Anonymous

Room share toddler & infant?

Our almost 6 week old baby has just started sleeping large chunks (roughly 5-7 hrs from start of final evening feed to “middle-of-the-night feed). We only have enough room to have our 21 month old and baby share. Is this a good enough stretch or should we wait a bit longer? Baby currently sleeps in a pack n play in our room, but we have a mini crib already set up with the toddler bed (it’s just going unused right now). Tips appreciated!

  • Tiana
    Feb 19

    Keep the baby with you until he/she is sleeping longer. The worst case scenario is you have two crying, tired kids simultaneously. There is no rush to force them to cohabitate

  • Aye
    Feb 19

    I was reading an article that said keeping baby in room till 6 months was better

  • B
    Feb 19

    Wait. Reduces sids to have with you until at least 6 months. Plus, at least for everyone I know, sleep changes again around 8-10 weeks and then again later. So this longer stretch might not last

  • Kieli
    Feb 19

    I would wait. My second daughter was doing the same thing for a while, sleeping almost all night! Then went through a horrible sleep regression and woke up every hour for at least a month straight. I did move her into her sisters room about a month ago, and she is doing great again. Waking 1-2 times a night

  • Rebecca
    Feb 20

    Try it for a night or two. We had a similar situation. A lot of nights the toddler slept through the baby waking. We also used white noise all the time. Helps reduce waking up. I put the baby down first. Read stories to the older in our room. Then put toddler down only tucking her in in tree dark. If they have to get use to sleeping in the same room I would start earlier. So it becomes normal.