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That sounds hard, mama.
I wouldn't move her out of the room.
If need be, you could move her and your spouse to a different room.
When our second one came, we spent about the first six months doing musical beds, with our older child with my partner, and me with the infant.
After a while, we all ended up back in the same bedroom, with dd on a twin mattress at the foot of our bed.
I'm sure she'd still love to sleep with one of her parents, and when baby comes, having her dad with her will help her deal with her conflicted feelings about you giving so much attention to her new sibling.
What about audiostories? Music? Would that help her fall asleep?
Is she tired enough?
Does she still nap?
If so, I'd cut it out.
I'd make sure that she has as much time as is possible to run around and play hard before the end of the day.
As for nursing to sleep, you could try shortening it, and then making sure she's popped off and in her own bed before she's totally asleep.
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