Toddler and baby sharing a bedroom? How the heck!?

Our boys (2.5 & 5 months) will be sharing a bedroom for many years. Not sure the best time to move baby in. Crib is up and he takes naps in there now. Seems like the earlier the better. But between bad dreams & potty training the two year old and the usual baby wakeups I don't know if it's better to just wait. Our baby may be 18 living in our any suggestions???

  • Kieli
    Oct 05, 2019

    LOL I feel the exact same! But with my oldest. I have my older daughters crib in her room, and little sisters crib in my room. Planning on putting little sis’ crib in their room when she’s done breastfeeding. My older daughter starts her night out asleep in her bed and 90% of the time ends up in mine. I’m hoping having her sister in the room with her will stop that

  • Ivy
    Oct 05, 2019

    Our oldest had his own room when he was 2. We didn’t move our second until he was almost 2 and out of the crib. They’re both now 4 and 2 and sharing a room okay. They wake up earlier in the mornings and take longer to sleep at night, but at least they’re out of our room! We waited until our boys were a little older so they could understand our expectations better, and also be there for one another in terms of comforting the other

  • Liza M.
    Oct 05, 2019


  • Anonymous
    Oct 07, 2019

    I’d say wait until baby religiously sleeps through the night

  • Rebecca
    Oct 09, 2019

    Well I was also dreading this. I have a 3 month and 3 year old. I can’t sleep with kids in my room. So I deal with it for 2 months. Then made the switch. Started with afternoon naps and put the baby down first then read to toddler in our room and put her down in the kids room. Then did it for nights after that was a success. It seems to be working. We use the white noise app on the iPad I AirPlain mode for white noise as well. Sometimes one wakes up and I just go in and pick them up and take them out before the other wakes. It is working. Maybe I am lucky but so far so good. I think putting them down at staggered times helps and white noise is key. Also if the toddler is awake and I go in to get the baby I really ignore her and just walk out. I also did wait till baby slept through night but honestly she still wakes up sometimes and it is still working.

  • Sara
    Oct 09, 2019

    Highly recommend the earlier the better. My daughters were 4 and 1 when we moved them together and they both weren't having it. The 4 year old complains that her sister's breathing is too loud (it's barely audible) and the 1 year old started waking up constantly in the night for no good reason! I gave it a couple months of this torture before I decided to move my 1 year old into the closet. She's 16 months now and sleeping in our room in the closet and happy as a clam and my 4 year old is super happy too. I think my mistake was I waited till they were too old and set in their ways.

  • Vonda
    Oct 10, 2019

    I grew up with my sister in the same room as me from when she was about 6 months (maybe earlier) till we were in high school. Though I was 4 at the time we did pretty well.

  • Momof2
    Oct 10, 2019

    I felt the same way you did and probably would never have pulled the trigger but we went on vacation and the girls ended up sleeping in the same room out of necessity. My girls were one and three at the time and my one-year-old was still waking up multiple times a night which is why I was hesitant to move them in the same room. But my three-year-old hardly ever wakes up when my younger one wakes up so it’s not been a problem. They’ve been in the same room together for a year now. I do have them nap separately now that my older one doesn’t consistently nap every day but for night time they do great together! I say give it a try. If it doesn’t work out just put the little one back in your room and you’re no worse off