Originally Posted by primjillie
I'm the oddball and said from birth. I think it is important for them to have their own space - even if they don't sleep in it at first. Part of the thrill and excitement of giving birth was fixing up the nursery and fitting each new member into our household with their own space. To me (and this is just my opinion), fixing up their own space means they are an important member of the family, deserving of their own bed, dresser, closet, toys, clothes, etc. My kids shared a room (sons in one, daughter in another), so I don't have a issue with siblings sharing. I would just feel weird if they didn't have their own space to call their own.
Mine too. They co-slept for about 3-6 months, then transitioned into their own rooms. We did it without any trauma to them too (Gradual system of naps, sitting beside the bed, them falling asleep unaided). They slept so much better! They have had separate rooms until we moved 2 years ago, and after about 2 months in their new rooms, made the decision to share a room. So we have an extra room until they decide they they want their own rooms again.
My stepson is 15 and he sleeps in the *extra* room on an air mattress when he stays with us.
I didnt get my own room until I was 14, so I always said my kids would all have their own rooms. Then they go and decide to share!