never had to separate them yet (tho it has been threatened lol)

    ETA we've done the one-room thing at times eg a motel when we're in the road, and it doesn't work at all cos we can't do anything when the kids are asleep in case we wake them. And we had to sit outside while they went to sleep. Pita!
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    Default Re: Sharing rooms on holidays

    My family when I was 9 & brother was 12 we spend 2 weeks camping on a 19 foot yacht.

    I don't think you are being precious for your own family, if that's what you'd prefer but if we were to holiday as a family of 4 I'd almost certainly get a 1 bedroom apartment if it had enough bedding.

    *not a studio though. I think that's too much at least have a separate bedroom. But I guess we can hang out inside at home, if we go on a holiday I'd think we'd not be spending that much time indoors.

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    DS is 3.5 and DD is 10 months. We have all shared 1 big bedroom before, but it was at a B&B and only for one night. We'd had a long day driving so we were all exhausted and went to bed early, so it was doable. Would have been fine if we'd wanted to watch TV too as had a separate lounge and were the only guests. BUT if the bedroom was our only space? I wouldn't do it for a week holiday.

    When we go somewhere, we get a 2 bed apartment and the kids share. It's been fine so far. We usually put DD down first and do stories etc with DS in the lounge and then he goes to bed. The only problem is if he has a nightmare he wakes her up, or if she cries, she sometimes wakes him. But it is doable. And day sleeps we just do the same as they sleep at the same time. Or you could put one in each room if they don't match up just for the day sleeps.

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    Studios are probably not the best but I have no issues with a 1 bed apartment for us 4. It also depends on how long you are staying. For a week or more then definitely more space is needed but for less. Not really. Also I find bedtimes very flexible on holidays. Both girls usually fall asleep in the pram or car after dinner out and we either park the pram inside or transfer them.

    When we travel o/s and stay with family we all share the one room.
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    We have 3 kids and usually get a 2 bed apartment or room, kids in one room, us in the other (or when babies - bub in with us in the portacot). Havent had any issues, but if one is playing up we put one in our bed to go to sleep, then transfer when we go to bed. If OS we will get a hotel with two rooms, so we can wacth TV or whatever after the kids asleep.

    I wold rather save the expense of a 3 bedroom and spend it on something else

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    Default Sharing rooms on holidays

    Some trips where hotels have had 2 double beds we've all roomed in, sometimes we've got interconnecting rooms. We really only use our rooms for sleeping so we haven't found it a problem. Now we have the 3 kids it might not be so easy though

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    If I was you, I'd go for a 2 bedroom apartment.

    Your oldest could have his own room and the youngest could sleep in a portacot in your room with you.

    That way your kids will be separate and you can still stay up and spend time in the main living area when the kids go to bed without disturbing them.

    I think a studio would be difficult with 2 kids.

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    We have just booked a week to bali and we are all in the same room, my 2 are to small to get another room for them. Dd2 still sleeps in our room anyway and dd1 is a heavy sleeper. So we can watch a movie and it wouldn't wake them. Plus I am happy to sit on the balcony/verandah area have a bintang and a chat to DH whilst the kids sleep. If the girls were bigger it might be a different story!! It's a large room with our own bed at least.


 

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