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moms with kids who share rooms! T♥B♥A 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Denver, CO, United States 12590 posts
19th Nov '12

we are moving in january and as of now our 1 year old sleeps in the walk in closet(in her crib) and her brother(3) has his own room, but our new place(which we haven't found yet) very likely will not have a walk in closet for her and lets be honest she can't sleep in a closet forever(although i did in high school lol).. soooo i'm thinking of moving them in together now before the move so she doesn't have two huge changes all at once(moving to a new place and in with her brother) so i'm looking for advice about how to do it..
her schedule is she sleeps 6pm-9am and naps for 2-3 hours in the afternoon.. she wakes up at sounds very easily so i'm going to get her a white noise machine for christmas and use a fan in the mean time..
his schedule is he sleeps from 7pm-6am and does not nap, he sleeps really heavy and sounds hopefully won't be an issue i'm more concerned about him waking her up in the night to 'play' or something
so any and all advice please!! :)

It's Delivered 33 kids; Georgia 15057 posts
19th Nov '12

I find it odd her room is a walk in closet
Why not get a 3 bedroom apt?

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
19th Nov '12

My younger two have shared a room for years, I actually tried splitting them up when we moved and they started sneaking into each others rooms, LOL. They worked it out fine. She went down for naps without issue though he did wake her up when he got up.

T♥B♥A 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Denver, CO, United States 12590 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting It's Delivered:" I find it odd her room is a walk in closet Why not get a 3 bedroom apt?"


because we can't afford one

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 22168 posts
19th Nov '12

why can't baby's crib go in your room?

T♥B♥A 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Denver, CO, United States 12590 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting 3 little monsters:" My younger two have shared a room for years, I actually tried splitting them up when we moved and they ... [snip!] ... others rooms, LOL. They worked it out fine. She went down for naps without issue though he did wake her up when he got up. "

i hope it goes that well for me, but i am assuming she'll start getting up at 6 with us now..

It's Delivered 33 kids; Georgia 15057 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting T♥B:" because we can't afford one"


I'm sorry. I only have one child so I can't really give advice on how to move her in his room to sleep.

loser mom Due June 24 (twins); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, Norway, ,,, Europe 11493 posts
status 19th Nov '12

uhhhh...what's the question?? lol.. sounds like you got it figured out. Either the kids share a room, or get a 3 bedroom place.

T♥B♥A 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Denver, CO, United States 12590 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting Spencer Pratt:" why can't baby's crib go in your room? "

i guess technically it could she just wakes up so easily it would be very difficult having her in our room and then there's sex.. lol

{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2536 posts
19th Nov '12

DD slept in my walk in closet as well. To PP, it's actually nice especially when thy are little because they can be in our room but have their own little nook! We took the doors off and put up curtains to block out light.



OP I don't have advice since I only have 1 child and we all share a room but now we don't have a closet and its been difficult :(

T♥B♥A 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Denver, CO, United States 12590 posts
19th Nov '12
Quoting {tamz}:" DD slept in my walk in closet as well. To PP, it's actually nice especially when thy are little because ... [snip!] ... I don't have advice since I only have 1 child and we all share a room but now we don't have a closet and its been difficult :("


glad i'm not the only one haha it just worked out so nicely for the last year :)

{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2536 posts
19th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting T♥B:</b>" glad i'm not the only one haha it just worked out so nicely for the last year :)"</blockquote>



I felt weird about but it turned out to be the best thing ever. It allowed us to feel close but still have privacy. Now we don't even have a closet and I miss it terribly. She wakes up if I move in bed and if she wakes up she sees us so she wants to be picked up.

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25314 posts
19th Nov '12

This is going to sound super stupid but what about doing a master bedroom for the kids in the new place and you and DH take the smaller bedroom? Hang a curtain in that room they'll be sharing so they don't easily disturb one another. Put her on the side of the room farthest from the door so when he wakes earlier than her, he can just get up and go out without moving curtain and bothering her. If that doesn't sound good, put her crib in the loving room or something so she's in her own "area" at night and away from your room so you and your husband still can have intimate time without her peeping through the crib bars.

{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2536 posts
19th Nov '12

This is what we tried to do but our room just wasn't set up to work like that. But OP it is a good suggestion.



One of our thoughts is that if we have another LO or if DD is just too big we will turn the living room into a bedroom a vice versa. This way we have much more room. By doing this we could have more room for everyone and set up curtains or room dividers.

T♥B♥A 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Denver, CO, United States 12590 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting I♡C.:" This is going to sound super stupid but what about doing a master bedroom for the kids in the new place ... [snip!] ... night and away from your room so you and your husband still can have intimate time without her peeping through the crib bars."


that might be a good idea actually, we talked about doing that in the old apartment but since we had the closet in this one we never did it.. we'll have to see what the new place is like and go from there..