We live in a 1.5 bedroom unit and are now expecting twins. I've now told most family and close friends and the first thing everyone says is your going to have to move now... I know we probably should but we can't afford to at the moment. I figure the twins will sleep in our room for 12 months anyway and DS will still have the .5 room. We have plenty of toys so won't need much. It might just take some rearranging but I figure we're stuck here for at least 12 months after they are born.
How big is your house for how many ppl? Do you feel like its to big or to small?
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04-07-2012 04:02 #1
How big is your house?
04-07-2012 04:57 #2
DH & I are in a 4 bdrm house with 17 month old DS. Plenty of space for all our stuff & convenient if we have overnight guests. We could easily do 3 bdrms as long as the house has ample storage (we have a lot of stuff).
04-07-2012 05:47 #3
4 br, huge lounge room, our house is on 1039sqm block too so big backyard as well.
I couldn't go smaller and the idea of 5 living in my house is frightening.
If you don't see a problem and think its do-able then stay, especially if you can't afford to move!!
Most people sleep twins in the same cot as babies so that will save space.
Will you have enough room for the extra bits and pieces? Like double pram, 2 high chairs ect?
I think you will be able to make do if you have too.
04-07-2012 05:50 #4
Oops forgot to add there is myself, DH and DD.
DH needs his own study for work and we wanted another bedroom for of we have another baby.
04-07-2012 05:51 #5
At the moment we (DH, DD & I) live in a 2 bedroom townhouse, with a 'study' that is DD's toy room. It isn't big enough for us coz we have so much crap but in 2 weeks we are moving into a 3 bedroom house. The rooms in the new house are probably a little bit smaller then here but everything else is a bit bigger.
04-07-2012 05:53 #6Senior Member
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We have a 4 bedroom house for DH, DD and myself. I work from home though so have a bedroom set up as an office and we have a spare bedroom for guests. This will eventually become baby #2 room. If u are happy where u are then stay there.
04-07-2012 06:08 #7
We live in a 5 bedroom house with 4 people. My dh works from home so one of the bedrooms is his full time office and the 5th bedroom is a spare room/storage room right now. We could manage with a 4 bedroom house, or a 3 bed + study if my dh didn't work from home. We renovated a few years ago to add a 2nd toilet, as it was a single bathroom and single toilet house previously. That was a great move as it makes it a lot easier to do things like toilet train!
If I were you I'd think about seeing a financial counselor asap and seeing if you can afford to move. Remember you'll get 2xbaby bonus and lots of extra benefits when you have the twins so that should help. My dd was in a bassinet in our room for 5.5 months and strictly speaking she should have stopped being in a bassinet at 3 months when she started rolling. She was also very easily disturbed if I went into the bedroom (even just to grab some clothes/etc) from about 4.5 months. Having 2 babies in your bedroom will be doubly difficult. And at night it means a lot of disruption to sleep for you & your dh that might not be so bad if they had their own room. My dh would often help with my dd and 'do the late shift' so that after her last feed of the evening (around 9pm) he would take over and I'd go to sleep ... but she would be awake til midnight, restless in his arms. You'll need all the sleep you can get, even if it's in blocks of 30 minutes, so having the babies in another room will allow for someone else to help with settling/etc so you can grab some much needed rest. And, I don't think sleeping twins in the same cot is recommended according to the SIDS website, especially not to 12 months of age, and I imagine fitting 2 full sized cots in your bedroom with all the other stuff babies need and you need will be quite a challenge.
All the best!
04-07-2012 06:21 #8Senior Member
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DF, our 3 year old twins and I just moved from a 3bed place because it was too small for us. Twins do take up a lot of room, but we're also expecting another in November.
We're now in a 5 bedroom + sleepout/playroom, with 2 bathrooms, laundry, dining and living area and a big kitchen. So much better having the extra space!
ETA We're on a 1 acre block with 2 double lock up garages so plenty of storage.
I know how hard it can be but honestly you will probably be very stressed out by lack of space so I would suggest trying all avenues to look at something bigger.
Last edited by brooke88(mum2b09); 04-07-2012 at 07:34.
04-07-2012 06:22 #9
At the moment I'm a single mum living in a 4 bed house with 2 living areas. Which I like as the kids get a playroom. But I'm over cleaning it and moving in about a month - to live with my Mummy
04-07-2012 06:31 #10
We are building our house (7 bedroom) our self so while we are doing that we live in a double garage 6x6 metres with a slide on camper in one of the roller doors where one child sleeps. There are 7 of us.
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