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    Default Co-sleeping toddler with new baby

    My 2yr 9mth old is quite an anxious kid and wants one of us to sleep with her. We've tried other techniques but it's the only way she will sleep through the night. At the moment DH sleeps in her bed with her and I'm in our room with our newborn (who's in a bassinet). The newborn obviously gets up for feeds and nappy changes 3-4 times a night still. In a few weeks DH may need to work nights. How do you deal with having the toddler in the same room as a newborn? Do you think she'll adapt to the noise? Interested in others experience. Thanks

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    I have a 3.5yr old who goes to sleep in his own bed but comes into ours every night around midnight. I'm due to have a baby any day now and she will be in our room in the bassinet so hoping it all works out and they don't wake each other up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twolittlemunchkins View Post
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    I have a 3.5yr old who goes to sleep in his own bed but comes into ours every night around midnight. I'm due to have a baby any day now and she will be in our room in the bassinet so hoping it all works out and they don't wake each other up.
    It's more the nappy changes as he still poos every feed so I need to turn on a dim light to change him. This I think might wake her. Plus he cries when being changed.

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    My DD used to come into bed with us when DS would be in the bassinet or cosleeping next tk me. Still does. She adapted fine. She'd wake up with crying and then go back to sleep. Not ideal but it worked ok. The light djdnt bother her as it was too dim to be an issue

    (Oh and just to clarify they never slept next to each other, i was in between)

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    The sleeping arrangements at my place are ridiculous, my DD was 3 and sleeping in bed with DH and I when DS2 was born. DS2 was in our room also, surprisingly even when he really cried he never seemed to wake her up, or if he did she would go back to sleep easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleBug'sMum View Post
    The sleeping arrangements at my place are ridiculous, my DD was 3 and sleeping in bed with DH and I when DS2 was born. DS2 was in our room also, surprisingly even when he really cried he never seemed to wake her up, or if he did she would go back to sleep easily.
    Haha sounds like my place! Actually pretty common. When I was in hospital I spoke to heaps of the second time mums who had the same dilemma and nobody was really sure what to do about it!


 

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