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#31 of 35 Old 05-04-2006, 02:38 AM
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We were fully prepared to have both children in one room, but dd1 was keeping dd2 awake. Dd1 is an awful sleeper. We ended up moving her to our home office and recently bought her a wardrobe since there's no closet in the room. I would like to move them back together at some point. When the IL's come on one of their extended visits we won't have a choice.

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I have read about large familes who suggest that the child who is needing personal space go hang out in Mom & Dads room for a while. I think that is a good idea.

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I was in a bedroom with four of us as a child and loved it.

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my kids have very small bedrooms to themselves. the shared until my dd started keeping my ds up all ngiht at 6-7 mos. so i found him is own room b/c it wasn't fair.

sleep is sleep. I shared a room until I was 7 almost 8. It never bothered me. first with ym grandmother, then with my brother... and it never occured to me that was weird. sure he got on my nerves... but he wuld have if he was a girl.

at young ages I don't think it matters unless one kids is waking the others etc. But when they get older (7-12) if they seem to require alone space and have no where else to find it then I guess that's something that would need to be taken into consideration.

I think by giving a kid too much space it can makes them greedy/stingy/selfish. too little can make them feel unvalued. it really just depends on the family and individual child to decide this balance.

there is nothing the least bit wrong with sharing sleeping quarters! =)

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I shared a room until I was 10 then we built another house and I had my own room until I went to college. I really didn't mind sharing a room with my sister but I didn't like sharing a bed. We both slept in a full bed. I wouldn't have minded sharing a room so much if I'd had my own bed where I could chill by myself.

We're moving into a smaller 3 bedroom home in July. DS and DD will share a room for the next few years and we hope to have another little one this year who will sleep in our room for at least the first year.

We'd like to have four kids (crossing my fingers for two boys and two girls). I think the 4 bedroom idea would be cool. Master bedroom, boys room, girls room and a "chill" room for quiet reading, etc..That's our goal. When we hit the four kid limit we'll either build on to the house we're moving into or buy another house!

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