Aug 7, 2007

Siblings and Room-Sharing

We have a three-bedroom townhouse and no plans to move (staying put is a big part of our plan to reach our financial goals). Ever since we moved in, the smallest bedroom has been an office, though for the past several months, our younger has been sleeping in it. My husband and I would really like to continue using the room as an office, but that, of course, requires that our boys share a room. And now that our baby has started to sleep through the night, it's time for us to think about how we're all going to make that transition.

I found this Parents magazine article on room-sharing particularly encouraging and helpful. I like the suggestion to keep toys of out the room so the first child who wakes up will leave the room in search of them instead of dragging them out and making a racket. We already use a white-noise CD for both boys, but I may increase the volume.

This Babycenter article reminded me that my friend said her kids (who are also almost two years apart) love sharing a room and actually sleep better together. That's what I'm hoping for. Wish us luck!

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