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#1 of 7 Old 06-14-2014, 01:21 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Bed-sharing with two

My dd will be 3.5 years old when #2 is born. DD has slept next to me her whole life, and she's only recently began sleeping through the night. She still nurses, nurses to sleep, and nurses at dawn. Our living situation will be a one bedroom in my family's apartment, at least until #2 is 6 months old. Can all 3 of us share a bed? Any issues I should be aware of? I would love to hear other parents' experiences on this.

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I have done it with two before but you do have to be very careful that the baby and the older child are not next to one another - you should always be between them, because the sibling does not have the maternal instincts you do to not roll over on baby.
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I sleep between my twins. I started it in order to make night feedings easy, as my husband has worked nights since before they were born. I fed them side-lying alternately. They are 15 months now and we are no longer breastfeeding, but they still insist on being next to me. It's uncomfortable at times, but it helps me get a good amount of sleep, so I'll keep doing it indefinitely. As the previous poster mentioned, just make sure your older child isn't next to the baby. Oh, and we sleep on two mattresses next to one another. You'll probably need something like that with three bed occupants.
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Wow, macrandall, this sounds really inspiring. I am going to try this as well, thank you very much for the tip!
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I also sleep with my two girls in one bed - between them.
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me too,I also sleep with my two girls in one bed - between them,thank you
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Thanks mama! We're moving so I'm trying to decide on what type of bed and bed size we would need. Our apartment will be quite small. I'm looking into just putting a double mattress on the floor, and maybe buy a single if we need more space.

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