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    Default Opposite gender siblings sharing a room until what age?

    Dd is 2 DS is newborn. He is currently in a bassinet the in our room but will move into the cot when he is sleeping through. We are not planning on any more kids. Myquestion is until what age have people had opposite gender kids share a room? My siblings were separated by gender so wasn't an issue. We have a spare room but it is used frequently by the in laws

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    My Ds and DD2 share a room (their choice) and they are 8 and 4 respectively.

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    DS and DD share a room. They are 7 and 4. We'll keep it that way until they no longer want to share.

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    A friends of mines kids share a room, her DD is 7 & her DS is 4, & they're both happy sharing.

    With this current pregnancy, once bubs is out of our room he/she will be sharing a room with my toddler, irrespective of gender - for the same reason - we have a 3rd bedroom, but my in laws live out of town & stay with us once a month, plus, DP works from home 1-2 days per week, so we really need the spare room/study as is!

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    My brother & I shared until we were 11 & 8 respectively and only got our own rooms after that because we moved to a bigger house. I missed sharing for a while afterwards but I think he was happy not sharing with his annoying little sis.

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    I personally wouldn't have different gendered kids in the same room past the age of 5. Personal opinion and choice I guess and making sure the kids involved were ok with it.

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    I shared with my
    Older brother till I was 6 and he was 11. Then I shared with my younger brother till I was about 9 and he was 5. Then they had to share and I got my own room yay! Although sharing never bothered me. It was good actually as when I was on my own I used to get really scared at night.

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    We are about to put DS 9 and DD 8 together when bubs comes.

    We have them a weekend a fortnight so it is not a permanent arrangement for them and have their own rooms at their mums.

    We are hoping to buy a bigger house next year which will accommodate for everyone but if that doesn't happen we will put a child with bubs (what ever sex bubs is) as soon as bubs is settled and a good sleeper

    We discussed these arrangements with the kids and they are happy with them but due to them getting older I wouldn't be comfortable with the situation beyond DS turning 11.

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    I have dd 9 and ds 6 sharing bedroom ( bunk bed) We tried to put them in separate rooms but ds would sneek back in through the night when he was scared. We have them back in together now as they r both much more settled. I guess they will get sick of it eventually but for now it works for us.

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    I shared with my little brother till i was 12 and he was 6 as thats when we finally were in a house with our own bedrooms. He used to sneak in and still share my bed as he'd never been on his own. As soon as I was in highschool the next yr my parents used to tell him off for going in my room and he had to start sleeping alone.

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