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    Default Sharing a room

    How old were your kids when they started sharing a room?

    We have 2 boys. DS1 is 3 and DS2 is 15 months. Ultimately we would like them to share a room but we are not sure what age DS2 should be to make the switch easier.

    Thoughts??

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    We tried our boys at approx the same age. Turned out to be a disaster. They wouldn't go to sleep for ages at night because they would muck around then wake up at a ridiculous hour in the morning. Also, ds2 started waking up during the night because of teething which meant they both got even less sleep.

    We split them up again til last night (they are now 2.5 and 4.5) and the same thing happened minus the wake ups during the night. I don't know whether to persist or give up. Its hard because we would really like ds3 (10m) to go to his own room but I can't see that happening until the boys stop their nonsense.

    Good luck with your boys, hopefully you have more success than we have!

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    My DS and DD were a little younger than yours and it worked perfectly - they are now 6y and 4.5yo and still loving it! There were certainly a few short phases for DD (like teething and/or night terrors) when it was helpful that DS sleeps like the dead though! There are still nights when they giggle and talk but a few stern faces from me or DH and they settle down. They rarely wake each other at all.

    When we moved into our new house, we separated them (they said they wanted their own rooms) but after 4 weeks of waking, being scared etc, they asked to go back together! I keep telling them that eventually they will have to have their own rooms but until they don't want to be together, I am happy for them to share.

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    I did when my two were 4 and 18 months. I found they took a while to go to sleep. So I now have DS2 go to bed in their room (he's just moved out if the cot now at 2 years old) and DS1 goes to sleep in my bed. I then carry him in there when they are both asleep. It's probably not ideal for everyone bit works great for me. They are both asleep by 7pm usually. Only problem I have now I'd that they wake each other in the morning. If I ever let DS1 sleep in my bed (not often as i sleep better on my own) they both sleep in longer.

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    Hi there, we tried the boys sharing when they were 4 and 2- it sounded great in theory, and they loved it, but the reality was that it didn't work out for us... They tended to take so much longer to go to sleep , but the worst part was the mornings. Our elder boy sleeps later and the little one always wakes with the birds and sings to himself, and woke up DS1. DS1 then struggled with lack of sleep... I am pretty ruthless with our bedtime- it is still 6pm to 6am and this simpy couldn't be achieved with the boys sharing... So, back to separate rooms it is. They do sleep in the same room occasionally on weekends and also when we are on hols which is fine. Good luck, I hope it works for you.


 

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